The spiritual vibration and huge attendance at the July Ganesha Homa at the Spiritual Park of Mauritius is in itself an inspiring reference of the Hindu population fervent spirit of worship in this island.
A variety of flowers and garlands adorn Lord Pancha Mukha Ganapati for this special day!
Sishya Aroulen Arnasalon, helping on the Mandapam steps coming with a bunch of flowers for the deity.
Suddenly taken by surprise by our TAKA photographer, this very young lady was not sure whether to smile or be serious, while her parents are happily participating in our bajans.
During the first arati to the Lord Ganapati all devotees stand up ….
The four kulapaties conducting the ceremony with offerings of grains while written prayers from devotees are being burnt.
Kulapati Manon Mardemootoo's talk was on a few topics taught during the Kauai Innsearch 2010 which kulapati attended.
Devotes seated in the Mandapam….
The area around the Mandapam is packed too with devotees …..
And still far away from the Mandapam there is barely any space to move….
Worshipping at the Siva Dakshina murthi…
The ceremony over, a team of ladies volunteer to help prepare small plastic bags filled with fruits and sweets o be offered as prasadam to all devotees present.
Devotees being introduced to Bodhinatha's teachings by volunteers at the Himalayan Academy Booth…
The blessings of Lord Murugan awaken wisdom which resides in his chakra. "Pray to Lord Murugan to unravel the great mysteries of the universe." When we get emotional we lose touch with our wisdom. Murugan inspires penance to soften karmas and purify the mind, chitta-shuddhi. If you do kavadi in the right spirit, to get the full blessing, have in mind specific misdeeds, apologize to the deity, learn from it, promise to do your best. Visions are still happening. Feeling the energy of the deity is stronger during festivals such as Skanda Shashti.