Needs Attention

Here are some temples that are undergoing renovation and need the attention of the devotees… It is not a matter of how much we give but it’s a matter of our participation however small it is.

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A Shiva temple at Therkunam in the Thindivanam – Pondicherry route is under construction with the efforts of villagers and Sivanadiyars.
I made my first visit on Nov 2018 but nothing happened for about 2 years but now things started moving and the temple is progressing.
Any help would be highly appreciated.
Contact: Guru Mohan @ 98427 20816 (you can google pay to this number).
I know the temple and the person and so you can be sure of the authenticity.
Google Location:

The google map has my photos and by others

Some of the Goshalas and/or Veda padasalas which I know and a regular contributor are listed below, just FYI:

1) An exclusive Goshala by Madam Sadhana Rao at Venkatapuram near Poondi / Thiruvallur
044 24493141/ 9840456623

Andhra Bank, Neelangarai, Chennai
a/c no: 132710100033564


2) Sri Shanti Ashram at NOCHIYAM, Trichy – Goshala, Veda padasala and temple
Phone no: 94433 70605/ 87547 77592

Experiences Of ‘Nochiam Vittal’ Rajalakshmi Mami

A/c No.115001001829205
IFSC Code CIUB0000555.


3) Govindan Goshala, Madurantagam – An exclusive goshala
Phone no: 98400 41151/ 044 2489 9926


A/C N0: 40920 10100 28440


4) Balavedapadashala at Achirupakkam – Veda padasala and Goshala
Contact: Sri Balakrishnan @ 9840912762

Account name:
Shree bala Veda paripalana trust,
a/ 500101011843022, City union bank, branch-Anna nagar east,


5) A Vedapadashala with 100+ vidhyarthis and a ghoshala is functioning at Athur near Chenglepat.  This has been conceptualised with the blessings of acharya swamigal of both Kanchi as well as Sringeri.

Name: SCVG Trust
SB A/c No.: 6134392479
Bank: Indian Bank, Saidapet, Chennai Branch
IFS Code: IDIB000S004

Contact: Sri R Kamakoti, Chennai 9884402624 / S.Lakshminarayanan, Mumbai 9967894104

My exclusive article on Goshalas to save the cows from the jaws of death:


  1. Thank you very much for summarizing the places in and around Chidambaram. Your great work is immensely helpful

  2. Namaste to all. I am tracing our kula deivam which based on prashna astrology is a female diety (Ambal) based kovil. And it seems to have a vishnu / mahalakshmi sanidhi in it also. It is in depliated or not so much taken care for poojas now. Location shown is 8kms in and around Trichy srirangam. Please anyone who comes across such any temple let me know. Thanks !

  3. Please kindly convey where is kombur . There is a santhana gopala temple. It is near thiruvarur or mannargudi. It is our native place. My father used to tell vangipuram

    • Kombur Sri Rukmini Satyabama Sametha Sri Santhanakrishna Perumal Tempe Is The Abimanasthala Of Sri Rajagopalaswamy Of Rajamannargudi. Mahasamprokshanam Was Celeberated In June 2011 – below is the video link.

    • Kombur Alemelu Manga sameeda Santhana Krishnan
      Temple is in Tiruvarur Mannarkudi road.You come via Kumbakonam also.Routed can taken from Google map.It is next village after Velukudi.

  4. You can inform about the temples in which kumbaishegam or Samprokshanam performed so that we can visit and get the grace of the presiding deity.

  5. Shree Santhanayagi Sametha Naganathaswamy Temple, Thekkalathur – Radhamanglam Village, Kilvelur Taluk, Nagapattinam.

    Dear Sir

    My name is Mrs. Vaidehi Subhramanyam. We live in Chennai.

    The above temple mentioned in the subject is the native village deity of my husband Mr.Subhramanyam.

    We have undertaken the construction work of the temple which is 1500 years old and was in a dilapidated condition.

    The deities are kept in a hut for the last 20 years.

    I would like to know if you will be willing to write about this temple in your blog. We would be grateful if we can come and meet you in person to give more information about the temple and also the latest photographs of the construction work.

    An article about the temple appeared in Sakthi Vikatan Magazine Edition dated 4th Dec 2018 the link of which is given below.

