The Wailua mission held their monthly “Iraivan Morning” this month in the Banyan Mandapam outside of Kadavul temple yesterday.
Uma Sivanathan, and two Master Course students, Faith Collier, and Leonora Orr, making jewelry from rudraksha beads
Tandu Sivanathan, Aran Sendan, and and Master Course student, Justice Collier, filling the racks with rudraksha beads to be pressure washed
Some of the items to be blessed at the Temple and then offered for sale in the Mini Mela. Through this seva, the mission has raised thousands of dollars for Iraivan temple and blessed countless pilgrims with rudrakshas that go home with them, carrying the blessings of Lord Nataraja from Kauai back to their lives in the world.
"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