2008 Ashtavinayaka Trip with Komilla Sutton
Ashtavinayaka are eight powerful Temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha,. The idols of Lord Ganesha in these temples are self-existent. They are installed in the temples as they were found. Each idol is an incarnation of Lord Ganesha. Each Ganesha temple has a special significance and ancient roots. They form a Yatra, spiritual journey for those who want to blessings of Lord Ganesha. The Temples are Shri Varda Vinayaka, Shri Moreshwara, Shri Siddhi Vinayaka, Shri Chintamani, Shri Vigneshwara, Shri Girijatmaj, Shri Bala Eshwara Vinayaka and Shri Mahaganapati.
Sarpa Temples Trip 2016
20 January to 2 February 2015
Sarpa means Serpents. Sarpa represents secret knowledge and wisdom. In Vedic Astrology they are represented by Rahu Ketu. This is a special trip to venerate the Rahu Ketu energy within us and to deal with issues brought from past life that we struggle with now. We also honour the Jupiter – Rahu Conjunction of 2016 by visiting Vamana temple Thrikkakara for Jupiter and three most important temples for Rahu Ketu - Nagaraja Temple, Nagerkoil, Sree Nagaraja Temple Mannarasala and Kukke Subramanya. This is where Lord Subramanya is worshipped as the lord of all serpents. Vasuki and other serpents found refuge under Lord Subrahmanya when threatened by Garuda.
Rahu Ketu will be the theme at the three main Sarpa temples but at the other temples you visit you will be connected to Vamana (Vishnu), Krishna, Shiva and Goddess Temples. Many unusual temples will be visited along with Backwaters of Kerala and each day will be filled with temple visits. You will be doing pujas, special rituals at all temples. Komilla has great expertise and you will view them in context to Vedic knowledge and Jyotisha.
Komilla will give a one day workshop Sarpa energy in the chart. The Sarpa energy is reflected through Rahu – Ketu. They bring past life issues with which we struggle to deal with in this life. This workshop will examine the participant’s charts to give guidance on how to deal with their Sarpa energy positively. Komilla will talk about the remedies and how we can empower ourselves through the visit of the temples and more.
For more info or to sign up for the trip, view the itinerary, check out the India Trips section.