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.”
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.