    நாகராணி வழிபடும் நாதனின் ஆலயம்!
    #SakthiVikatan #SriSanthaNayaki #Temple #Kilvelur

    My mobile no is 9962047702. Please feel free to call for any further information.

    Looking forward for your favourable reply.

    Thanks in advance.

    With regards,


  6. Sir, i have visited the Atcheeswarar temple of Achirupakkam yesterday. Very old and nice temple with very unique features as suggested by your blog. Currently the temple is undergoing major renovations and Kumbaphishakam is expected during Thai 2019. Those who can afford, can donate liberally to the cause of preserving 2000+ years old heritage! Vaalka valamudan!

  7. Dear sir,

    After a long search of more than 100 years,we found out our Kula deivam situated at Amman kovil Tidal at Tiruvalarcholai village in Trichy. Since nobody in the nearby vicinity knows about the name of the female god, Please inform the name,if anybody is aware of the place.



    • Hello sir,

      We are searching our Kula deivam as well for last 90+ years. Please can you share details and address of Ambal temple Tiruvalarcholai.

      Also can you help us with how you traced it ? We have no one in our elders who know kula deivam. So tracing is so difficult.

      Please help. May be its useful for us as well.

      We are told it is ambal temple near srirangam (5 miles or 8 kms radius) which has lord vishnu saniidhi also in it. And it is depliated condition now. Anyone who knows such temple please help.

      • A good solution would be: Take Turmeric in loose. Mix it with water and make it as a Turmeric Paste. Make it as a shape (any shape is ok). Pray that your kuladevatha descend into it. Keep this swamy in the pooja daily and pray to it as though praying to your kuladevatha. The Kuladevatha will themselves reveal you. (This process is both for male and female deities as Turmeric is common to both)

  8. An ancient chola era temple for Lord Shiva , which was completely in ruins and only the lingam and ambal vigrahamas were available , is being revived by the umbalapaadi Mahadevar Trust.
    this temple lies in Umbalapaadi village, Papanasam , thanjavur.
    while work has been going on , they require funds to complete the work and have the kumbabhishekam.
    those interested in contributing can contact D. Balasubramanain of the trust
    No- 93606 70620.
    This temple was famed for curing mental disorders.

      • I am sorry. I just saw your message. with the help of some kind hearted people kumbhabhishekam was conducted in may 2018. now they are finding it difficult to conduct pujas since they do not have money for the upkeep. those who can ,may please help. you could contact Mr Balasubramanian – 9360670620. He is contributing his personal funds to ensure pujas in the temple.
        below was the write up about the temple in some newspapers.

        The Siva temple in Umbalapadi in Thanjavur district.A twelfth century inscription was found in the plinth of a dilapidated Chola era temple near Kabisthalam in Thanjavur district.

        Kudvayil Balasubramanian, a noted historian who with the help of Sundar Bharatwaj, a research scholar of Bharathi Dasan University and another Balasubramanian, a retired banker, took a copy of the inscriptions found in the Siva temple explained the details of the inscriptions.

        He said the Umbalapadi village where the ruined temple now stands was part of larger area called ‘Rajendrasimha Valanattu Mirai Kootram’. The village came to be known as ‘Ethirili Chola Nallur’, during the period of Kulothunga Chola II (1133-1150).

        As per the inscriptions found in the plinth area, the main deity of the temple which is now seen dilapidated with a Pipal tree grown in the midst of the structure was called Nilavanai Mahadevar.

        A dancer named Selvi Uyyakonda Naachi had instituted an endowment with five gold units to conduct early morning poojas during the Chithirai festival and also for conducting the procession of the deity.

        The inscription also notes that the Shiva Brahmins from the Muppadhu Vattam area have accepted to give effect to the endowment. Kudavayil Balasubramanian also noted the inscription recorded the Tamil translation of the ‘Chandra Sekarar’, the name of the God as the Nilavanai Mahadevar.

