True to the spirit of the day here we have this gift from Mother Nature. Sadhaka Rajanatha harvested this humungous pumpkin. We call them “Mauritius Pumpkins” because the seeds came from Mauritius. They are strong cultivars--seeds collected from these pumpkins can be planted and grow true to the mother fruit.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.