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We Support Our Temple Priests

Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami and Acharya Arumugaswami are off to Pittsburg for a whirlwind one day flight, one day on the ground and oen day fly back on Sunday. The Hindu Mandir Executive Council has organized a meeting or priest to discuss key issues for our temples and Hinduism in the US.

Gurudeva made support of our Hindu priesthood a key part of his global mission. We are going to provide our support, insights on issues that may be helpful and to also take interviews for a future feature article in Hinduism Today magazine. Stay tuned for more…and pray for them both because we don’t know how much sleep they are going to get in the next 72 hours!

A New Gurudeva Visions Painting for Kadavul Temple

For years a beautiful work of art depicting the 16-armed Pradosha Siva graced the main mandapam of Kadavul Hindu Temple. Following Gurudeva's tenth Mahasamadhi observations in 2011, the monks were inspired to create a new work of art that incorporated five of Gurudeva's mystical visions. Amazingly, the daughter of Indra Sharma, the master painter who did Gurudeva's portraits in the late 90s visited the monastery for the first time. Veena Sharma lives in Mumbai and her sister is married to a doctor on Kauai. Veena came to the monastery and learned of our new project and asked if she could do it. She shared, "My father was such a gifted artist, and we all were guided by him.It would be such an honor in my life if a painting of mine could be hung in the same temple as his giant one of Gurudeva standing with the trisula. Please allow me to do it."

The monks made sketches of five visions surrounding Pradosha Siva: the three-fold vision of Siva that began Iraivan Temple, meeting Ganesha in Mauritius, Siva dancing on his head, enlightenment in Jailani Caves of Sri Lanka and Lord Murugan's pounding the earth to show where the Siva Nataraja would be installed.

Veena returned to her studio in India and began the 3-foot by 4.5-foot work. In January of 2012 Sadasivanathaswami and Satyanatha were in Mumbai and met Veena, reviewed the canvas and made some small suggestions for refinements. Veena went back to the canvas, made the adjustments and sent the finished work to Kauai in March. As she had hoped, her own creation shines just across from her father's for all to enjoy.

Tour Day, April 25th

After the public tour everyone is invited to our "Mini-Mela" ("Mela" is a Sanskrit word meaning 'gathering' or 'to meet' or a Fair). We were all so very pleased to see a beautiful new chair waiting for Bodhinatha. It is really exquisite and much more regal and befitting our Satguru to greet our guests for book signings.

Stop the Water!

After having experienced water damage in our Media Studio several times thru the years we are taking steps to reduce the level of the walk in front of the door.

During heavy rains the Media Studio is at the lower end of our property and can receive a lot of water flowing on the walks.

See this day in 2009 to know just how wet it can get.

This is big job, sawing up the concrete walk then jackhammering to get it all removed.

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