        Courtesy: The New Indian Express)

  9. hello everyone. I am arranging for performances of Indian classical dance and music at various olden temples in and around chennai. Interested to join to visit such temples and view such performances?
    I am creating a database to collect such contact details to keep you updated about such performances and the venue/date and time. Please leave your phone numbers and e-mail addresses on this mail id’s and

    Arrangements for accomodation and transportation can be made at appropriate charges. thanks

    Lakshmi Sivakumar

  10. hello Friends. I have incorporated a private limited company to encourage the performance of budding artists in Indian classical dance and art forms like bharatnatyam, vocal classical and instrumentalists. I want to create a stage and help them perform in huge and ancient temples in Chennai and around. but unfortunately such temples are deserted with no devotees visiting them at all. so i am creating a database to add on such devotees who are interested to visit such temples and also view the art performances.
    Please forward your contact mobile numbers and e-mail addresses to the so that you can be contacted for the details of performances and the venue/date and time.
    Arrangements for accommodation and transportation can be done to and from home on payment of charges.

  11. Palaeswarar, in Palaeswaram ,a shiva temple near Chengalpattu ,the age of this temple is not known , is fully destroyed ,only shiva linga and nandi is remaining , any charity group or individual interested to renovate this temple are encouraged.

    • Hi Ravishankar
      can I have ur email id
      I will get in touch with u regarding palaeswarar temple
      shyamala rachakonda

    • Hi Ravishankar, i replied to your comment regarding palaeswarar temple near chengalpattu, there is a person who is very active in restoring the dilipitated shiva temples and giving a minimum roof and performing nitya pooja can u get in touch with Barath 9962510138
      can u inform the whereabouts of this temple please

      • Madam,
        I have contacted the person you mentioned , he assured us to help in this issue , we planned to held meeting in our village in taking steps to renovate our temple , with Lord shiva’s blessing i strongly hope we can do it.
        Thanks for your concern in this matter.
        May shiva shower his blessing on you and your family ,please pray to make our steps successful.

      • Hi Ravishankar
        please share your email id or mobile no so that I can talk further
        shyamala rachakonda

      • 1500 years old west facing Shivan temple, found in dilapidated condition near the Paleswaram Pond area, the villagers started renovating from 08-02-2017, right now it is near to be completed and Kumbashiegam should be done due financial constraint the temple could not be continued. Therefore we the Paleswaram village residents humbly request the devotees to donate generously to this temple.

        Temple account details

        Paleswarar Thirukovil

        Indian bank, Salavakkam branch,

        account no. 6217456715

        IFSC code IDIB000S053

  12. I have recently visited Chidambaram aavudaiyar kovil.
    Saint Manikkavasagar author of “Thiruvasagam “ and Saint namashivayar both developed chidambaram temple ,lived and got mukthi at this place .This temples are having divine vibration when meditation ,Shortage of funds is seen in daily maintenance of this temple This places is also having enormous encroachments .immediate vacate is required to save this ancient temple. Now being managed by V.Santhanam murugan mobile 944466432

  13. Dear Friends,
    We have a Kasi Viswanathaswamy Temple in Mel Manavoor near Vellore and which reportedly belonged to our family and was handed over to the Government as our elders could not look after it. But, unfortunately, it has not been looked after well resulting in damages and the daily pooja had also been stopped.
    A few of our family members have come together to repair and renovate the temple and start the Nithya Pooja all over again with the help of the local villagers.
    But the amount required is sizeable and our family members cannot raise the entire amount and the villagers being poor cannot also contribute much. We, therefore, appeal to any charitable institution in this area of temple renovation to come and help us.
    Our entire intention is to renovate the temple and get the Nithya Pooja started and we do not want any role in the management of the temple.
    Further details can be had by sending an email to myself, Sivaji RAO BANGALORE ( Email ID –
    Sivaji Rao

  14. We bring to your attention that an ancient temple Varadaraja Perumal kovil coming under Panampattu Ward-Villupuram municipality-Tamilnadu is crying for renovation. This temple comes under Hindu Religious & Cultural Endowements-Government of Tamilnadu.We request your good self to take this temple revival as HR & CE have expressed their inability due to lack of funds.
    We give below the local personnel who are taking interest in Nitya pooja using their own personal resources.
    The locals are wary of giving support as this temple comes under government control.
    1) Bhattacharyar: Mr.Krishnamurthy: Mobile: 0-9600455395
    2) Local volunteer: Mr.S.Senthil Kumar: Mobile: 0-9894366712.
    These people will give information about the hardships they undergo in running the temple, which HR & CE are not supporting due to lack of funds.
    For Further enquiries can also contact K.Sriram : – 9940310745

  15. Pranam ,

    My Kid is 3 year old and he doesnt speak . when we visited doctors they said he has sign of Autism . we are trying piller to post to get htins done in his favour .If you can guide what spiritual things we can do to help him .

