August 2019 Newsletter

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In July, Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and I continued our journey to cities in North America. A home visit in Chicago was followed by a satsang in Raleigh, NC, where I presented a video of the July 2019 Publisher’s Desk “A Mystical View of Sanatana Dharma.” Next we traveled to Maryland for the final day of the Murugan Temple’s Brahmotsavam—ten-day annual festival. The ceremonies started with an elaborate abhishekam. While the Deity was being dressed, I gave a short talk on “The Significance of Holy Ash.” Next, the utsava murti was taken out to the chariot. The parade around the temple was a grand event, with thousands of Murugan bhaktars participating, many carrying traditional palkudam and kavadi. This year, more young boys participated in carrying kavadi and dancing. The following evening at satsang we shared our 22-minute video on “The Nature and Worship of Lord Murugan.” Our final satsang was in Boise, ID, with a keynote on “Hinduism: Religion or Way of Life?” We flew back to Kauai, arriving a day before Guru Purnima. The next morning started with the annual 6am parade up the San Marga path to the Svayambhu Sivalingam, with the chariot being ceremoniously pulled with ropes by devotees. An elaborate padapuja followed, with chanting of Sri Rudram. After vibhuti blessings to all devotees, one sishya received vishesha diksha and a second took her vrata sishya pledge. General contributions for July totaled $54,619, which is less than our minimum monthly goal of $70,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $299. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Om Namasivaya,
   — Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.


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



By changing yourself, you don’t necessarily outwardly alter world events. But you do find where the world is and that it is functioning just as it should be, in a perfect balance of adjusting forces. From his position at the pinnacle of consciousness, my guru, Yogaswami, saw the harmony of life. From the top of the mountain looking down, you see the natural role of a raging ocean and the steep cliffs below—they are beautiful. From the bottom of the mountain, the ocean can appear ominous and the cliffs treacherous. Yogaswami looked at the universe from the inside out and saw that there is not one thing out of place or wrong. You can gain that perspective through meditation, which releases the human concepts of right and wrong, good and bad, easy and difficult. This is the perspective you find on the inside of yourself. Man is in a perfect state of being right now. The great sages and rishis found this truth. They were not more perfect than their contemporaries, just more aware. You are perfect this very moment. You are all that you will ever be. If you don’t see it that way, then you live in a difficult state of affairs, striving toward perfection and being imperfect along the way.

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Installation: of the Iraivan Temple kodimaram (flagpole) continues. Two monks test fit the copper cladding sections using a boom lift. Later the copper will be 23-karat gold leafed.


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Guru Purnima: On the full-moon day in July monks and devotees gathered to honor the satguru with a parade, homa, chanting and simple offerings.



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On Kauai: (top to bottom) devotees pull Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami along the San Marga path at dawn, celebrating Guru Purnima in traditional ways; The Nandi Mandapam roof is covered with a white protective tarp until the roof is waterproofed; Mina is born at the monastery, our newest addition to our small Jersey cow herd that gives us milk, yogurt, ghee, paneer, cheese and joy.

Iraivan Temple Progress
In July the silpi craftsmen focused on the 485-foot-long wall surrounding the temple. The first layer (there are two) is close to completion. The silpis are now doing touch-up work at the joints where the massive stones come together. On the Nandi Mandapam the silpis worked on the foundational stones for the Kodimaram and some detail work on the underside of the “sunshade” roof stones. The next increment of the Temple Builders’ Pavilion, the bronze silpi memorial, has arrived: six large bronze stanchions designed by Selvanathan Sthapati, our master builder in India, sculpted by Holly Young in Hawaii, cast in Loveland, Colorado, and assembled in the workshop of Bobby and Kathy Page. The stanchions are designed to hold three of the remarkable 10-foot-long black granite stone chains which will serve as handrails around the pavilion. Each chain was carved from a single stone (very carefully!). Jai to the silpi artisans who can do such magical things with their hands and hearts.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Activities
Satguru returned from his yearly journey to the annual chariot festival at the Murugan Temple near Washington DC just in time for Guru Purnima celebrations. An elaborate pada puja, accompanied by the chanting of Sri Rudram, was done for him. His weekly talks during the second half of the month were commentaries on three chapters of Path to Siva: A Catechism for Youth: “What Is Religion?” “What Is Hinduism?” and “Is Hinduism a Religion or a Way of Life?” His commentary on all 68 lessons of the book are now on our website. It is an excellent resource for anyone using this text to teach the next generation of Hindu youth in a temple setting or at home.

