Almitra Zion top row center of photo assisted Gurudeva by traveling to AK in 1987 to locate and help negotiate the purchase of the Sphatika Lingam which will be the central icon of Iraivan Temple. Almitra has written the account of this experience and has recently made the book, Crystal Journey, available as and e-book. You can download it at her website: www.thegreatcentralsun.com. She is donating $4 of each book ordered to help build Iraivan Temple, "Where the world comes to pray…" pictured with Almitra are her son Sequoya on the top row left and friends that joined her for a tour today.
"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