What a beautiful and auspicious Ayudha Pooja at Iraivan.
Growing up in India I have experienced many Ayudha poojas including the royal one in Mysore. But, the Iraivan event is just devine,unmatched. John Muir said ” Man can create beautiful things but, cannot match/surpass the beauty of what nature creates”. Well mother nature,our Iraivan temple comes close to you,to be cared by you for ever. Om shanti.
Om Namah Shivaya.
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