Anbe Sivamayam Satyme Parasivam. Thank you Satguru Bodhinatha for this wonderful explanation on significance behind Siva and Sakti’s marriage, the first time I understood deeper mystical meaning behind this tradition which is common in some parts of Northern India. Aum Namah Sivaya.
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.