Kauai's Hindu Monastery
March 2015 Newsletter

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The month began with the worship of Lord Murugan through a special abhishekam held on Thai Pusam. Mahasivaratri was celebrated on February 16. It is one of the two festivals of the year when all the monks worship as a group in Kadavul Temple. The event included a recorded talk by Gurudeva followed by a talk by me elaborating on the idea from Merging with Siva: “Siva is the life of the life of all sentient and insentient beings, the sea of prana, ever emanating, mysteriously, from the All of the Allness of His mystery Being, by which all life exists and all happenings happen.” In the early morning of February 21, Revati nakshatra, the anniversary of Gurudeva’s powerful, three-fold vision of Lord Siva, a puja was conducted at the swayambhu Sivalingam followed by a deep meditation. The month concluded with Ardra Abhishekam to Lord Nataraja. General contributions for February totaled $59,347, which is less than our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $208. As we mentioned in the September, 2014, year-end mailing, if contributions increased by another $60,000 a month, this sacred project could be finished approximately two years earlier than anticipated. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Aum Namasivaya!

Click here to see Bodhinatha's extended travel schedule. Bookmark the link and return for updates.


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Each Saivite is unique in his or her quest, yet all seek the same things in life: to be happy and secure, loved and appreciated, creative and useful. Saivism has an established culture which fulfills these essential human wants and helps us understand the world and our place in it. To all devotees it gives guidance in the qualities of character so necessary in spiritual life: patience, compassion, broadmindedness, humility, industriousness and devotion. Saivism centers around the home and the temple. Monastic life is its core and its power. Family life is strong and precious. Saivism possesses a wealth of art and architecture, traditions of music, art, drama and dance, and a treasury of philosophy and scholarship. Saivite temples provide worship services daily. Scriptures give ethical guidelines. Satgurus offer advanced spiritual initiation. These three—temples, scriptures and satgurus—are our pillars of faith.

Explore Gurudeva's Wisdom


 

News From the Home of Iraivan Temple

Recent Happenings

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Inside the sanctum of Kadavul Temple, at the Holy Feet of Lord Nataraja, the clear crystal Lingam is offered yogurt abhishekam on Mahasivaratri


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Gurudeva radiates blessings through his golden murti in the moments after this month’s Chitra nakshatra pada puja honoring his Great Departure.



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Iraivan Temple Progress
Carving work on the perimeter wall and the elephant yalli handrail for the temple’s Nandi Mandapam is progressing well at our carving site in Bengaluru. Here on Kauai, renovation continues on the house where the silpi stone carvers will stay when they return from India in about two years. At her workshop in Hawaii, Holly Young is working on the next in the series of bronze sculptures which illustrate how the South Indian stone carvers built Iraivan Temple. Bobby Page in Colorado informs us that the molds from which the bronzes of Gurudeva and Ganapati Sthapati (Iraivan Temple’s chief architect) were made have arrived in Chennai. These are our gift to India’s traditional building arts. With them, Selvanathan Sthapati plans to create in India duplicate statues of these two masterpieces by Holly Young for display at the Government College of Architecture and Sculpture at Mahabalipuram. This will honor the legacy of Ganapati Sthapati, who was the head of the college for 27 years. And it will honor Gurudeva’s untiring support for Bharat’s stone carving guild.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's Activities
Satguru presided over the Mahasivaratri celebration at the monastery. He gave an inspired talk elucidating Gurudeva’s message on the nine ways the devotee merges with Siva. In February he recorded a video of his editorial in the recent edition of Hinduism Today entitled, How We Describe Our Deities: “Hindu views of God can seem complex and confounding on first encounter. Here we explore the most important and popular.” Satguru took the time to meet with monastery visitors seeking his blessings. With the flow of guests continuing unabated, darshan sessions occur almost daily. Satguru conducted his next webinar for devotees in five countries in February. The topic was Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

