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An Opportunity to Participate: Sri Kesaveswarar Temple Renovation@Kanchipuram


Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara – Akshayam Trust takes small ancient temple renovation projects, one at a time. The project typically last around 8-10 months before they take up the next one. Their budget is very impressive and is in the range of 12 lakhs. This gives an opportunity for everyone to participate and contribute in renovation as well as Maha Kumabishekam. They renovate ancient dilapidated temples as per Agama Sastras. So far, they have completed 7 projects with the blessings of our Periyavas. They have a standard template, very methodical and disciplined way of completing their projects.

With the blessings of Pujyasri HH Periyava they completed the Vanmeeganathar Project in January this year. We had published that about the same Maha Kumbabishekam in the blog. Click HERE for the link.

With the blessings of our Periyavas here is the next project they have undertaken, Sri Kesaveswarar Temple Renovation just a couple of 100 meters from Sri Vanmeeganathar temple. Balalayam of this temple was completed last month with the renovation expected to be completed in the next six months.

Let’s thank Shri Prabhu Mahalingam and his team who has been working tirelessly in renovation of these ancient temples and help uphold our dharma.  You can visit this great place by contacting Shri Prabhu Mahalingam, kanchiakshayamtrust@gmail.com. Below are the contribution details and temples Sthala Puranam. Please help support. Rama Rama.

Akshayam Trust

ICICI Bank
Senaglu Neerodai Branch, Kanchipuram
Account No: 606605024120
IFSC Code: ICIC0006066
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              Sri Kesaveswarar Temple – Kanchipuram (Extracts from Kanchi Puranam)

                       Chinna MaaKesavasthanam “VANMEEGA NATHAR PADALAM” 

Swamy Vanmeega Nathar is the name of the Lord residing in the middle of the paddy field, at Pilayar Palayam, Padalam, Kanchipuram. Sthala Puranam  of this temple is very much available in KANCHI PURANAM and is narrated as follows.

Once all the devas were performing Yagyam for the sake of attaining Glory & Fame. This yagyam was performed in Kurukshethra.

At the end of the Yagyam unlimited fame and glory was showered by Lord Shiva. But Lord Narayana stole all the Glory and Fame from the Devas and drove them away. Devas under the leadership of Indra could not compete with Lord Narayana’s Bow and Arrow. They started receding back. Seeing this Narayana laughed at them with pride and was standing with his Bow near the bowel (Puttru).

Immediately Indra came down to Kanchipuram, installed a Shiva Lingam to the south west of Kailasanathar temple and started doing Pooja. Pleased with his penance Lord Shiva appeared in front of him and asked about his wish.  Indra requested the Lord to grant back the lost fame and glory from Lord Narayana. Lord Shiva replied thus “Indra you take the roopa of the termite in the bowel and make the bow string of Lord Vishnu to break so as to get back the lost Fame and Glory”. Indra performed as per the words of Lord Shiva.

By taking the roopa of a termite Indra destroyed the bow which suddenly broke down the head of Tirumal (which was resting on the bow)  severed and fell down. By this the Deva’s & Indra regained their lost Glory & Fame. Since then this place was called “Chinna Maakesavathanam” (Sri Kesaveshwarar) with the river china chenniyaru flowing through this place.

But soon the Devas realized that without Lord Vishnu, who was the real cause of yagya they would not be able to receive their “Avir- Bagam”. The Devas longed for the Avir-Bagam and became sad. Once again Indra reached Kanchi and prayed the same Lingam to get the head of Lord Vishnu restored and to regain his form.Lord Shiva appeared again and replied that Lord Narayana’s head would be restoredback by the Aswini Devas and he instructed that  Avir-Bagam should be given to them too each time during the yagyam.

Accordingly Indra prayed to Aswini Devas and Lord Vishnu’s head was restored. The place where Indra prayed and got his wishes full filled is call  “VanmegaNatham” and the Lingam is called Vanmeega Nathar.

It is said that those who pray to this Shiva Linga will never have rebirth.

IMPORTANT APPEAL: Annabhishekam to Lord Brahadeeswara @ Gangaikonda Chozhapuram – Oct 24, 2018

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara,

It’s my privilege to invite you all to this important event initiated none other by Maha Periyava himself 34 years back. Lord Brahanayaki Samedha Brahadeeswara, Gangaikonda Chozhapuram Annabhisheka committee was formed with his grace and blessings and has been doing this great kainkaryam religiously and passionately for the past 33 years and is now in the 34th year. The Annabhisheka committee has received the blessings from our HH Periyava for this years event on Oct 24, 2018.

Annabhishekam to Lord Brahadeewara is an amalgamation of key Periyava upadesams, namely, Pidi Arisi Thittam, Swami Neivadhenam, Abhishegam, and Annadhanam. The Annabhisekha committee buys tons of rice for Swami Brahadeeswara Abishekam, cooks it and does Abishekam for Lord Brahadeeswara and distributes the prasadam to all the devotees, poor, and needy. What more Bhagyam can one have than participate in Bhagawath and Bhagawatha Kainkaryam like this. The Annabisheka committee needs all our help and support to make this happen successfully. We as Periyava devotees need to contribute generously. Below are the bank account and contact details for participating in this kainkarayam. Siva Siva

Click HERE for Lord Brahannayaki Samedha Annabhisheka Kainkarya Invitation

Bank A/C Details:

Sri Annabhishekam Committee
Indian Bank, Ethiraj Salai (Chennai) Branch
SB A/c No 422153107
IFSC – IDIB000C032

Contact Details:

Shri. S.Ravisankar – +91 9840133800, US number: +1 125 254 89 626
E-mail: nivartyravi@gmail.com

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Below is the background information and detailed write-up on this event by Annabhisheka Committee member Shri. S. Ravisankar.

Namaskaram All,

By The Grace of The Almighty and benign blessings of Kanchi Karunamurthy Mahaperiava,  this year Annabhishekam is proposed to be performed on Wednesday the 24 th October 2018 to Lord Brahadeeswara at GangaiKonda Chozhapuram.

The invitation in Tamil and English along with Brahmotsavam flag hoisting photo is posted below.  In the invitation we see why HH Maha Periyava instructed to perform Annabhishekam in this particular Sivalayam. It is 34th year now and by H. H. grace, it is performed continuously by a group of volunteered committee members.

The invitation was placed and read out at the H.H. Mahaswamy and Pujya Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal Athishtanams and blessed by Pujya Sri.Sankara Vijendra Saraswathi Swamigal our present Acharya.

Flag hoisting during Brahmotsavam

The 34 th year Annabhishekam to Ambal Brahannayaki samedha Lord Brahadeeswara is to be performed as per Agama Sastras, this year on Wednesday the 24 th October, 2018.
The invitation was placed and read out at The H.H. Mahaswamy and Pujya Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal Athishtanams and blessed by Pujya Sri.Sankara Vijendra Saraswathi Swamigal our present Acharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.

As we all know it is His Holiness Karunamurthy Kanchi Mahaswamy initiated during 1984 to perform Annabhishekam in this temple, first few years carried out under the leadership of Mettur Swamigal (then Shri. Mettur Rajagopal). The invitations in Tamil and English enclosed herewith furnish the details of why Mahaperiava instructed to perform Annabhishekam in this temple Lord Brahadeeswara at GangaiKonda Chozhapuram.
It is with local bhakthas support along with Sri Matam devotees, Kumbhabhishekam was performed during Feb 2017, by Annabhishekam Committee. It is Mahaswamy’s benign blessings after a period of 85 years this was performed and subsequently, whole year Sammasrabhishekam, Brahmotsavam, Vasantha Navaratri etc are performed. As per H.H,wishes , neivedya prasadam in good quantity is distributed to devotees coming to the temple every day.

Pradosha puja, Sankata hara Chathurthi etc are also carried out regularly.
The Sri Chakram Prathishtai ( replica of Kamakshi Ambal temple Sri Chakram at Kanchipuram) presented by Pujya Sri. Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal is placed at Ambal Sannidhi for the last 3 years and vishesha Nava varana puja is performed during Annabhishekam days.

All Sri Matam devotees , Mahaswamy bhakthas are requested to join in this great holy Annabhishekam function by their personal presence , contributions whatever way they prefer and receive the blessings of Lord Brahadeeswara and our Acharyas.
Any clarifications required, please call the committee members with the phone numbers given in the invitation.

