I trust you & your family are fine. We would like to invite you and your family for the Maha Samprokshanam of Sri Lakshmi Narayanar , Sri Kothanda Ramar and Maha Kaliamman Temples which are more than 700 years old in a small village near Kumbakonam in old Thanjavur District. Few more details about the village and temple has been outlined here.
Thanks to Guru Kataksham and each and every ones contribution, the renovation activities are almost over now, except final touches. By Lord’s grace, the Maha Samprokshanam function has been fixed on February 10th 2019 for Lakshmi Narayanar temple & February 11th 2019 for Maha Kaliamman Temple. Yagasala poojas would start from February 7th.
About the temples:
Sethanipuram, a small village on the banks of river Cauvery, situated near Sri Vanchiyam, Nachiyar Koil and Kudavasal / Nannilam. This village is located about 21 KMS from Kumbakonam.
As per Sri Krishna Premi Anna in his book says that this village is one among 4 villages where in Shukla Yajur Vedis got migrated from North. This happened in early Chola period. The King has donated this Village and surrounding lands to them to spread Shukla Yajur Veda to South India. It should be around 12/13th BC. As you know temples are the first thing that King construct to spread Vedas and Sastras for the welfare of the mankind..
Shukla Yajur Veda was revealed to the sage Yagnavalkya directed by Lord Surya. Sri Shukla Yajur veda originally had 15 sakhas out of which only two sakhas or branches, called Madyandina and KanvaSakhas are available at present.
The temples in and around the village themselves are a proof to the sanctity of the village. Located on the west is the Lakshmi Narayana Swamy temple which houses the renowned Kothanda Ramaswamy Sannadhi. On the eastern side stands Lord Meenakshi Sundareshwarar showering his divine blessings on the village. On the banks of river Mudikondan is the Sri Sakthi Ganapathy temple. Thanks to all the good hearted people, Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple & Sri Sakthi Ganapathy temple kumbhaphishekam happened on October 2012 and August 2014.
During the villager’s trip to Thiruvannamalai in early 90’s, they met Sri Yogi Ram Suratkumar and he informed us that there is a Samadhi of a Sadhu is located at this village. Sri Ramalingam of SBI tried locating this Samadhi after spending couple of years, he has been stopped by Yogi saying that someone else will do that. There are also printed reports from Kalyana Kalpatharu (edition 1945), published from Varanasi, stating that Sri Venkatrama Iyer, belonging to this village, was the first to spread Panduranga Nama in South India. (http://www.sethanipuram.com/images/TpKodandarama.jpg).
The fact that Maha Periyava has visited this village twice during his Vijay Yathras and has stayed here is a testimony to the piousness of the village. This village has been gifted with many scholars and pandits and Brahamasri Gopala Ganapadikal is one such great scholar in Shukla Yajur veda. During his last days Mahaperiava has visited his home (on his own) and gave his darshan to the scholar. (http://www.sethanipuram.com/pdf/kumudham.pdf)
As per the KshethraMahimai, Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple is very special as far as the Sthala, Moorthi and Theertham are concerned. It is a prominent ManokarakhaSthalam. (Manokaraka also means “Ruler of Mind”) workshipping this deity will wipe away all agony, problems and diseases of the mind. The deity would also vanquish fears, hatred, sorrow and anxiety; and bestow the devotee with a tranquil mind (http://www.sethanipuram.com/pdf/Astrology.pdf)
The Lakshmi Narayana temple which is more than 700 years old had many true incidents associated with it. During Mogul’s period all the deities have been placed under Cauvery river bed and those idols have been received by villagers some 250 years back. The first Maha Samprokshnam happened in 1992 after a gap of 70+ years.
Sri Raju Bhattar from Srivilliputtur will conduct the Maha Samprokshnam for Lakahmi Narayan Temple and Sri Sudhakara Sharma from Sri Kalahasthi will oversee the Kali Amman temple functions.
As per the latest estimates sheet, we need Rs. 750000/- for the renovation and MahaKumbhabhishekam. It has been estimated that Rs 35000 would be the expenses towards each Kalasa Kundam and there are more than 18 such kundams planned for this event. The sponsor of each Kundam will do the Sankalpam and take care of that events expenses..
We pray Lord Lakshmi Narayanar / Kodhanadaramaswamy / Maha Periava for everyone’s happiness.
Donations can be transferred to the following Trust account.
Name: Sri Chaithanyapura Asthika Samaj (Regd)
Bank: City Union Bank Ltd
15 Digit A/C No: 196001001787107