Gurudeva Mahasamadhi 2011, Day One

Morning Homa and Gajanan Nataraj's Namakaran Samskara

Day 1 of the annual Mahasamadhi observance for Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami began with an auspicious homa and induction of Gajanan Nataraj, from St. Lucia into our Hindu faith. Gajanan has been studying the Master Course for several years. Now, he has complete his legal name change and spoke out his vows of commitment to Sanatana Dharma before the whole group.

Welcome into our Saivite Hindu family, Gajanan Nataraj! Gajanan joins his mother Toshadevi Nataraj as a new member of our faith and global family.

Photo of  Gurudeva
We have one duty to perform, which is to pass our religion on to the next generation, the next and the next. And how do we do this? How is this done? It is done by causing the children to memorize the precepts of our scriptures.
—Gurudeva