For all those who hold our spiritual home land of Sri Lanka dear in their hearts, it is good to see things improving after years of conflict. This new web site:
http://www.jaffna630.com has great panoramas of temples and places in the North. of particular interested for our Parampara are these two for Kumbhalavalai Pillaiyar temple in Alaveddy near the Subramuniya Ashram and Nallur temple.
There are 18 interior and exterior views of the Alaveddy temple. (click on the left column)
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.