Patel family had darshan with Bodhinatha as their pilgrimage winds toward a close.
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dvitiya Tithi, Sun One, Sunday, July 31st.
On this Ardra abhishekam day, several Gujarati families arrived toward the end of the morning. The man in the right behind the two boys is Shailesh Patel, who drove Bodhinatha four months ago to the BAPS temple in Houston, Texas.
Karthik and his wife
Everyone had a great time visiting Iraivan on this sunny day.
We had such a wonderful time discovering your beautiful Temple! Thank you for your gracious hospitality. We hope with all our hearts that we will come to settle in Kauai after this spring, after we have our marriage in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu!! My wife Laila & I deeply hope to become a part of Kauai’s community and to help Temple grow; we welcome any insights you might have for our journey!
~Thanks & Blessings from Minnesota,
Karthik & Laila Om
"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."