We began our phase today with Sun one Homa as usual. During the retreat, besides the initiation of Siddhanathswami we also had the annual Vaikasi Vishakam Muruga puja which we held in the evening of Vaikasi. Here is the beautiful image of Subramaniyam in Kadavul temple.
Sadhaka Nandinatha after several years of practice on his chanting and puja was the lead pujari for the puja. This is his first big puja/abhishekam.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.