Kauai's Hindu Monastery
November 2015 Newsletter


In September Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and I traveled to Mauritius for a weekend of activities. On Friday we attended the Ganesha Chaturthi celebration at the Sri Siva Subramanya Thirukkovil in Quartre Bornes, where I gave a talk on how Hindu culture comes out of the temple. Saturday we hosted an “Aloha Dinner” for members at the Gold Crest Hotel. My talk focused on our recent educational initiatives, including my bimonthly webinar on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and our new Hinduism Today mobile app. On Sunday morning at our Spiritual Park a Sivacharya conducted a Siva homa and abhishekam, after which I gave vishesha diksha to one member and blessed the vidya sishya vratas for a number of teenage members. Following this was an event arranged by Mrs. Nivedita Nathoo to relaunch a “Baitka” program for villages in Mauritius. Baitkas focus on teaching values and culture to Hindu youth, and she is inspired to reactivate this traditional system. We flew next to the Iraivan carving site in Bengaluru to inspect the work and to visit Sri Jayendrapuriswami of Kailash Ashram. Our last stop was Singapore where we held a satsang. General contributions for the two month period of September and October totaled $141,638, which exceeds our minimum two-month goal of $130,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $13,907. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Aum Namasivaya!

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Divine laws cannot be avoided. They do not rule us from above but are wrought into our very nature. Even death cannot efface the karma created by evil deeds. Good conduct alone can resolve woeful karmas. Therefore, it is essential that we learn and adhere to good conduct. Good people are the best teachers of good conduct, and should be sought out and heeded when we need help or advice. Talk with them, the wise ones, and in good judgment be guided accordingly. Ethical scriptures should be read and studied regularly and their wisdom followed. The loud voice of our soul, ever heard within our conscience, is a worthy guide. When we grasp the subtle mechanism of karma, we wisely follow the good path. Good conduct, or sadachara, for the Hindu is summarized in five obligatory duties, called pancha nitya karmas: virtuous living, dharma; worship, upasana; holy days, utsava; pilgrimage, tirtha yatra; and sacraments, samskaras. The Vedas offer this guidance, “If you have doubt concerning conduct, follow the example of high souls who are competent to judge, devout, not led by others, not harsh, but lovers of virtue.”

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News From the Home of Iraivan Temple

Recent Happenings


Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Shanmuganathaswami are greeted at the Sri Siva Subramaniya Thirukkovil in Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius


The Ganesha murti in Kadavul Hindu Temple is beautifully bedecked during Ganesha Chathurti on Kauai island.

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Iraivan Temple Progress
This is Kauai Aadheenam’s twenty-fifth year of carving a sacred masterpiece that brings the best of Indian temple architecture to the West in the form of a unique, hand-carved, Chola-style granite temple that has no peer in the US. The work is going well, thanks to the generous donations of our global family of temple builders. And the end is in sight! The carving of the perimeter wall which surrounds the temple, the final piece to be done, is 40 percent complete. Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami visited the carving site in India in September to inspect the progress. At the end of Navaratri an ayudha puja was done at the carving site to bless the tools and honor the carvers with gifts. The carving team in India is working overtime to get things ready for the next shipment of four containers in February/March, 2016. Here on Kauai, the landscaping around the temple is also progressing well, with thousands of small plants being added to the east side of the temple. Drainage for the land is in the hands of island engineers, who are working with the designs to prevent erosion for years to come.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's Activities
Satguru’s September visit to Mauritius and India included a meeting with Pundit Sabharathnam in Chennai to review the progress of his English translations of various Saiva Agamas. These works will be used in the new Saiva Agama Master’s Degree program at the Vedagama Pathasala in Bengaluru, among other uses. A meeting was also held with Gandhi Kannadhasan who is publishing a Tamil edition of Dancing with Siva. Lastly, Satguru and Shanmuganathaswami met with our architect, Selvanathan Sthapati, and his wife Ponni to receive drawings for the future mandapam to be built at the Swayambhu Lingam on San Marga. On Kauai, Satguru gave a two-hour class to our youngest monks, the second in a series on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Satguru is developing his own commentary on the Yoga Sutras with a focus on how they relate to Gurudeva’s writings. At recent weekly homas, he gave talks on “Dealing with the Conscious Mind,” “Bhakti, Devotion, the Key to Meditation,” among other pragmatic subjects. These upadeshas are uploaded to our website.

