Happy New Prime Year – End of Phase

Today we complete another phase as we enter what some are calling the Prime New Year: 2011 is a prime number. It is also a sum of 11 consecutive prime numbers, the ones found between 157 and 211.

What does that mean? It means it is really a great number and if you roast it, add a little salt and curry powder a prime number make a great snack… Ha!! just kidding. A prime number is only divisible by One and Itself. Lord Siva is the Maha Prime Number.

We wish everyone all the best and a successful 2011!

Specimen Tree Purchase and Planting complete

With the addition of another 60 lovely dwarf date palms that were planted this phase, the purchase and “installation” on the Himalayan Acres land of pre-grown specimen trees from nurseryman Scott Young is complete.

The dwarf date palms have a very lovely form, and will produce several smaller trunks from the base.

Today Acharya Arumugaswami and Scott met on Himalayan Acres to spot and locate more prime areas for planting trees which the monks will grow themselves from seed.

We will be growing hundreds of Arecas, Foxtails, MacArthur and more Dwarf date palms.

These trees will double in value after a few years of growth.

We are fulfilling one of Gurudeva’s original mandates for the monks: to create an agricultural endowment as one contribution to the long term sustainability of the monastic order.

It is an old tradition among the Aadheenams. In Karnataka Swami Balagangadharanathaswami started his whole mission as a young monk, planting coconut trees.

Here is a mature dwarf date palms that someone has purchased and placed in front of their home.

Mauritius Pancha Ganapati Part Two

A few more photos of the Pancha Ganapati celebration at the Spiritual Park of Mauritius.

SHR catalyst Vandana Nathoo from Floreal stressing on the need for parents to give their children a well structured religious education.

A few quotes on Lord Ganapati by the students of Catalysts Kevina and Jessen Sooparamanien of Petite Retraite

Parents are listening attentively…

A song on Lord Ganapati…

SHR catalyst Ananda Mootoocurpen one of the coordinators of this event was very busy on that day.

One young lady from the south of the Maurimootoo class playing the role of Lord Muruga…

A scene of the Sivaloka with Lord Siva, Lord Ganesha and Lord Muruga….

Our Lord Siva for this day…

This young lady from the SHR class of the Nathoo from Floreal plays the role of Saint Selmana Selvi stressing that Lord Siva is in everyone of us.

Another busy coordinator and SHR Catalyst, Nuckiren Pyneeandee happy that everything is going well on that day.

A game for parents present…. passing the hat around and who ever happens to have the hat had to answer a question on "Parenting With Love"… funny game very educational too for parents about how they are to deal with their youth….

Another group dance from the south…..

The boys blindfolded. In this game they had to collect water to fill containers which girls are holding…

Another item from the Munian SHR class at Providence.

A souvenir photo… activities have come to an end…

Another souvenir photo with all our SHR catalysts present on that day.

The day ended with a lunch and gifts distributed to everyone. Aum.

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