April 2018 Newsletter

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The last third of March was particularly busy, with an increase in visitors due to students being on Spring break. Many of the families visiting had a darshan session with me. We held our monthly Ardra puja to Siva Nataraja on the 24th and a special yearly guru puja to Paramaguru Yogaswami on Ashlesha nakshatra, March 27. Sannyasins Shanmuganathaswami and Siddhanathaswami and I left on March 28 for a trip to the East Coast of the USA. On Friday March 30, full moon in the month of Panguni, I gave a talk at Pundit Ramcharan’s temple, which is between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The topic was Lord Siva, with the theme that Siva is the God of love—Anbe Sivam. The publisher’s desk for the July issue of Hinduism Today was written and edited. It is titled “Achieving Affectionate Detachment.” The first step is removing unaffectionate attachment, which I describe as “a state of mind filled with bitterness, misunderstandings, bad memories and even grudges. Anyone can fall into this abyss. Some live there throughout life. On the spiritual path, our goal is to remain free of such burdens. So, if we become overwhelmed by past acrimonies, we need to learn how to extract ourself.” General contributions for March totaled $85,279, which exceeds our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $361. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Aum Namasivaya!    — Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.

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Gurudeva's Wisdom
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Founder of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (Gurudeva)



The three pillars of Saivism are the temples, the scriptures and the satgurus. These we revere, for they sustain and preserve the ancient wisdom. Siva temples, whether they be small village sanctuaries or towering citadels, are esteemed as God’s home and consecrated abode. In the Siva temple we draw close to God Siva and find a refuge from the world. His grace, permeating everywhere, is most easily known within the precincts of the Siva temple. It is in the purified milieu of the temple that the three worlds commune most perfectly, that devotees can establish harmony with inner-plane spiritual beings. When the spiritual energy, shakti, invoked by the puja permeates the sanctum sanctorum and floods out to the world, Saivites know they are in a most holy place where God and the Gods commune with them. Within most Siva temples are private rooms, sanctums, for Lord Ganesha and Lord Karttikeya, and shrines for the many Gods and saints. The Vedas explain, “Even as the radiance of the sun enlightens all regions, above, below, and slantwise, so that only God, glorious and worthy of worship, rules over all His creation.”

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Recent Happenings

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A silpi, newly arrived from Bengaluru, marks details on the Nandi Mandapam that will be carved by another sculptor.


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Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami poses with the two yogis in front of the gold-clad roof of Chidambaram Temple’s inner sanctum.



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Top to bottom: Thurai and Swapna Rajasankara meet with Satguru Bodhinatha soon after their arrival from India; at an Innersearch dinner in Jaffna, Thondunathan and Dr. Aru Thirumurugan present Satguru with a special issue of Sivabhoomi; Yoginathaswami offers camphor to Yogaswami during the annual guru puja; Jnanideva Cevvel, Aditya Vinadhara and Jim Maderios serving in the wood shop in March; stones being organized at Iraivan in anticipation of the arrival of the silpis; visitors’ day; Dipanshu pressure washes the temple stones; Paramacharya and two of our yogis meet with His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji of Suttur Math, Karnataka. Our two new yogis, Yogi Mayuranatha at left and Yogi Jayanatha on the right, stand in the courtyard of the Siva temple in Tiruvannamalai, South India, on their first visit to the country.

Iraivan Temple Progress
On March 20th six silpi stone carvers arrived on Kauai from India. They were accompanied by Thuraisingam Rajasankara, the assistant manager of our carving site in Bengaluru, and his wife Swapna. It’s been nearly eight years since the last group of silpis returned to India from Kauai. Everyone here at the monastery is happy to see the work here beginning again. This group of silpis were chosen from the larger team in Bengaluru based on their skills and personal demeanor. Together they have 149 years of stone carving experience. All are natives of the Karaikuddi district, which is midway between Tiruchirapalli and Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Their first objective after their orientation was to check where the previous carvers had left off and measure for critical markings on the Nandi Mandapam so they can establish accurate continuity. Their primary goal is to finish the Nandi Mandapam and construct the Perimeter Wall around the temple that sits at the edge of the foundation plinth. The weekly monastery tour was delighted to see the carvers at work once again and hear the charming “chip, chip, chip” of the chisels hitting the stone. The silpis demonstrated how they easily move huge stones using only metal rods while singing a traditional song to create a unified effort. Below are brief biographies of this group of carvers.

