Kauai's Hindu Monastery
March 2014 Newsletter

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In early February, Sannyasin Senthilnathaswami and I traveled to Texas to participate in the “Gateway” weekend of the Hindu Students Association at the Greene Family Camp in Bruceville. After stops in Austin and Houston, we continued on to Trinidad where we held a two-day workshop entitled “Hinduism: Improving Your Day-To-Day Life.” We then returned to Texas for satsangs and keynote presentations at homes and temples in Midland, Fort Worth, Dallas and Plano and returned to the Aadheenam two days before our Mahasivaratri festival. Mahasivaratri is one of the two days of the year when all the monks worship as a group in Kadavul Temple. Everyone who attends has the feeling that they are joining in with the monks in their personal worship. A talk by Gurudeva about Siva was played followed by a talk by me elaborating on the nine ways to merge with Siva. One family shared: “I want to thank you for inviting us to the sacred celebration. It was extraordinary. In all our trips to India, we’ve never experienced Siva worship on such a profound level.” General contributions for February totaled $78,542, which is more than our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $208. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Aum Namasivaya!

Click here to see Bodhinatha's extended travel schedule. Bookmark the link and return for updates.


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Lord Karttikeya flies through the mind’s vast substance from planet to planet. He could well be called the Emancipator, ever available to the call of those in distress. Lord Karttikeya, God of will, direct cognition and the purest, child-like divine love, propels us onward on the righteous way through religion, His Father’s law. Majestically seated on the manipura chakra, this scarlet-hued God blesses mankind and strengthens our will when we lift to the inner sky through sadhana and yoga. The yoga pada begins with the worship of Him. The yogi, locked in meditation, venerates Karttikeya, Skanda, as his mind be comes as calm as Saravana, the lake of Divine Essence. The kundalini force within everyone is held and controlled by this powerful God, first among renunciates, dear to all sannyasins. Revered as Murugan in the South, He is commander in chief of the great devonic army, a fine, dynamic soldier of the within, a fearless defender of righteousness. He is Divinity emulated in form.

Explore Gurudeva's Wisdom


 

News From the Home of Iraivan Temple


Recent Happenings

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Bodhinatha and Senthilnathaswami stand with Swami Prakashananda and resident students at the Chinmaya Mission Ashram in Trinidad


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Kadaitswami (left) and other satgurus of our paramparai have arrived on Kauai, carved in black granite in Mahabalipuram, India



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Top to bottom:Bodhinatha introduces his workshop at Divali Nagar in Trinidad; Bodhinatha speaks to a gathering at the Dattatreya Yoga Center in Trinidad; Hindu Students Association members participate in a discussion with Bodhinatha at their annual Gateway Camp in Texas; Vijay and Anjali Dhar, and Arun and Bharti Koul of Southern California enjoy darshan with Bodhinatha; Mahaganapati is decorated for the fortnightly chaturthi puja in Kadavul Temple; monks at work in the woodshop; Kanda Alahan assembles shrines that he made for the media studio.

Iraivan Temple News
At the Bengaluru stone carving site, the five bronze Siva statues that will stand in the niches on the outside of the temple sanctum and the 11,000-pound avudaiyar will soon be crated for shipping to Hawaii. The stone carvers are working on the perimeter wall of the temple. The house which serves as living quarters for the stone carvers here on Kauai will soon undergo an upgrade. All the monks participated in a one-day cleanup to begin the renovation. Old carpeting and linoleum tile were taken out. Sinks, cabinets and appliances were removed from the kitchen. The house will be completely repainted and retiled and the kitchen will be entirely remodeled in preparation for our Indian craftsmen’s return.

Bodhinatha's Travels
Bodhinatha and Senthilnathaswami arrived in Trinidad & Tobago on February 13 to a warm greeting by Pandit Narendra and Ashwinee Ragoonanan and family. The next day they visited the Chinmaya Mission ashram, the Dattatreya Yoga Center and the 90.5 FM radio station. The weekend was dedicated to a workshop for the youth. Ten classes were presented covering subjects such as: Learning from Our Mistakes, Using the Power of Affirmation, Comparison of Christianity and Hinduism, Solving Conflicts Through Nonviolent Means, Integrating the Sacred and Secular and Being Hindu and American. In Midland, Texas, on February 19, Bodhinatha joined a Jewish rabbi, a Catholic monsignor, an Episcopal bishop and a Baptist pastor for the fourth annual Permian Basin Interfaith Event. Each of them answered the following questions from the community: Do you actively seek new members? What are your views on gay marriage? What do you say to those who do not believe in a Supernatural World? What about Christian prayer at public events? What do you say about kids who tell non-Christian kids they are going to hell? The clergy group has developed a camaraderie over the past four years that displayed itself in an increased cordiality and respectful banter. See the event here: bit.ly/interfaith2014

Yogaswami’s World Tour Nearing Completion
On May 29, 1997, the monastery celebrated the 125th Birth Anniversary of Gurudeva's guru, Sri Lanka’s Sage Yogaswami. After Guru Purnima, in late July, Gurudeva performed the final arati to a 20-inch-tall, gold-leafed, bronze statue of Yogaswami and sent it off on a tour tracing the diaspora of Sri Lankan Tamils throughout the world. He instructed that no plans or schedules should be devised. Everything should unfold according to the inspiration of devotees along the way. In the past 17 years, the tour has traversed half the globe. Moving from Hawaii, through Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver in Canada; then on to Maryland, New York and Los Angeles in the USA before crossing the Atlantic for Europe, spending most of the ensuing decade in Germany. Wonderful pujas and cultural events have greeted the statue of the sage at every stop. Last December, Yogaswami arrived in Colombo to visit groups of devotees across Sri Lanka. Perhaps it’s his wish to be in Jaffna for his 50th Mahasamadhi Guru Puja on April 10 of this year.

Publications and Other Activities
The glossary for the Spanish edition of Dancing with Siva was translated and added to the web and ebook versions of the book. Kanda Alahan came to help with the Media Studio construction for a week at Mahasivaratri time. He assembled two African Mahogany shrines that will grace the entryway of the building. The Ganapati Kulam worked this month milling slabs of wood from a giant mango tree to create desks for the Media Studio. The Siddhidatta Kulam is building new raised beds for the vegetable garden and clearing brush from the fence line of the monastery’s new Siva Pannai parcel of land. The Pillaiyar Kulam swamis have opened minimela.com distribution centers for Gurudeva’s books in Canada and Australia to eliminate the expensive shipping costs from the USA to those countries. The Lambodara Kulam redecorated Kadavul Temple with new tombais.

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Top to bottom:Monks harvest the daily fresh veggies from Annapurna Garden, organic greens for lunch; a new kind of snap bean is being experimented with in the garden. A monk holds the first harvest in the palm of his hand.

Follow our daily activities at Today at Kauai's Hindu Monastery (blog)

 


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Deep within the Himalayan Academy website is a most amazing recorded resource: more than one thousand talks by Gurudeva and Bodhinatha, 56 Sanskrit chants, 456 Saiva songs and 18 Shum language chants—300 hours of recording in all. We’ve just made it much more accessible at: himalayanacademy.com/looklisten/talksindex. Any file can be downloaded for listening offline by clicking on the title. For many talks by Gurudeva and Bodhinatha, a transcript is included. At present, Gurudeva’s talks from 1998 through 2001 are available. More will be added over time. The titles are instantly inspiring: “Tools of the Mind,” “Willpower and Change,” “Unfailing Law of Karma,” and “Take Time Out for Reflection.”

Bodhinatha’s talks start from 2001 and continue through today—a powerful sign of our sampradaya’s uninterrupted continuity. His talks are mostly from his talks given after the weekly homa ceremony in the monastery’s Kadavul Temple. Titles include: “The Magic of the High Eee,” “Becoming Centered,” “Karma Management,” Ahimsa in Speech” and “The Need for Religion.”

The Sanskrit chants include the entire Siva and Ganesha Atmartha Pujas, along with useful chants, such as the Shanti Mantra and Mantra Pushpam. The songs section is comprised of renditions of Saivite songs, including traditional bhajan, Tirumurai and the Natchintanai songs of Satguru Yogaswami. They are easy to learn for home bhajan.