 

Appeal: JataaParayanam @ Sri Marundeeswarar Temple, Thiruvanmiyur – 17/07/18 To 29/07/18


Many Jaya Jaya Sankara to Smt. Chithra Ramachandran for the share. Rama Rama

Shree Gurubhyo Namah :

AN APPEAL

Shree Paramasivendra Sarasvati Vedapadasala takes pleasure in announcing to all
devotees, and aasthika friends about the series of JataaParayanam
(ஜைட பாராயண) being organized and performed at Sri Marundeeswarar Temple,
Thiruvanmiyur.

Samhitapathamatrenayatphalamprocyatebudhaih
Padutudvigunamvidyatkrametucacaturgunam
Varnakramesatagunamjatayantusahasrakam

The above Sanskrit verse highlights the importance and significance of Jataaparayanam in
particular. JatayantuSahasrakam” – (जटायाथुसह कम) goes to extol that JataParayanam, ्
whenever performed, is equivalent to Thousand Vedic sacred acts performed together.
To help our community reap the innumerable benefits such a sacred act brings about,
performance of “Jataaparayanam” is being organized.

SAMPOORNA KRISHNA YAJUR VEDA JATAA PARAYANAM
AT SRI MARUNDEESWARAR TEMPLE, THIRUVANMIYUR, CHENNAI-41

FROM 17/07/2018 TO 29/07/2018

The proposed Jataa Parayanam is being organized over thirteen days, when nearly 10
rithwiks will perform and participate in the chanting daily three time i.e, morning, afternoon and evening. Approximate expenses for the above Jataparayanam is estimated around Rs.3,00,000/- This would cover major expenses of dravyam for jataa parayana, rithwik sambhavanai and bhojanam. Ritwik sabhavanai itself is estimated around Rs,2,50,,000/- (Rs.25,000/- / Ritwik).

All are requested to benefit from the above divine endeavor by personally participating in
these events; all are also requested to support the cause by liberally donating, contributing
in cash and/or kind. The above fete is conducted essentially using voluntary donations and
contributions of individual aasthikaas.

For further information please contact :

• Contact: Sri. N.C.Venkatakrishnan Ganapaatigal, Mobile : 98414 96262 and
• Sri. N.C.Hariram Ganapaatigal, Mobile : 89399 29495

Below is the link to the:

Jataaparaayanam Appeal

 

Kainkarya List for 125th Jayanthi from Vignesh Studio

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I am pleased to share the kainkaryam list for Jayanthi celebration at Orikkai and Sri Matam. We have witnessed the grand scale of the puja events organized by Sri Kumar in the past. Please show your support to his team for this year also.

Please contact Sri Kumar for more details.  His number is provided in the brochure.

Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Shankara!

 

Help Needed: Adhirudra Maha Yagnam at Kaushikeswarar Temple, Kanchipuram – June 12 to 21.

Dear Devotees,

With the grace and blessings of our Periyavas, fullest effort of Shri Dharmalingam and Shri Rajappa Gurukkal, Kanchipuram we are happy to inform you that we have organized a Adhirudra Maha yagnam at Kaushikeswarar temple near Kamakshi Amman temple kalayana Mandapam from June 12 to 21st, 2018. We are looking for lot of sponsors to full fill the yagnam. Nearly 200 Vedic Pandits are going to participate in this 10 days Event. We pray to our Periyavas and Bhagawan to bring lot of Baktha’s to take part in the yagam and get the blessings of Veda Matha. PujyaSri Bala Periyava is going to preside over the function.

The budgeted estimates and invitation is given below.

Please contact Smt. Mahalakshmi Mami for contribution details. Contact details below.

Shri. V.C. Subramanian & Smt. Mahalakshmi Subramanian
Sri Mahalakshmi Charitable Trust, Flat No. 3, Thulasi Apartments, 11 Kuppusamy Street, T Nagar, Chennai – 600017

Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone: 011- 91- 44 – 2815 2533
Cell: 011-91-9840053289
Cell: 011-91-9940053289

An Abode for Elders – Sri Poorna Mahameru Trust

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara – Please watch this 3-min excellent video. This abode for elders has been started with the blessings of Maha Periyava in 1987. Apart from financial support, there are many ways to support including going there doing physical kainkaryams or spending time with them. Let’s encourage these organizations and support the best we can.

