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.
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.
Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.