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Skanda Shasti Homa and Puja


After a week of powerful ceremonies for Gurudeva's Maha Samadhi Anniversary, we immediately come into Skanda Shasti and today was the final day and puja. It is always a very powerful ceremony here. Lord Muruga's shakti comes with actinic force to bless us all with renewed aspirations on the path of yoga, send His blue ray of Vel Energy to spark us onward in our spiritual sadhana for another year

Darshan with Bodhinatha

 
Many members make the most of their pilgrimage to Gurudeva's Mahasamadhi anniversary by staying on through Skanda Shasti which occurred today with a powerful puja to Lord Muruga (see slideshow). Today many of the devotees had darshan with Bodhinatha before returning to Malaysia tomorrow .

Here we have newly reinstated Saiva Siddhanta Church sishyas Eesan and Rajespari Pasupathi from Malaysia

 
Himalayan Academy MC Level Two student Anjali Sundaram (Eleni Cannon) from California

 
Saiva Siddhanta Church longtime sishya Shama Vinayaga from Canada

 
Saiva Siddhanta Church longtime sishyas Ramesh, Saraswathy and Nandi Devi Sivanathan from Malaysia

Pilgrims from London

 
Vatshalan and sister Ramai Santhirapala pilgrimaged from London to Kauai for Skanda Shashthi . She is an anesthetist and he is in medical school. They both met Bodhinatha in London when they were younger. Their family Amman temple seems to be the one that Indra Sivayogam took Bodhinatha to visit. Ramai was looking online a couple years ago to learn more about Saivism in English and came across our website. She subscribed to Master Course lessons on email, then got her brother to study too. They have finally realized their dream of visiting Kauai Aadheenam.

 


Bodhinatha signs their small pocket book editions of the trilogy.

 

 
A visit to San Marga

 

Cartoons for Hinduism Today

 
The Hinduism Today team has been having fun creating cartoons. We teamed up with Cyan Jenkins, an artist from Florida, to put some ideas on paper that are closer to our audience. TAKA readers get a sneak preview of the next issue's cartoon. Click on the image to see the final color version.

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