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.
"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we're worshiping. Wherever we are, that's a place of worship. "To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion."