November 2018 Newsletter

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With many families focusing on preparing for their children to return to school, the monastery was as usual quieter with fewer visitors during the month of September as well as October. During this two-month period, three of our extra elaborate monthly Ardra abhishekams to<> Lord Nataraja were celebrated as well as two monthly Chitra guru pujas for Gurudeva. A lengthy abhishekam was also performed on Ganesha Chaturthi on September 12. My publisher’s desk for the January 2019 issue of
Hinduism Today magazine, which is entitled “Claiming Your Omnipresence,” received its final editing. The message is that omnipresence resides with each individual at the core of the soul and can be experienced through progressive practices. The opening paragraph reads: “Omnipresence is defined as the state of being present everywhere at the same time. In a religious context, omnipresence is generally thought of as an attribute unique to God. God is present everywhere; whereas man is only present in the location of his physical body. Hindu thought differs from this perspective. Not only is God omnipresent, He has graciously shared that attribute with us. Omnipresence is found at the core of our soul.” Our bimonthly webinar was held in mid-September on lessons 7-13 of our book Path to Siva. The focus of this webinar series is to give those teaching Path to Siva additional insights into the lessons to share with their students. General contributions for the two-month period of September/October totaled $131,851, which is less than our minimum two-month goal of $140,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $471. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued 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 (Gurudeva), 1927–2001



Hindus with Western education, or who were raised and taught in Christian schools, whether they have accepted the alien religion or not, find it very difficult to acknowledge within their own being the existence of the Gods, because the West primarily emphasizes the external, and the East emphasizes the internal. Thoroughly immersing oneself in the external world severs man’s awareness from his psychic ability to perceive that which is beyond the sight of his two eyes.

You might ask how you can love something you cannot see. Yet, the Gods can be and are seen by mature souls through an inner perception they have awakened. This psychic awakening is the first initiation into religion. Every Hindu devotee can sense the Gods, even if he cannot yet inwardly see them. This is possible through the subtle feeling nature. He can feel the presence of the Gods within the temple, and he can indirectly see their influence in his life.

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Morning in the Islands: Our new camera captures Mount Waialeale surrounded by clouds, and the Wailua River surging after a nighttime rainstorm. Iraivan can be seen peeking through the foliage.


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Beam stones: A swami adds a dollop of mortar to the stone that will support the next layer of roof beams in the Nandi Mandapam. Each layer is blessed with a simple ceremony. <



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Top to bottom: A team of pros pours the paths of the new desert garden, which is in the shape of a Shadkonam or six-pointed star; two silpis in the sanctum sanctorum following the installation of four stones that will support the Avudaiyar; Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami blesses one of the Nandi Mandapam ceiling beams prior to its installation.

In September, Satguru, monks and silpis gathered atop the Nandi Mandapam scaffolding to have a blessing for the first of the structure’s roof beams. These intricate stones are beautifully carved and were carefully adjusted to fit between the mandapam’s twelve pillars. In October we held the annual Ayudha Puja, blessing the many tools that are being used in the construction. This puja is a part of Navaratri, which the monastery doesn’t observe, but Ayudha Puja is considered a crucial event by the silpis, with special prayers for all their tools and machinery. Traditionally, the first stone for a new project is blessed on this day. This year it was the first stone of the roof of the Nandi Mandapam. After the short puja and blessings, Satguru gave gifts to each silpi. Also during the month, the monks of the Siddhidata Kulam constructed a heavily reinforced wooden ramp on the east side of the temple. It is designed to allow the silpis to move the 5,000-kilogram Avudaiyar (Sivalingam base) into the sanctum sanctorum. The landscaping around the temple saw further refinement with the addition of the Shadkonam Cactus Garden at the temple’s northwest corner. It consists of a concrete walk in the shape of a six-pointed star that encloses a rock garden planted with special and rare cactus specimens. The crew that came to pump the concrete paths brought a boon. Their leader, Jim Fain, told Sadasivanathaswami, “Today’s labor is free. My team wants to give this as a gift to the temple project.”

