The stream to the Aadheenam is turned off while the county repairs outlets deep in the edges of the giant Wailua Reservoir one mile north of the Aadheenam. It is a reminder of how precious the irrigation system on Kauai is, and how important it be maintained into the future.
This is one of the ponds closest to the edge of the pali cliff that falls off into the Wailua River Valley. The Aadheenam sits just back of the edge and our “pali path” walks are built right at and over the edge.
Now is the time to fix serious leaks that have eroded a lot of soil underneath the pond and sidewalk.
The Siddhidata Kulam has been working hard on this project now for over a week. We filled in as best we could last week and then had some rains. The rains filled in the ponds and were a useful test and showed us were we ha other leaks to repair.
Here is Sadhaka Rajanatha. The Siddhidata Kulam has become quite adept at concrete work.
Inspections under the pali path showed some serious cracks and had we let them go, the side walk might have been seriously compromised at this point next to the pool
Our SK team has poured in some pilings that should will keep the walk secure for years to come. The key will be to make sure there is no water flowing underneath in the future.
The blessings of Lord Murugan awaken wisdom which resides in his chakra. "Pray to Lord Murugan to unravel the great mysteries of the universe." When we get emotional we lose touch with our wisdom. Murugan inspires penance to soften karmas and purify the mind, chitta-shuddhi. If you do kavadi in the right spirit, to get the full blessing, have in mind specific misdeeds, apologize to the deity, learn from it, promise to do your best. Visions are still happening. Feeling the energy of the deity is stronger during festivals such as Skanda Shashti.