February 2019 Newsletter

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At Kauai Aadheenam the year’s first major festival, Thai Pongal, was celebrated on January 14th. Our team of six silpis plus a temple cook conducted the ceremony at the Iraivan Temple site and invited the monks to attend the traditional boiling of pongal (rice and milk) followed by a short puja. The second festival was Thai Pusam, celebrated with an afternoon abhishekam to Lord Murugan on the 20th. A monthly Ardra abhishekam to Nataraja, and Gurudeva Chitra pada puja were also held in January. The extra number of year-end visitors continued through the first week of January and then returned to normal. A major project was completed, the study guide for Innersearch Sri Lanka 2019, to be held in March. In addition to the daily schedules, it contains resources for my classes, which are focused on visualizations for the Vyoma Vyapi Mantra to God Siva and on essential practices of Saiva Siddhanta. My Publisher’s Desk for the April-May-June 2019 issue of Hinduism Today was finalized. Entitled “Coping with Negative Events,” it discusses how bad things can happen to good people and offers insights on dealing positively with life’s difficulties. The key given is to accept what happens to you as self-created, as the karmic fruits of your past actions. It also touches on tribalism in today’s world and how that outlook relates to armed conflicts. General contributions for January totaled $79,813, which is more than our minimum monthly goal of $70,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $397. 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



The astral plane is within this world as its etheric counterpart, and when you drop off the physical body, you are in it. You are in it now but are not aware of it as yet. It is a world just like this one. You can travel from country to country on the astral plane. While I was studying in Sri Lanka in 1948, my teacher living in America used to come and visit me in the astral body. When I returned to America, people from Sri Lanka used to come on the astral plane and visit me in America, and I would see them in their astral bodies. While I was in Sri Lanka, I introduced a yogi from the Himalayas to my teacher in America, and they met on the astral plane. The next day, the yogi came back and described my teacher perfectly and told me of their conversation. After I returned to America, one day my teacher asked, “Who was that yogi that I met on the astral plane?” and then described him perfectly, and told of the same conversation as well. If we did not use the astral body on a daily basis, we could not move the physical body. It is not the physical body that moves; it is the astral body that moves within it. When we step out of the physical body in the astral body, we cannot move the physical body until we get back inside it. While conscious in the astral body, we are more on the astral plane than on the physical plane. Only when the astral body and the physical body are connected do we seem to be in a physical world.

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Morning at Iraivan: Looking west from the monastery, with the island’s central extinct volcano in the background.


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Guru darshan: Gurudeva’s black-granite murti blesses the Narmada Stream on Path of the Satgurus while a small sandstone Nandi looks on.



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Monks and members attend the January 25th installation of the 13-foot-tall bronze Hanuman near the Rudraksha Forest.


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Top to bottom: Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, Paramacharya Sivanathaswami and monks join the Thai Pongal event, led by Chinnu (the monastery cook) with a coconut; Sannyasin Yoginathaswami examines tomato vines in Arizona;

Iraivan Temple Progress
During January, two of the silpis worked on placing the perimeter wall stones, three continued the finish work on the roof stones of the Nandi Mandapam, and one focused on the entrance panels. The two teakwood doors to the sanctum are now on a ship headed to Hawaii via Auckland, New Zealand. Three 20-foot shipping containers loaded with perimeter wall stones are also in transit. More progress was made on cleaning the calcite that built up between Iraivan Temple’s ceiling mortar joints, using soda blasting (sand-blasting using borax, which is soft).

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Activities
Satguru conducted a Webinar for devotees and continued his weekly video commentary on the youth catechism, Path to Siva, covering the lessons on: How Can We Strengthen Our Temple? What Is Our Form of Prayer? How Do We Celebrate Festivals? and How Do We Observe Pilgrimage? See these talks on our Kauai’s Hindu Monastery YouTube channel.

Special Guests
Vamadeva Shastri and Shambhavi Devi brought a group to the monastery who were attending their study-retreat on Ayurveda, Jyotish and Vedanta. The monastery also enjoyed a rare visit from Leimomi Mo’okini Lum. The 93-year-old Hawaiian priestess presented Gurudeva with the Kuloulou (sacred Hawaiian staff) decades ago that stands to the right of the Guru seat in the Guru Pitham. Lemomi is actively restoring the Mo’okini Heiau, which according to oral history was established 1,500 years ago.

Lord Hanuman Lands at Kauai Aadheenam
At 1:31pm on Friday, January 25 Lord Hanuman’s feet touched down on a mound near the sacred Rudraksha Forest at Kauai Aadheenam, where He will remain standing for a thousand years. This culminated a project set in motion by Gurudeva, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, in the 1990s, who asked us to honor the God that brought us Iraivan Temple. It took four men seven years to carve the form, and 26 artisans two years to craft the bronze in Colorado, using molds made by Master sculptor Holly Young in Hawaii. After preparing the ground and spending day’s making sure Lord Hanuman’s base and metal bolts were in perfect alignment, we were able to set this 13-foot-tall bronze masterpiece in place with effortless precision, thanks to our skilled crane operator, Larry Conklin. Once the crane harnesses were removed, Hanuman was draped with an orange shawl and offered incense, fruits, coconut, flowers and an arati. Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, monks, members and a few pilgrims witnessed the rare event. Aum Anjaneyaya Namah!

Publications and Other Activities
Last month the publications team focused on the editorial work of articles for the April-May-June 2019 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. Articles include the story of the Himalayan temples of the Char Dham pilgrimage, New Delhi’s Soft Power Conference which the monks attended and an in-depth study of the nine rasas, or emotions. Adi Srikantha arrived for three months of seva. January’s “continuing education” program took our monks on two field trips to further their knowledge of our hydroponic greenhouse operation. Yoginathaswami and Sadhaka Dayanatha spent four days in Tucson attending a 40 hour intensive on hydroponic tomato growing at the University of Arizona. At the end of January the entire Siddhidata Kulam flew the Big Island for a day-long tour and seminar on how to grow tomatoes in the Hawaiian tropics.


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Perimeter wall: The silpis are making major progress on the installation of the 475-foot-long wall enclosing Iraivan Temple. It is made of two layers, and current work is on the bottom part. When complete, it will be 42 inches high and have 50 Chola-style rose granite pots on it, holding special plants. It is a big job, but they have made a strong start. .


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Hawaiian Priestess Leimomi Lum: (in wheelchair) visited from Hawaii’s Big Island with her nieces and a Buddhist monk.




History Movie Series Completed!


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India’s History: title screens for part 4; and part 5; lyrics and screen shot from the “Let’s Go Back 6,000 Years” music video

We are proud to announce the completion of the YouTube series “History of Hindu India” with the posting of parts four and five in late 2018. Based on the eponymous book by the editors of Hinduism Today magazine and the late Dr. Shiva Bajpai, Professor Emeritus of History, California State University Northridge, this series provides an authentic presentation of the history of India and Hinduism for use in middle and high school classes and Hindu temple study groups, as well as general presentations on the Hindu religion and history. The 22-minute movies are presented directly from India, with cultural and historic settings. The explanations are concise and appropriate for young audiences.

Hindu History Part 1, which has almost 3 million hits on YouTube, covers Indian history from the Indus-Saraswati civilization up to the Gupta period, 300 ce. Part 2 explores the Gupta Empire, the Huna invasions, the visits of Buddhist monks Faxian and Xuanzang, the initial incursions of Arab Muslim armies in the 8th century, and the rise of the great Chola kingdom of South India. Part 3 covers Indian history from 1100 to 1850, recounting the extensive foreign invasions, the plunder of the great Siva temple at Somnath, the establishment of the Mughal Empire in most of India by the 16th century, its subsequent decline by the mid-18th century and the gradual take over of the nation by the British.

The newly released fourth movie (bit.ly/history-india-4) in the series covers Indian history from 1850—when the British Crown took over direct control of India from the East India Company—to Independence in 1947. Britain’s extreme economic exploitation of the subcontinent resulted in frequent famine and deprivation across the once wealthy land. A determined and mostly nonviolent freedom movement, led by MK Gandhi and other prominent politicians, finally won independence from Britain. The country was immediately partitioned into modern India and Muslim Pakistan. The film includes details about Gandhi’s Satyagraha campaigns and real-life footage of this great soul. This segment introduces two great saints—Tiruvalluvar, author of the ancient but timeless ethical masterpiece Tirukural, and the 19th-century Swami Vivekananda, exploring their backgrounds, achievements and memorials.

The fifth and concluding documentary (bit.ly/history-india-5) covers Indian history from 1947 to the present day. Opening with Nehru’s famed “Tryst with Destiny” speech on August 15, 1947, it describes the formation of the new government and its post-war independence challenges, development of the constitution and of parliament, Pakistan’s invasion of Kashmir, the horrors of Partition (with historic footage), formation of states along linguistic lines, and efforts to uplift the lower classes. This segment discusses the religions of India, religious strife and its causes, and the Hindu tradition of pilgrimage, using Rameswaram Siva temple in the South as an example. Also presented are India’s ancient traditional medicine, ayurveda; hatha yoga’s worldwide popularity, Bollywood cinema and the ever-popular Indian cuisine.

All this and more contributes to an exceptionally wide-ranging coverage of the history of Hindu India. In late 2018 we engaged a a three-part team—a lyricist, the singing team of Aks and Lakshmi, and a music video editor to produce the first of what we hope will be many songs based on our documentaries. Watch and listen to “Let’s Go Back 6,000 Years” at: youtu.be/YHS7dyN6sgM.


Millions of people were living in peace
In cities by the Indus and Saraswati
Farming, statues, trade routes, advanced tools, and toys,
houses, dice and playgrounds for all the girls and boys.
Practices from back then are still alive today,
Some rituals and Gods, meditation, math and art;
Greetings from the past, in the present remain
Just say Namaste with a smile from the heart.
CHORUS:
Come on now kids, let’s go back six thousand years in time,
Learning India’s Indus culture through these rhymes.

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: His recent commentaries on the chapters in our new book "The Path to Siva" are marvelous!

Recent Talks:

How Can We Be Strong Saivite Hindus?
Why Should we Learn a Cultural Art?
How Do We Observe Pilgrimage?
How Do We Celebrate Festivals?
What Is Our Form of Prayer?

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



Hindu Heritage Endowment

Estate Planning: Why the Will Is Just One Part of Your Estate Planning Package

With fuel and food prices sky high, it’s natural for a family to think about its future financial security. The last place you might think to look for help in such matters is a Hindu monastery. But, in addition to spiritual direction, monasteries around the world offer practical guidance to help stabilize society during changing times. Many of you have supported Kauai’s Hindu Monastery for years, and we, in turn, want to help your family’s future. That is one reason the monastery is happy to provide a free, well-thought-out estate planning tool kit. A good estate plan will not make high prices lower. But it will protect your family from unnecessary court costs, attorney fees and taxes. These can do real damage, especially at a time when prices continue to trend upward.

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Transition: A woman leaves her physical body and is received by her guardian devas in her astral body at the moment of her Great Departure. She is happy that—guided by her estate planning tool kit—her personal and financial affairs are settled.

One of the most basic but misunderstood estate planning tools is the will. Some people think a will avoids probate, the costly court process that supervises the distribution of wealth to others at death. Not true. Your will is a ticket to probate court. Think of your will as a letter to the judge, telling him or her who gets your estate. The judge supervises distribution following your will, making sure the right people get the right things.

Some think the executor of your will can step in and manage your assets if you are too ill to do so. Not true. The executor has no power until after your death. Some think wills can direct who gets everything you own. Not true. Some of your assets—life insurance and retirement plans, for example—indicate who gets what through their own beneficiary designations. Wills cannot simply override these designations.

Despite these and other limi­t­ations—costs, delay, and their public nature—wills are a blessing to families who would otherwise watch helplessly as the court distributes their loved one’s estate according to an impersonal formula that might have little to do with the decedent’s wishes. This is why a will is usually the first document people think of when drafting an estate plan. Even so, 58 percent of adult Americans don’t have one according to a survey from lawyers.com. Here are some other interesting statistics from the survey’s findings:

  • 18 percent of Americans experience problems, due to a lack of or a flawed estate plan, after the death or incapacitation of a loved one.
  • Nearly eight percent of Americans without an estate plan say they do not have one because they do not want to think about dying or incapacity.

Most attorneys encourage their clients to consider a living trust, a power of attorney for property management, an advance health care directive and a will. These are all topics covered in the estate planning tool kit.

Strengthen your family’s future and continue your support of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery by downloading the PDF file at:

www.hheonline.org/tool-kit.shtml

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

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 hhe@hindu.org. 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.

Sponsorship

❏ One pillar section: $15,000

❏ One panel section: $30,000

Donate here!


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Building Fund Donations

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Thanks to Our January Temple Builders in 16 Countries

For the five months of September to January, our minimum monthly goal was $350,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $418,927.15.


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AUSTRALIA  
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Valinayagum Keven Kownden 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Rajaratnam Natkunam 108.00
Luckshmi & Logan Siva Nirmalananda 35.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 100.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.94
 
BELARUS  
Tatjana Melenaja 50.00
 
CANADA  
Anonymous 124.53
Narmatha Balachandra 565.00
R. & B. Balasubramaniam 108.00
Bill Brown 36.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Eric Elbers 100.00
Maxime Manohara Lapointe 10.80
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00
Bhupendra & Subha Mistry 301.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Raman & Vaishali Paranjape 51.00
Mr. & Mrs.Pranavan 25.00
Somas & Yoges Rajamohan 500.00
S. Satkunaratnam 51.00
Uma & N. Satkunasivam 101.00
Vijaya & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 144.00
Saravanamuthu Somasundram 50.00
Sundaramoorthy Family 51.00
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
 
FIJI ISLANDS  
Anonymous 25.00
 
INDIA  
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
M. Shashidhar 101.00
 
IRELAND  
Konstantin Usacovs 50.00
 
ITALY  
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
 
MALAYSIA  
Kalai Bala 46.95
P. Barathi Balasegaran 11.94
Balamurali Balasupramaniam 11.94
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 11.94
Mekaladeva Batumallah 11.94
Rathidevi &Veerasamy Batumallah 23.89
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 23.89
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 11.94
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 11.85
Kathiravan Darmalingam 11.94
Sasikumar Darmalingam 11.94
Sai Sheeny, Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 59.45
Omaya Devasagayam 11.90
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.90
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 11.94
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 11.94
Uma Dew & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 7.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 23.89
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Gunasekaran Kandasamy 711.44
Sockanathan Karuppan 47.56
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 11.90
Kavin Kirav, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 47.56
Nameegri Marimuthu 47.56
Puvana Murugesu 11.90
Gowri Nadason 23.79
Kamalaharan Nadason 23.79
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 23.79
M. Suranthiran Naidu 35.69
Nalakini Niranjana 23.79
A. Paranthaman 4.60
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 11.75
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 11.90
Devani Ramasamy 12.10
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 23.79
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 11.90
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 14.27
Sanjana Saravan 11.90
Lachmi Savoo 11.90
B. S. Selvakone 51.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 23.89
Indrani Shanmugasundram 11.75
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 23.79
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 10.00
Ramesh Sivanathan 41.09
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 23.79
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 23.79
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.90
Vasanta Tanggavelu 35.99
A. Thinathayalan 11.90
Saroja Vasudevan 11.94
Yuvanes Waran 40.00
 
MAURITIUS  
Anonymous 59.06
Soundarajen Arnasalon 5.88
Prem Audit 2.94
Moorghen Caremben 10.32
Jegadessa Chenganna 14.71
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 2.94
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.35
Rohit Jogessur 2.94
Darcinee Jugessur 0.74
Meeravadee Koothan 2.94
Sooreshen Koothan 14.71
Amravadee Kownden 52.94
Vel Mahalingum 11.76
Manogaran Mardemootoo 88.24
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.94
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.94
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 2.94
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.94
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.94
Poomaly Mootoosamy 2.94
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.94
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.35
Saranamutha Pareatumbee 14.71
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 7.35
Vailamah Pareatumbee 7.35
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.47
Ashok Reetoo 2.94
Dayalen Renghen 4.41
Ezilveylen Renghen 8.82
Jagadissen Renghen 8.82
Madhevi Renghen 8.82
Siven Renghen 8.82
Varaden Renghen 8.82
Vega Renghen 4.41
Saroja Valayten 2.94
Toshadeva Valayten 1.47
Ulasa Valayten 1.47
Siven Veerasamy 14.71
 
NETHERLANDS  
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
 
NORWAY  
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
 
SINGAPORE  
Vasaant Krishnan 15.00
AnithaSri Manogaran 34.93
L. Manokaran 209.62
Tivyasri Manokaran 20.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Padmini Pareatumbee 20.00
Easan, Lavanya & Sivakumar Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 37.00
Annamuthu Sutherman 160.70
Kamala Devi Vaiyapuri 100.00
Tiruasri Vignesh 139.74
 
SINT MAARTEN  
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
 
UAE  
Anil Kumar 54.00
 
UNITED KINGDOM  
Anonymous 11.00
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 23.79
Georgiana Lukshmi Dorothy Barnes & Theeba Ragunathan 200.00
Banu Ramanathas 10.00
Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
Shankara Skandanatha 36.00
Asim Srivastava 2,500.00
Yasotha Uthayasooriyan 127.02
Vijayakulasingham 101.00
Vasanthy Vivekanandan 64.00
 
USA  
Benevity - Raj Shenoy & Asmita Akerkar 400.00
Benevity - Rajesh Gunnalan 2,500.00
YourCause - Vijayarani Natarajan 126.00
DirectoryofBeautys Store 33.00
Wailua Mission 10,805.00
Anonymous 2,895.00
Padmini K. Aiyer 101.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Palani K. Aravazhi 105.00
Kanaga Arunachalam 25.00
Nirmala Balasingam 200.00
Arvind Bhakta 51.00
Neeru Birly 21.00
Anca Botez 20.00
Ecaterina Burton 101.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 75.00
Kedarnath Challakere 251.00
Anuj Chandra 101.00
Naren Chelian 51.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Sudhir Damle 101.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 54.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Ed DeDeo 20.02
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Ray Dickinson 108.00
Shivprasad Dinkar 21.00
Subba R. Edupuganti 25.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
Barbara Foley & Brad Fregger 108.00
V. Ganapathy 101.00
Roopa Purushothaman Gandhi 1,008.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Rajendra Giri 20.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Devi Gowda 10,001.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 18.00
Koteswaran Gurukal 25.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 20.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
S. Jeyendran 1,102.00
Surinder Kalra 101.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 90.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 108.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Jaya Krishnamurthy 3,000.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Amirtha Krishnarajah 722.00
Jayashree Kuchipudi 101.00
Vijay Kumar 5.00
Karthikeyan & Uma Lakshmanan 108.00
Shanmugam Lakshmanan 21.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Pragya K. Manglik 101.00
Lokesh Marigowda 20.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Janice A. May 5.00
Hanumantharao & Nirmala Medarametla 116.00
Dasarathi Minjur 25.00
Shailesh & Jyoti Mistry 51.00
Karthik Muralidharan 51.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Isabella Nadeau 50.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 21,000.00
Anita R. Nandyala 101.00
Varinder & Rina Narang 51.00
Mohan & Sutha Narayanan 400.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Nagar S. Nayak 101.00
Inder Jit Nicshal 21.00
Neelam Oberoi 21.00
Neela Oza 51.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Cassan Pancham 1,008.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Harish Parmar- Dhanraj Inc 51.00
Samkhit Pata 101.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Rasiklal S. Patel 101.00
Rekha & Ajit Patel 500.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Salik & Sanjia Pathak 51.00
Robert M. Petersen 250.00
Indrathan Pillay 50.00
Tara Prabhu 25.00
Rishi Raj 10.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00
Seetha & Sudarsana Reddy 50.00
Yenumula Reddy 200.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 901.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
In Memory of Mrs. Manonmani Sangarappillai 100.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 20.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Devendra Sewdat 50.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Ami M. Shah 101.00
Rajesh Sharma 101.00
Som Sharma 250.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Jai Sivakumara 200.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Lakshana Chetana Sivananda 51.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 100.00
Appavu Sivaprakasam 25.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 51.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Sumanth Sridhar 100.00
T. Sridhar & Padmini Sridhar 253.00
Thillaiampalam Srijaerajah 251.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Raja & Anita Srivastava 25.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 76.00
Sashi & Gayathri Subramanian 150.00
Savitha Subramanian 101.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Karthik Suresh 108.00
Shanthi Suresh 101.00
Vijay Syal 51.00
Satyanagu Tatineni 50.00
Nirupa & Nagamany Thayalakhandan 1,008.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Sandie Tillotson & Family 499.00
Prabodh & Nirmala Vaid 101.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
N.M. Varadarajan 51.00
Rajiv Verma 108.00
Krishna Vijh 31.00
Tsajon & Kamalia Von Lixfeld 100.00
Keith Wallach 52.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Richard Bosworth & Kerri Watts 101.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 11.11
Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00
Shelah Young 51.00
Ashutosh Zade 21.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
 
Total Building Fund 79,781.45
   
Iraivan Temple Endowment  
Anonymous 11.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Amey Surendra Gangal 11.00
   
Total Endowment Funds 32.00
   
Special Project Donations  
Valli Ananda 170.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 35.69
Silvarajoo Muniandy 72.86
Gowri Nadason 118.90
   
Total Special Project Donations 397.45
   
Grand Total US$80,210.45

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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 19 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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