Chennai suburban temple starts Kumbabhishekam work

By NT Bureau Published on Jul 27, 2018 06:10 PM IST

Chennai: Kumbabhishekam works at Dhenupureeswarar temple in Madambakkam in the city suburban area began on Thursday, with the auspicious bhoomi pooja that saw a senior official from the Archaeological Department, Saravanan, temple priests and villagers, taking part.

According to sources, several works, including changing of the idols in the top part, laying of kadappah stones for pathway, installing new grill gates, changing the ceiling in the sanctum sanctorum and fixing of tiles will be taken up.

The last kumbabhishekam was performed in 2002 and the next one should have been held in 2015. However, it has been delayed by three years, it is said.

The shrine is one of the number of sites that have been conserved and restored under the auspices of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

The ASI states that the temple has been declared a monument of national importance under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (amendment and validation) Act 2010.