Pilgrims From London Return After Ten Years

Vadivambigai and Konesh came with 24 family members and friends from London to vacation in Hawaii, including visiting Kauai Aadheenam.

Vadivambigai and Konesh visited 10 years ago right after getting married. See this link for that visit when they came for their honey moon and met Gurudeva and Swami Bua. Now they have returned on their tenth anniversary, with two young boys in tow.

Here are Konesh and Vadivambigai outside of Kadavul.

On the way out to Narmada Lingam, the children fed the fish with bananas from our property

The group got organized to collect water for abhishekam

Then everyone took turns offering water…

…and some milk freshly given by our cow this morning.

It was a very busy abhishekam and they sang Siva songs and chanted Aum Namasivaya.

Worshipping Narmada Lingam

Sivacharya Blesses the Hinduism Today Team

This morning Sundaramurti Sivam Sivacharya came to the Ganapati Kulam morning meeting. He praises the team for all their work, and bring pranams from his guru Sri Sri Ravi Sankar and offers Paramacharya Palaniswami a shawl.

Then he sings the “Mandiram Avadu neeru….” song while putting vibhuti on the foreheads of each of the swamis.

It was a very sweet blessing.

As it turns out Sundaramurti is from Coimbatore and was scheduled to come to Kauai in 1985 to be one of the priests at the kumbhabhishekam of Kadavul temple and stay on as our teacher. But some karma kept him in India -- his passport was lost then and someone else came in his stead. In the meantime he met Gurudeva several times and was present in Bangalore for the first chipping of the first stone of Iraivan. So though we have never met him before, he has instantly become part of our Saiva family.

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