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.
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