Taskforce News
Dr. Maruthu Darmalingam arrived at the aadheenam from Malaysia for two weeks of taskforce seva, helping in the Siddhidatta Kulam, the group of monks responsible for the care of our gardens, buildings, vehicles and more. His visit was timed to allow him to enjoy the Guru Purnima events. Mayuresh Visswanthan finished his stay with us at the end of July. Our thanks to him for many jobs well done and for his expert help with the monastery’s aquariums.

Publications and other Activities
In July the monks of the Ganapati Kulam completed their work on the October-November-December issue of Hinduism Today and saw it off to the printer. For our “History of Hindu India” five-part video series on YouTube we are creating supplementary materials to use in the classroom. Learning that teachers like to show short history music videos to their students, we are commissioning three music videos for each of the five history videos, 15 in all. Two new online study courses have been added to our website. One is a study of Path to Siva. The other is a course on our Know Thyself booklet of enlightening lessons. See them at courses.himalayanacademy.com. The work on translating our books into other languages continues, with Path to Siva currently being translated into French. Chapter 31 has just been added to Hindouisme.org. Chapter one of Aimer Ganesha (Loving Ganesha) and Manuscrits lémuriens, Origines, histoire et destin de l’humanité (Lemurian Scrolls) have also been recently added to Hindouisme.org. Also in July, the monastery sponsored the reprinting of the Aloha poster for all of the island’s 700 school classrooms. With some recent clear weather, monks of the Siddhidatta Kulam have been making good progress constructing a new tomato greenhouse. This greenhouse, unlike our initial one, is rated to withstand high winds and has a more sophisticated design.

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Blues: In July this crate arrived from Loveland, Colorado, packed with six bronze stanchions designed in Chola style and destined to hold three giant stone chains which will act as handrails for the Temple Builders’ Pavilion shown behind


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Rare Sailing Adventure: Cerulean waters of Kauai surround the catamaran that monks and taskforcers took one July afternoon on a rare outing to discover Kauai island; .



Hinduism July Issue


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Hinduism at its finest: (top to bottom) Evening arati on the banks of the river Ganga at Varanasi; cover of the July issue; clapping during a Malaysian bhajan session at the November 2018 Divine Life Society youth camp for 13-16 year olds

Hinduism Today’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. “Astonishing” just doesn’t say enough about the Kumbh Mela. It is the largest human gathering on the planet, and this year it exceeded all past numbers: fully 240 million pilgrims attended the festival. Imagine a temporary city built on a river bank capable of meeting the needs of so many—that’s 200 times the population of Paris. What an achievement!

Join our journalist and photographer on this 48-day celebration where karmas are washed away in the sacred waters where three rivers merge. We take special effort to capture the wisdom of the gurus, swamis and sadhus who were there, seeking their insights on the human condition, the next generation and more.

Quick! What is a summary of Hinduism? How often have we wished that the answer to that was in the palm of our hand? Well, now it can be. Our 16-page Educational Insight, entitled “Hinduism in a Nutshell,” makes a complex religion simple and straightforward, without trivializing any part of it. The beliefs, customs, values and philosophy are all distilled to their essence. You can share this with others seeking knowledge of our faith, email it to that Rotary Club speaker struggling to articulate dharma or give it to the local interfaith group to study.

In his Publisher’s Desk, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami offers a mystical view on Hinduism, sharing the profound idea that every truth in the Vedas and Agamas is resident in each of us, waiting to be discovered and nurtured. Hinduism in a very real sense, he declares, is part of us as much as our DNA. If you were ever taught that Hinduism is rote ritual, this editorial will put that fallacy to rest once and for all.

Milk seems so pure and right—right? Well, one Hindu in Chicago thinks that if you knew more about the impact on cows in America your answer would be “wrong.” See how Hindus can help our bovine sisters by sourcing our milk from diaries that implement compassionate ways to care for Gomata.

