The monastery has been receiving some unusual visitors these past few days. An American Indian from the Dakota tribe payed his respects followed by a Shaman priest. Along with culturally rich visitors, the head priest of Kadavul temple found a 5 leaf bilva and placed it on the 700lb spatika Sivalingam.
Ganesha looks his best during today’s hours of public worship.
Monks are hard at work in their respective departments. We captured some of them this sunny Sun 1 afternoon.
Our February 2018 news video covers events in January 2018, including: our celebration of Maha Ardra; recent progress on Iraivan Temple; the consecration of our new noni processing facility; and our observance of Thai Pusam
Iraivan Temple is built with chisels--there's no getting around that fact. This all important tool just got a facelift and the timing couldn't be better. With the last containers making their way to our island, and the last batch of silpis, the temple construction is coming to an end with a massive emphasis on final carving and polishing. Let's go through this chisel upgrade and explain what all the fuss is about.
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