Srikanth and Haritha Deme, with their three young children, visited Kauai from Texas for the first time while on vacation, stopping over for a day after being on Maui. They are friends of the Master Course student family of Mrunal, Padmaja and Pooja Patel. Padmaja teaches the children in the local temple's Bal Vikas religion classes.
The children are having fun finding out that carving a stone is harder than it looks!
Making sure those protective glasses fit tightly (actually he doesn't want to wear them)
A big hug for the sacred healing rudraksha tree
Visiting Bali Hai falls
Then further down to get feet wet in the cool Wailua River
A happy family…especially the children were bright and bubbly
"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we're worshiping. Wherever we are, that's a place of worship. "To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion."