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Project Schedule

Project Updates as of Sept 2016

  • Current Construction Initiatives in Progress

    Rajagopuram: The foundation work for the Rajagopuram on the eastern side of the Manimantapam has been completed. The total height of Rajagopuram will be in the order of 48 feet. The present estimated cost is about Rs. 2.35 crores. The time of completion is about 2 years.


    Deepa Stambam: The stem of DEEPASTAMBAM is a single stone of 42 feet in length. On top of it a small 3x3x5 mandapam is arranged in pieces with 4 legs. The total height above ground level will be about 40 to 43. The stem has been erected on 22.4.2016. The balance work is in progress.


    Nandhi Mandapam : After erecting the huge single stone Nandhi weighing about 50 Tonnes on 2.7.2014, the construction of the Nandhi Mantapam commenced in August 2014. The expected cost of Nandhi Mantapam is in the order of Rs.2.50 crores. The work is expected to be completed by end of September 2016. After completion of the Mantapam, the Samprokshanam/Abhishekam is to be performed on an auspicious date and thereon Pooja to be commenced.


    Compound Wall : A granite and brick compound wall around the Manimantapam is being onstructed. Work is already underway and total cost is estimated at Rs. 2.214 crores.


    Other Initiatives

    Veda PataSala : A Yajur Veda Patasala has been started with 9 students and the teacher is paid Rs.20000/- per month.


    Go sala: There are 18 cows and equal or more number of calves at the Go-Sala. About 30 litres of milk are given to two Patasalas located nearby. Balance milk is used for making curd rice, abhishekams and distribution to Staffs/workers for making Tea. NO MILK IS SOLD. The monthly expenses are Rs 162,000.


    Project Updates as of Feb 16 2016

  • Necessary Bhoomi puja for commencing Rajagopuram work and erection of Deepasthambam is planned on 17-2-2016 between 9-45 to 10-30 AM. All devotees are requested to grace the occasion.

  • The registration for the exchange of land on the eastern side of the Nandhi Mantapam has been done on 3rd February 2016.

  • The pure Gold Kreedam donated by a devotee has been made and delivered to our Trust office.

  • Compound wall has been completed for a distance of 600 feet and the balance work is in progress.

  • The construction of staff quarters is in progress and the work is at lintel level.


  • Compound Wall to be constructed

    Land surrounding the Manimantapam has been acquired with great effort, and plans have been finalized for the construction of a compound wall of granite in the style of the Thanjavur Brihadeeswarar Temple.


    Nandi Mantapam construction

    Work on the Nandi Mantapam has been going on for some time and is expected to be completed by Dec 2015.


    Kumbhabishekam date announced - 28 Jan 2011

    With the blessings of His Holiness, Sri Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswati Sankaracharya Swamigal and His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Sankaracharya Swamigal, the most eagerly awaited Kumbhabishekam of the Kanchi Mahaswami Satabdhi Manimantapam at Orirukkai will be celebrated on 28th January 2011. The consecration of the Paduka Mantapam will be performed on Krishna Paksha Dasami, in the Tamil month Thai in the Tamil year Vikruti, Siddha Yoga, Meena Lagna between 9.45 and 10.25am by His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal and His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal.


    We invite all devotees to participate in this historic holy event whole heartedly and receive the blessings of the Acharyas.


    Click here to view the printed invitation


    Click here to view the budgeted expenses for the Kumbhabhishekam


    The magnificent structure of the Manimandapam, all in granite, comparable to the glorious ones conceived and executed by Chera, Chola, Pandya, and Pallava monarchs, is a reality now. The Manimantapam has a 100 feet vimana, a 100-pillared hall in front of the sanctum sanctorum, the paduka mandapa, the rudraksha mandapa, besides the sanctum sanctorum that holds the granite idol and the padukas of Sri Mahaswamigal. The exquisite artistry and devotion that went into it is shown clearly in the life like figures of elephants with chains complete with links, and the figures carved on the pillars.


    Devotees from all over the world have generously donated crores of rupees to make this dream project a reality. The frequent visits of Sri Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswati Sankaracharya Swamigal to the work spot and His Blessings when He personally participated in the bhoomi puja in 2002, the bhela sthapanam for the Paduka Mantapam in 2004, and the kalasa sthapanam on the vimanam in 2009 provided motivation and inspiration.


    We invite everyone to participate enthusiastically in this historic event and receive the Blessings of the Mahaswami and the Acharyas.


