Bodhinatha and Sadhaka Adinatha are having a powerful time in Canada. Bodhinatha reports today:
“Om Sivaya, everyone,
This morning was the concluding ceremonies of the kumbhabhishekam. On arrival we were soon up in a genie boom 80-60 I believe pouring one kumbha over the tower above Ganesha along with three priests doing all the rest of the pouring and decorating. Then back inside for the frenzied pouring of kumbhas on the towers that were inside the temple and then finally on the murtis in the shrines, returning the shrines back to normal. Then a standard maha abhishekham was performed for all the murtis. Chanting was excellent transporting you into Ganesha’s loka. In the midst of this I gave a short talk introducing The Guru Chronicles. I am not sure of the size of the group perhaps 400. The chief priest is from Colombo and in his daily prayers worships Yogaswami. So there was a special connection with him. He could see this temple as coming from Yogaswami through Gurudeva and therefore was particularly pleased to be the head priest for this ceremony.
Adi Srikantha arrives for 6 months taskforce from Seattle. He's come to work on the Ganapati Kulam Media Studio renovation project, which is almost out of the planning stages and moving toward implementation.
Master Course students Valluvan Veloo (center) with wife Thilagarani and their daugher Kayshana came on pilgrimage from Malaysia for Guru Purnima with Sishya Parimala Selvaraja (right). We snapped this photo on Guru Purnima day.
"Bodhinatha describes the nature of the holy men and women of Saivism and relates the teachings of the women saint Auvaiyar. He shows how her focus is on dharma and at the same time, in her poem to Ganesha, how she exemplifies the nature of the monistic theism of our tradition -- how theistic worship of the Deity takes us deep into inner awakenings of monism, being one with Siva.