Kauai's Hindu Monastery
January 2015 Newsletter

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December is historically the month our monastery has the most visitors. It seemed this year we hosted the most visitors ever. Perhaps the cold weather throughout North America prompted more to fly to Hawaii to enjoy the warmth and sunshine! This is the first year we were able to utilize our renovated Media Studio to host those interested in Hinduism Today and our printed and digital publication initiatives. Being at the monastery for the entire month, I was able to meet and share our teachings with many of these families and pilgrims, some of whom chose this time to perform sadhana at the San Marga Sanctuary and at Kadavul Temple. The festival of Pancha Ganapati was celebrated with great verve, as our elaborate Ganesha shrine received daily offerings and arati for the five days. Gurudeva encouraged devotees to utilize these five days to make amends to family members for past misdeeds, insults, mental pain and injuries caused and suffered. General contributions for December totaled $113,871, 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!

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The world’s billion Hindus, one-sixth of the human family, are organized in four main denominations, each distinguished by its Supreme Deity. For Vaishnavites, Lord Vishnu is God. For Saivites, God is Siva. For Shaktas, Goddess Shakti is supreme. For Smartas, liberal Hindus, the choice of Deity is left to the devotee. Each has a multitude of guru lineages, religious leaders, priesthoods, sacred literature, monastic communities, schools, pilgrimage centers and tens of thousands of temples. They possess a wealth of art and architecture, philosophy and scholarship. These four sects hold such divergent beliefs that each is a complete and independent religion. Yet, they share a vast heritage of culture and belief—karma, dharma, reincarnation, all-pervasive Divinity, temple worship, sacraments, manifold Deities, the guru-shishya tradition and the Vedas as scriptural authority. While India is home to most Hindus, large communities flourish worldwide.

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News From the Home of Iraivan Temple

Recent Happenings

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Pre-dawn homa in Kadavul Temple begins a cold December day


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Offering light to Light, the monks pass the flame before the majestic Sphatika Sivalingam



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Iraivan Temple Progress
Carving of the steps and 485-foot-long perimeter wall for the temple is progressing smoothly at our carving site in Bengaluru. A story of a miracle involving the creation of the five-metal Avudaiyar base for the crystal Sivalingam that was made in Swamimalai, South India, came to us from the great artisan Kubera Sthapati. He and his wife had remained childless, to their great dismay. But as soon as he began to work on the massive base, his wife, who was 48 years old at the time, became pregnant. The avudaiyar took nine months to design, cast, carve and finish. On the day it left his workshop for Kauai, his wife delivered a baby boy. Sthapati regards this as a great blessing and said his life was forever changed in that moment. Thanks to everyone who helped this year, through your generous donations to bring Iraivan Temple closer to completion. We pray that many blessings, perhaps as miraculous as what transpired for Sthapati and his wife, come to you during 2015.

Swamis' Travels
In December Acharya Arumuganaswami and Sadhaka Jayanatha spent nine days in California on a mission to improve the treatment of Hinduism in the California public school system, specifically in 6th grade textbooks. In Los Angeles they met with Dr. Shiva Bajpai, our collaborator on The History of Hindu India, and Ross Dunn, a key academic working with the California State Department of Education. At the Sacramento hearing, the testimony of the children was deeply compelling as they told their personal stories of humiliation and insult from their peers as a result of the way Hinduism is now being taught. The full story is on page 4.

Year-End Visitors
The final weeks of December brought many visitors to our monastery taking advantage of the year-end school holidays. Among them were Swami Aksharananda, Hindu scholar and Principal of the Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN) of Cornelia Ida, Guyana; Swami Paramatmananda from Toronto’s Canada Yoga Vedanta Organization; and Dr. Aru Thirumurugan, a well-known Hindu leader in Sri Lanka and the President of the Sri Dhurgai Amman Temple and the Sivapoomi Trust.

Publications and Other Activities
The annual two-month Digital Dharma Drive kicked off on December 1st to raise $70,000 to maintain and update our website and to finish renovation of the media studio office of Himalayan Academy Publications. The results are promising. Our website was improved in December with the addition of a massive collection of Aum artworks. Also added was a fine selection of Hindu art by A. Manivelu and educational material from Hinduism Today magazine that can be downloaded in several e-formats including ePub, PDF and Mobi. The 2015-2016 Panchangams for 125 cities in the US and 160 cities around the planet are now available for free at minimela.com. These are in both PDF and iCalendar formats.

