Friday, September 10, 2010

Sasthaalaya Sevanam - A movement for restoring dilapidated Sastha temples

Swami Sharanam

Today - on this auspicious Ganesha Chathurthi day - We have ventured into a mission - the need of the hour - restoring the age old temples of Sastha. - Sasthalaya Sevanam

The Monthly Contribution is Rs.100 Only... and its purely a voluntary one.

Read the text below and participate in the meritorious act of Sasthaalaya Sevanam.

Swamy Sharanam !

Lord Hariharaputra, Dharma Sastha or Ayyappa as he is fondly called, is the pratyaksha pesum deivam of this Kali Age.

“Prathyaksham tu Kalau”; “Kalau Sasthru Vinayakau”  says Sasthras. 

Sastha sahasranamam calls him "Sarva Desikaya Nama:". True to this we have Sastha temples all over the world. Though the temple of Sabarimala is very much popular, it will be surprising to know that there are almost 6000 Sastha temples throughout Tamilnadu and Kerala.

Many of these temples are of puranic age and many of them are atleast 1000 years old. YEARS of neglect have led to the decay of the abodes of our Lord and if the present state of neglect continues, they may soon pass into the pages of history .

It is  indeed heart rending to be a mute witness to the sight of our beloved Lord seated in a dilapidated temple with cracked walls & leaking roof. The places which once resounded with the chants of vedas , puja ,his sharanams and bhajans are now bereft of even the simple duty of lighting lamps.

To keep surcharged the atmosphere with divinity ,it is up to us devotees to change the present condition & restore the temples to its pristine glory.

Members of Maha Shastru Seva Sangham have after consultation with blessings of eminent Guruswamis , come out with a plan named "Sasthaalaya Sevanam "

Our Participation: 

Each month a Sastha temple would be chosen, the temple cleaned, white washed and best possible provisions made to meet the basic expenses of the temple & ensuring daily lighting of lamps and neivedyam to the Lord.

To meet this expenses, each devotee can voluntarily contribute Rs.100 every month.

The status of work done on the Temple of the Month will be updated every month on our website

By contributing Rs.100 per month for this Sasthaalaya Sevanam, along the the boundless grace of Lord Dharma Sastha, we will definitely get another great return  called self satisfaction.

We request you to participate in the meritorious act of Sasthaalaya Sevanam, introduce this plan to Ayyappa devotees and ensure blessings of Lord Dharma Sastha on all.

Ever in divine service,
Shri Maha Sasthru Seva Sangam

Your contribution to the above service would make it very successful and obtain the blessing of Lord Dharma Sastha not only to you but your entire parampara.

THIS IS PURELY A VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION and Those who are interested to join hands with us  can contact any of us below:

Please draw your Cheque / Draft in the name of  "Shri Maha Sasthru Seva Sangam", Coimbatore &  can be sent to any one of the following addresses:

Or  You may make an online transfer  or Monthly ECS or  You may pay directly to our Bank Account :  
Name  :  "Shri Maha Sasthru Seva Sangam"
Karur Vysya Bank A/c No. 1121 135 822
IFSC Code : KVBL0001121 ( Current Account )
Nanjappa Road Branch, Coimbatore 

Canara Bank A/c No. 2988 101 015671
IFSC Code :CNRB0002988 ( Savings Account )
PSG Arts College Branch, Coimbatore
V. Aravind Subramanyam
94 B, Third Street,
Tatabad, Coimbatore 12
Ph: 99946 41801  

Those who wish to Contribute
Right Click and Download the Form
Sri H. Balasubramanian Iyer
Over-all Controller
H 3/12, Jal Padma,Bangur Ngr, 
Goregaon (W)  Mumbai
Ph :97692 09146 

Sri H. Guruswamy
Co- Ordinator
18, Kuthukai Street,, 
Kallidaikurichi, Tirunelveli
Ph :94875 50031

Sri Kamesh,

102, Sai Chhaya CHS,
Near Manibai Niwas,
Old Dombivli Road,
Shastri Nagar,
Dombivli West,
Thane Dist – 421 202, Mumbai
Ph :  98218 33002  

Sri Hari ShankarNarayanan
250, 2nd Main Rd, Jagdish Ngr, 
Nw Tippasandra Post, Banglore

Sri Harsha Sharma
H.NO: 10/133, Flat No: 203. 
Balaji Residency, P& T Colony , 
Medipalli, Hyderabad-39
Ph :  99899 73096 Email :

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