With the blessings and kind consent of Sri Guru Maha Sannidhanam of Thiruvavaduthurai Adeenam, the Matam which manages this Temple, Srimahalingaswami Seva Trust has taken up the task of building five Rathas and five Ratha Mantapams.
The Temple Chariots made of wood are expressions of our expertise in the architecture of wood-carving! Thanks to highly endowed Temples, these Chariots have been a source of inspiration for millions of people in India, especially in TamilNadu. The sight of a huge magnificent Ratha, with lavishly adorned beautiful wooden sculptures, in itself, is sheer joy! The annual conduct of Rathotsava is a means for distribution of wealth amongst the people and also a way for economic development of the local populace.
Rathotsava in our country is not only a religious celebration invoking the Grace of the Almighty, but also a social festival which brings together people from all walks, generates mutual love, respect and brotherhood.
As the five Rathas are being constructed, the project generates job opportunities for the artistically talented youth, and consequently, the fine art of intricate wood carving is encouraged, preserved and passed on to the next generation.
Presently at Thiruvidaimaruthur, out of the the five Ratha Mantapams that were in a dilapidated condition three Mantapams viz. Sri Swami Mantapam, Sri Vinayaka Mantapam and Sri Subramanya Mantapam have been repaired and restored to their original glory and beautiful shape. The renovation of the Sri Ambal Manatapam and Sri Chandikeswara Mantapam would be completed in the very near future. Wood work of the main Swami Ratha has already been started. It is progressing as planned.
Pujyasri Swamiji wishes to construct the five magnificent Rathas with striking architecture and intricate carving at the earliest possible and dedicate the same to Sri Mahalingaswami. This massive socio-cultural project, with spiritual implications requires full support of both Asthikas and Art-Lovers and is estimated to cost approximately Rs. 3.75 crores. Towards this cause, we receive donations from art-lovers, philanthropists, devotees and the members of public.
Please review the below photos for before and after renovation progress. You can find the Sri Mahalinga Swamy Mandapam, Subramanya Mantapam and Vigneswara Mantapam photos.
Also please check the latest photos from the Gallary page.
You are requested to be a significant participant in this culture reviving project, which aims at preservation and perpetuation of our rich cultural spiritual traditions!
At present, donations are accepted only in Indian Rupees. You are welcome to contribute by Cheque or Demand Draft payable at Coimbatore, favoring "Srimahalingaswami Seva Trust" and send the same to the following address:
Srimahalingaswami Seva Trust,
54, Periyannan Nagar, T.V.S. Nagar,
Tamil Nadu 641 025
Phone & Fax : 91-422-2401378. Mobile : 91-99944 55947
** Donations are eligible for exemption under section 80G of the Income Tax Act of India, 1961. **
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