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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
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  • 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.

  • 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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Mesmerising Temple Towns Near Bangalore

Due to a large influx of people from all over the world into the city, Bangalore is now a melting pot of culture and attracts people from various walks of life

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The center of India's high-tech industry, the city is also known for its parks and nightlife.
The center of India's high-tech industry, the city is also known for its parks and nightlife. Wikimedia Commons
  • Bangalore often referred as the Garden City and Silicon Valley
  • The city is also home to many temples that are regularly flocked by devotees

Bangalore is endowed with many titles that capture the essence of the city. Garden City and Silicon Valley are often used to refer to this culturally rich city. Due to a large influx of people from all over the world into the city, Bangalore is now a melting pot of culture and attracts people from various walks of life. The city is also home to many temples that are regularly flocked by devotees. Apart from these, there are quite a few places of worship around Bangalore that are worth a visit.

Bangalore taxi service is available to anyone wishing to make a journey to these temples.

Ghati Subramanya

Located on the outskirts of Bangalore, at distance of 60 km from the city, Ghati Subramanya temple has Lord Karthikeya as its primary deity. The temple also houses idols of Lord Narasimha and the idols of both these deities are believed to have emerged from the earth.

Subramanya temple has Lord Karthikeya as its primary deity.
Subramanya temple has Lord Karthikeya as its primary deity. Wikimedia Commons

The temple has a history that dates back to almost 600 years and is believed to be developed under the Ghorpade rulers of Sandur. Devotees believe that when couples having trouble conceiving take a vow at this temple, they will be blessed with children.

Also Read: These 5 Ancient Temples are Believed to be the Oldest in India

Chamundi Temple

Chamundi temple, located on the famous Chamundi Hills is a popular temple in Mysore and is visited by devotees and tourists alike throughout the year. The temple is located about 160 km from the city of Bangalore, which makes it a little over a 3-hour drive from the city.

The temple also has a flight of one thousand steps which were built in 1659 and leads to the summit of the 3000-foot hill.
The temple also has a flight of one thousand steps which were built in 1659 and leads to the summit of the 3000-foot hill. Wikimedia Commons

The temple is also believed to be one among the 18 Shakti Peethas. The construction of the temple is credited to the Hoysala rulers, who reportedly built it in the 12th century. However, the tower of the temple is believed to have been constructed by the Vijayanagara rulers in the 17th century. The temple also has a flight of one thousand steps which were built in 1659 and leads to the summit of the 3000-foot hill. The temple also has several idols of Nandi, but the biggest one is the one situated on the 800th step. This idol of Nandi is about 15 feet in height and 24 feet in length.

Also Read: Top 10 Famous Hindu Temples of Tamil Nadu

You can book cabs from Bangalore to Mysore to visit this marvellous temple perched on the top of the hill.

Kotilingeshwara

The Kotilingeshwara temple is located 96 km from the city of Bangalore, in the district of Kolar. You can reach the place in around two and a half hours by road. The temple is famous due to its huge lingams (Shiva idol), which is the largest lingam in the entire world, which stands 108 feet tall.

The Kotilingeshwara temple is located 96 km from the city of Bangalore, in the district of Kolar.
The Kotilingeshwara temple is located 96 km from the city of Bangalore, in the district of Kolar. Wikimedia Commons

The temple has ten million lingas as indicated by its name, where ‘Koti’ stands for crore or ten million. These were installed by Bhakta Manjunatha, an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva with the help of Maharaja Ambikeshwaravarma and his family. Bhakta Manjunatha, born to a pious Shaiva family was an atheist who did not believe in Lord Shiva. He is believed to have insulted Lord Shiva ten million times. The ten million lingas installed by him were done as an act of repentance of this after he came to realize the divinity of Lord Shiva.

Also Read: 7 Most Famous Temples to Visit in Uttar Pradesh

All these temple towns are located at a short distance from the city of Bangalore and can be easily accessible in a taxi.