Sun One – Welcome to Roshan Vallavan Sendan!

We began a bright new phase today with homa and delightful talk by Bodhinatha. We are catching up on Bodhinatha’s audio files and you can check out the new link posted on the right today and we will be bringing you his upadesha’s for the month of March and April in the days to come.

Today was a most auspicious one for new soul entered the Saivite Hindu religion. Little two month old, Rohan…. Sendan received his Namakarana Samskara (Name-Giving Ceremony) today.

Father, Jothi and mother Vasuki participate in the Sankalpam. This is their fourth child.

Senthilnathaswami performs the homa today…

The father, Jothi, whispered three times into the baby’s right ear:

Oh child, thou art born of the family Sendan,
So thy name is also Sendan
And thy given name is Rohan Vallavan

Now the father says three times so all can hear:

Oh Divine Ones, we beseech your blessings,
In the sacramental name-giving of this Saivite Hindu soul.
We vow to raise this child according
To the principles of the Sanatana Dharma.

Please bless this child,
Whose family name is Sendan.
And whose given name is Rohan Vallavan

and then writes the name in rice….

The rice tray is passed over the fire….

Finally, an official certificate documenting the name-giving is signed, by Bodhinatha, mother, father and witnesses.

A Great Sivanadiyar Honored in Sri Lanka

Nearly two years ago, Rishipati Mylavaganam Kanagaratnam made his transition to Siva’s feet. He and Sivalosani had been married for 51 years and of that time they ran the the Sri Subramuniya Kottam for the past 30 years.

At the age of 77, Rishimata Sivalosani Kanagaratnam continues her service with vigor and dedication.

Having served her husband and the community for many decades she is still doing remarkably well.

Her life has become centered around service and the Kottam children. She is keeping a busy schedule with the Sri Subramuniya Kottam activities and with other organizations, with which she is involved.

In turn, the Jaffna community recognizes her

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