Kauai's Hindu Monastery
November 2017 Newsletter

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In September, my publisher’s desk for the January issue of Hinduism Today magazine, “Five Suggestions for SBNRs,” received its final editing. SBNR (Spiritual But Not religious) is a strong tend in the USA, especially among youth. The article offers five suggestions to SBNRs who are seeking spiritual progress following the Hindu approach. This was the major topic of my September 30th webinar, in which I spoke on the impact of this trend on Hinduism and how Hindu education needs to include discussions of the Hindu view of spirituality and its relationship to religion. From October 15 to 18 we held our sixteenth annual Mahasamadhi observance, with many devotees coming from off-island, including some from distant England, Malaysia and Canada. Activities included the opening ceremony for the Temple Builders’ Pavilion—which displays life-size figures of Gurudeva and the sthapatis and silpis—and a grand parade of Gurudeva’s sandals out to Iraivan Temple with pujas at shrines along the way. On the final day, Kumar Gurukal performed a powerful homa and abhishekam to Gurudeva. Two days later Sannyasins Shanmuganathaswami and Siddhanathaswami and I left for a short trip to Southern California, Texas and North Carolina. The journey included five satsangs/keynote presentations in homes and temples. In North Carolina we attended morning puja at Somesvara Siva Temple, a 448-acre Vedic community in the Blue Ridge Mountains. General contributions for the two-month period of September and October totaled $181,259, which is more than our minimum two-month goal of $130,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $745. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Om Namasivaya, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.

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


Gurudeva's Wisdom
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1Founder of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (Gurudeva), holds the Karma Award he received for his life’s work

Evil has no source, unless the source of evil’s seeming be ignorance itself. Still, it is good to fear unrighteousness. The ignorant complain, justify, fear and criticize “sinful deeds,” setting themselves apart as lofty puritans. When the outer, or lower, instinctive nature dominates, one is prone to anger, fear, greed, jealousy, hatred and backbiting. When the intellect is prominent, arrogance and analytical thinking preside. When the superconscious soul comes forth the refined qualities are born—compassion, insight, modesty and the others. The animal instincts of the young soul are strong. The intellect, yet to be developed, is nonexistent to control these strong instinctive impulses. When the intellect is developed, the instinctive nature subsides. When the soul unfolds and overshadows the well-developed intellect, this mental harness is loosened and removed. When we encounter wickedness in others, let us be compassionate, for truly there is no intrinsic evil. The Vedas say, “Mind is in deed the source of bondage and also the source of liberation. To be bound to things of this world: this is bondage. To be free from them: this is liberation.”

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Recent Happenings

Gathering at the new silpi memorial.

Following the formal inauguration of the Temple Builders’ Pavilion, conducted by Kumar Gurukal, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and attendees pose in front of Gurudeva’s bronze statue.


Surabhi Bharadwaj Dancing

On October 25 Surabhi Bharadwaj dances for Siva in the main mandapam of Iraivan Temple, offering her art in the traditional way.



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Top to bottom: Tiya Thielamay takes vows to become a Saivite Hindu and an Arul Sishya of Bodhinatha; Lord Murugan sends forth blessings following the Skanda Shashti puja; after morning homa during Mahasamadhi celebrations Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami carries Gurudeva’s holy sandals in procession from Kadavul Temple for a blessing inside the sanctum of Iraivan Temple; Sanjiva and Tiya Thielamay enjoy darshan with Satguru; devotees tour the new high-tech hydroponic greenhouse

Iraivan Temple Progress
The stone carvers in Bengaluru are trimming each of the six dozen finished perimeter wall pieces so that they fit together (almost) perfectly. To do this, the wall is temporarily assembled on the ground at the worksite. The final fitting will be done as the stones are installed in Hawaii. Here on Kauai the complicated process of procuring US visas for the team of six silpis is complete. This team will be coming from India early next year to assemble the final stones of the temple.

Satguru Bodhinatha’s Activities
In his weekly early morning talk to the monks and devotees, Satguru is focusing on the 68 lessons of Path to Siva. Each week he reads one lesson and adds his spiritual insights. This book, targeted at teenagers, is now being used for adult classes in Malaysia. His latest presentations include What Is Dharma? What Is Reincarnation? and How Do We Prepare for Death? He also recorded a new Publisher’s Desk editorial, entitled One God, Many Divinities, inspired by his recent visit to London. These talks can all be enjoyed on the Kauai’s Hindu Monastery YouTube channel.

Innersearch Sri Lanka Travel-Study Program
Rishi Thondunatha, a veteran of the church and dynamic Sivathondar, flew to the monastery in October for in-depth discussions with the monks on the upcoming Innersearches—2018 and 2019—to Sri Lanka. There are still several seats available for the February 2018 program, and many openings for 2019. See the Innersearch Travel-Study page (under the “Live Spiritually” tab) on our website.

Task Force
Seven resident guests served at the monastery during the last two months helping with a variety of karma yoga projects. Easvan Param, a professional electrician from California, spent a week installing the electrical system in our new commercial kitchen being constructed to process and store the noni juice from our Himalayan Acres farm. Kanda Alahan, a professional cabinet maker, also from California, spent a week helping with the creation and installation of elegant redwood post-and-beam trim around the glass wall in the Media Studio. Roshan Sivayogam, Aravindraj Chandrasekaran and his 12-year-old son Jagatheeshwar flew from Malaysia for three weeks to attend Skanda Shasthi and Gurudeva’s 16th annual Mahasamadhi observances and to help with garden and landscaping projects. Adi Srikantha, from Utah, and Trey Defauw, from Iowa, are here for an extended stay to help the Siddhidata Kulam with landscaping duties and the Ganapati Kulam monks in the Media Studio. Thanks to them all for their invaluable service!

Publications and Other Activities
On October 15, the monks and devotees celebrated Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s 75th jayanti. Also in October, the Media Studio team compiled, wrote and edited the January-February-March issue of Hinduism Today magazine. Satguru’s book, A Character Building Workbook and Gurudeva’s Twelve Shum Meditations have been reprinted in Malaysia. The annual Digital Dharma Drive fund-raising appeal was announced on our website, appealing for funding for our various free websites and mobile apps. Thanks to everyone for generously supporting this vital initiative. Gurudeva’s writings continue to be translated into other languages. See www.hindouisme.org to read his works in French. Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami and Yogi Rajanatha undertook a five-week journey, flying coast to coast and up to Canada. They attended satsangs with devotees, visited Hindu organizations and met with creative people—playwrights, writers, artists and sculptors—who are helping us with various projects. At the satsang in Victoria, Canada, Paramacharya gave a presentation on how enlightened beings die that can be seen on our YouTube channel. Here on the monastery farm, the dairy herd continues to thrive, with Kali (6 months old) and Teta (19 months) becoming accomplished pasture-escape-artists.


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(left) Toshadevi Nataraj, daughter Lily and daughter-in-law Bhavani greet the Aadheenam cows; three silpis build a protective crate for one of the many sculpted stones of Iraivan’s perimeter wall, preparing for containers to be shipped in December to Kauai.


(Below) On a retreat outing to Kokee: Natyam Jayanatha; Roshan, Trey, Jagatheeshwar, Siddhanathaswami, Aravindraj and Natyam Mayuranatha

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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: His recent commentaries on the chapters in our new book "The Path to Siva" are marvelous!

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

Recent Talks:

Karma, Fate, Destiny
What is Dharma?
What is Reincarnation?
How Do We Prepare For Death?

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)



California’s New Textbooks
Portray Hinduism More Accurately


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Major breakthrough for Hinduism in Schools: (above) Pearson's next textbook in Indian Civilizations for 6th and 7th grades gives a much more positive portrayal of Hinduism.

