Annadana Murugan

Senthil Andavar Annadana Sabhai
Kanda Sasti Annadānam at Tiruchendur

2017 Kanda Sasti festival dates

October 20, 2017 October 21, 2017 October 22, 2017 October 23, 2017 October 24, 2017 October 25, 2017 October 26, 2017
Kanda Sasti Day 1 Kanda Sasti Day 2 Kanda Sasti Day 3 Kanda Sasti Day 4 Kanda Sasti Day 5 Soora Samharam (Day 6) Tiru Kalyanam
Click to enlarge image of Tiruchendur Devasthanam
Tiruchendur Senthil Andavar Devasthanam
Thavatiru Muttu Irulāyi Ammaiyar coordinates annadanam at Tiruchendur Kanda Sasti
Muttu Irulāyi Ammaiyar directs annadanam

Images of Tiruchendur Kanda Sasti Annadanam 2015

Images of Tiruchendur Kanda Sasti Annadanam 2013
2012 Kanda Sasti photos
Annadanam Sabha members help Ammaiyar
Senthil Andavar Annadanam Sabha adiyars

Muttu Irulāyi Ammaiyar of Manamadurai is a exceptionally dedicated adiyār of Lord Senthil Andavar and Goddess Mari Amman. She met her guru, a Brahmin employed as a cook in his native Ramanathapuram, twenty years ago at Tiruchendur. With sheer determination, her guru would collect donations so he could cook and serve annadanam to hundreds of poor devotees at Tiruchendur during Kanda Sasti.

Along with a growing band of devotees who serve hundreds of devotees daily tiffin, lunch, and dinner, Muttu Irulāyi Ammaiyar and her followers, who are all from humble backgrounds, serve the poorest and humblest of Lord Senthil Andavar's devotees annually at Tiruchendur. Yet despite months of fund-raising annually, they find it more and more difficult to find the funds needed to purchase rice, vegetables, oil, and other provisions needed to serve so many devotees.

Murugan Bhakti encourages devotees to feed the Lord's poor devotees during Kanda Sasti (many of whom only take one meal per day during Sashti). Rupees 75/- (~US$ 1.25) only covers one sumptuous vegetarian meal. For US$60 only, you can feed 50 devotees. Muttu Irulāyi Ammaiyar and her devotees serve unpaid as bhaktars, so your donation brings the maximum value for the minimum cost.

Note: Annadanam at Tiruchendur can be arranged only during Kanda Sasti.

Senthil Andavar Annadhana Sabhai
(Registration No. 444/2010)
18/6, Pattar Street
64-C, Bhagabath Agraharam
Manamadurai – 630 606
Manamadurai Post & Taluk
Sivagangai District, TN, India

Sabhai Officers

  • Managing Trustee Muthu Irulayee Ammaiyar (Rajendran Muthuirulai): mobile no. 9943189909

Account Name: Muthuirulai, Rajendran
Account No: 34053410140
Bank Name: State Bank of India

State Bank of India
Indl. Complex, Sipcot – 7055
Manamadurai – 630606
Sivagangai District
Tamilnadu, India

Branch Code: 7055
MICR Code: 623002606

How to sponsor annadanam at Tiruchendur for Kanda Sasti in 2014:
  • Contact Muttu Irulāyi Ammaiyar by phone at (+91) 994 3189909
  • Send your donation directly to Ammaiyar's bank account (details above)
  • OR send by Western Union to Muthuirulai, R. (Ammaiyar's lay name).
  • Contact Murugan Bhakti editor Patrick Harrigan by email at for more details.
  • Attend Tiruchendur Kanda Sasti and contribute or volunteer for annadanam service.
Sponsor an annadanam at Tiruchendur
More photos of Muttu Irulāyi Ammaiyar at Tiruchendur and Kathirkama Pada Yatra
Download the Trust deed of Senthil Andavar Annadhana Sabhai
Senthil Andavar Annadhana Sabhai official web site of Tiruchendur Devasthanam