Sethubandhanam

Adhi Shankara Temple Kumbabishekam Support

₹84,926 of ₹1.3 lakh raised

Background

A very unique temple that houses the Paduka of Shri. Adhi Shankara Bhagavath Paadal installed by His Holiness Paramacharya Sri. Sri. Chandrashekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal, 68th Acharya of the Moolanmya Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, requires support for Kumbabishekam. 

The Shri. Adhi Shankara Bhagavath Padaal Padhugai Temple in the town of Walajahpet (near Vellore) in Tamil Nadu is undergoing Kumbabishekam in the month of August-September 2020. 

This campaign focuses on supporting the Sambavanai (dakshinai) for the Vaidikas who will be conducting the kumbabishekam. 

Significance of this cause

In March 1984, all the three Acharyas of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, His Holiness Shri. Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal, His Holiness Shri. Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal and His Holiness Shri. Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal camped in the town of Walajahpet in Tamil Nadu. 

On 22nd March 1984, the holy trinity of Acharayas of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam installed a Shri Padhuka (in stone) of Shri. Adhi Shankara Bhagavath Paadal. 

Ever since this temple has had the Shri Padhuka of Shri Adhi Shankara as the presiding deity. Existing in a modest shed till now the decision to construct a temple for the same along with Kumbabishekam was taken recently by the managing trustees. After seeking the blessings of  Peetadipathi of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, His Holiness  Shri. Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal in 2019, the balalayam was performed. 

The adhi sankarar Charitable trust’s effort

The temple which was in a very modest state till last year, has been cleaned (with bushes cleared) and a small shelter was erected for devotees to assemble. 

This trust was formed to perform daily rituals, special events and ensure the construction of a temple for the paduka.The members of the trust have recently met His Holiness Shri. Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal in Chennai and sought His blessings regarding the proposal. The Balayam was installed on December 6th 2019 with constructions proceeding in full -swing after the lockdown. 

It is expected that Kumbabishekam will be completed in September 2020. The activities of the trust include: 

  1. Construction of sanctum sanctorum for Sri. Padhuka with a Vigneshwarar sannithi 
  2. Kumbabishekam (holy consecration) to be completed by September 2020
  3. Strengthening compound wall, madapalli, chapparam 
  4. Constructing 2 rooms for Acharyas and/or Vaideekas to stay during the visit. 
  5. Replace the temporary structure with a prayer centre for gathering of Vedic pundits and devotees.  

Details of this campaign

The kumbabishekam (consecration) of this special temple is planned to be performed in the month of August-Septemeber. The trustees of the Adhi Sankarar Charitable Trust in Walajahpet seek the support of devotees for sambavanai (dakshinai) of vaidikas who will perform the kumbabishekam for 3 days. 

The total cost is ₹1,30,000 for 10 Vaidikas over 3 days. We kindly request our donors to generously contribute towards this cause. 

Here are details provided by the trustees.