Kauai's Hindu Monastery
January 2017 Newsletter

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

December is definitely the month our monastery has the most ­visitors. This year I was able to meet personally with many of the visiting families during “darshan” sessions in the Guru Pitham—seeing as many as four families on some mornings. These sessions work best when thoughtful questions have been written down ahead of time by family members and that was definitely the case in many of December’s meetings with excellent questions being asked by children. Again this year we were able to utilize our renovated Media Studio to host those interested in Hinduism Today and our printed and digital publications’ initiatives. Lots of visitors where excited to learn about the three mobile apps we have produced and the new ones in progress. The five-day Pancha Ganapati festival was celebrated at the monastery by setting up in Kadavul Temple a special Ganesha shrine that received offerings and arati from December 21 to 25. Gurudeva encouraged devotees to utilize these days to grow close to family members, making amends for past misdeeds. Relatives and friends living nearby are presented gifts and offered apologies to clear up any ill-will that may exist. Relatives and friends in far-off places are written to or called, forgiveness sought, ­apologies made and tensions released. General contributions for December totaled $108,828, which exceeds our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totaled an ­additional $2,231. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Aum Namasivaya!

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What men term sin, the wise call ignorance. Man’s true nature is not sullied by sin. Sin is related only to the lower, instinctive-intellectual nature as a transgression of dharma. Still, sin is real and to be avoided, for our wrongful actions return to us as sorrow through the law of karma. Sin is terminable, and its effects may be compensated for by penance, or prayashchitta, and good deeds which settle the karmic debt. The young soul, less in tune with his soul nature, is inclined toward sin; the old soul seldom transgresses divine law. Sins are the crippling distortions of intellect bound in emotion. When we sin, we take the energy and distort it to our instinctive favor. When we are unjust and mean, hateful and holding resentments year after year and no one but ourselves knows of our intrigue and corruption, we suffer. As the soul evolves, it eventually feels the great burden of faults and misdeeds and wishes to atone. Penance is performed, and the soul seeks absolution from society and beseeches God’s exonerating grace. The Vedas say, “Loose me from my sin as from a bond that binds me. May my life swell the stream of your river of Right.”

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News From the Home of Iraivan Temple

Recent Happenings

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A panoramic sunrise photo taken on January 13 with a quadcopter hovering above Rishi Valley, with its ponds and waterfalls. Iraivan Temple greets the morning Sun with Mount Waialeale peeking over the Rudraksha trees in the background.


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A desert agave blooms in Siva’s Sacred Garden.



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Top to bottom: Satguru and Shanmuganathaswami are guests of honor at the Ekadasa Rudra Homa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Bodhinatha stands at the flagpole in the early hours of the day as the flag is changed for the season; Brahmanathaswami and Andre Garcia in the Media Studio; Pancha Ganapati is decorated during His December festival; Bodhinatha gives a Keynote presentation in the Guru Pitham; Kadaitswami’s larger-than-life black granite statue is settled in place; giant excavator removes a full-grown palm from our grove, to be transplanted near Iraivan Temple.



Iraivan Temple Progress
At the Iraivan Temple carving site in Bengaluru, the stone carvers are focused on finishing the perimeter wall and the last two pieces of the Nandi Mandapam. This final step in the Iraivan Temple carving in India is predicted to be completed in July. Here on Kauai, the work on the landscaping on the south side entry of the temple was begun, preparing the hillside with heavy machinery for a future flight of steps, terraces, giant boulders and full-grown palm trees. Planning for the next in a series of bronzes showing the silpis working on Iraivan was begun in collaboration with master sculptress Holly Young.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Activities
Satguru continued a series of classes for the younger monks with an in-depth study of the four stages of the eternal path to enlightenment that all monks, and, indeed, all spiritual seekers, must perfect. In Agamic scripture these four stages, called padas, are termed charya, kriya, yoga and jnana. The class material was drawn from Gurudeva’s Merging with Siva, and from other writings including the University of Madras Tamil Lexicon and the Tirumantiram. Everyone enjoyed this deeply meaningful presentation. In December, Satguru gave two wonderful talks following the weekly havana, commenting on lessons of our new publication, Path to Siva, A Catechism for Youth. He also recorded a video version of his Publisher’s Desk article in Hinduism Today magazine, titled “An Alternative to Happiness.” As they do each quarter, Satguru and the swamis of the editing team spent several days working on Shum, the language of meditation. This language, which was given to us by Gurudeva, embodies a perspective that enables our individual awareness to move freely in a focused way in meditation. (For more details, see the Twelve Shum Meditations book on our website.)

