A great project accomplished by Kauai Aadheenam was the digitization of the Agamas. The digitized manuscripts were carefully stored in a single TB hard disks. This big drive called the Agama Drive consists of as many as 10,200 palm leaf manuscripts,1200 transcripts, 350
rare and old books -- most of them related to the Saiva Agamas. 15 copies of this priceless Agama Drive were presented to 15 Sivacharyas in a memorable Meet held
at GRT Grand Hotel, Chennai on the 16th July 2011 by H H Satguru Bodhinatha Veylan Swami, Guru Maha Sannidhanam of Kauai Aadheenam.
Young student-priests of Sivacharya community who are going to complete their study in various patasalas have been given this Drive for the continuation of the work. Each patasala has been assigned a particular Mula Agama for typing, comparative reading and edition.
To put them on the right path, a meeting of the students was arranged by Dr Sabharathnam and Dr Abhiraman. It took place on the 27th August 2011 at Sivagama
Kendram, near Kalikambal Temple, Chennai. Dr Sabharathnam demonstrated to the students how to proceed with the contents of the Agama Drive. Dr Abhiraman explained the importance of the manuscripts and on how to deal with them.
The meeting was inaugurated and blessed by Swami Caitanya Nishtananda, the disciple of Swami Dayananda.
These photos depict the series of this event.
The meeting served its purpose. In the review meeting held on the 16th October 2011 at the same venue, the Sivacharya students presented a commendable report of their project work.
Swami Caitanya Nishtananda
Dr. Abhirama Sundaram
Dr. S.P. Sabharathnam
Filming the event
Dr. Sabharathnam shows the hard disc drive containing some ten thousand palm leaf bundles in digitized form, including most of the important Agamas.
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