Today Bodhinatha made two short visits to two different mandirs. The first one was the Vishnu Mandir. It is a beautiful mandir with its wonderful museum. It is headed by Pundit Dr. Doobay. Bodhinatha gave a short talk to the congregation gathered there for their Monday Siva puja. Bodhinatha was here many years ago to preside the installation of Lord Murugan's deity.
Then we went to the Sanatan Mandir. Bodhinatha gave a talk on Siva and temple worship. Again the devotees are doing their Monday Siva worship. Most of the congregation are originally from Gujarat. They were so delighted that Bodhinatha honored their request. They extended an open invitation for Bodhinatha to visit the mandir anytime he is in Toronto. We also had the pleasure of meeting our Mauritius devotees Prabhakur Bakee and his wife who are living Toronto now.
Our two young task forcers Brahamachari's Jaya and Girish are serving in the Ganapati Kulam this phase. They are pushing hard on migration of content for our new web site.
John Anderson has made great progress in our new kitchen. The wall are all up and the ceiling done and painted and the past few days the floor tile work was completed.
Another grand event was held for Bodhinatha at the Ganesha temple in Richmond Hill. The Guru Chronicles was presented during the proceedings. Bodhinatha was honored by the temple President, Mr. Murthy and welcomed by Mr. Arasaratnam
This is the third Yogaswami Mahasamadhi Puja that Bodhinatha attended during this Toronto visit. Sangamam Hall located in Tuxedo Court appartment buildings. Here we have many Jaffna origin Tamil elder. The attendance were about 200 people or so. And about 80% of them are elders. Most of them can't travel to other places due to health challenges. The puja here were organized by Sivathondars under the guidance and leadership of Raja Mohan. It was greatly appreciated by the elders. Many of them knew Yogaswami personally. Many had the great boon of serving for Swami and singing with him as a child. Once they knew there is Tamil speaking swami they wanted to share their experiences with Yogaswami. It was wonderful event all in all.
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