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.
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.