June 2019 Newsletter

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Shanmuganathaswami and I flew to Malaysia at the beginning of May. Activities began with the Malaysia Hindu Sangam, first with a reception at their property in Tapah, where they are renovating a temple to Siddhar Jeyanathaswami, and second a visit to their headquarters in Brickfields to give a short talk to their leadership group. Our major public event was a Saturday book launch for Guru’s Wisdom at Kala Mandapam, Brickfields, which had about 700 people in attendance. On Sunday we held satsang at Iraivan Illam in Klang at which one member received samaya diksha and three youth took their brahmacharya vrata. Next we travelled south to the Siddhi Vinayaka Temple in Johor Jaya. In the morning we participated in the final four hours of their kumbhabhishekam, and in the evening I gave a talk and vibhuti blessings. Next we flew to London for a week of activities. A satsang for members and devotees was held plus temple visits and talks at Shree Ghanapathy Temple in Wimbledon and Sri Rajarajeshwari Amman Temple in Stoneleigh. The weekend was devoted to the 20th annual Saiva Conference of The Federation of Saiva (Hindu) Temples, UK. My presentations were a short talk on dana, a keynote on Lord Murugan and a workshop based on Guru’s Wisdom. Back at the Aadheenam, we celebrated the Vaikasi Visakam festival on May 17 with a powerful abhishekam to Lord Murugan. General contributions for May totaled $61,960, which is less than our minimum monthly goal of $70,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $434. 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, 1927–2001, arrives by ship in Trinidad and Tobago in 2000.



Within the inner worlds, there are realms far more subtle than the astral plane. Advanced souls residing on the astral plane are able to access those higher worlds at will, there to learn from and receive blessings from rishis and great devas. For most, in order to do this, the astral body would not “die,” but simply be left behind temporarily. Similarly, here on the physical plane, you can go into meditation and get “beamed up” into the higher world in your purusha body. Your physical body and astral body are temporarily left behind. However, there are beings in the inner world who reside fully in these higher planes in their mental body, having dropped off their lower astral body long ago. But the law is that after death you won’t be able to go any higher in the inner worlds than the level you had attained in a physical birth, because it is only in physical birth that all twenty-one chakras are available. In physical birth, the lowest ones become attainable, and the highest become attainable as well. Whatever your attainment on Earth is, you carry that with you into the astral worlds unchanged. Whatever your accomplishments are of living in the gamut of the chakras, lower or higher, you can’t go lower and you can’t go higher in the inner planes. That is why you need a physical birth.

Explore Gurudeva's Wisdom

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Temple consecration: Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami stands with priests on the roof of the Johor Baru Ganesha Temple during the kumbhabhishekam in Malaysia


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Lord Murugan: Following the annual Skanda Shashti puja, Murugan, holding His Shakti Vel, is dressed and garlanded abundantly



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Top to bottom: Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami honors one of the attendees at the launching of his newest book, Guru’s Wisdom, in Malaysia; Silpi Adaikalam adds intricate detail to the top of the handrail for the steps leading to the upper level of the Nandi Mandapam; one of the two Iraivan sanctum doors that just arrived from India.

Iraivan Temple Progress
With the Nandi Mandapam being so far along, some of the focus of the silpi stone carvers is shifting back to the perimeter wall and the finishing detail work on the ceiling carvings in the mukha mandapam. They are also working to refine the sculptures on the two large yallis that will frame the front steps leading from ground level up to the temple floor. In May our island neighbor Pradeep returned with his heavy equipment to begin a landscaping project on the northwest corner of Iraivan Temple. Huge boulders, which had been delivered years earlier, were set into place and low rock wall terraces were created between the temple and the Shadkonam arid garden.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Activities
Satguru’s annual May visit to Malaysia to spend some quality time with his devotees was routed through London so that he could also attend the Twentieth Year Saiva Conference held by the Federation of Siva (Hindu) Temples UK at the London Sivan Kovil. The Federation is an association of twenty-two Sri Lankan Tamil temples in the greater London area. While the conference is held mostly in the Tamil language, Satguru’s English presentations are aimed at the second and third generation youth who speak some Tamil at home but who are mostly living in an English language universe. His talk, “The Nature and Worship of Lord Murugan,” can be seen on the May 31 entry of our “Today at Kauai’s Hindu Monastery” blog.