                                         Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara                           

    Sri Sri Sri Mahalakshmi Mathrubhutheswarar Trust                    

    New No. 23 (Old No. 11), First Street, South Gopalapuram, Chennai 600086

    Ph: 044-6541 4172, 2811 2126, 098411 82126


    Manimantapam Kumbabhishekam Programme


    Date Programme
    9/Jan/2011 Sunday
    7:30 AM Anugnai, Vigneswara Pooja, Sankalpam, Acharya Ritwik Varanam, Ganapathi Homam, Dakshinamoorthy Rasmimala Homam
    12 Noon Poornahuthi
    5 PM Vishnu Sahasranamam and Lalitha Sahasranamam Parayanam, Rudra Trisathi Archana
    10/Jan/2011 Monday
    7:30 AM Sri Medha Dakshinamoorthy Japa Homam
    12 Noon Poornahuthi
    5 PM Vishnu Sahasranamam and Lalitha Sahasranamam Parayanam, Rudra Trisathi Archana
    11/Jan/2011 Tuesday
    7:30 AM Sri Lakshmi Dakshinamoorthy Japa Homam
    12 Noon Poornahuthi
    5 PM Vishnu Sahasranamam and Lalitha Sahasranamam Parayanam, Rudra Trisathi Archana
    12/Jan/2011 Wednesday
    7:30 AM Sri Keerthi Dakshinamoorthy Japa Homam
    12 Noon Poornahuthi
    5 PM Vishnu Sahasranamam and Lalitha Sahasranamam Parayanam, Rudra Trisathi Archana
    13/Jan/2011 Thursday
    7:30 AM Sri Gnana Dakshinamoorthy Japa Homam
    12 Noon Poornahuthi
    5 PM Vishnu Sahasranamam and Lalitha Sahasranamam Parayanam, Rudra Trisathi Archana
    14/Jan/2011 Friday
    7:30 AM Sri Samba Dakshinamoorthy Japa Homam
    12 Noon Poornahuthi
    5 PM Vishnu Sahasranamam and Lalitha Sahasranamam Parayanam, Rudra Trisathi Archana
    15/Jan/2011 Saturday
    7:30 AM Sri Veera Dakshinamoorthy Japa Homam
    12 Noon Poornahuthi
    5 PM Vishnu Sahasranamam and Lalitha Sahasranamam Parayanam, Rudra Trisathi Archana
    16/Jan/2011 Sunday
    7:30 AM Sri Samhara Dakshinamoorthy Japa Homam
    12 Noon Poornahuthi
    5 PM Vishnu Sahasranamam and Lalitha Sahasranamam Parayanam, Rudra Trisathi Archana
    17/Jan/2011 Monday
    7:30 AM Sri Apasmara Dakshinamoorthy Japa Homam
    12 Noon Poornahuthi
    5 PM Vishnu Sahasranamam and Lalitha Sahasranamam Parayanam, Rudra Trisathi Archana
    18/Jan/2011 Tuesday
    7:30 AM Sri Paramahamsa Japa Homam
    12 Noon Poornahuthi
    5 PM Vishnu Sahasranamam, Lalitha Sahasranamam Parayanam, Rudra Trisathi Archana
    19/Jan/2011 Wednesday
    7:30 AM Sri Guru Paduka - Sri Vidhya Japa Homam
    12 Noon Poornahuthi
    5 PM Vishnu Sahasranamam and Lalitha Sahasranamam Parayanam, Rudra Trisathi Archana
    20/Jan/2011 Thursday
    7:30 AM Mahanyasam, Ekadasa Rudra Japa Homam
    12 Noon Poornahuthi
    5 PM Vishnu Sahasranamam and Lalitha Sahasranamam Parayanam, Rudra Trisathi Archana
    21/Jan/2011 Friday
    7:30 AM Ashtothra Kalasabhishekam, Sanghabhishekam
    12 Noon Poornahuthi
    5 PM Vishnu Sahasranamam & Lalitha Sahasranamam Parayanam, Rudra Trisathi Archana
    22/Jan/2011 Saturday
    7:30 AM Sri Siva - Sakthi Panchaakshara Japa Homam
    12 Noon Poornahuthi
    5 PM Vishnu Sahasranamam and Lalitha Sahasranamam Parayanam, Rudra Trisathi Archana
    23/Jan/2011 Sunday
    7:30 AM Anugnai, Vigeswara Pooja, Sankalpam, Grahapreethi, Nandhi, Punyahavachanam, Mritsangrahanam, Anguram, Rakshabandhanam, Archarya Ritwik Varanam, Ganapathi Homam, Navagraha Homam
    12 Noon Poornahuthi
    6 PM Vasthu Homam, Poornahuthi
    24/Jan/2011 Monday
    7:30 AM Yagasaala Pravesham, Yagasaalai Mandapa Pooja, Pradhana Devatha Avaahanam, Pooja, Japa Homam, 1st Kala Poornahuthi
    5 PM Yaga Saalai Pooja, Vedhika Pooja, Japam, Archanai, Homam, 2nd Kala Poornahuthi
    25/Jan/2011 Tuesday
    7:30 AM Yaga Saalai Pooja, Vedhika Pooja, Japam, Archanai, Homam, 3rd Kala Poornahuthi
    5 PM Yaga Saalai Pooja, Vedhika Pooja, Japam, Archanai, Homam, 4th Kala Poornahuthi
    26/Jan/2011 Wednesday
    7:30 AM Yaga Saalai Pooja, Vedhika Pooja, Japam, Archanai, Homam, 5th Kala Poornahuthi
    4:30 PM Yaga Saalai Pooja, Vedhika Pooja, Japam, Archanai, Homam, Jalathivaasam, Agni Uddharanam, Bhimba Suddhi, Santhi Homam, Vishesha Dravya Abhishekam, Dvadhsha Kalasa Abhishekam, Nethron Mulanam, Sayanathivaasam, 6th Kala Poornahuthi
    27/Jan/2011 Thursday
    7:30 AM Yaga Saalai Pooja, Vedhika Pooja, Japam, Archanai, Homam, 7th Kala Poornahuthi
    5 PM Yaga Saalai Pooja, Vedhika Pooja, Japam, Archanai, Homam, 8th Kala Poornahuthi
    28/Jan/2011 Friday
    7:30 AM Yaga Saalai Pooja, Vedhika Pooja, Japam, Archanai, Homam, Naadisanthanam, Sparshahuthi, Vasoradhara, 9th Kala Poornahuthi, Deeparadhanai, Yaatradhaanam, Uttraangam, Gadam Purappaadu
    9:45 AM to 10:25 AM Vimana Maha Kumbhabhishekam, Moola Moorthi and Maha Paduka Abhishekam, Maha Deeparaathanai
    4:30 PM Mahaabhishekam


