Kauai's Hindu Monastery
August 2016 Newsletter

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The first week of July, Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and I returned to the USA from London and first visited Raleigh, North Carolina, for two evening satsangs and a temple visit. We continued on to Maryland to participate in the Murugan Temple of North America’s ceremonious installation of the Rajagopuram. The event lasted four days and engaged twenty-six priests. The final event was powerful, with thousands of devotees enjoying the most auspicious moment. Then off to Pittsburgh, PA, where we held a satsang in a home. Shortly after returning to the Aadheenam, the annual Satguru Purnima festival was held. It began at 6am with the traditional chariot parade up the San Marga path to the Swayambhu Lingam. Next there was a pada puja to me accompanied by homa and Sri Rudram chanting. The Swaymbhu Lingam is the place God Siva was sitting in Gurudeva’s 1975 vision of Him. It is always uplifting to have a ceremony here, as the connection to the inner worlds is quite strong, particularly at sunrise and sunset. Sixteen ladies held a retreat at Guru Purnima time and special classes were given to them. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued generous support. General contributions for July totaled $87,211 which is more than our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $3,549. Aum Namasivaya!

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Gurudeva's Wisdom
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Each human being has an individual, personal dharma. This dharma is determined by two things: the karmas, both good and bad, from past lives; and the three dharmas of this life—universal, human and social. Svadharma, “one’s own law,” is molded by our background and experiences, tendencies and desires—indicated by astrology—all of which determine our personality, profession and associations. The key to discovering and understanding personal dharma is the worship of Lord Ganesha, the God of memory, time and wisdom, who knows our past lives and can clarify our most perfect pattern, our right path in life. When we follow this unique pattern—guided by guru, wise elders and the knowing voice of our soul—we are content and at peace with ourselves and the world. Dharma is to the individual what its normal development is to a seed—the orderly fulfillment of an inherent nature and destiny. A Vedic prayer implores, “That splendor that resides in an elephant, in a king, among men, or within the waters, with which the Gods in the beginning came to Godhood, with that same splendor make me splendid, O Lord.”

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News From the Home of Iraivan Temple

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Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, bedecked with Hawaiian leis, blesses devotees following the dawn padapuja on Guru Purnima day.


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A visiting photographer captures a unique image of Lord Shanmuga beneath the banyan tree, showing the green color of tiny moss growing on the black granite statue.



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Iraivan Temple Report
The big news this month is the arrival of four shipping containers of Iraivan stones from India. This recent shipment includes many of the stones for the four-foot-high wall that encircles the temple, as well as a few stone bases for the satguru statues and a large stone for the Temple Builders’ Memorial. Two of the 45 elegant, polished red granite pots that will sit atop the wall also arrived. In Bengaluru much progress is being made on the remaining pieces that make up the perimeter wall.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's Activities
Satguru was honored with an outpouring of love and appreciation by all the monks and devotees who gathered for padapuja on Guru Purnima day. A brand new chariot had been constructed. Though people power did most of the work, it was attached to an electric powered vehicle. On this day the eight sadhakas renewed their monastic vows for another two years in Satguru’s presence. Sadhaka Dayanatha was given the yellow natyam sash and special blessings in recognition that he has qualified himself as a candidate to become a yogi tapasvin in a few years time. A few days before this event, Satguru gave mantra diksha to Suselah Periasamy of Singapore and Toshadevi Nataraj from Saint Lucia. With their new daily sadhana of chanting the Panchakshara (Namasivaya) mantra, they look forward to exploring their innate divinity for themselves by themselves.

Special Events
A nine-day Ladies’ Retreat, attended by 16 devotees from five nations, was held at Guru Purnima time. Every morning they came to the monastery for puja and classes with Satguru and the swamis. Also in July the monastery was honored to have a most sincere, disciplined group of nearly 100 Satya Sai Baba devotees visit to perform Sahasra Lingarchana. Siva-Shakti was invoked into 1,116 handmade clay Sivalingams through Vedic mantras and worshiped with great devotion—all to seek Siva’s blessings for health, wealth, prosperity, bliss and ultimate mukti. On July 30 the monastery hosted talented Odissi dancer Colleena Shakti and her troupe who performed for an impromptu gathering of one hundred temple devotees. On July 17th Shreya, 16, and her 11-year-old sister Akshaya from Arizona fulfilled a dream of dancing for Lord Ganesha and Lord Siva Nataraja in the Kadavul Temple mandapam. The sisters danced their hearts out, amazing temple visitors with their grace and discipline.

Publications and Other Happenings
The long-awaited Tamil-language version of Gurudeva’s Dancing with Siva (renamed Sivaperumanudan Oru Thirunadanam) has been published by Kannadhasan Pathippagam in Chennai. It can be ordered online from the publisher for Rs450 here: bit.ly/TamilDWS. Within India the shipping is free. International orders are sent by courier. Editorial work on the October/November/December issue of Hinduism Today magazine was completed and the files sent off to our printer. The Gurudeva App, celebrating Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami’s life in photos, quotes and audio can now be downloaded for free at Google Play and the iTunes store. At our Himalayan Acres farm, the monks hosted the board members of Hawaii’s sixteen Soil and Water Conservation Districts who had come to Kauai for their annual meeting. They were interested in seeing the monastery’s impressive planting of Acacia Koa trees that have been bred to resist a virus that has decimated the native Koa population.


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Top to bottom: Satguru Bodhinatha presides as our eight postulants renew their two-year vows of purity, humility, obedience and confidence, and Sadhana Dayanatha takes the pledge of the postulant natyam; embers of the Siddhidata Kulam, assisted by our two task force brahmacharis, plant a new grove of papaya trees.

Bodhinatha's Newest Teachings Online
Satguru Bodhinatha is now turning his 15-minute Keynote presentations into movies which can be used for our personal benefit or shared at a satsang of friends. See them here. Thanks to a vibrant team of transcribers we can hear Bodhinatha's recent talks and read the transcriptions here. Read the transcriptions on line. Click here for all of Bodhinatha's talks.

Bodhinatha's weekly talks can be heard on our website:

Click here for a complete index of both Bodhinatha's and Gurudeva's talks on line

Recent Talks:

Accept the World, Take Responsibility - July 28, 2016
Awareness, Meditation, Work - July 21, 2016
Temples, Monasteries, Peace - June 22, 2016
Bondage: Anava, Karma, Maya - June 6, 2016


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California Adopts Historic History-Social Science Framework


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The last pleas: (top to bottom) A Hindu student testifies before the board; speakers line up for their one minute at the podium (nearly 400 testified over four hours); Hindu Education Foundation youth demonstrate outside the Department of Education building; a post-meeting and late lunch for Hindu leaders.

An eight-year process to revise how history is taught in California schools came to a close on July 14, 2016, with a meeting of the state’s Board of Education (attended by Acharya Arumuganathaswami and Natyam Jayanatha) approving a greatly expanded “Framework for History-Social Science” for grades K-12. Now 1,000 pages long, this document outlines the curriculum grade by grade. Of critical interest to Hindus has been the material presented in 6th grade, covering ancient times to 300ce, and 7th grade, covering 300ce to about 1750, eras in which India held 25 percent of the world’s population and was rivaled only by China as the most advanced region of the world. The revision process began in 2008, then was suspended for budgetary reasons a year later. The Hindu community of California took a strong interest in the process when it resumed in 2014, partly as a result of presentations to Hindu organizations such as the Chinmaya Mission and BAPS Swaminarayan by Hinduism Today’s editors. The final document reflects thousands of pages of input and personal testimony from the Hindu community—including nearly a hundred children. The result is a massive improvement—with major exceptions—to how India and Hinduism is taught.

When the process resumed in 2014, there were just 994 words on India and Hinduism in the Framework’s 6th grade section and almost nothing in the 7th grade. Now the 6th grade section has 2,118 words, with inclusion of a comprehensive explanation of Hindu philosophy (including “a profound acceptance of religious diversity”), practices (e.g. festivals and pilgrimages), Gods (with, for the first time, a capital “G”) and the Ramayana. Suggestions to include India in 7th grade classrooms were accepted, and a new 1,366 word section was created covering the Gupta and Chola empires, the Bhakti Movement, art, dance, music and the spread of Hinduism and Buddhism outside India. Improvements were made to the sections on Buddhism and Jainism; and the origins and teachings of Sikhism were added.

Unfortunately, the newly adopted narrative contains a negative and inaccurate 400-word section on caste. Even though social structure is supposed to be discussed for each religion, only Hinduism is singled out for condemnation. There is no mention, for example, in the Framework’s extensive coverage of Christianity and Islam of the practice and theological justification of slavery by those religions.

Hinduism had also been singled out for being patriarchal, despite every other society of the time being equally or more so. To give students a more balanced view of this subject across religions, Hindus proposed and the Board added entries describing patriarchy in Christianity and Judaism.

