Kauai's Hindu Monastery - December 2020 Newsletter
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December 2020 Newsletter
 
Recent activity at Kauai's Hindu Monastery
 
 
 
 
 
Message from Satguru
 
During November the monastery remained closed to visitors. We held Ardra Abhishekam to Lord Nataraja on November 5, and on the 12th held the annual Mahasamadhi Celebration for Gurudeva, with three morning pujas with Sri Rudram chanting and a final homa and abhishekam. Skanda Shashthi, on the 18th, was celebrated with an elaborate abhishekam. The latter two events were live-streamed and many devotees emailed us to share how uplifted they were by participating remotely. Our online satsangs utilizing Zoom Video Communications continued to be held on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning Hawaii time, on all of the weekends in November. A three-part, in-depth keynote on karma yoga was presented, plus a talk I gave at the Yogaswami Centre in Colombo on Sivathondu. The Sun One talks in Kadavul continued to present our newest book, Gurudeva’s Seven Dimensions of the Mind. The video of the keynote of my Publisher’s Desk for the January issue of Hinduism Today was posted to our website. It shares how ancient is Hinduism’s understanding of the human mind. It opens with this idea: “The popular view of Hinduism describes a religion centered around ceremonies drawn from the ancient Vedas and Agamas, rites meant to invoke the presence of divinity through different Deities. That description, however, leaves out Hinduism’s deeper teachings, such as its ancient insights regarding the mind’s four states of consciousness. …Most will be amazed that over 2,500 years ago India’s rishis were revealing insights on the states of consciousness experienced by human beings.” General contributions for the month of November totaled $87,479, which is more than our monthly goal of $70,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $35,443. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Om Namasivaya.
- Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.
 
 
 
From Gurudeva’s Teachings
 
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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Thank You!
 
As 2020 draws to a close, we share our gratitude for your support during this unusually challenging year. For the ninth month in a row the monastery has been closed to visitors due to COVID restrictions. Because of a two-week mandatory quarantine period for people arriving on the island of Kauai, the local tourism industry has come to a virtual standstill. Your donations are helping us reach our yearly fundraising goal to keep the temple construction going. This is deeply appreciated!
 
 
Happenings
 
Iraivan Temple Progress
 
 
Thousands of lava rocks are laid on the ground, allowing the craftsmen visual access to the perfect next piece for the 485-foot-long plinth
 
 
Murugesan completes the carving of an arch detail on a pillar, one of many embellishments the silpis are applying around the temple interior
 
During November, the team of three silpis was busy inside the temple doing small repairs and carving design embellishments on the entryway pillars. The lava rock wall that surrounds the temple foundation continues its steady construction by Umut Yegel and his team from Innov8 Construction. The important project of tiling Iraivan Temple’s second prakaram has commenced with the preparation of detailed specifications and a precise layout drawing for the tilesetting contractor.
Skanda Shasthi
 
Lord Murugan radiates a blue darshan following the Skanda Shashthi abhishekam
 
Gurudeva Mahasamadhi Puja
 
 
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami oversees the Mahasamadhi homa rites for Gurudeva’s 19th annual Great Departure observances
 
On November 10, Satguru and our monks began a four-day celebration of the amazing life, legacy and teachings of Gurudeva Sivaya Subramuniyaswami on the 19th anniversary of his grand departure into the inner worlds. The last two days began with a puja at Gurudeva’s shrine in Kadavul Temple. The final homa and abhishekam was live streamed on YouTube to Gurudeva’s devotees around the planet. Jai Gurudeva! Jai Kailasa Parampara!
Publication Achievements for the Year
 
