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The Hindu Literature Fund

April - May - June 2006 Newsletter


Free Literature Booth

Since its inception in 1979 as a newspaper, every issue of Hinduism Today has featured an Educational Insight section, such as "Truth is One, Paths are Many." Recently, many of the magazine's Educational Insights have been reprinted as 8- or 16-page booklets. Because they are produced as part of the magazine print run, their production cost is a fraction of what it would cost to print them otherwise. These savings are passed on to readers and educators. The booklets are available at discounted prices at the Mini Mela Gift Shop at www.minimela.com.

Through the generous support of charitable contributions, Himalayan Academy, the publisher of Hinduism Today, has been able to offer these booklets to the public freely at India heritage festivals and temple events across the United States. For example, a group of devotees from the Murugan Temple of North America in Lanham, Maryland, volunteered to offer free Hindu literature at local events such as the Deepavali festival. One giveaway booths coordinator was Nigel Siva Subramaniam. He was deeply impressed and uplifted by his experience of talking with the parents, teachers and young people he met. He and his wife Inpah saw that there is a dire need to continue and expand this free distribution of Hindu literature, and were inspired to sponsor the creation of the Hindu Literature Fund, HHE endowment #58.

Nigel recalls, "Many young parents pushing their children in strollers were attracted to our booth. In one instance, a mother showed the Hindu Primer booklet to her son (about three years old) sitting in his stroller; he immediately grabbed the booklet and kissed the Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan picture on its cover and then placed it on his chest close to his heart. Many interracial young couples (one of them a Hindu) came to us and went away with free literature; the non-Hindu partner showed genuine interest in learning about Hinduism, and often they were wearing traditional Hindu dress. Several teenagers were eager to ask questions and receive free literature. Quite a number of people said, "I'll subscribe to Hinduism Today; it is a great magazine, and I know Gurudeva." Many appreciated our efforts. I saw happiness and sparkle in their eyes when they talked to us. During the June 2004 Heritage of India Festival (our first one in Maryland), one man had a booth representing a different denomination of Hinduism right across from ours. When we were packing up at the end of the two-day festival, he came to me and said, "We have been enjoying your darshan from my booth for these two days. Thank you.'"

The purpose of this newest fund is to freely distribute and give away pamphlets and booklets created by Himalayan Academy, including those printed in Hinduism Today. The first special reprint booklet was "Ten Questions People Ask About Hinduism." It is popular among Hindus and non-Hindus alike, as it answers questions people commonly ask about Hinduism, such as "Why do Hindus worship cows?" and "Do Hindus worship idols?" To date, 10,000 copies have been purchased by teachers, temple managers, parents and others to share with their classes, friends and business associates. Subsequently, four more booklets have been printed: "Visiting a Hindu Temple," "Raising Children as Good Hindus," "Hindu Primer" and "My Friend Lord Ganesha." In this issue of Hinduism Today is the latest featured booklet, called "Home Puja." Nigel started the Hindu literature fund because believes these vital messages should be made available to those who cannot afford to buy them, such as orphanages, schools, libraries, ashrams and children's classes.

October to December Endowment Contributions

Kauai Aadheenam Monastic Endowment
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Maruthu Pandian Dharmalingam 13.23
Vijay, Daksha & Neil Mithal 5.00
Niraj Thaker 14.20
Other Donations 22,064.79
Total 22,127.22
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 50.00
Ganesan & Raji Balaganapathy 500.00
Krish Chawla 500.00
Daren Clare 7.00
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Maruthu Pandian Dharmalingam 39.46
Mohan Ekambaram 1,001.00
Sitharama Swamy Katragadda 1,000.00
Ravi Mallampally 50.00
Vijay, Daksha & Neil Mithal 5.00
Yogesh Patel 500.00
S.V. Ravi Rahavendran 452.00
Niraj Thaker 14.20
K.D. & A.D. Williams 804.54
Other Donations 24,171.79
Total 29,124.99
Kauai Aadheenam Annual Archana Fund
Yatrika Ajaya 49.10
Gunavadee Caremben 3.27
Somasundaram Caremben 3.27
Sukanta Caremben 3.27
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Maruthu Pandian Dharmalingam 492.04
Michael F. Duncan 108.00
Suguneswary Gunasegaran 54.98
Tarakini Gunasegaran 1.46
Tirunyanam Gunasegaran 4.52
Gnanasambanthan Gunasundhari 289.04
Diksha Katir 250.00
Ushadevi Katir 143.50
Amooda Koothan 5.40
Saravan Koothan 3.76
Thanesh Kumar Kumaravel 12.31
Sathiya Lingeswari 18.43
Vijay - Daksha - Neil Mithal 5.00
Magiswary Devi Muniandy 448.81
Dee Pollock 53.00
Akileiswaran Samuthiran 9.04
Jayasutha Samuthiran 10.73
Devaladevi Sivaceyon 13.12
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 13.12
Patudeva Sivaceyon 13.12
Hemavalli Sivalingam 2.37
Kantha Ruben Sivalingam 2.37
Rohini Sivalingam 2.37
Potriyan Sivanathan 7.89
Siven Veerasamy 6.54
Shivani Vinayaga 20.73
Total 2,080.56
Hinduism Today Lifetime Subscription Fund
Ved Chaudhary 240.00
Barbara Curl 80.00
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Sundar Mani Dixit 240.00
Mary Rose Gallagher 66.00
Isanah Kameni 39.90
Egilen Koothan 65.44
Thanesh Kumar Kumaravel 67.49
Vijay - Daksha - Neil Mithal 20.00
Adi Sankara Perumal 130.93
Anjeeni Devi Perumal 39.27
Devender Sharma 1,001.00
Nigel Subramaniam Siva 80.00
Dasa Sivam 83.00
G. Subramaniam 800.00
Meghasyamarao Theertham 161.25
Total 3,144.28
Hindu Businessmenís Association Trust
Soondiren Arnasalon 8.17
Paramaseeven Canagasaby 65.05
Vel Mahalingum 78.46
Manogaran Mardemootoo 179.79
Vishwanaden Moorooven 98.07
Easvan Param 141.93
Janaka Param 26.00
Vedapragassen Peruman 39.23
Total 636.70
Kailasa Peedam Gift Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Hindu of the Year Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Boys School for Iraivan Priesthood
Anonymous 4.17
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Maruthu Pandian Dharmalingam 52.65
Bala Sivaceyon 50.89
Total 137.71
Kauai Aadheenam Matavasi Medical Fund
Anonymous 543.21
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Carmel V. Hawn 558.34
Anonymous 432.00
Vijay, Daksha & Neil Mithal 5.00
Jayashree Mohan 100.00
Gowri Nadason 121.02
Nalakini Niranjana 150.00
Barathy Sockanathan 378.39
Vayudeva Varadan 72.00
Other Donations 6,300.00
Total 8,689.96
Iyarappan Temple Trust
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Tirunavukkarasu Nayanar Gurukulam
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Kauai Aadheenam Renovation Endowment
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Judith Roesch 50.00
Total 80.00
Sri Subramuniya Ashram Scholarship Fund
Anonymous 4.16
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 34.16
Sri Subramuniya Kottam Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Malaysian Hindu Youth Education Trust
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Kumbhalavalai Ganesha Temple Endowment
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Manoharan Navaratnarajah 75.00
Total 105.00
Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Devasthanam Trust
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Malaysia Hindu Renaissance Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Hinduism Today Production Fund
Anonymous 4.17
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Dheepa Maturi 1,000.00
Arun J. Mehta 500.00
Shrikanth Reddy 25.00
Total 1,559.17
Vishwamata Gayatri Trust Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Hindu Orphanage Endowment Fund
Anonymous 216.00
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
James H. Daugherty 50.00
Lila Shakti Devi 50.00
Natraj Narayanswami 15.00
Alex Ruberto 45.00
Rodney & Ilene Standen 30.00
James Stapleton 25.00
Niraj Thaker 14.20
Matthew Wieczork 15.00
Total 490.20
Hindu Education Endowment
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Hasu N. & Hansa H. Patel 250.00
Total 280.00
Sundari Peruman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Hindu Press International Endowment Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Shrikanth Reddy 25.00
James Stapleton 25.00
Total 80.00
Loving Ganesha Distribution Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Manoharan Navaratnarajah 75.00
Gassa Patten 802.00
Total 907.00
Swami Agnivesh Endowment Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Saiva Agamas Trust
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Spiritual Park of Mauritius Endowment
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Positive Discipline Endowment
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Natraj Narayanswami 20.00
Total 50.00
Tirumular Sannidhi Preservation Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Mauritius Saiva Dharmasala Endowment
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Alaveddy Pasupatheeswarar Temple Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Hindu Heritage Endowment Administrative Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
A. Shanmugam Family Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Kauai Aadheenam Religious Art and Artifacts Fund
Rajadeva Alahan 153.00
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 183.00
Thank You Bodhinatha Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 131.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 324.00
Vijay, Daksha & Neil Mithal 5.00
Manoharan Navaratnarajah 150.00
Shanta Devi Periasamy 345.00
Niraj Thaker 14.20
Jeremiah Umakanthan 75.00
Vayudeva Varadan 75.00
Total 1,119.20
Mathavasi Travel Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Udayan Care Endowment Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Saivite Hindu Scriptural Fund for the Visually Impaired
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Sukesh Parasher 50.00
Alex Ruberto 45.00
Total 125.00
Sri Chandra Madhab Debnath Endowment
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Murugan Temple Yalpanam Festival Fund
Daren Clare 7.00
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 37.00
Puri Monasteries Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Vijay - Daksha - Neil Mithal 5.00
Total 35.00
Manitha Neyam Trust Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Bala Sivaceyon 52.47
Total 82.47
Tiptur Shiva Temple & Youth Hostel Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Mahajana College Fund
Anonymous 4.17
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 34.17
Kerala Temple Trust
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Taos Hanuman Fund
Anonymous 4.16
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 34.16
Kapaleeshwara Temple Orphanage
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
James H. Daugherty 50.00
Auslin Mangal Lawrence 150.00
Aaron Mathias 15.00
Ganesan & Rajalakshmi Ramalingam 75.00
Total 320.00
Kapaleeshwara Temple Orphanage
Jayanthi Vasudevan Naiker 300.00
Total 300.00
Manjung Hindu Sabha Orphanage Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
James H. Daugherty 50.00
Total 80.00
Pazhassi Balamandiram Orphanage Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
James H. Daugherty 50.00
Ganesan & Rajalakshmi Ramalingam 75.00
Jutikadevi Sivaraja 108.00
Prabha S. Verma 125.00
Total 388.00
Karnataka Temple Development Fund
Work & Greer, P.C. 6.00
Anonymous 4.17
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Raman G. Dayal 144.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Gowda 144.05
S. R. Kothapalli 96.00
Shankerbhai & Chandrakantaben Patel 18.00
Krishan K. Paul 72.00
Sunil Paul 90.00
Gogi Muniyappa Ramappa 30.00
Mittur N. Ramprasad 18.00
Total 652.22
Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah Endowment Fund
Daren Clare 7.00
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Aditya Vinadhara 200.00
Total 237.00
Swami Vipulananta Childrenís Home Endowment
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
James H. Daugherty 50.00
Aaron Mathias 15.00
Total 95.00
Hindu Literature Fund
Daren Clare 7.00
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Nigel Subramaniam Siva 400.00
James Stapleton 25.00
Tommy Stinson 10.00
Total 472.00
Hinduism Today Complimentary Subscription Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Hiranya & Saraswathi Gowda 153.00
Total 183.00
Himalayan Academy Book Distribution Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
James Stapleton 25.00
Niraj Thaker 14.20
Total 69.20
Kauai Aadheenam Yagam Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Yogaswami Hindu Girlsí Home of Sittandy Endowment
Anonymous 442.00
Jnanideva Cevvel 500.00
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Maruthu Pandian Dharmalingam 26.51
Thamby Kumaran 440.00
Reuben Lelah 135.00
Stephen May 26.00
Gowri Nadason 840.13
Jutikadevi Sivaraja 108.00
Gretchen L. Tatsch 200.00
Prabha S. Verma 125.00
Silas H. Zirkle 400.00
Total 3,272.64
Sri Arjunan & Srimathi Dhalama Monastic Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 30.00
Total 30.00
Pooled Income Fund Trust (PIF)
Satya Palani 75.00
Total 75.00
Total Contributions $78,071.01
Funds at Market Value, Dec 31, 2005
Total Endowment Funds $6,726,497.14
Total Pooled Income Funds $202,771.35
Grand Total $6,929,268.49

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