The “Aryan Invasion” theory in its current form of a “migration,” is still present, but in muted form. The word Aryan and the related term Brahmanism are not used at all, and there is no mention of outsiders imposing a caste system.

As a result of these changes, the revised California textbooks should contain more extensive and accurate descriptions of Hinduism and its actual practice. Unfortunately they will likely retain an unfair and Orientalist presentation of caste. It now falls upon Hindu organizations, parents and youth to ameliorate this by: 1) seeing that the most balanced textbooks are adopted; 2) organizing teacher-training sessions; 3) providing supplemental material for classrooms; 4) making in-person presentations to classes and 5) preparing their children for what they will face in classes.


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Why You Need to Understand Revocable Living Trusts


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Hindu Heritage Endowment (HHE) wants you to have a good estate plan to protect yourself and your family. It can also help you make a lasting difference to worthy causes like the Iraivan Temple.

“Dying intestate” is the ugly legal phrase used to describe an adult passing away with no estate plan, a condition that sets up family and friends for confusion, dissension, delay and conflict at a time of great stress. Many adults die intestate. According to a recent survey by legal publishers LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 58% of American adults don’t have a will, much less a complete estate plan.

HHE encourages all families to have complete estate plans. Nowadays, that means having a will, a revocable living trust, power of attorney for property management and an advance health care directive.

At death, a will becomes a set of legally binding instructions that govern the distribution of your assets. Some people mistakenly think that a will avoids probate. On the contrary, a will is a ticket to probate court; but probate has the advantage of making sure your assets get distributed as your will directs. It has the disadvantage of being expensive, time-consuming and public. So, are you doing yourself and your heirs a disservice if all you have is a will?

A revocable living trust does avoid probate, but what exactly is it? Think of a revocable living trust as a mini-corporation that holds title to your most important possessions: your home, your investment portfolio and your cash reserves. Though you still have complete control over these possessions, you no longer hold them in your name. They are held by your revocable living trust. And just as a corporation does not go through probate when the CEO dies, your living trust avoids probate at your death. Your successor trustee simply steps in and follows the rules and instructions of the trust.

Living trusts are useful during life as well. If, for example, you become unable to manage your real estate or finances through illness or accident, your successor trustee can take charge. There’s no costly and embarrassing public conservatorship hearing.

Revocable living trusts do have some disadvantages. They are more detailed than most wills, and so the cost of writing them is usually more than a will. Also, you must remember to transfer assets to your trust. If you do not, your living trust will remain an elaborate but empty shell, like a safe deposit box with nothing in it.

A living trust needs to be managed and its assets distributed according to its terms. Your successor trustee is supposed to take care of these important and sometimes complex tasks promptly, so choose your trustee with care.

A well-managed living trust is a solace to your family and a boon to good causes. Naming the Iraivan Temple Endowment as a beneficiary of a living trust for a percentage of your estate, a specific amount, or a specific property can usually result in a timely distribution at minimum cost. You can use your living trust to create a future endowment fund at the Temple in your name or the name of a loved one. Like the gardens that surround the Temple, your living trust will produce blossoms for a thousand years in the form of harvested income from your fund’s principal.

Visit the HHE website at HHEonline.org.




Help Move Iraivan Forward

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You Can Help Sponsor the Perimeter Wall

The second prakaram wall is 3.5 feet tall, two feet thick and 475 feet long. It comprises 45 short pillars (the section with the pot on top) and 44 panels (the long section between the pillars). Each pillar and panel pair require 544 man-days to carve, even with the massive granite slabs being sawn to size by machine. Each panel will be inscribed (inside the ornate border shown in the photo at right) with verses from scripture and the philosophy and history of the temple.

Sponsorship

❏ One pillar section: $15,000

❏ One panel section: $30,000

Donate here!


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Donor Listing

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Thanks to Our July Temple Builders in 16 Countries

Eleven Month Summary: For the eleven months of September to July, our minimum monthly goal was $715,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special expenses, we received actual contributions of $742,597.27.



