This is Bharatchandra, wife Sangeeta, daughters Tulsi, Krishna and Krupa (not pictured) visiting for first time from southern California.
They got a copy of “What is Hinduism” to be signed by Bodhinatha
They grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and then moved to Los Angeles area about ten years ago.
While in Johannesburg they found our book Loving Ganesha tucked away in a bookstore, right after experiencing a very challenging karma. The book helped them cope with that karma and move on. Consequently, they’ve felt a deep connection with Gurudeva and looked forward to visiting one day.
That day finally arrived and now they want to support Iraivan Temple “forever.”
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.