The monks and devotees of Kadavul Nataraja celebrated the yearly festival known as Mahasivaratri. The temple was packed full of souls yearning to realize that divinity which lies within us all. Not only were we blessed by Siva's shakti, but also by a Yogi Tapasvin ceramony held by Satguru and the acharya's. Two young monks died as yellow robes took over their new bodies. When you get a chance, say hello to Yogis Mayuranatha and Jayanatha.
The monastery recently celebrated Thai Pusam, the Kartikkeya-focused festival practiced around the globe. We enjoy this Mahadeva's shakti force as sweet items are poured over His temporary granite body. With Satguru present, and all the island members and devotees, all felt blessed and fulfilled.
To end last phase with a bang, the Siddhidata Kulam worked all afternoon to create a feast for their brother monks in honor of Thai Pongal. The harvest festival was decorated with a grand shrine in the middle of the kitchen, sugar-cane arch and as many fresh fruits and veggies plucked from the gardens as possible. Of course sweet rice and vadai overflowed in abundance, with colorful dal and veggie dishes as well. We hope you had a sweet Pongal and that your rice boiled over in the auspicious direction.
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