Uma Sivanathan bringing guests for the tour and temple puja today.
Each week our circle of friends and well wishers grows. Some have come before and bring friends and family to see the progress. New comers are inspired and carry a message of peace back to their homes and family. Gurudeva’s vision is truly encircling the world.
Koi were developed from common carp in Japan in the 1820s, and are still very popular there as they are a symbol of love and friendship. Koi are sprinkled all through the Aadheenam’s many pools.
Raj and Geetha Rajendran from Texas and Sukumar and Shanthi Pattnaik from Davis, California. They were very helpful on the tour, even telling our guests how to cook Jackfruit!
"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