Satguru’s Activities
After returning from Sri Lanka, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami spent most of March in residence at the monastery. Nearly every day he met with guests and pilgrims. He continued his weekly commentary on the lessons of our newest book, Path to Siva. Hear his talk on “How Do We Use Affirmations?” here: bit.ly/BDAffirmationsPDesk; and his 2018 Mahasivaratri upadesha in Kadavul Temple here: bit.ly/BDMahasivaratri2018.

Pilgrimage
At the conclusion of the two-week-long Sri Lanka Innersearch program, Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami and our two new yogis, Mayuranatha and Jayanatha, travelled to Tamil Nadu for 12 days to visit the holy places of our tradition. They worshiped at many important spiritual destinations, including the holy Arunachala hill, Chidambaram, Madurai Meenakshi and Palani Hills. They were lovingly hosted by Amma at the Golden Temple in Vellore and by our brother monks, Sri Sri Jeyendrapuri Swami of Kailash Ashram in Bengaluru and Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji at the Suttur Math in Mysore. They visited the Iraivan Temple carving site in Bengaluru, and in Chennai they lunched with twenty of the artists and friends and pundits we work with all year long (for Hinduism Today and other projects) but seldom have a chance to be with in person. This was the yogis’ first visit to our Holy Land and we thank the people of Mother India for welcoming our monks with gracious smiles and open arms.


Meet Our New team of Silpis on Kauai

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Karuppaiya, 58, has been working on Iraivan Temple for 16 years. Married with three children, he is a master sculptor with 42 years of experience.

Adaikalam, 38, has been working on Iraivan for 18 years. Married, father of two sons, he is skilled in marking and in carving ornamental sculpture work with 17 years of experience.

Manikandan, 45, has worked at our Bengaluru carving for 27 years. Married with three kids, his 31 years of experience make him a highly skilled carver, in fact, the chief stone marker at our carving site.

Murugesan, 40, has worked with us for 13 years. Married with two kids. In his 18 years of experience, he has become a highly skilled ornamental design carver and a team leader in stone joinery.

Murthi, 39, has been with us for 22 years. Married, with two kids, he is a senior ornamental carver with 22 years of experience.

Gnanavel, 45, has been with us for 16 years. Married with three children, he is a gifted ornamental design carver with 19 years experience. He is also proficient in several Indian languages.



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.

The weekly talks are also live streamed and then save on YouTube. Go to the Kauai Aadheenam channel and scroll down to recent talks (audio has some room echo)

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:

Nartana Ritau - A Season For Planning
What Is Sadhana?
How Do We Use Affirmations

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)



Preparations Begin on Iraivan’s Flagpole

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Top to Bottom: Sthapati’s design drawing for the 45-foot-tall kodimaram; hewing the rough log into shape in 2006 with saws and adze (and bare feet!); trial fitting the copper cladding in Bengaluru

Now that a team of silpis have arrived on Kauai to resume work assembling Iraivan Temple, one of their most dramatic accomplishments in the months ahead will be the installation of the kodimaram, or temple flagpole. Though it will be a couple of months before we are ready to install it, the pieces are being assembled. In 4-6 months it will be added to the Nandi Mandapam. Initially, only the 45-foot-long teak pole will be embedded in the mandapam. Later the sculpted copper cladding pieces (which are here and waiting) will be added and then gold leafed by artisans flown in from New York.

