Publisher’s Desk Meeting

With the April issue of Hinduism Today off to press Bodhinatha called for a Publisher’s Desk meeting with the Ganapati Kulam yesterday.

Acharya, Arumugaswami, managing editor brings to table the roster of future insight sections, and features stories.

Bodhinatha shares his insights on areas he hopes the magazine can focus on for future issues. Discussions also involve an in-depth look at the educational materials we have done and still need to create. Bodhinatha himself is at the forefront of the creation of these materials, spending much of his time each day preparing presentations and then getting feedback as he travels.

Today the team focused on expanding the now famous “Ten Questions” booklet to Twenty Questions: one more in-depth question to add to the current ten and 9 more smaller ones. These creations are first launched as Insight Sections in Hinduism Today, and run in the center of the magazine where they can be “over printed” with the result being 10’s of thousands of “booklets” on the subject. These are very popular and are being ordered by the case load from our store for distribution to various communities.

Ganesha February 2011 Homa Spiritual Park Mauritius

Our February Ganesha Homa was attended by an incredible large number of devotees. Early morning the traffic was already held up at the main road leading to the Spiritual Park. Lord Pancha Mukha Ganapati is decked with so many homemade garlands. Families love to weave garlands for the Lord for this special Homa ceremony.

When the Homa ceremony starts thousands of devotees are already occupying every inch around the Mandapam area.

Most devotees would stand all through the ceremony, concentrated and happy…

Sacred items are sent into the sacred fire before the written prayers are being burnt.

Devotees inside the Mandapam devoutly chanting the Ganesha mantra.

Most of the devotees are outside under the tent or far off in the open.

The sacred fire consumes hundreds of written prayers…

Kulapati Manon Mardemootoo reading one of Bodhinatha's Talk on karma and reincarnation.

Those seated outside the Mandapam are listening carefully.

Meanwhile offerings keep coming from devotees down the Ganesha Bridge.

Worship at the Siva Lingum with water and flowers goes on all through the ceremony.

Hundreds of lighted earthen oil lamps are placed near the small Ganesha Mandapam.

One lady purchasing a copy of our latest Hinduism Today from the HA Booth. All copies in stock were sold out on that day.

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