Sri Subramuniya Kottam children celebrated Guru Jayanthi on the 5th of January.
This year was a special occasion as two of Rishi Thondanathan’s students Sai and Ram Sivbalan came from California and spent two weeks with the Kottam children. Ram Sivabalan, 14 years old, performed the pada puja.
After the pada puja the children entertained everybody with some cultural events.
The teenagers from USA also helped the younger children with their English lessons.
Bodhinatha continues with his weekly series of commentaries on The Path to Siva. In this past Sun One talk, he elucidates the four key beliefs in Hinduism, the three pillars of Sanatana Dharma and Gurudeva's three stages of faith. Primary to Hinduism is the key belief that God is within each of us. To have a well-rounded understanding and experience of Hinduism, to make spiritual progress, adhyatma vikasha, we need scripture, humility, temple worship, devotion. To fully experience God we need the guru to give the spark for meditation and deeper wisdom.