இனிய ஆங்கில புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்  - Happy New Year 2020

Dear All,

Muruga Saranam 

Happy New Year 2020 greetings to all our Members and Devotees.

Looking back at the year 2019, we had an amazing journey with significant achievements. The work we did laid a solid foundation for great success, which will help our vision come true.

Last year, we established an organizational structure with a dedicated and talented leadership team comprising of volunteers from various backgrounds, experiences, and interests.

We inaugurated the temple initiative with a major event on May 27th, 2019. Thousands of people attended the event, making it a grand success. Thavathiru Kundrakudi Adigalar visited the temple site at Moncure, NC and blessed the temple project. Since then we have conducted multiple religious, fundraising, and health and wellness related events at RTP.

We have more than a million dollars pledged for the temple, and many more donors have expressed interest and offered help and support to build Phase I of the temple.

We receive calls regularly from all over the country from within and out-of-state asking about the temple and its progress. We are close to completing our perimeter survey and are in the early phase of infrastructure, roads, and utilities approval from the county. We will keep you posted as and when we get these approvals from the county and of any other significant milestone achievements.

Our initial estimate for our Phase I construction is around 3 million US dollars. Please take a few minutes to talk to your friends and relatives in the US and outside about our unique vision  and do request their support and donations. Donations in any currency are welcome and will help us to build CMT one brick at a time.

We are looking for founding donors and mega-donors to support our project. If you know anyone who is interested to be a part of it, please reach out to us.

Let us continue the amazing journey together to realize our vision for the Carolina Murugan Temple.

We once again thank you for your continuous support and for the donations to the temple.

Let Lord Murugan bless you and your family with health, wealth, prosperity, and happiness.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Thai Poosam Festival.

Dr. Kaali Dass
Carolina Murugan Temple, Moncure, NC

திருக்கார்த்திகை தீபத்திருவிழா - Karthigai Deepathiruvizha at CMT  

Lighted lamp is considered an auspicious symbol; Karthigai Deepam (திருகார்த்திகை தீபம்) is essentially a festival of lights. It is believed to ward off evil forces and usher in prosperity and joy. It falls in the month of Karthigai (mid-November to mid-December) as per our Tamizh calendar. The full moon day of this Karthigai month is called Karthigai Pournami. Our devotees and members lit rows of Agal vilakkus (Clay Oil lamps) on Dec 10th and made Karthigai Deepam Celebration a grand success.  Devotees transformed the site with beautiful flower arrangements and kolam.  For safety reasons, CMT arranged for mini battery operated tea lights for kids.  

Thanks to our Religious Committee  for leading the celebration and pooja. Also thanks to Ravi Shankar for spearheading the pooja, Kuzhali and Dhamodharan for taking care of communications, and Sasi for organizing food. 

Our sincere thanks to all our members, sponsors and devotees for coming out and celebrating with us.

Health and Wellness Event - Pranayama for healthy living 

Carolina Murugan Temple in association with Prana Science conducted, ”Pranayama for Healthy Living” lead by Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian who is a Cell Biology researcher and founder of PranaScience Institute. He is currently studying mechanisms involved in resistance to cancer therapy at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is also a Yoga Biology researcher.  This workshop covered the scientific theories, practice, and clinical applications of Pranayama. 

Our members who attended this event provided positive feedback. Based on the request from our members and devotees we will be conducting special events for children and additional events for adults and seniors. If you’re interested in attending future events, please send an email to

Our sincere thanks to Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian for taking the time, driving down from South Carolina, holding the session on pranayama and donating part of the proceeds to CMT.

Upcoming Events

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

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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. 
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Volunteer of the Month  

CMT proudly recognizes Thirumathi. Sudha Rajan, as our "Volunteer of the Month".

Sudha Rajan lives in Raleigh with her husband Thiruppathi Rajan and their 2 children Arvind Rajan and Arya Rajan. Sudha Rajan is from Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu and their family are devotees of Thiruchendur Murugan and has never missed visiting the temple whenever they go to India.

She mentioned this is a great opportunity for her to serve Lord Muruga and get blessings and would continue with CMT to serve the Lord. 

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

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