Many Jaya Jaya Sankara to Smt. Sarasawathi Thiyagarajan Mami for the share. Rama Rama

Support Sri Adi Sankara Bhagavad Padhaal Jayanthi Mahotsavam

Many Jaya Jaya Sankara to Smt. Saraswathi Thiyagarajan mami for the share. Rama Rama


Paada Yatraa Divas SANKARA JAYANTI – 
April 20, 2018

A dedication to Paramahamsa parivraajakaacharya Adi Sankara Bhagavad Padhaal on his jayanthi mahotsavam

🙏🏻Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara🙏🏻

Namasthe

Moolāmnāya Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam is always adorned by great visionaries starting from the first Swayamāchārya Sri Sri Sri Ādi Sankara Bhagavadpādal.

As per the Agnyaa of Jagathguru Sankaracharya Swamijis HH PujyaSri PudhuPeriyava and HH PujyaSri BalaPeriyava, GKVS (Guru Krpaa Veda Sibhiram) is organising Pada Yatra in several areas of Chennai to celebrate Jagadguru Adi Sankara jayanti as *Pada Yatra Divas from this year. Invitation for the same is enclosed along with this message.
Appealing all Astikas to donate liberally as we expect an expense of 3,50000 for jayanthi mahotsavam.

We request Hindus from all walks of life to participate in the Pada yatra and make it as a day to show our Hindu solidarity.

Account details

Sivaatmikaa GS

SBA/c no. 309001001905032
Bank: CUB
Branch: polichalur
Ifsc:CIUB0000309

Pls transfer your contribution towards Adisankara jayanthi to this account. And drop a mail to adisankara509bc@gmail.com with following details:

1. Reference id
2. Amount transferred
3. Date of transfer
4. Donar name

For more details contact:

9840859347 Rajesh
8072972054 Sujatha

Nanganallur Ardhanareeswarar Temple renovation work needs support

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Dear devotees,

Nanganallur ardhanareeswarar temple has a rich historical background and needs no introduction. It was Mahaperiyava who found the lingam under the water several years back. This temple is undergoing renovation work and needs support to complete the remainder of the work. Pl see the attached fliers for details on the work and associated cost. All are requested to extend your support for this project.

Sri K.S Srinivasan (Ph: +91-99412-14302) is the Secretary for the kumbhabishegam committee. He mentioned that they need Rs. 70 lakhs to get the renovation completed and perform kumbhabishegam.
Kumbhabishegam – including 31 vaidheegaal,
veda parayanam for 4 days + annadhanam – 18 – 20 lakhs
Stapathi – 27 lakhs
Miscellaneous – 20 lakhs

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Brahmothsavam Help To Lord Brahadeeswara Temple @ Gangai Konda Chozhapuram

Many Jaya Jaya Sankara to Shri.S. Ravisankar, Annabhisheka Committee member of this grand old temple for the latest updates. Devotees please participate and do the needful for Brahmothsavam. Rama Rama

Brahmothsavam From 20-Feb-18 to 01-Mar-18

By the grace of Ambal Brahannayaki samedha Lord Brahadeeswara, benign blessings of His Holiness Maha Periyava, Sri Matam Periyavas, the Maha Kumbhabhishekam of the Gangai Konda Chozhapuram Ambal Brahannayaki  Sameda Lord Brahadeeswara temple was performed strictly as per Aagama sastras, a year back on  2nd February 2017, nearly after a period of 85 years.  All  bhakthas spread over all different  continents, Sri Kanchi Matam devotees along with local people and elites joined to perform the Maha Kumbhabhishekam.

Every one of us know that Annabhishekam , initiated and instructed by H H Mahaperiava  is performed year after year uninterruptedly from 1985 onwards  in this temple. Many articles covering all these were published at different times in our “Sage of Kanchi”, Kanchi Periyava forum, etc.

Dwajasthambam (Kodimaram) was erected during kumbhabhishekam in this temple nearly after 400 to 450 years . As per Aagama  sastras , it is necessary that Brahmotsavam is to be performed every year for 10 to 12 days to such temples.

