A truly beautiful day brought more devout souls for the morning abishekam and puja in the Kadavul Temple.
On the left are Ramachandran Sitarama and his wife Ramya Chakravarthy visiting for the first time from Fremont, CA (originally Chennai, Tamil Nadu). An auspicious day for Ramya; its her birthday today. Raghurama Pai and his wife are from LA (orginally Karnataka) and are both subscribers and avid readers of our international magazine, Hinduism Today.
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.