The Journey so far – Sthala Puranam of #NambaPeriyavaKovil
SRI MAHAPERIYAVA MANIMANDAPAM NJ USA
A DIVINE JOURNEY…
Karanam Kaaranam Kartha
It all started in 2012 where HE sowed the seed in Kanchipuram right in front of HIS Adistanam during AtiRudram conducted for Sri MahaPeriyava Jayanthi. In early 2013, the thought of bringing up HIS place of worship sprouted and ever since then every action coincidentally became a stepping stone towards that goal. Thinking retrospectively, today it gives us realization on how Periyava has been reinstating that HE is indeed the “Karanam Kaaranam Kartha”.
Bajaami Sathatham Bhakthyaa Paramacharya Padhukaam
In September 2013, Sri Pudhu Periyava blessed the initiative by giving Sri Mukham. On 1st November 2013, HIS Uththaravu for our Sankalpam came through HIM as HE blessed HIS Sri Padhuka through Sri Mettur Swamigal. That was the very first realization of HIS visible hands blessing us all.
Thirupugalur Thandha ThiruSengal
In June 2014, HE staged HIS next play in Thirupugalur. While Parameswaran turned bricks into gold for Sundaramurthy Swamigal, our Prathyaksha Parameswaran blessed us by getting the Holy Bricks from Thirupugalur and blessing it in HIS Adistanam along with Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal and Sri Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal on the very auspicious day of Sri Adi Sankara Bhagavadpadal Aradhanai. While HE blessed the FIRST HOLY BRICK, Sri Pudhu Periyava blessed Sri MahaPeriyava Manimandapam with HIS Holy Sri Padhuka through Dr. YegnaSubramanian and Sri BalaPeriyava blessed the divine initiative with HIS Anugraha Bashanam through Smt Mahalakshmi mami.
In October 2015, our Prayers to find HIS Abode was answered. HE chose HIS abode in Flemington for a remarkable price and within a very short closing process. The property deed was kept in HIS Adistanam and was blessed by both Sri PudhuPeriyava and Sri BalaPeriyava.
HIS Panchaloka Vigraham
It was on Guruvaaram, April 7th 2016 (Auspicious Ugadi day), Sri MahaPeriyava Manimandapam NJ USA was blessed with a Panchaloka MahaPeriyava Vigraham from Orikkai Manimandapam that will be consecrated as “Moolavar” in HIS Shrine in New Jersey.On May 5th 2016, The Moolavar Periyava came to NJ and is worshipped with Nithya Poojai at Skillman NJ USA more like a “Balaalayam”.
In mid-2016, HE unveiled HIS Sanctum that HE already kept ready in early 2013. HE never gave a choice or even a chance to think and visualize HIS Sanctum only because HE had already made HIS Sanctum back in 2013. A casual call to a devotee to spread the message of Sri MahaPeriyava Manimandapam NJ USA paved way to a remarkable turn of events.
That devotee wanted to build a temple for HIM in Chennai but was deferred only to let us know that “We desired to build a granite temple for HIM in Chennai, whereas HE destined to build HIS granite temple for us in NJ”. Thus, the whole temple (Garbha Graham, Ardha Mandapam, Vimaanam) HE made ready 6 years ago will be HIS Sanctum in NJ.
HIS Site Plan and Bhoomi Poojai
In April 2017, Raritan Township approved the site plan of Sri MahaPeriyava Manimandapam NJ USA. On June 25th 2017, with the Blessings of our Periyava, the most auspicious milestone of this divine initiative – “Bhoomi Poojai” was done. Sri Bala Periyava blessed the occasion by sending Prasadam & Shawl for this auspicious event.
HIS Manimandapam construction progress
With HIS blessings, the granite structures for Garbagraham, Ardha Mandapam & Vimanam manndapam arrived safely at the site chosen by HIM. The construction has been progressing significantly well with the completion of support structures for the sanctum, the priest quarters, and the community center for conducting cultural programs. The continuation of this effort even during the pandemic situation throughout 2020 is purely a testament to HIS compassionate grace for this initiative. The advent of this year 2021 began on a very auspicious and divine note for volunteers of Sri MahaPeriyava Manimandapam as Sri Periyava blessed us through the event, Vande Guruparamparam, a virtual tour of Sri MahaPeriyava Manimandapam NJ USA as its construction progresses. He conveyed his blessings and happiness for this initiative to serve as an infrastructure which will be looked up to by all institutions and temples across the world as a guiding force in sustaining our Sanatana Dharma. On July 23rd 2021, Sri Moolavar Periyava (to be consecrated in the Garbha Graham) made HIS PRAVESAM to the Visesha Mandapam that serves as “Balaalayam” for darshan to devotees. We seek HIS blessings to celebrate a blissful Kumbhabhishekam soon.
Periyava Padhuka Yatra
A Sankalpam was taken to do Sri MahaPeriyava Padhukai Poojai all around USA in all 50 states, whereas HE turned it into a Maha Sankalpam and HE has been taking us all over the world. Sri MahaPeriyava Padhuka Yatra is Divine Bliss. So far, Periyava has taken us to many States within USA, Canada, UK, UAE, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and many cities and villages across India. Periyava has been taking us places & reinstating VASUDEIVA KUDUMBAKAM.
Mahanyasa Purvaka Ekadasa Padhuka Rudra Abhishekam and Avahanthi Homam on Auspicious Anusham
With HIS blessings, Mahanyasa Purvaka Padhuka Rudra Abhishekam is being offered since January 2015. Avahanthi Homam is done every Anusham in front of Sri MahaPeriyava Moolavar for praying to HIM for the Loka Kshemam and Kumbhabhishekam of Sri MahaPeriyava Manimandapam NJ USA.
Periyava Prasadam Seva
On Sri MahaPeriyava Jayanthi 2016, a Sankalpam was made to send Prasadam to all devotees in USA. What started in a small scale with 100 devotees now has raised to several devotees and the testimonials received from devotees makes us spellbound knowing how Periyava touches everyone’s life in HIS own way!
Apart from the board of trustees, the active volunteers, there are so many unsung souls behind this divine initiative putting their heart and soul throughout the world through their prayers, actions & monetary contributions to bring forth Sri MahaPeriyava Manimandapam NJ USA.
Blessings continue & Prayers continue…
Magnifying the abundant blessings that we have been bestowed with, Siva Saagaram, the abode of Sri Sivan SAR – Purvashrama brother of Sri MahaPeriyava, is the operational fulcrum of Sri MahaPeriyava ManiMandapam New Jersey’s vision and mission in India. This facet in the blissful journey of Sri MahaPeriyava Manimandapam NJ USA always fills us with awe, admiring the beauty of “Thambi” Saachu (aka Sri Sivan SAR) being the guiding light for His Anna’s (Sri MahaPeriyava) temple.With the blessings of the Acharyas of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, with the township approval in hand, HIS Panchaloka Vigraham in Nithya Pooja, HIS Sanctum ready in granite, HIS temple construction progressing, the blissful journey continues where HE is driving us, cleansing us and guiding us.One thing that is strongly evident is, “Sri MahaPeriyava Manimandapam – NJ USA” has already been built by HIM. HE is using all of us in a dotted picture, connecting us at the time HE destines and makes us an instrument till the time HE determines.
உயர் கருணை புரியும் இன்பக் கடல் மூழ்கி
உனை எனதுள் அறியும் அன்பைத் தருவாயே
Let us all pray to HIM to keep us with HIM forever and bless us to be instrumental in this Samashti Yagna – Sri MahaPeriyava Manimandapam NJ USA – #NambaPeriyavaKovil