When one looks at this beautiful temple, it is amazing to think that it was carved and assembled put together with such simple tools. Of course there is the crane and the forklift but the rest is done with nothing but hammer, chisels and simple measuring and alignment tools.
The temple always reminds me of our sadhana; a beautiful and elaborate structure constructed using simple tools. These tools are used with great skill and dedication according to an ancient agamic plan under the direction of an inspired satguru. It is such a beautiful thing!
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.