Vasant and Vani Nath, here today on honeymoon from Mumbai. Vasant is a filmmaker and Vani does television marketing. Their parents recently visited Kauai Aadheenam and they made a point to come half-way around the world to be here and have their marriage blessed by Lord Nataraja on our beautiful Garden Island of Kauai.
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