Temples Old and New—From Java to New Jersey

In April, 2014, our reporter, Rajiv Malik, explored several of the 8th through 12th of Central Java, home of Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms at that time. Near the end of the slide show we switch to a modern day temple. In August, 2014, two of our editors attended the momentous opening of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville, New Jersey, precursor to the organization's largest-ever Akshardham facility that is now being built there.

Photo of  Gurudeva
Because Self Realization must be experienced in a physical body, the soul cycles back again and again into flesh to dance with Siva, live with Siva and ultimately merge with Siva in undifferentiated oneness. Yea, jiva is actually Siva.