The monastery’s 24 years of engagement with the California textbook controversy explains how it ends up in our newsletter today. We were warned in 1993—when we first touched on the treatment of Hindu religion and the history of India in American schools—that it would take decades to change the books in a meaningful way. We didn’t believe it then, but we certainly do now, in 2017. Recently and remarkably, the State Board of Education adopted a set of significantly improved History-Social Science programs for California’s public schools. Up until now, India’s history and Hindu religious practice and belief could be summarized in a single word: caste. No other religion or culture covered in the schools was reduced to such a negative, one-dimensional portrayal.

Hindus tried to change this in 2005-2006 in the previous round of textbook adoption for California. Only minor improvements were made. The problems persisted and millions of sixth grade kids were still taught a degrading view of Hinduism. In 2008, the state set out to revise its History-Social Science Framework, the set of guidelines that state what should be covered in the textbooks and how. The process halted abruptly in 2009 due to budget issues, then resumed again in 2014 under the auspices of the Board’s Instructional Quality Commission. The revision was a years-long process involving more than a dozen difficult meetings at the Board of Education’s building in Sacramento. The monks flew to California to attend many of these.

At the beginning, Hinduism Today was one of the few Hindu bodies that sensed the vital importance of the Framework revision. Jumping in, we created an academic paper on the issues with the renowned historian of India, Dr. Shiva Bajpai. Our editors spoke to thousands of California Hindus at meetings arranged by the Chinmaya Mission, Hindu American Foundation, Hindu Education Foundation and BAPS Swaminarayan. By the last meetings of the IQC in early 2017, Hindus—parents and students alike—were attending and testifying by the hundreds. The collective input resulted in a greatly improved Framework.

Then came the crucial part of the process. Major publishers scrambled to revise their textbooks and web-based programs to encompass the revised Framework, which expanded on a wide range of topics, not just India. For example, it mandated fair coverage of LGBT people throughout history, and coverage of the Sikh religion was required for the first time.

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Nine books and programs were submitted for the 6th and 7th grades that address India. Hindu organizations (the Hindu Education Foundation in particular) were able to work closely with two publishers, Pearson (above, thumbs up) and Teacher’s Curriculum Institute, yielding welcome improvements. Caste is discussed but is far from the sole focus. Crucial symbolic changes were incorporated, such as using a capital G to refer to our God, Gods, Goddess and Goddesses—all previously relegated to lower case for Hinduism. One text remains a disaster, that from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (left; thumbs down) who in 2006 held 30% of the California history-social science textbook market. It was rejected for a multitude of reasons by the Board at their final meeting on November 11, 2017, attended by more than 1,000 Hindus. All other programs were approved. We expect this costly rejection will be a heads up for all publishers. The next step is for individual school districts to adopt one or another of the approved teaching programs (they are also free to adopt others). These are set to be used in the 2018-2019 school year. Hindus will likely recommend that their local schools adopt either Pearson or TCI, which provide excellent coverage, not only of Hinduism but all religions, as well as LGBT history. California sets the pace for textbooks nationwide, so we expect similar improvements in other states in the years ahead.



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How to Make Your Gift

Including HHE in your will or trust is easy. Start by contacting us to request official wording for your gift or download the pdf file at www.hheonline.org/tool-kit.shtml. Then ask your estate planning attorney to use this language when you create your will or trust. If you already have a will or trust, simply ask your attorney to update the existing document.

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Help Move Iraivan Forward

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You Can Help Sponsor the Perimeter Wall

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

Sponsorship

❏ One pillar section: $15,000

❏ One panel section: $30,000

Donate here!


Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations


Twelve-Month Summary: For the two months of September to October, 2017, our minimum goal was $130,000. Excluding contributions directed towards special projects, we received actual contributions of $181,259.12.