In the last two months of every year the monastery conducts a Digital Dharma Drive, a fundraiser which allows us to continue spreading the teachings of Hinduism and the Saiva Dharma on the Web for free. We thought you would be interested in seeing a list of the projects completed this year:
  • We began a redesign of the Hinduism Today website.
  • We commissioned Blue Toad to produce four more mobile editions of the magazine.
  • Two more editions of Hinduism Today were published in the Russian language by our team in Moscow.
  • Satguru’s webinars and upadeshas went on YouTube
  • Fifteen 2 to 3 minute music videos to teach Hindu history to American 6th graders were posted to YouTube.
  • Raj Narayan, a popular actor in India and the US, was commissioned to narrate Merging with Siva.
  • The web app for HAMSA (Himalayan Academy Museum of Spiritual Art) was rebuilt from the ground up.
  • A web portal was created for “Saivite Scriptures: A Sacred Anthology of Saiva Siddhanta Hinduism.”
  • Merging with Siva is being translated into the Tamil language.
  • The French translation of Gurudeva’s Lemurian Scrolls continues.
  • Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Publisher’s Desks were translated into nine languages and made available online.
  • The Gujarati narrations of Merging with Siva and Living with Siva were received from India and posted on our website.
  • A free 134-lesson course called “Lessons for Sequestered Families” was added to our THINKIFIC learning courses.
  • Seven Dimensions of the Mind, Gurudeva’s remarkable map of existence, was published.
  • The SivaSiva App was upgraded.
  • The Tirukural, illustrated with 108 paintings by S. Rajam, was set up for 108 posts on the monastery blog.
  • A new web app called “Pillars of Iraivan Temple,” was created to explain the carvings on the temple’s 24 outer pillars.
 
 
Hinduism Today January 2021 Edition Is Out!
 
 
The latest issue is at the presses and will be available online free of charge in January 1st at www.hinduismtoday.com and on our Hinduism Today app.
Art is a major theme of this new issue, be it on the walls of Kerala’s temples, the streets of Chennai or the old folk-style flat art by Baani Sekhon illustrating our Insight on several of India’s greatest women saints of ancient times. It accompanies Lakshmi Subramanian’s telling of their stories—Arundhati, Vakdevi and Ghosa of the Vedas, Auvaiyar and Vasuki of Tamil fame, Devahuti of the Puranas and Gargi of the Upanishads.
By comparison, the art of Kerala and Chennai is very much set in modern times. For centuries in Kerala, the inside walls of the temples have been adorned with elaborate murals of religious themes, and the artists generously supported in their efforts by the kings. With the kings gone, the murals deteriorated, but the art technique was not lost and in recent decades has undergone a substantial revival. The temples started to dedicate funding to mural restoration, and the artists successfully expanded their market beyond a ruler’s patronage to the common people. And as you can see by the very much home-oriented kolam art celebrated in a yearly competition, the “common people” remain very good artists themselves.
Dive into Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Publisher’s Desk on the esoteric topic of the four states of consciousness: wakefulness, dreaming, deep sleep and “the fourth,” superconsciousness or samadhi. Equally inspiring is a reprint of Swami Vivekananda’s “Song of the Sannyasin,” which extols the spiritual power of the renunciate’s life and is an inspiration to many in the Western world. There’s an article by Mukul Goel on the role of sattvic, or pure, food in spiritual growth and another on the challenge of Hindu college students in America. In Mauritius, the community successfully celebrated Ganesha Chaturthi island wide with our story focusing on the event at the Spiritual Park in Rempart.
We have a second entry in our series on India’s “soft powers,” this on yoga which continues its benign infiltration of world cultures, most recently through International Yoga Day. The “In My Opinion” article, by Swamini Vishwapratibha Ma, is on the unexpected success of her introduction of simple Hindu chants to a group of inmates at a women’s prison. Vamadeva Shastri introduces us to medical astrology and explains its benefits in the treatment of disease. Of course, there are all the usual sections—Global Dharma, Letters, Digital Dharma, Quotes and Quips .”
 
Estate Planning
The True Story of the Inception of Hindu Heritage Endowment
 
On September 11, 1992, Hurricane Iniki struck a direct hit on the island of Kauai. The eye of this Category 4 hurricane went right over the monastery. Great damage was wrought by that storm. Three monastery buildings were destroyed, along with 10,000 trees and plants. It was months before electricity and running water were restored. That was a great challenge to the monks. But Gurudeva took it all in stride. He saw Siva at work even in this tragedy. He had the monks bake bread each day and take it, along with fresh cow’s milk, to the neighbors, who were stranded at home since all the roads were blocked. Gurudeva laughed and made the experience a positive one, which was amazing since the destruction and the disruption was so severe. It was a lesson to all the monks, a reminder and a living example of Gurudeva’s teaching that it is not what happens to us in life that matters, it is how we react, how we respond. And he responded to disaster with grace, turning the devastation of the monastery he had worked a lifetime to create into an ingenious way to preserve it forever.
 
 
It happened like this. When, months later, the monastery received the woefully inadequate insurance check for $300,000, Gurudeva refused to cash it, but kept it in his room and meditated on its best use. After a few days, he told the monks that he was putting it all in the bank, and that not a penny would be spent. That fund would earn interest that could be used to repair the damaged monastery. It might take ten years, he said, but at the end of that time all the facilities would be restored, and the $300,000 would still be intact.
It was a brilliant move, and it taught the monks about the power of endowments. Gurudeva worked with Paramacharya Bodhinatha, his senior disciple, to create a unique financial institution, Hindu Heritage Endowment (HHE), officially founded in 1994. As of 2020, HHE has over 80 funds and $17 million in assets, helping orphanages, temples, swamis, ashrams and publications around the world. Turning a natural disaster into a global service institution typified the way Gurudeva worked with energy, transmuting it for a higher purpose.
Gurudeva was engaged in every aspect of his mission, knew every detail, approved every budget. He held weekly stewards’ meetings with his senior monks, often at seaside hotels, to keep an overview of his global mission.
“As I see it, everything that was strong survived, and everything weak was destroyed in the face of wind gusts measured at 194 miles per hour at the Kauai NASA station. The whole island was engulfed and few escaped damage.
“What is to be done with all this energy? From a mystical point of view, external or internal, negative or positive, energy can be run through the converter named Jnana (wisdom) and turned into a creative force. At our spiritual center, we put most of ours into newer and bigger and better publications, including Hinduism Today.
“The scriptures say adversity makes strong men stronger. It is always best to face adversity and success in equanimity, and we have to confess we enjoyed fetching water in buckets, beating our clothing on a rock by the river and cooking over an open fire. All these simple joys reminded us of the many times that our swamis lived the village life on the Jaffna peninsula.”
Gurudeva founded Hindu Heritage Endowment as an independent public service trust to provide Hindu institutions with permanent, growing income through charitable endowments. He secured from the IRS a special ruling allowing that beneficiaries can be anywhere in the world. This enables wealthy Hindus in America to support their village temple in India, for instance, and receive a US tax deduction. He was not planning just for his own institution’s future, but the future of every Hindu institution in the world.

For information on establishing a fund at Hindu Heritage Endowment, contact Shanmuganathaswami at 808-822-3012, ext. 6, or e-mail hhe@hindu.org.
 
 
 
Here Is My Contribution to
Help Finish Iraivan Temple
Sponsor the Entry Steps or Perimeter Wall
 
 
Entrance Steps: The nine entrance steps are 30 feet wide and comprise 64 carved granite stones in all—shown above during installation. Sponsorship for each intricate stone is $2,500. On either side are two massive handrails, intricately carved in the form of a yalli, a creature made of several animal species said to protect the temple. This grand stairway creates a magnificent entry to Iraivan Temple.
 
 
Perimeter Wall: The perimeter wall is 40 inches tall, 24 inches thick and 475 feet long. It comprises 50 short pillars and 49 panels (the long section between the pillars). Each pillar and panel pair required 430 man-days to carve, even with the massive granite slabs being sawn to size by machine. Of the 49 panels, 35 have an ornate border (as shown in the photo at left) which will display (etched on bronze plates) verses from scripture and information about the philosophy and history of the temple. Sponsorship for one pillar section is $15,000, and $30,000 for one panel section.
 
 
Donate to Iraivan Temple Here
 
Donations
Thanks to Our November Temple Builders in 19 Countries
 
For the three months of September 2020 through November 2020, our minimum monthly building fund goal was $210,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special project expenses, we received actual contributions of $187,278.07.
 
