On the 11th, Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami and Yogi Jayanatha arrived in the Bay Area. On their first full day they visited the Siva Murugan Temple in Concord for a Muruga abhishekam. This temple is a special piece of our history as it was founded by Gurudeva, and this was a perfect day to visit for it happened to be the day of one of the Temple's Nataraja abhishekams which only happen six times a year. Our monks were joined by local shishya as well as temple devotees. A new temple is currently under way and our travelers were shown the plans and the construction site in the adjacent lot.
That evening was a satsang in Walnut Creek at the home of Easvan and Devi Param. Paramacharya gave a talk and everyone asked some goods questions and enjoyed a lovely meal.
Aum Namah Sivaya
Headed for the mainland, Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami and Yogi Jayanatha are headed for the 14th Annual Hindu Mandir Executives' Conference 9/20/2019 - 9/22/2019 East Hanover, New Jersey. On their way they will have satsang with devotees in California, Boston, Arizona, Vancouver and San Diego. Stay tuned for updates from the road, as Yogi has been the TAKA master for many years.
Aum Namah Sivaya
We've recently received these pictures from Russia, of a delightful gift that Dinanatha and his team presented to Satguru during his stay in Russia (more photos to come). It is a set of Russian Dolls, also known as Matryoshka or Babushka dolls. For those that don't know, they are a set of wooden dolls that all stack inside one another. Traditionally each doll is hand painted, though that's not always the case today. This set has quite the mystical meaning, because within Bodhinatha resides every guru that has come before him. Aum Namah Sivaya
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami have been making their way across the United States. Here they visit Syracuse, Chicago and Boston areas to meet with members and devotees.
While in Jahor, Malaysia, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami attended the kumbhabhishekam for the Sithivinayagar Temple in Johor Malayasia. That evening, Satguru gave a keynote at the temple along with vibhuti blessings.
Next, Satguru returned to London and has been enjoying temple visits, satsangs and morning walks along the River Thames.
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami continue their adventure through Malaysia. Several evenings ago they attended the book launch for Guru's Wisdom. An unusually large number of VIPs from other Hindu groups attended and the Kalmandapam auditorium was filled with maybe 600 people, with some guests standing in the back and sides.
The program began around 7:00pm with Devaram singing by a children's group and an adult group who were both trained by a professional oodhuvar. There was short introductory speeches by the previous president of Malaysia Hindu Sangam and the current one, a dance, and then a 35-minute keynote about the book by Satguru. Next was a ceremonial book release and each VIP came forward and received a complimentary copy. To finish the evening Satguru give vibhuti blessing and signed books late into the night.
The two also enjoyed a morning visit to the headquarters of the Malaysia Hindu Sangam and an afternoon satsang with members, students and devotees at Iraivan Illam in Klang. The satsang included one samaya diksha, one vidya sishya pledge and two brahmacharya vratas.
This week, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami have been traveling, first to London and then to Malaysia.
Yesterday they enjoyed a morning visit to the Siddhar Jeganatha Temple in Tapah which is a two-hour drive from Petaling Jaya. The Malaysia Hindu Sangam president, Dato Mohan Shan, and some of his local leaders greeted them there to show them around the temple construction site, which includes a full five acre property.
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