Kauai's Hindu Monastery
February 2017 2016 Newsletter


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For the first week or more of January visitors continued to pour into the monastery due to the holiday season, many coming for the first time. I much enjoyed sitting with many of them for personal darshan. In our Kadavul Temple, once each month, on the Ardra nakshatra, an abhishekam is performed for the Nataraja murti. Then once a year in the Tamil month of Markali (Dec 15 to Jan 15) the abhishekam is done on a grand scale, with all the monks joining to bring Siva massive amounts of milk, yogurt, rosewater, coconut water, citrus juice, vibhuti and other offerings. This ceremony, called Ardra Darshana, which was held in Kadavul on January 11th,  coincides with the major festival of the year at South India’s Chidambram Temple, when the bronze Nataraja murti is taken from the sanctum, placed on a chariot and paraded around the temple. On Saturday, January 28, I gave my bimonthly webinar at noon and again at 5pm. This gives our global devotees a choice to attend the one that works best in their time zone. The subject was “The Stages of Unfoldment in Saiva Siddhanta, Part Two.” In addition to drawing from Gurudeva’s works, quotes where introduced from the Tirumantiram and definitions from the University of Madras Tamil Lexicon. General contributions for January totaled $89,652.65, which is more than our minimum monthly goal of $65,000.  Special project contributions totaled an additional $461.  We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Aum Namasivaya!

GD_Temple8b Gurudeva's Wisdom

Karma itself is neither good nor bad but a neutral principle that governs energy and motion of thought, word and deed. All experience helps us grow. Good, loving actions bring to us lovingness through others. Mean, selfish acts bring back to us pain and suffering. Kindness produces sweet fruits, called punya. Unkindness yields spoiled fruits, called papa. As we mature, life after life, we go through much pain and joy. Actions that are in tune with dharma help us along the path, while adharmic actions impede our progress. The divine law is: whatever karma we are experiencing in our life is just what we need at the moment, and nothing can happen but that we have the strength to meet it. Even harsh karma, when faced in wisdom, can be the greatest catalyst for spiritual unfoldment. Performing daily sadhana, keeping good company, pilgrimaging to holy places, seeing to others’ needs—these evoke the higher energies, direct the mind to useful thoughts and avoid the creation of troublesome new karmas. The Vedas explain, “According as one acts, so does he become. One becomes virtuous by virtuous action, bad by bad action.”

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Recent Happenings


The Maha Ardhra homa, one of the major rites of the year, is performed in the Kadavul Temple main mandapam.


Devotees at the Spiritual Park in Mauritius have lavishly decorated the five-faced Ganesha for the monthly homa, attended by over 3,000 visitors.

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Iraivan Temple Progress

In Bengaluru the stone carvers continue their drive to finish the perimeter wall. They are inching forward toward the July 2017 completion target date. Here on Kauai the work on the landscaping on the south side of the temple continued with the transplanting of twenty unusual full-grown palms from our palm nursery. Also planted were giant elephant ears (Colocasia) and other ornamentals. Thanks to Haran Kandadas, of Santa Cruz, for volunteering a week of his time to help with this project. Some site grading on the west and north sides of the temple was also done with heavy machinery. In January the managers of our Bengaluru carving site, Jiva Raja­­sankara and his wife Kanmani, came for a three week visit to help host monastery guests and participate in several planning meetings with the swamis to map out the next step in the temple building project. That includes the final shipping of the completed stones from Bengaluru and arranging for a team of silpis to come to Kauai at the end of the year.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Activities

Path to Siva, a Catechism for Hindu Youth after the weekly homa ceremony. In January his talks included:  “Who Is Siva?” “What Are Siva’s Three Perfections?” and “How to See God.”  These fascinating upadeshas have been uploaded to the Look & Listen portion of our website. Digital editions of the book are available for free on our website.


In addition to the Hindu guests who visited from all points around the globe, a deeply spiritual group visited in January. They belong to the Center for Spiritual Living whose founder, Earnest Holmes, created the Science of Life back in 1926, a philosophical and scientific path that draws from many sources. Their beliefs include some common to Hinduism, such as the belief in the perfection of the universe, the infinite presence of consciousness and the love and goodness of all. All twenty-seven of them chanted “Aum Namah Sivaya” together at Iraivan Temple. Kehaulani Kekua, the hula master of Halau Palaihiwa O Kaipuwa here on Kauai, brought a group of her disciplined and talented students. Many years ago it was Kehaulani who did the Hawaiian blessing chants for the foundation of Iraivan Temple. This group of students come from Kauai and other parts of Hawaii, but mostly from Japan, where hula has become quite popular in recent decades. They performed a short hula dance offering for Siva Nataraja in the monastery temple and a longer performance at a spot overlooking Iraivan Temple and the Wailua River.

Publications and Other Activities

Hinduism Today magazine. Last November, Amsterdam-based artist Pieter Weltevrede came to Kauai to begin work on a painting of the monastery’s Nataraja Deity. In January he sent us the finished work which is the result of countless hours of creative genius. This is a continuation of a long standing tradition in Hindu temples where a lithograph painting of the temple Deity is made available to the devotees but no photography is allowed.

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. He has been giving weekly commentaries on our new book "Path to Siva":

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

Recent Talks:

How Can We See God? January 21, 2017
What Are Siva's Three Perfections? January 14, 2017<
God Siva - the Supreme Being January 7, 2017< The Monistic Theism of Saiva Siddhanta, December 30, 2016

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Guru Chronicles English Audio Book Goes On-Line



https://www.himalayanacademy.com/view/the-guru-chronicles-audiobook Read by Raj Narayan, now you can listen to the story of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, his guru, Siva Yogaswami, and five preceding masters, who inspired one and all to “Know thy Self.” The sweeping 2,200-year story of this remarkable lineage is told through the prism of Gurudeva’s journey of truth and illumination and his eventual return to America to teach the path of enlightenment.

We quote from the introduction: “These are the stories of remarkable souls who knew the Unknowable and held Truth in the palm of their hand. They confounded their contemporaries, revealed life’s purpose and path, and became inexplicably aware of the future. They worshiped God as Siva, knowing Him as All and in all, as the God—by other names—of every faith and path. Many are the gurus; but these knowers of God—those who have achieved the ultimate goal of yoga, transcending the mind itself—are called satgurus. Their successors still live, their powers transmitted and maturing from one to the next, now flourishing in the 21st century. But their stories have remained largely untold, a kind of universal spiritual secret. Here, for the first time, what moved and motivated them is revealed, to the extent they let it be known. Here, for the first time, what they said and did is shared outside the circle of initiates.”

Dancing with Siva as an Audio Book
Is Now Available in Gujarati!



www.himalayanacademy.com/view/dancing-with-siva-audiobook-gujarati. Merging with Siva, in 2009 after many months of intense work by professional translators. in Mumbai. It joins translations of the Trilogy into Russian, Spanish, Tamil and Marathi. Gujarati, one of India’s 14 official languages, is spoken by 46 million people. Gujarat state is located on India’s western shore. It is one of the most progressive parts of India and has had a strong, long-standing Saivite presence. The translators commented, “There has never been a book in Gujarati literature with so much depth of the subject [Saivism] and with such clarity, as there is no ambiguity in Gurudeva’s writings.” They said the very work of translating had made them “blissful.”

CyberCadets who visit our daily blog, Today at Kauai Aadheenam, were equally enthusiastic when the audiobook was recently announced. One wrote, “You have opened the San Marga gate to millions of souls.” Another said, “Thank you for the wonderful gift. My mother is already enjoying it.”

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Help Move Iraivan Forward

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You Can Help Sponsor the Perimeter Wall

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


❏ One pillar section: $15,000

❏ One panel section: $30,000

Donate here!

Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations

Thanks to Our December Temple Builders in 16 Countries

Four-Month Summary: For the four months of September to December, 2016, our minimum monthly goal was $260,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $317,260.32.

Building Fund Donations
Arnasalon Family US$2,500.00
Marie & R. Bhanugopan 108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
G. Pranavan 100.00
Jahnavi Sivananthan 137.28
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 50.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.63
Anonymous 76.70
P. & Raji Amarnath 51.00
Rajesh K. Bali 70.81
Peter Christian 25.00
Chinniah & Rathy Krishnalingam 1,008.00
Maxime Lapointe 7.65
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana Manoliu 33.00
Vickneswary & Mohan Moorthy 141.62
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Pushpa & S. Satkunaratnam 1,001.00
Vijayarani & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
T. Ponniah & Ranjani Shivakumar 53.11
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 123.92
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Anonymous 108.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
Mahadevan Gengadaram 50.00
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
Malaysia Mission 6,185.12
Anonymous 60.00
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 22.98
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 22.98
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 11.50
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Sasikumar Darmalingam 11.50
Omaya Devasagayam 11.06
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.06
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 11.50
Sarasvathi Iswarapatham 11.06
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 11.50
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai Family 22.98
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Murugesu Kandasamy 11.06
Nanda Kumar & Hema 11.06
Vegialetcimi Kuppusamy 11.50
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 11.06
Kavin Kirav, Shreiyaa, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 44.23
Nameegri Marimuthu 22.12
Bathmavathy Batumalai, Deevesh, Likel & Ramesh Murthi 11.06
Mohanavilashiny Murugesu 11.06
Puvana Murugesu 11.06
Gowri Nadason 22.12
Kamalaharan Nadason 22.12
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 22.12
M. Suranthiran Naidu 28.75
Bangajam Narayanan 45.96
Yehanthini & Siva Taranee Navukarasu 11.06
Nalakini Niranjana 11.06
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 11.06
Mathini Raman 137.00
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Prabu Ramasamy 80.44
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 22.12
Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Kalpana Devasagayam & Chandran Ramamurthy 44.23
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 11.06
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 13.27
Lachmi Savoo 11.06
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 22.98
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 22.12
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 164.00
Bala Sivaceyon 10.00
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 20.00
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 22.12
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 22.12
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.06
Ambalawan a/l Suppiah 100.00
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Vasanta Tanggavelu 34.50
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 11.06
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 22.12
Soondiren Arnasalon 6.58
Prem Audit 2.63
Paramaseeven Canagasaby 26.32
Jegadessa Chenganna 39.48
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.63
Rani Gangadeen 1.32
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 1.32
Amrit Singh Jaypal 6.58
Rohit Jogessur 2.63
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.26
Poospawadee Koothan 2.63
Amravadee Kownden 47.37
Veena Kunniah 52.84
Vel Mahalingum 10.53
Manogaran Mardemootoo 52.63
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.63
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.63
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.63
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.63
Parani Mootoosamy 1.32
Poomaly Mootoosamy 2.63
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.32
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.63
Karoumee Pareatumbee 6.58
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 6.58
Vailamah Pareatumbee 6.58
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 2.63
Ashok Reetoo 2.63
Dayalen Renghen 3.95
Ezilveylen Renghen 7.89
Jagadissen Renghen 7.89
Madhevi Renghen 7.89
Siven Renghen 7.89
Varaden Renghen 7.89
Vega Renghen 3.95
Veem Rugbur 1.32
Girdevi Seegoolam 1.32
Kannen Valaydon 26.32
Saroja Valayten 2.63
Toshadeva Valayten 1.32
Ulasa Valayten 1.32
Olha Nahnybida & Alejandro Jaramillo 1,001.00
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
Anjali Gunathas 101.00
Badhwar family 10.00
Toshadevi Nataraj 51.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Vasaant Krishnan 60.00
Thanneermalai Lakshmanan 351.00
L. Manokaran 100.00
Shamira Manoranjithan 1,008.00
Singapore Mission 513.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 129.25
Anil Kumar 54.00
Siva 101.00
Anonymous 119.00
Vani Chenganna 85.23
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 22.12
Susan James 30.00
Chelvy Kandasamy 51.00
Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Shantikumar 333.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
India Foundation 2,500.00
Vineet Pahuja Foundation 10.00
Krishnan-Shah Family Foundation 5,000.00
Bank Of America 1,000.00
Golden Gate Mission 37.00
Wailua Mission 13,438.50
Silver Vel Satsang 60.00
Anonymous 5,596.78
Ravindra Addepalli 30.00
Lakshman M. Agadi 1,000.00
Sudhir Aggarwal 51.00
Kanda Alahan 408.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Renu & Ramesh Anupindi 101.00
Sriidya Ariyan 101.00
Chitrammal & Sangarapillai Asokan 200.00
Rao L. Atluri 21.00
Keith Bachmann 100.00
Sidhartha Bakaya 101.00
Ambikaipakan Balasubramaniam 30.00
Gita Banga 20.00
Rajendra Bassit 20.00
Muralidhar & Vidya Bethi 1,000.00
K. Ramachandra Bhat 151.00
Nalini & Shankar Bhatta 101.00
In memory of Mrs. Champaben K. Bhavsar 404.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
Cira de Castillo 200.00
Naresh Chadha 25.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Debjani Chakraborty 51.00
Sudhakar & Annapurna Chakrala 51.00
Asha Chaku 101.00
Kedarnath Challakere 251.00
Uma & Kumar Chandrasekaran 101.00
Sati & Aparna Chattoraj 50.00
Bharat & Sunita Chaudhary 100.00
Pratik Chavda 501.00
Venkatasubba & Ushadevi Chenna 500.00
Roger Clifton 500.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Daksha & Pradip Dalal 251.00
Peshanidevi & Shyamadeva Dandapani 51.00
Chhaya & Dinesh Davar 250.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Ed DeDeo 30.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 309.00
Ray Dickinson 108.00
Shivprasad Dinkar 25.00
Narayan V. Dravid 51.00
Chris & Marty Fernandes 200.00
Umesh Gala 101.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 306.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Gangaraju Vimal Aditya & Manjusha 51.00
Rajendra Giri 26.00
Ajit V. Gokhale 108.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Laxmi & Urmila Gupta 500.00
Kunchita & Girija Gurumurthy 108.00
Kumar Gutta 1,008.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
James L. Haynes 50.00
Chandraleela Hoezoo 108.00
Venkateswara Swamy Irrinki 116.00
Malini Iyengar 100.00
Lakshmi Iyer 101.00
Lorraine Jackson 10.00
David Jaffe 108.00
A.R. Jayaram 101.00
Vineeta Jetley 20.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Anita Johari 101.00
Chitralekha & Avinash Joshi 100.00
Thulasidass Kalidas 101.00
Prabhakara & Jyothi Kaliki 51.00
K.A & Vasanthi Kannan 101.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Bharani & Venkatesh Kannuraj 101.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Banshi Kashyap 51.00
Krishnaveni Koul & Ravi Teja Kasukurthi Venkata 101.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Rajiv Kaushal 25.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Tulasi Khandan 108.00
Prem & Urmilla Khilanani 150.00
Anil & Devajnyothi Kondapi 54.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Kalpana & Muralikumar Krishnamurthi 501.00
K.S. Krishnamurthy 100.00
Manickam & Thaiya Krishnamurthy 50.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
P. & Rani Krishnaraj 500.00
V. & Geetha Krishnaswami 128.00
Sridhar Lakshmanamurthy 151.00
Pandit & Gemma Lathi 2,501.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 95.00
Gopal N. & Sudha Madabhushi 1,000.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 100.00
Karthik Mahadevan 51.00
Manjula & Satya Mahanty 101.00
Kiran & Hema Majmudar 501.00
Kiran & Gauravi Majmundar 151.00
Gaurav & Ripla Malhotra 108.50
Vijay Mandania 21.00
Sharon Mann 108.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Rohini & Vijay Mashettiwar 101.00
Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Hanumantharao & Nirmala Medarametla 116.00
Subodh & Swati Medhekar 101.00
Samarendranath Mitra 100.00
Panaiyur S. Mohan 101.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Sriram & Revathi Naganathan 101.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Trey Ram, Ross Jay & Giju R. Nair 10,001.00
Ravi Nana 108.00
Kalyani & Jayaram Nanduri 1,001.00
Narayan Narain 108.00
Varinder & Rina Narang 101.00
N.D. Narasimhan 251.00
N. Chandra Narayanan 31.00
Unni & Usha Narayanan 251.00
Rani Natarajan 126.00
Thillai Raj & Santhi Natarajan 500.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Neela Oza 51.00
Devan & Suchita Padmanabhan 2,001.00
Gobi & Nirmala Padmanabhan 101.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Narasingrao Pampati 1,000.00
Cassan Pancham 1,008.00
Raghavan & Bhargavi Pandalai 501.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Himanshu & Hiteshri Patel 101.00
Jagadish & Vasu Patel 101.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00
Sankar Pentapaty 100.00
Chandramoulie Perikaruppan 151.00
Indrathan Pillay 50.00
Satya Kiran Popuri 116.00
Janniah & Shanti Prasad 108.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Divya Chauhan & Nirmal Raajan 751.00
Ramegowda & Shyamala Rajagopal 201.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
K.V. & Shyamala Rajan 50.00
Rasa Rajanayagam 501.00
Prakhyath Rajanna 101.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Jeyashree Padmanabhan & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 501.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
K.B. Ramanathan 25.00
Subramanian & Vimala Ramani 250.00
Ram Ramasubramanian 1,008.00
Shiva & Usha Ramesh 101.00
D. Ramkissoon 75.00
Chandar Ramrakha 151.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Natarajan & Parimalam Ranganathan 501.00
Aroor Rao 50.00
Manoj Rawal 50.00
Pratap C. Reddy 150.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 432.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 140.00
Anil Saigal 50.00
Kent Salisbury 50.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Ramadevi Swaminath & Anand Sampath 2,001.00
V.R. & Indira Sanda 51.00
Balaji Santhanam 200.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Shantha Sarangapani 50.00
Akkaraju R. Sarma 25.00
Srinivas & Vijaya Sarma 5,001.00
Shanthi Kannappan & Kannappan Sekkappan 251.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Jayaram Sethuraman 51.00
Raj Sethuraman 101.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 102.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram Family 111.00
V.P. Shanmugham 501.00
Raj & Asmita Shenoy-Akerkar 101.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Biswanath & Mitra Sinha 101.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 139.00
Siva Sivaganesan 30.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 300.00
Tejasinha & Hridaya Sivalingam 5.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 100.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Harsh Sood 1,008.00
Sheela & Bhaskar Sreekanth 101.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Ashok Srivastava 251.00
Joseph W. Steelman 400.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Yi Yi Sum 21.00
Terri Sun 21.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Rahini & Srini Sundaramoorthy 108.00
Savithri Sundaresan 159.00
Sayini & Anthan Sunder 25.00
Vyramuthu Suntharalingam 100.00
Supriya & Shankar 101.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Shanthi Suresh & Sures Ramamurti 201.00
P.S. & Ratna Thakur 50.00
Nirupa & Nagamany Thayalakhandan 1,008.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Sandie Tillotson & Family 500.00
Timothy Titus 36.00
Murli M. Tiwari 100.00
Bhamar & Kanta Trivedi 51.00
Giridhar Uppalapati 30.00
Bharat Vala 11.00
M. H. Vamadevamurthy 301.00
Anil Varre 101.00
Siva R. Vemana 300.00
V.S. Venkataraman 108.00
Rajiv Verma 216.00
Balaji & Renuka Vilvaray 50.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Natarajan Viswanathan 707.00
Shoba Devi Vittal 51.00
Raghu Ram Vollala 100.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 10.01
Shannon Workman 51.00
Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00
Visvamohan Yegnashankaran 51.00
Manu Yogendra 25.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Annette Zastrow 5.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
Total Building Fund $108,670.18
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 61.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 10.94
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 43.48
Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 6.52
A. Paranthaman 4.34
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 10.86
Indrani Shanmugasundram 10.86
Total Endowment Funds $158.00
Special Project Donations
Valli Ananda 170.00
Anil Ananda Badhwar 10.00
Anuradha Badhwar 20.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 20.00
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 11.50
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 11.50
Mekaladeva Batumallah 11.50
Valliammah Kandasamy 66.35
Gowri Nadason 110.60
Dhiraviam Seetharaman 1,800.00
Total Special Project Donations 2,231.45
Grand Total $111,059.63

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  • Satguru’s 2017 Travels
  • April 7-10: Malaysia, Singapore
  • May 27-June 4: London
  • July 13-14: New York City
  • July 16-17: Chicago
  • July 18-19: Kansas City, Missouri
  • August 9–28: Maryland, Mauritius, India, Sri Lanka

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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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