With Mahasivaratri only days away, pilgrims are already beginning to arrive from other countries for this most powerful and spiritual festival honoring Parasivam, the formless aspect of God Siva.
Puvaneswary Roberts arrived from the Netherlands on her fourth pilgrimage to the Aadheenam. Praful Patel and Jayshree Patel arrived from the airport and drove immediately to the Kauai Aadheenam. They are here from Winnnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for their annual pilgrimage and 5th visit to this temple.
"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we're worshiping. Wherever we are, that's a place of worship. "To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion."