Kauai's Hindu Monastery
July 2014 Newsletter

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In June Sannyasin Senthilnathaswami and I attended the 6-day consecration ceremonies for the newly built Hindu Temple of Greater Fort Worth. In my talk I stressed the importance of Hindu temples lies in the fact that they perpetuate Hindu culture and gave a number of practical examples, such as how in following temple protocols the children learn about showing respect and the sacredness of certain objects. One of the priests, Dr. Udaya Bhaskar Deekshit Parasaram of the Redmond, Washington, temple, gave excellent explanations of what was happening during the ceremony, emphasizing that before installation the statue was just an idol but afterwards it had been transformed into a sacred murti and could no longer be referred to as an idol or statue. At the Kauai monastery, the Murugan festival of Vaikasi Visakam was celebrated, during which sannyas diksha was given. Our new sannyasin’s name is Kaivalyanathaswami. General contributions for June totaled $39,260.45, which is less 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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Saivism is an orthodox religion, conservative in its ways and yet pliant and understanding. It is simultaneously the most demanding spiritual path and the most forgiving. Saivites have persisted through many ages through successfully adapting work, service and skills according to the times while internalizing worship and holding firmly to the eternal values. The outer form of service or occupation does not change the spiritual search. Be he a skilled farmer, factory worker, village merchant, computer programmer or corporate executive, the Saivite is served well by his religion. Saivism has all of the facilities for the education of humankind back to the Source. Each futuristic age does not reflect a difference in the Saivite’s relationship with his family, kulaguru, teacher, satguru, Gods or God in his daily religious life. The Saiva Dharma: it is now as it always was.

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News From the Home of Iraivan Temple

Recent Happenings

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Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and his staff of swamis and sadhakas just days before departing on the 2014 Mauritius Innersearch Travel-Study Program with 52 participants


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Lord Ganesha beautifully decorated on His chaturthi day, sends forth blessings after the 3am puja



ann1.jpg ann2.jpg ann3.jpg ann4.jpg ann5.jpg ann6.jpg ann7.jpg Top to bottom: Aditya Alurkar family brought for a visit His Holiness Swami Madhav Tirthji who has an ashram in Anand, Gujarat, called Omkar Sadhana Ashram; Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Senthilnathaswami participate in the consecration rites for the new temple in Fort Worth, Texas; organizers honor Bodhinatha after the elaborate 3-day event; a 6am homa ceremony in Kadavul Temple; the Kondapi family and friend from Arizona on pilgrimage; the exotic vinyl floor during installation by Durvasa Alahan and Acharya Kumarnathaswami; just one example of nature’s wonders in the sacred gardens this time of year.

Bodhinatha's Activities
Satguru continued his series of discourses on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras by elucidating on the restraint of mental activities in yoga practice. You can hear that talk on the Look/Listen pages of our website by clicking here. Bodhinatha and Senthilnathaswami traveled to Texas for a week at the beginning of June. In Austin, they toured the nearly completed Chinmaya Mission Sundaram Temple and Ashram, hosted by the center’s Acharya Brahmachari Girish Chaitanya. In Fort Worth, they were special guests at the opening ceremonies of the area’s new Hindu temple. On June 26 Bodhinatha and six monastics traveled to Mauritius for the 2014 Mauritius Innersearch Travel-Study Program. Shortly after arriving they held a “Meet the Publisher and Editors of Hinduism Today Magazine” event at the prestigious Hennessey Park Hotel attended by 350 subscribers and numerous Hindu and government leaders. The evening’s presentation ended with a screening of our 22-minute film “The History of Hindu India.” During the Q&A session afterwards, one inspired attendee declared, “Wow! I have to tell you this is the first time I have ever seen my religion presented in a way that touched me so deeply. Tonight I feel proud to be a Hindu.”

