On the 15th, Bodhinatha and Palaniswami left Kuala Lumpur for India on a morning flight, transiting through Chennai to Bangalore. After a short rest in their room at the Golden Palms Hotel, they were off to their first function at the padasala of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (see below).
The evening closed with a pada puja at the home of Kulapati Jiva Rajasankara, gift giving to the silpis and a late dinner.
On the 16th they paid a visit to Kailas Ashram and had long talk with Sri-la-Sri Jeyandrapuri Swami.
Then Bodhinatha presided over the namakarana for Chinmayie Rajasankar, first child born to Thuraisingam and Swapna Rajasankara.
"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