BRINDHAVAN RENOVATION – COMPLETED ON MARCH 2019
Sriman Natana Gopal Nayaki Swamigal Brindhavan at Kathakinaru near Madurai was constructed over the mortal remains [samadhi] of Sri Natana Gopal Nayaki Swamigal in the year 1935 and Kumbhabhishekham was performed in 1941 and 1998.
Today the premise is now deteriorated and it was advised by structural engineers to re-build the structure (without touching the Samadhi). The renovation work is already started and the Nayaki Sabai (the trust in-charge) requires funding to support the construction activities.
Sourashtra Dhaan Organization is assisting Nayaki Sabai in creating awareness of the Brindhavan Renovation cause and in raising funds. We appreciate your generous donations! We are also requesting you to reach out to your friends and other family members to help us.
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This project is lead by the Seattle Dhaan Chapter and helps in preserving the Sourashtra Heritage for future generations.
MADURAI JYOTHI-SRIMAN NATANAGOPALA NAYAKI SWAMIGAL
Sriman Natanagopala Nayaki Swamigal was born on 9th January, 1843 in Madurai of Tamil Nadu, state of India. His parents Sri. Rengariyar and Lakshimi Ammal named him Rama Bhadran. Even from his childhood he used to sit lonely indulging in deep thinking. Though he was sent to school, he showed no interest in education since it did not pave the way for educating him in spirituality. When he was ten years old, he was sent for a clerical job in a business centre. As he had no interest and enthusiasm in work, he was sent out of the job.
4. One year in 1912 Vaigunda Ekadasi, at the age of sixty-nine Swamigal was taken around the streets in Madurai in a Palanquin by his disciples and devotees. The next year also on Vaigunda Ekadasi Swamigal was taken in procession in horse coach. Swamigal told his disciples that “Last year procession was in Dandi (Palanquin), this year it was in bondi (coach) next year you shall see the Khandi.” As such he informed his followers about his Mukthi before one year, and the place for his Brindavan to be at Kathakinar on the Madurai Alagar Koil main road and facing of the idol of Lord Narasimha of Yanamalali temple. Swamigal attained Mukthi and reached the abode of Lord Hari on 8th January 1914 Vaigunda ekadasi which in the deatails of the month, day of the week and the constellation exactly with those of the time of his birth. Strange coincidence! Swamigal has composed many songs both in Tamil and Sourashtram language. He advocates people think of Lord Hari always. “When you stand or sit or walk or sleep, don’t forget to chant the holy name Natanagopal (By Sriman Natanagopala Nayaki Swamigal) Swamgial requests the human beings to call Govinda, before the fall of the body, who would free you from the cycle of birth and death. His Bhakthi movment and his devotional songs deal with the philosophies of life.
Temple Location :
Alagar Kovil Main Rd, Kathakinaru, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625107, India
Program Lead by
Mr. Ganesh Kuduva