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Tamil Nadu: Renovation is at full swing at Samayapuram Temple to perform ‘kumbabhishekam’

The department of Hindu religion and Charitable endowment has hurried up the task of the temple’s renovation

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the samyapuram temple. Source: dvi.co.in
  • Samayapuram temple will witness the Kumbhabhishekam performance, this year in 2016
  • Last observed in 2007, the authorities promise full fledged facilities for the attendees, this year.
  • The department of Hindu religion and Charitable endowment has hurried up the task of the temple’s renovation

The kumbabhishekam performance will be noticed in the Samayapuram Temple (Sri mariamman temple) near Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu. The ceremony was last observed in 2007 where a large number of devotees gathered to pay their offerings. The department of Hindu religion and Charitable endowment has hurried up the task of the temple’s renovation. However, the state government’s approval for the same is being awaited making the date as not fixed.

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According to The Hindu report, “The authorities have chalked out a comprehensive plan for renovating the ceiling of the stone structures at the Maavilakku mandapam where paintings of flowers and decorative designs adorn the walls. Work on the construction of the “rajagopuram” had been completed on the western and southern sides of the temple.”

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the renovation work at the temple. source: nyoooz.com

The Gopuram surrounds the temple’s three sides and the authorities say that the eastern side might take a longer time to get furnished. However, they stress that it will be made enough to perform the Kumbabhishekam.

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The officials also discuss how they are focussing on the guest who will witness the program. For the purpose, they are planning to build a restaurant in front of the guesthouses. The guest houses will also be luxurious with “24 suites, including 12 air-conditioned ones” and are ready, said the report by the Hindu.

The temple is a house to millions of devotees who visit it often. The performance as is said to be witnessed by a large number of people, the authorities also focus on the queue complex of the temple. It will also be well built in the master complex of the temple. Thus, the facilities that of toilet, food and water are taken care of. It seems the intensity this time will be much more widened and the programme will be observed at a higher level with a consideration of all the attendees’ needs.

-by Megha, a freelance contributor at NewsGram. Twitter: @meghash06510344

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  • Vrushali Mahajan

    There should be renovation as many devotees come to offer their prayers. They should be given proper facilities so that they visit again.

  • AJ Krish

    It is nice to see that age old customs are being followed again. The renovation work will surely transform the temple and bring it to glory.

  • devika todi

    devotees from all lands come to offer their prayers. the least that the management can do is ensure that the facilities provided to them is proper. such old customs and traditions should be supported as they form a part of our culture.

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  • Vrushali Mahajan

    There should be renovation as many devotees come to offer their prayers. They should be given proper facilities so that they visit again.

  • AJ Krish

    It is nice to see that age old customs are being followed again. The renovation work will surely transform the temple and bring it to glory.

  • devika todi

    devotees from all lands come to offer their prayers. the least that the management can do is ensure that the facilities provided to them is proper. such old customs and traditions should be supported as they form a part of our culture.

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The Supreme Court has delayed hearings into the disputed site but hardliners have vowed to lay a foundation stone next year regardless.

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Trident-waving devotees clad in saffron filled a huge parade ground in the Indian capital under tight security, where speakers warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi they would not let up until the temple was sanctioned.

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The site was home to a medieval mosque for 460 years until Hindu zealots tore it down in 1992, kicking off riots across India that left thousands dead, most of them Muslims.

Its future has been tied up in courts for decades but some hardliners want Modi, who is seeking reelection in 2019, to push parliament to guarantee the temple by law.

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Demonstrators chanting “Praise be to Ram” packed the Ramlila Maidan, a vast ground capable of holding more than 50,000 people, and filled the surrounding streets.

Some carried maces and tridents — weapons traditionally wielded by Hindu gods — and traveled great distances by train and bus to reach the rally.

“We have come here to protect our religion and Hindu pride. We want a temple for our Lord Ram,” Hitesh Bharadwaj, a teacher from Delhi’s satellite city Noida, told AFP.

The hardline VHP has applied pressure on Modi in recent weeks, staging a huge show of force in Ayodhya itself last month.

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A close ally of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the group is spearheading a push to raise the Ram temple, and is calling for more protests as the premier prepares to go to the polls by May.

The BJP was on the margins until the 1980s when its top leaders, including Modi, backed a growing movement for the construction of the Ram temple.

Its advocates want parliament to introduce a law bypassing legal hurdles blocking the temple before Modi’s term ends.

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The Supreme Court has delayed hearings into the disputed site but hardliners have vowed to lay a foundation stone next year regardless.

“We don’t care about the courts. A grand temple will be constructed in 2019,” Sushil Chawdhary, a VHP leader, told AFP. (VOA)