November 2019 Newsletter

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The month of September began with our Ganesha Chaturthi celebration consisting of an elaborate abhishekam. Monthly celebrations were Ardra Abhishekam on September 22 and October 19, and Gurudeva’s Chitra puja on September 29. Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and I departed on October third for a thirteen-day trip to the US mainland, taking us to Northern California where we held a satsang in Walnut Creek. Satsangs were subsequently held in Phoenix, Arizona; Plano, Texas; and Midland, Texas. The satsangs as well as the webinar held after our return on October 19 drew on ideas from my Publisher’s Desk in the coming Jan/Feb/Mar 2020 issue of Hinduism Today entitled “Mom, Dad, I’m an Atheist.” The webinar presented Path to Siva lessons for the purpose of giving teachers additional insights into the lessons which they can share with their students. October ended with the 18th annual Mahasamadhi Observance to Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. About thirty pilgrims from the USA, Canada, Malaysia and India came to join with our local members and devotees to honor Gurudeva. Each of the four days began with a special ceremony conducted by the monastics with the first day being a homa and days two, three and four being a puja to Gurudeva’s tiruvadi. Mid-morning a class was held by me or Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami. The final day culminated in an elaborate four-hour homa, with powerful chanting of Sri Rudram, followed by abhishekam performed by Sivachariyar Kumar Gurukkal. General contributions for the two-month period of September and October totaled $150,226, which is a little more than our minimum two-month goal of $140,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $319. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued generous support. Aum 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, arrives by ship in Trinidad and Tobago in 2000.



The action and reaction of the self-centered state of mind creates tension and discord in mind and body. Often when the diaphragm is tight, the muscles are tense, breathing is difficult and your whole disposition is on edge. A person attains relaxation and peace through a benevolent act in which he loses himself in another’s happiness. The cycles of tension and release, tension and release—which are constantly given birth to in the instinctive and intellectual state of mind—are only broken as the unfolding soul expresses itself in devotion, breaking up the crust of personal concern and hurt feelings. ¶Love may also be thought of as the full expression of the intuitive mind, a continuing flow from the source of Being. Most people would not be able to withstand the reaction to this force were it to be fully released within them. To suddenly relieve a person of all tension would be like making a poor man rich overnight. The instinctive mind feels lost and insecure under the impact of any sudden change in evolution. As the soul, the superconscious mind, or the light of God, begins to shine through the rest of the mind, the mind will either become reactionary or cooperative. Some people have a terrible fight within themselves as the soul begins to shine forth, and yet their only lasting satisfaction in life is in the outpouring of their individual soul qualities.

Explore Gurudeva's Wisdom

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Sacred Satsang: Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami addresses members and supporters in the new mandapam in Mauritius.


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Holy feet: During Mahasamadhi week, the black granite sandals at Gurudeva’s shrine look metallic in the light



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(top to bottom) Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami gathers the pilgrims to share the history of the newly placed Sadasiva bronze near Kadavul Temple; Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Kumar perform the final rites at the homa for Gurudeva; silpis work on the top layer of the perimeter wall.

Iraivan Temple Progress
In September and October the silpi stone carvers remained focused on two main areas: the second layer of the perimeter wall and detail carving on the two large yalli handrails that will frame the front steps. The new Nandi for the Nandi Mandapam is nearing completion in Bengaluru. On the last day of Navaratri, October 7th, Hindus in South India worshiped Mother Sarasvati and invoked Her blessings on all the instruments of their service: tools, books, musical instruments, and, today, computers and even the taxi cabs! The silpis celebrated with a morning ceremony at Iraivan Temple to bless their tools. In October the bronze stanchions, crafted by Holly Young of Hawaii and Page Bronze in Colorado, were bolted to the silpi pavilion platform in order to support the weight of three massive stone chains.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Activities
Satguru and Shanmuganathaswami traveled to the mainland USA during the first days of October. In San Francisco he was lovingly hosted by the Ramanbhai and Savitriben Patel clan, devotees of Gurudeva and long-time supporters. He received an enthusiastic welcome from friends and devotees in the East Bay, in Phoenix, Dallas and Midland, Texas. Satguru arrived back on Kauai just in time for the monks to celebrate his 77th Jayanti. During his travels, the monks were able to do a little renovation of his quarters as a birthday surprise.