In December we received a copy of the improved translation of Gurudeva’s Dancing with Siva newly printed in Russia. A book release presentation event was held at the Press Center of the Central House of Journalists in Moscow, led by Brahmachari Dinanatha. Another talented team has been working for several years to put Gurudeva’s legacy into the Gujarati language, scribing it all by hand. We received news they have finished Dancing with Siva so we can now proceed with getting their manuscript into digital form, with a goal to print it in Gujarat.

At our Himalayan Acres farm across the river, we have been working hard to prepare many acres of land for hardwood tree planting. During the quarterly Guruthondu Day in December, almost all the monks gathered to plant 1,400 Acacia Koa seedlings. The seedlings were grown by a research institute and bred to produce trees resistant to wilt disease. Koa is a native Hawaiian hardwood highly prized as a craft and furniture wood.

Haran Kandadas served here for three weeks helping with remaining projects for the Media Studio’s interior. After many months, the eloquent carpentry and stone work in the Media Studio “Entry Cave” has been finished. This was a creative collaboration between the monks, Kanda Alahan and Chandran Param in California, and Bhani Karthigesu in Singapore. The result is simply magical, providing a moment of blessing and change of consciousness as one moves from the tropical gardens into the more-akashic-than-physical space of the Media Studio.

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:

How Is All Karma Finally Resolved If We Make Karma in Each Life? (January 14, 2015)

Harnessing Reaction; Live in the Box of Dharma (January 7, 2015)

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

Bodhinatha's Travel Schedule

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



 
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Teaching Hinduism in Public Schools: An Update

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Fighting for Hinduism: Hindu parents and children from Chinmaya Mission gather with Acharya before the offices of the California Department of Education after testifying before the Instructional Quality Commission, December 19, 2014.

Acharya Arumuganathaswami and Sadhaka Jayanatha spent more than a week in California talking with Hindu parents and then attending the meeting of the Instructional Quality Commission of the State Board of Education. At himalayanacademy.com/readlearn/hindu-history, you can download the list of “edits” that was submitted for the proposed revision of the Framework for 6th grade teaching of ancient India and Hinduism in US schools.


 

Estate Planning as Encouraged in the US, Mauritius and Malaysia Does Not Always Please Survivors

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Attorney Manon Mardemootoo began his April 11, 2008 estate planning seminar in Port Louis, Mauritius, with a warning: “I spend about half of my time dealing with family members fighting over inheritances.” Such seminars, sponsored by the Hindu Heritage Endowment, are unlikely to reverse this trend. Manon explains, Mauritius is a “forced heirship jurisdiction.” Parents must reserve a portion of their estate for their children according to rigid formulas which can leave parents in control of as little as one quarter of their estate. With only one percent of the population having wills, a majority of Mauritian families have no plan for the orderly disposal of their estate at death, a circumstance that encourages family conflict.

Malaysians face a similar problem, as Radha Menon—an administrator of Malaysia’s Employee Provident Fund—and estate planning attorney S.P. Pasupathy pointed out to some 75 Hindus gathered at a 2009 HHE seminar in Shah Alam. Malaysian law provides formulas for distributions of estate when people die without a will. Only about ten percent of Malaysians bother to write one, trusting the state to take care of the distribution.

Lack of written estate plans forces heirs to apply for a letter of administration for final distribution. Until the letter arrives, all assets are frozen and survivors cannot access resources that may be desperately needed. The inconvenience and potential conflict suffered by heirs, however, hasn’t motivated many people in Malaysia to write estate plans.

“But the situation in these countries is changing,” observed Shanmuganathaswami of HHE. “Asian countries are enjoying a higher standard of living.” Estate planning usually accompanies prosperity.

In August, 2008, in Walnut Creek, California, some 40 participants gathered for a review of estate planning basics and to hear Bodhinatha speak on the spiritual dimensions of prudent planning.

“The challenge is to bring this kind of service to families worldwide,” said Phil Murphy, HHE’s planned giving consultant. “The needs are the same, but the laws differ. As people experience greater longevity and increased wealth, estate planning becomes more important.”

Mauritians, who now receive free education and health care, have seen their life expectancies increase from 59.4 years in 1960 to 72.6 years in 2008. Malaysia has experienced a similar increase in life expectancies, along with strong economic growth and higher standards of living.

Seeing these trends, HHE is encouraging Hindus in these countries to protect themselves and their families by planning ahead financially and drafting estate plans early. “About two-thirds of our Malaysian seminar audience was under forty,” Shanmuganathaswami observed. That meant shifting the topic to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Malaysia’s backbone of retirement planning. Typically, due to poor planning, a Malaysian worker’s retirement funds are gone a few years after retirement.

Swami welcomes seminar requests from Hindu communities abroad. “Each seminar is tailored to the host country’s rules. Our goal is to have participants develop plans so that families will know what to do when the time comes.” Though laws and traditions vary, there is one rule all countries seem to share, he notes: “If it’s not in writing, forget it.”

To request a printed copy or a pdf file of the estate planning toolkit, contact Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami at 808-217-9374 extension 6 or e-mail hhe@hindu.org. Donate to the endowment funds at HHEonline.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

Donate here!


Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations


Thanks to Our December Temple Builders in 16 Countries

SUMMARY: For the four months of September to December, our minimum goal is $260,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects we received actual contributions of $331,016.94.

Building Fund Donations
AUSTRALIA
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$1 108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 3.13
CANADA
Anonymous 176.00
A. & Sri Dhevi Arasaratnam 601.00
Rajesh K. Bali 82.31
Rocky & Sapna Bhatia 501.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 401.00
Lutcheemee Curpen 101.00
Geritt & Kamala Garneau 43.00
Shaila Tara Garneau 69.00
P. Krishnamoorthy 50.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Anand & Maya Naidu 51.00
Raguraj Nallasivam Pillai 101.00
Paramatmananda 200.00
Nagarajan & Shamini Pillay 10,000.00
Thiru Satkunendran 436.55
Dharmalingam & Mangai Selvarajah 51.00
S. Selvarasa 36.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 115.23
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Rajan & Radhika Upendran 41.98
Anil Varre 101.00
Devasiva Veylan 61.00
GERMANY
Kanda Chelvarajah 24.00
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
INDIA
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
INDONESIA
Vennila Mardemootoo & Sivaneswaran Sockanathan 50.00
MALAYSIA
Anonymous 1,469.29
Malaysia Mission 232.58
Ramu Alageswari 12.96
Appulanaidu 12.96
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 86.46
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 14.27
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 28.54
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 28.82
Selvavathy Chelliah 14.19
Sasikumar Darmalingam 14.27
Omaya Devasagayam 14.41
Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 43.23
Annapoorani Ganesan 14.46
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 14.27
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 14.27
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai Family 28.54
Murugesu & Valliammah Kandasamy 14.41
Magil Kathiravan 14.27
Polil Kathiravan 14.27
Pugal Kathiravan 14.27
Krishnamah 12.96
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 14.41
Nameegri Marimuthu 14.41
Silvarajoo Muniandy 15.00
Wasantha Devi Murugan 14.27
Mohanavilashiny Murugesu & Navukarasu 14.41
Gowri Nadason 28.82
Kamalaharan Nadason 28.82
Achi & Suriakala Naidu 17.28
M. Suranthiran Naidu 57.64
Bangajam Narayanan 57.08
Nalakini Niranjana 14.41
Paparaw 12.96
Paruwathy 12.96
S. & Nirmala Raja 12.96
Jayanayagi Rajaratnam 4.26
Rajini 12.96
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Janany, Kalpana Devasagayam & Chandran Ramurthy 43.23
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 28.82
R. Ravichandran 51.00
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 23.05
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 17.34
Lachmi Savoo 14.41
B. S. Selvakone 51.00
A. Selvam 1,008.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 28.54
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 28.82
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Thevarani Singam 1,480.60
Sinnamah 12.96
Rishitaa Sivanathan & Hitesvar Skandanatha Sivanathan 14.41
Puvana & Sivanathan 14.41
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 28.82
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 28.82
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 14.41
S. & Santhi Subramaniam 12.96
S. Sugumaran & Sarasammah 25.92
Saravanan Supermanium 14.27
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
S. Swarnambigai 14.41
Vasanta Tanggavelu 42.81
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 14.41
Thanavinthan Siva Thirumalai 15.63
Selvanayagi Thuraisingam 14.19
Sivamalar Vasanthan 11.35
S. Veerasamy 17.28
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 28.82
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 28.82
MAURITIUS
Soondiren Arnasalon 14.06
Thirujnanam Arnasalon 6.25
Urmila Balgobin 1.56
Jegadessa Chenganna 31.25
Bharat Chetty 1.56
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 6.26
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.81
Rohit Jogessur 3.13
Meeravadee Koothan 3.13
Mooneenagen Koothan 12.50
Poospawadee Koothan 6.26
Saraven Koothan 15.63
Sooreshen Koothan 31.26
Amravadee Kownden 50.00
Veena Kunniah 2,562.75
Vel Mahalingum 9.38
Jayadita Matadeen 1.56
Rajcoomar Matadeen 6.25
Tanvee Matadeen 1.56
Kulagan Moonesawmy 3.13
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 3.13
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 6.26
Sheela Goindamah Moothoosawmy 3.13
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 3.13
Parani Mootoosamy 1.56
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.56
Siven Barlen Mootoosamy 1.56
Vadivel Mootoosamy 3.13
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 1.56
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.81
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 7.81
Vailamah Pareatumbee 7.81
Omvathi Peruman 15.63
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.56
Dayalen Renghen 4.69
Ezilveylen Renghen 4.69
Jagadissen Renghen 4.69
Madhevi Renghen 4.69
Siven Renghen 4.69
Varaden Renghen 4.69
Vega Renghen 4.69
Vanisha Seepal 3.13
Petchai Subramanian 1.56
Kannen Valaydon 93.75
Saroja Valayten 3.13
Toshadeva Valayten 1.56
Ulasa Valayten 1.56
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 35.00
NORWAY
Anil Ananda Badhwar 10.00
RUSSIA
Dinanatha Borzunov 418.00
SAINT LUCIA
Fremont Lawrence & Toshadevi Nataraj 61.00
SINGAPORE
Anonymous 3,875.07
Singapore Mission 205.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Vasaant Krishnan 182.00
S.G. Nathan Narasa 12.96
Sakuntalai Periasamy 71.54
Akileiswaran Samuthiran 35.77
Jayasutha Samuthiran 35.77
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 28.82
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Darmaguhan & Shivali Satgunasingam 100.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
USA
Anonymous 4,667.05
Krishnan-Shah Family Foundation 5,000.00
Mohanlal & Suryakanta Shah Trust Fund 1,000.00
Golden Gate Mission 30.00
Wailua Mission 6,610.00
Lakshman M. Agadi 500.00
Hotranatha& Punita Ajaya 25.00
Adi & Asha Alahan 25.00
Kanda Alahan 200.00
Rajadeva Alahan 51.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Palani K. Aravazhi 100.00
Krishnamoorthy Arvind 50.00
Lee M.W. Astin 108.00
Keith Bachmann 108.00
William & Barbara Bachmann 100.00
Manohar & Vinod Bahl 564.00
Bryan Bailey 11.00
Venkataraman Balaraman 51.00
Nirmala Balasingam 100.00
Priya Balasubramaniam 20.00
Raghu Bellary 25.00
Anand Bemra 201.00
Muralidhar & Vidya Bethi 501.00
R. Bhagvandas 51.00
Srinivas Bhamidipaty 200.00
Gauri K. Bhardwaj 201.00
Bharat & Sadhna Bhargava 10.00
K. Ramachandra Bhat 201.00
Ajit N. Bhatt 251.00
A.K. & Bani Bhattacharyya 100.00
In memory of Late Mrs. Champaben K. Bhavsar 200.00
Donna Bielby 101.00
Sridhar Biligiri 15.00
Sanjay Bonde 11.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
G. Chadha 51.00
Asha Chaku 101.00
Kugalur S. Chandrasekaran 601.00
Venkatasubramanian Chanjeevaram 200.00
Bharat & Sunita Chaudhary 100.00
Charu Chaudhry 51.00
Salil Chaudhry 51.00
Venkatasubba & Ushadevi Chenna 500.00
Aparna Cherla 101.00
R. Chidambaram 51.00
Kumaravel Chinnappan 101.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Sitara Rupali Contreras 108.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 51.00
Devanshu & Raksha Dave 101.00
Ed DeDeo 35.00
Chetan Desai 101.00
Paul DeSantis 108.00
Prakash Deshmukh & Mrs. Pratibha 11.00
Banu Devi & Chellappa Deva 25.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Narendra Dhara 25.00
Kamal & Minel Dhindaw 101.00
Shivprasad Dinkar 15.00
Josan Feathers 51.00
Surendranath & Rajshree Gaitonde 100.00
In memory of Arjun Gali Gali 2,000.00
Kausalya & Mahadevan Ganapathi 101.00
Paresh Gandhi 151.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 28.00
Rame Gangadharappa 108.00
Avinash G. Ghanekar 5,001.00
Guru & Supriya Ghanta 501.00
Bharati Gidwani 504.00
Ashok & Suman Giri 11.00
Rajendra Giri 26.00
Madan L. Goel 500.00
Dattaprabhakar V. Gokhale 101.00
Sunanda N. Gokhale 51.00
Praburam Gopal Raja 100.00
Kumari Devi Gossai 101.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Gowda 515.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 72.00
Mukesh & Chandana Guntamadugu 100.00
Chaitan & Sarita Gupta 108.00
Prabodh & Jean Gupta 100.00
Adiyan Haran 250.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 110.00
Vanita & Gorli Harish 101.00
Basavaraj & Isabella Hooli 108.00
Subash Chellappan & Sharmini Ilankovan 808.00
Kimatrai Israni 25.00
Usharani Iswaran Magana 50.00
Vasanthi S. Iyer 50.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 102.00
Konanur & Arundati Janardan 100.00
Jayavelan Jayabalan 50.00
A.R. Jayaram 101.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Manmohan & Usha Kakar 251.00
Prabhakara & Jyothi Kaliki 101.00
Mahesh & Kavita Kalva 101.00
Cholpady P. Kamath 51.00
Yashavanth Kamath 50.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Rao Kanikicharla 101.00
Latha Kannan 102.00
Sala Kannan 110.00
Shanthi Kannappan 25.00
Amit Kapadia 21.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
H.D. & Susheela Kishorenath 51.00
Satyanaryana & Lakshmi Kodali 100.00
Gopi & Rama Koganti 232.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 50.00
S.A. Kothandaraman 51.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Anita Krishnamurthy 101.00
K.S. Krishnamurthy 101.00
Manickam & Thaiya Krishnamurthy 50.00
Narayana & Usha Krishnan 200.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 216.00
Amirtha Krishnarajah 101.00
Divakar Krishnareddy 1,000.00
V. & Geetha Krishnaswami 108.00
Bruce Kube 20.00
Shashi R. Kumar 25.00
Vijay Kumar 10.00
Nagappan & Ulagammai Kumarappan 1,202.00
Viswanath P. Kurup 101.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Sivani Lloyd 200.00
Abha Lokhande 11.00
Clifford Long 10.00
Nayana Lotia 25.00
Leslie Lowman 10.00
Kiran & Hema Majmudar 101.00
Bobby & Seema Malhotra 200.00
Abha & Venkatraman Mallya 501.00
Umang & Gita Mangrola 251.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Tapas & Uttara Mazumdar 30.00
Hanumantharao & Nirmala Medarametla 100.00
Subodh & Swati Medhekar 101.00
Tanvi & Mihir Meghani 1,001.00
Tushar & Ami Mehta 200.00
Samarendranath Mitra 100.00
Nilakantan Mohankrishnan 101.00
Deepak Kumar Mohanty 101.00
Rajan & Indira Mullangi 100.00
Krish & Devika Muruga 100.00
In memory of Vickneswaren Murugesu 14.41
Venkataraman Muthusamy 35.00
Suresh Muthuswamy 21.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 141.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Atul Nair 20.00
Sateesh Narahari 101.00
Narayan Narain 108.00
Kumar Natarajan 170.00
Sriram Natarajan 200.00
Vijayarani Natarajan 168.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Charu Oberoi 5,001.00
Neela Oza 51.00
Devan & Suchita Padmanabhan 2,001.00
Gobi & Nirmala Padmanabhan 101.00
Gurudas Pai 202.00
Narasingrao Pampati 500.00
Sriram Panchagnula 54.00
Cassan Pancham 1,512.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Pradeep Panyadi 25.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Priya Krishnan & Parameswaran Gopi 501.00
Tushar & Rasila Parikh 31.00
B. Patel 30.00
Girish & Gita Patel 1,008.00
Jagadish & Vasu Patel 101.00
Mrunal & Padmaja Patel 1,008.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Gopal & Meena Pathikonda 101.00
Viji Patrick 200.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Janniah & Shanti Prasad 108.00
Rameshwar & Mithilesh Prasad 25.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Vinod Rai 51.00
Mohini Raisinghani 500.00
Ganesh & Renu Rajagopal 225.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 6,001.00
Krishna Rajan 101.00
Rasa Rajanayagam 1,000.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 119.00
Sukanya & Krishna Ramachandran 500.00
Ramesh & Usha Ramakrishnan 101.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Kumar & Mala Ramalingam 1,001.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 501.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Ram Raman 20.00
Kasi Ramanathan 501.00
S. Ramanathan 51.00
S.K. & Utpala Ramesh 108.00
D. Ramkissoon 75.00
Roshni Ramos 201.00
Chandar Ramrakha 151.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Aroor Rao 100.00
Ashok & Sudha Rao 500.00
Ramlu & Sanjina Rao 20.00
V.A. & Radhu Ravi 21.00
Shobha Ravikumar 51.00
Althuru S. Reddy 50.00
Aruna Reddy 101.00
K. Lakshmi Kantha Reddy 21.00
Pratap C. Reddy 100.00
Yenumula Reddy 200.00
Ananthakumar Renganathan 150.00
Beatrice Rice 100.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Ramadevi Swaminath & Anand Sampath 1,008.00
V.R. & Indira Sanda 51.00
Manonmany Sangarapillai 200.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Akkaraju R. Sarma 20.00
Jyothi & Jamal H. Sarma 501.00
Rolf & Lisa Schreiber 500.00
Nagappan Sekkappan 51.00
Tom Sem 220.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 76.00
Meera Sethuram 20.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Suresh Shaddarsanam 101.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram 111.00
Subramanian & Sudha Sharma 108.00
Sandhya & Mahesh Shetty 101.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Rajbir Singh 101.00
Biswanath & Mitra Sinha 101.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 300.00
Kumaraswamy Sivakumaran 251.00
Tejasinha Sivalingam 4.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 100.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 50.00
Sarangan Sivanesan 108.00
B. Sivaraja 11.00
R. Sivasubramanian 31.00
Mahendra & Rasila Solanki 101.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Govinda & Indira Srikantiah 200.00
Kuppe & Sarala Srinivas 51.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Shallini Shankar & C. Srinivasan 301.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Raja & Anita Srivastava 101.00
Joseph W. Steelman 100.00
Yasotha Subarajan 100.00
Anjali Sundaram 108.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 35.00
Anthan Sunder 25.00
Laxminarayana Sunkari 51.00
Vyramuthu Suntharalingam 100.00
Prasad Surampudi 10.00
Vasuhi & S. Sureshwaran 251.00
Devi Tandavan 51.00
Robert Teichman 141.40
Asan Tejwani 30.00
Ayyaswamy Thambuswamy 150.00
Nirupa Thayalakhandan 1,008.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 83.00
Murli M. Tiwari 540.00
Nalin & Kamal Tolia 1.00
Bill & Sadie Tourtillott 100.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
S.S. Vasan 251.00
In memory of Lalitha Vasudevan 200.00
V.S. Venkataraman 108.00
Kuppusamy Venkatesan 100.00
Sujatha Venugopal Prasad 100.00
R. & Raadha Vijaykumar 251.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Natarajan Viswanathan 303.00
Shoba Devi & Premananda Vittal 51.00
Unmesh Wankhede 500.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Lee Scott Wiberg 216.00
Visvamohan Yegnashankaran 51.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
Total Building Fund $111,836.66
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 1,388.00
Ram & Kalpana Batni 25.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Manohar Jagasia 51.00
Sriram & Revathi Naganathan 101.00
Sundhar Raman Rajagopalan 11.00
Thiru & Debbie Thirupuvanam 500.00
Total Endowment Funds $2,035.00

Special Project Donations (Gold Leaf)
Gail La Mar 108.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 100.00
Total Special Project Donations 208.00

Grand Total $114,079.66

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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 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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