Impressions from a Recent Pilgrim

Recently, Don and Bart walked San Marga as pilgrims and attended the puja that is done daily at 9 am at the Svayambhu Lingam where Gurudeva had a vision of Siva. They walked over to Iraivan Temple where Nirvani Nirvani Haranandinatha invited them to enter and enjoy the arati that is done in the inner sanctum daily.
  
Don and Bart are life-long friends, and became disciples of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1970's and have practiced daily meditation ever since. "It was at that time," explains Bart, "that we became introduced to Hinduism's way of thinking and way of life."

"I explained to Don the mystical symbolism and meaning of the San Marga, the Straight Path to God, as we walked. Then we attended that incredibly beautiful puja at the Lingam site. It was really strong, really wonderful. We felt blessed. Don was overwhelmed with his visit, the spirituality of the place, the temple's workmanship, the views, the grounds and the evolving grand landscaping."

Recent Guests

Vankat, Hema and Sunjana Devraj recently visited the Aadheenam on pilgrimage from Colorado. Here they pose for a photo during a visit to the Media Studio.

Some Very Special Guests

We've recently enjoyed a visit from Pundit Vamadeva Shastri and his wife Shambhavi Chopra, both of whom are renowned authors and teachers.
Staunch Hindus, these two have long been collaborators with our Hinduism Today team, supporting the magazine with advertisements and being ever ready to help on a consulting basis. Our publish team has in turn tried to help with Vamadeva's publishing by supplying illustrations and art work. He reaches a large audience through teaching the disciplines of yoga, ayurveda and jyotisha.

Photos of Many of Our Recent Guests

Here we share 56 images of many of our visiting pilgrims from the last several months.

Following Through on a Satguru’s Direction

Ravi Nadesan was captured by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's (Gurudeva's) teachings in the 1970s. Soon, he became a Hindu, changed his name, and began practicing sadhana daily, which he continues to this day. In the mid-80s, he and his wife asked Gurudeva how they might help manifest a temple in Concord, where they lived. The response was immediate and enthusiastic. Gurudeva gave the couple a Ganesha murti. He told them to launch the temple by commencing its worship, doing puja to Ganesha in their home. They installed the murti in their back yard right away and followed the instructions. Thus began what would become Concord's Shiva Murugan Temple. Ravi has been a board member of the temple since 1995 and today he is spearheading a project to transform it into a traditional agamic temple. Two days ago, he presented the latest architectural plans to Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.

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