the ancient and heritage Kalpoondi Sri Viswanatheeswarar Temple
om nama shivaya.
THIS TEMPLE IS ABOUT 550 YEARS OLD AND WAS CONSTRUCTED BY THEN PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN KALPOONDI VILLAGE. THE PEOPLE WHO WENT TO KASI THOSE DAYS HAD BROUGHT A LINGAM IN THE SHAPE OF SALAGRAMAM AND INSTALLED IN KALPOONDI TEMPLE AND NAMED THE LINGAM AS SRI VISWANATHEESWARAR AND INSTALLED SRI VISALAKSHI AMBAL
THESE TEMPLES ARE WORSHIPPED BY THE VILLAGE PEOPLE FOR SO MANY YEARS AND WHEN MANY PEROPLE OF THIS VILLAGE MIGRATED TO SO MANY PLACES THE TEMPLE WAS NOT MAINTAINED PROPERLY FOR ABOUT 40 YEARS.
Sri Visalakshi Ambal Sametha Sri Viswanatheeswarar Temple at Kalpoondi Village, Arni Taluk, Tiruvannamalai District is an ancient and 500 years old heritage temple. About 500 years ago people from this kalpoondi village went to Kasi and brought a Lingam in the shape of Salagramam and installed at kalpoondi village named as Sri Viswanatheeswarar and Ambal Sri Visalakshi. This temple situated on the banks of Kamandala Naga River which starts from Padavedu hills and running via kalpoondi village and join with the Cheyyar river.
Kanchi Poojiya Sri Paramacharya Swamigal during his Pada Yatra Via Arni visited this Kalpoondi Village and His Holiness performed many times Pooja and Abhishegam to the Moolavar Swamy Sri Viswanatheeswarar. His Holiness had also Holy dip at Kamandala Naga River and maintained his Nithya Anustanam.
Once in this Kalpoondi Village there was a heavy flood in the river Kamandala Naga river and almost the entire village was gutted. The People of this Village gathered at Sri Viswanatheeswarar Sannathi and prayed to save them from flood water, Swamy blessed the village people by reducing the flood and slowly the water threat vanished. The People of this village to mark this instance named the Swamy as "VELLANTHANKIESWARAR" .
During the Deiva Prasannam by the Astrologer Sri Sathya Narayanan of Mandaveli, Chennai 600 028 it was learnt that this temple Swamy will bless the People from illness as he is in the form of Vaideeswararan.
With the blessings of Kanchi Maha Swamigal Poojiya Sri Paramacharya Swamigal this temple was completely renovated and The Kumbabhishigam was performed by the Services of ALAYA KAINKARYA SATH SANGAM of Chennai 600 083 on 30th august 2009.
With all the good wishes and support of the devotees the alaya kainkarya sath sangam had organised the temple renovation in a record time of seven months from Feb 1 2009 to August 30 2009 and kumbabhishegam performed. Thousands of devotees from various places came to kalpoondi village and witnessed the function.
Kalpoondi is a small heritage village situated on the banks of kamandalanaga river which flows across Arni town which has a population of 2000 people. The people of this village mainly depend on agricultural and brick work, and the village consist of mostly middle income group. The Alaya kainkarya sath sangam is conducting the temple festivals and nithya pooja. The sath sangam also doing the educational and medical camps in this village many times.
The health awareness programmes have been conducted by eminent doctors.
The middle school in kalpoondi village has about 280 students studying and the alaya kainkarya sath sangam is assisting these students by providing note books and other study materials since 2010
The Pradhoshams are being conducted regularly in our Sri Viswanatheeswarar temple in a good manner. The pradhoshams are performed twice every month. In our temple the Pradhosha Nandhi Vahanam and Lord Sri Uma Maheswararan with Ambal were made available by Alaya kainkarya sath sangam for taking procession around the temple after Pradhoshams.
We met Sri SriSri Kanchi Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal and Sri Sri Sri Kanchi Sankara vijendra Saraswathi Swamigal and told them about making of new Nandhi Vahanam and Sri Uma Mahesheswarar for the prodhosham
procession. Both Swamigals were kind enough to bless us for making this with the help of our devotees.
The Nanadhi Vahanam made of wood and Sri Uma Mahesheswarar in Pancha logam at a cost of Rs.65,000/- were given to this temple with the contributions of our temple devotees. The Nandhi Vahanam and Pradhosha Uma Maheswarar installed on April 30 2011, Saturday the only Sani Maha Pradhosha day of Kara Varusham. About 35 Vedic Scholars under the leadership of Brahmma Sri Ganesa Sastrigal of Vellore Chanted the Mahanyasam with Ekadasa Rudra Parayanam, Rudra Homam and Grand Abhishegam for Sri Visalakhi Ambal, Sri Viswanatheeswarar.
During the year 2011 all the festivals of this Kalpoondi Temple was celebrated by our Alaya Kainkarya Sath Sangam making the entire Kalpoondi village people to take active part in this temple activities. Aippasi Annabhishegam, Karthigai Somavaram 108 Sangabhishegam, Maha Shivarathiri and Panguni Uthiram Thiru Kalya Utsavam all are celebrated in a grand manner
with the support and wishes of our Kalpoondi Group members and devotees.
During this 2012 with the blessings of Kanchi Paramacharya Swamigal Sri Sri Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal Sri Visalakshi Ambal Sametha Sri Viswanatheeswara Swami blessings we have the Holi Prathishtai of Sri Sivagami Ambal Sametha SriAnanda Nataraja Swami with Sri Manickavasa Swami on 14th June 2012.
On the day of Prathishtai 14th June 2012 about 20 Vedic Scholars chanted the Sri Rudhra Parayanam for 11 times and Swami had Ekadasa Rudharabhishegam with Rudhra Homam. Sri Sivagami Ambal Sametha Sri Anandha Nataraja Swami and Sri Manickavasaga Swami Prathistai performed in a grand manner.
Aippasi Maha Annabhishegam, Karthigai Somavaram 108 Sangabhishegam, Arudhra Dharshanam, Maha Sivarathiri and Panguni Thirukalyana Utsavam are all celebrated in a grand manner.
ON 6TH OCTOBER 2015 HIS HOLINESS SRI SRI SRI SHANKARAVIJAYENDRA SARASWATHI SWAMIGAL OF KANCHI KAMAKOTI PEEDAM HAS VISITED OUR KALPOONDI VILLAGE AND WORSHIPED AT SRI VISALAKSHI AMBAL SAMETHA SRI VISWANATHEESWARAR TEMPLE. HE BLESSED ALL THE DEVOTEES AND VILLAGE PEOPLE PRESENT AT THIS TIME.
Our Sath Sangam is doing services in Divinity, Education Assistance, Medical Assistance and other services for the needy people with Whole Hearted support and with full confident on Sath Sangam by the well wishers, devotees of our Kalpoondi Temple Group. With out this kind of full support nothing is possible.
We the members of Alaya Kainkarya Sath Sangam sincerely do Namaskarams to all the Well Wishers, Devotees and Members of our Kalpoondi Temple Group and appeal to all to continue kind support and blessings to our Sath Sangam's all Service activities.