Manickam family-- Sishyas Rajkumar, Ananda and daughter Saroja Devi are here on pilgrimage from Colorado.
Saroja’s father Rajkumar took a photo of her, which she then uploaded onto the SSC website as her new personal profile photo.
Before the Manickam family met with Bodhinatha, their daughter Saroja logged in to our new private Saiva Siddhanta Church website to take a tour and learn how to upload images. Dasan, Shakti and Chudika Mahadevan joined in.
The letter "Ya" in the Panchakshara Mantra, Namasivaya, stands for the soul. Bodhinatha uses the Panchakshara Mantra to show how the soul is initially drawn by Siva's veiling grace, which leads the soul to maturity through experience in the world. Then comes Siva's revealing grace. When we've had enough of the world, Siva's grace pulls us toward God. The mantra also has the simple, two-syllable form. Si- Reflecting on God the Transcendent Absolute, Va-God as the All Pervading Consciousness