Hinduism Today
April Issue Highlights!

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On the cover you will see the Cham Hindus of Vietnam, a 60,000-strong community who trace their Hindu roots back to the 7th century when Tamil rulers built a kingdom here, replete with South Indian style temples and an exquisite culture. Malaysia’s Waterfall Temple in Penang is the subject of our feature story, a Murugan temple with a fascinating 150-year-old history. Its driving force is an energetic band of bhaktars, young ones with a lot to say about the centrality of God and service at the temple in their lives. Bodhinatha addresses an issue faced by college students in every nation, the omnipresent drone of secular humanism/atheism/existentialism/materialism. He sets this modern philosophy beside Hinduism and makes apt comparisons that will give any Hindu faced with a non-believer’s rant with fresh insights. Lavina Melwani takes us to the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery where crowds are being wowed by a major art exhibit on yoga and its transformative powers. With YouTube dominating the digital instructional universe, it was just a matter of time before a Hindu group produced a world-class series of films on Hinduism. The Chinmaya Mission has completed a 54-episode series on key Hindu and Vedantic teachings, all in an innovative retelling of ancient stories. Sadhu Bhadreshdas tells his own story of how, guided by Pramukh Swami Maharaj of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, he completed the five-volume Swaminarayan Bhashyam, the first effort for hundreds of years to create a rigorous bhashya in Sanskrit on the Prasthantrayi: the Upanishads, the Brahmasutra and the Gita. Ever get angry? We offer a 16-page treatise called Anger Management. Learn about the seven remedies for the habit of anger, and never explode again. The issue is rich with the voices of Hindu youth, with award-winning essays on their identity crises and breakthroughs, on the environmental efforts of Muniji in Rishikesh, how India’s model for sustainability can lead the world toward self-sufficiency and the always popular insights, cartoon and humorous comments found on our Quotes & Quips section.


 

Reflecting on Why the All-Important Will Is Just One Part of Your Complete Estate Planning Package

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With fuel and food prices sky high, it’s natural for a family to think about its future financial security. The last place you might think to look for help in such matters is a Hindu monastery. But, in addition to spiritual direction, monasteries around the world offer practical guidance to help stabilize society during changing times. Many of you have supported the monastery for years, and we in turn want to help your family’s future. That is one reason the monastery is happy to provide a free, well-thought-out estate planning tool kit.

A good estate plan will not make high prices lower. But it will protect your family from unnecessary court costs, attorney fees and taxes. These can do real damage, especially at a time when prices continue to trend upward.

One of the most basic but misunderstood estate planning tools is the will. Some people think a will avoids probate, the costly court process that supervises the distribution of wealth to others at death. Not true. Your will is a ticket to probate court. Think of your will as a letter to the judge, telling him or her who gets your estate. The judge supervises distribution following your will, making sure the right people get the right things.

Some think the executor of your will can step in and manage your assets if you are too ill to do so. Not true. The executor has no power until after your death.

Some think wills can direct who gets everything you own. Not true. Some of your assets—life insurance and retirement plans, for example—indicate who gets what through their own beneficiary designations. Wills cannot simply override these designations.

Despite these and other limiations—
costs, delay, and their public nature—wills are a blessing to families who would otherwise watch helplessly as the court distributes their loved one’s estate according to an impersonal formula that might have little to do with the decedent’s wishes.

This is why a will is usually the first document people think of when drafting an estate plan. Even so, 58 percent of adult Americans don’t have one according to a new survey from lawyers.com. Here are some other interesting statistics from the survey’s findings:

•18 percent of Americans experience problems, due to a lack of or a flawed estate plan, after the death or incapacitation of a loved one.

•Nearly eight percent of Americans without an estate plan say they do not have one because they do not want to think about dying or incapacity.

Most attorneys encourage their clients to consider a living trust, a power of attorney for property management, an advance health care directive and a will. These are all topics covered in the estate planning tool kit.

Strengthen your family’s future and continue your support of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery by requesting your estate planning kit today. Contact Shanmuganathaswami at 808-822-3012, x 244 or write to hhe@hindu.org to receive it by e-mail.

Learn more about estate planning and planned giving at hheonline.org


New DevaTrek Card Deck Release!

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A new edition of the popular DevaTrek Card Deck has been released. The latest edition now has 52 playing cards which include, in addition to the Yamas and Niyamas, an additional fourteen cards, seven pairs, one pair for each of the seven chakras with fabulous artwork -- an outstanding fun way to learn and memorize these key elements of Hindu thought and practice.

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Please Help Finish New Temple Construction

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You can sponsor Iraivan's entry steps and elephants.
The entry to Iraivan will be imposing, leading the pilgrim up to the Nandi Mandapam. The eight 30-foot-wide steps comprised of 64 individual stones are flanked on each side by the ornate yalli handrails—though "handrail" doesn't adequately describe these massive carvings. Walking up to the landing at the base of these steps will be three stone elephants, one hoisting a globe of the world above its head—signifying "Iraivan, where the world comes to pray."

Sponsorship

  • Any stone(s) of the entry steps at $2,500 each

    (you can sponsor a partial stone, e.g., half for $1,250)

  • Elephant with globe: $55,000
  • Mother and baby elephant: $55,000

Donate here


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Building Fund Donations


Thanks to Our February Temple Builders in 18 Countries

SUMMARY:For the six months of September to February, our minimum monthly goal was $390,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $404,691.93.

