Kauai's Hindu Monastery
December 2014 Newsletter

bodhinatha.png Message from Bodhinatha

In the third week of November Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and I departed for our yearly trip to Singapore and Malaysia, where we held half-day seminars. Shanmuganathaswami presented material on the twenty-seven nakshatras. My presentation was on the basics of the Vedic-Agamic Cosmology Chart that Gurudeva created, the nature of vasanas, the thirty-six tattvas and the keynote "What Is the Aim of Our Hindu Practices?" In Singapore a satsang was held, including a padapuja and a talk. In Malaysia an Aloha Dinner allowed members and advanced students to all come together with us informally. After a few inspiring short talks and an Iraivan Temple update video, the youth showed a video they had created for the dinner. Eight young adults took their Vidyashishya pledge during the event. Courtesy visits were paid to the Divine Life Society at Batu Caves and Sri Shakti Dhevasthanam in Bukit Rotan. General contributions for November totaled $82,540, which exceeded 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.

Gurudeva's Wisdom

To progress on the path, we study the Vedas, other scriptures and our guru's teachings and make every effort to apply these philosophical truths to daily experience. We strive to understand the mind in its fourfold nature: chitta, consciousness; manas, instinctive mind; buddhi, intellectual mind; and ahamkara, ego or I-maker. We perform japa, meditation and yoga each day. Such spiritual discipline is known as sadhana. It is the mystical, mental, physical and devotional exercise that enables us to dance with Siva by bringing inner advancement, changes in perception and improvements in character. Sadhana allows us to live in the refined and cultured soul nature, rather than in the outer, instinctive or intellectual spheres. For consistent progress, sadhana should be performed regularly, without fail, at the same time each day, preferably in the early hours before dawn. The most important sadhanas are the challenges and practices given by one's guru.

Explore Gurudeva's Wisdom


News From the Home of Iraivan Temple

Recent Happenings


Bodhinatha shares recent news about Iraivan Temple at the Aloha Dinner in Malaysia

One of the super durable carbide-tipped chisels that have greatly enhanced the intricate carving work on the Nandi Mandapam


Top to bottom: Bodhinatha's seminar in Malaysia; the Dalai Lama joins India's Hindu elite to open the World Hindu Congress in New Delhi; our sadhakas worship Gurudeva's holy sandals at the monthly Chitra Puja; Selvanathan Sthapati makes drawings for the Iraivan Temple perimeter wall; the veggie garden team pauses for a portrait; in the woodshop, creating the parts for the Media Studio mango wood wainscotting; Sadasivanathaswami and Yoginathaswami stand with Jayendrapuri Swami and his students at Kailash Ashram in Bengaluru; inside the Media Studio after the installation of the mango wood wainscoting on the north wall.

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Iraivan Temple Progress
One of the primary tasks included in Sadasivanathaswami's and Yoginathaswami's journey to India was to visit the Iraivan Temple carving site. While in Bengaluru, they met with Jiva Rajasankara, our project manager, Selvanathan, our master builder, and the silpis. Several hours were spent reviewing and discussing current projects, which include our perimeter wall (the most time-consuming part of the temple yet to be completed), the Hanuman base and smaller works. Details were discussed about the panels that will display the history of the temple, quotes from Gurudeva and verses from scriptures. Here on Kauai the rains stopped and the landscaping project proceeded in the final three weeks of November. More boulders were brought in from the quarry and many that were delivered in previous months were moved to locations specified by our landscape architect. An elevated area was created on the West side of the temple.

Bodhinatha's Activities
Bodhinatha travelled to Singapore and Malaysia, along with Shanmuganathswami, for the annual visit to be with Saiva Siddhanta Church members, students and devotees. He gave seminars in both countries, gave initiations to devotees and presided over the Malaysian book release of the History of Hindu India. Here on Kauai he continued to prepare a commentary on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras based on Gurudeva's teachings. Two examples of this ongoing project can be seen and heard on the web: "Patanjali—Overcoming Obstacles with Concentration and Friendliness" and "God, Ishvara, in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras." (Search "Patanjali" on our website to see them.)

Swamis' Travels
Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami and Yoginathaswami spent most of November in India. Their agenda was packed with meetings regarding future publication collaborations and visits to swamis with whom we have worked closely for many years. They visited the Siddhaganga Mutt, a 1,200-year-old monastery that today is a strong educational institution with 10,000 students and several colleges and technical schools. Our swamis personally presented the Hindu Renaissance Award to the head of the monastery, 107-year-old Siddhaganga Swami, Hinduism Today's 2013 Hindu of the Year. Also while in India, they took a ritual dip in the icy-cold Ganga River on behalf of all of Gurudeva's and Bodhinatha's devotees. Our swamis had been invited to participate in the Hindu Media Conference, one of seven parallel conferences held during the World Hindu Congress in New Delhi. On November 21 Sadasivanathaswami was given the privilege of giving the opening speech at the Media Conference. It was a 15-minute talk accompanied by a visually lavish presentation on the evolution of the US media's attitudes about Hinduism and yoga in the West in the last century. The room was filled with the best and brightest of Hindu journalists, newspaper owners, entertainment and film producers and directors, bloggers and more. Our swamis reported that the World Hindu Congress 2014 proved to be an amazing, perhaps historic, gathering, replete with calls for cooperation, good will and optimism for Hinduism's future.

Publications and Other activities
The January/February/March 2015 issue of Hinduism Today was sent off to the press and is now online. Arumuganathaswami engineered the production of a technical paper about teaching Indian history in America, which will be useful at the upcoming meeting of the Instructional Quality Commission, the next phase of the school textbook revision process, which will take place in mid-December in California. The script for a video of part two of "A History of Hindu India: 300 to 1100 ce" was completed. Production of the video is scheduled to start in December in Mumbai. The History of Hindu India (Part One) video has had over 150,000 views on YouTube in just 60 days. The Media Studio renovation, a part-time endeavor for most of the publications team, continued with wainscotting and faux lava rock added to interior walls. Progress has been made on the surrounding landscaping which replicates a rocky desert garden, complete with cacti, cycads, agave and other exotic arid specimens. Several karma yogis flew to Kauai to help the monastery with a wide range of tasks: Vel Mahalingum and Sivarathna Manick from Mauritius, Roshan Sivayogam from Malaysia, Adi Srikantha from Seattle and Dasan Mahadevan from San Diego. Thanks to them all! One significant project they completed is the double-digging soil preparation of our newest raised garden beds, which are important for the aadheenam's self-sufficiency.

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

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)

Iraivan Temple's Five Bronze Murtis Have Arrived


Sadasiva: (above) The five Deities ready for installation in Iraivan temple, left to right: Tatpurusha, Sadyojata, Isana, Vamadeva and Aghora;

Most Saivites understand that Siva has five powers: creation, preservation, dissolution and the dual graces, concealing and revealing. Those who read our philosophically rich July, 2012, insight section, "Five Powers of Siva, Sadasiva in the Agama Scriptures," will have encountered the profundity of this understanding of God (bit.ly/Panchasiva). In Iraivan Temple, these five powers are enshrined as five forms of Siva in bronze, two-foot-tall statues installed in niches around the outside of the central sanctum: Sadyojata, Vamadeva, Aghora, Tatpurusha and Ishana.

Sadyojata, "quickly birthing" is Brahma, element earth, color white and denoted by Na in the Panchakshara Mantra, Namasivaya. Vamadeva, "pleasing," is Vishnu, element water, color saffron and letter Ma. Aghora, "non-terrifying," is Rudra, element fire, color blue-black and letter Si. Tatpurusha, "supreme soul," is Maheshvara, element air, color gold and letter Va. Ishana, "ruler," is Sadasiva, element akasha, color crystal and letter Ya.

Location of the Deities around Iraivan's main sanctum:


These bronzes were commissioned from Ganapati Sthapati's Mahabalipuram worksite and took several years to complete under his careful direction. They finally arrived on Kauai in November, 2014, right at the conclusion of the Mahasamadhi observances for Gurudeva. Presently in storage, they will be installed during the Kumbhabhishekam of Iraivan Temple.


A closeup of the the back of one sculpture,
showing the exquisite detail

They are invoked through the Panchabrahma Mantra, the five famed verses found in the Krishna Yajurveda, Taittiriya Aranyaka 10.17-21, each directed at one of the forms of Siva.

The fifth is to Sadyojata: "I submit my mind, speech and body totally and repeatedly to Lord Sadyojata, who manifests Himself and who instantaneously creates bodies and worlds, who has a retinue of Deities formed of millions of mantras. May He make my form as of His own form."


Digital Dharma Endowment Helps Sustain Monastery Websites

With so much misinformation, even disinformation, on Hinduism abounding, it is deeply important to have accurate online resources on Hinduism—as many as possible," explains Gayatri Rajan of California, a regular visitor to the monastery websites.

It is well known there is an over abundance of wide-ranging topics on the Internet, including Hinduism, but much of the information is disorganized, and it lacks depth and authenticity.

The Digital Dharma Endowment was created for the Kauai's Hindu Monastery websites to provide a source of funding to support an up-to-date and accurate arena for the online dissemination of well-documented resources on Hinduism. Such a repository helps guide contemporary Hinduism around the world, empowers institutions following the Hindu tradition, and clarifies Hinduism to lay people, academics, journalists and politicians.

Gaurav Malhotra of Chicago shares, "We can't think of a richer, more accurate resource to enhance and expand knowledge and understanding of our religion. Being parents of a young child, we find this extremely important to us."

Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami, editor of Hinduism Today, explains, "We are reaching out each year for donations that will help support the website, and we follow the Wikipedia model for fund raising. Our first four annual drives brought in a total of $230,715. Our drive that runs from December 2014 through January 2015 will fund projects in 2015 and a portion will help cover the costs of renovating the Media Studio—the monastery offices where our publications, videos and websites are produced."

This program, called the Digital Dharma Drive, gives 10 percent of its donations received each year to the Digital Dharma Endowment (fund #85), which currently has a principal of $29,443 and currently grants $830 per year to fund the monastery's digital initiatives. The fund was co-created by A.D. and K.D. Williams of Costa Mesa, California, who shared, "We realized the funding of the Digital Dharma Endowment is the equivalent of sustaining the online electronic keys that unlock the portal of freedom, namely from samsara." Contributions to this and all HHE endowments are managed by Halbert Hargrove, the eminent investment firm in Long Beach, California.

The principal goal of the endowment is to keep free web resources online, develop and share new assets on the ever-growing number of platforms, enhance and update our websites, and to continue providing this treasure of human knowledge without charging fees or cluttering the site with distracting advertising.

The monastery's website advocates, promotes and perpetuates the Hindu heritage and the vision of its founder, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927-2001), affectionately known as Gurudeva. By being well-funded, the endowment can provide a steady income for generations to come. According to Gurudeva's vision, endowments also provide the means to contribute to the overall financial stability of an organization, thus protecting the future of Hinduism on the Earth.

All donations to the endowment are tax deductible, and while tax deductibility may provide a business impetus to contribute, the more compelling reason to give is that the website provides information on Hinduism which is complete, accessible and articulated without bias.

This sentiment was shared by Nandikesh Chandrashekharan of Oregon: "This website explains Hinduism the way I need to see it—direct, authoritative and full of love."

The monks describe the Digital Dharma Drive and its endowment as a game-changing boon. "For years we struggled," confides Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami, "as many publication-oriented teams have lately, with how to keep the website growing and improving while continuing to hold to our ideal of giving everything we produce for free online. Wikipedia gave us the fund-raising model, and now we have the funds, for the first time, to bring outside expertise into our plans and designs. It has been amazingly empowering for us."

For information on establishing a fund at the Hindu Heritage Endowment, contact Shanmuganathaswami at 808-822-3012 x 244 or email hhe@hindu.org


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.


❏ One pillar section: $15,000

❏ One panel section: $30,000

Donate here!

Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations

Thanks to Our November Temple Builders in 15 Countries

SUMMARY: For the two months of October to November, our minimum monthly goal was $130,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $162,344.77.

Building Fund Donations
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
K. Ganesalingam 100.00
Selvanayagam Ganesalingam 20.00
Venkatraman & Prema Iyer 1,008.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
N. & Neelanthi Panchalingam 83.66
Bala Rajeswaran 100.00
Jahnavi Sivananthan 101.65
Essen Subramanian Valayten 3.13
Anonymous 151.00
Sri Murugan Temple 501.00
Sri Dhevi Arasaratnam 101.00
Bill Brown 33.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Jnanideva Cevvel 108.00
Peter Christian 401.00
Saraswathie Jeganathan 501.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Tilak Mehan 201.00
Anand & Maya Naidu 50.00
Badrinath Narayan 101.00
Neelam & Bal Krishan Sahajpal 200.00
Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Dharmalingam & Mangai Selvarajah 51.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 300.00
Suresh Sharma 20.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 126.11
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Anil Varre 101.00
Ratnam Ratnakumar 25.00
Anonymous 108.00
Rengasamy Kuppusamy 101.00
An. C. Muthappan 200.30
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
Vennila Mardemootoo & Sivaneswaran Sockanathan 50.00
Anonymous 60.00
Malaysia Mission 5.00
Ramu Alageswari 12.96
Appulanaidu 12.96
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 89.60
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 14.50
Thinageri & Kumaresh Batumalai 30.00
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 39.69
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 29.86
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Selvavathy Chelliah 73.64
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 14.00
Sasikumar Darmalingam 14.50
Chandran Ramamurthy, Sai Jananu & Kalpana Devasagayam 44.80
Omaya Devasagayam 14.93
K. Kirav, L.L. Devasagayam & A.K. Letchumana 44.79
Annapoorani Ganesan 14.93
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 14.50
Arunasal & Rasathy Govindaraj 15.06
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 14.50
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 9.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 29.00
Murugesu & Valliammah Kandasamy 14.93
Magil Kathiravan 14.50
Polil Kathiravan 14.50
Pugal Kathiravan 14.50
Krishnamah 12.96
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 14.93
Sivaselvi Malar 12.00
Nameegri Marimuthu 29.86
Silvarajoo Muniandy 15.00
Deevesh & Likel, Bathmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 14.93
Wasantha Devi Murugan 14.50
Gowri Nadason 113.86
Kamalaharan Nadason 29.86
Kumutha Nadason 84.00
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 57.86
Achi & Suriakala Naidu 17.28
M. Suranthiran Naidu 29.86
Bangajam Narayanan 58.00
Mohanavilashiny & Navukarasu 14.93
Nalakini Niranjana 14.93
Paparaw 12.96
A. Paranthatman 6.00
Paruwathy 12.96
V. Gopal Pather & Sons SDN BHD 56.00
Tharun Patmanagarajan 48.18
S. & Nirmala Raja 12.96
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 14.00
Jayanayagi Rajaratnam 4.48
Rajini 12.96
Mogan Raju 69.00
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 29.86
R. Ravichandran 11.00
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 17.90
Lachmi Savoo 14.93
Vicknezan Selvadurai 100.00
B. S. Selvakone 51.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 29.00
Indrani Shanmugasundram 14.00
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 43.86
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Sinnamah 12.96
Dhasan Sivananda 60.22
Hitesvar & Rishitaa Sivanathan 14.93
Puvana & Sivanathan 14.93
Saraswathy & Ramesh Sivanathan 29.56
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 57.86
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 85.86
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 14.93
S. & Santhi Subramaniam 12.96
S. Sugumaran & Sarasammah 25.92
Saravanan Supermanium 14.50
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Vasanta Tanggavelu 43.50
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 42.93
Thanavinthan Siva Thirumalai 15.63
Selvanayagi Thuraisingam 14.93
Sivamalar Vasanthan 11.94
S. Veerasamy 17.28
Balakrishnan Vellasamy 33.00
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 59.72
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 29.86
Soondiren Arnasalon 15.62
Prem Audit 6.25
Paramaseeven Canagasaby 31.25
Jegadessa Chenganna 31.25
Pius Dindiyal 3.13
Amrit Singh Jaypal 15.63
Rohit Jogessur 3.13
Amravadee Kownden 143.75
Veena Kunniah 62.75
Vel Mahalingum 9.38
Jayadita Matadeen 3.13
Rajcoomar Matadeen 6.25
Tanvee Matadeen 3.13
Kulagan Moonesawmy 12.50
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 6.25
Sheela Goindamah Moothoosawmy 6.25
Parani Mootoosamy 3.13
Revathi Mootoosamy 3.13
Siven Barlen Mootoosamy 3.13
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 3.13
Karoumee Pareatumbee 15.63
Padmini Pareatumbee 9.38
Omvathi Peruman 15.63
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 3.13
Ashok Reetoo 3.13
Dayalen Renghen 4.69
Ezilveylen Renghen 4.69
Jagadissen Renghen 4.69
Madhevi Renghen 4.69
Siven Renghen 4.69
Varaden Renghen 4.69
Vega Renghen 4.69
Egambrum Sinsamy in memory of Mooneama Naralloo 312.50
Saroja Valayten 3.13
Toshadeva Valayten 1.56
Ulasa Valayten 1.56
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 35.00
Anil Ananda Badhwar 54.00
Dmitry Borzunov 100.00
Lyubov Chesnokova 20.00
Fremont Lawrence & Toshadevi Nataraj 61.00
Singapore Mission 472.00
Subathra Devaraja 52.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Vasaant Krishnan 182.00
Kavitha Darshini Kurunathan 200.00
S.G. Nathan Narasa 12.96
Bijamati Pareatumbee 9.38
Akileiswaran Samuthiran 72.41
Jayasutha Samuthiran 72.41
Sivakumar & Lavanya Saravan 400.00
Ambe Acharya 11.00
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 29.86
K. Jananayagam 941.63
Sivayogamalar Kumarakulasingam 301.32
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Darmaguhan & Shivali Satgunasingam 100.00
Sankara Skandanatha 36.00
Lucy Soutter 50.00
Jhamandas Watumull Fund 1,000.00
Golden Gate Mission 10.00
Wailua Mission 4,593.50
Silver Vel Satsang 15.00
Lakshman M. Agadi 1,000.00
Anil Aggarwal 200.00
Tarsem Lal Aggarwal 150.00
Hotranatha & Punita Ajaya 25.00
Adi & AshaAlahan 25.00
Rajadeva Alahan 51.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Prakash Alur 101.00
P. & J.P. Amuluru 108.00
Kul & Indu Anand 21.00
Tamil & Teresa Anban 50.00
Balan Aravind 25.00
Cyril Assent 20.00
Dharam & Madhu Bahl 54.00
Ganesan & Raji Balaganapathy 500.00
Priya Balasubramaniam 20.00
Charumathi Balasubramanian 300.00
M.G. Bhakta 101.00
Srinivas Bhamidipaty 200.00
K.K. Biswas 200.00
Nithun Bomma 57.00
Sanjay Bonde 11.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
Adriana P. Cavina 33.00
Asha Chaku 101.00
Rameshkumar Chellappan 51.00
Durga Devi & Sharath Chigurupati 738.00
Kumaravel Chinnappan 209.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 51.00
Vasantha Datla 108.00
Paul DeSantis 432.00
Surendra Devarasashetty 51.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Atmarama Diaz 65.00
Ray Dickinson 108.00
Ashok Dokena 51.00
Mahesh & Bharti Dubal 51.00
Amrit & Chander Duneja 108.00
Prabha Duneja 125.00
Catherine Eisenberger 300.00
Susan Flynn 25.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Pradeep Ganesh 120.00
Siva K. R. Gara 333.00
Rajendra Giri 26.00
Ajit V. Gokhale 108.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Devi Gowda 515.00
Kamal & Shashi Gupta 201.00
Mridula Gupta 100.00
Prabodh & Jean Gupta 100.00
Shanti Swarup Gupta 100.00
Naresh & Sanchita Gupta-Goyal 51.00
Koteswaran Gurukal 25.00
Rakshitha Hanbal 30.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 115.00
James L. Haynes 100.00
Shakti Shanti Hee 101.00
Vasanthi S. Iyer 100.00
David Jaffe 108.00
N.K. Jagajeevan 251.00
Brahmaiah & Bharathi Jain 100.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Naval, Nila & Tapan Kant 101.00
Kanai Kapadia 21.00
Anil Kapur 51.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Ravindra N. Katiyar 51.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Siva & Jana Kesavan 100.00
Kanwal K. Kher 108.00
Lynda McClanahan & Joel Knepp 501.00
Saritha & Uday Kokatla 101.00
Devajyothi Kondapi 50.00
Mohan Rao Korukonda 800.00
Bharti Koul 101.00
Hira Lal Koul 1,000.00
Rudy Tanzi & Dora Kovacs 108.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Murali Krishnaswamy 501.00
Bruce Kube 20.00
Ram Kulkarni 200.00
Aruna Kumar 25.00
Leela & Muthusami Kumaran 250.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Pranjiwan R. Lodhia 501.00
Abha Lokhande 11.00
Leslie Lowman 10.00
Gandhi & Vanisri Madugula 101.00
Usharani Magaña 50.00
V. Mahadev 251.00
Manjula & Satya Mahanty 101.00
Kiran & Gauravi Majmundar 151.00
Bose & Parvathi Mandava 1,001.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Chandra Mohan Mehrotra 108.00
Murli Melwani 1,000.00
Inder & Aileen Mirchandani 1,008.00
Anupam Kumar Misra 101.00
Rajendra & Pratibha Modi 101.00
Sridhar L. Murthy 101.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 141.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Bimal Nair 51.00
Ram & Rema Nair 9,002.00
Sivaram C. Namburu 306.00
Thillai Raj & Santhi Natarajan 300.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Debi Prosad Nayak 301.00
Suma Neeruganti 251.00
Jakki Nelson 140.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Neela Oza 51.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Sriram Panchagnula 54.00
Cassan Pancham 504.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Shailesh & Panna Parikh 101.00
Satinder & Adarsh Passi 151.00
Gita Patel 101.00
Hemant and Bhavna Patel 501.00
Jagdish K. Patel 108.00
Manoj Patel 101.00
Popatbhai G. Patel 51.00
Praful & Ranjan Patel 251.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Suryakant & Divyaprabha Patel 101.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Pranavakumar Punniamoorthy 500.00
Shashi Kant Purohit 101.00
Mohana Radhakrishnan 500.00
Vinith Raj 101.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Surendra & Patsy Rajpal 250.01
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 119.00
Meenakshi & Jayant Ramakrishnan 100.00
Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Chandar Ramrakha 151.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Srinivasreddy Ravula 101.00
Radhakrishna Rebbapragada 200.00
A. Narasimha Reddy 5,116.00
John & Sally Renn 108.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 269.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Manonmany Sangarapillai 200.00
S. Sankar 25.00
Niranjan Sankaranarayanan 100.00
Krish & Sathya Santhanam 105.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
G.V. Sarojini 25.00
Devika Rani Sawhney 500.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Jayaram Sethuraman 51.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 101.00
Naren Shah 21.00
Sivakami Shanmugasundaram 111.00
Rajinder Sharma 1,100.00
Usha Kiran Shastri 101.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Abhimanyu & Gunjan Singh 251.00
Rameshwar & Shanti Singh 101.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Siva Sivakumaran 100.00
Tejasinha Sivalingam 4.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 51.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 101.00
Abha & Radhika Sood 101.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Yvette Soucy 108.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Gini Stoddard 100.00
Peraiah & Annapurna Sudanagunta 101.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 143.00
Anthan Sunder 25.00
Kanaga & Kamala Suntharalingam 200.00
Shanthi Suresh & Sures Ramamurti 402.00
Alan Tausz 50.00
Robert Teichman 180.88
Asan Tejwani 30.00
Sonya Thadhani 100.00
Ashol Thakkar 101.00
K. Tharmarajah 201.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 41.00
P. Thiyagarajan 51.00
Santhana Todatry 20.00
Vasu & Kirit Tolia 50.00
N.T. Umamaheswaran 250.00
M. H. Vamadevamurthy 301.00
Rama Vangala 101.00
Maya & Jagdish Vani 51.00
Hasmukhlal C. Vankawala 101.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
N.M Varadarajan 25.00
Dave Vasudevan 25.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Tsajon & Kamalia Von Lixfeld 100.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Wallace B. Williams 20.00
Total Building Fund $77,409.79
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Morgan Stanley Matching Gifts 5,000.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Subhash Kumar Choudhary 100.00
Dheeraj Handa 21.00
Total Endowment Funds $5,131.00
Special Project Donations (Gold Leaf)
Gail La Mar 108.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 100.00
Total Special Project Donations 208.00
Grand Total $82,748.79

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Pilgrimage to Iraivan

Iraivan Temple is a punya tirtha, a sacred destination for devout pilgrims. The vision of Lord Siva on San Marga that Gurudeva was blessed with in 1975 is sustained and made manifest by the daily sadhanas of 21 resident monastics from five nations. Kadavul Hindu Temple and the many sacred areas of San Marga are available to Hindus for worship, meditation, japa and quiet reflection. It is best, if you are planning to come to visit us, to email us in advance to make sure the days of your visit coincide with our open times. And, if you want to have darshan with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, to check if he is in residence and to make the necessary appointment. Please see our visitor information pages for more details.

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