With Ganesha Chaturthi approaching, the Ganesha Homa at the Spiritual Park continues to be an even more exciting event and spiritual monthly pilgrimage for hundreds of families of the island of Mauritius.
Kulapati SK Moorghen placing written prayers in an already overloaded basket. Thousands of such prayers are being burnt on the first Sunday of every month at the Ganesha Homa.
As usual, the place is always tightly packed with devotees of all ages….
Four kulapaties, stewards of the Spiritual Park perform the ceremony.
Our kulamatas, from right, Kulamas Selvon Mardemootoo, Seedaluchmee Kulagan, Premila Manick and Poospawadee Koothan while Brahmachari Vel Mahalingum leads the chanting of the homa mantra.
Lord Pancha Mukha Ganapati overseeing the whole ceremony…
The huge flame mystically transforms the written notes into readable astral prayers for the devas of the inner worlds.
One testimony from Professor Jean Luc Albert of Lausanne University, Switzeland. Jean Luc Albert has been doing a research for several years on the renaissance of Saivism in Mauritius since Gurudeva's teachings spreading here. His next research will be on the impact of Saivism in Mauritius.
Jean Luc Albert, talking in creole, was impressed by the incessant flow of devotees coming to the Park and said he was feeling very good all over being at such a wonderful spiritual place.
Kulapati Manon Mardemootoo giving the montly talk from Bodhinatha's teachings.
Devotees are very attentive….
Meanwhile, worship goes on at the several sacred spots of the Park.
Here devotees are down the river to collect water for the Sivalingum…
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