The Deathless Master Kriya Babaji Nagaraj is an
Incarnation of Lord Muruga, the son of Lord Siva: "From
the effulgent eye of Siva was begotten Kumara-Muruga, the eternal child
Light. "(from Karttikeya, The Divine
by Ratna Navaratnam) This Lord Muruga is worshipped in the Kriya Yoga Muruga Kathirgama Temple
at Richville, New York, the first Siddha Muruga Temple in the Western
Hemisphere (with Guru Mantra Yagna Peatam). Lord Muruga (also called
Kumaraswamy and Subrahmanya is installed in the temple with his Ida and
Thaivana and Valli.
Devotees gather every year during the Tamil month
of Adi Krithikai (end of July/August) for a grand Pathi Yatri (foot
procession) of Lord Muruga's Sacred Yantra (as in the famous Lanka
Kathrigamam procession). The Yantra is carried for miles accompanied by
a white Nandi bull and the wondrous chanting
to Lord Muruga. The sacred Chariot ends its journey at the Muruga Kathirgama Temple and a Poosai or ceremony of worship and Yoga sadhana
is the climax of the celebrations. Fresh local fruit and produce are
enjoyed in the natural surroundings as Prasadam or divinely consecrated
For more information about the Muruga Festival please write to the
email address below or call 315-287-3801
The final dates of the Muruga Pilgrimage shall be determined in Spring of the year.
BABAJI NAMA AUM!!
OM SHANTI OM
Posted on this site 8/15/98
Last revised 03/25/09