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Where is ‘Chandra Kanchi’? ‘Chandra Kanchi’ is the name of the place where Sri Guru Raghavendra Mrithika Brindavanam is proposed to come up as per the wishes of Guru Rayar. This place is on the outskirts of Kanchipuram. For a detailed route map, please do visit:

Chandra means ‘Moon’. This particular site that has been chosen for this divine activity is very close to a small lake. Since ‘Moon’ owing to its cool nature is associated with ‘water’ in our ancient scriptures, it was felt that ‘Chandra Kanchi’ will be an apt name for this place.

We later came to know by divine grace that, the great work ‘Guru Gunastavan’ created by Sri Vaadindra Teertaru (5th pontiff after our great Sri Guru Raghavendra) compares the Chandra (Moon) with our beloved Guru Sri Raghavendra and just like the light from the moon dispels the darkness during the night times, the light (grace) from Guru Ragavendra dispels all the ignorance and sins of his ardent devotees (Quote from the work: yenaisa candrika pi tribhuvanavisada satpathodancitasrih
lebhe sarvajnamauliprakatitavibhava tvatta eva prakasam)

Sri Lakshmi Nrsimhar Guru Raghavendra Trust has been registered with an intention to come out with this new mrithika brindavanam for Guru Rayar on this place.

The initial version of the design layouts for the various portions of the temple have arrived:

The artha mandapam and the main vimanam would like as follows: The left hand side part of this scanned picture gives a side view of the sanctum sanctorum and the ‘artha mandapam’. The right hand side of the scanned picture shows the front view of the gaja prashta vimanam that is the planned vimanam for the main sannidhi.

The ‘maha mandapam’ enclosure with a flight of steps on the three sides leading to the artha mandapam and sanctum sanctorum will look as below:

The following scanned picture gives a bird’s eye view of the complete plan – Not to scale as far as the plot layout is concerned.

The center portion is going to be the main sannidanam with Lakshi Nrsimhar, Hanuman and Sri Raghavendra Brindavanam followed by the ardha mandapam and maha mandapam. On your left hand side where you see the two small portions at the top and bottom portion is where the different sannidhis for Pandurangar and Rukmini for one location and Sri Ramar, Lakshmanar and Sita for the second location is being planned.

Unique features of this project:

- This is going to be one of the very few mrithika brindavanams for Sri Guru Rayar that is following the pancharatra agama sastra as of now
- Here Rayar is being planned to be seated under Sri Lakshmi Nrsimhar and Hanuman. Reasoning behind this is as follows: Sanku karnar as the first avatar – Prahalad – was instrumental and played a role in having the Nrsimhar avatar on this earth. Then in the next avatar as Vyasarajar (ignoring the small avatar of Bahlika Rajar), he was instrumental in creating 732 hanuman idols. And as the last avatar, Guru Rayar brindavan is coming up in that order
- This will also convey subtly the concept of  “Hari Sarvottama, Vayu Jeevothama,  Guru Vijoyattama” in the same order
- This order of Nrsimhar, Hanuman and Rayar is not there in any of the
brindavanams of Rayar – although other avatars of Narayana like Sri Krishna, Sri Rama, Srinivasa are present with Rayar mrithika brindavanam in different places.

For the latest updates on the project, you can visit the page “Chandra Kanchi – progress updates

For the different options in which you can help in this project and thereby get the blessings of Sri Hari, Vayu and Guru Rayar, you can visit the page “Request for donations/sponsor

31 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by suribabu.p on April 25, 2010 at 5:41 am

    pls send details

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    • Thanks for the enquiry.

      We have been fortunate to be considered by Guru Rayar as one of the tools to convert this dream project into a reality.

      Full details on the project experiences of constructing this brindavanam for HIM is available at this blog (documented for more than a year now on whatever eye-opening experiences and thoughts that we had during this period of time! This blog will be getting updated with all the latest experiences as and when possible):

      http://gururayar.blogspot.com/

      The project updates from the start of the ‘Chandra Kanchi’ Mrithika Brindavanam project till date have been captured in the following location:

      http://gururayar.wordpress.com/chandra-kanchi-progress-updates/

      A very brief background of this activity is available here:

      http://gururayar.wordpress.com/about-2/

      Some of the major highlights of this divine activity are as follows:

      - I was told by one of the learned scholars that there are no brindavans existing for Rayar within a temple following the pancharatra agama sastras. Whenever HE wishes that this entire project should be complete, this would possibly be the first of this kind of mrithika brindavanam for HIM (Currently, we are trying to validate this point with other knowledgeable people as well)

      - This identified place for Chandra Kanchi is very close to Sanjeevi Rayar temple near Kanchipuram. You can visit the link below for details of this temple: http://www.indianetzone.com/26/sri_sanjeevi_rayar_temple_ayyangar_kulam_south_india.htm It is believed that during the travel of Guru Rayar from Kumbakonam to Mantralayam for entering the brindavanam, HE had come in and worshiped this Anjaneya here in this temple. We are again validating this with other knowledgeable people in this area who had done a lot of research. By the divine play of Hari, Vayu and Guru Rayar, we had struggled a lot to get this property transferred in the name of the trust in the initial days but still giving strong indications that HE desires to come and reside only in this specific place. All this makes us believe that there is a lot of credentials to this belief. The name of Anjaneya in this temple (Sanjeevi Rayar) which is closely rhyming with our Guru Rayar would NOT be possibly a mere coincidence
      after all but might be conveying this to us.

      All in all, till date, this has been a mesmerizing experience for all of us, on what kind of plays HE is subjecting us to in this implementation. There has been not a day which has gone by where we have wondered what kind of priviledge that HE has given us by giving us the responsibility of this enormous task. With each passing day, we are sure that by HIS grace and guidance along with the patronage of HIS devotees all across the globe, this is going to be made possible.

      Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu

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  2. Over the last 5-6 weeks, there has been multiple versions of the master plan for the site that was prepared and modified on a continuous basis. It had taken a lot of versions from where it all started to the current version.

    The drawing layout of the main temple including the gho-shala is available at the following location:

    The drawing layout of the central hall (to be used for meditation/annadana hall/discourses etc.) and accommodation for the archakas is available at the following location:

    The drawing layout of the accommodation for the yatrikas/seva devotees is as seen in the following location:

    Any comments or thoughts from the visitors to this blog site on these proposed layouts are more than welcome to add value as we all realize that this has to be a whole collective effort to build this monument….

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  3. Nice blog.

    We are a website representing Mantralayam Raghavendra Swamy Mutt in Mumbai. Check our website http://www.shreevaartha.org

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  4. Namaskaara.

    Sri Hari Vayu Guru Charanam Sharanam.

    Please read, download and provide link in your blog
    for the Call for Papers for the International Conference
    organized by H.H Sri Sri Sugunendra Tirtha Swaminah,
    Sri Puttige Mutt in January 2011.

    Regards.

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  5. Pranams,iam in knowing of sri gururajas Brindavanam is coming to kanchi. nagareshu kanchi.It is afact that every body in thirst of working Sri rayaaru, and he himself giving the devotes a boon to their wishes what they are entitled to receive in this world in t heir life time. Accordingly He immersed in my body in25th december 1995 at mantralayam at panchamuki cottege. from that day onwards by his grace iam telling arulvakku to the devotees to all the peoples including losangles america and auestralia. free of cost. Both my wife and myself working in Government jobs. –those who are interested ,the way is always broad open to reach rayaru. S.Raghavendra rao.cell.no.9791701022,salem 636302. tamilnadu

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    • Posted by preethi on April 3, 2011 at 7:15 am

      I am very glad of knowing Rayar Brindavanam coming in little Kanchipuram.I have an individual experiences that Rayar helping me in all ways.Rayar will helps all the people those who are in trouble by praying with him.If i thought something sad THATHAUMMACHI recover that into happiness

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  6. Dear Devotees,
    We are celebrating Our lord Ragavendhira’s 339th Yearly Arathani function from 25.08.10 to 27.08.10.We are Cardly Inviting you for this function.Let join to gether and form a devine light & get the Ragavendhirar blessing.
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  7. Posted by C.N.Sanjeevi on January 14, 2011 at 5:07 am

    YOU AREDOING GOOD WORK. mAY rAYARU BLESS YOU ALL.

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    • Namaskarams Sir

      Thanks for your kind words. We are very happy on being ‘selected’ as a tool for the accomplishment of this task and with the blessings of Sri Hari, Vayu and Guru Rayar as well as with the support of like minded devotees, we are hopeful of succeeding in this divine project.

      Regards

      Vasan

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  8. Posted by swami on January 31, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Sir, Wish you all the success. Please let us know how you were
    divinely inspired to start this process.

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    • Thanks for your wishes. There is nothing that WE are doing here as we are just tools here for HIS thoughts to get realized. All this are happening only because of HIS grace. He had seeded this thought in our minds, started making us taking steps in this direction and then continuing to guide us with HIS invisible hand on a daily basis. For the entire experiences that we had over the last 2 years from the start of the project, you might want to visit our blog site: http://gururayar.blogspot.com

      There is a fund raising concert that has been organized in Chennai towards this project in which the veteran carnatic musicians Smt. Saroja and Smt. Lalitha (‘Bombay Sisters’) have kindly consented to give a music concert. This is being arranged in Narada Gana Sabha on February 26, 2011 (Saturday) at 6:30PM. Tickets will be available in the denominations of Rs.1000 and Rs.500. Contributions through the purchase of the tickets will go towards this noble cause as well as the 2 hour music program can be enjoyed on a Saturday evening. Please pass this along to known friends/relatives who might be interested in this event.

      Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu

      Vasan

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  9. Posted by reshmi on February 19, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Dear bandhoos im in dubai and eagerly awaiting for celebrating ragavendra aradhana in my home on march 12th. but i need people to help me. do u know any people in dubai who knows how to do or proceed ragavendra aradhana. pls tell me soon, give there contact numbers. ragahavendra will be happy. pls its very urgent.

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  10. Namaskarams to all,

    As you are all aware, we are having a fund-raising concert today (26-Feb-2011) in Chennai for the construction of the brindavanam for Sri Guru Ragavendrar on the outskirts of Kanchipuram in TN.

    This concert is by Sangeetha Kalanidhis Bombay Sisters (Smt. Saroja
    and Smt. Lalitha) in Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai
    today (Saturday 26-Feb-2011). Limited tickets for this event are still available in the denomination of Rs.1000, Rs.500, Rs.300 and Rs.100. If you are interested to contribute towards this noble cause of constructing this brindavanam for Guru Rayar, please kindly help by buying the tickets in which you can also enjoy the evening with a 2 hour carnatic music program.

    Please pass this along to your other interested friends/relatives who are living in Chennai. Tickets can be booked by calling +91-99400 72283. Your contribution would go a long way in meeting the objectives of the program to raise funds for this divine project.

    Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu

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  11. Posted by R.Guruprasad on February 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I pray the Almighty and Sri Rayuru for successful completion of the project. I attended the fund raising programme of Bombay Sisters held yesterday at Narada Gana Sabha.

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    • Namaskara Sri Guruprasad,

      Thanks for your best wishes and also for attending the fund raising program yesterday at Narada Gana Sabha. It is only with the prayers of all such devotees like yourself which is going to be making a successful completion of the project.

      Pranaams

      Vasan

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  12. Posted by shanmugam on April 29, 2011 at 2:29 am

    sir plese give route sslem to navabrindavanam

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  13. Posted by Jayakumarkrishnarao on May 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Kindly accept my heartiest congratulations on your embarking such a great mission.

    May I suggest you to kindly co-ordinate/interact with Sri Gururaghavednra International Prathistana based at USA to solicit huge foreign funds as any small amount as contribution will be 45 times bigger in India 1 USD = say Rs.45

    the details are provided below, if u were not aware.

    http://www.sgrip.org

    ABOUT SRI GURU RAGHAVENDRA INTERNATIONAL PRATHISTHAANA (SGRIP)

    Shri Guru Raghavendra International Prathisthaana or SGRIP is an organization composed of devotees of Sri Raghavendra Swami.

    SGRIP is a non-profit organization, established in accordance with the with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. USA and exempt from federal income tax. SGRIP is a public charity under 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi). SGRIP is incorporated pursuant to Article 10 of the Religious Corporations Law of State of New York. Here are Letters from IRS and Mantralayam

    All the Trustees of SGRIP are based in USA.

    You may ignore this post if u are already in contact with these devotees of Sri Raghavendraswamigalu.

    regards

    Jayakumarkrishnarao

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    • Dear Sri Jayakumar Krishnarao,

      Thanks for your inputs on SGRIP organization. We were not aware of it earlier. It is indeed Sri Guru Rayar’s grace that his devotees all through the globe are doing their bit in spreading his glory everywhere. We will definitely contact them in this regard. Again many thanks for providing this input.

      Humble pranaams

      Vasan

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  14. Posted by M.KRISHNAMURTHY on May 8, 2011 at 3:15 am

    PLEASE LET YOU KNOW THE COMPLTE SEVAS TO SRI GURU RAGHAVENDRA SWAMIJIIN MANTRALYAM

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  15. Posted by madhvaraj on May 11, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Dear sir

    YOUR WORK IS REALLY GREAT.I SAW THE BIRDS EYE VIEW AND FOUND THE SHAPE OF THE PLOT NOT AS SQUARE OR RECTANGLE I REQUEST YOU TO CORRECT THE COMPOUND WALL TO MAKE IT AS RECTANAGLE . PLEASE FORGIVEE ME IF I AM WRONG. I AM FIRM BELEIVER IN VASTHU.I REQUEST YOU TO CONSULT VASTHU SHASTHRA VASTHAVANGAL BY GOURU THIRUPATHI REDDY GARU.BEING A MADHWA I ONCE AGAIN CONGRATUALATE YOU AND WISH YOU SUCCESS.
    MAY GOD BLESS ALL TO GET HARI SEVA

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    • Namaskara Sri Madhu

      Many thanks for your comments on the project and the kind words that you have written. We will definitely pass on your opinion to the committee.

      Sincere pranaams

      Vasan

      Reply

  16. Posted by G. Mohana Sundaram on August 20, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Hi, I want to help in any way. Please share contact no.

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  17. Posted by Mohana Sundaram on September 16, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    sir, I will meet you soon.

    Reply

  18. Posted by anumula gopinath bhargava on May 5, 2012 at 11:41 am

    i want to visit the site of the brindavan of swamy definitely if swamy wishes

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    • Namaskara

      You can definitely visit the site in which this has been proposed. The approximate sketch of the route map is available at:

      Currently, the foundation of the main sanctum sanctorum has been completed. The madapalli, office, gho shala building and store room has been constructed.

      Pranaams

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  19. Posted by N MURALIDHAR on November 5, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I want to work in the above math as Manager, Pl give me an appointment for discussion.

    With Regards,

    N MURALIDHAR

    Reply

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