Sun One begins a highly auspicious phase at Kauai Aadheenam. Preparations are being made for the gold-leafing work on Iraivan’s Gopurams. We have Chitra Puja this phase, followed by Vaikasi Vishakam which is the 60th anniversary of Gurudeva’s initiation by Yogaswami.
We also will be officially launching the new Hinduism Today web site on Sun Three so, stay tuned!
Kadavul temple in the morning as Bodhinatha gives his talk.
Today was also the day of the year when the Sun was directly over head of Kauai. At this longitude and latitude at about 12:30 pm — you had no shadow!
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