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Maha Sivaratri Vrata Sishya Ceremony

Stepping back in time to Mahasivaratri Night. Ravi and Sheela Visswanathan are here signing their Vratasishya vows during the homa.

Out front, Nandi is beautifully decorated after a thorough cleaning and oiling.

Sivakatirswami leading bhajan.

Ravi and Sheela reading aloud their vratas.

Bodhinatha blesses the couple.

Siva Darshanam Day

Today we celebrated Gurudeva’s vision of Siva on San Marga by conductig our early morning arati on San Marga. Here is the Swayambhu Lingam.

By the end of the meditation the sun had risen over the east. The stone you see here on the right was the one that Lord Siva sat on in Gurudeva’s vision.

Rohini is here from Montreal, Canada, with her husband Jean-Marie (center) and they are enjoying making friends and speaking French with our Kauai French chef and new Master Course student….(on the right). And guess what: His name is also Jean-Marie.

Yogi Jothinatha also speaks French.

Bonjour, Jean-Marie meet Jean-Marie!

From the French Lexicon:

Siva: Sanskrit: Celui qui est de bon augure. Siva existe partout et en toute chose. Tout ce qui existe n’est autre que lui-même, l’Unique et sans second, Etre suprême et Réalité absolue. Il est à la fois immanent (dans la forme) et transcendant (au-delà de la forme). Voir: Mahesvara, Parasivam, Satchidananda, Siva-Sakti.

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Ganesha March 2011 Homa Spiritual Park Mauritius

The Spiritual Park of Mauritius established since 1986 has been serving the Hindu community of all denominations through religious and educational activities.

The monthly Ganesha Homa, the major monthly religious event of the Park, is attended by thousands of pious devotees every month.

Aum Namasivaya! Lord Siva's Dakshina's amidst the flowering konraii trees lovingly Blessing all visitors.

Thousands of pilgrims have been coming to the Park on Mahasivaratree to pour the sacred water from Ganga Talao on the Narmada Lingum at the Spiritual Park.

A huge compact crowd as usual attending the March 2011 Homa.

Bhakti is very high…

Some devotees are seated on mats outside the tent while others would remain standing all through the ceremony.

Even the space on the edge of our small koi fish pond is occupied.

It is becoming a tradition for women to light earthen lamps and leave them at the small Pancha Mukha Ganapati shrine.

The four kulapaties officiating the homa ceremony while the whole place echoed with mantra chanting to Lord Ganapati.

A testimony from a young lady who has been a laureate for the HSC exams 2010. Miss Varuna Kurnauth, a student of Queen Elizabeth College, explained how Lord Ganesha helped her in her studies and told all the youth present how they should study hard if they want to excel and make a difference in their exams.

Kulapati Manon Mardemootoo's talk was on Bodhinatha's teachings on Austerity, Change and Transformation

The ceremony ended at 11.30 causing a bottleneck at the main gate. However many devotees stay longer at the Park for darshan and personal worship at the Ganesha Mandapam.

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