The kumbhas here arrayed, filled with precious substances for the abhishekam.
Sadhaka Nandinatha and Sadhaka Satya are the pujaris today.
Outside we have a picture of the Extreme SuperMoon. Well, almost, the actual perigee occured on the 19th.
During every orbit the point when the moon is closest to the earth is called “perigee,” which is an average distance of 364,397 kilometers.
On a longer cycle, our lunar sibling reaches the closest it every gets to earth, the super perigree. It occured on full Moon, the 19th — the moon was just 356,577 kilometers away from earth and visibly very much bigger than usual. The last time it was so close was in March, 1993.
Since perigee occured just a few degrees away from the full moon point, it gave us all a spectacular night of the supermoon.
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usual refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, the chosen God is a key and also Gurudeva tells us: the Deity chooses you.
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 39
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 5
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras