Bodhinatha met for an all-day conference on July 16 with 50 Sivachariyar priests and students, including 15 of the most prominent Sivachariyar of Tamil Nadu. The event started at 8:30 with the lighting of the lamp by Bodhinatha, then a short introduction to the day by Arumuganathswami and a talk by Bodhinatha on why he wanted to digitize the Agama scriptures now housed at the French Institute of Pondicherry and the French School of the Far East. Arumuganathaswami then explained the process starting in 2004 to get permission to access the collection, which finally came to fruition four years later in December of 2008. The project commenced and was completed 2 and 1/2 years later, photographing 10,000 palm leaf manuscripts for a total of 850,000 photos. The English talks were translated in Tamil since most of priest can’t understand English.
Kauai Aadheenam, popularly referred to as Kauai's Hindu Monastery, is a traditional south Indian monastery located on the northern most of the Hawaiian islands, Kauai. It serves as the headquarters for the global activities of Saiva Siddhanta Church, Himalayan Academy and Hindu Heritage Endowment.
Kailasa Peedam refers to the guru’s temple at Kauai Aadheenam and the Kailasa Peedam Gift Fund was created to provide funds for the aadheenam’s guru to provide gifts of religious items.
Such gifts include publications, translations, scholarships, and murtis to temple.
The financial goal of the Kailasa Peedam Gift Fund is to build principal to $300,000 which will provide a monthly grant of approximately $1,000. Fund #6.
Kauai, Hawaii, USA