January 2020 Newsletter

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The first Aadheenam festival in December was the monthly Ardra Abhishekam to Lord Nataraja held on the 13th. The following day I gave a webinar presenting selections from two Publisher’s Desk editorials—the recent “A Hindu View of Mindfulness” and the older “Letting Go of Past and Future.” The five categories of thought and the tools used to quiet thoughts of that category were viewed. The core message was that the better we are at using these tools to quiet our thoughts, the easier it is to be mindful of what we are doing in the present moment. We celebrated the beginning of Moksha Ritau on the 20th with a 6am Chitra Puja to Gurudeva followed by a parade and raising of the ritau flag. Each ritau relates to one of Gurudeva’s Master Course Trilogy. Moksha ritau, of course, relates to  Merging with Siva. The ritau theme is that we are concerned with what is occurring in our mind and in making it more peaceful, content and joyous. For example, if some challenges we faced during the day upset us, do we stay upset for a few days, or do we quickly gain control of our emotions? To observe the annual Pancha Ganapati Festival, a temporary shrine was established in Kadavul Temple in front of Ganesha’s sanctum and a daily arati was performed on the five days of December 21 to 25. As happens every year, the last seven to ten days of December have extra visitors as this is a favorite time for visitors to Hawaii. General contributions for December totaled $114,939, far more than our minimum monthly goal of $70,000.  Special project contributions totaled an additional $ 1,131. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Om Namasivaya,

   — Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.


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Gurudeva's Wisdom
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Founder of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, 1927–2001.



There comes a time when you have to buckle down and do the right thing, because we are all faced with growing old. Growing old can be decay or it can be full, joyous and beautiful. Think about that. Where are you headed? Are you headed for decay and misery, to drop back into the animal mind and complain about how little the five senses have to offer when you get old? Are you headed for complaints, suffering over old memories that pop up through the subconscious mind that you no longer have the will to even try to penetrate and understand but still have to live with? Or are you going to become full and beautiful by adjusting your life right now so that you will have an alive, alert mind to the end? The choice is yours. You must start now.

Aging is inevitable. The years go by. They go by so quickly, we hardly notice them. We can go on in our old habit patterns, becoming stronger and stronger in the negative ones; and the positive ones eventually will turn to negative ones, too. That’s a certainty of evolution we don’t want to look forward to. But there is another way. Become a spiritual being. That is your goal, your liberation, for as the years go by you can live in heaven, or you can live in your own self-created hell, and you don’t want to do that. Think about it and create a heaven right now by living with Siva.

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Iraivan on a sunny day:: A up-to-date view of Iraivan Temple, with lush vegetation and the perimeter wall fully installed...


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Namasivaya: A close view of the marvelously crafted silver trisula, Siva’s trident, that stands in Kadavul Temple.



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(top to bottom) Sannyasin Yoginathaswami holds the camphor light high during the Krittika Dipam observations; the five-faced murti of Lord Ganesha presides in Kadavul Temple during Pancha Ganapati; Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami leads a parade out to change the flag to begin a new season of the year.

Iraivan Temple Progress
The silpis have finished the detail carving on the yalli stones which will frame the front steps of the temple. This project lasted about 5 months. Three of the silpis are now working on refining the detail carvings on the 64 pieces of stone that comprise the front steps. Three silpis are now working to detail the four giant jalakam (“window”) panels on either side of the temple entrance. Umut Yegul and his team from Inov8 Construction spent the last week of December building a sample of the lava rock wall which will frame the four-foot-high concrete foundation that Iraivan Temple sits upon. In December we installed a wood and aluminum gazebo on the west side of the temple, where pilgrims can sit and enjoy darshan of the temple. Our hired workers have been working to rebuild the nursery which houses young plants destined to become part of the landscaping. The old nursery was destroyed by falling trees during a major windstorm in March last year.

Special Activities in December
In December the monks observed Sadhu Paksha, a fortnight when the morning group meditation is suspended and the monks are free to pursue an individual program of meditation in a secluded spot. The end of Sadhu Paksha marked the beginning of Moksha Ritau. It is a time of appreciation, of gratitude for all that life has given, and a time of honoring elders. On a mundane level it is a time of clearing attics, basements, garages and desks, of streamlining life on the physical plane. It’s a time of cleaning the subconscious mind of regrets and unneeded emotional clutter through the practice of journaling and burning what has been written. On Krittika Dipam the monks decorated Kadavul Temple with many small dipas and then lit a large camphor lamp in front of the kodimaram. This is a time when God Siva is celebrated as an infinite pillar of light. In many places, most notably atop Arunachala hill in Tamil Nadu, a bonfire is lit to represent the divine light of Parashakti. At the end of December, we celebrated Pancha Ganapati, a year-end festival of gift-giving founded by Gurudeva especially for Hindu children growing up outside of India. We are pleased to see how the celebration of this holiday has become so popular as evidenced on social media.

Publications and Other Activities
A completely new edition of Loving Ganesha: Hinduism’s Endearing Elephant-Faced Deity has been completed and is now available on our website in PDF, ePub and Kindle. The printed version will be available soon. Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami will be releasing the book in Kuala Lumpur during his February visit. The publications team completed a virtual tour web app (a project begun early last year) of the property, offering photos, videos and fascinating details about the many locations throughout the Aadheenam’s 70 acres. During December, the Siddhidata Kulam finished the structural work on the new greenhouse.


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A window made of rock?
There are four large stone windows at the entry of Iraivan Temple, see-through monolithic panels that serve to strengthen the structure. The silpis have been adding ornamental details to these; (below) the 4-foot-high lava rock plinth is taking shape, making a wonderful contrast between the rough, nearly black volcanic stones and the highly crafted, nearly white granite of the perimeter wall.


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Cosmic Cycles of Time on Iraivan Pillars


Iraivan’s pillar 19 depicts the Earth’s four great ages according to the Hindu calendar. They are part of the cosmic cycle, the infinitely recurring periods of the universe, comprising its creation, preservation and dissolution. These cycles are measured in periods of progressive ages, called yugas, with the Satya Yuga being the longest and the Kali Yuga the shortest. These ages are often compared to the cycles of the day: Satya Yuga being morning until noon, the period of greatest light or enlightenment; Treta Yuga afternoon; Dvapara evening; and Kali the darkest part of the night. It is said that dharma stands firmly on four legs in the Satya Yuga, three in the Treta, two in the Dvapara and unsteadily on just one in the Kali.

A cycle of four yugas equals one mahayuga. Theories vary, but by traditional astronomical calculations, a mahayuga equals 4,320,000 solar years (or 12,000 “divine years,” one divine year being 360 solar years)—with the Satya Yuga lasting 1,728,000 years, Treta Yuga 1,296,000 years, Dvapara Yuga 864,000 years, and Kali Yuga 432,000 years. By another reckoning, one mahayuga equals approximately two million solar years.

According to current, traditional dating, mankind is now experiencing the Kali Yuga, which began at midnight on February 18, 3102 bce (year one on the Hindu calendar), and will end in approximately 427,000 years. In Gurudeva’s Lemurian Scrolls, an inner-plane manuscript he read with his inner vision, a different time frame is given. It states that the present Kali Yuga began when man first killed man. We are now in a period of transition when this killing will eventually stop and at that point the next Satyuga will fully commence. Gurudeva’s description of the 20th century, as he said in Merging with Siva, was  “that of the dawning New Age as the Kali Yuga’s darkness wanes into the faint light of the dawn of the Sat Yuga.”

A dissolution called laya occurs at the end of each mahayuga, when the physical world is destroyed by flood and fire. Each destructive period is followed by the succession of creation (srishti), evolution or preservation (sthiti) and again dissolution (laya).

In the traditional calculation, 1 mahayuga = 4,320,000 years (four yugas); 71 mahayugas = 1 manvantara; 14 manvantaras = 1 kal­pa, or day of Brahma; 2 kalpas = 1 ahoratra, or day and night of Brahma; 360 ahoratras = 1 year of Brahma; 100 Brahma years = 309,173,760,000,000 years, one “lifetime” of Brahma, or the universe.

