Recent Visitors

The monastery had a wonderful adventure with the Pillay family from Victoria Island, Canada. They were here for several weeks enjoying the darshan of Kadavul temple and working out some details for an event being held near their home on Victoria Island. See the visit page for details.

The Vellumylum family returned for another pilgrimage and also enjoyed Siva's radiance. They had a nice meeting with Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami and made tentative plans to visit him while in Canada at the Victoria event.

BAPS Sadhus Visit

At the end of last phase, the monastery was graced to receive the presence of visiting sadhus from the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) order. Pujya Sarvadarshan Swami and Pujya Harinivas Swami were able to spend the morning with some of our swamis, concluding with having darshan with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.

Sarvadarshan Swami is the head of the BAPS Chino Hills Mandir in southern California while Harinivas Swami's mission enjoins him visit their organization's mandirs in the western US in cities such as Phoenix, Seattle, and Portland. Both tirelessly serve their Guru, God, and community of sishya. They were visiting devotees in Honolulu, so it was easy for them to fly over here to Kauai for a visit.

Summer Tour Days Full of Bright Faces

Aran Sendan conducted today's tour and sends us this picture. He says, "The vision of the sacred land and view of the temple has a big impact on everyone, far beyond anything I might have to say to them!"

Siva’s Devotees

Right after enjoying darshan session with Satguru, the Suresh Rajamanickam family visit the Pillaiyar Kulam and meet Shanmuganathaswami who has just returned from Europe and North America with Satguru. This final stop marks the end of their inspired and busy two-week pilgrimage.

Satguru Gives Mantra Diksha

For the last few days, female sishya and students of Saiva Siddhanta Church have been attending what is simply called their "Ladies' Retreat." Some years ago, a few of our women sishya asked Satguru if they could, amongst themselves, organize such an annual event. Upon approval, they began their yearly visit to the Aadheenam, at which they receive various classes from Satguru and our swamis on subjects such as self inquiry, meditation, jyotisha, devotional singing, hatha yoga, etc.

During the midst of this year's Ladies' Retreat, Suselah Periasamy and Toshadevi Nataraj received Mantra Diksha from Satguru today. Initiated into the daily sadhana of chanting Panchakshara, they move from this day on inward and upward to further reveal their innate divinity for themselves by themselves. Panchakshara means "five letters" in Sanskrit, and is used as a name for Namah Sivaya. Na, Ma, Si, Va, Ya.

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