Sadhu Paksha continues at the Aadheenam. Bodhinatha, Acharya Arumugaswami and Sadhaka Nandinatha arrived home in excellent health having come safely through a myriad of events and experiences and many mission accomplishments, for the next few phases, TAKA will consist of photos and slideshows from the mission/pilgrimage. They may not all be in chronological order. We hope you enjoy our new wide format.
We have a few photos sent from Swamimalai. Bodhinatha’s visit to see the avudaiyar was staged as a major event.
Selvanathan Stapathi who designed the Avudaiyar and Kubera Stapathi who manifested it with his team of metal craftsmen hail this piece as something unique in the history of temple sculpture in recent times.
Bodhinatha speaks at the event. Seated is
Thiru Nellaiappan, our Liaison Officer in India, who continues to do a brilliant job facilitating all our work and events in Tamil Nadu. Thank you Nellaiappan!
Inspecting the avudaiyar with media present to document the event
"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