Kanchi Mahaswami Mani Mandapam in USA!!





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 withSri_Mugam 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?


all_periyavasThis 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…


pudhu_bala_periyava_laughingAs 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

Phone: 609-430-2946
Email: srimahaperiyava@gmail.com

(A non-proft tax-exempt organization Tax ID #20-4404415)


HH Sri Bala Periyava Anugraha Bhashanam – Full Video

Categories: Devotee Experiences


12 replies

  1. This is a dream come true project. Just few days ago, I was thinking we should have a temple for Paramacharya in USA. Looks like my prayers have been answered. I live in NJ and would like to contribute physically and monetarily to this divine cause.

  2. No words to express my happiness. I was very lucky to go through this sight. Lakshmi Ramamoorthy from Mumbai

  3. Very happy to note that Maha periyavva temple similar to one in orikkai is coming up in USA.

    Let us pray to Mahaperiyavaaa for completion of this project in a grand scale with the involvement of all astikas and devotees of sanatana dharam for the propagation of vedic dharma in USA

  4. Greatest news! and great effort! Have you any centre in India for collection?would like to place at His feet what he has given… as it is all because of His blessing..
    .Any tax liability in U S if paid there?avan arulal avan thal vanangi should get it completed in record time.
    Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara

  5. Great Imitative Mahesh mama. I dreamt of this some time back and, i am not joking. I was thinking that will hit ever happen that a temple or some kind of a big worship place will be built for our Mahaswami in the US. Periyava has answered all our Prayers and, he has given us the approval to have a Manimandapam similar to one in Orikkai. It is all his Kadaksham. Mama regarding the artifacts will this be built as a “Exact” replica of the one in Orikkai. We do need the same skilled set of engineers and other art people who made the Manimandapam in Orikkai as then only we can get the replica of the original Masterpiece like Orikkai. It would be great if we can make it like the one at Orikkai.

  6. இப்புனித பாரத தேசத்தில் வாழ் அடியார்க்கும் அடியார்கள் ஆகிய நாங்கள் இப்புனித பணியில் பாங்குறப் பங்குறுவது எப்படி?

    என்னவெல்லாம் செய்யவேண்டும்? கட்டளையிடுங்கள். காத்திருக்கிறோம்…

    ஐயன் வழிநடத்துகிறார்…அன்றும், இன்றும், என்றும்…

    • Karthi – We all need help from parama bakthas like you – no matter where they are from…right now it is in very early stage….will definitely reach out to you once we need help…thanks

  7. காஞ்சிப் பெரியவர் வெறும் சன்யாசி மட்டுமல்ல. அவர் திரிகால ஞானி.
    உயிரெலாம் உருகுதே உனது புகழ் பாடவே…
    மனமெலாம் மருகுதே உனது முகம் காணவே…
    வேதங்கள்-நாதங்கள் நீ போற்றுவாய்…இறைவா…!!!
    பாபங்கள், சாபங்கள் பறந்தோடவே துணைவா…
    அனைத்தையும் அறிந்திடும் ஜகத்குருவே நீயே….
    தாயாய் வந்தாய் ஆதிசிவ சங்கரா…
    தவமாய் நின்றாய் பரமசிவ சங்கரா…
    நீரோடையாய் நடந்தாய்…
    பார் முழுவதும் கலந்தாய்…
    ஏற்றினாய்…ஞானஒளி ஏற்றினாய்…
    கார்மேகமாய் படர்ந்தாய்…
    கருணை மழையென பொழிந்தாய்… தூயவா…
    துறவு கொண்ட பாலசேகரா….
    சங்கரா.. ஜெய சங்கரா
    தண்டம் ஏந்திய தாண்டவா….
    குருவாய் வருவாய் நடராஜ ரூபனே
    திருவாய் மலர்வாய் நீ…. லோக சாந்தனே…
    சங்கரா.. ஜெய சங்கரா ..
    உயிரெலாம் உருகுதே உனது புகழ் பாடவே…
    மனமெலாம் மருகுதே உனது முகம் காணவே

  8. Very Very Happy to see our HH blessing this initiative. It indeed will be an eye opener for people in the USA and re-iterate/align ‘US’ with HH goals.

    • Sri Balaji – Can you clarify what you meant by “re-iterate/align ‘US’ with HH goals”. I am unable to comprehend your statement. Any explanation will help.

  9. All Maha Periyava’s Blessings! Godspeed to the Project! Hara Hara Shankara, Jaya Jaya Shankara!

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