A new high end documentary type magazine called “Pacific Journal” published from Kauai, which is documenting the history and culture of the Pacific islands and their peoples, has decided to do an article on Iraivan and the monastery. Here is photographer George Brown on the left and reporter Luke Shannahan with Sivakatirswami and Chidambaram Sthapati. They have a tour of the temple and later a long interview with Paramacharya Palaniswami.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.