Thanks to Our September Temple Builders in 18 Countries

AUSTRALIA
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 50.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.94
 
BELARUS
Tatjana Melenaja 50.00
 
CANADA
Anonymous 92.31
B. Balakumar 101.00
Bill Brown 33.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Eric Elbers 100.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00
Tilak Mehan 201.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Richa Parashar 101.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Aparna Pusapati 100.00
Vijayarani & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Saravanamuthu Somasundram 100.00
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Kumariah Vijayaratnam 78.06
 
FIJI
Anonymous 25.00
 
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
 
INDIA
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
 
INDONESIA
Mahadevan Gengadaram 50.00
 
ITALY
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
 
MALAYSIA
Malaysia Mission 2.00
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 69.34
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 19.65
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 23.11
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 23.81
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 11.91
Sasikumar Darmalingam 19.04
Sai Janany, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 46.22
Omaya Devasagayam 11.56
Kavin Kirav & Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 46.22
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.56
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 11.91
Sarasvathi Iswarapatham 11.56
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 11.91
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 23.81
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Murugesu Kandasamy 11.56
C. Kavitha 23.81
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 11.56
Nameegri Marimuthu 23.11
Logadasan Murugesu 47.61
Puvana Murugesu 11.56
Gowri Nadason 23.11
Kamalaharan Nadason 23.11
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 23.11
M. Suranthiran Naidu 32.35
Bangajam Narayanan 47.61
Nalakini Niranjana 11.56
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 11.56
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Supramaniam Ramoo in Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 23.11
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 11.56
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 13.86
Sanjana Saravan 11.56
Lachmi Savoo 11.56
Sharavanan Selvadurai 100.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 23.81
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 23.11
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 10.00
Dhasan Sivananda 46.20
Sivasangkari & Govindaraj 11.55
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 23.11
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 23.11
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.56
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 11.56
Saroja Vasudevan 11.91
Viji Vasudevan 229.62
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 23.11
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 23.11
 
MAURITIUS
Thirujnanam Arnassalon 5.88
Prem Audit 2.94
Jegadessa Chenganna 14.71
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.94
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 1.47
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.35
Meeravadee Koothan 2.94
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.88
Poospawadee Koothan 2.94
Sooreshen Koothan 14.71
Amravadee Kownden 52.94
Veena Kunniah 59.06
Vel Mahalingum 11.76
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.94
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.94
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 2.94
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.94
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.94
Poomaly Mootoosamy 2.94
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.94
Kalvi Mootoosawmy 2.94
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.35
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 7.35
Vailamah Pareatumbee 7.35
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.47
Dayalen Renghen 4.41
Ezilveylen Renghen 8.82
Jagadissen Renghen 8.82
Madhevi Renghen 8.82
Siven Renghen 8.82
Varaden Renghen 8.82
Vega Renghen 4.41
Girdevi Seegoolam 1.47
Kannen Valaydon 29.41
Saroja Valayten 2.94
Toshadeva Valayten 1.47
Ulasa Valayten 1.47
 
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
 
NORWAY
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
 
Saint Lucia
Toshadevi Nataraj 61.00
 
SINGAPORE
Singapore Mission 400.00
Anonymous 100.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Padmini Pareatumbee 20.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 73.50
 
Sint Maarten
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
 
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
 
UNITED KINGDOM
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 23.11
Susan James 30.00
Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
 