Publications and Other Activities
In September, Acharya Arumuganathaswami and Sadhaka Jayanatha travelled to Texas and California. In Texas, Acharya was on stage to represent the Hindu community at the Fifth Annual Interfaith Event in Midland, Texas. In California, they gave an update of our work to improve the presentation of Hinduism and Indian history in school textbooks at the annual fund-raising dinner put on by the Hindu American Foundation. In October, the same two monks flew off to Florida to give the textbook presentation at the three-day conference of the Uberoi Foundation. The conference theme was “Teaching of Dharmic Faiths within Higher Education.” The two monks then travelled to Sacramento, California, where they made a presentation to the Instructional Quality Commission at the California Department of Education. The commission is charged with reviewing the most recent version of the revised history and social science narrative—and the essay which summarizes the major “talking points” used to write the textbooks for the 6th and 7th grades. Our monks gave public comment on specific changes needed in the sections on caste and the Aryan Invasion theory. Other Hindu groups and many students also gave testimony about the deplorable depiction of Hinduism presently in the texts. At the end of September the monastery was visited by four monks from the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) organization. The sadhus had the opportunity to spend an entire day touring the monastery and the island. In October, Holly Young flew to Kauai from her studio on the Big Island to do some preparation for the next (the 7th one) bronze sculpture of the Temple Builders’ Memorial to ultimately be installed near Iraivan Temple. In this sculpture, two silpis are working on a Tara pillar, one marking and the other carving.

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Left: Roshan Sivayogam during his two weeks of service at the Aadheenam; members on Kauai presented Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami with 17 colorful Japanese koi fish on his Jayanti.

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:
Hatha Yoga, Relaxation, Letting Go - November 12, 2015
The Practice of Contentment - November 6, 2015
Staying in Tune with Superconsciousness - October 29, 2015
Meditation Empowers the Mind with Restraint and Intuition - October 21, 2015

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Follow our daily activities at Today at Kauai's Hindu Monastery (blog)

Iraivan Pillars 7 & 11: The Subtle Body,
The Three Phases of Mind and the Self Beyond

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Bodies of man: (top) the outer pillars of Iraivan depict Saivite concepts and principles—pillar eleven in the middle depicts four of the five subtle bodies of man, here we see the mental body; (bottom) this panel shows the subtle body leaving the physical body during sleep.

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States of mind: (top to bottom) the singularity in the circle represents the Self beyond the mind; at right a meditator explores the superconscious mind; a person in the intellectual mind; eating mangos within the instinctive mind.

On each of Iraivan Temple’s four-sided outer pillars are carved ten bas reliefs, two at the base, four half way up and four at the top. The sculptures depict 25 forms of Siva, plus sacred symbols, Saivite theological principles and concepts, Shum language meditations, sacred plants and more. Each of the 240 images is a meditation in itself.

On pillar 11, the middle four panels depict the three phases of mind—instinctive, intellectual, superconscious—and the Self beyond the mind. The instinctive mind, manas chitta, is the seat of desire (such as for food as shown here). The intellectual mind, buddhi chitta, is the faculty of thought and intelligence, shown here as a scholar writing a book. The superconscious mind, karana chitta, is the strata of intuition, benevolence and spiritual sustenance, shown here as a meditator flying high above normal consciousness. Beyond these states of mind lies the Self, Parasiva, God Siva’s perfection of Absolute Reality, which abides at the core of every soul. It is shown here as a disc of pure consciousness with a spaceless point at the center to represent That which is beyond all. The middle four panels of pillar seven depict the subtle body, sukshma sharira, and its components, the mental-emotional, pranic, and cognitive sheaths. On this pillar, the subtle body is shown leaving the physical body, which occurs temporarily during sleep and permanently at death. The mental body is shown as the thinking, mental-emotional mind of ordinary thought, desire and emotion. The pranic sheath is shown as the energy or prana which permeates the physical body and radiates out beyond it a few inches. The cognitive sheath includes the higher functions of the mind: understanding, direct cognition through the third eye, wisdom and creativity.


