Pero and T. K. Venkatachalam from Chattanoga, TN and daughter Sandhya from San Francisco
fulfilling their desire to see Iraivan Temple today.
Joining the Venkatachalms to see Iraivan Temple today are Richard and Dianne Warder from Memphis, TN and Clifford and Diana Knox from Salt Spring Island, BC Canada. All were in awe of the Temple craftsmanship and the peaceful beauty of the land and river.
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