Kauai's Hindu Monastery
November 2015 Newsletter

Message from Bodhinatha
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September 4th at the Aadheenam began with a morning monthly Chitra puja to Gurudeva, followed in the afternoon with the invocation of the Lord of Obstacles at our annual Ganesha Chaturthi festival. A week later, I held webinars on the topic “Six Levels of Practice,” which emphasizes regular daily practice, known as a vigil, in one’s home shrine. My publisher’s desk for the January 2017 issue of Hinduism Today, entitled “An Alternative to Happiness,” received its final editing. The article presents the idea that we can experience a sustainable joy by going inside ourselves into the spiritual power in the spine during our morning vigil. In it are suggestions on how to remain in that consciousness the rest of the day. From October 25 to 29, our 15th Mahasamadhi observance was held, with many devotees coming from off island, including the US, England, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada and Mauritius. On the final day, Kumar Gurukkal performed a powerful homa and abhishekam to Gurudeva with special rituals from the Saiva Agamas that are rarely done. My two classes during the observance were on “An Alternative to Happiness” and “The Power of Kind Words.” General contributions for the two-month period of September and October totaled $103,791, which is less than our minimum two-month goal of $130,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $5,621. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Aum Namasivaya!


Recent Happenings

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Participants in the 2016 Mahasamadhi Observances on Kauai join Satguru for a group photo after his seminar in our Peacock Courtyard


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Our latest publication, Path to Siva, A Catechism for Youth, based on Gurudeva’s Master Course Trilogy, was printed just in time for the special observances honoring his life and accomplishments



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Top to bottom: Satguru and Kumar Gurukkal perform the main homa on the final day of Mahasamadhi Observances; Gurukkal pours the water blessed at the homa over Gurudeva’ stone sandals during the concluding rites; BAPS swamis enjoy a lively chat with Satguru in the Guru Pitham; Gurudeva’s bronze murti inside Kadavul, adorned with new garments custom made in Mumbai; the latest wax sculpture for the series of lifesize bronzes that will constitute the Temple Builders’ Memorial; Pieter Veltevrede, inside Kadavul Temple, begins a sketch for a watercolor painting of our exquisite, bronze Nataraja Deity he will execute on his return to Amsterdam; Paramacharaya Sadasivanathaswami meets with members and students in Portland; pilgrims in attendance at one of Satguru’s seminars during the Mahasamadhi Observances.

Iraivan Temple Progress
At the carving site in Bengaluru the work on the perimeter wall, and the large decorative red pots that will sit atop the wall, continues without a break. During his September visit to the worksite, Satguru clearly saw that the completion of the Iraivan Temple carving project in India is rapidly approaching. Our deep gratitude goes out to all who supported the building project last year and allowed us to meet our fundraising goal.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Activities

In early September, Satguru returned from his around-the-world travels and was greeted lovingly by his monks and devotees. In mid September, he held two webinars for his devotees around the world. The class on “Six Levels of Practice” underlined the importance of a regular daily spiritual practice. On October 15, the monks celebrated Satguru’s 74th jayanti, expressing our deep appreciation for the infinite love and blessings he brings into our lives every day. At Divali time, Satguru presided over a four-day observance marking the 15th anniversary of the Grand Departure (Mahasamadhi) of our dear Gurudeva, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. During this time, Satguru released our latest book (a catechism for youth) entitled Path to Siva. He expounded on lessons from the book in two talks, “Hinduism Is Both a Religion and a Way of Life” and “What Is Hinduism?—Key Features,” which you can listen to on our website.

Monks’ Travel

During the month of September, Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami and Sadhaka Rajanatha traveled throughout California, Illinois, Georgia, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon and up to Canada on a four-week journey attending conferences and visiting the homes of devotees. In Los Angeles, they attended the three-day Sages and Scientists Symposium, a gathering of world renowned quantum and astrophysicists, brain scientists, meditators, yoga teachers, cutting-edge researchers and leaders in the field of medicine. They interviewed the founder, Deepak Chopra, as part of an article the magazine will run on the event. In Atlanta, Georgia, they attended the annual Hindu Mandir Executives Conference, one of the most effective Hindu cooperative initiatives in America. Paramacharya’s keynote to the participants, representing some 200 temples throughout the continent, was a summary of the California textbook issue and a fun look at ten Hindu megatrends, directions our religion is going in. In Victoria, BC, Swami spoke to 140 seekers about the path, with special reference to the SBNR people of the world, those who are spiritual but not religious. He also met with the teams in Loveland, Colorado, who are working on the bronze statues of our silpi temple builders, congratulating them all at a special dinner for their seven years of work on what we learned is a one-of-a-kind series. There is none like it in America.

