Master Course student, Thushyanthan Amritalingam from Calgary, works in IT but otherwise is a top-notch photographer. He also takes photos into Adobe Lightroom and retouches them. We could not resist sharing with you this amazing series. He has taken color photos and turned many of them into sepia or black and white images. The effect is amazing.
Here is Tiruvalluvar at the Banyan Mandapam display area.
Silpis at work.
Inside Iraivan temple.
We put up the whole collection as a slideshow, along with one of our favorite Natchintanai: Engal Gurunathan by Pon Sundaralingam.
Aum Namah Sivaya!
Absolutely beautiful pictures, I felt as If I were transported to Kauai Aadheenam.
Great Job Thushyanthan Amritalingam!Thank you!
also what a wonderful rendition of Engal Gurunathan…
By the way where can I find this version by Pon Sundaralingam?
I think that if these were to be made available as photographs, framed or not, in the store that they would sell like hotcakes. ESP the bleached out ones. I’d buy one in a heartbeat…ESP if I knew the profit was going into the building fund (hint, hint 🙂
"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