Today’s tour group enjoyed the grounds and listened intently as they learned about Gurudeva’s mission, Kauia Aadheenam, the monks that live in paradise and the basics of Hinduism.
The beautiful jade plants are in full bloom.
Approximately 80 visitors came despite the rain to see the marvel of Iriavan Temple.
Paramacharya Palaniswami gave a private tour to the visiting writer for a gardening magazine from MN while many other guests listened in.
Shilpi Kanan demonstrates the intricacies of stone carving using a variety of chisels.
A young couple, Barath and Priyanka, originally from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and now residing in Austin Texas enjoyed the tour recommended by their colleges who had visited recently. They have been married for two years and are enjoying a second honeymoon on the Garden Island.
Kulamata Savitri Palani is visiting Kauai with her husband, Kulapati Satya. She has been working on a karma yoga project and helped with sales today with the tour day shopping rush.
Shanmuganathaswami greeted this group of healers from Germany who enjoying Kauai’s healing energy. They came specifically to see the Spatika Lingam, the form of Siva as the large three foot, seven hundred pound single pointed crystal which will eventually be placed in the inner sanctum of Iraivan Temple.
Hindus believe there is one Truth, we just all don't agree on the name and nature of God. To compare Hinduism with other religions, you need to ask the orthodox practioners what their beliefs are. For example, one Christian minister explained that he believes we are fallen beings, not inherently good and need to be redeemed or face eternal Hell. Hinduism believes the opposite: we are divine beings with instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Everyone will eventually become a spiritual being and attain God realization. That is about as far apart as we can get in beliefs. There is really no way that the two can be compared.