Funds needed

The Amritalingeswarar temple in Ayyur Agaram village near Villupuram, which is being renovated, is in need of funds to complete the task and conduct consecration.

This ancient temple once upon a time was patronised by royalty. It is said that a Siva devotee came across the ruins of the temple while he was crossing Ayyur Agaram. Only the granite foundation of the sanctum sanctorum was intact. A lingam was discovered too.

Jayendra Saraswati named it Amrita Lingeswarar and directed the devotees to reconstruct the temple and conduct kumbabhishekam. The villagers secured materials and money from philanthropists and social workers and began the task.

The estimate is Rs 7 lakhs. Consecration has been scheduled for August 27. Yagasala pujas will commence on August 22.

Contributions through cheques/DD may be drawn in favour of Amritalingeswarar Narpani Mandram (Karur Vysya bank Current A/C No. 12081154640, Branch Code1208; MICR Code 000053000; RTGS Code KVBL 0001208). For details contact Sairam — 098423 40514 or 098428 01337.

Sahasranama puja

The members of Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Sahasra Suvasini Puja Samithi, will perform the Sri Vidya Mahayagakramam from August 26 to 28 at Bhaskaraya memorial, Bhaskararajapuram, Tiruvalangadu P.O., Thiruvidaimarudur Taluk.

‘Go’ puja, Srividya Navavarna puja, Ganapathy japam, homams, Rajashyamala japam, Thithi Nithya, Suvasini puja and Maha Varahi puja will be performed during the three-day programme.

Mahayaga japam is being conducted by the scholars of Sri Lalitha Samiti from August 1 to 15.