Kauai's Hindu Monastery
January 2017 Newsletter

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During December the “Publisher’s Desk” for the April/May/June 2018 issue of Hinduism Today was written and edited. The topic of it is “Reducing Chronic Stress.” I incorporated this material into the webinar that I gave on December 16th. The editorial gives five practices for reducing chronic stress, all drawn from Gurudeva’s teachings. The first four focus on diaphragmatic breathing, the yoga break, a short morning vigil and hatha yoga. The fifth idea is that through contacting God within us and within the temple we can learn to expand our nerve system and awaken a capability to handle more stress without it negatively impacting us emotionally and mentally. After the homa on December 19th that marks the beginning of the moksha ritau, the talk I gave was “live streamed” to our monastery YouTube channel. And from now on, all my weekly talks will be live streamed. We have already received a number of positive comments on this way of sharing, some saying that it helps them to “tune in” to the vibration of Kadavul Temple. Each year from December 21 to 25 the monks observe the five-day festival of Pancha Ganapati, setting up in Kadavul Temple a special Ganesha shrine that receives daily arati and offerings. In the last two weeks of December we had the typical large number of visitors with many having darshan sessions with me after the morning Siva puja. General contributions for December totaled $126,334, which exceeds our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $406. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Aum Namasivaya!    — Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.

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Gurudeva's Wisdom
Gurudeva Narmada Lingam Abhishekam

Founder of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (Gurudeva)

"The soul radiates love, is a child of God going through its evolutionary process of growing up into the image and likeness of the Lord. Goodness and mercy, compassion and caring are the intrinsic, inherent or indwelling nature of the soul. Wisdom and pure knowledge, happiness and joy are the intrinsic nature of the soul. Can we believe the soul is anything but goodness itself, purity and all the refined qualities found within superconsciousness? When God is everywhere, how can there be a place for evil? The soul is constantly one with God in its ever-present Satchidananda state at every point in its evolution. How, then, arises the concept of evil and suffering? Anava, karma and maya, the play toys of the soul, are the source of this seeming suffering. Like a child, we play with the toys of anava in the playground of maya, fall and are bruised by karma, then run to our loving Lord for solace and release into spiritual maturity. The Vedas pointedly state, “As the sun, the eye of the whole world, is not sullied by the external faults of the eyes, so the one inner soul of all things is not sullied by the sorrow in the world, being external to it.”

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Recent Happenings

Iraivan Temple Photo

One of the monks captured this rainbow-like sunrise from the southern side of Iraivan Temple in mid-December.


Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami Bronze Statue

Gurudeva’s bronze statue received the 216th pada puja since his Great Departure, twice 108 and thus doubly auspicious.



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Top to bottom: Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Nirvani Tejadevanatha raise the new flag to mark the change of seasons; Ganapati is decorated during Pancha Ganapati festival; one of many families meeting with Satguru in the Guru Pitham; a group of Cal Poly botany professors and students marvel at the details of an Iraivan pillar; Archana Nagarajan takes her arulshishya vows in Kadavul Temple; the monks gather for a little blessing of our new pick-up truck; silpis in Bengaluru work to crate up finely sculpted stones for the next container shipment to Kauai, which will take place in a few months. The Visswanathan, Malhotra and Pillay families spent free hours helping with tasks in the MiniMela visitor center; architect’s drawings of the three new mandapams being erected in Mauritius.

Iraivan Temple Progress
Here on Kauai, work on the landscaping on the south side of Iraivan Temple continued its evolutions. Lots of interesting tropical specimens were transferred from the nursery and planted on the hillside sloping down to the Wailua River in front of the temple entrance. A large, old flatbed truck, gifted to the monastery by a Kauai supporter, was repaired in order to conveniently move crates of stones one-third of a mile out to Iraivan Temple. These are finished stone that arrived from Bengaluru last year and are being temporarily stored near the monastery’s pasture entrance. In Bengaluru the final steps for getting US visas for the next group of silpis to come to Hawaii is going smoothly. Preparations are being made here on Kauai (such as stocking up their kitchen with idli rice) for their arrival in the coming months.

Satguru Bodhinatha’s Activities
Satguru continued his weekly talks, offering commentary on our new book Path to Siva. This book was created as a Saiva Hindu catechism for teens. Satguru has been covering one of the lessons from the book each week. The book can be downloaded, for free, from the Read & Learn section of our website. Satguru, along with Sadasivanthaswami and Kumarnathaswami, gathered around the editing table in December to push forward the project of arranging, collating and providing explanations for a massive lexicon of Shum that our Gurudeva had created in the years before his Mahasamadhi. Shum, as you will recall, is a language of meditation that Gurudeva brought through from the within nearly fifty years ago. The unique perspective that using the language provides is a wonderful aid to meditation. Those who want to know more about Shum can go to our website to download the book Twelve Shum Meditations.

News from Our Mauritius Center
At our Spiritual Park in the seaside village of Pointe des Lascars on the northeast coast of Mauritius there is a unique shrine that holds an eight-foot-tall Pancha Mukha (Five-Faced) Ganapati. Every month the Spiritual Park is the site of a prayer service honoring Ganesha that is attended by thousands of Hindus. A high point of the event is the burning of thousands of prayers in a giant homa fire, sending the heartfelt petitions of devotees into the spiritual world to be read by Ganesha and His devonic helpers. The crowds are so large that adequate, comfortable seating has been a real problem, especially during winter rains. For a couple of years now, Satguru’s devotees have been planning and fund raising to improve the situation. Plans were drawn up to construct three tropical-looking thatch-roofed mandapams that sit on three sides of the Ganesha mandapam. Together they will protect about 540 people from the intense tropical sun and rain. Construction is well underway. Check out the architect’s drawing below.

Publications and Other Activities
During the first two weeks of December, the monks observed Sadhu Paksha. This is a time when our morning group worship and meditation is suspended in order to perform personal sadhana apart from the group. Meditating alone in Iraivan Temple or under a tree, performing a walking meditation or individual yoga practice is encouraged and practiced. The monks look forward to this special time. At the end of Sadhu Paksha, a homa was performed and a new flag was raised on the flagpole overlooking Iraivan Temple, signalling the start of a new four-month sadhana and spiritual focus. During December the monks gathered along with a hundred devotees for a full morning of worship of Siva Nataraja on Tiruvembavai day, the Ardra nakshatra of December/January. An elaborate abhishekam was performed, bathing the Nataraja bronze murti with hundreds of gallons of sacred substances. The shakti awakened by this spectacular rite was an intense delight to all. December brought many visitors, mostly Hindus on pilgrimage. On our Himalayan Acres monastery farm, 1,200 Koa seedlings were planted. This was the first group of a total of 5,000 Koa trees that we will plant this winter and spring. Koa trees are endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and much a part of early Hawaiian culture. Our trees are specially bred to resist a root disease that has been brought to the islands in recent times.



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.

The weekly talks are also live streamed and then save on YouTube. Go to the Kauai Aadheenam channel and scroll down to recent talks (audio has some room echo)

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:

What Is Our Heritage of Gurus?
What Are the Two Paths?
Who Are Our Holy Men and Women?
Who Are the Four Great Tamil Saints

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

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Hinduism Today Latest Issue Goes On-Line

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The cover of our latest issue (above) shows an astronaut superimposed on outer space; (below) Omkareshwar Temple, sitting on an island in the ancient Narmada River

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 magazine in a mobile-friendly format for your device at bit.ly/HT-APP.

In his Publisher’s Desk editorial, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami returns to the global trend of SBNRs, those who are Spiritual But Not Religious. He offers these seeking souls five suggestions for enhancing their spiritual habits and goals in life, all taken from the Hindu “banquet of choices.” His first piece of advice: “Study existing spiritual literature. We can make greater progress if we understand and benefit from what others have accomplished rather than trying to figure out everything on our own.”

Our 16-page Insight section is an amazing visual tribute to the Narmada River, one of India’s holiest and most ancient waterways—older by far than the Ganges and even the Himalayas themselves. Revel in the river’s many darshans as captured by photographer Hari Mahidhar and extolled by writer Vithal Nadkarni as they trekked the river’s 804-mile run through Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat to the sea.

Our feature story takes you to South Africa for a rare look into the history and current life of Hindus in Benoni, 47 miles east of Johannesburg. It is one of the earliest Indian settlements established following the end of indentured servitude. We started the research after hearing about the 52-foot-tall Siva/Shakti statue that was recently completed at the town’s Siva Alayam temple, but the story behind the story took center stage, leading to this detailed glimpse into the modern-day lives of Hindus in the nation.

Many will wonder how an astronaut ended up on the cover of Hinduism Today. We certainly didn’t see it coming. But the story “Samadhi in Space” is a fascinating one, told by the biographer of NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell, whose consciousness was transformed as he hurled back toward the Earth after a moon landing in 1971. Find out how space brought him into a state of higher awareness that changed every atom of his being and every department of his life. He described it as experiencing “the primordial energy of the universe, the primal and subtlest energies.”

