Monthly Newsletter - September 2021

CMT Leadership Update

Dear Devotees,

Greetings to all.
This year we conducted the Vinayagar Chathurthi Festival at the site on Sep 11th, 2021. Devotees got an opportunity to see the Abhiseham and Alangarms to the Suyambu Vinayagar we found at the site. It was a great blessing for all of us to see the first event for the Suyambu Vinayagar. We plan to conduct a few more events at the site this year. Please mark your calendars for the Kanda Sashti Festival and 5K walk. A big thanks to all the volunteers who continue to contribute their time planning and preparing the site for the events. If you have time to contribute, please reach out to us. We have multiple volunteering opportunities based on your interest and time. Also, elections for the Board of Administrator positions are open. We will send out a detailed email with forms and instructions by the first week of Oct 2021.

We are still waiting for Phase I approval from the county. Once we receive the county approval, we will be presenting a proposal for the construction loan. The bank loan approval depends on membership count and needs a 20-25% downpayment. If you are planning to become a member, please start with a small amount soon. This will help us increase the membership count, which is one of the criteria underwriters include to approve the bank loan.

We will keep you posted with the Plan approval and bank loan status in the coming months. We are hoping to start the construction process by the end of the year 2021, and it will take about 9-12 months to complete the temple construction. Please reach out to us or visit if you have any questions about our initiatives and plan.

We hear a lot of good happenings from our members. Good things happen when you are part of Carolina Murugan Temple. Let Lord Murugan bless you and your family with health, wealth, prosperity, and happiness.

With Best Regards,
CMT Leadership Team

Thaanthondri Vinayagar Festival

On Sep 11th, 2021, we conducted the Thaanthondri Pillaiyar Velvi Vizha - Vinayagar Chathurthi Festival at our temple site. This event started with Velvi (Yagam), Abhishekam, and Alangaram. The devotees were excited and blessed to see the Suyambu Vinayagar at the site and other religious ceremonies. 

Thanks to all the volunteers and devotees and who helped us to make this event a successful one.

Please click here to see the pictures of the event.

Elections for the CMT Board of Administrators

CMT is run by volunteers like you. In the last 2.5 years, you helped us plan, organize, conduct events, and run the temple operations. Elections for the BOA positions are open for period 2022 - 2024. Most of the positions require at least 7-10 hours a week. Some lead positions need more than 10 hours of dedicated time to support temple events, activities, and meetings during the week and weekends. In addition to passion and interest, please consider your time commitment and availability during the week and weekends.

Please look for a detailed email with forms and instructions.

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 24th, 2021: 5K Walk at the Site on 10 AM to 12 PM
  • Nov 2021: Six days Kanda Sashti Festival and final event at the site
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