USA
Anonymous 30,720.67
Golden Gate Mission 20.00
Wailua Mission 15,839.00
V.N.Rhor Beach Investments LLC 250.00
Schwab Charitable Fund 1,008.00
Lakshman M. Agadi 500.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Anand Amar 101.00
Chitrammal & Sangarapillai Asokan 100.00
Bharat & Sadhna Bhargava 20.00
Bridish & Kamakshi Brhadeeshwaran 101.00
Jaishree - Uma & Raj Capoor 102.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
G. Chadha 21.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 70.00
Charles Close 108.00
Brian P. Cooke 51.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 51.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Ed DeDeo 39.96
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 108.00
Chris Didyk 500.00
John Donovan 20.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
In honor of Arjun, Subbareddy and Rukmini Gali 5,000.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Devi Gowda 515.00
Darryl K. Gray 101.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Abhishek Gupta 251.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
James L. Haynes 100.00
Gayathri Indla 500.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 20.00
Lorraine Jackson 15.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 352.00
Madhukar & Bharati Jani 101.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Lynda McClanahan & Joel Knepp 251.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 108.00
Mohan Rao Korukonda 300.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Usha Lingampalli 101.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Karthi Luneburg 101.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 200.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Janice A. May 5.00
Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Vijaya L. Melnick 108.00
B. & Nalini Mruthyunjaya 51.00
Kris Murthy 51.00
Kanthi Muthiah 101.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 25,000.00
Ravindra Nana 108.00
Lok & Pushpa Nath 21.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Neela Oza 51.00
Gokuldas Pai 101.00
Gurudas Pai 202.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Cassan Pancham 1,008.00
In Memory of Jashvant RJ Panda 251.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Samkhit Pata 101.00
Bharat Patel 25.00
Dinker & Ajita Patel 101.00
Indubhai & Induben Patel 101.00
Nilesh Patel 1,008.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Ajay Pathak 251.00
Tara Prabhu 101.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
K.V. & Shyamala Rajan 101.00
Tarun & Aishwarya Rajan 101.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Kasi Ramanathan 51.00
Chandar Ramrakha 51.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Shaker Ramteerath 101.00
Meena J. Rao 101.00
Sudharsanam Rathinam 101.00
Lakshma K. Reddy 101.00
Yenumula Reddy 200.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 262.00
Aran Sambandar 51.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 20.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Silver Vel Satsang 45.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Rajinder Sharma 508.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Arvinder Singh & Family 100.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Siva Sivaganesan 30.00
Sivasothy Sivakumar 300.00
Jai Sivakumara 200.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 100.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 51.00
V.R. Sola 71.00
Ken Souza 1,500.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Joseph W. Steelman 100.00
Terri Sun 21.00
Ray M. Sundar 101.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Anthan & Sayini Sunder 25.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Sures Ramamurti & Shanthi Suresh 101.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Kanan & Bavan Trivedi 101.00
Subhash Vamani 21.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
N.M Varadarajan 50.00
Kuppuswami Varadharajulu 101.00
Sundari & Velayudhan Velu 108.00
V. Venkatachalam 101.00
Rajiv Verma 108.00
K. Vijayakumar 45.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Raghu Ram Vollala 200.00
Michael Wasylkiw 648.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 11.11
Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
 
Total Building Fund 102704.90
 
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 11.00
Kalai Bala 45.66
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 4.56
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 11.42
Amey Surendra Gangal 11.00
Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 6.84
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 11.42
Indrani Shanmugasundram 11.42
 
Total Endowment Funds 123.32
 
Special Project Donations
Valli Ananda 170.00
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 11.91
Valliammah Kandasamy 23.11
Silvarajoo Muniandy 35.36
Gowri Nadason 115.55
 
Total Special Project Donations 355.93
 
Grand Total $103,184.15
 

Thanks to Our October Temple Builders in 18 Countries

AUSTRALIA
Marie & R.Bhanugopan 108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Luckshmi & Logan Siva Nirmalananda 35.00
Mylvaganam Sivakadadchan 50.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 50.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.90
 
BELARUS
Tatjana Melenaja 50.00
 
CANADA
Anonymous 49.00
Bill Brown 33.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Chinniah & Rathy Krishnalingam 1,492.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Dharma Premakumar 300.00
Vijayarani & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 286.99
Saravanamuthu Somasundram 50.00
Gananatha Subrahmanyam 15.83
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
T. Thangarajah 100.00
Dharshini Thirumal 101.00
 
