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Tirukkoil Vazhipattu Kuzhu Meeting held

31 July 2011, Kanchipuram

A meeting of the Tirukkoil Vazhipattu Kuzhu(Group) was held at Shrimatham, Kanchipuram in the benign presence of His Holiness Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji and His Holiness Pujyasri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji.
Around 200 villagers from 25 villages  of the Uthiramerur Taluka and 4 villages from Achirapakkam Taluka participated in the meeting. The Tirukkoil Vazhipattu Kuzhu has been started with the benign blessings of Their Holinesses 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 chanting  etc in the temple premises to involve children and youth of the villages. Already, teams from Chennai have been formed and are visiting villages present in the Kanchipuram Dist and Tiruvallur Dist in the weekends. It may be recalled that The Acharyas also visited a chain of temples in the Uttiramerur Taluka in Kanchipuram Dist. on 11th January 2011 to encourage the visiting teams and also to stress importance of daily worship amongst the villagers (See here for complete report on the visit of Pujyasri Acharya Swamijis to temples in Uttiramerur on 11 Jan 2011 ). From that day onwards there has been a stream of activities happening in this dist under the able leadership and coordination of Shri Vishwanathan of Pammal Satsangam (944380697). Recently, the Kuzhu has bought a bus to enable to transport volunteers from the city to the villages and also to carry pooja materials.

Tirukkoil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
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.

Tirukkoil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
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 jkeaswara@gmail.com, remoteoldtemples.blogspot, and mob :9841020857)


Tirukkoil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
Registration Counter - Participants being provided badges and welcome kit

Tirukkoil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
His Holiness giving Anugraha Bhashanam


Tirukkoil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
A view of the participants

Tirukkoil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
Sri Pammal Viswanathan, Coordinator, addressing the gathering

Tirukkoil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
His Holiness giving books to participants

Tirukkoil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
His Holiness giving musical instruments like Shruti box and cymbals to the participants

Tirukkoil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
Tree saplings being distributed

Tirukkoil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
His Holiness conveying His message to the participants

Tirukkoil Vazhipattu Kuzhu
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.

Day

Date

Team

Place

Remarks

Third Sunday

Aug 21st

T.Nagar

Visur – Perumal temple &
Siva temple

Gokulashtami

Fourth Sunday

Aug 28th

Chitlapakkam

Puthali – Siva temple &
Pulivai – Siva Temple

Sarva Amavasai

First Sunday

Sep 4th

W Mambalam

Kattiyampanthal – Siva temple &
Perunkozhi – Siva temple

 

Second Sunday

Sep 11th

Pammal

Malayankulam – Perumal temple &
Siva temple

Pournami

Third Sunday

Sep 18th

T.Nagar

Madur – Perumal temple &
Siva temple

 

Fourth Sunday

Sep 25th

Chitlapakkam

Morapakkam – Perumal temple &
Siva temple

Maha Pradosham

First Sunday

Oct 2nd

W Mambalam

Thandalam – Govinda Krishna temple &
Siva temple

 

Second Sunday

Oct 9th

Pammal

Kiliyanagar – Perumal temple &
Siva temple

Maha Pradosham

Third Sunday

Oct 16th

T.Nagar

Visur – Perumal temple &
Siva temple

 

Fourth Sunday

Oct 23rd

Chitlapakkam

Puthali – Siva temple &
Pulivai – Siva Temple

Sarva Ekadasi

First Sunday

Nov 6th

W Mambalam

Kattiyampanthal – Siva temple &
Perunkozhi – Siva temple

Ekadasi

Second Sunday

Nov 13th

Pammal

Malayankulam – Perumal temple &
Siva temple

 

Third Sunday

Nov 20th

T.Nagar

Madur – Perumal temple &
Siva temple

 

Fourth Sunday

Nov 27th

Chitlapakkam

Morapakkam – Perumal temple &
Siva temple

 

First Sunday

Dec 4th

W Mambalam

Thandalam – Govinda Krishna temple &
Siva temple

 

Second Sunday

Dec 11th

Pammal

Kiliyanagar – Perumal temple &
Siva temple

 

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.

Contact persons:

Sri.Rajavelu
9443642255

Visur, Puthali, Pulivai, Kattiyampanthal, Perunkozhi, Malayankulam

Sri.Minnal Sridhar
9245508846

Madur, Morapakkam, Thandalam, Kiliyanagar

Sri.Kannan
9841020857

For all enquiries and assistance

Sri.J.Babu
9444380698

For transport

Smt.Vasantha Chandrasekar
9283455701

For office assistance and material support

Thirukovilgal Vazhipattu Kuzhus have been formed in all the above villages.

- As informed by Sri. Pammal Viswanathan (cell No.91-94443-80697)

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