31 Days of Devotion – Days 11 and 12 for Mani
11 Talk about Festivals, days, and times sacred to this deity
While we have nothing noted in lore, I generally consider the two equinoxes as festival days for Mani (and Sunna). Likewise I make special offerings to Him on each full and new moon. Of course I like to venerate Him especially when the moon is visible in the sky and His shrine is positioned in my house below a large window on the landing between stair cases. The moon can quite often be seen through this window shining on the shrine. This was one of the reasons I chose this particular site. Beyond that, any lunar eclipse or blood moon I also consider His feastdays.
- What are some Places associated with this deity and their worship
You know, I’ve never really thought of this: the moon shines everywhere after all. It’s one of the beautiful things about His veneration: no matter where you are, the same moon shines on us all.
I did recently visit the moon tree in Oregon. It’s a tree that was grown from seeds that were sent into orbit around the moon. That I found particularly significant solely because of the journey the seeds took, but beyond that, I haven’t found any particular places to be His. I would like to find these places. It would be nice to do a pilgrimage especially for Him.