Anand Yegnanarayan family is on pilgrimage from Los Angeles area. They last visited when their son, Abhinav, was six months old. Now he is five. Abhinav showed talent for bharata natyam dance, so he's now enrolled in a dance school. He demonstrated some dance moves for Bodhinatha.
Formal Master Course students Mrunal, Padmaja and Pooja Patel are here on pilgrimage to attend Satguru Purnima padapuja tomorrow morning.
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