Kauai's Hindu Monastery
June 2017 Newsletter

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On May twenty-third Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and I traveled to London for eleven days. There were two major events. The first was three mornings of presentations at the Wimbledon Shree Ghanapathy Temple. These were based on our recently published book Path to Siva, covering the key points contained in it and giving those attending a chance to ask questions. The second was attending three mornings of the Enfield Nagapooshani Ambaal Temple’s kumbhabhishekam. The temple went all out for the ceremonies. The main yagasala was four tiers high with thirty-three homa kundas, each with its own priest. The main temple hall features black granite pillars 17 feet tall, each carved from a single stone. Other events included two satsangs, initiations for members and devotees, attending pujas and giving talks at Highgate Hill Murugan Temple, Shri Kanaga Thurkkal Amman Temple, London Sri Murugan Temple, Saiva Munetta Sangham and the London Siva Kovil. The main talks were “The Sacred Temple” and “Siva as Love.” In my keynote address I explained the basic nature of the Hindu temple and how there are many shrines but only one Supreme God in Hinduism. It was composed for the opening ceremony at the Enfield kumbhabhishekam, which was attended by many political and business VIPS. General contributions for May totaled $56,144, which is less than our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $508. 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.


Gurudeva's Wisdom

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Founder of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (Gurudeva), 1927-2001

The Hindu is thoroughly convinced that violence he commits will return to him by a cosmic process that is unerring. He knows that, by karma’s law, what we have done to others will be done to us, if not in this life then in another. He knows that he may one day be in the same position of anyone he is inclined to harm or persecute, perhaps incarnating in the society he most opposed in order to equalize his hates and fears into a greater understanding. The belief in the existence of God everywhere, as an all-pervasive, self-effulgent energy and consciousness, creates the attitude of sublime tolerance and accep­tance toward others. Even tolerance is insufficient to describe the compassion and reverence the Hindu holds for the intrinsic sacredness within all things. Therefore, the actions of all Hindus living in the higher nature are rendered benign, or ahimsa. One would not hurt that which he reveres. The Vedas pronounce, “He who, dwelling in all things, yet is other than all things, whom all things do not know, whose body all things are, who controls all things from within—He is your soul, the Inner Controller, the Immortal.”

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Recent Happenings

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Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation to youth at the Wimbledon Ganesha Temple


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Members at our Spiritual Park in Mauritius chant Veda mantras at the high point of the monthly homa-puja to Lord Ganesha



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Top to bottom: Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a talk on temple protocols at the Enfield Nagapooshani kumbhabhishekam in London; Satguru is welcomed by the head priest of the temple; the Puneet Agrawal family from Vancouver offer water to the Narmada Lingam as Gurudeva’s murti looks on; Satguru gives a presentation to a gathering of youth at the Wimbledon Ganesha Temple; Indivar Sivanathan and Gananatha Subramanyam join the publications team’s morning meeting; multi-grain sour dough bread right out of the monastery oven; the aloha poster printed for island school kids; the Siddhidata Kulam teams up to prepare a sumptuous lunch for their brother monks; the Temple Builders’ Memorial platform is finished, ready for placing the bronzes; masons put up courses of block on the new Noni building;

Iraivan Temple Progress
At the Iraivan Temple carving site in India the stone carvers are focused on finishing the stonework for the temple’s perimeter wall. Here on Kauai work continued on the foundation of the Temple Builders Memorial near Dakshinamurti, just north of the temple. The 35-foot long oval concrete slab, poured by the monks in April, was clad with gold-hued quartzite stone tiles in May. It is nestled amid a semicircle of mature palm trees on the South and a pond on the North. At its center is the massive, nine-foot-long raw granite stone, quarried from the same mountain as the temple itself, but not carved. This summer the bronzes will take their place here, creating an outdoor workshop that pilgrims can explore to see how the temple was constructed.

Satguru Bodhinatha’s Activities
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami conducted a webinar for his devotees around the planet on May 13, featuring his insights on the centrality of surrender in all yogas, and how to achieve spiritual success. He continued his weekly sun-one commentaries on the lessons of Path to Siva, covering the essential nature of souls and the world and the Saivite Hindu view of evil, hell and sin. (Listen to his talks on our website.) Later in the month he departed for London with Shanmuganathaswami. They were invited as the Saiva swami guests of honor at the dedication ceremony for the new Enfield Nagapooshani Ambaal Temple in north London. During such ceremonies traditional auspicious items are shown to the newly installed Deity. In this case it was a young calf, young children, an elderly couple and our two swamis! Satguru also gave talks at a number of other Sri Lankan Hindu temples and informal satsangs in private homes. He also conducted an interactive morning session for youth at the Wimbleton Ganesha Temple featuring stories from the lives of our gurus from The Guru Chronicles. A small group of close devotees followed Satguru from venue to venue in a nonstop darshan session which included informal one-on-one time with him on walks through the sunny springtime beauty of the Hyde Park rose garden, Kensington Palace, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Publications & Other Activities
The Ganapati Kulam group of monks continued their work on a new version of Mystic Mouse, the illustrated children’s version of key chapters from Merging with Siva. Lion Sage, the new title, will include all new illustrations by Ashley Moore. It tells the Upanishad-like story of a mouse who seeks out a lion guru to guide him on the path to enlightenment. In May, the kulam worked avidly on the new “super app,” called SivaSiva, that will bring Gurudeva’s wisdom to smartphone users in innovative ways. The kulam also arranged to a reprint a thousand 16” x 20” Aloha posters for the island’s school initiatives. In our agricultural endeavors, great progress was made on the new hydroponic greenhouse, with an electrical panel installed to power the irrigation system, and an underground tank put in place to hold the system’s nutrient enriched water. In April the monks conducted a ground-breaking for our new Wailua River Noni Juice processing building, unofficially known as Hale Noni, meaning “House of Noni.” During May, the construction team brought the concrete block structure up to an above-grade floor level. Inside this building, which will include a licensed commercial kitchen, the monks will be able to juice our organic noni fruits with ease, and store needed inventories. Noni juice has been used as a health tonic since ancient times in Hawaii. It was one of only 26 plants (called “canoe plants”) the Polynesians settlers brought from their original home in the southern Pacific islands. So it’s no wonder that numerous shops are eager to market our juice.




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

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

Recent Talks:

What About Evil, Hell and Sin?
Who is Lord Ganesha
Who is Lord Murugan?

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

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Hinduism Today July/August/September 2017 Is Now On-Line


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Our latest issue has gone to press and is now available online free of charge at www.hinduismtoday.com. You can also download our free Hinduism Today app and get the magazine on your mobile device at bit.ly/HT-APP.

Our 16-page Insight section unfolds the rare life and profound teachings of Sri Nimbarka Acharya, the founder of Radha-Krishna worship. Author Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan translates the traditional tales of the founder of one of the earliest of the main Vedanta schools, a saint who renewed the faith of millions back in a day when other faiths were seeking Hindu converts. Illustrations were created for this article by famed artist Maniam Selven of Chennai. In January, 2017, just as this article was being created, the 48th head of the lineage, Shriji Maharaj, had his Mahasamadhi in India. In a ceremony observed by 200,000 devotees, 31-year-old Swami Shri Shyam Sharan became the 49th Jagadguru.

Our feature story this issue delves deeper into the culture and countryside of Assam, a state so varied in peoples and cultures it is called a miniature India. Our journalist focuses especially on the unique institutions, called satras, that protect and promote Hinduism in this state. There are thousands of these community centers. We also take a ferry across the amazing the Brahmaputra River to visit the world’s largest river island.

In his Publisher’s Desk editorial, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami speaks of self-surrender, but not just the devotional kind. He declares that surrender is an important practice in all the yogas—bhakti, karma and raja—marshalling lucid arguments for this insight.

Ever heard of SBNR? It’s an acronym for “Spiritual But Not Religious,” which has become so prevalent that it is printed on Pew survey forms, presenting an option when asked about religious affiliations. This is the fastest growing religious category in America. Its blossoming is good news for Hindus, who find kindred spirits in those who reject structured Western-style religions for a more organic spirituality.

For years we have known about the amazing way Hindus in Mauritius observe Sivaratri, and have longed for the day we could publish that story. Well, here it is, one writer’s delightful take on the disciplines, celebrations and multi-day treks that engage almost the entire country for several days in February/March.

Empty nest. It’s a way of describing what happens when children grow up and leave the home. Vermont resident Vatsala Sperling takes her own experience as a cautionary tale for all families, offering sagely advice on how to prepare for what is, in the West, an inevitable and unenviable day. In India this experience is, at present, less frequently confronted; but in the West, Hindu families face it every day.

Years back, in the 1950s, a 30-something Tamil artist, musician and dancer moved to New York City, bringing the fullness of her early training in South India. She lived in Manhattan the rest of her life, creating and sharing her art. NYC writer Lavina Melwani tells the story of Y.G. Srimati in the context of a new exhibition at the Met museum on her life accomplishments.

The issue includes the story of a Pakistani Hindu couple traveling in the West giving voice to the issues there; Quotes & Quips uplifts the spirit with fun ideas and a cartoon that may puzzle you at first; Global Dharma reports on some important recognition for Hinduism in Spain and Switzerland.



Hindu Heritage Endowment

For Ways to Help this Year with Tax-Smart Gifts


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Start planning now for how you want to make an impact in 2017. There are many ways to give to Hindu Heritage Endowment, several of which offer attractive benefits for you while supporting our important work. Here are four popular ways to help this year:

1. Give Cash

Cash is the simplest way to give to support HHE’s current needs. To document a cash gift of any amount, you must have a dated receipt from us, so make certain you receive one. A canceled check is only sufficient for gifts less than $250.

2. Give Appreciated Stock

When you give appreciated stock, we’ll sell it and you’ll eliminate all the capital gains tax you would have paid had you sold it. Your gift will be deductible at the day of delivery’s full fair market value (assuming you have held it for more than one year).

3. Donate an Insurance Policy

A gift of a life insurance policy you no longer need makes a perfect year-end gift. For your gift to qualify as a tax-deductible, Hindu Heritage Endowment must become the policy owner. For most types of insurance policies, your tax deduction is usually the cost basis or the fair market value of the policy, whichever is less.

4. Make a Gift from Your IRA

If you are 70½ or older, you can transfer any amount up to $100,000 annually directly from your IRA. The transfer doesn’t generate taxable income or a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deductions.

Contact us for helpful tips about getting the most from your gift this year. It is wise to consult with your tax professionals if you are contemplating a charitable gift under the extended law.

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

Visit the HHE website at HHEonline.org.



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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.

Sponsorship

❏ One pillar section: $15,000

❏ One panel section: $30,000

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Building Fund Donations


Thanks to Our May Temple Builders in 18 Countries

Nine-Month Summary: For the nine months of September 2016 to May 2017, our minimum monthly goal was $585,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $713,698.38.

AUSTRALIA
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
T. Jeganathan 50.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 40.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Jahnavi Sivananthan 745.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 50.00
BELARUS
Tatjana Melenaja 50.00
CANADA
Anonymous 46.79
Rajesh K. Bali 332.81
Peter Tracy Balogh 162.33
Bill Brown 33.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Kailash & Alka Dhir 100.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Nav & Shalini Maharaj 70.81
Ioana Manoliu 33.00
Jai & Ganga Murugan 108.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Aparna Pusapati 101.00
Vijayarani & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
N. & S. Sriskanthan 250.00
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
INDIA
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 22.00
INDONESIA
Mahadevan Gengadaram 50.00
ITALY
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
MALAYSIA
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 11.50
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 11.50
Mekaladeva Batumallah 11.50
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 23.00
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 23.00
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 11.50
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 30.00
Sasikumar Darmalingam 18.40
Omaya Devasagayam 11.39
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.39
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth 11.50
Sarasvathi Iswarapatham 11.39
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 11.50
Muthukumar Jeyabalan 2,500.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 23.00
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Appasamy Kuppusamy 13.80
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 11.39
Kavin Kirav, Shreiyaa, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 45.55
Nameegri Marimuthu 22.78
Deevesh, Likel, Bathmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 11.39
Logadasan Murugesu 57.50
Puvana Murugesu 11.39
Gowri Nadason 22.78
Kamalaharan Nadason 22.78
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 22.78
M. Suranthiran Naidu 20.50
Bangajam Narayanan 46.00
Mohanavilashiny & Navukarasu 11.39
Yehanthini & Siva Taranee Navukarasu 11.39
Nalakini Niranjana 11.39
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 11.39
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 22.78
Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Kalpana Devasagayam & Chandran Ramamurthy 45.55
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 11.39
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 13.66
Saundari Samugan 11.50
Lachmi Savoo 11.39
Sharavanan Selvadurai 300.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 23.00
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 22.78
Bala Sivaceyon 20.00
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 10.00
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 22.78
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 22.78
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.39
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 11.39
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 22.78
Yuvanes Waran 40.00
MAURITIUS
Soondiren Arnasalon 7.35
Prem Audit 2.94
Paramaseeven Canagasaby 29.41
Jegadessa Chenganna 44.12
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.35
Rohit Jogessur 2.94
Amravadee Kownden 52.94
Veena Kunniah 59.06
Vel Mahalingum 11.76
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.94
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.94
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.94
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.94
Poomaly Mootoosamy 2.94
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.94
Kalvi Mootoosawmy 2.94
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.35
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 7.35
Vailamah Pareatumbee 7.35
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
Anba Dayananden Valayten 8.82
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
Hans & Jenny Ramcharan 272.15
NEW ZEALAND
Sadhana Dayal 70.81
Satish Kumar 22.28
NORWAY
Badhwar Family 10.00
RUSSIA
Irina Davydova 184.00
Oksana Kitaeva 20.00
SINGAPORE
Singapore Mission 111.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Hannah & Vasaant Krishnan 120.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 72.17
SINT MAARTEN
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Anonymous 130.00
Vani Chenganna 62.10
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 22.78
Susan James 30.00
Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Sankara Skandanatha 72.00
USA
Benevity 400.00
Golden Gate Mission 20.00
Wailua Mission 11,106.75
Anonymous 2,620.83
Ravindra Addepalli 30.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Amy Bahl 101.00
Manohar & Vinod Bahl 501.00
Narendra Bhat 1,001.00
In memory of Mrs. Champaben K. Bhavsar 404.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Srikanth Chakkilam 20.00
Asha Chaku 70.00
Uma Chandrasekhar 10.00
Prabha & Lakshmi Cheemalapati 108.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 51.00
Benita Darshana-Reed 10.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Ed DeDeo 40.00
Chetan Desai 251.00
Paul DeSantis 507.00
Banu Devi & Chellappa Deva 50.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 108.00
Prabha Dhage 10.00
Trichinopoly A. Dorairajan 101.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
Will Davis & Mary Rose Gallagher 11.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 306.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Madhavrao Govindaraju 101.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Devi Gowda 515.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Kishan Gupta 51.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
James L. Haynes 50.00
Lorraine Jackson 5.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Hari & Megan Jeganathan 101.00
Vineeta Jetley 20.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Neha Jobanputra 101.00
Kalpana Joshi 21.00
Haran Kandadas 216.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
William Keydel 100.00
Rauni King 108.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 108.00
Lakshmi Koneru 116.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Raj Kumar 108.00
Viswanath P. Kurup 100.00
Maryanne Kusaka 500.00
Bhagawandas Lathi 101.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 11.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 100.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Rohini & Vijay Mashettiwar 108.00
Inder & Aileen Mirchandani 108.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Shan & Dharshini Nageswaran 501.00
Murugasu Nagul 101.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Ponnada & Lakshmi Narayana 51.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Mauro Del Nero 20.00
Neela Oza 51.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Cassan Pancham 1,008.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Adarsh & Leena Parthasarathy 501.00
Samkhit Pata 101.00
Ashit & Sonel Patel 2,065.36
Indubala R. Patel 108.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Amy R. Patterson 40.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 216.00
Indrathan Pillay 50.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Rishi Raj 10.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Suresh Rajamanickam 10,008.00
Deva Rajan 1,001.00
K.V. & Shyamala Rajan 50.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Shanthi & Suresh Ramamurti 1,001.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Chandar Ramrakha 51.00
Partab Ramsinghani 54.00
Chintalapudi Rao 1,000.00
Dwaraknath Reddy 601.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 218.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
V.R. & Indira Sanda 101.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 20.00
Thangaratnam Sanmugam 51.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Sanjana Saravan 11.39
Silver Vel Satsang 30.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram Family 111.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Raj Siddharthan 251.00
Sivasothy & Dharshi Sivakumar 150.00
Jai Sivakumara 216.00
Tejasinha, Hridaya & Hotri Sivalingam 5.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 100.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Kuppe & Sarala Srinivas 101.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 50.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Joseph W. Steelman 100.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Terri Sun 21.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Anthan & Sayini Sunder 25.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Vasuhi & S. Sureshwaran 200.00
Ashley Sylvester 51.00%
Lillian Takanishi 20.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Giridhar Uppalapati 30.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Rajiv Verma 108.00
S. Vinayagalingam 303.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Cher & Roger Wagner 100.00
Keith Wallach 54.00
Michael Wasylkiw 648.00
S. Wijayaratnam 51.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 11.11
Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00
Manu Yogendra 51.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
Total Building Fund 55,957.84
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 11.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Irina Davydova 165.00
Total Endowment Funds 186.00
Special Project Donations
Valli Ananda 170.00
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 20.00
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 11.50
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 11.50
Mekaladeva Batumallah 11.50
Valliammah Kandasamy 56.95
Lim Hock Leong 18.00
Gowri Nadason 113.90
Silvaraju Muniandy 35.00
Shunmugam Sethuraman 50.00
Total Special Project Donations 508.35
Grand Total $56,652.19

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