Building Temples and Supporting the Priesthood

a. On every continent, Gurudeva worked with communities to build Hindu temples, to guide their trustees, even to raise funds for them. In all, he helped build 37 temples during his life. b. Gurudeva described God Siva as “the architect of the universe, with a beautiful human-like form which can actually be seen and has been seen by many mystics in visions.”
c. In 1995 Gurudeva met with 89 Adisaiva priests in Mumbai to discuss their future and offer his support. Throughout his life he gave prominence to the priests and taught others of their importance in the community. d. At temples in Sri Lanka, Fiji, Texas and elsewhere, Gurudeva poured the sacred kumbha over the tower during the kumbhabhishekam ceremony.