We regret to inform that Dr.Alagappa Alagappan passed away on Oct 24 2014 in New York.
Dr. Alagappan had immense blessings from Sri Maha Periyava. As we all know, with Sri MahaPeriyava’s blessings, Dr. Alagappan became the founder of the Ganesh Temple in New York, the first ever Hindu Temple in North America. He has also been the architect, guide and advisor for the construction of many temples in North America and in India as well – which include Arupadai Veedu Murugan temple in Besant Nagar Chennai and Saraswathi Temple in Pondicherry to name a few.
He was one among the very first devotees who was very happy about bringing forth a Mani Mandapam for Sri Maha Periyava… Shri Chettiar showed lot of interest, encouraged the idea, promised to support in whatever way he could. Although he is not here to support today, I am sure the blessings will be there with all of us.