A generation of teenage Hindus in Malaysia is discovering Hinduism at creative camps, crafted by the Divine Life Society at Batu Caves. The live-in experience is designed to be informative, but, in a way that is also fun and engaging. Our reporter went there last fall to detail the curriculum, describe the daily schedule and interview the kids to find out what they think of all this. You may be surprised by their responses.

Eggs qualify as vegetables, right? Wrong. Our commissioned writer, a biochemist, explores the reasons that even unfertilized eggs cannot be thought of as proper food for a vegetarian. If you love mushroom omelets, and like to think you’re still a vegetarian, you may want to skip this story.

Kerala is home to a dramatic spiritual dance form called Theyyam. We take you there to browse through the elaborate costumes and music that tell divine stories. The performers are, above all, worshipers who regard their ritualistic dance as a way to honor and become close to the Divine.

There is more, of course, including our 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 rich 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:

Realization a Daily Experience - Remold the Subconscious
There is No Satan or Hell, Focus on the Here and Now
Yamas, Niyamas - Remolding Our Character
Three Stages of Self Realization
On the Brink of the Absolute

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Hindu Heritage Endowment, Estate Planning

Durable Power of Attorney
When You Do Need to Give Others Control of Your Property

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“Are you out of your mind?” So thought Aditya—a well-traveled engineer in his forties with an international client base—when his attorney first suggested he name someone to control his bank accounts, make his mortgage payments and complete and sign his taxes.

Too polite to speak his misgivings, Aditya revealed them in his face. “No, no. I’m not asking you to give away the store,” the attorney assured with a smile. “These powers would spring to life only when you need them.”

“For example?”

“Let’s say you had a serious accident on one of your trips. Doctors confirm you can’t manage your finances for a while. If you have completed a durable power of attorney for property management and finance, someone you have chosen could immediately pay your medical bills and mortgage.”

“And if I haven’t done this, what would happen?” Aditya queried.

“Without it, the court would have to appoint a conservator for you,” the attorney said with a grimace. “That’s called, logically enough, a court conservatorship. In some cases it’s the only solution, but, believe me, you want to avoid it if you can. It’s expensive and unpleasant. After all, they have to discuss your mental competence in public, and in the end they may appoint someone you would not want.”

“‘Power of attorney’ does not imply an actual attorney, does it?

“No. Attorney is used in the broad sense of someone acting in your place and on your behalf, not an attorney-at-law, like me.”

“How important is this document?”

“Well, once after I had given an estate planning seminar and reviewed the tools of the trade, an emergency-room nurse who was in the audience spoke up. ‘Accidents happen. Everyone should have a durable power of attorney for property management, no matter what your age, if you own property and have bills.’”

“Is it a long document?”

“It can be, depending on what you want your representative to do,” the attorney said. “But this is typical,” he added, handing Aditya something that looked like an accountant’s to-do list. It read:

  • Make deposits and withdrawals from bank accounts
  • Sign tax returns and appoint qualified individuals to represent the principal with the IRS in order to make investment decisions
  • Deal with retirement plans, including IRAs
  • Have access to the principal’s safe-deposit box
  • Create a living trust and fund a previously created living trust
  • Revoke or change beneficiary designations
  • Vote the principal’s stock
  • Forgive or collect the principal’s debts
  • Enter into contracts on behalf of the principal
  • Make gifts on behalf of the principal
  • Disclaim gifts or bequests made to the principal
  • Deal with life insurance on the life of the principal

There were a few people, very few, to whom Aditya would give these powers. He did not relish a judge he did not know making that choice for him.

“Let’s get it drafted,” he declared firmly.

Contact us to learn more about these flexible ways to support Hindu Heritage Endowment. 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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Help Finish 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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Building Fund Donations

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Thanks to Our July Temple Builders in 19 Countries

For the eleven months of September to July, our minimum monthly goal was $770,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special expenses, we received actual contributions of $810,797.16.


