April’ 21-Sri Periyava Kainkaryam: Annadhana Seva Update: Over 10,000 Meals Served

அன்னதானத்துக்கு என்ன விசேஷம் என்றால் “இதிலேதான் ஒருத்தரைப் பூர்ணமாகத் திருப்திப்படுத்த முடியும்”. பணம், காசு, வஸ்த்ரம், நகை, பூமி, வீடு இந்த மாதிரியானவற்றை எவ்வளவு கொடுத்தாலும் வாங்கிக் கொள்கிறவன் அதற்குமேல் தந்தாலும், ‘வேண்டாம்’ என்று சொல்லமாட்டான். அன்னம் போடுகிற போதுதான் ஒருத்தன் என்னதான் முட்ட முட்டச் சாப்பிட்டாலும், ஓர் அளவுக்கு மேல் சாப்பிட முடியாது. ‘த்ருப்தோஸ்மி: போதும்’ என்று சொல்கிறான். அந்த அளவுக்கு மேல் போய் விட்டால், “ஐயையோ! இனிமேல் போடாதீர்கள்” என்று மன்றாடவே செய்கிறான். இம்மாதிரி ஒருத்தன் பூர்ண மனஸோடு திருப்தி தெரிவிக்கிறபோதுதான் தாதாவுக்கும் தானத்தின் பலன் பூர்ணமாகக் கிடைக்கும். நேராக உயிரோடு உடம்பைச் சேர்த்து வைத்து ரக்ஷிப்பதும் அன்னம்தான். அதனால்தான் ‘உண்டி கொடுத்தார் உயிர் கொடுத்தாரே’ என்று சொல்லியிருக்கிறது. – ஜகத்குரு ஸ்ரீசந்திரசேகரேந்திர சரஸ்வதி ஸ்வாமிகளின் அருள்மொழிகள்

“Annadhaanam” or the charity of giving food is the only charity that completely satisfies the beneficiary. When we donate land, houses, cash, clothes or jewels, the beneficiary will never be satisfied how much ever we give him. Only when a person is consuming food, he cannot do so beyond a certain limit. Even if we offer him more food, he begs us to stop. He is satisfied; his stomach is full. When a person expresses such a kind of complete satisfaction, the donor gets the full benefit of the charity he has performed. It is food that keeps a body and soul together. Hence came the ancient saying that a person who gives food gives life itself. – Jagadguru Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara – With Annapoorani Periyava’s Anugraham and all of your support we could provide over 10,000 meals to old, poor and needy last month (April ’21). On an average one meal costs around Rs. 35. This Kainkaryam assumes so much significance in the challenging times we are in. There are so many poor people who have lost their small time jobs due to this pandemic and are struggling to put food in the table. In rural areas it is even more bad where many of these poor people’s struggles and plight are not visible to the outside world. Those are the areas we prefer to focus on rather than places that are reasonably well funded. The places we feed is around the outskirts of Cuddalore, Panruti areas. There are so many roadside people who are old, poor and homeless that are banking on the prasadam served at the ancient temples. However, now with lockdown and so many other restrictions in place many of them are hungry and hardly have one meal a day. You can see the condition of the people in the pictures below, I always believe money in bank is of no use if we don’t step up and help poor, needy, and voiceless at the times of need. Will there be a greater need than the times we are in now? Posting a few pictures of our Annadhana Kainkaryam below. Sri Periyava Thiruvadi Sharanam.

Please see the complete set of last months Annadhana Kainkaryam Pictures
HERE (Struggling old age/destitute/special children homes) and HERE (Roadside poor and homeless people)

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7 replies

  1. Great Service indeed….God Bless

  2. Namaskar. Itried to do gpay towards your account both for Sivan temple and annadhanam. But it failed on both occasions. I don’t know the reason. I am in Chennai.

    • Namaskaram,

      Gpay does not work well many a times. Please transfer using the online and it works. Thanks. Rama Rama

      Name: Dharma Sanjeevinee Bhavanam, SBI Savings A/c. No. 32626335713 & IFSC Code – SBIN0002233, State Bank of India, CPCL Branch, Manali, Chennai-600 06

      Please let me know after transfer for tracking purposes. In the memo please mention, ‘Annadhanam’.

  3. Kindly provide Nithyakaingaryam address with full details, may please mail to vaithy_bhel@yahoo.co.in

    • Namaskaram,

      I believe you are mentioning about Nithya Annadhanam location. We are distributing to homeless people sitting outside Thiruvadhigai Veeratadheeswar temple. The temple is in the outskirts of Cuddalore. For the old age/destitute homes we do it on a need basis, based on request from donors. Rama Rama

  4. Do you get donations to feed more people and do the children go to school?

    • Namaskaram,

      The donations are used for feeding more people during this pandamic. The children you see in the pictures are already in special school and we feed them in school. Some of the children are very poor who come daily and some are orphans who stay in the school as they don’t have a place to go. Regarding the old age/destitute homes all of them are abandoned. Hope this clarifies. Rama Rama

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