Please attend the Hindu Spiritual Fair if you are in Chennai on 23rd and 24 th Feb 2013.
The venue being A.M Jain College Campus in Meenambakkam,Chennai 113.
We have been provided with a stall bearing no B8 under our usual banner
Lighting of Shivaalayas Kuzhu.
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About Shiva Temple Deepam :
welcome to our mission to light our temples with oil lamps. Lighting traditional oil lamps with a cotton wick in a brass or a silver or an earthen lamp has been part our religious tradition since time immemorial. Lord Siva has also been worshipped in the form of Agni at Thiruvannamalai shrine and its association with Karthigai deepam festival is well known.
We intend to provide temples with oil tins of Gingelly oil – Nallennai or of mahua oil – Illupennai. Illuppai or Mahua as it is known in North India (botanical name: Bassia longifolia) is a suitable choice for oil in temple.
Lighting temples with vilakku (lamp) is an adorable need extolled by saints in our dharma – more so the Nayanmars. Please do your bid to fill in the oil to light a lamp at your nearby temple or join us to light the temples where immediate attention is needed.
We are involved in renovation of a few temples in Tamilnadu and have completed a few in the recent past. You can find the details in the sidebar.
Illupai can also be planted wherever possible and that will serve as a source of oil and also be of ecological & aesthetic value and help combat global warming. We can also assist you in raising these plantations.