Redeposited Next Day
Expenses & Vidwat
Sambhavana for 70th
Expenses & Vidwat
Sambhavana for 70th Jayanthi
Advaitha Sabha Suspense
A/c Returned (Cash against cheque)
NOTE : Out of the total
amount of Rs.6,00,000/- withdrawn on 20.07.2004 & 29.07.2004, a sum of
Rs.5,99,107/- was paid as SAMBHAVANA TO VEDIC PUNDITS GODHANAM & OTHER
EXPENSES ON THE OCCASION OF BHIMARATHA SHANTI (70TH BIRTHDAY).
The balance of Rs.893/- was redeposited into the account.
In addition to the above
account, five trust accounts are operated by the Srikaryam & the Manager of
the Mutt as Authorised Signatories. There
are no cash withdrawals from the five trust accounts from 1st April
2004 till 30th September 2004.
6. There is a charge that
Gold collected for the Kamakshi Amman temple was misappropriated.
The entire quantity collected was not used.
Where has the balance gold gone?
charge by Sankara Raman that 100 kgs of gold were imported to make a gold
chariot for Kanchi Kamakshi deity and only 35 kgs were used while the remaining
went missing, was re-iterated by the police in the High Court for probe.
are the facts.
Adi Sankarar Swarna Vimana Trust with registered office at VHS Campus, Chennai
600 113 was entrusted with the Gold cladding work of Sri Adi Sankarar Vimanam,
Sri Kamakshi Ambal Vimanam and Simha Vahanam.
The board of trustees of this trust comprised of eminent persons.
The gold cladding work was done on copper sections by the conventional
methods of beating gold strips into foils and pasting the gold foils over
mercury base, heating and polishing. The
entire gold plating work was completed and handed over to the authorities of Sri
Kamakshi Ambal Devasthanam, Kanchipuram as per the details given below.
trust imported 85.31 kgs of Gold (and not 100 kgs as alleged) comprising of Gold
bars 71.31 kgs, Biscuits 14.00 kgs.
was used as follows:
Sri Adi Sankarar Vimanam
Sri Kamakshi Ambal Vimanam – upper portion
Sri Kamakshi Ambal Vimanam – lower portion
Sri Kamakshi Ambal Kavacham
balance gold of 171 gms has been duly accounted.
full description of the various kanikkais together with the receipt numbers are
recorded in the register maintained by the temple trust.
These accounts have been verified by the HR&CE department of the
government from time to time.
7. Had the Swamiji planned
to escape to Nepal?
police claimed that a helicopter was hired from Pune and was kept ready at the
Hyderabad airport and it was intended to go to Mehboobnagar.
The helicopter, the police further claimed, was procured by the friend of
the mill owner at whose premises Chandramouleeswara pooja was performed by the
prosecution did a somersault and stated that at no point of time it has alleged
that the Swamiji would flee along with his commandos and stated that it was for
the Swamiji to escape that a helicopter was stationed at Hyderabad with flight
schedule for Mehboobnagar. To quote
TVR Shenoy from The Indian Express, Mumbai dated December 2, 2004. “HAL’s Advanced Light Helicopter, Dhruv has a range of
only 660 km. I am told the Pentagon
has some choppers in its arsenal with can do about
700 km and further still with the addition of a fifth fuel tank.”
With this speed it would require about 12 hours to reach Nepal and a
minimum of 5 refueling stops. Would
it ever be possible to escape like this? The
Swamiji’s Travel programmes are always posted in the official website of the
Mutt www.kamakoti.org and every
one has access to it.
The Swamiji is a ‘Z’
category security person surrounded all times by Commandos/Policemen on duty.
8. Who is Sankara Raman?
What is his connection with the Mutt?
What was his conflict with the Swamiji?
What had he written in his letters?
Why was he killed?
Sankara Raman was never an employee of the Mutt as it is made out to be.
He was an employee of a temple in Kanchipuram at the time of his death.
Sankara Raman wrote several letters to His Holiness over the last several
years accusing the Swamiji and several others to various acts of omission and
commission, to put it mildly.
marked copies of several of his letters to the CM, the leader of the opposition,
HR&CE Department and several other prominent citizens and devotees.
Everyone just ignored the letters as those of a disgruntled black mailer
who was threatening to ‘expose’ the two Swamijis & The Mutt.
These letters were being freely circulated by Sankara Raman.
In one of his letters he claims that he was a man of average means and
that ‘some kind hearted man’ was paying for the mass copying and postage of
cannot speculate as to why he was killed or who was involved.
The only thing we believe unequivocally, is that His Holiness is being
falsely implicated in this.
Who is Radhakrishnan? What is his relationship with the Mutt?
Why was he attacked? Who
attacked him? Why is the Swamiji implicated in this?
is a former associate of the Mutt, and has his own business. In 1994 when it was discovered that he was involved in a
malicious defamation campaign against the Mutt, he was relieved to his services.
He was one of the trustees of the Sri Adi Sankara Trust, for the golden
chariot for Kamakshi Amman. The
case about an attack on Radhakrishnan is 2 years and 3 months old.
In the FIR filed in this case neither the Mutt nor Swamiji were
10. If the Mutt is not
so rich, how can you afford to pay for such a huge advertisement?
Who is paying for this advertisement?
advertisement is appearing in media through the kind courtesy of several of our
devotees all over the world who are keen to see that a 2500-year-old heritage is
not destroyed by scandalous media. In
this hour of all out assault on the Mutt, It requires large infusion of funds to
defend itself and provide the truth and right perspective to all concerned.
The Mutt has appealed to its devotees and to all Indians to contribute
their might to support it to tide over this crisis.
11. So much is claimed
about the Mutt’s various religious, cultural & social welfare activities?
What exactly are they? How
are they Managed?
quick glimpse at the activities and achievements of the Mutt in the last 51
years is a testimony to some one who has been called “The 21st
Century Jagadguru” Be it in the field of Education, Vedic Research,
Healthcare, Social Welfare or Religion. The
Acharya has created enduring institutions that will serve people for several
Chandrasekarendra Saraswati Vishwa Maha Vidyalaya at Enathur near Kanchipuram is
a Deemed University. This
institution seeks to revive Kanchi’s reputation as a ‘seat of learning’. An Ayurvedic College devoted to Indian medicine forms part of
the Vishwa Mahavidyalaya.
Vedic Education and
Patashala located on the Bangalore Highway is perhaps the largest patashala in
the world and teaches all the four Vedas. Similarly,
Agama Patashalas and Silpa Patashalas give a fillip to temple design and
Mutt’s foray into Healthcare truly reflects the Acharya’s Compassion, Care
and Commitment to serving the ailing, poor and needy.
The Kanchi Kamakoti Sankara Hospital, Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust
Hospital, Sankara Dev Netralaya, Guwahati, Sri Mata Trust are just a few of the
shining examples. 1,75,928 patients
were treated free of cost at the Kanchi Kamakoti Sankara Hospital, since
commissioning in May 2003.
the instance of the Acharya, the Mutt stepped in at the right time to help the
CHILDS Trust Hospital to recover from its financial troubles. Because of professional management provided, the CHILDS Trust
Hospital has not only turned around but is also one of the finest paediatric
hospitals in the country serving young children who need specialist medical
help. About one lakh children
receive treatment at this hospital every year.
Sri Mata Trust is a unique organization that supports poor cancer
patients and their relatives/attendants with shelter and food during the
treatment period. Sankara Dev
Netralaya started at Guwahati is a exemplary eye care institution and the only
one of its kind in the North Eastern part of the Country.
Renovating old temples
and consecrating new ones
Acharya has performed countless number of Kumbabhishekams to revive old temples
and consecrate new ones. (The
number could be well over 6,000 in the last 50 years)
Social and Humanitarian
His guidance, several homes for the aged, the destitute and the needy are run
under the auspices of the Mutt. There
are Old Age Homes in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, UP & MP.
His Holiness is known for His support of the goshalas and there are many
which are run in Tamil Nadu and in the North.
arts, science, and public service
Kanchi Mutt has had a long tradition of supporting the arts and encouraging
artists from all the fields. In
keeping with this tradition, the Acharya has instituted several awards.
Saint of the masses
Ahcarya has traveled more than a million kilometers on foot reaching more than
3000 villages and small towns. He
has been one of the first ones to reach areas hit by natural calamities like
floods and earthquakes with help for the affected.
He has always lead a very simple life with minimal needs. This simple, selfless Saint of the masses is facing an
outrageous charge. Such a charge is
directed against the very Acharya whose compassion has reached millions with His
helping hand. It is indeed the
darkest hour for His devotees and those interested in following the tenets of
A special message to
anxious devotees all around the world
will not let a 2500 year old institution be destroyed by media vandalism”.
“What will it be like if your house collapsed right in front of your
else can we do beyond prayers and protests?”.
“How can we help?” Our
devotion, dedication and unwavering faith will ensure that Sri Kanchi Kamakoti
Peetam rises like a phoenix and regains its respect and glory in the minds of
all the devotees around the world. After
all, this 2500 year old institution has grown not only because of the
illustrious lineage of Acharyas but also because of the unremitting patronage
and devotion of millions of devotees like all of us.
When our revered Paramacharya faced the daunting task of re-establishing
the credibility of the Mutt in the last century.
He, in his wisdom and compassion, reached out to every devotee.
He devised simple schemes like the ‘pidi arisi thittam’ (a handful of
rice every day), a one-rupee tax from your income to pay for Vedic Education
etc. These were specifically
designed to enlist wide spread participation from every section of society.
It is through His vision and the tireless efforts of His Prathama Sishya
Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, the Mutt could reach such a pre-eminent position.
“How can I help?”
when devotees from all over the world ask us, as to how they can help the Mutt
in this hour of crisis and need, we once again look to Sri. Mahaperiyavaal for
inspiration and guidance.
Frankly, what matters
most of your devotion and willingness to come out and do something.
Devotees, (Especially those in far off lands) feel helpless because they
think, all they can do is to protest, pray and send money.
There is no need for any one to despair in this manner.
On the other hand, this
is an extra ordinary opportunity to demonstrate our solidarity behind the Kanchi
Mutt and all that it stands for. Send
whatever you can. Nothing will be
too little. It is voluntary and YOU
decide what you wish to send. It
could be a few rupees, a day’s wage or a month’s salary.
The amount is immaterial. What
is important is that we get millions of letters of undying support with every
little contribution. To show the
world that Kanchi Mutt exists in all our hearts and not just on a piece of land.
Some people may malign us, demolish the structure but they can never
destroy our spirit and faith.
your letters addressed to the Mutt along with your contribution, and flood the
mail boxes. Our Periyavaal has
always cherished sharing the story of the Squirrel in the Ramayana.
Therefore, none of us needs to feel shy or hesitant.
Do what you can but feel proud that you too contributed to the
Mutt in its hour of need.
‘We have been showered with their Holinesses’ Blessings all our
lives. It is now our turn to do
something wrote a devotee.
donations may be sent by cheques to The Manager, Sri Kanchi Kamakoti
Peetam, 1, Salai Street, Kanchipuram. Kindly
draw the cheque in favour of “Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam”.
Clearly mark the envelope boldly “Campaign
Mutt and its devotees have full confidence in the Indian Judiciary.
Truth will prevail.
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