Monthly Newsletter - March, 2020 

Dear Devotees, Members, Sponsors and Volunteers

On behalf of the board, I would like to provide an update on the progress we made since we launched the CMT in 2017-2018.

Build, Grow, and Expand the CMT Community

Our key focus for the year 2019 was to create awareness and understanding of our vision to our general public. With your commitment, dedication, and support, we have made significant progress in building, growing, and expanding our community well beyond RTP.

Our Leadership Chairs from various committees planned and executed many successful events to bring the spiritual and cultural experience to our devotees. These events could not have been achieved without the dedicated CMT devotees, members, sponsors and volunteers.

Plan and Roadmap

One of the questions being asked by everyone is when the site will be ready.  Please see our journey and future roadmap.

Our immediate goal is to operationalize the Moncure site as quickly as possible, with a minimal budget. We have been tirelessly working with Site Design Engineers, Surveyors, County government, and other agencies to accelerate the permitting process. This approval will give us the green light to construct the full temple or temporary structure for us to operate at the site.

In parallel, we are also discussing with Stapathi to sculpt and ship the Six Feet replica of the 155 Feet Murugan Statue to the USA. We will keep you posted with the progress in a few months.

The availability of the funds is the primary limiting factor, and it will be a major constraint for us to accelerate the approval and construction process. We will need approximately 1.9 Million US dollars to get the infrastructure and other utilities.
If you haven’t donated yet, please consider donating now. The money you pay now is precious to building our foundation for the future. You can pay the money in multiple ways.

  1. Please visit and pay using our secure payment gateway. URL:
  2. Write a check payable to CMT and mail to 6525 Reserve Pine Dr, Cary, NC 27519
  3. Please call 919-308-0255 or 919-371-0216 to set up a recurring payment. Any small amount per month is appreciated
  4. Please consider becoming a lifetime member ($2500 one or multiple payments) or Temple Patrons from $2501 – $250,000 range.

You can also connect with your friends and share this initiative, identify their interests, and request them to donate money. Also, if you have any potential mega-donors, we can go as a team to meet them in person, present the proposal and benefits. Please spend some time to evaluate and identify potential donors and let us know.

Please feel free to reach out to the CMT leadership team or me with any questions.

Best Regards,

Dr. Kaali Dass,
Carolina Murugan Temple,
Moncure, NC

Nallur Murugan Festival at CMT

Eelam Tamizh Murugan Devotees from RTP area have pledged an amount of $500,000 to be collected and paid in five years. This money initially will be used to construct Phase I of the temple, and part of the funds will be used to build the World Tamil Cultural Museum. They also would like to host one of the significant and the world-famous Nallur Murugan Temple Festival at CMT temple site. We are looking into the feasibility of making this event possible in the year 2020 itself. 

We will be working with the Eelam Tamizh Murugan Devotees to raise the required money and work with the county to expedite the approvals.

Send us Panguni Uthiram 2020 Celebrations Pictures

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and consistent with the guidance from the North Carolina state government officials on restrictions including large public gatherings, the CMT board has decided to cancel the upcoming Punguni Uthiram Event, initially scheduled on April 6th 2020.

All devotees are encouraged to conduct this event at home and send your pictures with God and your family members to CMT. We will publish the first five pictures in the April 2020 Newsletter, and the rest of the photos will be uploaded into our website for public viewing.

Please send all your pictures to and include your full name and location.

Volunteers Needed for Cooking Committee

As we are growing and a large number of people are attending our events, we have decided to standardize the food menu and provide a consistent food quality for all of our events. To achieve this goal, we are forming a Cooking Committee to take care of all the cooking-related activities.

We are looking for ten volunteers to lead and support various activities in the committee. A Chair and Vice-Chair will be selected to lead this committee.

If you are passionate about cooking and interested in volunteering for the temple, please sign-up using below link. Thanks in advance for volunteering for this critical role.

Click here to join CMT Cooking Team

Volunteers Needed for Farming Committee

Farming committee is actively working to start the following activities in the Spring 2020.

  • Community Vegetable Garden – Adults and Kids
  • Bee Keeping - Adults
  • Identifying, Labelling and Documenting Trees in the CMT Site – College and School Students who are interested in Biology and Environment can sign up for this.

If you are interested, please sign-up using the below link. We will include you in the next meeting to discuss next steps and logistics.

Click here to join CMT Farming Team
Upcoming Events

Please plan to mark your calendar for the upcoming events (Date and Venue will be announced soon)

  • General Body Meeting (Members only event) - Due to the COVID-19, we will be rescheduling our CMT General body meeting to June 2020. We will send official confirmation once we finalize the location and other details.
  • Vaikasi Visakam (June, 2020)
CMT Photo Gallary
(Click on pictures to view Photo Gallary)
Join and Support Us
We are seeking your generous donation to build Carolina Murugan Temple. 

Please select any of following donation / sponsorship opportunities :
  • Main Temple 
  • World Tamil Library
  • World Tamil Cultural Museum
  • Temple Infrastructure
  • Murugan Statue
  • General Donation
Check payable to Carolina Murugan Temple, Please send it to Chief Treasurer, CMT, 6525 Reserve Pine Dr, Cary, NC, 27519. 
Click here to Donate Online
Contact Us
Volunteer of the Month  

CMT proudly recognises Thirumathi. Madhubala Balaji as its volunteer of the month. Madhubala lives in Apex, NC with her husband Thiru. Balaji, daughter Adhithi and Son Eeshwar.

They love to volunteer and eagerly looking forward to Carolina Murugan Temple become a reality!

We are very grateful to have them as part of our CMT family.

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