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
The most important rule of honesty is to be be honest to oneself, to be able to face up to our problems and admit that we have been the creator of them. To be honest with oneself brings peace of mind.
—Gurudeva