Taskforce/Karma Yoga
As fall approached, the monastery enjoyed the presence of six karma yogis. Arinien, from Mauritius, is just concluding a six-month stay. Jnanideva Cevvel and Aditya Vinadhara enjoyed two months here, spending one month helping to craft a new conference table for the Media Studio and one month constructing, with Arinien’s assistance, a storage shed for greenhouse supplies. Yajatadeva Nagappan, here from Malaysia, worked with our publications team for a month and is now helping the Siddhidata Kulam. Roshan Sivayogam arrived from Malaysia to help the Siddhidata Kulam greenhouse construction project and work in the garden. Kanda Alahan, from California, served for a week helping with the conference table. Rajkumar Manickam, from Colorado, performed his annual cleaning and re-waxing of the bronze statues, bring them back to pristine condition.

Monks’ Travels
Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami and Yogi Jayanatha made a 25-day journey across the US and Canada. They met with Saiva Siddhanta Church members and attended satsang in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, New York, Tucson, Victoria BC and Southern California. In New Jersey they attended the 2019 HIndu Mandir Executives Conference where Paramacharya gave a Keynote presentation on the forms of media that temples across America can utilize to improve public knowledge and perception. In Victoria swami gave a talk about karma and meditation to more than a hundred seekers and people interested in Gurudeva’s teachings. While in Tucson, our monks had the pleasure of witnessing the patina being applied to a 44-inch bronze Sadasiva murti which had been sculpted by master artist Natalie Levin. The murti reached Kauai in time to be enjoyed by pilgrims here for Gurudeva’s 18th annual Mahasamadhi observances.


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A Golden Guru: (left) Deva Seyon and Tandu Sivanathan worked for weeks in the Wiliwili Mandapam to gold-leaf Gurudeva’s murti in preparation for the annual Mahasamadhi Observances; Aditya Vinadhara, Arinien and Yajatadeva work in the woodshop, focusing on the amazing koa conference table that is still under construction.


Publications and Other Activities
The monks of the Ganapati Kulam spent much of October producing the January-February-March 2020 edition of our Hinduism Today magazine. In the Siddhidata Kulam much work was done on the monastery’s new greenhouse has been 300 yards of trenching and installation of a new electric line. (Thanks to Easvan Param and his crew from Param Electric who flew to Kauai from California for the installation!)



Hinduism Today’s October Issue On-Line


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October’s issue: (top to bottom) the Ganges epitomizes water’s magical properties; the cover of the October issue; recent refugees from Pakistan adjust to a safe life in India;the arts and crafts of Dilli Haat in Delhi; Swami Paramatmananda’s wisdom delivered at the Kumbh Mela.

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.

Mindfulness is a much-overused word these days, with fuzzy meanings in the public understanding, often considered just another method of emotional management or stress reduction. Our publisher, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, brings clarity with the original spiritual definition and purpose of the concept, drawing on the Yoga Sutras.

Water is so ubiquitous we seldom reflect on its life-giving powers, or its magical properties, but it is really unlike most any other chemical substance. Its centrality in Hindu ritual is well-known, but this issue’s article unpacks some of the reasons that it holds a sacred place in Hindu life and that science is just now discovering.

The 1947 Partition is a painful part of India’s history, and we today regard it as just that, history. But Lavina Melwani takes us inside the world of recent Sindhi refugees in Jodpur and Bhopal, revealing that history’s third-largest forced migration of humans is still impacting life in Pakistan and India.

India may well be the handicraft epicenter on the planet, and the Dilli Haat Exhibition in New Delhi is the heart of India’s mastery of making things both useful and entertaining. Come with us as Dimple Kaul explores the vast offerings and artistry of this annual event.

We are all familiar with the six traditional forms of Vedanta, but did you know that a seventh has recently been embraced? Swami Paramtattvadas takes us on a philosophical journey of BAPS Swaminarayan Vedanta. This 16-page Educational Insight is a tour through the basic similarities and differences of the Vedanta schools, and it tells the story of how the full exposition of this school was only recently completed by their Swami Bhadreshdas. It’s useful to understand the philosophical basis of this highly successful guru lineage, who have by far built the most Hindu temples worldwide in modern times.

