- 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.”
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