The kodimaram—dhvajastambha in Sanskrit—is a tall cylindrical post that sits between Nandi (the vahana or mount of Siva) and the balipitham (offering place) in front of the temple, outside the entry. [See sketch below.] According to Dr. Sabharathnam, an expert in the Saiva Agamas, “The etymological meaning of dhvaja (flag) is that which cuts asunder the soul’s triple bonds (anava, karma and maya), raises the soul to the highest level of perfection and brings about oneness with Siva.”

It is sometimes said that a temple’s flag is “hoisted” on the kodimaram during festivals, but more accurately it is wrapped around the pole, starting from just under the three horizontal top bars. One can tell from the images engraved on a kodimaram what Deity is enshrined in the temple. Worshipers seek blessings by touching the flagpole and then Nandi as they enter. It is also traditional to prostrate here when departing, with the body perpendicular to the centerline of the temple. One mystical explanation is that the flagpole is an opposite polarity to the Deity in the sanctum, serving like one pole of a magnet. Magnets must have two poles to create and sustain a force field. The flagpole is required to capture the force field of the Deity, creating a psychic bubble of grace and protection.

A more mundane explanation of the kodimaram refers to it as a lightening arrestor (being the highest point of the temple and metallic). It also allows pilgrims to spot a temple from a distance—a function also served by the rajagopuram.

It was no easy matter to find a teak tree from which a 45-foot long straight pole could be fashioned. When Jiva Rajasankara and team in Bengaluru finally located one back in 2006, it was so deep in the forest that it was rather expensive to fell it, drag it to the nearest road and carve it by hand—us$7,400. First the pole was carved to specifications; some sections are round, others four sided, some 12. Then copper cladding was custom made for it and trial assembled at the worksite. It was a logistical nightmare to transport this long pole 90 miles to the worksite, then again to ship it across the ocean—seagoing containers normally are a maximum of 40 feet long—then to finally deliver it to the Iraivan Temple site. Once fully installed and gold leafed, the kodimaram with be a spectacular sight!



Hindu Heritage Endowment

Default Estate Plans May Not Please Survivors


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When the Hindu Heritage Endowment staged its first-ever estate planning seminar in August, 2008, in Walnut Creek, California, the fissures in the global economy were beginning to show in higher energy and food prices.

The seminar, however, focused on a strategy that works in good times and bad: protection from taxes, court costs and legal fees through sound estate planning.

With the economic meltdown, Hindu Heritage Endowment is following a similar tack by encouraging ways of giving that allow donors to remain generous while not further taxing their battered finances. Here are some examples.

A 45-year-old marketing executive saw his IRA take a big hit in 2008. Still, he said, “I’m in this for the long run. By including Hindu Heritage Endowment as a beneficiary of my IRA, I know that whatever the Endowment receives will be tax-free. My relatives will have to pay income tax on their share.”

He added that the IRA designation is easy to arrange and has left his current finances unaffected.

A physician in her fifties used a similar strategy with a life insurance policy. “Many people think that life insurance proceeds are not vulnerable to estate tax,” she cautioned. “True, they do not go through probate or get hit by income tax, but if you own the policy, it may be subject to estate tax.” She knows that any portion of her life insurance proceeds that goes to Hindu Heritage Endowment will be free of any tax.

“Besides, it was very easy to do,” she explained. “I just filled out a beneficiary designation form naming Hindu Heritage Endowment for a percentage and mailed it to my insurance company.”

The parents of three adult children have a living trust. “We wanted most of our estate to go to our children,” the father explained. “We used a residual bequest to accomplish this. It states that whatever remains after our children receive their distributions passes to Hindu Heritage Endowment.”

The three strategies above have common traits: they are tax-free, simple to do and revocable.

Phil Murphy, HHE’s planned giving consultant at the time, emphasized the virtues of revocability in dicey economic times: “Bequests to good causes, whether through IRAs, life insurance, living trust or wills, can always be changed. We remain in control.”

Murphy thinks of estate planning as one way to recover from a shaken loss of personal power. “Most of us feel a loss of control when the value of what we own suddenly changes for the worse. But we can channel that anxiety into useful action by reviewing our estate plan. That way we can make sure that those we care about will not face avoidable taxes, fees and court costs. That’s always a good idea, but especially when every penny counts.”