 
Building Fund Donations; ; AUSTRALIA ; E. Balasubramaniam US$51.00; Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00; D. Karthigesu Family 100.00; Rama Krishnan 30.00; Vimala Muniandy 32.00; Luckshmi & Logan Siva Nirmalananda 35.00; Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00; Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 100.00; Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.45; Chandran & Mathini Wigneswaran 108.00; BELARUS ; Tatsiana Mezhennaya 50.00; BRAZIL ; Leonidas Coutinho 108.00; CANADA ; Anonymous 2,629.30; Peter Christian 25.00; Frederik Jan Elbers 1,008.00; Jatin & Priya & Parmila Kumar 18.39; Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00; Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00; Tilak Mehan 201.00; Parameswary Nagaratnam 108.00; Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00; Vanesh Naidu 27.00; Jayanthi Nikhilanandhan 3,001.00; Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00; Subhadra Raj 110.34; Vijaya & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00; Sukanja Senthilkumar 200.00; Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00; Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00; Sara K. Sivasurier 147.12; Saravanamuthu Somasundram 50.00; Riorita Tkatchenko 100.00; FRANCE ; Anonymous 259.00; GERMANY ; Tharsika Chelvarajah Vasanthan 20.00; Ratnam Ratnakumar 60.00; Jeeva Velusaami 21.00; GREECE ; Artemis Bimpiza 20.00; INDIA ; Anonymous 4.00; Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00; Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00; Jiva Rajasankara 30.00; Vikram Santurkar 51.00; INDONESIA ; Mahadevan Gengadaram 75.00; ITALY ; Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00; MALAYSIA ; Klinik And Surgeri BD 24.22; Nageswarie Apana 58.33; Supramani Apana 58.33; Devinasree Balasegaran 12.11; Om Krittik Balasegaran 12.11; P. Barathi Balasegaran 12.11; Balamurali Balasupramaniam 12.11; Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 12.11; Mekaladeva Batumallah 12.11; Veerasamy Batumallah 24.22; Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 24.22; Umaabati Chandrasekaram 12.11; Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 23.53; Sasikumar Darmalingam 12.11; Sai Aaditya Deva, Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 84.70; Omaya Devasagayam 24.20; Annapoorani Ganesan 24.20; Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 12.11; R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 24.22; Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 14.12; M. Shanmuganathan & A. ; Kamalambikai 24.22; Anbu Kandasamy 28.00; Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 14.28; Kavin Kirav, Leena Lakshmi ; Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 96.80; Nameegri Marimuthu 24.20; Logadasan Murugesu 12.11; Mohanavilashiny & Navukarasu 12.50; Puvana Murugesu 12.10; In memory of Ambalavanan Muthuthmby 2,500.00; Gowri Nadason 24.20; Kamalaharan Nadason 24.20; Ponnamah Nadason & Family 12.10; Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 24.20; M. Suranthiran Naidu 43.56; Yehanthini, Sivatarnee & Dhevashri Navakkarasu 12.50; Nalakini Niranjana 24.20; Palanisamy & Vasande 12.11; A. Paranthaman 9.41; Jayaram Rajaletchumi 23.53; Mogan Raju 69.00; Sai Ram 12.10; Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 24.20; Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 24.20; Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 29.04; Sanjana Saravan 24.20; Lachmi Savoo 24.20; Doraisami & Mohanasundari Selvaraj 12.00; Parimala Selvaraj 30.00; Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 24.22; Indrani Shaŋnmugasundram 23.53; Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 24.20; Nutanaya Sivaceyon 11.75; Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 24.20; Girish Skanda 24.22; A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 24.20; Devi & Selvadurai Subramaniam 12.10; Vasanta Tanggavelu 36.33; Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 12.10; Saroja Vasudevan 12.11; Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 24.20; Yuvanes Waran 20.00; MAURITIUS ; Soondiren Arnasalon 12.26; Soundarajen Arnasalon 4.90; Jegadessa Chenganna 12.26; Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.45; Rohit Jogessur 