Planned Giving to HHE Charities


What is planned giving? A planned gift can be any kind of gift, large or small, and can be for any purpose. While gifts of cash are the largest source of charitable gifts, planned gifts are typically not outright cash gifts. Rather, they are sizeable asset gifts, such as life insurance, real estate, stocks and bonds or mutual funds to be used in the future. Charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities and other gift-planning arrangements are regularly funded using assets other than cash. Another definition of planned giving is the process of making a charitable gift of estate assets to one or more nonprofit organizations, such as Hindu Heritage Endowment.

The most common example of a planned gift is through a will. A revocable Living Trust resembles a will, and setting it up is more involved, but it may have advantages for some people. Another example is a charitable remainder trust. During the life of a person, he or another person receives an income from the trust and when the donor passes on the remaining assets would go to one or more charities. In 2005 the Iraivan Hindu Temple Fund, HHE fund #2, received over US$1.3 million from a charitable remainder trust.

Life insurance policies provide the means by which a donor can make a large charitable gift at a modest out-of-pocket cost. There are three ways to give through life insurance: 1) the charity is the beneficiary of the policy; 2) the charity is the owner and beneficiary of the policy; and 3) the life insurance policy is a replacement for donated assets. Several HHE endowments are beneficiaries of life insurance policies.

A popular deferred gift is the charitable gift annuity, which is a lifetime contract between the donor and the charity. It is relatively simple to understand and establish. The donor can also name someone else as the annuitant to receive the annuity payments. The donor gives a gift, $50,000 for example, and receives a set amount of money every year for the rest of his or her life.

Some planned gifts, such as a charitable gift annuity, are irrevocable. Others, such as will bequests, can be revoked. Depending on the country of the donor, an irrevocable gift can generate an immediate income-tax charitable deduction, whereas revocable gifts do not. A planned gift requires careful thought on the part of the donor, considering his or her overall estate plan. Legal documents, created with the help of planned-giving professionals, are often required. Planned gifts are usually arranged now and fulfilled later. There are numerous professional advisors in the charitable gift-planning field: certified financial planners, estate planning attorneys, life insurance professionals, certified public accountants and trust officers.

In the US, the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning is the primary association linking planned-giving officers and allied professionals, with more than 108 planned-giving councils representing 10,000 members. For the council nearest you, call 317-269-6274 or visit www.pppnet.org. In Canada, the Canadian Association of Gift Planners represents 1,100+ gift planners throughout the country. Their website is http://www.cagp-acpdp.org.

The Charities Aid Foundation in the UK is committed to helping donors give in a tax-efficient and easy way. Visit their website at http://www.cafonline.org/individual/ and download their guide to savvy charitable giving. CAF also has offices in Canada, India, Australia, Bulgaria, Russia, South Africa and the US.

New to planned giving and want to learn more? Please visit HHE’s planned giving link at plannedgiving.hheonline.org. Here you can read all about providing the security you seek from your investments while eventually providing much-needed gifts to one or more of the 75 HHE endowments and their charities. To download an Estate Planning Tool Kit visit http://www.hheonline.org/toolkit.shtml.

For information on establishing a fund at the Hindu Heritage Endowment, contact Shanmuganathaswami at 808-822-3012; x 6 or email hhe@hindu.org.

Visit the HHE website at HHEonline.org.


You Can Help Sponsor Iraivan Temple's Perimeter Wall

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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.


❏ One pillar section: $15,000

❏ One panel section: $30,000

Donate here!


Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations

Thanks to Our September/October Temple Builders in 18 Countries

2-Month Summary: For the two months of September to October 2015, our minimum monthly goal was $130,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $141,638.69.