Read Lavina Melwani’s entertaining report from Italy, where she found Hindus in every city, literally almost on every corner in what is normally considered a Catholic country. In “Who Is Allowed in Our Temples?” one Indian woman argues it is not right to deny Hindus entry to our temples because of the color of their skin, as happened recently at Chennai’s famed Kapaleeshwarar Sivan Temple. Learn about the massive relief efforts of the Houston-based Sewa International in the aftermath of devastating Hurricane Harvey as they helped victims of the storm. One article provides a glimpse into the care of infants and new mothers, Indian-style; another a temple festival in Suriname. And don’t miss our coverage of the marvelous “India in Details” YouTube channel.

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Hindu Heritage Endowment

A Tale of Two Brothers
Shows the Choice of Trustee Is Crucial


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Use care when selecting a trustee for a living trust. Otherwise, contention among family members may arise, as shown here. Choosing a qualified trustee helps ensure harmonious conditions.

Two brothers, never very close, were surprised when their 85-year-old mother called and asked them to meet with her. She would not tell them why. “My friends at the senior center keep telling me I’m crazy not to have a living trust,” she told them when they met at her aging Victorian home on the edge of town.” I want you boys to help me.” Amol, a hotel manager in his late fifties, lived just north of San Francisco with his wife. They had two adult children in the area. His much younger brother, Partha, a software engineer, lived alone in San Jose, in Silicon Valley. Amol, to Partha’s relief, found a local estate planning attorney. In three weeks the trust was ready for their mother’s signature. The two brothers were named successor co-trustees with equal powers.

All went well for three years. Then Amol, who visited his mother often, found her one weekend afternoon unable to continue a conversation. The diagnosis at the local emergency room was transient ischemic attack, a temporary lack of blood to the brain.

Shortly after they arrived at emergency, his mother was fully alert and clamoring to go home. But they spent the next five hours waiting for tests and the doctor’s report. The doctor could find nothing specific, but insisted on overnight observation. The mother, discharged the next day, left fuming at being kept from her home when she had felt “perfectly fine.” When Amol told Partha of the incident that afternoon, Partha asked pointedly why he hadn’t been called right away. Amol shot back, “You’ve kept your distance for the last twenty years, and now you want me to be your personal eye-witness news team?” So it went for four more years as their mother continued to suffer fainting spells and diminished capacity. Partha regularly second-guessed his brother’s decisions. Amol grew resentful of the time his mother required of him as the nearby son. Then one of Amol’s children began taking what Partha thought was an unseemly interest in the value of his grandmother’s estate. The damage to already tenuous family relationships was substantial. So far, the brothers avoided taking each other to court, but just barely. Amol and Partha’s story, though fictional, is a composite of true stories.

Despite situations like these, estate planning attorneys continue to promote living trusts because they work so well in most cases, allowing families to handle major assets without court intervention while also bypassing probate. But many living-trust boosters have tempered their enthusiasm by emphasizing the need for great care when selecting a successor trustee.

Having the love of a parent is not the sole qualification. Trustees need to have the competence to manage assets, the discipline not to consider property in a trust as theirs, the ability to cooperate with others, and the self-control to exercise fairness, honesty, respect, courtesy and good faith at times of great stress. No matter how well written your living trust is, the choice of your successor trustee remains crucial to its fulfillment.

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.


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Help Move 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

Donate here!


Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations


Four-Month Summary: For the four months of September to December, our minimum monthly goal was $260,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $398,909.18

