Tim Miller + Hanuman’s birthday = an early morning trip to San Diego?

I’m not sure how I’m going to manage this, but… it would seem I need to get down to San Diego on Friday.

Why? It’s Hanuman’s birthday, and the celebrating is happening at the Ashtanga Yoga Center. Here are the details, from this week’s Tuesdays with Timji:

Hanuman was born at sunrise and on Hanuman Jayanti a Hanuman puja is traditionally performed just before the sun rises. It is said that at this time the power of Hanuman in the world is 1,000 times what it normally is. The Hanuman Chalisa and other Hanuman prayers are sung and offerings of sindoor (red powder), red hibiscus flowers, a coconut, incense, and arati (an offering of light in the form of an oil lamp) are made. … [snip] … For any interested locals, there will be a Hanuman Puja at the Ashtanga Yoga Center on Friday at 6am.

Tim’s post also notes that this week is an auspicious one. First off, Mercury is back in order. (Tim has a warning for those who think that really means all is well.) And then there’s the little matter of Easter and Passover, as well.

Tim also weaves together an unusual, even for him, amount of threads as he talks about the Friday full moon. We’re at a moment of balance, we can say that.

Can we say whether I’ll make it down to AYC on Friday. I’m not sure… I’ll have to check the rest of my calendar.

If not, there will be a little birthday party here.

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