Remembering Gurudeva – Thivaashenee’s Song

Thamilmani Visakan writes from Perth, Australia:

“Master Course student Sudha Vinadharan’s daughter S. Thivaashenee got to know this song to Gurudeva during our Jaffna pilgrimage from the Malaysian members. She was so attracted to the song that she memorized it within couple of hours during their journey back from Jaffna to Colombo. Sudha, sent her voice clip about a month ago and I did the editing.”

Invoking Gurudeva—June Chitra Puja

Today was the magical day of Chitra Puja which brings the presence of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami down-to-earth in a powerful way. We will let the words of Paramaguru Sivayogaswami speak about what happens to us here in Kadavul during these rites.

Gurudeva Samadhi Shrine in California

Gurudeva's Samadhi Shrine was installed today at the Palaniswami Sivan Temple in Concord, CA, at the request of head priest Anand Sivachaya. It was sponsored by members of the Golden Gate mission.

May Chitra Puja

Today is the Chitra nakshatra and our monthly padapuja to our beloved Gurudeva. The Aadheenam's monks and devotees gathered in Kaduval temple this morning for the mostly silent abhishekam to Gurudeva's black granite tiruvadi. Gurudeva's silent divinity filled the temple, accompanied by the morning bird songs, the ringing of a bell and the passing of flame.

"The world is quite blissful from the perspective of someone who has reached a high stage of maturity, and life on the inner planes for him is even more blissful. This is because all of the lower chakras, the instinctive and lower natures, are totally inoperable. So, it is a wonderful, self-perpetuating time, a time of rest and healing, of meeting others known on the Earth who have experienced the same level of bliss. For some it may be a time of communicating with those on the Earth, learning how to channel messages to them. This sojourn in the in-between is similar to sleep, which is an earned time of rest for the physical body. After death is a cosmic sleep for all the inner bodies." Gurudeva

April Chitra Puja

Over the retreat, the monastery celebrated the chitra nakshatra with our monthly padapuja to Gurudeva's tiruvadi in Kadavul Temple. Local members joined the monks for the silent abhishekam. As milk, yogurt, honey, coconut milk, rose water and more were poured over Gurudeva's sandals, His loving energy permeated the temple and the minds of those present. Sadhaka Jayanatha and Natyam Rajanatha performed the ceremony.


"Because sound is the first creation, knowledge is transferred through sound of all kinds. It is important that one listen to the highest truths of a sampradaya from one who has realized them. The words, of course, will be familiar. They have been read by the devotee literally hundreds of times, but to hear them from the mouth of the enlightened Rishi is to absorb his unspoken realization, as he re-realizes his realization while he reads them and speaks them out. This is Saiva Siddhanta. This is true sampradaya--thought, meaning and knowledge conveyed through words spoken by one who has realized the Ultimate." Gurudeva

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