The May 2011 Ganesha Homa drew its crowd of devotees. Each time there are a few more coming than the previous month. Early morning the road leading to the Park is animated with loving devotees walking down to worship Lord Pancha Mukha Ganapati!
We had devotees from as far as from Hawaii in the Pacific ocean.
Four kulapatis as usual officiated the ceremony .
As usual a very dedicated group…
Kulamata Alahan from Hawaii, giving a testimony about how great Gurudeva's vision was in creating the Spiritual Park of Mauritius. She appreciates the good work going on at the Park.
The talk of the day by Kulapati Siven Koothan was on the need of religioius education.
The waterfront now has become a lovely promenade where one can enjoy a beautiful sea view and the cool ocean breeze.
A few devotees are also worshipping near the water's edge as they do at Ganga Talao, the sacred lake of Mauritius, by making offerings into the river itself
Our Narmada Lingam is another center of worship. So many flowers and smoke from incense sticks that one can barely see the Sivalingam!
Worship at the small Ganapati Shrine…
The little pond below the Ganesha Bridge
Our long time disciples from Hawaii, Kulamata Isani Alahan and her daughter, Sitara surprised us with their short visit at the Spiritual Park for Ganesha Homa.
A family from Britain… Mrs Karuna second from left, said she was brought up in Sivayogaswami's house in Sri Lanka when she was a little girl. The lady, first on the left, said once Gurudeva had dinner at her residence in England. They are visitors at the Park for the first time.
One Response to “Ganesha May 2011 Homa- Spiritual Park Mauritius”
Jai Ganesa! All is so wonderful. Great photos. Two devotees from Hawaii. How lovely to see you both mother and daughter together. I am smiling. Such a loving pair. Jai kulamata Isaniji and Adorable Sitara. Aum Shanti to all.
Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.