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The Iraivan Temple

November 30th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

The Iraivan Temple, situated on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, is the only hand-carved, all-granite Hindu temple in the West, built without electricity or power tools. Home to two dozen monks living at the Kauai Aadheenam campus, this temple attracts global worshippers. Its construction, overseen by monk Paramacharya Sadasivanatha Palaniswam, started in 1990 following the founder\'s vision of Lord Shiva seated on a large boulder on these grounds. The 33-year building process included creating a village for artisans in India.


November 20th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Gopastami, the day marking Krishna\'s initiation as a cowherder, is celebrated on the eighth day of the Kartika month. Krishna, being extraordinary, progressed through youth stages quicker than usual, reaching adolescence by age seven. Although traditionally commencing his sixth year, Krishna\'s unique maturity allowed him to start cowherding in his fourth year. Krishna\'s dharma, or nature, was to herd cows and this he pursued relentlessly, despite obstacles. His initiation into cowherding was a significant event, underscoring his spiritual nature and the lasting bond he shares with the cows

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