As our tour guests walk the garden path, the monks are busy pouring gallons of milk, yogurt, ghee and honey on Kadavul Nataraja for the monthly Ardra Puja. The bells and chanting are ringing through the air.
Take a deep breath! Guests are always surprised as we walk through nature’s gateway here and find the temple on the other side.
The number of those who have experienced Iraivan increased by close to 90 souls today. About half were circumnabulating Iraivan when we snapped this.
With summer fading and fewer children, “big people” can now practice a little stone carving.
Ambarish, Anaradha and Samdev from New Jersey. Anaradha used to attend the Flushing Ganesha Temple when she was a young girl and absolutely loves Kauai Aadheenam!
"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