Kauai's Hindu Monastery
July 2017 Newsletter

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Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and I returned to Kauai from London on June seventh and were able to attend the Vaikasi Vishakham abhishekam to Lord Murugan that evening. On the 24th, our monthly abhishekam to Lord Nataraja was held. Our annual summer deluge of devotees also started and a number of them met with me in the Guru Pitham for a darshan session. I completed two writings on the topic of spirituality. The first is entitled “Five Suggestions to SBNR’s.” SBNR’s are individuals who consider themselves spiritual but not religious. An article on this appears in the July issue of Hinduism Today. In the USA a surprisingly high 62% of youth chose that category when identifying their religious affiliation! The suggestions in the writing are: study existing spiritual literature; choose one system and follow that; find and study from a qualified teacher; practice daily; and cultivate devotion to God. The second writing is called “The Hindu View of Spirituality.” It explains how spirituality is vitally important in Hinduism: a seeker does not have to leave Hinduism to pursue mystical experience. We hold a 6am Siva puja the first day of each phase (week), after which I read and give a talk on one of the lessons in our book Path to Siva. Recently we started filming these talks and posting them on our website. General contributions for June totaled $56,483, which is less than our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $507. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Aum Namasivaya!

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Gurudeva's Wisdom

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

We never outgrow temple worship. It simply becomes more profound and meaningful as we progress through four spiritual levels. In the charya pada, the stage of selfless service, we attend the temple because we have to, because it is expected of us. In the kriya pada, the stage of worshipful sadhanas, we attend because we want to; our love of God is the motivation. In the yoga pada, we worship God internally, in the sanctum of the heart; yet even the yogi immersed in the superconscious depths of mind has not outgrown the temple. It is there—God’s home on the Earth plane—when the yogi returns to normal consciousness. So perfect is the temple worship of those who have traversed the jnana pada that they themselves become worship’s object—living, moving temples. Yea, temple worship is never outgrown. The Vedas give praise, “Homage to Him who presides over all things, that which was and that which shall be; to whom alone belongs the heaven, to that all-powerful Brahman be homage! From Fullness He pours forth the full; the full spreads, merging with the full. We eagerly would know from whence He thus replenishes Himself.”

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Recent Happenings

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Our drone captures the new landscaping of Iraivan Temple from above, with the Wailua River on the far left.


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A closeup of Lord Murugan’s silver vel in Kadavul Temple taken during this year’s Vaikasi Vishakham celebrations.



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Top to bottom: Natyam Dayanatha offers milk to Murugan during the annual Vaikasi Vishakham puja; Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami meets with five couples celebrating 50 years of marriage; Gurudeva’s shrine in Kadavul Temple, beautifully decorated during this month’s Chitra pada puja; Yoginathaswami and Yogi Adinatha stand before the Nallur Temple in Sri Lanka with Dohadeva and Nagavathy Samugam; on the same journey, Swami and Yogi gather with devotees at the Shanti Lingam shrine in Kopay; professional contractors are making progress on our new noni processing facility; Acharya Arumuganathaswami and Natyam Jayanatha depart for Boston.

Iraivan Temple Progress
At the Iraivan Temple carving site in Bengaluru, India, the stone carvers remain focused on finishing the temple’s perimeter wall. They are also putting the finishing touches on the hand railing for the Nandi Mandapam steps. In June Yoginathaswami and Yogi Adinatha traveled to the carving site to inspect the work, arrange for shipping of the last eight containers of carved stone and finalize plans for bringing the next group of silpis to Kauai for the final fitting and installation of the stones. In consultation with the Rajasankara family, managers of the worksite, they selected six silpis for the work on Kauai. Two members of this group have been at the carving site since the work began in 1990 and are looking forward to seeing the fruit of their years of labor first hand. In Chennai our two monks met with the architect, Selvanathan Sthapati, and his wife Ponni to discuss the details of how to bond the Sphatika Lingam in the bronze auvudaiyar base. It will require a three stage bonding process using ashtabandhanam and gold. They also discussed details of the kodimaram installation. Also in Chennai our travelers met with Sabharatnam Sivacharya to have a preliminary discussion on the puja procedures that will be required for the future Mahakumbhabishekam of Iraivan Temple.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Activities
At the beginning of each week Satguru gives a commentary on our recent youth catechism Path to Siva. In June he gave deep insights about bhakti yoga, Lord Ganesha’s influence in our lives, penance, and the worship of Lord Murugan. You can access his video-talks on our Kauai’s Hindu Monastery YouTube channel.

