Kauai's Hindu Monastery
MAY 2017 Newsletter


On April 5 Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and I traveled to Malaysia for a week. Two large-scale temple events were held over the weekend. On Saturday morning, at the Sree Selva Vinayagar Temple in Klang we attended a grand Ganesha homa, abhishekam and puja that our members helped to organize. Afterwards I gave a talk with accompanying Tamil translation entitled “The Sacred Temple” and then gave vibhuti prasadam to the devotees. Sunday morning was a visit to the Shri Sai Vidyalaya at a temple hall in Shah Alam. The group has been using our Saivite Hindu Religion Books 1 - 4 for their classes for a few years and recently added Path to Siva: A Catechism for Youth for the older children. My presentation was a keynote called “An Introduction to Path to Siva.” We also met the president and secretary of the Malaysia Hindhu Dharma Maamandram who introduced us to their many activities and courses on Hinduism. Outside of the events, a number of darshan sessions were held with individual families. We returned to the Aadheenam in time to attend the Tamil New Year, Nartana Ritau homa flag raising and a small parade out to Iraivan temple held on April 13th. General contributions for April totaled $61,279, which is less than our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $2,241. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Aum Namasivaya!

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Gurudeva's Wisdom


Founder of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (Gurudeva), 1927-2001

God Siva created us. He created the Earth and all things upon it, animate and inanimate. He created time and gravity, the vast spaces and the uncounted stars. He created night and day, joy and sorrow, love and hate, birth and death. He created the gross and the subtle, this world and the other worlds. There are three worlds of existence: the physical, subtle and causal, termed Bhuloka, Antarloka and Sivaloka. The Creator of all, Siva Himself is uncreated. As supreme Mahadeva, Siva wills into manifestation all souls and all form, issuing them from Himself like light from a fire or waves from an ocean. Rishis describe this perpetual process as the unfoldment of thirty-six tattvas, stages of manifestation, from the Siva tattva—Parashakti and nada—to the five elements. Creation is not the making of a separate thing, but an emanation of Himself. Lord Siva creates, constantly sustains the form of His creations and absorbs them back into Himself. The Vedas elucidate, “As a spider spins and withdraws its web, as herbs grow on the earth, as hair grows on the head and body of a person, so also from the Imperishable arises this universe.”

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News From the Home of Iraivan Temple

Recent Happenings


Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami preside at a homa in Klang, Malaysia.


The monks perform a pre-dawn puja to Yogaswami in the Guru Pitham in honor of his mahasamadhi

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Top to bottom: Kauai’s leaders spent a morning at the monastery, heads of our government, business, education and agriculture; Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami is ceremoniously received at the Sree Selva Vinayagar Temple in Klang, Malaysia; Satguru performs arati inside the sanctum of Iraivan Temple, blessing the recently arrived silver naga on new years day; pilgrims pose for a photo at the entry to Iraivan Temple; devotee ambassadors from the Sri Chinmoy Peace Run pose for a photo after presenting the Torch Bearer’s award to Satguru;Mrunal and Padmaja Patel present the Gujarati translation of Living with Siva, both in text and audio forms; monks and members parade out to the flagpole and Iraivan Temple to usher in the new year. A new quartzite platform was installed around the Nepali Ganesha at the entrance to the aadheenam; devotees from Russia brought a copy of the Russian edition of Merging with Siva, which they translated and published in Moscow; Amma Anna Moreno visits her son, Natyam Mayuranatha, for a week in April.

Iraivan Temple Progress
At the Iraivan Temple carving site in India the craftsmen are still focused on finishing the stonework for the temple’s perimeter wall. Here on Kauai work continues on the foundation of the Temple Builders Memorial. Five bronze statues will show the stone carvers working on the various stages of the temple; from quarrying to rough shaping, marking, fine sculpting and chisel sharpening. These five will surround the statues of Gurudeva and the temple’s chief architect, Ganapati Sthapati, which are to be placed on a massive central stone. This stone, weighing in at 18,500 pounds, was set into place in March. In April the concrete pad surrounding the central stone was created. The Ganapati Kulam, monks from the Media Studio, spent the morning pouring and working nine yards of concrete to form the 25 by 35 foot elliptical slab.

Happy New Year
For the first two weeks of April, during the fortnight period called Sadhu Paksha, the monks observed a special early morning meditation sadhana. Rather than the usual group meditation in the temple, all the monks were able to do individual sunrise meditation at their own favorite spot on the monastery grounds. On April 13 we celebrated the beginning of the Hindu Year 5119 with an early morning homa followed by a talk by Satguru. Next, monks and devotees paraded out to the flagpole to lower the coral pink flag of Moksha Ritau and replace it with the bright orange flag of Nartana Ritau. The parade then continued to Iriavan Temple and inside the central sanctum for arati. The recently arrived silver naga for Iraivan’s crystal Lingam was temporarily placed in the sanctum. We hope you all have a Happy (South Indian) New Year! This is year 5119 of the South Indian Tamil calendar. It is called Hemalamba, the 31st name in a repeating 60-year cycle. The monks have updated the panchangam calendar for the new year, calculating it for 125 cities in the US and 160 cities around the planet. This calendar can be downloaded for free from Minimela.com in various formats. We hope you take advantage of it.

Publications and Other Activities
The Ganapati Kulam monks worked determinedly in April to finish the editorial work on the July-August-September issue of Hinduism Today magazine. On the new year’s day we received a visit from Dinanatha, a Siva bhaktar from Moscow. He came to present to Satguru an entirely new and improved, complete edition of Gurudeva’s Dancing with Siva, beautifully translated and printed in the Russian language. The book is a near perfect recreation of the original English version. Mrunal and Padmaja Patel, who also pilgrimaged to the monastery on new year’s day, brought the completed Living with Siva audio book in Gujarati. The narration is thanks to years of work by narrator Harish Vyass and sound engineer Ajay Wadhar. Having completed Dancing with Siva and Living with Siva, they are now working on Merging with Siva. Amazing accomplishments! On April 22, Char Ravelo, founder of Inspiration magazine on Kauai, brought 16 of the island’s young leaders to the monastery. The group included directors of the Wilcox Hospital development program, aide to our community college chancellor, managers of programs at the Pacific Missile Range, supervisors of Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (our electric company), educators, government/county council staff and more. They were interested to learn about how the monastery operates, how it is funded and what Gurudeva saw as the most effective leadership skills. Slowly the conversation turned to the within, to meditation, to living in the eternal now, to millennials and to the Spiritual-But-Not-Religious trend. For all but Char, whom we have known for decades, this was the first visit to the monastery.

Bodhinatha's Newest Teachings Online
Satguru Bodhinatha is now turning his 15-minute Keynote presentations into movies which can be used for our personal benefit or shared at a satsang of friends. See them here. Thanks to a vibrant team of transcribers we can hear Bodhinatha's recent talks and read the transcriptions here. Read the transcriptions on line. Click here for all of Bodhinatha's talks.

Bodhinatha's weekly talks can be heard on our website: 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:

What Is the Nature of Our Soul?
Why Are We Not All-Knowing? Three Bonds
Are Souls And World Essentially Good

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Indian Dance Explained

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Hinduism Today recently released a nine-minute video, “Introduction to Indian Dance.” It is intended to provide Hindus and non-Hindus alike an understanding of the basics of Indian dance using the example of Bharatanatyam. The video was developed with funding from the Uberoi Foundation and in collaboration with Bharatanatyam dancer and teacher Shivani Thakkar of Los Angeles and Dr. Shiva Bajpai, Professor Emeritus of History, California State University Northridge. This is the first installment in our Teach Indic Culture series of short videos intended for temple classes as well as for K-12 school use and adaptable to Common Core teaching methods.

The video, narrated by Raj Narayan and directed by Mainak Dhar, briefly touches on the history of Indian classical dance and some of the similarities between Bharatanatyam and Western classical ballet. In performance footage shot at the Malibu Hindu Temple outside Los Angeles, it covers the basic elements of Bharatanatyam, including facial expressions, eye movement, hand gestures and the rhythmic use of the feet, all of which are engaged to depict a certain character, emotion, animal or story. The basics of choreography for storytelling are explained; and Shivani demonstrates abstract dance done for the pure joy and beauty of movement. The video concludes with clips of many other styles of Indian dance, including Odisi, Kuchipudi, bangra, various folk dances and even Bollywood. A great learning resource for the young ones in your family and circle of friends. See the video on YouTube here: bit.ly/IndianDanceIntro

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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.


