Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara,
Is there a Kasi Viswanatha temple in southern India? Well, there is one. Read the info. below shared by Smt. Mahalakshmi Mami. This temple’s Maha Kumbabishekam is on Aug 27th. I will post the invite shortly. Please share this info.and plan on attending.
Many Jaya Jaya Sankara to our sathsang volunteer Shri. ST Ravikumar for the translation. Rama Rama
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Kasi Viswanatha at Thula Ghatt
As the holy Ganges is in Mayavaram throughout the month of Aippasi to wipe out its sins, Lord Sri Kasi Viswanatha along with his consort, Sri Kasi Visalakshi, decided that after Ganges itself has gone to Mayavaram, they should also reach Mayavaram and shower their benevolence and therefore, reached Mayavaram, there are 7 temples of Kasi Viswanatha, on both the banks of Thula Ghat Cauvery. Out of this, 6 Kasi Viswanatha temples are visible. None of the people who are now residing there, know about the seventh one, because, it is completely covered by encroachments without affording anything to identify it. After negotiations with the encroachers through the Cauvery Pushkara Committee, Balalayam was established on 12 July 2017, to carry out renovation of this most ancient temple.
People are wonderstruck to learn from the Sthapathi that the Lingam found there was not sculpted with the help of a chisel but was a Bana Linga, made out of water on the banks of river Narmada and that the towers of the temple were of the type found in North India and that there was no evidence for having undertaken renovation for the temple for hundreds of years and to hear that the temple was equivalent to the temple located at the Harishchandra Ghat in Kasi.
The renovation work of this historically significant temple has been commenced by the temple renovation fame, Thiurppani Chemmal, Smt. Mahalakshmi Subramanyan, of Chennai, through the Mahalakshmi Charity Trust.
“We went inside and were wonderstruck. It appeared that the idols of Sri Kasi Viswanatha, along with his consort, Sri Kasi Visalakshi, shown so brightly and welcomed us, as though they were made only yesterday”.
We carried out the Balashthapana, reciting,
“Azhga Theeyadhellam Aran Namame Soozhga” and
“Sivaya Namah enru sindhippavarku, Abhaayam oru podum illaiye”.
The day turned out to be a very joyous one. Renovation work also started immediately.
Come. All are welcome to worship the Seventh Kasi Viswanatha, who bestowed the good life on Harichandra, who always spoke the truth, at the banks of Cauvery.
Cauvery Pushkaram 2017