Inspired and happy guests today included Dr. Kailash Pande from Phoenix, AZ making his fourth pilgrimage to the Aadheenam. Also Dr. Rakesh K. Singh and Dr. Bhavana J. Dave, both Professors of the Nebraska Medical Center, are here visiting for the first time.
(left) Sahasrananda and Bhaghi Rathy are visiting from Florida for the first time. Present for the morning Siva puja in Kadavul Temple, they found the darshan "absolutely vibrant," and Iraivan Temple "very beautiful in serene surroundings." "It feels like Kailasa."
Rishi Kumar Das and Jaya Sri Das felt "it was a blessing to visit and experience the transcendental energy of Lord Shiva's Temple."
"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