Recently Rajatha bhandanam (adoring Peetam of Swamy and Ambal) was  also done to Swamy and Ambal  with approximately 16 kgs of silver before Sammasrabhishekam  was performed. Sammasrabhishekam is to be performed every year for 12 years after which next Maha Kumbhabhishekam is to to be done.

The Brahmotsavam starts with grama (village) Devatha pujas for two days on 18 th and 19 th  February’18,  followed by 10 days Brahmotsavam, Swamy, Ambal and other deities Nagarvalam, on different Vahanas, etc. as per Aagama sastras completed with final day  Thirthavari utsavam.

As of date there is no record to show that  Brahmotsavam  was conducted to this temple, which probably were there centuries ago. Being  such a BIG TEMPLE , dear to the heart of H H Mahaswamy, we are blessed to start as an Angam of dwajas, 10 days brahmothsavam  starting from 20/2/18 with KODIYETRAM  and ending with Theerthavari on 01 st March ‘18.

Annabhishekam committee  and other Sri Kanchi Matam devotee groups also participate with first day and many days  utsavams along with other bhakthas  from different places.

We invite all devotees to participate  physically and probably with valuable contributions at least few days during this festival .  It is our privilege to share all details with you .  In case you require further information please do call any one us ,whose phone numbers and E Mail Id’s are given below.

Let us all make this a great event, a  beautiful “World heritage monument  temple” under UNESCO and HR&CE , identified by our HH Mahaperiava.

Contact Info.

S.Ravisankar ….         +91 9840133800           ( nivartyravi@gmail.com)
Er.Era.Komagan …      +91 9443949692.         (erkomagan@gmail.com)
S.Jatadharan.              +91 9381056343.         ( jattus@gmail.com)
R.Gomathinayagam.     +91 9840934998.   (gomsr1960@gmail.com)
R.Sundarrajan.           +91 9840238474.         (sundarr@gmail.com)

Below is the picture taken after Dwajarohanam during Maha Kumbabhishekam Feb 2017

Appeal: Maha Kumbabishekam of Sri Chandramouleeswarar Temple on 24th. Nov 2017

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara – Let us all do our bit in contributing to this ancient temple’s Maha Kumbabishekam in the next couple of weeks. As you see the message from Mami below, this kshethram has a lot of history and been visited by Maha Periyava several times. For devotees who are able to, please plan on attending the Maha Kumbaishekam as well.

The Maha Kumbishkem invite, contact and account details are below. Rama Rama

Maha Kumbabishekam of Sri Chandramouleeswarar Temple on 24th. November 2017

We are fortunate to renovate and perform the Maha Kumbabishekam of Sri Chandramouleeswarar temple on 24th. November 2017 at Harichandrapuram near Patteeswaram, Kumbakonam. All of you are aware that our Sri Matam deity is Chandramouleeswarar. It is a golden opportunity to take part in the kumbabishekam. Mahaperiyava visited the temple several times and worshipped Chandramouleeswarar. Ambal name is Soundaravalli. There is a big Maha Kali temple also in the same campus with ten hands like Thiruvakkarai.

This Deity is worshipped by Chandran, Harichandra Maharaja and all. If you visit this temple you get the benefit of worshipping Hari, Chandran, and Eswaran. All of you are advised not to miss the opportunity and attend the Maha Kumbabishekam and get the blessings of Sri Chandramouleeswarar, Sri Soundavalli, and Maha Kali.

Sponsors are invited for various kumbabishekam activities. Fund and other help regarding kumbabishekam are  hearty welcomed.  We cordially welcomes you all to get the divine blessings.

Contact details

V.C Subramanian & Mahalakshmi Subramanian
Sri Mahalakshmi Charitable Trust
Flat No. 3, Thulasi Apartments,
11 Kuppusamy Street,
T Nagar. CHENNAI  600017
Phone  044 2815 2533
Cell  9840053289

A/C Details

Sri Mahalakshmi Charitable Trust (A/c Name)
A/c Number – 074010100631839
Bank – AXIS Bank
Branch – Ramapuram, Chennai 600089
IFS Code – UTIB0000074