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Sri Lanka Endowment Activity

May - June 2001

Elderly Men

In the year 2000, grants totalling Rs.117,432 were given to the Manitha Neyam Trust for their project of supporting the Yogar Swamigal Thiruvadi Nilayam (pictured left) in Killinochchi, located in the northern part of Sri Lanka. Since our last report in Hinduism Today six months ago, the number of residents has swelled from fifty-six to eighty-seven. The increase in thirty-one residents is due to the military operations in Kaithadi which have displaced additional elderly people. The Manitha Neyam Trust of Sri Lanka solicits support for the home which provides the residents with free accommodation, meals, clothing and medical care. Religious activities include a Sunday School for Hindus every week, bhajans on Fridays and listening to the various religious sayings of Yogar Swamigal. Donations received in 2000 were sufficient to construct a new kitchen. The HHEfund is #47 with a balance of $13,664.42. We invite you to help build up this worthy endowment.


In December 2000 a grant of Rs. 93,280 was given to the Tirunavukkarasu Nayanar Gurukulam (pictured left) of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. This orphanage is noted for its active Hindu outreach programs in the Amparai district of Sri Lanka. The overall goals of the program are:to focus on Hindu revival of the future; to promote Hindu social cohesion through congregational participation and uniform practices; to take action for arresting converson and denigration by other faiths. It is HHEFund #12 with a balance of $22,947.34.

In December 2000 three other Sri Lankan institutions received their first grants from smaller endowments: Sri Subramuniya Kottam of Kopay (Rs. 3,784); Kumbhalavalai Ganesha Temple of Alaveddy (Rs. 4,136); and Pasupatheeswara Siva Shrine of Alaveddy (Rs. 2,112).

Support Hinduism In your Homeland

Consider the possibility of starting a fund at HHE to support a Hindu institution in your home land perhaps the village temple, a deserving orphanage or an ashram. A modest endowment in US dollars can produce a large grant in the local currency and provide the institution or activity with a permanent and growing source of income.

Some of our donors have chosen to establish such a fund in the name of their family, which encourages donations just from family members, such as the A. Shanmugam Family Fund. It provides a monthly archana on full moon day at Thirukadaiyur Abirami Amman Temple in Thirukadaiyur, Tamil Nadu, India. Other donors have established a fund in the name of a temple itself, which then encourages a wide range of donors to also contribute. One example is the Iyarappan Temple Trust which sponsors a monthly puja and feeding on Ardra Nakshatra at a Siva temple in Thiruvaiyaru, Tamil Nadu, India. Another example is the Kerala Temple Trust which provides for upkeep of any temples in the state of Kerala, India. For more examples, please refer to the complete listing of HHEfunds found on the web at If you are interested in starting such a fund, please write and request our free information packet on how to start your own endowment.

Recent Endowment Contributions

Kauai Aadheenam Monastic Endowment
Vinaya Alahan $500.00
Kanda Chelvarajah 86.54
Total 586.54
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Jane Claassen 250.00
James H. Daugherty 1,000.00
Elayne M. Neal 25.00
Rajalakshmi Ramalingam 50.00
S. Sivaraman 31.88
Rodney & Ilene Standen 10.00
Latha Suresh 30.00
Other Donations 38,658.75
Total 40,055.63
Kauai Aadheenam Annual Archana Fund
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 220.00
Kailash Sivam Dhaksinamurthi 250.00
Other Donations 44.49
Total 514.49
Hinduism Today Distribution Fund
Rita Balachander 100.00
Rathi Devi Batumallah 64.00
Veerasamy Batumallah 50.00
Aravindraj Chandrasekaran 154.00
Jane Claassen 500.00
Balu Devado 160.00
Chitravelloo Gunasegaran 223.77
Mohana Sundari Gunasegaran 21.58
Suguneswary Gunasegaran 27.56
Tarakini Gunasegaran 4.87
Tirunyanam Gunasegaran 6.37
Starr Barrie-Hull 172
Sanah Kameni 31.58
Diksha Katir 413.62
Ushadevi Katir 622.60
Thavamalar Lingam 78.65
Alistair McElwee 200.00
Santha Devi Muniandy 51.51
Logadasan Murugesu 64.00
Nalakini Niranjana 209.43
Govindamal Oyappan 50.00
Kulamani (Roselia) Simon 80.00
Lavanadevi Sivam 210.00
Sivaneswaran Sockanathan 31.00
Robert Sorrells 108.00
Ganesammal Supiah 70.50
Vivam V. Thillaikanthan 50.00
Saroja Vasudevan 10.00
Total 3,765.04
Hindu Businessmen’s Association
Vel Alahan 600.00
Paramaseeven Canagasaby 13.46
Manogaran Mardemootoo 139.92
Easvan Param 254.36
Janaka Param 18.00
Other Contributions 12.50
Total 1,038.24
Hindu of the Year Fund
Thamby Kumaran 54.00
Boys School for Iraivan Priesthood
Indra Dhaksinamurthi 15.00
Christian Langers 100.00
Michael Pettingill 390.00
Bala Sivaceyon 52.22
Total 557.22
Mathavasi Medical Fund
Gowri Nadason 90.00
Matthew Wieczork 40.00
Total 163.00
Tirunavakkarasu Nayanar Gurukulam
Aran Sendan 51.00
Subramuniya Ashram
Hitesvara Saravan 108.00
Sri Subramuniya Kottam
Indra Dhaksinamurthi 15.00
Andrew Schoenbaum 20.08
Total 25.08
Kumbhalavalai Ganesha Temple Fund
Indra Dhaksinamurthi 30.00
Manoharan Navaratnarajah 50.00
Total 80.00
Hinduism Today Endowment Fund
Christian Langers 50.00
Alistair McElwee 200.00
Total 250.00
Vishmata Gayatri Trust Fund
Starr Barrie-Hull 73.00
Hindu Orphanage Endowment
Ajit S Adhopia 82.16
Jane Claassen 250.00
James H. Daugherty 500.00
Starr Barrie-Hull 20.00
Christian Langers 100.00
Mani Nallasivan 800.00
Elayne M. Neal 25.00
S. Ramadurai 10.00
Rajalakshmi Ramalingam 50.00
Alex Ruberto 30.00
Amba Sundari Siddhi 20.00
S. Sivaraman 63.75
Matthew Wieczork 107.00
Total 2,057.91
Sundari Peruman Memorial Fund
Markandeya Peruman 100.00
Loving Ganesha Distribution Fund
Manoharan Navaratnarajah 50.00
Matthew Wieczork 30.00
Total 80.00
Saiva Agamas Trust Fund
Matthew Wieczork 84.00
Total 84.00
Nepal Kumari Goddess Education Fund
Richard Stocker 21.00
Thank You Gurudeva Fund
Florence Adams 50.00
Hotranatha Ajaya 7,000.00
Maria Cristina Berisso 100.00
Stephanie Corgatelli 100.00
James H. Daugherty 1,000.00
Paul Yogananda DeSantis 108.00
Hurditya Deva 21.00
Amarnath Devarmanai 216.00
Toshadeva Guhan 20.16
Spencer Inman 33.00
Emmaline B. Jordan 102.00
Christian Langers 150.00
Don Loshonkohl 300.00
Manoharan Navaratnarajah 100.00
Janaka Param 401.00
Shanta Devi Periasamy 230.00
Anonymous 50.00
Jutikadevi Raja 1,008.00
Dwight W. Redfield 500.00
Alex Ruberto 25.00
Aran Sambandar 30.00
Thavagnanam Sivagnanam 500.00
Palaka Shivam 2,500.00
Niraj Thaker 11.00
Marianne Hvidsten Thompson 500.00
Steven Trager 15.00
Vayudeva Varadan 42.00
Other Contributions 5.00
Total 15,117.16
Manitha Neyam Trust Fund
Thamby Kumaran 108.00
Bala Sivaceyon 15.66
Total 123.66
Taos Hanuman Fund
Charlette A Smith 50.00
Kapaleeshwara Temple Orphanage Fund
Vasudevan Jayanthi 200.00
Jyothi Karuppiah 10.00
Vellore B. Padmavathy 150.00
Total 360.00
Nadesan Family Fund
Sadhunathan Nadesan 1,008.00
Thirunavukkarasu Nayanar Gurukulam
Aran Sendan 51.00
Lakshmi Sivasurier 65.73
Total 116.73
PIF Trust
Saravanan Vadivelu Kalimuthu 20.00
Gowri Nadason 30.00
Satya Palani 75.00
Barathy Sockanathan 31.53
Jnanideva Shanmuga 10.00
Total 166.53
Total Contributions $66,500.70
Funds at Market Value December 31, 2000
Total Endowment Funds $3,242,108.50
Total Pooled Income Funds $189.082.41
Grand Total $3,431,190.91


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Provides youth scholarships for monastic or priest training at Kauai Aadheenam

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