Dr. Saras Sivaloganathan (not in photo) and his wife (in purple sari who is originally from Jaffna, Sri Lanka) are here visiting from Surrey, England. Also two families from Texas – Shruthi, Ravi and Eshan Halekote are all originally from Bangalore, and on the far right are Damayantiben K. Patel and his wife from Houston. Mr. Patel stated that his experience to the temple and Aadheenam here was “the highlight of his visit to Kauai.”
Our mother Vicki with her son Senthilnathaswami, on a tour of Iraivan temple today before she leaves the island to return home. Thank you, Vicki, for all your love and light!
Friends who are fine, positive and good Hindus will help you most of all. It's important for parents of teenagers to know their teenager's friends. Our strength comes from mixing and interacting with others who are practicing sadhana. "The group helps the individual and the individual helps the group."
Pray to Lord Ganesha before beginning work. Turn everything you do into selfless service, seva, karma yoga. Work becomes worship. Hold the perspective of Sivanadiyar that you are the devoted servant of God Siva. "Do everything you do as Sivathondu. Give up this 'I' and mine."
"As you approach God's home, you can feel the spiritual energy, and as you go inside you are engulfed in peace." Trust in and open up to the deity. God is a very subtle presence. The temple and the murti within it are set up so that anyone can feel God's presence once they have enough devotion. Go to the temple and through the sanctified murti see God. Kumbabishekam purifies the temple, infuses divine energy into the murti. The deity, during puja, resides in the murti. Continuous daily worship perpetuates and over the years strengthens the power of the temple.
Be close to God by going to the temple. By shifting our minds to our religion the flow of positive karma is intensified. Being open and receptive receive the blessings of the deity. Bask in the divine energy radiating out from the murti. Creating a strong tie to the temple, perform a sacred act when you return home. Light a lamp in your home shrine; bring the vibration and summon the devas from the temple.