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
"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