Three powerful opinion pieces are found in this issue, one on the sad tale of the commodification of yoga in India, the second by Vamadeva Shastri on the promising state of Hindu leadership in India of late, and thirdly a no-holds-barred “what Hindus face today” commentary from Swami Paramatmananda Saraswati’s interview at the Kumbha Mela.

There is more, of course, including our Hindu of the Year awardee, a health tip on colds and flu from ayurveda, the popular Quotes & Quips section with humor, cartoons and pithy sayings, Global Dharma with mini-stories from around the world and Digital Dharma. 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:

Knowing, Realizing, Vedanta, Siddhanta
What Is the View of Monastic Theism?
Realization a Daily Experience - Remold the Subconscious
There is No Satan or Hell, Focus on the Here and Now

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Hindu Heritage Endowment, Estate Planning

Seven Ways to Build a Strong Estate Plan

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Taking the time to create an estate plan can help you decide how to distribute the hard-earned resources you have accumulated throughout your lifetime. Follow this framework to build a plan that achieves your personal and charitable goals and recognizes the people and causes you cherish most.

  1. Determine which people and charities should receive your assets and whether the gifts should be made outright or in a trust. Contact us to learn about the variety of ways to include HHE in your estate plan.
  2. Select a trusted family member, friend or responsible party—such as a bank or trust company—to administer your estate, which includes following the instructions in your will and distributing assets.
  3. Calculate your net worth and list all of your financial assets, including bank account numbers, insurance policies and retirement plan assets.
  4. Compile a list of all of your personal data, including Social Security number, date of birth and digital information, such as online accounts, user names and passwords.
  5. Record the locations of important documents, such as your vehicle title, marriage certificate, copies of prior years’ tax returns, as well as the name of your accountant and estate planning attorney.
  6. Ensure that your will is available outside of your safe deposit box, which in some states can be closed when you die and not immediately accessible.
  7. Consult an estate planning attorney or tax advisor for assistance as you develop your plan.

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 [email protected].


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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.

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Building Fund Donations

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Thanks to Our September-October Temple Builders in 19 Countries

For the two months of September/October 2019 our minimum monthly goal was $140,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $150,226.41.


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AUSTRALIA  
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$216.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 40.00
D. Karthigesu Family 200.00
Rama Krishnan 60.00
Vimala Muniandy 64.00
Luckshmi & Logan Siva Nirmalananda 70.00
Sivasubramaniam Family 101.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 200.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 5.33
   
BELARUS  
Tatsiana Miazhennaya 100.00
   
BRAZIL  
Leonidas Coutinho 216.00
   
CANADA  
Anonymous 228.26
Bill Brown 66.00
Peter Christian 50.00
Eric Elbers 200.00
Radha Rani & Krishnamurthy Kalluri 383.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 100.00
Gunness Maharaj 417.64
Kawalie Asha Maharaj 385.00
Shiva Maharaj 20.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 66.00
Tilak Mehan 201.00
Jai & Ganga Murugan 51.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 100.00
Vanesh Naidu 36.00
Jayanthi Nikhilanandhan 200.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 50.00
Dharma Premakumar 76.00
Vijaya & Thiru Satkunendran 50.00
Dharmalingam & Mangai Selvarajah 51.00
V. Senathirajah 304.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 501.00
Nadaraja Shan 201.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 102.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 42.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 22.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 479.44
Saravanamuthu Somasundram 100.00
Santhira Devi Vairavanathan 125.29
   
COLOMBIA  
Helder Morales 30.00
   
FIJI ISLANDS  
Anonymous 25.00
   
GERMANY  
Tharsika Chelvarajah Vasanthan 40.00
   
INDIA  
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 20.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 20.00
Jiva Rajasankara 60.00
   
INDONESIA  
Mahadevan Gengadaram 150.00
   
IRELAND  
Konstantin Usacovs 100.00
   
ITALY  
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 40.00
   
JAPAN  
Masanori Fujino 251.00
   
MALAYSIA  
Malaysia Mission 530.00
P. Barathi Balasegaran 23.69
Balamurali Balasupramaniam 23.69
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 23.69
Mekaladeva Batumallah 23.69
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 61.94
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 47.38
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 23.69
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 30.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 23.02
Sasikumar Darmalingam 23.69
Rupawathy De Silva 25.00
Sai Aaditya Deva, Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 129.41
Omaya Devasagayam 23.47
Kavin Kirav, Shreiyaa, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 93.79
Annapoorani Ganesan 23.47
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Famioly 23.69
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 23.69
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 13.90
Muthukumar Jeyapalan 5,000.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 47.38
Anbu Kandasamy 56.00
Polil Kathiravan 23.37
Pugal Kathiravan 23.69
Mahha Latchmy Kuppusamy 100.00
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 23.47
Lim Hock Leong 480.00
Nameegri Marimuthu 70.28
Deevesh, Likel Bathmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 23.47
Logadasan Murugesu 23.69
Puvana Murugesu 11.70
Gowri Nadason 46.90
Kamalaharan Nadason 46.90
Ponnamah Nadason & Family 23.47
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 46.90
M. Suranthiran Naidu 70.36
Nalakini Niranjana 47.03
A. Paranthaman 9.20
Nagarasan Poonusamy & Saroja 23.69
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 23.04
Mogan Raju 138.00
Sai Ram 11.77
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 46.90
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 23.47
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 28.15
Sanjana Saravan 23.47
Lachmi Savoo 23.47
Mohanasundari Selvaraj 24.00
Parimala Selvaraj 60.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 47.38
Indrani Shanmugasundram 23.04
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 46.90
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 10.00
Ramesh Sivanathan 23.90
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 45.90
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 46.90
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 35.15
Vasanta Tanggavelu 71.07
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 23.47
Saroja Vasudevan 23.69
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 46.90
Yuvanes Waran 40.00
   
MAURITIUS  
Anonymous 106.92
Soondiren Arnasalon 13.31
Prem Audit 5.33
Gunavadee Caremben 18.70
Moorghen Caremben 18.70
Ragini Caremben 18.70
Somasoundarum Caremben 18.70
Sukanta Caremben 18.70
Jegadessa Chenganna 26.63
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.66
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 5.75
Amrit Singh Jaypal 13.31
Rohit Jogessur 5.33
Darcinee Jugessur 2.66
Meeravadee Koothan 5.34
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.32
Poospawadee Koothan 2.66
Sooreshen Koothan 26.66
Amravadee Kownden 101.17
Kulagan Moonesawmy 5.33
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 5.33
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 5.34
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 5.33
Revathi Mootoosamy 2.66
Vimaley Chellen Mootoosamy 4.00
Karoumee Pareatumbee 13.31
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 2.66
Dayalen Renghen 8.00
Ezilveylen Renghen 16.00
Jagadissen Renghen 16.00
Madhevi Renghen 16.00
Siven Renghen 16.00
Varaden Renghen 16.00
Vega Renghen 8.00
Saroja Valayten 5.34
Kannen Valaydon 26.60
Saroja Valayten 2.66
Toshadeva Valayten 2.66
Ulasa Valayten 2.66
   
NETHERLANDS  
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 3,000.00
   
NORWAY  
Anil Ananda Badhwar 120.00
Anuradha Badhwar 20.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 20.00
   
RUSSIA  
Timur Izmaylov 10.00
   
SINGAPORE  
Singapore Mission 1,611.00
Kandasamy 254.00
Vasaant Krishnan 30.00
Padmini Pareatumbee 20.00
Kala Ramasamy 50.00
Lavanya Saravan 800.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 80.25
Kamala Devi Vaiyapuri 100.00
   
SINT MAARTEN  
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 55.00
   
SWEDEN  
John Wahlen 11.00
   
UNITED KINGDOM  
Anonymous 22.00
Punitha Ganeshwaran 60.00
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 46.90
Pritesh Patel 61.00
Georgiana Lukshmi Dorothy Barnes & Theeba Ragunathan 200.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 350.00
Sharavanan Selvadurai 400.00
   
   
USA  
Vijaydev Mistry Foundation 1,001.00
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund 5,150.00
YourCause 273.00
Network For Good 11.00
Chaturthi Clay Ganesha Fundraiser 3,001.00
Golden Gate Mission 27.00
Wailua Mission 24,343.50
Anonymous 6,010.21
Abhijit Adhye 100.00
Purnachandra & Karuna Akkineni 501.00
Kanda Alahan 500.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 50.00
Sookdai Alli 51.00
Yohini & Arumugam Alvappillai 51.00
Vennila Amaran 108.00
Niraj & Nehal Amin 101.00
Akshata Amit 101.00
Palani K. Aravazhi 210.00
Smita Avula 108.00
Bryan Bailey 10.00
Suchitra & Murali Balakrishnan 50.00
Kumarasingham & Subodhini Balasingham 101.00
Arvind Bhakta 51.00
Srinivas Bhamidipaty 11.00
RAvali & Elluru Bharath Chandra 100.00
Shaila Campbell 108.00
G. Chadha 21.00
Mallik Chaganti 40.00
Asha Chaku 150.00
Uma & Kumar Chandrasekaran 108.00
Naren Chelian 102.00
Rameshkumar Chellappan 51.00
Sharath & Durga Devi Chigurupati 246.00
Charles Close 216.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 202.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 108.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 100.00
Piyush & Krishna Dave 501.00
Pavan Kumar Davuluri 1,116.00
Senthil Dayanithi 250.00
Ed DeDeo 40.00
Paul DeSantis 108.00
Chellappa Deva 25.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 202.00
Gayathri Dhanasegaran 50.00
Purushottam Dixit 51.00
Indira Donepudi 250.00
Aiyasamy Dorairajan 50.00
Charu Dua 251.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 422.00
Chitralekha Eswaran 101.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 102.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Shubha Gangal 2,500.00
Rajendra Giri 40.00
Madan L. Goel 1,000.00
Meera Gopoi Kurian 105.00
Saranya Gottipati 216.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Pulkit Gupta 51.00
Adiyan Haran 1,008.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
Jayashree Hariharan 51.00
Ken Hart 101.00
Suresh Hathiwala 251.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 60.00
Krishna Iyer 51.00
David Jaffe 216.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 102.00
Praveen Krishna Jangareddy 22.00
Manickam Jeganathan 101.00
S. Jeyendran 303.00
Yuga Jeyandran 51.00
Haran Kandadas 102.00
Mihir K Kapadia 51.00
Namit & Nidhi Kapoor 51.00
Satheesh Karra 251.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 180.00
Sundari Katir 410.00
Kavya Kaza 22.00
B.K. Khandelwal 101.00
Richard Kennedy 20.00
M & S Koneswaran 51.00
Andrzej Kraja 202.00
N. Krishnamurthi 100.00
K.S. Krishnamurthy 100.00
Radha & Ganesh Krishnan 108.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 216.00
Arvind & Neelima Kumar 108.00
Rajeshwar & Anu Kumar 251.00
Roshan Kumar 101.00
Vijay Kumar 10.00
Karthikeyan & Uma Lakshmanan 20.00
Shanmugam Lakshmanan 251.00
Rajani & Bhagawandas Lathi 209.00
Gregg Lien 100.00
Inna Linnyk 100.00
Abha Lokhande 64.00
Karthi Luneburg 101.00
R. & K. Mahadevan 101.00
Chandra S. Malladi 50.00
Lokesh Marigowda 40.00
Laura Devi Marks 216.00
Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Wilawan Meephol 20.00
Inder & Aileen Mirchandani 1,008.00
Sanjay Mirchandani 1,008.00
Minesh & Manisha Mistry 101.00
K. Mohan 50.00
Bala & Revathi Murthy 101.00
N.C. Nachiappan 10.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 30.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 300.00
Nandini Nagaraj 2,000.00
Manish M. Naidu 22.22
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 20,000.00
Mani & Surya Nallasivan 250.00
Shan & Suchitra Nanthakumar 501.00
Narayan Narain 60.00
S. Narayen 100.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 22.00
Sunil Nayak 1,008.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 50.00
Ajith Nithianantham 301.00
Neelam Oberoi 42.00
Neela Oza 150.00
Gurudas Pai 303.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 42.00
Sriram Panchagnula 60.00
Pankayatselvan Family 50.00
Easvan & Devi Param 202.00
Jothi Param 102.00
Harish Parmar - Dhanraj Inc. 51.00
Bhupendra & Neela Patel 101.00
Dhiru C. Patel 101.00
Dipak & Neeta Patel 501.00
Govind B. Patel 251.00
Gulab Patel 51.00
Jigisha Patel 1,002.00
Minaxi Patel & Rajnikant Patel 101.00
Mrunal & Padmaja Patel 5,000.00
Nalini & R.J. Patel 151.00
Naresh & Snehal Patel 101.00
Pankaj & Falguni Patel 250.00
Priya Patel 101.00
Rakesh & Pinal Patel 101.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 2,203.00
Venkat Pichairaman 22.00
Indrathan Pillay 50.00
Subashini & Erasenthiran Poonjolai 125.00
Senthamarai Prabhakar 312.00
Abhay & Praveena Prasad 108.00
Richard Henry Pratt 50.00
Ramegowda & Shyamala Rajagopal 251.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 100.00
Shantha Rajakrishnamurthy 108.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 2,002.00
Lavanya Rajan 20.00
Rasa Rajanayagam 1,008.00
Rachana Rajurwar 101.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 22.00
Janevi Ramaji 202.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 160.00
Chandrasekar Ramamoorthy 251.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 216.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 22.00
Kasi & Vidya Ramanathan 102.00
Kamla Ramlochan 100.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 54.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 216.00
Sudharsanam Rathinam 202.00
Madi Rathinavelu 101.00
Ravi & Jayathi Ravikumar 151.00
Shruti Jaiswal & Laxminarasimha Reddy 21.00
Himanshu Reshamwala 51.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 100.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 256.00
Vineeta Salvi 51.00
Aran Sambandar 90.00
In memory of Mrs. Manonmani Sangarapillai 200.00
Eesan & Gowrie Sankara 10.00
Vikram Santurkar 102.00
Hitesvara Saravan 108.00
Niranjan Saravanapavan Family 5,001.00
Akkaraju R. Sarma 100.00
Silver Vel Satsang 30.00
Somasundaram Selvarajah 200.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 50.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 102.00
Swati H. Shah 101.00
Rajinder Sharma 501.00
Usha Kiran Shastri 251.00
Salil Shibad 42.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 216.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 300.00
Jai Sivakumara 1,408.00
Kumaraswamy Sivakumaran 125.00
Homa, Hotri, Hridaya & Tejasinha Sivalingam 20.00
Jnana Sivananda 200.00
Lakshana Chetana Sivananda 102.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 216.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 200.00
B. Sivaraja 20.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 51.00
Kiran Srinivasan 40.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 50.00
Joseph W. Steelman 100.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 152.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 100.00
Savithri Sundaresan 102.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 14.00
Karthik Suresh 216.00
Shanthi Suresh 202.00
Ravi Kumar Tatavarthi 51.00
Asan Tejwani 108.00
Ashok & Mina Thakker 101.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 80.00
Nalin & Kamal Tolia 10,000.00
Rama Vangala 158.00
Vayudeva Varadan 102.00
Rajiv Verma 216.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 50.00
Keith Wallach 54.00
Michael Wasylkiw 216.00
Richard Bosworth & Kerri Watts 202.00
Guy West 30.00
Sundeep Yalamanchi 232.00
Rajesh Yedoti 216.00
Shelah Young 102.00
   
TOTAL BUILDING FUND 150,055.41
   
IRAIVAN TEMPLE ENDOWMENT  
Anonymous 130.00
Frank Burkhardt 20.00
Doraisami & Mohanasundari 21.00
   
TOTAL ENDOWMENT FUNDS 171.00
   
SPECIAL PROJECT DONATIONS  
Murugesu & Valliammah Kandasamy 11.70
Silvarajoo Muniandy 71.94
Gowri Nadason 235.01
   
TOTAL SPECIAL PROJECT DONATIONS 318.65
   
GRAND TOTAL $150,545.06

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