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
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.