Anil, Devajyothi, Meera and Manu Kondapi family are visiting for eight days from Phoenix, Arizona. They enjoy the grounds so much that they’ve been coming up every morning, singing beautifully during the puja.
The Ranganath and Narayan families from northern California. Ranganatha say they had the honor of meeting our late Gurudeva 20 years ago and he actually gave them a personal driving tour of grounds, pointing out the spot where Iraivan Temple would eventually rise up. They are so happy to see what has progressed since then.
"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