Kauai's Hindu Monastery
August 2017 Newsletter

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July seventh was our annual celebration of Satguru Purnima. In addition to Kauai island residents, devotees flew in from Turkey, Malaysia, California and Canada to attend and rededicate their spiritual striving for another year. For the annual guru parade up the San Marga path, we used our newly-built chariot that includes the modern convenience of a solar-powered electric vehicle to pull it up the path, making the ropes in front more ceremonial. The youth attending offered flower petals in front of the chariot as it moved forward. This was followed by an elaborate pada puja at the Swayambhu Lingam and individual blessing of devotees. We concluded with vishesha diksha for one shishya. That afternoon Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami, Natyam Mayuranatha and I flew to the East Coast where we attend the final two days of the Murugan Temple’s Annual Festival. Our stay in Maryland concluded with an evening satsang and lively discussion. We spent a few days in New York with devotees, paying a short visit to the massive Flushing Ganesha Temple in Queens. Then we were off to Chicago, where we held two satsangs. Our final stop was Independence, Missouri, where a group of devotees from Topeka, Kansas, came for a darshan session at the hotel. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued generous support. General contributions for July totalled $48,252 which is less than our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totalled an additional $1,589. Aum Namasivaya!

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

God Siva created us. He created the Earth and all things upon it, animate and inanimate. He created time and gravity, the vast spaces and the uncounted stars. He created night and day, joy and sorrow, love and hate, birth and death. He created the gross and the subtle, this world and the other worlds. There are three worlds of existence: the physical, subtle and causal, termed Bhuloka, Antarloka and Sivaloka. The Creator of all, Siva Himself, is uncreated. As supreme Mahadeva, Siva wills into manifestation all souls and all form, issuing them from Himself like light from a fire or waves from an ocean. Rishis describe this perpetual process as the unfoldment of thirty-six tattvas, stages of manifestation, from the Siva tattva—Parashakti and nada—to the five elements. Creation is not the making of a separate thing, but an emanation of Himself. Lord Siva creates, constantly sustains the form of His creations and absorbs them back into Himself. The Vedas elucidate, “As a spider spins and withdraws its web, as herbs grow on the earth, as hair grows on the head and body of a person, so also from the Imperishable arises this universe.”

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Recent Happenings

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Monks, members, pilgrims and friends gather for a photo after the successful installation and consecration of the Temple Builders’ Pavilion.


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Thousands gather for the July homa to Pancha Ganapati at our Spiritual Park in Rivière du Rempart, Mauritius.



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Top to bottom: Satguru and our two Paramacharyas stand before Gurudeva’s bronze following the ceremony consecrating the Temple Builders’ Pavilion; devotees join in pulling Satguru in a modern chariot down San Marga to the Swayambhu Lingam for the pada puja on Guru Purnima; two prominent Saiva priests, Sivasri Shanmugam Sivacharyar (left) and Sivasri Sundaramurthy Sivacharyar (center) greet Satguru during their recent visit; Namrata Ragade takes her Vishesha Diksha vrata, witnessed by her daughter, Shreya; Dharmalingam Siddhan and His wife Courtney and their daughters Dhara and Neera, visiting from the East Coast; Sivaram and son Arunesh Eswaran; the Sarjit and Manisha Singh family from California, worshiping at the Narmada Sivalingam. The Pillaiyar Kulam prepares magazines for the Library of Congress archives; Kali, the new heifer, takes her first few steps on the Earth and is welcomed by the entire Jersey herd, who rejoiced in the new addition.

Iraivan Temple Progress
At our worksite in Bengaluru, the carving for the final stones of Iraivan Temple is drawing to a close. These stones will be on the way to Kauai at the end of the year. Here on Kauai, the Temple Builders’ Pavilion was inaugurated. After more than seven years of sculpting, molding, casting and welding by 29 artists and artisans, and blessed by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s presence, we formally installed the life-size bronze statues of Gurudeva and V. Ganapati Sthapati in their final places just 150 feet north of Iraivan Temple. In the days following, eight more craftsmen in bronze were placed on the platform (see page four for details).

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Activities
During July, we honored Satguru at our annual Guru Purnima festival. The ceremony was held, as usual, at the Swayambhu Lingam, the site of Gurudeva’s 1975 Siva visions. The traditional padapuja was concluded during a magical Hawaiian sunrise. Also in July, Satguru continued his series of weekly Path to Siva talks, reading and offering commentary on the chapters of our newest publication. He focused on the chapters “What Is Bhakti” and “Who Are the Devas?” These dissertations, with transcripts, have been uploaded to our website. His bi-monthly webinar, attended by students around the planet, focused on the phenomenon of being “Spiritual but not Religious” (SBNR), a belief system popular among many youth. He addresses this topic more deeply in his January Hinduism Today Publisher’s Desk column, encouraging SBNR youth to find their path within the Hindu fold. Also during July, Satguru and two of our acharyas gathered at the editing table to hone to completion another portion of the copious material on the Shum language that Gurudeva created. This is a sadhana they perform for a week each quarter.

Publications and Other Activities
While Satguru was traveling, Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami stepped in to give the weekly talk. He spoke on mysticism and religion, explaining how mysticism is an integral part of Hinduism and comparing Gurudeva’s teachings to other views. An audio recording of the talk is on our website. The Ganapati Kulam worked intensely at the end of July to produce the October/November/December issue of Hinduism Today magazine and sent it off to the press. They also produced two upgraded type fonts for Shum, Gurudeva’s language of meditation. Our yearly Digital Dharma Drive donors will be pleased to learn that an almost-finished version of the Siva Siva app for smartphones was sent out to a dynamic group of beta testers. Hundreds of hours have been put into this project by programmers on three continents. It will enable users to read the latest Hinduism Today magazine, listen to and download Gurudeva’s audio from our website, view our art library, read all of our books, play learning games and much more. In the Pillaiyar Kulam, the monks prepared a new Panchangam (a lunar calendar) for the Hindu year Vilamba 2018-2019. It is calculated for 70 cities in the US and 130 locations in 60 other countries. Download yours for free, along with instructions for use, at the minimela.com website. The Library of Congress in Washington, DC, requested we send all the Hinduism Today magazines from December 1996 to the present. During their July travel to the East Coast with Satguru, Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and Natyam Mayuranatha worked at our publications warehouse in Kansas City to finish the compilation of this collection. In late July, the monastery was pleased to host two of the foremost Hindu Sivacharya priests from South India. Sivasri Shanmugam Sivacharyar of the Kaaligambal Temple in Chennai (whose father was officiating priest at Iraivan’s first-stone-laying ceremony) and Sivasri Sundaramurthy Sivacharyar (principal of the Saiva Agama Pathashala in Bengaluru). On the monastery farm, the Siddhidatta Kulam was joined for a couple of weeks by three youthful volunteers; Arunesh Eswaran, age 9 from Ohio, USA, Jayendran Mardemootoo, 13, from Mauritius, and Divyesh Pillay, 15, from Canada. Arunesh was accompanied by his father, Sivaram, a long-time member who was last at the Aadheenam 17 years ago. Thanks to you all! Also a new calf was born on July 20. We named her Kali.



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:

Who is Lord Murugan?
What is Bhakti? Who are the Devas?


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

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



Masterpiece Bronzes Are Installed
at the Temple Builders’ Pavilion


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(Above) A view of bronzes with Iraivan Temple in the background; (left) one silpi uses special chisels to make the rough stone smooth, while another (on the right) rough trims the stone, splitting off a section by driving in a series of chisels along a line; Selvanathan Sthapati uses a charcoal stick to draw a pattern on a pillar for carving.

Building Iraivan Temple has required an abundance of money, skill and persistence. From the time of his 1975 vision of Lord Siva walking on what is now the temple land, Gurudeva visualized a great Siva temple to capture and hold the power of that vision on the physical plane. Today, as Iraivan Temple approaches completion, so does a unique monument of gratitude to those who paid for and those whose hands designed and built this great edifice.

The Temple Builders’ Pavilion, shown in the above photo, is nestled among palm trees near a small pond just north of Iraivan Temple. It is comprised of seven stunning sculptures depicting ten life-size builders. In the center sits an 18,000-pound, rough-hewn granite rock as it was quarried from the mine in India. Standing on it are Gurudeva and Ganapati Sthapati, arguably the greatest temple architect of his generation. It depicts the moment the architect was commissioned to design and build this Chola-style Siva temple in the traditional way: by hand—with no power tools—as it was done for the last two thousand years.

The remaining five sculptures exquisitely detail just how that work has been executed. Proceeding clockwise from left: the first sculpture shows two men engaged in the brute force squaring up of a rough quarry stone, and the smoothening of the surface in preparation for sculpting—the first tasks for each of Iraivan’s 3,000 plus stones. The next sculpture shows one of Ganapati Sthapati’s most talented disciples, Selvanathan Sthapati, marking designs on a Tara pillar to be artistically executed by the kneeling silpi. The third sculpture (to the right of Gurudeva), shows another basic skill: moving stones weighing thousands of pounds with nothing more than iron bars, leverage and muscle. The fourth sculpture shows the crude forge where chisels are heated to red hot temperatures. The fifth depicts the sharpening of the heated iron chisels by hammering on an anvil.

The project is being financed by K. Suriyakumar and his wife Rushika, supporters of Gurudeva for decades. Artist Holly Young of Hawaii was commissioned to sculpt each piece, which was then sent to Loveland, Colorado, where Bobby and Kathy Page and an entire community of crafts people transformed Holly’s wax molds into bronze. The last piece of the pavilion, not yet begun, will be a Chola style bronze panel, six feet tall, nine feet wide and two feet thick, on which are etched the 15,000 names of creators and donors who contributed a total of more than $16 million dollars to manifest Gurudeva’s divine vision of Lord Siva.



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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.

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❏ One pillar section: $15,000

❏ One panel section: $30,000

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Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations


Thanks to Our July Temple Builders in 19 Countries

Eleven-Month Summary: For the eleven months of September, 2016, to July, 2017, our minimum goal was $715,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special expenses, we received actual contributions of $818,422.64

AUSTRALIA
E. Balasubramaniam US$108.00
Marie & R. Bhanugopan 108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Thulasi Krishnakumar 101.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Dhivya Ravindran 30.00
N. Somaskanthan Family 501.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 50.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 3.01
BELARUS
Tatjana Melenaja 50.00
CANADA
Anonymous 50.32
Sarojadevi Jeevanayagam 193.53
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana Manoliu 33.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Vijayarani & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Rajini & Sivasubramaniam 108.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 133.56
Gananatha Subrahmanyam 19.32
Sundaramoorthy Family 40.00
R. Suthakara 20.00
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
John Wenuk 108.00
GERMANY
Ratnam Ratnakumar 24.00
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
INDIA
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
INDONESIA
Mahadevan Gengadaram 50.00
ITALY
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
MALAYSIA
Malaysia Mission 55.00
Anonymous 11.83
Appulanaidu 20.69
Kalai Bala 89.30
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 22.98
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 22.98
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 22.98
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 22.32
Sasikumar Darmalingam 18.38
“Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Chandran
Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasayagam” 45.92
Leena Lakshmi Devasayagam & 45.92
Omaya Devasayagam 11.49
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.49
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth 11.83
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 22.96
Sarasvathi Iswarapatham 11.49
Jayaraj, Kantharaj & Saranraj s/o Jayabalathilagam 13.80
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 13.40
Yoga Bhavani & R. Jayakumar Family 11.45
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai Family 22.98
Gunasekaran Kandasamy 1,243.63
Vimala Kandasamy 20.69
Krishnamah 20.69
Vijaya Kumaran 80.49
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 11.49
Nameegri Marimuthu 22.96
Deevesh, Likhel, Bathmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 11.49
Puvana Murugesu 11.49
Kamalaharan Nadasan 22.96
Gowri Nadason 22.96
Rasiah Vallipurum & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 22.96
Achi & Suriakala Naidu 27.59
M. Suranthiran Naidu 32.18
Bangajam Narayanan 45.95
Mohanavilashiny & Navakkarasu Family 11.49
Yehanthini & Sivatarnee Navakkarasu 11.49
Nalakini Niranjana 11.49
A. Paranthaman 8.90
Paruwathy 20.69
S. & Nirmala Raja 20.69
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 22.32
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 11.49
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 22.96
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah & Family 22.96
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 11.49
Sanjana Saravan 11.49
Lachmi Savoo & Family 11.49
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 22.98
Indrani Shanmugasundram 22.32
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Sinnamah 20.69
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 10.00
Ramesh & Saraswathy Sivanathan 11.67
Sivasekaran & Mohana Sundari 22.96
Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 22.96
Devi & The Late Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.49
S. & Santhi Subramaniam 20.69
S. Sugumaran & Sarasammah 41.39
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Thinathayalan & Remalah 11.49
Saroja Vasudevan 11.45
S. Veerasamy 27.59
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 22.96
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
MAURITIUS
Thirujnanam Arnassalon 6.02
Jegadessa Chenganna 15.06
Rani Gangadeen 1.51
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.53
Rohit Jogessur 3.01
Meeravadee Koothan 3.01
Sooreshen Koothan 15.06
Amravadee Kownden 54.22
Veena Kunniah 60.48
Vel Mahalingum 12.05
Kulagan Moonesawmy 3.01
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 3.01
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 3.01
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 3.01
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 3.01
Poomaly Mootoosamy 3.01
Vadivel Mootoosamy 3.01
Kalvi Mootoosawmy 3.01
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.53
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 7.53
Vailamah Pareatumbee 7.53
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.51
Dayalen Renghen 4.52
Ezilveylen Renghen 9.04
Jagadissen Renghen 9.04
Madhevi Renghen 9.04
Siven Renghen 9.04
Varaden Renghen 9.04
Vega Renghen 4.52
Saroja Valayten 3.01
Toshadeva Valayten 1.51
Ulasa Valayten 1.51
Siven Veerasamy 9.04
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
NORWAY
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
RUSSIA
Dinanatha Borzunov 100.00
SAINT LUCIA
Toshadevi Nataraj 61.00
SINGAPORE
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Kandasamy 221.00
Vasaant Krishnan 60.00
Singapore Mission 298.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Anonymous 258.60
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 73.47
SINT MAARTEN
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Anonymous 11.00
Vani Chenganna 74.30
Susan James 30.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Santhirapala Family 216.00
Shankara Skandanatha 36.00
USA
Golden Gate Mission 10.00
Wailua Mission 13,917.00
The Kulkarni Foundation 2,008.00
Anonymous 1,375.00
Adi & AshaAlahan 17.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
V.A. Arjun 501.00
Chitrammal & Sangarapillai Asokan 100.00
Arvind Bhakta 51.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
G. Chadha 21.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 70.00
Charles Close 1,116.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Shyamadeva Dandapani 51.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Paul DeSantis 180.00
Banu Devi & Chellappa Deva 50.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 108.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
Mary Rose Gallagher 12.00
Jayeshkumar Gandhi 25.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Sejal Mehul Gosalia 101.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Devi Gowda 515.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
James L. Haynes 50.00
Chandraleela Hoezoo 108.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 50.00
Lorraine Jackson 5.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
Vineeta Jetley 20.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Chand Anup Kalia 251.00
Ken Kanagalingam 251.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Siva & Jana Kesavan 1,001.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 108.00
Bharti Koul 51.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Shab R. Krish 501.00
Shrawan Krishna 51.00
Nallan & Sudha Krishnan 101.00
Radha & Ganesh Krishnan 108.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Saba Kulathungam 500.00
Prabhakar & Sundara Kulkarni 501.00
Marcia Lewis 25.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Karthi Luneburg 51.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 200.00
Kishin & Varsha Mahbubani 151.00
Gaurav & Ripla Malhotra 251.00
Naveen Mallipeddi 251.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Richard McPhillips 20.69
Dasarathi Minjur 25.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Murugasu Nagul 51.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 2,000.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Neela Oza 51.00
Satya Palani 21.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Arpit Parikh 11.00
Samkhit Pata 101.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00
Uday Pendse 25.00
Indrathan Pillay 50.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
K.V. & Shyamala Rajan 50.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
K. V. Ramakrishnan 51.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Vignesh Ramanan 2.00
D. Ramkissoon 51.00
Chandar Ramrakha 51.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Sudharsanam Rathinam 101.00
Padmaja & Sreenivasa Ravuri 500.00
Madhu M. Reddy 101.00
Pagidipati Rudrama 101.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 732.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 20.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Paul Schaal 125.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Karan Shah 101.00
NIraj B. Shah 51.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram 111.00
Swathi Shanmugasundaram 381.60
Madan Sharma 101.00
Usha Kiran Shastri 101.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Jai Sivakumara 400.00
Tejasinha, Hridaya & Hotri Sivalingam 5.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 51.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Srikanth Sridharan 50.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Joseph W. Steelman 100.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Terri Sun 21.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Rajnarayanan & Padmasini Sundararaman 250.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Anthan Sunder 25.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Shanthi Suresh 1,001.00
K. Suriyakumar 75.00
Anitha & Eswara Tellakula 11.00
Anil Thayamballi 108.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Fay Toyama 100.00
Jayesh & Darshana Upadhyay 1,008.00
Giridhar Uppalapati 30.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Raj Verma 101.00
Rajiv Verma 108.00
Vigna & Nirupa Vignarajan 501.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Michael Wasylkiw 648.00
Margaret Rose Werd 7.73
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 48,168.76
 
 
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 11.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Muthu & Nandini Senthilkumar 51.00
 
Total Endowment Funds 72.00
 
 
Special Project Donations
Anonymous 100.00
Valli Ananda 170.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 11.45
Hemakheshaa Natha Batunallah 11.45
Mekaladeva Batumallah 11.45
In memory of Mr. Ponnambalam Kandasamy and Mrs. Kannamma Kandasamy 1,008.00
Valiammah Kandasamy 22.96
Lim Hock Leong 9.00
Silvarajoo Munianady 70.04
Gowri Nadesan 114.80
Shunmugam Sethuraman 50.00
   
Total Special Project Donations 1,589.15
 
Grand Total $49,841.13

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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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