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Sri Amudhan SamprOkshanam and ChAthur mAsya sankalpam - Part 6

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sun Aug 08 1999 - 16:15:36 PDT

Srimadh Azhagiya Singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri kOmaLa vaLLi thAyAr samEtha Sri ArA amuthan thiruvadikaLE
saraNam

Sri Amudhan SamprOkshanam and ChAthur mAsya sankalpam - Part 6

The temple renovation was started by Late Sri R.Ramanujam (RR)
a native of thirukudanthai and adiyEN's ex-boss in  india.  He
was a very generous shishyAL of Sri Ahobila  muth. Later after
his ascendance to Srivaikundam, his brother Sri R.K.Swamy took
many of the responsibilites that Sri RR  was  doing  including
the fund raising efforts of 600th anniversary of Sri AH  muth.
Both of the brothers  have  earlier  cleaned the entire temple
structures using sand blasting. This was a  pioneer effort and
after this they did this in thirukudanthai, now  many  temples
in tamilnadu are doing this. It is said that this alone costed
more  than  millions of rupees. Later they lessened the "load"
on the temple top by removing layers of olden days "ottu" & by
putting  a lighter and equally stronger version of modern days
"ottu" (ceiling). Further they have spent  for  several  other
kainkaryams by deputing their  brother  Sri R.Narayanan to  be
stationed permanently in sannithi theru, all these years. Many
thanks to them. IT is believed that they have spent from their
family  close to Rs 1 crore or 10 million.  All  in  all it is
expected that more than Rs 20 million  (Rs 2  crores and more)
would have been spent on this mahA samprOkshanam.

	It is  adiyEn's parama bAgyam namely  the  anil  sEvai
initiative that "thoo nilA muRRAm" postings and 100's of never
give up and reach out even remote by phone calls approach, and
help from several  members, we  have  collected close to $7500
and from Singapore Rs 65000 and from  Bahrain,  Kuwait and the
rest  of all mideast countries Rs 42000  and  India  Rs  15000
(approximately). The main chunk of the money approx. Rs240,000
was allotted for Sri Sudarshana kavacham & Sudarshana hastham.

As you all may know, it is more than a boon to  get to provide
this kavacham to perumAL. Only chosen one can do so especially
when we know that this is "THE" kshEthram where the hub of the
Sri Chakram is lying and  where thirumazhisai AzhwAr (amsam of
Sri Sudarshana chakram) did saranAgathi to the Lord and  where
the brindAvan of Sri  thiru  mahisai AzhwAr is present (on the
side of Sri Amudhan's holy feet)  near Sri Amudhan  and  where
Sri Sooryan installed  a  temple  for Sri Sudarshana AzhwAr as
commaded by Sriman  nArAyanA HIMself.  Luckily a donor dropped
at the last minute and hence we  had  the  opportunity to pick
this up. Further part of Rs 80,000 have been put in  the FD as
a part of the Rs 8lacs FD that was the overall  remaining from
temple collections and some monies were spent on samprOkshanam
expenses. Rs 72000 have been used for co-sponsoring the  brass
kavachams   or  the brass plates that are provided to the main
shrines of  thAyAr and perumAL's thiru  thEr.

Srimadh Azhagiya Singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri kOmaLa vaLLi thAyAr samEtha Sri ArA amuthan thiruvadikaLE
saraNam
Sampath Rengarajan


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