Siva came in many, many forms today, including a whole bus load of metaphysical students from countries all over the world.
Though our stream is still not receiving water from the reservoir, there has been sufficient and regular rain to keep our ponds full and the lotuses are blooming. This one is right in front where all can see.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.