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."
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