Last phase brought some very special guests to the Aadheenam. Traveling all the way from the Island of Mauritius, Kulapati Sivakumaren & Kulamata Kavita with their children (from left to right) Dipa, Jayendra & Basanti. They are very involved in supporting the Spiritual Park in Mauritius. Basanti and Dipa love to come to Kauai for a break and work in the mini mela here at Kauai Aadheenam. Kulapati Deva Seyon hosted them.
The Mardemootoos are traveling with their dear friends from Malaysia, Dato Vijay Eswaran and his wife Umayal.
Dato and Umayal are major contributors to the building of Iraivan Temple and have supported the monks in many ways over the years. They also have a beautiful home on Kauai overlooking the valley, mountains and ocean.
"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