September 14th and 18th Tours

We continue to have our weekly tours completely booked months in advance. September is the height of Kauai's hot summer and visitors are enjoying classic Hawaii weather. School is back in session so we don't see so many youth with parents, but the flow of visitors continues unabated.

Ramachandran Family Visit

TR Ramachandran, his wife Kousalya and son Vishnukanth visited for the first time from Los Angeles. Ramachandran and Kousalya live in Chennai. Ramachandran presented our Kadavul Temple Subrahmanya murti's original silver Vel to our late Gurudeva when he visited Suruli Hills in Madurai, India in the early 1980s. Following Darshan with Bodhinatha and a tour of the temple grounds with Saravananathaswami, the family had delightful lunch with Sadasivanathaswami.

More Recent Guests

We missed including this photo of Srinivas and Lakshmi Reddy family visiting from Missouri a few weeks ago. The other two photos are of Shridhar and Bijal Iyer making their first visit from northern California. They are ardent readers of Hinduism Today magazine for past five years after learning about our involvement in the California social studies textbook issue. They are close supporters of Hindu American Foundation too.

Recent Guests

The monastery has been seeing many guests lately. Many come on pilgrimage and others only hear of the Aadheenam as they arrive on the island, but needless to say, everyone has an unexpectedly wonderful visit. Above, Suresh, Usha and Rohit Shrawagi are making their first visit from northern California. They enjoy Darshan with Bodhinatha after attending the morning's temple puja.

"God is in everyone. See Him there. God is overwhelmingly present everywhere. Regard everything as a manifestation of God, and you will realize the Truth"
Siva Yogaswami

A Visit from Ava Waits

Recently, on her way to another island, Ava Waits visited the Aadheenam for a few days. Just in time for Ganesha Chaturthi and our monthly Gurudeva Padapuja which took place the next morning. Ava is the sister of all our monks, but most notably of Sadhaka Jayanatha. She lives in Washington State and is a popular business coach, inspirational counselor, nutritionist, writer and speaker. Ava had a wonderful time visiting, attending temple functions, walking our peaceful gardens and having lunch with some of the monks.

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