Dr. Saras Sivaloganathan (not in photo) and his wife (in purple sari who is originally from Jaffna, Sri Lanka) are here visiting from Surrey, England. Also two families from Texas -- Shruthi, Ravi and Eshan Halekote are all originally from Bangalore, and on the far right are Damayantiben K. Patel and his wife from Houston. Mr. Patel stated that his experience to the temple and Aadheenam here was “the highlight of his visit to Kauai.”
Our mother Vicki with her son Senthilnathaswami, on a tour of Iraivan temple today before she leaves the island to return home. Thank you, Vicki, for all your love and light!
The letter "Ya" in the Panchakshara Mantra, Namasivaya, stands for the soul. Bodhinatha uses the Panchakshara Mantra to show how the soul is initially drawn by Siva's veiling grace, which leads the soul to maturity through experience in the world. Then comes Siva's revealing grace. When we've had enough of the world, Siva's grace pulls us toward God. The mantra also has the simple, two-syllable form. Si- Reflecting on God the Transcendent Absolute, Va-God as the All Pervading Consciousness