AUSTRALIA
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Danyse Crotti 140.40
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Subramanaim & Malathy Nirmalananda 101.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 3.33
BELGIUM
Heather Amison 108.00
CANADA
Anonymous 173.48
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
N. Jegatheesan 86.32
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Gunness Maharaj 863.20
Anand & Maya Naidu 51.00
Praful C. Patel 1.00
Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
GERMANY
Gnaneswari Sivagnanasuntharam 60.00
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
Luckshmi & Logan Siva Nirmalananda 201.00
INDIA
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
INDONESIA
Vennila & Sivaneswaran Sockanathan 50.00
KAZAKHSTAN
Alfiya Khasanova & Vitaly Tsurkan 135.00
MALAYSIA
Anonymous 60.00
Thanesh Kumar & Leelawathy Aianarappan 14.73
Ramu Alageswari 17.81
Appulanaidu 17.81
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 90.33
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 15.20
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 30.40
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 30.11
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 14.70
Sasikumar Darmalingam 15.20
Annapoorani Ganesan 15.06
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 15.20
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 15.20
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 8.79
Kodisvara Jothiswarar 11.93
Siva Jothiswary 12.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai Family 30.40
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Murugesu Kandasamy 15.06
S. Kandasamy 6.11
Valliammah Kandasamy 15.06
Magil Kathiravan 15.20
Polil Kathiravan 15.20
Pugal Kathiravan 15.20
Arumugam Kavari 11.00
Krishnamah 17.81
Endera Krishnan 30.40
Suguna Krishnasamy 15.20
Vijaya Kumaran 14.84
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 15.06
Sivaselvi Malar 12.00
Tejesswaran Manimaran 11.93
Nameegri Marimuthu 30.11
Malaysia Mission 156.74
Amutha Muniandy 15.00
Silvarajoo Muniandy 15.00
Wasantha Devi Murugan 15.20
Logadasan Murugesu 15.20
Mohanavilashiny & Navukarasu 15.06
Yehanthini & Siva Taranee Navukarasu 15.06
Thambiah Murugesu & Chandravathani 30.40
Balakrishnan Mylvaganam 50.00
Gowri Nadason 81.41
Kamalaharan Nadason 30.11
Achi & Suriakala Naidu 23.75
M. Suranthiran Naidu 30.11
Bangajam Narayanan 60.80
Nalakini Niranjana 15.06
Paparaw 17.81
A. Paranthaman 5.86
Paruwathy 17.81
S. & Nirmala Raja 17.81
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 14.73
Jayanayagi Rajaratnam 4.58
Rajini 17.81
Mogan Raju 69.00
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Kaveta Supramaniam Ramoo 30.11
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 30.11
Puvana Ratha Krishnan 15.20
R. Ravichandran 51.00
Sharavanan Selvadurai 100.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 30.40
Indrani Shanmugasundram 14.73
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 30.11
Sinnamah 17.81
Lalitha Sivananda 44.73
Hitesvar Skandanatha Sivanathan & Rishitaa Sivanathan 15.06
Puvana & Sivanathan 15.06
Ramesh Sivanathan 149.79
Niranjana Sivanesan 11.93
Thamaraiveni Sivanesan 44.74
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 30.11
N. Sivasubramaniam & Family 35.79
Girish Skanda 15.20
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 30.11
Barathy Sockanathan 30.11
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 15.06
S. & Santhi Subramaniam 17.81
S. Sugumaran & Sarasammah 35.63
S. Swarnambigai 15.06
Vasanta Tanggavelu 30.40
Thangaraj 14.73
Abbhirama & Lavitra Thilageshvaran 14.73
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 15.06
Thanavinthan Siva Thirumalai 15.63
Selvanayagi Thuraisingam 15.27
Sivamalar Vasanthan 12.21
Raakesh Vasudevan 30.40
Rajiiv Vasudevan 30.40
S. Veerasamy 23.75
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 30.11
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 30.11
MAURITIUS
Anonymous 309.03
Soondiren Arnasalon 16.67
Prem Audit 3.33
Jegadessa Chenganna 33.33
Amrit Singh Jaypal 4.17
Mooneenagen Koothan 6.67
Poospawadee Koothan 3.33
Sooreshen Koothan 16.67
Amravadee Kownden 160.00
Veena Kunniah 66.93
Manogaran Mardemootoo 133.33
Jayadita Matadeen 1.67
Rajcoomar Matadeen 3.33
Tanvee Matadeen 1.67
Kulagan Moonesawmy 3.33
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 3.33
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 3.33
Vidyadevi Mooroogen 1.67
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 3.33
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 3.33
Parani Mootoosamy 1.67
Poomaly Mootoosamy 3.33
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.67
Siven Barlen Mootoosamy 1.67
Vadivel Mootoosamy 3.33
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 1.67
Karoumee Pareatumbee 4.17
Ashok Reetoo 3.33
Kannen Valaydon 16.67
Saroja Valayten 3.33
Toshadeva Valayten 1.67
Ulasa Valayten 1.67
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
NORWAY
Anil Ananda Badhwar 607.00
RUSSIA
Dmitry Borzunov 100.00
SAINT LUCIA
Fremont Lawrence & Toshadevi Nataraj 61.00
SINGAPORE
Anonymous 400.00
Rajesh H. Acharya 11.00
Vasaant Krishnan 182.00
Singapore Mission 191.00
S.G. Nathan Narasa 17.81
Lavanya Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 151.15
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 30.11
Darmaguhan & Shivali Satgunasingam 100.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
USA
Golden Gate Mission 27.00
Wailua Mission 3,883.95
Hewlett-Packard Company Match 250.00
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program 1,400.00
United Way of The Columbia-Willamette 33.33
Anonymous 6,766.60
Eric & Heidi Aas 53.50
Hotranatha & Punita Ajaya 25.00
Adi & Asha Alahan 50.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Yohini Alvappillai 51.00
Rajan Aneja Family 25.00
