Kannan and Jan Eluthesen made their first pilgrimage To Kauai Aadheenam. Originally from Malaysia, they both met while studying in Honolulu, live there for a while, then settled in California. They are friends of Deva and Gayatri Rajan and occasionally come to the Golden Gate Mission satsang.
They love the grounds and think many, many people will come when Iraivan Temple is complete.
Kannan has been helping this past week working with Deva and Acharya Kumarswami on a project for the Swayambhu Lingam art display that will be installed on San Marga… watch for news on this in the months ahead. He has many years of experience in IT systems having work for Kaiser Permanente and had a good consultation meeting with Sivakatirswami giving us some guidance on developing a media database on our web server.
Thank you for your help Kannan!
Our pilgrims meet with Paramacharya Palaniswami who gave them an over view of the big picture of how monastery functions and our publications and artwork development.
The blessings of Lord Murugan awaken wisdom which resides in his chakra. "Pray to Lord Murugan to unravel the great mysteries of the universe." When we get emotional we lose touch with our wisdom. Murugan inspires penance to soften karmas and purify the mind, chitta-shuddhi. If you do kavadi in the right spirit, to get the full blessing, have in mind specific misdeeds, apologize to the deity, learn from it, promise to do your best. Visions are still happening. Feeling the energy of the deity is stronger during festivals such as Skanda Shashti.