Sri Paadha Asthi Mandapam
Designated Vishnu Paadham and dedicated to parents - SRI PAADHA ASTHI MANDAPAM
Sri Paadha Asthi Mandapam November 28, 2005, was fi xed for the mantra installation at the Sri Paadha Asthi Mandapam. In this peedam the mantras are the energy generators (yantras) below the sanctum sanctorum. "I have assigned this place as my mother's asthi mandapam", says the Swamigal.
This whole project came into being because of his mother's wish. Chitra pournami is designated to the memory of his mother as it is guru pooja day. It has been celebrated for the past 16 years. "People go to Kasi to perform the rites of their parents. It is far more important to take care of them when they are alive."
The value to the mother figure in Indian culture is evident from the adage in Tamil, Thai sollai deivam thattaadhu.
It is said that even Lord Shiva takes the word of the mother. If a mother seeks pardon for her child, then He accepts her word.
Instances abound of people who come here and regret the shabby treatment they mete out to their parents. This, Swamigal believes, is a wonderful change of heart that happens here.
Visitors are encouraged to read an inspirational appeal of an aged mother to her son, displayed on a banner by the Swamigal, and then offer flowers in prayer to their natural parents.