Our latest offering is a new uplifting, non-intellectual break for our TAKA viewers: slideshows with music.
Our Pancha Ganapati gift to TAKA viewers is an unexcerpted slide show of about 180 photos from the gilding of iraivan temple. Set to run at 2 second intervals, this show will take about 6 minutes, so be prepared just to sit back and relax, breath deeply and let go of all your cares and soar on the top of Iraivan temple with a lovely Natchintanai song playing in the background. (Assumes your computer will stream mp3 files.)
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