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Srivilliputtur Thirukovil Samprokshanam-3 The thiruppani efforts

From: venkat iyengar (
Date: Fri Feb 18 2000 - 11:09:57 PST

   Sri Godha SamEtha Sri Rajagopalaswamine Nama:
  Sri Bhu Nila SamEtha Sri Vadamahadamaswamine Nama:
Sri Vishnuchitta Swamine Nama:

The thiruppani works have transformed these
temples and given them a new fresh look.From the Andal Sannidhi side one can notice the bright well decorated entrance leading through the row of shops,where every inch of
the stone and woodwork inside and outside the temples  have been given a new look.Of interest to many the renovation at the Thirupoora Nandavanam (Birth place of Sri Andal) which had been neglected over the past years is really striking.Gopala Vilasam where the famous Arayar Sevai is held during Margazhi has been transformed with all the broken panels at the top being replaced and one can now admire the shining woodwork.All  the paintings that were erased earlier due to partial damage have been repainted.The entire electrical installation has been replaced.New teak doors have replaced the older ones ,the sapparam at the andal kovil has been covered with gold foils and much more...has been done.I have just tried to give a glimpse of some of the work that has been done.And also when i went to the Andal and Vatapatrasayi perumal Kovils on the 11th of Feb ,for the first time in my life i saw a bigger crowd at the Vatapatrasayi perumal Sannidhi than at the Andal -Mannar Sannidhi ev!
en though it was Thai Vellikizhamai.(Usually all devotees visit the Andal Sannidhi and only some visit the Perumal Sannidhi on any given day,at any given time).Hope that with this precedent more and more devotees visit the perumal kovil alongwith the Andal kovil.

                                I would like to conclude these postings on the samprokshanam with a note on the thiruppani efforts .The efforts to get the thiruppani started and to perform the Samprokshanam had been going on for a long time.About 8 years ago a committee was constituted to initate these works but nothing could be finalized.Sometime later there was another committee with much the same result.
                   Approximately around 2 years ago a committee headed by Sri P.R.Ramasubramania Rajah,Chairman RAMCO group undertook the task of renovating these temples.Sri Ramasubramanaia Rajah who is also involved with kaimkaryams at other divya desams like thirukoodal,thirukoshtiyur etc took great personal interest in the renovation work and provided the major financial support for the thiruppani efforts.These Thiruppani  and Samprokshanam efforts were completed with the blessings and direction of the pontiffs of the major Vaishnava mutts-H.H.Sri Vanamamalai Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamigal,H.H Srimad Azhagiya Singar Sri Narayana Yatheendra Mahadesikan Swamigal,,H.H Srimad  Andavan Sri Ranga Ramanuja Mahadesikan Swamigal and H.H Srimad Tridandi Narayana Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar Swamigal and were completed in a record time of within two years.The  expenses for the thiruppani works  and the Samprokshanam excepting the Rajagopuram was entirely met by PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS.  TTD contri!
buted Rs 20 lakhs.I thank the Sri Vaishnava Seva Samithi for comming forward to support this Kaimkaryam readily and  promptly.I was also very pleased to know that the news of the Thiruppani efforts and Samprokshanam was carried in an earlier NAMA newsletter too and thus reached a large section of people abroad.I am very thankful to the SVSS and NAMA  authorities for highlighting and supporting this Kaimkaryam. Around 10 bhaktas from USA (through SVSS) and many others from India, Singapore and other countries have supported this kaimkaryam .Adiyen thanks each and every one of you for your support in completing this kaimkaryam for the Andal and Vadapatrasayi temples.For this I am especially thankful to Sri .Sadapogan and Sri Madhavakannan who promptly agreed to share the news of the thiruppani efforts and samprokshanam in United States and Singapore respectively and helped and guided adiyen in this effort       

Andal,Rangamannar,Periyaperumal ,Periyazhwar,Chakrathazhwar Thiruvadigale Saranam

Venkat S Iyengar

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