March 2019 Newsletter

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Our monthly Ardra Abhishekam for Lord Nataraja was held on February 15, followed a week later by the monthly Gurudeva Pada Puja. On March 3, we celebrated Mahasivaratri with our traditional homa, meditation, talks, elaborate abhisihekam and all-monks archana. Gurudeva’s recorded talk was on the subject of the deepest inner dimensions, described as pulse, impulse and creation. Here is a quote from his writings on these realms: “Impulse, the 14th dimension of the mind, here, where time, cause, sound and light merge into a oneness that cannot be compared to anything previously known is where the beginnings begin. It is in this dimension that all comes forth from apparent nothingness. It is here where maya ceases but to begin again. Pulse, the 13th dimension of the mind, is where, in the noise of the pulse of the universe now manifest, comes the peace that is difficult to understand. It is in the 13th dimension that mind takes form and form moves into and through form. Here, silence is within the action. Creation, the 12th dimension of the mind, is where the mind itself is set upon itself. It is here that the universe is seen as functionally perfect. Creation is ever present in its three forms: manifestation, change and disappearance but to manifest again in another way.” The group of devotees attending Mahasivaratri was unusually large; for many, Gurudeva’s talk was of a nature they had never encountered before. General contributions for February totaled $72,179, which is more than our minimum monthly goal of $70,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $302. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued and generous support. Om Namasivaya,


   — Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.


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Gurudeva's Wisdom
Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami

Founder of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (Gurudeva), 1927–2001



We shall now discuss the three perfections of our Supreme God Siva: Parasiva, Satchidananda and Maheshvara. Isn’t it wonderful to know that two of God’s three perfections are inherent in the soul of man? What are those three perfections? The great God Siva has form and is formless. He is the immanent Pure Consciousness or pure form; He is the Personal Lord manifesting Himself as innumerable forms; and He is the impersonal, transcendent Absolute beyond all form. We know Siva in His three perfections, two of form and one formless. First, we worship His manifest form as Pure Love and Consciousness, called Satchidananda in Sanskrit. Second, we worship Him as our Personal Lord, Maheshvara, the Primal Soul who tenderly loves and cares for His devotees—a Being whose resplendent body may be seen in mystic vision. In our daily lives we love, honor, worship and serve God in these manifest perfections. Ultimately, in perfectly simple, yet awesomely austere nirvikalpa samadhi, we realize Him as the formless Parasiva, sought for and known only by yogis and jnanis. We cannot speak of His Absolute Reality which is beyond qualities and description, yet knowable to the fully matured soul who seeks God within through yoga under the guidance of a satguru.

Explore Gurudeva's Wisdom

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Morning at Iraivan: Rainbows fill the sky most mornings and, amazingly, they most often arch right over the temple as in this photo.


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Desert garden: It may be crazy, but the monks are making a cactus and succulents garden near Iraivan Temple. It is designed in the shape of a Shadkonam, a six-pointed star, the symbol of air according to vastu science. It is 60 feet in diameter and will hold hundreds of arid plants when completed. The is an aerial view of the creation before the planting was begun.



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As the silpis look on, Yoginathaswami carefully lifts pieces of the perimeter wall onto the foundation.


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Top to bottom: The Ainkaran Krishnarajah family from Sydney in the Guru Pitham with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami; a monk out at the Temple Builders’ Pavilion captured this photo as a white owl flew by Gurudeva’s bronze statue.

Iraivan Temple Progress
In February the silpis worked on the first course of the perimeter wall, the support stone for the kodimaram of the Nandi Mandapam and decorative elements on the walls within the inner sanctum. Sixty percent of the first course of the perimeter wall on the temple’s east side is now complete. Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami installed posters in the five niches in the outer walls of the sanctum that will each later house a bronze statue of Siva. The posters have pictures of the bronzes to show pilgrims what they will look like.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s activities
>Our three youngest monastics enjoyed their quarterly class with Satguru in which he presented his insights on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. In February, Satguru completed his weekly commentaries on all 68 lessons of Path to Siva. See the “Satguru Speaks” portion of our website to watch or listen to these talks. Satguru also prepared his class material for the Sri Lanka Innersearch.

