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).
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