I am dedicated this page to my dad ‘ Chamundi ‘ P.N.Viveakanandan on his 70 birthday on 11/12/14 …
Part 2… Meenakshi Temple associate with my dad …
I think this is right time to write about my dad …
“Chamundi Sented supari” started by my grandpa P. Nithyananda Mudaliar , in 1955 at Karaikudi and Madurai, Now dad looking after in Madurai till now…
|My shop @ west tower st, Madurai|
1975 onwards my grandpa doing annadanam in thiruchendur every year Sasti. In 1979 Meenakshi temple priest Mr.Sankara patta(late) asked my father “1st time our Temple stating 6day kanda sashti at “koodal kumaran” in Meenakshi inner parakaram ”, my father accept , every year 3 day Sasti ours ..
|My dad 50 Birthday @ PazhamudirSolai|
Build two small gopuram
Meenakshi Temple my dad while crossing Iruttu Mandapam, he will ask himself “Why Ganesa and Subramanian idols right and left corner , No gopuram but only having granite pillar’s structures ?”.
Madurai Meenakshi Temple kumbabishekam fixed 7 July 1995 , that time Temple PWD engineer Mr.Sridaran sir , down very amusing job to getting donor to help for kumbabishekam , he also ask my dad to renovate Iruttu Mandapam . At that time only we came to know that is “Mudali Mandapam”.This was constructed by Kadanthai Mudaliar in 1613 .
‘Dream came true to .. ‘, my Dad accepts to do renovate but he requested to “Build new small gopuram to Ganesa and Subramanian idols”. Mr.Sridaran sir told “i will try to get permission from temple endowment board” and he give order to renovate Iruttu Mandapam [Mudali Mandapam].
Now I am proudly say … ” My dad name also in Meenakshi Temple history to Build two small gopuram . I think now this is last gopuram to build in Meenakshi Temple too ..”
15 years ago, Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple Executive officer Mr.Thenaya approached to my dad , “During Meenakshi Tirukkalyanam we are giving food to employees , priest and police bought from hotel only, You do something for your Pazhamutirsolai Bhaktha Sabhai ..”
Inside temple our Bhaktha Sabhai started Meenakshi Tirukkalyanam Virundhu [Wedding Feast] around 1,500 devotees took part in the feast, but this year Kalyanam virundhu has grown over 50,000 devotees at Sethupathi school , Madurai .
Vadakku Aadi 27 nagaraja idols….
In year 2002 Near to North tower arasa and neem maram fully vanish [ Dead ] and around most of nagaraja idols broken .. Our family friend Prof.Ilango [ late] in agriculture collage with his guide, my dad plant new arasa and neem maram and also installed 27 new nagaraja idols around arasa and neem maram ..
Just few month ago my dad say story about “Big nagaraja idols” … He order 27 nagaraja idols to Sthapati in pasumalai , but he Sculpture only 22 .. Near to that place another Sthapati having big nagaraja idol , he told 3 years before from …village person order and given advance to make big nagaraja Sculpture to their village temple … they not get back…..But now nagaraja came to Lord Sundareswarar feet in Meenakshi temple ..
|Old & Now …|
2010 , temple authority restructured Tirukkalyana Mandapam in Aadi Veedhi to accommodate more number of devotees .. at that time my dad Relocate Siddhar Idoil near Near thiruvalluvar kazhagam …
[Pazhamutirsolai Thiruarul Murugan Bhaktha Sabhai]
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