Thanks to Our December Temple Builders in 20 Countries

AUSTRALIA
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
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 50.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.94
In Memory of Sitadevi Vythialingam 155.00
BELARUS
Tatjana Melenaja 50.00
CANADA
Anonymous 139.53
Bill Brown 50.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Sudhir Dhingra 50.00
Eric Elbers 100.00
S. Kanesanathan 100.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00
Vickneswary Moorthy 150.96
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Jayanthi Nikhilanandhan 1,008.00
Manu Patel 37.74
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Kamala Sanmugananthan 40.00
S. Sasitharan 75.48
Vijayarani & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Dharmalingam & Mangai Selvarajah 50.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sanchayan Sivanathan 5.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 132.09
Saravanamuthu Somasundram 50.00
Gananatha Subrahmanyam 25.00
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Sivanathan Vaithilingam 120.00
FIJI
Anonymous 25.00
GERMANY
Ratnam Ratnakumar 24.00
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
INDIA
Arunkumar Marimuthu 10.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
INDONESIA
Mahadevan Gengadaram 50.00
ITALY
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
MALAYSIA
Malaysia Mission 194.49
Anonymous 24.50
K. Arumainayagam 100.00
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 144.75
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 24.10
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 48.26
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 24.10
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 12.05
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Kathiravan Darmalingam 12.05
Sasikumar Darmalingam 12.05
Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny & Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 48.26
Omaya Devasagayam 12.07
Kavin Kirav, Shreiyaa, Anand Kumar Letchumana & Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam 48.26
Annapoorani Ganesan 12.07
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 12.05
Sarasvathi Iswarapatham 12.07
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani  Family 12.05
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 24.10
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 12.07
Arumugam Kavari 11.00
C. Kavitha 24.10
Kamalasegaran Kumarasamy 10.00
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 12.07
Nameegri Marimuthu 24.13
Amutha Muniandy 39.20
Nanthakumaran Muniandy 50.00
Santha Devi Muniandy 11.52
Silvarajoo Muniandy 101.00
Mohanavilashiny & Navukarasu 12.07
Puvana Murugesu 12.07
Gowri Nadason 24.13
Kamalaharan Nadason 24.13
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 24.13
M. Suranthiran Naidu 36.20
Bangajam Narayanan 48.17
Yehanthini & Siva Taranee Navukarasu 12.07
Nalakini Niranjana 12.07
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 12.07
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 48.26
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 12.07
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 14.48
Sanjana Saravan 12.07
Lachmi Savoo 12.07
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
Mohanasundari Selvaraj 12.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 24.10
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 24.13
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 20.00
Guhan Sivalingam 31.36
Roobavathy Sivalingam 29.65
Saraswathy & Ramesh Sivanathan 12.27
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 24.13
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 24.13
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 12.07
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 12.07
Saroja Vasudevan 12.05
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 24.13
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 48.26
MAURITIUS
Anonymus 59.06
Soondiren Arnasalon 7.35
Soundarajen Arnasalon 11.76
Jegadessa Chenganna 29.41
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.94
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.35
Rohit Jogessur 2.94
Carcinee Jugessur 1.47
Meeravadee Koothan 5.88
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.88
Poospawadee Koothan 2.94
Sooreshen Koothan 29.42
Amravadee Kownden 52.94
Vel Mahalingum 11.76
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.94
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.94
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 5.88
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.94
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.94
Poomaly Mootoosamy 2.94
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.94
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.35
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 7.35
Vailamah Pareatumbee 7.35
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.47
Dayalen Renghen 4.41
Ezilveylen Renghen 8.82
Jagadissen Renghen 8.82
