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.
Dharma is religious patterns which when followed promote the wellbeing of the individual, the family and society. Patterns so that the soul matures and gets closer to God, closer to realizing the Divinity within. Dharma is: "The orderly fulfillment of an inherent nature or destiny," working on instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Destiny is fixed: Realization. Personal dharma, "your own perfect pattern in life", is different for the sannyasin and the householder.