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Project Updates as of 10 Dec 2017
Kalasa Sthapanam for Rajagopuram
Rajagopuram: The laying of stones for Rajagopuram upto the full height of 46 feet is completed upto the bottom of stone Kalasam. The carving work will take about a month's time.
There are 9 Kalasas each weighing about 450 Kgs. These have to be positioned by using crane only which is available at site. These Kalasams will be fixed from 10:30 AM onwards on Wednesday 13-12-2017.All are welcome.
His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal, also known as BalaPeriyava is expected to visit between 10th and 13th of this month.
Deepa Stambam: Deepa Stambam has been completed and the date for inauguration will be along with the Rajagopuram Kumbhabhishekam.
Nandhi Mandapam :The Nandhi Mantapam has been completed and the Samprokshanam will be along with the Rajagopuram Kumbhabhishekam
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 3’x3’x5’ 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.
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
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.
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
Budgeted Expenses for the Mahakumbhabhishekam
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.