These families are from Los Angeles and Boston. Some of them know our good friend Janahan Balasingam who has performed special pujas for us in the past. The young lady in the middle just had her arangetram last week and took dance lessons from Janahan’s wife.
This is just one small group of over 100 visitors who flowed through the property today and it was not even a tour day!
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