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India Endowment Activity

January - February -March 2002 Newsletter

In November 2001, Hindu Heritage Endowment, showing solid and consistent growth, made eight grants to Hindu institutions in India, compared to five made at the same time last year. One of the new beneficiaries is an orphanage in Kerala, the Pazhassi Balamandiram in Nalloornadu, Mananthavady (left), which received its first grant for Rs. 10,000. HHE is gratified to be able to support this worthy institution which cares for over thirty boys, bringing them up meticulously according to Hindu values and traditions. The boys are vegetarians and their schedule includes prayers in the morning, bhajans in the evening and extra Hindu studies on school holidays.

PIF Booklet

Two other new beneficiaries are the Govardhan Peeth, of Puri, Orissa, which was granted Rs. 3,000 and a temple yet to be selected which will receive Rs. 4,000 from the Kerala Temple Trust, established by Subha Varma and Kishore Pathial. Other grants issued were: 1) Rs. 12,500 to Abirami Amman Temple, Tirukadaiyur, which provides a monthly archana on each full moon day, 2) Rs. 13,000 to Iyarappan Temple, Thiruvaiyaru (left) which sponsors a monthly puja and feeding on ardra nakshatra day, 3) Rs. 10,300 to Kapaleeshvara Orphanage in Chennai, 4) Rs. 4,000 to the Tirumular Sannidhi in Thiruvavadhuthurai for shrine upkeep, and 5) Rs. 4,000 to Vishwamata Gayatri Trust, New Delhi, of Swami Pragyanand, for general support.

PIF Booklet

Two other HHE endowments for India have been established the Swami Agnivesh Endowment Fund and the Udayan Care Endowment Fund. They will be given grants as soon as the endowment grows to sufficient size, probably by November 2002 for one of them.

Our Indian Representatives

Hindu Heritage Endowment has two representatives in India, L. Nellaiappan in Chennai for the South and Rajiv Malik in Delhi for the North. Both representatives visit the beneficiary institutions regularly, personally delivering the grants, obtaining receipts and discussing issues that arise. On occasion they travel to inspect sites where construction or other works are in progress. Grants to institutions in India are made through HHE's affiliate organization Sanmarga Trust, India which provides additional documentation and control over the funds.

An Alternative To Direct Donations

Normally, when a donor in the USA gives to Hindu institutions in India or another country, and does so directly, he does not qualify for an income tax charitable deduction. If you are in this situation, do consider HHE as an alternative which provides you with a tax deduction, while the institution of your choice still receives the same amount of gift. At the same time, an endowment at HHE would build, providing permanent support for the institution. Write or e-mail for further details.

