Friday’s flight was pleasant and on time arriving around midnight in Phoenix.
Saturday at the temple just a few hundred. Head priest is Bhairavasundaram. He is the priest that helped Sambamurti Sivacharya with our Pancha Silanyasa ceremony for Iraivan, currently serves at the Boston Lakshmi Temple and is Sambamurti’s son in law.
Ceremonies were mainly the seven homas, one for each murti, eye opening, placing of navaratnas and closing puja. Excellent group of priests, and powerful ceremonies.
Main day is Sunday.
Evening a satsang at Chellappa and Banu’s home. About thirty devotees, attentive group, good questions.
"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we're worshiping. Wherever we are, that's a place of worship. "To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion."