I have participated in the celebration of Ganesh Utsava for many years, but with limited understanding. Because of this, I was not able to truly enjoy this great festival—I was only focused on the outer forms and superficial activities. But after reading about Ganesh Utsava on the Siddha Yoga path website, my mind has been opened to a deeper understanding, and I feel as if a blockage has been released from my heart. For me, this gallery is not just providing information, but also a true experience.
a Siddha Yogi from Navsari, India
The images in honor of Shri Ganesh Utsava are breathtaking. This morning, as each image in this gallery unfolded, I felt a deep sense of awe and peacefulness embracing me.
Now, I am captivated by the image of Ganesh’s abhayamudra,
the gesture of fearlessness. I feel that I am contained within the vast expansiveness of his form and that in the palms of my hands he has placed a sweet ladu
, a reminder of all the love and wisdom that Gurumayi has shared with each of us.
The day has begun so auspiciously.
a Siddha Yogi from London, United Kingdom
! Today, looking at the picture of Shri Ganesh surrounded by marigolds, I feel a deep connection with nature. I feel that nature is the same everywhere. If I am connected with my inner joy, I can feel the bliss everywhere.
As I looked at the picture of Ganesh, I was standing between the marigold plants on my farm. When I closed my eyes, I could feel that I was standing in front of the Ganesh statue at Shree Muktananda Ashram, feeling the wind and hearing the birds, experiencing inner joy.
Thank you, Shri Gurumayi, for this gallery and for your Message for 2016.
a Siddha Yogi from Khargone, India
When I opened this wonderful gallery with the venerable presence of Lord Ganesh, I felt I should observe each image very carefully. I even enlarged the photos in order to observe every detail, especially the beautiful and sacred eyes of Lord Ganesh. While I was doing this, my thoughts vanished and my breathing became very peaceful. I felt I was in the same space and time of each photo. I felt that I was having the darshan
of Lord Ganesh. Tears of love, devotion, and gratitude flowed from my eyes.
After this amazing experience, I could see the face, eyes, and body of Lord Ganesh at different moments and in various objects as I went through my day. I feel so blessed.
a Siddha Yogi from Cancun, Mexico
This beautiful gallery brought tears to my eyes, as I appreciated how praying to Shri Ganesh has been a source of strength for me. I used to pray to Ganesh as "remover of obstacles," thinking he would make my life easier.
Now I understand that he has helped me to see my own attachments and aversions, which are the real obstacles on my path!
a Siddha Yogi from Wisconsin, USA