Yes. Since last Sunday, Chicago has the unique distinction of having the replica of Kanchipuram by having all the devatas – Ekambareswar, Kamakshi, Adi Sankara with 4 sishyas, Kumarakottam Subrahmanyam Sway at Ganesh Gayathri Temple founded by Sivasri Chandrasekara Gurukkal. We are very proud of having a great opportunity to have this temple in our community.
I’ve written a lot about Sri Gurukkal and his contribution in building Vedic community in Chicagoland. A staunch Periyava devotee has been teaching Veda to Chicagoland community for more than 3-4 decades now. If anyone chants Veda in Chicagoland, they need to thank mama for all the Vedic foundation he has laid out for all of us.
He started Ganesh Gayathri Temple several years back but only now he was blessed with these murtis. The kumbabishekam was done last Sunday.
I am out of words to describe the beauty and the divinity in the vigrahams. The Sthapathi Sri Nandakumar, who sculpted these vigrahams has done an outstanding job and only with Acharya’s and Swami and ambal’s anugraham, he was able to get such a wonderful work. The shivalingam was in Ekambareswarar temple for more than 2-3months before coming to Chicago.
One has to come and have darshan to enjoy the beauty of ambal and receive blessings of Her. Currently the temple is still in a house but Sri Gurukkal mama has plans to expand this in 2019.
Next time, when you miss Kanchipuram, dont worry – come to this temple! For Mahaperiyava darshan, drive down to my place 🙂
Here are some photos and videos from Kumbaishekam…