Gurudeva Mahasamadhi 2011, Final Day

Gurudeva Puja

The final grand puja for Gurudeva began at 3:30 PM in the afternoon. Kumarswami Gurukkal conducted a long and powerful sankalpa and kumbha homa. His powerful chanting and very focused invocation of the guru definitely opened the doors to the inner worlds. With repeated invocations of "Aum Shrim Satguru Hawaii Sivaya Subramuniya, Svaha!" and other mantras which he called for everyone in the room to repeat after him, we could feel Gurudeva's presence with full power and grace as if he had stepped down from the devaloka and came right into the temple.

After the homa, Bodhinatha carried the kumbha around Nandi. Then came the abhishekam and final aarti. After four and a half hours, we were all entranced in bliss, bathed in joy, raised up in a deep sense of love and gratitude for the gifts of our Parampara as we sang rousing bhajans while prasadam was being passed out to all.

Photo of  Gurudeva
A clean personal environment, wearing clean clothes, bathing often, keeping the room spotless where you meditate, breathing clean air, letting fresh air pass through your house, is all very important in the fulfillment of purity.