Sweet devotional songs wafted through the tropical air this morning. Upon exploring the source, we found this family at the temple pool lovingly praising Siva in traditional hymns from the Tamil. It was the senior Amma's birthday today.
Nearby another family is figuring out the telescope.
It points to Iraivan Temple so visitors can see the work from a distance.
Another family takes a photo of the pond and waterfalls from the Media Studio entrance.
The letter "Ya" in the Panchakshara Mantra, Namasivaya, stands for the soul. Bodhinatha uses the Panchakshara Mantra to show how the soul is initially drawn by Siva's veiling grace, which leads the soul to maturity through experience in the world. Then comes Siva's revealing grace. When we've had enough of the world, Siva's grace pulls us toward God. The mantra also has the simple, two-syllable form. Si- Reflecting on God the Transcendent Absolute, Va-God as the All Pervading Consciousness