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.
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta