We are happy to share a few photos of Ganesha Homa for the month of June 2011 at the Spiritual Park.
Devotees always look forward with deep love and faith for this monthly religious event…
Every space around the Mandapam accommodates devotees.
At the other side of the left hand railing going up the Mandapam…
Lord Pancha Mukha Ganapati always look majestic on such events!
Always adorned with local and imported flowers and garlands lovingly offered by devotees.
The sacred flames consume hundreds of written prayers.
Kulapati Kulagan, Nanda Thungavelloo and Adi Sankaraleading the bajans…
One devotee receiving a present on behalf of the Spiritual Park. Our kind gentlleman has been restoring the thatched roof of the Ganesha Mandapam as a seva. This was a delicate job professionally done using dry sugar cane leaves.
Near the pond…
Offerings at the small Ganesha shrine.
A view of the crowd from the small Ganesha Shrine.
Ananda and Logadassen helping at the HA Booth.
Newcomers discovering the waterfront.
Arati time… the final part of the ceremony. The whole crowd stands up. This is usually a very uplifting moment when a high spiritual vibration is felt by all those present.
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