“Happy Birthday Dear TAKA”
“Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu.”
Started on August 16th, 1998. The Today At Kauai Aadheenam — TAKA blog has been running continuously for 10 years. Today we bring you some screen shots of TAKA past design incarnations.
We want to thank everyone who has participated through the years. Our daily effort to bring the news from Kauai Aadheenam and our members initiativs world wide has brought a great sense of global family, unity and inspiration to Saiva Siddhanta Church and all of Gurudeva’s sishya throughout the world. It is all Gurudeva’s blessings. And the future looks brighter than ever.
Monks of Kauai Aadheenam.
August 14, 2008
“If you do not understand your reaction to something, wait until it subsides emotionally, so you will not be upset, then try to understand it by writing about it in a quiet moment. Then burn the paper in an inauspicious fire, such as in a garbage can. ”
Here is a photo of Bodhinatha in India on the last innersearch… meanwhile, Bodhinatha reports
on his trip to the mainland.
Om Sivaya, everyone,
In Saint Louis, on Tuesday we had lunch with Dr. Naidu at his home and Shanmuganathaswami had a chance to share with him our material on “Components of a Successful Endowment Program” Evening was a talk at the temple, with some eighty-one in attendance, a good size group for a week night. After, yes after, was a dinner at a home with discussion. Returned to hotel after 11 PM
Wednesday was a flight From Saint Louis to Houston via Denver. Evening was dinner at Vijay Pallod’s home with discussions
Monthly Video, July 2008
The monks are pleased to announce the July 2008 edition of the Kauai’s Hindu Monastery news video. This month, Bodhinatha tells us about his trip to Baltimore, Maryland, for the installation of a Murugan Deity, progress on Iraivan Temple construction and our annual Satguru Purnima festival. We play a message from Gurudeva about bringing down the wall between inner bliss and external life, we hear from a young man, Trishul Siddharthan, about his pilgrimage to Kauai Aadheenam, and we share with you a little more about our new video innovations.
Sri Sri Jayendra Puri Mahaswamiji’s Visit Continued
We are blessed with the presence of great souls from india and continue today with our report on their visit.
Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Jayendar Puri Mahaswamiji, is the Kailas Ashrama Mahasamstan Pithadapati.
This is the picture of his visit to the Wailua River yesterday.
Our guest visit the Ganapati Kulam today.
Watchin the monthly video
Arumugaswami introduces everyone to the Agama Preservation project and the simple technology he developed to use a digital camera to take pictures of old texts.
Before lunch Karthik Chaitanya gave us a marvelous demonstration of Hatha Yoga.
Karthik is a sishya of Jayendra Puri Swami. Swami sent him for training to Puna, with famed Hatha Yogi, BKS Iyengar.
Karthik amazed us all.
Chiranjeevi, he studied in the Sri Kailasa Ashrama for 17 years, having started his training when he was 10 years old. He is currently serving as Vaishanava Agama scholar at the Ashram.
Sridhar then leads everyone in two Yogic Games to improve awareness, focus and memory development.
We simply are told to follow hand motions on a verbal signal of three “Gods” “Ram” — Anjali mudra; “Shyam” hand out palms down; “Hari”- hands up
Sridhar calls the names but gives a wrong pose. If you place your hands in correctly you are out. Here are our finalists: Yoginathaswami, Kumarswami and Palaniswami.
Paramacharya Palaniswami won the game.
We bring you a few close ups of our guests:
Karnam Nagabhushanaiah Praveen Kumar, Saiva Agama Suri, serving at the temple Sri Kailasa Mahasamstan temple.
Manjalagiri Venkatachalapathy Sridhar, Yoga teacher and yoga therapy research associate and consultant in 40 countries, he has two PhDs, one in brain research and the other in yoga, from universities in Singapore and Australia.
Sathaiah Periyakaruppan is the cook for traveling group and he serves at the Tiruvannamalai Branch mutt of the Kailasa Ashram.
Karthik Chaitanya plans to be a yoga teacher.
Balasubramaniam Gnanaskandan, Sivachariya, Saiva Agama Visharada, Chief priest Sri Rajarajeshwari Temple of the Sri Kailas Ashrama. He has faithly served the Ashram for over 30 years and begin his training in the Ashram under Sri Sri Sri Tiruchi Mahaswamigal’s direction at the age of 13.
Shivananda Puri Swami, Chief Sannyasin sishya of Sri Sri Jayendra Puri Mahaswamiji
Venkatesh Chaitanya, is a brahmachari preparing for initiation under Sri Sri Jayendra Puri Mahaswamigal. Swami is hoping he will learn some of the modern technologies for better communications to the world and follow in the footsteps of Kauai Aadheenam’s technology
Arumugaswami then has an interview with Swamiji
News from Malaysia. Devotee are preparing for Bodhinatha’s visit.
Prostration & Vanakkam Swami,
Thank You, Swami. Apart from this event activities, we even manage to get
number of sponsors for Iraivan floor tiles in this month.
Last weekend we had visited a wonderful couple -- Mr & Mrs
R.Radhakrishan’s and on line sign-upped their pledges.
I’ve updated this on http://sivatondar.blogspot.com/. We find home
visitation as one of the better methods in getting
donors to understand and sign-up on spot and at the same time have a good
opportunity explaining the many happenings in Kauai,
Saivite teachings and how Hinduism is flourishing in Western world in
that we could appreciate the systematic and
persuasive approach delivery of our profound religion to global Hindu
families as well be proud to be a Hindu.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.