The next issue of Hinduism Today will carry a feature story on the Iraivan temple. It is unusual as we normally avoid putting ourselves forward in the magazine as it is a public service to all Hindus. But because the main structure is complete it seems a timely moment to do a feature story.
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.