Shriram and Rohini Udupa (on the left) have been here for several days and attended our Sivaratri pujas. They are from the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago. Rohini is Hindu Dharma and Philosophy Committee Chairperson of that temple. Today their friends from Honolulu came to visit along with them.
Narmada Lingam abhishekam
enjoying a visit to Iraivan Temple
Gaurav, Ripla and little Aran Malhotra have been here on pilgrimage for about a week and also attended Sivaratri. They study the Master Course lessons and Bodhinatha had a satsang at their home in Chicago last year with their friends.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.