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.
Ennayiram – Brahmmadesam – Esalam near Villupuram – Gingee is the region where the biggest Veda University existed and both Shaiva and Vaishnava traditions flourished during Chola regime. Ennayiram Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is where the longest title inscription (மெய்க்கீர்த்தி) for Rajaraja Chola was found and excavated along with other Chola bronzes. The inscription actually runs to 80 lines along the 3 sides around the sanctum sanctorum, but only lines from 54 to 80 are unearthed now and lines 1 to 53 are still deep under the ground.
In the place where 1000s of people learnt Vedas, a Veda padashala is coming up for all – Kshatriyas, Brahmins and Vaisyals – as per Sri Ramanuja’s principle. People can participate in the kainkaryam.
Contact: Sri U.Ve.Malolan Bhattachar @ 89404 32746.
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
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL WELFARE
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
SRI JAGATHGURU KANCHI CHARITABLE TRUST
CITY UNION BANK, BIKSHNDARKOIL BRANCH. TRICHY
IFSC Code CIUB0000555.
3) Govindan Goshala, Madurantagam – An exclusive goshala
Phone no: 98400 41151/ 044 2489 9926
SHREE KRISHNA CHARITABLE TRUST
UNION BANK OF INDIA, ASHOK NAGAR BRANCH
A/C N0: 40920 10100 28440
ACCOUNT TYPE: CURRENT
IFSC CODE: UBIN0540927
4) Balavedapadashala at Achirupakkam – Veda padasala and Goshala
Contact: Sri Balakrishnan @ 9840912762
Shree bala Veda paripalana trust,
a/c.no. 500101011843022, City union bank, branch-Anna nagar east,
A Chola Sri Chandra Sekarar Shiva temple in Umbalapadi village in Papanasam Taluk in the Kumbakonam – Thiruvaiyaru route was under ruins and with the help of some kind hearted people Kumbhabhishekam was conducted in May 2018. Now they are finding it difficult to carry over regular pujasand the upkeep due to shortage of funds. Those who can help may please contact Mr Balasubramanian @ 9360670620. He is contributing his personal funds to ensure pujas in the temple. A monthly contribution of by way of standing instruction or a lump-sum for the corpus would be of great help.
Mahadevar Trust, City Union Bank, Gandhinagar branch, Kumbakonam
Savings Bank a/c no: 500 101010 228822
IFSC Code: CIUB0000171
Below is the write up about the temple in The New Indian Express.
A 12th century inscription was found in the plinth of a dilapidated Chola era temple at Umbalapadi 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, read and detailed the inscriptions found in the temple.
Umbalapadi village 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.
Shree Santhanayagi Sametha Naganathaswamy Temple, Thekkalathur – Radhamanglam Village, Kilvelur Taluk, Nagapattinam.
A 1500 years old in a dilapidated condition is being renovated.
The deities are kept in a hut for the last 20 years.
An article about the temple appeared in Sakthi Vikatan Magazine Edition dated 4th Dec 2018 the link of which is given below.
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Contact: Mrs. Vaidehi Subhramanyam @ 9962047702
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: