Thiruchendur Murugan Temple – Facilities & Services
Annadhanam is carried out sincerely providing not less than 100 people daily. Those who are interested to deposit rupees One lakh and Fifty Thousand (Rs.1, 50,000) in the temple, One day Annadhanam will be provided yearly once from the interest amount of deposit.
Further one day Annadhanam will be provided for Rs.10, 000/- for 400 persons. Those who are willing to offer donation are requested to contact the Executive Officer in the temple.
Donations are eligible for deduction under section 80G of the IT Act.
An orphanage for children is run by the temple and free boarding, lodging and education facilities are provided to 125 children from the temple funds.
Nadaswaram Training School:
About 10 students have been trained in this school and the expenses are met from the temple funds.
Devara Isai Training School:
10 students are learning in this school and their expenses are met by the temple funds.
Archahar Training Institutions:
Temple priests are trained in this institution and their expenses are met from the temple funds.
Free marriages are conducted for the poor and Adi Dravida people at an estimated expenditure of Rs. 3000/- per couple from the temple funds.
1. Religious discourses are conducted every day evening.
2. Thirukkural classes are conducted every Sunday between 10.00 A.M. and 11.00 A.M.
3. Religious education classes are conducted every Sunday between 11.00 A.M. and 12 Noon.
Pure Drinking Water Facilities:
Thanks to a generous corporate donation by Best & Company in early 2002, the Devasthanam precincts now boast some of the most modern and hygienic public drinking water facilities anywhere in India.
At a cost of Rupees twenty-five lakhs (approx. US$52,000), Best & Company have installed ten automatic drinking water dispensers. The dispensers, built of stainless steel, are attractive, easy to find and easy for even children to use.
Best of all, the network of modern water dispensers provide easy access to safe, hygienic and refreshing drinking water. The water dispensers provide purified water that conforms to standards of purity recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Saraswati Pandaram or the Devasthanam Library or the free Reading Room is an institution which has grown in within the recent years. The value of a Public Library and Reading Room as an adjunct to any temple could not be over-estimated. The Chola and Pandya temples of antiquity had always attached to them a good library of sacred and philosophic literature, and halls where religious discourses were held. The Vedas and Agamas were besides expounded there by scholars.
The present habitation of the Library has been secured after renovating a spacious old room used formerly for the storage of split-fuel. What was available out of a personal collection of books by Arumukha Swami for his studies formed the nucleus of this library. After his demise, these books were made available to worshippers at the Shanmukha Vilasa. They are now given a separate and permanent habitation.
It has recently been augmented by a collection of books of classical, historical, religious and archaeological interest, out of an annual budgeted allotment from the Devasthanam funds for its maintenance. A gift of an almirah, numerous books and a full size portrait of his Holiness, the former Adhena-karta of Tiruvavaduthurai Mutt which the Library now adorns are recent welcome additions from his Holiness.
Sadhu Sadhananda Seva Gurukulam Home for Destitute Children:
For the past 25 years, in the midst of so many hurdles, Sadhu Sadhananda Seva Gurukulam Home for Destitute Children has been doing meritorious service in Thiruchendur.
More than a thousand boys and girls have been brought up and given quality education by the Gurukulam during these fourteen years. Now they are well settled in different parts of Tamil Nadu.
Seeing that there was no suitable accommodation for the children, two kind-hearted devotees of Lord Muruga, Mr. Srinivasan and Mr. Eeswaramohan from London came forward to pay a monthly rent of Rs. 2,000. By their help Childrens are now staying happily in a spacious and comfortable house.
Now, in the Destitute Home, 30 children ranging from age 2 to 15 are residing and studying in different schools. There is a plan to admit more children.
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