Despite the rain and wind that was the morning blessing, over seventy interested guests joined the tour today. The weather soon cleared and guests enjoyed Beautiful Kauai Aadheenam with tour guide Kulamata Amala Seyon.
Guests looking at and photographing the rudrakshas seeds on the ground near Iraivan.
All eyes on the stone carving demonstration
Manikandan passing different chisels to the guests for the guest to inspect, chisels and charcoal.
A group photo of those visiting Iraivan Temple today.
This lady is inspired to try her hand at the chisel.
"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