Building Fund Donations
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$216.00
Danyse Crotti 216.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 40.00
D. Karthigesu Family 200.00
Prathayini Krishnan 20.00
Rama Krishnan 60.00
C. & J. Kumaranayakam 2.00
Vimala Muniandy 64.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 200.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 5.56
Anonymous 143.50
Sri Dhevi Arasaratnam 200.00
Prabhakur Bakee 10.00
Bill Brown 66.00
Kelsey D. Brusnyk 100.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 100.00
Peter Christian 50.00
Lutcheemee & Seevem Curpen 51.00
Sheresze Hilford Estate 13,653.46
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 100.00
Umasankaran Mohambourame 101.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 100.00
Kayathri Piranavan 105.23
Kalkimaitreya Ramachandran 100.00
Sanjay & Arti Rastogi 101.00
Thiru Satkunendran 155.23
Dharmalingam & Mangai Selvarajah 60.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 100.00
Tarini & Soruban Sivagnanam 51.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 102.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 22.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 237.82
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 202.00
T. Thangarajah 100.00
Sarojini Theiventhiran 48.57
Santhira Vairavanathan 109.23
Anil Varre 202.00
Anonymous 216.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 20.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 20.00
Silpis 155.71
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 22.00
Vennila Mardemootoo & Sivaneswaran Sockanathan 50.00
Konstantin Usacovs 200.00
Anonymous 120.00
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 138.26
Mylvaganam Balakrishnan 50.00
Thinageri & Kumaresh Batumalai 56.78
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 45.68
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 46.02
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 45.68
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 45.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 22.75
Kathiravan Darmalingam 22.26
Sasikumar Darmalingam 22.84
Sai Janany, Kalpana Devasagayam & Chandran Ramamurthy 69.10
Omaya Devasagayam 23.01
Kavin Kirav, Leena Lakshmi Deva­sagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 69.10
Annapoorani Ganesan 46.61
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 22.84
Mahadevan Gengadaram 50.00
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 22.84
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 13.60
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 45.68
Anbu Kandasamy 56.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 23.01
Arumugam Kavari 22.00
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 23.01
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 44.84
Athi Letchumy & Nagaraja 45.68
S. Malaiyarasan 100.00
Sivaselvi Malar 36.00
Nameegri Marimuthu 46.02
Silvarajoo Muniandy 471.80
Deevesh & Likel, Bathmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 23.01
Mohanavilashiny& Navukarasu 23.01
Yehanthini & Siva Taranee Navukarasu 23.01
Gowri Nadason 45.78
Kamalaharan Nadason 46.02
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 46.02
M. Suranthiran Naidu 52.86
Bangajam Narayanan 91.36
Nalakini Niranjana 23.01
A. Paranthaman 9.04
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 23.01
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 22.64
Mogan Raju 138.00
S. Ramachandran 102.00
Puveneswaran Raman 60.00
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 46.02
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 27.61
Lachmi Savoo 23.01
Sharavanan Selvadurai 300.00
Vicknezan Selvadurai 200.00
B. S. Selvakone 102.00
Parimala Selvaraj 60.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 45.68
Indrani Shanmugasundram 22.64
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 164.00
