GRAND BASIN, MAURITIUS, July 11, 2014 (Le Mauricien): On Saturday, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami oversaw the dedication of a statue of the God Muruga at the Somnath Spiritual Park temple at Grand Bassin. This initiative of the Sri Skanda Foundation, the Hindu House and the Spiritual Park at Riviere-du-Rempart saw the participation of a large contingent of the faithful, who recited Vedic verses in praise of Lord Muruga, son of Shiva, and poured holy water and offerings, like curd and honey on the statue of the Hindu Deity.
The Minister of Arts and Culture (Hon. Mookhesswur Choonee) was present at this religious event. Several monks accompanying Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami were also present, as well as artists from the National Integrated Forum of Artists and Activists of India, who gave a representation of the Colours of India at the initiative of the Global Rainbow Foundation Monday at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Center, in Phoenix.
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami is the spiritual leader of Kauai Aadheenam, a spiritual complex in the Hawaiian Islands. He became the spiritual leader of the monastery since the founder, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, attained samadhi in 2001. Subramuniyaswami, more affectionately known as Gurudeva, appointed Bodhinatha, a disciple by his side for 37 years, as his successor.