Monks' Father and Sister Visit — Chuck and Ashley Baumann

Sadhaka Tejadevanatha’s father, Chuck Baumann and sister Ashley arrived for a visit. They could not have picked a more auspicious day. Sadhaka Tejadevanatha is an integral part of the Siddhidata Kulam team that is building the temple along with the silpis. Sadhaka’s father is very proud to see first hand the work his son is doing.

Yoginathaswami explains the intricacies of the construction. Chuck is in the business of doing large scale and beautifully designed high end “water features” construction ranging from fancy swimming pools to intricate pools and fountains integrated into marvelous landscapes and residential designs. As a building artisan he can really apprecaite the work going on here.

Ashley is an up-and-coming young associate producer working for the renowned reality show production company, DuBose Entertainment, Hollywood, California.

Pacific Journal To Do Article on Kauai Aadheenam and Iraivan

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.

Iraivan Inspires Mandala Vision and Artistry

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This artwork was recently gifted by a visitor named Shona. The original art is 6 feet high and depicts what she saw and experienced during her first visit to Iraivan Temple in 2005. Shona was born in India to British parents and now lives in seclusion on a hilltop in Georgia, where she spends most of her time in meditation and drawing these beautiful mandalas.

Tour Day February 19th ,2009

Today's weekly tour brought over 80 guests to Siva's beautiful botanical gardens at Kauai Aadheenam. Before walking out to see the gardens and temple, Kulamata Amala Seyon explains details of Iraivan Temple project at the sandalwood model and photo display.

Guests observe the silpis fitting the floor stones and handrail on the North end of the temple.

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Group photos of our visitors.

Because of the large groups coming for the weekly tour, the silpis give two carving demonstrations so visitors can see the work up close.

This family is visiting from San Diego, CA where they have Hindu friends that have explained aspects of Hinduism

This couple came to see the progress after their last visit three years ago. They were impressed with the temple progress.

The always awe inspiring green jade flower in full bloom.

Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.

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