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
हर हर शङ्कर! जय जय शङ्कर!