The Siddhidata Kulam is really focused on repair of the pools and streams that catch the water from the stream and take it over the pali down to the rivers. Years of erosion have been exposed and rock walls are being complete renovated.
A huge job! Sadhaka Nilakantha digging out mud with ear-muffs on to protect the ears from the noise of the jack hammer and pressure washer.
Pressure washing silt away from the banks.
The lava rock walls have big gaps between and behind the stones. These are being cleaned out and then completely re-cemented in place.
"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."