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Saturu’s May 2024 Travels

Currently, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and Sannyasin Siddhanathaswami are traveling in California. They are currently in San Francisco. They've been visiting with devotees and also our HHE investment team.
Aum Namah Sivaya.

Off to Thailand!

Jai Ganesha!

Recently Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Acharya Arumuganathaswami boarded a plane to begin their week-long journey to Thailand. The two are there to attend the 2023 World Hindu Congress at which Satguru will be receiving an award for Hinduism Today magazine and its global impact. Satguru and Acharya will also be giving talks while there. We wish them an enjoyable and fulfilling trip! Aum Namah Sivaya.

Satguru Satsang in Texas

Jai Kailasa Parampara! Recently Satguru visited Texas for a satsang at the Easwaran's home. This special slideshow of the event was put together by Rajkumar Manickam.

Satguru satsang and visit to Sivaram Eswaran’s family home - Irving, TX.

More photos of the event from others who were there.

Few More Photos From Current Mainland Trip

Shanmuganathaswami and Siddhanathaswami attended the 4D Summit to continue education in our database software, while Satguru could catch up on communications and invigorating walks.

Sept/Oct Canada/USA Trip Part One

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Shanmuganathaswami are traveling for a few weeks, starting in Canada with visiting temples and meeting with formal and informal devotees in Montreal and Toronto. Here is a first collection of photos.

Satguru’s Mainland Travels

Aum Namah Sivaya

These last few weeks, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami have been traveling in Canada and the East Coast, US. They visited the Vinaayagar Hindu Temple of Toronto, as well as held satsang and visited with members and devotees. They stopped over at Chicago, and then made their way south to Charleston, where they met up with sannyasins Siddhanathaswami and Tillainathaswami. While there, our monks met with our representative at Blackbaud, the company that makes an important accounting software that we use. The group then headed to Atlanta, Georgia, where they are now. Here, Shanmuganathaswami and Siddhanathaswami are attending a conference for the software we use for running one of our important internal databases at the aadheenam. Aum.

Mauritius– Off to the Mahebourg Temple

A major event was held at the historic Shakti temple in the South, complete with beautiful chants at the Sivalingam pavilion, darshan of Ganesha and Muruga.

The Mahebourg Temple is a vibrant Hindu temple, known for intricate carvings, colorful ceremonies, and a peaceful spiritual atmosphere. It has been here since 1804.

A large group came to hear the two swamis speak. Anazingly, the leadership here is close to the Nandinatha Sampradaya and to this day has vivid dreams and visions of Gurudeva. They spoke knowledgeably about Challappaswami and Yogaswami.

A special dinner followed, the famed "Seven Curries" of the nation. Difficult to make as it is super complex, it was done by a smalll army of ladies who serve at the temple.

Mauritius– MiniMela Staff Meeting

The dedicated team that manages the MiniMela was honored in simple ways, thanked for doing all that they do to get Gurudeva's books and techings into the hands of pilgrims to the Spiritual Park. They wanted to share so many ideas for improvements on into the future.

Visiting Batu Caves

Recently, our traveling Swami's who are currently in Malaysia, woke up early and made their way to Batu Caves before sunrise. This famed pilgrimage site for Lord Murugan is a large natural cave structure in a small mountain, the entrance of which was thought to look like Muruga's Vel.

Our Swami's first stopped at the small Ganesha temple down below. It was still dark when they began their climb up the stairs. Tillainathaswami noted, "I headed up the stairs a few minutes early from the group. It's a good exercise to scale those tall steps and was very much worth the huffing and puffing. Arriving at the top before even the priest, I was able to spend a few serene minutes completely alone in the whole of Batu Caves. Just the cool water dripping off the cave walls and the bat-like chirps of the cave swallows. The monkeys were still asleep. No mumble of people, no music. A very, very special experience. I went up the high steps in the back of the cave and found an overlooking spot at one end of the top step, nestled in a vertical cone-like formation that exaggerated the subtle sounds of the wind as it blew through the heights of the cave. As you may know there is one small opening hundreds of feet up in the main chamber, and a huge opening to the mountain top in the upper chamber, replete with green jungle plants. Sitting in this unique little spot allowed me to hear the softest wind coming through the cave which, in the morning, comes in quiet pulses like a breath or heartbeat. It felt like all the temple-structures and shrines were simply decorations, and that it was actually the cave itself that was Muruga. I meditated there for a long while Paramacharya enjoyed some special meditation time in front of the main shrine—a Vel in the side of the cave. It's an area where the cave walls have been gilded in gold, and a temple built around it. After a long mediation I made my way down to sit there as well. Other Malaysia shishya had arrived, and a beautiful crystal-light-filled alankaram was revealed."

The Muruga that is placed there for the puja was holding two Vels. A silver one and a bronze one. At the end of the puja, the priest took the bronze one from the shrine and gave it to our monks to take back to Kauai. Before leaving, below at a Palani shrine, another bronze Vel was gifted.

After heading down from the cave, talking to the monkeys along the way, our swami's also had a short sit-down with members and then the priest of the small Siva Temple that's there, brought our swamis over for a blessing from the Sivalinga.

More From Singapore

Aum Namah Sivaya

Here are more photos from our monks' journey. Sadasivanathaswami and Tillainathaswami are currently traveling, visiting Singapore, Malaysia and Mauritius. After a day of travel they arrived in Singapore where they were able to spend time with members, have Satsang, visit the Sri Sivan Temple, and enjoy some informal time at Singapore's largest bird sanctuary. Tomorrow they fly to Malaysia. More to come!

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