December 2019 Newsletter

On November 1, the monastery celebrated the last day of the annual Skanda Shashti festival. Many pilgrims had attended a puja on each of the preceding five days. On the sixth day a grand abhishekam was held in the afternoon as the festival’s culmination. The monastery celebrated the monthly Ardra puja to Lord Nataraja and Chitra Puja to Gurudeva. On November 26, Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and I departed for a short trip to Malaysia. The major activities occurred on the weekend, beginning with a Saturday satsang in Klang attended by members, students and Aadheenam devotees. After the pada puja, I gave a talk based on my Publisher’s Desk from the April 2020 issue of Hinduism Today. The theme of the article is how to integrate Hinduism into our daily tasks. Ceremonies included certificates that were given to about ten youth who completed the Path to Siva course to become Aadheenam devotees. Also nearly a dozen youth took their brahmacharya vrata, vowing to remain chaste until marriage. On Sunday, we attended the maha kumbhabhisekam of Satguru Sri Jeganathar Swami’s Atma Nilayam in Tapah, Perak. We were present for the final part of the homa, the pouring of kumbhas on the two temple towers and the inaugural pujas inside the shrines. This temple is managed by the Malaysia Hindu Sangam. We learned that the Atma Nilayam is just the first phase of the Sangam’s grand plan to construct a Hindu Training Center on this land made sacred by Sri Jeganathar Swami’s multi-decade presence. General contributions for November totaled $94,932 which exceeded our minimum monthly goal of $70,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $134. 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
04_dec-2019

Founder of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, 1927–2001, arrives by ship in Trinidad and Tobago in 2000.



The beginning stages of watching the mind think I shall describe as similar to sitting quietly with your eyes open and, while not thinking about anything in particular, simply looking at what is around you—all of the time feeling somewhat empty on the inside, but seeing what is in front of you, to the left side of you, to the right side of you, above you, below you, and knowing what each object is, but not thinking about any object or collection of objects. Your eyes are watching; who lives behind them is the watcher. The objects that the mind perceives are similar to thoughts. ¶When you close your eyes and begin thinking about the objects you have been looking at, duplicating your surroundings in your mind by creating thought pictures of those objects, there is a deeper you who is the watcher of those thoughts. This you can practice all through the day almost anywhere you are. It takes no particular skill or practice. It can be done at any time. You are simply becoming conscious of the natural processes of awareness, consciousness and thought which have been going on day after day all through your life up to this point.

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Morning greets Kadavul: Looking east
where the dawn sky is shining through the banyan tree.
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02_dec-2019

Hawaiian cave: The silpis go on an adventure to the state’s largest limestone cave on a day-off outing.



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(top to bottom) Visitors gather at the flagpole for the mandatory group photo during the weekly guided tour: Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami meets with the Malaysian kulapatis during his November journey; Lord Murugan is decorated with exquisite skill during the Skanda Shashti puja.

Iraivan Temple Progress
In November the silpi stone carvers focused on the final decorative carving of the two large yalli handrails that will frame the front steps from ground level up to the temple. They finished the months-long process of installing the stones of the perimeter wall (with the exception of a small portion that will frame the front steps) and are now working daily on the tedious touchup work at the joints of every stone. This process will take months.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Activities
During November, Satguru and Shanmuganathaswami returned to Tapah to bless and take part in the kumbhabhishekam for the Tapah Siddhar Temple. Some 7,000 people were in attendance. Swami Jaganatha, the founder, lived in Tapah for 78 years, originally migrating from Puri, India, to Burma when he was 18. His devotees constructed a samadhi shrine over his burial place after his mahasamadhi in 1959. During the last years of his life, Jaganatha predicted that a ”soul” from America called Subramuniya would come. “He would reside in Hawaii. Subramuniya will travel around the world and everyone will receive his darshan. Then I, too, will join him,” the swami declared. Because of this we feel a mystical connection between the monastery and this sacred place.

Publications and Other Activities
The monastery celebrated the final day of Skanda Shashti with a powerful abhishekam to Lord Murugan in Kadavul Temple. A tour of Iraivan Temple was conducted for students of Kauai High School. Early last year we began a project of creating an updated virtual tour of Kauai Aadheenam, offering photos, videos and information about the many locations throughout the Aadheenam’s 70 acres. With the help of Andre Garcia in the UK and with photography from LakshmiGrace Phoenix, we were able to put together this new web app on our site. There are still some things to implement, but it’s ready to be enjoyed. See: bit.ly/KHMVirtualTour. The Wailua River Noni website was developed: wailuarivernoni.com. Pillars of Iraivan—a web portal into the iconography carved on the pillars is nearing completion. Yajatadeva, on task force from Malaysia, helped on this project. Easan Saravan from Singapore spent almost two weeks with us helping in the garden and working in the greenhouse. In the past six months, 2,000 Honduran Mahogany trees have been planted on the Himalayan Acres farmland. The year-end Digital Dharma fundraising drive was commenced. Satguru’s overview of the work done so far: “The ‘History of Hindu India’ continues to be our broadest reaching digital initiative, with Part One of the five-part series reaching 3.1 million views on YouTube. To supplement this series, children’s songs are being added to each of the five-parts. To date, six are on our YouTube channel, with more coming soon. Our Spiritual Work Out app has received a major upgrade in both Apple and Android formats. The app provides a ten-minute routine of spiritual practice with multiple options in each of the five areas of practice.”

Online Courses
Himalayan Academy has been working for some months on a series of online learning courses. We chose the THINKIFIC platform (they have more than 40K teachers!). The Master Course trilogy is there, in three parts. So is our youth catechism Path to Siva, in both the teenage version and the 8-year-old simplified form. There is also a course on Know Thy Self. The lessons are illustrated and designed to take ten minutes a day, or less. Beginning to Meditate is our newest addition. We thank Rajen Manick for the creative work he has done in taking Path to Siva and making a slideshow out each lesson which has 8-14 graphically rich slides, and a simple test. Go here to download the PDF files: bit.ly/P2SSlideshowPDF.


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Building the Future:
A silpi patiently carves the intricate designs for a massive handrail that will grace Iraivan temple’s wide entryway. Though the major carving was completed in India, the Kauai team felt they could make it even more perfect and have been working for many weeks on it.


09_dec-2019

Task Forcers Help Build the Next Green House
Arinien, Tejadevanatha, Jnanideva and Roshan stand near the hydroponic head house they are building to protect pumps and high-tech equipment for the vegetable growing.




Hinduism Today’s January Issue On-Line


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Highlights of January Issue: (top to bottom) Satguru’s Publisher’s Desk tackles a key challenge of our age: how to get a university education without becoming an atheist; one of Gurudeva’s greatest talks ever is our Insight; building Ram Setu causeway to Lanka, a key event in Tiruketeeswaram Temple’s history; Mumbai’s sidewalk delicacies.

Our celebrated magazine’s latest issue has gone to press and is now available online free of charge at www.hinduismtoday.com. You can also download our free Hinduism Today app and get the entire magazine in a mobile-friendly format for your device at bit.ly/HT-APP.

Religion and secularism are forever in a fracas. One expression of this in modern times is the way devout Hindus (and kids of all faiths) are turned toward atheism in college. It’s a universal experience, one that our publisher, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, addresses in his editorial this month, titled “Mom, Dad, I’m an Atheist.”

Food. Who among us is not interested in food? Lavina Melwani gives a sumptuous tour of the street foods of Mumbai. Her story reveals that some of the best cuisine in India can be found on the roadside. Don’t believe that? Read her savory story.

Tiruketeeswaram Temple in western Sri Lanka has a noble history, but was devastated by Portuguese invaders 400 years ago. Rediscovery and rebuilding begun in the early 20th century continues to this day, reports our Indian writer Anuradha Goyal. She describes how India helped restart renovations after the end of the civil war and now the temple society has proceeded with newly carved granite pillars, new subsidiary shrines and more at this famed, remote pilgrimage site.

