Lata Sri Ram organized a two-day music concert called Pallavika in San Ramon, California. Deva Rajan, Shivani Rajan and Kanda Alahan set up an Iraivan booth in the lobby. These are pictures of some of the volunteers who staffed the booth for the weekend.
Here is Venkat Ramakrishnan Bhavani and Sandyadevi Param
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