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Tirukkoil Vazhipattu Kuzhu Meeting held
31 July 2011, Kanchipuram
Event banner displayed at the venue
To enhance coordination and to encourage the participation of the people in the activities of the Kuzhu ,a planned meeting was organized in the divine presence of His Holiness in the Shrimatham. The meeting started with prayer and followed with welcome speech of Shri Pammal Vishwanathan. He appealed for more participation of volunteers in the programme envisaged by Their Holinesses of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.
His Holiness giving Anugraha Bhashanam
His Holiness Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswati Shankaracharya Swamiji then gave Anugraha Bhashanam. His Holiness stressed the importance lighting lamps in the temple and conducting Nitya Puja. As a matter of fact, His Holiness has always stressed the need to preserve and renovate existing old temples and performance of Nitya Puja rather than building new temples in Southern India. Answering to the queries of the villagers regarding naming of idols whose names are not known, His Holiness told that they can be named after Kamakshi & Ekambareshwara. His Holiness also advised the villagers to construct small structures as shelters to the idols without Vimana, during renovation and told them to pay more attention towards conducting daily worship. His Holiness then told them that the Shrimatham would help in conducting Balalayam and Jeernodharanam & Kumbhabhishekam of the temples and the villagers should take the responsibility of arranging proper renovation of the temple structure. His Holiness further said that Shrimatham would provide religious books and other materials required for doing Sevas in the temple.
Following the anugraha Bhashanam, His Holiness distributed Panniruthirumurai to Kanda Velan Oduvar of Porpandal village, Shruti box and cymbals to Ratnam of Padiri village, Sarva Devata Ashtottara Namavali to Shridevan of Madhur village and Puja Sangraham to Rajagopala Bhattacharya of Alapakkam.
His Holiness Pujyasri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswati Shankaracharya Swamiji, who graced the meeting after performing the Nitya Chandramouleeshwara Puja gave Naalaayira Divyaprabandham to Shri LakshmiNarasimhan of Salavakkam village. Shri Raju, correspondent of Dandapani Oriental School read out the notes dictated by His Holiness Shri BalaSwamiji. He said that His Holiness wished that each temple should become a Tirupati in terms of worship & religious activities and secondly, that by maintaining sanctity of temples, purity of mind is achieved. ( Kovilai Shuddham seidal manadum Shuddham Adayum).
The villagers were then distributed Kumkum Prasad and were provided with Annaprasadam (lunch). Renowned speaker Sudha Seshaiyan also addressed the gathering. Shri Kannan, a senior volunteer of the Thirukoil Vazhipatu Kuzhu conducted the proceedings.
(Shri Kannan can be contacted for more details regarding the Thirukoil Vazhipatu Kuzhu at firstname.lastname@example.org, remoteoldtemples.blogspot, and mob :9841020857)
Registration Counter - Participants being provided badges and welcome kit
His Holiness giving Anugraha Bhashanam
A view of the participants
Sri Pammal Viswanathan, Coordinator, addressing the gathering
His Holiness giving books to participants
His Holiness giving musical instruments like Shruti box and cymbals to the participants
Tree saplings being distributed
His Holiness conveying His message to the participants
His Holiness giving Naalaayira Divyaprabandham
Details of upcoming activities planned by the Kuzhu are given below:
The following temples have been selected for vazhipadu from August 21st for four months till December 11th 2011.
In Siva temples, it is planned to perform Rudhra Abishekam while in Perumal temples, Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam will be organized. In addition, Sampradhaya Bhajans, Namasankeerthanam, story telling and quiz programme for the students will be organized. Villagers will be encouraged to exhibit their talent on KOLAM & may participate in villakku pooja, both during the team’s second visit. Their efforts will be appreciated through suitable gifts .
Each team will have to raise funds for their expenditure for their visit. Whatever material that is collected / available at Pammal will be shared with the teams.
Thirukovilgal Vazhipattu Kuzhus have been formed in all the above villages.
- As informed by Sri. Pammal Viswanathan (cell No.91-94443-80697)