April 22nd we were visited by the graduating class of 1957 from Kauai High School. Many of them still reside on the island, yet most had never been to the Hindu Temple. They enjoyed experiencing the peace of the Temple grounds, were very interested in the plants and asked about the Buddhist -- Hindu connection. Many fondly remembered dining at the restaurant that was part of "Tropical Inn" back in the 60s. As with many visitors, they were enthralled with the beauty of the intricate carvings of Iraivan Temple and the magnificence of this project coming up on their island home.
The reunion group with family and friends that joined the tour.
"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we're worshiping. Wherever we are, that's a place of worship. "To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion."