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It is a quiet Sun two at the Aadheenam.

Iraivan’s Koshta Sivas

Today we received the good news from South India that four major murthies have been completed by Selvanathan Sthapathi’s team. This is Aghora Siva.

These four will go on the Iraivan tower. This is Satyojata Siva.

Each one will face the traditional direction. This is Tatpurusha Siva.

Thus protecting the temple and radiating Siva’s Infinite Blessings in all directions to uplift and illumine the world. These will be shipped to Kauai in the months ahead. This form is Vamadeva Siva.

Innersearch Asian Odyssey 2008 Retrospective

We continue with our series of photos from our 2008 Asian Odyssey. 27 January, Rameswaram island: After our visit to the Gandamadana Parvatham we board our buses and head off to the Kothandaraswamy temple.

The temple is located about 6kms before Dhanushkodi, which is at the tip of the island.

We arrive on this very remote location on the island.

The Kothandaraswamy temple. Legend has it that Rama, overcome with guilt at having killed Ravana, performed a puja on this spot and thereafter the temple was built.

After worshipping at the temple some of the group dip their feet in the water and try their hand at blowing a conch. It’s very hot out here.

Saravananathaswami leads a small group of explorers to a distant sand bank out at sea.

It’s a long walks away…..

Shailesh gives young Ruby a helping hand.

Arumugaswami and Shanmuganathaswami take a break in the shade of the temple.

It’s almost noon and we get back on the bus to our hotel to begin the check in process.

Our luggage lorry has arrived safely. Yay!

We form a very efficient chain to begin the unloading of the luggage.

The rest of the group heads off to their respective hotels which are located right next to the temple.

Our group have become experts at working together in moving luggage.

We walk to Kailas ashram which is only a few minutes away.

Waiting in the hotel lobby for our visit to Kailas Ashram.

The temple is only a minute walk from our hotel front door.

An arathi is performed by the priest to goddess Sri Rajarajeswari.

Sri Jeyandrapuriswami of Bangalore is kind enough again to let us use his premises in Rameswaram and we enjoy our delicious meals at this very beautifully kept ashram.

Early afternoon we make our first visit to the temple..

Bodhinatha is greeted by the temple priest and the group is taken on a walk along the inner corridors of this temple.

To say that these endless corridors are magnificent would be an understatement.

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