Kulapati Easan Katir joined the annual summer camp help at the Sri Venkateshwara temple. The Sri Venkateshwara Temple has conducted a youth camp each summer for more than twenty years. and this is Easan’s 7th year teaching there, along with other teachers. This year 90 plus campers attended.
The photo shows the temple renovation for the kumbabhishekam later this month.
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