Pancha Ganapati is becoming famous and today we bring you the first of some series of photos, starting with those here at Kauai Aadheenam where a special murthi of Pancha Ganapati was set up in Kadavul in front of the Maha Ganapati shrine.
These photos are from the evening of Pancha Ganapati.
"Adjust yourself to the realization that you are a divine being, a self-effulgent, radiant being of light."
Jyoti is the Sanskrit word for inner light. To bestow on devotees terms that were more specific, Gurudeva developed the Shum Language of Meditation. In Shum the word for the light that lights up the mind is balikana. During Shum meditation there is an indrawing of forces to realize balikana, a moon-like glow, leading to iftye a deeper kind of inner light which, in turn, leads to milinaka, a sustained iftye which doesn't go away and can be sustained after we've finished our meditation.