Anjali Sundaram read her vegetarian vrata vow at the Shiva Murugan Temple in Concord on Thursday. The GGM ladies were happy to witness the event and we all got together at Savitri Palani's residence for lunch. Asha Alahan came up with a great gift for Anjali. It was a box filled with spices and a curry leaf plant that was blessed at the temple. Congratulations, Anjali.
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Om Jai Ganesha! This was one of the happiest days in my recent memory! Even though I have been practicing ahimsa in my daily diet, and as well as possible in thought and word, taking the vow was a powerful experience. I was so honored that the priest at the Concord temple made my vrata a part of the whole morning puja. Also, having a group of Golden Gate Mission ladies there to witness it made me feel very loved and supported.
Om Namah Sivaya! ~anjali
The letter "Ya" in the Panchakshara Mantra, Namasivaya, stands for the soul. Bodhinatha uses the Panchakshara Mantra to show how the soul is initially drawn by Siva's veiling grace, which leads the soul to maturity through experience in the world. Then comes Siva's revealing grace. When we've had enough of the world, Siva's grace pulls us toward God. The mantra also has the simple, two-syllable form. Si- Reflecting on God the Transcendent Absolute, Va-God as the All Pervading Consciousness