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.
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta