Monthly Newsletter - October 2020

CMT Leadership Update

Dear Members and Devotees,

We hope and pray that all devotees and members are doing well through this long and stressful pandemic. Our commitment has been working with the community and engaging participation, both virtually and in-person through various programs. The leadership team regularly visits our temple site, and we are strongly encouraged by the turnout of members and the addition of new members.

Thanks to all the volunteers who signed up for the site maintenance and improvement activities. We also in need of youth and next-generation volunteers to run various activities in all the committees. Please talk to the next generation high school and college kids to sign-up as volunteers based on their interest and availability.

As a part of the Walk and Watch program, we are doing a guided tour of the site on Sundays. If you haven’t participated yet, please visit and sign up. 
As we enter the fall and festive season with Navarathiri, Deepavali, and Kandha Sashti, we wish everyone happy and safe festivities.

Thank you for your continued involvement, participation, volunteering, donations, and support to make our temple vision a reality!

Best Regards,
CMT Leadership Team


Upcoming CMT Event Updates – Fall 2020 

CMT Kids Art Camp: This event is designed to engage and encourage our kids to participate and learn with social distancing. Kids of ages between 8-13 are welcome to attend this free event. We also have a trainer and artist Gayatri Rambilli to help the kids draw the theme of Murugan/Peacock.

Date: October 24th, 2020
Time: 10 am -12 pm
Location: Sears Farm Park.
Please register at 
If you have any questions, please contact  919-638-2009 or 919-607-4711

Kandar Sakthi Peruvizha: We have started planning for our virtual Kanda Sakthi event in November. There will be more details in our upcoming special Kandasakthi newsletter but please do mark the below dates on your calendar.
Kandar Sakthi Peruvizha - Thirupughaz and  Kanda Kavasam Parayanam.
Day 1    Sunday, Nov 15th, 2020 - evening 6:30 - 9:15 pm
Day 2 Mon Nov 16th, 2020 - evening 6:30 - 9:15 pm
Day 3 Tue Nov 17th, 2020 - evening 6:30 - 9:15 pm 
Day 4 Wed Nov 18th, 2020 - evening 6:30 - 9:15 pm
Day 5 Thu Nov 19th, 2020 - evening 6:30 - 9:15 pm
Day 6 Fri Nov 20th 2020 - evening 6:30 - 9:15 pm 
Day 7 Sat Nov 21st, 2020 - morning 8:00 am - 12:30 pm - Thirukkalyanam

Event Support & Volunteering:

CMT Park and Recreation Committee needs 10 volunteers to maintain the Murugan Kudil and the walking trails at our premises during the fall and winter. The help needed is clearing small bushes, tree branches, and debris. A few hours of volunteering on weekends would be a big help.

Signup here: CMT Volunteers Team 

Walk and Watch Event needs about 5 volunteers between 8:30 to 10 AM on Sundays to show key features of the temple site and provide details of our Phase I construction plan to visitors.  Please use the below link to signup and provide your available dates. Once you sign up we will provide the necessary information and booklets to share.

Signup here: Walk and Watch Event

CMT is looking for next-generation volunteers to support various committees and other event-related activities. If you know of any high school or college going kids, please talk to them about our initiative and sign up as volunteers based on their interest and availability. It is also an excellent opportunity for kids to learn and build volunteer time required for school or colleges. They will also have a chance to plan, lead, and learn to organize events.

Signup here: CMT Volunteers Team 

CMT Relax and Chant program: Second Saturday of Every Month

Chant Thiruppugazh and Velmaral at Murugan Kudil to stimulate our spiritual sense. The will be led by our very own Thiru. Ravi Shankar and telecast live on Facebook.

This event is offered to everyone at no cost. Please visit the scenic site and sing with a group while maintaining safe social distancing. Signup using the link below.

For more information, please reach out to Bharath Ramamurthy @919-638-2009

The CMT Relax and Chant event is every second Saturday of the month falls on November 14th 2020, on the day of Deepavalli and will be a virtual event. Time between 1 - 2 pm.


Signup here: CMT Relax and Chant Thirupugazh Program

CMT Walk Watch and Eat !!: Summer – Fall 2020 

We had a pleasant surprise in our CMT Walk and Watch where a devotee who runs "Dosa on Wheels" from Fayetville, NC offered dosas as "Annathanam" for all who attended the Walk and Watch event. 

Dosas with sambar, vada, and chutney were certainly a treat after the walk to the riverfront.

Signup here: Walk and Watch Event

CMT Volunteer of the month

CMT proudly recognizes Subramani Thangavel as our volunteer of the month. 

Subramani lives in Morrisville NC, with his lovable wife Hemalatha Murugesan. They are blessed with two adorable children Diyamikaa and Kabilan. 
He says "Anaivarukkum Vanakkam. I am from Ayyambalayam, a small village near to Dindigul, TamilNadu. Our place is close to Pazhani and I used to visit the Murugan Temple every year during my school days. I remember that our people used to go to "Paathayaaththirai" and it used to be a great celebration in our village. 
I strongly believe that this Carolina Murugan temple is a great initiative to Lord Muruga and Tamil Culture. I am extremely delighted to spend my available time and effort towards building this temple and blessed to have this opportunity. I get motivated when I see the tremendous efforts put by the founders and members/volunteers.

Volunteering can give us a sense of pride and identity. And the better we feel about ourselves,  the more likely we are to have a positive view of life and future goals. Thanks to the CMT team, members, and volunteers. Special thanks to my family who supports me to do the volunteering.  Nandri."

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