Honoring Iraivan Temple’s Carvers

We have been having a creative time with our Quad Copter. Please enjoy these new aerial shots of our recently installed Temple Carvers Pavilion next to Iraivan Temple. At around 2:20 the camera looks across the river to our Himalayan Acres fields, where you will see our fields of 8-foot-tall Koa trees in the foreground and behind that a large grassy field which has a few hundred coconut trees. Click the gear and watch it in HD

Today We Worship Our Gurudeva

Devotees around the world are honoring Gurudeva today. It has been 5,738 days since his Great Departure, and today was our 209th monthly honoring of that day. A devotee sent an amazing and apt video of Nallur Temple festival in Sri Lanka.

The interesting thing is that the sound track is Yogaswami's Natchintanai talking about Nallur, where he met his guru, Chellappaswami. The power of the paramparai can be seen in this short video, a power enhanced by the fact that Chellappaswami lived in the chariot house on the temple grounds for years.

It was here, too, that he shook the bars and demanded from Yogaswami, "Who do you think you are?" That question was the seed of all that Kauai's Hindu Monastery is today.

Remember, we are going to Nallur Temple in Jaffna in February, 66 of us. Jai Nandinatha Sampradaya!

See the video here

Installed Bronzes

Here are a few more photos that give a nice perspective of the recently installed bronzes

June Chitra Puja

This morning we celebrated our monthly padapuja to Gurudeva in Kadavul Temple. As the sun was rising, monks and local devotees gathered around Gurudeva's shrine and observed an abhishekam to his black granite tiruvadi. Natyam Jayanatha and Nirvani Tejadevanatha performed the abhishekam as other monks chanted Sri Rudram and delved within. Jai Gurudeva!

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