As you all know, through this blog, we were able to support the setting up bore well for ambal to address water problem for Her abishekam etc. It was all Her blessings and your kind contributions. There was a long silence from Brahmasri Raja Gurukkal’s side and I was also busy with other things. He contacted me few days back. He listed the following three projects:
Here is his audio:
- Annadhanam for Navarathiri – It appears that they have a procedure where they feed sivacharyars, Gurukkal’s and patasala kids during the navarathiri days for all 3 times a day. Estimated cost is roughly 1.5 lakhs
- To do cooking for Anna padayal (a famous thing in this temple – see the 2nd photo above), apparently they rent kitchen vessels from outside. He is not comfortable in doing that as we aren’t sure what was cooked in those vessels before. He would like to purchase vessels for the temple. To me, this is #1 priority. He has not mentioned the amount – will find out and from KGF, we will do our best for this purpose.
- Nettu-kan – I dont know the meaning of this word – apparently – this is the picture – swami ambal are kept and taken around the town. They have been somehow managing by carrying the swami on shoulder and last year, they dropped Lord Subramanya Swamy on the floor. He plans to make at least 3 of this. Total estimated cost is 5 Lakhs. To me, this is a big project – we are too small to support this fully. However, we can do our best.
I know Sri Raja Gurukkal – he is very genuine. Having said that, if you intend to contribute, please work with him directly and get status from him. If he sends me the updates, I am more than happy to post it here…He can be reached at +91 94443 50759. His bank details are here: He is not running any tax-exempt organization etc – so your contribution made to him will NOT be tax-exempted. Since Navarathiri is approaching, this may be an opportunity to participate in ambal-related kainkaryam.
Aum Shri Matrey Namaha!