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.
Sri Aadhikesava Perumal temple at Thiruvattar (Divyadesam) near Nagarkoil
The moolavar is of 22 feet long in anantha sayana posture, facing west, i.e., His head towards our right unlike other temples.
The longest Perumal of all the Divya desams, longer than Srirangam and Trivandram (18 feet).
Considered even older than Srirangam and Trivandram – Brahma is not present in His Naabi – so considered belongs to a period even earlier than that of Perumal creating Brahmma Himself!
Made of 16,008 Salagramams over which herbal paste of Kaduchakari – Kaduku (mustard), Chippi (lime powder) and Sarkara (jaggery) – is applied at different periods.
The front mandapam, an architectural wonder, is of 18 feet square and 3 feet high made of a single stone (ஒத்தக்கல் மண்டபம்)
Beautiful mural paintings and wooden carvings are matchless to any other temple
Trivandram Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple is a replica of this temple.
The temple is going to see Kumbabhishegam after nearly 410 years (the last one was during the Travancore Maharaja period) undergoing renovation for the past 2 years and possibly will take one more year .
Travancore queen, ISKCON, Sri Velukkudi Krishnan and TN HR&CE are the major contributors.
The Perumal is going to see a turnaround to a new vibrant beautiful temple after 410 years and so any small contribution by us, needless to say, is going to give a turnaround for a fresh lease of life to us as well, the temple authorities say.
Contact: Sri Rajinikanth (not the actor) @ 90808 28602 / 95243 13198
Sri Muthambigai Sametha Sri Agastheeswarar Temple at Puthirankottai
The temple is nearing completion and Kumbabhishegam is planned for end of Aug 2017. Needs some urgent help towards the final step
A 1000+ years old Stone temple built and renovated at various periods by Chola, Pandiya, Pallava and Sambuvaraya Kings, supported by 31 inscriptions is under renovation at Puthirankottai in the Maduhranthagam – Marakkanam route.
Swamini Sri Sthiranandha Saraswathi Mathaji, a disciple of Sri Dayanandha Saraswathi Swamigal who is having an ashram nearby is extending her support through her Gnana Varshini Trust under the guidance of Dr.K.V.Seshandhrinatha Sasthrigal, the Ex Principal of Mylapore Sanskrit College,
Installed and worshipped by Sage Agasthiyar
Worshipped by Markandeya Maharishi
A place where childless couples are blessed with children with plenty of successful couples returning with prayer fulfilment poojas.
In the route of Madhuranthagam / Melmaruvathur / Chithamur to Chunampet / Vennangupet / Marakkanam
Around 15 kms from Vennangupet on ECR; around 24 kms from Madhuranthagam
Contact: 98409 53704 / 80128 51859 / 84891 41853
A temple is coming up for an ancient lingam found on the roadside at Cheptpat (not the one in town) in the Manimangalam – Sriperumpudhur road. Pls refer my blog article
The temple is coming up very well with contributions from many devotees. The villagers themselves are contributing in a big way by way of money and labour. Still it needs some strong push to keep it going uninterrupted. Major money is required for the labour for the Sthapathy.
I am personally part of the team and so I make a personal request to my blog friends to contribute however small it is and participate in this holy task. You will be supporting a village that has a strong faith in Hinduism and saving it from any religious conversion attempts. There is no temple account created as such and so you can contact any of the following people:
Sri Ramamoorthy @ 99403 98648 / Raju @ 98407 41398 / Gopi @ 98842 08855
Savings a/c no: 216043393
IFSC Code: TNSC0000001
TAPAS TRUST, SRI CHATHURVEDHA GANAPATHI VIDHYASHRAM
We are happy to share that a new Vedha patasala is coming up in Athur village – situated in the banks of river Palar, enroute Chengelput and Kanchipuram, under the care of Tapas trust – www.tapastrust.hpage.in. This has been conceptualised with blessings of acharya swamigal of both Kanchi as well as Sringeri. A two storey building has been dedicated with a capacity to accommodate upto 30 young boys. Also, there is already a functioning Goshala with 3 pairs of cows and a male calf inside the Patashala campus.
As Kanchi maha periyavaa has said there are two parts to Veda rakshanam –
(1) practice by self and
(2) supporting the vedha patasalas (oral tradition of learning in Guru sishya mode) and supporting the Vedha Vidhwans.
We would like to invite all asthikas with interest in Vedha Rakshanam to join us in our efforts and any contribution in cash and / kind are most welcome.
TAPAS TRUST(HDFC Bank Gopalapuram, Chennai 86).
SB A/c No. 06751450000127 IFSC Code : HDFC0000675.
The Trust maintains proper Books of Account and is subject to annual audit under the Trusts Act 1882 and under the Indian Income Tax Act,1961.
R Kamakoti, Chennai 9884402624 / S.Lakshminarayanan, Mumbai 9967894104
Patashala Address :
No. 28, “Sri Mahadhevam”, Krishna Gardens Layout, Aathur Village, Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram Dist. 603101
Regd Office :
86/131, I Floor, Lloyds Road, Royapettah, Chennai 600014
Pls contribute liberally to Goshalas to save cows from the jaws of death: