The Spiritual Park of Mauritius is the pilgrimage centre of the hundreds of Hindu families of Mauritius on the first Sunday of every month.
Devotees show their love by always bringing flowers and garlands to adorn Lord Pancha Mukha Ganapati on this special occasion!
Today Sunday November 7, we had many devotees at the Park as usual.
Every space in front of the Mandapam is filled up…
The Homa ceremony starts when the camphor flame of the first arati lights the homa pit. Kulapati Manon Mardemootoo the most senior Kulapati, officiates this ritual.
Four Kulapaties officiate the ceremony while all those present chant Lord Ganesha's mantra.
The talk of Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami today was from the latest Hinduism Today Pubisher's Desk: "We are Whom We Meet."
One devotee signing up at the Himalayan Academy Booth for the Master Course.
Volunteers help fill thousands of bags of sweets to be distributed to devotees when they leave after the ceremony. This activity is coordinated by Kulapati Mougam Pariatumbee and his dedicated team.
Our busy shrine where all devotees queue up to make their offerings …
Devotees seated outside under the tent listening to Bodhinatha's talk read by Kulapati.
On the front Mandapam steps…
Devotees now leaving the Park after the ceremony …
They are now at the gate. The ceremony is over and they all look forward to be back on Sunday December 5th for the last Ganesha Homa of year 2010.
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The dedicated efforts of our dynamic team of sevaks have contributed in making Gurudeva’s prophetic words a reality : He envisioned the Park as a “pilgrimage site of great renown in the Indian Ocean area” which “will give spiritual peace and mystical knowledge to visitors for many generations in the future”.
Our special thanks go to Tiru Youdananda Munian who coordinated a small group of volunteers in the early days of the monthly Ganesha Homa. Many more people have joined through the years.
Jai Panchamukha Ganapati! Jai Gurudeva!
Great DEVOTION!The lovely devotees of Gurudeva & Panchamuha Ganapati are really full of faith & love for Gurudeva’s teachings & Lord Ganapati.Jai Ganapati!
Jai to Satguru Bodhinatha & the Kailasa Paramparai!Om Sivaya
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usual refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, the chosen God is a key and also Gurudeva tells us: the Deity chooses you.
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 39
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 5
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras