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Bodhinatha in Southern California

Our Mother and Brother Are Here from Brazil

Sadhaka Satyanatha’s mother, Amma Debora, and younger brother Bruno are here visiting from Brazil. It is always a joy to have our family with us!

2010 Visarjana, Concord, CA 2010 Visarjana, Concord, CA, Siva Murugan Temple

The beginning of the Ganesha parade.

On the right is Sathish Balasubramanian from Madurai. He first served Sri Sundara Vinagayar Temple and Sri Saravaswarar Temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He started serving the Concord Shiva Murugan Temple in USA from 2008.

Puja performed by the head priest of the Shiva Murugan Temple, Ananth Sivachariar. He is from Sri Karpaga Vinayakar Temple, Pillaiyarpatti. His Five generations had served Vilathikulam Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple and Arulmigu Sankaranarayanaswamy Thirukkovil Temple in Sankarankoil.

Devotees of the temple circumambulate Ganesha just before immersion.

Everyone is in a joyous mood as Ganesha is taken down the path to the immersion site.

Devotees take Ganesha into the Sacramento River delta.

The final immersion. Ganapati Bapa Moriya; Pudja Varshi Lavkar Yaa. Jai Ganapati, please return next year.

Happy Sivathondars wading back ashore.

We Are Whom We Meet – Publisher's Desk

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the October/November/December 2010 edition of HInduism Today magazine. “The company we keep affects our attitudes, speech and actions as profoundly as the foods we eat.”

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