Monk Travels and Other Activities
While in Sri Lanka, Yoginathaswami and Yogi Adinatha followed the footsteps of our dear Gurudeva, visiting the many holy places associated with our Guru Parampara and working out some details of the upcoming Innersearch 2018 travel-study program. On June 22 Acharya Arumuganathaswami and Natyam Jayanatha attended the World History Association’s 26th annual Conference in Boston. They were part of a panel discussion on “India in World Civilizations: Problems of Interpretation and the Reconstruction of an Authentic Narrative.” In plain English, that means overcoming the last 200 years of European and American dominance, at the academic level, in the field of Indian history and Hindu religion and allowing Hindus to have a say. Also on the panel was historian Dr. Michael Ward, a friend of Dr. Shiva Bajpai, Dr. Bal Ram Singh of Dartmouth (active in training teachers about India and Hinduism) and Dr. Kundan Singh of Sofia University. They were surprised to learn that the World History Association was founded in the 1980s to overcome the acknowledged Eurocentric view of world history to date. The association is active in producing authentic African history, for example. Unfortunately, from what the monks heard there, in regard to India, the academic world remains Eurocentric. Still, there is a basic understanding and sympathy for the kind of issues being raised by Indians and Hindus about how their own history is taught. On the way to the conference they stopped in Los Angeles to visit with Dr. Bhajpai and Michael, as well as our “History of Hindu India” documentary team, Mragendra Singh and Mainack Dhar. On the way back from Boston they stopped in San Jose to meet with the Hindu American Foundation and the Hindu Education Foundation to discuss the progress of the state of California’s textbook adoption process in which revisions to the Indian history course—the subject of extensive and sometimes contentious public comment—are to be published. On our Himalayan Acres farm, another 1,500 Honduran Mahogany seedling were planted in June. This project is part of our efforts to rehabilitate former sugar cane land and provide a source of income for the monastery in 30 years time.


Through most of June, long-time devotee Thamby Kumaran (left), a professional building designer, joined the Ganapati Kulam for karma yoga. His work focused on designs for the visitor center and entrance to San Marga which will be constructed in the years ahead near the rudraksha forest. This was Thamby’s first experience of the Media Studio which he was instrumental in designing.


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(left) Brothers Senthil and Thuraisingam Rajasankar meet with Yoginathaswami on Iraivan Temple details in their Bengaluru home; (below) Acharya Kumarnathaswami and Travis Redmond mill thick slabs of island mango wood for future monastery building projects.



Bodhinatha's Newest Teachings Online
Satguru Bodhinatha is now turning his 15-minute Keynote presentations into movies which can be used for our personal benefit or shared at a satsang of friends. See them here. Thanks to a vibrant team of transcribers we can hear Bodhinatha's recent talks and read the transcriptions here. Read the transcriptions on line. Click here for all of Bodhinatha's talks.

Bodhinatha's weekly talks can be heard on our website: His recent commentaries on the chapters in our new book "The Path to Siva" are marvelous!

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

Recent Talks:

Who is Lord Ganesha?
Who is Lord Murugan?
What is Bhakti?

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Creative Fund-Raising Seva!


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Each year the Katir family in California creates hundreds of clay Ganeshas for Ganesha Visarjana, with proceeds from sponsorship donations going to Iraivan Temple. The molds are made from bronze Deities and cast with biodegradable clay. Creative and fun painting parties for Hindu children are organized in advance of Ganesha Visarjana. This year the parties are scheduled at temples in Arizona, California, Oregon and Texas. A sponsor will pledge $ 100 or more to Iraivan Temple, and the Katir family donates the clay Ganeshas to the temple (designated by the sponsor) along with paints and brushes. Each temple group can use the Ganeshas as a fundraiser for its own temple. It is a win-win for two temples! Donations are tax deductible. See their website: http://ganeshaforvisarjana.com/for more details on how to sponsor clay Ganeshas for the children.

Guru Chronicles English Audio Book


The full rendition—23 hours worth—of this timeless tale of our guru lineage is posted at: www.himalayanacademy.com/view/the-guru-
chronicles-audiobook. Now you can listen to Raj Narayan read the story of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, his guru, Siva Yogaswami, and five preceding masters, who inspired one and all to “Know thy Self.” The sweeping 2,200-year story of this remarkable lineage is told through the prism of Gurudeva’s journey of truth and illumination.

We quote from the introduction: “These are the stories of remarkable souls who knew the Unknowable and held Truth in the palm of their hand. They confounded their contemporaries, revealed life’s purpose and path, and became inexplicably aware of the future. They worshiped God as Siva, knowing Him as All and in all, as the God—by other names—of every faith and path. Many are the gurus; but these knowers of God—those who have achieved the ultimate goal of yoga, transcending the mind itself—are called satgurus. Their successors still live, their powers transmitted and maturing from one to the next, now flourishing in the 21st century. But their stories have remained largely untold, a kind of universal spiritual secret. Here, for the first time, what moved and motivated them is revealed, to the extent they let it be known. Here, for the first time, what they said and did is shared outside the circle of initiates.”

A Dancing with Siva Audio Book Is Now Available in Gujarati!


In 2009, a team of dedicated Texas-based sevaks orchestrated the translation of Gurudeva’s Master Course Trilogy into Gujarati. For this prodigious work, they employed a team of worldclass translators in Mumbai. Now Dancing with Siva, Living with Siva and Merging with Siva in Gujarati are available on our website. They join translations of the Trilogy in Russian, German, Spanish, Tamil and Marathi. Gujarati, one of India’s 14 official languages, is spoken by 46 million people. Gujarat state, located on India’s western shore, is one India’s most progressive regions and has a strong, long-standing Saivite presence.

As part of the same effort, the team produced a Gujarati audio book of Dancing with Siva—the first audio rendering of Gurudeva’s Saivite Catechism in any language. It is available on-line at:

www.himalayanacademy.com/view/dancing-with-siva-audiobook-gujarati.

The translators commented, “There has never been a book in Gujarati literature with so much depth of the subject [Saivism] and with such clarity, as there is no ambiguity in Gurudeva’s writings.” They shared that the work of translating had made them “blissful.”

CyberCadets who visit our daily blog, Today at Kauai Aadheenam, were equally enthusiastic when the audiobook was announced. One wrote, “You have opened the San Marga gate to millions of souls.” Another said, “Thank you for the wonderful gift. My mother is already enjoying it.”



Hindu Heritage Endowment

Nine Ways to Build a Strong Estate Plan


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Taking the time to create an estate plan can help you decide how to distribute the hard-earned resources you have accumulated throughout your lifetime. Follow this framework to build a plan that achieves your personal and charitable goals and recognizes the people and causes you cherish most.

1. Determine which people and charities should receive your assets and whether the gifts should be made outright or in a trust. Contact us to learn about the variety of ways to remember us in your estate plan.

2. Select a trusted family member, friend or responsible party—such as a bank or trust company—to administer your estate, which includes following the instructions in your will and distributing assets.

3. Prepare an advanced directive (also known as a health care power of attorney) to indicate who should make health care decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. You should also decide if you want a living will, which directs that no extraordinary life-sustaining medical procedures will be used to prolong life when there is no hope of recovery.

4. Outline your funeral plans, including the names of people you want to be notified after your passing.

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7. Record the locations of important documents, such as your vehicle title, marriage certificate, copies of prior years’ tax returns, as well as the name of your accountant and estate planning attorney.

8. Ensure that your will is available outside of your safe-deposit box, which in some states can be closed when you die and not immediately accessible.

9. Consult an estate planning attorney or tax advisor for assistance as you develop your plan.

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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.

Sponsorship

❏ One pillar section: $15,000

❏ One panel section: $30,000

Donate here!


Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations


Thanks to Our June Temple Builders in 16 Countries

Ten-Month Summary: For the ten months of September 2016, to June, 2017, our minimum goal was $650,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $770,181.88.

AUSTRALIA
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Kalyani Elango 7.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 50.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.86
BELARUS
Tatjana Melenaja 50.00
CANADA
Anonymous 124.95
Amar Batish 110.70
Bill Brown 33.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana Manoliu 33.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Vijayarani & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Tushar Sharma 95.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 256.59
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
INDIA
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
INDONESIA
Mahadevan Gengadaram 50.00
ITALY
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
MALAYSIA
Malaysia Mission 2.00
Kalai Bala 44.25
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 22.92
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 22.92
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 11.46
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 11.00
Sasikumar Darmalingam 18.33
Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 45.24
Omaya Devasagayam 11.31
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.31
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 11.46
Sarasvathi Iswarapatham 11.31
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 11.46
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 6.63
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 22.92
Murugesu Kandasamy 11.31
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 11.31
Kavin Kirav, Sreiyaa, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 45.24
Nameegri Marimuthu 22.62
Deevesh, Likel, Bathmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 11.31
Logadasan Murugesu 57.30
Puvana Murugesu 11.31
Gowri Nadason 22.62
Kamalaharan Nadason 22.62
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 22.62
M. Suranthiran Naidu 31.66
Bangajam Narayanan 45.85
Mohanavilashiny & Navukarasu 11.31
Yehanthini & Siva Taranee Navukarasu 11.31
Nalakini Niranjana 11.31
A. Paranthaman 4.42
Deivanai Ponniah 135.00
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 11.00
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 11.31
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 22.62
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 11.31
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 13.57
Sanjana Saravan 11.31
Lachmi Savoo 11.31
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 22.92
Indrani Shanmugasundram 11.00
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 22.62
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 164.00
Bala Sivaceyon 10.00
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 10.00
Ramesh & Saraswathy Sivanathan 11.69
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 22.62
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 22.62
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.31
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
The Late Balasupramaniam Samy 11.46
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 11.31
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 22.62
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
MAURITIUS
Soondiren Arnasalon 7.14
Prem Audit 2.86
Jegadessa Chenganna 14.29
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 1.43
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.14
Rohit Jogessur 2.86
Amravadee Kownden 51.43
Veena Kunniah 57.37
Vel Mahalingum 11.43
Manogaran Mardemootoo 85.71
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.86
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.86
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.86
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.86
Poomaly Mootoosamy 2.86
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.86
Kalvi Mootoosawmy 2.86
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.14
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 7.14
Vailamah Pareatumbee 7.14
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.43
Ashok Reetoo 2.86
Dayalen Renghen 4.29
Ezilveylen Renghen 8.57
Jagadissen Renghen 8.57
Madhevi Renghen 8.57
Siven Renghen 8.57
Varaden Renghen 8.57
Vega Renghen 4.29
Saroja Valayten 2.86
Toshadeva Valayten 1.43
Ulasa Valayten 1.43
Siven Veerasamy 8.57
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
NORWAY
Badhwar Family 10.00
SAINT LUCIA
Toshadevi Nataraj 61.00
SINGAPORE
Anonymous 100.00
Singapore Mission 306.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Hannah & Vasaant Krishnan 60.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 72.38
SINT MAARTEN
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Anonymous 11.00
Vani Chenganna 73.42
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 22.62
Susan James 30.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Shankara Skandanatha 36.00
Peter R. Smith 40.00
USA
Benevity 150.00
YourCause 252.00
Anonymous 2,372.61
Golden Gate Mission 30.00
Wailua Mission 12,480.00
Subha Aahlad 101.00
Ravindra Addepalli 30.00
Ramesh & Kamala Agarwal 10.00
Pratul & Meena Ajmera 200.00
Kanda Alahan 300.00
Rajadeva Alahan 51.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Yohini & Arumugam Alvappillai 51.00
Shekhar & Gauri Ambe 101.00
Balan Aravind 25.00
Chitrammal & Sangarapillai Asokan 200.00
K. Bala 51.00
Neeru Birly 101.00
Pram & Mina Broker 51.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 70.00
Uma & Kumar Chandrasekaran 251.00
Senthil Murugan Chockalingam 101.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Brian P. Cooke 51.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 51.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Ed DeDeo 40.00
Bhadresh & Kusum Desai 100.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 108.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
Rajul & Heidi Gandhi 50.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Devi Gowda 515.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
James L. Haynes 50.00
Lorraine Jackson 15.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Jag & Syamala Jagannathan 51.00
Pushan Jani 1,008.00
Natver T. & Rangan Jariwala 501.00
Jayanthi Parthiban & Parthiban Jayaraman 101.00
Vineeta Jetley 20.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Inder Jit 21.00
Nikhil Joshi 51.00
Shashank Joshi 251.00
Ravijit & Anita Kahandal 105.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
B.K. Khandelwal 251.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 108.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Neera Anil & Anil Kumar 101.00
Leela & Muthusami Kumaran 250.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 62.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 100.00
Yogesh Nilma Madhvani 100.00
Surendra Mahanti 251.00
Navin Mallavaram 501.00
Kumar Manian 101.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Janice A. May 5.00
Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Sarojben Mehta 101.00
Murli Melwani 1,000.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Jayaram B. Naidu 2,500.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Vijay Nair 101.00
Natraj Narayanswami 11.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Sandi OShaughnessy 108.00
Neela Oza 51.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Arabhi Panchacharam 25.00
In memory of Pathmini & W.V. Panchacharam 251.00
Cassan Pancham 1,008.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Manthan Patel 51.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Jogi & Annapurna Pattisapu 51.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Guru Radhakrishnan 5,001.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
K.V. & Shyamala Rajan 50.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
R Ramachandran 101.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 216.00
Shanthi & Suresh Ramamurti 1,001.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Chandar Ramrakha 51.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Sudharsanam Rathinam 101.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 131.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 20.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Ramachandran & Vijayalakshmi Sastry 101.00
Illur G. Sathy 101.00
Silver Vel Satsang 15.00
Dhiraviam Seetharaman 1,008.00
Payal Sehgal 50.00
Sumathi Senapathi 101.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Mukesh Popatlal Shah 501.00
Rohit Shah 101.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram 111.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Nick & Leena Shroff 2,500.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 324.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Jai Sivakumara 216.00
Tejasinha, Hridaya & Hotri Sivalingam 5.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 100
B. Sivaraja 10
Kandiah Sivarajah 51.00
Jyotish & Dipika Soni 25.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Srikanth Sridharan 50.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Joseph W. Steelman 100.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Terri Sun 21.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Rajnarayanan & Padmasini Sundararaman 855.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Anthan & Sayini Sunder 25.00
Nalin & Kamal Tolia 2,500.00
Giridhar Uppalapati 30.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Easwaran & Beena Variyam 50.50
S. Vatsan 101.00
Rajiv Verma 216.00
Ravi Vinayak Family 108.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Narayanan Viswanathan 251.00
Shoba Devi Vittal 51.00
Michael Wasylkiw 648.00
David Wiekrykas 1,250.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 11.11
Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00
Manu Yogendra 51.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
Total Building Fund 56,958.44
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 11.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Amey Surendra Gangal 11.00
   
Total Endowment Funds 32.00
   
Special Project Donations
Valli Ananda 170.00
Anil Ananda Badhwar 54.00
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 11.46
Hemakheshaa Natha Batunallah 11.46
Mekaladeva Batumallah 11.46
Valiammah Kandasamy 56.55
Lim Hock Leong 9.00
Gowri Nadesan 113.06
Shunmugam Sethuraman 50.00
   
Total Special Project Donations 506.99
   
Grand Total $57,497.43

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Iraivan Temple is a punya tirtha, a sacred destination for devout pilgrims. The vision of Lord Siva on San Marga that Gurudeva was blessed with in 1975 is sustained and made manifest by the daily sadhanas of 19 resident monastics from five nations. Kadavul Hindu Temple and the many sacred areas of San Marga are available to Hindus for worship, meditation, japa and quiet reflection. It is best, if you are planning to come to visit us, to email us in advance to make sure the days of your visit coincide with our open times. And, if you want to have darshan with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, to check if he is in residence and to make the necessary appointment. Please see our visitor information pages for more details.

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