On Saturday, June 26th an all-day Saivite Summer Camp was held at the Thiruvadi Nilayam, Toronto for the community’s youth. Fifty two youth of all ages attended the camp which was conducted by Rishi Thondunathan. participants were instructed about the Nine Beliefs of Hinduism, A Hindu Primer, Ten Questions about Hinduism and more from Gurudeva’s book, Dancing with Siva.
The camp began with a Puja to Chellappaswami, Yogaswami and Gurudeva.
One of the youth, Srirangan, participated at the camp celebarated his 19th Birthday
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"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