The Hindu Heritage Endowment wants you to succeed in your estate planning efforts and, through them, both care for your family and remember good causes like the Iraivan Temple Endowment. (For additional information contact Shanmuganathaswami at 808-822-3012, ext. 6, or e-mail [email protected]. To learn more about planned giving options to provide immediate tax and income benefits to you and your family, while also providing a future gift to HHE, please visit www.hheonline.org.


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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

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Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations


Seven-Month Summary: For the seven months of September to March, our minimum monthly goal was $455,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $612,973.59.

Thanks to Our March Temple Builders in 15 different countries

AUSTRALIA
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$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
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 50.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.94
 
BELARUS
Tatjana Melenaja 50.00
 
CANADA
Anonymous 48.73
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Eric Elbers 100.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00
Raj & Nanthini Mathavan 101.00
Jai & Ganga Murugan 40.00
Niranjan & Jayanthi Nadarajah 1,000.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Sekhar Raman 101.00
Lakshmi Ramanan 100.00
Ashish & Kamni Rao 25.00
Vijayarani & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Dharmalingam & Mangai Selvarajah 50.00
Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Saravanamuthu Somasundram 50.00
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
 
FIJI ISLANDS
Anonymous 25.00
 
INDIA
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
Anonymous 101.00
P. Barathi Balasegaran 12.66
Balamurali Balasupramaniam 12.66
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 12.66
Mekaladeva Batumallah 12.66
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 25.32
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 25.32
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 12.66
Kathiravan Darmalingam 12.66
Sasikumar Darmalingam 12.66
Kalpana, Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 50.22
Omaya Devasagayam 12.55
Kavin Kirav, Shreiyaa, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 50.22
Annapoorani Ganesan 12.55
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth 12.66
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 12.66
Muthukumar Jeyabalan 2,500.00
A. Kamalambikai 25.32
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Murugesan & Valliammah Kandasamy 12.55
C. Kavitha 25.32
Kamalasegaran Kumarasamy 10.00
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 12.55
Lim Hock Leong 18.00
Nameegri Marimuthu 25.11
Logadasan Murugesu 12.66
Puvana Murugesu 12.55
Gowri Nadason 25.11
Chandran Nagalingam 260.00
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 25.11
M. Suranthiran Naidu 37.65
Nalakini Niranjana 12.55
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 12.55
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 25.11
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 12.55
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 15.06
Sanjana Saravan 12.55
Lachmi Savoo 12.55
Sharavanan Selvadurai 100.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 25.32
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 25.11
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 10.00
Saraswathy & Ramesh Sivanathan 12.76
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 25.11
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 25.11
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 12.55
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Vasanta Tanggavelu 37.94
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 12.55
Saroja Vasudevan 12.66
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 25.11
 
MAURITIUS
Anonymous 59.06
Soondiren Arnasalon 7.35
Soundarajen Arnasalon 11.76
Prem Audit 2.94
Jegadessa Chenganna 14.71
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.94
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.35
Rohit Jogessur 2.94
Aneeta Khooseea 1.47
Meeravadee Koothan 5.88
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.88
Poospawadee Koothan 2.94
Sooreshen Koothan 29.42
Amravadee Kownden 158.82
Vel Mahalingum 11.76
Manogaran Mardemootoo 88.24
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.94
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.94
Souria Koomaren Moorghen 97.06
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 5.88
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.94
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.94
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.94
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.35
Saranamutha Pareatumbee 14.71
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
Petchai Subramanian 1.47
Kannen Valaydon 29.41
Saroja Valayten 2.94
Toshadeva Valayten 1.47
Ulasa Valayten 1.47
Siven Veerasamy 10.29
 
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
 
NORWAY
Anil Ananda Badhwar 30.80
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
 