Iraivan Temple Progress
Two shipping containers have been loaded in India enroute to Kauai. One holds the five ton Avudaiyar, the pedestal that will hold the Maha Spatika Lingam, and the Pancha Brahma murthis that will be placed in the niches around the external walls of the sanctum of Iraivan Temple. The other contains the Yalli handrails for the front steps, granite statues of Gurudeva and Bodhinatha, as well as the Nandi and miscellaneous stones of the Nandi Mandapam. The containers should reach Kauai in about two months.

Our New Swami
After over 45 years of exemplary selfless service, and after having been a yogi tapasvin for the last six years, Yogi Jothinatha was initiated into sannyas by Bodhinatha as Kaivalyanathaswami in an early morning ceremony. The auspicious day finished with a powerful Vaikasi Visakam Muruga abhishekam and puja in the evening.

Publications and Other Activities
The July/August/September issue of Hinduism Today has been uploaded to our website. The online version contains a stunning slideshow from our special feature on Rishikesh. The Siddhidatta Kulam enlarged our Annapurna vegetable garden in June, adding 12 more raised beds with concrete perimeters. The Media Studio renovation project moved forward with the completion of the custom printed vinyl floor. Our many thanks to Durvasa Alahan for his expert help with the installation. The Aditya Alurkar family, from California, brought His Holiness Swami Madhav Tirthji to the monastery for a short visit to meet Bodhinatha. Swami is head of the Omkar Sadhana Ashram in Anand, Gujarat. The History of Hindu India (Part One) video was finished in June. It is based on our book, The History of Hindu India. The book was so well received that the Uberoi Foundation provided a grant to fund a video edition. Dr. Bajpai, Professor Emeritus of History at California State University Northridge, was instrumental in guiding the content development with Arumuganathaswami. Video producer Sushma Khadepaun manifested infinite patience and long hours, both in the USA and in India, to complete the project. Raj Narayan collaborated to narrate and produce the superb audio track. This video (like the book) is intended to provide an authentic presentation of the history of India and Hinduism for use in American 6th grade social studies classes, as well as Hindu temple study groups and general presentations of Hindu religion and history. It can be freely distributed for educational purposes. See it now on the Hinduism Today video channel of YouTube here.

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

Patanjali: Practice to Achieve Samadhi (June 21, 2014)

Patanjali's Yoga Sutras - False Knowledge (June 15, 2014)

Separating Awareness From What it Perceives (June 5, 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)


recent1.jpg recent2.jpg Top to bottom: Initiated into sannyas on June 10 by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, this is our new swami, Kaivalyanatha Arulen; visiting from San Franciso, Meyyappan and Devi, with daughter Parvati, son Arvind, and Meyyappan’s father, Ramanathan, from South India.

 

The July Issue of Hinduism Today Is Released

The July/August/September, 2014, edition of Hinduism Today, published by Kauai Aadheenam, has just been released in digital form and is available free of charge to read online or download in PDF or ePub format here. The print edition of the 86-page magazine is available at major bookstores or by subscription at minimela.com.

On this issue’s cover you will see the Lion of Sri Lanka, Siva Yogaswami, one of the greatest satgurus of the 20th century. Our Gurudeva, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, was initiated by him in 1949. The article captures Yogaswami’s life and legacy through first-person accounts, historical photos and superb art, taking you through his early training with the sage Chellappaswami of Nallur and into his spiritual reign of the Jaffna Peninsula for over fifty years.

Rishikesh, the famed pilgrimage retreat on the banks of the Ganges, is fully explored in the feature article. Rajiv Malik and photographer Dev Raj Agarwal trekked to Rishikesh, visiting many prominent ashrams and sadhus, and telling of the life of Hindus and seekers who come here for days or weeks at a time to pursue a deeper path. It’s everything you will ever need to know about Rishikesh, including where to stay, what to avoid and a few tips on river rafting. You can enjoy a 68-picture Rishikesh slide show on the website.

In this issue’s Publisher’s Desk, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, takes the principle of ahimsa, noninjury, to a deeper level of understanding, explaining its two major pillars as a key to a balanced, wholesome and productive human life.

Other articles include the Smithsonian Museum’s Washington DC exhibition, “Beyond Bollywood,” the very Hindu teachings of the Greek mathematician Pythagoras and a visit to a 100-year-old Indian gurukulam that is merging traditional learning with 21st-century training. A piece on Akka Mahadevi includes some of that bold, saintly woman’s beautiful philosophical poetry, while a wonderful personal tale from Murali Balaji relates how he was ashamed of his Hindu roots as a child but grew up to proudly embrace his spiritual identity. And because—as Gurudeva taught us—life is meant to be lived joyously, you will find a cartoon and other humorous moments in our Quotes & Quips section.

ht1.jpg ht2.jpg Hinduism's sagely tradition, top to bottom: The opening spread of the Rishikesh article, looking upstream from the banks of Ganga with insets of evening Ganga arati worship and Kailash Ashram class; Yogaswami and devotees in an evening gathering.

Creative Fund-Raising Seva!

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Each year the Katir family in California creates hundreds of clay Ganeshas for Ganesha Visarjana, with proceeds going to Iraivan temple. They started this in 2005, taking over and expanding upon the work of Satya Palani who for 20 years made clay Ganeshas for the local Church members.

The molds are made from bronze Deities and cast with biodegradable clay in two sizes. It is a slow process, taking two months to make 450 of the small statues. The large ones sell for $10 the small ones are $5. The family organizes creative and fun painting parties for local Hindu children, which are always a big hit. The unpainted Ganeshas are also sold online here, in bulk to temples and through direct personal orders.


 

Durable Power of Attorney: When You Do
Need to Give Others Control of Your Property

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Are you out of your mind?” So thought Aditya—a well-traveled engineer in his forties with an international client base—when his attorney first suggested he name someone to control his bank accounts, make his mortgage payments and complete and sign his taxes.

Too polite to speak his misgivings, Aditya revealed them in his face. “No, no. I’m not asking you to give away the store,” the attorney assured with a smile. “These powers would spring to life only when you need them.”

“For example?”

“Let’s say you had a serious accident on one of your trips. Doctors confirm you can’t manage your finances for a while. If you have completed a durable power of attorney for property management and finance, someone you have chosen could immediately pay your medical bills and mortgage.”

“And if I haven’t done this, what would happen?” Aditya queried.

“Without it, the court would have to appoint a conservator for you,” the attorney said with a grimace. “That’s called, logically enough, a court conservatorship. In some cases it’s the only solution, but, believe me, you want to avoid it if you can. It’s expensive and unpleasant. After all, they have to discuss your mental competence in public, and in the end they may appoint someone you would not want.”

“‘Power of attorney’ does not imply an actual attorney, does it?

“No. Attorney is used in the broad sense of someone acting in your place and on your behalf, not an attorney-at-law, like me.”

“How important is this document?”

“Well, once after I had given an estate planning seminar and reviewed the tools of the trade, an emergency-room nurse who was in the audience spoke up. ‘Accidents happen. Everyone should have a durable power of attorney for property management, no matter what your age, if you own property and have bills’.”

“Is it a long document?”

“It can be, depending on what you want your representative to do,” the attorney said. “But this is typical,” he added, handing Aditya something that looked like an accountant’s to-do list. It read:

• Make deposits and withdrawals from bank accounts

• Sign tax returns and appoint qualified individuals to represent the principal with the IRS in order to make investment decisions

• Deal with retirement plans, including IRAs

• Have access to the principal’s safe-deposit box

• Create a living trust and fund a previously created living trust

• Revoke or change beneficiary designations

• Vote the principal’s stock

• Forgive or collect the principal’s debts

• Enter into contracts on behalf of the principal

• Make gifts on behalf of the principal

• Disclaim gifts or bequests made to the principal

• Deal with life insurance on the life of the principal

There were a few people, very few, to whom Aditya would give these powers. He did not relish a judge he did not know making that choice for him.

“Let’s get it drafted,” he declared firmly.

