Kauai's Hindu Monastery
November 2014 Newsletter

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Gurudeva’s thirteenth Mahasamadhi Observance was held from October 19-22 with about thirty pilgrims flying in from off island. Right before the event began, Hurricane Ana passed close by Kauai. Due to wet and windy conditions we cancelled a few of the outdoor activities. Each morning began at 5:45 with a padapuja to Gurudeva at his shrine in Kadavul Temple, followed by a group meditation. The next activity was the morning satsang session at 10:30. My three satsangs were on Chapter One of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, focusing on how closely they agree with Gurudeva’s teachings. Three swamis also held satsangs on a variety of topics, and we held a grand opening of the renovated Media Studio. On October 22, Kumar Naganathan Gurukkal conducted an elaborate homa to Gurudeva, then abhishekam and arati. Earlier in October I showed the “History of Hindu India” movie and gave a talk at the Hindu Temple of The Woodlands, Texas. General contributions for October totaled $79,804, which exceeds 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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The world is seen as it truly is—sacred—when we behold Siva’s cosmic dance. Everything in the universe, all that we see, hear and imagine, is movement. Galaxies soar in movement; atoms swirl in movement. All movement is Siva’s dance. When we fight this movement and think it should be other than it is, we are reluctantly dancing with Siva. We are stubbornly resisting, holding ourselves apart, criticizing the natural processes and movements around us. It is by understanding the eternal truths that we bring all areas of our mind into the knowledge of how to accept what is and not wish it to be otherwise. Once this happens, we begin to consciously dance with Siva, to move with the sacred flow that surrounds us, to accept praise and blame, joy and sorrow, prosperity and adversity in equanimity, the fruit of understanding. We are then gracefully, in unrestrained surrender, dancing with Siva.

Explore Gurudeva's Wisdom


 

News From the Home of Iraivan Temple

Recent Happenings

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Selvanathan Sthapati marks the next series of carving details on the temple’s front entry handrail


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A close-up of the Media Studio wall of 1,008 Sivalingas set in a rosewood cabinet custom-made in Pakistan



ann1.jpg ann2.jpg ann3.jpg ann4.jpg ann5.jpg ann6.jpg ann7.jpg Top to bottom: Kumar Naganathan Gurukkal performs arati after the final padapuja during the Mahasamadhi Observances; blessings radiate at the height of the Skanda Shashthi puja; Bodhi­natha conducts a seminar for the Mahasamadhi Observance attendees; Yoginathaswami guides the delivery of the avudaiyar and other precious items for Iraivan Temple; Martin Mosko and Dante Ortiz present their completed landscape plan for the area surrounding Iraivan Temple; participants in the windbreak tree planting at Himalayan Acres; admiring the bright, new, laser-cut aluminum panels that highlight the entryway to the Media Studio.


Iraivan Temple Progress
On the final day of our four-day Gurudeva Mahasamadhi observances, two 20-foot shipping containers from India brought us many precious items for Iraivan Temple, including the five-ton bronze avudaiyar, the four-foot stone Nandi, important sculptures for the Nandi Mandapam and the five metal Sadasiva bronzes that will be installed on three sides of the temple’s sanctum tower. The containers also held the black granite statues of Maharishi Nandinatha, Gurudeva, Bodhinatha and other items. Martin Mosko and his landscaping partner Dante Ortiz were here to not only develop and finalize the landscape planning, but to start moving earth. With the hiring of an excavator, a good deal of work has been done to sculpt the hillsides surrounding the temple in preparation for the placement of boulders that have been delivered from the quarry on the west side of our island. Bronze artisan Holly Young spent a few days on Kauai to do a photo shoot for the next bronze statue in the Temple Builders’ Tribute. This one will show two silpis moving a massive stone using metal pry bars. At the Bengaluru carving site the workers gathered on the last day of Navaratri for the annual Ayuda Puja, ceremonial blessing of the tools of their trade, including hammers and chisels, machine tools and vehicles. All the carvers received gifts of appreciation at the end of the ceremony.

Special Pujas
This month we celebrated Bodhinatha’s 72nd Jayanti with a padapuja and surprised him with a helicopter ride around our beautiful island. At Diwali time we observed the 13th anniversary of our Gurudeva’s passing into the inner worlds. Many of the pilgrims who came to honor Gurudeva and receive his blessings stayed on for six days of Muruga worship and the final Skanda Shashthi abhishekam.

