Mahaperiyava had talked in-length about renovating old temples than building new temples. For us who are sitting away from action, the best way to see the impact of such work is by looking pre and post photos.
When I was browsing through these two links deeply, I was able to see the happiness, thanking faces of the villagers. Look at how bad this temple was and now with the renovation work!! Huge difference….This temple will continue with better infrastructure for next 100 years easily..It is always delightful to see the happy faces of the villagers at the end of the hardwork. This is what we need to do for our society, for our religion. What can we do to prevent conversion? Support these projects – not all of us can campaign against them – by renovating these temples, we can make the poor, innocent villagers to go back to the temples rather than to the church. For the Iswaran who has given us everything, shouldn’t we do our duty to ensure that nithya puja and neiveidhyam happens in every temple? Please refer to my previous post (What is Puja?) – isn’t this the best form of puja to Iswaran?
HH Balaperiyava insists the same point of kovin punarudhranam all the time. On behalf of the blog, I have a sankalpam to take one vaanam-paartha-sivalingam and complete it. I have mentioned this to HH Balaperiyava also. I have also given a petition to Mahaperiyava !!!! Hope my requests are heard. Hope in 2016, together, we can do this!
Disclaimer – I have not given one penny to this temple work. I am simply sharing the photos. So, all credit goes to the donors of this project and mama/mami.
Enjoy the photos!
Sakkudi temple pictures before taking up for renovation
Present status of the temple –