Kauai's Hindu Monastery
December 2016 Newsletter


In the third week of November, Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and I departed for our yearly trip to Singapore and Malaysia. In Singapore, a satsang was held for members and devotees, plus a luncheon on the following day. In Malaysia, special visits were made to the Dharma Shakti Vedanta Gurukulam in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, to attend their morning satsang and to the Vanathandavar Temple in Malacca for a ground-breaking ceremony for their new temple. Visit my Facebook page at facebook.com/satgurubodhinatha for more details of the visit. For a second year, on Saturday morning, members coordinated a grand Ekadasa Rudra Homa at the Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple in Kajang—over one thousand devotees attended. My talk was on how Hindu culture is perpetuated by worshiping at the temple. In the evening we gave a presentation in Klang at an event called “Spiritual Empowerment in Business.” On Sunday evening an “Aloha Dinner” was held to bring together members and advanced students. Our new publication, Path to Siva: A Catechism for Youth, was given out as a gift. General contributions for November totalled $104,641, which exceeded our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $6,782. 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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There is a divine purpose even in the existence of suffering in the world. Suffering cannot be totally avoided. It is a natural part of human life and the impetus for much spiritual growth for the soul. Knowing this, the wise accept suffering from any source, be it hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, famine, wars, disease or inexplicable tragedies. Just as the intense fire of the furnace purifies gold, so does suffering purify the soul to resplendence. So also does suffering offer us the important realization that true happiness and freedom cannot be found in the world, for earthly joy is inextricably bound to sorrow, and worldly freedom to bondage. Having learned this, devotees seek a satguru who teaches them to understand suffering, and brings them into the intentional hardships of sadhana and tapas leading to liberation from the cycles of experience in the realm of duality. The Agamas explain, “That which appears as cold or as hot, fresh or spoiled, good fortune and bad, love and hate, effort and laziness, the exalted and the depraved, the rich and the poor, the well-founded and the ill-founded, all this is God Himself; none other than Him can we know.”

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Recent Happenings


After the special homa in Kadavul Temple, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and the monks gather with Sri Jayendra Puri Swami and his entourage visiting from Kailash Ashrama in Bengaluru


The tropics can produce some of the most amazing sky colors, as shown by this image captured by one of the monks at dusk

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Top to bottom: Devotees gather in Kadavul Temple for the Skanda Shashti puja, performed by Sarvananathaswami and Natyam Mayuranatha; our newest brahmachari poses with Satguru after taking his Supplicant pre-monastic pledge and receiving his new name, Sivanadiyar Kanthanatha; members and students come forward for vibhuti blessings from Satguru in Malaysia; Sadasivanathaswami presents a gift of a wooden bowl to Kumu Kaeo during a monastic outing visit to Kaneiolouma, a recently discovered ancient Hawaiian village being renovated in Poipu; Jnanideva Cevel and Aditya Vinadhara at work installing the camphor-wood soffit on the Media Studio; Jayendra Puri Mahaswamiji enjoys a walk through the monastery’s rudraksha forest; Adi Srikantha, on Task Force for three months, shows off a freshly harvested Mauritian pumpkin; members of the Siddhidatta Kulam gather with recent Task Force volunteers (left to right): Aditya Vinadhara, Roshan Sivayogam, Adi Srikantha, Jnanideva Cevvel and Dean Drulias.

Iraivan Temple Report
At the Iraivan Temple carving site in Bengaluru, the stone carvers continue their diligent stonework, creating the perimeter wall. Here on Kauai the work on the landscaping around the temple continues. In November the last four exquisite black granite pitham bases for our larger-than-life-size guru statues were set into place along the “Path of the Saivite Gurus”—a meditation path next to the temple. This concluded an 18-year project including design, carving, shipping and final installation. The murtis will now sit for a thousand years, teaching about the prominent gurus of our lineage.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Activities
On November 12th Satguru presented a webinar, “Stages of Unfoldment in Saiva Siddhanta, Part One,” for devotees around the planet. He also began a series of weekly talks based on the new Path to Siva book (now posted on our website) which is bringing lucid clarifications to key questions faced by Hindu youth, as well as adults. During the final two weeks of November, Satguru, accompanied by Shanmuganathaswami, made his annual visit to Singapore and Malaysia. They received an enthusiastic reception from hundreds of devotees, students, seekers and friends.

Special Guests
Sri Sri Jayendra Puri Mahaswamiji, successor of Sri Sri Tiruchi Mahaswamigal, visited the monastery in mid-November for three days. The Kauai monks enjoyed his warm spiritual presence, stories, wit and wisdom. Mahaswamiji is the head of Kailash Ashrama in Bengaluru, one of South India’s renowned religious institutions. Following the Sri Vidya tradition, the ashram’s grand temple enshrines Goddess Rajarajeswari. Two priests traveling with Mahaswamiji conducted a special homa to invoke blessings for success in our major projects. Their intense schedule then took them to mainland America and the UK.

Publications and Other Activities
Our free Spiritual Workout App is now available on Google Play as well as Apple’s App Store. On November first, a year-end Digital Dharma fund-raising drive was begun on our websites to fund the further development of digital content in 2017. At the beginning of November, the monks celebrated the final day of Skanda Shasthi with an abhishekam to Lord Skanda in Kadavul Temple. During the ceremony, Namrata Ragade of Oregon received Mantra Diksha from Satguru, pledging to chant the Panchakshara mantra 108 times each day without fail. Following the abhishekam, Brahmachari Raguram was given the new monastic name Kanthanatha, as well as a japa mala and a “Namah Sivaya” bracelet. Kanthanatha will continue his training in the monastery until he is ready to take his Postulant vows. In November we had a record number of Task Force volunteers in residence. Aditya Vinadhara of Utah and Jnanideva Cevvel of Edmonton, Canada, installed tongue-and-groove camphor boards on the soffit of the recently renovated Media Studio. Roshan Sivayogam of Malaysia worked on landscaping and gardening projects. Adi Srikantha of Utah/Washington, here for a full three months, is helping the monks with repairing, maintaining and upgrading our agricultural equipment. Dean Drulias of California spent the month giving fresh energy to our landscaping, noni production, MiniMela gift shop and helping in the Media Studio with publications and web posts. Thanks to them all! The monastery’s “Wailua River Noni Juice,” grown organically on our Himalayan Acres farm and processed by the monks, is into its second bottling. The Down to Earth health food stores on Oahu are now holding demonstration samplings of the juice at all four of their locations. We have planted an additional 520 noni trees, in part replacing some that were not doing well. In the next two to three years these new trees will greatly increase our fruit production. In November, the farm hosted Tyler Jones, manager of the Hawaii Agriculture Research Center’s Maunawili Substation, which was the source of seedlings for our eight-acre Koa plantation.

Above: Pilgrims and visitors from around the globe are taken on a guided tour of Iraivan Temple and the sacred gardens

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

Recent Talks:

Clarifying God and Gods in Hinduism
The Many Facets of Saivism
Siva and Shakti in Saiva Siddhanta

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)

Path to Siva Book Released

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Left: The cover of Path to Siva and lesson 16, on the sacred Namah Shivaya mantra

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and the Ganapati Kulam have completed a brand new book with 68 questions and answers on Saivite Hinduism for teens, about 12 to 15. Path to Siva, a Catechism for Youth serves as an answer to the often repeated query from parents and teachers: “We need one complete but simple course we can teach to our kids!”

It was developed from the fourth book of Saivite Hindu Religion which had 35 questions drawn from Dancing with Siva. We reached out to teachers in four different countries to get a list of additional subjects they wanted to cover in their classes. Our team added more topics, expanding the book to 68 subjects addressed in question and answer form. The design was upgraded to a modern look and feel to appeal to the current generation. The book was released for Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami’s 2016 Mahasamadhi. We know he would be delighted to see his teachings take this bold new form for the next generation.

The book’s questions range from metaphysical to the mundane and include: Who am I and where did I come from? What is the ultimate goal of life? What are the beliefs of Saivism? What are the path’s four stages? Why is the satguru so important? How do we receive guests? and How do we treat the environment? Answers are based on Dancing with Siva, Merging with Siva and Living with Siva. Some lessons are definitely more advanced than others, especially those that summarize complex philosophy. Thus parents and teachers may want to select what to teach to younger children.

Lesson One begins, “Seekers ask: ‘Who am I and where did I come from?’ They inwardly know they are more than just another person with a particular name who was born in a certain place. They sense that they are more than their body, mind and emotions. They want to understand, ‘Did I exist before I was born? Will I exist after death?’ The answer given in Saivite Hinduism is that we are each a divine soul on a wondrous journey. We are an immortal body of light that has lived many lives, had many bodies and personalities.”

In his regular talk following the homa ceremony which begins our lunar week here at Kauai Aadheenam, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami is giving commentary on the lessons. These are being recorded, transcribed and published on TAKA. We plan to use these talks to develop teaching materials to supplement the book, including lesson plans created by individual teachers.

The book is available for free online (himalayanacademy.com/view/path-to-siva) in various ebook formats including as a Microsoft Word document which allows teachers to extract text for classroom worksheets. It has been printed as a hardbound book, now available at minimela.com.

Hindu Heritage Endowment

End-of-Year Planning Checklist:
Don’t Forget These Important Actions


With this year’s challenges and accomplishments still fresh in your mind, now is a good time to review your estate and financial plans. To help you in this process, we have assembled the following checklist of actions for you to go over as the end of the year approaches.

  • Review your current will and trusts. These may need to be updated because of major changes in your life, such as births, deaths, marriages or a move to a different state.
  • Review the beneficiary designations for your life insurance and retirement plans to make sure your beneficiary isn’t someone who is now deceased or a former spouse.
  • Make sure your durable power of attorney for health care and living will are current. These medical documents should be updated and on file with family members and health care providers. Discuss decisions regarding anatomical gifts with your family.
  • Take inventory and make a written record of the contents of any safe-deposit box. Give a copy to a trusted family member and note any items you are holding for someone else that don’t belong to you.

  • Name designated heirs to receive bank account proceeds at your death.
  • Be sure you are comfortable with the guardian named in your will for those under your care, such as minor children or a loved one who is disabled.

If you are interested in supporting Hindu Heritage Endowment with a tax-wise gift this year or through your estate, please contact us. We can help find the right gift for you.

  • www.hheonline.org and click on “Gift Planning.”
  • Benefits of Your Generosity
  • When you donate to Hindu Heritage Endowment this year, depending on the gift arrangements you choose, you can:
  • Reduce your income taxes
  • Increase your spendable income
  • Eliminate capital gains tax
  • Attain no-cost, worry-free asset management
  • www.hheonline.org/tool-kit.shtml.

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


❏ One pillar section: $15,000

❏ One panel section: $30,000

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Building Fund Donations

Thanks to Our November Temple Builders in 17 Countries

Three-Month Summary: For the three months of September to November, 2016, our minimum monthly goal was $195,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $208,432.14.

Building Fund Donations
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Manomohan & Sivagowrie Family 12,500.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.78
Anonymous 65.78
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Ranga Swami Goundar 27.00
Chandra & Ila Jadav 108.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Gopinath Ramanan 40.00
Lakshmi Ramanan 113.00
Neelam & Bal Krishan Sahajpal 200.00
S. Sasitharan 71.97
Vijayarani & Thiru Satkunendran 706.92
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 150.00
R. Sinnarajah 72.46
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 125.95
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
T. Thangarajah 100.00
Meena Thavaratnam 72.46
M. Thayananthavasavan 71.97
Sarojini Theiventhiran 72.46
Velrithan Velayuthar 108.70
Kumariah Vijayaratnam 71.97
Ratnam Ratnakumar 53.00
Anonymous 108.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Venugopala Reddy 84.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
Thiaga Nadaraja 100.00
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
Tadakazu Watanabe 101.00
Fukunaga Yuko 101.00
Malaysia Mission 10,066.00
Anonymous 388.74
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 70.15
Dato A. Kanesan Arumugam 110.05
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 23.25
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 23.37
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 23.25
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 11.63
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 11.50
Sasikumar Darmalingam 11.63
Omaya Devasagayam 11.68
Doraisami & Mohanasundari 22.00
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.68
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 11.63
Sarasvathi Iswarapatham 11.68
Yoga Bhavani & R. Jayakumar Family 11.63
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 23.25
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Murugesu Kandasamy 11.68
Nagulendran Kangayatkarasu 109.56
Nanda Kumar & Hema 11.68
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 11.68
Shreiyaa, Kavin Kirav, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 46.75
Nameegri Marimuthu 23.37
Silvarajoo Muniandy 22.35
Jegathesan Murugaya 50.00
Puvana Murugesu 11.68
Gowri Nadason 45.37
Kamalaharan Nadason 23.37
Kumutha Nadason 22.00
Ramalah Nadason 11.00
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 23.37
M. Suranthiran Naidu 30.40
Bangajam Narayanan 46.50
Mohanavilashiny & Navukarasu 11.68
Yehanthini & Siva Tharanee Navukarasu 11.68
Nalakini Niranjana 11.68
A. Paranthaman 4.00
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 11.68
Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Kalpana Devasagayam & Chandran Ramamurthy 46.75
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Prabu Ramasamy 81.40
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 23.37
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 11.68
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 14.01
Lachmi Savoo 11.68
B. S. Selvakone 51.00
Parimala Selvaraj 60.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 23.25
Indrani Shanmugasundram 11.50
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 23.37
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Bala Sivaceyon 10.00
Dhasan Sivananda 44.00
Komaldeva Sivananda 44.00
Lalitha Sivananda 44.00
Lavanyadeva Sivananda 44.00
Shivaani Sivananda 44.00
Ramesh Sivanathan 11.27
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 23.37
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 23.37
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.68
Ganesammal Supiah 157.00
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Vasanta Tanggavelu 34.90
Anjalai Thambiah 11.00
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 11.68
Sivamalar Vasanthan 114.16
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 23.37
Yuvanes Waran 40.00
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 23.37
Thirujnanam Arnassalon 11.12
Urmila Balgobin 1.39
Paramaseeven Canagasaby 27.78
Jegadessa Chenganna 13.89
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.78
Rani Gangadeen 1.39
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 1.39
Amrit Singh Jaypal 6.94
Rohit Jogessur 2.78
Meeravadee Koothan 5.56
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.56
Poospawadee Koothan 2.78
Sooreshen Koothan 27.78
Amravadee Kownden 50.00
Veena Kunniah 55.78
Prema Luchoomun 1.39
Vel Mahalingum 22.22
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.78
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.78
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 5.56
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.78
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.78
Parani Mootoosamy 1.39
Poomaly Mootoosamy 2.78
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.39
Siven Barlen Mootoosamy 1.39
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.78
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 1.39
Karoumee Pareatumbee 6.94
Padmini Pareatumbee 10.00
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 6.94
Vailamah Pareatumbee 6.94
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 2.78
Ashok Reetoo 2.78
Dayalen Renghen 8.34
Ezilveylen Renghen 16.66
Jagadissen Renghen 16.66
Madhevi Renghen 16.66
Siven Renghen 16.66
Varaden Renghen 16.66
Vega Renghen 8.34
Veem Rugbur 1.39
Girdevi Seegoolam 1.39
Kannen Valaydon 27.78
Saroja Valayten 2.78
Toshadeva Valayten 1.39
Ulasa Valayten 1.39
Siven Veerasamy 28.00
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
Toshadevi Nataraj 51.00
Singapore Mission 406.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Vasaant Krishnan 60.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan Sivakumar 400.00
Thivaashenee Sivanesan 13.28
Annamuthu Sutherman 99.61
Sudha Vinadharan 46.48
Anil Kumar 54.00
Anonymous 119.00
Vani Chenganna 121.71
Yuanita Maanav Deonanan 55.56
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 23.37
Susan James 30.00
K. Jananayagam 606.50
V. Rajayogeswaran 100.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
Benevity 653.00
Fidelity Charitable - C. & A. Patel 500.00
Truist 141.38
Verizon Employee Engagement 450.00
Golden Gate Mission 80.50
Wailua Mission 7,607.75
Anonymous 4,992.38
Ravindra Addepalli 30.00
Ramesh & Kamala Agarwal 10.00
Tarsem Lal Aggarwal 200.00
Rajadeva Alahan 51.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Palani K. Aravazhi 250.00
Smita Avula 201.00
Ambikaipakan Balasubramaniam 30.00
N. Balasubramanian 10,000.00
Jim & Nancy Barnhart 108.00
Rajendra Bassit 20.00
Ram & Kalpana Batni 25.00
M.G. Bhakta 101.00
K.K. Biswas 251.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
G. Chadha 21.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Durgam & Subha Chakrapani 101.00
Asha Chaku 101.00
Sharath & Durga Devi Chigurupati 369.00
Rao & Maheshwari Chinnam 116.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Brian P. Cooke 51.00
Shyamadeva & Peshani Devi Dandapani 51.00
Benita Darshana-Reed 10.00
Pavan K. Davuluri 1,001.00
Ed DeDeo 30.00
B. Devadas 108.00
Nripendra C. Devanath 150.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 108.00
In memory of Arjun, Subbbareddy & Rukmini Gali 5,000.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Surya Ghadiyaram 21.00
Rajendra Giri 26.00
Praburam Gopal Raja 100.00
Poorani Goundan 200.00
Neeraj & Alpana Grover 51.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Rajitha Gunda 101.00
Surya Gunturi 201.00
Shanti Swarup Gupta 500.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 150.00
Suresh Hathiwala 51.00
James L. Haynes 50.00
Susan Heinold 200.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 50.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Konanur Janardan 100.00
Seetha & K. Jayaraman 101.00
Vineeta Jetley 20.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Yogesh R. Joshi 25.00
Sunil V. Kakodkar 101.00
Saitej Kambampati 2.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Anil Kapur 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Saravanan & Vasavi Kasthuri 2,225.00
Rama & Lakshmi Katari 101.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Rajiv Kaushal 25.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Priti & Rajiv Khoshoo 1,001.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 54.00
Bharti Koul 51.00
Venkatram J. Kowsik 51.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Deva Magdalena Krebs 10.00
Jaya Krishnamurthy 1,001.00
Kosalram Krishnan 500.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Ram Kulkarni 100.00
Vijay Kumar 10.00
Bhagawandas Lathi 101.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 11.00
Joel Longenecker 100.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 100.00
R. & K. Mahadevan 101.00
Kishin & Varsha Mahbubani 151.00
Lakshmaiah & Santha Manduru 50.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Tapas & Uttara Mazumdar 50.00
G. Rai & Rekha Mehdiratta 51.00
Suresh & Sudha Mehta 40.00
Inder & Aileen Mirchandani 108.00
Bramh D. Mishra 100.00
Anupam Kumar Misra 101.00
Shailesh & Jyoti Mistry 51.00
Chandra & Indu Mundra 251.00
Venkataraman Muthusamy 30.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 6,001.00
Venkat Namburu 301.00
Vijayarani Natarajan 126.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Rohit Nayyar 101.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Rao Pachigolla 51.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Usha & Narsing Rao Palep 1,101.00
Cassan Pancham 1,008.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Chandrakant & Avantika Patel 100.00
Chandrakant C. Patel 150.00
Indubhai & Induben Patel 101.00
Jayshal Patel 101.00
Manish Patel 101.00
Mina Patel 101.00
Piyush & Jayshree Patel 51.00
Pramod & Alka Patel 101.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Priya Nerisha Patel 101.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Sundaralingam & Sheela Premaraj 501.00
Ravi & Srivani Putluru 100.00
Guru Radhakrishnan 5,000.00
Chandra Radiance 13.00
Ganesh & Renu Rajagopal 225.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
K.V. & Shyamala Rajan 50.00
V. Rajeswaran 101.00
Surendra & Patsy Rajpal 250.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Jeyashree Padmanabhan & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Jothi Nadarajah & Ramesh Ramanathan 500.00
Raja & Geetha Ramani 500.00
Shiva & Usha Ramesh 251.00
Chandar Ramrakha 151.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Anjali & Dr. Y.V. Rao 501.00
Chamaraja A. Rao 5.00
K. V. Rao 1,000.00
Nick Ravichandran 25.00
Padmaja & Sreenivasa Ravuri 100.00
Dwaraknath Reddy 116.00
K. Lakshmi Kantha Reddy 51.00
Meera Reddy 101.00
Pratap C. Reddy 108.00
Srinivas & Lakshmi Reddy 101.00
Lakshmi Reguna 120.00
John & Sally Renn 216.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 125.00
Arish Kumar Sahani 101.00
Vasudevan Salem 100.00
Vijay N. Samant 100.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
V.R. & Indira Sanda 101.00
Krish & Sathya Santhanam 101.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Sangar P. Selva 201.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Suresh M. Sevak 101.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Shanmugasundaram Family 111.00
Vishu N. Sharma 101.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 139.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Tejasinha & Hridaya Sivalingam 5.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 100.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 51.00
S. Sivathasan 200.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Yvette Soucy 108.00
Sheila E. Sporkin-Edel 11.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Frederick A. Stella 50.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Anthan & Sayini Sunder 25.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Shanthi Suresh & Sures Ramamurti 201.00
Rudranath Talukdar 1,001.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Rajani Tirupathi 101.00
Nalin & Kamal Tolia 2,500.00
Sharad Tripathi 50.00
Giridhar Uppalapati 30.00
Rama Vangala 116.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Anil Varre 101.00
Piragash & Natasha Velummylum 601.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Navi Viswanathan 101.00
Anant Vyas 100.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 10.01
Ramulu Yammanuru 500.00
Manu Yogendra 25.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Total Building Fund $104,619.90
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 11.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Total Endowment Funds $21.00
Special Project Donations
Valli Ananda 170.00
William & Barbara Bachmann 1,800.00
Anil Ananda Badhwar 10.00
Anuradha Badhwar 20.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 20.00
Ganesan & Raji Balaganapathy 1,800.00
Dhayalan Balakrishanan 116.27
Krishnaraj Varma Bangaleea 11.00
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 11.63
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 11.63
Mekaladeva Batumallah 11.63
Valliammah Kandasamy 46.75
Ananda Mootoocurpen 792.00
Silvarajoo Muniandy 44.70
Gowri Nadason 116.85
Marianne Amartya Thompson 1,800.00
Total Special Project Donations 6,782.46
Grand Total $111,423.36

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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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