Swamis' Travels
At month’s end Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami and Sannyasin Yoginathaswami departed for a month of activity in India. They had been invited to attend a giant conclave of Hindu religious leaders at the Shri Pathmedha Godhaam, a huge (thousands of acres) cow protection sanctuary in Rajasthan. Earlier in October, Bodhinatha, Shanmuganathaswami and Sadhaka Mayuranatha traveled to Missouri and Texas. In College Station, Texas, the monks took part in a seminar on dairy cow herd management. This was followed by a visit to the Hindu Temple of The Woodlands, where Bodhinatha gave a talk and presented our Hindu History documentary. Sadhaka Mayuranatha took advantage of the visit to get some quadcopter aerial video of the temple grounds to add to the The Woodlands Temple page at our Hindu Heritage Endowment website. Two weeks later, Shanmuganathaswami and Siddhanathaswami flew to San Antonio, Texas, for training in new web developments of 4D, the computer program we use for the Hinduism Today address data base, member and student information, monastery accounting, astrology material and Gurudeva’s Shum language.

Publications and Other Activities
During October the swamis completed work on the January/February/March 2015 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. The Guru Chronicles Audio Book, nearly two years in the making, was released during Gurudeva’s mahasamadhi observance. Acharya Arumuganathaswami has been working for some months with Dr. Shiva Bajpai to write a paper on the treatment of Hinduism in public school textbooks in California. This has involved a complex analysis of the “Framework for History-Social Studies,” which lays out how these subjects are taught from kindergarten through high school. The conclusion of the paper is that the Framework reflects the 19th-century colonial view of India. The school textbooks focus intensely on caste, for example. The next step in this process is to provide a series of suggestions for the Framework, which is now up for revision. This may actually result in a change in the textbooks. At the monastery’s Himalayan Acres farm, the monks, assisted by devotees here for the mahasamadhi observances, planted 2,100 trees to create a windbreak nearly one mile in length to protect groves of other trees. Our five-acre medicinal noni orchard has become much more productive over the last few months. During the last harvest, we gathered over a ton of noni in just an hour and a half, and that was picking only one third of the field. With the recent purchase of an 80-gallon press and rented time at a local commercial kitchen, we are getting close to having our first bottling of noni juice for sale in stores—all with proper organic certification and Department of Health permits. One step closer to the fruition of Gurudeva’s vision of a sustainable agricultural endowment for the monastery.

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

How Is All Karma Finally Resolved If We Make Karma in Each Life? (Nov 16, 2014)

Patanjali - Overcoming Obstacles with Concentration and Friendliness (Nov 8, 2014)

Four Places In Which to See God (Nov 1, 2014)

Eight Features of Natha Sampradaya (Version 2) (Oct 25, 2014)

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

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




recent.jpg Left: Sivarathna Manick of Mauritius—just beginning Upakurvana service at the monastery for six months—receives The Guru Chronicles Audio Book from Bodhinatha

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Listen at Your Own Leisure to The Guru Chronicles

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After nearly two years in production, The Guru Chronicles is now available as an audio book—produced just in time to distribute during Gurudeva’s 2014 Mahasamadhi observances here on Kauai. As shown in the picture at left, it is being distributed on a custom-designed 8GB Mac and PC compatible flash drive. Not only is the unabridged narration of the entire 814-page book on the drive, but also the book itself in PDF and ebook editions, along with 40 high resolution pieces of art used in the book, 14 historic talks by Gurudeva, 4 video talks, and 72 photos of him over the years.

Excerpts from The Guru Chronicles

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In Chapter 20, Gurudeva recounts his journey to Jailani Caves where he experienced Self Realization:


 

Default Estate Plans in Malaysia May Not Please Survivors

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All adult Hindus in Malaysia have an estate plan. The problem is, it’s often not the plan they want or their families would like. “Many educated Malaysian Hindus are unaware of the Distribution Act,” Malaysian native and unit trust consultant Mr. Guhan Sivalingam, 58, said, referring to legislation that imposes automatic forms of distribution by the state when Malaysians die without a written plan.

Take the example of a childless married man who predeceases his wife and parents. If he has no written estate plan, the state distributes half of his property to his widow and half to his parents. For some, that might be fine; for others, a disaster.

Regardless, the lack of a written plan also raises the odds for disputes among loved ones, according to Mr. Guhan, who is studying estate, retirement and tax planning to become a certified financial planner. “The family must also endure the long delay involved in applying for a letter of administration that allows a final distribution. Until the letter arrives, all assets are frozen and the survivors cannot access desperately needed resources.

“With proper estate planning in place, life goes on as usual,” he said. Despite the advantages of estate planning, only ten percent of Malaysians have one, and most who do are not Hindus. When asked why, Mr. Guhan answered, “They lack awareness about estate planning. They’re busy with day-to-day matters. Those who are aware procrastinate, and most do not see its importance or urgency.”

Mr. Guhan, whose interests include religion, yoga, meditation and social work, would like that to change. So would the Hindu Heritage Endowment, which is offering seminars on estate planning to educate its donors to the techniques and advantages of estate planning that can be tailored to one’s family circumstances rather than follow the Distribution Act of 1958 (Amended 1997). The above table shows how estates are distributed in Malaysia.

None of us can say what our family situation will be at death, so if even one of the plans the state has for the intestate is not to your liking, you will want to write your will. Even more pressing for some than estate planning is retirement planning. Malaysians depend primarily on the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for retirement, which is equivalent to Social Security in the US. The reality, according to Mr. Guhan, is grim. “This saving is crucial for all working class,” he explained. “Unfortunately, most of the time the savings are gone within two to three years of retirement due to poor financial planning.”

According to Mr. Guhan, retirement in Malaysia is set at age 55. An individual’s EPF savings are divided into two accounts: account one is 70% of the total and can be withdrawn following a specific formula on a staggered basis and invested in unit trust instruments, a form of collective investment constituted under a trust deed. Account two, or 30%, may be withdrawn for medical bills, education of oneself or one’s children, for the first home purchase payment and when the member reaches 50 years of age. Beneficiaries can be nominated and changed at any time before retirement. The account receives a yearly dividend.

The combination of the EPF, the fragile cornerstone of most people’s retirement, and virtually nonexistent written estate plans does not bode well for Malaysia’s Hindu population nor for Hindu causes. The benefits charities receive from bequests from estate plans are rare in Malaysia. “I hope prudent estate and financial planning can remedy this,” Mr. Guhan said. “It would be good for Hindu causes and wonderful for Hindu families.”

For information on establishing a fund at the Hindu Heritage Endowment, contact Shanmuganathaswami at 808-822-3012 x 244 or email hhe@hindu.org


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You Can Help Sponsor Iraivan Temple's Perimeter Wall

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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

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Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations


Thanks to Our October Temple Builders in 15 Countries

SUMMARY: For September & October, our minimum monthly goal was $130,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $134,604.49.

