Jagdish and Namrata Ragade with their two children Anusha and Shreya are on pilgrimage from Oregon. They made their first visit in 2010, then Namrata started formal Master Course studies and also returned for a personal sadhana pilgrimage, and Jagdish attended our 2011 weekend retreat in California. Anusha (the older sister) expressed how there is so much to see on the grounds and it’s so great to be out in nature like this.
Visiting Iraivan Temple
Trying to carve granite…
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"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta