Kauai's Hindu Monastery
June 2016 Newsletter

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On May 12 Shanmuganathaswami, Siddhanathaswami and I traveled to the US mainland and British Columbia for two-weeks. The programs began in Northern California with personal darshan sessions with devotees and two satsangs—one in Walnut Creek with members and devotees and a second in Fremont with a monthly bhajan group. Next was British Columbia. After a ferry ride to Vancouver Island, events included a shared dinner, special outings and visits to two homes of devotees. Next we were off to Chicago where we enjoyed two satsangs—the first with the Saivite Tamil Foundation group and the second for members and devotees. An outing to Garfield Conservatory was followed by a group lunch. Our final satsang was in Syracuse, New York. My topic at the member satsangs was Gurudeva’s teaching on living two-thirds within and the concept of inner-and-outer consciousness versus up-and-down consciousness. At the general satsangs we talked of dharma, Auvaiyar’s Atti Chudi and “Drawing Close to Lord Ganesha.” While we were traveling, the monastery celebrated Vaikasi Visakan on May 20th with an elaborate abhishekam to Lord Murugan. General contributions for May totaled $54,328, which is less than our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $615. 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.


Gurudeva's Wisdom
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Each day hundreds of millions of Hindus awaken for the last fifth of the night, bathe, don fresh clothing, apply sectarian marks, called tilaka, and sit in a clean, quiet place for religious disciplines. Facing east or north, the devotional puja rites of bhakti yoga are performed. Hatha yoga, hymn singing, japa and chanting are often included. Then follows scriptural study and meditation, listening to the sound current and contemplating the moonlike inner light during brahma muhurta, the auspicious hour-and-a-half period before dawn. The duly initiated practice advanced yogas, such as those revealed in Merging with Siva—but only as directed by their guru, knowing that unless firmly harnessed, the kundalini can manifest uncontrollable desires. Through the day, karma yoga, selfless religious service, is performed at every opportunity. Besides these yogas of doing, Hindus practice the central yoga of being—living a joyful, positive, harmonious life. The Vedas declare, “The mind, indeed, is this fleeting world. Therefore, it should be purified with great effort. One becomes like that which is in one’s mind—this is the everlasting secret.”

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News From the Home of Iraivan Temple

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Bodhinatha visits a youth camp group at Dr. Jeyendran’s home in Chicago. They asked many pertinent questions. Each year the kids spend a few days of classes and fun in the downstairs hall.


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Each morning before dawn the monks meet at the Ganesha shrine in Kadavul Temple to get blessings for the new day. And each day He is decorated in different colors and flowers.



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Iraivan Temple Report
Through most of May, the skilled stone carvers in Bengaluru, India, worked on Iraivan Temple’s 148-meter-long perimeter wall. At the end of May the carving team spent a week building heavy duty crates, packing finished pieces and loading the crates into shipping containers. Four containers are now on their way to Hawaii! Here on Kauai the main drainage system was installed around the temple. It will drain the rainwater from the foundation plinth and channel it away, thereby helping to prevent erosion. The system is designed to accommodate the heaviest of Kauai’s rains.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's Activities
While home in Hawaii, Satguru presented part eight in his series on Patanjali’s teachings in a special class for the youngest monks. He also made a video of his Publisher’s Desk editorial, “Dance and the Spiritual Path,” from the July-August-September issue of our Hinduism Today magazine. The first of Satguru’s weekly talks was “Mindfulness, Being in the Present,” being observant, awakening the superconscious mind and feeling content. You can hear it on our website. Mid-month Satguru traveled to the mainland USA to give a series of informal satsangs on the West Coast, Chicago and Syracuse, New York. At one of the Chicago satsangs, he affectionately fielded some serious questions from two dozen pre-teen and early teenage youth, such as: ”In Hinduism are men and women treated equally? Why are Hindus cremated? Can you be a Hindu if your parents aren’t Hindu? Do wars start because of different religions in different countries?”

Publications and Other Happenings
In May the Ganapati Kulam, publications group of monks, worked on Path to Siva, A Catechism for Youth. This book should be ready by November. The monks are also working, with professional help, on an awesome app for digital devices. Also in May, Acharya Arumuganathaswami and Sadhaka Jayanatha flew, once more, to California’s state capital to give testimony at an Instructional Quality Commission meeting. The commission was entering the final phase of review of edits to the California textbook content standards. A list of positive edits, put together by Acharya in collaboration with Professor Shiva Bajpai and other scholars under the auspices of the Uberoi Foundation, had earlier been submitted. These suggestions were well received by the Commission, and quite a few were adopted. Several years ago most Hindus in the US were not aware of these significant proceedings which can result in a better presentation of Hinduism in our nation’s schools. With Acharya’s help, the flame of awareness has been lit across the Hindu community, who will, no doubt, continue working for the cause of getting a proper representation of our faith in the country’s schools in the decades to come. Two young sevaks arrived at the beginning of May, Kodiswara Selvanathan from Malaysia and Dean Drulias from California. Kodiswara helped unpack dozens of Deity statues and Aum bracelets newly arrived from Haridwar and learned how to milk the monastery cows. Dean worked extensively in our digital photo archives. At our Himalayan Acres farm 180 young Noni trees were planted in a newly prepared field. Nine hundred gallons of newly pressed Noni juice was sent to Los Angeles for bottling.


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Top to bottom: Mount Waialeale on a rare cloud-free day; deep trenches were dug for the installation of a major water drainage system; over 3,000 devotees visit our Spiritual Park in Mauritius every month for the Ganesha homa.

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:

Jnana. Self Correcting Awareness - May 7, 2016
Mindfulness, Being in the Present - May 1, 2016
Happiness. Purify, remain within - April 24, 2016 Your Self-Concept; You Are a Divine Soul - April 15, 2016



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)




Hinduism Today's Latest Issue Now Free Online


ht1.png ht2.png ht3.png Feature Stories: (top to bottom) The July/August/September Hinduism Today cover features Saint Kabir; the unique “shadow art” of Sana Anil Kumar, and the “Ganeshmobile”

The latest edition of our global magazine (July/August/September, 2016) has gone to press and is now available online free of charge. Our feature story follows the burgeoning popularity of the modern saint, Shirdi Sai Baba, whose fellowship and centers grow apace around the world. His shrines are now found far from his home in Maharashtra, and his miracle-filled life has become an inspiration to millions.

Lakshmi Chandrashekar Subramanian gives us the Insight section which follows the life and teachings of another saint, Kabir, who lived in the fifteenth century yet continues to influence Hindus through his mystical poems and devotional music. Throughout his life Kabir sang to Ram and urged those who gathered near to give up base emotions and embrace a more spiritual lifestyle. The words of this beloved rascal and iconoclast can still move the most stone-hearted to a love of God. We share some of his best poems in the article.

Our publisher gets creative with a look at dance and its disciplines, reflecting on how the dedication of an accomplished dancer is much like that of a spiritual aspirant. Using five examples he compares the two, and in the process gives us sound advice on just how to strengthen our weaknesses and make real-life progress on the inner path.

Rajiv Malik and Phal Girota visited the Indian Art Festival in New Delhi to bring us a panoply of the event, which showcased some of the nation’s finest artists, contemporary and traditional. Interviews with eight gifted souls point to the essence of art in India, a nation which, partly because it has 750,000 villages, retains an astonishing number of artists and artisans.

From India we take you to Berkeley, California, where we discovered an institution that may well be a future ally in bringing authentic Hinduism into the American academic world. The Graduate Theological Union, which seeks to represent studies of all faiths, is presented by its president, Riess Pottervield. Last December the University announced the addition of a Dharma Studies program to augment its already broad religious platforms. GTU’s new style contrasts with other religious educational approaches in that its instructors provide a transparent admission of their own spiritual beliefs and practices, rather than withholding their religious identity from the students.

An assortment of fascinating articles follows. In one, Ganesha hits the road and travels across the United States. An anthropologist from Maine tells the tale of creating a vibrant Ganesha-themed vehicle. His wildly decorated car, with a brass Ganesha murti adorning the hood, brings cheers from Hindus and non-Hindus alike. In another article, we unpack the world-class Patanjali food and herb conglomerate, founded by Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna, which is a famous success and billion-dollar industry in India.

There is a story of how one woman finds solace in worship of the Goddess Kali, another on the battle to preserve Sanskrit from Western academic incursions that seek to curtail its sacred place in Hinduism and make it a matter of the past rather than the future. There are stories about herbs and vegetarian DNA (really!) and a young man’s shadow art that went viral on social media.



Estate Planning in the United Kingdom


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You can find out what you need to know about estate planning in the UK at: hmrc.gov.uk/index.htm. You can also memorize Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets.

Both are daunting tasks, especially for Hindu residents adjusting to a culture that uses terms such as “nil rate band” to describe how large an estate has to be before it is subject to inheritance tax: (£325,000 in 2010-11 for a single person, £650,000 for a married couple that has made a proper estate plan).

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs website, where estate planning rules are listed, repeatedly pleads with its readers to “seek legal advice,” like an exasperated teacher telling her blank-faced students “it’s all in the text.” But it’s a good place to start.

Because so much is at stake, HHE presents a few estate planning basics its UK supporters should know.

1. If your estate is not vulnerable to estate tax, you should still have a will or a trust that specifies how you want your estate distributed. Otherwise, the courts will impose an impersonal formula that may or may not reflect your wishes.

2. Married couples need a written estate plan, even though no tax is imposed on the death of the first spouse. Without a plan, large estates may be vulnerable to tax at the death of the second spouse if nothing is done to preserve the estate tax exemption of the first to die.

3. Those who have lost a spouse and then remarried need to provide in writing for children from their first marriage. They should not assume their surviving second spouse will have the same concern for children from their prior marriage.

4. Written estate plans do more than distribute wealth; they can postpone distribution until heirs are capable of managing large sums prudently. They can also provide for heirs with mental or physical disabilities in ways that do not unwittingly jeopardize other benefits their heirs may be receiving.

5. If you own your own business, your estate plan may help you reduce the value transferred of business assets passed to heirs and so reduce possible estate tax.

6. Single people need written plans, otherwise their assets may go to those who don’t need them, such as well-to-do parents, rather than to others who do, such as struggling siblings.

7. Unless directed by your written estate plan, the court will ignore good causes you have supported for years and close friends you want to remember.

8. Your written plan allows you to appoint executors and trustees. Without an estate plan, the court may appoint someone you would never have chosen for these sensitive and demanding roles.

9. The appointment of guardians for bereaved children—among the touchiest of estate planning issues—can be accomplished through a will. You can also specify financial support for the children’s maintenance and education.

These basic rules only scratch the surface of the tangle of regulations governing estate planning in the UK. What is clear is that the economic meltdown has made written estate plans more urgent than ever. A recent study of 3,000 adult UK residents by the London law firm Seddons showed that one in ten had been recently involved in a dispute following a death. One in five said they feared they would not be treated fairly, and one in four felt they would end up with nothing.

Marvin Simons, the head of Dispute Resolutions at Seddons, blames the rise in disputes on the current economic climate. People are “so much more concerned about money and property values being so depressed, [it] is only likely to result in an escalation of these problems.”

HHE encourages estate planning, but not just for tax and economic reasons. For Hindus in the UK and elsewhere, estate planning documents are instruments of family peace. What Shakespeare wrote in Sonnet 18 can be applied to your written estate plan: “So long as men can breathe or eyes can see/ So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.”

hhe@hindu.org.

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

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Thanks to Our May Temple Builders in 17 Countries

Nine Month Summary: For the nine months of September to May, our minimum monthly goal was $585,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $618,188.70. .

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 48.20
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Nagarajan & Shamini Pillay 775.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Vijayarani & Thiru Satkunendran 316.88
T. Selvaratnam 72.97
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 110.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 138.64
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Meena Thavaratnam 72.97
Anil Varre 101.00
Velrithan Velayuthar 72.97
GERMANY
Ratnam Ratnakumar 22.00
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
INDIA
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
H.S. Thyagaraja 105.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
Y. Venkateswaraao 40.00
ITALY
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
MALAYSIA
Anonymous 60.00
Ramu Alageswari 14.63
Appulanaidu 14.63
Thinageri & Kumaresh Batumalai 72.93
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 50.00
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 25.00
Selvavathy Chelliah 12.16
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 24.30
Sasikumar Darmalingam 12.50
Sai Janany, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 40.19
Omaya Devasagayam 13.41
Kavin Kirav, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 40.19
Annapoorani Ganesan 13.41
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 12.50
Sarasvathi Iswarapatham 13.41
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 12.50
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 14.57
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 25.00
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Murugesu Kandasamy 13.41
Arumugam Kavari 11.00
Nanda Kumar & Hema 13.41
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 13.41
S. Malaiyarasan 50.00
Nameegri Marimuthu 26.79
Silvarajoo Muniandy 12.21
Deevesh & Likel, Bathmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 13.41
Hitesvar Skandanatha Murugesu 13.41
Gowri Nadason 26.79
Kamalaharan Nadason 51.51
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 26.79
Achi & Suriakala Naidu 19.51
M. Suranthiran Naidu 34.81
Bangajam Narayanan 50.00
Mohanavilashiny & Navukarasu 13.41
Yehanthini & Siva Taranee Navukarasu 13.41
Nalakini Niranjana 13.41
Paparaw 14.63
A. Paranthaman 83.60
Paruwathy 14.63
Krishnakumaran Perumal 352.62
S. & Nirmala Raja 14.63
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 24.30
Rajini 14.63
Mogan Raju 69.00
Prabu Ramasamy 87.50
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 26.79
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 13.41
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 16.10
Lachmi Savoo 13.41
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
B. S. Selvakone 51.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 25.00
Indrani Shanmugasundram 24.30
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 26.79
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Sinnamah 14.63
Bala Sivaceyon 10.00
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 10.00
Ramesh Sivanathan 12.17
Sivakumar Sivanesom 101.00
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 26.79
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 26.79
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 13.41
S. & Santhi Subramaniam 14.63
S. Sugumaran & Sarasammah 29.26
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Vasanta Tanggavelu 37.50
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 13.41
S. Veerasamy 19.51
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 26.79
Yuvanes Waran 25.00
MAURITIUS
Prem Audit 2.78
Jegadessa Chenganna 13.89
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.78
Amrit Singh Jaypal 6.94
Rohit Jogessur 2.78
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.56
Poospawadee Koothan 2.78
Amravadee Kownden 50.00
Veena Kunniah 83.78
Vel Mahalingum 11.11
Kulagan Moonesawmy 4.17
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.78
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.78
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.78
Parani Mootoosamy 1.39
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.39
Siven Barlen Mootoosamy 1.39
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.78
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
Kannen Valaydon 27.78
Saroja Valayten 2.78
Toshadeva Valayten 1.39
Ulasa Valayten 1.39
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
NORWAY
Anil Ananda Badhwar 10.00
SAINT LUCIA
Fremont Lawrence & Toshadevi Nataraj 61.00
SINGAPORE
Singapore Mission 64.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
S.G. Nathan Narasa 14.63
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan Sivakumar 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 72.35
SINT MAARTEN
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 35.00
SRI LANKA
Vasuki Sivakuraman 291.88
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Anonymous 101.00
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 12.50
Vani Chenganna 20.00
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 26.79
Susan James 30.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Vatshalan Santhirapala 108.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