    My email id

    Mobile : 8884410711

  16. Good Day Sir,

    I’m looking for a Lord Karuprarsamy Temple in Korachendri in a village.Kindly please advice me if you know the location or anybody else here. Thank You.

    my email address

    Siva frm Malaysia

  17. Vanakam Sir,

    I’m frm Malaysia , I’m looking for a Lord Ayyanar Temple in Koradhacheri Tamilnadu .( Village area)

    Pls help.Your Kindly response will be great. Thank Your Sir

    • Swamy sharanam

      Can you share the name of the ayyanar..i can check in my sastha photos collection or can check with few others and let you know. i have few pics of sastha in Thiruvarur. can share them. Please share your mail id.

  18. Dear Shri Raju,
    I am very mucch thankful to you for your selfless service and make people to know more about temples in and around kumbakonam with full details.
    cellno 9442502785

  19. sir,do you have any details about a sivan temple at natham kovilpatti dindigul dist.

  20. Friend ,

    My team of two to four members are on move to many parts of India and abroad on Ethno medical research and other related works while collecting details of traditional healers and Saints in this regards. To stay it is very costly at many parts of our collections spots. Moreover we are moving on our financial risks only , no donations are collected or no funding organisation supports us.

    On minimum payment shall we stay in any ashrams , if permit . Kindly guide us to promote our traditional medical research works . Please reply at your leisure time while informing rate of stay .

    On success of our work , we can provide employment felicities to many public . But now meeting expenditure is very problem at our own funds.

    With regards

    SIVA PRASAD Aenugula
    Indian Ethnomedical Research
    112 Star Shelter Appts Opp to MORE Super Market
    Saidabad Colony, Hyderabad -500059
    Mobile : 07729072607

  21. Dear Sir,

    I would be greatfull to you, if you could publish/telecast the temple programme of Lord Thenkkarai Maharajeswarar of Chittoor Temple in your esteemed media.

    This temple is in Chittoor village, near Valliyur in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu which is on the way from Tirunelveli to Nagercoil.Chittoor can also be reached from Radhaburam which is near Koondankulam.

    The significance of this temple is, this is the only temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa’s younger brother. Most Swamy ayyappa’s devotees donot know that there is a brother for Him.

    After Lord Ayyappa gave Pulli Paal (Tiger’s Milk) and went and settled in Sanidhanam, the Queen of Pandalam gave birth to a son, named Gunasegaran. The king of Pandalam Rajasegaran wanted to incarnate his son Gunasegaran as the king of Pandalam, Gunasegaran, refused, since his brother, Lord Ayyappa, was not incarnated as the king.

    Gunasegaran, left Pandalam and wandered throughout the world and came to Chittoor and settled there. Many stories and myths are associated with this temple.

    Every year, on Tamil month “Pangunni” and star utharam a festival is held and lakhs of devotees throng this temple to darshan the event. This year on 3rd of April this festival falls and during the car festival in the evening a miracle use to happen. That is a goat is sacrificed and immediately after the car festival the goat sacrificed comes in to life by the Gods blessings.

    I do not know more about the temple, as I have visited only twice. But the Swamy Aadi (Vellichappaadu) whose name is Thalavai Swamy knows more about the temple and his cell number is 96 77 955 617 / 94 86 41 33 66. You can contact him for more details.

    Dear Sir, I will be grateful to you if you could publish this Temple festival in your esteemed Magazine/News paper or Telecast in your Television.

    This will be a great boon, blessings to all the Lord Ayyappa’s devotees.

    Thanking you in anticipation,
    Yours truly,


  22. Dear sir,

    I am Valli from Malaysia. I am trying to trace my ancestor. My father is pretty sure that he is from gounder family but he is unclear about his koolam..He also knows that his father is from Senji, Villupuram and he worshipped Pacahiamman. Is it possible which population of people (koolam) stayed there and prayed to the God?’

    I would really appreciate if you could kindly help me.

    Thank you!

    • Dear Sir,

      Thanks for your reply. We will definitely consider doing that when we plan to visit India anytime later.

      Thank you once again.

  23. Sir
    Sri Vaaraneswarar Temple – Sametha Varanaambikai Ambal Temple ( Maadakkovil) – on Trichy to Chennai National Highway.The Temple @ Panaiyanallur is just before 2 kms from Samayaapuram on NH 45 itself. The temple is situated within few meters from NH on Left Hand side while going towards Chennai.
    There is beautiful Lingam as Moolavar in the Maadakovil – elevated sanctum .There is no steps to go up inside Sannathi. Temporary Ladders using Bamboo/Casuarina is there to go up. Nandhi is also there in open on elevated Peetam opposite to Moolavar Sannathi. Only Linga Moolavar is there. All other Sannathis are under construction. The Temple said to be more than 1000 years old is now completely in delapidated state.
    Since the Area is within 15 kms from Trichy the area is developping as Potential Real Estate & The Real Estate People has now doing something to build the Temple. The Temple has ancient history & Nadi Josyam has been recommending this as a Parihaara Sthalam for marriage for few Jathakas.
    Anybody crossing through, may visit the temple, and to arrange for assistance for construction
    R Swaminathan

  24. Number of bramin boys are getting frestreated due to the non availability of girls and becoming more than 40 years This is due to the demand made by girls and the greedy nature of people to get boys with property,car,bank balance overseas assignment etc. The people who are having web sites and match makers are not even looking at this issue.
    is there any temple to bless the boys who are struggling to get a girl to marry and settle down even if they are middle class and getting reasonable salary

    Guruswamy K

  25. I am trying to find if there is any contact details for one the temple ,Sri Uttamaraya perumal temple at Periya Ayyanpalayam.Thanks for maintaining such a wonderful website.
    Your reply is truly appreciated.

    • kalil karuga mani anindha kulandai penn deivam is available at melur, near madurai on trichy road. the goddess is know as singamma.kokila teacher is very famous in thumbaipatti on her the godess comes and gives arulvakku phone 9843735575

    • hello madam
      vangi puram is located near rajamannargudi i hope, because our family name starts with that. my fathers name is VANGIPURAM RANGACHARI. KODAVASAL., KAMBAI NATHAM, ARE NEAR PLACES.

  26. This is reply to Ms.MALAR. I am Ramani Ramachandran from Poyyamani Village in Kulitalai Taluk, Karur Dt . I am familiar with Karur and around and I also have friends and relatives living around Karur. If you can give some more hints like – is this temple near Karur peripherals like Pugalur, Nerur, Vangal… I can narrow down. In the meantime, I will do some more search.

    Thanks to Mr.Rajendran for his Nishkamya Karma, May God Bless him and his Family with Propserity, Health, Happiness and Peace.

  27. Dear Ms.Malar, searching THIRUMUKKUDAL MALAYALA SWAMY KOIL, next time when you come to India please write back to me. I will send you to the temple near Karur and also send an escort who knows more on this temple.
    Kind regards

    • Dear Sir, thank you so much for your reply. Sorry for the late respond. Currently, I am in Malaysia.If possible,can you provide for me relevant photos of this temple and the Malayala swamy deity picture. This is my mail id I would like to more about my Kula Deivam.I look forward to hearing from you!

  28. Dearest followers,

    I’m from Malaysia and I recently had the good fortune of reading this blog. My family’s ancestors are from this Karur and I would like to find out our Kula Deivam, Malai aali.

    I wish to know more about THIRUMUKKUDAL MALAYALA SWAMY KOIL. It will be really helpful if you are willing to provide me the history of this temple, photos facts and importance. Herewith I attached a related link.

    Please let me know your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Ms MALAR

  29. a small temple Puttruadhi Amman temple (35 yrs old ) near Tanjore is under renovation.temple address Kamraj nagar 3 rd street NK road , Thanjavur-613006. contact Ms.Usha 9092407556,004362-255120.Please do contribute in kind or cash for building construction( This is not famous tanjore mariamman temple )

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