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Dasan Mahadevan Becomes Vrata Sishya

Happy Pancha Ganapati Everyone!

After an incredible powerful Tiruvembavai Ardra Abhishekam puja, the atmosphere is scintillating. Some devotees said they could have flown home without an airplane!

We being our new phase with a very auspicious special homa, as Dasan Mahadevan becomes a full sishya of Bodhinatha today, taking his Vrata Sishya vows after over a decade of dedicated study consistent service and participation in the mission of the Kailasa Parampara.

Homa begins, with many prayers burned…

Dasan read his vows with Lord Agni as witness, carrying his samkalpa-intention into the inner worlds.

“I believe in You, the one Supreme God, Lord Siva, and the Gods of our Saivite faith, and in the Saiva Dharma. In love and trust I recognize Your goodness in providing for my every material and spiritual need. I understand that the 365 Nandinatha Sutras, created by Gurudeva, summarize our monistic Saiva Siddhanta philosophy, our articles of faith and conduct, and other Hindu codes of culture, ethics and right living. I affirm that I understand and agree, one hundred and one percent, with each sutra, having read and reread and related it to my personal life. I now pledge to uphold and pass on to the next generation the wisdom contained within each of these quatrains. I hereby reaffirm the four vratas that I took as an arulshishya--noninjury, spiritual lineage, vegetarianism, tithing--and blend them into this 365 sutra vrata, as a collective vow that I will uphold and defend throughout my lifetime.”

I solemnly swear to abide by the Nandinatha Sutra Vrata.

“I believe in You, the one Supreme God, Lord Siva, and the Gods of our Saivite faith, and in the Saiva Dharma. In love and trust I recognize Your goodness in providing for my every material and spiritual need. I affirm that the twelve beliefs of our Saivite Creed, and our Affirmation of Faith, fully and unequivocally express my own beliefs, and I wholeheartedly vow to uphold and preach them as an authoritative, distilled formulation of our venerable faith. I understand the importance of beliefs, which have the power to create our attitudes, which shape our actions and reactions throughout life. I appreciate that our Saivite Creed serves to maintain the continuity and purity of the Vedas and Agamas and give strength and guidelines to individuals seeking to understand life and religion.”

I solemnly swear to abide by the Saiva Sraddhadharana Vrata.

Signed, Dasan Mahadevan

Bodhinatha and Dasan’s Kulapati Deva Seyon and Kulamata Amala Seyon also sign.

It’s a happy day for Dasan!

Welcome, Dasan, to the satsang of the sishya of the Kailasa Parampara!

Tiruvembavai Moments

The auspicious power of the shakti of the Tiruvembavai puja still resonates… A few pictures taken while the curtains were closed….

Sivakatirswami leads bhajan.

Behind the curtains the pujari team is decorating Lord Nataraja…..

And then the curtains are drawn back and the amazing site of Nataraja with many special lamps (not shown here as picture of Nataraja are not allowed)…

Pancha Ganapati In Malaysia

Day One of Pancha Ganapati in Malaysia held at the home of Thanesh Kumar and family in Klang.

Pancha Ganapati Celebration was held in Klang. Our sishya Brother Kailasam performed the Ganesha puja.

Abhishegam for the deity

Many devotees attended the celebration. Lord Ganesha appeared in golden yellow on December 21, so did his devotees, who sang beautiful bhajans.

Each day a traditional offering tray of sweets, fruits and incense is offered to Pancha Ganapati, often prepared and presented by the children. Each day gifts are given to the children, who place them unopened before Pancha Ganapati for his blessings, to be opened only on the fifth day.

Arati

Little kailasam, Sharvin also enjoys the bahajans and plays the drum.

After puja is performed the family sits together for the purpose of easing any strained relationships that have arisen during the year.

They make amends one with another for misdeeds performed, insults given, mental pain and injuries caused and suffered.

As family harmony is important to all Hindus, this sadhana must be taken very seriously.

Jai Ganapati, we look forward for the 2nd day of Pancha Ganapati.

Picture from Malaysia. Mohana Vilashiny’s home shrine on certainly fulfill the colors of the day!

Pancha Ganapati Day Three in Malaysia:

Devotees gather at Mrs. Saratha Amma’s home in Klang for Day Three of Pancha Ganapati. Simple Ganesha Puja for the deity.

It’s a big day for children…Yehanthini sang a Ganesha song.

Fun and exciting games for the children.

as well as the adults

Birthday celebration for one of the youth.

Jai Ganesha…beautiful and majestic in red.

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