For more information on durable powers of attorney for property management and finance, visit the HHE Web site, HHEonline.org, and click on Gift Planning, then Estate Planning, and then Your Power of Attorney.


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Sponsorship

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

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Building Fund Donations


Thanks to Our June Temple Builders in 14 Countries

SUMMARY: For the ten months of September to June, our minimum monthly goal equals $650,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $671,740.70.

AUSTRALIA
Anonymous US$100.00
Marie & R. Bhanugopan 108.00
Danyse Crotti 108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Subramanaim & Malathy Nirmalananda 101.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 3.23
CANADA
Shakti Shiv Sanatan Society 3,558.80
Anonymous 196.69
Sri Dhevi Arasaratnam 100.00
Bill Brown 33.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
A. Gnanasambandar 54.01
Maiga Kullur 251.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
S. Parankirinathan 90.01
Priyaa & Santosh Prasad 45.37
Thevagi Satkunendran 110.00
Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
R. Sinnarajah 90.01
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 124.56
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
S. Thillaichelvan 108.01
A. Thuraisingam 90.01
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
Sivaneswaran Sockanathan 50.00
MALAYSIA
Malaysia Mission 5.00
Anonymous 120.00
Thanesh Kumar & Leelawathy Aianarappan 15.00
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 91.86
Nivashini Balakrishnan 20.00
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 30.60
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 30.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 15.00O
maya Devasagayam 15.30
Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 45.92
Annapoorani Ganesan 15.30
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 9.00
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Arumugam Kavari 11.00
Appasamy Kuppusamy 304.83
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 15.30
Sivaselvi Malar 12.00
Nameegri Marimuthu 30.60
Silvarajoo Muniandy 15.00
Ramesh Murthi, Bathmavathy Batumalai, Deevesh & Likel 15.30
Balakrishnan Mylvaganam 50.00
Gowri Nadason 30.60
Kamalaharan Nadason 30.60
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 30.60
M. Suranthiran Naidu 61.20
Nalakini Niranjana 45.92
A. Paranthaman 6.00
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 15.00
Mogan Raju 69.00
Chandran Ramamurthy, Kalpana & Sai Janany 45.92
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Kaveta Supramaniam Ramoo 61.20
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 30.60
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 18.36
Lachmi Savoo 15.30
Sharavanan Selvadurai 100.00
B.S. Selvakone 51.00
Indrani Shanmugasundram 15.00
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 30.60
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Subramaniam P. Sinnan 300.00
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 30.60
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 30.60
Barathy Sockanathan 15.30
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 15.30
Abbhirami & Aadithyan Thilageshvaran 15.00
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 15.30
Thanavinthan Siva Thirumalai 15.63
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 30.60
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 30.60
MAURITIUS
Prem Audit 3.23
Urmila Balgobin 1.61
Jegadessa Chenganna 16.13
Pius Dindiyal 3.23
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 3.23
Amrit Singh Jaypal 8.06
Mooneenagen Koothan 6.45
Poospawadee Koothan 3.23
Sooreshen Koothan 16.13
Amravadee Kownden 51.61
Veena Kunniah 64.77
Manogaran Mardemootoo 32.26
Jayadita Matadeen 1.61
Rajcoomar Matadeen 3.23
Tanvee Matadeen 1.61
Kulagan Moonesawmy 3.23
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 3.23
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 3.23
Sheela Goindamah Moothoosawmy 3.23
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 3.23
Parani Mootoosamy 1.61
Poomaly Mootoosamy 3.23
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.61
Siven Barlen Mootoosamy 1.61
Vadivel Mootoosamy 3.23
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 1.61
Karoumee Pareatumbee 8.06
Omvathi Peruman 16.13
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.61
Ashok Reetoo 3.23
Petchai Subramanian 3.23
Kannen Valaydon 32.26
Saroja Valayten 3.23
Toshadeva Valayten 1.61
Ulasa Valayten 1.61
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 30.00
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 35.00
NORWAY
Anil Ananda Badhwar 54.00
Meetu Badhwar 10.00
RUSSIA
