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.
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.