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
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "The Difference in Practice of Theism and Monism" (September 3, 2014)
During a puja we're in Theism, to receive the blessings of the Deity. After a puja we can go within our self in meditation, giving up the idea of an external Deity, Monism. Monistic Theism: Advaita Ishvaravada. Advaita means the Monism; Ishvara means the Theism.
In Shum we use two words that relate to that: shumif and dimfi. First, perfect your Theism. Then become a monist. That's called Saiva Siddhanta; one leads to the other.