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❏ One panel section: $30,000

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Building Fund Donations

Thanks to Our April Temple Builders in 16 Countries

Eight-Month Summary: For the eight months of September to April our minimum monthly goal was $520,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $657,554.54.

Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Shivani Gupta 19.50
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
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 2.86
Anonymous 46.77
Bill Brown 33.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Snigdhar Devar Garikaparthi 101.00
Susee Jeyabalan 50.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana Manoliu 33.00
Jai & Ganga Murugan 18.77
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Aparna Pusapati 101.00
Rasalingam Family 50.00
Vijayarani & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Dharmalingam & Mangai Selvarajah 30.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Jegajanany Sivalingam 50.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 122.33
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Nanthini Tharmalingam 101.00
M. Vivekananthi 37.00
Wignarjah 50.00
Sathiavani & Ratnam Ratnakumar 22.00
Anonymous 108.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sai Susarla 101.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
Mahadevan Gengadaram 50.00
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 40.00
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 67.00
Kalai Bala 87.45
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 71.63
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 22.33
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 22.42
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 11.21
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 21.85
Sasikumar Darmalingam 17.94
Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 44.70
Omaya Devasagayam 11.17
Kavin Kirav, Shreiyaa, Anand Kumar Letchumana & Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam 44.70
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.17
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 11.21
Sarasvathi Iswarapatham 11.17
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 11.21
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 13.09
Muthukumar Jeyabalan 2,500.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai Family 22.42
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 11.17
Nanda Kumar & Hema 11.17
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 11.17
Lim Hock Leong 9.00
Nameegri Marimuthu 22.33
Silvarajoo Muniandy 34.56
Deevesh, Likel, Bathmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 11.17
Puvana Murugesu 11.17
Gowri Nadason 22.33
Kamalaharan Nadason 22.33
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 22.33
M. Suranthiran Naidu 31.27
Bangajam Narayanan 44.84
Mohanavilashiny & Navukarasu 11.17
Yehanthini & Siva Taranee Navukarasu 11.17
Nalakini Niranjana 11.17
A. Paranthaman 73.53
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 21.82
Sai Ram 11.17
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 22.33
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 11.17
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 13.40
Saundari Samugan 11.21
Lachmi Savoo 11.17
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 22.42
Indrani Shanmugasundram 21.82
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 22.33
Roselia Simon/Kulamani Ganesha 164.00
Kunawathy & Bala Sivaceyon 10.00
Dhasan Sivananda 89.81
Komaldeva Sivananda 44.79
Lalitha Sivananda 44.79
Lavanyadeva Sivananda 111.98
Shivaani Sivananda 44.79
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 22.33
Chandrasekari & A. Sockalingam 22.33
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.17
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Vasanta Tanggavelu 33.63
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 11.17
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 22.33
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
Darrshan Letchumanan &Yuvan Letchumanan 22.33
Soondiren Arnasalon 7.14
Prem Audit 2.86
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.86
Rani Gangadeen 1.43
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.14
Rohit Jogessur 2.86
Carcinee Jugessur 1.43
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.71
Poospawadee Koothan 2.86
Amravadee Kownden 51.43
Veena Kunniah 57.37
Vel Mahalingum 11.43
Manogaran Mardemootoo 85.71
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.86
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.86
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.86
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.86
Poomaly Mootoosamy 2.86
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.86
Kalvi Mootoosawmy 2.86
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.14
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 7.14
Vailamah Pareatumbee 7.14
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.43
Ashok Reetoo 2.86
Dayalen Renghen 4.29
Ezilveylen Renghen 8.57
Jagadissen Renghen 8.57
Madhevi Renghen 8.57
Siven Renghen 8.57
Varaden Renghen 8.57
Vega Renghen 4.29
Kannen Valaydon 28.57
Saroja Valayten 2.86
Toshadeva Valayten 1.43
Ulasa Valayten 1.43
Siven Veerasamy 10.00
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
Singapore Mission 211.00
Rajesh H. Acharya 11.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Vasaant Krishnan 60.00
Balaji Natarajan 250.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 71.35
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
Anil Kumar 54.00
Anonymous 119.00
Vani Chenganna 60.88
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 22.33
Susan James 30.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
Anonymous 1,411.49
Equifax 251.00
Jhamandas Watumull Fund 1,000.00
Golden Gate Mission 60.00
Wailua Mission 10,245.50
