Beauty in Siva’s Garden

Aloha everyone, here are a few simple, wonderful shots of a new hibscus flower blooming around the monastery. Have a great day! All the monks are with you. 🙂

Mushroom Colony Discovery

Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami was tending to his garden chores and stumbled upon this spectacular colony of mushrooms. Being on the Saiva Neri gives us much appreciation for all life, since we know its all divinity, its all Siva.

Longan Season!

Some Photos of one of the monastery's Longan Trees. These delicious little fruit are quite sweet with a melon-like flavor. Each year we see a lot, but this year is especially abundant.

A New Machine for the Gardens

Recently the monastery's new CAT 301.7D mini excavator arrived. Thanks to an anonymous someone's wonderful generosity, we now have a reliable tool for landscaping in places that larger machines can't go. While we previously had another mini excavator, it was old and prone to disrepair. This new one is roughly the same size but with much more horsepower. It has been given the nickname of "Rajendra Chola," as this south indian king was known for his building of temple gardens. This little excavator will have that as its primary purpose, especially now while we are making ample progress on the landscaping around Iraivan Temple.

A Beautiful Blooming Yucca

This lovely Yucca recently bloomed in our sacred gardens, near the flagpole. Yuccas are members of the large agave family and are native to the southeastern U.S. and in arid parts of the Midwest or Southwest, depending on the species. Noted for their long, strap-like leaves that form a single large rosette, yuccas also produce showy white flowers in clusters at the end of tall spikes. They only bloom once a year.

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