Many visitors take note of the tiny trees here and there on the grounds, bonsais cultivated in the traditional way by master Tandu Sivanathan. His Ichiban Apprentice, Sadhaka Rajanatha, is working on a banyan, cutting the roots back and repotting it to discourage growth.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.