Kauai's Hindu Monastery
February 2018 Newsletter


The year 2018 began with special blessings from God Siva as we celebrated our major Nataraja festival of the year, Ardra Darshanam, on the first of January. As you can imagine, the temple was packed with devotees, some coming for Nataraja’s grace and others seeking blessings to begin the new year. It is one of two yearly festivals where all the monastics assist in the puja in one capacity or another (the other festival being Mahasivaratri.) One of the features that devotees attending find impressive is the elaborateness of the abhishekam, especially the offering of the water from 108 coconuts which are passed along a line of monastics up to and out of the sanctum. The vibration was powerful and uplifting to all. This was followed a week later with our monthly Chitra puja to Gurudeva, the 217th since his Great Departure. The third special ceremony for the month was Thai Pusam on January 30, celebrated with abhishekam and elaborate decorations. The extra number of year-end visitors continued through the first week of January with many having darshan sessions with me after the morning Siva puja. A major project for the month was the completion of the study guide for “Innersearch Sri Lanka 2018.” In addition to the daily schedules, it contains outlines for my classes focusing on the teachings of the Kailasa Guruparampara. General contributions for January totaled $73,705, which is more than our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $314. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Aum Namasivaya!    — Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.

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Gurudeva's Wisdom
Gurudeva Narmada Lingam Abhishekam

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

Evil is often looked upon as a force against God. But the Hindu knows that all forces are God’s forces, even the waywardness of adharma. This is sometimes difficult to understand when we see the pains and problems caused by men against men. Looking deeper, we see that what is called evil has its own mysterious purpose in life. Yes, bad things do happen. Still, the wise never blame God, for they know these to be the return of man’s self-created karmas, difficult but necessary experiences for his spiritual evolution. Whenever we are injured or hurt, we understand that our suffering is but the fulfillment of a karma we once initiated, for which our injurer is but the instrument who, when his karma cycles around, will be the injured. Those who perform seemingly evil deeds are not yet in touch with the ever-present God consciousness of their immortal soul. The Vedas rightly admonish, “Borne along and defiled by the stream of qualities, unsteady, wavering, bewildered, full of desire, distracted, one goes on into the state of self-conceit. In thinking ‘This is I’ and ‘That is mine’ one binds himself with himself, as does a bird with a snare.”

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Recent Happenings


Devotees gather inside Kadavul Hindu Temple on January 1 for the annual Maha Ardra Abhishekam.


Mango leaves from the monastery trees are decorated with sandal paste and kumkum for the festival.

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Top to bottom: Lord Murugan blesses one and all after the abhishekam on Thai Pusam; prasadam is prepared as an offering to God and the Gods on Thai Pongal; Chola Gardens surrounds Iraivan Temple, inviting pilgrims to explore; containers of sculpted granite arrive from India; many families had the Satguru’s blessings during the year-end season; Nirvani Tejadevanatha and Divyesh Nagarajan harvest and squeeze oranges in preparation for the Maha Ardra abhishekam; a local artist sat for hours capturing the amazing monastery vista on canvas.

Iraivan Temple Progress
Iraivan Temple construction picked up this month with the new arrival of sculpted granite stones from India, one of the last shipments needed. Soon all of the stones will be here on Kauai and the complexities of shipping 40-foot containers will be a thing of the past. Also in this shipment were many hundreds of carbide tipped chisels, their cutting point crafted from the worn out carbide teeth of the huge saw blade used to cut granite at our carving site in India. These new chisels will stay sharper for much longer than the old style chisels and make the chisel sharpening process at the forge completely unnecessary. This will make the stone carvers much more efficient. Our carvers are expected to arrive from India next month to begin the considerable final tasks for the temple’s completion—including the construction of the Nandi Mandapam and kodimaram, the 485-foot-long perimeter wall and more. The year 2018 is going to be an exciting time for Iraivan Temple.

Satguru’s Activities
Satguru was in residence here at the monastery throughout the month of January, taking a break from his busy travel schedule. Once a week he continued to make video commentaries on our Path to Siva catechism for youth. Please go to our Kauai’s Hindu Monastery YouTube channel to view his talks on: What Is our Heritage of Gurus, Who Are Our Holy Men and Women, Who Are the Four Great Tamil saints, and a two-part exposition of the yamas and niyamas titled “What Is Our Code of Conduct?”

Special Ceremonies
Dozens of devotees from all over the world came to Kauai Aadheenam to celebrate New Year’s Day, worship Kadavul Nataraja and be with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami. Many were surprised to learn that January first was also Ardra nakshatra, the asterism when all the monks celebrate Ardra Darshanam. The monks gathered along with 100 devotees for a full morning worshiping Lord Nataraja in Kadavul Temple. Our longest abhishekam of the year was performed, bathing the bronze murti with hundreds of gallons of prana-filled offerings. The shakti awakened by this spectacular annual rite was an intense delight. On January 30 we celebrated Thai Pusam, honoring the day that Lord Murugan received His Vel. Monks spent the day preparing 5-gallon pots of milk, yogurt, honey, citrus juice and more for the evening abhishekam. Murugan’s yogic shakti filled Kadavul Temple.

Publications and Other Activities
sIn January our Ganapati Kulam Media Studio monks finished the April/May/June 2018 issue of Hinduism Today magazine. The main stories in this issue cover everything about sandalwood, insights on the chakras and a piece on sports and spirituality. The first Russian language edition of Hinduism Today magazine has been published. It is a gorgeous reproduction of our October 2017 issue. You can see it here: bit.ly/HToct2017RussianTranslation. When Shashikala Raja, of Michigan, visited the monastery in December, she learned that we had Satguru’s Publisher’s Desk editorials translated into a number of Indic languages, but not yet in her native Kannada. She volunteered to be our translator, and upon returning home quickly submitted the first one, “One God, Many Divinities.” It is now online and can be read here: bit.ly/PubDeskKannada. Kannada is the native language of nearly 40 million, most of whom live in Karnataka state, where our Iraivan Temple carving site is located. In the farming area of life, what was an empty field April 27th of last year today heralds a fully equipped processing facility for our noni juice harvested from our certified organic orchard across the Wailua River from the monastery. This 24 by 56 foot building is one of the few that we have built from the ground up at the monastery. It is a perfect place to clean, ferment, press and store what becomes Wailua River Noni Juice. Paramacharya Sivanathaswami performed the blessing rites for the new building at a “ribbon cutting” ceremony presided over by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami. Our thanks to architect Thamby Kumaran (who did the building plans as a donation), to Easvan Param (who installed the electrical wiring), and to all who helped.

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Appa Richard Waits flew from Washington state for a week to be with his son, Natyam Jayanatha. His photography skills can be seen on page two—Satguru’s portrait was taken by him; Large stepping stones are being created at the southern entry to Iraivan.

Bodhinatha's Newest Teachings Online
Satguru Bodhinatha is now turning his 15-minute Keynote presentations into movies which can be used for our personal benefit or shared at a satsang of friends. See them here. Thanks to a vibrant team of transcribers we can hear Bodhinatha's recent talks and read the transcriptions here. Read the transcriptions on line. Click here for all of Bodhinatha's talks.

The weekly talks are also live streamed and then save on YouTube. Go to the Kauai Aadheenam channel and scroll down to recent talks (audio has some room echo)

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:

Who Are the Four Great Tamil Saints
What Is Our Code of Conduct - Yamas
What Is Our Code of Conduct - Nayamas
What Are Our Five Core Practices

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Iraivan’s Pillar Art: Four Principles of Saivism & Three Worlds

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Each outer pillar of Iraivan Temple has ten bas-relief carvings depicting sacred symbols, plants and themes of Saivite philosophy, such as the Vedas, states of mind, limbs of yoga and the types of karma. Lower pillar panels display 24 forms of Siva and 12 meditations in Gurudeva’s mystical Shum language.

Four panels on pillar 20 depict the three worlds. The physical world is represented by a contemplative rishi scribing insights on palm leaves. The Sivaloka, or world of the Gods, is portrayed by a bas-relief of Siva’s profile with prominent crescent moon, gold earring and rudraksha necklace. The Antarloka, or second world, is depicted in two panels, one for the higher second world showing a evolved deva, and one for the narakaloka showing a demonic figure.

Pillar 18 displays four central principles of Saiva Siddhanta: guru, Lingam, sangam and valipadu (worship). The guru panel shows a devotee touching the feet of his spiritual master. The Lingam panel shows an elliptical stone that represents God, adorned with three stripes of holy and tilaka, being bathed with water. Sangam, the like-minded fellowship of devotees, is represented by four hands clasped together. Vallipadu, ardent worship, is depicted as a devotee offering a lighted lamp before a Sivalingam.


Hindu Heritage Endowment

Understanding The Charitable Lead Trust


Yash has received a generous inheritance from his parents and wants to provide future gifts to his son Darpan when he is old enough to manage money responsibly. He also wants to support the construction of Iraivan Temple now. Is there any way for him to meet these two seemingly irreconcilable goals?

Yash put this problem to his accountant brother-in-law, Smaran, one weekend while helping him move some furniture into his new home.

After struggling with a queen-size box spring which they finally got to the second floor bedroom, the two men took a break. “Have you considered a charitable lead trust?” his brother-in-law asked.

“What in the world is that?”

“Let me explain,” Smaran said.

“Let’s start with your goals. I understand you want to give Darpan about $100,000 when he’s 35. Is that right?”

“Yes. I feel he will be able to handle money by then. He’s only twenty now.”

“But you also said you want to support the Iraivan Temple in Hawaii beginning this year.”

“That’s right,” Yash answered.

“Here’s what you can do,” Smaran volunteered. “Place $100,000 into an irrevocable charitable lead trust and direct the trust to pay $4,000 a year for 15 years to support the temple. After that, the trust passes all remaining fund assets to Darpan.”

“Why would I go to all that trouble?”

“Here’s why. First, you’ve set up an instrument that provides steady support to the temple. The temple will get $4,000 a year from the trust almost automatically.”

“That would be great.”

“Second, Darpan will get about $100,000 tax-free in 15 years.”

“Do you think the trust can earn 4 percent a year?” “Sure,” said Smaran. “I know of some tax-free muni bonds that pay 4 percent. And as an important third benefit, you get an immediate $47,000 gift tax deduction. This limits the damage that the future gift to Darpan would otherwise do to your estate tax exclusion.”

“Well, estate tax is not likely going to be a problem for me,” Yash said. “My main purpose is to make sure Darpan gets the $100,000, but not before he’s mature enough to care for it. And I want to start supporting the temple right now. If I can give the temple $60,000 and still have the $100,000 for Darpan, that would be ideal.”

“Then talk to your accountant about setting up a charitable lead trust.”

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.



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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.


❏ One pillar section: $15,000

❏ One panel section: $30,000

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Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations

Five-Month Summary: For the five months of September 2017 to January 2018, our minimum monthly goal was $325,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $472,613.87.

Thanks to Our January Temple Builders in 17 Countries

Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Sinniah Chinniah 159.00
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 50.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.92
Tatjana Melenaja 50.00
Anonymous 81.96
Rajesh K. Bali 213.95
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Anonymous 65.00
Eric Elbers 100.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00
Vasantha Muthulingam 51.00
Thevarajah Nagarajah 24.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Radika & Raguraj Nallasivampillai 1,001.00
Kayathri Piranavan 73.78
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Subhadra Raj 166.00
Ashish & Kamni Rao 25.00
Neelam & Bal Krishan Sahajpal 200.00
Thiru Satkunendran 393.88
Dharmalingam & Mangai Selvarajah 50.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Rogini Shummoogum 14.76
Murari Singh 100.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 354.13
Saravanamuthu Somasundram 50.00
Gananatha Subrahmanyam 17.01
Sundaramoorthy Family 51.00
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Kohila Vivegananthan 51.00
Tilagame Adinarayane 101.00
Anonymous 108.00
N. Alagappan 737.77
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
Mahadevan Gengadaram 50.00
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
Kalai Bala 47.40
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 22.54
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 23.70
Sai Janan, Sai Hamsiny, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 72.07
Omaya Devasagayam 36.04
Shreiyaa, Kavin Kirav, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 72.07
Annapoorani Ganesan 12.03
Sarasvathi Iswarapatham 12.03
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 14.21
Muthukumar Jeyabalan 2,500.00
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Gunasekaran Kandasamy 344.04
Valliammah Kandasamy 12.03
Kamalasegaran Kumarasamy 10.00
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 12.03
Lim Hock Leong 27.00
Nameegri Marimuthu 24.04
Malaysia Mission 17.00
Deevesh & Likel, Bathmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 12.03
Mohanavilashiny Murugesu 12.03
Puvana Murugesu 12.03
Gowri Nadason 144.15
Kamalaharan Nadason 24.04
M. Suranthiran Naidu 36.06
Yehanthini & Siva Taranee Navukarasu 12.03
Nalakini Niranjana 12.03
A. Paranthaman 9.47
Rasiah Vallipurum & Raja Singam Raja Ratnam 24.04
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 23.70
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 12.03
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 24.04
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 12.03
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 14.08
Sanjana Saravan 12.03
Lachmi Savoo 12.03
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Indrani Shanmugasundram 23.70
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 24.04
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Ramesh Sivanathan 12.63
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 24.04
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 24.04
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 12.03
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 12.03
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 24.04
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
Soondiren Arnasalon 7.29
Jegadessa Chenganna 29.17
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.92
Rani Gangadeen 1.46
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 1.46
Rohit Jogessur 2.92
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.83
Poospawadee Koothan 2.92
Anonymous 58.58
Vel Mahalingum 11.67
Manogaran Mardemootoo 29.17
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.92
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.92
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.92
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.92
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.92
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.46
Dayalen Renghen 4.38
Ezilveylen Renghen 8.75
Jagadissen Renghen 8.75
Madhevi Renghen 8.75
Siven Renghen 8.75
Varaden Renghen 8.75
Vega Renghen 4.38
Girdevi Seegoolam 1.46
Kannen Valaydon 58.34
Saroja Valayten 2.92
Toshadeva Valayten 1.46
Ulasa Valayten 1.46
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
Anonymous 1,500.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Singapore Mission 124.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Padmini Pareatumbee 20.00
Easan Saravan, Lavanya & Sivakumar Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 75.71
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
Anil Kumar 54.00
Anonymous 130.00
P. & G.S. Balendran Family 134.82
Vani Chenganna 80.19
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 24.04
Susan James 30.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Vasuki Sivagnanavel 1,280.63
Shankara Skandanatha 36.00
Vasanthy Vivekanandan 67.41
Benevity 250.00
YourCause 252.00
Anonymous 1,102.10
Wailua Mission 11,922.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Rajan Aneja Family 100.00
Kanaga Arunachalam 25.00
Chitrammal & Sangarapillai Asokan 100.00
Dharam & Madhu Bahl 54.00
Mattur R. Balakrishna 108.00
Mohan Balakrishnan 101.00
Ramalingam Balamohan 101.00
Nirmala Balasingam 200.00
Rajendra Bassit 25.00
William Bault 40.00
Arvind Bhakta 51.00
Rekha & Paurvi Bhatt 101.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
G. Chadha 21.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Saisharan Chakilam 101.00
Asha Chaku $70.00
Uma & Kumar Chandrasekaran 101.00
Sheela Chandrasekhara 51.00
Venkatasubramanian Chanjeevaram 100.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Rajesh & Poonam Damodharan 101.00
Shyamadeva & Peshani Devi Dandapani 54.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Ed DeDeo 33.33
Nayan Desai 11.00
Paul DeSantis 108.00
Shankar Devanhalli 1001.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 108.00
Demo & Genevieve Di Martile 108.00
Trichinopoly A. Dorairajan 101.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
Chris & Marty Fernandes 100.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Sitaram Geddam 101.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Wade Hampton 20.00
Adiyan Haran $2,500.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
Usharani Iswaran Magana 25.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
S. Jeyendran 602.00
Venkata Kanagala 101.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Saravanan & Vasavi Kasthuri 2980.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
Prem & Urmilla Khilanani 101.00
Rama & Jeeva Kolinjivadi 501.00
Anil & Jyothi Kondapi 108.00
Harini Korlipara 101.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 50.00
Amirtha Krishnarajah 721.00
Rajeshwar & Anu Kumar 251.00
Vijay Kumar 11.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 200.00
Kiran & Hema Majmudar 1001.00
Divya Mangudi 2500.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Janice A. May 15.00
Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Jaykumar, Dhanya & Rohit Menon 151.00
Ditlev & Sivabakiam Monrad 101.00
Rajan & Indira Mullangi 100.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Nirmalam & V. Nagulendran 250.00
J. & Vasu Naidu 50.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 1001.00
Mohan & Sutha Narayanan 200.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Nagar S. Nayak 51.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Cassan Pancham 1008.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Harish Parmar 51.00
Bhadresh A. Patel 101.00
Indubala R. Patel 108.00
Pradeep Patel 101.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Rasiklal S. Patel 101.00
Rekha & Ajit Patel 1000.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00
Phani Peri 108.00
Indrathan Pillay 50.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Shantha Rajakrishnamurthy 251.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1001.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Sudharsanam Rathinam 101.00
Leslie Rosa Gil 21.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 876.00
Ved P. & Geeta Sahni 100.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
V.R. & Indira Sanda 51.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 20.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Silver Vel Satsang 30.00
Dhiraviam Seetharaman 21.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Indu Sharma 51.00
Radhika Sharma 101.00
Suresh Sharma 100.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Manohar Shinde 25.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Jai Sivakumara 200.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Lakshana Chetana Sivananda 51.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 100.00
Appavu Sivaprakasam 25.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 51.00
Robert Sklovsky 33.71
Nishtha Soni 100.00
Robert Sorrells 216.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Joseph W. Steelman 100.00
Sashi & Gayathri Subramanian 150.00
Vignesh Sukumaran 216.00
Terri Sun 21.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Rajnarayanan & Padmasini Sundararaman 51.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Anthan & Sayini Sunder 25.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Ambujakshi & Pachagiri Suresh 101.00
Karthik Suresh 101.00
Suresh Ramamurti.& Shanthi Suresh 101.00
Sukumar Thanawala 251.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Sandie Tillotson & Family 499.00
Bhamar & Kanta Trivedi 51.00
Bob & Bhavna Uppal 201.00
Prity Sunil Vaidya 101.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
N.M. Varadarajan 50.00
Rajiv Verma 216.00
Krishna Vijh 31.00
Uma Vishwanathan 201.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Choudary Voleti 15000.00
Michael Wasylkiw 648.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 11.11
Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00
Srikala & Subramanya Sarma Yellayi 500.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Total Building Fund 73,642.69
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Amey Surendra Gangal 11.00
Anonymous 51.00
Total Endowment Funds 62.00
Special Project Donations
Valli Ananda 170.00
Gowri Nadason 120.11
Valliammah Kandasamy 24.04
Total Special Project Donations 314.15
Grand Total $74,018.84

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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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