Sri Meenakshi Temple: June 4 & 5


Photos: Srini Sundarrajan

By S. Narayanan

PEARLAND: MTS board is renovating the Corner Temples and this was an Aarambha puja for the project. By god’s grace, the weather was unbelievably perfect in the middle of rainy days. Saturday evening the Anugnai puja was done at the Ganesh temple. Sunday morning devotees gathered early to start the Ganapathi Homam.

After the Homam and Abhishekam for Prasanna Ganapathi, Puja was done for all the Utsava Murthis starting from Maha Ganapathi, Ayyappa, Murugan, Ramar Parivar, Anjaneya, Radha Krishna, Durga, Jothi, Kannika Parameswari and Nataraja with individual sankalpam for all the families.  Devotees got the Brick from the priest to carry to the corner Temple of their choice. Utsava Murthis procession was a beautiful sight to watch. With Chanda Melam in the front the devotees followed the procession. All the devotees went to Main Temple and got Anugnai from Siva, Meenakshi, Venkateswara and Padmavathi.


MTS board released the beautiful model of the CTRP project which includes expanding and connecting all the four Corner Temples and connection between the Rajagopuram and the Main Temple. The South and North connecting Mandapams will house Hindu saints Alwargal and Nayanmargal. The model was so nice the devotees surrounded it very quickly to appreciate the beauty of the CTRP project.

The devotees went to each Corner Temple and puja was done sequentially stating from Maha Ganapathy. Devotees left the Sacred Brick in the respective Corner Temple.

This was also a fundraising puja for the project and the fundraising team raised an amazing total of $330,000 in about fifty days which includes more than $25,000 donated on the Aarambha Puja day.


All the devotees were happy to participate in the puja for all the twenty five deities in Meenakshi temple on a single day which is a very rare occasion. Chairman thanked all the priests, Staff, Board and Advisory Council Members and Fundraising Committee Members for their hard work and cooperation for the project and the Aarambha Puja. Everyone appreciated the model which was done by Silphi Ramanathan.