Kumara Nataraja, a devotee of Gurudeva’s for forty-one years, traveled 800 miles from his home in Seattle to the Siva Murugan Temple in Concord, California to take a vow, a brahmachariya vrata to remain celibate for the remainder of his life.
He beloved wife recently made her transition to the inner worlds, and Kumar dedicates himself now to spiritual life.
Kulapati Deva Rajan and Kulapati Easan Katir witnessed the ceremony. Gurudeva founded the Concord Temple over twenty years ago.
The local Chettiar community now maintains this popular meeting place of Gods, devas and Saiva souls.
Pujari Narayana Viswanathan Ardhanareeswaran tied the sacred cord around Brahmachari Kumara’s waist and gave his blessings for spiritual work ahead.
Bodhinatha continues with his weekly series of commentaries on The Path to Siva. In this past Sun One talk, he elucidates the four key beliefs in Hinduism, the three pillars of Sanatana Dharma and Gurudeva's three stages of faith. Primary to Hinduism is the key belief that God is within each of us. To have a well-rounded understanding and experience of Hinduism, to make spiritual progress, adhyatma vikasha, we need scripture, humility, temple worship, devotion. To fully experience God we need the guru to give the spark for meditation and deeper wisdom.