Kauai's Hindu Monastery
April 2015 Newsletter

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Each March schools in the USA have spring break, leading to a seasonal flood of pilgrims. Our monthly Ardra Abhishekam to Lord Nataraja had extra devotees present as a result. Extra darshan meetings allowed me to see everyone. On March 30th the annual Yogaswami Mahasamadhi puja was held in the Guru Pitham, with chanting of his 108 names in English and Sanskrit as well as singing his first Natchintanai song “Engal Gurunathan.” At two of our homas, my talk focused on Gurudeva’s and Patanjali’s views on yoga. Here is one quote: “There is a strong tendency in the instinctive mind to want to look outside ourself to become more fulfilled instead of looking inside. The amount of dispassion differs between the family person and the monastic person. If the family person has too much dispassion, it won’t work. He has to have a certain amount of passion toward family and so forth. But the monk cannot even have that. The main idea that applies to both is to give up the false concept that something outside of us is going to make us happier than something inside of us. That’s what we need to give up.” General contributions for March totaled $103,503, which exceeds our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $208. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Aum Namasivaya!

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


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We are happy, serene and stable when we follow good conduct, when we listen to our conscience, the knowing voice of the soul. The superconscious mind, the mind of our soul, knows and inspires good conduct, out of which comes a refined, sustainable culture. Wrongdoing and vice lead us away from God, deep into the darkness of doubt, despair and self-condemnation. This brings the asuras around us. We are out of harmony with ourselves and our family and must seek companionship elsewhere, amongst those who are also crude, unmindful, greedy and lacking in self-control. In this bad company, burdensome new karma is created, as good conduct cannot be followed. This papa accumulates, blinding us to the religious life we once lived. Penance and throwing ourselves upon the mercy of God and the Gods are the only release for the unvirtuous, those who conduct themselves poorly. Fortunately, our Gods are compassionate and love their devotees.

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News From the Home of Iraivan Temple

Recent Happenings

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Yogaswami decorated for a special pada puja. He said, “If we put into practice the little we know, that is enough. We will come to know everything in that way. Meditate daily, ‘I am Siva.’”


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An orchid clings to the Wiliwili tree near Kadavul Temple, enchanting visitors who discover it above their heads.



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Iraivan Temple Progress
Carving work on the Perimeter Wall and the elephant yalli handrail for the temple’s Nandi Mandapam is progressing smoothly at our carving site in Bengaluru. The carvers are also working on a massive base for the Hanuman statue which has already arrived on the island. Here on Kauai the monks are preparing to move the bigger-than-lifesize statues of the satgurus of our lineage to their permanent places on the Path of the Saiva Saints, the meditation path that winds around the water ponds north of Iraivan Temple. Deva Rajan and Sadasivanathaswami marked the spots for the eight Gurus, from Nandinatha to Satguru Bodhinatha, and three-by-four feet concrete foundations were poured by our Tongan masons. The nursery for the thousands of plants that will be part of Iraivan’s sacred gardens received several hundred tiny new additions in March. Sisters Anusha and Shreya Ragade, visiting the island with their mother Namrata, for spring break, helped to re-pot them.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's Activities
Satguru and his editing team spent two weeks in March working on a new course that gives practical guidance for devotees to make spiritual progress. It focuses on the ways in which 64 character traits can be developed and refined in the life of a spiritual seeker in order to harness the instinctive and intellectual nature so that the superconscious soul nature can manifest itself. This presentation will be made available soon. In the early morning of the March 30th, Ashlesha nakshatra, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami presided over a short puja in remembrance of the anniversary of Paramaguru Yogaswami’s Mahasamadhi. Initiated local devotees were invited to take part in the puja, See bit.ly/guru-chronicles to read about Yogaswami’s life and teachings in our most recent publication, The Guru Chronicles.