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AUSTRALIA  
Ramudu & Marie Bhanugopan US$108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Yassoden Veylen Kownden 50.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Mahesh Kulkarni 101.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 100.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.71
   
BELARUS  
Tatjana Melenaja 50.00
   
CANADA  
Anonymous 150.35
Peter Christian 25.00
Eric Elbers 100.00
Renganayaki Kannappan 20.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00
Raj & Nanthini Mathavan 108.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Raghavan Ramanathan 364.15
Thevagi Satkunendran 100.00
Vijaya & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 145.66
Saravanamuthu Somasundram 50.00
   
FIJI ISLANDS  
Anonymous 25.00
   
FRANCE  
Anonymous 171.00
   
GERMANY  
Tharsika Chelvarajah Vasanthan 20.00
   
INDIA  
Anonymous 5.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Kanmani & Jiva Rajasankara 30.00
   
INDONESIA  
Mahadevan Gengadaram 75.00
   
IRELAND  
Konstantin Usacovs 50.00
   
ITALY  
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
   
MALAYSIA  
Anonymous 100.00
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 72.00
P. Barathi Balasegaran 24.09
Balamurali Balasupramaniam 24.09
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 24.09
Mekaladeva Batumallah 24.09
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 48.18
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 23.83
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 48.18
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 24.09
Kathiravan Darmalingam 24.09
Sasikumar Darmalingam 24.09
Chandran Ramamurthy, Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny & Kalpana Devasagayam 178.25
Omaya Devasagayam 35.40
Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 141.93
Annapoorani Ganesan 23.66
Yoga Rubin & Chandra Ganth 24.09
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani  Family 24.09
Muthukumar Jeyapalan 2,500.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 48.18
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 23.66
Nameegri Marimuthu 47.31
Bathmavathy Batumalai, Deevesh, Likel & Ramesh Murthi 23.66
Logadasan Murugesu 36.13
Puvana Murugesu 23.66
Gowri Nadason 47.31
Kamalaharan Nadason 47.31
Ponnamah Nadason & Family 23.66
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 47.67
M. Suranthiran Naidu 71.30
Nalakini Niranjana 47.31
Nagarasan Poonusamy & Saroja 24.09
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 23.66
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 47.31
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 23.66
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 39.15
Sanjana Saravan 35.40
Lachmi Savoo 35.40
Mohanasundari Selvaraj 12.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 48.18
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 47.31
Saraswathy & Ramesh Sivanathan 12.07
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 47.31
Roshan Sivayogam 194.50
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 47.31
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 23.66
Vasanta Tanggavelu 72.28
Remalah A. Thinathayalan 23.66
Saroja Vasudevan 24.09
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 47.31
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 23.83
   
MAURITIUS  
Anonymous 54.39
Soondiren Arnasalon 6.77
Soundarajen Arnasalon 5.42
Thirujnanam Arnassalon 5.42
Gunavadee Caremben 28.53
Moorghen Caremben 9.51
Ragini Caremben 19.02
Somasoundarum Caremben 19.02
Sukanta Caremben 19.02
Jegadessa Chenganna 13.54
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.71
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 2.93
Amrit Singh Jaypal 6.77
Rohit Jogessur 2.71
Meeravadee Koothan 5.42
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.42
Poospawadee Koothan 2.71
Sooreshen Koothan 27.08
Amravadee Kownden 48.75
Vel Mahalingum 13.54
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.71
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.71
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 5.42
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.71
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.71
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.35
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.71
Karoumee Pareatumbee 6.77
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.35
Dayalen Renghen 4.06
Ezilveylen Renghen 8.13
Jagadissen Renghen 8.13
Madhevi Renghen 8.13
Siven Renghen 8.13
Varaden Renghen 8.13
Vega Renghen 4.06
Kannen Valaydon 27.09
Saroja Valayten 2.71
Toshadeva Valayten 1.35
Ulasa Valayten 1.35
   
NETHERLANDS  
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
   
NEW ZEALAND  
Raman & Sushila 20.00
NORWAY  
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
   
RUSSIA  
Dinanatha Borzunov 108.00
   
SINGAPORE  
Singapore Mission 11.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Padmini Pareatumbee 20.00
Kala Ramasamy 50.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 36.31
Kamala Devi Vaiyapuri 50.00
   
UNITED KINGDOM  
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 47.31
Chandraleela Hoezoo 108.00
Georgiana Lukshmi Dorothy Barnes & Theeba Ragunathan 100.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
   