SINGAPORE
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Tivyasri Manokaran 20.00
Singapore Mission 347.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Padmini Pareatumbee 20.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
Aarupadai Veedu Pilgrimage 1,001.00
 
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
 
UNITED KINGDOM
Anonymous 119.00
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 25.11
Susan James 30.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
 
USA
Anonymous 2,296.17
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund - Jani Family 501.00
YourCause - Rani Natarajan 126.00
Equifax - Shanthi Kannappan 200.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Sharan P. Amin 101.00
Suketa Amin 2,000.00
Palani K. Aravazhi 105.00
Chitrammal & Sangarapillai Asokan 100.00
A. Balasubramanian 25.00
Bhasker I. Baman 101.00
Virender & Sushma Bhardwaj 151.00
Sarita Bhatt 101.00
In memory of Mr. Kanaiyalal P. Bhavsar 404.00
Kanishk Borra 1,008.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
G. Chadha 21.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 70.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 54.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 100.00
Ed DeDeo 50.00
Chetan Desai 101.00
Paul DeSantis 216.00
Banu Devi & Chellappa Deva 25.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 108.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Ramesh Gantyala 101.00
Krishnarao Gorrepati 100.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
Suresh Hathiwala 151.00
James L. Haynes 100.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
Ramana Jandhyala 51.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Pradeep & Manjusha Kamboj 101.00
Raghunathan Kameswaran 60.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan $51.00
Parthiban Kannan 100.00
Kanu Kapadia 11.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 1,716.00
Prajna Khisty 365.00
Anil & Jyothi Kondapi 108.00
Mohan Rao Korukonda 501.00
Andrzej Kraja 108.00
Jaya & C.S. Krishnan 101.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Sivaram & Revathi Krishnan 501.00
Vijay Kumar 11.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Pamela MacKnight 108.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 200.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Pradip Mehta 51.00
Anupam Kumar Misra 108.00
Golden Gate Mission 80.00
Wailua Mission 14,459.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Isabella Nadeau 20.00
Nitya & Backy Nadesan 150.00
Nageswara Rao Nagam 211.00
Murugasu Nagul 51.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Tray Ram, Ross Jay and Girijivallabhan Nair 5,001.00
Vish Narendra 101.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 42.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Dipak & Kalpana Patel 30,000.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Rakesh B. Patel 1,008.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Hanumantha Patlola 101.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 54.00
Sudharsanam Rathinam 101.00
Inja Reddy 20.00
Pawan & Usha Roy 101.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 20.00
Srinalini Sankar 501.00
Krishnan & Ayshwarya Sankaranarayanan 1,008.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Silver Vel Satsang 75.00
Aran Sendan 25.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Ankit Sharma 101.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Siva C. Sivagnanaguru 1,008.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 300.00
Jai Sivakumara 200.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Lakshana Chetana Sivananda 51.00
Nathan Sivananda 108.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 51.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Joseph W. Steelman 100.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Padmavati Iyer & Easwaran Subramanyam 51.00
Terri Sun 21.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Shreepriya Sundaravathanen 101.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Anthan Sunder 25.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Shanthi Suresh 101.00
Subrata K. Talukdar 501.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Eric Thomas 27.00
Koottala Vaidyanathan 101.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 102.00
Rajiv Verma 108.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Cher & Roger Wagner 100.00
Keith Wallach 54.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Rann & Gina Watumull 1,000.00
Margaret Rose Werd 7.73
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 11.11
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
Kanthiah & Viranjani Yogakumar 202.00
Shelah Young 51.00
Ashutosh Zade 11.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
 
Total Building Fund $84,917.80
 
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 301.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 12.28
Amey Surendra Gangal 11.00
Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 7.38
A. Paranthaman 4.92
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 12.28
Indrani Shanmugasundram 12.28
 
Total Endowment Funds 361.14
 
Special Project Donations
Valli Ananda 170.00
Valiammah Kandasamy 25.11
Gowri Nadason 125.72
 
Total Special Project Donations 360.47
Grand Total $85,585.41

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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 19 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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