On that same day, Sharad and Namrata Haldwani were twice blessed: by being here and by participating in the Rajagopuram ceremony. They put some of their prana in the sandalwoood paste that goes under the stone.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.