On October 15th all the monks gathered for a Guru Jayanti celebration, honoring our dear Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s 76th year in this life. During September and October, the Ganapati Kulam monks concentrated on the editorial work for the January/February/March 2019 edition of Hinduism Today. With this new issue, the magazine celebrates 40 years of service! Work on the Holy Bible of the Saivite Hindu Religion continued throughout the last two months. An “Alpha Version” (that’s pre-Beta) of the book can be seen on our website here: www.himalayanacademy.com/saivite-bible. On September 28, Sadasivanathaswami and Arumuganathaswami flew off to Honolulu for the day. They were invited by the Governor of Hawaii to attend and bless the signing of a Sister-State Agreement between Goa in India and Hawaii in the USA. The agreement will promote trade, tourism, information technology, exchange of health and wellness, agriculture, culinary art, education and cultural programs between private sector organizations and universities of the two states. Also in September, the monastery hosted Karolina and Anurag Goswami along with their young son Ladoo. The husband-and-wife team had been traveling around the US after speaking at the World Hindu Congress in Chicago, and Kauai was one of their key destinations. Their YouTube channel, India In Details, has become quite popular. They conducted interviews with Satguru and the editorial staff of the magazine for a video about the monastery’s work. On the 30th of September, Ramesh Sivanathan arrived from Malaysia. He is helping in the Ganapati Kulam with Tamil translation projects.


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Placing the Golden Thread: On September 12th, our monks joined Satguru in the inner sanctum of Iraivan Temple for the placement of the stones that support the crystal Lingam’s bronze avudaiyar. There is a hole beneath the stones that travels all the way down to the earth through the four-foot-thick concrete foundation and a three-foot-thick layer of compacted gravel. During the ceremony, Satguru blessed and lowered to the ground a copper wire spun with silver and gold. This wire acts as a connection between the avudaiyar and the earth.


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The Indian Team: A major project is underway in Bengaluru, the carving of a new pitham for the Kadavul Temple Nandi. It will be an elaborate, traditional Chola-style base, adding much grace to the entrance.




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 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.

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:

How Do We Get Along with Others?
What Is the Hindu Way of Greeting?
What Is Good Conduct?
What Are Our Saiva Forehead Marks?
How Do We Use Our Home Shrine?

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Bodhinatha's Latest Books

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The cover of Guru's Wisdom.

The latest publication from Himalayan Academy is Guru’s Wisdom, the third anthology drawn from Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s repository of teachings. The topics, captured from 52 of his Publisher’s Desk editorials, vary widely—from the practical to the esoteric—but all have one element in common. They are based on Satguru’s observations of what is happening at the present time in the lives of individuals, families, temple groups and Hindu society as a whole.

In the book’s introduction, he explains: “One source is the private darshan meetings I have most weeks of the year with families visiting our Hawaii monastery. In 2003 an amazingly high number of families asked me the exact same question: ‘We are so busy with our professional and family life that we have little or no time to devote to religion. What can we do?’ It was as if a being in the inner world wanted to make sure this topic was written about. The answers I gave provided the basis for the Publisher’s Desk entitled ‘Work Is Worship,’ published in July 2004. It presented the Hindu perspective that career and family should not be viewed as separate from religious life; they are integral to fulfilling one’s dharma, and work can indeed be transformed into worship.”

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He continues, “Another question I hear year after year has to do with meditation: ‘Swami, when I sit down to meditate, my mind goes all over the place and I am unable to control it. What should I do?’ The answers formed the Publisher’s Desk titled ‘Letting Go of Past and Future.’ The article advises meditators to divide their thoughts into five categories and apply a different prescribed technique to quiet each category.”

newbook1“Many college students of all faiths, not just Hinduism, end up questioning their religious beliefs to the extent of adopting an atheist point of view accompanied by a newfound commitment to secular humanism. In talking to parents about this trend, almost none had ever heard of secular humanism. To address this issue, I wrote the Publisher’s Desk ‘Hinduism: the Original Humanism,’ which reveals that Hinduism has a strong humanist tradition within it, suggesting there is no need to give up Hinduism to be a humanist.”

newbook2“The trend among young Hindu adults that surprised me the most was the lack of any daily practice. Traditionally, Hindu teens undergo a ceremony to mark the commencement of daily sadhana, such as Gayatri mantra, puja or a mantra japa. But most university students are not at all engaged in worship, meditation or scriptural study. This led to the Publisher’s Desk ‘A Ten-Minute Spiritual Workout.’ It outlines a short, daily routine consisting of four types of practice and encourages parents to have their children take it up around the age of fifteen, with the hope they will create and maintain good habits during their university schooling. The monks even developed an app to guide this practice.”

