Kadavul at Midnight

Aum Namah Sivaya

As many of us know, our monks hold a 24/7/365 vigil in Kadavul Temple. During a monk's three hour stay in the temple he performs the Agamically prescribed puja (12am, 3 am, 6am, 9am, 12pm, 3pm or 6pm) for that vigil and performs japa, meditation, reads scripture, cleans, etc. Seeing as how one of our TAKAgraphers is currently on the midnight to 3am vigil, we thought we'd give you a look into Kadavul Temple during rarely seen hours of the night.

Sutra 316 of the Nandinatha Sutras
Monastic Life's Fourfold Purpose
Siva's monastics lead a joyous, contented, steadfast, humble life. Their purpose is contemplation upon and love of Siva, to maintain Siva consciousness, realize the Self and uplift others while serving their satguru. Aum.


9 Responses to “Kadavul at Midnight”

  1. muthu says:

    nice

  2. Rajeshwari Parasivam says:

    Thank you for sharing the mystical midnight vigil. Beautiful seeing Kadavul in all its resplendence of the night from different perspectives. Aum,Aum

  3. Trey says:

    Thank you so much for sharing, what a blessing! The description of how the deity uses the second world form and first world murti to transmit blessings was especially helpful as well. I loved seeing all the Marigolds. They are my favorite flowers to use in puja, they’re so vibrant and plentiful!

  4. Holly Young says:

    Lovely. This entry makes me feel like I am there.

  5. Hency says:

    Thank you so much for sharing, Lord Shiva’s blessing! The description of how the deity uses the second world form and first world murti to transmit blessings was especially helpful as well. I loved all the pictures & description which i never had known. I visted this temple & will be residing very soon to kauai to get bless by god.

  6. GAYATRI RAJAN says:

    So beautiful and potent. Thank you.
    Pranams to mathavasis

  7. Rajendra Giri says:

    Thanks for sharing.
    Om Namah Shivay!

  8. Savitri Palani says:

    Thank you! Ambe Sivamayam Satyame Parasivam

  9. Sheela says:

    thank you, thank you, thank you ….

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