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Tirukkovilgal Vazhipattu Kuzhu
(Temple Worship Committee)
3rd Annual Meet Held
29 September 2013

Kanchipuram

The third annual meet of the Tirukkovil Vazhipattu Kuzhu(Temple Worship Committee) was held at Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Kanchipuram in the benign presence of Their Holinesses Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji and Pujyasri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji.

The programme commenced with recitation of Shrimatam Swastivachanam, followed by Prayer. Shri Kannan - Coordinator of the Kanchi District Tirukkovil Vazhipattu Kuzhu presented the welcome address. His Holiness released two books - one titled "Tirukkazhukunram Vattam Tirukkovilgal Attavanai" (Tamil ) - A listing of temples in the Tirukazhukundram circle and another titled "Kashi Yatra". Earlier, similar listing of temples in other blocks of the Kanchi District have been brought out by the committee.

Their Holinesses blessed the gathering with Anugraha Bhashanam, highlighting the importance of our temples. His Holiness mentioned that we must strive to make EVERY TEMPLE A TIRUPATI.

Close to a 1000 persons from different villages in the Kanchi and nearby districts took part in the meet. Earlier, they had darshan of the Sri Kamakshi Ambal temple, followed by Annadaana Prasadam at Shrimatam's annadaana Hall. With the blowing of conches and other musical instruments used in temple worship, the participants arrived at Shrimatam in a ceremonial procession through the Raja Veedhi, from Kamakshi Amman temple.

The villagers were given a bag which contained Shloka & religious books like Alaya Vazhipadu, Tiruvizhakku Puja, Bhajan CD, Photos, Note, Pen along with Vibhuti & Kumkumam.

The Tirukkoil Vazhipattu Kuzhu has been started with the benign blessings of Their Holinesses Pujyasri Shankaracharya Swamijis of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham with the objective of enabling the conduct of Nitya Puja in village temples, to involve the villagers to participate in the worship and upkeep of their temples, distribution of materials required for nitya pooja, distribution of religious books & cassettes, organize bhajans and encouraging age-old traditions of chanting Tirumurai, Divyaprabandham, Tiruppugazh, and also to conduct other activities like quiz, yoga competition, shloka chantingetc in the temple premises to involve children and youth of the villages.

With the Blessings of Their Holinesses, books and other materials for worship were given to the following temples:

  • Tripurasundari Sameta Shri Tiruvaleeswarar Temple, Walajabad, Ekanampettai - Panniru Tirumurai books
  • Todur Bhajani Goshti, Walajabad circle - Harmonium and Dholki
  • 144 Tandalam Bhajani Goshti, Walajabad Circle - Shruti box, Dholki, 2 pairs of cymbals
  • Injambakkam Bhajani Goshti, Walajabad Circle - Shruti box, Dholki, 2 pairs of cymbals
  • Kaliyanoor Bhajanai Goshti, Walajabad Circle - Shruti box, Dholki, 2 pairs of cymbals
  • Padiri Bhajani Goshit , Acharapkamma Circle - Dholki

Hearing aid was given to a needy person from Acharappakam - Sirudamur village.

The Sankara Eye Hospital - Pammal presented two Wheel Chairs to the Kamakshi Ambal Temple, Kanchipuram for the benefit of the elderly and physically challenged devotees visiting the temple.

Saplings of the sacred Vilva tree were distributed to representatives from different temples.

The programme concluded with recital of 'Maitreem Bhajata'.

Under the committee's coordination, teams from Chennai have been formed and are visiting villages present in the Kanchipuram Dist and Tiruvallur Dist in the weekends for the past two years. The Acharyas also visited a chain of temples in the Uttiramerur Taluka in Kanchipuram Dist. to encourage the visiting teams and also to stress importance of daily worship amongst the villagers . A stream of activities are being carried out in the dist. under the leadership and coordination of Shri Vishwanathan of Pammal Satsangam (944380697). The Kuzhu has a bus to enable to transport volunteers from the city to the villages and also to carry pooja materials.

Photos taken on the occasion:

Tirukkovil Vazhipattu Kuzhu

Tirukkovil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
His Holiness in the meet

Tirukkovil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
Coordinator presenting details of work done by the committee in various villages

Tirukkovil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
His Holiness releasing the book on temples in Tirukazhukkundram

Tirukkovil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
Village Bhajani Goshti performing bhajans with spiritual fervour

Tirukkovil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
Dholki, Harmonium and other instruments being distributed to Village Bhajani Goshtis

Tirukkovil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
Member of Village Bhajani Goshti receiving a Shruti Box

Tirukkovil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
Wheel-chair being given to a physcially challenged villager

Tirukkovil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
'Vilva' Saplings being distributed to village temples

Tirukkovil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
'Vilva' Saplings and other flowering plants being distributed to village temples


Tirukkovil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
Women members of the committee

Tirukkovil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
The meeting saw an enthusiastic gathering - From little ones to the aged

Details of last year's meet


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