Sethubandhanam

Adopt a neglected temple in Tamil Nadu for monthly support

₹1.54 lakh of ₹3 lakh raised

Background

Team Aalyam Kaappom has sought the support of our patrons to adopt a temple every month. All of these temples are in Tamil Nadu and lack any form of support to make ends meet. 

Several Village Temples in Tamilnadu lack financial support to even light lamps/conduct Pooja and remain plunged in darkness. Many of such temples propitiated by Azhvars/Nayanmars in hymns,  but situated in interior villages far away from highways and arterial roads are affected on account of less number of local devotees visiting the temples on day to day basis  and less number of tourists coming to the temples. Due to lack of support by the locals and tourists, these temples fall into decay in the longer run unless the daily temple activities are conducted and attended to by devotees 

For the last 18 months, members of Aalayam Kaappom Foundation have been providing monthly oil support, which is a vital necessity to more than thirty Village side ancient Temples in Mayiladathurai, Kumbakonam, Thiruvarur, Thiruvaiyaru, Panruti, Nagapattinam Regions. Utilising a network of Oil suppliers, arrangements had been made to deliver Oil package to each Temple for its Pooja needs, duly acknowledged by the Archakas of the temples. 

This campaign looks at providing long-term monthly support for the following: 

  1. Provision of Oil 
  2. Pooja Expenses including Milk, Honey, Flowers, Sandalwood etc
  3. Nominal honorarium (Sambhavanai) to Archakars 
  4. Daily Naivedya Prasadam for visiting devotees
  5. Nominal honorarium to Thavil & Nadaswaram Musicians
  6. Cleaning & Sweeping Temple premises 

The estimated cost for the above is Rs. 1,00,000 per month for the following temples. 

About Aalyam Kaappom and their vision

Several Village Temples in Tamilnadu lack financial support to even light lamps/conduct Pooja and remain plunged in darkness. Many of such temples propitiated by Azhvars/Nayanmars in hymns,  but situated in interior villages far away from highways and arteriar roads are affected on account of less number of local devotees visiting the temples on day to day basis  and less number of tourists coming to the temples. Due to lack of support by the locals and tourists, these temples fall into decay in the longer run unless the daily temple activities are conducted and attended to by devotees 

For the last 18 months, members of Aalayam Kaappom Foundation have been providing monthly oil support, which is a vital necessity to more than thirty Village side ancient Temples in Mayiladathurai, Kumbakonam, Thiruvarur, Thiruvaiyaru, Panruti, Nagapattinam Regions. Utilising a network of Oil suppliers, arrangements had been made to deliver Oil package to each Temple for its Pooja needs, duly acknowledged by the Archakas of the temples. We have received testimonials from several Archakas speaking about how this Oil seva has helped in lighting of Temple Lamps and conduct of daily rituals in these temples. 

We at Aalayam Kaappom Foundation, while studying this oil support initiative, have realised the struggle involved in running and maintaining such ancient Temples on account of the limited resources at their disposal. It has become the archakas’ sole responsibility to run these temples as the State HR&CE Department is hardly able to provide adequate resources. It has become a constant struggle for the archakars to procure basic Pooja Items, prepare/dedicate Naivedyam for deities and serve the same as prasadam to the devotees and at the same time maintain temples’ sanctity and cleanliness. Many dedicated Archakas, despite being paid a paltry sum as honororium by the State Department,  have chosen to live for several generations in in the villages in close proximity to these Temples out of sheer dedication to the presiding deities of these Temples and have been  performing daily Poojas. 

To add to the woes attached to these temples, many Thavil and Nadaswaram Musicians have ceased  playing these divine instruments  in most Temples in the last two decades and those who continue to play the instruments in the temples are paid paltry monthly salary of Rs 300-500 by the State Department. Due to this, the next generation members of the musicians have already moved out of villages to the cities, in search of better-paying professions.

They envision a society where temples are self-sufficient thanks to the support of astikas.

Donors for this cause

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₹500.00 3rd April 2024
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₹5,000.00 10th March 2024
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₹500.00 9th March 2024
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₹3,000.00 11th February 2024
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Karpagam K

₹1,500.00 6th February 2024
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₹500.00 4th February 2024
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Vijaynarayanan

₹100.00 23rd January 2024
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Manish Shah

₹5,000.00 22nd January 2024
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₹201.00 21st January 2024
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Manikandan Timmappa Vasu

₹700.00 11th January 2024
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Geetha Sankarkumar

₹501.00 9th January 2024
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Karpagam

₹1,000.00 4th January 2024
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₹1,000.00 2nd January 2024
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₹1,000.00 1st January 2024
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harini raghavan

₹2,000.00 20th December 2023
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Manikandan Timmappa Vasu

₹700.00 12th December 2023
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bhaskaran Bhaskaran

₹1,000.00 7th December 2023
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₹20,000.00 7th December 2023
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₹1,000.00 3rd December 2023
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Neelakantam Balasubrahmanyam

₹2,500.00 2nd December 2023
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₹1,000.00 1st December 2023
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₹501.00 27th November 2023
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₹4,000.00 14th November 2023
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Manikandan Timmappa Vasu

₹700.00 13th November 2023
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bhaskaran venkataraman

₹1,000.00 5th November 2023
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₹20,000.00 18th October 2023
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Manikandan Timmappa Vasu

₹700.00 14th October 2023
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Pratik J

₹9,000.00 12th October 2023
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Subbarayudu

₹2,116.00 9th October 2023
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₹10,000.00 9th October 2023
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SundaraRaman Sundar

₹2,500.00 9th October 2023
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₹2,000.00 9th October 2023
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₹3,000.00 6th October 2023
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₹1,000.00 2nd October 2023
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Karpagam K

₹1,000.00 1st October 2023
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Mohan Jayaraman

₹3,000.00 16th September 2023
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Sundararaman Kalyanasundaram

₹2,000.00 16th September 2023
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Ganesh B

₹10,000.00 10th September 2023
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₹1,000.00 6th September 2023
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₹1,000.00 6th September 2023