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 46.02
Hitesvar Skandanatha Sivanathan 23.01
Puvana & Sivanathan 23.01
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 46.02
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 46.02
Devi & Selvadurai Subramaniam 23.01
Kuveeran Suppiah 32.50
S. Swarnambigai 23.01
Vasanta Tanggavelu 68.52
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 23.01
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 46.02
Soondiren Arnasalon 13.88
Thirujnanam Arnassalon 11.12
Prem Audit 5.56
Urmila Balgobin 1.39
Jegadessa Chenganna 47.78
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 5.56
Amrit Singh Jaypal 13.88
Narmada Jeeha 2.78
Rohit Jogessur 2.78
Mooneenagen Koothan 11.12
Poospawadee Koothan 5.56
Sooreshen Koothan 27.78
Amravadee Kownden 100.00
Veena Kunniah 167.56
Vel Mahalingum 9,022.22
Manogaran Mardemootoo 27.78
Kulagan Moonesawmy 11.12
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 5.56
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 5.56
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.78
Sheela Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.78
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 5.56
Parani Mootoosamy 2.78
Poomaly Mootoosamy 5.56
Revathi Mootoosamy 2.78
Siven Barlen Mootoosamy 2.78
Vadivel Mootoosamy 5.56
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 2.78
Karoumee Pareatumbee 13.88
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 13.88
Vailamah Pareatumbee 13.88
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 2.78
Ashok Reetoo 5.56
Dayalen Renghen 12.50
Ezilveylen Renghen 16.66
Jagadissen Renghen 16.66
Madhevi Renghen 16.66
Siven Renghen 16.66
Varaden Renghen 12.50
Vega Renghen 8.34
Ganesha sales—Poobarlene Soobramanien 1,111.11
Kannen Valaydon 55.56
Saroja Valayten 5.56
Toshadeva Valayten 2.78
Ulasa Valayten 2.78
Siven Veerasamy 8.33
Anonymous 70.00
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 30.00
Anil Ananda Badhwar 20.00
Dinanatha Borzunov 108.00
Fremont Lawrence & Toshadevi Nataraj 122.00
Singapore Mission 1,306.00
Anonymous 100.00
Rajesh H. Acharya 11.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 100.00
Vasaant Krishnan 364.00
AnithaSri Manogaran 69.74
Bijamati Pareatumbee 34.87
Suselah Periasamy 33.98
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 800.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 141.50
Vei Sutherman 139.47
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 70.00
Anil Kumar 108.00
Venugopala Reddy Bommareddy 77.00
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 11.71
Vani Chenganna 20.00
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 46.02
Susan James 30.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 350.00
Vatshalan Santhirapala 108.00
Darmaguhan & Shivali Satgunasingam 200.00
Sankara Skandanatha 72.00
Golden Gate Mission 84.95
Wailua Mission 15,897.00
Silver Vel Satsang 15.00
Anonymous 6,993.55
Punita & Hotranatha Ajaya 50.00
Asha & Adi Alahan 50.00
Kanda Alahan 500.00
Rajadeva Alahan 51.00
Valli & Vel Alahan 50.00
Yohini Alvappillai 500.00
Niraj & Nehal Amin 101.00
Krishna Anandkumar 58.87
Govind & Veena Arora 108.00
Harjot Singh Attri 50.00
Smita Avula 108.00
Bryan Bailey 5.00
Ganesan & Raji Balaganapathy 1,000.00
Ramalingam Balamohan 100.00
Ambikaipakan Balasubramaniam 60.00
N. Balasubramanian 10,000.00
Ravi & Asha Baliga 500.00
Muralidhar & Vidya Bethi 501.00
Hitesh Bhakta 51.00
Meera & Ramesh Bhandiwad 101.00
Gauri K. Bhardwaj 201.00
Kamal Bhardwaj 20.00
Rama & Vijayalakshmi Bhat 51.00
Uppunda V. Bhat 2,500.00
Nalini & Shankar Bhatta 202.00
Bhagirath Bhikha 51.00
Narayana & Vijaya Bulusu 51.00
Marlene Carter 216.00
Andrew & Oceania Castellini 324.00
Asha Chaku 202.00
Kumar Chandrasekaran 108.00
Srikalyan Chandrashekar 500.00
K.P. Channabasappa 251.00
Jayantilal R. Chauhan 101.00
Prabha & Lakshmi Cheemalapati 116.00
Subba R. Chennupati 51.00
Kumaravel Chinnappan 202.00
