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Sri Amudhan SamprOkshanam and ChAthur mAsya sankalpam - Part 13

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Wed Aug 18 1999 - 09:40:31 PDT

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

Sri Amudhan SamprOkshanam and ChAthur mAsya sankalpam - Part 13

	While all the tanks and theertthams in thiru nel vEli
area are full of water,  the  tanks in chOla dEsam it tanjore
and trichy area are dry. The famous swasthik shaped  tank  in
thiru  veLLARai is hoplessly dry and so is the Uraiyoor tank.
The  priests  in  thiru  veLLaRai were literally pleading for
some money for them as their income is so insufficient.

The   thiru  veLLiyangudi  Sri  kola  val  vil  Raman  temple
(vadakalai sampradAyam) gopuram fell  down  a  few years ago.
It  was  completely  renovated  by  Sri Krishna prEmi's major
efforts and the samprokshanam is due in late August as  well.
There is a lone Srivaishnanva priest residing in this village
(thennAchArya sampradAyam). Last time it was renovated by Sri
thiru kudanthai Andavan who also conducted the  samprOkshanam
in 1974. The theertthams in this  temple  are dry completeley
and the banks are all eroded. Sri   Krishna  prEmi  has  also
constructed  a temple for Sri Srinivasa perumAL in sEngAnoor,
the birth place of Sri Periya  vAcchAn pillai,  very  near to
thiru veLLiyangudi.

     The tank in front of the thEr azhundur temple (vadakalai
sampradAyam) is also dry and the banks  are eroded.  The head
priest (thennAchArya sampradAyam) is  leading  an  effort  to
construct  a  mirror  room  or  "kaNNAdi aRai" for this  very
charming Lord  Sri Amaruviappan. adiyEn gave him Rs 50 and he
immediately  received it for  that  kainkaryam.  ie.,  He was
saying that though I gave the money  for him, he is diverting
all his income for this kainkaryam. One mirror, costs Rs 1400.
They need more than several 1000's for this.

Most of the tanks for the divya dEsams in chOla  nAdu (around
40 of the 108 DD's) are in this similar   state  wherein  the
tanks  that are the puNNiya theertthams are all dry and their
banks are all eroded.  Sri poRRAmaRai tank of thiru kudanthai
was in a similar state earlier. But many thanks  to the local
administration dept of state government, the tank was cleaned
and peripheral walls were raised and wire gauged and painted.
The  underground  "duct"  from kauveri that supplies water to
this tank and maintains, was said to  have  been "interfered"
due to some unknown constructions. A local pump was installed
and water was pumped in full. The motor pump is now  as  such
designated  for   the  tank  such  that  the  water  will  be
maintained in full capacity for all 365 days. Thanks  to  the
samprOkshanam efforts.

ahOrAthra pushkarani in Sri Oppiliappan kOil is going through
renovations as its  northern  banks  were  eroded.  The  main
problem  in  those  tanks that have water is that those tanks
serve as the  huge water  reservoir  for the  entire village.
example mani mutthAru of nAcchiar koil is now a huge tank and
the entire village uses  it for bathing cleaning etc etc. The
thiru kudanthai  tank is  protected  now as  similar to swami
pushkarani of thiru pathi. Bathing  using  soap  and  as well
washing  in  this  poRRAmArai  is  not possible now. But most
other tanks that have water and are situated in a village are
used  for  everything  these days.

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


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