January 2019 Newsletter


December began with our monthly Chitra Puja to Gurudeva on December 2nd. The major festival of the month was Ardra Darshanam, our grand homa and abhishekam to Lord Nataraja held on December 22nd. This coincides with the major festival of the year at Chidambaram Temple in Tamil Nadu, India, when the Nataraja murti is taken from the sanctum, placed on a chariot and paraded around the temple. As our puja is a large undertaking, all the monks participate in the preparations, the event itself and the cleanup afterwards. Especially charming is the offering of water from 108 coconuts that are passed along a line of monastics up to and out of the sanctum. After the abhishekam, the Nataraja murti is almost completely covered with garlands and flowers. When the curtain opens to present the traditional array of oil lamps to the Deity, it is truly a memorable sight. Kadavul Temple was packed with devotees, many of whom commented on how powerful the ceremony was. Our final festival for the month was the celebration of Pancha Ganapati, from December 21 to 25. As happens every year, the last two weeks of December brought many visitors. This is a favorite time for visitors to the Hawaiian islands. General contributions for December totaled $121,107 which is more than our minimum monthly goal of $70,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $1,307. 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
Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami

Founder of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (Gurudeva), 1927–2001

Why do we sleep? The mental body, which we dream in, is within the astral body and functions through the astral brain of that body. Through certain hours of the day during the waking state, the astral body uses the physical body, and the mental body works through the astral-body brain and the brain of the physical body. There is also another body to be considered, and that is the soul body. This body is what we touch into at least once through the sleeping state, and that gives not only a release of the karmas, often karmas that have been concluded, but also a new flush of energy into the astral, mental and physical bodies. So, we touch into the Divine through sleep. We must remember that the astral body doesn’t need sleep; nor would the physical body need as much sleep if the Divine hookup were always perpetuating or flooding through the energy.… We do not usually remember our astral experiences, because the astral brain and the physical brain are of two different rates of vibration. Therefore, when we return to the physical body after being in the astral body during sleep, any knowledge that we have gained on the astral plane begins to seep through into the physical plane during a period of four days afterwards. This knowledge accumulates, and we call it an inner knowing. Ideas seem to come to us from within, but actually we did learn and discuss them previously on the astral plane.

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Sunset over Iraivan: Looking west where the evening sky is on fire.

Kadavul Nataraja

The Eternal Dancer: Kadavul Temple’s six-foot bronze Nataraja Deity (depicted by artist Pieter Weltevrede) which we honored with lavish pujas on annual Maha Ardra day.


Satguru holds satsang in a California home.

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Top to bottom: Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami carries the holy kumbha around the Kadavul Temple kodimaram following the homa on Maha Ardra day; Dr. Karan Singh welcomed the two traveling swamis to his home in New Delhi. He received the Rudraksha mala the monks carried from Kauai for him;

Iraivan Temple Progress
The year-end fund-raising appeal sent out to our supporters in October brought a needed abundance, greater than expected! Our sincere thanks to everyone who donated to the temple project in 2018! In November the 5,000-kg bronze avudaiyar, the base for the crystal Sivalingam, was moved into the inner sanctum of Iraivan Temple. The section of the lotus hand railing that had not been installed, in order to accommodate the movement of the avudaiyar, was assembled by the silpi stone carvers during December. Likewise, the threshold stones at the entrance of the mukha mandapam and the inner sanctum were put into place. The top step of the Panchakshara stairway leading to the inner sanctum was completed and the remaining granite floor stones in front of the stairway were also installed.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Activities
During the month, Satguru met with dozens of devotees and continued his weekly commentary on the lessons of Path to Siva, a Catechism for Hindu Youth. At mid-month, he ceremoniously raised a new coral pink flag on the monastery flag pole to mark the beginning of Moksha Ritau—described by Gurudeva as a time of appreciation, of gratitude for all that life has given, and of honoring elders and those in the sannyasa stage of life. This is an excellent time for philosophical discussions. Satguru inaugurated our revised online Master Course Supervised Study, after working tirelessly for weeks to revitalize this core program for students. The basic course—designed to fit into the spiritual life of today’s busy seekers—requires only ten minutes a day. Supplemental videos, audios and apps are recommended for additional learning during one’s leisure time or while commuting. gurudeva.org/course