Publications and Other Activities
The Ganapati Kulam is working on several Digital Dharma initiatives, spreading on the Web the truths of the Sanatana Dharma in general, and Gurudeva’s teachings in particular. This month our team revamped our site’s search function, making it painless to find just what you’re looking for, be it a certain article in Hinduism Today, a talk by Gurudeva, a piece of Hindu art or a technical topic in one of our books. The publications team is working on a new app, our first, to make the Hinduism Today magazine available, for free, on any mobile device. It is expected to be available within a couple of months. Production of the History of Hindu India movie series (parts two and three) is underway with videographer Sushma Parmar and her team working in India. Sadhaka Jayanatha is creating animations for the movie—a combination of a 3D timeline with icons and maps to depict the various kingdoms, temples and events of the era. Our newest book, Life Skills for Hindu Teens, is in the final editing stage. It depicts mature subjects that are a challenge to this age group. Our Hindu Heritage Endowment, with funds created by donors supporting Hindu projects around the planet, is now on Facebook. Created at the end of February, with the posting of the 101-second “What Is an Endowment?” video and a photo of Iraivan Temple being blessed by a Hawaiian rainbow, it has garnered 17,000 likes. Please check it out at facebook.com/hhecares. Of course, if you “like” it, subsequent HHE posts will appear on your personal newsfeed page. Since 1957 the monks have conducted a simple prison ministry to give incarcerated souls some solace. (Nelson Mandella and others used prison for high purpose.) A tiny fraction of prisoners turn their cells into an ashram-like environment with the study of Gurudeva’s books and simple spiritual practice. In February, the Pillaiyar Kulam mailed a flurry of books to inquiring prisoners, using a designated Hindu Heritage Endowment fund. Across the river at Himalayan Acres, our recent 5-acre planting of 1,400 Koa seedlings is growing steadily. As you may remember, the whole monastery teamed up in December to get these tiny trees in the ground. Blue plastic sleeves protect them from the wind and create a cosy, humid micro-environment to enhance growth, and weed mats to discourage guinea grass. In this unseasonably dry weather they must be watered regularly. The Siddhidatta Kulam worked hard in February to clear rough brush and scrub trees from the 1,000-foot-long new fence on Kuamo’o Road. Almost two acres were reclaimed, which can now be used to grow grass for the monastery cows. Completing a spare-time project of many months, Nirvani Adinatha installed a copper roof on the redwood Ganesha shrine in the vegetable garden.

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Left: At the worksite in Bengaluru, an artisan uses a special carbide-tipped chisel to add fine details on one of the two elephant hand railings that flank the steps leading up to Nandi sitting in his elaborate mandapam.

Bodhinatha's Newest Teachings Online
Satguru Bodhinatha is now turning his 15-minute Keynote presentations into movies which can be used for our personal benefit or shared at a satsang of friends. See them here. Thanks to a vibrant team of transcribers we can hear Bodhinatha's recent talks and read the transcriptions here. Read the transcriptions on line. Click here for all of Bodhinatha's talks.

Bodhinatha's weekly talks can be heard on our website:

Click here for a complete index of both Bodhinatha's and Gurudeva's talks on line

Recent Talks:
Nine Ways to Merge with Siva; the Nature of Liberation (Mahasivaratri: February 16, 2015)

The Summit of All Religions; Regular Meditation (February 13, 2015)

Control of Thought Includes Pruifying the Subconscious (January 14, 2015)

Harnessing Reaction; Live in the Box of Dharma (January 7, 2015)

Click here to see Bodhinatha's extended travel schedule. Bookmark the link and return for updates.

Follow our daily activities at Today at Kauai's Hindu Monastery (blog)




Iraivan Will Teach How to Visit a Hindu Temple

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We all know Iraivan Temple is unique in our era for its hand-carved, all-stone Chola-style glory, but we usually don’t consider another, less obvious, uniqueness: it is perfectly designed for all aspects of traditional temple-visiting protocol. The Hinduism Today Insight section “Visiting a Hindu Temple” lists these steps: look and feel your best; prepare mentally; bring a gift; prostrate to the Deity; worship wholeheartedly; take the sacred flame; receive the sacraments; and meditate afterwards.”


 

Can He Give Away His Home and Keep It, Too?

hhe.jpg Harjeet, 72, a retired software engineer, enjoyed a successful career in the Bay Area’s Silicon Valley. He now lives in a home large enough to welcome family and friends for long and short visits, renewing friendships and strengthening family ties. However, the income he receives from his retirement plan and investments has kept him in a higher than expected tax bracket. His accountant, Bill, knows that Harjeet is generous to Hindu causes. He suggests that Harjeet consider a life estate agreement with the Hindu Heritage Endowment (HHE). “What is a life estate agreement?” Harjeet asks skeptically.

“It’s a way for you to give away your home and keep it, too,” Bill quips.

Harjeet shifts uncomfortably in his chair. “My home is the center of my social life. It’s the place where I welcome family and friends.”

“You would continue to live as you do now,” Bill assures him. “You would enjoy your home exactly as before.”

“What about the ‘give away your home’ part,” Harjeet asks nervously.

That’s the part that helps you lower your taxes,” Bill says. “Here’s how it works. You deed your home to HHE but retain the right to live there the rest of your life. That’s it; nothing else changes. You continue to maintain the property, pay the property taxes, clean the leaves out of the gutters, and so on, as if nothing happened.” “How does that help with my taxes?”

“The day you transfer title to HHE, you get a large charitable income tax deduction.”

“For how much?”

“Let’s say your home is worth $1.5 million, with two-thirds of the value attributed to the structure and one-third to the land. If you did this at age 72, you would receive a $943,279 charitable income tax deduction.”

“Does that mean I will pay no taxes at all?”

“No. You get the full income tax deduction, but the IRS limits to 30% of your adjusted gross income the amount you can deduct in a given year. For example, if a donor had $100,000 of AGI, he could only lower his taxable income by $30,000. The good news is the donor can carry over the unused portion of the deduction for five more years.”

“You mean I have six years in all—the year of the gift and five carry-over years—to use the deduction?”

“That’s right. Do you remember the years when you reduced your taxes by deducting your mortgage interest? This would give you similar tax relief for the next six years.”

“And I get the use of my home the rest of my life?”

“That’s right. You could do this with your home or your vacation home, as long as it’s a personal residence. I recommend this strategy only to individuals who are unlikely to need to sell their home. You’re in that financial position. Plus, at your death, your home will go tax-free to HHE to support Hindu causes of your choice.”

If this has some parallels to your circumstances, contact Shanmuganathaswami at 808-822-3012 or hhe@hindu.org for your confidential charitable deduction tax calculation. Your property tax bill will show the proportion attributed to land and improvements, which is needed for the calculation. Mortgaged property calculations are based on the fair market value of the property at time of transfer less the amount remaining on the mortgage.

Visit the HHE website at hheonline.org.



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You Can Help Sponsor Iraivan Temple's Perimeter Wall

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Sponsor the Perimeter Wall

The second prakaram wall is 3.5 feet tall, two feet thick and 475 feet long. It comprises 45 short pillars (the section with the pot on top) and 44 panels (the long section between the pillars). Each pillar and panel pair require 544 man-days to carve, even with the massive granite slabs being sawn to size by machine. Each panel will be inscribed (inside the ornate border shown in the photo at right) with verses from scripture and the philosophy and history of the temple.

Sponsorship

❏ One pillar section: $15,000

❏ One panel section: $30,000

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Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations


Thanks to Our February Temple Builders in 16 Countries

SUMMARY: For the six months of September 2014 to February 2015, our minimum goal was $390,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $438,397.63.

