Kauai's Hindu Monastery
September 2017 Newsletter

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In the second week of August, Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and I flew to Florida where we held satsangs in West Palm Beach and Orlando. Then we made the long journey to Mauritius for a weekend of activities. The main event on Friday was a satsang at the Sarveshwara Siva Temple in Pailles, with a talk on “Surrender is Central to All Yogas,” which was my Publisher’s Desk column in the July issue of Hinduism Today. Saturday morning I gave a two-hour Keynote presentation to a group of informal students of The Master Course. It was entitled “How to Achieve Spiritual Progress,” one of my favorite topics. In the evening, we enjoyed a group dinner with Mauritius Church members. Sunday was also a dynamic day, with a grand Siva homa and abhishekam at the Spiritual Park, plus four brahmacharya vratas and one vrata sishya pledge. The next day we flew to Bengaluru, India. There, we held personal and family darshan sessions at the hotel after which we gathered with the group for a special lunch. We also paid a visit to the Veda Agama Samskrutha Maha Patashala, Sri Sri Gurukulam Campus, a dynamic priest school affiliated with the Sri Venkateswara Vedic University of Tirupati, and located at the Art of Living International Centre. Finally, we enjoyed a day at the Iraivan carving site and adjacent Rajasankara home for discussions, pada puja and darshan sessions. We are grateful to our global family of temple builders for your continued generous support. General contributions for August totaled $78,832 which is more than our minimum monthly goal of $65,000. Special project contributions totaled an additional $218. Aum Namasivaya!

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

The astral plane is for the most part exactly duplicated in the physical plane, though it is of a more intense rate of vibration. Beings in the higher Antarloka are trained in technology, the arts and increments of culture to take up bodies in the Bhuloka, to improve and enhance conditions within it. It is in this more advanced realm that new inventions are invented, new species created, ideas unfolded, futures envisioned, environments balanced, scientists trained and artists taught finesse. We function constantly, though perhaps not consciously, in this subtle plane by our every thought and emotion. Here, during sleep and after death, we meet others who are sleeping or who have died. We attend inner-plane schools, there to advance our knowledge. The Antarloka spans the spectrum of consciousness from the hellish Naraka regions beginning at the patala chakra within the feet, to the heavenly realm of divine love in the vishuddha chakra with in the throat. The Vedas recount, “Now, there are, of a truth, three worlds: the world of men, the world of the fathers, and the world of the Gods. The world of the Gods is verily the best of worlds.”

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Recent Happenings

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Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami receives an elephant blessing at the Veda Agama Samskrutha Maha Patashala in Bengaluru


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Satguru performs arati to the Sivalingam at our Spiritual Park in Rivière du Rempart, Mauritius.



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Top to bottom: Satguru is ceremoniously received at the Mauritius Spiritual Park; Swami Advaitananda (center) with devotees visits the Ganapati Kulam; chatting with devotees at the Sivayogaswami Tiruvadi Nilayam in Colombo; Jayendra Mardemootoo, Koujali Jagambrum and Harishwaren Veerapen take the brahmacharya vrata at the Spiritual Park; Archana Pillay and her brother Divyesh sit with Satguru after their brahmacharya vrata; Vel Alahan man’s our Noni booth at the island Farm Fair; Natyam Dayanatha performs final arati to Lord Ganesha in Kadavul Temple during Ganesha Chaturthi.

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Iraivan Temple Progress
Satguru and Shanmuganathaswami visited the work site in Bengaluru in August during their round-the-world tour. Good news: the initial carving of the perimeter wall stones was finished on August 21. What remains to be done on these stones is trimming each of the perimeter wall pieces so that they fit together reasonably well. This process, in which the wall perimeter wall is assembled on the ground at the worksite, is called “mock jointing.” The final fitting will be done as the stones are cemented in place at Iraivan Temple. Another task needing to be done is a small amount of detail work on Nandi mandapam yeshti handrails. These two tasks are scheduled for completion in October. Our goal is to ship all the stones to Kauai near the end of 2017. Here on Kauai, documents are being assembled, forms completed and letters written in order to procure visas for the team of silpis who will be coming from India to assemble these final stones.

Satguru Bodhinatha’s Activities
At the beginning of August, Satguru gave a special seminar to our younger monks. It covered many topics, including a discussion on the trend of Hindu and other youth in America who classify themselves as “Spiritual but Not Religious,” SBNR. Satguru spent the better part of August traveling to visit devotees in Florida, Mauritius, India and Sri Lanka. In Bengaluru, he visited the Veda Agama Samskrutha Maha Patashala at the invitation of Sivasri Sundaramurthy Sivacharyar, principal of this priest training school, who had just visited Kauai in July. Sundaramurthy Sivacharyar proudly remarked that he was present 27 years ago at the ceremony at Kailash Ashram in which Gurudeva chipped the first stone to initiate the construction of Iraivan Temple. Satguru enjoyed a grand tour of the school, which has about 400 students. Sivasri Shanmukha Sivacharyar of the Kaligambal Temple in Chennai was also on hand to host Satguru. They are deeply appreciative of our support for the Sivacharya tradition and our efforts to preserve and promote the Saiva Agamas. The school is part of the Art of Living International Centre, founded and run by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, whom Satguru met with during this visit. From India, Satguru and Swami flew to Sri Lanka to visit the Sivayogaswami Tiruvadi Nilayam in Colombo. There Satguru performed arati to the holy sandals of Yogaswami and gave a talk based on the sage’s teachings. Yogaswami’s ethereal presence was felt by many of those in attendance.

Special Guest
On August 12 the monastery was host to Swami Advaitananda, a Chinmaya Mission sannyasin carrying forward the work of Swami Chinmayananda and Swami Tejomayananda. Swami was recently appointed as head acharya of the San Jose, California, center.

Publications and Other Activities
In August the monastery celebrated Ganesha Chaturthi with an elaborate abhishekam. This was a landmark month for translation of our publications into other languages! We are happy to announce the release of a new audio book: Living with Siva in Gujarati. Listen here: bit.ly/LWSGujaratiAudiobook. For Russian speakers, we also have great news. The latest issue of Hinduism Today magazine has been translated into Russian. Find it at “hinduismtodayrussia” on Facebook. In the area of horticulture, Yoginathaswami and Nirvani Tejadevanatha flew to the northern California city of Eureka in August for a two-day, hands-on seminar presented by AmHydro. The seminar focused on giving beginners the basics of setting up and running a hydroponic farm, knowledge our monks need to help them wisely engineer the hydroponic greenhouse that they are currently setting up. Our monastery farm was represented at the annual Kauai Farm Fair by Vel Alahan, who manned a Kauai Products booth offering free samples of our Wailua River Noni Juice to fairgoers.


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Nirvani Tejadevanatha and Sannyasin Yoginathaswami enjoy a walkabout at the huge hydroponic farm while attending a hands-on, two-day seminar; the new architectural addition above the preceptor’s seat in the Guru Pitham, made by the monks from island woods, monkeypod and Cook pine.



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.

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 Bhakti?
Who Are the Devas
The Saiva Path

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

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Hinduism Today Oct/Nov/Dec 2017 Issue Now On-Line


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 (and many back issues) on your mobile device at bit.ly/HT-APP.

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In his Publisher’s Desk editorial, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami addresses the question of whether Hinduism worships one God or many. It’s among the most-asked questions by non-Hindus, and he provides a thought-provoking answer for the next time someone confronts you with this imputation.

Our 16-page Insight section is all about Mirabai, one of our faith’s great devotional writers, singers, philosophers and saints. Lakshmi Chandrashekar helps us understand the depth of Mirabai’s love for God as expressed in her poems. Mariellen Ward recounts her adventures, tracing on foot, car and train Mirabai’s remarkable life, revealing her story of family disputes, renunciation, fleeing and finding solace at Lord Krishna’s feet.


Our feature story takes us to Sikkim in the Himalayan highlands, that smallest and northernmost Indian state that borders China and Bhutan. We follow our journalist and his companion photographer, Thomas Kelly, as they trek to every major center and encounter the movers and shakers, the priestly clans and army pujaris.