Publications and Other Activities
In December, we observed the annual Maha Ardra abhishekam of Lord Nataraja in our Kadavul Temple. The monks also observed Pancha Ganapati from December 21 through 25. This modern Hindu festivity for the Five-Faced (Pancha means “five”) Maha Ganapati was created by Gurudeva to bring joy into the lives of Hindu families while neighbors of other religious traditions are celebrating their holy days. Look up Pancha Ganapati on Wikipedia if this is new to you! At mid-month, the January-February-March 2019 (40th anniversary) issue of Hinduism Today magazine was placed online. In this issue’s Publisher’s Desk editorial, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami addresses how to separate your awareness from what you are aware of and enjoy the part of your mind that is always peaceful and all-pervasive. At mid-month, Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami and Arumuganathaswami, editors of Hinduism Today, flew to New Delhi for five days to attend India’s first Soft Power Conference, sponsored by the prestigious India Foundation. Soft power, in this context, refers to India’s cultural strengths and gifts to the world, such as ayurveda, yoga, art, cuisine, Bollywood, philosophy, tourism, music, dance and more. Paramacharya gave a 14-minute presentation at the gathering, which you can see here: . Between events, our swamis were approached by dozens of well-wishers and, importantly, young journalists we hope to engage for the magazine. They are in their 20s and 30s, eager and competent—basically, our future writers in India.


The Namasivaya steps, exact replicas of thousand-year-old designs from Chola temples we visited in India, were completed this month; .


Visitor learning: New signage was designed and printed for the Banyan Mandapam, the gathering place where visitors learn about the history and philosophy of the monastery and Iraivan Temple. They are 4 feet by 8 feet, mounted on moveable frames.

Last Two Pillar Panels Being Carved

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Visitors to Iraivan often asked about the two blank panels on the entry pillars, immediately after the yallis, the two mythical creature made up of five different animals. Many assumed they were intended for an inscription of the dedication date, along with a statement as to who founded the temple. After all, a thousand years from now, such records, literally carved in stone, might be all that is known about the temple. The above historical inscriptions are planned for the bronze panels on the perimeter wall. The explanation for the uncompleted panels was a good deal more pragmatic. They were left unfinished because it was uncertain how the temple handrails would connect to the pillars. With the entryway now finished, that issue was resolved and the panels were free to be carved.

Two silpis started on this in mid December, and have moved along rapidly. Designs drawn by Selvanathan Sthapati were printed out and pasted in place on the polished surfaces. The silpis then chiseled into the pillar to create the bas relief forms. On the left in this photo is a pair of hands held reverentially in namaskar before the Sivalingam, and on the right the same hands offer flowers. The two carvings (both depict the crystal Sivalingam installed in the inner sanctum). These images beautifully capture the spirit of temple worship and invite pilgrims to approach.

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. 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!

Recent Talks:

How Do We Visit the Temple?
What Is the Purpose of the Temple?
How Do We Practice Karma Yoga?
What Is the Value of Spiritual Friends?
How Do We Get Along with Others?

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Hindu Heritage Endowment

Estate Planning:
HHE Funds Are Attuned to Donors Interest, but There’s More...

The surging popularity of donor-advised funds, a charitable tool virtually non-existent 30 years ago, has recently caught the attention of the for-profit world. In the meantime, the Hindu Heritage Endowment (HHE) has been quietly offering a similar service since 1994.

These specialized funds provide donors with the tax benefits of a public charity while allowing them to decide which charities they wish to benefit and when. Donor-advised funds have some of the features of a private foundation, but without the high management costs, paperwork, less favorable tax treatment and the multi-million-dollar contributions private foundations often require. For as little as $5,000, a donor can quickly establish his or her fund under the tax umbrella of a public charity. But which public charity?

To the dismay of community foundations that had offered donor-advised funds for years, Fidelity, Vanguard, Schwab and other big investment firms have set up charitable entities that give the same tax benefits offered at community foundations: an immediate income-tax deduction, bypass of capital gains tax on contributions of appreciated stock and estate tax avoidance.

A December 2007 article in the Business Section of the San Francisco Chronicle gave major space to donor-advised funds, pointing out their convenience, flexibility and popularity. The article noted that Fidelity Investments alone now has $4.7 billion in donor-advised funds under its management. It is estimated that more than 100,000 donor-advised funds exist in the United States, with a total value of $17.5 billion.

The breathless, end-of-year donor in search of a charitable deduction, but uncertain of whom to benefit, can reap the tax advantages quickly, and then calmly decide over time what charities should receive the income or principal from the fund. Some donors also like having a permanent fund in the family as a tool for passing the philanthropic torch to their children.

Community foundations argue that large investment firms, lacking knowledge of the local community, cannot assist donors to find charities attuned to their interests. The investment firms claim their clients are self-starters who don’t need such guidance and want to research charities on their own.

HHE believes it has found a niche that neither investment firms nor community foundations can fill. “Many of the donors want their contributions to help causes in India, Sri Lanka or other places overseas,” HHE administrator Shanmuganatha­swami explains. “The HHE staff knows how to make sure these contributions to Hindu causes will be fully tax-deductible. HHE donors simply name the cause they want to support when they create their fund, rather than give annual instructions.”

Gurudeva established the Hindu Heritage Endowment because he felt all Hindu causes should have the benefits of a steady income from a well-managed endowment. The monks have retained Halbert, Hargrove (HH) Investment Council to manage the endowment’s investments. HHE encourages Hindu temples and other charities to take advantage of HH’s investment expertise. Income from several HHE endowments now largely supports the Kauai monastery.

At formal quarterly meetings the monks review the investment performance of HHE funds with the concentrated attention they bring to meditation. “We claim no professional investment expertise, but we understand numbers and take our oversight responsibilities very seriously,” Shanmuganathaswami explains.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.


❏ One pillar section: $15,000

❏ One panel section: $30,000

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Building Fund Donations


Thanks to Our December Temple Builders in 19 Different Countries

For the four months of September to December, our minimum monthly goal was $280,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $339,113.70.

Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Ganan & Isabel Nagaratnam 350.00
Luckshmi & Logan Siva Nirmalananda 35.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 100.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.83
Tatjana Melenaja 100.00
Anonymous 46.91
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Eric Elbers 100.00
Fenulla Jiwani & Rahim Hirji 108.00
Jatin & Priya Kumar 12.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00
Tilak Mehan 201.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Santosh & Priyaa Prasad 35.92
Ashish & Kamni Rao 25.00
Vijaya & Thiru Satkunendran 1,033.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 253.59
Saravanamuthu Somasundram 50.00
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Meena Thavaratnam 37.50
Sarojini Theiventhiran 75.00
Anonymous 25.00
Ratnam Ratnakumar 23.00
Valli Adaikappan 21.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Mahadevan Gengadaram 50.00
Konstantin Usacovs 50.00
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
Anonymous 234.37
Ramu Alageswari 24.85
Harshini Anpalagar 24.40
Appulanaidu 24.85
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 70.70
Kalai Bala 46.10
P. Barathi Balasegaran 11.90
Balamurali Balasupramaniam 11.90
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 11.90
Mekaladeva Batumallah 11.90
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 23.80
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 23.55
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 23.80
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 11.90
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 0.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 11.50
Kathiravan Darmalingam 11.90
Sasikumar Darmalingam 11.90
Sai Sheeny, Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 58.90
Omaya Devasagayam 36.17
Kavin Kirav, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 71.50
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.77
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 11.90
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani  Family 11.90
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 7.00
In memory of Mr. Jeyapalan 2,500.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai Family 23.80
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 35.32
C. Kavitha 23.80
Krishnamah 24.85
Kamalasegaran Kumarasamy 10.00
Vegialetcimi Kuppusamy 11.90
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 11.77
Malaysia Mission 48.79
Santha Devi Muniandy 237.00
Logadasan Murugesu 11.90
Puvana Murugesu 11.77
Chandrasekari Nadason 24.40
Gowri Nadason 47.95
Kamalaharan Nadason 47.95
Kumutha Nadason 24.40
Ramalah Nadason 12.20
Ponnamah Nadason & Family 12.20
Chandran Nagalingam 300.00
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 23.55
Govendan Nagappan 240.00
Achi & Suriakala Naidu 33.13
M. Suranthiran Naidu 35.35
Nalakini Niranjana 23.55
Pachiammah 12.00
Paparaw 24.85
A. Paranthaman 4.60
Paruwathy 24.85
Veeramah Perumal Pillai 36.00
S. & Nirmala Raja 24.85
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 11.50
Rajini 24.85
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 11.77
Chandran Ramamuthy 24.40
Supramaniam Ramoo & in Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 23.55
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 14.12
Sanjana Saravan 11.77
Lachmi Savoo 11.77
Mohana Sundari & Siva Sekaram 24.40
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 23.80
Indrani Shanmugasundram 11.50
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 23.55
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 11.77
Sinnamah 24.85
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 10.00
Dhasan Sivananda 73.19
Ramesh Sivanathan 11.94
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 23.55
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 23.55
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.77
P. Subramaniam 24.40
S. & Santhi Subramaniam 24.85
S. Sugumaran & Sarasammah 49.70
Ambalawan a/l Suppiah 108.00
Vasanta Tanggavelu 35.70
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 11.77
Sivamalar Vasanthan 117.11
Saroja Vasudevan 11.90
S. Veerasamy 33.13
Nalliah Vellasamy 100.00
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 23.55
Anonymous 56.84
Soondiren Arnasalon 28.30
Soundarajen Arnasalon 5.66
Prem Audit 2.83
Jegadessa Chenganna 28.30
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 5.66
Rani Gangadeen 1.42
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.08
Rohit Jogessur 2.83
Darcinee Jugessur 1.42
Meeravadee Koothan 5.66
Mooneenagen Koothan 11.32
Poospawadee Koothan 5.66
Sooreshen Koothan 14.15
Amravadee Kownden 50.95
Vel Mahalingum 11.32
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.83
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.83
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 2.83
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.83
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.83
Poomaly Mootoosamy 2.83
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.83
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.08
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 7.08
Vailamah Pareatumbee 7.08
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.42
Ashok Reetoo 2.83
Dayalen Renghen 4.25
Ezilveylen Renghen 8.49
Jagadissen Renghen 8.49
Madhevi Renghen 8.49
Siven Renghen 8.49
Varaden Renghen 8.49
Vega Renghen 4.25
Kannen Valaydon 84.91
Saroja Valayten 2.83
Toshadeva Valayten 1.42
Ulasa Valayten 1.42
Siven Veerasamy 8.49
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
Dinanatha Borzunov 100.00
Timur Izmaylov 10.00
Anonymous 100.00
Aaru Padai Veedu Pilgrimage 501.00
Singapore Mission 2,372.00
S.G. Nathan Narasa 24.85
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Padmini Pareatumbee 20.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 36.50
Kamala Devi Vaiyapuri 100.00
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
Anil Kumar 54.00
Cain 64.00
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 23.55
V. Kuhananthan 51.00
Georgiana Lukshmi Dorothy Barnes & Theeba Ragunathan 100.00
Geetha Rajagobalan 130.00
Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
Shankara Skandanatha 36.00
KEP Food Store 100.00
YourCause 252.00
Golden Gate Mission 30.00
Wailua Mission 15,651.50
Anonymous 1,827.82
Lakshman M. Agadi 500.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Satej Ankolekar 251.00
Shyam Appalla 40.00
Sateesh Apte 101.00
Palani K. Aravazhi 105.00
Pravin & Smita Avula 101.00
Keith Bachmann 108.00
Sidhartha Bakaya 101.00
Priya Harshad Bakshi 1,008.00
Ganesan & Raji Balaganapathy 500.00
Kumarasingham & Subodhini Balasingham 101.00
Krishna Balasubramanian 101.00
Muralidhar & Vidya Bethi - Sree Foundation 1,000.00
Srinivas Bhamidipaty 11.00
Gauri K. Bhardwaj 250.00
Rakesh & Pritibha Bhardwaj 251.00
K.K. Biswas 501.00
Anca Botez 20.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
G. Chadha 21.00
Naresh Chadha 25.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 80.00
Uma & Kumar Chandrasekaran 251.00
K. R. Channarasappa 51.00
Venkatesh Chathŋnur 30.00
Bharat & Sunita Chaudhary 100.00
Neelam Chaudhry 51.00
N. Chawla 101.00
Naren Chelian 51.00
Venkata Krishna Teja Chepuri 50.00
Rao & Maheshwari Chinnam 101.00
Roger Clifton 750.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 54.00
Santosh Das 101.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Banu Devi & Chellappa Deva 50.00
Nripendra C. Devanath 200.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Anjali Monga  Dhar 1,008.00
Ankita Dhar 21.00
Ray Dickinson 108.00
Sujaya Dixit 101.00
Sandeep, Nidhi, Adhya & Arush Duggal 101.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
Fidelity Brokerage Services 2,500.00
Usha & N. Ganapathi 51.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Rajendra Giri 20.00
Venkatesh Gopalakrishnan & Savitha Subramanian 301.00
Umesh & Panna Goswami 100.00
Deepak Goyal 101.00
Kamala & Toshadeva Guhan 36.00
Laxmi & Urmila Gupta 500.00
Kumar Gutta 1,008.00
Adiyan Haran 2,500.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
Vanita & Gorli Harish 101.00
Rick Harter 108.00
James L. Haynes 50.00
Isa & Raj Hooli 108.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 20.00
Malini Iyengar 108.00
Ramnath Iyer 251.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
Konanur G. Janardan 100.00
Ravi Jarecha 101.00
Vasabamballa & A.R. Jayaram 101.00
Seetha & K. Jayaraman 151.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Kiran Kamat 251.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Meera & V. Kannan 1,008.00
Shanthi Kannappan 1,000.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 90.00
M.S. Karuppiah 101.00
Rama & Lakshmi Katari 51.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Ankineedu Kavuru 501.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Priti & Rajiv Khoshoo 1,001.00
Aiva Kolli 22.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 108.00
Jayashree R. Kori 50.00
Bharti Koul 31.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Steve Krejcik 100.00
Sangeeta & Jyoti Krishna 200.00
Shrawan Krishna 51.00
Kalpana & Muralikumar Krishnamurthi 108.00
Manickam & Thaiya Krishnamurthy 20.00
Vic & Vasantha Krishnamurthy 30.00
G.V. & Bhuvana Krishnan 1,001.00
Marakatha Krishnan 51.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
V. & Geetha Krishnaswami 100.00
Ram Kulkarni 100.00
Rajeshwar & Anu Kumar 251.00
Viswanath & Radhika Kumar 400.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Thejasvi Madhudi 251.00
Kishin & Varsha Mahbubani 151.00
Kiran & Gauravi Majmundar 51.00
Yash & Anjali Malge 101.00
Chandra S. Malladi 25.00
Kiran Mantha 100.00
Lokesh Marigowda 20.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Bramh D. Mishra 100.00
Chandra & Indu Mundra 201.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Sriram & Revathi Naganathan 101.00
Varsha Nagarsenker 1,000.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Trey Ram, Ross Jay & Giju R. Nair 10,001.00
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 10,000.00
Ashok & Pushpa Nalamwar 101.00
Ravindra Nana 108.00
S. Poornima & Ramkumar Natarajan 101.00
Thillai Raj & Santhi Natarajan 200.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Ramchandra & Sheela Nayak 101.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Neelam Oberoi 21.00
Sandi OShaughnessy 108.00
Gurudas Pai 202.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Alagiri Palaniswamy 101.00
Sriram Panchagnula 30.00
Cassan Pancham 1,008.00
Raghavan & Bhargavi Pandalai 501.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 20.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Samkhit Pata 50.00
Himanshu & Hiteshri Patel 151.00
Jagadish & Vasu Patel 101.00
Nishith J. Patel 200.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Salik & Sanjia Pathak 51.00
Priyavratha Chandrasekaran & Venkat Pichairaman 101.00
Indrathan Pillay 50.00
Shrikumar Poddar India Foundation 1,000.00
Janniah & Shanti Prasad 108.00
Rao Prathipati 501.00
Pranavakumar Punniamoorthy 1,008.00
Suresh Puthigai 100.00
Divya Chauhan & Nirmal Raajan 501.00
Mohini Raisinghani 250.00
Ganesh & Renu Rajagopal 225.00
Sumanth & Anuradha Rajagopal 50.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Latha Krish & Krish Ram 108.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Siddarth & Tulasi Ramachandran 2,500.00
Boopathy Ramakrishnan 100.00
Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 516.00
Krishna & Manjeri Raman 101.00
K.B. Ramanathan 25.00
Raja & Geetha Ramani 1,000.00
Srikrishna Ramani 501.00
Narayanan & Latha Ramesh 2,500.00
D. Ramkissoon 75.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Srikanth Ranganathan 501.00
Aroor Rao 100.00
Geeta Rao 15.00
Rama Pemmaraju  Rao 108.00
Ajay Ravi 111.00
In Memory of Judith Ruffra 1,008.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 130.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Ramadevi Swaminath & Anand Sampath 1,001.00
V.R. & Indira Sanda 51.00
Shashikant Sane 100.00
In memory of Manonmani Sangarapillai 200.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 20.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Shanthça & Srinivasan Sarangapani 100.00
Pathmini Saravanapavan Family 1,000.00
J. S. M. & Radha Sarma 200.00
Ramachandran & Vijayalakshmi Sastry 108.00
Dandapani, Tatiana and Meenakshi Satgunasingam 5,001.00
Silver Vel Satsang 30.00
Uma Satyendra 51.00
Devika Rani Sawhney 200.00
Payal Sehgal 51.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Jayaram Sethuraman 51.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Ajit Shah 200.00
Prasanna M. Shah 251.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Autar Singh 101.00
Biswanath & Mitra Sinha 101.00
Thiru & Nalajini Siva 50.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 300.00
Jai Sivakumara 200.00
Kumaraswamy Sivakumaran 250.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Lakshana Chetana Sivananda 51.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 100.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Chandrasekhar Srinivasan 303.00
Lakshmi Srinivasan 251.00
Makuteswara Srinivasan 101.00
Natarajan Srinivasan 101.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Priyanka Pradeep & Manu Srinivasan 101.00
Vijaya & S. Srinivasan 1,033.00
Joseph W. Steelman 100.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Surendra Sukhtankar 1,000.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Saravanan Sundaram 51.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Vyramuthu Suntharalingam 100.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Karthik Suresh 108.00
Shanthi Suresh 101.00
Vinod Suresh 201.00
Vijay Syal 51.00
Satyanagu Tatineni 50.00
Robert Teichman 501.00
P.S. & Ratna Thakur 50.00
Rajani Tirupathi 108.00
Rajagopala Rao Tripuraneni 116.00
Bhamar & Kanta Trivedi 51.00
Vasudevan & Saraswathy Vaidyanathan 501.00
Bharat Vala 51.00
Debra Van De Taeye 600.00
Rama Vangala 116.00
Hina Vankawala 101.00
Avantika Vardhan 1,008.00
V.S. Venkataraman 108.00
Rajiv Verma 108.00
Sunil Vettukalppurathu 101.00
Natarajan Viswanathan 1,201.00
Shoba Devi Vittal 51.00
Anant Vyas 100.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Richard Bosworth & Kerri Watts 101.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 11.11
Visvamohan Yegnashankaran 51.00
Shelah Young 51.00
Annette Zastrow 5.00
Ying Zuo 501.00
Total Building Fund 117,482.71
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 11.00
Amey Surendra Gangal 11.00
Srinivas Kota 3,000.00
Sasidharan Nair 51.00
Kannappan Sekkappan 500.00
Muthu & Nandini Senthilkumar 51.00
Total Endowment Funds 3,624.00
Special Project Donations
Anonymous 1,008.00
Valli Ananda 170.00
Valliamah Kandasamy 11.77
Gowri Nadason 117.78
Total Special Project Donations 1,307.55
Grand Total $122,414.26

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