Nithyananda Vedic Temple Houston, named after Kalahasti (ancient Indian shrine in the state of Andhra Pradesh), will have a 6 foot Shiva Linga – a replica of the Kalahasti Shiva Linga, also known as Vayu Linga (representing wind energy). The Shiva Linga will protect people in and around Houston from all forms of air related natural calamities such as hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. This temple will also help people complete with the energies of the planets Rahu and Kethu which significantly influence the direction and lives of people.
Lord Nithyananda Dakshinamurthy is an incarnation of Lord Shiva as the primordial and supreme teacher. His upper right hand holds the drum representing harmony with Time and Creation (Integrity). His upper left hand holds a flame, the fire of Knowledge which destroys ignorance (Authenticity). His lower right hand poised in Abhaya (Responsibility).His lower left hand clasps palm leaves indicating He is the master of the established teachings (Enriching).
Goddess Durga Devi
Worshipped under the name Maha Kali, Goddess Durga Devi is widely revered as a manifestation of the Universal Mother, Parvati. Durga Devi riding the lion is the symbol of strength and courage. She is worshipped by all communities particularly during Navaratri (the nine nights of celebrating the Divine Feminine).
Lord Nithyananda Venkateswara
Lord Venkateswara is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, worshipped as the bestower of wealth and prosperity.
Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha
Lord Krishna and Radha symbolize divine love. Lord Krishna’s teaching, “the Bhagavad Gita” is the greatest divine gift to humanity in the science of Enlightenment and solutions for day-to-day living.