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.
"Hinduism is recognized as the most compassionate, mystical and enlightened faith on the planet." Is India's ancient faith Hinduism a religion or a way of life? All religions are ways of life but there are ways of life that don't involve God and worship. Religion guides our daily life. We encourage deeper religious practices such as the humility developed by selfless service, especially in a temple or ashram, scriptural study, worship in the home shrine and temple, pilgrimage and coming into a sense of oneness with God which meditation can provide.