Sun Four felt very auspicious as the work on the gold leafing scaffolding is underway and we feel a fresh breeze of positive energy in the air….
Today the team from Honolulu put up a scaffolding around the Kodimaram of the Iraivan temple.
The metal portion of the flagpole in front of Kadavul Hindu Temple will also be clad in gold leaf. For this, the team put up this special scaffolding today. They also helped Palaniswami put up a camera housing 25 feet up in a tree. This is for taking a month-long timelapse movie of the gold leafing work. If it works, we will see the entire 30-day process in 90 seconds.
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