Homa Beings New Phase

We begin a new phase today with a powerful homa.

Bodhinatha read from Gurudeva’s commentary on the Mamasani — Monthly Shum Meditation. It was about the esoterics of going deep into pure awareness, aware only of itself and the importance of refining the outer nature so that when the power of inner states flows, as it naturall does, back out to the outer nature, we are not de-stabilized in our meditation. For more, stay tuned for the audio and transcript in the days ahead.

Recent Visitors

We bring you a few photos from Shama Kumaran’s hosting last phase.

She writes:

Throughout January visitors and pilgrims continued to arrive almost daily from all parts of the globe to witness the great Iraivan Temple in progress.

Three couples arrived from Canada on the recommendation of Hindu friends and were, by their own words, “amazed” by all they saw. All agreed “we had no idea such a beautiful and peaceful place existed here on Kauai -- its heavenly!”

Still basking in the Darshan from the powerful morning puja in Kadavul Temple, pilgrimaging Hindu families were taken on a tour of the Iraivan Temple and gardens.

Today Sivakumar and Abirami Lakshmanan (right) and Vijay Kumar and Lalitha Sridhar (left) braved spontaneous showers to tour the temple property.

Sivakumar and Abirami Lakshmanan are originally from Karaikudi and Chennai in Tamil Nadu. They now live in Boston, MA. Lalitha is from Bangalore and Vijay is from Delhi. They now live in Beaumont, TX. All spoke Tamil and were able to chat with the silpis much to their delight. Both couples said they found out about our center here on the internet

Walking San Marga

Kulamata Isani and Brahmacharini Lilashaki Devi go for a mini-yatra on San Marga. Isani is trying her hand with a new camera.

Here we are at the entrance road, with what tour guides will tell visitors are the famous native Hawaiian Guinea Jungle Fowl (otherwise known as wild chickens)

Paying homage to Lord Ganesha

Muruga Hill

Vel Muruga, Vel Muruga, Vel Murga, Vetri Vel Muruga

Coming down from Muruga Hill we proceed towards the Third World section.

This stream, part of the canal system flowing through the San Marga and Aadheenam lands. It comes from a nearby reservoir and flows into the Wailua River.

Moss Lava rocks eventually to be placed around the base of Iraivan

A sacred Konrai, sacred to Siva, in bloom

Arriving at the outdoor sanctum where Gurudeva had his visions, we are met by Lord Ganesha.

Maha Ganapati, Jai!

Svayambhu Lingam

Om, Om Muruga

Linga in the morning sun before puja

In the still bliss of the darshan after puja

Iraivan roof work

Young Crocodiles ready to drain the water off the roof for 1000 years.

Carvings of perfection on the back of the inner sanctum

This reminds of the fairy lands or where hobits might dwell.

We always feel so refreshed after our visit to San Marga.
Thank you Gurudeva, Bodhinatha and all the Matavasis for making a vision manifest.

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