    Budgeted Expenses for the Mahakumbhabhishekam

    Sl No Details Expenses in Rupees
    1 Manjal, Kunkumam,Flower,Fruits,Ghee, Homa Dravyas etc @ Rs 13500/day for 20 days 270,000
    2 Melam Vadyam 2 sets 65,000
    3 Kerla Vadyam for 3 days with 21 persons 75,000
    4 Silver Kalasams 3 nos 150,000
    5 Rudraksha malas for donors total 2100 nos 126,000
    6 Shawls for donors of various categories 151,000
    7 Dakshina for Rithviks Rig Veda 16 pandits @ Rs 1000/day/pandit for 20 days 320,000
    8 Dakshina for Krishna Yajur Veda 16 pandits @ Rs 1000/day/pandit for 20 days 320,000
    9 Dakshina for Sama Veda 16 pandits @ Rs 1000/day /pandit for 20 days 320,000
    10 Dakshina for Sukla Yajur Veda 16 pandits @ Rs 1000/day/pandit for 20 days 320,000
    11 Dakshina for Atharvana Veda 4 pandits @ Rs 1000/day/pandit for 20 days 80,000
    12 Vastram for Pandits 440,000
    13 Gold Yanthram 60,000
    14 Pandal for Yagasala and Bhojanasala 127,000
    15 Scafolding for Vimana for 100 ft height 50,000
    16 Invitations 410,000
    17 Adverisement 200,000
    18 Yaga Kundas 25,000
    19 Conducting Guruvara Sadas for one day 30,000
    20 Meals for Rithviks exculding cook expenses for 20 days 600,000
    21 Meals for paricipants for 20 days 200,000
    22 Wages for Cooks 400,000
    23 Maha rudram and Sundarakandam 95,000
    24 Mike and Generator 60,000
    25 Godhanam 60,000
    26 Dasa dhanam 60,000
    27 Transportation charges for Rithviks 72,000
    28 Gold , Silver Dhanyam 27,000
    29 Sarees 6 and 9 yards 15,000
    30 Bedsheets for Rithviks 15,000


    It may also be noted that for other works such as Salaharam, payment allround, Nandhi and Nandhi Mandapam,erection of Deepa sthambam, Raja Gopuram etc without the cost of land acquisition we require approximately Rs 5 crores.


    Devotees interested in sponsoring any portion of the expenses, please visit the Donations page.