Sri Kalyana PasupatheeswararTemple renovation work nearing completion

NEW LOOK: Renovation work on at Sri Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar Temple at a cost of Rs.two crore.  

Staff Reporter

District Revenue Officer M. Mathivanan reviews arrangements for consecration to be held on April 3

KARUR: Renovation work of Sri Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar Temple at a cost of Rs.two crore is nearing completion here. The consecration of the temple, which is also known as Aanilayappar Temple, is slated for April 3. The District Revenue Officer, M. Mathivanan, chaired a meeting held on Friday to review arrangements to be made by government departments at the temple.

The yagasala poojas would begin on March 29 and the festivities would last till April 3 when the mahabhishekam would follow the mahakumbhabhishekam earlier in the day. While the rajagopuram would be renovated, an annadhana mandapam would be constructed anew. Silver plated doors would be provided at the shrines of the god and the goddess. The old flag mast has been replaced and the temple complex gets new lighting grid.


A special swarnabandhanam has been planned for the God and the Goddess.

Mr. Mathivanan observed that the police should provide adequate bandobust in the temple complex during the festive days. He asked municipal authorities to provide temporary toilets in the vicinity of the temple. Health officials were directed to establish temporary emergency outposts and station emergency units.

Besides Mr. Mathivanan, the Joint Commissioner, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, Tiruchi Zone, T. Jayaraman, the Karur Municipal Commissioner, N. Rajasekaran Nair, the Joint Director, Health, Mahalingam, the temple Executive Officer, P. Ramanatha Pillai, the board of trustees and donors participated in the meeting.One of the donors, Arvindh V.K. Thangavel, said preparations were under way to provide annadhanam to 90,000 people and urged the civic authorities to provide adequate water for drinking and cooking.