Kauai's Hindu Monastery
April 2014 Newsletter

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Last month’s special ceremony at the Aadheenam was the March 3rd early morning puja at the svayambhu lingam on the 39th anniversary of Gurudeva’s powerful vision of Lord Siva. Gurudeva described that moment: “One early morning, before dawn, a three-fold vision of Lord Siva came to me. First I beheld Lord Siva walking in a valley. Then I saw His face peering into mine. Then He was seated on a large stone, His reddish golden hair flowing down His back. That was February 15, 1975.” The vibration after the puja pulled those attending deep into the inner worlds during the silent meditation. Many pilgrims arrived during the month, especially enjoying the March 9th Ardra puja to Lord Nataraja. Extra darshan meetings with me were necessary to see everyone. On March 28 two new cows for the Aadheenam arrived from the mainland. These young purebred jerseys are a welcome addition to the our dairy herd. General contributions for March totaled $128,099, 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!

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


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Dancing with Siva! What an extraordinary expression of our closeness to God, our creative interplay with God. The Cosmic Dance describes the Hindu view of existence, from the first thunder of the drum in His right hand announcing the Beginning, to the final all-consuming flames in His left hand pronouncing the End, which but heralds a new Beginning. Thus, dancing with Siva is everything we do, everything we think and say and feel, from our seeming birth to our so-called death. It is man and God forever engaged in sacred movement. The ancient sages chose the dance to depict God for good reason. Esoterically, movement is the most primal act of existence. Without this simple thing, there would be no universe, no us, no experience, nothing. Light is movement. Thought is movement. Atoms are movement. Life is movement. And, the Hindu holds, God is movement. Of special meaning is the place where Siva dances: in the chitsabha, the hall of consciousness. In other words, it happens within each of us.

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News From the Home of Iraivan Temple


Recent Happenings

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Each month on Chitra nakshatra the monks perform a padapuja to Gurudeva at a small shrine in Kadavul Temple which holds this gold-leafed bronze murti.


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The monks offer fresh milk from our monastery cows during the monthly padapuja, poured on the black granite sandals of the satguru



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Top to bottom: Bodhinatha places prayers to the devas in the homa; at an interfaith discussion, attended by 300 in Midland, Texas, the Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey regales Bodhinatha and Dr. Randel Everett with stories from his five-decade ministry; the Tushar Mehta family from Seattle, on fifth visit but first time having darshan with Satguru; Bodhinatha meets with Brother David and his fellow travelers; the Ganapati Kulam installs a rosewood cabinet created in Pakistan to hold 1,008 Sivalingams from the Ganges River; Sambandan and Thanaletchmi Umamaheswaran greet the cows during the last days of their month-long pilgrimage before returning home to Singapore; youth from Kawaikini Charter School pose in front of Dakshinamurti.

Iraivan Temple News
Our Iraivan Temple carving site outside of Bengaluru, once far from the city, is now surrounded by the expanding suburbs. Apartments have been built right on the other side of the worksite walls. The new neighbors are unhappy with the noise from the carving equipment. To assuage their discomfort, our team is building an 18-foot-tall wall of steel and concrete. Plus, we have planted a hedge of Bheema Bamboo, one of the fastest growing in the world, to further muffle the noise. Here on Kauai the monastery has received more large boulders for the ongoing temple landscaping project. Each boulder is so large that only one at a time can be trucked up to the monastery. The lowboy trailer had to be specially fitted with a 3/4” steel plate for the boulder to sit on. The plan is to use the boulders to create a ridge on the north side of the temple to mimic Mount Waialeale’s majesty. Some of the boulders will also be interspersed among the garden’s plants, making for fun experience as pilgrims are dwarfed by their massive presence. Our landscape designer, Martin Mosko, visited for a week from his home in Colorado to consult with the swamis about the garden design.

Bodhinatha's Travels
Spring Break brought more pilgrims than usual, many eager to have darshan with Bodhinatha. He was happy to meet them all. Bodhinatha spent a great deal of time preparing study guide material for the upcoming travel-study program to Mauritius with 50 devotees in July. He recorded the video of his quarterly Publisher’s Desk article in Hinduism Today entitled “Hinduism, the Original Humanism.” It’s a critical examination of secular humanism and Hindu humanism for youth immersed in the academic atheism of college life. See the video or read the article (in English, Spanish, Hindi, Tamil and Gujarati) at hinduismtoday.com . Bodhinatha spoke to the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay, offering a light-hearted, 25-minute talk about the various ways the monastery gives to the local community.

Media Studio Progress
A two-man team from ARC Pacific flew over from Honolulu to install wall murals throughout the Media Studio. It took them two days to fill the building’s walls with art showing our paramparai, all drawn from the S. Rajam collection. In the woodshop, the nine mango desk tops, the entryway doors and two large ventilation windows were completed.

Publications and Other Activities
Another 3,000 copies of Gurudeva’s Lemurian Scrolls are now being printed. We are happy to announce the release of the German edition of Gurudeva’s Toolbox, translated by Professor Devarajan Sankaran. PDF, Kindle, Nook, ePub and Web viewing versions are available on our himalayanacademy.com website. Thanks to our Digital Dharma Donors for their support which sponsors these productions.

Visitors
A class from the Kawaikini Charter School visited the monastery. The school’s curriculum is all taught in the Hawaiian language until 5th grade, after which it continues with an hour of Hawaiian each day. The children had a tour out to see Iraivan Temple. On the way they offered a beautiful Hawaiian chant. Brother David Steindle-Rast, a senior Catholic monk of the Benedictine Order, originally from Austria, also visited during March. He and his small group were given a tour of the grounds, after which they met with Satguru Bodhinatha and swamis. Brother David actively promotes the practice of gratefulness and was involved (along with Gurudeva) in past interfaith Global Forums in Oxford and Moscow. Three journalists visited in March: Char Ravelo, publisher of Hawaii’s Inspiration Magazine, came to visit with seven friends; Tiffany Hill flew from Honolulu to do an article for Hawaii Magazine on the monastery; and Pamela Varma Brown, a freelance writer and neighbor, sat with the monks to capture the history of the monastery for her new book, Kauai Stories.

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:

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

Visiting the Temple Purifies the Mind, Grants Humility
(March 25, 2014)

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



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Top to bottom: Monks gather in front of the Murugan shrine during Sun One homa; Nirvani Nilakanthanatha has become a bowl turner. He poses with a Monkeypod slab; one of his creations, a bowl with a fitted lid, all turned on our monastery lathe.

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April will finally see the release of the first of a series of documentaries based on The History of Hindu India written by the Hinduism Today editorial team in collaboration with noted historian Dr. Shiva Bajpai. With support from a generous grant by the Uberoi Foundation, we hired videographer Sushma Khadepaun-Parmar to produce the documentary. After months of work, it will premier at the Hindu Education Meet in Bali—complete with subtitles in Bahasa Indonesia!

The documentary covers Indian history from Indus Valley through the Gupta period (around 300 ce), and includes sections on Hindu beliefs and practices. These are the topics found in most US sixth-grade social studies books, as students, by law, study ancient civilizations at this level. It is hoped the movie will find use in American classrooms as an authentic presentation of Hinduism from a Hindu point of view, thus correcting many unfortunate attitudes and inaccuracies in the current textbooks.

Sush, as she goes by, worked with us to collect hundreds of photos and film clips and to produce several marvelous animations, including one on karma which is sure to be the most borrowed section of the movie.

Actor Raj Narayan narrates the 20-minute film. He is also producing the audio book of The Guru Chronicles. We commissioned Raj for his charming on-screen presence, and his ability to correctly pronounce the Sanskrit, Hindi and Tamil words while speaking English with a universally understood California accent. Parts of his narration were filmed in Chennai at Aru Padai Veedu Murugan Temple—the popular replica of Lord Muruga’s famous six temples. While in Chennai, Raj and Sush filmed the students of the Veda Agama Samskrutha Maha Patashala of Bengaluru who traveled to Chennai specially for the filming. Their Sanskrit chanting is a highlight of the movie.

The movie will be available in English and with Spanish subtitles on YouTube as well as for sale on DVD.

Thousands of Years in 20 Minutes: (top to bottom) history book cover; narrator Raj Narayan; Bengaluru Patashala students chanting in Chennai temple; illustration of the Silk Routes connecting Indus Valley with Europe and Asia; “what goes around comes around;” President Barack Obama at Diwali celebrations in the White House in 2012.


 

The Power of Bequests: Making a
Difference with the Stroke of a Pen

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The July 2007 issue of this newsletter reported the almost $2 million bequest of the late Dr. Devananda Tandavan to Kauai’s Iraivan Temple. “A gift like that is one of the reasons bequests have been the fastest growing source of charitable revenue in the United States over the past 40 years,” says Phil Murphy, HHE’s former planned giving specialist.

He adds that those of lesser means than Dr. Tandavan can use the same charitable tool to make a commitment to a larger gift than they thought possible and in a way that does not affect their current finances.

“Bequests are powerful tools that make a big difference to good causes,” Murphy points out. “Yet they keep the donor in complete control of his or her resources during life. That’s why they’re the most popular way of making an estate gift to charity.” He cited a report by the Sharpe Group that said bequests accounted for $22.91 billion in gifts to U.S. charities in 2006 alone.

“Most of those gifts didn’t come close to Dr. Tandavan’s $2 million,” he notes; “$5,000 and $10,000 bequests are far more common than the whopper bequests that make headlines. But they can be the largest single gift that an individual ever makes. Also, they’re completely revocable. If someone’s circumstances change, they’re free to change their bequest.”

Given the flexibility of bequests, why do less than ten percent of US decedents leave a bequest to charity? “The main barrier is psychological,” Murphy asserts. “Most adults die without a written estate plan. We tend to put off writing our wills because we don’t want to face our mortality. But without something official in writing, charities you care about get nothing.”

Those who do leave bequests to good causes see it as a way of giving their children a final message. “One donor with three children and six grandchildren told me that her charitable bequest was part of her children’s inheritance,” Murphy recalls. “ ‘It’s my final reminder to them to care about others,’ she told me. Charitable bequests, though perhaps a small part of your total estate, tell people what you stood for during life. That’s part of their power.”

For suggested bequest language or to learn more about setting up your own estate and life income plan to provide immediate tax and income benefits to you and your family, while also providing a future gift to the temple, contact Shanmuganathaswami at 808-822-3012, x 244 or write to hhe@hindu.org to receive it by e-mail.

Learn more about estate planning and planned giving at hheonline.org


A New DevaTrek Card Deck Released

The latest version now includes fourteen marvelous cards on the seven chakras to help us all learn the key words associated with each chakra. The cards have some unusual artwork on them also.

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Sponsor the Perimeter Wall

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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 February Temple Builders in 15 Countries

SUMMARY: For the seven months of September to March, our minimum monthly goal was $455,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $532,791.19.

Building Fund Donations
AUSTRALIA
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Danyse Crotti 140.40
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Subramanaim & Malathy Nirmalananda 101.00
N. & Neelanthi Panchalingam 43.68
CANADA
Anonymous 173.80
Sri Dhevi Arasaratnam 101.00
Peter Tracy Balogh 21.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Maryanna & Antony Cartier 101.00
Rajeswari Kalidasan 51.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Anand & Maya Naidu 51.00
Sweni Sabaratnam 50.00
Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
S. Selvarasa 17.09
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Thavam & Thambimuttoo Sivagnanam 51.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 239.24
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
S. & N. Thanigasalam 85.44
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
Luckshmi & Logan Siva Nirmalananda 201.00
INDIA
Thangam Nagarajan 1,458.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Venugopala Reddy 15.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 26,442.00
INDONESIA
Vennila Mardemootoo & Sivaneswaran Sockanathan 50.00
MALAYSIA
Anonymous 60.00
Malaysia Mission 2.00
Thanesh Kumar & Leelawathy Aianarappan 14.73
Harshini Anpalagar 50.51
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 90.84
Nivashini Balakrishnan 20.00
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 15.25
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 46.76
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 30.28
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Selvavathy Chelliah 15.30
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 14.70
Sasikumar Darmalingam 15.25
Annapoorani Ganesan 15.14
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 15.25
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 15.25
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 8.79
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai Family 30.50
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Murugesu Kandasamy 15.14
S. Kandasamy 6.12
Valliammah Kandasamy 15.14
Magil Kathiravan 15.25
Polil Kathiravan 15.25
Pugal Kathiravan 15.25
Arumugam Kavari 11.00
Endera Krishnan 30.50
Suguna Krishnasamy 15.25
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 15.14
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 30.28
Sivaselvi Malar 12.00
Nameegri Marimuthu 30.28
Wasantha Devi Murugan 15.25
Logadasan Murugesu 15.25
Thambiah Murugesu & Chandravathani 30.50
Balakrishnan Mylvaganam 50.00
Gowri Nadason 30.28
Kamalaharan Nadason 30.28
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 60.56
M. Suranthiran Naidu 30.28
Bangajam Narayanan 61.00
Mohanavilashiny & Navukarasu 30.28
Yehanthini & Siva Taranee Navukarasu 15.14
Nalakini Niranjana 15.14
A. Paranthaman 5.86
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 14.73
Jayanayagi Rajaratnam 4.59
Mogan Raju 69.00
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Kaveta Supramaniam Ramoo 30.28
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 30.28
Puvana Ratha Krishnan 15.25
R. Ravichandran 51.00
Sharavanan Selvadurai 100.00
B. S. Selvakone 51.00
Parimala Selvaraj 60.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 30.50
Indrani Shanmugasundram 14.73
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 30.28
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 246.00
Hitesvar Skandanatha Sivanathan & Rishitaa Sivanathan 15.14
Saraswathy & Ramesh Sivanathan 30.50
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 30.28
Girish Skanda 15.25
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 30.28
Barathy Sockanathan 15.14
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 15.14
Saravanan Supermanium 15.25
Vasanta Tanggavelu 30.50
Thangaraj 14.73
Abbhirama & Lavitra Thilageshvaran 14.73
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 15.14
Thanavinthan Siva Thirumalai 15.63
Selvanayagi Thuraisingam 15.30
Sivamalar Vasanthan 12.24
Raakesh Vasudevan 30.50
Rajiiv Vasudevan 30.50
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 30.28
MAURITIUS
Soondiren Arnasalon 8.33
Prem Audit 3.33
Jegadessa Chenganna 33.33
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 3.33
Amrit Singh Jaypal 8.33
Mooneenagen Koothan 6.67
Poospawadee Koothan 3.33
Sooreshen Koothan 16.67
Amravadee Kownden 53.33
Veena Kunniah 66.93
Manogaran Mardemootoo 33.33
Jayadita Matadeen 1.67
Rajcoomar Matadeen 3.33
Tanvee Matadeen 1.67
Kulagan Moonesawmy 3.33
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 3.33
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 3.33
Sheela Moothoosawmy 3.33
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 3.33
Parani Mootoosamy 1.67
Poomaly Mootoosamy 3.33
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.67
Siven Barlen Mootoosamy 1.67
Vadivel Mootoosamy 3.33
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 1.67
Karoumee Pareatumbee 8.33
Saranamutha Pareatumbee 6.67
Ashok Reetoo 3.33
Petchai Subramanian 3.33
Kannen Valaydon 16.67
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 30.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
NORWAY
Anil Ananda Badhwar 10.00
RUSSIA
Dinanatha Borzunov 100.00
SAINT LUCIA
Fremont Lawrence & Toshadevi Nataraj 61.00
SINGAPORE
Singapore Mission 751.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Kandasamy 223.38
Vasaant Krishnan 182.00
Asoghan Nataraja 14.89
Akileiswaran Samuthiran 148.92
Lavanya Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 76.28
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 30.28
Sivayogamalar Kumarakulasingam 158.06
Darmaguhan & Shivali Satgunasingam 100.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
USA
Anonymous 3,417.85
Wailua Mission 5,755.80
Rajashekar Adusumilli 101.00
Hotranatha & Punita Ajaya 25.00
Adi & Asha Alahan 25.00
Rajadeva Alahan 51.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Paras Angell 216.00
Keith Bachmann 108.00
K. Balasubramanian 101.00
Ashley Baumann 200.00
Srinivas Bhamidipaty 200.00
Archana Bhavsar 21.00
In Memory of Kanaiyalal Premchand Bhavsar 404.00
Tarali Bora 1,001.00
Durlabh Borad 25.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 101.00
Sharath Chigurupati 369.00
Peter Christian 401.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
J.C. Crouch & Lucy Dickson 100.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 51.00
Banu Devi & Chellappa Deva 25.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Hardik Dixit 50.00
Michaelle Edwards 100.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Chaturbhuj N. Gidwani 40.00
Rajendra Giri 26.00
Dattaprabhakar V. Gokhale 101.00
Sirisha Gopisetty 500.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Devi Gowda 55,515.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Kiran Gupta 100.00
Prabodh & Jean Gupta 100.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 100.00
Joseph Hart 27.00
James L. Haynes 50.00
Shripad & Suma Hegde 251.00
Usharani Iswaran 50.00
Padmini Iyer 1,008.00
Vasanthi S. Iyer 50.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Adhik Balwant Kadam 21.00
Ravi & Vimala Kamineni 40.00
Prem Kumar Kandalu 51.00
Srinivas Reddy Kankanala 116.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Saravanan Kasthuri 450.00
Ravindran Kathirithamby 501.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Rajiv Kaushal 49.00
Kokila Khatri 61.00
Pradeep Khatri 51.00
Cherie Kinchloe 101.00
Devajyothi Kondapi 50.00
Vijay Kosaraju 101.00
Rudy Tanzi & Dora Kovacs 216.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Anita Krishnamurthy 100.00
K.S. Krishnamurthy 100.00
Radha & Ganesh Krishnan 108.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Christina & Vajra Lagdameo-Romano 20.00
Arun Lakshman 101.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 108.00
Abha Lokhande 11.00
Leslie Lowman 20.00
Mira Das & R. Mahalingam 250.00
Rohan & Girija Malkhare 101.00
Laura Devi Marks 324.00
Dave & Cindy McGonagle 45.00
Srirengam Muralidasan 2,500.00
Amit Kapoor & Raveena Nadaraja 125.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 141.00
Changam & Nirmala Naidu 51.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Ram & Rema Nair 1,001.00
Ravi Nana 108.00
Kumar Natarajan 15.00
Vijayarani Natarajan 168.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 262.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Sriram Panchagnula 54.00
S. Murthy Pappu 116.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 283.00
Arumugam Paramanayagam 20.00
Dilipkumar Patel 251.00
Ghanshyam & Subadra Patel 151.00
Govind Patel 551.00
Hashmukh Patel 51.00
Jay & Nimisha Patel 1,008.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Rakesh Patel 101.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Richard Henry Pratt 500.00
Dixie Prichard 30.00
Ravi & Srivani Putluru 101.00
Sailaja Sudhakar Radhakrishnan 11.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 119.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Remuneration 50.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Kasi & Vidya Ramanathan 101.00
Chandar Ramrakha 51.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 54.00
Murrali Rangarajan & Mala Umapathy 101.00
Brinda Rao 501.00
Bhaskar & Tanuja Reddy 101.00
Dwaraknath Reddy 200.00
Jai & Laxmi Reddy 75.00
Alex Ruberto 108.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 136.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Manonmany Sangarapillai 400.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 510.00
Raj Sethuraman 251.00
Suresh M. Sevak 101.00
Kirti & Mudra Shah 25.00
Gurudatta & Saipriya Shamain 101.00
Vijaya & Devika Shankar 101.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram Family 111.00
Praveen Y. Sharma 101.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Tejasinha Sivalingam 4.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 50.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 50.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Pitambar & Kamlesh Somani 101.00
Nitin Soni 11.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Chaluvadi & Vasudha Sridhar 251.00
Subramaniam Srikumaran 108.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Natarajan Srinivasan 51.00
Balaji & Suganthi Subramanian 1,008.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 35.00
Anthan Sunder 25.00
Shanthi Suresh & Sures Ramamurti 101.00
Vasuhi & S. Sureshwaran 200.00
Asan Tejwani 30.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 60.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Jay & Dipti Vanikar 21.00
Suneel & Shakuntala Vanikar 21.00
Neel & Varsha Vanilkar 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Kuppusamy Venkatesan 100.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Natarajan Viswanathan 202.00
Keith Wallach 108.00
S.B. & Anne Walton 2,016.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Michael Zimmermann 6.00
Total Building Fund $127,646.26
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Dheeraj Handa 202.00
Neela Oza 51.00
Yenumula Reddy 200.00
Total Endowment Funds $453.00
Special Project Donations
Gail La Mar 108.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 100.00
Total Special Project Donations 208.00
Grand Total $128,307.26

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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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