Rajam & S.G. Appan 101.00
Priya Bala 20.00
C. Balakrishnan 101.00
Arvind & Urmila Bhakta 51.00
Srinivas Bhamidipaty 200.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 101.00
Jangayya & Krishna Challapalli 50.00
Kanika Chawla 71.00
Peter Christian 401.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Ravi Damuluri 51.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 51.00
Ed DeDeo 40.00
Paul DeSantis 2,500.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Anjali Monga & Vijay Dhar 1,008.00
Lucille Emerick 50.00
Alexis Gaeta 501.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Chaturbhuj N. Gidwani 40.00
Rajendra Giri 26.00
Hiranya & Saswathi Devi Gowda 515.00
Gopal Grandhige 5,000.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Prabodh & Jean Gupta 100.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 100.00
James L. Haynes 50.00
Usharani Iswaran 50.00
Vasanthi S. Iyer 50.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
Meeraa Murali & Jagannathan Jay 101.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Durga Kanuri 328.50
Namit & Nidhi Kapoor 122.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Rajiv Kaushal 49.00
Sushma Khadepaun-Parmar 25.00
Prem & Urmilla Khilanani 108.00
Rama & Jeeva Kolinjivadi 501.00
Devajyothi Kondapi 50.00
Bharti Koul 101.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Kishore Krishna 300.00
Gerbail & Shakuntala Krishnamurthy 1,008.00
Jaya Krishnamurthy 1,001.00
Satish Krishnamurthy 1,001.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Amirtha Krishnarajah 826.00
Krishna & Sarita Kumar 251.00
Christina & Vajra Lagdameo-Romano 31.00
Abha Lokhande 11.00
Dasan & Shakti Mahadevan 108.00
Gaurav & Ripla Malhotra 250.00
Rohan & Girija Malkhare 101.00
Shankar & Sri Mallampalli 101.00
Raju Marjan Shrestha 21.00
Surendra & Aruna Matani 25.00
Tapas & Uttara Mazumdar 51.00
Kris Murthy 51.00
In Memory of Vickneswaren Murugesu 15.06
Raveendra & Gowrie Nadaraja 101.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 141.00
Kamlita Persaud & Bhuwan Nagessar 51.00
V. & Nirmalam Nagulendran 108.00
Changam & Nirmala Naidu 51.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Giju Nair 10,001.00
Vijayarani Natarajan 168.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Narendra & Prabha Nayak 101.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Sriram Panchagnula 54.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Dinesh Patel 51.00
Diruna Patel 501.00
Harshad & Sharni Patel 301.00
Jigisha Patel 501.00
Kamlesh Patel 100.00
Mark & Maya Patel 1,008.00
Pankaj & Falguni Patel 101.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Rekha & Ajit Patel 1,000.00
Ashit & Sonel Patel 10,000.00
Vinay & Hansa Patel 101.00
John Patter 201.00
C. Phanindra 101.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Pranavakumar Punniamoorthy 1,000.00
Raman & Uma Purighalla 1,000.00
Sailaja Sudhakar Radhakrishnan 11.00
Praveen & Sarala Raja 501.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Saikumar Rallapalli 200.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 119.00
Sridhar & Krithika Ramadas 251.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 216.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Kasi & Vidya Ramanathan 101.00
Chandar Ramrakha 51.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Ramlu & Sanjina Rao 30.00
Jai & Laxmi Reddy 50.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 108.00
Ved P. & Geeta Sahni 100.00
Aravind Sanjeevaiah 40.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Haresh Shah 501.00
Mahendra Manilal Shah 101.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram Family 111.00
Praveen Y. Sharma 101.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Raj Siddharthan 251.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Tejasinha Sivalingam 4.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 50.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 50.00
Nitin Soni 11.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Urupattur C. Sridharan 108.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Shantha & Sriramamurthy Subbaraman 51.00
Tangali S. & Valli Sudarshan 261.00
Arjoon Sukhu 20.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 35.00
Anthan Sunder 25.00
Robert Teichman 222.00
Asan Tejwani 30.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 45.00
Nalin & Kamal Tolia 5,000.00
Vishnu Valluru 251.00
Rama Vangala 101.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Natarajan Viswanathan 101.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Sage Waters 108.00
Nagarjuna & Padma Yerra 200.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
Total Building Fund $78,522.30
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 10.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Total Endowment Funds $20.00
Special Project Donations
Gail La Mar 108.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 100.00
Total Special Projects 208.00
Grand Total $78,750.30

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Pilgrimage to Iraivan

Iraivan Temple is a punya tirtha, a sacred destination for devout pilgrims. The vision of Lord Siva on San Marga that Gurudeva was blessed with in 1975 is sustained and made manifest by the daily sadhanas of 21 resident monastics from five nations. Kadavul Hindu Temple and the many sacred areas of San Marga are available to Hindus for worship, meditation, japa and quiet reflection. It is best, if you are planning to come to visit us, to email us in advance to make sure the days of your visit coincide with our open times. And, if you want to have darshan with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, to check if he is in residence and to make the necessary appointment. Please see our visitor information pages for more details.

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