Annabishekam conducted on the full moon evening of the Tamil month of Aippasi will take place on October 29 at the Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple, Senthalai village, Tirukkattuppalli, Thanjavur district. Devotees gather in large numbers to witness the spectacle of the rays of the full moon falling on the face of the deity. The event begins at 5 p.m. when the deity will be decorated with cooked rice, vegetables and flowers. Maha arati will be performed at 6 p.m. Call 93808 80034 or 23623658.

Renovation undertaken

Sri Varadaraja Swamy Kainkarya Trust, Triplicane, has taken up the renovation of 300-year old Sri Varadarajaswamy temple in Korakkai village, Cheyyar taluk, Tiruvannamalai district. Work includes new idols of Utsavar and Thayar, construction of the main shrine, artha mantapam, maha mantapam and the compound wall. The estimate is Rs. 65 lakhs. Contributions in favour of the Trust may be directly transferred to SBI Account number 32522742498, SBI Ice House, Triplicane branch, Chennai – 600005. Contact 9444464902 and 9884057794. DDs and cheques may be sent to the Trust at Flat No. 7, Padmasimha Apartments, 13, Peyazhwar Koil Street, Triplicane. Email:

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