Recent Endowment Contributions

Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 25.00
James H. Daugherty 250.00
Marty Fernandes 100.00
Robert Foley 100.00
Natraj Narayanswami 108.00
Charlette A Smith 30.00
Other Contributions 20,000.00
Total 20,613.00
Kauai Aadheenam Annual Archana Fund
Anonymous 52.72
Rajendra Giri 202.00
Santha Devi Muniandy 156.74
Total 414.46
Hinduism Today Distribution Fund
Rathi Devi Batumallah 80.00
Veerasamy Batumallah 66.00
Balu Devado 160.00
James Jay Devlin 90.00
Chitravelloo Gunasegaran 278.21
Mohana Sundari Gunasegaran 26.97
Isanah Kameni 26.32
Malini Kumar 108.00
Thanesh Kumar Kumaravel 149.33
Bhagawandas P. Lathi 895.00
Thavamalar Lingam 78.94
Manmohan & Shashirani Mittal 8.00
Logadasan Murugesu 70.00
Nalakini Niranjana 130.00
A. V. Rathnakar 1,001.00
Syam P. Reddy 84.00
Dasa Sivam 180.00
Lavanadevi Sivam 159.00
Guha Skanda 61.00
Womana Skanda 24.00
Robert Sorrells 216.00
Mahesh Srivastava 130.00
Ganesammal Supiah 141.02
K. S. Thamilarasi 39.17
Saroja Vasudevan 10.00
Shivani Vinayaga 106.56
Per Winther 126.00
Total 4,444.52
Hindu BusinessmenĪ€s Association Trust
Vel Alahan 200.00
Easvan Param 839.52
Janaka Param 6.00
Total 1,045.52
Boys School for Iraivan Priesthood
Indra Dhaksinamurthi 30.00
Bala Sivaceyon 52.17
Total 82.17
Mathavasi Medical Fund
Gowri Nadason 30.00
Vayudeva Varadan 9.00
Matthew Wieczork 31.00
Total 70.00
Tirunavakkarasu Nayanar Gurukulam
Aran Sendan 51.00
Sri Subramuniya Kottam
Andrew Schoenbaum 20.08
Malaysian Hindu Youth Education Fund
Anonymous 96.00
Kumbhalavalai Ganesha Temple Fund
Indra Dhaksinamurthi 30.00
Manoharan Navaratnarajah 50.00
Total 80.00
Hindu Orphanage Endowment
Ajit S Adhopia 79.45
Lila Shakti Devi 25.00
Tara Barrie-Hull 35.75
Ramakumar & Sailaja Kosuru 25.00
Arun J Mehta 501.00
Alex Ruberto 30.00
Wendy Schuljan 40.00
Matthew Wieczork 96.00
Total 832.2
Loving Ganesha Distribution Fund
Manoharan Navaratnarajah 50.00
Wendy Schuljan 10.00
Matthew Wieczork 30.00
Total 90.00
Saiva Agamas Trust Fund
Matthew Wieczork 96.00
Nepal Kumari Goddess Education Fund
Anonymous 26.00
Thank You Gurudeva Fund
Hotranatha Ajaya 108.00
Durvasa Alahan 108.00
Kanda Alahan 108.00
William Raymond Atwood 108.00
Anonymous 192.00
Stephanie Corgatelli 340.00
Shyamadeva Dandapani 101.00
James H. Daugherty 250.00
Chellappa Deva 25.00
Amarnath Devarmanai 216.00
Toshadeva Guhan 20.16
Meenal S. Khajuria 10.00
Vani S. Khajuria 10.00
Shama Kumaran 108.00
Arun J Mehta 101.00
Manoharan Navaratnarajah 100.00
Jothi Param 25.00
Shanta Devi Periasamy 340.57
Alex Ruberto 30.00
Aran Sambandar 138.00
Aran Sendan 51.00
Indivar Sivanathan 100.00
Sivadas Sivarajah 130.00
Niraj Thaker 21.00
Dharana (Sylvere) Valentin 100.00
Vayudeva Varadan 21.00
Aditya Vinadhara 201.00
Total 3,041.73
Saivite Hindu Scripture for Visually Impaired
Kriya Haran 15.00
Damara Shanmugan 100.00
Total 115.00
Manitha Neyam Trust Fund
Bala Sivaceyon 10.43
Taos Hanuman Fund
Kathleen A. Knight 500.00
Kapaleeshwara Temple Orphanage Fund
Anonymous 96.00
Vasudevan Jayanthi 200.00
Natraj Narayanswami 108.00
Vellore B. Padmavathy 75.00
Total 479.00
Pazhassi Balamandiram Orphanage Fund
Amol Hari Joshi 25.00
Wendy Schuljan 20.00
Total 45.00
Positive Discipline Education Fund
Vinaya Alahan 170.00
Udayan Care Endowment Fund
Jeffrey Pears 100.00
Manjung Hindu Orphanage Fund
Anonymous 97.00
Amol Hari Joshi 21.00
Total 118.00
Suntheram Family Trust Fund
Anonymous 1,00.00
PIF Trust
Personal Income Fund
Gowri Nadason 10.00
Satya Palani 50.00
Total l 60.00
Total Contributions $33,457.11
Funds at Market Value August 31, 2001
Total Endowment Funds $3,225,940.75
Total Pooled Income Funds $168,585.40
Grand Total $3,394,526.15


Hindu Heritage Endowment is a publicly supported, charitable organization recognized as tax exempt by the IRS on April 22, 1994. Employer ID 99-0308924. Founded by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, its philanthropic mission is to provide secure, professionally managed financial support for institutions and religious leaders of all lineages of Sanatana Dharma.


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Helps to regenerate the lives of the disadvantaged, particularly children and women

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Provides youth scholarships for monastic or priest training at Kauai Aadheenam

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