Publications and Other Activities

Path to Siva, a Catechism for Youth, consisting of 68 questions and answers on Saivite Hinduism, has been printed in Malaysia. Digital versions—PDF, eBook & Kindle (Mobi)—are now available, for free, on our website here: http://www.himalayanacademy.com/view/path-to-siva. In October, we released a free mobile app called Spiritual Workout. It is designed primarily for Hindus who want to maintain a daily spiritual practice, but feel they don’t have much time for it. The app has four main areas: worship, introspection, affirmation and study. A workout can be done in as little as ten minutes. Get it for Mac devices at the iTunes Store. The Android version is available on Google Play. Five of our brother monks from the BAPS Swaminarayan fellowship visited during a recent Hawaii tour. Senior among them was Bhadreshswami who authored the “Six Streams of Hindu Philosophy” educational article for the October-November-December issue of our magazine. Also, Pieter Veltevrede, an extraordinary artist from the Netherlands who has illustrated articles for us in Hinduism Today, visited for three days to work with the monks on several future collaborations.

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Pilgrims and visitors from around the globe gather in front of Iraivan Temple on a recent tour

 


Hinduism Today’s Latest Issue Goes Online

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(Left) The cover of Hinduism Today’s latest issue features two children dressed as Radha and Krishna. They are part of a raas leela group who depict Krishna’s pastimes in Vrindaban and Mathura; (below) spectacular art by Pieter Veltevrede captures a scene from the Vedic Mimamsa philosophical school

Hinduism Today’s October/November/December 2016 issue has gone to press and is now available online free of charge at www.hinduismtoday.com. You can also download our free Hinduism Today App and enjoy the full magazine on your mobile device at www.himalayanacademy.com/apps/hinduism-today.

In this issue’s Publisher’s Desk, Bodhinatha explains dharma in five aspects: 1) right living; 2) the two paths, grihastha and sannyasa; 3) the four stages of life; 4) the four positive goals—duty, wealth, love and liberation; and 5) varna, the duties and responsibilities connected to one’s occupation.

The magic of India’s spiritual geography comes to life as senior correspondent Rajiv Malik and photographer Arun Mishra guide us through Vrindavan, land of Lord Krishna’s childhood. It is said the various adventures of Radha and Krishna still take place nightly in the town’s sacred groves of tulsi. They toured the temples old and new and met the town’s swamis, scholars, priests and the Bhagawat katha vachaks who daily tell the stories of Krishna’s pastimes. Our next issue will take us to nearby Mathura, the site of Krishna’s birth.

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Our 16-page Educational Insight for this issue is a foray into the deep philosophies that India has given birth to over the millennia. It’s called “The Six Streams of Hindu Philosophy: Celebrating Diversity in the Quest for Supreme Knowledge.” Written by Mahamahopadhyaya Swami Bhadreshdas, a senior disciple of the late Guru Pramukh Swami Maharaj (who blessed the article in the days before his passing), this is an authoritative English-language overview of these schools of thought. World renowned, Netherlands-based artist Pieter Veltevrede produced seven masterpieces visually depicting the essential characteristics of each darshana.

Four pages in this issue of the magazine are devoted to a photo essay on the Kumbha Mela in Ujjain, one of Hinduism’s sacred cities. It was estimated that 75 million people attended the Mela between April 22 and May 21 of 2016. We’ve always been warned about buying fake rudraksha beads, and after discovering a company in Delhi that could determine authenticity using x-rays, we set out to test for fakes. Our reporter bought one to eleven-faced beads from respectable looking shops and ordinary street vendors. We must admit to being happily disappointed that all the beads we purchased were verified as genuine.

India’s rich traditions of Hindu spiritual expression are showcased in our article on the “Puja and Piety” exhibit in Southern California. British celebrities in the BBC documentary “Welcome to the Real Marigold Hotel” tell their stories of what retiring to India—as depicted in the popular film “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”—might be like. Rounding out the issue is a review of Vamsee Juluri’s Rearming Hinduism, a book on the dire need to vigorously defend and bolster our religion within academia and the media.

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

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A woman leaves her physical body and is received by her guardian devas in her astral body at the moment of her Great Departure. She is happy that—guided by her estate planning tool kit—her personal and financial affairs are settled.

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 limi­t­ations—
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 downloading the pdf file at www.hheonline.org/tool-kit.shtml.

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



Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations

SUMMARY: For the two months of September to October, our minimum monthly goal was $130,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $103,791.24. [Note: Septeber and October donors are listed below in two separate lists

Your support is deeply appreciated!


Thanks to Our September Temple Builders in 15 Countries
Building Fund Donations
AUSTRALIA
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.78
CANADA
Anonymous 78.82
Bill Brown 33.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Rohan & Girija Malkhare 51.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Praful C. Patel 5,000.00
Savitri Prasad 20.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 273.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 126.67
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Santhira Vairavanathan 108.57
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
INDIA
Anil Baori 20.00
Prasad Moleyar Narayanan 50.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Venugopala Reddy 84.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
ITALY
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
MALAYSIA
Anonymous 60.00
Malaysia Mission 56.00
Ramu Alageswari 17.83
Appulanaidu 17.83
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 72.85
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 24.10
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 24.28
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 24.10
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 12.05
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 30.00
Sasikumar Darmalingam 12.05
Kalpana Devasagayam 48.56
Omaya Devasagayam 12.14
Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 48.56
Annapoorani Ganesan 12.14
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 12.05
Sarasvathi Iswarapatham 12.14
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 12.05
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 24.10
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 12.14
Krishnamah 17.83
Nanda Kumar & Hema 12.14
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 12.14
Nameegri Marimuthu 24.28
Silvarajoo Muniandy 15.45
Deevesh & Likel, Bathmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 12.14
Puvana Murugesu 12.14
Gowri Nadason 24.28
Kamalaharan Nadason 24.28
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 24.28
Achi & Suriakala Naidu 23.77
M. Suranthiran Naidu 31.56
Bangajam Narayanan 48.18
Mohanavilashiny & Navukarasu 11.88
Yehanthini & Siva Taranee Navukarasu 11.88
Nalakini Niranjana 12.14
Paparaw 17.83
Paruwathy 17.83
S. & Nirmala Raja 17.83
Rajini 17.83
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 12.14
Puveneswaran Raman 120.00
Prabu Ramasamy 84.35
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 24.28
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 12.14
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 14.60
Lachmi Savoo 12.14
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
B. S. Selvakone 51.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 24.10
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 24.28
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Sinnamah 17.83
Bala Sivaceyon 10.00
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 10.00
Ramesh Sivanathan 12.16
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 24.28
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 24.28
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 12.14
S. & Santhi Subramaniam 17.83
S. Sugumaran & Sarasammah 36.16
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Vasanta Tanggavelu 36.15
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 12.14
S. Veerasamy 23.77
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 24.28
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 24.28
MAURITIUS
Soondiren Arnasalon 13.88
Thirujnanam Arnassalon 11.12
Prem Audit 2.78
Jegadessa Chenganna 13.89
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.78
Rani Gangadeen 1.39
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 1.39
Amrit Singh Jaypal 6.94
Rohit Jogessur 2.78
Meeravadee Koothan 5.56
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.56
Poospawadee Koothan 2.78
Sooreshen Koothan 27.78
Amravadee Kownden 50.00
Veena Kunniah 2,808.78
Vel Mahalingum 11.11
Kulagan Moonesawmy 5.56
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.78
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 5.56
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.78
Parani Mootoosamy 1.39
Poomaly Mootoosamy 2.78
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.39
Siven Barlen Mootoosamy 1.39
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 1.39
Karoumee Pareatumbee 6.94
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 6.94
Vailamah Pareatumbee 6.94
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.39
Ashok Reetoo 2.78
Dayalen Renghen 4.17
Ezilveylen Renghen 8.33
Jagadissen Renghen 8.33
Madhevi Renghen 8.33
Siven Renghen 8.33
Varaden Renghen 8.33
Vega Renghen 4.17
Poobarlene Soobramanien 990.64
Kannen Valaydon 27.78
Saroja Valayten 2.78
Toshadeva Valayten 1.39
Ulasa Valayten 1.39
Siven Veerasamy 8.33
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
NORWAY
Anonymous 10.00
RUSSIA
Dinanatha Borzunov 100.00
SAINT LUCIA
Toshadevi Nataraj 61.00
SINGAPORE
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Vasaant Krishnan 120.00
S.G. Nathan Narasa 17.83
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Anonymous 130.00
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 24.28
Susan James 30.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
Arul M. Srinivasan 101.00
USA
Anonymous 2,483.62
Golden Gate Mission 10.00
Wailua Mission 8,296.75
Benevity 300.00
Sandeep & Anjili Acharya 101.00
Ravindra Addepalli 30.00
Sunil & Sonya Ahuja 2,000.00
Rajadeva Alahan 51.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Valli Ananda 170.00
Kailas Aravinthan 500.00
Chitrammal & Sangarapillai Asokan 100.00
Ambikaipakan Balasubramaniam 30.00
Mohana Barathan 1,008.00
In memory of Mrs. Champaben K. Bhavsar 201.00
Vijayalaxmi Bollu 1,001.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
G. Chadha 21.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Sitara Rupali Contreras 108.00
Brian P. Cooke 102.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 159.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Ed DeDeo 40.00
Arun & Ila Desai 25.00
Paul DeSantis 180.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 108.00
Ameeta Singh & Vikrant Dutta 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Rajendra Giri 26.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Devi Gowda 515.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Sulabh & Natasha Gupta 21.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 120.00
Suresh Hathiwala 151.00
James L. Haynes 100.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 50.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Vijay & Malliga Janakiraman 100.00
Vineeta Jetley 20.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Saitej Kambampati 2.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 102.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Ravindra N. Katiyar 51.00
Rajiv Kaushal 25.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Malathi & Vijay Koli 101.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 54.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Prabu Krishnamurthy 51.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Arvind & Neelima Kumar 108.00
Madhurendu & Sharda Kumar 101.00
Karthikeyan & Uma Lakshmanan 51.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 11.00
Karthi Luneburg 51.00
Bose & Parvathi Mandava 1,008.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Bramh D. Mishra 35.00
Kris Murthy 51.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Shyaam Nagarajan 101.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 2,001.00
Karthik R. Narayanan 251.00
Lok & Pushpa Nath 21.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Kalpana & Rajesh Oberoi 151.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Mizar Pai 500.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Cassan Pancham 504.00
Sandiya Priyadarsh & Sinnathamby Pandaram 102.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Harish Parmar 50.00
Satya Pat 360.00
Anuj & Disha Patel 202.00
Darshna Patel 101.00
Hitesh Patel 101.00
Jigisha Patel 1,008.00
Nitesh Patel 600.00
Pankaj Patel 21.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Rakesh & Pinal Patel 500.00
Suresh Patel 101.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Bharat Bhanuprasad Pothiwala 51.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Manoj Kumar Ragupathy 51.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
K.V. & Shyamala Rajan 50.00
Rajesh Rajasekaran 101.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 119.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Chandar Ramrakha 151.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 304.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Payal Sehgal 50.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram Family 111.00
Kirit Sheth 101.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 139.00
Siva Sivaganesan 30.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Tejasinha & Hridaya Sivalingam 5.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 200.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 51.00
Gunny Sodhi 100.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
D.P. Srinivasan 25.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Joseph W. Steelman 300.00
Leah Sturgis 1,000.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Sayini & Anthan Sunder 25.00
Siva Suntharalingam 108.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Shanthi Suresh & Sures Ramamurti 201.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Giridhar Uppalapati 30.00
Luisa Vaca 150.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Anil Varre 101.00
Venkateswara Veluri 108.00
Kannan Venguswamy 101.00
Krishna Vijh 31.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 10.01
Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00
Madhavi & Arun Yarlagadda 101.00
Manu Yogendra 25.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
Total Building Fund $49,561.03
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 11.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 11.54
Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 7.08
A. Paranthaman 28.30
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 11.54
Indrani Shanmugasundram 11.54
Total Endowment Funds $91.00
Special Project Donations
Anil Ananda Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
Dhayalan Balakrishanan 120.45
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 12.05
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 12.05
Mekaladeva Batumallah 12.05
Valliammah Kandasamy 48.56
Silvarajoo Muniandy 30.07
Gowri Nadason 121.40
Mrunal & Padmaja Patel 2,930.00
Total Special Project Donations $3,366.63
