Namaste to the sacred artisans who created such beautiful carvings. Siva is working so inspiringly through them. It is awesome to see the unfolding of the Iraivan temple done in such an authentic way-created with divine inspiration, love, and mantras. Surely the stone elephants have become more potently alive with Siva’s shakti. Aum Shanti
Aum Iraivan temple is bringging back the ancient age of Hinduism.The stone elepahant tells us the message of love kind and be good to the green nature.Now days there are many Hindus converting to other religion due to lack of divine teachings.I am from malaysia,people paid 500 TO 800 USD to convert from hinduism to Islam and other religion.This pople are poor and have not propper Hinduism teachings.Temple managements are using the power for political gain only.Would glad if Iraivan temple reps at Kuala Lumpur involve in more preaching and teaching of hinduism…AUM SHANTI
Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.