Woody Waits Becomes Jaya Shivaraja

In a recent home ceremony in Seattle, Woody Waits received his Namakarana Samsakara. The ceremony was facilitated by sishya Nitya Nadesan in whose home the rites were performed by Pundit Mahesh Shastri. Welcome to Brahmachari Jaya Shivaraja! Jaya has been to Kauai on Task Force and presently has his mind firmly set on becoming a monk. His father Richard and mother Ann were present at the ceremony and very happy to see her son progress on the spiritual path.

10 Responses to “Woody Waits Becomes Jaya Shivaraja”

  1. nalini says:

    Jai Ganapati!

    Congrats Jaya Shivaraja!!


  2. Vicki Hamilton says:

    Jai Ganapati! Jai Gurudeva! Jai Bodhinatha! Congratulations Jaya, and to Amma Anne.

  3. Gajanan says:

    Jai Jaya!

    Official welcome brother! Looking forward to seeing you back again soon. Aum Namah Shivaya!

  4. adi sankara says:

    AUMSIVAYA ! Congratulation to you upon this great step in spiritual life. Wish u all the best in your endeavour. From Mauritius.


  5. Savitri Palani says:

    Welcome Jaya Sivaraja! congratulations. I know your parents are proud in the deepest sense. We are.

    With love and appreciation,

    Amma Savitri and Appa Satya Palani

  6. Anjali says:

    OM Jai Ganesha! I am so happy for you, Jaya! What a beautiful ceremony.

  7. Padmaja says:


    “Never fail to take refuge in your God, your Guru and your Great Oath. This is the highest path you have chosen. It is the culmination of numberless lives, and perhaps the last in the ocean of samsara.” Gurudeva.

  8. Himalayan Academy says:

    Congratulations! It looks like the ceremony went beautifully and smoothly. We all look forward to welcoming you into the next stage of your dedicated spiritual life, Jaya. Safe travels.

  9. Niraj says:

    Namaste Jaya! Congratulations. Thank you for being an inspiration. 🙂

    Jai Ganesha!

  10. Toshadevi Nataraja says:

    Prostrations to Lord Ganesa and to the Kailasa Parampara. Sincere and heartfelt congratulations to you Dear Jaya and to your Loving Parents. Beautiful photos of such a special ceremony.We wish you great success on this journey. You are in the best hands so just do your part and walk, fly, soar, all the way back home to God Siva.Love and more Love. Aum Shanti.

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