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Daily Life of our Temple Carvers

A short documentary-style video by Rajkumar Manickam, about Kauai Aadheenam’s current group of silpi temple carvers and the monastery’s chef who are here from India. The siplis were interviewed about their daily lives and their experiences while being here in Kauai.

10 Responses to “Daily Life of our Temple Carvers”

  1. L Manirajan says:

    Very Inspiring with noble essence. Surprised to know of such place in Hawaii. WELL DONE

  2. Savitri Palani says:

    Wonderful video! Thank you

  3. Parimala Selvaraj says:

    Good documentary about siplis at Iraivan! Aum Aum

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  5. Sivajnani Nagapoan says:

    Wonderful to see the silphis are very happy and was taken good care. Great to see the ancient temple tradition being build in the west. As Gurudeva said, The Western Chidambaram. Anbe Sivam. Om Namasivaya

  6. Anantha Kumar A Vellasamy says:

    Great Job.. Simplistic doing great Seva. Siva Peruman always Bless them. Tqvm Mr. Raja

  7. Vel Alahan says:

    Great Video.

  8. Easan says:

    A timely video which I’ve shared widely.


    Devine . Inspiring. Our culture and tradition will continue. Devotion and bakthi of the sculptors with dedication is found in their words.unable to express my feelings on seeing the vedio. Om

  10. Sankuthi says:

    Jai Jai Shree Maha Ganesh!
    Beautiful video. Happy Temple Carvers,Happy Monks and Happy last a Thousand Years! Made me blissful to know that Gurudeva regarded Iraivan as The Western Chithambaram. On this subject a very important point has to be made about Lord Nadaraja at the Murugan Temple of North America. A few years back I was at the Murugan Temple together with Henri,my late husband, who had gone downstairs of the temple. We were waiting for Goddess Meenakshi’s abishekam on that Tuesday. Lord Nadaraja is just on the left of Goddess Meenakshi and I was looking at the Lord and suddenly the heaviest Chain of Pathakams worn by him, began to sway back and forth. I used to ask him will I ever witness his dance at Chithambaram, and it did happen at the Murugan Temple. When my late husband came upstairs and saw the chain swaying back and forth he asked me did I see it? I said yes. This was related to Pathmini, who immediately organized a Thirumurai Recital headed by Dr. Kulathungam on 3rd Sunday of each month. This experience left me breathless and glued me to this Lord of Dance for life!
    Aum Nama Sivaya!

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