Building Fund Donations
AUSTRALIA
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Danyse Crotti 216.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
Karthigesu Family 100.00
Prathayini Krishnan 10.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.82
CANADA
Anonymous 167.67
Sri Dhevi Arasaratnam 101.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 401.00
Shaila Tara Garneau 40.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Nagarajan & Shamini Pillay 750.00
Sweni Sabaratnam 52.00
Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 229.12
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
M. Thayananthavasavan 77.12
Anil Varre 101.00
GERMANY
Ratnam Ratnakumar 23.00
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
INDIA
Rahul Goela 100.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
INDONESIA
Vennila Mardemootoo & Sivaneswaran Sockanathan 50.00
MALAYSIA
Anonymous 60.00
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 81.57
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 13.60
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 27.20
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 27.19
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 30.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 95.00
Sasikumar Darmalingam 13.60
Omaya Devasagayam 13.60
Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam, Anand Kumar Letchumana & Kavin Kirav 40.77
Annapoorani Ganesan 13.60
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 13.60
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 13.60
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 27.20
Valliammah Kandasamy 13.60
Magil Kathiravan 13.60
Polil Kathiravan 13.60
Pugal Kathiravan 13.60
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 13.60
Nameegri Marimuthu 27.19
Malaysia Mission 4.00
Silvarajoo Muniandy 13.81
Ramesh Murthi, Bathmavathy Batumalai, Deevesh & Likel 13.60
Wasantha Devi Murugan 13.60
Mohanavilashiny Murugesu 13.60
Gowri Nadason 77.05
Kamalaharan Nadason 27.19
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 27.19
M. Suranthiran Naidu 27.19
Bangajam Narayanan 54.40
Nalakini Niranjana 13.60
Mogan Raju 69.00
S. Ramachandran 51.00
Kalpana Devasagayam, Chandran Ramamurthy & Sai Janany 40.77
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 27.19
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 8.15
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 16.31
Lachmi Savoo 13.60
B. S. Selvakone 51.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 27.20
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 27.19
Hitesvar Skandanatha Sivanathan & Rishitaa Sivanathan 13.60
Puvana & Sivanathan 19.03
Ramesh & Saraswathy Sivanathan 55.23
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 27.19
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 27.19
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 13.60
Thanabalan Anand Sundorraju 190.40
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
S. Swarnambigai 13.60
Vasanta Tanggavelu 40.80
Thiagiarajan 13.81
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 13.60
Thanavinthan Siva Thirumalai 15.63
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 54.38
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 27.19
MAURITIUS
Soondiren Arnasalon 7.04
Paramaseeven Canagasaby 28.17
Gunavadee Caremben 9.72
Moorghen Caremben 9.72
Ragini Caremben 9.72
Somasundaram Caremben 9.72
Sukanta Caremben 9.72
Jegadessa Chenganna 14.08
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.82
Teereevumbala Devi Iyaloo 28.17
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.04
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.63
Poospawadee Koothan 2.82
Amravadee Kownden 45.07
Veena Kunniah 56.56
Vel Mahalingum 8.45
Manogaran Mardemootoo 84.51
Jayadita Matadeen 1.41
Rajcoomar Matadeen 2.82
Tanvee Matadeen 1.41
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.82
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.82
Souria Koomaren Moorghen 56.34
Sheela Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.82
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.82
Parani Mootoosamy 1.41
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.41
Siven Barlen Mootoosamy 1.41
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.82
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 1.41
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.04
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 7.04
Vailamah Pareatumbee 7.04
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.41
Dayalen Renghen 4.23
Ezilveylen Renghen 4.23
Jagadissen Renghen 4.23
Madhevi Renghen 4.23
Siven Renghen 4.23
Varaden Renghen 4.23
Vega Renghen 4.23
Kannen Valaydon 28.17
Saroja Valayten 2.82
Toshadeva Valayten 1.41
Ulasa Valayten 1.41
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
NORWAY
Anil Ananda Badhwar 10.00
SAINT LUCIA
Fremont Lawrence & Toshadevi Nataraj 61.00
SINGAPORE
Rajesh H. Acharya 10.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Vasaant Krishnan 216.73
Singapore Mission 155.00
Akileiswaran Samuthiran 34.73
Jayasutha Samuthiran 34.73
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 73.33
SINT MAARTEN
