Annadanam Samam Danam Trilokeshu Na Vidhathe - a verse from Vedas, meaning Annadanam is supreme and incomparable to any charity.
Food is the basic requirement for all humans. According to Vedas, the one who does annadanam to devotees attains heaven (Punya Lokam) in this life itself (Piravi).
In this whole universe, the creation and its progression depends on food. Hence giving food to the devotees is more than attaining heaven.
Kanaka Rajatha patram Methini sagarantham
Upaya kula vishuttam Koti kanya pradanam
Nahi nahi bahu danam Annadanam samanam
Donating 1000 elephants & horses, donating 10 million cows, donating any number of vessels of silver and gold, donating the entire land till sea, offering the entire services of the clan, helping in the marriage of 10 million women, all this is never ever equal to Annadanam, the feeding of hungry and needy.
"The World, both animate and inanimate, is sustained by food. The giver of food is the giver of life and indeed of everything else. Therefore, one who is desirous of well-being in this world and beyond, should make special endeavours to give food. Also Food should be offered with venerable hospitality to the old, the child, and the tired traveller".- Bhagavan Sri Krishna in 'Shanti parvam' of the epic Mahabharata.
Therefore if you offer food to even an enemy who had come to kill you, the Gods will be pleased and bestow their boons upon you. The Gods appreciate the deed of regular annadanam.
This temple is located in a remote village where quality mid-day meal is a rarity. Devotees are pressed to hardship to search for food after arriving from far distant places. Therefore we are offering free mid-day meal to more than 100 devotees daily. This is a special scheme inaugurated by Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on .2002. So far, more than 5 lakhs people have been offered Annadhanam in this temple.
Numerous devotees and philanthropists have offered generously for Annadhanam scheme. We request you to contribute generously to Annadhanam scheme in this temple. Donations to Annadhanam are eligible to be deducted for Income Tax u/s 80(G).Cost of Annadhanam:
For 50 peoples: Rs.1200
For 100 peoples: Rs.2400
A permanent corpus fund has been created and fixed amount is being deposited in the donor's name. The interest accrued from the investment, is utilized to provide Annadhanam to 100 peoples on the date fixed by the donor.
|Account Holder Name||Mullaivananathar swamy temple|
|Bank Name||Union Bank of India.|
Minimum Amount for corpus fund: Rs.15,000.
As a mark of our gratitude, we will acknowledge your offering at Annadhanam Donor notice board and you will receive Swamy and Ambal Prasadam.
A new Annadhanam complex with modernised kitchen and dining hall is proposed to be built to a tune of Rs.40 lakhs. Your contribution will be immense.
We are planning to send you the photos of Annadhanam beneficiaries on the day you provided Annadhanam.