Mahamandaleshwar Swami Nityananda Visits

We were honored today with a visit from Mahamandaleshwar Swami Nityananda, a direct disciple of the famed Swami Baba Muktananda. Here he visits with Bodhinatha.

Swami arrives at Kadavul temple.

Receiving a traditional foot washing at the temple entrance by Yogi Jivanandanatha.

A visit to Iraivan temple.

Swami came with and entourage of about 25 devotees and friends.

Visiting our media lab

Swami Nityananda and Bodhinatha Bless New Kauai Retreat

Yesterday Bodhinatha was a guest of honor at the new Sambhavan Retreat center being built by Keshav Lindner in Kilauea. Keshav is a devotee of Siddha Yoga lineage of Swami Baba Muktananda.

A homa was performed by a priest from India.

Seated with Mahamandaleshwar Swami Nityananda.

Golden Gate Mission Ladies Fundraiser for Iraivan

Deepa Param held a fundraiser for Iraivan at her beauty shop on the 18th and 19th of April. All proceeds for the weekend were set aside for Iraivan. Thank you Deepa!

All the Golden Gate Mission ladies volunteered their help. Chandra and Gowrie Sankara in front of the books and literature table.

Eyebrow threading.

More jewelry and handmade items for sale.

Handmade jewelry items for sale.

Deepa with Yatrika Ajaya showing off their mehendi.

More Photos from Tour Day April 22, 2009

About fifty guests joined the 9:00 am tour.

Guests enjoy learning about the magical Rudraksha trees. Hugging a tree is always encourage on the tour.

Kanan speaks with a guest in Tamil before his carving deomonstration.

Guests watch intently as he demonstrates carving granite into the beauty seen on Iraivan Temple.

Yoginathaswami on the roof for the last cement pour before the next stage of a water proof barier and finally copper tiles.

A visiting artist and volunteer guide at the Naina Jai Botanical Gardens on the North Shore near Kiluea displays her hand knotted drift wood pendant.

On the right are Shoba Murthy and P.S. Murthy, M.D. from Ohio. This is their second visit. They met their friends from Calgary Cananda on the cruise ship and brought them along for the tour.

Shoba loved gathering the blue fruited Rudraksha seeds and wants to shear their beauty with the world on TAKA.

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