Dmitry Borzunov 100.00
SAINT LUCIA
Fremont Lawrence & Toshadevi Nataraj 61.00
SINGAPORE
Vasaant Krishnan 2,452.40
Singapore Mission 540.00
Suselah Periasamy 40.00
Akileiswaran Samuthiran 151.36
Lavanya Saravan 400.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 30.60
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Darmaguhan & Shivali Satgunasingam 100.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
USA
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program 50.00
Wailua Mission 6,476.00
Anonymous 3,455.09
Lovedhi Aggarwal 101.00
Hotranatha & Punita Ajaya 25.00
Adi & Asha Alahan 25.00
Kanda Alahan 300.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 50.00
Yohini Alvappillai 51.00
Balan Aravind 25.00
Bryan Bailey 5.00
Priya Balasubramaniam 40.00
Rochelle Ballard 101.00
Srinivas Bhamidipaty 200.00
Jagdish Bhavsar 201.00
Cira de Castillo 100.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 101.00
Peter Christian 401.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Shyamadeva & Peshani Devi Dandapani 51.00
Anant & Parul Desai 2,500.00
Paul DeSantis 324.00
B. Elango 108.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Rajendra Giri 26.00
Brinda Gnanashanmugam 51.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Devi Gowda 515.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Sangeeta Gulati 101.00
Prabodh & Jean Gupta 100.00
Vishaal Gupta 101.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 150.00
James L. Haynes 50.00
Hughes Family 51.00
Usharani Iswaran-Magaña 50.00
Vasanthi S. Iyer 50.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Meenakshi Kalathil 100.00
Shivaram & Kiran Kalugotla 502.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Saravanan Kasthuri 650.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Rajiv Kaushal 49.00
Syam Kavala 21.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 101.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Deva Magdalena Krebs 50.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Janani Kumaran 151.00
Leela & Muthusami Kumaran 453.00
Vishy Lakshmanan 21.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 11.00
Leslie Lowman 10.00
Lata Menon & Madhu Madhavan 101.00
Kumar Manian 101.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Nitika & Dinesh Mehta 101.00
Prabhashanker & Bhanumati Mehta 51.00
Shanta Mukhopadhyay 51.00
T.K. Murali 110.00
Kris Murthy 51.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 141.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Kumar Natarajan 15.00
Vijayarani Natarajan 84.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Ken & Meridith Paddock 50.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Sriram Panchagnula 54.00
Cassan Pancham 500.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Indubala Ratilal Patel 101.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Narasimha Rao Pemmaraju 250.00
Uday & Prasanna Pendse 31.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 226.00
Krishna Prasad 16.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 119.00
Srinivasan Ramadurai 101.00
Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Chandar Ramrakha 151.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Manonmany Sangarapillai 400.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Rohit Shah 101.00
Jnanideva Shanmuga 51.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram Family 111.00
Praveen Y. Sharma 101.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Pramod Sinha 101.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Tejasinha Sivalingam 4.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 50.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Nitin Soni 11.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 143.00
Anthan Sunder 25.00
Shanthi Suresh & Sures Ramamurti 101.00
Ranjini Swamy 51.00
Rudy Tanzi & Dora Kovacs 108.00
Robert Teichman 177.60
Asan Tejwani 534.00
Sanjay Thakkar 101.00
Anil Thayamballi & Nita Mehta 108.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Dushyant & Daksha Upadhyaya 21.00
Ram Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Tsajon & Kamalia Von Lixfeld 100.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
Total Building Fund $38,034.11
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Canadians Sharing Locally And Globally 899.34
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Alex Ruberto 108.00
Ganga Sivanathan 108.00
Easwaran & Beena Variyam 101.00
Total Endowment Funds $1,226.34
Special Project Donations (Gold Leaf)
Gail La Mar 108.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 100.00
Total Special Project Donations 208.00
Grand Total $39,468.453

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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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