We are pleased to inform you that a trust titled "Divya desa
trust" has been formed and registered for the purpose of supporting old
srivaishnava temples. Many temples in the following divya
desams are being supported by us in the past 8,9 years.The
are receiving our support for nithya aradhanam.(Thanjai mamanikkoil was
the first temple to receive our kaimkaryam since July 2000)
We have now included the contact details of our local co
ordinator which will be of use if you plan a trip to this temple and
you are welcome to write to us on the present status of the temple and
any further inputs for improving our service. Feel free to email me at
adiyen would request every bhagavatha who is reading this to support our humble attmpt by donations and offering their voluntary service.
7th Dec: There has been some change in the monthly kaimkaryam details and
this has been updated.
Sep 11th Update
We are glad to inform that Sri Ashwin and Sri Magesh Shyam and
their friends are participating in our humble activities in many divya
desams and accordingly our contribution to Thalachchangadu,
Thiruvelliyangudi, Parthan palli and Kabistalam temples have been
increased to undertake additional kaimkaryams.
August 24th Update
1. We are doing kaimkaryam at Kooram Desikar sannidhi.
Details are below.
2. Contact details added for Thiruchcherai divya desam
Updated on 2nd July 2010
Our trust has co-ordinated and participated in the following kaimkaryams recently.
1. Laying of granite stone to Artha mandapam in Thiruvelliyangudi divya desam. To see image click here.
2. Renovation of Kannadi arai in PuLLambhUthangudi divya desam. Image is here.
We are now doing nitya aradana
kaimkaryam at Desikar sannidhi of Thiruchcherai
are glad to inform that our trust has
performed grand thirumanjanam at Thiruvelliyangudi on the occasion of
Sri Rama navami. Images
Finally we are glad to inform that the
samprokshanam of Thanjai maamanik koil went on well on 1st Nov
2009. Images of the function are here
|Sl No||Name of the temple||Location||Details of assistance||Amount and Local contact
|1||Thanjai maamanik koil
(Neela mega perumal)
|Thanjavour||One time prasadam and bhattar sambhavanai,
Oil for lamp, parimala dhraviyam.
|Rs 2000 pm. Local contact
Sri Veera raghavan; 9344698588
|Monthly thirumanjanam, Moolavar thaila kappu
Thaligai on every sravanam
|Rs 1500 pm. Sri Ramakrishnan
||Near Seerkazhi||Archakar sambhavaani,daily prasadam,oil and
|Rs 2650 pm. Sri N S Thiruvengadam
||Ucchikala thaligai, archakar
for artha jamam, punarvasu thaligai+archanai, Oil for lamp
|Rs 2500 pm. Sri S Ramamoorthy
bhattar. Ph 09443396212
|5||Annan koil||Near Thirunangur||Maintenance of flower,tulasi garden||Rs 500/ p.m. Sri Madhava bhattar
||Provision of flowers to perumal
daily, Oil for lamp
||Rs 750 pm Sri Lakshmana
||Archakar sambhavanai and one
||Rs 1500 p.m
||Ghee for ardhajama prasadam
||Rs 1000 pm. Sri S Mahalingam
||Sevilimedu||Kanchipuram||One time prasadam daily+ bhattar sambhavanai
||Rs 2250 p.m. Sri Venkata krishna
bhattar Ph 044-27237303
||Vittalapuram||Bhattar sambhavana||Rs 250 p.m Sri L Venugopala krishnan
|11||Medavakkam||Chennai||Parimala draviyam||Rs 600/ p.m (our trust)
|12||Kattumannar koil (Sri Natha
muni avatara sthalam)
Chatur vedi mangalam
|Sambhava for bhattar||Rs 650 pm. Sri Srinivasa narayanan
||Thiruchcherai desikar sannidhi
||Nithya aradhanai and oil for lamp
(Daily worship expenses) Image
|Rs 1500 pm Sri R Rangaraja
Apart from these kaimkaryams we haven't forgotten the
social angle and needs of deserving students who are in need of
uniforms, books and educational aid. This kaimkaryam is on going on
regular basis. If you would like to sponsor such donations you are
welcome. You can personally donate to the child after understanding
their needs. Also if you feel that some one in any of these divya
desams are in need of help for education, please email me with details
so that we can extend our helping hand.
1. We have offered an Invertor for Thuppul Vilakkolipperumal temple in May 2007.
have offered an invertor for Sri Anbil divya desam to ensure that
bhagavathas are not deprived of good darshan of the Lord during
electric power cuts. See Image.
3. We are now sponsoring two day utsavams at Nathan koil and this will done every done during Brahmotsavam.
4. A beautiful nandavanam has been
created with a bore
well at Therazhundhur temple and we are also undertaking
of the same on monthly basis.
