after many years of dreaming about an upgrade for the front of Kadavul, a team of tile setters recently completed work on the area in front of the temple with quartzite. They did a great job with slopes so that no water collects, the tiles are a bit rough which will prevent any slipping.
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