About Shikhar Installation

There are four major events in the life of a Temple:

~ the act of conception ending with Bhoomi Puja

~ the act of creation (temple construction)

~ consecration (Deity installation)

~ Gopuram installation

Completion of these events is followed Dhvaja Sthamba (flag pole). The presence of a Dhvaja indicates that the temple is fully functional. While the gopurams are permanent structures and signify the presence of Devine within, there are instances where multiple Gopuram especially Rajagopurams have been built at different times - adding more beauty, character, and as per the prevalent culture - a foremost example among such multiple building effort is Shri Brihadeeshvara Temple in Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu, where you can witness more than one Rajagopuram. Over the last 35 years, we have completed all the main events except Gopuram. This year, with the blessing of Shri Ganesha, we are now able to embark on the installation of the gopuram for our Temple.

Our grand plan calls for:

~ Rajagopuram at the Main entrance

~ One Vimana Style Gopuram for Shri Venkateshwara Shrine which will be similar to the one at Tirumala

~ Nagara Style Gopuram for Shri Ganapati Shrine, Durga Shrine, Radha Krishna Shrine, Shiva Shrine, and Sita Ram Shrine

In addition we will install a Shrine for Naga Devata near the entrance of the Temple Pond, and another Shrine (adjacent to Naga Devata). We will complete the installation with additional ornamentation for the Yagnashala. The preparation work for these permanent additions are underway. After the successful execution of the Gopuram Nirmaan Utsava on March 18, 2018, the Temple requests all its devotees to mark their calendars for the following two very important occasions that occur only once in a Temple’s life:

June 22-24, 2018 - Rajgopuram, Shikhar Pratishtha & Maha Kumbhabhishekam