Enjoy and learn from these and dozens of other insightful articles in Guru’s Wisdom on contemporary issues.


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Hindu Heritage Endowment

Estate Planning:
Why You Need to Understand Revocable Living Trusts

hhe-nov-2018Hindu Heritage Endowment (HHE) wants you to have a good estate plan to protect yourself and your family. It can also help you make a lasting difference to worthy causes like the Iraivan Temple.

“Dying intestate” is the ugly legal phrase used to describe an adult passing away with no estate plan, a condition that sets up family and friends for confusion, dissension, delay and conflict at a time of great stress. Many adults die intestate. According to a recent survey by legal publishers LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 58 percent of American adults don’t have a will, much less a complete estate plan.

HHE encourages all families to have complete estate plans. Nowadays, that means having a will, a revocable living trust, power of attorney for property management and an advance health care directive.

At death, a will becomes a set of legally binding instructions that govern the distribution of your assets. Some people mistakenly think that a will avoids probate. On the contrary, a will is a ticket to probate court; but probate has the advantage of making sure your assets get distributed as your will directs. It has the disadvantage of being expensive, time-consuming and public. So, are you doing yourself and your heirs a disservice if all you have is a will?

A revocable living trust does avoid probate, but what exactly is it? Think of a revocable living trust as a mini-corporation that holds title to your most important assets: your home, your investment portfolio and your cash reserves. Though you still have complete control over these possessions, you no longer hold them in your name. They are held by your revocable living trust. And just as a corporation does not go through probate when the CEO dies, your living trust avoids probate at your death. Your successor trustee simply steps in and follows the rules and instructions of the trust.

Living trusts are useful during life as well. If, for example, you become unable to manage your real estate or finances through illness or accident, your successor trustee can take charge. There’s no costly and embarrassing public conservatorship hearing.

Revocable living trusts do have some disadvantages. They are more detailed than most wills, and so the cost of writing them is usually more than a will. Also, you must remember to transfer assets to your trust. If you do not, your living trust will remain an elaborate but empty shell, like a safe deposit box with nothing in it.

A living trust needs to be managed and its assets distributed according to its terms. Your successor trustee is supposed to take care of these important and sometimes complex tasks promptly, so choose your trustee with care. A well-managed living trust is a solace to your family and a boon to the good causes you support.

Naming the Iraivan Temple Endowment as a beneficiary of a living trust for a percentage of your estate, a specific amount, or a specific property can usually result in a timely distribution at minimum cost. You can use your living trust to create a future endowment fund at the Temple in your name or the name of a loved one. Like the gardens that surround the Temple, your living trust will produce blossoms for a thousand years in the form of harvested income from your fund’s principal.

Visit the website below 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 the Temple.

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

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. Get the tool-kit (pdf)


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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 September/October Temple Builders in 19 Different Countries

For the two months of September/October 2018 our minimum monthly goal was $140,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $ 131,851.13.


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AUSTRALIA  
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$216.00
V. Ganeshalingam 51.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 40.00
D. Karthigesu Family 200.00
Rama Krishnan 60.00
Vimala Muniandy 64.00
Luckshmi & Logan Siva Nirmalananda 70.00
N. & Neelanthi Panchalingam 50.00
Jahnavi Sivananthan 200.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 200.00
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 200.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 5.62
   
BELARUS  
Tatjana Melenaja 50.00
   
CANADA  
Anonymous 187.32
Bill Brown 73.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 100.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Eric Elbers 400.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 100.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 66.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 100.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 50.00
Ashish & Kamni Rao 50.00
Krishna & Dhanmatie Roopnarine 20.00
Vijaya & Thiru Satkunendran 50.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 102.00
Paramsothy Sivakumar 101.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 42.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 22.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 265.46
Saravanamuthu Somasundram 100.00
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 202.00
Santhira Devi Vairavanathan 109.40
   
FIJI ISLANDS  
Anonymous 50.00
   
INDIA  
Udaiyappan & Kathaie 200.00  
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 20.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 20.00
   
INDONESIA  
Mahadevan Gengadaram 100.00
   
IRELAND  
Konstantin Usacovs 100.00
   
ITALY  
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 40.00
   
MALAYSIA  
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 71.50
Kalai Bala 93.14
P. Barathi Balasegaran 35.76
Balamurali Balasupramaniam 35.76
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 35.76
Mekaladeva Batumallah 35.76
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 62.49
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 23.82
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 47.66
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 23.83
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 45.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 23.25
Tan Gek Chuai 31.00
Kathiravan Darmalingam 23.83
Sasikumar Darmalingam 23.83
Nancy DeSilva 100.00
Sai Sheeny Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 59.55
Omaya Devasagayam 11.92
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.92
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 23.83
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani  Family 23.83
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 14.00
In memory of Mr. Jeyapalan 2,500.00
Muthukumar Jeyapalan 2,500.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 47.63
Anbu Kandasamy 56.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 11.92
Sockanathan Karuppan 47.65
C. Kavitha 47.66
Kamalasegaran Kumarasamy 20.00
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 11.92
Kavin Kirav, Shreiyaa, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 47.70
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 23.82
Nameegri Marimuthu 23.82
Logadasan Murugesu 23.83
Mohanavilashiny Murugesu 11.92
Puvana Murugesu 11.92
Gowri Nadason 23.82
Kamalaharan Nadason 23.82
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 23.82
M. Suranthiran Naidu 35.75
Nalakini Niranjana 11.92
Padmarani 23.00
A. Paranthaman 9.34
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 23.25
Mogan Raju 138.00
Sai Ram 11.92
Puveneswaran Raman 60.00
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 23.80
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 11.92
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 14.29
Aiswaaryaa Saraswaaty 23.00
Sanjana Saravan 11.92
Lachmi Savoo 11.92
Parimala Selvaraj 60.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 47.66
Indrani Shanmugasundram 23.25
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 23.82
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 20.00
Saraswathy & Ramesh Sivanathan 82.14
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 23.82
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 23.82
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.92
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Vasanta Tanggavelu 71.39
Evelyn Chandravathi & Thaya 222.00
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 11.92
Uvaneswaran 23.00
Saroja Vasudevan 11.93
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 23.82
Yuvanes Waran 40.00
   
MAURITIUS  
Anonymous 112.84
Soondiren Arnasalon 21.04
Soundarajen Arnasalon 11.24
Prem Audit 2.80
Jegadessa Chenganna 28.10
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 5.62
Rani Gangadeen 2.81
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 2.82
Amrit Singh Jaypal 14.04
Rohit Jogessur 5.62
Darcinee Jugessur 2.81
Meeravadee Koothan 5.62
Mooneenagen Koothan 11.24
Poospawadee Koothan 5.62
Sooreshen Koothan 28.10
Amravadee Kownden 101.15
Vel Mahalingum 22.58
Saroja Maureemootoo 83.94
Kulagan Moonesawmy 5.62
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 5.62
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 5.62
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 5.62
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 5.62
Vadivel Mootoosamy 5.62
Karoumee Pareatumbee 14.04
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 14.04
Vailamah Pareatumbee 14.04
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 2.82
Priya Ramnarain 1.40
Ashok Reetoo 2.80
Dayalen Renghen 8.43
Ezilveylen Renghen 16.86
Jagadissen Renghen 16.86
Madhevi Renghen 16.86
Siven Renghen 16.86
Varaden Renghen 16.86
Vega Renghen 8.43
Petchai Subramanian 2.81
Kannen Valaydon 56.20
Saroja Valayten 5.62
Toshadeva Valayten 2.81
Ulasa Valayten 2.81
Siven Veerasamy 16.86
   
NETHERLANDS  
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 30.00
   
NEW ZEALAND  
Dev & Padma 101.00
   
NORWAY  
Anuradha Badhwar 20.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 20.00
   
