September 2019 Chitra Puja

Jai Gurudeva!

Recently our monks and members celebrated our monthly chitra padapuja to Gurudeva with an abhishekam in Kadavul Temple. This month's puja also landed on Ganesha Chaturthi. Quite an auspicious and powerful time. Aum Namah Sivaya.

August 2019 Chitra Puja

Aum Namah Sivaya

Yesterday afternoon we gathered in Kadavul Temple for a padapuja to Gurudeva's granite paduka. While monks chanted Sri Rudram, Yogi Mayuranatha and Nirvani Tejadevanatha performed the abhishekam. Aum

Happy Chitra Nakshatra!

Jai Gurudeva! Today we celebrate Gurudeva's 237th padapuja in Kadavul Temple since his Mahasamadhi. As a special treat, please enjoy this Upadesha from Gurudeva's 1994 jayanti.

July 2019 Chitra Puja

Yesterday afternoon we celebrated this month's chitra nakshatra with a abhishekam to Gurudeva's Tiruvadi. Yogi's Mayuranatha and Adinatha performed the padapuja.

Golden Gurudeva – Religion,
the Working Together of the Three Worlds

Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami During he 1990's Gurudeva recorded a number of talks that were for a general public audience. In these he used language understandable by every listener. Some were on the phone which anyone could hear by calling "808-822-SIVA". Another was done as a radio pilot. This talk is amazing. Gurudeva says that the gift of Saivite religion is the working together of the three worlds. What are the Deities? How to we approaching the temple. Puja, establishing a shrine, the power of darshan from the deities; the pujari's function; gaining permission to practice yoga, religion. And more. It is also available in the SivaSivaApp

June 2019 Chitra Puja

Jai Gurudeva!

This morning the aadheenam celebrated our monthly padapuja to Gurudeva during the chitra nakshatra. Yogi Dayanatha and Nirvani Tejadevanatha performed the abhishekam, with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, our monks and local members in attendance.

"In fact, this Self is so subtle as to be hidden from all but the most awakened. How can it remain so unknown? Simplicity is the answer. The Self is so simple, so uncomplicated, that the ramified external mind overlooks it. From birth to death and back to birth, we live in the ocean of Being and see only the fishes of objective perception. We neglect to notice that these swim in the ocean of Being. When man comes to a point, as he must, when the things of this world possess less attraction for him than the path toward merging with Siva, then only will he begin to detach himself enough to see the obvious, the Ocean of Sivaness that lies on every side, inside, outside, above and below. Then only will the merging we speak of here become meaningful to him. Then only will he be able to simplify his life and his thinking, his very perceptions, his hour-to-hour way of looking at things, enough to quiet the mind, for this Self can only be known in a quieted consciousness. Not even a thought can remain. Not a feeling. Not a hope or a question. One must be very pure for this realization to come, very pure indeed. The Self reveals itself, by the satguru's unique grace, to a mind that has, in a mystical but very pragmatic manner, eliminated itself. 'You must die before you die,' my satguru, Siva Yogaswami, said. That is all that needs to be said."Merging With Siva

May Chitra Puja

Jai Gurudeva!

This morning our monks and local members gathered in Kadavul Temple for our monthly padapuja to Gurudeva.

"Giving is an essential for spiritual unfoldment, for until we give and give abundantly, we don't really realize that we are not the giver; we are just a channel for giving." - Gurudeva

April Chitra Padapuja

Jai Gurudeva!

Over the retreat, Satguru, monks and local members observed an evening padapuja to Gurudeva Sivaya Subramuniyaswami during the time of the chitra nakshatra.

"Each Hindu lineage has within it an inner sound, a nada of a different velocity, varied in pitch and depth. This is sampradaya. This is parampara. This is nada-nadi shakti. This is Hindu mysticism. To hear this very high-pitched eee sound is your first siddhi. It will bring many benefits into your life, smooth out the karmas, keep you inspired and on the subtle path, strengthening your personal force field and that of all those connected to you." Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami

Saiva Dharma – A Catechism for Saivite Hinduism

Gurudeva's work appears in numerous magical ways. This came in to Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami during the trip to Keerimalai. It's a pocketbook of Hinduism's tenets on God and Soul in a question and answer format and is both simple and profound. This booklet coincidentally was given out during the 1981 Innersearch. Gurudeva stands majestically on the back cover and the inside has both English and Tamil versions.

Gurudeva App 1.2 – Released At Last!

Yesterday was Chitra Puja to Gurudeva. On that day Apple approved our new submission. We have an update to the Gurudeva App which now works with IOS 12+. Update the App on your phone, or download it at:

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