Kauai's Hindu Monastery
Sept. - Oct. 2014 Newsletter

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At the beginning of August, Shanmuganathaswami and I traveled to Maryland for the annual Ilankai Nallur and Kathirkamam Kanthan Festival at the Murugan Temple in Lanham. I spoke on "Our Three Kinds of Temples." The next day we held a gathering for children and parents and an evening satsang. Over the next few days satsangs were held in Raleigh, NC; Minneapolis, MN; St. Louis, MO, where we attended the ground breaking for an educational building at the new temple. Next we flew to Bengaluru to visit the Iraivan Temple carving site. After seeing a few members, devotees and students, we spent four days at Kailash Ashram participating in ceremonies for the recently dedicated Rajagopuram. Returning to the Aadheenam in late August, we enjoyed a number of darshan sessions with visiting families and our special monthly Ardra abhishekam to Nataraja. General contributions for August and September totaled $111,050, which falls short of our minimum two-month goal of $130,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $416. 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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We have taken birth in a physical body to grow and evolve into our divine potential. We are inwardly already one with God. Our religion contains the knowledge of how to realize this oneness and not create unwanted experiences along the way. The peerless path is following the way of our spiritual forefathers, discovering the mystical meaning of the scriptures. The peerless path is commitment, study, discipline, practice and the maturing of yoga into wisdom. In the beginning stages, we suffer until we learn. Learning leads us to service; and selfless service is the beginning of spiritual striving. Service leads us to understanding. Understanding leads us to meditate deeply and without distractions. Finally, meditation leads us to surrender in God. This is the straight and certain path, the San Marga, leading to Self Realization—the inmost purpose of life—and subsequently to moksha, freedom from rebirth.

Explore Gurudeva's Wisdom


 

News From the Home of Iraivan Temple

Recent Happenings

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Bodhinatha receives gifts from Nirmalanandanathaswami, head of Sri Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math


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Gurudeva's murti glows following the monthly pada puja in Kadavul Temple



ann1.png ann2.jpg ann3.jpg ann4.jpg ann5.jpg ann6.jpg ann7.jpg Top to bottom: Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami worship alongside Jayendrapuriswami at Kailash Ashrama in Bengaluru; Sadasivanathaswami and Senthilnathaswami with 20,000 BAPS devotees in New Jersey; part of the Nandi Mandapam is lifted into a container bound for Kauai; pouring molten metal at the Colorado foundry; John and Judy Davis of Wisconsin visit their son, Nirvani Nilakanthanatha; Kumarnathaswami and Jeff work on the wall murals; Dr. Larry Payne (to left of Bodhinatha) and his yoga retreat group.


Bodhinatha's Activities
Bodhinatha has been wanting to embrace online satsangs for quite some time as a way to be in touch with his far-flung community of devotees more frequently. He conducted his first webinar on September 27, using the Vidyo HD video conferencing platform. The subject was the microcosm, the inner part of man. This experiment was a grand success, with participants in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and India. Bodhinatha spent many early morning hours developing future talks and webinars on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.

Iraivan Temple Progress
The carving work on the perimeter wall of the temple continues in Bengaluru. Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami visited the carving site in August to review the progress. Here on Kauai, work on the massive landscaping around the temple continued with a bit more site preparation, removing an earthen berm. The house where the stone carvers live while they are on Kauai is getting an upgrade. Beginning in mid September, Aditya Vinadhara and Bob Stokes, an associate from Salt Lake City, installed new drywall, painted the walls and ceilings and purchased new light fixtures, kitchen appliances and counters. In another month, an entirely new kitchen will be ready for the silpis when they return from India. The monastery experienced a rare heart-stopping event when the ship carrying two containers of stone from India to Kauai ran aground on a reef near the harbor entrance in Saipan, an island near Guam, midway through its voyage, on September 9th. The cost of bringing another ship from Hong Kong to carry the freight to Hawaii was borne by everyone who had a shipment on board. Our share, unfortunately, set back the project $47,000. But the good news is that this exceptionally precious cargo has reached Hawaii safely.

Swamis' Travels
Arumuganathaswami and Sadhaka Jayanatha traveled to Boulder, Colorado, to participate in the Uberoi Foundation conference at Naropa University. The annual academic gathering is a time for experts from the four dharmic faiths—Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism—to come together and share ideas. The Foundation and its principals have been consistently supportive of our work in the field of Hindu education. In particular they provided a grant which made possible the making of the 23-minute video, "The History of Hindu India" and its sequel, which is currently in the scripting stage. The Uberoi experts gave presentations on the progress of various foundation-funded projects.

Sadasivanathaswami and Senthilnathaswami traveled twice from Hawaii to the mainland USA during August and September. The first journey was to participate in the grand opening of America's largest Hindu religious center, the 167-acre BAPS Swaminarayan campus in Robbinsville, New Jersey. They attended the mahayagna, participated in the prana pratishtha abhishekam of the Deities in the new temple and had darshan of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the leader of this globally effective organization. While there, our swamis discussed trends in Hinduism, projects in which we can collaborate and interviewed some of the most senior BAPS swamis for an article in Hinduism Today. The swamis also traveled to Orlando, Florida, for the ninth annual Hindu Mandir Executives' Conference, a gathering of the managers, owners and priests of temples in North America and the Caribbean. About 200 leaders were present for an amazing array of presentations and sessions by women, youth, educators and others. The theme of the conference was "The Role of the Mandir in Hindu Education." Senthilnathaswami's presentation showed how the monastery produces its books, resources and magazine, and his talk took everyone through the content collection, writing, proofing and design processes. Sadasivanathaswami presented our Hindu history movie in the inaugural session, to great applause. He also gave a Keynote on the broader impact of HMEC in the evolution of the consciousness of Americans regarding Hindu thought, history and culture, offering ideas to the group on how they might move forward in the decades ahead now that there are more than 1,000 Hindu temples in North America. Other presenters spoke of the many ways we convey our culture to the next generation, and some of the ways we are falling short in that effort.

Publications and Other Activities
Our website is getting some attention. New Educational Insight pamphlets, valuable resources for parents and teachers, can now be downloaded. Sample titles are "Who Is a Hindu?," "Yoga," "Approaching God," "Aging Gracefully" and "Modern Matchmaking." See them by clicking here. Two vintage talks, true gems from Gurudeva, circa 1962, can now be heard: "Protect Your Mind by Turning Within" and "The Art of Giving; Doing Nothing; True Perception and Talking Things Over.".

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

Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya (Sep 17, 2014)

Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties (Sep 11, 2014)

The Difference in Practice of Theism and Monism (Sep 3, 2014)

Patanjali's Two Kinds of Samadhi (July 27, 2014)

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)




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How a Marital Bypass Trust May Save Thousands in Taxes

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Dhaval and Radha's attorney warned them to protect their $5 million estate with a marital bypass trust.

"What's a marital bypass trust?" Radha asked during their first visit to his office.

"It's the same as a credit shelter trust or an A-B Trust."

"Yes, but what is it and what does it do?"

"Look at Dhaval," the attorney said gesturing toward her husband.  "Imagine him carrying a sack marked '$2 million' over his shoulder.  Dhaval dies.  Not only he passes from this life, but so does that $2 million, unless you have a marital bypass trust."

"But I thought on the death of the first spouse the surviving spouse got everything," Dhaval said. "That's true," the attorney answered. "And if the surviving spouse is a US citizen, he or she gets everything free of federal estate tax.  But that $2 million is not $2 million in cash or property; it's a $2 million exclusion from estate tax."

"But why do we need estate tax protection if everything passes to the surviving spouse tax-free?" Radha asked, wondering now why all this was so complicated.

"Because the day of reckoning has only been postponed, not eliminated," the attorney explained. 

"On the death of the second spouse, the estate becomes vulnerable to estate tax.  Without a marital bypass trust, you will have lost one-half of the estate tax protection you have as a married couple."

"So what should we do?" Dhaval asked.  He had begun to tally in his mind the tax on $2 million of their estate that could be transferred tax-free.

"Here's what I propose," the attorney offered, looking up from his yellow legal pad where he had roughed out the $800,000-plus tax savings a marital bypass trust would provide. "I'll write your estate plan so that the surviving spouse may either take the entire estate directly or choose to place part of the estate into a marital bypass trust.  The choice will be yours, and you can make it depending on the size of your estate at that time and the current laws."

"Since I have coronary artery disease, the bypass trust will be well named," Dhaval quipped.

"Yes," the attorney mumbled with a weak smile.

"Puns aside, the bypass trust will eventually pass to your children, but in the meantime the trust assets are invested exclusively for the surviving spouse who receives all the income and can invade principal if his or her health, education or welfare is at stake."

Leaning toward the couple for emphasis, he added: "The fact that the surviving spouse does not directly own what's in the marital bypass trust preserves the decedent's $2 million exclusion from estate tax, or whatever that exclusion is at time of death."

"But what if the trust grows beyond exclusion amount?" Dhaval asked.

"It doesn't matter.  The full amount in the trust, whatever it ends up being, is completely protected."

Leaving the attorney's office, Dhaval and Radha felt slightly woozy.  Why, they wondered, did so much of their children's inheritance depend on such obscure points of law? Still, it was helpful to have such sophisticated options.

For information on establishing a fund at the Hindu Heritage Endowment, contact Shanmuganathaswami at 808-822-3012 x 244 or email hhe@hindu.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 August-September Temple Builders in 16 Countries

12 MONTH SUMMARY: For the twelve months of September 2013 to August 2014, our minimum monthly building fund goal was $780,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special project expenses, we received $772,543.76.

THIS MONTH'S SUMMARY: For September 2014, our minimum monthly building fund goal was $65,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special project expenses, we received $54,800.

Building Fund Donations
AUSTRALIA
E. Balasubramaniam US$340.00
Marie & R. Bhanugopann 216.00
Danyse Crotti 216.00
Selvanayagam Ganesalingam 101.47
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 40.00
Karthigesu Family 200.00
Rama Krishnan 60.00
Aran Ram Krishnarajah 1,001.00
Vimala Muniandy 64.00
Luckshmi & Logan Siva Nirmalananda 201.00
Subramanaim & Malathy Nirmalananda 202.00
Kumaran Duraiswamy Thangarajah 101.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 6.20
CANADA
Anonymous 347.90
Sri Dhevi Arasaratnam 100.00
William Frank Brown 33.00
Kelsey D. Brusnyk 100.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 100.00
Peter Christian 802.00
R. Janakiraman 51.00
William & Thanam Joseph 43.07
Raj Kalidasan 501.00
Ashwini Kumar 50.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 100.00
Allesandra Morassutti 51.00
Thevarajah Nagarajah 19.00
Ashish & Kamni Rao 164.63
In Memory of Goindsamy Pillay Renghen 108.00
Sweni Sabaratnam 50.00
Thiru Satkunendran 50.00
Dharmalingam & Mangai Selvarajah 51.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 100.00
Chelvi & S. Shantharam 86.14
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 102.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 251.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 255.45
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 202.00
M. Thayananthavasavan 174.00
Santhira Vairavanathan 130.50
Kohila Vivegananthan 50.00
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
INDIA
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 20.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 20.00
Douglas Rexford 209.00
Sarvabhutananda Saraswati 31.73
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 22.00
INDONESIA
Vennila Mardemootoo & Sivaneswaran Sockanathan 100.00
MALAYSIA
Anonymous 60.00
Malaysia Mission 34.00
Thanesh Kumar & Leelawathy Aianarappan 30.00
Ramu Alageswari 18.64
Appulanaidu 18.64
K. Arumainayagam 150.00
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 188.04
Nivashini Balakrishnan 40.00
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 30.80
Thinageri & Kumaresh Batumalai 60.00
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 75.34
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 61.99
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 47.00
Sasikumar Darmalingam 36.92
Omaya Devasagayam 31.00
Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam, Anand Kumar Letchumana & Kavin Kirav 93.61
Annapoorani Ganesan 31.00
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 30.80
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 30.80
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 18.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 61.60
Anbu Kandasamy 56.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 31.00
Magil Kathiravan 30.80
Polil Kathiravan 30.80
Pugal Kathiravan 30.80
Arumugam Kavari 22.00
Krishnamah 18.64
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 31.00
Sivaselvi Malar 24.00
Nameegri Marimuthu 61.99
Silvarajoo Muniandy 30.00
Wasantha Devi Murugan 30.80
Ramesh Murthi, Bathmavathy Batumalai, Deevesh & Likel 15.61
Logadasan Murugesu 15.30
Mohanavilashiny Murugesu 31.00
Gowri Nadason 61.99
Kamalaharan Nadason 61.99
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 61.99
Achi & Suriakala Naidu 24.86
M. Suranthiran Naidu 61.99
Bangajam Narayanan 123.20.00
Nalakini Niranjana 31.00
Paparaw 18.64
A. Paranthaman 12.00
Paruwathy 18.64
S. & Nirmala Raja 18.64
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 30.00
Rajini 18.64
Mogan Raju 138.00
Chandran Ramamurthy, Kalpana and Sai Janany 93.61
Puveneswaran Raman 60.00
Kaveta Supramaniam Ramoo 61.99
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 61.99
Puvana Ratha Krishnan 30.80
R.Ravichandran 42.00
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 34.08
Lachmi Savoo 31.00
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
B. S. Selvakone 102.00
Parimala Selvaraj 90.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 61.60
Indrani Shanmugasundram 30.00
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 61.99
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 164.00
Sinnamah 18.64
Rishitaa Sivanathan & Hitesvar Skandanatha Sivanathan 31.00
Puvana & Sivanathan 31.00
Saraswathy & Ramesh Sivanathan 31.18
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 61.99
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 61.99
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 31.00
S. & Santhi Subramaniam 18.64
S. Sugumaran 37.29
Saravanan Supermanium 15.30
Ambalawan a/l Suppiah 139.71
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Tamilselvan & Shamala Suppiah 501.00
Vasanta Tanggavelu 92.40
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 31.00
Thanavinthan Siva Thirumalai 31.26
S. Veerasamy 24.86
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 61.99
MAURITIUS
Mauritius Mission 525.00
Soundarajen Arnasalon 12.50
Prem Audit 3.13
Paramaseeven Canagasaby 15.87
Jegadessa Chenganna 31.50
Bharat Chetty 1.56
Kim Dargah 156.25
Pius Dindiyal 3.13
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 6.30
Amrit Singh Jaypal 15.75
Rohit Jogessur 6.30
Mooneenagen Koothan 12.60
Poospawadee Koothan 6.30
Sooreshen Koothan 31.26
Amravadee Kownden 100.79
Veena Kunniah 126.50
Varsen Lutchmanen 101.00
Vel Mahalingum 18.90
Manogaran Mardemootoo 31.25
Jayadita Matadeen 3.15
Rajcoomar Matadeen 6.30
Tanvee Matadeen 3.15
Kulagan Moonesawmy 6.30
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 6.30
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 6.26
Sheela Goindamah Moothoosawmy 3.13
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 6.30
Parani Mootoosamy 3.15
Revathi Mootoosamy 3.15
Siven Barlen Mootoosamy 3.15
Vadivel Mootoosamy 6.30
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 3.15
Vandana Nathoo 325.00
Karoumee Pareatumbee 15.75
Saranamutha Pareatumbee 6.25
Omvathi Peruman 31.50
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 3.15
Dayalen Renghen 9.45
Ezilveylen Renghen 9.45
Jagadissen Renghen 9.45
Madhevi Renghen 9.45
Siven Renghen 9.45
Varaden Renghen 9.45
Vega Renghen 9.45
Maruthan Seenendyren 84.00
Petchai Subramanian 3.12
Kannen Valaydon 63.00
Saroja Valayten 6.30
Toshadeva Valayten 3.15
Ulasa Valayten 3.15
Indrany Veerasamy 15.63
Siven Veerasamy 20.44
MEXICO
Alejandro & Olya Jaramillo & Gunamaya Sivananda 1,500.00
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 30.00
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 70.00
NORWAY
Anil Ananda Badhwar 40.00
RUSSIA
Dmitry Borzunov 100.00
SAINT LUCIA
Fremont Lawrence & Toshadevi Nataraj 122.00
SINGAPORE
Anonymous 277.43
Singapore Mission 1,032.00
Subathra Devaraja 104.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 200.00
Vasaant Krishnan 364.00
Thulasidas Nadarajah 100.00
S.G. Nathan Narasa 18.64
Akileiswaran Samuthiran 75.59
Jayasutha Samuthiran 75.59
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 800.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 156.34
Vei Sutherman 20.00
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Anonymous 101.00
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 61.99
Susan James 30.00
Sunil Lalla 101.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 690.00
Darmaguhan & Shivali Satgunasingam 200.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
USA
Anonymous 7,250.67
Center For Purposeful Living 1,000.00
Vijaydev Mistry Foundation 2,001.00
Golden Gate Mission 1,608.00
Wailua Mission 11,653.50
Bal & Brij Agarwal 101.00
Ajay Aggarwal 251.00
Renu & Suresh Aggarwal 1,008.00
Punam Agrawal 100.00
Hotranatha & Punita Ajaya 50.00
Adi & Asha Alahan 25.00
Kanda Alahan 201.00
Rajadeva Alahan 102.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 50.00
Satish Ambati 40.00
Rita Andriello 50.00
Balaji Atreya 501.00
Bryan Bailey 5.00
Priya Balasubramaniam 40.00
Ananda Banavaty 17.00
Vainy Vaid & Vijay Bhagi Family 60.00
Srinivas Bhamidipaty 400.00
P. Vittal Bhatt 50.00
Sanjay Bonde 22.00
Cira de Castillo 108.00
Sudhakar & Annapurna Chakrala 51.00
Asha Chaku 202.00
Uma & Kumar Chandrasekaran 108.00
Chander Chawla 51.00
Subba R. Chennupati 101.00
Sharath Chigurupati 369.00
Connie M. Cipriano 50.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 202.00
Sitara Rupali Contreras 108.00
Elizabeth H. Crockett 1,116.00
Srinivas & Geetha Dabir 1,001.00
Shyamadeva Dandapani 102.00
Rekha J. Dave 101.00
Senthil Dayanithi 250.00
Ed DeDeo 30.00
Mary Ellen Delekta 200.00
Paul DeSantis 270.00
Jayasinh D. Deshmukh 51.00
Banu Devi & Chellappa Deva 134.00
B. Devadas 101.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 202.00
Mohit Dhingra 108.00
Sameer Dixit 21.00
Gordon Dodd 108.00
Ashok Dudaka 101.00
Michael R. Eisen 50.00
Surendranath & Rajshree Gaitonde 40.00
Chetan Gandhi 251.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 102.00
Jill & Panshula Ganeshan 28.00
Chaturbhuj N. Gidwani 108.00
Rajendra Giri 52.00
Ajit V. Gokhale 108.00
Kiruthika Govindaraj 20.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Devi Gowda 1,030.00
Sivakumar Gowrisankar 108.00
Toshadeva Guhan 72.00
Chaitan & Sarita Gupta 108.00
Vinita Gupta 101.00
Madhuri & N. Gururaj 25.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 225.00
James L. Haynes 100.00
Vivek Hebbar 101.00
Shakti Shanti Hee 202.00
George & Chandraleela Hoezoo 185.23
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 150.00
Shridhar & Bijal Iyer 501.00
Vasanthi S. Iyer 100.00
David Jaffe 216.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 403.00
S. Jeyendran 202.00
Meena Jois 25.00
Suresh & Meena Joshi 121.00
Meenakshi Kalathil 200.00
In Memory of Kannamah Kandasamy 100.00
Ken Kanagalingam 251.00
Haran Kandadas 216.00
Namit & Nidhi Kapoor 51.00
Anil Kapur 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 80.00
Sundari Katir 252.00
Ashok & Minoo Kaushal 101.00
Rajiv Kaushal 98.00
Michael Kempinski 432.00
Siva and Jana Kesavan 1,001.00
Auneesh Khanna 51.00
Sandhya Kondapaneni 501.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 100.00
Rudy Tanzi & Dora Kovacs 216.00
Venkatram J. Kowsik 100.00
Andrzej Kraja 202.00
Deva Magdalena Krebs 50.00
K.C. Krishnamurthi 25.00
Venkatraman Krishnamurthy 25.00
Radha & Ganesh Krishnan 108.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 216.00
Sai Krishnan 101.00
P. & Rani Krishnaraj 250.00
Usha Kumar 51.00
Ratnam Kumaran 100.00
Shelly Lapsi 101.00
Bhagawandas P. & Rajani Lathi 30.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 108.00
Abha Lokhande 33.00
Leslie Lowman 20.00
Bernard Lu 251.00
Karthi Luneburg 31.00
Kumari & Rao Maddula 116.00
Shefali Malik 101.00
Anantha & Jothika Manepalli 1,001.00
Laura Devi Marks 216.00
Janak & Jaimini Marolia 101.00
Dave & Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Kazumi Mechling-Dal Colletto 60.00
Rai & Rekha Mehdiratta 51.00
Chandra Mohan Mehrotra 51.00
Kash Mitra 101.00
Sribharathi Modukuru 100.00
Nalini H. Mody 201.00
Vishnu Moharir 125.00
Sarish & Satya Mohin 25.00
Sandhya Ramanathan & Girish Muckai 250.00
Amitav & Krishna Mukerji 101.00
Misha Mukerji 101.00
Tejanand Mulpur 101.00
M. & Shobana Mylvaganam 101.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 30.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 282.00
Ananda & Chanthrika Nagendran 108.00
Manish M. Naidu 22.22
Ram & Rema Nair 7,001.00
G. Narayana Rao 101.00
Kumar Natarajan 30.00
Vijayarani Natarajan 168.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 22.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Ganjana Ngamsnit-Devam 100.00
Neela Oza 102.00
Gurudas Pai 202.00
Sriram Panchagnula 108.00
Cassan Pancham 1,004.00
Nimesh N. Panchigar 101.00
Pankayatselvan Family 50.00
S. Murthy Pappu 116.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 50.00
Sharad Parikh 501.00
Virendra M. Parikh 1,001.00
Alka & Chandrakant Patel 501.00
Ami Patel 21.00
Indubala Ratilal Patel 51.00
Jagdish C. & Shila Patel 501.00
Jaiprakash Patel 101.00
Jayaben Patel 101.00
Nathu J. Patel 101.00
Prasan Patel 50.00
Rasik Patel 251.00
Sanjay & Shalu Patel 101.00
Varsha Patel 101.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 202.00
M. Pathmathevan 123.00
Larry Payne 108.00
Dasan Potti 101.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 50.00
Richard Henry Pratt 200.00
Panju & Parvathi Prithviraj 101.00
Raman & Uma Purighalla 1,000.00
Guru Radhakrishnan 5,001.00
Ramegowda & Shyamala Rajagopal 250.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 100.00
Arvind Rajan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 2,002.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 202.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 346.00
Pradeep Ramakrishnan 101.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 145.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 216.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 22.00
Lakshmi Ramesh 100.00
Sampat & Sarla Rampuria 21.00
Chandar Ramrakha 302.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 54.00
Sahadai Ramteerath 100.00
Bimal Rana 101.00
Vrajesh Rana 101.00
Nandini Rao 101.00
Srinivas & Lakshmi Reddy 101.00
Kasiraj Rengappa 15.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 100.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 296.00
Aran Sambandar 108.00
Shashikant Sane 500.00
Manonmany Sangarapillai 600.00
Vikram Santurkar 102.00
Ananthakrishna & Jayshree Sarma 101.00
Praful Sarode 501.00
Shankara Sastry 50.00
Silver Vel Satsang 75.00
Dinesh Saxena 101.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 50.00
Narayanaswamy Sethuraman 51.00
Deva Seyon 102.00
Devyani & Nrupendra Shah 25.00
Kumarpal & Parul Shah 51.00
Viren Shah 1,001.00
Avayam Shankar 25.00
Jnanideva Shanmuga 51.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram 222.00
Santosh D. Sharma 108.00
Praveen Y. Sharma 202.00
Usha Kiran Shastri 151.00
Salil Shibad 42.00
Marci Shimoff 251.00
Jyoti Singh 105.00
Manwendra & Neelam Sinha 51.00
B. Sivaraja 20.00
Nigel Subramaniam Siva 60.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 145.00
Shanhari Sivagnanasundaram 101.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 300.00
Tejasinha Sivalingam 8.00
Jnana Sivananda 200.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 100.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 50.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 101.00
Aravinthan Sivathasan 101.00
S. Sivathasan 101.00
James Skelton 101.00
Bindu & Prabhakar Soni 101.00
Nitin Soni 22.00
Robert Sorrells 216.00
Anthony Spinicchia 100.00
Shanthi Srinivas 80.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Lakshmi Srinivasan 251.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 500.00
Sriramamurthy Subbaraman 51.00
Baskar & Shubha Subbarao 25.00
Rajagopal Subbiah 251.00
Sashi & Gayathri Subramanian 30.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 150.00
Savithri Sundaresan 70.00
Anthan Sunder 50.00
Rekha Sunil 101.00
Shanthi Suresh & Sures Ramamurti 402.00
Rita & Kirit Sutaria 51.00
Devi Tandavan 101.00
Robert Teichman 111.11
Asan Tejwani 60.00
Mukund & Lata Thakar 101.00
Anil Thayamballi & Nita Mehta 108.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Barbara Tyler 100.00
Rama Vangala 42.00
Vayudeva Varadan 102.00
Sathya Varadharaj 108.00
Aswin Varma 101.00
Sundari & Velayudhan Velu 108.00
Kuppusamy Venkatesan 100.00
Elyathamby Vignarajah 15.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Natarajan Viswanathan 202.00
Nancy Walder 108.00
Michael Wasylkiw 216.00
Ryan Watts 100.00
Margaret Rose Werd 7.51
Margaret Yee Chan 101.00
Pooja Yong 21.00
David & Shelah Young 102.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
Total Building Fund $100,691.34
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 10,030.00
Frank Burkhardt 20.00
Prabodh & Jean Gupta 100.00
Dheeraj Handa 101.00
Ganga Sivanathan 108.00
Total Endowment Funds $10,359.00
Special Project Donations (Gold Leaf)
Gail La Mar 216.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 200.00
Total Special Project Donations 416.00
Grand Total $111,466.34

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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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