Gurudeva’s Talk, 1995: The Pranas Under the Control of the Individual

Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami

How does an individual gain control of the pranas? One of Gurudeva’s insights in this talk is that pranas, our energies, are influenced greatly by the company we keep, and by the sadhanas we perform. Listen to the talk!

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How the Temple Manifested

Aum Namah Sivaya
Recently Jiva Rajasankara sent us this wonderful little video.
It is his graphical tribute to the mystical process that has constructed Iraivan Temple. Aum.

December 2021 Chitra Puja

"The only real security comes from within. Gain security, and if your security comes from within you, you become unburdened."

Jai Gurudeva!

This morning our monks celebrated the chitra nakshatra with our monthly padapuja to Gurudeva. Yogis Dayanatha and Haranandinatha performed the abhishekam in Kadavul Temple. The monks gathered to chant Sri Rudram and meditate, inwardly connecting to Gurudeva's mystical presence.

November 2021 Chitra Puja

This morning the mathavasis observed their monthly padapuja to Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. Satguru and the monks gathered in Kadavul temple and Sannyasin Tillainathaswami and Nirvani Tejadevanatha performed the abhishekam.

"You don't discipline yourself to attain the feeling of love. You attain the feeling of love and then you want to discipline yourself because you love the discipline, because it brings more love." - Gurudeva

2021 Gurudeva Mahasamadhi Puja

Jai Gurudeva!
Happy 2021 Mahasamadhi!
Please join us for ur live stream of our homa and padapuja to Gurudeva. Here You can download and read three more PDFs from our 2002 memorial issue of Hinduism Today, giving insight into Gurudeva's life an the blessings he evoked in the lives of others.

Click here to download pdf - Renaissance Rishi.

Click here to download pdf - Power of the Press.

Click here to download pdf - Mystic Master

2021 Gurudeva Mahasamadhi Celebrations – Day Two

Today the mathavasis are enjoying their second day of Gurudeva's 2021 Mahasamadhi observances. This morning's padapuja was conducted by Yogi Dayanatha and Nirvani Tejadevanatha. Today we bring you voices from India's Spiritual Leaders and some of our Hinduism Today correspondents, giving praise to Gurudeva's effect on the Hindu world. Aum.

Click here to download today's pdf.

2021 Gurudeva Mahasamadhi Celebrations – Day One

Aum Namah Sivaya!
Jai Kailasa Parampara!
Jai Gurudeva!

Today begins our first of four consecutive days of worship in praise of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. Every year during the Chitra Nakshatra in October/November we celebrate the day of Gurudeva's grand departure into the inner planes, honoring his life and teachings. This morning began with a puja at Gurudeva's shrine in Kadavul Temple. The monks chanted the sacred hymn of Sri Rudram after which Sannyasin Tillainathaswami and Yogi Haranandinatha performed the puja, offering flowers, incense, cut fruit and passing the sacred flame.

We thought it would be nice to bring you snippets from our 2001 Gurudeva memorial issue of Hinduism Today Magazine, so you can enjoy the outpouring of love and respect from many Hindu leaders. Click here to download today's pdf.

You can also read an online version here:

From 1970: A Wonderful Talk by Gurudeva


Please enjoy this rarely heard talk from Gurudeva in the 1970's about the "Wailua University of Contemplative Arts." This wonderful talk explores meditation and the practice of stabilizing the mind force. It expresses many of Gurudeva's early teachings which give a foundation for decades to come. Our thanks to Namrata Ragade for her loving seva of listening to countless archival audio files, which helped to bring this talk out of the archives and into the present. Aum Namah Sivaya.

September 2021 Chitra Puja

Jai Gurudeva!

This month, our celebration of Ganesha Chaturti and the September observance of our Chitra pada puja to Gurudeva fell on the same day. In the early morning, a puja and abhishekam for Gurudeva took place in Kadavul Temple, performed by Sannyasin Tillainathaswami and Nirvani Tejadevanatha. A wonderful way to begin a most auspicious day! Aum Namah Sivaya.

"Gratitude and appreciation are the key virtues for a better life. They are the spell that is cast to dissolve hatred, hurt and sadness, the medicine which heals subjective states of mind, restoring self-respect, confidence and security." Gurudeva

Happy Chitra Nakshatra!

Jai Gurudeva!

Yesterday and today the the moon has been passing through the Chitra Nakshatra, one of 27 sections, and starts or constellations along the ecliptic. It was Chitra that was in prominence at Gurudeva's Mahasamadhi, and is thus the nakshatra used to determine our observance of our monthly padapuja. Yesterday evening the monks gathered in Kadavul temple for the event. Yogi Dayanatha and Yogi Haranandinatha performed the puja and abhishekam. Aum.

Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.

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