Mahasivaratri
This year’s nightly observance began with a Siva homa and continued with a recorded talk by Gurudeva, a silent meditation, an upadesha by Satguru on the sacredness of the Siva’s Great Night and the goal of Self Realization, and finally an abhishekam to the crystal Lingam which sits at the feet of Lord Nataraja. The next day, the monks gathered to witness Natyam Dayanatha take his vows as a yogi tapasvin to become Yogi Dayanatha.

Publications and Other Activities
Work continues on a new full-color edition of the book Loving Ganesha. Lots of communications were done with young journalists—potential writers for Hinduism Today—that our swamis met during last December’s Soft Power conference in New Delhi. The Ganapati Kulam worked hard at preparing for the 2019 Sri Lanka Innersearch Travel-Study Program. Much of the heavy lifting for the program was done by Rishi Thondunathan and his team of volunteers in Sri Lanka. Our agricultural endeavors saw a “new-to-us” 1,500-liter press for our noni operation arrive from a vineyard in California. Preparations were made for a new planting of noni trees next to the existing orchard. Our monks made several presentations to legislators and citizens, on behalf of the East Kauai Water Users Cooperative, giving details about the 100-year-old irrigation system, built by the sugar cane companies, that provides water for thousands of acres of farmland.

Special Guests
School teachers from Waipahu High School in Oahu visited the monastery in February to tour the greenhouse operation and get how-to pointers from Yoginathaswami. (They first heard of the monastery greenhouse at a seminar in New Zealand.) They are in the planning stage of building a greenhouse at their school in order to train students to help with Hawaii’s food independence project.


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Refreshing the stone: One of the facts of life in the tropics is this: everything grows on everything else. Here the monks are using a special “soda blaster” which is much like a sand blaster but uses soft borax which does not cut the stone. It removes all dust, mold, lichen and moss. (below) Kauai mission menbers hold a monthly Rudraksha Party. Their efforts have evolved into an important monthly contribution to the construction fund.


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Rudraksha Seva: The Saiva Siddhanta Church Wailua Mission members hold regular rudraksha parties, to create malas and jewelry to sell in the Mini Mela shop to help support Iraivan Temple. While Satya Palani was visiting in February he created new wooden racks on which the seeds are strung for pressure washing. Thanks to Satya, Savitri and to all the local devotees for participating in this important karma yoga project!




Hinduism Today’s New Edition Released


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Nine Rasas: The art of emotion: The nine rasas with joy at the center surrounded by love, sorrow, anger, courage, fear, disgust, wonder and peace;


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 app and get the it in a mobile-friendly format for your device at bit.ly/HT-APP.


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Char Dham Yatra: The cover is an image of this amazing pilgrimage.

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Indian Miniatures: The very fine art of India’s miniature paintings

Our feature story takes you on the grueling and grace-giving trek to the Himalayas on the famed Char Dham Yatra, which winds through four powerful pilgrimage sites: Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri. By foot and helicopter, car and donkey, our brave writer/photographer visits each temple and brings back not only his own impressions, but the testimonials of those who have endured the difficult journey. Toward the end, he stumbled upon two modern-day spiritual leaders who speak affectionately about this magazine. Read their paean on our letters page.

In this issue’s Publisher’s Desk editorial, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami teaches us ways to cope with life’s difficulties, offering some yogic tools to turn a negative happening into a blessing and a boon. Our 16-page educational Insight section explores the nine rasas: joy, love, courage, disgust, fear, compassion, wonder, humor and peace. These are the human emotions that lie at the heart of traditional Indian literature, theater, music, art and all creative forms of communication. Wil Geraets, from the Netherlands, teams up with Lakshmi Subramanian to unravel the complex feelings and their many relationships. Wil explains what each one means in our practical life and Lakshmi explains the bhavas, the role of the audience and more.

