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March 2024 Chitra Puja

Om Namah Sivaya

Recently we celebrated our monthly padapuja to Sivaya Subramuniyaswami during the timing of the Chitra nakshatra. Sannyasin Tillainathaswami and Sadhaka Vatshalanatha performed the puja while other mathavasis chanted Sri Rudram. Local members and devotees brought an abundance of beautiful flowers and enjoyed the peaceful darshan of Gurudeva.

"It is the interplay between our experience and how we respond to it that makes karma devastating or helpfully invigorating" - Sivaya Subramuniyaswami

Gurudeva App Update – Now Released for Android Users

Jai Gurudeva!

The Gurudeva app has now been released for Android users.

Visit the Google Play Store to find it for your device: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.himalayanacademy.gurudeva

An Update to the Gurudeva App for Apple’s iOS

Long ago, the first mobile app Himalayan Academy produced was a rather simple concept: random photos and quotes from Gurudeva to keep you inspired. Long had this little app been enjoyed by those who knew about it, and long has it been in need of some updates to its code and interface. Over the last few weeks our team has been rebuilding it and yesterday we released the version for Apple iOS and it is also released for Android.

You can get it for iPhone here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gurudeva/id1031437551

And Android Here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.himalayanacademy.gurudeva

Or if you already have it installed, simply update the app.

February 2024 Chitra Padapuja

Jai Gurudeva!

Today was the Chitra nakshatra and our monthly padapuja to Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's tirvadi in Kadavul Temple.

"You become everything when you merge in Siva, but you are no longer you." - Gurudeva

Gurudeva Jayanthi – Alaveddy

Jai Gurudeva!

January 5th was Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's Jayanthi, and while we and many others the world over celebrated Gurudeva's birthday in our own quiet way, devotees in Sri Lanka were now able to gather at the newly completed Subramuniya Mandapam. Rishi Thondunathan sends us photos of the event.

"On January 5, we celebrated Gurudeva's Jayanthi at our Alaveddy Subramuniya Temple. Many children attended the event, along with Nallai Adheenam and Vethantha Madham Swamis, as well as local elders.

Some of the children's grandparents studied at our Subramuniya Ashram. It is heartening to see Gurudeva's legacy continuing through the generations in Alaveddy. Some elders recalled Gurudeva's Jayanthi in Alaveddy in 1983"

December 2023 Chitra Puja

Today is the Chitra nakshatra, so a padapuja was performed for Gurudeva's granite Tiruvadi in Kadavul Temple. Sannyasin Tillainathaswami and Yogi Haranandinatha performed the abhishekam. Jai Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami! Om Namah Sivaya.

We’re Collecting Photos of Gurudeva

We're asking people far and wide to send us their historical photos of Gurudeva, just in case we're able to find something that isn't in our archival collection. If you have such a photo, please click this link and drag the file(s) into the folder that it opens. Please read this appeal for more information: HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN A PHOTO OF GURUDEVA?

Jai Gurudeva!

Today marks 8,033 days since Gurudeva's Maha Prasthana, his great departure into Siva's world of light. And today, in a few hours, we will celebrate his life and teachings, his remarkable accomplishments, for the 294th time. We quote from Gurudeva who describes the unfathomable profundity os Siva's path, the Saiva Neri.

"The Natha Sampradaya has revealed the search for the innermost divine Self, balanced by temple worship, fueled by kundalini yoga, charted by monistic theism, illumined by a potent guru-shishya system, guided by soul-stirring scriptures and awakened by sadhana and tapas.

Thank you, Gurudeva, for setting us on the right path. And keeping us there!


Noni Fruit Picking, and Gurudeva Annual Puja Events Underway

We took taskforcer Tarun Nathoo (in green) over to Himalayan Acres for the first time, to join us in picking hundreds of pounds of noni fruit. Suresh and Rajkumar also joined us. They got to briefly experience the picking platform to reach the higher fruits, while spending most of the time picking the younger trees from the ground.

The second group of photos shows the Ganapati Kulam updating our Guru Puja pilgrims on some of its media activities, including new artwork commissions, videos to show US sixth graders about students visiting the eastern dharmic religions' places of worship, and the Sanskrit pronunciation website we recently created.

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