September 2018 Newsletter

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In mid August Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and I departed for a trip that focused mainly on the East Coast of the United States. Enroute we stopped in Boise, Idaho, for a satsang in the home of a longtime Hinduism Today subscriber. We then flew to Montreal for four days of activities with members and devotees: a satsang with pada puja, private darshan sessions, lively lunch and dinner discussions and a boat ride on the St. Lawrence River. Next we drove south through the beautiful countryside of Vermont and upper state New York to catch a plane in Albany for a flight to Chicago. Our first Chicago satsang was for a Sri Lankan group that has ongoing classes for the children. As usual, excellent questions were asked by both the children and the adults present. The second satsang was for members and devotees in the Chicago area and included a pada puja and a spontaneous talk followed by questions and answers. Then off to our publication warehouse in Sugar Creek, Missouri, stopping at a newly formed temple group in Topeka, Kansas. There we gave keynote presentations on four of my Publisher’s Desks—which they had chosen from a list of over thirty. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued generous support. General contributions for August totaled $52,758, which is less than our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $500. Om Namasivaya,
   — Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.


Innersearch Sri Lanka 2019

From March 14 to 29 we will travel with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and his monks and an amazing band of seekers. Find all of the details and video compliations of this Himalayan Academy Travel-Study Program by clicking the link below, and reserve your place in history.

Click for more about our next program.


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


Gurudeva's Wisdom
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Founder of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (Gurudeva)



"Sri Ramakrishna, the great Indian saint, compared the mind’s turning inward, seeking to connect itself to God, with the image of a little boy holding on to a rope tied to a post. The little boy swings on the rope and it winds him around and around the post. Then he swings the other way, still holding on to the rope, and the rope wraps him around the post again. The little boy represents man simply having fun and enjoying the experiences of life. He is perfectly safe as long as he holds on to the rope and the rope is connected to the post, for the post is God, and That doesn’t move. The little boy we would call mind. The rope connecting mind to God is the soul, the indomitable will. And so, Sri Ramakrishna went on to say, if man turns his mind inward and keeps his mind looking within, he will see the reality of Spirit and the transient nature of all of the mind’s activity. He may live in and enjoy the activity of the mind and never be hurt or harmed so long as he holds on to that rope, maintains his inward vision constantly and holds himself connected to the permanence of his own Being."

Explore Gurudeva's Wisdom

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Recent Happenings

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Raising the Dharmic Flag: Our Quadcopter captures the quarterly changing of the flag, marking the new season on Kauai and a new focus of study and sadhana.


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A Sacred Stone: A silpi on Kauai carves nine cubes into a granite stone. In September it was installed in the inner sanctum. It sits beneath the temple murti and will hold gold and the nine gems known as navaratnam.



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Top to bottom: Visitors enjoy the darshan of Satguru in the Guru Pitham. The silpis have laid out 12 stones that will be the next layer of the Nandi Mandapam roof. After fitting them on the ground, they will raise each stone into place; drawing shows where these stones will go; a young devotee dances joyously for God Siva in the maha mandapam of Iraivan. A family offers fresh flowers to the Narmada Lingam.

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Iraivan Temple Progress
August was the final month of a year-long fund-raising season for Iraivan Temple. Our sincere thanks and eternal gratitude goes out to everyone who has supported this project during the year. With your help we have exceeded the annual goal.

In August the silpi stone carvers set the first three of the 11’ 7”-long perimeter wall segments in place. They also continued to work on the final carving on the lintel pieces that will sit atop the pillars and continued to work on the preliminary fitting in advance of lifting the pieces into place.

Soon a few of the silpis will be doing some decorative carving inside the mukha mandapam above the door into the inner sanctum. In preparation, the monks of the Siddhidatta Kulam installed a scaffolding and temporary lighting inside the chamber.

Master sculptor Holly Young is now working on six bronze stanchions (42”-tall posts) that will hold three 10-foot-long stone chains that will be a unique handrail around the Temple Builders’ Pavilion, which is not far from Iraivan Temple. This will make something that is perfect even better.

Satguru’s Activities
Satguru’s travels included a visit with Joe Roche of Outreach Prison Ministry in Vermont. He is advising us on navigating the complex details of distributing our books for free to inmates in various prisons across the country. In August Satguru finished a project that he was working on during the pre-dawn hours— recording an audio version of Path to Siva, a Catechism for Youth. To access the audio files, go here: himalayanacademy.com/view/path-to-siva-audiobook. Satguru continued his commentary on Path to Siva. His latest talks—“Why are we vegetarian?” and “How do we treat the environment?”—are now on the Look & Listen section of our website.

Publications and Other Projects
The monks of Ganapati Kulam have been working on a new book, titled Guru’s Wisdom, which is on its way to the printer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is an anthology of 52 of Satguru’s best editorials in the magazine.

A new in-browser app has been developed that allows visitors to our website to easily find and enjoy the many fabulous pieces of religious artwork that the monastery has commissioned and collected over the years. This web app is called HAMSA, an acronym for Himalayan Academy Museum of Spiritual Art. (Himalayanacademy.com/hamsa)

The Ganapati Kulam has been involved for many years now with the efforts to get a better representation of Hinduism in the textbooks of middle schools across the country. A lot of energy has been put into this project. Our monks have participated in many public hearings held by the California Board of Education in an effort to make positive changes in future texts. There have been recent developments in California with regard to the middle school textbooks on the history of India and the Hindu religion. One school district adopted a new history textbook by a major publisher but with the stipulation that the chapters on India and Hinduism be replaced with material acceptable to the Hindu community. In preparation for talking with the school district, the Ganapati Kulam has been working with professionals to revise the lesson plans we prepared years ago so that teachers can use chapters one and two of our texts, “The History of Hindu India,” to replace the flawed textbook sections on India.


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Hanuman Is Coming: The bronze Hanuman masterpiece will arrive on Kauai in early October. In preparation, in mid-August a team of eight hired workers constructed a concrete base for the 13-foot-tall bronze Hanuman statue (photo below). You can see the sacred rudraksha Forest in the background. It is located near the site of the future reception center for Iraivan Temple next to the Rudraksha Forest. The base measures 4 feet by 6 feet and is 4 feet tall. It will be surrounded by a sloping grassy “mountain” that will enable pilgrims to walk up to Hanuman’s feet. Hanuman is being crated up in Colorado, and soon will be on a ship to Kauai.




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 here. Read the transcriptions on line. 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: His recent commentaries on the chapters in our new book "The Path to Siva" are marvelous!

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

Recent Talks:

How Do We Receive Guests?
What Is the Ideal Home?
How Do We Treat the Environment?
Why Are We Vegetarian?

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)


Our Latest Issue Is Out!

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Malaysia: looking into Batu Caves from the entrance—a small Murugan temple is on the left side.


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Cover of the latest Hinduism Today

Everyone will especially enjoy our October/November/December issue of Hinduism Today, full of practical advice and stunning photographs, now available at www.hinduismtoday.com. Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Publisher’s Desk offers tested methods of achieving contentment through holding a religious attitude and employing realistic methods of handling our emotions. This is augmented by the Insight section, drawn from Gurudeva’s Spiritual Toolbox, published a few years ago. In it 21 questions are posed, all relating to life’s many challenges, with Gurudeva’s advice on dealing with worry, anger, fear, lack of money, sickness and more.

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Peruvian dancer, Ananga Gonzalez, shines in New York

Much of the magazine is a pictorial feast, starting with our cover shot (above) of the Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Siva Temple in Andhra Pradesh (one of fifteen Siva temples profiled in Aravind Gopal’s feature story); to Alexandra Radu’s spectacular wide-angle shot of the inside of Batu Caves, Malaysia, one of many she captured of the annual Thai Pusam festival attended by nearly two million Hindus; to Lavina Melwani’s story on Ananga Manjari Malatesta Gonzalez, a superb Peruvian Bharatanatyam dancer who performed this year in New York City.

Our main feature is on the Ayushakti Ayurveda Clinic in Mumbai, which is adapting the ancient healing art to our modern lifestyle, resolving medical issues and solving the time constraints we all face dealing with them through innovative methodologies.

Plus, you’ll enjoy a collection of short stories in Global Dharma, including one on the huge BAPS Swaminarayan conference in Atlanta attended by 10,000 youth; an insightful “In My Opinion” on the experience of darshan of the enshrined Deity; some provocative letters on our July story on the full-time Hindu homemaker; a “Did You Know?” on the age of the universe; and the deep esoterics of the Vyoma Vyapine Mantra from the Saiva Agamas.



Hindu Heritage Endowment

Durable Power of Attorney
When You Do Need to Give Others Control of Your Property

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“Are you out of your mind?” So thought Aditya—a well-traveled engineer in his forties with an international client base—when his attorney first suggested he name someone to control his bank accounts, make his mortgage payments and complete and sign his taxes.

Too polite to speak his misgivings, Aditya revealed them in his face. “No, no. I’m not asking you to give away the store,” the attorney assured with a smile. “These powers would spring to life only when you need them.”

“For example?”

“Let’s say you had a serious accident on one of your trips. Doctors confirm you can’t manage your finances for a while. If you have completed a durable power of attorney for property management and finance, someone you have chosen could immediately pay your medical bills and mortgage.”

“And if I haven’t done this, what would happen?” Aditya queried.

“Without it, the court would have to appoint a conservator for you,” the attorney said with a grimace. “That’s called, logically enough, a court conservatorship. In some cases it’s the only solution, but, believe me, you want to avoid it if you can. It’s expensive and unpleasant. After all, they have to discuss your mental competence in public, and in the end they may appoint someone you would not want.”

“‘Power of attorney’ does not imply an actual attorney, does it?

“No. Attorney is used in the broad sense of someone acting in your place and on your behalf, not an attorney-at-law, like me.”

“How important is this document?”

“Well, once after I had given an estate planning seminar and reviewed the tools of the trade, an emergency-room nurse who was in the audience spoke up. ‘Accidents happen. Everyone should have a durable power of attorney for property management, no matter what your age, if you own property and have bills.’”

“Is it a long document?”

“It can be, depending on what you want your representative to do,” the attorney said. “But this is typical,” he added, handing Aditya something that looked like an accountant’s to-do list. It read:

  • Make deposits and withdrawals from bank accounts
  • Sign tax returns and appoint qualified individuals to represent the principal with the IRS in order to make investment decisions
  • Deal with retirement plans, including IRAs
  • Have access to the principal’s safe-deposit box
  • Create a living trust and fund a previously created living trust
  • Revoke or change beneficiary designations
  • Vote the principal’s stock
  • Forgive or collect the principal’s debts
  • Enter into contracts on behalf of the principal
  • Make gifts on behalf of the principal
  • Disclaim gifts or bequests made to the principal
  • Deal with life insurance on the life of the principal

There were a few people, very few, to whom Aditya would give these powers. He did not relish a judge he did not know making that choice for him.

“Let’s get it drafted,” he declared firmly.

For information on establishing a fund at Hindu Heritage Endowment, contact Shanmuganathaswami at 808-822-3012 ext. 6 or e-mail [email protected]

The Hindu Heritage Endowment wants you to succeed in your estate planning efforts and, through them, both care for your family and remember good causes like the Iraivan Temple Endowment. (For additional information contact Shanmuganathaswami at 808-822-3012, ext. 6, or e-mail [email protected]. To learn more about planned giving options to provide immediate tax and income benefits to you and your family, while also providing a future gift to HHE, please visit www.hheonline.org. Get the tool-kit (pdf)


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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

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Thanks to Our August Temple Builders in 18 different countries

For the twelve months of September 2017 through August 2018, our minimum monthly goal was $780,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $841,168.14.


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AUSTRALIA
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$324.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Luckshmi & Logan Siva Nirmalananda 35.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 100.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.83
 
BELARUS
Tatjana Melenaja 50.00
 
CANADA
Anonymous 87.77
Bill Brown 50.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
R. Janakiraman 51.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00
Kurusamy Mekala 72.35
Thevarajah Nagarajah 16.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Ashish & Kamni Rao 25.00
Vijaya & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 130.23
Saravanamuthu Somasundram 50.00
Kedarnathan Subramanian 108.00
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
 
FIJI ISLANDS
Anonymous 25.00
 
INDIA
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
 
INDONESIA
Mahadevan Gengadaram 50.00
 
IRELAND
Konstantin Usacovs 50.00
 
ITALY
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
 
MALAYSIA
Malaysia Mission 47.00
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 72.06
Kalai Bala 47.00
P. Barathi Balasegaran 12.01
Balamurali Balasupramaniam 12.01
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 12.01
Mekaladeva Batumallah 12.01
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 32.85
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 24.02
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 24.02
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 12.01
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 12.00
Kathiravan Darmalingam 12.01
Sasikumar Darmalingam 12.01
Kalpana, Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 117.10
Omaya Devasagayam 23.41
Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 93.69
Annapoorani Ganesan 24.02
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 12.01
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani  Family 12.01
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 7.10
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 24.02
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Gunasekaran Kandasamy 595.45
Valliammah Kandasamy 12.01
Sockanathan Karuppan 48.04
C. Kavitha 24.02
Muthu Kumar 2,500.00
Kamalasegaran Kumarasamy 10.00
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 12.01
Nameegri Marimuthu 24.02
Amutha Muniandy 37.13
Silvarajoo Muniandy 203.87
Deevesh, Likel Bathmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 24.02
Logadasan Murugesu 12.01
Puvana Murugesu 23.41
Gowri Nadason 44.48
Kamalaharan Nadason 24.02
Chandran Nagalingam 250.00
M. Suranthiran Naidu 36.03
Mohanavilashiny & Navukarasu 11.70
Yehanthini & Siva Taranee Navukarasu 11.71
Nalakini Niranjana 12.01
A. Paranthaman 4.90
Eesan Pasupathi 146.00
Rasiah Vallipurum & Raja Singam Raja Ratnam 24.02
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 12.00
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 12.01
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 24.02
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 24.02
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 14.41
Sanjana Saravan 12.01
Lachmi Savoo 12.01
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 24.02
Indrani Shanmugasundram 12.00
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 24.02
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 10.00
Ramesh Sivanathan 12.24
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 24.02
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 24.02
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 12.01
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Vasanta Tanggavelu 36.03
A. Thinathayalan 12.01
Saroja Vasudevan 12.01
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 46.82
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 24.02
 
MAURITIUS
Anonymous 56.76
Soondiren Arnasalon 7.07
Soundarajen Arnasalon 5.65
Jegadessa Chenganna 14.13
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.83
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.07
Rohit Jogessur 2.83
Meeravadee Koothan 2.83
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.65
Poospawadee Koothan 2.83
Sooreshen Koothan 14.13
Amravadee Kownden 50.88
Vel Mahalingum 11.31
Kulagan Moonesawmy 5.66
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.83
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 2.83
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.83
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.83
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.83
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.07
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 7.07
Vailamah Pareatumbee 7.07
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.41
Dayalen Renghen 4.24
Ezilveylen Renghen 8.48
Jagadissen Renghen 8.48
Madhevi Renghen 8.48
Siven Renghen 8.48
Varaden Renghen 8.48
Vega Renghen 4.24
Petchai Subramanian 1.41
Kannen Valaydon 28.26
Saroja Valayten 2.83
Toshadeva Valayten 1.41
Ulasa Valayten 1.41
Siven Veerasamy 8.48
 
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
Hans & Jenny Ramcharan 441.40
 
NORWAY
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
 
RUSSIA
Timur Izmaylov 10.00
 
SINT MAARTEN
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
 
SINGAPORE
Singapore Mission 25.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Padmini Pareatumbee 20.00
Easan, Lavanya & Sivakumar Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 72.83
Kamala Devi Vaiyapuri 49.00
 
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
 
UNITED KINGDOM
Anonymous 11.00
Vani Chenganna 62.57
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 24.02
Mrs. Ganganayaki Ramadas 32.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
Shankara Skandanatha 36.00
 
USA
Anonymous 1,157.00
Suntheram Family Trust Fund 321.20
Vanguard - Vish Iyer Family 1,008.00
Wailua Mission 16,184.50
YourCause - Rani Natarajan 252.00
Manju Akkinepalli 101.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Palani K. Aravazhi 105.00
Rajendra Prasad & Indira Atluri 101.00
Chandrakanta Baheti 100.00
Anca Botez 20.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 75.00
Naren Chelian 51.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Curt & Marie Colby 15.00
Brian P. Cooke 51.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 54.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Paul DeSantis 531.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
Raju & Heena Gandhi 301.00
Raman & Nayana Gandhi 51.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Rajendra Giri 20.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
James L. Haynes 100.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 70.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
Arumugam & Rajammal Jayakumar 201.00
Manickam Jeganathan 101.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 90.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 1,188.00
Anil & Jyothi Kondapi 108.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Raj Kumar 251.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 200.00
Kishin & Varsha Mahbubani 125.00
Gaurav & Ripla Malhotra 151.00
Lokesh Marigowda 20.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Prabhashanker Mehta 11.00
Ajay & Ranjini Myer 5,001.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Uday & Sangeeta Naik 501.00
Dushyanth Narravula 111.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Neela Oza 75.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Sriram Panchagnula 30.00
Cassan Pancham 1,008.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Anuj & Disha Patel 101.00
Arvind B. Patel 108.00
Champak & Hansaben Patel 508.00
Hansmukh & Pratima Patel 100.00
Jigisha Patel 1,008.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Salik & Sanjia Pathak 51.00
Jagdish Ragade 501.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 216.00
Ambika & Mahadev Raman 1,000.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Sampat & Sarla Rampuria 51.00
Chandar Ramrakha 151.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Rama Pemmaraju  Rao 108.00
Sharath Rathinakumar 101.00
Sudharsanam Rathinam 101.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 961.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
In memory of M. Sangarapillai 200.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 20.00
Thangaratnam Sanmugam 201.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Pathmini Saravanapavan 100.00
Silver Vel Satsang 15.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Dhiraviam Seetharaman 108.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Muthu & Nandini Senthilkumar 101.00
Suresh M. Sevak 51.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Praveen Shankar 101.00
Madhu Sharma 251.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Abhishek Singh 101.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Jai Sivakumara 200.00
Homa, Hotri, Hridaya & Tejasinha Sivalingam 5.00
Jnana Sivananda 400.00
Lakshana Chetana Sivananda 51.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 108.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Senthilkumar Srinivasan 101.00
Joseph W. Steelman 50.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 152.00
Savitha Subramanian 101.00
Hemalatha Sundaram 21.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Karthik Suresh 108.00
Shanthi Suresh 101.00
Vijay Syal 51.00
Sridhar & Lakshmi Talanki 251.00
Satyanagu Tatineni 50.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Murli M. Tiwari 108.00
Amit Upadhyay 101.00
Rama Vangala 116.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Kalyan Venuthurupalli 101.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Tsajon & Kamalia Von Lixfeld 5.00
Michael Wasylkiw 216.00
Jai Weiske 100.00
John & Abha Wiersba 51.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 11.11
Shelah Young 51.00
Total Building Fund 52,628.39
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 11.00
B. Elango 108.00
Amey Surendra Gangal 11.00
 
Total Endowment Funds 130.00
 
Special Project Donations
Valli Ananda 170.00
Valliamah Kandasamy 22.80
Silvarajoo Muniandy 72.81
Gowri Nadesan 234.11
 
Total Special Project Donations 499.71
 
Grand Total $53,258.10

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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 19 resident monastics from five nations. Kadavul Hindu Temple and the many sacred areas of San Marga are available to Hindus for worship, meditation, japa and quiet reflection. It is best, if you are planning to come to visit us, to email us in advance to make sure the days of your visit coincide with our open times. And, if you want to have darshan with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, to check if he is in residence and to make the necessary appointment. Please see our visitor information pages for more details.

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