2.45; Darcinee Jugessur 1.23; Meeravadee Koothan 2.45; Mooneenagen Koothan 4.90; Poospawadee Koothan 2.45; Sooreshen Koothan 12.26; Amravadee Kownden 46.59; Vel Mahalingum 24.52; Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.45; Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.45; Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 2.45; Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.45; Revathi Mootoosamy 1.23; Siven Barlen Mootoosamy 4.90; Karoumee Pareatumbee 6.13; Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 2.45; Dayalen Renghen 3.68; Ezilveylen Renghen 9.81; Jagadissen Renghen 7.36; Madhevi Renghen 9.81; Siven Renghen 12.26; Varaden Renghen 9.81; Vega Renghen 3.68; Poobarlene Soobramanien 404.61; Kannen Valaydon 24.52; Saroja Valayten 2.45; Toshadeva Valayten 1.23; Ulasa Valayten 1.23; Anonymous 49.24; NETHERLANDS ; Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00; NORWAY ; Anil Ananda Badhwar 120.00; Anuradha Badhwar 10.00; Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 20.00; RUSSIA ; Inna Aleshina 8.00; Dinanatha Borzunov 80.00; Oksana Kitaeva 10.00; SINGAPORE ; Anonymous 100.00; Thulasidas 500.00; Vasaant Krishnan 15.00; Bijamati Pareatumbee 20.00; Easan, Lavanya & Sivakumar Saravan 400.00; Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 74.89; Kamala Devi Vaiyapuri 50.00; UAE ; Anil Kumar 27.00; UNITED KINGDOM ; Anonymous 11.00; Punitha Ganeshwaran 30.00; Georgiana Lukshmi Dorothy Barnes & Theeba Ragunathan 100.00; Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00; The late Shree Vishna Rasiah & ; Sharmila Harry 24.20; USA ; Wailua Mission 792.00; Schwab Charitable Fund 500.00; Benevity 6,000.00; Anonymous 36,474.82; Shashi B. Acharya 1,000.00; Abhijit Adhye 50.00; Lakshman M. Agadi 500.00; Girdharilal H. Aggarwal 500.00; Pervin Aggarwal 250.00; Asha Alahan 25.00; Kanda Alahan 151.00; Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00; Palani K. Aravazhi 51.00; G. Arjavalingam 1,001.00; Gowri Arulanantham 200.00; Rao L. Atluri 51.00; Dharam & Madhu Bahl 54.00; Sidhartha Bakaya 51.00; Jim & Nancy Barnhart 108.00; R. Bhagvandas 51.00; Rekha & Paurvi Bhatt 51.00; Shankerprasad Bhatt 51.00; Niranjan Bukkapatna 50.00; Mallik Chaganti 20.00; Durgam & Subha Chakrapani 250.00; Asha Chaku 70.00; Shankar Chandrasekaran 200.00; Naren Chelian 51.00; Sharath Chigurupati 123.00; Charles Close 108.00; Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi ; Dandapani 54.00; Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00; Chetan Desai 250.00; Chellappa Deva 60.00; Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 112.00; Gayathri Dhanasegaran 25.00; Chenguttai K. & Varalakshmi Dheenan 50.00; Ray Dickinson 108.00; Purushottam Dixit 101.00; Sujaya Dixit 50.00; Aiyasawmy Dorairajan 25.00; Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00; P. Gandhi 100.00; Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00; Panshula Ganeshan 25.00; K.P. & Rukmini Ganeshappa 250.00; Guru & Supriya Ghanta 250.00; Prabhansu K. & Sibani Ghoshal 250.00; S. Giridharan 101.00; Suhas A. Godbole 1,000.00; Chandra & Mrs. Aruna Gowda 25.00; Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 18.00; Sant D. Gupta 501.00; Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00; Jayashree Hariharan 51.00; Suresh Hathiwala 51.00; Hari & Vimla Heda 100.00; In Memory of Mrs. Malathi M. ; Hegde 2,500.00; Usharani Iswaran Magaña 40.00; Malini Iyengar 101.00; David Jaffe 108.00; Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00; Ramana Jandhyala 108.00; Seetha & Krishnaswamy Jayaraman 151.00; R. S. Jeyendran 101.00; Chitralekha & Avinash Joshi 100.00; Prabhakara & Jyothi Kaliki 108.00; Haran Kandadas 159.00; Anil Kapur 51.00; Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 90.00; Banshi Kashyap 100.00; Sundari Katir 20.00; Kavya Kaza 25.00; Richard Kennedy 10.00; Lynda McClanahan & Joel Knepp 201.00; Gopal Kodati 25.00; Gopi & Rama Koganti 116.00; Venkatram J. Kowsik 51.00; Andrzej Kraja 75.00; Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00; Vijay Kumar 5.00; Bhagawandas Lathi 108.00; Gregg Lien 50.00; Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 52.00; Pranjiwan R. Lodhia 500.00; Abha Lokhande 32.00; Kiran & Gauravi Majmundar 108.00; Chandra S. Malladi 