Mr. and Mrs. Loganathan darshan with Bodhinatha. Satguru Yogaswami used to walk frequently by his home in Jaffna, sometimes spontaneously coming in to say a few words.
Kanagasabai and Nagulambikai Loganathan are on pilgrimage to the monastery and visit with Shanmuganathaswami and Yogi Jothinatha. They are Hinduism Today lifetime subscribers and co-creators of the Murugan Temple of North America Puja Fund, fund #70 with Hindu Heritage Endowment.
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