Senthil Andavar Annadana Sabhai
2012 Kanda Sashti festival dates
|November 14, 2012||November 15, 2012||November 16, 2012||November 17, 2012||November 18, 2012||November 19, 2012||November 20, 2012|
|Kanda Sashti Day 1||Kanda Sashti Day 2||Kanda Sashti Day 3||Kanda Sashti Day 4||Kanda Sashti Day 5||Soora Samharam (Day 6)||Tiru Kalyanam|
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 Sashti.
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 Sashti (many of whom only take one meal per day during Sashti). Rupees 27/- (~US$ 0.50) only covers one sumptuous vegetarian meal. For US$50 only, you can feed 100 devotees. Muttu Irulāyi Ammaiyar and her devotees serve unpaid as bhaktars, so your donation brings the maximum value for the minimum cost.
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
Account Name: Senthil Andavar Annadhana Sabhai
Account No.: 31489907421
Bank Name: State Bank of India