Publications and Other Activities
Production of the History of Hindu India movie (Parts Two and Three) continues under the direction of videographer Sushma Parmar. Part One of the series, posted to YouTube ten months ago, already has 300,000 views. The foreign language subtitled versions (Spanish, French, Indonesian, Tamil and Hindi) of the video have garnered another 50,000 views. Our Hindu Heritage Endowment (HHE), with funds created by donors supporting Hindu projects around the planet, has a new video on its YouTube page. Palak Malik, the daughter of Hinduism Today’s India correspondent in New Delhi, was commissioned to make an eight-minute video featuring HHE’s Udayan Care Endowment Fund. ‘Udayan’ in Sanskrit means Eternal Sunrise. Since 1994, Udayan Care has empowered vulnerable children, women and youth in thirteen cities across eight states of India. The monks have also created an Iraivan Temple update video that Satguru Bodhinatha will show at various venues during his summer travels (See his travel page on our website). The monks have uploaded Hinduism Today’s April-May-June 2015 edition online in web, PDF and ePub formats. It features an article on the historic World Hindu Congress and an in-depth article about the nine-day festival honoring cows at the world’s largest cow ashram (they boast 155,000 bovines), Shree Pathmeda Godham Mahatirth, in Rajasthan, and the nearby Manorama Goloktirth. This extraordinary event showcased the reverence the Hindu community has for the cow, and highlighted efforts to protect the species and to craft a compassionate place for the holy bovine in a threatening modern world. The article is written by 27-year-old Palak Malik, a city girl who discovers, for the first time, rural India. Enjoy this issue at hinduismtoday.com. At the end of March, Sivarathna Manick completed his six-month stay at the monastery and returned to his home in Mauritius. While here, he completed some varied and important karma yoga projects, got to know all the swamis, celebrated his 21st birthday and took Vratasishya vows for receiving future guidance from Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami. Thank you, Sivarathna, for all the help!

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Left: The 65-million-year-old crystal Sivalingam shines with a pure radiance in Kadavul Temple; Anusha and Shreya Ragade put tissue culture plants into pots during their pilgrimage.

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

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

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

Recent Talks:
Activating Kundalini; Patanjali's Kriya Yoga (March 28, 2015)
Sadhana Path of Change (March 21, 2015)
Contentment - Santosha, Cultivating Joy and Serenity in Life (March 15, 2015)
Attenuating Obstacles, Meditation (February 20, 2015)

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

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



Our Next History Movie Gets Animated: Behind the Scenes

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Top to bottom: Our 3D Future: (top to bottom) Chinese pilgrim Xuanzang and his highly-functional, bamboo backpack is created in four steps: 1) wire frame mesh, 2) surfaces and initial coloring, 3) final textures and internal skeletal rigging for animation and 4) final rendering. The resulting figure can be moved into any posture. Likewise, the drawing of a Chola ship is fully rendered and ready to sail the open seas to Indonesia. Lastly, a model of Somnatha Temple and a Gupta-era coin.


As the History of Hindu India documentary, Part One, receives 1,500 hits per day on YouTube, our team is busy producing Parts Two and Three. As you read in the February newsletter, videographer Sushma Parma and narrator Raj Narayan spent two weeks filming in various parts of Gujarat and Maharasthra. With Sushma now back home in Texas, the hard work is underway of selecting footage, tweaking narration and creating the animations for the film.

It is in this latter task that we’ve assigned our Sadhaka Jayanatha to learn the fine art of 3D animation, and the results are truly stunning. Two decades ago, programs such as Illustrator and Photoshop gave anyone with a modest computer astounding control over 2D photography and illustration. Today 3D animation is within the reach of anyone’s desktop. Granted, just as Photoshop by itself turned no one into a great photographer, our 3D animation program (we use Blender) makes no one a skilled animator. As with Illustrator, the results are only as good as one’s artistic ability.

Sadhaka worked with Sushma to design a series of people, places and objects that could be rendered in 3D to illustrate key points in the documentary. These include Gupta and Huna coins which can rotate in all directions, a model of Somnath Temple you can view from any angle, a Chola era ocean-going trade ship with bamboo slat sails you can raise and lower. But by far the most difficult creations are people who can move realistically. That means soldiers who can march and throw a spear and the 7th century Chinese pilgrim Xuanzang who stoically hiked thousands of miles from China to India and back carrying hundreds of precious Buddhist scriptures on a bamboo backpack. This is a new world for us, a remarkable step forward in skill for our publications team. The images for the movie will be repurposed for an animated Saivite game Sadhaka is developing, but that’s a story for another issue of our newsletter...


 

Estate Planning in the United Kingdom

hhe.jpg You can find out what you need to know about estate planning in the UK at hmrc.gov.uk. You can also memorize Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets.

Both are daunting tasks, especially for Hindu residents adjusting to a culture that uses terms such as “nil rate band” to describe how large an estate has to be before it is subject to inheritance tax: (£325,000 in 2010-11 for a single person, £650,000 for a married couple that has made a proper estate plan).

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs website, where estate planning rules are listed, repeatedly pleads with its readers to “seek legal advice,” like an exasperated teacher telling her blank-faced students “it’s all in the text.” But it’s a good place to start.

Because so much is at stake, HHE presents a few estate planning basics its UK supporters should know.

1. If your estate is not vulnerable to estate tax, you should still have a will or a trust that specifies how you want your estate distributed. Otherwise, the courts will impose an impersonal formula that may or may not reflect your wishes.

2. Married couples need a written estate plan, even though no tax is imposed on the death of the first spouse. Without a plan, large estates may be vulnerable to tax at the death of the second spouse if nothing is done to preserve the estate tax exemption of the first to die.

3. Those who have lost a spouse and then remarried need to provide in writing for children from their first marriage. They should not assume their surviving second spouse will have the same concern for children from their prior marriage.

4. Written estate plans do more than distribute wealth; they can postpone distribution until heirs are capable of managing large sums prudently. They can also provide for heirs with mental or physical disabilities in ways that do not unwittingly jeopardize other benefits their heirs may be receiving.

5. If you own your own business, your estate plan may help you reduce the value transferred of business assets passed to heirs and so reduce possible estate tax.

6. Single people need written plans, otherwise their assets may go to those who don’t need them, such as well-to-do parents, rather than to others who do, such as struggling siblings.

7. Unless directed by your written estate plan, the court will ignore good causes you have supported for years and close friends you want to remember.

8. Your written plan allows you to appoint executors and trustees. Without an estate plan, the court may appoint someone you would never have chosen for these sensitive and demanding roles.

9. The appointment of guardians for bereaved children—among the touchiest of estate planning issues—can be accomplished through a will. You can also specify financial support for the children’s maintenance and education.

These basic rules only scratch the surface of the tangle of regulations governing estate planning in the UK. What is clear is that the economic meltdown has made written estate plans more urgent than ever. A recent study of 3,000 adult UK residents by the London law firm Seddons showed that one in ten had been recently involved in a dispute following a death. One in five said they feared they would not be treated fairly, and one in four felt they would end up with nothing.

Marvin Simons, the head of Dispute Resolutions at Seddons, blames the rise in disputes on the current economic climate. People are “so much more concerned about money and property values being so depressed, [it] is only likely to result in an escalation of these problems.”

HHE encourages estate planning, but not just for tax and economic reasons. For Hindus in the UK and elsewhere, estate planning documents are instruments of family peace. What Shakespeare wrote in Sonnet 18 can be applied to your written estate plan: “So long as men can breathe or eyes can see/ So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.”

For information on the estate planning toolkit, contact Shanmuganathaswami at 808-822-3012 or email hhe@hindu.org.



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You Can Help Sponsor Iraivan Temple's Perimeter Wall

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Sponsor the Perimeter Wall

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

Sponsorship

❏ One pillar section: $15,000

❏ One panel section: $30,000

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Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations


Thanks to Our February Temple Builders in 17 Countries

SUMMARY: For the seven months of September 2014 to March 2015, our minimum goal was $455,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $541,900.76.

Building Fund Donations
AUSTRALIA
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Danyse Crotti 108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
Karthigesu Family 100.00
Prathayini Krishnan 10.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 200.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.70
CANADA
Anonymous 70.00
Sri Dhevi Arasaratnam 101.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 401.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 201.00
Jayanthi Nikhilanandhan 2,001.00
Manorgaran Renghen 108.00
Sandrasegaram Sabapathipillai 100.00
Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 112.85
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Anil Varre 101.00
FRANCE
Appavoo Gunness 1,000.00
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
INDIA
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Venugopala Reddy 15.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
INDONESIA
Vennila Mardemootoo & Sivaneswaran Sockanathan 50.00
MALAYSIA
Anonymous 60.00
Malaysia Mission 4.00
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 81.62
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 13.43
Thinageri & Kumaresh Batumalai 26.00
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 26.86
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 27.21
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 13.00
Sasikumar Darmalingam 13.43
Sai Janany, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 40.81
Omaya Devasagayam 13.61
Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam, Anand Kumar Letchumana & Kavin Kirav 40.81
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 13.43
Ravi Gopal 53.72
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 13.43
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 8.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai Family 26.86
Valliammah Kandasamy 13.61
Magil Kathiravan 13.43
Polil Kathiravan 13.43
Pugal Kathiravan 13.43
Vehnil Kathiravan 13.43
Arumugam Kavari 11.00
Sandran Krishnasamy 611.00
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 13.61
Sivaselvi Malar 24.00
Nameegri Marimuthu 27.21
Silvarajoo Muniandy 13.55
Wasantha Devi Murugan 13.43
Balakrishnan Mylvaganam 30.00
Gowri Nadason 27.21
Kamalaharan Nadason 27.21
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 27.21
M. Suranthiran Naidu 27.21
Bangajam Narayanan 53.72
Mohanavilashiny & Navukarasu 13.61
Yehanthini & Sivatarnee Navakkarasu 13.61
Nalakini Niranjana 13.61
A. Paranthaman 5.00
Vijayakumar Raj 268.60
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 13.00
Jayanayagi Rajaratnam 4.08
Mogan Raju 69.00
S. Ramachandran 51.00
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 27.21
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 16.31
Lachmi Savoo 13.61
Sharavanan Selvadurai 100.00
Vicknezan Selvadurai 200.00
B. S. Selvakone 51.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 26.86
Indrani Shanmugasundram 13.00
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 27.21
Roselia Simon & Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Hitesvar Skandanatha Sivanathan & Rishitaa Sivanathan 13.61
Ramesh Sivanathan 26.93
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 27.21
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 27.21
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 13.61
Thanabalan Anand Sundorraju 53.72
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
S. Swarnambigai 13.61
Vasanta Tanggavelu 40.29
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 13.61
Thanavinthan Siva Thirumalai 15.63
Selvanayagi Thuraisingam 13.59
Sivamalar Vasanthan 10.87
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 27.21
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 27.21
MAURITIUS
Urmila Balgobin 1.35
Magadevi Canagasaby 5.41
Paramaseeven Canagasaby 27.03
Gunavadee Caremben 6.78
Moorghen Caremben 6.78
Ragini Caremben 6.78
Somasundaram Caremben 6.78
Sukanta Caremben 6.78
Jegadessa Chenganna 13.51
Bharat Chetty 1.35
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.70
Amrit Singh Jaypal 6.76
Rohit Jogessur 5.40
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.41
Poospawadee Koothan 2.70
Amravadee Kownden 43.24
Veena Kunniah 54.27
Jayadita Matadeen 1.35
Rajcoomar Matadeen 2.70
Tanvee Matadeen 1.35
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.70
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.70
Sheela Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.70
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.70
Parani Mootoosamy 1.35
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.35
Siven Barlen Mootoosamy 1.35
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.70
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 1.35
Karoumee Pareatumbee 6.76
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 6.76
Vailamah Pareatumbee 6.76
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.35
Vanisha Seepal 2.70
Kannen Valaydon 27.03
Saroja Valayten 2.70
Toshadeva Valayten 1.35
Ulasa Valayten 1.35
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
NORWAY
Anil Ananda Badhwar 64.00
RUSSIA
Dinanatha Borzunov 100.00
SAINT LUCIA
Fremont Lawrence & Toshadevi Nataraj 61.00
SINGAPORE
Singapore Mission 320.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Vasaant Krishnan 182.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 73.00
SAINT MAARTEN
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 35.00
THAILAND
Janava Dharmadeva 13.43
UNITED KINGDOM
Vani Chenganna 20.00
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 27.21
K. Jananayagam 992.39
Adhithya Narendranathan 100.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Darmaguhan & Shivali Satgunasingam 100.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
USA
Anonymous 1,731.89
Shivshakti Foundation 50,001.00
Golden Gate Mission 23.50
Wailua Mission 4,438.00
Silver Vel Satsang 45.00
In memory of Ma Elizabeth Jyothi Adams 500.00
Hotranatha & Punita Ajaya 25.00
Mani & S. Akkineni Rao 1,008.00
Adi & Asha Alahan 25.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Amarendra & Madhavi Anumakonda 2,000.00
Ambikaipakan Balasubramaniam 30.00
Priya Balasubramaniam 20.00
Arvind & Urmila Bhakta 51.00
Srinivas Bhamidipaty 200.00
In memory of late Mr. Kanaiyalal P. Bhavsar 404.00
Sanjay Bonde 11.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
K.P. Channabasappa 101.00
Kumaravel Chinnappan 101.00
Connie M. Cipriano 100.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 51.00
Ed DeDeo 25.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Rajendra & Lavanya Doddikindi 21.00
C. Wiliwaw Frost 100.00
Mary Rose Gallagher 13.80
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Rajendra Giri 26.00
Chandra & Mrs. Aruna Gowda 100.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Devi Gowda 515.00
Ramesh & Arundati Gowda 500.00
Gopal Grandhige 5,000.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Prabodh & Jean Gupta 100.00
Naresh & Sanchita Gupta-Goyal 40.06
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 117.00
Shakti Shanti Hee 101.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 50.00
Padmini & Rama Iyer 251.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chetan & Preeti Jariwala 101.00
Vineeta Jetley 20.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Yogesh R. Joshi 25.00
M. Jothykumar 20.00
Sujan Kamran 50.00
Haran Kandadas 216.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Namit & Nidhi Kapoor 51.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Rajiv Kaushal 25.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Prem & Urmilla Khilanani 251.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Radha & Ganesh Krishnan 108.00
Vallab Kulkarni 250.00
Sanjay Kuruvadi 1,601.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 11.00
Mira Das & R. Mahalingam 250.00
Neerja Maheshwari 100.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Venkat & Vijaya Maroju 101.00
Rohini & Vijay Mashettiwar 101.00
Dave & Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Ned Mohan 101.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 141.00
Murugasu Nagul 101.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Agasthya & Malini Narendra-Nathan 101.00
Ricku Narwani 20.00
Vijayarani Natarajan 84.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 112.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Neela Oza 51.00
Sriram Panchagnula 54.00
Cassan Pancham 504.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Pradeep Panyadi 25.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Ajay & Pravina Patel 101.00
Ankit Patel 51.00
Arun Patel 1,001.00
Ashit & Sonel Patel 3,900.00
Keval & Vrunda Patel 108.00
Kirankant Patel 101.00
Mrunal & Padmaja Patel 100.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Roshni Patel 51.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Vinus & Utpal Patel 51.00
Vishal & Jaimisha Patel 101.00
HImanshu B. Patni 151.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Guru Radhakrishnan 5,001.00
Haripriya & Raghavan 101.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,102.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 119.00
Balagopalan Ramakrishnan 101.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Kasi Ramanathan 101.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 270.00
Santosh & Madhu Sahay 151.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Manonmany Sangarapillai 200.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram 111.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Krishnasami Siddharthan 301.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Siva Sivaganesan 500.00
Karen Hridaya &Tejasinha Sivalingam 24.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 50.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 100.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 108.00
S. Sivathasan 100.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Anjali Sundaram 25.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 35.00
Anthan Sunder 25.00
Richard Suraci 7.00
Shanthi Suresh & Sures Ramamurti 201.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Robert Torres 80.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Rao Varanasi 1,000.00
Rohitkumar & Usha Vasa 108.00
Balaji Venkatachary 51.00
Krithika & Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Gulab & Indru Watumull 1,000.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Total Building Fund $103,353.21
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Naresh & Sanchita Gupta-Goyal 31.92
Ganga Sivanathan 108.00
Total Endowment Funds $149.92
Special Project Donations (Gold Leaf)
Gail La Mar 108.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 100.00
Total Special Project Donations $208.00
Grand Total $103,711.13

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Pilgrimage to Iraivan

Iraivan Temple is a punya tirtha, a sacred destination for devout pilgrims. The vision of Lord Siva on San Marga that Gurudeva was blessed with in 1975 is sustained and made manifest by the daily sadhanas of 21 resident monastics from five nations. Kadavul Hindu Temple and the many sacred areas of San Marga are available to Hindus for worship, meditation, japa and quiet reflection. It is best, if you are planning to come to visit us, to email us in advance to make sure the days of your visit coincide with our open times. And, if you want to have darshan with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, to check if he is in residence and to make the necessary appointment. Please see our visitor information pages for more details.

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