The Mahasamprokshanam of the Yoga Narasimhar temple at Sholingur, Vellore district, is to be conducted on September 10. Also the mahasamprokshanam of the Sri Vrindavan Thulasi Sri Krishna temple, which is under construction, is being planned in December. The Gokulaa Lakshmi Yadava Trust, which is overseeing the construction work, appeals to school children to contribute Rs. 5 and devotees to contribute by way of cheques/DD to the trust, at 1/5, P.T. Road, Kondapalayam, Sholingur, Vellore district.

For more information, call 04172-260255 (Sholingur) or 044-22321221 (Chennai) or 98406 03903 or email

At Mayiladuthurai

The renovation work for the temple car of Sri Gnanambikai Udanaya Sri Vathanyeswarar temple, Vallalar koil, Mayiladuthurai, taken up by the Sri Medha Dakshinamurthy Mahabhisheka Association, is under way. Funds are required to complete this holy task.

at an estimated cost of Rs. 23 lakhs.

Contributions in the form of crossed DD/cheque, may be drawn in favour of ‘Sri Medha Dhakshinamurthy Maha Abisheka Association Ther Tiruppani' and sent, along with the donor's details, to C.R. Kunchitapadam, president, 33/60, Mahadhana Street, Mayiladuthurai – 609 001. Phone: 04364-222513.

At Mamandur

The maha samprokshanam of Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple, Mamandur, will take place on September 5 between 5.30 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Sri Sundaravalli Thayar-Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Kainkarya Sabha has undertaken the renovation work. The temple task, which began on March 25, 2010, includes samprokshanam, vahanam for purappadu, resumption of yearly festivals and reviving three kala pujas. A saving bank account (No. 822010110003359) was opened with Bank of India, Kanchipuram Branch, Gandhi Road, Kanchipuram.

Devotees who wish to contribute may contact Padmavathi Govindarajan, (Ph: 2844 7688/97890 38252/98427 18581).

At Vellore

The mahakumbabhishekam of Arumligu Sri Sivagamasundari Samedha Sri Somasundareswarar Temple, Vellambi village, next to Kalavai, Arcot Circle, Vellore District, will be performed on August 29 between 9 and 10.30 a.m.

The consecration for deities such as Valampuri Vinayakar, Sri Valli Devasena Samedha Subramanyar, parivaramurthis and the vimanam will also take place on August 29.

Donation may be drawn in favour of Sri Somasundra Eshwarar Thirukoil Seva Sangam, Regd. No. 48/2009, State Bank of India, Kalavai Branch, a/c No. 30897561314.

At Omapuliyur

The kumbabhishekam of the Omapuliyur Thuyartheertha Nathar temple, located in Kattumannarkoil Taluk, Cuddalore, is to be held on November 12.

The temple, said to have been built about 1,300 years ago by the Cholas and renovated by the Pallavas, is being renovated for the special occasion.

Kumbabishekam is also being planned for shrines such as Nagavalli Samedha Vadasthaleeswarar, Azaghu Nachammai, Murugar and Mariamman on the same day at Omapuliyur.

How to reach: Omapuliyur is on the northern bank of the Kollidam about 32 km from Chidambaram and 7 km south of Kattumannarkoil. For contributions and other details, contact 99625 25944 or 98400 53289.