It’s a bold statement that one never hears, but it was uttered by none other than our magazine’s founder, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami: “Hinduism is the greatest religion in the world!” He backed up this stirring claim by eloquently detailing the dozens of reasons by which he came to that conclusion. This issue’s 16-page educational Insight section gives voice to his memorable and emotive declaration. Seldom has the unique greatness of Hinduism been so elevated, clearly recognized and effectively expressed.

Remember when life was simpler? Well, memory is anything but simple. In this issue, our teenage journalist, Mayuresh Visswanathan, explores the mysteries of memory in an article that takes note of the overwhelming predominance of kids and adults of Indian heritage in memory accomplishments. Fun fact: kids of Indian descent have won 18 of the last 21 Scripps Spelling Bees held annually in Washington, DC.

The issue contains three powerful opinion pieces—one from London on being religious but not spiritual, a second from Texas offering a Hindu view of wealth (aka the Goddess Lakshmi), that might puzzle the barons of Wall Street, and a third from India on whether education in that nation should be so secular.

There is more, of course, including a trip to the holy city of Varanasi, a paean for brown rice, the story of a Himalayan recluse and a Chinese Malaysian who runs a Siva temple. To this we add the popular Quotes & Quips section with humor, cartoons and pithy sayings, Global Dharma with mini-stories from around the world and Digital Dharma. It’s a bountiful issue, with something for everyone.

Bodhinatha's Newest Teachings Online


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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. 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.

Bodhinatha's weekly talks can be heard on our website. Go to Talks Index Recent talks can be also be download on your smart phone via the SivaSiva.app. Go the Listen module and tap of the "Recent Additions".

Recent Talks:

Knowing, Realizing, Vedanta, Siddhanta
What Is the View of Monastic Theism?
Realization a Daily Experience - Remold the Subconscious
There is No Satan or Hell, Focus on the Here and Now

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Hindu Heritage Endowment, Estate Planning

Balanced Giving:
Simple Solutions for Life’s Financial Challenges

15_dec-2019

The two hurdles we hear of most when it comes to giving to projects that inspire us are lack of resources and a desire to put family first. We can help! Read on to see how these obstacles are easily overcome.

Obstacle I: Family Obligations

I have children and grandchildren to worry about, and they come first.

Solution: Estate planning attorneys can explain the various methods available to fulfill your philanthropic desires without jeopardizing your family’s security. The easiest approach is to remember HHE through a gift in your will or living trust. This gift supports HHE’s future work, and you can change your mind at any time.


Obstacle II: On a Budget

I am not rich. There is only so much money to go around.

Solutions: Rather than make a gift of cash now to support the work of HHE, consider the following giving options. Bonus: they also offer important tax savings for you and your family.

Stock: For gifts of appreciated stock that you have owned longer than one year, you receive an income tax charitable deduction for their full fair market value—not the price you originally paid for them.

Life Insurance Policies: You can donate a policy you no longer need, or simply name Hindu Heritage Endowment as the beneficiary.

Retirement-Plan Assets: Highly taxed when left to heirs, such assets make an excellent charitable gift after your lifetime.

Real Estate: You can donate your home now and still live there for the rest of your life. We can help you identify a gift to fit your goals. Contact us to learn how you can make a big impact on Hindu Heritage Endowment.

If you are considering naming Hindu Heritage Endowment in your will as you make or update your estate plan, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used as you intended. Strengthen your family’s future and continue your support of Hindu Heritage Endowment by downloading the toolkit pdf file at www.hheonline.org/tool-kit.shtml. Learn more about estate planning and planned giving at www.hheonline.org.

For information on establishing a fund at Hindu Heritage Endowment, contact Shanmuganathaswami at 808-822-3012, ext. 6, or e-mail [email protected].


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Daily Worship

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Help Finish Iraivan!

