Happy Guru Purnima!

Today we celebrate Guru Purnima, basking in the blessings of our beloved satguru. Thank you, Bodhinatha!
As our fluctuating lives ensnare us, move us and uplift us,
You, as the Self, remain constant and free.
The Ocean to which all our rivers flow, and the humble depths by which all of them are guided.

"Driven by the guru parampara, we will all reach Siva's feet. Guided by the guru parampara, we will unfold the secrets of the Vedas and Agamas. To be merely touched by the guru parampara, is to inherit the universe. Illumined by the guru parampara, our path will be joyous and our dharmic missions fulfilled."

An Excerpt From the Kularnava Tantra:
When the entire universe is looked on as pervaded by the Sivaguru, what mantra can fail to achieve its purpose for the sishya? When the Satguru is present, no tapas is necessary, neither by fasting nor observances, neither pilgrimage nor purificatory bath. What he speaks is as scripture. Feel one with your guru and not separate from him, and do good to all as your own. Whatever is beneficial to yourself, term that beneficial to him. Whether moving or standing, sleeping or waking, performing japa or making offerings, carry out only the injunctions of your guru with your inner being dwelling in him. As in the vicinity of fire, butter gets melted, so in the proximity of the holy Sivaguru all bad karmas dissolve. As lighted fire burns up all fuel, dry and moist, so the glance of the Sivaguru burns up in a moment the karmas of the sishya. As the heap of cotton blown up by a great storm scatters in all the ten directions, so the heap of negative karmas is blown away by the compassion of the Sivaguru. As darkness is destroyed at the very sight of the lamp, so is ignorance destroyed at the sight of the holy Sivaguru. I tell you now that there can be no Liberation without diksha, initiation. Nor can there be initiation without a preceptor. Hence the dharma, the sakti and the tradition come down the line of masters, called parampara. Without a Satguru all philosophy, knowledge and mantras are fruitless. Him alone the Gods praise who is the Satguru, keeping active what is handed down to him by tradition. Therefore, one should seek with all effort to obtain a preceptor of the unbroken tradition, born of Supreme Siva.

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  1. Rudiren Carpanen Pillay says:

    Aum Jai Satguru Bodhinatha

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    Jai Satguru Bodhinatha Ki JAI!

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  21. Debashis Ghosh says:

    I love the pictures, specially the one on the first slide.May Sadguru Bodinatha continue to dispel the darkness in our lives and lead us to light!

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  29. Sahana Param says:

    Beautiful photos!

  30. Anil Ananda Badhwar says:

    Aum Namah Sivaya
    Holy prostrations to Satgurus of Nandinatha Sampradaya


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  34. Kumar Natarajan says:

    Can remember the 3 of us standing in front for puja to Chelepaswami, like the 3 stooges. As he was paraded past us all 3 of us experienced the same thing and he was so proud of us all and the temple. OM

  35. Rajen Manick says:

    Great Guru Event! We are so Blessed to have a Guru like Bodhinatha in this lifetime.
    Jai Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami!

  36. Sarasvathi Iswarapatham says:

    Jai to Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and the Kailasa Paramparai!
    Thank you for enabling us to view the parading of our Satguru , the pada puja etc. Lovely seeing our elder Swamis & all the monks & faithful devotees. Thank you, feel so uplifted , elated. Aum Namasivaya

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  44. Dileep Athawale says:

    Gurur Bramha Gurur Vishnu Gurur deo Maheshwara
    Gurur sakshat parabramha tasmai Shri Guruvenmaha.

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  46. Dr. Charles Close says:

    Sri Ekandanta says Aum Jai Satguru Bodhinatha

    Aum Jai Nadinatha Sampradaya of the Kailasa Parampara of the San Marga

    Om Jai Eternal Gratitude and Blessings Satguru Gurudeva

  47. Aravind Gopal says:

    Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheswara, Guru Sakhsal ParamBrahma, Thasmai Sree Gurave Nama. Pranams to GuruParampara, Pranams to Satguru Bodhinatha..

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