Chandra Shekaran, from the Ukraine, has been in touch with Gurudeva's teachings since the late 1990's... over 15 years.
Here is here with his wife Ludmila on pilgrimage for their 31st wedding anniversary.
Chandra S translated Merging with Siva into Russian and met Gurudeva in 2001 on the MS Amsterdam ship when Innersearch was docked at St. Petersburg. In that ship's "Java Cafe" Gurudeva gave him diksha in an informal Namakarana Samskara and he took the name Chandra Shekaran. Since then the Guru's grace continued it's work. Chandra went on pilgrimage to India, completed his Master Course and became an Arul Sishya in 2004. An experienced and well-respected project manager in field of IT systems and telecommunications, he was recruited by a US firm, moved to Texas and then to California, ever advancing in his goals to be close to our fellowship of devotees. And now, after years of focus and dedication he joined us for Chitra puja in the temple. He is a member of the extended family of Kulapati and Kulamata Easvan and Devi Param.
Today was the auspicious monthly Chitra puja. Sadhaka Nilakanthanatha and Brahmachari Girish Samugam performed the rights. As always, an powerful opening to the inner worlds manifested and all were drenched in Guru Kripa (grace of Gurudeva)
The following photos are of our first day (July 3rd) of Innersearch classes at our spiritual park in Mauritius. Once the Innersearchers arrived, they headed straight for Panchamukha Ganapati and received blessing for their day. Their first class began with a class by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylonswami, followed by a short break and then a satsang with Sadasivanathaswami. After a lovely meal together, the Innersearchers continued their day with a Ganesha puja conducted by Pandit Narendra Ragoonana from Trinidad, and then completed their time at the park with a class by Saravananathaswami.