Just a few days ago, the old, faded carpet in Kadavul Temple was replaced. In only a few hours a local team removed the old carpet and its layer of under-padding. They laid down a new thick layer of padding, along with the top layer of bright red carpet which they carefully cut and fit along the lavarock walls and around the shrine tiles. The new flooring is soft and quite comfortable to walk or sit on. Aum Namah Sivaya.
Saravananathaswami leads the monks in today's homa in Kadavul temple. Sadasivanathaswami gives the talk of the week while Satguru is in transit back to the monastery.
Om Gam Ganapataye Namah
Each morning at 3am in Kadavul temple, one of our monks performs an abhishekam to Lord Ganesha. The Lord of Categories is invoked, bathed in fresh water, oiled, and offered songs, incense, and fresh cut fruit and flowers. He is then dressed for the day based on his daily color which the monk can find in our panchangam calendar. Well before sunrise Ganesha's grace fills the temple and prepares it lovingly for the coming day. This month our 3am pujari has been taking the occasional photo following Lord Ganesha's Alankaram. Here is Lord Ekadanta's darshan from the last 15 days accompanied by verses from Auvaiyar Ma, the 9th century Tamil saint.
"The God with the elephantine visage I shall never forget--Shankara's son, with massive belly and the thodu in His ear, the Lord who gave His grace to Indra, of whom mantra is His very form." Yogaswami's Natchintanai
Read Loving Ganesha
Yesterday we changed the fabrics for the Guru Peedam simhasanam and the Gurudeva shrine. Enjoy!
Holly Young has returned from our time together in Colorado and Victoria, BC, and sends these photos showing the progress on the carver for our next masterpiece. Many have met Chenniah, shown here doing his magic with a chisel.
Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.