Hindu Visitors arrived from all parts of the Mainland on Memorial Day, many for the first time.
Resting in the shade of the Meditation Pavilion are Anjana and Ashutosh Rastogi with Ashutosh's father, Kunwar B. Rastogi all from Odessa, TX. "What a beautiful and spiritual place this is" remarked Ashutosh. "We definitely want to come here again."
A group from the "Astro Convention" arrived for the morning puja and a tour of the Iraivan Temple. The Convention is headed by Vedic Astrologer, Dennis Harness "Dayananda", (far right in orange) who is well known to the Swamis here.
"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."