Charles Close 216.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 202.00
Curt Colby 100.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 102.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Ed DeDeo 65.00
Paul DeSantis 666.00
Shashank Deshmukh 100.00
B. Devadas 108.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 202.00
Sunil Dharma 21.00
Ray Dickinson 108.00
Ashok & Lila Dodia 40.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 102.00
Panshula Ganeshan 28.00
Siva K. R. Gara 101.00
Pooja Ramjeet Singh & Ved Gautam 501.00
M.R. Ghanta 101.00
Rajendra Giri 52.00
Ajit V. Gokhale 108.00
Lakshmi & Ramakrishna Gollapudi 251.00
Saraswathi Devi & Hiranya Gowda 1,030.00
Kamala & Toshadeva Guhan 72.00
Prabodh & Jean Gupta 100.00
Sant D. Gupta 101.00
Naresh & Sanchita Gupta-Goyal 50.00
M.L. & P. Hanumadass 251.00
Sharyn & Kriya Haran 240.00
James L. Haynes 100.00
Shakti Shanti Hee 202.00
Isa & Raj Hooli 108.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 100.00
Shridhar & Bijal Iyer 1,000.00
Ramachandran Iyer 100.00
David Jaffe 216.00
Vijay & Malliga Janakiraman 101.00
Vineeta Jetley 40.00
S. Jeyendran 202.00
Chitralekha & Avinash Joshi 100.00
Sunil V. Kakodkar 101.00
Vasudev R. Kamath 500.00
Sujan Kamran 50.00
Haran Kandadas 216.00
Latha Kannan 102.00
Anand & Sunita Kantak 501.00
Namit & Nidhi Kapoor 21.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 80.00
Sundari Katir 40.00
Rajiv Kaushal 50.00
Michael Kempinski 432.00
John Kepner 20.00
Kanwal K. Kher 108.00
Hira Lal Koul 1,000.00
Andrzej Kraja 202.00
Anantha & Devika Krishnan 101.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 216.00
Krishnan-Shah Family Foundation 5,000.00
Murali Krishnaswamy 500.00
Vijay S. Kudesia 100.00
Arvind & Neelima Kumar 108.00
Ratish Kumar 200.00
Shiv Kumar 501.00
Viswanath P. Kurup 100.00
Chhagan Lad 251.00
Bhagawandas Lathi 101.00
Gregg Lien 100.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 108.00
Abha Lokhande 64.00
Joel Longenecker 200.00
Leslie Lowman 10.00
Karthi Luneburg 51.00
Shakti & Dasan Mahadevan 163.00
R. & K. Mahadevan 101.00
Jyoti Mahajan 202.00
Manjula & Satya Mahanty 102.00
A. R. Mahenthiran 101.00
Laura Devi Marks 216.00
Melissa Matheney 100.00
Tapas & Uttara Mazumdar 31.00
Dave & Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Subodh & Swati Medhekar 101.00
Chandra Mohan Mehrotra 51.00
Shailesh & Jyoti Mistry 101.00
Sribharathi Modukuru 116.00
Subrato Mukherjee 101.00
Shanta Mukhopadhyay 51.00
Radhakrishnan Mundayat 501.00
S. Muthukkaruppan 101.00
Jothi Nadarajah 500.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 30.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 282.00
Jayaram Nadipuram 51.00
Manish M. Naidu 22.22
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 5,001.00
Mani & Surya Nallasivan 500.00
Ravi Nana 108.00
Parmod Narang 101.00
Sockalingam Narayanan 101.00
Vijayarani Natarajan 168.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 50.00
Neela Oza 51.00
Gurudas Pai 202.00
Cassan Pancham 1,512.00
Chandra S. Pande 108.00
Raghavan & Bhargavi Pandalai 100.00
Meeta Dave & Gaurav Pandya 100.00
Pankayatselvan Family 50.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 50.00
Ashok & Gunvanti Patel 21.00
B.B. Patel 101.00
Bharat Patel 101.00
Chandrakant C. Patel 251.00
Dahya Bhai Patel 2,500.00
Hansmukh & Pratima Patel 101.00
Jay Patel 101.00
Mack Patel 21.00
Popatbhai G. Patel 101.00
Praful & Ranjan Patel 302.00
Prasan Patel 50.00
Ramesh & Gita Patel 101.00
Rasik Patel 251.00
Sagar Kanti Patel 11.00
Shashank Patel 21.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 202.00
Gopal & Meena Pathikonda 202.00
Suresh Pathikonda 100.00
Prabhudev Patre 251.00
Larry Payne 108.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 50.00
Abhay & Praveena Prasad 208.00
Veerabrahmam Prathikanti 100.00
Richard Henry Pratt 200.00
