INTRODUCTION: TEMPLES RENOVATION GROUP was formed to renovate neglected Temples. SEVEN Dilapidated / Ancient Temples (all more than 500 hundred years old) have been taken up for renovation utilizing the latest Building Technology under the supervision of this Renovation Group.
RENOVATION ACTIVITIES: Huge bushes and deep roots have been cleared. The cracks on the Temples' Structures / Roof fixed. The Sculptures, Murals and the Images restored. KUMBABHISHEKAM PERFORMED FOR ALL 7 TEMPLES.
We have now taken up the following EIGHTH Temple for renovation, SRI KOTHANDA RAMAR TEMPLE, MULLANGUDI VILLAGE.
A few Comparative Pictures from our already Renovated Temples: Pictures (BEFORE & AFTER) Renovation.
Before Renovation: Huge Bushes / Root pentrated into the Structures and damaged the Temple.
After Renovation: Deeply penetrated Bushes/Roots (into the Structures) were removed and Temples Renovated.
For more pictures, please click the "TEMPLE-LINKS" at the end of this Web-Site.
We have now taken up the following EIGHTH Temple for renovation.
SRI KOTHANDA RAMAR TEMPLE, MULLANGUDI VILLAGE, Near Lower Anaicut (on the Anaikarai--Pandanallur Bus Route), Kumbakonam Taluk, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu.
BRIEF TEMPLE HISTORY (in English and Tamil Versions).
Through an Ancient Puraanaa, it is known that Sri Rama, knowing that Raavana will abduct Sri Seetha Devi, She has been given a safe place in Sri Rama's 'Hrudhayam' (Heart). Hence, Raavana had abducted only Maaya Seetha.
In the forest, when Sri Anjaneya was in prayer to have Dharshan of Sri Seetha Devi (who was in Sri Lanka), Sri Rama informed Sri Anjaneya and Sri Garudazhwar that HE will give Dharshan along with Sri Seetha Devi (Sri Mahalakshmi, residing in Sri Rama's Hrudhayam) to both of them.
Both Sri Anjaneya and Sri Garudhazhwar had Dharshan of Sri Rama and Sri Seetha Devi at Mullangudi, as per Sri Rama's desire.
This Dharshan of Sri Seetha Piraatti, later helped Sri Anjaneya to identify Sri Seetha Devi in the Ashoka Vanam in Sri Lanka, when he handed over Kanayaazhi (Ring) to Sri Seetha Piratti.
Sri Kothanda Ramar Temple at this an important Sthalam, is now in dilapidated condition.
A sum of Rs.2,50,000/- (Rupees two and half lakhs) is estimated to renovate this Temple.
EARNEST REQUEST FOR A GENEROUS SUPPORT: Such a gigantic task cannot be completed without generous support of ALL DEVOTEES. The TRUST requests all Devotees to kindly send their contributions to build a CORPUS FUND to preserve our Ancient Temples / Architecture.
Contributions are solicited through Cheques / DD
in favour of:
"HERITAGE PRESERVATION TRUST" mailing address: Managing Trustee, HERITAGE PRESERVATION TRUST (Regd.), B-14-1, 22nd Cross Street, Besant Nagar, CHENNAI-600090, TAMIL NADU, INDIA.
Direct transfer :
Current A/c No. : 1171
Name of the Bank : INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK
BRANCH : Besant Nagar Branch,
Branch Code : 258
DONATIONS TO THIS TRUST ARE EXEMPTED FROM INCOME TAX UNDER SECTION 80G OF THE INCOME TAX ACT, 1961.
TO SEE THE PICTURES OF ALL OUR RENOVATED TEMPLES, PLEASE CLICK THESE TEMPLE-LINKS BELOW.
TO VIEW THE RENOVATION PICTURES OF FIVE ANCIENT TEMPLES