Our troop of Sannyasins have left early this morning on their way home to India.
We continue the series from yesterday. After lunch each one was honored with a shawl, a rudraksha mala from our trees a crystal mala an a small Sivalingam. We also gave Nirmalanandanathaswami some back issues of Hinduism Today.
Later in the afternoon after a rest everyone came back to tour Iraivan, they also made a gift to present to Bodhinatha which they gave to Paramacharya Sivanathaswami who received it on his behalf.
Next, we went out to iraivan.
Each of this party serves in a different area of Karnataka.
Sri Shivananda Swamiji is one of their senior swami’s having been with the order for over forty years. He serves at the Mysore center.
Sri Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji, who serves directly under Sri Sri Balagangadharanathaswami at their main center in Karnataka.
Sri Chandrashekaranatha Swamiji serves at the center in Tumkur
Sri Sivaputra Swamiji serves at the center in Hassan.
Sri Shrishyla Swamiji serves at the Matha in Bangalore
Sri Lakshminarayananatha Swamiji serves at Khshetra.
Sri Lingesha A.S. is Balagangadharanathaswami’s Public Relations Officer in Bangalore.
A vist to the cows who just happened to be in th pasture near the Rudraksha forest.
The blessings of Lord Murugan awaken wisdom which resides in his chakra. "Pray to Lord Murugan to unravel the great mysteries of the universe." When we get emotional we lose touch with our wisdom. Murugan inspires penance to soften karmas and purify the mind, chitta-shuddhi. If you do kavadi in the right spirit, to get the full blessing, have in mind specific misdeeds, apologize to the deity, learn from it, promise to do your best. Visions are still happening. Feeling the energy of the deity is stronger during festivals such as Skanda Shashti.