We are happy to note that, due to the grace of Lord Siva, the Kumbhabishekam ceremony was performed with religious fervour amidst stains of Nadhaswaram music and a huge gathering of villagers on 8th December 2008 a little after dawn in fine weather.
A selection of the snaps clicked on the occasion can be seen at:
To capture the significance of the task accomplished, here is the status captured:
At commencement of renovation
The completion of the mandalabhisekam puja will take place on Jan 25th, 2008.
It is planned to release a souvenir on the occasion. The book will contain Tamil verses, Vinayagar Agaval, Sivapuranam, Abhirami Andhadhi and Skanda sashti kavacham in bold letters. This will enable the devotees to use the book for daily parayanam. Devotees are requested to support this endeavour by sponsoring the souvenir.
Book size: 72 pages in 18cm x 24 cm page size
Back Inner - Rs 7000
Front Inner - Rs 7000
Full Page - Rs 5000
Half Page - Rs 3000
This souvenir is planned for release on mandalabhishekam completion day. Hence it is requested that the advertisements be placed by Jan 20, 2009. The contributions can be made to 'Thiruppani Kuzhu' at the address / bank account details available in the right panel.