Aum Namah Śivaya
Future pilgrims will climb this small hill which begins at the Wailua River, passes through a jungle of tropical plants and the three granite elephants and ends at the temple entry staircase. Doug has returned from a three-month stay with family in Michigan, and is continuing on the building of the two small lava rock pony walls, one on either side, to better define the staircase.
It is hard work, but he is a master mason (among his many talents) and so the work moves along swiftly. We are glad to see him push toward the top. Two arial drone photos in the slideshow are especially revealing.
This morning we received these photos from Thondunathan showing the amazing progress of the Paramparai Mandapam. You will recall that Gurudeva stayed in the home of Kandiah Chettiar in 1948-49. He later was given the land and built a small Siva Temple on the site, which functioned for some 30 years. That was eventually decommissioned and with Bodhinatha's blessings (he was there on Innersearch to bless the ground breaking) the local community designed a meditation mandapam on the land. It will have a Sivalingam at the center and four of our Satgurus, one in each corner: Yogaswami, Gurudeva, Chellappaswami and Kadaitswami.
The elders have added a Ganesha and Murugan shrine at the front. Here you can see the amazing progress. Shows how quickly such things go when you work with bricks and mortar instead of granite! We send our congratulations to all who are manifesting this sweet shrine which will inspire thousands to find summa, to touch the feet of the Kailasa Paramparai, to deepen their spiritual life and consciousness. Aum Namasivaya!
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