Yasotha Uthayasooriyan 138.04
USA
Anonymous 8,283.00
Benevity 100.00
Golden Gate Mission 40.50
Wailua Mission 7,202.50
Adi & Asha Alahan 25.00
Durvasa & IsaniAlahan 225.00
Kanda Alahan 300.00
Rajadeva Alahan 51.00
Hrishikesh Amur 101.00
Elvin & Cindy Angulo 101.00
Balan Aravind 25.00
Harjot Singh Attri 25.00
Bryan Bailey 5.00
Tara Balakrishnan 101.00
Ambikaipakan Balasubramaniam 30.00
Charlotte Benson 50.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
Asha Chaku 101.00
Chittibabu Choppari 300.00
Nishant Chudasama 32.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Cade Crowson 10.08
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 51.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Chellappa & Banu Devi Deva 25.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 216.00
Chandra R. Dhruv 106.00
Anand Doraiswamy 51.00
Arulappah Eswarathasan 14.63
Will Davis & Mary Rose Gallagher 11.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Rajendra Giri 26.00
R.D. Gokhale 101.00
Mohansundr Govindarajulu 51.00
Hiranya & Sarasvathi Devi Gowda 515.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 120.00
Shakti Shanti Hee 101.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Vineeta Jetley 20.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Ashok & Rupa Kakkar 105.00
Kiran Kamat 101.00
Saitej Kambampati 80.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Namit & Nidhi Kapoor 21.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Ajay S. Kathirithamby 501.00
K.S. Kathirithamby 1,008.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Rajiv Kaushal 25.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 51.00
Murali Kotte 101.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Renuka Kumar 101.00
Siva Lakshmanan 101.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Dave & Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Sanathana & Surekha Murthy 1,000.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 141.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Sagar & Kingel Naik 101.00
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 11,000.00
Rishi Nair 251.00
Sundar & Latha Natarajan 121.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Radhai & Rajan Odayar 25.00
Yelena Okhman 501.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Cassan Pancham 504.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Harish Parmar 51.00
Samkhit Pata 100.00
Jigisha Patel 501.00
Praful & Ranjan Patel 251.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Uday Pendse 30.00
Ravi & Sasikala Penumarthy 501.00
Prashant Phatar 21.00
Indrathan Pillay 100.00
Deepak Prajapati 101.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 119.00
Deiva & Mala Ramachandran 101.00
Ravi & Renuka Ramakrishna 108.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Ram Ramamoorthy 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 216.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Tristan Ramirez 50.00
Chandar Ramrakha 151.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Kapil Rangavajhala 108.00
Usha & U. Prabhakar Rao 51.00
Vathsala Raveendran 291.88
Nick Ravichandran 101.00
Rao V. Remala 251.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 140.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
In memory of Manonmany Sangarapillai 200.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Darmaguhan & Shivali Satgunasingam 100.00
Laurie & Mark Scurich 101.00
Dhiraviam Seetharaman 123.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Muthu & Nandini Senthilkumar 101.00
Kristi Severson 150.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Shilpa & Ashit Jagdishchandra Shah 101.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram Family 111.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Krishnasami Siddharthan 251.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
B. Sivaraja 20.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 51.00
Robert Sorrells 216.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Joseph W. Steelman 400.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Anthan Sunder 25.00
Shanthi Suresh & Sures Ramamurti 402.00
Sugi & Shiva Swaminathan 1,001.00
Devi Tandavan 501.00
Asan Tejwani 30.00
Anil Thayamballi 108.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Marianne Hvidsten Thompson 108.00
Somaskanda & Pooja Thyagaraja 101.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Vishal Varma 51.00
Rashmi & Sameer Verkhedkar 101.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
S. Wijayaratnam 51.00
Srisailendra Yallapragada 100.00
Manu Yogendra 25.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
Total Building Fund $54,253.65
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 11.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Adi Srikantha 54.00
Total Endowment Funds $75.00
Special Project Donations:
Valli Ananda 170.00
Dhayalan Balakrishnan 125.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 80.34
Silvarajoo Muniandy 30.52
Gowri Nadason 133.90
Luisa Vaca 50.00
A. Vikneswaran K. 25.00
Total Special Project Donations 614.76
Grand Total $54,943.4164




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