Janava Dharmadeva, Himalayan Academy Master Course formal student, recently completed the three levels of study. Now he has taken his Arulsishya vows in the presence of our Malaysia sishyas while he was visiting Kuala Lumpur with his family to attend Tai Pusam celebrations at Batu Caves.
He gives some testimony to the group. Janava has been a student of Gurudeva for several decades, he lives in Thailand with his Thai wife and children.
This is a big fulfillment for him. Welcome to the Satsang of Saiva Siddhanta Church, Janava!
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