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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

Rajan Art

Thanks to Our November Temple Builders in 20 Countries

For the three months of September - November, our minimum monthly goal equals $210,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $245,476.78


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AUSTRALIA  
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Mahesh Kulkarni 101.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Luckshmi & Logan Siva Nirmalananda 35.00
Jahnavi Sivananthan 100.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 300.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.66
   
BRAZIL  
Leonidas Coutinho 216.00
   
CANADA  
Anonymous 47.32
Rajesh K. Bali 93.95
Peter Christian 25.00
Eric Elbers 100.00
Raj Kalidasan 501.00
Jatin & Priya & Parmila Kumar 23.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Vanesh Naidu 18.00
Krishna & Dhanmatie Roopnarine 20.00
Kanesanathan & Shanta Devi Sabapathipillai 35.00
Vijaya & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Swamini Shivapriyananda 50.00
Poomallay Shummorgum 36.13
Arunadevi Shunmoogum 14.45
Ramacrishna Shunmoogum 14.45
Mr.& Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 144.55
Saravanamuthu Somasundram 50.00
Velrithan Velayuthar 350.00
   
COLOMBIA  
Helder Morales 30.00
   
FIJI ISLANDS  
Anonymous 50.00
   
GERMANY  
Tharsika Chelvarajah Vasanthan 20.00
   
INDIA  
Anonymous 5.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Jiva Rajasankara 30.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
   
INDONESIA  
Mahadevan Gengadaram 75.00
   
IRELAND  
Konstantin Usacovs 50.00
   
ITALY  
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
   
JAPAN  
Chiharu Hayakawa 101.00
   
MALAYSIA  
Anonymous 97.89
P. Barathi Balasegaran 11.79
Balamurali Balasupramaniam 11.79
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 11.79
Mekaladeva Batumallah 11.79
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 23.58
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 23.58
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 11.79
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 30.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 11.73
Sasikumar Darmalingam 11.79
Sai Aaditya Deva, Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 70.62
Omaya Devasagayam 36.24
Kavin Kirav, Shreiyaa, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 47.08
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.72
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 11.79
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 11.79
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 6.95
Muthukumar Jeyapalan 2,500.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 23.58
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 36.24
Lim Hock Leong 160.00
Nameegri Marimuthu 47.08
Balaguru Muniandy 50.00
Deevesh, Likel Bathmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 11.77
Logadasan Murugesu 23.58
Gowri Nadason 48.01
Kamalaharan Nadason 48.01
Ramalah Nadason 12.24
Ponnamah Nadason & Family 36.24
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 23.54
M. Suranthiran Naidu 35.31
Nalakini Niranjana 23.54
Pachiammah 24.00
A. Paranthaman 4.60
Nagarasan Poonusamy & Saroja 11.79
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 11.72
M ogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 11.77
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 23.54
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 11.72
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 14.12
Sanjana Saravan 11.77
Lachmi Savoo 11.77
Mohanasundari Selvaraj 12.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 23.58
Indrani Shanmugasundram 11.72
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 23.54
Dhasan Sivananda 48.95
Ramesh Sivanathan 11.96
Sivasekaran 48.01
Girish Skanda 23.58
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 48.01
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.77
Vasanta Tanggavelu 35.37
A. Thinathayalan 11.77
Saroja Vasudevan 11.79
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 23.54
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
   
MAURITIUS  
Anonymous 53.40
Soondiren Arnasalon 6.65
Soundarajen Arnasalon 5.32
Prem Audit 2.66
Jegadessa Chenganna 13.30
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.66
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 2.87
Amrit Singh Jaypal 6.65
Rohit Jogessur 2.66
Darcinee Jugessur 1.33
Meeravadee Koothan 2.66
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.32
Poospawadee Koothan 2.66
Sooreshen Koothan 13.30
Amravadee Kownden 50.53
Jeeha Narmada Kumari 1.33
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.66
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.66
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 2.66
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.66
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.33
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 3.99
Karoumee Pareatumbee 6.65
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.33
Kannen Valaydon 26.60
Saroja Valayten 2.66
Toshadeva Valayten 1.33
Ulasa Valayten 1.33
Siven Veerasamy 7.98
   
