This short 4-day phase concluded with a report from the Ganapati Kulam. Much work is in progress on future video projects, as you have seen. Paramacharya Palaniswami has been busy coordinating development of many different video and art projects. Acharya Kumarswami continues to work on the creation of various of our publications. Acharya Arumugaswami has been hard at work on the fifth and final History of India, bring us up to the present time. The editing team is working on editing the Yamas and Niyamas stories. Sivakatirswami completed building the web pages and server side processing for the new Digital Dharma Drive fund raising web site which had previously been designed in Indesign by Sadhaka Satyanatha. Senthilnathaswami also prepared all the banners that fly over all our web sites and help tweaked the final design and doing video work with Bodhinatha in preparation for turning Bodhinatha’s Keynotes into videos. We met our goal to launch the new campaign on October 1st. And now, with that all done the whole kulam is focusing on the next issue of Hinduism Today.
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Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dvitiya Tithi, Sun One, Friday, October 8th.
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.