Since it is not clear who is Thiru Satkunendran in the other photos here is a photo of him with Yoginathaswami at another event.
A very long time supporter of the Aadheenam and its work. Staunch supporter of Hinduism Today. Thiru Satkunendran is our primary coordinator in Toronto. He generally helped by various other sivathondars such as Sivayogapathy, Siva Markandu depending on the events. Thiru was doing this seva since the day Gurudeva first visited Toronto. He helps us keeping track of each event that we need to attend, driving us there, make sure we return back to hotel on time, feeding us and coordinating various devotees who are eager to feed the monks with unbelievebly tasty Jaffna style cooking. He always stays on the background after doing un believeable amount of sevak. So this time we insisted to put forward his humble seva. Bodhinatha graciously agreed to visit his home. This is the first time this was done since Bodhinatha’s visit to Toronto after Gurudeva’s Mahasamadhi. Below--after the formal welcoming ceremony a Natchintanai song was sung to honor Bodhinatha. The clear white light shinning behind Bodhinatha--cameraman’s excuse for chossing a wrong angle!
A small congregation gathered
Thiru Satkunendran and his extended family. Followed up a marvelous Jaffna lunch of course!
"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