NETHERLANDS  
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
   
NORWAY  
Anil Ananda Badhwar 60.00
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
   
SINGAPORE  
Anonymous 100.00
Vasaant Krishnan 15.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 30.00
Lavanya Saravan 400.00
Shivaen Satish 531.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 73.18
Kamala Devi Vaiyapuri 50.00
   
SINT MAARTEN  
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
   
UAE  
Anil Kumar 54.00
   
UNITED KINGDOM  
Anonymous 22.00
Punitha Ganeshwaran 30.00
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 23.54
Georgiana Lukshmi Dorothy Barnes & Theeba Ragunathan 100.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
   
USA  
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund - Tarsem & Kiran Gupta 200.00
YourCause 136.50
Golden Gate Mission 3.50
Wailua Mission 13,143.45
Anonymous 19,419.33
Abhijit Adhye 50.00
Ramesh & Kamala Agarwal 15.00
Tarsem Lal Aggarwal 250.00
Kanda Alahan 250.00
Vel & Valliu Alahan 25.00
Tarun Amia 5,000.00
Kul & Indu Anand 50.00
Mohan & Rajee Ananda 51.00
Palani K. Aravazhi 105.00
Balan Aravind 25.00
Chitrammal & Sangarapillai Asokan 100.00
Rao L. Atluri 25.00
Kumarasingham & Subodhini Balasingham 2,500.00
K. Balasubramanian 101.00
N. Balasubramanian 5,000.00
Jon Banks 50.00
Jim & Nancy Barnhart 108.00
Milvette Betancourt 11.00
Meera & Ramesh Bhandiwad 100.00
Dr. Ajay Bhargava 322.00
Ramachandra S. Bhat 35.00
Jaydev Bhavsar 151.00
Niranjan Bukkapatna 50.00
G. Chadha 21.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 80.00
K. Chandrasekar 51.00
Naren Chelian 51.00
Subba R. Chennupati 108.00
Sharath Chigurupati 123.00
Roger Clifton 1,000.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Sitara Rupali Contreras 108.00
Shyamadeva Dandapani 54.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Ed DeDeo 50.00
Paul DeSantis 660.00
Chellappa Deva 76.00
B. Devadas 108.00
Nripendra C. Devanath 150.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 108.00
Gayathri Dhanasegaran 25.00
Bhola & Prabha Dhume 151.00
Sujaya Dixit 101.00
Aiyasawmy Dorairajan 25.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
Steve & Mary Ann Gabay 50.00
Raju & Heena Gandhi 250.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 25.00
Rame Gangadharappa 51.00
Rajendra Giri 20.00
Praburam Gopal Raja 100.00
Saranya Gottipati 108.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 18.00
Vineet Gupta 20.00
Koteswaran Gurukal 25.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 40.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
Ramana Jandhyala 108.00
Praveen Krishna Jangareddy 11.00
Chellam Jeevanandam 101.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Chitralekha & Avinash Joshi 100.00
Rashi Kallur 51.00
Abirami Sundari & Ramesh Kamath 1,000.00
Haran Kandadas 51.00
Vigneswaran Kandiah 500.00
Anil Kapur 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 90.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Sunil & Rewa Kaul 227.00
Ankineedu Kavuru 501.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Richard Kennedy 10.00
Usha & Rama Chandra Kilaru 116.00
Gopal Kodati 25.00
Indupuru Kota Reddy 500.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Radha & Ganesh Krishnan 108.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Srividya Krishnan 25.00
Ananda Kriya 18.00
Ram Kulkarni 100.00
Anil & Rita Kumar 101.00
Vijay Kumar 15.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Chandra S. Malladi 25.00
Manasa Maraboyina 50.00
Lokesh Marigowda 20.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Tapas & Uttara Mazumdar 40.00
Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Hanumantharao & Nirmala Medarametla 116.00
Bhanumati & Prabhashanker Mehta 11.11
Suresh & Sudha Mehta 40.00
Shailesh & Jyoti Mistry 101.00
Nilakantan Mohankrishnan 51.00
Chandra & Indu Mundra 251.00
Kris Murthy 50.00
Venkataraman Muthusamy 25.00
