Tour day brought about sixty five guests with many thought provoking questions.
Near the Four Sages at the feet of Dakshinamurthi.
Walking up the slope beneath the Rudraksha Trees to avoid the muddy grounds near the temple, guest enjoy a view from higher ground. All seemed interested in seeing the rare hand carved sanctuary of the Divine.
Dr. John Lydgate, retired instructor of World Religions at the local Community College, visited today. He and his friends are featuring Kauai's Hindu Temple in the new publication, Pacific Journal.
The silpis demonstrate stone carving for the guests.
A series of group photos feature our visitors under the protection of the tent as the tropical rains bless us.
Radiating the light of Siva within their eyes and smiles, all seemed appreciative or the opportunity to visit the sacred site of Iraivan.
Devotees of Amritanandamai enjoyed the tour and were interested in learning about the puja schedule.
Guests take a turn at carving the white granite.
A family from Ohio are thoroughly enjoying their second visit to Kauai Aadheenam.
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usual refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, the chosen God is a key and also Gurudeva tells us: the Deity chooses you.
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 39
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 5
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras