Kauai's Hindu Monastery
January 2016 Newsletter

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This December was, festival-wise, extra auspicious in that the fifth and final day of Pancha Ganapati (December 25) coincided with Ardra Darshana—the major Nataraja festival of the year. Ardra Darshana is one of two yearly festivals where all the monastics assist in the puja in one capacity or another (the other festival being Mahasivaratri.) One of the features that devotees attending find impressive is the elaborateness of the abhishekam, especially the large amount of milk poured—organic and donated, by the way—and the offering of the water of many coconuts (137 this year), that are passed along a line of monastics up to and out of the sanctum. The vibration created by the lengthy abhishekam to Nataraja was powerful and uplifting to over 150 devotees. For the five-day festival of Pancha Ganapati, a special Ganesha shrine was created in Kadavul Temple for invoking His five shaktis of reconciliation and harmony, abundance, culture and giving and for receiving the many gifts from Aadheenam devotees. General contributions for December totaled $116,741, which is more than our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $4,483. 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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The Hindu is thoroughly convinced that violence he commits will return to him by a cosmic process that is unerring. He knows that, by karma’s law, what we have done to others will be done to us, if not in this life then in another. He knows that he may one day be in the same position of anyone he is inclined to harm or persecute, perhaps incarnating in the society he most opposed in order to equalize his hates and fears into a greater understanding. The belief in the existence of God everywhere, as an all-pervasive, self-effulgent energy and consciousness, creates the attitude of sublime tolerance and acceptance toward others. Even tolerance is insufficient to describe the compassion and reverence the Hindu holds for the intrinsic sacredness within all things. Therefore, the actions of all Hindus living in the higher nature are rendered benign, or ahimsa. One would not hurt that which he reveres. The Vedas pronounce, “He who, dwelling in all things, yet is other than all things, whom all things do not know, whose body all things are, who controls all things from within—He is your soul, the Inner Controller, the Immortal.”

Explore Gurudeva's Wisdom


 

News From the Home of Iraivan Temple

Recent Happenings

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Natyam Nandinatha offers the five-tiered lamp to Lord Ganesha during the five-day Pancha Ganapati celebrations in late December.


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Iraivan Temple as seen from our quadcopter. Landscaping around the temple is underway.



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Iraivan Temple Progress
At the carving site in Bengaluru, the carving of the perimeter wall, which surrounds the temple is 45 percent complete. Here on Kauai, Adi Srikantha is helping with the landscaping project. He’s been moving topsoil, building a temporary sprinkler system, putting plants and trees into the ground and more. The sixth in the series of bronzes that memorialize the skills of the stone craftsmen who created Iraivan Temple is now being cast in Loveland, Colorado, by Bobby and Kathy Page. You can see a slideshow of this complex process on our website. Our thanks to everyone for helping in 2015 with financial donations and fundraising projects which are moving the temple project steadily forward!

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's Activities
The five youngest monks attended a class with Satguru in December on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The class is held every two months as they slowly work through each sutra, unfolding its inner depths. This time Bodhinatha commenced a formal comparison of the ancient aphorisms to Gurudeva’s teachings. Satguru has also been sharing this material with initiated members and advanced students in ten countries in a bimonthly webinar. The year-end holiday time brought a record flood of visitors to the monastery. Satguru devoted time every morning to meeting with pilgrims who requested his darshan.

Publications and Other Activities
The monastery held its annual “Digital Dharma” fundraiser during the last two months of 2015. It was a grand success that will allow our web team to make important progress on educational and spiritual resources in the months ahead and to access critical expertise for our projects. This year the digital team created special apps for phone and tablet, one for Hinduism Today magazine and one that accesses Gurudeva photos and quotes. The Hinduism Today site was also redesigned to make it mobile friendly. This is especially important in India, where 70 percent of the population accesses the web from their phones. The digital team also organized access to Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s writings, video and graphic presentations on one web page: http://www.bit.ly/BODHI. The monastery continues to participate in the developing draft narrative process of the state of California’s Instruction Quality Commission for updating the presentation of Hinduism in public school textbooks. During December, partnering with Professor Shiva Bajpai, the Ganapati Kulam submitted a final round of suggested edits to be considered by the Commission. On December 18, dancer Shivani Thakkur, narrator Raj Narayan and director Mainak Dhar spent a full day at the Malibu Hindu Temple filming an educational piece on the basics of Indian dance. This video will be aligned to the US Common Core teaching program as an informative cultural module for teachers presenting India and Hinduism to 11-year-old students. An excellent Bharatanatyam dancer, Shivani explains in the video how a story is told through the medium of dance. Also a ballet dancer, she demonstrates basic differences between ballet and Bharatanatyam. The video, now in post-production, will likely be ready in March. Also in December, we assisted a group of Kauai residents who are planning the creation of a bronze statue of Kauai’s last monarch, Kaumualili, by introducing them to our master bronze artisans in Colorado. Our Siddhidata Kulam spent the latter part of December installing custom-made Empire accordion aluminum shutters on the monastery’s windows for protection from hurricanes. The 1,500 Hawaiian Koa trees that we planted in December of 2014 as part of our forest grant initiative on Himalayan Acres are thriving. Some of the trees are now nine feet tall! Deva Rajan, on task force from California, thoroughly cleaned and refreshed the redwood kiosks near the Svayambhu Lingam that showcase nine masterpiece murals of Gurudeva’s visions of Siva that inspired the creation of Iraivan Temple. Having blackened in the years since he built them, the lovely kiosks now look as good as new! As an added bonus, Deva cleaned and re-oiled the redwood beams and roof planks of Kadavul Temple’s Nandi Mandapam.


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Left: Satguru, assisted by Sadhaka Dayanatha, raises the coral colored flag of Moksha Ritau, the period of the year honoring Parasiva, Absolute Reality, beyond time, form and space; a rainbow shower tree in bloom in Siva’s Sacred Garden

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:
The Soul's Relationship to God - January 11, 2016
Theism, Monism, Meditation, the Shumif Perspective - December 27, 2015
Resolve, Mitigate, Dissolve Karma - December 20, 2015
Hatha Yoga, Relaxation, Letting Go - November 12, 2015


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)




History of Hindu India Parts Two & Three Now On-Line!


Nearly three years in the making, parts two (http://www.bit.ly/history-india-2) and three (http://www. bit.ly/history-india-3) of The History of Hindu India documentaries are complete, both funded by a grant from the Uberoi Foundation. Produced and directed by Sushma Parmar and narrated by Raj Narayan, each covers the political, religious and cultural history of India—Part Two from 300 ce to 1100 ce; and Part Three from 1100 ce to 1850. Part One, which was posted 18 months ago, is on the verge of passing one million hits on YouTube (including all subtitled versions). That makes it by far the most widely viewed video the monastery has ever produced.

Part Two was shot at the famed Kailasanatha Temple of Ellora, which was carved out of a solid rock hillside in the 8th century. (We believe our spectacular quadcopter shots to be the first ever taken at that temple.) It is amazing to note that in 300 ce, one third of the world’s population lived in India, an estimated 75 million people. In this documentary we cover the Gupta period, the Hun invasion, the narratives of two Chinese pilgrims, Faxian and Xuanzang, the Rashtrakutas and other dynasties of the period, including the Cholas, who spread Hinduism as far as Southeast Asia. We also present city and village life, including how each was self-sufficient and self-governing, as were the individual jatis, or clans, of society. The video concludes with an account of the great universities of the time, including Nalanda, and the beginning of the Bhakti Movement, a key element of Hinduism.

Part Three covers the difficult period of Indian history from the tenth-century invasion of Arab Muslims to the beginning of British rule in the 19th century. During this time frame the Muslims destroyed thousands of Hindu temples and made every attempt to convert the population. Unique among ancient societies, however, Hindu India did not convert, in part because of the jati system and in part because of the strong devotion instilled by the Bhakti Movement saints, including Jnaneshvara, Namdev and Kabir. We recount the success of the great Maratha warrior Shivaji, who gained independence from the Mughal rulers of the time. We then discuss the advent of Europeans into India, initially for trade, but later for political domination. A section on the Sikh religion is followed by an introduction to Indian music, including how it differs in concept and execution from Western music.

Pending new funding approval, parts four (1850 to 1947) and five (1947 to the present) will be shot in 2016 to complete the series. At the same time, we are working to create videos of Common Core-oriented classroom exercises for teachers.

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India's real history: (Top to bottom) Part Two covers 300 to 1100 ce; animated timeline; quadcopter shot of Kailasanatha Temple at Ellora; the route of Chinese 7th-century pilgrim Faxian; world population at 1000 ce; the joint family and inter-village arranged marriages; the first attacks on Sindh region from Basra; demolition of Somnath Temple; famed warrior Shivaji with his mother; bhakti saint and poet Kabir; understanding Hindu music; arrival of Europeans in India



 

Ways of Giving that Don’t Tax your Finances

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When the Hindu Heritage Endowment staged its first-ever estate planning seminar in August, 2008, in Walnut Creek, California, the fissures in the global economy were beginning to show in higher energy and food prices.

The seminar, however, focused on a strategy that works in good times and bad: protection from taxes, court costs and legal fees through sound estate planning.

With the economic meltdown, Hindu Heritage Endowment is following a similar tack by encouraging ways of giving that allow donors to remain generous while not further taxing their battered finances. Here are some examples.

A 45-year-old marketing executive saw his IRA take a big hit in 2008. Still, he said, “I’m in this for the long run. By including Hindu Heritage Endowment as a beneficiary of my IRA, I know that whatever the Endowment receives will be tax-free. My relatives will have to pay income tax on their share.”

He added that the IRA designation is easy to arrange and has left his current finances unaffected.

A physician in her fifties used a similar strategy with a life insurance policy. “Many people think that life insurance proceeds are not vulnerable to estate tax,” she cautioned. “True, they do not go through probate or get hit by income tax, but if you own the policy, it may be subject to estate tax.” She knows that any portion of her life insurance proceeds that goes to Hindu Heritage Endowment will be free of any tax.

“Besides, it was very easy to do,” she explained. “I just filled out a beneficiary designation form naming Hindu Heritage Endowment for a percentage and mailed it to my insurance company.”

The parents of three adult children have a living trust. “We wanted most of our estate to go to our children,” the father explained. “We used a residual bequest to accomplish this. It states that whatever remains after our children receive their distributions passes to Hindu Heritage Endowment.”

The three strategies above have common traits: they are tax-free, simple to do and revocable.

Phil Murphy, HHE’s planned giving consultant at the time, emphasized the virtues of revocability in dicey economic times: “Bequests to good causes, whether through IRAs, life insurance, living trust or wills, can always be changed. We remain in control.”

Murphy thinks of estate planning as one way to recover from a shaken loss of personal power. “Most of us feel a loss of control when the value of what we own suddenly changes for the worse. But we can channel that anxiety into useful action by reviewing our estate plan. That way we can make sure that those we care about will not face avoidable taxes, fees and court costs. That’s always a good idea, but especially when every penny counts.”

For more information on estate planning and planned giving, visit the Hindu Heritage Endowment website and click on Gift Planning. Or contact Shanmuganathaswami at 808-822-3012 ext. 6, or hhe@hindu.org.

Visit the HHE website at HHEonline.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!

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Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations


Thanks to Our December Temple Builders in 16 Countries

4-Month Summary For the four months of September to December, 2015, our minimum monthly goal was $260,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $347,704.46.

Building Fund Donations
AUSTRALIA
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Danyse Crotti 108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Prathayini Krishnan 10.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.72
CANADA
Anonymous 83.48
Sri Dhevi Arasaratnam 101.00
Bill Brown 50.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
P. Krishnamoorthy 50.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Rohan & Girija Malkhare 101.00
Ganeshayini Mathan 100.00
Tilak Mehan 201.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Sweni Sabaratnam 50.00
Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 149.65
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Samir Thaker 181.00
M. Thayananthavasavan 86.37
Anil Varre 101.00
INDIA
Meenakshi Mani 202.00
Nipun Mehra 101.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
IRELAND
Konstantin Usacovs 100.00
MALAYSIA
Malaysia Mission 233.78
Anonymous 60.00
Ramu Alageswari 6.97
Appulanaidu 6.97
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 69.62
Thinageri & Kumaresh Batumalai 22.78
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 23.20
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 23.17
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 23.20
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 33.31
Sasikumar Darmalingam 11.60
Sai Janany, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 34.75
Omaya Devasagayam 11.59
Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 34.75
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.59
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Granth Family 11.60
Ravi Gopal 69.60
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 11.60
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 13.58
Kodisvara Jothiswarar 8.88
Siva Jothiswary Selvanathan 8.87
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 23.20
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 11.59
Arumugam Kavari 11.00
Krishnamah 6.97
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 11.59
Athi Letchumy & Nagaraja 23.20
S. Malaiyarasan 50.00
Sivaselvi Malar 12.00
Nameegri Marimuthu 81.14
Silvarajoo Muniandy 11.58
Gowri Nadason 23.17
Kamalaharan Nadason 23.17
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 23.17
Achi & Suriakala Naidu 9.30
M. Suranthiran Naidu 27.80
Bangajam Narayanan 46.40
Mohanavilashiny & Navukarasu 23.18
Nalakini Niranjana 11.59
A. Paranthaman 9.05
Paruwathy 6.97
S. & Nirmala Raja 6.97
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 22.64
Rajini 6.97
Mogan Raju 69.00
S. Ramachandran 51.00
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Supramaniam Ramoo & in memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 23.17
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindran 11.59
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 13.90
Lachmi Savoo 11.59
Vicknezan Selvadurai 100.00
B. S. Selvakone 51.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 23.20
Indrani Shanmugasundram 22.64
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 23.17
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Sinnamah 6.97
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 10.00
Hitesvar Skandanatha Sivanathan & Rishitaa Sivanathan 11.59
Ramesh Sivanathan 10.38
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 23.17
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 23.17
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.59
S. & Santhi Subramaniam 6.97
S. Sugumaran & Sarasammah 13.95
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
S. Swarnambigai 11.59
Vasanta Tanggavelu 34.80
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 11.59
S. Veerasamy 9.30
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 23.17
MAURITIUS
Soondiren Arnasalon 13.62
Thirujnanam Arnassalon 10.90
Prem Audit 2.72
Jegadessa Chenganna 27.25
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.72
Amrit Singh Jaypal 6.81
Narmada Jeeha 2.72
Rohit Jogessur 2.72
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.45
Poospawadee Koothan 2.72
Sooreshen Koothan 27.24
Amravadee Kownden 49.05
Veena Kunniah 82.18
Vel Mahalingum 10.90
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.72
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.72
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 5.44
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.72
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.72
Parani Mootoosamy 1.36
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.36
Siven Barlen Mootoosamy 1.36
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.72
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 1.36
Vandana Nathoo 2,500.00
Karoumee Pareatumbee 6.81
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 6.81
Vailamah Pareatumbee 6.81
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.36
Ashok Reetoo 2.72
Dayalen Renghen 4.09
Ezilveylen Renghen 8.17
Jagadissen Renghen 8.17
Madhevi Renghen 8.17
Siven Renghen 8.17
Varaden Renghen 8.17
Vega Renghen 4.09
Kannen Valaydon 27.25
Saroja Valayten 2.72
Toshadeva Valayten 1.36
Ulasa Valayten 1.36
MEXICO
Anonymous 1,080.00
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
NORWAY
Anil Ananda Badhwar 10.00
RUSSIA
Dinanatha Borzunov 100.00
SAINT LUCIA
Fremont Lawrence & Toshadevi Nataraj 61.00
SINGAPORE
Anonymous 142.44
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Vasaant Krishnan 182.00
Singapore Mission 107.00
S.G. Nathan Narasa 6.97
Bijamati Pareatumbee 20.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 70.92
SINT MAARTEN
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 35.00
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Anonymous 11.00
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 11.60
Vani Chenganna 20.00
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 23.17
Susan James 30.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Vatshalan Santhirapala 108.00
Darmaguhan & Shivali Satgunasingam 100.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
USA
Anonymous 5,854.39
Golden Gate Mission 27.00
Wailua Mission 11,099.25
Benevity - Venkatesh Gopalakrishnan 502.00
Sanjay Aggarwal 101.00
Hotranatha & Punita Ajaya 25.00
Adi & Asha Alahan 25.00
Rajadeva Alahan 102.00
William Appleton 6.97
Balan Aravind 25.00
Harjot Singh Attri 25.00
Keith Bachmann 108.00
William & Barbara Bachmann 100.00
Sidhartha Bakaya 101.00
Ambikaipakan Balasubramaniam 30.00
Krishna Balasubramanian 101.00
Raji Balasubramanian 101.00
Sanjay Batchu 101.00
Ram & Kalpana Batni 25.00
Arvind Bhakta 51.00
K. Ramachandra Bhat 108.00
Indrajit Bhattacharya 101.00
Jagdish Bhavsar 605.00
Kapil Bisht 501.00
Darlene Bolesny 10.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
Naresh Chadha 25.00
Sudhakar & Annapurna Chakrala 21.00
Asha Chaku 101.00
Naresh & Sunita Chand 251.00
A.K. & Jayashree Chandrasekaran 25.00
Kugalur S. Chandrasekaran 1,008.00
Kumar Chandrasekaran 251.00
Venkatasubramanian Chanjeevaram 200.00
Bharat & Sunita Chaudhary 100.00
Venkatasubba & Ushadevi Chenna 500.00
Sharath Chigurupati 738.00
Roger Clifton 500.00
Kafka & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Cade Crowson 10.08
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 51.00
Hansa Dave 101.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Sanjay & Jyoti Dhar 108.00
Suresh Duraisamy 40.00
Lloyd Fujimoto 500.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Rame Gangadharappa 51.00
Rajendra Giri 26.00
Milind Gokarn 20.00
Sunanda N. Gokhale 51.00
Hiranya & Sarasvathi Devi Gowda 6,651.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Jaishree & Prem Gupta 101.00
Shanti Swarup Gupta 200.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 120.00
James L. Haynes 50.00
Shakti Shanti Hee 101.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 50.00
Carol & Nitu Iyer 30.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Hareesh & Swapna Janakiraman 201.00
Agalya Jayachandiran 101.00
A.R. Jayaram 101.00
Seetha & K. Jayaraman 108.00
Mark Jeffers 10.00
Vineeta Jetley 20.00
S. Jeyendran 202.00
Muktha Joishy 101.00
Prabhakara & Jyothi Kaliki 108.00
Cholpady P. Kamath 100.00
Sujan Kamran 50.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Surendar Naath Kaul 51.00
Rajiv Kaushal 25.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Priti & Rajiv Khoshoo 500.00
Raj Kishore 101.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 51.00
Kalaiarasi Karuppaiyan & Bala Kopparthi 101.00
Dhananjay Koshe 101.00
Ravi Kota 101.00
Bharti Koul 108.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Suja & Rengan Krishnakumar 100.00
Kalpana & Muralikumar Krishnamurthi 501.00
Anita Krishnamurthy 200.00
K.S. Krishnamurthy 200.00
Manickam & Thaiya Krishnamurthy 51.00
Kosalram Krishnan 501.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
P. & Rani Krishnaraj 2,000.00
V. & Geetha Krishnaswami 128.00
Parthasarathy Krishnaswamy 151.00
Saba Kulathungam 250.00
Nancy Lansdorf 50.00
In memory of Bharati Lathi 20,100.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Gopal N. & Sudha Madabhushi 500.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 100.00
Karthik Mahadevan 250.00
Kiran & Hema Majmudar 501.00
Kiran & Gauravi Majmundar 151.00
Sridarsi & Murali Maka 101.00
Umang & Gita Mangrola 501.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Dave & Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Balakrishna & Janaki Medavarupu 101.00
Mihir Meghani 1,001.00
G. Rai & Rekha Mehdiratta 51.00
Samarendranath Mitra 100.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 141.00
Lakshmi & Valady Nagarajan 101.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Ashok & Pushpa Nalamwar 101.00
Vijayarani Natarajan 84.00
Lok & Pushpa Nath 11.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 22.00
Devan & Suchita Padmanabhan 2,001.00
Gobi & Nirmala Padmanabhan 101.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Mizar Pai 1,001.00
Cassan Pancham 504.00
Nikhil M. Pandya 101.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Sharad & Smita Parikh 2,500.00
Balu & Damiyanti Patel 101.00
Jagadish & Vasu Patel 101.00
Jitendra C. Patel 251.00
Kirit & Cokila Patel 101.00
Mural & Padmaja Patel 2,001.00
Praful & Ranjan Patel 251.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Rasik Patel 251.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Manideepthi Pemmaraju 101.00
Janaki & Andrew Pendleton 40.00
Srinivasan Pichumani 251.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Rameshwar & Mithilesh Prasad 25.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Vivek Premkumar 101.00
Mohini Raisinghani 500.00
Shashikala & Ramalingam Raja 100.00
Ganesh & Renu Rajagopal 225.00
Ramegowda & Shyamala Rajagopal 251.00
Sumanth & Anuradha Rajagopal 100.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 119.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 416.00
Rajesh Raman 11.00
K.B. Ramanathan 25.00
Lalgudi & Vasantha Ramnarayan 251.00
Chandar Ramrakha 151.00
Part & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
K. V. Rao 1,000.00
K. Lakshmi Kantha Reddy 51.00
Siva S. Reddy 101.00
John & Sally Renn 101.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Kent Salisbury 50.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Ramadevi Swaminath & Anand Sampath 1,008.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Mukund & Shobha Saraiya 1,001.00
Ananthakrishna & Jayshree Sarma 151.00
Jyothi & Jamal H. Sarma 501.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Jayaram Sethuraman 51.00
Raj Sethuraman 101.00
Suresh M. Sevak 101.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 101.00
Rajinder Sharma 501.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Sumita Mazumdar & Kalpesh Shukla 101.00
Hanumant Singh 101.00
Anuraag Singhal 501.00
Ajoy & Renu Sinha 51.00
Biswanath & Mitra Sinha 101.00
Arun Sitaraman 201.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Sivasothy & Dharshi Sivakumar 150.00
Siva Sivakumaran 100.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 100.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 100.00
B. Sivaraja 5.00
Bikram Soni 501.00
Abha & Radhika Sood 51.00
Seepersad & Kathleen Soogrim 20.00
Kris Sridhar 101.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Priya Srinivasan 251.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Joseph W. Steelman 200.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Suresh Subramanian 25.00
B.M. Sundara 100.00
Malathy Sundaram 1,008.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Anthan Sunder 25.00
Laxminarayana Sunkari 51.00
Vyramuthu Suntharalingam 100.00
Richard Suraci 2.14
Shanthi Suresh & Sures Ramamurti 201.00
Asan Tejwani 30.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Nalin & Kamal Tolia 15,000.00
Sharad Tripathi 51.00
Sudhir Umarale 21.00
Vikram Vadyala 101.00
M. H. Vamadevamurthy 301.00
Ram Vangala 116.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
S.S. Vasan 108.00
Thejo & Kavitha Vatti 101.00
Jagan & Padma Vemulapalli 1,008.00
V.S. Venkataraman 101.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Shoba Devi Vittal 51.00
Subheesh Vohra 101.00
Raghu Ram Vollala 300.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Srisailendra Yallapragada 101.00
Visvamohan Yegnashankaran 51.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Michael Zimmermann 10.00
Total Building Fund $115,383.68
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 587.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Kishore Krishna 100.00
Dheeraj Handa 51.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00
Rajeshwar Shenoy 501.00
Total Endowment Funds $1,357.00
Special project donations
Valli Ananda 108.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 11.59
Gowri Nadason 23.17
Chamundi Sabanathan 4,340.00
Total special project donations $4,482.76
Grand Total $121,223.44

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