RUSSIA  
Timur Izmaylov 14.00
   
SINGAPORE  
Singapore Mission 135.00
Kandasamy 220.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 20.00
Padmini Pareatumbee 40.00
Easan, Lavanya & Sivakumar Saravan 800.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 145.14
Kamala Devi Vaiyapuri 50.00
SINT MAARTEN  
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 50.00
   
UAE  
Anil Kumar 108.00
   
UNITED KINGDOM  
Anonymous 33.00
Vani Chenganna 148.75
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry $23.82
Georgiana Lukshmi Dorothy Barnes & Theeba Ragunathan 100.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 350.00
Sharavanan Selvadurai 400.00
S. Sivathasan 101.00
Shankara Skandanatha 72.00
   
USA  
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund - Gali Family 5,000.00
YourCause - Rani Natarajan 252.00
Anonymous 10,844.08  
Golden Gate Mission - Clay Ganesha Fundraiser 3,098.00
Silver Vel Satsang 45.00
Wailua Mission 22,809.50
Tarsem Lal Aggarwal 200.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 50.00
Yohini & ArumugamAlvappillai 51.00
Palani K. Aravazhi 210.00
Rao L. Atluri 51.00
Padma Balakrishnan 101.00
N. Balasubramanian 10,000.00
Arvind Bhakta 51.00
Srinivas Bhamidipaty 22.00
Kapil Bisht 501.00
Anca Botez 20.00
Frank Burkhardt 20.00
Marlene Carter 216.00
G. Chadha 21.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Chiranjeet Chakka 101.00
Asha Chaku 150.00
Binduraj R. Chandrasekaran 50.00
Raghu Chavali 250.00
Naren Chelian 102.00
Venkatasubba & Ushadevi Chenna 500.00
Charles Close 216.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 202.00
Harsh Dalal 5,000.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 108.00
Shyamal Das 2,501.00
Piyush & Krishna Dave 501.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Senthil Dayanithi 250.00
Ed DeDeo 80.00
Paul DeSantis 216.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
B. Devadas 108.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 202.00
Shawn Dhouv 21.00
Tirumalesa & Indira Devi Duvvuri 221.00
Catherine Eisenberger 251.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 422.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 102.00
Panshula Ganeshan 28.00
Rame Gangadharappa 108.00
Nancy Gardner Heaven 20.00
Rajendra Giri 40.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Devi Gowda 5,001.00
Elizabeth W. Hamill 200.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 250.00
James L. Haynes 50.00
Anuradha D. Herale 101.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 160.00
David Jaffe 216.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 102.00
S. Jeyendran 303.00
Vasudev R. Kamath 600.00
Haran Kandadas 216.00
Latha Kannan 102.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 130.00
Saravanan & Vasavi Kasthuri 3,335.00
Sundari Katir 40.00
Kavya Kaza 22.00
Dolly & Jagdish Khatwani 20.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 216.00
Andrzej Kraja 202.00
Naryanaswamy Krishnamurthi 100.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 216.00
Vidyul L. Krishnan 500.00
Ashok & Ranjana Kulkarni 200.00
Arvind & Neelima Kumar 108.00
Vijay Kumar 5.00
Hemen Kurani 101.00
Karthikeyan & Uma Lakshmanan 51.00
Bhagawandas Lathi 50.00
Gregg Lien 100.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 108.00
Abha Lokhande 64.00
Karthi Luneburg 101.00
Melody Mackenzie 25.00
Uma Madhavan 118.95
R. & K. Mahadevan 101.00
Gaurav Malhotra 251.00
Ila Mali 51.00
Alka & Balaji Malur 101.00
Lokesh Marigowda 40.00
Laura Devi Marks 216.00
Cindy McGonagle 50.00
Chandra Mohan Mehrotra 102.00
Murli Melwani 1,000.00
Lata Mistry 101.00
Krishna Moorthy 1,008.00
Garani Shiranthana Nadaraja 251.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 131.00
Isabella Nadeau 60.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 300.00
Murugasu Nagul 51.00
Manish M. Naidu 22.22
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 15,000.00
Mani & Surya Nallasivan 500.00
Shan Nanthakumar 501.00
Rukesh Narayan 101.00
Lok & Pushpa Nath 21.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 22.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 50.00
Neelam Oberoi 123.00
Neela Oza 75.00
Rao Pachigolla 51.00
Gurudas Pai 202.00
Adrian Palafox 90.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 42.00
