Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami is back at the Aadheenam, which is great news for us all.
We welcome the guru with a small padapuja, a traditional way of honoring the blessing of having him with us.
Sannyasin Arumugaswami has wonderful stories to tell about our efforts to translate the Saiva Agamas into English. Many luminaries of Saivism rushed to thank Bodhinatha, and offer their support, during this trip.
An arati is performed at the temple, alerting the Gods and the Devas that the travelers have returned.
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.