Building Fund Donations
AUSTRALIA
R. & Marie Bhanugopan US$108.00
Danyse Crotti 108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 3.13
CANADA
Anonymous 229.06
Shri Dhevi Arasaratnam 101.00
William Frank Brown 33.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 401.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Dharmalingam & Mangai Selvarajah 51.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Rajah Shummoogum 51.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 119.08
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
INDIA
A.G. Chittaranjan Das 100.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Venugopala Reddy 9.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
INDONESIA
Vennila Mardemotoo & Sivaneswaran Sockanathan 50.00
MALAYSIA
Malaysia Mission 12.00
Anonymous 120.00
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 90.33
Nivashini Balakrishnan 20.00
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 15.05
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 30.10
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 30.11
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 30.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 15.00
Sasikumar Darmalingam 21.07
Chandran Ramamurthy, Kalpana Devasagayam & Sai Janany 45.16
Omaya Devasagayam 15.05
Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana & Kavin Kirav 45.16
Annapoorani Ganesan 15.05
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth 15.05
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 15.05
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 9.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai Family 30.10
Valliammah Kandasamy 15.05
Magil Kathiravan 15.05
Polil Kathiravan 15.05
Pugal Kathiravan 15.05
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 15.05
Sivaselvi Malar 24.00
Tejesswaran Manimaran 30.11
Nameegri Marimuthu 30.11
Silvarajoo Muniandy 15.00
Ramesh Murthi, Bathmavathy Batumalai, Deevesh & Likel 15.05
Wasantha Devi Murugan 15.05
Mohanavilashiny Murugesu 15.05
Gowri Nadason 30.11
Kamalaharan Nadason 30.11
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 30.11
M. Suranthiran Naidu 30.11
Bangajam Narayanan 60.20
Nalakini Niranjana 15.05
A. Paranthaman 6.00
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 15.00
Jayanayagi Rajaratnam 8.98
Mogan Raju 69.00
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Kaveta Supramaniam Ramoo 30.11
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 30.11
R. Ravichandran 11.00
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 18.07
Lachmi Savoo 15.05
B. S. Selvakone 51.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 30.10
Indrani Shanmugasundram 15.00
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 30.11
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Rishitaa Sivanathan & Hitesvar Skandanatha Sivanathan 15.05
Puvana & Sivanathan 15.05
Saraswathy & Ramesh Sivanathan 15.23
Ananda Sivanesan 105.38
Niranjana Sivanesan 30.11
Thamaraiveni Sivanesan 45.17
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 30.11
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 30.11
Devi & Late Selvadurai Subramaniam 15.05
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Vasanta Tanggavelu 45.15
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 15.05
Thanavinthan Siva Thirumalai 15.63
Selvanayagi Thuraisingam 29.92
Sivamalar Vasanthan 23.94
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 30.11
MAURITIUS
Soondiren Arnasalon 15.62
Jegadessa Chenganna 31.25
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 6.26
Rohit Jogessur 3.13
Jagambrum Kamila 31.25
Mooneenagen Koothan 12.50
Poospawadee Koothan 6.26
Amravadee Kownden 50.00
Veena Kunniah 62.75
Vel Mahalingum 9.38
Manogaran Mardemootoo 31.25
Omvathi Peruman 15.63
Dayalen Renghen 4.69
Ezilveylen Renghen 4.69
Jagadissen Renghen 4.69
Madhevi Renghen 4.69
Siven Renghen 4.69
Varaden Renghen 4.69
Vega Renghen 4.69
Kannen Valaydon 62.50
Saroja Valayten 3.13
Toshadeva Valayten 1.56
Ulasa Valayten 1.56
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 35.00
NORWAY
Anil Ananda Badhwar 10.00
RUSSIA
Dmitry Borzunov 100.00
Lyubov Chesnokova 30.00
SAINT LUCIA
Toshadevi Nataraj & Fremont Lawrence 61.00
SINGAPORE
Singapore Mission 385.00
Anonymous 100.00
Subathra Devaraja 52.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Vasaant Krishnan 182.00
Akileiswaran Samuthiran 74.07
Jayasutha Samuthiran 74.07
Sivakumar & Lavanya Saravan 400.00
Anjeli Soopraya Patten 200.00
UAE
Anil Kumar 108.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 30.11
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Darmaguhan & Shivali Satgunasingam 100.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
USA
The Kulkarni Foundation 2,008.00
Golden Gate Mission 63.96
Wailua Mission 5,523.00
Silver Vel Satsang 30.00
Anonymous 31,474.081
Ramesh & Kamala Agarwal 20.00
Hotranatha & Punita Ajaya 25.00
Adi & Asha Alahan 25.00
Durvasa & Isani Alahan 240.00
Kanda Alahan 50.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Yohini Alvappillai 51.00
Paras Angell 216.00
V.A. Arjun 501.00
Rao L. Atluri 15.00
Smita Avula 101.00
Priya Balasubramaniam 20.00
Jim & Nancy Barnhart 108.00
Adina Bezerita 44.00
Srinivas Bhamidipaty 200.00
Ronur Murali Bhattar 101.00
In memory of Late Mrs. Champaben K. Bhavsar 404.00
Jaydev Bhavsar 101.00
Sanjay Bonde 11.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
Sudhakar & Annapurna Chakrala 51.00
Durgam & Subha Chakrapani 51.00
Uma & Kumar Chandrasekaran 251.00
