May 2018 Newsletter


April began with Sannyasins Shanmuganathaswami, Siddhanathaswami and I continuing our trip on the US East Coast. Satsangs were held on April 1st in Orlando, Florida, and April 7th in Bethesda, Maryland. On April 8th we attended and gave a talk at the Siva Saints Gurupuja Day at the Murugan Temple in Maryland. The event honored some of the Nayanars and Satgurus Yogaswami and Subramuniyaswami. Next, Sannyasin Yoginathaswami and I attend four days of events at the kumbhabhishekam of the Maha Ganapati Temple of Arizona. I gave one talk at the event on Agamic temple worship which included answers to four challenging questions commonly asked by Hindu teenagers: (1) Since God is everywhere, why do we need temples? (2) Do Hindus worship idols? (3) Why are there so many Gods in the temple? I have trouble relating to so many. (4) Why do we make offerings of so much milk and food to the murti? Wouldn’t it be better to give it to the poor? At the end of April, Shanmuganathaswami and I left for London, with stops first in Northern and Southern California for satsangs. General contributions for April totaled $55,764, which is less than 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!    — Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.

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

Gurudeva's Wisdom

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

Visualize a mountain and the path leading to its icy summit. As the climber traverses the lower ranges, he sees the meadows, the passes, the giant boulders. This we can liken to dualism, the natural, theistic state where God and man are different. Reaching the summit, the climber sees that the many parts are actually a one mountain. This realization is likened to pure monism. Unfortunately, many monists, reaching the summit, teach a denial of the foothills they themselves climbed on the way to their monistic platform. However, by going a little higher, lifting the kundalini into the space above the mountain’s peak, the entire Truth is known. The bottom and the top are viewed as a one whole, just as theism and monism are accepted by the awakened soul. Monistic theism, Advaita Ishvaravada, reconciles the dichotomy of being and becoming, the apparent contradiction of God’s eternality and temporal activity, the confusion of good and evil, the impasse of one and two. The Vedas affirm, “He who knows this becomes a knower of the One and of duality, he who has attained to the oneness of the One, to the self-same nature.

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Recent Happenings


At the historic kumbhabhishekam in Phoenix, Arizona, Sivacharyas greet Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Sannyasin Yoginathaswami, who are the chief guests.


At the Spiritual Park in Mauritius thousands gather on the first Sunday of each month, this time being sheltered by new open pavilions still under construction.

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Top to bottom: At his Arizona home Chellappa Deva offers puja to the Satguru; the newly-arrived silpis at work on Iraivan; the carbide-tipped chisels, an Iraivan innovation, now used exclusively for sculpting the stone, because of their superior performance; satsang with Satguru in Northern California; Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami greets Krishnan Sankaranarayanan and Ayshwarya Srinivasan and sons Sathvik and Krathu from Houston; stones for the Nandi Mandapam are assembled and inventoried; the new rajagopuram in Arizona, blessed by Satguru and attended by some 4,000 devotees.

Iraivan Temple Progress
On March 20 a team of six silpi carvers from the worksite in Bengaluru arrived on Kauai. They were accompanied by the worksite’s assistant manager, Thuraisingam Rajasankara, and his wife Swapna. The Iraivan Temple architect, Selvanathan Sthapati, arrived in early April. Selvanathan, Thuraisingam, silpis and the monks of the Siddhidata Kulam worked together to take measurements to get an accurate overview of the remaining jointing work that needs to be done to finish the Nandi Mandapam. Sthapati also determined the final height of the kodimaram (temple “flag pole”), which will be installed in the center of the Nandi Mandapam in the months ahead. The entire team worked to lay out the 485-foot-long perimeter wall, marking where the stones will be placed on the edge of the four foot tall plinth upon which the temple is built. They also laid out the placement of the concrete footing on which the front steps will be placed. During April, the silpis focused on refining the embellishments at the base of the Nandi Mandapam. The next step is to set in place the 12 ornately carved pillars that support the Nandi Mandapam roof stones. The landscaping around the temple saw the addition of some huge concrete stepping stones. Designing the desert cactus garden at the northwest corner of the temple was begun as well.

Satguru’s Activities
At the beginning of April, Satguru visited the Murugan Temple in Washington, DC. At the end of April he traveled with Yoginathaswami to the Maha Ganapati Temple of Arizona, 30 miles south of Phoenix, for the grand opening of the temple’s 54-foot-tall Maharajagopuram. They were happy to meet the priests on hand for the event, some well known to us, including Sundaramurthy Sivacharya, and nonagenarian Thanga Bhattar, perhaps the senior-most priest in the USA. It is interesting to note that our Gurudeva, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, gifted the original Ganesha murti to this temple. In Phoenix, Bodhinatha’s devotees and monastery friends were able to spend quality time with him. Returning to Kauai, Satguru continued his commentaries on Path to Siva, elucidating the lessons “What Is Yoga?” ( and “What Is Sadhana?” ( Those talks can be heard on our website.

