Sri Chavali Subramania Sastri was an ardent devotee of Kanchi Paramacharya and he was wondering how to make use of his huge estate in RA Puram for a purposeful manner.
He asked Paramacharya’s as to what to do with a 10 Ground (24000 sqft) plot in the very thick Greenways Road where Ministers Bungalows are all located..Paramacharya ,after deep thinking asked Chavali Subramania Sastri,
” Yenda.. you have a unique murthi of Vinayaka given to you by Sri Ramana Mahrishi.. Don’t you?”
Sastri answered: “yes Periyavaa I am keeping it safe and worshipping the same every day..”
Periyavaa: “I feel you should create a Kamakshi amman Temple in that plot so that all those who wish to see Kamakshi at any time they need not come all the way here(Kanchipuram). Exact replica of this Amman..”
Sastri: “I will do as per Periyavaa’s wish..”
Periyavaa: “try to install the VInayaka inside the temple given to you by Bhagavan… Keep the temple as a private one and try to do the Puja Punashkaram very very sincerely ..”
This is the address of the Kamakshi temple in Madras: Bhagirathy St, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai. (This is actually situated a lane from Kamaraj road). Please take left near the petrol bunk (after adyar and andhra mahila sabha). and then take the first right again to go to Kamaraj road, you can see a open Karumari Amman temple on your left within a 200 mts on Kamaraj road – just take the road opp to this temple. within about another 200 mts you can see the Kamakshi temple… It is walkable distance from Andhra mahila sabha… (thanks to Smt Swarna for the detailed directions)
All the residents of Madras should consider themselves very lucky to have Her Darshan in their area, plus the special Vinakaya’s idol given by Ramana Maharshi Himself! Huge blessings indeed!
Thanks a ton to Shri Erode Nagaraj, the Asthana Mridangist Vidwan of Kanchi Matam who had posted this in Sage of Kanchi group in Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/Periyavaa/. Thanks a million to the original poster, to our own Shri Rajah Iyer who had posted this in sulekha.com!
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