FIJI
Anonymous 25.00
 
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
 
INDIA
Rajiv Malik 101.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
 
INDONESIA
Mahadevan Gengadaram 50.00
 
ITALY
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
 
MALAYSIA
Malaysia Mission 4.00
Kalai Bala 45.66
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 23.24
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 23.24
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 11.62
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 30.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 11.42
Kathiravan Darmalingam 11.62
Sasikumar Darmalingam 18.60
Sai Janany, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 46.70
Omaya Devasagayam 11.68
Kavin Kirav & Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 46.70
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.68
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 11.62
Sarasvathi Iswarapatham 11.68
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 11.62
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 6.84
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 23.24
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 11.68
C. Kavitha 23.24
Kamalasegaran Kumarasamy 10.00
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 11.68
Nameegri Marimuthu 23.35
Deevesh & Likel, Bathmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 23.35
Puvana Murugesu 11.68
Gowri Nadason 23.35
Kamalaharan Nadason 23.35
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 23.35
Bangajam Narayanan 46.48
Mohanavilashiny & Navukarasu 23.35
Yehanthini & Siva Taranee Navukarasu 23.35
Nalakini Niranjana 11.68
A. Paranthaman 4.56
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 11.42
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 11.68
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 11.68
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 14.05
Sanjana Saravan 11.68
Lachmi Savoo 11.68
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 23.24
Indrani Shanmugasundram 11.42
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 23.35
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 10.00
Ramesh & Saraswathy Sivanathan 11.81
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 23.35
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 23.35
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.68
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 11.68
Saroja Vasudevan 11.62
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 23.35
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
 
MAURITIUS
Asha Devi Ancharaz 2.90
Thirujnanam Arnassalon 5.80
Prem Audit 2.90
Jegadessa Chenganna 14.49
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.90
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 1.45
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.25
Rohit Jogessur 2.90
Sandya Juwaheer 2.90
Meeravadee Koothan 2.90
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.80
Poospawadee Koothan 2.90
Sooreshen Koothan 14.49
Amravadee Kownden 52.17
Veena Kunniah 58.20
Vel Mahalingum 11.59
Manogaran Mardemootoo 28.99
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.90
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.90
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 2.90
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.90
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.90
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.90
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.25
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 7.25
Vailamah Pareatumbee 7.25
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.45
Chand Ramgoolam 8.70
Ashok Reetoo 2.90
Dayalen Renghen 4.35
Ezilveylen Renghen 8.70
Jagadissen Renghen 8.70
Madhevi Renghen 8.70
Siven Renghen 8.70
Varaden Renghen 8.70
Vega Renghen 4.35
Girdevi Seegoolam 1.45
Rashna Jeetun Somoo 2.90
Kannen Valaydon 28.99
Saroja Valayten 2.90
Toshadeva Valayten 1.45
Ulasa Valayten 1.45
Siven Veerasamy 86.96
 
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
 
NORWAY
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
 
RUSSIA
Dinanatha Borzunov 200.00
 
SINGAPORE
Anonymous 246.67
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Vasaant Krishnan 60.00
Singapore Mission 243.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Padmini Pareatumbee 20.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 73.33
 
Sint Maarten
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
 
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
 
UNITED KINGDOM
Anonymous 119.00
Vani Chenganna 188.91
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 23.35
Susan James 30.00
Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Shankara Skandanatha 36.00
 