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 35.00
UAE
Anil Kumar 108.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 27.19
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Darmaguhan & Shivali Satgunasingam 100.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
USA
Anonymous 4,654.98
Golden Gate Mission 10.00
Wailua Mission 3,781.50
Hotranatha & Punita Ajaya 25.00
Adi & Asha Alahan 25.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Yohini & Arumugam Alvappillai 51.00
Kanaga Arunachalam 25.00
Keith Bachmann 108.00
Bryan Bailey 5.00
Lalitha Balachandran 51.00
Ambikaipakan Balasubramaniam 25.00
Priya Balasubramaniam 20.00
Adina Bezerita 11.11
Srinivas Bhamidipaty 200.00
Sanjay Bonde 11.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
G. Chadha 51.00
Asha Chaku 101.00
Uma & Kumar Chandrasekaran 101.00
Kumaravel Chinnappan 101.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 51.00
Paul DeSantis 216.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Anita Gambhir 501.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Sekar Ganesan 50.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Allison Anandra George 108.00
Rajendra Giri 26.00
Saraswathi Devi & Hiranya Gowda 515.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Rajesh Gunnalan 101.00
Prabodh & Jean Gupta 100.00
Reyansri & Arnav Gupta 101.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 117.00
James L. Haynes 100.00
Shakti Shanti Hee 101.00
Usharani Iswaran Magana 100.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 252.00
Yashvant & Sushama Jani 101.00
Vineeta Jetley 20.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Saravanan Kasthuri 700.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Rajiv Kaushal 25.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Rama Kolinjivadi 501.00
Manu Kondapi 25.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Vani Krishnamurthy 61.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Amirtha Krishnarajah 111.00
Leela, Muthusami & Janana Kumaran 251.00
Shanmugam Lakshmanan 21.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 11.00
Bipin & Nayana Lotia 15.00
Leslie Lowman 10.00
Dasan & Shakti Mahadevan 1,000.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Inder & Aileen Mirchandani 3,001.00
Prabha & Palgat V. Mohan 101.00
Suraj Mungara 101.00
In Memory of Vickneswaren Murugesu 13.60
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 141.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Giju R. Nair 10,000.00
Ram & Rema Nair 10,002.00
Rajesh Narayanan 251.00
Vijayarani Natarajan 84.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Neela Oza 51.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Mizar Pai 250.00
Raghurama Pai 51.00
Sriram Panchagnula 54.00
Cassan Pancham 1,008.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Pradeep Panyadi 25.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Hasmukhlal Patel 500.00
Mark & Maya Patel 1,008.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Pua Pilai 100.00
Seetharamarao & Rukmini Poruri 501.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 119.00
Jeyashree Padmanabhan & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 216.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Chandar Ramrakha 151.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
S.V. Rangarajan 51.00
Bob & Vijaya Rau 2,501.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Ved P. & Geeta Sahni 60.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
V.R. & Indira Sanda 51.00
Manonmany Sangarapillai 200.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 101.00
Meena & Navin Shah 100.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram Family 111.00
Gopal & Sneh Sharma 51.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Rajendra R. Shroff 101.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Tejasinha & Karen Hridaya Sivalingam 4.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 50.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Subramaniam Srikumaran 108.00
Archana G. Srinivas 108.00
Naveen & Suma Srinivas 1,008.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 35.00
Anthan Sunder 25.00
Richard Suraci 7.00
Shanthi Suresh & Sures Ramamurti 201.00
Sandhya M. Tejura 101.00
Asan Tejwani 30.00
Nirupa & Nagamany Thayalakhandan 108.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 20.00
Rama Vangala 101.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Rajiv Verma 108.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Natarajan Viswanathan 201.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Total Building Fund $59,208.38
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Tejasinha Sivalingam 21.00
Ganga Sivanathan 108.00
Total Endowment Funds $139.00
Special Project Donations (Gold Leaf)
Gail La Mar 108.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 100.00
Total Special Project Donations $208.00
Grand Total $59,555.38

Your support is deeply appreciated!



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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 21 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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