Rita Shroff and Karthik Srinivasan are visiting Hawaii from Dallas, Texas on their first wedding anniversary. They find Kauai to be the most lush of all the islands. Rita’s parents are founding members of a Hindu temple in Midland, west Texas that Bodhinatha has visited multiple times. Karthik’s parents are from Swamimalai in Tamil Nadu, so he was pleasantly surprised to learn that our Iraivan Sivalingam base and 108 tandava bronzes were cast there.
Another happy couple from Houston, Texas joined us, unfortunately we didn’t catch their name.
They look forward to the kumbhabhishekam for Iraivan Temple.
"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we're worshiping. Wherever we are, that's a place of worship. "To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion."