With the completion of our new parking lot, we are slowly relaxing our reservations to allow more guests on public tour day. These fifty souls now know what a magical place Kauai Aadheenam is!
We offer a prize for anyone who can remove the ball from the lions mouth!
If guests walk briskly on the way back from Iraivan they witness Paramacharya Sivanatha making the final oblation to the Kodimaram and the four directions.
While this photo doesn’t really do it justice, this Anthurium is the deepest raspberry color, very unusual and I am sure rare. This little Gecko has even come for a closer look in broad daylight (also a rare sight).
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta