A Dream Coming True – Sri MahaPeriyava Mani Mandapam In USA

Sri Gurubhyo Namaha



For many decades now, devotees across North America have a very big dream… A dream to have a Mani Mandapam for Maha Periyava… A devoted place for celebrating our Sri Matam occasions in a grand manner…

It is our great pleasure to announce that efforts to build a Mani Mandapam for Maha Periyava – first time outside of India – has taken good shape and significant progress has been made by a core set of devotees. There are so many devotees who have been longing to have something like this for quite some time in North America.

 So what is the purpose of this Mani Mandapam?

As HH Bala Periyava nicely said in his Anugraha Bhashanam, this will be symbol of our Sankara Guru parampara, symbol of Kanchi Matam in North American continent, place of satsang, a place for conducting all vedic and religious events as done in Kanchi Matam (Jayanthi, Aradhana etc), a place where all Sanatana Dharma followers stand united to demonstrate and strengthen our bakthi for Sri Maha Periyava and spread His objectives.

Where is this going to be?

Ideally, we want such a place in all major cities. However, it is Periyava’s decision to get this started in New Jersey. Who knows, with His blessings, there may be multiple such projects that might happen! All we need is bakthi and faith in Periyava – rest, He decides…

Sri Matam Blessings

This divine initiative started with a “Sankalpam” in Sri Maha Periyava Adistanam… As the fullest anugrahams of Sri Maha Periyava, it dawned later that the day of Sankalpam happened to be a very very auspicious day!!! That day happened to be Ayushman Yoga, Bhava Karana, Sowmya Vara along with Suklapaksha Panchami thithi and Anuradha Nakshatra.

Many of us would have heard about the Thatparyam of “Ayushman Bhava Saumya” that is being said during Asirvadham. It is said in Sastras that any sankalpam made on a Ayushman Yoga, Bhava Karana and a Sowmya Vaara shall get answered divinely!! When the Sankalpa day turned out to be one of the rarest of auspicious days, it reinforced the conviction that it is HH Maha Periyava who is driving this entire divine effort.

As a first step, a non-profit organization/trust named “Sanatana Dharma Foundation Inc.” took shape with few devotees of Sri Matam.

Proceeding further, HH Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal gave Srimukham and Holy Padhuka and did Anugraham for this divine initiative.


HH Pujyasri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal gave Anugraha Bhashanam and blessed this great cause.

HH Sri Bala Periyava Anugraha Bhashanam – Full Video

There are many devotees in India who are very happy to be a part of this divine cause. One such devotee is, Smt.Mahalakshmi mami … She has been involved in Punarudaaranams & Kumbabishekams of many temples. While she was visiting Thirupugaloor, she came to know the significance of doing a Sankalpam there … Immediately, she made a Sankalpam to Manonmani Sameetha Agneeswarar with a “First Holy Brick” for HH Maha Periyava Mani Mandapam in New Jersey. After that, she came to Kanchipuram to get the blessings of our Periyavas. Co-incidentally it happened to be a very special day – the Aradhana day of Sri Adi Sankaracharya Bhagavadpadhaal.


In this effort, lots of devotees from across the world have contributed/contributing in every ways…Our thanks to all of them….We need more of such devotees, participants to take this to the next level.

What does it mean to the community?


This is our project for our Beloved Guru & Guru Parampara!!! For Tri-State community, this would become a weekly devotion place with family; for visitors to NJ, this would become a must-see place during their visits. For others in US, it is still (y)our project, we need to support this great cause.

The trustees of Santana Dharma Foundation Inc. humbly request every devotee to become part of this divine project to show our “Krithignai” to Sri Maha Periyava, by their prayers and participation…


As a closing comment, we can’t get Iswaran’s blessings without Guru’s blessings. From that perspective, on behalf of all Kanchi matam devotees, our sashtanga namaskarams to both our Periyavas for their immense blessings to this initiative.

For more details on this divine initiative, please contact

Sanatana Dharma Foundation Inc.
(A non-proft tax exempt organization Tax ID #20-4404415)
12 Old Warson Ct,
Skillman, NJ 08558

Contact: Suri – 609-456-5096 | Narayanan – 609-865-3212
Website: http://mahaperiyava.org | Email: sdf@mahaperiyava.org

हर हर शङ्कर! जय जय शङ्कर!


  1. sudarshan says

    Great news indeed, to read first thing in the morning here in India, to know that a temple for Mahaperiyava in the USA is becoming a reality. I personally know that this is a cherished and long-standing dream of many devotees, both here in Bharatha and in the USA, and most happy to read this update.

    Few years ago, Mahaperiyava first blessed USA through His Holy Padukas and later, He went as a Utsava Murthi, blessing devotees by visiting their homes. Finally, now, He is enshrining Himself in a grand temple.

    In Srimad Ramayanam, it is said that Sri Rama’s Divya Padukas ruled and took care of the well-being of Ayodhya Samrajyam during the entire 14 years of vana-vasam and finally, when Sri Rama returns back to Ayodhya after raavana samharam, He is delighted to know that there is complete prosperity in Ayodhya only because of the able-regime of the Divya Paduka. Similarly, Mahaperiyava’s Padukas have done the miracle here, of bringing Mahaperiyava Himself to the North American continent. Needless to say, isn’t it the very duty of the Padukas to carry around the person who wears it?

    In his magnum opus, Paduka Sahasram, Swami Desikan says the Padukas are greater than Sri Rama Himself, for during the Rajyam of Sri Rama, a washerman had a grievance, but during the righteous reign of Padukas, there were no such grouses. Similarly, this Manimantapam in USA shows that Mahaperiyava’s Padukas are greater than Him, for they have been capable of bringing Him here.

  2. Sridhar Swaminathan says

    Great to hear Mahaperiyava Temple in USA, I am so excited and no words to say. It is all our devotees long-standing dream and it becomes true now, I am sure we are blessed.

  3. Radhakrishnan says

    Its a wonderful mail to receive in the morning that too on the auspicious day of Shri Shridi sai ram’s day. Every Thursday is for Shri Shridi Sai Ram’s day in India. I would like to be a part of this unique society by contributing a very smallest fund from India. I don’t know during my life time when I will get the glimpse of the divine Holy Mani Mandapam . Any how I will be in South (Chennai) during the end of this month. If anugraham is there to visit Kanchi Matam to seek the blessing of Mahaperiyava. Kindly send lot more of news related with Holy Maha Periyava in my email address I have already started collecting may good things which comes to my mail. Further Pl inform me where should I remit my small contribution.

    Hara Hara Shankara
    Jaya Jaya Shankara

  4. Karthi Nagaratnam says

    இப்புனித பாரத தேசத்தில் வாழ் அடியார்க்கும் அடியார்கள் ஆகிய நாங்கள் இப்புனித பணியில் பாங்குறப் பங்குறுவது எப்படி?

    என்னவெல்லாம் செய்யவேண்டும்? கட்டளையிடுங்கள். காத்திருக்கிறோம்…

    ஐயன் வழிநடத்துகிறார்…அன்றும், இன்றும், என்றும்…

  5. ganesa sarma says

    Then vandu payudu kadinile. All the best. Thro’ this project Sri Maha Periyava prooving his OMNIPRESENCE!. Thanks.

  6. J Chandrasekar says

    Great news. Whoever has taken the initiative for this project, deserves all praise. I pray the Almighty Mahaperiyavaa for his Devine blessings for the successfull completion of this project.. Hari Ohm. Chandrasekar

  7. Anusha Vijayaraghavan says

    This is such a wonderful news for Mahaperiyava devotees like me, especially for people who reside in US.
    I hope many such temples get established all over the country.
    Sri Rama Jayam!

  8. Veeraraghavelu VM says

    Excellent initiative. Every hindu if not every indian should take part in contributing what ever is possible, as many drops of water form the ocean.
    Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara

  9. Chandra Venkataraman says

    May I know where the temple is going to be built? Any address? I visit NY and NJ often and want to come by. I wil contact at the above number.

    I am also praying to Sri Sri Sri Maha Periyava to bless me with his Padhuka.

    Humble namaskarams to all the Periyava’s.

    Chandra S. Venkataraman

  10. Jagan says

    Great News! Eagerly waiting to hear more about the temple construction in NJ.

    Hara Hara Shankara! Jaya Jaya Shankara!


  11. mythili sundaram says

    I would like to participate donation, my daughter and son inlay saravanan srinivasan ,Aarthi saravanan are periodically attending New Jercy location where mani mandapam is in progress
    Kindly send details

  12. Thiyagarajan Subramanian says

    அஹோ பாக்யம்! எங்களைப்போல் எறும்புகளுக்கு கட்டளையிடுங்கள். காத்திருக்கிறோம்!

    நமச்சிவாய ஒம்!



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