For many decades now, devotees across North America have a very big dream… A dream to have a Mani Mandapam for Maha Periyava… A devoted place for celebrating our Sri Matam occasions in a grand manner…
It is our great pleasure to announce that efforts to build a Mani Mandapam for Maha Periyava – first time outside of India – has taken good shape and significant progress has been made by a core set of devotees. There are so many devotees who have been longing to have a place for our own Sri Matam events for quite some time in North America. And – this is just a beginning!!
(See below for unedited version of this video)
So what is the purpose of this Mani Mandapam?
As HH Bala Periyava nicely said in his Anugraha Bhashanam, this will be symbol of our Sankara Guru parampara, symbol of Kanchi Matam in North American continent, place of satsang, a place for conducting all vedic and religious events as done in Kanchi Matam (Anushams, Jayanthis, Aradhana etc), a place where all Sanatana Dharma followers stand united to demonstrate and strengthen our bakthi for Sri Maha Periyava and spread His objectives.
Where is this going to be?
Ideally, we want such a place in all major cities. However, it is Periyava’s decision to get this started in New Jersey. Who knows? With His blessings, there may be multiple such projects that might happen! All we need is bakthi and faith in Periyava – rest, He decides…
Sri Matam Blessings
This divine initiative started with a “Sankalpam” in Sri Maha Periyava Adistanam on a very very auspicious day – Ayushman Yoga, Bhava Karana, Sowmya Vara along with Suklapaksha Panchami thithi and Anuradha Nakshatra.
As a first step, a trust has been formed/restructured in NJ with few devotees of Sri Matam. Subsequently, HH Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal gave Sri Mukham and Holy Padhuka and did anugraham for this initiative. HH Pujyasri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal gave Anugraha Bhashanam and blessed this noble cause on a very auspicious Adi Sankara Aradhana Day. First brick towards the construction of this mandapam was obtained from Thirupugalur kshetram after taking blessings of Lord Agneeswarar, which was subsequently blessed at Mahaperiyava Adishtanam, finally blessed by both our acharyas. Thanks to “Super-mami” – Smt Mahalakshmi on this front.
In this effort, lots of devotees from across the world have contributed/contributing in every ways for us to get here…Our thanks to all of them….We need more of such devotees, participants to take this to the next level.
What does it mean to the community?
This is our project for our Beloved Guru & Guru Parampara!!! For Tri-State community, this would become a weekly devotion place with family; for visitors to NJ, this would become a must-see place during their visits. For others in US, it is still (y)our project, we need to support this great cause.
The trustees of Santana Dharma Foundation Inc. humbly request every devotee to become part of this divine project to show our “Krithignai” to Sri Maha Periyava, by their prayers and participation…
As a closing comment, we can’t get Iswaran’s blessings without Guru’s blessings. From that perspective, on behalf of all Kanchi matam devotees, our sashtanga namaskarams to both our Periyavas for their immense blessings to this initiative. The trust also is committed to keep both the Periyavas appraised of important milestones, consult with them on key matters and get their guidance.
For more details on this divine initiative, please contact
Sanatana Dharma Foundation Inc.
12 Old Warson Ct,
Skillman, NJ 08558
(A non-proft tax-exempt organization Tax ID #20-4404415)
HH Sri Bala Periyava Anugraha Bhashanam – Full Video
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