This morning a group from the Kauai branch of the Association of Family and Community Education, a program of the University of Hawaii Tropical Agricultural Human Resource walked through Siva's Garden of Life, guided by Isani.
They were able to witness the priming of the Chinna Gopuram West Tower
Here the team from Maryland begins the priming of the North tower. Once it dries, they will apply the sizing and the 23-karat gold.
Did you know that gold is so thin that 200,000 sheets would only be an inch thick?
You can see our slideshow on the priming below.
"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."