the perennial jivanadies empty themselves into Ratnakara Seva, would its water
ever dry up or exhausted? Liewise Sreevari Pennidhi is ever Fed and would never
reach point of depletion. The worth of its wealth is proverbial and with only
astronomical figures it can be estimated. It began when? A brief historical
back-ground for full illuminations is given below.
The antiquity of the temple can be traced to the Vedic times. The Rig Veda
embodies evidence of its existence along with the poetry of the Sangam Age.
Monarchs of inter-planetary reputation belonging into several dynasties, like
Pallava, Chola, Pandya and Vijayanagara vied with one another to empty their
treasuries to build and endow this great shrine together with the propagation of
Its glory through several means. Hence it has turned out a supreme place of
worship growing to such an extent to be deemed the richest temple in Asia, with
an annual income exceeding Rs. 300 crores. The unbroken religious worship
carried on for more than 1,300 years speaks of its immaculate sanctity and
incalculable spiritual wealth. Celebrated Pravakthas and spiritual luminaries of
the world have eulogized its glory by their speeches and literary works. It is
said that installation of a potent Yantra and Dhana Aakarshana Chakram by
Adisankara near the Padmapeetam of the Lord is instrumental for the enormous
growth both in spiritual wealth and material worth.
The T,T.D. Admiuistratlon under the, aegis of able, efficient and dynamic officers
have been carrying on numerous humanitarian services, which no religious
institution has neither extended nor contemplated even. It left no sphere of
human activity deserving sympathy untouched and ungraced. Where does that light
of humanism emanate? How is it implemented?
simple ---------- Daiva Maya ------Balaji Kataksha.