At the end of every day of Brahma, a greater dissolution, called pralaya, occurs when both the physical and subtle worlds are absorbed into the causal world, where souls rest until the next kalpa begins. This state of withdrawal or “night of Brahma,” continues for the length of an entire kalpa, until creation again issues forth. After 36,000 of these dissolutions and creations there is a total, universal annihilation, mahapralaya, when all three worlds, all time, form and space, are withdrawn into God Siva. After a period of total withdrawal, a new universe or lifespan of Brahma begins. This entire cycle repeats infinitely. This view of cosmic time is recorded in the Puranas and Dharma Shastras.

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The granite bas reliefs of pillar 19 are on the top row and the corresponding artwork by A. Manivelu are on the bottom row.


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1) This full Earth represents the Satyuga or “Age of Truth.” It is the first in the repetitive cycle of yugas, lasting 1,728,000 years, representing the brightest time, when the full light of the Central Sun permeates Earth. 2) This crescent earth represents the Treta Yuga, the second in the repetitive cycle of yugas, lasting 1,296,000 years. It is a time when righteousness decreases by one-fourth and men seek reward for their rites and gifts. 3) This thinner crescent Earth represents the Dwapara Yuga, the third in the repetitive cycle of yugas, lasting 864,000 years. It is a time of further diminishing spirituality. 4) ”Dark Age.” The Kali Yuga, shown here as the thin crescent of the Earth, lasts 432,000 years. It is the fourth age in the repetitive cycle of four phases of time the universe passes through. It is comparable to the darkest part of the night. The forces of ignorance are in full power and many of the subtle faculties of the soul are obscured.


Bodhinatha's Newest Teachings Online


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Satguru Bodhinatha is now turning his 15-minute Keynote presentations into movies which can be used for our personal benefit or shared at a satsang of friends. See them here.

Thanks to a vibrant team of transcribers we can hear Bodhinatha's recent talks and read the transcriptions. Click here for all of Bodhinatha's talks.

The weekly talks are also live streamed and then save on YouTube. Go to the Kauai Aadheenam channel and scroll down to recent talks.

Bodhinatha's weekly talks can be heard on our website. Go to Talks Index Recent talks can be also be download on your smart phone via the SivaSiva.app. Go the Listen module and tap of the "Recent Additions".

Recent Talks:

Ahimsa, All Life is God.
Ida Pingala; Daily Realization.
The Nada Nadi Shakti, Resolve Mistakes
Intuition Requires Careful Handling of the Intellect
Involution, Nirvikalpa Samadhi, Shum Technique
Remold in Subscious Mind to Gain Access to Intuition
Defining the Subsuperconscious Mind

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Hindu Heritage Endowment, Estate Planning

Back to Basics:
Remembering Why We Help Others

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Like many people, you’re probably inundated with requests to support a variety of organizations, from your neighbor’s school fundraiser to campaigns at organizations like Hindu Heritage Endowment. It might be time to reflect on what really inspires you to give back. Renew your giving spirit with these quick ideas.

Step 1: Determine your values.

Ask yourself: What principles guide my life?

Step 2: Concentrate your efforts.

From your list of values, determine a few organizations or causes of greatest importance to you.

Step 3: Make a personal plan.

Decide how much time and money you can devote to the organizations closest to your heart. Even a few hours or a few dollars can make a meaningful impact.

Step 4: Do your research.

Be as prudent when offering your volunteer time and money as you would with any other investment. Make a site visit, review the organization’s financial statements, attend a board meeting—do whatever it takes for you to feel comfortable with the charities in which you plan to invest.

If you are considering naming Hindu Heritage Endowment in your will as you make or update your estate plan, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used as you intended. Strengthen your family’s future and continue your support of Hindu Heritage Endowment by downloading the toolkit pdf file at www.hheonline.org/tool-kit.shtml. Learn more about estate planning and planned giving at www.hheonline.org.

For information on establishing a fund at Hindu Heritage Endowment, contact Shanmuganathaswami at 808-822-3012, ext. 6, or e-mail hhe@hindu.org.


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Daily Worship

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Help Finish Iraivan!

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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

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Thanks to Our December Temple Builders in 19 Countries

For the four months of September to December our minimum goal was $280,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of 360,415.90.

And Thanks to All for Donations to Digital Dharma!
Also, during the final two months of the year, the monastery conducts a fundraising drive to finance our websites and digital initiatives for the upcoming year. Because of your generosity, the goal of this Digital Dharma Drive was met and exceeded. Thank you all very much for making sure that our websites continue to be free of advertising and the contents free of charge. Donations for the Iraivan Temple building project were also abundant!


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AUSTRALIA  
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Mahesh Kulkarni 101.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Nages & Rajes & Nagaratnam Famiies 500.00
Luckshmi & Logan Siva Nirmalananda 35.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 100.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.66
   
CANADA  
Anonymous 48.00
Rajesh K. Bali 364.25
Bill Brown 50.00
Parduman Chadha 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Frederik Jan Elbers 100.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Nav & Shalini Maharaj 116.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Vanesh Naidu 18.00
Jayanthi Nikhilanandhan 2,000.00
Boinan & Savitri Persaud 100.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Somas & Yoges Rajamohan 501.00
Vijaya & Thiru Satkunendran 133.00
Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Saravanamuthu Somasundram 50.00
Meena Thavaratnam 75.00
Kohila Vivegananthan 51.00
   
FIJI ISLANDS  
Anonymous 25.00
   
FRANCE  
Anonymous 300.00
Tilagame Adinarayane 25.00
   
GERMANY  
Tharsika Chelvarajah Vasanthan 20.00
   
INDIA  
Murali Krishnan 251.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sankula Prasad 5.00
Jiva & Kanmani Rajasankara 30.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
   
INDONESIA  
Mahadevan Gengadaram 75.00
Sukhdev Raj Sharma 101.00
   
IRELAND  
Konstantin Usacovs 50.00
   
JAPAN  
Chiharu Hayakawa 101.00
   
MALAYSIA  
Anonymous 269.26
Malaysia Mission 51.00
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 354.50
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 118.20
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 23.80
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 11.90
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 11.66
Sasikumar Darmalingam 11.90
Chandran Ramamurthy, Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Sai Sheeny & Kalpana Devasagayam 70.90
Omaya Devasagayam 11.81
Kavin Kirav, Sheiyaa, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 47.32
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.81
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 11.90
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 11.90
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 6.95
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 23.80
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
S. Kandasamy 241.80
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 11.81
Nameegri Marimuthu 23.62
Deeveesh, Likel Batmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 11.81
Logadasan Murugesu 11.90
Puvana Murugesu 11.81
Gowri Nadason 23.72
Kamalaharan Nadason 23.62
Ponnamah Nadason & Family 11.81
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 23.62
M. Suranthiran Naidu 42.55
Nalakini Niranjana 23.62
A. Paranthaman 4.60
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 11.65
Jayanayagi Rajaratnam 72.54
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 11.81
Supramaniam Ramoo & in memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 23.62
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 11.81
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 13.00
The late Balasupramaniam Samy 11.90
Sanjana Saravan 11.81
Lachmi Savoo 11.81
Mohanasundari Selvaraj 12.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 23.80
Indrani Shanmugasundram 11.65
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 23.62
Saraswathy & Ramesh Sivanathan 12.15
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 23.62
Girish Skanda 23.80
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 23.62
Devi & Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.81
Vasanta Tanggavelu 35.70
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 11.81
Saroja Vasudevan 11.90
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 23.62
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 118.20
   
MAURITIUS  
Anonymous 1,931.49
Soondiren Arnasalon 13.32
Soundarajen Arnasalon 5.33
Jegadessa Chenganna 13.32
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.66
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 2.88
Amrit Singh Jaypal 6.66
Rohit Jogessur 2.66
Darcinee Jugessur 1.33
Meeravadee Koothan 2.66
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.33
Poospawadee Koothan 2.66
Sooreshen Koothan 13.32
Amravadee Kownden 50.61
Vel Mahalingum 13.32
Kulagan Moonesawmy 3.99
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.66
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 2.66
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.66
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.33
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 4.00
Karoumee Pareatumbee 6.66
Dayalen Renghen 4.00
Ezilveylen Renghen 7.99
Jagadissen Renghen 7.99
Madhevi Renghen 7.99
Siven Renghen 7.99
Varaden Renghen 7.99
Vega Renghen 4.00
Kannen Valaydon 26.64
Saroja Valayten 2.66
Toshadeva Valayten 1.33
Ulasa Valayten 1.33
   
NETHERLANDS  
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
   
NORWAY  
Anil Ananda Badhwar 60.00
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
   
RUSSIA  
Dinanatha Borzunov 208.00
   
SINGAPORE  
Anonymous 174.01
Vasaant Krishnan 15.00
Singapore Mission 90.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 30.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 74.01
Kamala Devi Vaiyapuri 50.00
   
SINT MAARTEN  
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
   
UAE  
Anil Kumar 54.00
   
UNITED KINGDOM  
Punitha Ganeshwaran 30.00
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 23.62
Georgiana Lukshmi Barnes & Theeba Ragunathan 100.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 75.00
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
   
USA  
Anonymous 5,264.91
Benevity 191.50
Golden Gate Mission 10.00
Wailua Mission 17,884.00
Abhijit Adhye 50.00
Lakshman M. Agadi 500.00
Manju & R.R. Akkinepalli 100.00
Kanda Alahan 101.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Ajit Aluri 251.00
Sayali Amarapurkar 40.00
Shashikant & V.S. Ambegaokar 1,001.00
G. Arjavalingam 1,001.00
Chandran & Sivasangari Arulanandan 1,008.00
Ajay & Malini Asher 101.00
Lee M.W. Astin 108.00
Keith Bachmann 108.00
Bryan Bailey 5.00
Ambika Balakrishnan 101.00
Sundari Balaraman 101.00
Arunkumar Balasubramaniam 101.00
Vandana Balasubramanian 21.00
Muralidhar & Vidya Bethi 1,000.00
Ajay Bhargava 101.00
Rekha H. Bhatt 100.00
Indrajit Bhattacharya 100.00
K.K. Biswas 501.00
Narayana & Vijaya Bulusu 1,001.00
G. Chadha 21.00
Sapna& Naresh Chadha 25.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Sudhakar & Annapurna Chakrala 51.00
Durgam & Subha Chakrapani 1,080.00
Kedarnath Challakere 251.00
Kugalur S. Chandrasekaran 601.00
Uma & Kumar Chandrasekaran 251.00
Venkatasubramanian Chanjeevaram 200.00
Aparna Chattoraj 51.00
Naren Chelian 51.00
Venkatasubba & Ushadevi Chenna 250.00
Sharath Chigurupati 123.00
Charles Close 108.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 54.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Ed DeDeo 60.00
Sharmista Desai 10.00
Shashank Deshmukh 250.00
Miland Deshpande 51.00
Chellappa Deva 50.00
Nripendra C. Devanath 108.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 108.00 108.00
Gayathri Dhanasegaran 25.00
Ray Dickinson 108.00
Shivprasad Dinkar 25.00
Purushottam Dixit 51.00
Aiyasawmy Dorairajan 25.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
Maryanne Galvin 100.00
Suketu & Mita Gandh 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 25.00
Guru & Supriya Ghanta 100.00
Prabhansu K. & Sibani Ghoshal 100.00
Rajendra Giri 20.00
Ritha & Kandavar M. Gopal 251.00
Anoop Gopalakrishnan 101.00
Sookdeo T. Gosein 20.00
Saranya Gottipati 108.00
Raghu Grandhige 250.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 18.00
Chaitan & Sarita Gupta 501.00
Laxmi & Urmila Gupta 501.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
Vanita & Gorli Harish 101.00
Isa & Raj Hooli 108.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 20.00
Malini Iyengar 101.00
Sriram Iyengar 101.00
Lakshmi Iyer 100.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
Konanur G. Janardan 200.00
Praveen Krishna Jangareddy 11.00
Arumugam & Rajammal Jayakumar 1,000.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Anupam & Shalini Jha 1,001.00
Prabhakara & Jyothi Kaliki 100.00
Kiran Kamat 251.00
Killol Kamdar 51.00
Haran Kandadas 51.00
Namit & Nidhi Kapoor 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 90.00
Prakash & Jyotsna Kartha 251.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Rajiv Kaushal 40.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Richard Kennedy 10.00
Prem & Urmilla Khilanani 251.00
Ram Kodiabail 1,001.00
Nilesh Kotak 101.00
Neeraja Kothapalli 216.00
Kishore Kotta 20.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Steve Krejcik 200.00
Gopal S. Krishnamurthy 101.00
Manickam & Thaiya Krishnamurthy 20.00
Vic & Vasantha Krishnamurthy 40.00
Partha Krishnamurthy Family 51.00
Nallan & Sudha Krishnan 25.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
V. & Geetha Krishnaswami 100.00
Tiruvaiyaru Krishnaswamy 501.00
Lavanya Reddy & Praveen Kumar 101.00
Ramesh & Priya Kumar 108.00
Vijay Kumar 10.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Inna Linnyk 50.00
Suresh & Vimala Lodha 150.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Clifford Long 20.00
Manjula & Satya Mahanty 108.00
Kishin & Varsha Mahbubani 151.00
Kiran & Gauravi Majmundar 108.00
Chandra S. Malladi 25.00
Mallikarjuna Rao Mamidipaka 100.00
Bose & Parvathi Mandava 1,000.00
Lokesh Marigowda 20.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Rohini & Vijay Mashettiwar 108.00
Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Mihir Meghani 2,001.00
G. Rai & Rekha Mehdiratta 101.00
Chandra Mohan Mehrotra 51.00
Jagadish & Savitha Memula 101.00
Inder & Aileen Mirchandani 1,001.00
Shailesh & Jyoti Mistry 51.00
Ajay & Ranjini Myer 5,001.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Backy Nadesan 150.00
Sriram & Revathi Naganathan 251.00
Murugasu Nagul 51.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Raju Nallappa 151.00
Premalatha & N.B. Nandkumar 250.00
Parmod Narang 250.00
Anjali & Rama Krishna Narla 101.00
Annapurna Narla 1,116.00
Nikhilesh Narla 100.00
Thillai Raj & Santhi Natarajan 200.00
Chinna & Sivagami Natesan 1,001.00
Lok & Pushpa Nath 200.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Ramchandra & Sheela Nayak 1,000.00
Palamadai Neelakantan 101.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Neelam Oberoi 21.00
Neela Oza 75.00 75.00
Devan & Suchita Padmanabhan 4,001.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Ram & Jaya Palagummi 41.00
Senthil Palanisamy 250.00
Amit & Mohini Paliwal 121.00
Sriram Panchagnula 30.00
Cassan Pancham 2,016.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Harish Parmar / Dhanraj 101.00
Samkhit Pata 101.00
Girish & Gita Patel 501.00
Kumar Patel 101.00
Pradeep Patel 51.00
Rakesh B. Patel 1,008.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Salik & Sanjia Pathak 51.00
Sankar Pentapaty 100.00
Venkat Pichairaman 11.00
Indrathan Pillay 50.00
Mrukant Popot 21.00
Senthamarai Prabhakar 101.00
Girish Prabhu 251.00
Tara Prabhu 25.00
C.V. & Lakshmy Prakash 101.00
K.C. & Suguna Prasad 100.00
Richard Henry Pratt 25.00
Rajam Radhakrishna 100.00 100.00
Hari Raghavacharlu 101.00
Ramegowda & Shyamala Rajagopal 251.00
Sumanth & Anuradha Rajagopal 50.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Raman Rajagopalan 101.00
Shantha Rajakrishnamurthy 108.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Rajavel Rajendran 101.00
V. Rajeswaran 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Usha Ram 100.00
Janevi Ramaji 101.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 501.00
Eswar Raman 20.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
K.B. Ramanathan 25.00
Shyam Ramanathan 101.00
Srikrishna Ramani 501.00
Shiva & Usha Ramesh 501.00
Sampat & Sarla Rampuria 101.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Aroor Rao 100.00
Deepta Rao 30.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00
Sudharsanam Rathinam 101.00
Ashok & Saranya Reddy 300.00
K. Lakshmi Kantha Reddy 21.00
Wayne Reynolds 200.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 51.00
V.R. & Indira Sanda 51.00
In memory of Mrs. Manonmani Sangarappillai 100.00
Prasad Sanjeevaiah 125.00
Krish & Sathya Santhanam 101.00
Jyothi & Jamal H. Sarma 501.00
Tatiana, Meenakshi & Dandapani Satgunasingam 5,000.00
Jayant & Shashi Sathe 101.00
Silver Vel Satsang 15.00
In memory of Kewal K. Sawhney 500.00
Dhiraviam Seetharaman 1,008.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Jayaram Sethuraman 51.00
Raj Sethuraman 7,500.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Som Sharma 250.00
Padmini Sahoo & Raj Shaw 251.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Marci Shimoff 101.00
Raj Singh 101.00
Biswanath & Mitra Sinha 101.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Nirthika Sivakumar 101.00
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
Venkatraman Sivasubramanian 101.00
V.R. Sola 51.00
Sandeep Sood 501.00
Sudha Srikanth 501.00
Kuppe & Sarala Srinivas 51.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Prem Srivastava 51.00
Uma N. Srivatsa 101.00
Joseph W. Steelman 100.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Suresh Subramania 20.00
Venkat Sukavanam 51.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Rahini & Srini Sundaramoorthy 108.00
Jaishankar Sundararaman 101.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Vyramuthu Suntharalingam 100.00
Amrat Surati 101.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Karthik Suresh 108.00
Shanthi Suresh 101.00
Sugi & Shiva Swaminathan 101.00
Richa Tagra 101.00
Robert Teichman 501.00
Asan Tejwani 108.00
Ayyaswamy Thambuswamy 50.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Palaniappan Thiyagarajan 1,001.00
Marianne Hvidsten Thompson 108.00
Timothy Titus 36.00
Arvind & Radha Trivedi 101.00
Umakanth 51.00
M. H. Vamadevamurthy 201.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Lara Velummylum 1,008.00
Siva R. Vemana 300.00
V.S. Venkataraman 108.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Natarajan Viswanathan 2,202.00
Rajesh Viswanathan 151.00
Shoba Devi Vittal 51.00
Anant Vyas 100.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Richard Bosworth & Kerri Watts 101.00
Margaret Rose Werd 37.00
Sheri Dewan & Alex Wilcox Family 1,008.00
Maya & Anand Yadav 101.00
Rajesh Yedoti 108.00
Visvamohan Yegnashankaran 51.00
Shelah Young 51.00
Ashutosh Zade 11.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
   
TOTAL BUILDING FUND $114,013.94
   
IRAIVAN TEMPLE ENDOWMENT  
Anonymous 119.18
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Bharat & Sunita Chaudhary 100.00
Demo & Genevieve Di Martile 108.00
Amey Surendra Gangal 11.00
Vanesh Naidu 27.00
Muthu & Nandini Senthilkumar 50.00
Atul Thakkar 500.00
   
TOTAL ENDOWMENT FUNDS $925.18
   
SPECIAL PROJECT DONATIONS  
Valliammah Kandasamy 11.81
Gowri Nadason 118.20
Makilzhan & Priyabala Shanmugam 1,001.00
   
TOTAL SPECIAL PROJECT DONATIONS $1,131.01
   
GRAND TOTAL $116,070.13

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