Jai Yogaswami! Jai Gurudeva!
The “SOTHI” (FLAME of THE FIRE”) of the above HOMA,
is the real symbolic of the HUGE “SOTHI” at THIRUVANNAMALAI
SRI ARUNACHALA SIVAN TEMPLE, in THIRUVANNAMALAI ,
Tamil Nadu , South India, where during “KARTHIKAI THEEPAM”
Day, of every year, during end of November(Tamil – Hindu Calender
month of “KARTHIKAI”(Lord Murugan’s Nakshathira), Hundreds of Gallons of GHEE are poured into the massive container of a THEEPAM, on top of the Hill, at Thiruvannamalai & the “SOTHI”
of the “THEEPAM” with BLESSINGS, could be seen from very far away, of Miles distance, by thousands of Siva Devotees! Aum Siva.
In Saiva Puranams, we come across songs, as follows:
— “SOTHIYE SUDDARE” !
–“THOONDU SUDAR ANNAIYA SOTHI KANDAAI”
–“AATHIYUM ANTHAMUM ILLA ARUTPERUM SOTHI ”
– “SOTRUNAI VETHIYAN, SOTHI VAANAVAN”
Yes! GURUDEVA is giving his BLESSINGS, from the “SOTHI”
of the HOMA, at the Kauai Aashramam! WOW! Wonderful! Aum SIVA! SIVA!
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.