A Temple to Inspire Mankind for 1000 Years

Iraivan means "the worshipful one." This slideshow of the temple takes you from quarry to carving, from India to Hawaii. Some of the images are panoramic and can be panned from side to side by moving the cursor toward the left or right edge of the image.

Photo of  Gurudeva
The Self, or Parasiva, is an experience only after it has been experienced. Yet, it is not an experience at all, but the only possible nonexperience, which registers in its aftermath upon the mind of man.
—Gurudeva