Manickam Ganesan and his wife Sundari (right) are from Anchorage, Alaska. They have been here before. This year they came on a pilgrimage which is also a family re-union with there two daughters who live in Boston. It has been seven years since they were altogether on a trip like this. Meena (in blue) is a budding journalist and has offered to help edit articles for Hindu Press International. Nelly (in green) is in the public health care sector, helping to assess needs and get health care to people who need it in Massachusetts. They visited with each of the monks in the Ganapati Kulam today.
Paban, Sagarika and Anoushka Sarma came from Fort Collins, Colorado to Kauai for their first time just to see Iraivan Temple on the advice from their friend. He told them, “You must go to see this Temple”. He knew about it from finding it on the internet, but had not yet been here. They were so happy he did!
When Anoushka was asked, “What was your most favorite of everything your have seen?” Her answer, “Iraivan Temple”. Thank you all and come back again soon.
One Response to “Pilgrims from Alaska and Colorado”
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The blessings of Lord Murugan awaken wisdom which resides in his chakra. "Pray to Lord Murugan to unravel the great mysteries of the universe." When we get emotional we lose touch with our wisdom. Murugan inspires penance to soften karmas and purify the mind, chitta-shuddhi. If you do kavadi in the right spirit, to get the full blessing, have in mind specific misdeeds, apologize to the deity, learn from it, promise to do your best. Visions are still happening. Feeling the energy of the deity is stronger during festivals such as Skanda Shashti.