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Updated: October 11, 2012 16:51 IST

Navaratna chariot for Sri Raghavendra

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All that glitters: The gold and gem-crested chariot for Sri Raghavendrar.
All that glitters: The gold and gem-crested chariot for Sri Raghavendrar.

The Hanumanthapuram Pallaki Seva Trust, Ramapuram (Ph: 92821 73771), has planned to offer a 20ft high Navarathna Ratham for Sri Raghavendra on the occasion of the ninth year of Naadhahaaram to be conducted on the Vardhanthi of the Saint.

This golden chariot, being constructed by chosen architects, at an estimated cost of Rs. 1 crore, will be studded with over six lakh precious stones.

The upper part of the chariot will have the figurines of deities such as Narasimha, Hayagriva, Rama, Santhanagopalan, Vaikumatavasudhevan, Venkateswara, Udupi Krishna and Panchamukha Anjaneya.

The lower part will have the ‘Guru stotram’ composed by Sri Appannacharyar, engraved with precious gems and stones.

Donations sought

Contributions are solicited for this purpose. Donations, in the form of cheque or demand draft drawn in the favour of ‘Hanumanthapuram Pallaki Seva Trust’ payable at Chennai, may be sent to the Trust, at ‘Gurukaruna,’ No. 7, Ponnuswamy Street, Mookambigai Nagar Extn, Ramapuram, Chennai – 600089.

Donors may also remit their contributions directly in a/c no.007701022963, ‘Hanumanthapuram Pallaki Seva Trust,’ ICICI Bank, K.K. Nagar Branch, Chennai, IFSC No, ICIC0000077.

Also, used silver articles/gold ornaments are also accepted as donations.

Privileges for donors

Free life time accommodation will be provided at Mantralayam for:

Devotees, who contribute Rs. 50,000, for five days in a year at the ‘Naadhahaara Bhavanam,’ complex, which is under construction at Mantralayam, or at the Mutt for life time. Or the same in air-conditioned accommodation for two days

Those who contribute Rs. 1 lakh are entitled to a free ten-day accommodation or five days (a/c room) per year in Naadhahaara Bhavanam complex or in any of the cottages of SRS Mutt, Mantralayam for life time.

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