Every sun one the Siddidatha Kulam team spends all day starting, planting and amending the soil. The all organic garden feeds the monastic community 365 days a year. With much trail and error Yoginatha Swami and Sadhaka Adinatha have perfected the planting cycles of each plant in the garden. Swami utilizes a master calendar that keeps tract of each plant, how long it is grown, what time of year to plant and the best fertilizer to help the specific plant grow.
Sadhaka Nilakantha is preparing special potting soil that is used to germinate our seeds into small plants.
From a seed you see a plant in one to two weeks
Sadhaka Adinatha lovingly tends to the small greens and prepares them to be planted in the garden.
Sadhaka Adinatha inspects the very happy lettuce
Ganesha over see and blesses all the joyous Seva in the garden.
This head of cabbage is growing well.
A variety of greens are grown in the garden. Lettuce, chard, and kale to name a few.
"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