Publications and Other Activities
The end of December was a busy time, with dozens of devotees coming to worship every morning at Kadavul Temple. The visitor parking facilities and landscaping were upgraded for this. Bodhinatha’s devotees, living on the island, stepped in to host our guests with impromptu daily tours. This included one for the staff of the Kauai county’s Department of Child and Family Services, who were enjoying a holiday outing. On Krittika Dipam, December 11, the monks honored God Siva as the infinite pillar of light by lighting little oil lamps throughout the temple and performing a special arati. The five-day festival of Pancha Ganapati, from December 21 - 25, was joyously celebrated as well. Coinciding with the Western holiday season, it was created by Gurudeva in 1985 to serve the needs of Hindu families living outside India. This year it was featured in more than a dozen newspaper articles in many countries, including Mexico and Poland! The year-end Digital Dharma fund-raising drive that was begun during November to fund the further development of the monastery website and digital apps in 2017 was more than successful. Thanks to the Digital Dharma Drive donors, the monks are making progress on several digital tools and resources, most importantly a comprehensive new app called SivaSiva. In December, Andre Garzia, a software developer from Brazil, flew to Kauai for a month, working with the publishing team to move several projects forward. An indispensable tech partner since 2004, working remotely from his home in Rio de Janeiro, he came daily to the Media Studio to do his code warrior work. This month the monastery was featured in a short piece titled “Soul Searching” in Flux Hawaii, a magazine that focuses on Hawaii’s arts and culture. A photo of our monks appeared on the cover of its “The Good Life” issue.

Iraivan Temple at Night

Rajkumar Manickam spent hours in the darkness of night during his recent visit, creating this amazing Starry Night timelapse of the temple.

Bodhinatha's Newest Teachings Online

Bodhinatha's weekly talks can be heard on our website. He has been giving weekly commentaries on our new book "Path to Siva".

Recent Talks:
How Can We See God? January 21, 2017
What Are Siva's Three Perfections? January 14, 2017
God Siva - the Supreme Being January 7, 2017 The Monistic Theism of Saiva Siddhanta, December 30, 2016

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

Satguru Bodhinatha has also now turned 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.


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Latest Hinduism Today On-Line


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With the January/February/March 2017 issue, Hinduism Today enters its 38th year of publication! By the late 1990s, when the magazine went quarterly and attained a high quality of reporting, photography and graphic design every issue, Gurudeva declared it a “finished product.” He instructed his editorial team to maintain that standard year after year—a direction we like to think we’ve fulfilled. The latest issue has been printed and is available online free of charge at source www.hinduismtoday.com. Or you can download our free Hinduism Today app and get the full magazine on your mobile device at bit.ly/HT-APP.

This issue’s feature story takes you to the holy city of Mathura, where you can walk in history’s footsteps, visit the temples you have heard about and witness spectacular Holi celebrations, with their wild colors and festive observances, all vividly reported by our India correspondent, Rajiv Malik. It’s brought to life by Arun Mishra’s amazing photography.

Our 16-page Insight section is a kid-friendly spiritual catechism, excerpted from Himalayan Academy’s latest book: The Path to Siva, A Catechism for Youth, which was described in last issue’s newsletter. For those who missed it, this fully illustrated catechism presents basic questions about the Saivite Hindu path, and answers them in language meant for 12- to 15-year olds. It is a great resource for parents seeking to pass tradition on to the next generation. (And it is also great for seekers of any age.)

Our publisher, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, talks about what makes us happy—not just the ephemeral happiness of a sale at the mall, but a deeper bliss that lasts a lifetime and endures through our most challenging moments. Enjoy his practical wisdom and tools for keeping consciousness in the higher chakras.

Culture is big in this issue. Two sisters share their love of dance, we look in on a clan that tattoos their entire body with the name of Lord Rama, a teenage girl writes about her guru’s visit to London, and journalist Choodie Shivaram interviews families whose sons and daughters have renounced the world to ascertain reactions to this age-old life choice that is seldom seen in the West. We cover the environment from the Hindu perspective in Mat McDermott’s assessment of the impact of the meat industry on Earth’s climate. Prepare yourself to be unprepared for the discoveries he shares.

Our Hindu of the Year is honored, too. It is Morari Bapu, one of India’s greatest Ram Katha preachers. He has conducted not just a few, but over 750 of these marathon song and storytelling events to uplift devotees around the globe. As if that were impressive, consider that these events last all day and into the night, for nine days!

There’s even more in this issue, including our fun Quotes & Quips with cartoon, an excerpt from recently translated Agama verses, an update on the California textbook issue, and one woman’s editorial on how we can all be better ambassadors for our faith.

(top to bottom) Our January issue: Morari Bapu is Hindu of the Year; Holi celebrations at Mathura’s Dwarkadheesh Temple; dancing in bliss at the Radha Rani Temple in Barsana, India



See Your Generosity in Action
Through an IRA Charitable Rollover Gift


If you are 70½ years old or older and live in the USA, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit Hindu Heritage Endowment and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your individual retirement account (IRA) directly to a qualified charity such as HHE without having to pay income taxes on the money.

This law no longer has an expiration date, so you are free to make annual gifts to HHE this year and well into the future.

Why Consider This form of giving?

Your gift will be put to use today, allowing you to see the difference your donation is making.

You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions.

If you have not yet taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I have already named Hindu Heritage Endowment as the beneficiary of my IRA. What are the benefits if I make a gift now instead of after my lifetime?

A. By making a gift this year of up to $100,000 from your IRA, you can see your philanthropic dollars at work. You are jump-starting the legacy you would like to leave and giving yourself the joy of watching your philanthropy take shape. Moreover, you can fulfill any outstanding pledge you may have made by transferring that amount from your IRA as long as it is $100,000 or less for the year.

Q. I’m turning age 70½ in a few months. Can I make this gift now?

A. No, you cannot. The legislation requires you to reach age 70½ by the date you make the gift.

Q. I have several retirement accounts—some are pensions and some are IRAs. Does it matter which retirement account I use?

A. Yes. Direct rollovers to a qualified charity can be made only from an IRA. Under certain circumstances, however, you may be able to roll assets from a pension, profit sharing, a 401(k) or a 403(b) plan into an IRA and then make the transfer from the IRA directly to Hindu Heritage Endowment. To determine if a rollover to an IRA is available for your plan, speak with your plan administrator.

Q. Can my gift be used as my required minimum distribution under the law?

A. Yes, absolutely. If you have not yet taken your required minimum distribution, the IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement. Contact your IRA custodian to complete the gift.

Q. Do I need to give my entire IRA to be eligible for the tax benefits?

A. No. You can give any amount under this provision, as long as it is $100,000 or less per year. If your IRA is valued at more than $100,000, you can transfer a portion of it to fund a charitable gift.

Q. I have two charities I want to support. Can I give $100,000 from my IRA to each?

A. No. Under the law, you can give a maximum of $100,000. For example, you can give each organization $50,000 this year or any other combination that totals $100,000 or less. Any amount above $100,000 in one year must be reported as taxable income.

Q. My spouse and I would like to give more than $100,000. How can we do that?

A. If you have a spouse (as defined by the IRS) who is 70½ or older and has an IRA, he or she can also give up to $100,000 from his or her IRA.

It is wise to consult with your tax professionals if you are contemplating a charitable gift under the extended law.

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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.

Sponsorship

❏ One pillar section: $15,000

❏ One panel section: $30,000

Donate here!


Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations


Thanks to Our December Temple Builders in 16 Countries

Four-Month Summary: For the four months of September to December, 2016, our minimum monthly goal was $260,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $317,260.32.

Building Fund Donations
AUSTRALIA
Arnasalon Family US$2,500.00
Marie & R. Bhanugopan 108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
G. Pranavan 100.00
Jahnavi Sivananthan 137.28
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 50.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.63
CANADA
Anonymous 76.70
P. & Raji Amarnath 51.00
Rajesh K. Bali 70.81
Peter Christian 25.00
Chinniah & Rathy Krishnalingam 1,008.00
Maxime Lapointe 7.65
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana Manoliu 33.00
Vickneswary & Mohan Moorthy 141.62
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Pushpa & S. Satkunaratnam 1,001.00
Vijayarani & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
T. Ponniah & Ranjani Shivakumar 53.11
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 123.92
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 6,185.12
Anonymous 60.00
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 22.98
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 22.98
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 11.50
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Sasikumar Darmalingam 11.50
Omaya Devasagayam 11.06
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.06
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 11.50
Sarasvathi Iswarapatham 11.06
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 11.50
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai Family 22.98
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Murugesu Kandasamy 11.06
Nanda Kumar & Hema 11.06
Vegialetcimi Kuppusamy 11.50
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 11.06
Kavin Kirav, Shreiyaa, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 44.23
Nameegri Marimuthu 22.12
Bathmavathy Batumalai, Deevesh, Likel & Ramesh Murthi 11.06
Mohanavilashiny Murugesu 11.06
Puvana Murugesu 11.06
Gowri Nadason 22.12
Kamalaharan Nadason 22.12
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 22.12
M. Suranthiran Naidu 28.75
Bangajam Narayanan 45.96
Yehanthini & Siva Taranee Navukarasu 11.06
Nalakini Niranjana 11.06
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 11.06
Mathini Raman 137.00
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Prabu Ramasamy 80.44
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 22.12
Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Kalpana Devasagayam & Chandran Ramamurthy 44.23
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 11.06
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 13.27
Lachmi Savoo 11.06
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 22.98
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 22.12
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 164.00
Bala Sivaceyon 10.00
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 20.00
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 22.12
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 22.12
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.06
Ambalawan a/l Suppiah 100.00
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Vasanta Tanggavelu 34.50
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 11.06
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 22.12
MAURITIUS
Soondiren Arnasalon 6.58
Prem Audit 2.63
Paramaseeven Canagasaby 26.32
Jegadessa Chenganna 39.48
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.63
Rani Gangadeen 1.32
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 1.32
Amrit Singh Jaypal 6.58
Rohit Jogessur 2.63
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.26
Poospawadee Koothan 2.63
Amravadee Kownden 47.37
Veena Kunniah 52.84
Vel Mahalingum 10.53
Manogaran Mardemootoo 52.63
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.63
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.63
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.63
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.63
Parani Mootoosamy 1.32
Poomaly Mootoosamy 2.63
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.32
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.63
Karoumee Pareatumbee 6.58
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 6.58
Vailamah Pareatumbee 6.58
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 2.63
Ashok Reetoo 2.63
Dayalen Renghen 3.95
Ezilveylen Renghen 7.89
Jagadissen Renghen 7.89
Madhevi Renghen 7.89
Siven Renghen 7.89
Varaden Renghen 7.89
Vega Renghen 3.95
Veem Rugbur 1.32
Girdevi Seegoolam 1.32
Kannen Valaydon 26.32
Saroja Valayten 2.63
Toshadeva Valayten 1.32
Ulasa Valayten 1.32
MEXICO
Olha Nahnybida & Alejandro Jaramillo 1,001.00
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
NEW ZEALAND
Anjali Gunathas 101.00
NORWAY
Badhwar family 10.00
SAINT LUCIA
Toshadevi Nataraj 51.00
SINGAPORE
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Vasaant Krishnan 60.00
Thanneermalai Lakshmanan 351.00
L. Manokaran 100.00
Shamira Manoranjithan 1,008.00
Singapore Mission 513.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 129.25
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
Siva 101.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Anonymous 119.00
Vani Chenganna 85.23
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 22.12
Susan James 30.00
Chelvy Kandasamy 51.00
Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Shantikumar 333.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
USA
India Foundation 2,500.00
Vineet Pahuja Foundation 10.00
Krishnan-Shah Family Foundation 5,000.00
Bank Of America 1,000.00
Golden Gate Mission 37.00
Wailua Mission 13,438.50
Silver Vel Satsang 60.00
Anonymous 5,596.78
Ravindra Addepalli 30.00
Lakshman M. Agadi 1,000.00
Sudhir Aggarwal 51.00
Kanda Alahan 408.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Renu & Ramesh Anupindi 101.00
Sriidya Ariyan 101.00
Chitrammal & Sangarapillai Asokan 200.00
Rao L. Atluri 21.00
Keith Bachmann 100.00
Sidhartha Bakaya 101.00
Ambikaipakan Balasubramaniam 30.00
Gita Banga 20.00
Rajendra Bassit 20.00
Muralidhar & Vidya Bethi 1,000.00
K. Ramachandra Bhat 151.00
Nalini & Shankar Bhatta 101.00
In memory of Mrs. Champaben K. Bhavsar 404.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
Cira de Castillo 200.00
Naresh Chadha 25.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Debjani Chakraborty 51.00
Sudhakar & Annapurna Chakrala 51.00
Asha Chaku 101.00
Kedarnath Challakere 251.00
Uma & Kumar Chandrasekaran 101.00
Sati & Aparna Chattoraj 50.00
Bharat & Sunita Chaudhary 100.00
Pratik Chavda 501.00
Venkatasubba & Ushadevi Chenna 500.00
Roger Clifton 500.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Daksha & Pradip Dalal 251.00
Peshanidevi & Shyamadeva Dandapani 51.00
Chhaya & Dinesh Davar 250.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Ed DeDeo 30.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 309.00
Ray Dickinson 108.00
Shivprasad Dinkar 25.00
Narayan V. Dravid 51.00
Chris & Marty Fernandes 200.00
Umesh Gala 101.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 306.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Gangaraju Vimal Aditya & Manjusha 51.00
Rajendra Giri 26.00
Ajit V. Gokhale 108.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Laxmi & Urmila Gupta 500.00
Kunchita & Girija Gurumurthy 108.00
Kumar Gutta 1,008.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
James L. Haynes 50.00
Chandraleela Hoezoo 108.00
Venkateswara Swamy Irrinki 116.00
Malini Iyengar 100.00
Lakshmi Iyer 101.00
Lorraine Jackson 10.00
David Jaffe 108.00
A.R. Jayaram 101.00
Vineeta Jetley 20.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Anita Johari 101.00
Chitralekha & Avinash Joshi 100.00
Thulasidass Kalidas 101.00
Prabhakara & Jyothi Kaliki 51.00
K.A & Vasanthi Kannan 101.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Bharani & Venkatesh Kannuraj 101.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Banshi Kashyap 51.00
Krishnaveni Koul & Ravi Teja Kasukurthi Venkata 101.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Rajiv Kaushal 25.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Tulasi Khandan 108.00
Prem & Urmilla Khilanani 150.00
Anil & Devajnyothi Kondapi 54.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Kalpana & Muralikumar Krishnamurthi 501.00
K.S. Krishnamurthy 100.00
Manickam & Thaiya Krishnamurthy 50.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
P. & Rani Krishnaraj 500.00
V. & Geetha Krishnaswami 128.00
Sridhar Lakshmanamurthy 151.00
Pandit & Gemma Lathi 2,501.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 95.00
Gopal N. & Sudha Madabhushi 1,000.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 100.00
Karthik Mahadevan 51.00
Manjula & Satya Mahanty 101.00
Kiran & Hema Majmudar 501.00
Kiran & Gauravi Majmundar 151.00
Gaurav & Ripla Malhotra 108.50
Vijay Mandania 21.00
Sharon Mann 108.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Rohini & Vijay Mashettiwar 101.00
Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Hanumantharao & Nirmala Medarametla 116.00
Subodh & Swati Medhekar 101.00
Samarendranath Mitra 100.00
Panaiyur S. Mohan 101.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Sriram & Revathi Naganathan 101.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Trey Ram, Ross Jay & Giju R. Nair 10,001.00
Ravi Nana 108.00
Kalyani & Jayaram Nanduri 1,001.00
Narayan Narain 108.00
Varinder & Rina Narang 101.00
N.D. Narasimhan 251.00
N. Chandra Narayanan 31.00
Unni & Usha Narayanan 251.00
Rani Natarajan 126.00
Thillai Raj & Santhi Natarajan 500.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Neela Oza 51.00
Devan & Suchita Padmanabhan 2,001.00
Gobi & Nirmala Padmanabhan 101.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Narasingrao Pampati 1,000.00
Cassan Pancham 1,008.00
Raghavan & Bhargavi Pandalai 501.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Himanshu & Hiteshri Patel 101.00
Jagadish & Vasu Patel 101.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00
Sankar Pentapaty 100.00
Chandramoulie Perikaruppan 151.00
Indrathan Pillay 50.00
Satya Kiran Popuri 116.00
Janniah & Shanti Prasad 108.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Divya Chauhan & Nirmal Raajan 751.00
Ramegowda & Shyamala Rajagopal 201.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
K.V. & Shyamala Rajan 50.00
Rasa Rajanayagam 501.00
Prakhyath Rajanna 101.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Jeyashree Padmanabhan & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 501.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
K.B. Ramanathan 25.00
Subramanian & Vimala Ramani 250.00
Ram Ramasubramanian 1,008.00
Shiva & Usha Ramesh 101.00
D. Ramkissoon 75.00
Chandar Ramrakha 151.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Natarajan & Parimalam Ranganathan 501.00
Aroor Rao 50.00
Manoj Rawal 50.00
Pratap C. Reddy 150.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 432.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 140.00
Anil Saigal 50.00
Kent Salisbury 50.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Ramadevi Swaminath & Anand Sampath 2,001.00
V.R. & Indira Sanda 51.00
Balaji Santhanam 200.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Shantha Sarangapani 50.00
Akkaraju R. Sarma 25.00
Srinivas & Vijaya Sarma 5,001.00
Shanthi Kannappan & Kannappan Sekkappan 251.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Jayaram Sethuraman 51.00
Raj Sethuraman 101.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 102.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram Family 111.00
V.P. Shanmugham 501.00
Raj & Asmita Shenoy-Akerkar 101.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Biswanath & Mitra Sinha 101.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 139.00
Siva Sivaganesan 30.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 300.00
Tejasinha & Hridaya Sivalingam 5.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 100.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Harsh Sood 1,008.00
Sheela & Bhaskar Sreekanth 101.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Ashok Srivastava 251.00
Joseph W. Steelman 400.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Yi Yi Sum 21.00
Terri Sun 21.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Rahini & Srini Sundaramoorthy 108.00
Savithri Sundaresan 159.00
Sayini & Anthan Sunder 25.00
Vyramuthu Suntharalingam 100.00
Supriya & Shankar 101.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Shanthi Suresh & Sures Ramamurti 201.00
P.S. & Ratna Thakur 50.00
Nirupa & Nagamany Thayalakhandan 1,008.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Sandie Tillotson & Family 500.00
Timothy Titus 36.00
Murli M. Tiwari 100.00
Bhamar & Kanta Trivedi 51.00
Giridhar Uppalapati 30.00
Bharat Vala 11.00
M. H. Vamadevamurthy 301.00
Anil Varre 101.00
Siva R. Vemana 300.00
V.S. Venkataraman 108.00
Rajiv Verma 216.00
Balaji & Renuka Vilvaray 50.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Natarajan Viswanathan 707.00
Shoba Devi Vittal 51.00
Raghu Ram Vollala 100.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 10.01
Shannon Workman 51.00
Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00
Visvamohan Yegnashankaran 51.00
Manu Yogendra 25.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Annette Zastrow 5.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
Total Building Fund $108,670.18
 
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 61.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 10.94
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 43.48
Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 6.52
A. Paranthaman 4.34
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 10.86
Indrani Shanmugasundram 10.86
Total Endowment Funds $158.00
 
Special Project Donations
Valli Ananda 170.00
Anil Ananda Badhwar 10.00
Anuradha Badhwar 20.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 20.00
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 11.50
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 11.50
Mekaladeva Batumallah 11.50
Valliammah Kandasamy 66.35
Gowri Nadason 110.60
Dhiraviam Seetharaman 1,800.00
Total Special Project Donations 2,231.45
 
Grand Total $111,059.63

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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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