Tour Day July 23, 2009

Today's tour brought around fifty interested souls to experience the darshan (sight) of Siva manifesting throughout the temple grounds. A lovely tree fern frond unfolding near the Banyan Mandapam.

Guests slowly wander through the garden learning about Hinduism and feeling the palatable presence of the Divine.

A banana tree with fruit and dangling flower grows in the lovely tropical garden providing beauty and fruit.

It has been very rainy the past few days and the Wailua River is powerfully alive rushing by the lookout on the way to the Pacific Ocean.

Even on an overcast rainy day, Iraivan shines like a precious gem in paradise.

Silpi Kanan offers the charcoal pencils to the guests for inspection before beginning the carving demonstration.

Everyone is focused on his explanation of the different types of chisels used for carving the white granite stones that make Iraivan.

The pouring rain did not hinder this devotee honoring Dakshinamurti, Siva as the silent Guru.

Kanan demonstrates the smoothing chisels and technique for polishing the stones.

These lovely souls coming from Greece, Russia and many other regions on the planet enjoyed the tour at Kadavul/Iraivan Temple complex and would not be deterred by the heavy rains that blessed all.

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