5. We have offered silver satari for Ramar sannidhi in Medavakkam temple. ee dinamalar clipping here.
6.We would request your generous help to provide copper plating for Dwajasthambam at Adhanur divya desam. Estimated requirement Rs 1.5 lakhs. Please read Srimad Azhagiya singar's Srimukam here. This kaimkaryam has been completed now. See Image
8. Sevilimedu Sri Narasimhar temple requires your support for
of main gopuram. This work is
9. Donations are requested for reconstruction and roofing of archaka living quarters in Thalachchangau.10. Minor renovation works in Thirukkanna mangai desikar sannidhi. This has been completed now. See images here (31st Oct 05)
Our trust has co ordinated in organising the following kaimkaryams thru various donars at various temples/mutt in the last two years. Details here
Our trust has participated in relief efforts of Tsunami victims. Besides contributing for the The Hindu relief fund (scroll down to see our divya desa kainkarya trust) we have directly involved in the kaimkaryam along with Lions Club,Seerkazhi. Our trust co ordinator Sri Aalinadan swami of Thirunagari was fully involved in distribution of food,clothes etc.
1. By donating what ever little possible for this kaimkaryam.
Send your contributions in favour of DIVYA DESA KAINKARYA TRUST and mail the draft/cheque to
(Managing Trustee-Divya desa kainkarya trust)
Plot no 8,VGP Babu nagar
First main road
Chennai 600 100
Tel: 91 44 22770754
2. By visiting the temples whenever possible. adiyen can arrange for a comfortable trip keeping Kumbakonam or seekazhi as base. Reach the town by night train (sleeper class)from Chennai and spend a day visiting 8-10 divya desams in ONE DAY and return back to Chennai on the third day early morning.Please send me a mail to arrange for your comfortable trip. Please email me at email@example.com
1. What is a divya desam?
There are 108 temples which are of great importance to a srivaishanva a devotee of supreme Lord Sri Vishnu. These temples are special because they were visited by great azhvar saints and they sang prabandhams in praise of the deities in these temples.Out of the 108, 2 divya desams are not in this material world.They are Vaikuntam and Thirupparkadal. One temple is in Nepal and the balance 105 temples are in India.
2. What is the need for support?
In good old days the kings were taking care of the temples for their maintenance.With the abolition of the kingdom the temples came under the belt of the local state governments. Unfortunatley,in this kali yuga, the temple properities are being misused and the temples are left with out any care. Over the years the temples lost its glory and many of them are such a bad condition that there is no even daily pooja or aradana.
There are few temples which are doing well financially like Thiruppathi and Srirangam but the temples in around Thanjavour, Kumbakonam are in need of immediate support.
3.What is nitya aradanam?
Lighting the lamp, pooja materials,flowers and tulasi and some simple prasadam to the perumal. Besides sambavana to the bhattar. They are very poorly paid by the authorities and trustee.
4. What is happening now?
In the past 3,4 years many bhagavathas from USA, India Far East and Gulf have started supporting various temples for nitya aradanam and other basic needs like providing vessels and vastram etc.besides minor renovations. We are all working to bring back the glory of the temples.
5. How can you help?
On an average we require around 2500 to 3000 Indian rupees to maintain one temple per month ( US $ 70). See rough estimate below.It varies slightly from temple to temple. We request you to support any one of the divya desam for nitya aradanam. We can co ordinate and make this happen. Dedicated bhagavathas are working back home to ensure that the money is being spent for the purpose intended.
It is disturbing to note that the archa thirumeni of the Moolavar is with cracks with out thailakaappu. We are now arranging for Peria thirumanjanam once in a month to avoid this situation.
One important note:
We bhagavathas belonging to various sampradayams are working together on this kaimkaryam. While adiyen is a ahobila mutt sishya, Sri Raman kannan swami is Srimad Andavan thiruvadi and most of the bhagavathas whom we interact are belonging to Thennacharya sampradayam and that is not the end. One of our trust member is even smArthA. But our goal is common. We are indeed fortunate to have this sort of setup and this only shows that we can work together irrespective of our minor phylosophical differences if every one have this spirit of service.We seek the blessings of Sriya:pathi, Acharyas and all the bhagavathas.
From the above you might have noticed that we are not partial in supporting temples or activities of any one sect or mutt.We are treating all the kaimkaryams alike and doing our humble bit where ever possible.Some temples follow thennacharya sampradayam some sri desika. Some kaimkaryams are related to ahobila mutt and some to srimad andavan ahramam of srirangam.
With folded hands adiyen is requesting with utmost humility for your personal support.We do not seek huge sums of donation.Little money on regular basis will suffice. Let us show our gesture to HIM who has given this comfortable life and if we are not taking care of our temples soon these temples will become a part of History.Speak to your friends and encourage them to participate.
Thanks for your patient reading
adiyen ramanuja dasan,
Rice 30 padi 300/
Fire wood 75/
This is for one time prasadam.
We require minimum two time prasadam.
Pooja materials 250/
Bhattar Rs 300/- 500
Cook Rs 300/- 500
Watchman Rs 200/- 300
adhyabhaka Rs 300/
Thirumanjanam: Rs 500/ once a month
Total Minimum Rupees 2900/ to 3650 per month per temple.
Now we need around 5000 per temple for doing trikala aradanam (update July 2007)