Special Guests
On May 6 we had the unique pleasure of hosting six monks and three grihasthas of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. The group hailed from different areas around Southern California. After greetings at the entrance to the monastery, everyone enjoyed a short visit to the Media Studio. Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami gave them an overview of our Hinduism Today magazine (they are avid readers) and gifted them a painting that depicts Lord Swaminarayan that we commissioned in India for an article in our magazine which will explain the Swaminarayan philosophy and its acceptance by scholars as a unique new school of Vedanta, something that has not happened for centuries. The monks also enjoyed a tour of the ongoing construction work at Iraivan Temple.

Publications and Other Activities
Satguru recently asked the monks of the Pillaiyar Kulam to create a new edition of Gurudeva’s Master Course for on-line study using an existing web platform—a two-year study revolving around the daily Ten Minute Spiritual Workout. A second on-line course for studying the Path to Siva, a Catechism for Youth has also been created. See the current courses at http://courses.himalayanacademy.com. The courses are taken using a web app. Recently the monks of the Siddhidatta Kulam have been making progress on the creation of the Aadheenam’s newest hydroponic greenhouse. Soon we will have the space needed to produce crops with longer growing times, along with the regular production of many greens and, of course, bright red, savory tomatoes! The Siddhidatta Kulam has worked to upgrade the original greenhouse to be more productive. We’ve also finished building our first true wood oven in May, after testing and experimenting for a few years on a smaller wood oven. That mobile unit proved to be such a great asset, we decided to build a larger, permanent one. The wood oven is used to make bread, cook pizza on our once a month pizza night and for other creative dinners (think lasagna baked in cast iron pans). It can also serve as our primary oven in case of a natural disaster, like a hurricane (though we don’t see one on the horizon), using fallen trees as renewable fuel.

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Visitors: Heads of a new temple in Malaysia greet Satguru and Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami.


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BAPS Visitors: Swamis and assistants from BAPS Swaminarayan, visiting the Aadheenam, requested this photo be taken with Shanmugam under the giant banyan.



Monthly Meditations


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Illustrations: : (top to bottom) “Shum, kanif, uu, makaif” instructs the meditator to first concentrate on the Shum language, then simultaneously on both the religious way of life and the inner path of enlightenment conveyed within Shum; 2) a meditation on looking within and without at the same time; 3) the Shum alphabet; 4) the four states of our being—la, lam, laf, lamf—physical, emotional-intellectual, actinodic causal and actinic causal

As most of you know, Gurudeva developed the Shum language in 1968 in order to accurately convey the inner states of consciousness he was experiencing. English was sorely lacking in the words he needed, and even Sanskrit did not work as translators did not agree on the meanings and he did not know Sanskrit. You can read the in-depth story on-line in 12 Shum Meditations

In his introduction to “12 Shum Meditations,” Bodhinatha writes: “Gurudeva found a clever way to make sure that his followers wouldn’t forget to meditate in Shum. He had all twelve mamsani carved into the pillars of Iraivan Temple. Mamsani are the elementary or basic Shum maps containing a number of important meditation concepts to be mastered. As the all-granite temple is designed to last for a thousand years, he assured that at least for the next millennium this central aspect of his teaching would not be forgotten.” He goes on to quote Gurudeva’s own thoughts on the mamsani: “This is a gift to us all. It came unbidden and has lived these many years, and now you, too, may participate in the mamsani meditations of the year. Let them build you strong. Let them build you wise. Let them bring you, like the hummingbird, to imkaif, ever so close to His holy feet. May Lord Siva be your guide through this study. It is His language. He and He alone knows how to teach it.”

Gurudeva envisioned each mamsani associated with a month. In January, pilgrims would meditate on the first one, and so on through the year. When pursued regularly, they will greatly aid the spiritual seeker in gaining control of awareness.

The first of these twelve mamsani (below left) consists of just three words in Shum. At the top is tyemuif, defined simply as “looking within with the eyes slightly open.” Next is balikana, “seeing light by look out upon and through the fourth dimension of the mind,” and the third word is milinaka, meaning “balikana sustained over a long period of time.” The wavy vertical line indicates the Shum word niimf, “Awareness flowing through the mind, being singularly aware of one area and then another.” In what Gurudeva called the Shum perspective, all parts of the mind exist at the same time; it is awareness which moves from one to another, for example from sorrow to happiness, both of which always exist. The objective of this mamsani is to look within, find the light that already exists there and become aware of it continuously.

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:

Realization a Daily Experience - Remold the Subconscious
There is No Satan or Hell, Focus on the Here and Now
Yamas, Niyamas - Remolding Our Character
Three Stages of Self Realization
On the Brink of the Absolute

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Hindu Heritage Endowment, Estate Planning

Calculating the Value of Your Estate

As part of the estate planning process, it’s important to determine what you own and to calculate the value, or size, of your estate. By calculating your estate size, you can plan for the future and leave your loved ones better prepared. Determine your estate size by taking the following four steps:

Step 1: Inventory Your Major Assets

Assets can include many items, such as the following:

  • Cash, including savings accounts and CDs
  • Stocks, bonds, mutual funds
  • Retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s or IRAs
  • Home(s), land and other real property
  • Life insurance policies
  • Tangible personal property, including automobiles, jewelry and antiques
  • Equity/ownership interest in a business like a sole proprietorship or partnership
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Step 2: Determine How and with Whom Your Assets Are Owned

Ownership generally falls into three categories: solely owned, jointly owned with rights of survivorship, and tenancy in common. Owning an asset with your brother, for example, is different than owning an asset with your spouse. Also, married couples who live in community property states have additional record-keeping requirements.

If you are unsure how your assets are owned, review the title of each asset. This information can typically be found in the deed, title or account information. If you are still unsure, ask your attorney or financial advisor.

Step 3: Calculate Your Debts

Debts are subtracted from the value of your assets at your passing. Common debts include mortgages on a primary residence or vacation house, equity loans and credit card balances. Vehicle loans and other loans are also calculated here.

In addition, your estate itself will incur legal fees and other expenses that will reduce the amount of your estate subject to taxation.

Step 4: Total Up Gifts You Have Made

Don’t forget the gifts you’ve already made to others. You are allowed to gift up to $14,000 (for 2016) per year per person without having to declare the gift or pay gift taxes. Gifts made during your lifetime in excess of this amount will reduce your estate tax exemption (currently $5.45 million).

Contact us to learn more about these flexible ways to support Hindu Heritage Endowment. 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 hhe@hindu.org.


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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

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Building Fund Donations

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Thanks to Our May Temple Builders in 19 Countries

For the nine months of September to May, our minimum monthly goal was $630,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special projects, we received actual contributions of $711,767.14.


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AUSTRALIA  
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Mahesh Kulkarni 101.00
Ragini Mahendran 70.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Luckshmi & Logan Siva Nirmalananda 35.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 100.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 2.75
   
BELARUS  
Tatjana Melenaja 50.00
   
BRAZIL  
Leonidas Coutinho 108.00
   
CANADA  
Anonymous 98.16
Bill Brown 33.00
Muthlingam Chinniah 101.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Eric Elbers 100.00
Donald Farkas 500.00
Ruban Gnanakumar 50.00
S. Gnanakumar 50.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00
Jai & Ganga Murugan 401.00
Sri Muthulingam 101.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Krishna & Dhanmatie Roopnarine 20.00
Neelam & Bal Krishan Sahajpal 200.00
Vijaya & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sayanthan & Anupama Sivanathan 11.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 141.68
Saravanamuthu Somasundram 50.00
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
   
COLOMBIA  
Helder Morales 10.00
   
FIJI ISLANDS  
Anonymous 25.00
   
GERMANY  
Kanda Chelvarajah 10.00
Tharsika Chelvarajah Vasanthan 10.00
   
INDIA  
Anonymous 25.00
Venkat Satish Lolla 500.00
Srikanth Maganty 101.00
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Kanmani & Jiva Rajasankara 30.00
   
INDONESIA  
Mahadevan Gengadaram 75.00
   
IRELAND  
Konstantin Usacovs 50.00
   
ITALY  
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
   
MALAYSIA  
Arunasalam 12.02
P. Barathi Balasegaran 12.05
Balamurali Balasupramaniam 12.05
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 12.05
Mekaladeva Batumallah 12.05
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 36.05
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 24.10
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 12.05
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 15.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 23.20
Kathiravan Darmalingam 12.05
Sasikumar Darmalingam 12.05
Sai Janany, Sai Hamsiny, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 60.35
Omaya Devasagayam 12.07
Shreiyaa, Kavin Kirav, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 48.28
Annapoorani Ganesan 23.99
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 12.05
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani  Family 12.05
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 13.92
Muthukumar Jeyapalan 2,500.00
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 24.10
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Sockanathan Karuppan 95.98
Amaraysh, Kumutha & Jerry Lai 23.99
Nameegri Marimuthu 47.97
Amutha Muniandy 61.85
Silvarajoo Muniandy 35.68
Bathmavathy Batumalai, Deevesh & Likel & Ramesh Murthi 23.83
Logadasan Murugesu 12.05
Puvana Murugesu 23.99
Gowri Nadason 47.97
Kamalaharan Nadason 47.97
Ponnamah Nadason & Family 35.90
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 47.97
M. Suranthiran Naidu 71.99
Nalakini Niranjana 47.97
A. Paranthaman 9.28
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 23.20
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 23.99
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 47.97
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 23.99
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 14.48
Sanjana Saravan 12.07
Lachmi Savoo 12.07
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 24.10
Indrani Shanmugasundram 23.20
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 47.97
Ramesh Sivanathan 7.60
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 47.97
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 47.97
Devi & the late Selvadurai Subramaniam 23.99
Vasanta Tanggavelu 36.11
Remalah & A. Thinathayalan 23.99
Saroja Vasudevan 12.05
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 47.97
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
   
MAURITIUS  
Anonymous 55.13
Soondiren Arnasalon 13.72
Soundarajen Arnasalon 5.49
Mayen Ayassamy 13.73
Gunavadee Caremben 9.64
Moorghen Caremben 9.64
Ragini Caremben 9.64
Somasoundarum Caremben 9.64
Sukanta Caremben 9.64
Jegadessa Chenganna 13.73
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 2.75
Rani Gangadeen 1.37
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 2.97
Amrit Singh Jaypal 6.86
Rohit Jogessur 2.75
Darcinee Jugessur 1.37
Meeravadee Koothan 2.75
Mooneenagen Koothan 5.49
Poospawade e Koothan 2.75
Sooreshen Koothan 13.73
Amravadee Kownden 49.42
Vel Mahalingum 13.73
Kulagan Moonesawmy 2.75
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 2.75
Souria Koomaren Moorghen 137.29
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 2.75
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 2.75
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 2.75
Poomaly Mootoosamy 2.75
Revathi Mootoosamy 1.37
Vadivel Mootoosamy 2.75
Karoumee Pareatumbee 6.86
Saranamutha Pareatumbee 27.46
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.37
Dayalen Renghen 4.12
Ezilveylen Renghen 8.24
Jagadissen Renghen 8.24
Madhevi Renghen 8.24
Siven Renghen 8.24
Varaden Renghen 8.24
Vega Renghen 4.12
Kannen Valaydon 27.46
Saroja Valayten 2.75
Toshadeva Valayten 1.37
Ulasa Valayten 1.37
Siven Veerasamy 6.86
   
NETHERLANDS  
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
   
NORWAY  
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
   
SINGAPORE  
Singapore Mission 60.00
Vasaant Krishnan 15.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Padmini Pareatumbee 20.00
Easan, Lavanya & Sivakumar Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 36.26
   
SINT MAARTEN  
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
   
UAE  
Anil Kumar 54.00
   
UNITED KINGDOM  
Anonymous 11.00
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 47.97
Theeba Ragunathan 413.00
Clive & Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
Shankara Skandanatha 36.00
   
USA  
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund - Chintalapudi Rao 1,000.00
Golden Gate Mission 10.00
Wailua Mission 12,525.50
Anonymous 5,153.07
Abhijit Adhye 50.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Palani K. Aravazhi 105.00
Balan Aravind 25.00
Chitrammal & Sangarapillai Asokan 100.00
Srinivas Bhamidipaty 11.00
Anca Botez 20.00
Cira de Castillo 100.00
G. Chadha 21.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 75.00
Naren Chelian 51.00
Sharath Chigurupati 123.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 54.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Ed DeDeo 60.00
Aditya & Mangala Denduluri 512.00
Bhadresh & Kusum Desai 200.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Aiyasamy Dorairajan 25.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
V. Ganapathy 251.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Rajendra Giri 20.00
Suhas A. Godbole 1,008.00
Prema Gogate 101.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 18.00
Dheeraj Handa 11.00
Kriya &Sharyn Haran 125.00
Usharani Iswaran Magaña 20.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Shanta Joshi 101.00
Haran Kandadas 51.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 90.00
Saravanan & Vasavi Kasthuri 3,280.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Richard Kennedy 10.00
Jayesh & Purnima Kotiya 51.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Hema Krishnaswamy 895.00
Ajit & Sandhya Kulkarni 101.00
Bhagawandas & Rajani Lathi 101.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Yulia Machalaba 35.00
Chandra S. Malladi 25.00
Lokesh Marigowda 20.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Cindy McGonagle 25.00
Raghavendr N. Murthy 101.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Isabella Nadeau 5.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 1,001.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Emma & Narendra Nemivant 25.00
Neelam Oberoi 21.00
Neela Oza 75.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Ram Pai 51.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Sriram Panchagnula 30.00
Cassan Pancham 2,016.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Harish Parmar 51.00
Samkhit Pata 101.00
Balvant & Nayna Patel 21.00
Hansmukh & Pratima Patel 100.00
Manjulaben Patel 201.00
Monal Patel 501.00
Saraswatiben Patel 25.00
Savitaben Patel 51.00
Savitriben Patel 223.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Salik & Sanjia Pathak 51.00
Venkat Pichairaman 11.00
Indrathan Pillay 50.00
Haripriya & Raghavan 101.00
Parthasarathy Rajagopalan 50.00
Deva & Gayatri Rajan 1,001.00
Raj Rajasekar 251.00
Mohan Deepak Ram 11.00
Venkat & Jeyashree Ramakrishnan 50.00
Rajesh & Yatra Raman 11.00
Kasi & Vidya Ramanathan 51.00
Tristan Ramirez 55.00
Chandar Ramrakha 151.00
Partab & ChandraRamsinghani 27.00
Rama Pemmaraju  Rao 108.00
Harish Raparthi 101.00
Sudharsanam Rathinam 101.00
Wayne Reynolds 251.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 105.00
A.M. Salvekar 101.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Srinadhan Samudrala 1,008.00
Aravind Sanjeevaiah 101.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 20.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Aparna Sarma 251.00
Jyothi & Jamal H. Sarma 251.00
Illur G. Sathy 101.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Kristi Severson 51.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Aruna Sheth 51.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Jai Sivakumara 200.00
Homa, Hotri, Hridaya & Tejasinha Sivalingam 10.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Lakshana Chetana Sivananda 51.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
Tandu & Uma Sivanathan 200.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Kandiah Sivarajah 51.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Amala Soumyanath 101.00
Sreenivas Sreekantham 108.00
Adi Srikantha 108.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Joseph W. Steelman 50.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Nandi Deva Sundaram 50.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Karthik Suresh 108.00
Shanthi Suresh 101.00
Rakesh Reddy Thatikonda & Kranthi Reddy 50.00
Radhakrishna & Natana Valiveti 101.00
Rama Vangala 21.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Chandrasekar Venkatraman 501.00
Rajiv Verma 108.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Shoba Devi Vittal 51.00
Aditya Voleti 25.00
Choudary Voleti 10,008.00
Tsajon & Kamalia Von Lixfeld 40.00
Michael Wasylkiw 108.00
Richard Bosworth & Kerri Watts 101.00
Jhamandas Watumull Fund 1,000.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 11.11
Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00
Srisailendra Yallapragada 150.00
Shelah Young 51.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
   
TOTAL BUILDING FUND 61,839.32
   
IRAIVAN TEMPLE ENDOWMENT  
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Amey Surendra Gangal 11.00
Anonymous 100.00
   
TOTAL ENDOWMENT FUNDS 121.00
   
SPECIAL PROJECT DONATIONS  
Valli Ananda 170.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 23.99
Gowri Nadason 239.87
   
TOTAL SPECIAL PROJECT DONATIONS 433.86
   
   
GRAND TOTAL $62,394.18

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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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