Kauai's Hindu Monastery
February 2015 Newsletter

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On January fourth the monastery celebrated the major Nataraja festival of the year—Ardra Darshana—at which all the monastics assist in the puja in one capacity or another. The vibration created by the lengthy abhishekam was powerful and uplifting. One visitor called it “The best puja I have ever attended!” Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and I flew to Sri Lanka on January 21st. During our nine days, we visited the samadhi shrines of Kadaitswami, Chellappaswami and Yogaswami, two branches of the Sivathondan Nilayam and the Vedanta Madam, whose guru lineage traces back to Kadaitswami. Temple visits included Nallur, Kumbhalavalai Pillayar, Nagulesvara Sivan, our own Pasupatiswara shrine and the Murukandi Pillayar Temple at Elephant Pass. We also visited all 12 Lankan beneficiaries of HHE: 3 orphanages, 3 schools, a home for the elderly, a home for mentally disturbed women and 4 temples. General contributions for January totaled $48,033, which is less than our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $208. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Aum Namasivaya!

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


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Saivism is a unique religion in which God is both manifest and unmanifest, dual and nondual, within us and outside of us. It is not strictly pantheistic, polytheistic or monotheistic. Its predominant theology is known as monistic theism, panentheism, or Advaita Ishvaravada. Monism, the opposite of dualism, is the doctrine that reality is a one whole or existence without independent parts. Theism is belief in God and the Gods, both immanent and transcendent. Saivism is monistic in its belief in a one reality and in the advaitic, or nondual, identity of man with that reality. Saivism is theistic in its belief in the Gods, and in God Siva as a loving, personal Lord, immanent in the world. Saivism expresses the oneness of Pati-pashu-pasha, God-soul-world, encompassing the nondual and the dual, faithfully carrying forth both Vedanta and Siddhanta, the pristine Sanatana Dharma of the Vedas and Saiva Agamas.

Explore Gurudeva's Wisdom


 

News From the Home of Iraivan Temple

Recent Happenings

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Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Shanmuganathaswami meet with Justice C.V. Wigneswaran, Chief Minister of the Northern Province, at the Kopay Kottam in Sri Lanka.


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Hardy water lilies greet the tropical sun at the monastery.



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Iraivan Temple Progress
Carving work on the steps and perimeter wall for the temple is progressing smoothly at our work site in Bengaluru. The sculpting team is making good progress on a majestic base for the Hanuman statue that will stand in the living temple gardens surrounding Iraivan Temple. Hanuman will stand 18 feet tall (5.5 meters) when He is eventually installed. Here on Kauai, preparations were made for Martin Mosko’s return from Colorado to begin the next phase of temple landscaping. Yoginathaswami has mapped the site on his PC using the Carlson Survey program with IntelliCad in order to provide accurate measurements for Martin’s work.

Bodhinatha's Activities
Forty-three years since his sannyas initiation in Jaffna, and 32 years since his last visit, Bodhinatha finally had the opportunity to return to Sri Lanka. On January 21 he departed from Kauai with Shanmuganathaswami. Their mission: to visit the places receiving grants from our Hindu Heritage Endowment, holy places associated with our guru lineage and to transfer the management of our Alaveddy Ashram properties, including the little Pasupathiswarar Temple, from me to a new trustee, Dr. Aru Thirumurugan, a recent visitor to the Aadheenam who is perfectly positioned to ensure that the spiritual mission of Gurudeva’s ashram land is preserved. On his arrival in Colombo, Bodhinatha was lovingly received at a function at the Saraswathi Hall organized jointly by the All Ceylon Hindu Congress and Manitha Neyam Trust. An estimated 300 VIPs were in attendance. On the long drive across the island toward Jaffna, Bodhinatha stopped in Batticaloa to visit the Yogaswami Girls Home, the Tirunavukkarasu Nayanar Gurukulam boys orphanage and the local Sivathondan Niliyam. The driver stopped their van along the route to allow Bodhinatha to give “curbside blessings” with holy ash to groups who had gathered by the roadside in hopes of catching a glimpse of Bodhinatha as he passed by. While in Jaffna, Bodhinatha had a breakfast meeting and enlightened conversation with the Chief Minister for the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, Hon. C. V. Wigneswaran. Our thanks to Rishi Thondunatha and Sivalosani Kanagaratnam for hosting Bodhinatha during this time. Here on Kauai, San Francisco-based Hindu astrologer Sam Sadasiva Geppi interviewed Bodhinatha about the monastery and his perspectives on astrology and timing of events. (See the interview at the Sam Geppi channel of YouTube for more details.) Also in January, Bodhinatha treated his initiated island devotees to lunch at a local restaurant to show his appreciation for the work they do fund-raising for Iraivan Temple through the sale of rudraksha beads, working at the visitor center, greeting guests, answering visitor’s questions and guiding the weekly tours.

Publications and Other Activities
The annual two-month-long Digital Dharma Drive fund-raiser to maintain and upgrade our website and to finish renovation of the Media Studio office of Hinduism Today magazine and Himalayan Academy Publications was a great success! The swamis of the publications team express their profound thanks to all the generous supporters of this cause. This month’s upgrade to our website is a greatly enhanced Google search functionality. Now it’s easy to search through Hinduism Today magazine articles, our daily blog and all audio, artwork, books, slideshows and video files. The Media Studio renovation saw the installation of handsome redwood framing for the conference room doorway. Soon the doorway will be fitted with sliding glass doors. Working in their new office space, the publications team completed the April-May-June 2015 issue of Hinduism Today. Makar Sankranti was celebrated on January 14 and 15 as Thai Pongal and Mattu Pongal here at the monastery, giving thanks for fresh vegetables that our garden has given us and honoring the monastery cows with ceremony and tasty treats. A new video has been added to Kauai’s Hindu Monastery channel on YouTube for those following the efforts to improve the presentation of Indian History and Hinduism in California classrooms with engaging testimony of Hindu monks, professors, parents and students at the December 2014 meeting of the State Board of Education. Two of Gurudeva’s close long-time devotees ended a three-month task force program at the end of January. Our thanks to Brahmachari Vel Mahalingam and Adi Srikantha, who helped the monks in many ways: starting a new flower garden, mowing the pastures, painting and repairing and helping with temple ceremonies. And our thanks to you, the reader of this newsletter, for all your support for our efforts to continue Gurudeva’s mission.

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Left: Iraivan Temple’s 13-foot-tall Hanuman will stand on a massive granite base, measuring four by six by eight feet and weighing 32,000 pounds. Our team in India is working on it every day now. The smaller image shows Selvanathan Sthapati’s drawing of the completed stone.

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

How Is All Karma Finally Resolved If We Make Karma in Each Life? (Nov 16, 2014)

Patanjali - Overcoming Obstacles with Concentration and Friendliness (Nov 8, 2014)

Four Places In Which to See God (Nov 1, 2014)

Eight Features of Natha Sampradaya (Version 2) (Oct 25, 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)








On Location: History of Hindu India Film Adventure

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Top to bottom: Quadcopter aerial shot of Kailasanatha temple; narrator Raj Narayan at left, videographer Sushma Parmar at right and a member of the crew; Raj readies for his next scene; piloting the quadcopter; crew members lug the heavy cameras to the next location;

Our efforts to provide authentic history resources on Hinduism and India are bearing fruit. In January, videographer Sushma Parmar, narrator Raj Narayan and their crew spent nearly two weeks filming in Maharashtra and Gujarat for the second and third parts of The History of Hindu India movie series (part one just passed a quarter million views on YouTube as of February 9). In late 2014, the Kauai team worked closely with Dr. Shiva Bajpai to develop scripts for parts two and three, each to run about 20 minutes. When the script was ready, Dr. Bajpai arranged through Dr. B.B. Lal, former head of the Archeological Survey of India, to get official permission for Sushma to film at Ellora, site of the famed 8th century Kailashanatha Temple. This huge temple is unique in having been carved out of a solid granite cliff, from the top down which is hard to even visualize, let alone accomplish. It was not built by joining carved stones together, but by cutting away all the unwanted space—an astounding feat in any era! We even received permission to use a quadcopter to capture the amazing photo shown above and aerial footage for the movie.


 

Canadian law dictates a will for those who have not left one

hhe.jpgIn these circumstances, “the surviving married spouse is often surprised by the way the estate is divided,” says Suzana Popovic-Montag, a partner at Hull and Hull LLP, a Toronto law firm specializing in estate, trust and capacity litigation.

Rather than a simple transfer of ownership to the bereaved spouse, Ontario law gives the survivor the first $200,000 of the estate—the “preferential share.” The remainder is then split fifty-fifty with a sole surviving child or one-third and two-thirds if there is more than one child. In British Columbia, the spouse’s preferential share is $65,000, with one-half of the remainder going to the spouse and one-half to the children. In Quebec, there is no preferential share; the estate is simply divided one-third to the surviving spouse and two thirds to the surviving children. A written plan avoids such default formulas, but slightly less than half of Canadian adults have a will, much less a full estate plan, Suzana explained. “I find it difficult to understand why, after spending a lifetime amassing wealth, a person will not spend the relatively short time needed to plan for its distribution.” One factor that makes planning urgent is “deemed disposition” taxes. In Canada, the death of an owner triggers a tax on capital gains on assets that are owed by a deceased. This tax can be a significant liability of the estate. Another estate planning mechanism is the attempt to limit or eliminate probate tax on death. Many use joint tenancy to avoid the tax, Suzana explained, but this may cede unwanted control to an heir during life or expose a parent’s property to an adult child’s creditors. “Joint tenancy can be a real litigation nightmare in Canada,” she cautioned. We have seen situations where individuals use “elaborate tax planning to avoid probate tax,” Suzana observed. “They will sometimes spend a highly disproportionate amount on legal fees to avoid what amounts to, at the end of the day, a nominal tax.” However, procrastination, not probate tax, is the most common estate planning problem, according to Suzana. “‘I’m too busy to get to it.’ ‘I don’t own enough to worry about.’ ‘If I write an estate plan, something is going to happen to me,’ are common excuses.” Clients often need a triggering event—the birth of a child or a serious illness—to motivate them to get their documents in order. The Hindu Heritage Endowment encourages written estate plans both for the sake of their supporters and their families, and because without a written bequest neither HHE nor any other good cause is likely to share in the estate. “Some children may make gifts to charities they know their parents cared for,” Suzana notes. “Others show a strong sense of entitlement to the estate even before their parents’ death.” In Canada, a donor can pass bequests to qualified charities, like the Hindu Heritage Endowment, with significant tax advantages to his or her estate. More than a will is needed to complete an estate plan, she said. “Powers of attorney for property and personal care allow you to appoint someone to make vital decisions if you become incapable of making them yourself.” Suzana encourages clients to prepare written estate plans to ensure that their wishes will be carried out efficiently and at the least cost. She points out that those who die without written plans generate controversy among heirs and unwanted legal fees. “Our firm does a lot of estate litigation that arises out of intestate situations.” For an on-line list of Canadian attorneys and law firms specializing in estate planning, go to CanadianLawList.com. For more information visit HHEonline.org. For an estate planning toolkit write to 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

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Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations


Thanks to Our December Temple Builders in 14 Countries

SUMMARY: For the five months of September to January, our minimum monthly goal was $325,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $379,050.25.

Building Fund Donations
AUSTRALIA
Shankar Anand US$201.00
Marie & R. Bhanugopan 108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Rajaratnam Natkunam 100.00
Anusha Tharmarajah 160.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 3.13
CANADA
Anonymous 181.42
Bill Brown 40.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 401.00
N. Jegatheesan 57.77
Sivani Babith & Jainesh Kumar 90.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Anand & Maya Naidu 50.00
Raman & Vaishali Paranjape 100.00
Nagarajan & Shamini Pillay 5,349.00
Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Rajini & Sivasubramaniam 108.00
P. Sriskanthan 20.00
Uthayanan Sundaralingam 20.00
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Anil Varre 101.00
GERMANY
Gnaneswari Sivagnanasuntharam 50.00
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
INDIA
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
INDONESIA
Vennila Mardemootoo & Sivaneswaran Sockanathan 50.00
MALAYSIA
Anonymous 60.00
K. Arumainayagam 251.00
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 84.60
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 14.00
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 28.00
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Sujiith Arulman & Arulmani Chandra Kumar 28.21
Selvavathy Chelliah 13.89
Sasikumar Darmalingam 14.00
Leenalakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana & Kavin Kirav 42.30
Chandran & Kalpana Devasagayam & Sai Janany 42.30
Annapoorani Ganesan & Family 14.11
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth 14.00
Jayaraj, Kantharaj & Saranraj s/o Jayabalathilagam 14.11
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 14.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai Family 28.00
Gunasekaran Kandasamy 957.90
Vicknesh Kandasamy 30.00
Murugesu & Valiammah Kandasamy 14.11
Magil Kathiravan 14.00
Polil Kathiravan 14.00
Pugal Kathiravan 14.00
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 14.11
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 28.21
Malaysia Mission 16.00
Nameegri Marimuthu & Family 42.30
Silvarajoo Muniandy 15.00
Bathmavathy Batumalai, Deevesh & Likhel & Ramesh Murthi 14.11
Wasantha Devi Murugan 14.00
Gowri Nadason 28.21
Kamalakaran Nadason 28.21
Suranthiran Naidu 28.21
Bangajam Narayanan 56.00
Mohanavilashiny & Navakkarasu & Family 28.21
Nalakini Niranjan 14.11
Shuseela Devi Palaniandy 27.78
Jayanayagi Rajaratnam 4.17
Shreema Rasiah & Raja Singam Raja Ratnam Family 28.21
Mogan Raju 69.00
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Kaveta Supramaniam Ramoo 14.11
Supramaniam Ramoo In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 28.21
Sharmila Harry & Shree Vishna Rasiah 28.21
Lachmi Savoo & Family 16.70
B. S. Selvakone 51.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Raagini & Senthil 14.11
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 28.00
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Puvana & Sivanathan 14.11
Hitesvar Skandanatha Sivanathan & Rishitaa Sivanathan 14.11
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 28.21
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 28.21
Devi & The Late Selvadurai Subramaniam 14.11
Thanabalan Anand Sundorraju 28.00
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
S.Swarnabigai 14.11
Vasanta Tanggavelu 42.00
V. Thangaveloo 100.00
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 14.11
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Thanavinthan Siva Thirumalai 15.63
Selvanayagi Thuraisingam 13.89
Pathumanithi Nagalingam & Rasiah Vallipurum 56.40
Sivamalar Vasanthan 11.11
MAURITIUS
Paramaseeven Canagasaby 31.25
Moorghen Caremben 79.69
Jegadessa Chenganna 15.63
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.81
Rohit Jogessur 3.13
Amravadee Kownden 50.00
Veena Kunniah 62.75
Vel Mahalingum 18.76
Jayadita Matadeen 1.56
Rajcoomar Matadeen 6.25
Tanvee Matadeen 1.56
Kulagan Moonesawmy 3.13
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 3.13
Parani Mootoosamy 1.56
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.56
Siven Barlen Mootoosamy 1.56
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 1.56
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.81
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 7.81
Vailamah Pareatumbee 7.81
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.56
Dayalen Renghen 9.38
Ezilveylen Renghen 9.38
Jagadissen Renghen 9.38
Madhevi Renghen 9.38
Siven Renghen 9.38
Varaden Renghen 9.38
Vega Renghen 9.38
Petchai Subramanian 1.56
Saroja Valayten 3.13
Toshadeva Valayten 1.56
Ulasa Valayten 1.56
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 35.00
NORWAY
Anil Ananda Badhwar 10.00
SAINT LUCIA
Fremont Lawrence & Toshadevi Nataraj 61.00
SINGAPORE
Singapore Mission 299.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Kandasamy 150.00
Vasaant Krishnan 182.00
Easan, Lavanya & Sivakumar Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 80.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Darmaguhan & Shivali Satgunasingam 100.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
USA
Anonymous 1,375.64
Golden Gate Mission 20.00
Wailua Mission 3,988.00
Sujata Addagatla 116.00
Sanjiv Aggarwal 5,000.00
Hotranatha & Punita Ajaya 25.00
Adi & Asha Alahan 25.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Kul & Indu Anand 25.00
Shashi Bagle 101.00
Bryan Bailey 3.00
Ramalingam Balamohan 101.00
Ambikaipakan Balasubramaniam 200.00
Priya Balasubramaniam 20.00
Sarah T. Barrett-Page 50.00
Adina Bezerita 11.00
Arvind & Urmila Bhakta 51.00
Srinivas Bhamidipaty 200.00
Donna Bielby 101.00
Sanjay Bonde 11.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
Asha Chaku 101.00
Uma & Kumar Chandrasekaran 108.00
Kumaravel Chinnappan 101.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Bill Cowern 50.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 51.00
Ed DeDeo 15.00
Rajendra Desai 101.00
Paul DeSantis 108.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Sujaya Dixit 108.00
Archana Dongre 1,001.00
Trichinopoly A. Dorairajan 101.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Amulya K. Garga 51.00
Rajendra Giri 26.00
S. Giridharan 51.00
M. S. Gopalakrishnan 201.00
Ajay Gopalka 101.00
Saraswathi Devi & Hiranya Gowda 515.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Laxmi & Urmila Gupta 250.00
Suresh & Veena Gupta 1,001.00
Naresh & Sanchita Gupta-Goyal 102.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 117.00
James L. Haynes 50.00
Shakti Shanti Hee 101.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 75.00
Lakshmi Iyer 101.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
Mathru Janakiraman 41.00
Seetha & K. Jayaraman 101.00
S. Jeyendran 1,102.00
Raj & Vinita Jha 108.00
Dharmesh & Anila Jivan 501.00
Carole Kahn 108.00
Rashi Kallur 25.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Mohan & Saroj Kapoor 21.00
Bhola P Kashyap 11.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 50.00
Manu Kondapi 25.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Radha & Ganesh Krishnan 108.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
P. & Rani Krishnaraj 101.00
Saba Kulathungam 100.00
Aruna Kumar 25.00
Krishna & Sarita Kumar 302.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 11.00
Christina Lorraine 50.00
Leslie Lowman 10.00
Anantha & Jothika Manepalli 1,008.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Chandra & Indu Mundra 121.00
In memory of Vicknesvaren Murugesu 14.11
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 141.00
V. & Nirmalam Nagulendran 249.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Ram & Rema Nair 1,001.00
Ved P. Nanda 200.00
Mohan & Sutha Narayanan 300.00
Sriram Natarajan 200.00
Vijayarani Natarajan 84.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Neela Oza 51.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Sriram Panchagnula 54.00
Cassan Pancham 504.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Pradeep Panyadi 25.00
Janaka Param 25.00
Mahesh Patel 501.00
Praful & Ranjan Patel 101.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
C. Pathmarajah 501.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Raman & Uma Purighalla 1,000.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Lalgudi& Vasantha Ramnarayan 251.00
Chandar Ramrakha 501.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Harikrishna Reddy 100.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 1,300.00
Moorthy Saga 75.00
Anil Saigal 25.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Manonmany Sangarapillai 200.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram Family 111.00
Som Sharma 250.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Kalyanika Forester & Nilima Silver 101.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Hridaya & Tejasinha Sivalingam 4.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 50.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 50.00
Appavu Sivaprakasam 25.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 100.00
Sashi & Gayathri Subramanian 150.00
Easwar & Bharathy Sundaram 101.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 35.00
Anthan Sunder 25.00
Shanthi Suresh & Sures Ramamurti 201.00
Kannan Swaminathan 11.00
Uday Tata 501.00
Robert Teichman 159.30
Asan Tejwani 30.00
P.S. & Ratna Thakur 30.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Dharmaraj & Jaya Veeramani 101.00
Nalini Velayudhan Treinen 108.00
Rajiv Verma 108.00
Krishna Vijh 31.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Margaret Rose Werd 7.73
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Michael Zimmermann 4.00
Total Building Fund $46,685.31
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 1,251.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Dheeraj Handa 51.00
Victoria Lynne Johnson 11.00
Vythieswara Subramanian 25.00
Total Endowment Funds $1,348.00
Special Project Donations (Gold Leaf)
Gail La Mar 108.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 100.00
Total Special Project Donations $208.00
Grand Total $48,241.31

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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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