Karu & Thangam Muthuswamy 101.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
K.C. Nagaprakash 101.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Manoj Nair 108.00
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 10,000.00
N. Chandra Narayanan 51.00
Siva Natarajan 250.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Debi Prosad Nayak 501.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Neelam Oberoi 21.00
Neela Oza 75.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 42.00
Sriram Panchagnula 30.00
Cassan Pancham 2,016.00
Raghavan & Bhargavi Pandalai 501.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Harish Parmar - Dhanraj 51.00
Srikrishna Pasumarthi 200.00
Ishaan Patel 101.00
Manoj Patel 21.00
Pradeep Patel 50.00
Praful & Ranjan Patel 202.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Salik & Sanjia Pathak 102.00
Robert M. Petersen 50.00
Arvind Phukan 50.00
Venkat Pichairaman 11.00
Bharat Bhanuprasad Pothiwala 100.00
Senthamarai Prabhakar 101.00
Veerabrahmam Prathikanti 100.00
Richard Henry Pratt 25.00
Suresh Rai 51.00
Ganesh & Renu Rajagopal 234.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Raja & Latha Ram 51.00
Sri R. Ram 1,000.00
Janevi Ramaji 101.00
Ravi & Renuka Ramakrishna 1,008.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Ram Ramamoorthy 101.00
Eswar Raman 20.00
Kasi & Vidya Ramanathan 51.00
Raja & Geetha Ramani 1,000.00
Ayyanna Ramineni 216.00
D. Ramkissoon 75.00
Chandar Ramrakha 51.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Madhava & Vijaya Rao 51.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00
S. Prabhakar & Saila Rao 100.00
Umamaheswara Rao 101.00
Vasanthi Rao 101.00
Sudharsanam Rathinam 101.00
Michael Ruffra 1,008.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 468.00
Kent Salisbury 11.91
Vijay N. Samant 100.00
Aran Sambandar 36.00
Kimberly Satterfield 50.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Manoj H. Shah 100.00
Gouri Shanker 15.00
Madan & Latisha Sharma 101.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Nick & Leena Shroff 101.00
Autar Singh 101.00
Bageshwari & Achla Sinha 101.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Jai Sivakumara 200.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Lakshana Chetana Sivananda 51.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 100.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Yvette Soucy 108.00
Kiran Srinivasan 40.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Raja & Anita Srivastava 25.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Rajagopal Subbiah 251.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 172.00
Ramana K. Surampudi 50.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Karthik Suresh 108.00
Shanthi Suresh 101.00
Vasuhi & S. Sureshwaran 201.00
Eashwar Thiagarajan 501.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Murli M. Tiwari 900.00
Rama Vangala 116.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Aryan Sai Venkatesan 101.00
Rajiv Verma 108.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Tsajon & Kamalia Von Lixfeld 51.00
Nancy Walder 108.00
Keith Wallach 29.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Richard Bosworth & Kerri Watts 101.00
Guy West 15.00
S. Wijayaratnam 50.00
Rajesh Yedoti 108.00
Shelah Young 51.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
   
TOTAL BUILDING FUND $94,724.72
   
IRAIVAN TEMPLE ENDOWMENT  
Anonymous 65.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Subhash Kumar Choudhary 100.00
Amey Surendra Gangal 33.00
   
TOTAL ENDOWMENT FUNDS $207.00
   
SPECIAL PROJECT DONATIONS  
Silvarajoo Muniandy 16.68
Gowri Nadason 117.81
   
TOTAL SPECIAL PROJECT DONATIONS $134.39
   
GRAND TOTAL $95,066.11
 

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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 198resident 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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