Our February Ganesha Homa was attended by an incredible large number of devotees. Early morning the traffic was already held up at the main road leading to the Spiritual Park.
Lord Pancha Mukha Ganapati is decked with so many homemade garlands. Families love to weave garlands for the Lord for this special Homa ceremony.
When the Homa ceremony starts thousands of devotees are already occupying every inch around the Mandapam area.
Most devotees would stand all through the ceremony, concentrated and happy…
Sacred items are sent into the sacred fire before the written prayers are being burnt.
Devotees inside the Mandapam devoutly chanting the Ganesha mantra.
Most of the devotees are outside under the tent or far off in the open.
The sacred fire consumes hundreds of written prayers…
Kulapati Manon Mardemootoo reading one of Bodhinatha's Talk on karma and reincarnation.
Those seated outside the Mandapam are listening carefully.
Meanwhile offerings keep coming from devotees down the Ganesha Bridge.
Worship at the Siva Lingum with water and flowers goes on all through the ceremony.
Hundreds of lighted earthen oil lamps are placed near the small Ganesha Mandapam.
One lady purchasing a copy of our latest Hinduism Today from the HA Booth. All copies in stock were sold out on that day.
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta