A location for a sannidhi for Kanchi Maha Periyava has been finalised on Pichupillai Street by the Mylai Maha Periyava Anusham Trust.
Upanyasakar Ganesh Sarma told Mylapore Times on Thursday morning that the search had been on for the last four months to find an independent building around Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple.
The search ended at a developed, two-storeyed residential block on Pichupillai Street, diagonally opposite Mami’s Tiffen.
It measures one ground and is located at No. 4, Pichu Pillai Street, which is close to the south side of Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple. “We have now finalised this location. The cost including the site, redesign and alteration is estimated to be around Rs. 10 crores. An advance has been given to the owners of the property. Since the money has to be funded through devotee donors, we have asked for a year’s time and the owners have been kind enough to give us that time period for the full payment.”
He said initially the sannidhi will come up on the ground floor of this house. Once the entire money has been collected from like-minded devotees, the Trust will finalise more specific plans on the remodeling of the property.
Ganesh Sarma said that since Mylapore is an auspicious place and Maha Periyava has graced this place, they wanted a property located within the four Mada Streets where they could organise religious processions.
The Trust holds monthly anusham as well as the annual jayanthi with homams, paduka pooja, Veda parayanam and spiritual discourses – all in the name of Maha Periyava.
- Report by S. Prabhu