Sriram Panchagnula 60.00
Cassan Pancham 2,016.00
Pankayatselvan Family 50.00
Easvan & Devi Param 202.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 50.00
Jothi Param 203.00
Harish Parmar-Dhanraj 51.00
Samkhit Pata 161.00
Indubhai & Induben Patel 101.00
Jalpa Paresh Patel 101.00
Neal Dharmendra Patel 101.00
Prasan Patel 50.00
Suresh P. Patel 251.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 202.00
Divyang Pathak 25.00
Salik & Sanjia Pathak 102.00
Bhaskar & Phani Peesapati 251.00
Indrathan Pillay 100.00
Supriya Ponnapula 51.00
Erasenthiran Poonjolai 140.00
Tara Prabhu 25.00
Narendra & Urmala Pratap 50.00
Narasimhachar G. Prativadi 101.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 2,002.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 22.00
Venkat Ramakrishnan 100.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 216.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 22.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 54.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 216.00
Srinivas Rao 100.00
Sudharsanam Rathinam 101.00
Inja Reddy 50.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 216.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 100.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 123.00
Pradip M. Sagdeo 50.00
Sargam Saksena 20.00
Aran Sambandar 108.00
In memory of Mrs. M. Sangarapillai 200.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 40.00
Vikram Santurkar 102.00
William Scherer 101.00
Payal Sehgal 51.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 50.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 102.00
Praveen Shankar 100.00
Shiv Sharma & Jiya Sharma 21.00
Usha Kiran Shastri 201.00
Hemant N. Sheth 101.00
Sachin Shetye 101.00
Salil Shibad 42.00
Azam & Loganatha Shivam Torkian 101.00
S Ram & Rekha Shrivastava 37.00
Karthik Shyamsunder 201.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 2,264.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 300.00
Jai Sivakumara 400.00
Kumaraswamy Sivakumaran 165.00
Homa, Hotri, Hridaya & Tejasinha Sivalingam 10.00
Jnana Sivananda 200.00
Lakshana Chetana Sivananda 102.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 200.00
B. Sivaraja 20.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 101.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Srikanth Sridharan 101.00
Shanthi Srinivas 50.00
Kiran Srinivasan 60.00
Natarajan Srinivasan 108.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 50.00
Joseph W. Steelman 100.00
Rebecca Stillwell 40.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 102.00
Sashi & Gayathri Subramanian 30.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 100.00
Savithri Sundaresan 102.00
Siva Suntharalingam 108.00
Madhav Suragari 1,008.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Karthik Suresh 216.00
Shanthi Suresh 303.00
K. & Rushika Suriyakumar 250.00
Vijay Syal 102.00
Satyanagu Tatineni 50.00
Ashok & Mina Thakker 121.00
Rakesh Reddy Thatikonda 116.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 80.00
Rajiv Vaidya 150.00
Punit & Panna Vajaria 51.00
Rama Vangala 137.00
Archana & Ravi Vannela 250.00
Vayudeva Varadan 102.00
N.M. Varadarajan 101.00
S.S. Vasan 251.00
Rajiv Verma 108.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 50.00
Raghu Ram Vollala 251.00
Richard Bosworth & Kerri Watts 101.00
Michael Wasylkiw 216.00
S. Wijayaratnam 100.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 22.22
Kanthiah & Viranjani Yogakumar 75.00
Shelah Young 102.00
Annette Zastrow 10.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
Almitra Zion 8.00
   
Total Building Fund 131,676.13
   
Iraivan Temple Endowment  
Anonymous 32.00
Subhash Kumar Choudhary 100.00
Amey Surendra Gangal 22.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 21.00
   
Total Endowment Funds $175.00
   
Special Project Donations  
Valli Ananda 340.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 11.92
Gowri Nadason 119.08
   
Total Special Project Donations 471.00
   
Grand Total $132,322.13

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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 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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