Just a few days ago the monastics celebrated the final day of Skanda Shasthi with an abhishekam to Lord Skanda in Kadavul Temple. This was a perfect opportunity for Namrata Ragade to receive Mantra Diksha for Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, pledging to chant the Panchakshara mantra 108 times each day without fail.
About Lord Skanda From DWS:
Lord Karttikeya, Murugan, first guru and Pleiadean master of kundalini yoga, was born of God Siva's mind. His dynamic power awakens spiritual cognition to propel souls onward in their evolution to Siva's feet. Aum.
Lord Karttikeya flies through the mind's vast substance from planet to planet. He could well be called the Emancipator, ever available to the call of those in distress. Lord Karttikeya, God of will, direct cognition and the purest, child-like divine love, propels us onward on the righteous way through religion, His Father's law. Majestically seated on the manipura chakra, this scarlet-hued God blesses mankind and strengthens our will when we lift to the inner sky through sadhana and yoga. The yoga pada begins with the worship of Him. The yogi, locked in meditation, venerates Karttikeya, Skanda, as his mind becomes as calm as Saravana, the lake of Divine Essence. The kundalini force within everyone is held and controlled by this powerful God, first among renunciates, dear to all sannyasins. Revered as Murugan in the South, He is commander in chief of the great devonic army, a fine, dynamic soldier of the within, a fearless defender of righteousness. He is Divinity emulated in form. The Vedas say, "To such a one who has his stains wiped away, the venerable Sanatkumra shows the further shore of darkness. Him they call Skanda." Aum Namah Sivaya.
A reminder to all that Saiva Siddhanta Tiruchabai, Malaysia devotees will conduct, Ekadasa Rudra Homa in November 26th, 2016, in Kajang. Ekadasa Rudra Homa is the chanting of Sri Rudram for 11 rounds and mystically meaningful form of worship of Lord Siva, the very source of cosmic energy for entire creation. Shiva has eleven forms of Rudra and in this Homa all the 11 Rudras are worshiped. It is considered to be one of the most powerful and effective among homas performed in the world. Sri Rudram occupies a central role in vedic literature and in the practice od Sanathana Dharma. The Yajur Veda decrees that Sri Rudram Homa acts to shield the world from harm and negativities of all kind. By performing this homa in the strict and traditional way, complete with high-minded intentions, the world and individuals in it will be protected and rewarded. The event is open to the public. Please join us!
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Some highlights of the final day. October 28th.
A devotee was reflecting in the days moving toward Mahasamadhi this year, reflecting on Gurudeva's words that he had only one power, the ability to transform lives. If a shishya needed one siddi in her satguru, that would be it. Thinking thus, she penned this little ode to Gurudeva:
Only someone as true as Gurudeva could be so humble and silent about something so massive …
What a lesson in
standing in truth
irrespective of what others are doing
resisting the temptation to flaunt
responding only to love
How much have I
to learn from you,
of you …
I rejoice and bask
in the joy
of having my breath touched
by one as rare as you!
What could I do without you?!!
Infinite love and eternal gratitude
Aum Namah Sivaya!.
Today we are going to bring you days two through five of the mahasamadhi ceramonies and classes. The week was truly a special one, starting each day off with a puja to Gurudeva followed by a group meditation. A major class from a swami was held before lunch and plenty of time for the group of pilgrims to wander about the property to do sadhana or chat with others.
The slideshow takes you through one of our morning pujas, conducted by Natyams Rajanatha and Mayuranatha, then to Satguru's keynote class and our final homa and pajapuja, which was extremely intoxicating with thick, smoke-like darshan that filled the room.
The monks were able to make lunch for everyone each day and Gurudeva's devotees all ate together in our largest mandapam. Our newest publication and app were handed out to everyone as a special gift to those who gave up their time to spend it with Gurudeva.
Thank you to everyone for coming, thank you to our officiating priest Kumar Gurukkal, thank you Satguru for letting us serve in this way. Aum Namah Sivaya.
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