Building Fund Donations
AUSTRALIA
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Manomohan & Sivagowrie Family 12,500.00
Chelvi Ganesalingam 501.00
Ramanujan Ganeshlingam 101.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Janakan Krishnarajah 101.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.86
CANADA
Anonymous 96.78
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Maryanna & Antony Cartier 101.00
Jnanideva Cevvel 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
William & Thanam Joseph 50.00
Raj Kalidasan 366.48
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Fiona Macrae 251.00
Rohan & Girija Malkhare 102.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Nagarajan & Shamini Pillay 4,899.00
Paramesha Pillay 500.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Thevagi Satkunendran 100.00
Vijayarani & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Dharmalingam & Mangai Selvarajah 43.89
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 256.02
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Anil Varre 101.00
GERMANY
Ratnam Ratnakumar 22.00
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
INDIA
C. Subramanyam Naidu 101.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Jayanthibhai D. Ray 101.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
ITALY
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
MALAYSIA
Anonymous 544.00
Malaysia Mission 51.00
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 73.80
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 79.02
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 24.58
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 23.80
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 11.90
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 13.77
Sasikumar Darmalingam 11.90
Sai Janany & Sai Hamsiny, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 49.20
Omaya Devasagayam 12.29
Shreiyaa, Kavin Kirav, Anand Kumar Letchumana & Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam 49.20
Annapoorani Ganesan 12.29
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 11.90
Sarasvathi Iswarapatham 58.59
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 11.90
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 7.24
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 23.80
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Gunasekaran Kandasamy 1,947.46
Murugesu Kandasamy 12.29
Vicknesh Kandasamy 30.00
Nanda Kumar & Hema 12.29
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 12.29
Nameegri Marimuthu 24.58
Deevesh, Likel, Bathmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 12.29
Hitesvar Skandanatha Murugesu 12.29
Gowri Nadason 24.58
Kamalaharan Nadason 24.58
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 24.58
M. Suranthiran Naidu 32.00
Bangajam Narayanan 47.65
Mohanavilashiny & Navukarasu 12.29
Yehanthini & Siva Taranee Navukarasu 12.29
Nalakini Niranjana 12.29
A. Paranthaman 4.83
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 12.08
Mogan Raju 69.00
Prabu Ramasamy 83.30
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 24.58
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 12.29
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 14.74
Lachmi Savoo 12.29
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
B. S. Selvakone 51.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 23.80
Indrani Shanmugasundram 12.08
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 24.58
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 164.00
Bala Sivaceyon 10.00
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 10.00
Ramesh Sivanathan 12.26
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 24.58
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 24.58
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 12.29
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Vasanta Tanggavelu 35.70
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 12.29
K. Vasanthakumari 108.00
Viji Vasudevan 108.87
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 24.58
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 24.58
MAURITIUS
Soondiren Arnasalon 7.14
Thirujnanam Arnassalon 5.71
Prem Audit 2.86
Paramaseeven Canagasaby 28.57
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.86
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.14
Rohit Jogessur 2.86
Meeravadee Koothan 11.43
Poospawadee Koothan 2.86
Sooreshen Koothan 28.58
Souda Koothan Arnassalon 5.71
Amravadee Kownden 51.43
Veena Kunniah 57.37
Vel Mahalingum 11.43
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.86
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.86
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 5.72
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.86
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.86
Parani Mootoosamy 1.43
Poomaly Mootoosamy 2.86
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.43
Siven Barlen Mootoosamy 1.43
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.86
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 1.43
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.14
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 7.14
Vailamah Pareatumbee 7.14
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.43
Ashok Reetoo 2.86
Dayalen Renghen 4.29
Ezilveylen Renghen 8.57
Jagadissen Renghen 8.57
Madhevi Renghen 8.57
Siven Renghen 8.57
Varaden Renghen 8.57
Vega Renghen 4.29
Petchai Subramanian 2.86
Kannen Valaydon 28.57
Saroja Valayten 2.86
Toshadeva Valayten 1.43
Ulasa Valayten 1.43
Siven Veerasamy 14.29
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
NEW ZEALAND
Varny Ganesalingam 71.00
SAINT LUCIA
Toshadevi Nataraj 61.00
SINGAPORE
Anonymous 3,984.00
Singapore Mission 43.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Santha Kandasamy 140.72
Vasaant Krishnan 60.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Easan, Lavanya & Sivakumar Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 147.91
SINT MAARTEN
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 35.00
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Anonymous 11.00
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 24.58
