Vaikasi Vishakham 2013

The 2013 celebration of Vaikasi Vishakham, held at Kauai's Hindu Monastery in Kaduval Temple. A festival in honor of Lord Murugan, God of will, direct cognition and the purest, child-like divine love, commemorating his creation and birth. On this day (Visakha nakshatra in May-June) elaborate abhisheka is conducted in all Muruga temples. It is a time of gift-giving to panditas and great souls, weddings, feedings for the poor, caring for trees, spiritual initiation, diksha, and conclaves of holy men.


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Photo of  Gurudeva
There is in much of the world the belief that life is a burden, a feeling of penitence, that it is good to suffer, good for the soul. In fact, spiritual life is not that way at all.
—Gurudeva