Yesterday Kadavul Temple was filled to overflowing with Hindus and it was lovely to have them all here. Those who did not have flights to catch were later taken on a tour of the Iraivan Temple and, as you can see by the smiles, they were a very happy group.
Many are longtime subscribers to Hinduism Today and had waited for some time to make a pilgrimage to Kauai to visit this very sacred place.
Today our visitors were of an international variety -- from India, the Ukraine, Mexico, and the US Mainland. All were delighted to be here and were filled with questions about the construction of the Iraivan Temple, and also about the wide variety of flora that abundantly flourishes throughout the grounds.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.