March 2020 Newsletter

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At the beginning of February Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and I continued our journey in Karnataka with a visit to Bengaluru where we had darshan sessions with members and devotees at the hotel and also a home visitation. Next we flew to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where events started with a visit to Dharma Shakti Ashram to attend puja. This was followed by a conference that was launching a two-days-a-month study of the Tirumantiram. My talk focused on showing how unique the Tirumantiram is in providing details on specific practices of Saiva Sididhanta. Our major Malaysia event, held on Sunday, February 2, was a book launch for the full color edition of Loving Ganesha. My keynote presentation focused on Gurudeva's teaching that Lord Ganesha is a real being you can easily contact through sincere prayer. This was followed by a short stop in Singapore where we held satsang and had an informal lunch with members and devotees. We returned to the Aadheenam just in time to celebrate Thai Pusam that evening. At the Aadheenam the major festival of the month was our Mahasivaratri celebration on February 20. The event created a strong connection with the Sivaloka which remained for days. February ended in hosting a retreat for a group of lady devotees from Edmonton, Canada. During their stay, they shared special satsangs and tours of Iraivan Temple and the Aadheenam. General contributions for February totaled $98,261, which is more than our minimum monthly goal of $70,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $156. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Om Namasivaya,

   — Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.


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Gurudeva's Wisdom
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Founder of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, 1927–2001.



We must be aware that it is only reawakening consciousness into a natural state, and that there is nothing mystical, difficult or inward that has to occur to hold an awareness of the inner and outer simultaneously from one central point in the mind. It is only because one is not accustomed to thinking in this way that it may seem difficult. But little children are in this state much of the time, and it is natural to them. Each time you practice being the watcher, using the method just outlined, as soon as you begin to succeed, you will immediately receive the impact of realization of the extent of involvement in the external mind that had occurred between these periods of practice. You will find that the more you practice regularly, increasingly, more frequently, you will remember to continue "the witness" in the midst of daily life—while riding in conveyances, talking with people, shopping in crowded stores, even in the midst of a disagreement or at the pinnacle of a creative flow. "You," the watcher, will preside, and in presiding will carry that inner presence so necessary for a full and fruitful life.

Explore Gurudeva's Wisdom

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During Thai Pusam,

Lord Murugan is bathed in yogurt and offered the arati lamp in Kadavul Temple

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Devotees press their palms together as the five-flamed lamp is raised during the Sivaratri homa



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(top to bottom) A team of island masons form up the wide steps leading to God Siva. The following day concrete was poured and these forms were removed. Fast work; sheltered from sun and rain, the silpis patiently sculpt the granite steps for the temple entry; our newest sannyasin, Vishvanathaswami, is blessed by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami following his vow-taking diksha.

Iraivan Temple Progress
All of the silpi craftsmen spent the month of February working on refining the detail carvings on the 64 granite stones that comprise the front steps. In February, after months of careful planning, the concrete foundation for those steps was poured. In mid-February a team of local concrete experts arrived at the temple site to construct, in just two days, a complex wooden form in which to pour an exactingly engineered concrete stairway. The actual pour occurred on the day of Mahasivaratri. In a few weeks' time, after the concrete cures sufficiently, the silpis will begin to place the ornate 6" thick stones on the rough concrete base to form the finished entry steps. In February the team from Innov8 Construction continued to stockpile moss rock which will be used to create a four-foot-tall lava rock plinth around the temple. Our master artisan, Umut Yegul, originally from Turkey, is established now as among the masterful stone workers in the Hawaiian islands. This project will take his team three to four months to complete.

Special Activities in February
On February 5th we celebrated 50 years of Kauai's Hindu Monastery. See the slideshow of the early days, construction of the monastery temple and placement of the Deities here: www.himalayanacademy.com/blog/taka/2020/02/06/celebrating-50-years-of-kauai-aadheenam. New monastic vows were given to two monks on Mahasivaratri. Yogi Adinatha received Sannyas Diksha from Satguru and is now Sannyasin Vishvanathaswami. Nirvani Haranandinatha received initiation as a Yogi Tapasvin and is now known as Yogi Haranandinatha. A spiritual retreat, organized by seven ladies from Edmonton, Canada occured during the week following Mahasivaratri. Staying in a large house nearby, they visited the monastery every morning, enjoying es with Satguru and the swamis. One of their main purposes was to perform personal sadhanas in our temples and surrounding gardens. Most were born and grew up in Sri Lanka, and immigrated to Canada after getting married.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's Talks
During Kauai Aadheenam's celebrations of Mahasivaratri, Satguru gave an inspired talk about the power of this important and mystical annual festival. Four more of Satguru's talks have been uploaded to the Look & Listen portion of our website: Darshan—seeing and being seen, discussing the mystical mechanics of darshan; Expanded Consciousness, discussing the meditative stages of expanding consciousness; Refining Our Experiences, discussing the evolution of consciousness as it ventures into more refined inner experiences; and The Four Yogas, discussing the four stages of evolution along the spiritual path.

A New Web App: Pillars of Iraivan Temple
One of Gurudeva's instructions for Iraivan Temple was that it be "a library in stone," depicting many important facets of our great tradition upon its 24 outer pillars. Each of these pillars is beautifully carved with stone images. We've compiled a full explanation of each one in an easily accessible web app on our website. You can access it at: www.himalayanacademy.com/pillars-of-iraivan/ The app works well on mobile phones, tablets or a desktop. We hope you'll enjoy exploring its rich content.

Publications and Other Activities
The publications team is working on articles for future issues of our Hinduism Today magazine. An in-depth article on ayurveda is in the works, along with a piece on the annual Chennai Music Festival and an article about pilgrimage to holy spots along the Ganges River from Haridwar to Varanasi. Music videos (by Aks & Lakshmi of Eclipse Nirvana) for use in history es in schools are in mid-production. There are 15 in all—three for each chapter of the five History of Hindu India lessons. This initiative is sponsored by the Uberoi Foundation.


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Ladies' retreat: (right) Seven pilgrims from Edmonton, Canada, came to the island for a spiritual retreat, enjoying darshan with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and (here) meeting Paramacharya in the Media Studio;


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A screen shot of a TAKA announcement about the new Pillars of Iraivan App




Hinduism Today's New Edition Released


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April's Issue: (top to bottom) Cover of the coming issue; Bodhinatha's publisher's desk on Hinduism in daily life; our Insight section on seven great devotional saints of India's north; an in-depth article on how in our modern market to invest your money dharmically

Hinduism Today's latest issue has gone to press and is now available online free of charge at www.hinduismtoday.com. You can also download our free Hinduism Today app and get the entire magazine in a mobile-friendly format for your device at bit.ly/HT-APP.

Money is a powerful force in the world and worthy of deep thought and discussion. In this issue we explore Dharmic Investing in detail. First, our writer, Easan Katir, asks the question "Does anyone make money investing ethically?" then moves on to show just what is happening in the "money used for good" world. We also invite savvy millennials to speak of their concerns, which are different from those of previous generations. We offer choices to investors seeking to sleep well at night, and unpack the Beyond Burger movement.

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Our publisher, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, offers ways that we can integrate our spiritual ambitions with the more mundane chores of the day. He proposes that we don't have to make a radical division between the two, then gives us ways to resolve karmas, do inner yogas and build our character in the midst of outer life and its demands.

The Hindus of America have continued to grow in prominence, and for the first time their history and influence were showcased at the THREADS conference in Boston. Writer Nimmi Raj flew there to report on the event. We present a summary of the nine panels and what they mean for Hinduism's future.

This issue's 16-page educational section is about the lives and teachings of seven North Indian bhakti saints. Writer Lakshmi Subramanian focuses on their lives, languages and history-altering works. These great souls, living 400-700 years ago, share responsibility for the survival of Hinduism during times of invasion and forced conversion. Their love of God was almost equaled by their poetic inspirations, which are excerpted to give a sense of why they were so influential. Baani Sekhon of India painted seven original canvases to capture their spirit.

Journey with us to the famed Pashupatinath Siva Temple of Nepal, built in the first century and supported by Nepal's kings for 2,000 years. The history is summarized, but more interestingly the modern practices and festivals are revealed. Photographer Thomas Kelly captures in trenchant images the elaborate facility and the sadhus and devotees. Amazingly, the entryway to the temple passes 18 cremation platforms, reminding pilgrims each day of the transience of life.

Among Malaysia's strong Hindu communities are the Melaka Chetti clan, who are thriving many centuries after their arrival from India. They rank with the oldest Hindu communities in Southeast Asia. One of their signature features is a strong sense of the past and committed honoring of ancestors.

Swami Avdheshanand Giri gives a Minister's Message on the importance of knowing the Self within, for both liberation and success in the temporal world.

There is more, of course, including the popular Quotes & Quips section with humor, cartoons and pithy sayings, Global Dharma with mini-stories from around the world, and Digital Dharma, which tells the story of how QR codes have been incorporated in the pillars of a Minnesota temple to educate visitors. It's a rich issue, with something for everyone.


Bodhinatha's Newest Teachings Online


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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. Click here for all of Bodhinatha's talks.

The weekly talks are also live streamed and then save on YouTube. Go to the Kauai Aadheenam channel and scroll down to recent talks.

Bodhinatha's weekly talks can be heard on our website. Go to Talks Index Recent talks can be also be download on your smart phone via the SivaSiva.app. Go the Listen module and tap of the "Recent Additions".

Recent Talks:

Facing Challenges With Affirmations.
Concentrate at the Top of Head, Going Beyond the Light
Expanded Consciousness-Apex, the Pulse of the Universe
Four Stages of Vedanta Versus Siddhanta
Nine Ways to Merge with Siva, Go As Deep As You Can
Inner Worlds Open, Increased Sensitivity

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Follow our daily activities at Today at Kauai's Hindu Monastery (blog)


Hindu Heritage Endowment, Estate Planning

Matching Gifts:
Doubling Donations to Causes You Love

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How can you turn $1,000 into $2,000 instantly? By using your company's matching fund charitable donation when you give to a Hindu Heritage Endowment Fund. Which companies? In addition to Microsoft, HPE, Oracle and Google, other companies which match donations are: ADP, Apple, Cargill, Ameriprise, Coca Cola, Honda, Samsung, Intel, SAP and AstraZeneca. Many of these companies allow donors to choose where their donation goes. If you're not aware of if and how your company does this, contact your HR department.

How to Make Your Matching Gift

An easy way to give is set up through the benevity.com SPARK program, which has processed $1 billion from 3 million donors. You can give in 17 languages and multiple currencies, important for companies with a global presence, such as Microsoft, HPE, Oracle and Google. Before you give to HHE, check your company's policy or with HR and see if they will double your donation through benevity.com, where HHE is a registered charity. Many companies also allow payroll giving, where a set amount is donated from each paycheck.

Do Your Share

In ancient times, the Maharajah, the king of a realm, supported temples, holy men and other good causes. In modern democracies, the people are king, so it's up to you. Please do your share!

We're Here to Help

If you're ready to make a gift, we're here to help answer any questions. The impact you can have is priceless. We can help you identify a gift to fit your goals. If you are considering naming Hindu Heritage Endowment in your will as you make or update your estate plan, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used as you intended. Strengthen your family’s future and continue your support of Hindu Heritage Endowment by downloading the toolkit pdf file at www.hheonline.org/tool-kit.shtml. Learn more about estate planning and planned giving at www.hheonline.org.

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 Finish Iraivan!

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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!


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Building Fund Donations

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Thanks to Our February Temple Builders in 19 Countries

For the six months of September 2019 to February 2020, our minimum monthly goal was $420,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $526,528.03.


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AUSTRALIA
Anonymous US$5,000.00
Marie & R. Bhanugopan 108.00
Kalyani Elango 133.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Mahesh Kulkarni 101.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Luckshmi & Logan Siva Nirmalananda 35.00
Jahnavi Sivananthan 100.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 100.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.54
   
BELARUS
Tatsiana Mezhennaya 50.00
   
BRAZIL
Leonidas Coutinho 108.00
   
CANADA
Anonymous 47.52
Mathikumari Balakrishnan 100.00
Mr. & Mrs. Balasubramaniam 101.00
Bill Brown 38.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Frederik Jan Elbers 100.00
Mr. & Mrs Ganeshalingam 75.00
P. Karthy 39.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Vanesh Naidu 27.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
S. & Mrs. Jega Ranjan 101.00
Jegatha Sahadevan 51.00
Vijaya & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Murari Singh 100.00
Yoga Sivaganesanathan 101.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
S. Subramaniam 19.00
Mr. & Mrs. Sundararajah 101.00
M. & Mrs. S. Thiagarajah 15.00
Tara Anjali Veylan 50.00
   
FIJI ISLANDS
Anonymous 25.00
   
GERMANY
Tharsika Chelvarajah Vasanthan 20.00
Gnaneswari Sivagnanasuntharam 50.00
   
INDIA
Sakuntala & Krishna Chowdary Nekkanti 51.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sankula Prasad 5.00
Jiva & Kanmani Rajasankara 30.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
   
INDONESIA
Mahadevan Gengadaram 75.00
   
ITALY
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
   
JAPAN
Chiharu Hayakawa 101.00
   
MALAYSIA
Anonymous 160.00
Malaysia Mission 153.00
Devinasree Balasegaran 11.86
Om Krittik Balasegaran 11.86
P. Barathi Balasegaran 11.86
Balamurali Balasupramaniam 11.86
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 11.86
Mekaladeva Batumallah 11.86
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 54.71
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 23.72
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 11.86
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Sasikumar Darmalingam 11.86
Sai Sheeny, Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 60.27
Omaya Devasagayam 12.06
Kavin Kirav, Shreiyaa, Anand Kumar Letchumana & Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam 48.20
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 11.86
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 11.86
In memory of Mr. Jeyapalan 2,500.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 23.72
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 12.06
Nameegri Marimuthu 24.10
Deevesh & Likel, Bathmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 12.06
Logadasan Murugesu 11.86
Puvana Murugesu 12.06
Gowri Nadason 74.13
Kamalaharan Nadason 24.10
Ponnamah Nadason & Family 12.06
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 24.10
M. Suranthiran Naidu 36.15
Nalakini Niranjana 24.10
Palanisamy & Vasande 11.86
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 12.06
Supramaniam Ramoo& In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 24.10
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 14.47
Sanjana Saravan 12.06
Lachmi Savoo 12.06
Mohanasundari Selvaraj 12.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 23.72
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 24.10
Saraswathy & Ramesh Sivanathan 47.74
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 24.10
Girish Skanda 23.72
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 24.10
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 12.06
Vasanta Tanggavelu 35.58
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 12.06
Saroja Vasudevan 11.86
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
   
MAURITIUS
Anonymous 51.09
Soondiren Arnasalon 6.36
Soundarajen Arnasalon 5.09
Gunavadee Caremben 8.93
Moorghen Caremben 8.93
Ragini Caremben 8.93
Somasoundarum Caremben 8.93
Sukanta Caremben 8.93
Jegadessa Chenganna 12.72
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.54
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 2.54
Rohit Jogessur 2.54
Meeravadee Koothan 2.54
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.09
Poospawadee Koothan 2.54
Sooreshen Koothan 12.72
Amravadee Kownden 96.69
Vel Mahalingum 25.45
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.54
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.54
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 2.54
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.27
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 3.82
Karoumee Pareatumbee 6.36
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.27
Dayalen Renghen 3.82
Ezilveylen Renghen 10.18
Jagadissen Renghen 7.63
Madhevi Renghen 10.18
Siven Renghen 12.72
Varaden Renghen 10.18
Vega Renghen 3.82
Kannen Valaydon 25.45
Saroja Valayten 2.54
Toshadeva Valayten 1.27
Ulasa Valayten 1.27
   
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
   
RUSSIA
Dinanatha Borzunov 200.00
   
SINGAPORE
Anonymous 51.00
Singapore Mission 284.00
Vasaant Krishnan 15.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Padmini Pareatumbee 20.00
Kala Ramasamy 50.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 71.48
Sambandan Umamaheswaran 500.00
Kamala Devi Vaiyapuri 50.00
   
SINT MAARTEN
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
   
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
   
UNITED KINGDOM
Anonymous 11.00
Punitha Ganeshwaran 30.00
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 24.10
T. Joganathan 200.00
Adhithya Narendranathan 150.00
Ganaesh-Kumaar Ramanathan 108.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
Peter R. Smith 20.00
   
USA
Anonymous 3,811.32
Benevity 1,933.05
Benevity (Shreedhar Madhavape) 200.00
Lihue Senior Center 145.00
Northrop Grumman Charity Trust 260.00
Wailua Mission 11,448.30
Abhijit Adhye 50.00
Renuka Adiraju 251.00
Isani Alahan 101.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Yohini & Arumugam Alvappillai 51.00
Keith Bachmann 51.00
Bryan Bailey 10.00
Aarthi Balachandran 101.00
Arvind Bhakta 51.00
M.G. Bhakta 101.00
Rakesh & Pritibha Bhardwaj 251.00
Cira de Castillo 150.00
G. Chadha 21.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 50.00
Sally Chapman 101.00
Chanchal Chatterjee 101.00
Naren Chelian 51.00
Rameshkumar Chellappan 51.00
Sharath Chigurupati 123.00
Bharati K. Chintamaneni 101.00
Padmaja & Satyanarayana Choday 101.00
Archana Choppari 101.00
Charles Close 108.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 54.00
Sankeerthana Dasi 101.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Chellappa Deva 25.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj, Hema Ayyar & Sunjana Devraj 108.00
Gayathri Dhanasegaran 25.00
Purushottam Dixit 153.00
Aiyasawmy Dorairajan 25.00
Meena & Trichinopoly A. Dorairajan 51.00
Sameer Dua 101.00
Mythili Durai 26.00
Bharath Durga 101.00
Divya Thotapalli & Uma Rao Duvvuru 58.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
Raju & Heena Gandhi 251.00
Panshula Ganeshan 25.00
Girish Gedala 101.00
Ramesh Ghanta 101.00
Rajendra Giri 20.00
Sashank Gogineni 101.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 18.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Subbia G. Jagannathan 25.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
Praveen Krishna Jangareddy 11.00
R.S. Jeyendran 101.00
Om P. Kalra 50.00
Vasudeva & Vibha Kamath 501.00
Haran Kandadas 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 90.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Richard Kennedy 10.00
Saowalak Khaeschawat Family 101.00
Rama & Jeeva Kolinjivadi 501.00
Anil Kumar Kondapi 101.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Amirtha Krishnarajah 723.00
Suhas & Manisha Kshirsagar 108.00
Leela & Muthusami Kumaran 101.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 60.00
Alka & Rajesh Malhotra 101.00
Mallikarjuna Rao Mamidipaka 25.00
Lokesh Marigowda 20.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Dasarathi Minjur 25.00
Anupam Kumar Misra 51.00
Swaminathan Murugesan 101.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Murugasu Nagul Family 152.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Giju, Trey & Ross Nair 15,000.00
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 25,000.00
Nandhini Nandakumar 201.00
Varinder & Rina Narang 51.00
Kishore Narra 1,008.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Neelam Oberoi 21.00
Neela Oza 75.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Raghurama & Ramabhai Pai 51.00
Srinagesh Palagummi 116.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Meena Palaniappan 200.00
Sriram Panchagnula 30.00
Cassan Pancham 2,016.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Tonia Parker 10.00
Mrunal & Padmaja Patel 5,000.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Salik & Sanjia Pathak 51.00
Robert M. Petersen 100.00
Venkat Pichairaman 11.00
Jonathan, Sabina, Brendan & Kai Pieslak 392.50
Harinath Pillalamarri 101.00
Indrathan Pillay 50.00
Senthamarai Prabhakar 101.00
Richard Henry Pratt 75.00
Srivani Yarlagadda & Ravi Putluru 500.00
Radha Thothadri & Nikhil Raj 51.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Janevi Ramaji 101.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 216.00
Eswar Raman 20.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Pritha Ranganathan 670.00
Sudharsanam Rathinam 101.00
B. Ramesh Reddy 100.00
Naga Rekha Reddy 101.00
V. Ramesh Reddy 40.00
Craig Robinson 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 110.00
Ved P. & Geeta Sahni 100.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
In memory of Mrs. M. Sangarapillai 100.00
Hitesvara Saravan 51.00
Pathmini Saravanapavan 308.00
Magery Satish 50.00
Alex P. Schneidinger 51.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Nirthika Sivakumar 202.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Jai Sivakumara 200.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Lakshana Chetana Sivananda 51.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
V.R. Sola 101.00
Srikanth & Sujatha Sridharan 101.00
Suresh Sridharan 20.00
Subramaniam Srikumaran 108.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Raja & Anita Srivastava 25.00
Joseph W. Steelman 100.00
Leonard Stein 18.00
John Armand Stern 50.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Shanthi Suresh 101.00
Sugi & Shiva Swaminathan 1,000.00
Anil Thayamballi 108.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Ramesh Thimmappa 21.00
Bharath Thirunavukkarasu 101.00
Aiswarya Thotapalli 58.00
Rama Vangala 116.00
Rajiv Verma 108.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Richard Bosworth & Kerri Watts 101.00
Shelah Young 51.00
   
TOTAL BUILDING FUND $98,084.59
   
IRAIVAN TEMPLE ENDOWMENT
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Rajesh & Poonam Damodharan 101.00
Anonymous 65.00
   
TOTAL ENDOWMENT FUNDS $176.00
   
SPECIAL PROJECT DONATIONS
Valiammah Kandasamy 12.06
Silvarajoo Muniandy 23.56
Gowri Nadason 120.50
   
TOTAL SPECIAL PROJECT DONATIONS $156.12
   
GRAND TOTAL $98,416.71

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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 17 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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