25.00; Mallikarjuna Rao Mamidipaka 25.00; Bose & Parvathi Mandava 1,001.00; Pushpa Marathi 250.00; Laura Devi Marks 108.00; Melissa Matheney 100.00; Cindy McGonagle 25.00; G. Rai & Rekha Mehdiratta 51.00; Prabhashanker & Bhanumati Mehta 16.11; Suresh & Sudha Mehta 50.00; Inder & Aileen Mirchandani 51.00; Mahendra Misra 101.00; Rekha Mitra 100.00; Sarish & Satya Mohin 25.00; Kris Murthy 50.00; Venkataraman Muthusamy 51.00; Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00; Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00; Valady & Lakshmi Nagarajan 50.00; Manish M. Naidu 11.11; Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 22,007.00; Venkat Namburu 301.00; Premalatha & N.B. Nandkumar 250.00; Ponnada & Lakshmi Narayana 100.00; N. Chandra Narayanan 51.00; Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00; Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00; Neelam Oberoi 21.00; Neela Oza 75.00; Rao Pachigolla 51.00; Gurudas Pai 101.00; Satya & Savitri Palani 51.00; Cassan Pancham 2,016.00; Hemant Pande 501.00; Ashvini Pandit 100.00; Easvan & Devi Param 101.00; Janaka & Bhavani Param 10.00; Jothi Param 51.00; Raj & Anila Parikh 101.00; Tarun & Lata Parikh 100.00; Tonia Parker 10.00; Pradeep Patel 101.00; Prasan Patel 35.00; Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00; Salik & Sanjia Pathak 51.00; Gopal & Meena Pathikonda 201.00; Jogi & Annapurna Pattisapu 1,116.00; Aruna Payala 1,000.00; Venkat Pichairaman 11.00; Indrathan Pillay 50.00; Arcot Radhakrishnan 500.00; Ganesh & Renu Rajagopal 288.00; Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 1,050.00; Archana Rajan & Kris Dunbrack, ; Radhika & Upendran Rajan 51.00; Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00; Rasa Rajanayagam 1,008.00; Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00; Janevi Ramaji 101.00; Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00; Eswar Raman 40.00; Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00; Jothi Nadarajah & Ramesh Ramanathan 250.00; Subramanian & Vimala Ramani 1,001.00; Narayanan & Latha Ramesh 5,001.00; Madhava & Vijaya Rao 101.00; Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00; Sudharsaniam Rathinam 101.00; V.A. & Radhu Ravi 101.00; Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00; Chamundi Sabanathan 130.00; Aran Sambandar 36.00; In memory of Manonmani Sangarapillai 100.00; Hitesvara Saravan 51.00; Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00; Kristi Severson 76.00; Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00; Manoj H. Shah 100.00; Rajesh Sharma 101.00; Salil Shibad 21.00; Rakesh Shreedhar 100.00; Shailesh & Arundhati Shukla 200.00; Omar Singh 20.00; Sanjay Singh 100.00; 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; Kandiah Sivarajah 51.00; Keith Sorlie 20.00; Kiran Srinivasan 20.00; Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00; Usha Kasturirangan & Kash; Srinivasan 250.00; Joseph W. Steelman 100.00; Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00; Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00; Savithri Sundaresan 54.00; Siva Suntharalingam 100.00; Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00; Karthik Suresh 108.00; Shanthi Suresh 101.00; Siva U. Thillaikanthan 30.00; Subodh & Sraddha Toprani 101.00; Chandra Vadan 201.00; Jayshree Kantilal Vadsola 101.00; Rama Vangala 116.00; Avantika Vardhan 25.00; Nalini Velayudhan Treinen 108.00; Rajiv Verma 108.00; Vivek Vinayak 100.00; Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00; Shoba Devi Vittal 51.00; Raghu Ram Vollala 251.00; S.B. & Anne Walton 250.00; Michael Wasylkiw 108.00; Richard Bosworth & Kerri Watts 202.00; Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00; In memory of Shelah Young 51.00; Total Building Fund $87,242.45; Iraivan Temple Endowment; Anonymous 116.00; Frank Burkhardt 10.00; Ramana Jandhyala 10.80; Terrill Silke 100.00; Total Endowment Funds 236.80; Special Project Donations; Anonymous 33,000.00; Tilagame Adinarayane 200.00; Valliammah Kandasamy 12.10; Gowri Nadesan 121.15; Sivakumaren & Kavita; Mardemootoo 1,008.00; Velrithan Velayuthar 1,001.00; Cher & Roger Wagner 101.00; Total Special Project Donations 35,443.25; Grand Total $122,922.50;
 
 
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