January 2020 Newsletter
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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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...
Namasivaya: A close view of the marvelously crafted silver trisula, Siva’s trident, that stands in Kadavul Temple.
(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.
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.
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.
The granite bas reliefs of pillar 19 are on the top row and the corresponding artwork by A. Manivelu are on the bottom row.
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
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".
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn about this and other tools for spiritual living, study The Master Course trilogy
Help Finish Iraivan!
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Building Fund Donations
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!
|Marie & R. Bhanugopan||US$108.00|
|D. Karthigesu Family||100.00|
|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|
|Rajesh K. Bali||364.25|
|Frederik Jan Elbers||100.00|
|Nav & Shalini Maharaj||116.00|
|Changam & Kamachi Naidu||50.00|
|Boinan & Savitri Persaud||100.00|
|Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan||25.00|
|Somas & Yoges Rajamohan||501.00|
|Vijaya & Thiru Satkunendran||133.00|
|Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan||11.00|
|Tharsika Chelvarajah Vasanthan||20.00|
|Jiva & Kanmani Rajasankara||30.00|
|Sukhdev Raj Sharma||101.00|
|Arulmani Devi Arumugam||354.50|
|P. Barathi Balasegaran||11.90|
|Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah||11.90|
|Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah||23.80|
|Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani||118.20|
|Chandran Ramamurthy, Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Sai Sheeny & Kalpana Devasagayam||70.90|
|Kavin Kirav, Sheiyaa, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana||47.32|
|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|
|Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai||11.81|
|Deeveesh, Likel Batmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi||11.81|
|Ponnamah Nadason & Family||11.81|
|Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam||23.62|
|M. Suranthiran Naidu||42.55|
|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|
|Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay||23.80|
|Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah||23.62|
|Saraswathy & Ramesh Sivanathan||12.15|
|Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran||23.62|
|A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari||23.62|
|Devi & Selvadurai Subramaniam||11.81|
|Remalah & A. Thinathayalan||11.81|
|Vikneswaran A. Vinsent||23.62|
|Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan||118.20|
|Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat||2.66|
|Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn||2.88|
|Amrit Singh Jaypal||6.66|
|Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy||2.66|
|Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy||4.00|
|Prekash & Sabita Baladien||15.00|
|Anil Ananda Badhwar||60.00|
|Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan||400.00|
|Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh||74.01|
|Kamala Devi Vaiyapuri||50.00|
|Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong||25.00|
|Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry||23.62|
|Georgiana Lukshmi Barnes & Theeba Ragunathan||100.00|
|Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts||75.00|
|Golden Gate Mission||10.00|
|Lakshman M. Agadi||500.00|
|Manju & R.R. Akkinepalli||100.00|
|Vel & Valli Alahan||25.00|
|Shashikant & V.S. Ambegaokar||1,001.00|
|Chandran & Sivasangari Arulanandan||1,008.00|
|Ajay & Malini Asher||101.00|
|Lee M.W. Astin||108.00|
|Muralidhar & Vidya Bethi||1,000.00|
|Rekha H. Bhatt||100.00|
|Narayana & Vijaya Bulusu||1,001.00|
|Sapna& Naresh Chadha||25.00|
|Sudhakar & Annapurna Chakrala||51.00|
|Durgam & Subha Chakrapani||1,080.00|
|Kugalur S. Chandrasekaran||601.00|
|Uma & Kumar Chandrasekaran||251.00|
|Venkatasubba & Ushadevi Chenna||250.00|
|Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani||54.00|
|Janakbhai R. Dave||50.00|
|Nripendra C. Devanath||108.00|
|Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai||101.00|
|Venkat Devraj 108.00||108.00|
|Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram||211.00|
|Suketu & Mita Gandh||51.00|
|Guru & Supriya Ghanta||100.00|
|Prabhansu K. & Sibani Ghoshal||100.00|
|Ritha & Kandavar M. Gopal||251.00|
|Sookdeo T. Gosein||20.00|
|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|
|Konanur G. Janardan||200.00|
|Praveen Krishna Jangareddy||11.00|
|Arumugam & Rajammal Jayakumar||1,000.00|
|Anupam & Shalini Jha||1,001.00|
|Prabhakara & Jyothi Kaliki||100.00|
|Namit & Nidhi Kapoor||51.00|
|Srinivas & Shanthi Karri||90.00|
|Prakash & Jyotsna Kartha||251.00|
|Prem & Urmilla Khilanani||251.00|
|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|
|V. & Geetha Krishnaswami||100.00|
|Lavanya Reddy & Praveen Kumar||101.00|
|Ramesh & Priya Kumar||108.00|
|Suresh & Vimala Lodha||150.00|
|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|
|Laura Devi Marks||108.00|
|Rohini & Vijay Mashettiwar||108.00|
|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|
|Manish M. Naidu||11.11|
|Premalatha & N.B. Nandkumar||250.00|
|Anjali & Rama Krishna Narla||101.00|
|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|
|Emma & Narendra Nemivant||25.00|
|Neela Oza 75.00||75.00|
|Devan & Suchita Padmanabhan||4,001.00|
|Ram & Jaya Palagummi||41.00|
|Amit & Mohini Paliwal||121.00|
|Easvan & Devi Param||101.00|
|Harish Parmar / Dhanraj||101.00|
|Girish & Gita Patel||501.00|
|Rakesh B. Patel||1,008.00|
|Vinay & Hansa R. Patel||101.00|
|Salik & Sanjia Pathak||51.00|
|C.V. & Lakshmy Prakash||101.00|
|K.C. & Suguna Prasad||100.00|
|Richard Henry Pratt||25.00|
|Rajam Radhakrishna 100.00||100.00|
|Ramegowda & Shyamala Rajagopal||251.00|
|Sumanth & Anuradha Rajagopal||50.00|
|Deva & Gayatri Rajan||1,001.00|
|Mohan Deepak Ram||11.00|
|Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan||50.00|
|Rajesh & Yatra Raman||11.00|
|Shiva & Usha Ramesh||501.00|
|Sampat & Sarla Rampuria||101.00|
|Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani||27.00|
|Rama Pemmaraju Rao||108.00|
|Ashok & Saranya Reddy||300.00|
|K. Lakshmi Kantha Reddy||21.00|
|Cliff & Kathy Runge||51.00|
|V.R. & Indira Sanda||51.00|
|In memory of Mrs. Manonmani Sangarappillai||100.00|
|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|
|Aran & Valli Sendan||25.00|
|Deva & Amala Seyon||51.00|
|Padmini Sahoo & Raj Shaw||251.00|
|Biswanath & Mitra Sinha||101.00|
|Iraja & Nilani Sivadas||108.00|
|Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar||300.00|
|Lakshana Chetana Sivananda||51.00|
|Nathan & Sulena Sivananda||108.00|
|Tandu & Uma Sivanathan||100.00|
|Kuppe & Sarala Srinivas||51.00|
|Uma N. Srivatsa||101.00|
|Joseph W. Steelman||100.00|
|Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan||51.00|
|Nandi Deva Sundaram||50.00|
|Rahini & Srini Sundaramoorthy||108.00|
|Phani Kumar Sureddi||7.00|
|Sugi & Shiva Swaminathan||101.00|
|Sivam U. Thillaikanthan||40.00|
|Marianne Hvidsten Thompson||108.00|
|Arvind & Radha Trivedi||101.00|
|M. H. Vamadevamurthy||201.00|
|Siva R. Vemana||300.00|
|Shoba Devi Vittal||51.00|
|Richard Bosworth & Kerri Watts||101.00|
|Margaret Rose Werd||37.00|
|Sheri Dewan & Alex Wilcox Family||1,008.00|
|Maya & Anand Yadav||101.00|
|TOTAL BUILDING FUND||$114,013.94|
|IRAIVAN TEMPLE ENDOWMENT|
|Bharat & Sunita Chaudhary||100.00|
|Demo & Genevieve Di Martile||108.00|
|Amey Surendra Gangal||11.00|
|Muthu & Nandini Senthilkumar||50.00|
|TOTAL ENDOWMENT FUNDS||$925.18|
|SPECIAL PROJECT DONATIONS|
|Makilzhan & Priyabala Shanmugam||1,001.00|
|TOTAL SPECIAL PROJECT DONATIONS||$1,131.01|
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Iraivan Temple is a punya tirtha, a sacred destination for devout pilgrims. The vision of Lord Siva on San Marga that Gurudeva was blessed with in 1975 is sustained and made manifest by the daily sadhanas of 198resident 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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