Yesterday was tour day at the monastery. Some 120 pilgrims and tourists came to visit the Aadheenam and see the sacred gardens and Iraivan temple. Afterwards Bodhinatha spent time in the Mini Mela signing books and greeting guests.
"Bodhinatha describes the nature of the holy men and women of Saivism and relates the teachings of the women saint Auvaiyar. He shows how her focus is on dharma and at the same time, in her poem to Ganesha, how she exemplifies the nature of the monistic theism of our tradition -- how theistic worship of the Deity takes us deep into inner awakenings of monism, being one with Siva.