Kulapati Deva Rajan is here on Kauai for an extended stay and coming every day to the Aadheenam to work. While overseeing the strategy for Iraivan’s roof finishing, he is also working on the future kiosk displays that will be placed out at the Swayambhu Lingam with paintings of Gurudeva’s visions. These will be substantial structures, beautifully designed.
Here he is planing large redwood planks that he himself recovered from a deconstruction project and sent over to the Aadheenam years ago.
We want to thank Deva for all that he does for the mission!
"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