The worshipers of Lord Krishna, claim no allegiance to any particular religion, but only continue developing pure, unalloyed bhakti, love of God, through the practice of devotional service, bhakti-yoga. When this fully manifests as prema, such a pure relationship becomes so intense that there is no awareness of anything else. In this pure consciousness, there is no question of being Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, or being affected by any other distinction. There is only God and the lovers of God on the spiritual platform, all of whom are absorbed in sublime and boundlessly ecstatic, loving exchanges.
The Supreme is waiting for us to return to our spiritual position to engage in these spiritual activities. How long it takes for us to return to our spiritual home simply depends on how long we allow ourselves to be influenced or controlled by the material impulses and desires which bind us to this material existence. We should not feel that we are so sinful or fallen that we have no hope for developing our spiritual relationship with the Supreme, for He is always waiting for His lost servants. But we have to begin to show that we want to return to Him by rising above bodily identifications and realizing the science of the soul: our real identity.
The essence of this portal is pure spiritual identity and spiritual experience that we share with Lord Krishna, the only Supreme Being of this Universe. This spiritual identity is the underlying principle of unity amongst all living entities. Re-awakening this identity and love is the ultimate purpose of this portal. And this is most easily attained through the process of bhakti-yoga, the yoga of love of God.
(Abhinava Guptha was one of the very great saints of Kashmir Saivism. He lived most probably before Adhi Shankara .Some people believe that ADhi Sankara met him and he was defeated in argument. This great prayer was composed by him just before his death. It seems chanting this prayer he entered called BHirava Guha , never to come out again.The Sanskrit original of this prayer is available in http://www.kamakotimandali.com/blog/index.php?p=1026&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1
And a commentary in English of this prayer is available in
He who is involved in the consciousness of
Moving and non moving beings who are spreadeverywhere,
Who is divine , only one , endless and primeval,
Who is Lord Bhairava who is the support of all orphans ,
I salute him who is in my mind with all my heart.
One of the most famous temples in Kerala, Sree Padmanbhaswamy Temple is situated in Thiruvananthapuram. Done up in Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu and dates back to 8th century. This eminent shrine is situated in the East fort in Thiruvananthapuram and it is amongst those 108 Vishnu temples or Divya Desam. Undoubtedly, one of the finest specimens of Dravidian architecture, Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is the most famous temple in Kerala. The presiding deity here is Lord Vishnu who is seen reclining on Anantha, the hooded Serpent. It is reckoned that the foundation of the temple is so old that it has been mentioned in holy Hindu sculptures like Skanda Purana and Padma Purana. Infact, the city Thiruvananthapuram have got its name from the presiding deity of this temple (Anantha).
Best Time to Visit: The Alpashy festival (October/November), Panguni festival (March/April)