T. Sivagnanam on pilgrimage from Edmonton, Canada. He is one of the founders of the Maha Ganapathy Temple Temple there. He worked very closely with Gurudeva who helped guide him and others in Edmonton as far back as 1978 before the temple was built. Today the temple is a spiritual powerhouse in the north. Here is the temple web site http://www.mahaganapathytemple.com
And you can go here for a very good account of the early years of the temple from its inception to completion. it explains Gurudeva’s participation when, in 1978, Gurudeva sent a Ganesha murthi to the devotees: http://www.rajahs.net/mgtemple.html
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.