Guru Radhakrishnan 5,000.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 601.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 2,002.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 202.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 238.00
Usha Ram 100.00
Meenakshi & Jayant Ramakrishnan 50.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 100.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 216.00
Rajesh Raman 22.00
Vidya & Kasi Ramanathan 51.00
Chandar Ramrakha 302.00
Partab Ramsinghani 81.00
Sahadai Ramteerath 108.00
Ashokkumar Ranchhod 108.00
Govinda P. Rao 101.00
Srinivas Rao 51.00
Chandra B. Reddy 250.00
Doraikannu Regunathan 100.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 216.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 100.00
Jayashree Saha 251.00
Arish Kumar Sahani 151.00
Aran Sambandar 1108.00
Manonmany Sangarapillai 400.00
Shankkar Sankar 51.00
Krish & Sathya Santhanam 101.00
Vikram Santurkar 102.00
Karuna & Gnana Segaram 51.00
Pratap Segu 101.00
Valli & Aran Sendan 50.00
Amala & Deva Seyon 152.00
Bharati & Mahendra Shah 201.00
Devyani & Nrupendra Shah 25.00
Gouri Shanker 11.00
Asmita Akerkar & Rajeshwar Shenoy 501.00
Salil Shibad 42.00
Krishnasami Siddharthan 1,008.00
Bhavana Dave & Rakesh Singh 51.00
Ramjeet Singh 101.00
Vijay S. Singh 251.00
Nilani & Iraja Sivadas 216.00
Siva C. Sivagnanaguru 5,001.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 300.00
Jnana Sivananda 200.00
Sulena & Nathan Sivananda 50.00
Uma & Tandu Sivanathan 200.00
B. Sivaraja 20.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 108.00
Aravinthan Sivathasan 200.00
Girish Soni Family 101.00
Robert Sorrells 216.00
Yvette Soucy 108.00
Adi Srikantha 51.00
Shanthi Srinivas 80.00
Kiran Srinivasan 40.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 500.00
Raja & Anita Srivastava 51.00
Joseph W. Steelman 200.00
Peraiah & Annapurna Sudanagunta 101.00
Surendra Sukhtankar 100.00
Anjali Sundaram 50.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 100.00
Savithri Sundaresan 70.00
Anthan Sunder 50.00
Siva Suntharalingam 101.00
Richard Suraci 5.00
Shanthi Suresh & Sures Ramamurti 402.00
Shawn Swain 108.00
V.R. Swaminath 100.00
Devi Tandavan 41.00
Robert Teichman 184.74
Asan Tejwani 60.00
K. Thavaresh 100.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 80.00
Timothy Titus 36.00
Sushil Tuli 200.00
Radhakrishna Tummala 50.00
Desh & Sapna Vaid 101.00
Rama Vangala 42.00
Vayudeva Varadan 102.00
N.M Varadarajan 101.00
S.S. Vasan 251.00
Gopi & Mini Vasudevan 251.00
Senthil Nathan Veerappan 51.00
Rajiv Verma 308.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 50.00
Natarajan Viswanathan 303.00
Keith Wallach 51.00
Michael Wasylkiw 756.00
Kerri Watts 100.00
K.D. & A.D. Williams 500.36
Denise Wright 200.00
Martin Wuttke 108.00
Kanthiah & Viranjani Yogakumar 101.00
David & Shelah Young 102.00
Michael Zimmermann 10.00
Total Building Fund $141,499.69
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 22.00
Frank Burkhardt 20.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 77.00
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 20.00
Total Endowment Funds $139.00
Special Project Donations
Valli Ananda 216.00
Anil Ananda Badhwar 55.16
Ariadasy Canagasaby 27.78
Paramaseeven Canagasaby 277.78
Jnanideva Cevvel 1,800.00
Jegadessa Chenganna 277.78
Sarasvati Isvarapatham 968.42
Valiammah Kandasamy 23.01
Amravadee Kownden 83.33
Veena Kunniah 1,800.00
Vel Mahalingum 1,277.78
Manogaran Mardemootoo 305.56
Vishwanaden Moorooven 138.89
Ananda Mootoocurpen 1,008.00
Gowri Nadason 46.02
Adi Sankara Peruman 27.78
Vedapragassen Peruman 138.89
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,800
Thurai Rajasankara 1,700.00
In Memory Of Dr. R Ramaseshan 1,000.00
Marianne Hvidsten Thompson 250.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 685.00
Total special project donations 13,907.18
Grand Total $155,545.87

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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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