Grand Total for September $53,018.66
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Thanks to Our October Temple Builders in 17 Countries
Building Fund Donations
AUSTRALIA
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.78
CANADA
Anonymous 214.66
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
R. Janakiraman 51.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Umasankaran Mohambourame 789.65
Thevarajah Nagarajah 15.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Sandrasegaram Sabapathipillai 100.00
Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Poomallay Shummorgum 51.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 124.81
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Nalini Venugopal 38.00
Kohila Vivegananthan 51.00
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
INDIA
Kousik Ramesh Babu 3.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Gondudi Ramesh 21.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
ITALY
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
MALAYSIA
Anonymous 160.00
Malaysia Mission 1,052.00
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 71.35
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 24.10
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 23.78
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 24.10
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 12.05
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 11.50
Sasikumar Darmalingam 12.05
Kalpana Devasagayam 95.10
Omaya Devasagayam 23.78
Kavin Kirav & Shreiyaa, Anand Kumar Letchumana & Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam 95.10
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.88
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 12.05
Sarasvathi Iswarapatham 11.88
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 12.05
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 6.90
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 24.10
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 11.88
Muthu Kumar 2,500.00
Nanda Kumar & Hema 11.88
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 11.88
Nameegri Marimuthu 23.78
Deevesh & Likel, Bathmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 11.88
Puvana Murugesu 11.88
Gowri Nadason 23.78
Kamalaharan Nadason 23.78
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 23.78
M. Suranthiran Naidu 30.90
Bangajam Narayanan 48.20
Mohanavilashiny & Navukarasu 11.88
Yehanthini & Siva Taranee Navukarasu 11.88
Nalakini Niranjana 11.88
A. Paranthaman 4.60
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 11.50
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 11.88
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Prabu Ramasamy 84.33
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 23.78
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 11.88
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 28.52
Lachmi Savoo 23.78
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
B. S. Selvakone 51.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 24.10
Indrani Shanmugasundram 11.50
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 23.78
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Bala Sivaceyon 10.00
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 10.00
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 23.78
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 23.78
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.88
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Vasanta Tanggavelu 36.15
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 11.88
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 23.78
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 23.78
MAURITIUS
Prem Audit 2.78
Jegadessa Chenganna 13.89
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.78
Rani Gangadeen 1.39
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 1.39
Amrit Singh Jaypal 6.94
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.56
Poospawadee Koothan 2.78
Amravadee Kownden 50.00
Veena Kunniah 55.78
Prema Luchoomun 1.39
Vel Mahalingum 11.11
Manogaran Mardemootoo 55.56
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.78
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.78
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.78
Poomaly Mootoosamy 2.78
Karoumee Pareatumbee 6.94
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 6.94
Vailamah Pareatumbee 6.94
Vedapragassen Peruman 25.00
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.39
Dayalen Renghen 4.17
Ezilveylen Renghen 8.33
Jagadissen Renghen 8.33
Madhevi Renghen 8.33
Siven Renghen 8.33
Varaden Renghen 8.33
Vega Renghen 4.17
Veem Rugbur 1.39
Girdevi Seegoolam 1.39
Kannen Valaydon 27.78
Saroja Valayten 2.78
Toshadeva Valayten 1.39
Ulasa Valayten 1.39
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
Hans & Jenny Ramcharan 52.94
NORWAY
Anonymous 10.00
RUSSIA
Dinanatha Borzunov 100.00
SAINT LUCIA
Toshadevi Nataraj 61.00
SINGAPORE
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Sivakumaran Kurunathan 71.71
Singapore Mission 307.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Omisha Y. Xuan Rajasingam 720.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 215.13
SOUTH AFRICA
Ramalingum Moodley 300.00
THAILAND
Janava Dharmadeva 50.00
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
UNITED KINGDOM/td>
Anonymous 108.00
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 23.78
Susan James 30.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
Kunjal Thaker 35.00
Vasanthy Vivekanandan 108.00
USA
Anonymous 1,390.88
Jhamandas Watumull Fund 1,000.00
Golden Gate Mission Ganesha Fundraiser 2,662.00
Wailua Mission 9,372.00
Ravindra Addepalli 30.00
Rajadeva Alahan 51.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Yohini Alvappillai 51.00
Valli Ananda 170.00