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Amazingly, India is home to the world’s second largest Great Wall, and almost nobody knows about it. We change that with a fully-illustrated article about Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan, a 15th century-fort surrounded by a 23-mile-long wall that encloses and protects over 300 temples. This remote aerie might find its place on your next India bucket list of places you simply have to visit.

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Our movie reviewer takes a look at the film called “The Man Who Knew Infinity.” It’s a surprisingly sensitive depiction of the unusual life of Srinivasa Ramanuja (1887–1920), the Indian mathematical genius who dazzled the best minds of his day and left a legacy of intellectual insights that continues to confound and charm mathematicians.

What do you know about plant-based diets? After reading our article on the burgeoning movement in America’s medical profession, you will understand its importance, and you may be surprised how effective diet can be when coping with diabetes, cancer and other diseases. US doctors are just recently rediscovering what ayurveda and Hippocrates knew all along: food is the best medicine. Learn how this truth is impacting a model hospital in Texas.

There’s more: A story about the Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Chennai, an American-born Hindu’s counsel to the next generation, a Canadian youth’s call for teaching dharma; and Digital Dharma’s showcase of five megaprojects now underway in India that are harbingers of the future.



Hindu Heritage Endowment

Back to Basics: Remembering Why We Help Others


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It might be time to reflect on what really inspires you to give back. Renew your giving spirit with these quick ideas.

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Step 1: Determine your values.

Ask yourself: What principles guide my life?

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From your list of values, determine a few organizations or causes of greatest importance to you.

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Decide how much time and money you can devote to the organizations closest to your heart. Even a few hours or a few dollars can make a meaningful impact.

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Help Move Iraivan Forward

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You Can Help Sponsor the Perimeter Wall

The second prakaram wall is 3.5 feet tall, two feet thick and 475 feet long. It comprises 45 short pillars (the section with the pot on top) and 44 panels (the long section between the pillars). Each pillar and panel pair require 544 man-days to carve, even with the massive granite slabs being sawn to size by machine. Each panel will be inscribed (inside the ornate border shown in the photo at right) with verses from scripture and the philosophy and history of the temple.

Sponsorship

❏ One pillar section: $15,000

❏ One panel section: $30,000

Donate here!


Donor Listing

Building Fund Donations


Thanks to Our August Temple Builders in 18 Countries

Twelve-Month Summary: For the twelve months of September, 2016, through August, 2017, our minimum monthly building fund goal was $780,000. Excluding contributions directed toward special project expenses, we received actual contributions of $897,255.01.

AUSTRALIA
Marie & R. Bhanugopan US$108.00
Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan 20.00
D. Karthigesu Family 100.00
Valinayagum Keven Kownden 757.58
Rama Krishnan 30.00
Vimala Muniandy 32.00
Sumi Prabhakaran 50.00
Gunavinthan Siva Thirumalai 100.00
Thanavinthan Siva T. Thirumalai 50.00
Essen Subramanian Valayten 3.03
BELARUS
Tatjana Melenaja 50.00
CANADA
Anonymous 83.51
Rajni & Mukesh Aggarwal 101.00
Girish & Ritu Bansal 101.00
Bill Brown 33.00
Ron & Jennifer Burke 50.00
Maryanna Cartier 101.00
Peter Christian 25.00
Eric Elbers 100.00
Rathinappillai Logeswaran 50.00
Natalia Ludkivich 101.00
Ioana-Gabriela Manoliu 33.00
Upender Mehan 251.00
Thevarajah Nagarajah 16.00
Changam & Kamachi Naidu 50.00
Mr. & Mrs. Pranavan 25.00
Santosh & Priyaa Prasad 83.43
Somas & Yoges Rajamohan 500.00
Thevagi Satkunendran 77.25
Vijayarani & Thiru Satkunendran 25.00
Naguleswary & Manickam Senthivel 50.00
Thambimuttoo & Thavam Sivagnanam 51.00
Sivakumaran Sivalingam 21.00
Sara K. Sivasurier 154.50
Gananatha Subrahmanyam 17.00
Nagula & Sutha Suthaker 101.00
Kumaran Vairavanathan 38.63
HONG KONG
Anonymous 108.00
INDIA
Lakshmanan Nellaiappan 10.00
Maragatham Nellaiappan 10.00
Venugopala Reddy 81.00
Sheela Venkatakrishnan 11.00
INDONESIA
Mahadevan Gengadaram 50.00
ITALY
Cristina Ma Puja Canducci 20.00
MALAYSIA
Malaysia Mission 107.65
Arulmani Devi Arumugam 138.30
Rathidevi & Veerasamy Batumallah 23.24
Arulmani Chandra Kumar & Sujith Arulmani 46.10
Theevhiyaa Chandrasekaram 23.24
Umaabati Chandrasekaram 11.62
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 11.62
Sasikumar Darmalingam 18.60
Sai Janani, Sai Hamsiny, Chandran Ramamurthy & Kalpana Devasagayam 46.10
Omaya Devasagayam 11.53
Kavin Kirav, Shreiyaa, Leena Lakshmi Devasagayam & Anand Kumar Letchumana 46.10
Annapoorani Ganesan 11.53
Yoga Rubini & Chandra Ganth Family 11.62
Sarasvathi Iswarapatham 11.53
R. Jayakumar & Yoga Bhavani Family 11.62
M. Shanmuganathan & A. Kamalambikai 23.24
Anbu Kandasamy 28.00
Valliammah Kandasamy 11.53
Kumutha & Jerry Lai 11.53
Nameegri Marimuthu 23.06
Deevesh, Likel, Bathmavathy Batumalai & Ramesh Murthi 11.53
Mohanavilashiny Murugesu & Navukarasu 23.06
Puvana Murugesu 11.53
Gowri Nadason 23.06
Kamalaharan Nadason 23.06
Rasiah Vallipuram & Pathumanithi Nagalingam 23.06
M. Suranthiran Naidu 55.30
Bangajam Narayanan 46.48
Mohanavilashiny Murugesu & Navukarasu 11.53
Yehanthini & Siva Taranee Navukarasu 11.53
Nalakini Niranjana 11.53
Eesan Pasupathi 350.00
Mogan Raju 69.00
Sai Ram 11.53
Supramaniam Ramoo & In Memory of Neelavathy Thangavelu 23.06
Raagini Ravindren & Senthil Ravindren 11.53
Jayaraj Kantharaj & Saranraj S-O Jayabalathilagam 13.83
Sanjana Saravan 23.02
Lachmi Savoo 11.53
Sharavanan Selvadurai 200.00
Parimala Selvaraj 30.00
Ambikabathi Shanmugam Pillay 23.24
Raja Singam Raja Ratnam & Shreema Rasiah 23.06
Roselia Simon - Kulamani Ganesha 82.00
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 10.00
Ramesh Sivanathan 11.66
Mohana Sundari & Sivasekaran 23.06
A. Sockalingam & Chandrasekari 23.06
Devi & Selvadurai Subramaniam 11.53
Kuveeran Suppiah 16.25
A. Thinathayalan 11.53
Saroja Vasudevan 11.62
Vikneswaran A. Vinsent 23.06
Yuvanes Waran 20.00
Darrshan Letchumanan & Yuvan Letchumanan 46.10
MAURITIUS
Soondiren Arnasalon 149.24
Thirujnanam Arnassalon 6.06
Prem Audit 3.03
Jegadessa Chenganna 15.15
Shree Saroja Devi Doorgiat 3.03
Kunal & Sanyogeeta Ghurbhurn 1.52
Gayram Ittoo 6.06
Amrit Singh Jaypal 7.58
Rohit Jogessur 3.03
Meeravadee Koothan 6.06
Mooneenagen Koothan 6.06
Poospawadee Koothan 3.03
Sooreshen Koothan 30.30
Amravadee Kownden 54.55
Veena Kunniah 60.85
Vel Mahalingum 12.12
Manogaran Mardemootoo 90.91
Kulagan Moonesawmy 3.03
Seedha Lutchmee Moonesawmy 3.03
Jayaluxmi Mooroogen 6.06
Goindamah Moothoosawmy 3.03
Mardaymootoo Mootoosamy 3.03
Vadivel Mootoosamy 3.03
Kalvi Mootoosawmy 3.03
Karoumee Pareatumbee 7.58
Shivaramen Pareatumbee 7.58
Vailamah Pareatumbee 7.58
Naden Seeneevasen Pillay 1.52
Dayalen Renghen 4.55
Ezilveylen Renghen 9.09
Jagadissen Renghen 9.09
Madhevi Renghen 9.09
Siven Renghen 9.09
Varaden Renghen 9.09
Vega Renghen 4.55
Kevina Soobramanien - Ganesh Murthi Sales 1,400.00
Kannen Valaydon 30.30
Saroja Valayten 3.03
Toshadeva Valayten 1.52
Ulasa Valayten 1.52
NETHERLANDS
Prekash & Sabita Baladien 15.00
Hans & Jenny Ramcharan 57.30
NEW ZEALAND
Ramachandran 36.00
NORWAY
Anuradha Badhwar 10.00
Meetu Badhwar-Hansen 10.00
RUSSIA
Dinanatha Borzunov 200.00
SINGAPORE
Rajesh H. Acharya 21.00
Vaiyapuri Kamala Devi 50.00
Vasaant Krishnan 60.00
Singapore Mission 78.00
Bijamati Pareatumbee 10.00
Sivakumar, Lavanya & Easan Saravan Saravan 400.00
Kavitha Darshini & Amitpal Singh 73.71
SINT MAARTEN
Gary & Radica Asha Yee-Fong 25.00
UAE
Anil Kumar 54.00
UNITED KINGDOM
Anonymous 335.00
Vani Chenganna 94.06
Shree Vishna Rasiah & Sharmila Harry 23.06
Susan James 30.00
Aravintha Jananayagam 645.00
Puvaneswary Roberts 175.00
Shankara Skandanatha 36.00
USA
YourCause 126.00
Anonymous 6,278.71
Golden Gate Mission 13.50
Wailua Mission 14,817.00
Mohan & Nalini Aiyagari 51.00
Rajadeva Alahan 102.00
Vel & Valli Alahan 25.00
Valli Ananda 170.00
Chitrammal & Sangarapillai Asokan 100.00
Sangeeta Bhattacharya 101.00
Jaydev Bhavsar 201.00
Marlene Carter 108.00
G. Chadha 31.00
Mallik Chaganti 20.00
Asha Chaku 70.00
Charles Close 108.00
Kaika & Nilufer Clubwala 101.00
Brian P. Cooke 51.00
Shyamadeva & Peshanidevi Dandapani 51.00
Chandan Das 101.00
Bharat & Saroj Dave 101.00
Janakbhai R. Dave 50.00
Ed DeDeo 73.44
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 101.00
Venkat Devraj 108.00
Ramya Subramani & Rajesh Ekambaram 211.00
B. Elango 108.00
Mary Rose Gallagher 11.00
Suketu & Mita Gandhi 51.00
Panshula Ganeshan 14.00
Rame Gangadharappa 51.00
Aparna & Karthik Gopalakrishnan 101.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Devi Gowda 515.00
Toshadeva & Kamala Guhan 36.00
Kriya & Sharyn Haran 125.00
James L. Haynes 50.00
Lorraine Jackson 5.00
David Jaffe 108.00
Subbia G. Jagannathan 25.00
Mahendra & Rohini Jagirdar 11,239.23
Chandrashekhar Jairaman 51.00
S. Jeyendran 101.00
Haran Kandadas 108.00
Latha Kannan 51.00
Srinivas & Shanthi Karri 40.00
Saravanan & Vasavi Kasthuri 3,060.00
Sundari Katir 20.00
Kavya Kaza 11.00
Michael Kempinski 216.00
B.S. Kesavan 101.00
Anil & Devajyothi Kondapi 108.00
Sujatha Alluri & Ramakrishna Kosuri 10,000.00
Venkatram J. Kowsik 51.00
Andrzej Kraja 101.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 108.00
Ram Kumar 21.00
Gregg Lien 50.00
Gerard & Zhena Linsmeier 54.00
Abha Lokhande 32.00
Srinivas R. Madaboosi 200.00
Ahila Maheswaran 50.00
Sridhar Makkapati 101.00
Ajay & Neema Manaktala 101.00
Hita Mandavia 53.00
Laura Devi Marks 108.00
Shailesh & Jyoti Mistry 101.00
Sarish & Satya Mohin 25.00
Meeraa Murali 251.00
Al & Meena Muthuraman 1,008.00
Hiren Muzumdar 101.00
Palani & Selvarany Nadarajah 15.00
Nitya & Becky Nadesan 150.00
Manish M. Naidu 11.11
Rama Chandran & Rema Nair 5,000.00
Authi Narayanan 40.00
Anjali & Rama Krishna Narla 101.00
Sanjaya K. Nath 11.00
Prema Neelakantan 101.00
Neela Oza 51.00
Gurudas Pai 101.00
Satya & Savitri Palani 21.00
Cassan Pancham 1,008.00
Pankayatselvan Family 25.00
Easvan & Devi Param 101.00
Janaka & Bhavani Param 25.00
Jothi Param 51.00
Harish Parmar / Dhanraj 51.00
Arvind B. Patel 108.00
Naran B. Patel 101.00
Neela & Arjun Patel 251.00
Prasan Patel 25.00
Raman Rajoo G. Patel 251.00
Tushar Patel 501.00
Vinay & Hansa R. Patel 101.00
Rani Pemmaraju 108.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 108.00
Richard Henry Pratt 100.00
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
Ragavan & Shivanthi Ramanathan 503.00
Partab & Chandra Ramsinghani 27.00
Sudharsanam Rathinam 101.00
Gundala & Manjuvani Reddy 1,116.00
S.S. Reddy 101.00
Annie & Mark Ruiz 108.00
Cliff & Kathy Runge 50.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 100.00
Aran Sambandar 51.00
Arthi Sanjeevi 20.00
Thangaratnam Sanmugam 201.00
Vikram Santurkar 51.00
Kasthuri & Raghupathy Sarma 100.00
Silver Vel Satsang 15.00
Payal Sehgal 51.00
Aran & Valli Sendan 25.00
Deva & Amala Seyon 51.00
Devyani & Nrupendra Shah 25.00
Salil Shibad 21.00
Iraja & Nilani Sivadas 108.00
Dharshi & Sivasothy Sivakumar 150.00
Jai Sivakumara 200.00
Jnana Sivananda 100.00
Nathan & Sulena Sivananda 108.00
B. Sivaraja 10.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Thillaiampalam Srijaerajah 251.00
Shanthi Srinivas 40.00
Kiran Srinivasan 20.00
Padmapriya Srinivasan 25.00
Yasotha & Thevarajah Subarajan 51.00
Terri Sun 21.00
Savithri Sundaresan 51.00
Anthan & Sayini Sunder 25.00
Phani Kumar Sureddi 7.00
Shanthi Suresh 101.00
K.S. Suryanarayanan 101.00
Abirami Thambi-Pillai 1,008.00
Sivam U. Thillaikanthan 40.00
Robert Torres 80.00
Umakant Trivedi 51.00
Dushyant & Daksha Upadhyaya 21.00
Rama Vangala 116.00
Vayudeva Varadan 51.00
Rajiv Verma 216.00
Mahesh Viswanathan 25.00
Michael Wasylkiw 648.00
Jinny Petcharat Wonwong 11.11
Sundeep Yalamanchi 116.00
David & Shelah Young 51.00
Michael Zimmermann 5.00
Total Building Fund 78,711.09
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 11.00
Kalai Bala 44.65
Frank Burkhardt 10.00
Gunasegaran Chitravelloo 11.16
Amey Surendra Gangal 11.00
Uma Dewi & Dinesh Kumar Jayaram 6.70
A. Paranthaman 4.45
Jayaram Rajaletchumi 11.16
Indrani Shanmugasundram 11.16
 
Total Endowment Funds 121.28
   
Special Project Donations
Balasegaran Balasupramaniam 11.62
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 11.62
Mekaladeva Batumallah 11.62
Valliammah Kandasamy 23.06
Lim Hock Leong 9.00
Silvarajoo Muniandy 35.29
Gowri Nadason 115.20
   
Total Special Project Donations 217.41
   
Grand Total $79,049.78

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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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