The renovation work at Sri Kamakshi Ambal Samedha Sri Anigopanathar temple, Kaniyanur village, near Thimiri town in Thiruvannamalai district, is under way. This temple which is believed to have been built by King Kulothunga Cholan about 1000 years ago, is unique in ways more than one. The temple Sivachariyar describes the significance – the lingam is in square form and the Goddess is believed to reside on the Avudai platform. The sthala vruksham is Vilvam. tree. The renovation is expected to be wrapped up in a couple of months and the kumbabishekam will be held on August 29, between 9.30 and 10.30 a.m.

The consecration will be done for the principal deities Vinayakar, Murugar, Navagraha shrines and the parivaramurthis. The estimated cost for one kaala puja will be around Rs. 25,000. Contributions are welcome. Those interested may contact Lakshminarayanan (Ph: 98841 26417) or mail to or anigopanathar.