USA
Anonymous 6,872.95
Golden Gate Mission Ganesha Fundraiser 3,290.00
Wailua Mission 13,759.50
Hindu Association of West Texas 500.00
YourCause - Rani Natarajan 252.00
Narinee Ahmed 121.00
Durvasa & Isani Alahan 600.00
Rajadeva Alahan 51.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Yohini Alvappillai 51.00
Vennila Amaran 101.00
Valli Ananda 170.00
Paras Angell 108.00
Gowri Arulanantham 250.00
Chitrammal & Sangarapillai Asokan 100.00
Brett Georgia & Nina Baker 102.00
Padma Balakrishnan 51.00
Kumarasingham & Subodhini Balasingham 100.00
N. Balasubramanian 5,000.00
Arvind Bhakta 51.00
Jagdish Bhavsar 201.00
Jim & Linda Brooks 60.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 70.00
Satish Chitnis 25.00
Charles Close 108.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 51.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Piyush & Krishna Dave 101.00
Senthil Dayanithi 250.00
Chandrakant & Patricia Desai 251.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 108.00
Chenguttai K. & Varalakshmi Dheenan 51.00
Mehul Dholakia 51.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
Raju & Heena Gandhi 501.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Sanjay & Meenakshi Govil 100.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Devi Gowda 10,516.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Kunchitha & Girija Gurumurthy 101.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
Lorraine Jackson 5.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Rajen & Kalpana Jaswa 151.00
Kamaraj Jawahar 300.00
S. Jeyendran 202.00
Kumarie Kalyan 101.00
Nadia & Neisha Kalyan 81.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Saravanan & Vasavi Kasthuri 2,880.00
Sundari Katir 128.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Priti & Rajiv Khoshoo 1,001.00
Suresh Kondabolu 100.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 108.00
Nilesh Kotak 101.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Arvind & Neelima Kumar 108.00
Bhagawandas Lathi 51.00
Gregg Lien 300.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Joel Longenecker 100.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 200.00
Manjula & Satya Mahanty 101.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Amitav & Krishna Mukerji 101.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Mani & Surya Nallasivan 500.00
Shan & Suchitra Nanthakumar 500.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Cassan Pancham 2,007.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 201.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Jothi Param 151.00
Bholabhai S. Patel 101.00
Girish & Gita Patel 1,008.00
Govind B. Patel 501.00
Jaysha Patel 101.00
Jigisha Patel 1,001.00
Mrunal & Padmaja Patel 5,000.00
Neel Patel 20.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Rakesh & Pinal Patel 100.00
Sanjay & Shalu Patel 108.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Vishnu Patel 101.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00
Indrathan Pillay 50.00
Erasenthiran Poonjolai 200.00
Mali Pradhaban 101.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Amish Purohit 101.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Arvind Rajan 55.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Rasa Rajanayagam 1,008.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 216.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Chandar Ramrakha 51.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Usha & U. Prabhakar Rao 1,201.00
Sudharsanam Rathinam 101.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 159.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 123.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 20.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Sunderram & Sarada Satyavada 101.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Mona Shah 20.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram 111.00
Satya Sagar Sharma 101.00
Loganatha Shivam Torkian 200.00
Jerry Shuper 501.00
Krishnasami Siddharthan 501.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Jai Sivakumara 200.00
Kumaraswamy Sivakumaran 150.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Lakshana Chetana Sivananda 51.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 100.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 51.00
S. Sivaswarupan 100.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Srikanth Sridharan 50.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Joseph W. Steelman 100.00
Sashi & Gayathri Subramanian 50.00
Terri Sun 21.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Anthan & Sayini Sunder 25.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Sures Ramamurti & Shanthi Suresh 101.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Rama Vangala 137.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Rajiv Verma 216.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Michael Wasylkiw 1,080.00
Margaret Rose Werd 7.73
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 11.11
Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00
Krishnananda Yogi 32.69
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
 
Total Building Fund $77,947.90
 
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous $11.00
Frank Burkhardt $10.00
Subhash Kumar Choudhary 200
Amey Surendra Gangal 11
Vijay S. Singh 251
 
Total Endowment Funds 483
 
Special Project Donations
Valli Ananda 170
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 11.62
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 11.62
Mekaladeva Batumallah 11.62
Valliammah Kandasamy 23.35
Lim Hock Leong 9
Silvarajoo Muniandy 35.49
Gowri Nadason 116.75
 
Total Special Project Donations 389.45
 
Grand Total $78,820.35
 
September-October Total $181,259

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