We also have our month Chitra puja yesterday. One of our sishya remarked the other day: “Gurudeva is so powerfully present these days. One of our guests even said they were sure they saw him sitting right there in the temple!”
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.