Nagendra Arakali and family from Denver with his wife’s parents from Bangalore. They are devotees of the Sringiri Mutt and Sringiri Shankaracharya in India.
Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati visiting from from Svaroopa Vidya Ashram near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She took her brahmachariya vows under Swami Muktananda and later received sannyasa from Swami Shankarananda (another swami initiated by Swami Muktananda)
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.