Sethubandhanam has an ongoing monthly campaign to provide oil to the famed Important Shiva temples in Tamil Nadu (Paadal Petra Sthalams). You can read more about that initiative here.
It is a known fact the priests in these temples depend on the crowds (albeit small) that visit the temples for their livelihood. The COVID-19 lockdown that has impacted the livelihoods of many across the country – has severely impacted the priests in these temples. Their income – already a fluctuating one prior to the lockdown – has virtually dropped to nothing this month. Given their modest means and savings, they definitely need extensive public help.
Shri. Ramakrishnan and his 30 member team in Chennai have been leading an effort to supply oil to light lamps in these temples. With the recent lockdown to COVID-19, many of the temple priests have personally reached out to him for help. Most of them require money to sustain their livelihoods and families.
In particular, 18 such priests from the remote villages in Tamil Nadu have reached out for financial support. The goal of this campaign is 2-fold:
Thank you to all our donors, we met our fundraising goal in less than a day.
We thank all the donors who generously contributed towards this cause. The list of donors for this cause can be found here.
Please listen to the videos sent across by a few Gurukkals conveying their blessings to all those who had donated for this cause.
We set out to support 18 Gurukkals. Thanks to your generous support we were able to support close to 26 Gurukkals.
|Sadha Sivam S