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Bodhinatha, Palaniswami and Sadhaka Dandapani have spent the last few days deep in the heart of Tamil Nadu at Rajapalayam, Pillaiyarpatti and Madurai. Here is Bodhinatha meeting with the Madurai Aadheenam Kartar our long time friend and brother monk and stalwart Saiva leader in Tamil Nadu. He is completely redoing the ashram in Madurai which is a good sign of his success and the support he is getting.

Meanwhile Shanmuganathaswami and Sadhaka Adinatha arrived home safely on the first day of our retreat. Arumugaswami and Saravanathaswami has some successful meetings with key people in Pondicherry and at the US Consulate in Chennai. They are finished their work and will be coming home in a few days.






Pada puja at Pethuraja’s home in Rajapalayam

Our monks are greeted by Pitchai Gurukkal in Pillaiyarpatti and given a royal reception.



Pitchai kurukkal and priests fascinated by Palaniswami’s iPhone



The grand homa at Pillaiyarpatti with about 40 priests chanting






With sivachariars from Tiruparankundram (Kartikeya on the right and his guru on the left)


Today’s Innersearch Slide Show Link


Train Trip to Rameswaram

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What Happened Today at the Monastery?

Rishi Thondunatha and Yogi Jivanandanatha talk about Hindu Heritage Endowment. Thondunatha is interested in helping raise funds for the Siva Poomi Trust in Sri Lanka as well as for other Sri Lankan Hindu organizations.

One of the Siva Poomi Trusts activities is the Elderly Home… it is a marvelous model for Hindu elders. Watch for news on this in the next issue of Hinduism Today and give generously to the Hindu Heritage Endowment Siva Poomi Trust to support Hindu Institutions in Sri Lanka! (Click to go and donate)

Today’s Pilgrims and Visitors

Three Buddhist monks from Bhutan are visiting the Island of Kauai until the end of March. They are being hosted by “Kahuna Valley” chairman, Francesco Garripoli.



Paramacharya Ceyonswami greeted them in the Kadavul Siva Temple and took them into the sanctum to view the large 700 lb spatika lingam which is temporarily enshrined there. The young 24-year-old monk on Swami’s immediate right, is H. E. Jamgoen Truelku Rinpoche who has been sent to the West by the King of Bhutan to “learn leadership skills and become proficient in the English language” to prepare him for his future role as Head of three large monasteries in Bhutan. Beside him is Hodo, his assistant, and next to Hodo is Kinley. It is their belief that Jamgoen is the reincarnation of the previous Head of the monasteries who lived in Bhutan during the 17th century.

Here is their Punakha-Zong monastery in Bhutan

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