We are happy bring you the last batch of photos taken during Guru Purnima celebration in Mauritius…
The arati performed at the Holy Tiruvadi.
Kulapati and Kulamata SK Moorghen awarding the certificate to new Catalyst Vimala Munian.
All our Kulapaties and kulamatas were invited to offer certificates on that day.
After the ceremony all sishyas sat under the cool shady spots to share a lunch together …
The Guru pujas like Guru Purnima and Guru Jayanthi are special moments for the sishyas because these religious events allow all sishyas of the island to meet and worship together and also enjoy some exciting moments together after the ceremonies.
Our food service table … all home made dishes lovingly brought by the sishyas.
Our local saivite youth of the membership growing up fast, from left, Suganda Caremben, Dayananda Canagasaby, Saravan Koothan and Poshan Munian…
Happy faces! The strong spirit of Siva Sambandan is pervading everywhere…
Our new catalysts happily holding their certificates for a souvenir photo.
The catalyst trainee course, under the divine guidance of Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami was conducted for over a year and covered three modules namely, the contents of the Saivite Hindu Religion series from Book One to Six, practical Teaching Approaches and Parenting With Love. Eighteen participants turned up for the training organised by the Himalayan Academy.
The Catalysts had to take a 3 hour written exams consisting of two papers and also had to submit a major assignment at the end of the course.
Here is one of the certificates awarded by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami to our new catalyst.
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"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta