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New Kauai Aadheenam Yagam Fund

July - August - September 2005 Newsletter


Siva & Lavanya

Throughout history, the Maheshvara Puja (feeding of devotees) has been an important religious and cultural event. Sivakumar and Lavanya Saravan were inspired to carry on this tradition by opening the Kauai Aadheenam Yagam Fund, HHE endowment #61. The purpose of this fund is to provide healthy vegetarian meals for visiting pilgrims at the Hindu monastery on Kauai during the annual mahasamadhi observance for the monastery's founder, Gurudeva, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniayaswami, and at other festive times, such as Satguru Purnima.

Sivakumar shares the story of how he and his wife were inspired to create this fund: "My wife Lavanya and I would not be where we are today without Gurudeva's loving guidance that transformed our lives. After Gurudeva's mahasamadhi in 2001, we were thinking of what we can do on the mahasamadhi day every year as a way of remembering all that Gurudeva had done for us, often in mysterious ways. Gurudeva had touched our lives and given new meaning to our existence, and we were looking for a way for that love of Gurudeva to flow to all devotees who will come to pray at the Iraivan Temple. The idea of creating a fund that will pay for an annadanam, "gift of food," on his mahasamadhi day each year came to our minds.

We quickly wrote to Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, Gurudeva's successor, asking for his blessings. We subsequently learned from Bodhinatha that there had always been a tradition of performing annadanam in the Kailasa Parampara and that our paramaguru Sri Yogaswami called it a yagam. Hence, the name for the fund was born. As we researched further, we learned that Rishi Tirumular had written about annadanam in his Tirumantiram, calling it Maheshvara Puja. Tirumular has mentioned that the things given to Lord Siva's devotees are verily the oblations to Gods and ancestors. Gurudeva always ensured that the pilgrims to Kauai Aadheenam were treated well and provided with food whenever possible, and he always made everyone who came into contact with him feel very special. We hope that through the Kauai Aadheenam Yagam Fund this spirit of Gurudeva will live for centuries to come. We hope that everyone who has been touched by Gurudeva or enjoyed a meal at the monastery will contribute generously to this fund."

Creating a Fund Is Simple and Easy


There are no fees or percentage taken to open an endowment with HHE, and the fund proposal can occur by phone or e-mail in less than an hour. The minimal amount required is $5,000, [as of February 2011 the minimal is $10,000] or a monthly payment plan can be arranged. This $5,000 is needed before the principal can begin earning interest and paying grants to the beneficiary. Currently the annual grant is based on 4% of the endowment's principal. For example, a principal of $5,000 typically generates a yearly grant of $200, $10,000 earns $400 and $100,000 generates $4,000.

Orphanages are popular beneficiaries, and many of funds that benefit orphanages have reached over $20,000. The children at the Indian orphanages supported by HHE are receiving about $800 each year, or Rs. 36,215. The Tirunavukkarasu Nayanar Gurukulam orphanage in Sri Lanka (fund #12) was totally destroyed during the December 26, 2004, tsunami, so the Rs. 89,268 grant for 2004 was life-saver for the 42 boys. This is one example of how the sixty-two HHE funds are making an impact with needy institutions worldwide.

Giving to a Fund Is Even Easier


You can help needy institutions by giving to one or more HHE funds on the web by going to www.hheonline.org. Donations are safe and secure, whether you live in the USA or other countries. Make a one-time donation or sign up for a recurring donation. For more information, call Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami at 1-808-822-3012, ext. 244 or e-mail hhe@hindu.org

July To September Endowment Contributions

Kauai Aadheenam Monastic Endowment
Anonymous $756.00
Rajendra Giri 60.00
Gunasekaran Kandasamy 104.58
A. Nithiahnandan 90.00
Puvaneswary Roberts 108.00
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.58
Niraj Thaker 19.27
Other Donations 31,052.45
Himalayan Academy 2,250.00
Total 34,450.88
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 453.00
Tyler Comer 66.66
Sri & Kalagambi Ganesan 26.14
Halbert Hargrove 1,000.00
A. Nithiahnandan 90.00
Alka R. Patel 588.00
S.V. Ravi Rahavendran 453.00
Puvaneswary Roberts 108.00
Devananda Tandavan Charitable Remainder Unitrust 9,913.08
Niraj Thaker 19.27
Atul Thakkar 1,000.00
John Thomsen 5,000.00
Jeremiah Umakanthan 25.50
Total 18,742.65
Kauai Aadheenam Annual Archana Fund
Hemakheshaa N. Batumallah 10.00
Rathi Devi Batumallah 215.00
Veerasamy Batumallah 250.00
Suguneswary Gunasegaran 82.21
Tarakini Gunasegaran 4.00
Tirunyanam Gunasegaran 16.71
Kriya Haran 145.00
Prema Iyer 100.00
Amooda Koothan 3.53
Egilen Koothan 17.63
Saravan Koothan 1.76
Saroja Devi Manickam 7.00
Vijay, Daksha & Neil Mithal 5.00
Logadasan Murugesu 175.00
Puvaneswary Roberts 108.00
Akileiswaran Samuthiran 17.30
Padmini Samuthiran 54.78
Sathialingeswari 26.14
Devaladevi Sivaceyon 7.80
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 7.80
Patudeva Sivaceyon 7.80
Hemavalli Sivalingam 1.58
Kantha Ruben Sivalingam 1.58
Rohini Sivalingam 1.58
Lavanadevi Sivam 159.00
Potriyan Sivanathan 5.22
Girish Skanda 10.00
Javanya Skanda 3.00
Subasene Skanda 10.00
Total 1,454.42
HT Lifetime Subscription Fund
Sanjay Bajekal 160.00
Rathi Devi Batumallah 215.00
Veerasamy Batumallah 80.00
Barbara Curl 240.00
Sivarama Dandamudi 80.00
Ravindra Doorgiat 105.78
Rajul & Heidi Gandhi 111.99
Rajendra Giri 2,062.00
Toshadeva Guhan 48.60
Suguneswary Gunasegaran 27.30
Isanah Kameni 34.20
Gunasekaran Kandasamy 360.00
T. Iswarah Kumar 106.50
Shankar Mahadeva 1,000.00
Rushikesh H. Mehta 66.00
Logadasan Murugesu 175.00
Gassa Patten 150.00
Adi Sankara Perumal 28.00
Anjeeni Devi Perumal 14.00
Linda Seeley 75.00
Jiva Shanmuga 102.00
Vinaya Sharma 240.00
Nigel Subramaniam Siva 240.00
Nagaraj Tanguturu 160.00
Shivani Vinayaga 443.88
Total 6,325.25
Hindu Businessmen’s Association Trust
Paramaseeven Canagasaby 10.59
Vel Mahalingum 7.06
Manogaran Mardemootoo 17.64
Easvan Param 474.10
Janaka Param 16.00
Vedapragassen Peruman 7.06
Total 532.45
Boys School for Iraivan Priesthood
Anonymous 12.49
Rajendra Giri 60.00
Bala Sivaceyon 28.86
Niraj Thaker 19.27
Total 120.62
Kauai Aadheenam Matavasi Medical Fund
Rajendra Giri 60.00
Gowri Nadason 60.00
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.58
Niraj Thaker 19.27
Vayudeva Varadan 54.00
Total 203.85
Tirunavukkarasu Nayanar Gurukulam
Marlene Carter 300.00
Aran Sendan 51.00
Niraj Thaker 19.28
Total 370.28
KA Renovation Endowment
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.58
Total 10.58
Sri Subramuniya Ashram Scholarship Fund
Anonymous 32.49
Total 32.49
Sri Subramuniya Kottam Fund
Anonymous 50.00
Aran Sendan 51.00
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.58
Total 111.58
Kumbhalavalai Ganesha Temple Endowment
Anonymous 50.00
Manoharan Navaratnarajah 75.00
Total 125.00
Dancing with Siva Endowment
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.58
Total 10.58
Hinduism Today Production Fund
Anonymous 12.51
Rajendra Giri 60.00
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.58
Total 83.09
Hindu Orphanage Endowment Fund
Anonymous 344.84
Ajit S. Adhopia 179.96
Lila Shakti Devi 50.00
Rajendra Giri 60.00
Lynn Heck 12.50
Gunasekaran Kandasamy 104.58
Murali Krishnaswamy 250.00
Devi Marks 500.00
Natraj Narayanswami 12.50
Alex Ruberto 45.00
Jutikadevi Sivaraja 216.00
Rodney & Ilene Standen 30.00
Niraj Thaker 19.27
Matthew Wieczork 62.00
Total 1,886.65
Suntheram Family Trust Fund
R. Suntheram 1,500.00
Total 1,500.00
Hindu Press International Fund
Rajendra Giri 60.00
Natraj Narayanswami 12.50
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.58
Total 83.08
Loving Ganesha Distribution Fund
Rajendra Giri 60.00
Manoharan Navaratnarajah 75.00
Gassa Patten 1,203.00
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.58
Total 1,348.58
Swami Agnivesh Endowment Fund
Rajendra Giri 60.00
Total 60.00
Saiva Agamas Trust
Matthew Wieczork 20.00
Total 20.00
Spiritual Park of Mauritius Endowment
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.58
Total 10.58
Positive Discipline Endowment
Tyler Comer 66.67
Natraj Narayanswami 10.00
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.58
Total 87.25
Tirumular Sannidhi Preservation Fund
Raghavan Srinivasan 250.00
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.57
Total 260.57
Alaveddy Pasupatheeswarar Temple Fund
Anonymous 50.00
Total 50.00
HHE Administrative Fund
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.58
Total 10.58
KA Religious Art and Artifacts Fund
Anonymous 20.83
Rajadeva Alahan 153.00
Lynn Heck 12.50
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.58
Total 196.91
Thank You Bodhinatha Fund
Anonymous 50.00
Tyler Comer 66.67
Amarnath Devarmanai 324.00
Rajendra Giri 60.00
Manoharan Navaratnarajah 150.00
Shanta Devi Periasamy 345.00
Puvaneswary Roberts 108.00
Alex Ruberto 30.00
Chamundi Sabanathan 108.00
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.57
Niraj Thaker 19.28
Jeremiah Umakanthan 25.50
Vayudeva Varadan 62.00
Raja Vishnu 602.00
Total 1,961.02
Mathavasi Travel Fund
Rajendra Giri 60.00
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.58
Total 70.58
Udayan Care Endowment Fund
Rajendra Giri 60.00
Total 60.00
Saivite Hindu Scriptural Fund for the Visually Impaired
Rajendra Giri 60.00
Alex Ruberto 45.00
Total 105.00
Manitha Neyam Trust Fund
Bala Sivaceyon 31.20
Total 31.20
Tiptur Shiva Temple & Youth Hostel Fund
Grandige V. Raghu 6,407.50
Total 6,407.50
Mahajana College Fund
Anonymous 12.51
Total 12.51
Taos Hanuman Fund
Anonymous 12.50
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.58
Total 23.08
Kapaleeshwara Temple Orphanage
Anonymous 20.00
Rajendra Giri 60.00
Sharmila Kesavalu 131.00
Murali Krishnaswamy 250.00
Jayanthi Vasudevan Naiker 300.00
Natraj Narayanswami 25.00
Ganesan & Rajalakshmi Ramalingam 75.00
Raghavan Srinivasan 250.00
Niraj Thaker 19.27
Total 1,130.27
Manjung Hindu Sabha Orphanage Fund
Mirta Noemi Cotto 30.00
Rajendra Giri 60.00
Niraj Thaker 19.27
Total 109.27
Pazhassi Balamandiram Orphanage Fund
Rajendra Giri 60.00
Natraj Narayanswami 12.50
Ganesan & Rajalakshmi Ramalingam 75.00
Niraj Thaker 19.27
Total 166.77
Karnataka Temple Development Fund
Anonymous 12.50
Total 12.50
Swami Vipulananta Children's Home Fund
Anonymous 58.33
Ganesan & Raji Balaganapathy 500.00
Marlene Carter 300.00
Rajendra Giri 60.00
Ariel Lewin 501.00
Puvaneswary Roberts 108.00
Niraj Thaker 19.28
Total 1,546.61
Hindu Literature Fund
Anonymous 30.00
Paul Yogananda DeSantis 648.00
Rajendra Giri 60.00
Natraj Narayanswami 12.50
Edwin Ortiz 5.00
Nigel Subramaniam Siva 300.00
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.58
Total 1,066.08
HT Complimentary Subscription Fund
Anonymous 30.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Gowda 153.00
Vijay, Daksha & Neil Mithal 5.00
Ma Yoga Shakti 1,001.00
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.58
Total 1,199.58
HA Book Distribution Fund
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam 10.58
Total 10.58
Pooled Income Fund Trust (PIF)
Gowri Nadason 20.00
Satya Palani 100.00
Total 120.00
Total Contributions $82,120.47
Funds at Market Value, March 31, 2005
Total Endowment Funds $5,874,599.56
Total Pooled Income Funds $198,355.45
Grand Total $6,072,955.01

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