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Bodhinatha and Palaniswami Off to India-Asia

Bodhinatha and Palaniswami are here at the airport on their way to Singapore, Malaysia and India. The main focus of the journey is to accept an invitation from His Divine Grace ‘Dharmaratna’ Swami Shri Gopal Sharan Devacharya Ji Maharaj for special events at his new center in New Delhi.

Swami was named Hindu of the year, for 2009 for his amazing worldwide work in spreading the tenets of Sanatana Dharma. see his web site:

He the current lineage holder of Shri Golok Dham Ashram, of the Nimbarka Sampradaya Shri Golok Dham Ashram is the name for the Monastery and Mandir complex he founded Vrindavana and recently at the new headquarters at Brijwasan, New Delhi.

Read all about his life and mission in this article of Hinduism Today Magazine

During this journey they will also be on television shows and Bodhinatha has had a public appearance arranged for him in New Delhi. They will also be visiting the Pundit Ravi Shankar’s (The Art of Living) gurukulam in Bangalore, and holding programs for our sishya in Malaysia and Singapore.


Recently government officials from Honolulu and other islands visited Kauai to inspect the Kalepa lands across the River from the Iraivan temple. The land is leased from the government. Administration is transitioning from oversight by the Department of Lands and Natural Resources to another government body: the Agriculture Development Corporation (ADC).

Here is a photo of ADC board members and various Kalepa coalition farmers, including the monks of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery.

One of the government officials praised the monastery and the other citizens who have other parcels, for their care and nurturing of this land after the sugar cane company shut down and abandon the fields.

It is a rather historic moment for government land once leased to a giant agro-business to be returned to the citizens, farmers and food growers of the island.

Express Your Gratitude for Our Free Online Resources

At the beginning of October we launched a three-month drive to support the costs of our websites and other digital media initiatives. Our various websites have helped guide contemporary Hinduism around the world, informing individuals, empowering institutions and clarifying Hinduism for academics, journalists and politicians. Though the work of the monks is free, there are major costs incurred which need support. We are especially struggling to improve and expand our sites and so are reaching out during the last months of the year to ask for help. Bodhinatha has written a wonderful appeal, which we include below. Our goal is to raise $50,000 for next year’s web efforts by December 31. As of today, we have raised nearly $13,000, but we are now almost half-way through our campaign period.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

A Message from Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

To good souls using our websites:

Not long ago, before the now ubiquitous Internet, information was hard to come by. Sources were few but mostly authoritative, such as encyclopedias and books which had been carefully tooled by trained editors and fact checkers.

We quickly crossed the bridge to the other side, and now we find ourselves in the opposite situation. There is a monsoon of information from all kinds of sources. Every second, hundreds of millions of us around the globe are looking to the Internet for information on topics that interest us, including Hinduism. What we need now is organized knowledge that we can count on being authentic.

Our sites provide that—and they do it for free and without ads. Nowhere else will you find such a wealth of resources about our faith, carefully researched and compiled from across the globe. How important is it to you to have good resources on Hinduism online? How important is it that your friends and business associates, your children and their teachers, when doing a search about Hinduism, find a place that explains it from the inside, without academic biases or gross misconceptions?

Starting in 2010, to keep our free web resources online, we are reaching out during the last quarter of each year to ask for assistance from all of you around the world who value the spiritual and educational content on our sites.

There are two more reasons you might consider donating. One is that your donation will go straight to the enhancement of the sites and the content, not staff salaries or administrative overhead, since these sites are created and maintained by selfless monks who work for free and live simply in a verdant monastery on the island of Kauai.

The final reason to give is that a portion of your tax-deductible contribution goes into an endowment that will generate a steady income for decades to come, protecting the future of Hinduism, your religious heritage.

We are here for you today. With your help, we will be here for you for years to come, in the lives of your grandchildren—and perhaps in your next life.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Guru Mahasannidhanam of Kauai Aadheenam
Publisher of Hinduism Today

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