Pilgrims from Tuscon

Jim Levin and Natalie Cederquist quietly knocked on the door of the Ganapati Kulam yesterday morning, announcing their surprise arrival from Tuscon, Arizona. They have not been here for over seven years, and so began the mandatory and magical tour of the sacred gardens. Jim is the visionary behind the Sivadarshanam Vanam art kiosks and sponsor of the amazing 9 Kerala paintings of Gurudeva's powerful seeing of Lord Siva back in 1975. He also inspired us to create the eight massive black granite Satgurus that are waiting in Bangalore to come to Kauai. Jim is also the one who kicked open the doors for the Hinduism Today article on Shakti Amma's Golden Temple in Vellor.

Sadasivanathaswami took them on a walking tour of Siva's Gardens. One can see on their faces how it appeared to them after all those years. One of Jim's insights: "These unique grounds and the stone temple are a one thing, not two, sharing the sacredness."

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