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.
Dharma is religious patterns which when followed promote the wellbeing of the individual, the family and society. Patterns so that the soul matures and gets closer to God, closer to realizing the Divinity within. Dharma is: "The orderly fulfillment of an inherent nature or destiny," working on instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Destiny is fixed: Realization. Personal dharma, "your own perfect pattern in life", is different for the sannyasin and the householder.