The holidays are bringing lots of Hindu families to Kauai Aadheenam
This is the family of Dr. Bhagawandas P. Lathi and his wife, son, daughter-in-law and grand-children. Dr. and Mrs. Lathi have been very strong supporters of Hinduism Today and Iraivan temple through the years! And we all want to thank them for their generous contributions.
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