Nataraja's Nilayam Opens Today

The old kitchen of Kauai Aadheenam had parts and pieces going back to the 40's and 50's when the estate here was built. After living here since 1969, it was badly deteriorated. Four months ago, Sivanathaswami began a process to renovate the kitchen by hiring a professional designer to design the interior. The plan was not only to clean up and refurbish, but to radically transform the space into a more useful, user friendly kitchen. And the goal was achieved in four months. As Kulapati Deva Rajan remarked today: "It's amazing to see how many work spaces there are now." Indeed, eight or nine people could now work together here.

8 Responses to “Nataraja's Nilayam Opens Today”

  1. Anjali says:

    A fine kitchen can lead to especially finely prepared meals! What a joy!

    Om Om,


  2. Ripla says:

    Love the new kitchen.. Big congrats! Jai Ganapati!

  3. Debora Murbach says:

    Beautiful kitchen! And it´s unbelievable how everybody is getting fit! Congrats to all of you! Congratulations also to John and all the workers who have made this beautiful job!

  4. Toshadevi Nataraja says:

    Jai Ganesa!! Such a wonderful blessing. I love a spacious and organized kitchen because it makes for an excellent working area,especially for preparing timely and nutritious meals for our Swamis and fortunate devotees. Aum Shanti

  5. Padmaja says:

    Congratulations! It is a beautiful and functional kitchen, thank you Yoginathaswami for a quick installation of the stove and range hood over the weekend!

  6. Sarasvathi Iswarapatham says:

    Aum Sivaya

    Now cooking will be done with a lot more zest!Congrats & happy cooking for the Gods in the temple & our dear monks.

  7. Jutikadevi Sivaraja says:

    I just wanted to write and alert everyone, to the pictures…of the old kitchen…it speaks volumes of the selfless monks they are..

    Everything is given for upliftment of devotees…and very little, is there for their comfort.

  8. Ushadevi says:

    Jai Ganesha! With the old version of the kitchen could imagine how easy it was for tunes flow out and ride along the path of the fragrance of the food as it was being prepared. Now, I cracked myself up thinking of how the monks are going to need duct-tape to keep the kitchen quiet while working. I was laughing at the thought of puffed up cheeks as the songs were trying to escape through the mesh. Such a lovely space and a heart-melting photo #4!

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