These two lovely families arrived from Cerritos, CA to attend the morning puja and later toured the Iraivan Temple. Hamendra and Rekha Doshi were here with their daughter, Vidhi and are originally from Mumbai. While Suresh and Anju Bansal and their daughter, Nisha are originally from Delhi. Both families felt deeply moved by their experience here and stated that "this was one of the most spiritual places they had ever visited."
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