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.
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.
Hindus believe in each individual as a soul, a divine being who is inherently good. We all have a threefold nature: instinctive, intellectual, intuitive. Develop the intuitive/spiritual/soul nature with compassion, devotion, penance. Use the intellect to help subdue the instinctive mind. Guilt is not a part of Hinduism. There is no eternal hell. You have a continuity of consciousness when you transition to the inner worlds. There is no devil, but there are mischievous "asuras."