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!
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta