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.
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