USA  
Krishnan-Shah Family Foundation 5,000.00
The Kulkarni Foundation 2,008.00
YourCause 234.00
Golden Gate Mission 10.00
Wailua Mission 12,657.00
Anonymous 3,574.55
Abhijit Adhye 50.00
Venkat Rao Aekka 151.00
Pradeep, Rajna, Ajay, Ayushi & Atul Agnihotri 501.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Palani K. Aravazhi 105.00
Balan Aravind 25.00
Chitrammal & Sangarapillai Asokan 100.00
Sashi & Gitika Balasingam 101.00
Arvind Bhakta 51.00
Srinivas Bhamidipaty 11.00
Tansukh & Minaxi Bhavsar 101.00
Anca Botez 20.00
G. Chadha 21.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 75.00
Paarul Chandra 75.00
Debanik Chaudhuri 250.00
Naren Chelian 51.00
Sharath Chigurupati 123.00
Govinda Chinnadurai 101.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Curt & Marie Colby 25.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 54.00
Deepak Dave 108.00
Ed DeDeo 35.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Aiyasamy Dorairajan 25.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
Barry Paul Finlay 100.00
Raju & Heena Gandhi 250.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Balraj Yadav Gardilla 50.00
Rajendra Giri 20.00
R. Gopalkrishnan 101.00
Krishnarao Gorrepati 50.00
Krishnan & Vijay Goyal 101.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 18.00
Dheeraj Handa 11.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
Daniel Skooglund & Katherine Hogan 201.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 20.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
S. Jeyendran 302.00
Rajan & Dipti Kalia 501.00
Ken Kanagalingam 300.00
Haran Kandadas 51.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 90.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
A. Kaul 502.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Richard Kennedy 10.00
Siva & Jana Kesavan 1,000.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Shrawan Krishna 51.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 123.00
Vidyul L. Krishnan 101.00
Vijay Kumar 11.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Yulia Machalaba 40.00
Chandra S. Malladi 25.00
Rajiv & Manisha Mangla 50.00
Lokesh Marigowda 20.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Chandra Mohan Mehrotra 51.00
Vinay Modak 50.00
Amitav & Krishna Mukerji 101.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 2,000.00
Rajesh Narayan 100.00
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 21.00
Sriram Panchagnula 30.00
Cassan Pancham 2,016.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Samkhit Pata 101.00
Dhiraj Patel 101.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Salik & Sanjia Pathak 51.00
Y. Perinpanayagam 200.00
Venkat Pichairaman 11.00
Richard Henry Pratt 25.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Ika Rama 101.00
Sita H. Rama 101.00
Janevi Ramaji 101.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Jothi Nadarajah & Ramesh Ramanathan 108.00
Kasi & Vidya Ramanathan 51.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Jaywant Rao 1,008.00
Prakashchandra M. Rao 101.00
Rama Pemmaraju  Rao 108.00
Sudharsanam Rathinam 101.00
Aditya Raval 25.00
Sriram Ravuluapati 251.00
Y.B. & Padma Reddy 200.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 895.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 20.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Silver Vel Satsang 30.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Jai Sivakumara 200.00
Homa, Hotri, Hridaya & Tejasinha Sivalingam 10.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Lakshana Chetana Sivananda 51.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 51.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Shallini Shankar & C. Srinivasan 101.00
Joseph W. Steelman 75.00
Klaus E. Stoermer 200.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Karthik Suresh 108.00
Shanthi Suresh 101.00
V.R. Swaminath 100.00
Pravina & Baldev Thakor 1,008.00
Vijayalakshmi Vadrevu 101.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 102.00
Kavetha Velavan 101.00
Sundari & Velayudhan Velu 108.00
Anand Verma 2.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Madhu & Narendra Vivek 101.00
Aditya Voleti 25.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Richard Bosworth & Kerri Watts 101.00
Guy West 50.00
David Wiekrykas 1,008.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 11.11
Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00
Lakshmi Yanamadala 1,008.00
Shelah Young 51.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
   
Total Building Fund $54,486.68
   
Iraivan Temple Endowment  
Anonymous 65.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 11.65
Amey Surendra Gangal 11.00
Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 7.00
A. Paranthaman 4.65
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 11.65
Indrani Shanmugasundram 11.65
   
Total Endowment Funds $132.80
   
SPECIAL PROJECT DONATIONS  
Valliammah Kandasamy 23.66
Silvarajoo Muniandy 36.09
Gowri Nadason 238.77
   
TOTAL SPECIAL PROJECT DONATIONS $298.52
   
Grand Total $54,917.80

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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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