Susan James 30.00
Sivayogamalar Kumarakulasingam 125.17
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
USA
Anonymous 2,287.51
Golden Gate Mission 73.45
Wailua Mission 13,060.00
Ravindra Addepalli 30.00
Lovedhi Aggarwal 251.00
Sekar N. Aiyer 101.00
Adi & Asha Alahan 25.00
Durvasa & Isani Alahan 570.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Priya & Amar Amaresh 108.00
Arun Amin 11.00
Gowri Arulanantham 250.00
Harjot Singh Attri 25.00
Bryan Bailey 5.00
Sanjitha Balasingam 251.00
Ambikaipakan Balasubramaniam 30.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
G. Chadha 31.00
Asha Chaku 101.00
Mae Chandran 20.00
Uma & Kumar Chandrasekaran 251.00
Vijay Chatufale 51.00
Pravin Chhaya 21.00
Sharath Chigurupati 738.00
Prudvi Chintareddy 51.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Brian P. Cooke 51.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 51.00
Ajit Dash 21.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Ed DeDeo 40.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 108.00
Sita & Ramnad Dinkar 201.00
Mary Rose Gallagher 5.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Geetha Gangadharan 108.00
Rajendra Giri 26.00
T.S. Govindan 101.00
Hiranya & Sarasvathi Devi Gowda 515.00
Phani Gudidevuni 360.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 240.00
Marilyn Hashisaka 88.00
James L. Haynes 50.00
Anish & Veena Hegde 501.00
Chandraleela Hoezoo 108.00
Rajendrakumar & Chitra Ingle 101.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 200.00
Chidambaram Iyer 201.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Vineeta Jetley 20.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Carole Kahn 108.00
Saitej Kambampati 2.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Rajiv Kaushal 25.00
Kawamura Farm Enterprises 50.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Kamakshi & Narasimhaprasad Kodur 116.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 54.00
Andrzej Kraja 202.00
Shrawan Krishna 51.00
Jaya Krishnamurthy 3,001.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Suhas & Manisha Kshirsagar 125.00
Aruna Kumar 25.00
Anasuya Kumaran 101.00
Leela & Muthusami Kumaran 1,001.00
Ratnam Kumaran 201.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Robert & Priscilla MacGregor 72.00
Hem & Sonia Maharaj 126.00
Amit Maheshwari 51.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Dave & Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Anil Mehta 108.00
Bramh D. Mishra 108.00
Shailesh & Jyoti Mistry 108.00
Sarish & Satya Mohin 25.00
N.C. Nachiappan 10.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 141.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Ravi Nana 108.00
Rani Natarajan 252.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Ken & Meridith Paddock 55.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Radhika Pakala 231.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Cassan Pancham 504.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Satya Pat 450.00
Samkhit Pata 50.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Rajesh Patel 100.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 202.00
Nitesh Patel Family 5,000.00
Leilani Petranek 20.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Vasanthi Pugazhendhi 501.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Suresh Rajamanickam 10,001.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
K.V. & Shyamala Rajan 101.00
S. Raju 100.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 119.00
Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
In memory of Arumugam Indra Ramasubramaniam 101.00
Tristan Ramirez 50.00
Chandar Ramrakha 302.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Shaker Ramteerath 51.00
Pulipaka B. Rao 101.00
Dwaraknath Reddy 1,008.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 700.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
In Memory of Manonmany Sangarapillai 400.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Darmaguhan & Shivali Satgunasingam 100.00
Illur G. Sathy 501.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Manish & Alpa Shah 101.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram 111.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Narendra & Jaiwati Singh 50.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 139.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Tejasinha & Hridaya Sivalingam 5.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 100.00
B. Sivaraja 20.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 51.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Gidu Sriram 101.00
Joseph W. Steelman 400.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 255.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Sayini & Anthan Sunder 25.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Shanthi Suresh & Sures Ramamurti 402.00
Aashish Surti 1.00
Praful J. Surti 31.00
Asan Tejwani 30.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 80.00
Dushyant & Daksha Upadhyaya 21.00
Giridhar Uppalapati 138.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Balavittal Varanasi 251.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Narayanan Viswanathan 201.00
Keith Wallach 54.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 10.01
Navneet Yadav 51.00
Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00
Manu Yogendra 25.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Ashutosh Zade 11.00
Total Building Fund $87,190.10
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 11.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Total Endowment Funds $21.00
Special Project Donations
Valli Ananda 170.00
Anil Ananda Badhwar 10.00
Anuradha Badhwar 20.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 20.00
Dhayalan Balakrishanan 119.15
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 11.90
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 23.80
Mekaladeva Batumallah 23.80
Valliammah Kandasamy 73.80
Gowri Nadason 122.90
Mrunal & Padmaja Patel 2,930.00
A. Vickneswaram K. 23.80
Total Special Project Donations $3,549.15
Grand Total $90,739.25



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