Toshadevi Nataraj pilgrimaged for mahasamadhi observances with her children Vanore (right) and Lily. They live on St. Lucia island in the Caribbean (our prayers go out to the island’s residents, who suffered a devastating hurricane just a few days ago). The rest of her family has already visited here in the last few years. The family formally studies the Master Course trilogy and Toshadevi is now an Arulsishya of Saiva Siddhanta Church.
Toshadevi Nataraj family and new Himalayan Academy student Eleni Cannon visit our cows
"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