“Singing to the Gods” – By Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, 1978

As many TAKA readers know, after Gurudeva's Mahasamadhi in 2001, the monks initiated a project to collect every single audio and video tape of Gurudeva that we could find. These were then digitized. For 12 years our team of sevaks has been patiently transcribing these talks. As they will tell you, these archives are full of incredible gems. We are happy to announce that the powerful pujas during the Mahasamadhi 2013 inspired us to start sharing these with the public. With Bodhinatha's blessings, we will be selecting many of these gems and releasing them in the months ahead. For today, you can use the controller above to listen to "Singing to the Gods," a talk given by Gurudeva in 1978.

Dikshas and Vows Taken During Mahasamadhi Celebrations

After seven years of study, preparation, proving themselves to their guru by living the teachings in all aspects of their lives, Mrunal and Padmaja Patel received their mantra diksha on November 1st, which means receiving spiritual initiation from Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami to chant Aum Namah Sivaya 108 times daily on rudraksha japa mala. Prior to this, they were chanting Aum Saravanabhava. It is the first of two dikshas that all sishyas in Saiva Siddhanta Church prepare to receive. They are now known as dikshasishyas.

Also, Mrunal's mother Hansa Patel took her four vows—with assistance from Padmaja and Jigisha, Mrunal's sister, also a Himalayan Academy student—entering Saiva Siddhanta Church as a vratasishya. Congratulations, Dadiji!

Gurudeva Mahasamadlhi Observance in Mauritius

Click here for many more photos and description of Gurudeva Mahasamadhi observances by Saiva Siddhanta Church sishyas in Mauritius

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