The Iraivan Temple has become a famous pilgrimage site for Hindus the world over, and even though this great Siva Temple has not quite been completed, guests and pilgrims continue to arrive from all over the world to enjoy the sacredness of this great spiritual sanctuary.
Pilgrims feel spiritually fulfilled after attending the wonderfully uplifting morning puja in the powerful Kadavul Siva Temple, where pujas have been performed every three hours, twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year for over three decades.
Guests then pilgrimage to the great Siva Temple known as "Iraivan" with its shining golden gopurams and magnificent capstone brilliant and resplendant in the morning sunlight.
Here visiting for the first time are guests, Kudavalli Jaganath with his wife and daughters. As well as Ravi Krishnan and his two sons, Sidharth 4 yrs, and Nikhil 2 yrs. Upon leaving Kudavalli remarked "If there is a place on earth for spirituality, it is here."
Also visiting are Vir andKiran Singh who were especially blessed to receive the darshan of Sat Guru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.
"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