Lakshmi & Subba Chavali 51.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 51.00
Vasant & Lata Datta 20.00
Krishna P. Dave 501.00
Vijay Dave 101.00
Ed DeDeo 30.00
Umesh Desai 100.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Meena & Trichinopoly A. Dorairajan 101.00
Deborah Duda 20.00
Steve & Mary Ann Gabay 108.00
Satish Gaitonde 101.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Rajendra Giri 26.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Devi Gowda 515.00
Achin K. Guha 50.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Prabodh & Jean Gupta 200.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 110.00
James L. Haynes 50.00
Shakti Shanti Hee 101.00
Hughes Family 51.00
Donna R. Ikeda 25.00
Yashi Israni 25.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 90.00
Vasanthi S. Iyer 50.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
Madhav & Sheela Jambotkar 50.00
Hareesh & Swapna Janakiraman 25.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Shiv & Rashmi Kapoor 101.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Saravanan Kasthuri 965.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Rajiv Kaushal 49.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Naylesh Khushal 101.00
Anil & Jyothi Kondapi 50.00
Meera Kumar Kondapi 51.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Shrawan Krishna 51.00
Kalpana & Muralikumar Krishnamurthi 501.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Ram Krishnan 101.00
Bruce Kube 20.00
Arvind & Neelima Kumar 108.00
Faroj Kumar 25.00
Gregg Lien 108.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 11.00
Leslie Lowman 10.00
R. & K. Mahadevan 101.00
Gaurav & Ripla Malhotra 251.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Prabhashanker Mehta 11.00
Sarojben Mehta 100.00
Suresh & Sudha Mehta 40.00
Radhakrishnan Mundayat 501.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 141.00
Jayaram Nadipuram 51.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Vijayarani Natarajan 84.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Neela Oza 51.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Najuk & Raj Pakanati 501.00
Sriram Panchagnula 54.00
Cassan Pancham 504.00
Nagaratnam Pancharatnam 100.00
Divyesh Pandya 51.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Aswin & Pushpa A. Patak 51.00
Anil & Usha Patel 101.00
Balu & Damiyanti Patel 101.00
Balubhai R. Patel 101.00
Indubhai & Induben Patel 101.00
Jayant Patel 100.00
Navin & Kundan Patel 50.00
Parvatiben S. Patel 101.00
Praful & Ranjan Patel 151.00
Prakash Patel 101.00
Pramod & Alka Patel 101.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Sanjay & Nutan Patel 51.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Gopal & Meena Pathikonda 101.00
Bani Paul 100.00
Arvind Phukan 51.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Raman & Uma Purighalla 2,000.00
Rishi Raj 10.00
Krish Bhushan Raja 2,500.50
Uma Kiran Raja 2,500.50
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 130.00
Usha & Sri Ram 125.00
Ravi & Renuka Ramakrishna 101.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 216.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Gayatri & Satya Ramaswamy 1,001.00
Chandar Ramrakha 151.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 54.00
Hamendra T. & Shachi Rana 50.00
S. Prabhakar & Saila Rao 100.00
K. Lakshmi Kantha Reddy 51.00
Subhash Rongali 101.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 144.00
Manonmany Sangarapillai 200.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Manimekalai Saravanan 112.00
Shantaram & Alaka Sathe 101.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Bharati & Mahendra Shah 101.00
Jnanideva Shanmuga 51.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram Family 111.00
Mukund Sharma 101.00
Praveen Y. Sharma 101.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Krishnasami Siddharthan 108.00
Vijay S. Singh 251.00
Arvinder Singh & Family 101.00
Parminder Singh 5.00
Bageshwari & Achla Sinha 101.00
Sushil Sinharoy 51.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Tejasinha Sivalingam 4.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 50.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 5,000.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
S. Sivathasan 100.00
Girish Soni Family 101.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 40.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Joseph W. Steelman 200.00
R.T. Sugumaran 101.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
R. Sivagnana Sundaram 51.00
Savithri Sundaresan 35.00
Anthan Sunder 25.00
Avinash Suresh 50.00
Shawn Swain 108.00
Dora Kovacs & Rudy Tanzi 108.00
Asan Tejwani 30.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Sastry & Naina Varanasi 251.00
Venkateswara Veluri 51.00
Siva R. Vemana 300.00
Hema & Pichuswami Virmani 101.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 50.00
Raghu Ram Vollala 200.00
Keith Wallach 108.00
Bart & Anne Walton 1,008.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Ashutosh Zade 11.00
Total Building Fund $79,702.96
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Muthu Senthilkumar 101.00
Total Endowment Funds $101.00
Special Project Donations (Gold Leaf)
Gail La Mar 108.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 100.00
Total Special Project Donations 208.00
Grand Total $80,011.96

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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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