Bodhinatha with Guests

Luxman and Sarmela Sunder visited this morning

They also came in 2006 for blessings right after getting married. Their families are from Sri Lanka originally

Happy couple

Recent guests

Touring the Iraivan Temple today were longtime devotees from New York, Nilufer, Kaika, and Rashna Clubwala and Andrew Meunier. Also Sriram Somasundaram, Mythili Sriram and Akhila Sriram and Hetal Patel from Irvina, TX.

Upon our return to the Kadavul Temple, Larry Rivera who is a famous local Hawaiian musician, insisted that we join his guests and sit a moment and enjoy a song about Kauai called "Beautiful Kauai." Larry's entire family are famous for their Hawaiian music and he frequently brings his guests to the Kauai Aadheenam to enjoy the beauty and serenity of this sacred place.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this delightful and spontaneous entertaining moment.

Our last two wonderful guests pause a moment with Shanmuga Kartikeya under the Banyan tree prior to departing.

Kadavul Temple's Now Golden Kodimaram

The professional gilding group at work with Deva Rajan atop the Kodimaram of the Kadavul Temple.

Mission accomplished -- they all pose with Sivakatirwami who is on vigil in the temple today, at the base of the Kodimaram.

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Gilder's Studio team pose for a final photo. Left to right: Michael Kramer, Lisa DaSilva, Jill London, Dennis DaSilva. Today was their last day having completed all of the gilding of the Capstone, Chinna Gopurams and Raja Gopurams of the Iraivan Temple.

Kadavul Temple's Kodimaram Goes Gold

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