Chandra Kanchi – Progress updates

The following link gives the site pictures of the identified property in Namandi Village near Cheyyar in Kanchipuram district in which Guru Rayar has willed for his mrithika Brindavanam to come up. These pictures were taken on 01-Sep-09 before any construction activity was started on the site.

http://picasaweb.google.com/vasan.vs/SitePictures

The route map to the site from Chennai is available here

If you are interested to participate in this project, please email to vasan dot vs at gmail dot com

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19 responses to this post.

  1. As of @17-Nov-09

    The property site for the Rayar brindavanan as of 17-Nov-09 is available at the following URL location:

    http://tinyurl.com/y9w23xt

    This set of pictures has been taken after the completion of the compound wall construction for a basic height of 2 1/2 feet. The first picture has been taken from the south west corner of the property and going towards to the eastern side.

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  2. As of @07-Dec-09

    Today was Sunday, December 06, 2009 (Karthiga month, Ravivar) – a very auspicious day for Sri Lakshmi Narasimmar. It looks like that the initial seeds in this property has to be planted on this auspicious day.

    In the morning today, we went to the place with all the small plants and seedlings to plant the various trees – coconut, mango and various flower plants – in the proposed property which once grown can be potentially used for the various requirements in the brindavanam temple later. These have been planted in various locations of the property in a distributed manner throughout.

    The site pictures that has been taken after these has been planted are available at the following location:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/vasan.vs/200912091#

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  3. As of @07-Mar-10

    The topological survey of the property site has been done by a surveyor and the archaelogical contour diagrams is available at the following location:

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  4. As of @09-Mar-10:

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

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

    The artha mandapam and the main vimanam would like as in the following URL. 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.

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  5. @15-Mar-10

    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.

    Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu

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  6. @05-Jul-2010:

    The project site has been powered with electricity. Since the electricity was not earlier available in that region and was a paramount importance for the construction activity to start, it was a significant milestone that Sri Guru Rayar had blessed with for completion. It was a very gratifying sight to see some of the plants sown earlier also to have grown up. Some of the captured images of these developments are at the following location:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/vasan.vs/SiteUpdate01Jul10#

    Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu

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  7. @18-Jul-2010:

    Today the problem with the electric motor not working with the previously dug bore well in the project site has been successfully resolved by HIS grace….

    Our interpretation on this has been documented in this blog entry:

    http://gururayar.blogspot.com/2010/07/installation-of-electric-motor-with.html

    Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu

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  8. @14-Aug-2010:

    By the grace of Sri Hari, Vayu and Guru Rayar, it has been decided that the initial construction to start in the place on the auspicious day of 13-Sep-2010 (Monday).

    We request all devotees of Sri Hari, Vayu and Guru Rayar to participate in this divine activity in what ever way they can contribute and thereby seek their blessings.

    By HIS grace, since all the developments have been completing successfully till now in this project, we hope and pray to HIM to continue showering HiS grace continuously for the successful completion of this project.

    Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu

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  9. @19-Aug-2010:

    The original date for vastu puja which was for 13-Sep-2010 out of a sudden turn of events has got advanced to 22-Aug-10 (Sunday). That day was a very big muhurat day and also a vastu day – special significance for starting the construction activities.

    As always, we pray for HIS guidance and support not only for the success of this event but also for the overall successful completion of this project. We would also like to invite all devotees to come and grace this occasion.

    Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu

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  10. @ 22-Aug-2010:

    As scheduled, the initial boomi puja of the site happened on 22-Aug (Sun), inspite of the heavy rains. A detailed blog of our thoughts on this event is available in the following blogger:

    http://gururayar.blogspot.com/2010/09/initial-vastu-boomi-puja-done-on.html

    Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu

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  11. @21-Sep-2010

    The construction work on the project has been started by the grace of Sri Hari, Vayu and Guru Rayar. Please see the update posted on the blog at:

    http://gururayar.blogspot.com/2010/09/signs-of-first-construction.html

    Please spread the word around and have contributions in kind/cash sent to the following address:

    Sri Lakshmi Nrsimhar Guru Raghavendra Trust
    No.6, 1st Floor, 7th Cross Street,
    Lake Area
    Nungambakkam, Chennai 600 034

    Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu!!!

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  12. @20-Oct-2010

    The foundation work for the temple portion of the area has been started along with the rest of areas. The updates are available in the following blog post:

    http://gururayar.blogspot.com/2010/10/foundation-for-temple-area-work-started.html

    Please spread the word around and have contributions in kind/cash sent to the following address:
    Sri Lakshmi Nrsimhar Guru Raghavendra Trust
    No.6, 1st Floor, 7th Cross Street,
    Lake Area
    Nungambakkam, Chennai 600 034

    Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu!!!

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  13. @3-Nov-10

    The pile foundation work for the main temple portion has been started before Deepavali and there is a blog post including a small video footage present in the following blogspot link:

    http://gururayar.blogspot.com/2010/11/pile-foundation-for-temple-portion.html

    Please spread the word around and have contributions in kind/cash sent to the following address:

    Sri Lakshmi Nrsimhar Guru Raghavendra Trust
    No.6, 1st Floor, 7th Cross Street,
    Lake Area
    Nungambakkam, Chennai 600 034

    Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu!!!

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  14. @22-Nov-2010

    A very important milestone towards the completion of the project has been reached – the completion of the pile foundation for the temple sanctum sanctorums…

    A detailed blog post on this is available at (including a small video footage):

    http://gururayar.blogspot.com/2010/11/pile-foundation-for-temple-area.html

    Please spread the word around and have contributions in kind/cash sent to the following address:

    Sri Lakshmi Nrsimhar Guru Raghavendra Trust
    No.6, 1st Floor, 7th Cross Street,
    Lake Area
    Nungambakkam, Chennai 600 034

    Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu!!!

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  15. 01-Jan-2011:

    The initial signs of sthapathi work has started coming up. A blog post including a couple of videos of the site of how it is all currently looking is available at the following location:

    http://gururayar.blogspot.com/2011/01/latest-site-updates-after-start-of.html

    Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu

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  16. @03-Mar-2011:

    By the grace of Sri Hari, Vayu and our Guru Rayar, the fund raising concert by Bombay Sisters Smt. Saroja and Smt. Lalitha on Saturday, Feb 26, went off in a grand manner. Some of the pictures of this event is available at:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/gururayar2009/FundRaisingConcert?authkey=Gv1sRgCProtNuO8JuD5AE#

    Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu

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  17. Namaskara to all,

    Due to an unfortunate development of the expiry of my father, we were not able to concentrate on the development of this construction site the last few months. By the grace of Sri Hari, Vayu and Sri Guru Rayaru, we propose to re-start the work slowly over the next week in this site to take this to completion.

    For further updates, you can visit the site: http://gururayar.blogspot.com for the latest updates.

    Pranaams

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  18. Sri Lakshmi Nrsimha Para Brahmane Namaha!

    The construction activities of the gho-shala, madapalli and office area have started and the latest blog update has been made at the following URL:

    http://gururayar.blogspot.com/2011/11/progress-in-gho-shala-construction.html

    Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu

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  19. Sri Lakshmi Nrsimha Para Brahmane Namaha! Sri Hanumathe Namaha!
    Sri Gurubyo Namaha!

    Sincere apologies for the lack of progress updates for the last couple of months. It is not like Rayar has stopped his guidance but owing to a lot of factors beyond our control, have not been able to keep giving updates on the progress.

    The construction of Rayar mrithika brindavan near to Kanchipuram has been progressing albeit slowly. Currently, purely by HIS grace, the roofing and construction of the gho-shala, office and store rooms and temple madapalli has been completed. The small video shoot available at the following URL gives us an idea of how these parts looks like currently:

    http://tinyurl.com/85oowr2

    The signs of the first planting of banana tree has started sprouting finally has started to happen and the following URL gives an idea of the same:

    http://tinyurl.com/d5fppcr

    The next plan is to start the construction of the main temple including the main sanctum sanctorum, artha mandapam and maha mandapam above the current foundation that has been laid out. We plan to start this after around 5-6 weeks by which time our father’s abdik would be getting over as well as to get a sufficient corpus collected for this.

    Eagerly looking forward to start the activity of the construction of the main structure in another 5-6 weeks time – This is of course only if Rayar’s sankalpa is also there for the same…

    Please pass along the message to all people whom you think might be interested in participating towards the construction of main sanctum sanctorum.

    There are land plots that are available in and around the site in which this brindavanam is coming up for Guru Raghavendrar. The promoter of this land has graciously accepted to donate a proceeds of the sale to the construction activity. This will be a double bonus to all devotees – to make an investment that has great appreciation potential as well as get a mental satisfaction of having contributed towards the construction of this temple for Rayar. Interested people can get in touch with vasan.vs at gmail dot com for further details.

    Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu

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