Mauritius sishyas piously celebrate Gurudeva Mahasamadhi....
On Saturday 2nd November early evening Mauritius sishyas turned up at the Ganesha Mandapam to piously celebrate Gurudeva Mahasamadhi anniversary. It was a rare moment to feel the mystical presence of the Founder of Saiva Siddhanta Church of Mauritius and the Spiritual Park created following Gurudeva's divine vision. On the eve a few sishyas were there to build and decorate a special shrine for the peedham.
At 3.30 PM the ceremony started with Natchintanaii followed after by an arati at Pancha Mukha Ganapati. We had the pada puja officiated by Brahmachari Vel Mahalingum assisted by Kulapati Arnasalon. Then whole group of sishyas then chanted the 108 names of Gurudeva. A silent meditation followed allowing everyone to feel the darshan of the Guru.
After the meditation, Kulapati Amba Valaytan welcomed everyone and said a few inspiring words on Gurudeva's mission in Mauritius. Then we had a Mac animated Keynote presentation on Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's Shum Fourth Dimension message for Gurudeva Mahasamadhi. Then followed testimonies by Naden Caremben and kulapati SK Moorghen. The coordinator of the event, Kulapati kulagan thanked everyone for their presence, help an support for this special ceremony.
The ceremony culminated with prostrations to the Holy Tiruvadi while everyone happily chanted Natchintanaii. It was a very uplifting ceremony for everyone who attended on that Divali day. Sishyas then had some refreshments in a congenial atmosphere before leaving for home.
We share a few photos of this memorable Mauritius event. Aum.