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”
Hi Meena,good to see your support by all the way coming from Boston.Wondering what type of articles do you write as a journalist for HINDU PRESS INTERNATIONAL,please let me know.I have given you my email address and my mobile phone number is 0401968412 Melbourne,australia.
"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