Madhevi Renghen 8.82
Siven Renghen 8.82
Varaden Renghen 8.82
Vega Renghen 4.41
Girdevi Seegoolam 1.47
Kannen Valaydon 29.41
Saroja Valayten 2.94
Toshadeva Valayten 1.47
Ulasa Valayten 1.47
Siven Veerasamy 7.35
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
Hans & Jenny Ramcharan 172.13
NORWAY
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
RUSSIA
Dinanatha Borzunov 100.00
SINGAPORE
Singapore Mission 533.00
Anonymous 100.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Vasaant Krishnan 60.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Padmini Pareatumbee 20.00
Easan Saravan, Lavanya & Sivakumar Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 148.93
SINT MAARTEN
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
SOUTH AFRICA
Lutchmee Kisten 9.00
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Anonymous 108.00
Vani Chenganna 77.20
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 24.13
Susan James 30.00
Aravintha Jananayagam 140.00
Sivayogamalar Kumarakulasingam 100.00
Shanthakumar Ponniah 108.00
Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Shankara Skandanatha 36.00
USA
Golden Gate Mission 30.00
Wailua Mission 19,152.50
Schwab Charitable Fund 100.00
Your Cause - Rani Natarajan 252.00
Your Cause - Anonymous 101.00
Anonymous 22,039.04
Lakshman M. Agadi 500.00
Kanda Alahan 500.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Shashikant & V.S. Ambegaokar 101.00
Palani K. Aravazhi 105.00
Chitrammal & Sangarapillai Asokan 100.00
Srinath Asuri 101.00
Kavitha & Raj Babu 5004.00
Barbara Bachmann 100.00
Keith Bachmann 108.00
Sidhartha Bakaya 101.00
Ganesan & Raji Balaganapathy 500.00
K. Balasubramanian 501.00
M.G. Bhakta 101.00
K. Ramachandra Bhat 101.00
Nalini & Shankar Bhatta 101.00
Jagdish Bhavsar & in memory of Mrs. Champaben K. Bhavsar 250.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
Naresh Chadha 25.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Sudhakar & Annapurna Chakrala 51.00
Asha Chaku 75.00
Kedarnath Challakere 251.00
Ram Iyer & Usha Chandra 501.00
Mae & Bala Chandran 100.00
Sudha Chandrappa 41.00
Ram Chandrasekar 251.00
Kugalur S. Chandrasekaran 601.00
Uma & Kumar Chandrasekaran 251.00
Venkatasubramanian Chanjeevaram 100.00
K.P. Channabasappa 151.00
Umapathy Channamalappa 500.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Shyamadeva Dandapani 51.00
Srinivas Dasari 101.00
Ken Dassau 25.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Banu Devi & Chellappa Deva 125.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 108.00
Shivprasad Dinkar 25.00
Nitin & Meena Dvivedi 101.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 712.00
Sivaram Eswaran 30.00
Josan Feathers 51.00
Jim & Margie Fischer 54.00
Monica Gandhi 61.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Sunanda N. Gokhale 50.00
Satyam & Surekha Gonuguntla 101.00
Sookdeo T. Gosein 20.00
Umesh & Panna Goswami 100.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Laxmi & Urmila Gupta 500.00
Kumar Gutta 1,008.00
Siddharth Gutta 251.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
James L. Haynes 100.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 25.00
Sriram Iyengar 75.00
Lakshmi Iyer 101.00
Padmini & Rama Iyer 250.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
Konanur Janardan 100.00
Ramana Jandhyala 100.00
A.R. Jayaram 201.00
Seetha & K. Jayaraman 108.00
S. Jeyendran 202.00
Sunil V. Kakodkar 100.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Ravindra N. Katiyar 51.00
Ankineedu Kavuru 200.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Satyanaryana & Lakshmi Kodali 50.00
Devajyothi Kondapi 108.00
Christina Kong 60.00
Srinivas Kota 5,700.00
Venkatram J. Kowsik 101.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Suresh Krishnamoorthy 80.00
Kalpana & Muralikumar Krishnamurthi 501.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 216.00
V. & Geetha Krishnaswami 100.00
Shanmugam Lakshmanan 501.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Gopal & Anirudh Madabhushi 1,008.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 200.00
Kiran & Gauravi Majmundar 251.00
Murli & Sumitra Manghnani 101.00
Ponnu & Masila Manickam 25.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Shyam & Roopa Mayasandra 251.00
Tanvi & Mihir Meghani 1,001.00
Chandra Mohan Mehrotra 101.00
Prem N. Mehrotra 100.00
Vina K. Mehta 21.00
Rohit Menon 101.00
Dasarathi Minjur 25.00
Inder & Aileen Mirchandani 1,008.00
Samarendranath Mitra 101.00
Sribharathi Modukuru 250.00
K. Mohan 101.00
Mohanlal & Suryakanta Shah Trust Fund 1,000.00
Shailaja Mopuri 25.00
Ram Mouli 51.00
Amitav & Krishna Mukerji 200.00
Mike & Neela Mukund 51.00
Srirengam Muralidasan 1,002.00
Hallegere Murthy 504.00
Krishniah Murthy 101.00
Venkataraman Muthusamy 30.00
N.C. Nachiappan 10.10
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Sriram & Revathi Naganathan 101.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Ravindra Nana 108.00
Premalatha & N.B. Nandkumar 500.00
Parmod & Kamayani Narang 250.00
Varinder & Rina Narang 101.00
Rohini & V. Narayanan 51.00
Gajanan & Bhavani Nataraj 60.00
Thillai Raj & Santhi Natarajan 500.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Devan & Suchita Padmanabhan 2,001.00
Gobi & Nirmala Padmanabhan 101.00
Gurudas Pai 202.00
Ramachandra Pailoor 100.00
Siva Palakodety 101.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Kanna Palaniappan 101.00
Karthikeyan Palanisam 251.00
Cassan Pancham 1,008.00
Bhavesh Robert J. Pandya 250.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Sharad & Smita Parikh 5,000.00
Ponnapula Sanjeeva Parthasarathy 100.00
Samkhit & Saowalak Pata 101.00
Jagadish & Vasu Patel 101.00
Jitendra C. Patel 151.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Ritesh Patel 551.00
Utpal & Vinus Patel 51.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Vipul & Sejal Patel 101.00
Gopal & Meena Pathikonda 101.00
Viji Patrick 200.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00
Kumar P. Piraviperumal 108.00
C.V. & Lakshmy Prakash 101.00
Janniah & Shanti Prasad 108.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Ravi & Srivani Putluru 100.00
Divya Chauhan & Nirmal Raajan 501.00
Rishi Raamcharan 300.00
Guru Radhakrishnan 5,000.00
Balgrim Ragoonanan 100.00
Shashikala & Ramalingam Raja 200.00
Ramegowda & Shyamala Rajagopal 101.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Raviganesh Rajamanickam 25.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Meera Rajaratnam 101.00
Kaushik Rajashekara 51.00
V. Rajeswaran 101.00
Surendra & Patsy Rajpal 250.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Sukanya & Krishna Ramachandran 500.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 432.00
Anuradha & Sankar Raman 501.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
K.B. Ramanathan 25.00
Raja & Geetha Ramani 1,000.00
D. Ramkissoon 75.00
Chandar Ramrakha 101.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
S.V. Rangarajan 50.00
Vinod K. Rangra 50.00
Aroor Rao 50.00
Sudharsanam Rathinam 101.00
K. Lakshmi Kantha Reddy 51.00
Yenumula Reddy 200.00
Wayne Reynolds 300.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 120.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Niranjan Sandesara 100.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 20.00
Niranjan Sankaranarayanan 100.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Shantha Sarangapani 100.00
Pathmini Saravanapavan 108.00
Akkaraju R. Sarma 30.00
Jyothi & Jamal H. Sarma 501.00
Silver Vel Satsang 30.00
Devika Rani Sawhney 500.00
Dhiraviam Seetharaman 501.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Jayaram Sethuraman 51.00
Raj Sethuraman 101.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Narendra Shah 50.00
Rajni Shah 101.00
Sheetal & Neha Shah 501.00
V.P. Shanmugham 501.00
Madan & Latisha Sharma 101.00
Narayana Shastry 501.00
P. Shunmugavel 101.00
Raj Siddharthan 201.00
Bageshwari & Achla Sinha 101.00
Biswanath & Mitra Sinha 101.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 300.00
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
Srikanth Sridharan 100.00
Govinda & Indira Srikantiah 500.00
Kuppe & Sarala Srinivas 101.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Pranjul Srivastava 51.00
Prem Srivastava 51.00
Joseph W. Steelman 200.00
Rajagopal Subbiah 101.00
Terri Sun 21.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Anthan & Sayini Sunder 25.00
Vyramuthu Suntharalingam 100.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Sures Ramamurti & Shanthi Suresh 101.00
Mira & Jashu C. Thakker 5,001.00
Nalayini Tharmarajah 201.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Marianne Hvidsten Thompson 108.00
Fay Toyama 51.00
Bharat Vala 25.00
Surendranath Valluru 101.00
M. H. Vamadevamurthy 300.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
N.M Varadarajan 101.00
Ash Vasanthan 500.00
Hari Prasad Kunhi Veedu 51.00
Nalini Velayudhan Treinen 108.00
Manish & Archana Verma 101.00
Rajiv Verma 108.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Natarajan Viswanathan 1,201.00
Shoba Devi Vittal 51.00
Raghu Ram Vollala 100.00
Tsajon & Kamalia Von Lixfeld 20.00
Anant Vyas 100.00
Nancy Walder 500.00
Michael Wasylkiw 648.00
Lee Scott Wiberg 216.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 11.11
Kameshwar Kumar Yadavalli 501.00
Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00
Visvamohan Yegnashankaran 51.00
David & Shelah Young 551.00
Ashutosh Zade 21.00
 
Total Building Fund 127,127.88
 
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Ram & Kalpana Batni 25.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Shaila Campbell 50.00
Amey Surendra Gangal 11.00
Sivani Lloyd 108.00
Anonymous 11.00
 
Total Endowment Funds 215.00
 
Special Project tDonations
Valli Ananda 170.00
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 12.05
Valliammah Kandasamy 24.13
Lim Hock Leong 18.00
Gowri Nadason 120.65
Silvarajoo Muniandy 36.76
Balasegaran Veerasamy 12.05
Hemakheshaa Naatha Veerasamy 12.05
 
Total Special Project Donations 405.69
 
Grand Total US$$127,342.88

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