Publications and Other Activities
In April our Ganapati Kulam publications team wrapped up the July-August-September issue of Hinduism Today. Interesting stories include an update on the efforts of the Hindu community to improve the textbooks from which Indian history is taught to students in the US. Another story describes how enlightened beings face the end of life and why Hindus do not fear death. Also in April, the publications team produced a Tamil edition of Path to Siva (called Saiva Neri), which was translated by Ramesh Sivanathan of Malaysia. The book is being printed by Sampoorna in Kuala Lumpur in time for its official release on June 3 by Satguru at the Kalamandapam Hall in Brickfields. In farm news, 640 gallons of noni juiced, pressed from 5 1/2 tons of fruit, was sent off for bottling. Thanks to our Taskforcer Chandran, to Gregg Lien and Thuraisingam for helping with this project. On April 15, Kauai’s North Shore was deluged with 49.69 inches (126 cm) of rainfall during a 24-hour period. This was a record for the most rain in US history. Because of its location, the monastery was spared from most of this deluge. We wish to thank everyone for the messages of love and concern that poured in from around the world!

News from Our Mauritius Center
The construction of the three extensions to the Pancha Mukha Ganapati Mandapam at our Spiritual Park is continuing smoothly. Thatch roofs will protect an additional 500 people from the rain and sun during the Ganesha homa on the first Sunday of every month. Thousands visit this monthly event to offer prayers into the homa fire. Thanks to generous devotees for funding this upgrade to the Spiritual Park.


Satguru conducts satsang at the home of the Pattisapu family in Florida

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:

What Is Yoga
The Meaning of Sivaratri and Nirvikalpa Samadhi
What Is Sadhana
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Award-Winning Selvanathan Sthapati Comes to Kauai


In April of 2018, Selvanathan instructs the silpis on how to proceed with the assembly of the ornate Nandi Mandapam.<>/p>

When Gurudeva first met Selvanathan Sthapati, it was in the late 1970s when the budding artist was a 13-year-old student at the Government School of Architecture in Mahabaliburam, and whose uncle, Ganapati Sthapati, was the principal. Selvanathan recounted the meeting for us in a 2008 interview for Hinduism Today: “Gurudeva applied vibhuti on my forehead and placed his holy palms on my head for few minutes and blessed me. This sacred instance remained in my mind forever. I believe that it is this sparisha, the benediction of Gurudeva, that has paved my way to involve myself with Iraivan temple.”

They were of an august lineage, the 37th and 38th generation of sthapatis from their grand ancestor Kunjar Mallan Raja Raja Perunthachan, the architect for the famed 11th century Brihadeeswara Temple in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. It was Ganapati Sthapati’s oft-repeated belief that the patron of that temple, King Rajaraja Chola, was Gurudeva in a past life.

When they all first met, the temple building tradition in South India had been in long decline, suffering from the absence of royal patronage, colonial neglect and a government preoccupation with other matters as India struggled to rebuild itself as a modern nation. The sthapatis were discouraged and silpi stone workers sought other livelihoods as temple patrons were few. It was Ganapathi Sthapati’s father, Vaidyanatha, who had set about revitalizing the tradition, training a new generation of silpis in the art of stone carving.

We like to think that Gurudeva’s inspired vision of an all-stone, hand carved temple gave added impetus to this renaissance. The sthapatis and Sivachariyar priests think so, and the fact is that since the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st, Hindu temples are being renovated or built anew at a pace unmatched for centuries, and not just in India, but around the world. It is in this creative swirl that Selvanathan Sthapati now finds himself immersed, responsible for projects from the Shiva-Vishnu Temple outside Washington DC, to the rebuilding of the renowned Tiruketheeswaram Temple in Sri Lanka. The latter is a huge project started in 2012 to restore the glory of this famed temple destroyed by the Portuguese Christians in 1589 and only partly rebuilt in 1903. In what may have been his most sensitive assignment, he was called to restore the ancient navapashanam (nine herbs) murti of the Palani Hills Murugan Temple, a task he approached with great trepidation despite his extensive training.

Sthapati spent a week on Kauai in April setting up the six-man team of Indian sculptors. He is expected back every six months or so until the project is finished. On April 4, 2018, he received the Craft Council of India’s Kamala Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Preservation of Indian Art, Craft and Tradition.


Iraivan’s architects: Selvanathan and Ganapati Sthapati, second and third from left, stand with Gurudeva and our first team of silpis on the foundation of Iraivan temple in 2001; (right)

Hindu Heritage Endowment

Reflecting on Why the All-Important Will Is Just
One Part of Your Complete Estate Planning Package s


A woman leaves her physical body and is received by her guardian devas in her astral body at the moment of her Great Departure. She is happy that—guided by her estate planning tool kit—her personal and financial affairs are settled.

With fuel and food prices sky high, it’s natural for a family to think about its future financial security. The last place you might think to look for help in such matters is a Hindu monastery. But, in addition to spiritual direction, monasteries around the world offer practical guidance to help stabilize society during changing times. Many of you have supported the monastery for years, and we in turn want to help your family’s future. That is one reason the monastery is happy to provide a free, well-thought-out estate planning tool kit.

A good estate plan will not make high prices lower. But it will protect your family from unnecessary court costs, attorney fees and taxes. These can do real damage, especially at a time when prices continue to trend upward.

One of the most basic but misunderstood estate planning tools is the will. Some people think a will avoids probate, the costly court process that supervises the distribution of wealth to others at death. Not true. Your will is a ticket to probate court. Think of your will as a letter to the judge, telling him or her who gets your estate. The judge supervises distribution following your will, making sure the right people get the right things.

Some think the executor of your will can step in and manage your assets if you are too ill to do so. Not true. The executor has no power until after your death.

Some think wills can direct who gets everything you own. Not true. Some of your assets—life insurance and retirement plans, for example—indicate who gets what through their own beneficiary designations. Wills cannot simply override these designations.

Despite these and other limi­t­ations—
costs, delay, and their public nature—wills are a blessing to families who would otherwise watch helplessly as the court distributes their loved one’s estate according to an impersonal formula that might have little to do with the decedent’s wishes.

This is why a will is usually the first document people think of when drafting an estate plan. Even so, 58 percent of adult Americans don’t have one according to a new survey from Here are some other interesting statistics from the survey’s findings:

• 18 percent of Americans experience problems, due to a lack of or a flawed estate plan, after the death or incapacitation of a loved one.

• Nearly eight percent of Americans without an estate plan say they do not have one because they do not want to think about dying or incapacity.

Most attorneys encourage their clients to consider a living trust, a power of attorney for property management, an advance health care directive and a will. These are all topics covered in the estate planning tool kit.

Strengthen your family’s future and continue your support of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery by downloading the pdf file at

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 Get the tool-kit (pdf)


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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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Building Fund Donations

Eight-Month Summary: For the eight months of September, 2017, to April, 2018, our minimum monthly goal was $520,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $668,737.28.

Thanks to Our April Temple Builders in 17 different countries

Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan US$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 2.86
Tatjana Melenaja 50.00
Anonymous 114.57
Bill Brown 33.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Sundari Devam 1,855.00
Eric Elbers 100.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00
Niranjan & Jayanthi Nadarajah 1,000.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Santosh & Priyaa Prasad 185.85
Ashish & Kamni Rao 25.00
Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Dharmalingam & Mangai Selvarajah 50.00
Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Pranavan Sinmayanandan 25.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 133.81
Saravanamuthu Somasundram 50.00
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Anonymous 25.00
Anonymous 25.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
Mahadevan Gengadaram 50.00
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
Malaysia Mission 2.00
P. Barathi Balasegaran 12.66
Balamurali Balasupramaniam 12.66
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 12.66
Mekaladeva Batumallah 12.66
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 39.68
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 25.31
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 12.66
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Kathiravan Darmalingam 12.66
Sasikumar Darmalingam 12.66
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 12.66
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 12.66
Muthukumar Jeyabalan 2,500.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 25.31
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
C. Kavitha 25.31
Kamalasegaran Kumarasamy 10.00
Nagaretthina Ammal Kuppusamy 50.00
Silvarajoo Muniandy 38.50
Mogan Raju 69.00
Puveneswaran Raman 30.00
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 25.31
Saraswathy & Ramesh Sivanathan 12.79
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
Vasanta Tanggavelu 37.99
Saroja Vasudevan 12.66
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
Anonymous 57.37
Soondiren Arnasalon 7.14
Soundarajen Arnasalon 5.71
Prem Audit 2.86
Jegadessa Chenganna 14.29
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.14
Rohit Jogessur 2.86
Aneeta Khooseea 1.43
Meeravadee Koothan 2.86
Sooreshen Koothan 14.29
Amravadee Kownden 51.43
Vel Mahalingum 11.43
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.86
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.86
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 2.86
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.86
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.86
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.86
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.14
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 7.14
Vailamah Pareatumbee 7.14
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.43
Dayalen Renghen 4.29
Ezilveylen Renghen 8.57
Jagadissen Renghen 8.57
Madhevi Renghen 8.57
Siven Renghen 8.57
Vega Renghen 12.86
Petchai Subramanian 1.43
Saroja Valayten 2.86
Toshadeva Valayten 1.43
Ulasa Valayten 1.43
Siven Veerasamy 8.57
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
Dinanatha Borzunov 100.00
Singapore Mission 405.00
Anonymous 100.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Hannah & Vasaant Krishnan 60.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Padmini Pareatumbee 20.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan 400.00
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
Anil Kumar 54.00
Anonymous 119.00
Vani Chenganna 149.80
Susan James 30.00
K. Jananayagam 1,295.50
Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Shankara Skandanatha 36.00
Benevity - Divya Mangudi 2,500.00
YourCause 126.00
Kapalua Partners LLC 500.00
Network For Good 15.00
Golden Gate Mission 60.00
Wailua Mission 11,072.25
Anonymous 4,217.81
Vel Alahan 25.00
P. & J.P. Amuluru 108.00
Palani K. Aravazhi 105.00
Chitrammal & Sangarapillai Asokan 100.00
Rao L. Atluri 25.00
Keith Bachmann 51.00
Venkataraman Balaraman 101.00
Arvind Bhakta 51.00
Virender & Sushma Bhardwaj 1,350.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 70.00
Ajay & Jamuna Chalasani 501.00
Naren Chelian 303.00
Aanya Chintamreddy 101.00
Haasya Sai & Archana Choppari 600.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 54.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Ed DeDeo 40.00
Bhadresh & Kusum Desai 100.00
Paul DeSantis 216.00
Chellappa & Bhanu Devi Deva 25.00
Krishna K. Devarajulu 108.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 108.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Koteswaran Gurukal 25.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
Chandraleela Hoezoo 108.00
Usharani Iswaran Magana 20.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 152.00
Anil Kapur 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Saravanan & Vasavi Kasthuri 4,009.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 324.00
Siva & Jana Kesavan 1,001.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 108.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
S. & Manjula Krishnamurthi 200.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Halekote N. Kumara 251.00
Sarma R. Kunda 108.00
Mukund M. Kute 101.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Karthi Luneburg 101.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 200.00
Ravi Madapati 100.00
R. & K. Mahadevan 101.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Marilyn Matsumoto 210.00
Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Inder & Aileen Mirchandani 108.00
Shailesh & Jyoti Mistry 101.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Isabella Nadeau 10.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Sriram & Revathi Naganathan 101.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Varsha & Dilip Naik 1,008.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
P. Nathan 151.00
Debi Prosad Nayak 501.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Rao Pachigolla 51.00
Gurudas Pai 352.00
Cassan Pancham 1,008.00
Hemant Pande 151.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Samkhit Pata 101.00
Ashok Patel 101.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00
Indrathan Pillay 50.00
Prabhanjan & Shwetha 108.00
Christina Quarton 250.00
Ramegowda & Shyamala Rajagopal 251.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Shanmuganathan Raju 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 216.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Sudharsanam Rathinam 101.00
Bhaskar & Tanuja Reddy 251.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 129.00
Swaminathan Saikumar 101.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 20.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Gita & Dhushy Sathianathan 300.00
Jegatheesan Seharaseyon 100.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
N. Senthilkumar 251.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Vishu N. Sharma 108.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Aseem & Suhag Shukla 2,001.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Jai Sivakumara 200.00
Homa, Hotri, Hridaya & Tejasinha Sivalingam 5.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Lakshana Chetana Sivananda 51.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 100.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Nitin Sood 101.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Srikanth Sridharan 51.00
Kuppe & Sarala Srinivas 21.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Sridhar Srinivasan 250.00
Prem Srivastava 108.00
Joseph W. Steelman 100.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
S. & Sumathini Subramaniam 50.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Anthan Sunder 25.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Shanthi Suresh 101.00
Vijay Syal 101.00
Asan Tejwani 108.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Ridhi Trivedi 51.00
Madhu Uppal 51.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Mangala & S. Venkat 101.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Tsajon & Kamalia Von Lixfeld 100.00
Sri Vungutur 101.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 11.11
Shelah Young 51.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
Total Building Fund 55,656.69
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 11.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Amey Surendra Gangal 11.00
Neela Oza 75.00
Total Endowment Funds 107.00
Special Project Donations
Valli Ananda 170.00
Silvarajoo Muniandy 38.14
Total Special Project Donations 208.14
Grand Total US$55,971.83

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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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