Chandran & Sivasangari Arulanandan 200.00
Gowri Arulanantham 201.00
Chitrammal & Sangarapillai Asokan 100.00
Kavitha & Raj Babu 2,500.00
Keith Bachmann 51.00
Ambikaipakan Balasubramaniam 30.00
R. Bhagvandas 51.00
Dinesh Bhuva 251.00
Niranjan Bukkapatna 100.00
Narayana & Vijaya Bulusu 100.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
Cira de Castillo 100.00
Asha Chaku 101.00
Arvind Chandrakantan 501.00
Aswin & Vidhya Chandrakantan 101.00
Binduraj R. Chandrasekaran 30.00
Uma & Kumar Chandrasekaran 108.00
Ro & Venki Chandrashekar 1,008.00
Sati & Aparna Chattoraj 51.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 76.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Senthil Dayanithi 250.00
Ed DeDeo 40.00
Banu Devi & Chellappa Deva 25.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 209.00
Venkat Devraj 108.00
Saigeetha Dhage 130.00
Sujaya Dixit 201.00
James Feketa 200.00
Will Davis & Mary Rose Gallagher 5.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Nancy Gardner 100.00
Rajendra Giri 26.00
Madan L. Goel 500.00
Ajit V. Gokhale 108.00
Harsh Gopal 251.00
Sirisha Gopisetty 500.00
Sookdeo T. Gosein 25.00
Chandra & Mrs. Aruna Gowda 25.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
M.L. & P. Hanumadass 100.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 120.00
Monica Sunny Hasbrook 250.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Sahodra Jagdharry 5.00
Sarah Jamieson 50.00
Arumugam & Rajammal Jayakumar 101.00
Vineeta Jetley 20.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Tirukammal Jothi 101.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Sugunan & Sivaginy Karthigesu 251.00
Banshi Kashyap 125.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Rajiv Kaushal 25.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 54.00
Hira Lal Koul 1,008.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Viswanath P. Kurup 100.00
Bhagawandas Lathi 30.00
Kila Lau 108.00
Gregg Lien 300.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 11.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 100.00
Pawan Mahendro 100.00
Arun Maheshwari 5,000.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Mihir Meghani 151.00
Nitika & Dinesh Mehta 51.00
Dasarathi Minjur 25.00
Shanta Mukhopadhyay 51.00
Srikanth Myakam 216.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
N. Chandra Narayanan 25.00
Rani Natarajan 252.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Madhavi Padmanabhan 101.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Cassan Pancham 1,008.00
Ashvini Pandit 101.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Chandran & Sahanadevo Param 20.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Samkhit Pata 101.00
Jigisha Patel 101.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Prashant Patel 101.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00
Erasenthiran Poonjolai 225.00
Abhay & Praveena Prasad 108.00
K.C. & Suguna Prasad 501.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Penny Prior 30.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
K.V. & Shyamala Rajan 50.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 216.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Lakshmi Ramesh 100.00
Roshni Ramos 108.00
Chandar Ramrakha 151.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
S. Prabhakar & Saila Rao 100.00
Kasiraj Rengappa 10.00
Ashok & Dorothy Roychoudhury 101.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Aran Sambandar 55.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Ramachandran & Vijayalakshmi Sastry 101.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram Family 111.00
Shobhna Shastri 161.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Vijay S. Singh 250.00
Bageshwari & Achla Sinha 101.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 139.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Kumaraswamy Sivakumaran 40.00
Tejasinha & Hridaya Sivalingam 5.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 51.00
S. Sivaswarupan 100.00
Gunny Sodhi 100.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Natarajan Srinivasan 101.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Carol Stearns 30.00
Joseph W. Steelman 300.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Sashi & Gayathri Subramanian 45.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Sayini & Anthan Sunder 25.00
Vyramuthu Suntharalingam 200.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Shanthi Suresh & Sures Ramamurti 201.00
K. Suriyakumar 500.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Giridhar Uppalapati 30.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Anil Varre 101.00
Amit & Ruchi Varshneya 15.00
Jagan & Padma Vemulapalli 500.00
Rajiv Verma 108.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Nancy Walder 108.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 10.01
Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00
Manu Yogendra 25.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Ashutosh Zade 21.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
Total Building Fund $53,918.21
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 11.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Subhash Kumar Choudhary 200.00
Total Endowment Funds $221.00
Special Project Donations
Anil Ananda Badhwar 20.00
Anuradha Badhwar 30.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 30.00
Dhayalan Balakrishanan 120.45
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 12.05
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 12.05
Mekaladeva Batumallah 12.05
Meera & Ramesh Bhandiwad 51.00
Adiyan Haran 1,800.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 47.55
Gowri Nadason 118.95
Total Special Project Donations 2,254.10
Grand Total for October $56,393.31

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