Crystal clear days greet our many guests today on our weekly public tours. With the holiday season and children out of school there is a constant stream of visitors.
Last weeks tour group gathering under the Rudraksha trees.
With the work of the Siddhidata Kulam to build a railing we can now bring guests up on the foundation. Guests looking through the temple to the inner chamber, the sanctum sanctorum where one day soon the 700 pound Siva Crystal Linga will radiate a spiritual force which will bring thousands to Kauai.
Kandan is really wielding the hammer lately. A true stone master at work.
The children in the group all line up with great eagerness! I heard one little boy tell his father on the way back that he wants to be a stone carver when he grows up!
Here a guest decides to help build this enormous wonderment of the world.
Entering the monastery grounds, feeling the all pervasive sacredness is an experience on so many levels. It is like entering another dimension where each flower and tree whisper “all is well, all is divine”
Kulapati Easan Katir photographs the tour from another angle.
Kulapati Deva Seyon and Kulamata Amala Seyon addressing 80+ pilgrims and visitors.
Kulapati Deva Seyon leading the group on the path to Iraivan
Explaining the wonders of this divine Island
The Hon. Ashok H. Desai, former Attorney General of India and family
"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