Happy Pancha Ganapati Everyone! End of Phase

We close our phase in the middle of Pancha Ganapati and we wish you all a joyous time. Pancha Ganapati is a home festival and brings quality time for the whole family.

Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming three-day retreat,
until Dasami Tithi, Sun One, Saturday, December 26th.

Gold Gilding Review

Our latest offering is a new uplifting, non-intellectual break for our TAKA viewers: slideshows with music.

Our Pancha Ganapati gift to TAKA viewers is an unexcerpted slide show of about 180 photos from the gilding of iraivan temple. Set to run at 2 second intervals, this show will take about 6 minutes, so be prepared just to sit back and relax, breath deeply and let go of all your cares and soar on the top of Iraivan temple with a lovely Natchintanai song playing in the background. (Assumes your computer will stream mp3 files.)

Click to begin (Technology still under construction… there is no “THE END” when the last slide is over, the screen will be blank. Just close the browser window to quit.)

Weekly Tour

Kulapati Deva Seyon report on today’s tour.

Crystal clear days greet our many guests today on our weekly public tours. With the holiday season and children out of school there is a constant stream of visitors.

Last weeks tour group gathering under the Rudraksha trees.

With the work of the Siddhidata Kulam to build a railing we can now bring guests up on the foundation. Guests looking through the temple to the inner chamber, the sanctum sanctorum where one day soon the 700 pound Siva Crystal Linga will radiate a spiritual force which will bring thousands to Kauai.

Kandan is really wielding the hammer lately. A true stone master at work.

The children in the group all line up with great eagerness! I heard one little boy tell his father on the way back that he wants to be a stone carver when he grows up!

Here a guest decides to help build this enormous wonderment of the world.

Entering the monastery grounds, feeling the all pervasive sacredness is an experience on so many levels. It is like entering another dimension where each flower and tree whisper “all is well, all is divine”

Kulapati Easan Katir photographs the tour from another angle.

Kulapati Deva Seyon and Kulamata Amala Seyon addressing 80+ pilgrims and visitors.

Kulapati Deva Seyon leading the group on the path to Iraivan

Explaining the wonders of this divine Island

Group photo

The Hon. Ashok H. Desai, former Attorney General of India and family

Monastery Twitter Updates for 2009-12-22

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