Our new visitor information center and library is progressing finally after several years of working to get everything cleared to proceed. The concrete was poured for the foundation and walks last week and the team has the first floor in place.
Earth works in the area around the center to make sure drainage of water is going the right directions.
Removal of forms along the big walks that goes to Tiruneri.
Jothi Param is here from California. Just in time too! A trained electrician he was able to install this underground electrical box for the new center.
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta