Sun Five- Gifts for Bodhinatha

Today the monks gave Bodhinatha a belated gift for Guru Purnima. Some more useful IT accessories.

Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Tritya Tithi, Sun One, Wednesday, August 11th.

on the left is a slim case of his computer he can use when just moving between buildings or going out locally so that he does not have to carry a big case for just a few hours away from his desk. Then we gave him a magic trackpad and iKlear for his iPhone.

Chinmaya Mission Acharya's Last Day of Visiting

Gaurang and Darshana Nanavaty visited again today with some friends from Houston. They are full time teachers for the Chinmaya Mission and instrumental in the preparation of courses and books for training teachers. Sannyasin Arumugaswami had a long session with Darshana in which she shared their programs.

It was a privilege to have this chance to get to know some sevaks who have completely dedicated their lives to educating the next generation in Hinduism and for us to be able to strengthen our long-time association with our brothers and sisters of the Chinmaya Mission, a relationship that goes all the way back to Swami Chinmayananda’s first visits to America and his relationship with Gurudeva.

Here is everyone at the Minimela.

It's the end of a dynamic phas…

It’s the end of a dynamic phase. The monastery is on retreat for the next two days. Have a wonderful week, everyone.

August 2010 Ganesha Homa-Spiritual Park, Mauritius

With Ganesha Chaturthi approaching, the Ganesha Homa at the Spiritual Park continues to be an even more exciting event and spiritual monthly pilgrimage for hundreds of families of the island of Mauritius.

Kulapati SK Moorghen placing written prayers in an already overloaded basket. Thousands of such prayers are being burnt on the first Sunday of every month at the Ganesha Homa.

As usual, the place is always tightly packed with devotees of all ages….

Four kulapaties, stewards of the Spiritual Park perform the ceremony.

Our kulamatas, from right, Kulamas Selvon Mardemootoo, Seedaluchmee Kulagan, Premila Manick and Poospawadee Koothan while Brahmachari Vel Mahalingum leads the chanting of the homa mantra.

Lord Pancha Mukha Ganapati overseeing the whole ceremony…

The huge flame mystically transforms the written notes into readable astral prayers for the devas of the inner worlds.

One testimony from Professor Jean Luc Albert of Lausanne University, Switzeland. Jean Luc Albert has been doing a research for several years on the renaissance of Saivism in Mauritius since Gurudeva's teachings spreading here. His next research will be on the impact of Saivism in Mauritius. Jean Luc Albert, talking in creole, was impressed by the incessant flow of devotees coming to the Park and said he was feeling very good all over being at such a wonderful spiritual place.

Kulapati Manon Mardemootoo giving the montly talk from Bodhinatha's teachings.

Devotees are very attentive….

Meanwhile, worship goes on at the several sacred spots of the Park. Here devotees are down the river to collect water for the Sivalingum…

Red Aum in a Green Labyrinth
New aums and borders for Hinduism Today’s 2011 issues are under construction in the Ganapati Kulam.

Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.

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