Ever hear of soft power? It is the influence a nation has to impact another nation without coercion, using instead the positive forces of culture and knowledge. Aspects of India’s soft power include yoga, ayurveda, Bollywood, food, art, music, fashion, temples and more. The first-ever Soft Power Conference was held in Delhi in January, and our editors were flown to India to participate. Read about this strategically important gathering and how it may affect India’s future on the global stage.

Tough talk. That’s an apt summary of Madhu Kishwar’s article on the ongoing effort of Christian missionaries to make converts by any means. Their distaste for PM Modi and the RSS is unpacked and their tactics revealed. Madhu begins with her own story of being a bright teenager in a Catholic school, and she ends with what we can do to protect Hindus from the well-funded efforts of the evangelists. Fascinating!

Dance and art are strong in this issue. The sister of the amazing Priyamvada Sankar extols her long life as a dance teacher and performer, taking us back to when she was honored by Prime Minister Nehru. For art, we explore the world of the Indian miniature, a highly disciplined art form that still lives on in small workshops in India. The author brings us insights of its requirements, including how a brush is made using just a few hairs from the tail of a squirrel.

Our book review is about The Jewel of Abundance by Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian, who returns to the roots of yoga to teach us how to live a truly abundant life. Naturally, she defines prosperity in a way that includes spiritual well-being, but she is pragmatic enough to help us build material riches along the way.

“My Evolutionary Religion” extols the Hindu ideal of flexibility and ongoing change. There is, of course, our popular Quotes & Quips section with humor, cartoons and pithy sayings, Global Dharma with terse 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: His recent commentaries on the chapters in our new book "The Path to Siva" are marvelous!

Recent Talks:

Attaining the Ultimate
How Do We View Other Faiths?
How Can We Be Strong Saivite Hindus?
Why Should We Learn a Cultural Art?

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



Hindu Heritage Endowment

Estate Planning:

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Balanced Giving: Simple Solutions for Life’s Financial Challenges

The two hurdles we hear of most when it comes to giving to projects that inspire us are lack of resources and a desire to put family first. We can help! Read on to see how these obstacles are easily overcome.

Obstacle I: Family Obligations

I have children and grandchildren to worry about, and they come first.

Solution: Estate planning attorneys can explain the various methods available to fulfill your philanthropic desires without jeopardizing your family’s security. The easiest approach is to remember HHE through a gift in your will or living trust. This gift supports HHE’s future work, and you can change your mind at any time.


Obstacle II: On a Budget

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Solutions:

Rather than make a gift of cash now to support the work of HHE, consider the following giving options. Bonus: they also offer important tax savings for you and your family.

Stock: For gifts of appreciated stock that you have owned longer than one year, you receive an income tax charitable deduction for their full fair market value—not the price you originally paid for them.

Life Insurance Policies: You can donate a policy you no longer need, or simply name Hindu Heritage Endowment as the beneficiary.

Retirement-Plan Assets: Highly taxed when left to heirs, such assets make an excellent charitable gift after your lifetime.

Real Estate: You can donate your home now and still live there for the rest of your life. We can help you identify a gift to fit your goals. Contact us to learn how you can make a big impact on Hindu Heritage Endowment.

Stengthen your family’s future and continue your support of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery by downloading the PDF file at:

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For information on establishing a fund at Hindu Heritage Endowment, contact Shanmuganathaswami at 808-822-3012 ext. 6 or e-mail hhe@hindu.org.

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 hhe@hindu.org. 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 Finish 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 February Temple Builders in 20 Countries

For the six months of September 2018 to February 2019, our minimum monthly goal was $420,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $491,106.20.


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AUSTRALIA  
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Luckshmi & Logan Siva Nirmalananda 35.00
Jahnavi Sivananthan 102.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 100.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.94
   
BELARUS  
Tatjana Melenaja 50.00
   
CANADA  
Anonymous 47.62
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Mahesh & Meera Damania 16.00
Eric Elbers 100.00
Sarojadeva Jeevanayagam 731.87
Saraswathie Jeganathan 501.00
Radha Rani Kalluri 251.00
Babith & Shivani Kumar 151.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00
Vickneswary Moorthy 181.25
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Chandraiya & Savitri Narayan 200.00
Mr.& Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
S. M. & S. Ramarchandra 280.00
S. Satkunaratnam 51.00
Vijaya & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Arany Shanmugalingam 1,001.00
Dinesh & Sheela Shenoy 73.23
Murari Singh 100.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 145.00
Saravanamuthu Somasundram 50.00
Namratha & S. Sudharshan 251.00
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Kumariah Vijayaratnam 72.50
   
FIJI ISLANDS  
Anonymous 25.00
   
GERMANY  
Tharsika Chelvarajah Vasanthan 10.00
Ratnam Ratnakumar 142.00
   
INDIA  
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
   
IRELAND  
Konstantin Usacovs 50.00
   
ITALY  
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
   
JAPAN  
Masanori Fujino 501.00
   
MALAYSIA  
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 71.88
Kalai Bala 47.40
P. Barathi Balasegaran 12.00
Balamurali Balasupramaniam 12.00
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 12.00
Mekaladeva Batumallah 12.00
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 24.00
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 23.96
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 24.00
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 12.00
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 11.85
Kathiravan Darmalingam 12.00
Sasikumar Darmalingam 12.00
Sai Sheeny, Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 59.90
Omaya Devasagayam 11.99
Kavin Kirav, Shreiyaa, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 47.96
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.99
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 12.00
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani  Family 12.00
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 7.00
Muthukumar Jeyapalan 2,500.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 24.00
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Sockanathan Karuppan 47.92
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jarry Lai 11.99
Nameegri Marimuthu 23.96
Malaysia Mission 2.00
Bathmavathy Batumalai, Deevesh & Likel & Ramesh Murthi 11.99
Puvana Murugesu 11.99
Gowri Nadason 23.96
Kamalaharan Nadason 23.96
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 23.96
M. Suranthiran Naidu 35.94
Nalakini Niranjana 23.96
A. Paranthaman 123.32
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 11.85
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 11.99
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memoryof Neelavathy Thangavelu 23.96
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 11.98
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 14.37
Sanjana Saravan 11.99
Lachmi Savoo 11.99
Parimala Selvaraj 60.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 24.00
Indrani Shanmugasundram 11.85
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 23.96
Saraswathy & Ramesh Sivanathan 12.27
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 23.96
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 23.96
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.99
Vasanta Tanggavelu 36.00
A. Thinathayalan 11.99
Saroja Vasudevan 12.00
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 23.86
   
MAURITIUS  
Anonymous 95.06
Soondiren Arnasalon 7.35
Prem Audit 2.94
Gunavadee Caremben 10.32
Moorghen Caremben 10.32
Ragini Caremben 10.32
Sukanta Caremben 10.32
Jegadessa Chenganna 14.71
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.94
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 2.94
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.35
Rohit Jogessur 2.94
Darcinee Jugessur 1.47
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.88
Poospawadee Koothan 2.94
Amravadee Kownden 52.94
Vel Mahalingum 14.71
Manogaran Mardemootoo 88.24
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.94
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.94
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.94
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.94
Poomaly Mootoosamy 2.94
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.94
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.35
Saranamutha Pareatumbee 14.71
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 7.35
Vailamah Pareatumbee 7.35
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.47
Priya Ramnarain 2.94
Dayalen Renghen 4.41
Ezilveylen Renghen 8.82
Jagadissen Renghen 8.82
Madhevi Renghen 8.82
Siven Renghen 8.82
Varaden Renghen 8.82
Vega Renghen 4.41
Kannen Valaydon 29.41
Saroja Valayten 2.94
Toshadeva Valayten 1.47
Ulasa Valayten 1.47
Siven Veerasamy 14.71
   
NETHERLANDS  
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
   
NEW ZEALAND  
Yogini Ratnasabapathy 150.00
   
NORWAY  
Anil Ananda Badhwar 10.00
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
   
SINGAPORE  
Anonymous 1,600.00
Singapore Mission 16.00
Brintha Devi 5.55
Thrishna Bhani Muthu 2,218.00
Balaji Natarajan 150.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Padmini Pareatumbee 20.00
Easan, Lavanya & Sivakumar Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 37.00
Kamala Devi Vaiyapuri 100.00
   
SINT MAARTEN  
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
   
SRI LANKA  
Gowrie Mahenthiran 101.00
   
UAE  
Anil Kumar 54.00
   
UNITED KINGDOM  
Anonymous 11.00
P. & G.S. Balendran Family 186.22
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 23.96
Georgiana Lukshmi Dorothy Barnes & Theeba Ragunathan 100.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
   
   
USA  
Benevity 5,853.00
YourCause 126.00
Texas Instruments Foundation 1,201.00
Golden Gate Mission 70.00
Wailua Mission 11,073.00
Anonymous 2,915.07
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Yohini & Arumugam Alvappillai 51.00
Palani K. Aravazhi 105.00
Rao L. Atluri 50.00
Srinivas Bhamidipaty 11.00
Anca Botez 20.00
G. Chadha 21.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 75.00
Uma & Kumar Chandrasekaran 108.00
Naren Chelian 51.00
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 & Terran Ohana 160.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Manu & Sonya Duneja 101.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Manish Garg 101.00
B.K. Ghelani 101.00
Rajendra Giri 20.00
Rajesh & Rekha Goyal 151.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 18.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 50.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Richard Kennedy 10.00
Rama & Jeeva Kolinjivadi 501.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 108.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Naryanaswamy Krishnamurthi 108.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 123.00
Aruna Kumar 101.00
Vijay Kumar 15.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Lokesh Marigowda 20.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Kris Murthy 51.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Isabella Nadeau 30.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Murugasu Nagul Family 51.00
Nirmalam & V. Nagulendran 250.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 20,000.00
Nandhini Nandakumar 501.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Neelam Oberoi 21.00
Neela Oza 75.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Sriram Panchagnula 30.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Harish Parmar - Dhanraj Inc. 101.00
Indubala R. Patel 108.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 1,101.00
Salik & Sanjia Pathak 51.00
Indu Sekhar & Lavanya Peddibhotla 501.00
Venkat Pichairaman 11.00
Indrathan Pillay 51.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Parvati Raju 101.00
Ravi & Renuka Ramakrishna 108.00
Jeyashree & Venkat Ramakrishnan 50.00
Varalakshmi Ramamoorthy 216.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Rama Pemmaraju  Rao 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 128.00
Ved P. & Geeta Sahni 100.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 20.00
Chandra Sankara 51.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Silver Vel Satsang 15.00
Lallit & Rekha Savla 101.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Ratnaswamy & Shyamala Shankar 250.00
Vishu N. Sharma 108.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Siva C. Sivagnanaguru 1,008.00
Nirthika Sivakumar 201.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Jai Sivakumara 292.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Lakshana Chetana Sivananda 51.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 100.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 51.00
Naresh & Prafulla Soni 251.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Subramaniam Srikumaran 108.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Prem Srivastava 51.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Easwar & Bharathy Sundaram 101.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Ramachandran Suntheram Family 335.34
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Karthik Suresh 108.00
Shanthi Suresh 101.00
Vijay Syal 51.00
Satyanagu Tatineni 50.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Eric Thomas 10.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
V. & Mangala Venkatesh 500.00
Rajiv Verma 108.00
Cher & Roger Wagner 200.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Richard Bosworth & Kerri Watts 101.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 11.11
Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00
Shelah Young 51.00
   
Total Building Fund 72,147.05
   
Iraivan Temple Endowment  
Anonymous 11.00
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Amey Surendra Gangal 11.00
   
Total Endowment Funds 32.00
   
Special Project Donations  
Valli Ananda 170.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 11.99
Gowri Nadason 119.80
   
Total Special Project Donations 301.79
   
Grand Total $72,480.84

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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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