Monthly Newsletter - August 2021

CMT Leadership Update

Dear Devotees,
Nallur Kandaswamy Festival is one of the world-famous Lord Murugan festivals conducted every year at Nallur, Sri Lanka. On Aug 28th, 2021, Carolina Murugan Temple conducted this festival at our Temple Site. This event was started with traditional Flag Hoisting, followed by a procession and other religious events. This is the second major festival conducted at the Site, and more than 250 people attended this event. Thanks to all the volunteers who tirelessly worked for many weeks to prepare for the event. 

Construction Update:
The site planners submitted the county's requested changes, and we are waiting for Phase I approval. 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


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Nallur Kandaswamy Festival

On Aug 28th, 2021, we conducted Nallur Kandaswamy Festival at our temple site. This event started at 8:00 AM with traditional Flag Hoisting, followed by a procession around Six Abodes of Lord Murugan located surrounding the Vel structure of the temple. The visitors also enjoyed the delicious food and traditional Murugan Panjamirtham, one of the specialties of Lord Murugan temples in South India. Special thanks to our Eeelam Tamil devotees who were instrumental in bringing this festival to CMT. 

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

Nallur Murugan Planning and Execution Team: Dr. Ravi Ravichandran, Dr. Sivayogan Nagalingam, Logan Kannuthurai, Sharmila Logendran, Dr. Elias Jeyarajah, Dr. Shanthini Jeyarajah, Shenthan and Ahalya Rajah, Umaash Nallainathan

Religious: Bharath Ramamurthy and his volunteering team Chidambaram, Srikanth, Baheshwari Prabaharan (Madhu's mother), Maheswari, Misha, Karthika, Karthik, Madhu, Balaji, Sharath, Anu, Velappan, Radha Ravi, Dhamodharan, Sasi, Dr.Sivayogan, Dr. Ravi(South Carolina), Manjula, T.D.Ramamurthy (Bharath's father, India), Chandramohan & Vijaya (Maheswari's parents, India.

Food: Sasi Haridoss,  Anu Karthik,  Rakshana Manoj, Sharmila Logan, Thusheetha
Vijitha, Thenmoli, Malar, Rajiv, Manjula, Manojkumar, Theleka Manoj, Gokul Dass, Nitin Haridoss, and Misha Bharath

Flower Garland for all the Gods: Baheswari Prabaharan and Madhu Balaji

Finance: Velappan, Murugesan, Sathish, and Prabha

Membership: Sudha Rajan, Subha, Nataraj Ganesh, Murugesan, and Velappan

Media, Marketing and IT: Dhamodharan Venkatesan and his team Vijay Manoharan, Dr. Sivayogan, Lokesh, Prabhakaran

Lemonade and Watermelon Stall: Adithi Balaji,  Saasana Karthik, Sri Bala Chidambaram, Varthini

Neer Moore Stall: Logan Kannudurai and Sharmi

Wooden Pallakku: Dr. Ravi Ravichandran, South Carolina

Festival Flag: Thusheeta Sivayogan and Dr. Sivayogan

Transportation and Logistics: Haridoss Ramadoss and Karthik Kumaraswamy

Site Maintenance: Karthik Kumaraswamy, Sharath, Balaji, Bharathi, Murugesan, Aravind, Ganesh, Pugazhendhi, Umesh, Logan Kannudurai, and his friends

Nallur Murugan Statue Sponsors:
Jagadeesh Narasimhaiah - Sponsored the Lord Murugan Statue owner Sudha Ariva - Sponsored the Nallur Murugan Statue and also shipped to us free of cost

Our Special thanks to the following:
Chatham County Police Officers – Security

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Sangam Mart & Chef Sreeni - Panchamirtham Preparation 
TamericaTV  - Our Media Partner

Click here to Watch Nallur Kandaswamy Festival 2021 on CMT Youtube Channel

CMT Sculpting Workshop

Carolina Murugan Temple conducted  Sculpting Workshop for four weeks. This was an excellent opportunity to work with Stapathi Thangam Subramanyam to sculpt Vinayagar. The attendees learned the sculpting techniques and all attendees sculpted a Vinayagar statue to take back to their home.

Please click below for the pictures of the workshop.

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