Over the retreat the monks of the Siddhidatta Kulam attended a class on banana propagation, along with 40 other local growers. It was quite an informative seminar, covering professional details of propagation along with providing information on dealing with bunchy-top, a local virus that causes a lower yield from banana plants. During the class, everyone got to try out some hands-on propagation and there will be a follow up class in a few months to see how our bananas are growing.
Recently we had the pleasure of hosting a small group of 22 Hindus, of various sects, who are all settled in various locations across the USA. They were mostly physicians on a tour of the Hawaiian Islands, led by Honolulu-based Usha Kilaru. After being deeply inspired by the morning Siva puja, their enthusiasm extended to learning about Iraivan and Gurudeva's visions of Siva. Watching the silpis hand carve the Nandi Mandapam and the rudraksha trees by the Svayambhu Lingam were highlights. Many went onto buy rudraksha beads from mini mela to take a little piece of the Aadheenam home with them. Aum Namah Sivaya
Satguru Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami have traveled to Singapore and Malaysia. They are visiting members, students and various groups.
Recently Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami departed for their annual trip to Malaysia and Singapore. We wish them a wonderful trip! Aum Namah Sivaya
During the 2018 Mahasamadhi celebrations at Kauai Aadheenam, Rajkumar Manickam performed his annual upkeep on the Silpi Pavilion bronzes. This process includes cleaning them with a special soap, buffing them, polishing them and waxing them. In the end they come out looking shiny and new. A big thanks to Rajkumar for his selfless service! Aum.
A lovely painting of Chola Garden’s Narmada Stream, recently created by a Kauai-based artist.
"Creativity leads to a sense of being close to God." - Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Several years ago, work began on the creation of large mandapams at the Spiritual Park in Mauritius. Their primary purpose being to comfortably seat the thousands of devotees that attend the Ganesha Homa each month, while keeping people out of the elements. The three main madapams surrounding the Ganesha Mandapam are now complete, with just a few finishing touches to attend to. Aum Namah Sivaya
Click here for more photos of homa at our Spiritual Park
Yesterday the monks ended a wonderful day of Avudaiyar and temple stone moving, with a powerful blessing from Lord Murugan. In the late afternoon Satguru, monks, and local devotees gathered in Kadavul Temple for an abhishekam to the God of Kundalini Yoga. Prana-filled offering such as milk, yogurt and honey were poured over His murti. This prana is later reflected back into the auras of those present, softening karma, uplifting and inspiring all.
Aum Skandaya Namah
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