Silver Vel Satsang 15.00
Jagadeesha Acharya 108.00
Ravindra Addepalli 30.00
Ramesh & Kamala Agarwal 15.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Chitrammal & Sangarapillai Asokan 100.00
Ambikaipakan Balasubramaniam 25.00
Bharat K. Bhatt 101.00
G.C. Bhatt 21.00
Nitin & Parinda Bhatt 21.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
G. Chadha 21.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 70.00
Roy & Marissa Chelliah 121.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Brian P. Cooke 51.00
Peshanidevi & Shyamadeva Dandapani 51.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Nirmala Dayalan 101.00
Ed DeDeo 35.00
Paul DeSantis 360.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 108.00
Anjali Monga Dhar 1,008.00
Vijay Dhar 501.00
S. Dick 11.00
Catherine Eisenberger 200.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
Will Davis & Mary Rose Gallagher 11.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 306.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Ajit V. Gokhale 108.00
Janani Ganesh & Karthik Gopalratnam 1,008.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Devi Gowda 515.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
James L. Haynes 50.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 70.00
Lorraine Jackson 10.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Subbia G. Jagannathan 100.00
Vineeta Jetley 20.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
C. R. Kamath 101.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Anil Kapur 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Saravanan & Vasavi Kasthuri 3,568.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Saloni Kharbanda 51.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 108.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Shashi R. Kumar 50.00
Siva Lakshmanan 101.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 11.00
Robert & Priscilla MacGregor 51.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 100.00
Ravi Madapati 100.00
R. & K. Mahadevan 100.00
Ila Mali 101.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Janice A. May 5.00
Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Sneha Mehta 501.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Murugasu Nagul 51.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 10,000.00
Natraj Narayanswami 11.00
Vijayarani Natarajan 126.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 162.00
Manubhai Nayak 101.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Laxmikant & Ranjana N. Nigalye 108.00
Neela Oza 51.00
Gurudas Pai 251.00
Cassan Pancham 1,008.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 2,306.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Samkhit Pata Family 202.00
Ambalal Patel 101.00
In Memory of Dhanjibhai Maghanbhai Patel 404.00
Dhirubhai N. Patel 2,500.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Larry Payne 108.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00
Venkatesh Perungulam 101.00
Venugopal Rao Polasani 516.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
K.V. & Shyamala Rajan 101.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 432.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 135.00
Aran Sambandar 90.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 20.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Paul Schaal 125.00
Monica Schroer 100.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Apoorva Shah 101.00
Bharat R. Shah 501.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram Family 111.00
Surendra Kumar Sharma 501.00
Vishu N. Sharma 108.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Jai Sivakumara 108.00
Tejasinha, Hridaya & Hotri 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
Anjeli Solanki 101.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Lakshmi & Suryanarayan Srivatsa 501.00
Joseph W. Steelman 400.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Terri Sun 21.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Anthan & Sayini Sunder 25.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Shanthi Suresh & Sures Ramamurti 1,001.00
Ashley Sylvester 51.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Giridhar Uppalapati 30.00
Bharat Vala 21.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Rajiv Verma 216.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Michael Wasylkiw 648.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 11.11
Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00
Indira Yalamanchili 25.00
Nagarjuna & Padma Yerra 200.00
Manu Yogendra 51.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Total Building Fund $61,267.77
Iraivan Temple Endowment  
Anonymous 11.00
Total Endowment Funds 11.00
Special Project Donations  
Valli Ananda 170.00
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 11.21
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 11.21
Mekaladeva Batumallah 11.21
Valliammah Kandasamy 55.84
Gowri Nadason 111.68
Shunmugam Sethuraman 50.00
Santhira Devi Vairavanathan 1,800.00
Total Special Project Donations 2,241.15
Grand Total $63,519.92

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Pilgrimage to Iraivan

Iraivan Temple is a punya tirtha, a sacred destination for devout pilgrims. The vision of Lord Siva on San Marga that Gurudeva was blessed with in 1975 is sustained and made manifest by the daily sadhanas of 21 resident monastics from five nations. Kadavul Hindu Temple and the many sacred areas of San Marga are available to Hindus for worship, meditation, japa and quiet reflection. It is best, if you are planning to come to visit us, to email us in advance to make sure the days of your visit coincide with our open times. And, if you want to have darshan with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, to check if he is in residence and to make the necessary appointment. Please see our visitor information pages for more details.

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