Vanakkam. When I saw the presence of Jutikadevi at the avudaiyar site, it brought tears in my eyes. Avudaiyar is the Parashakti portion of the Sivalingam, and the thought came to me that Goddess Parvathi came down to earth in the form of Jutikadevi to add Her Shakti through adding the gold. Iraivan Temple is wonderful.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.