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Skanda Shasti - visit to Vadapalani Murugan Temple

Today I visited Vadapalani Murgan Temple as it is closer to my home. Contrary to my expectations there wasn't much crowd and I easily got to see Lord Murugan. The temple administration has made elaborate arrangements for the Skanda Shasti festival and a Laksharchanai is going on.

What caught my attention in the temple is the cleanliness and the organised nature of activities. The new developments in the temple worth mentioning are:
  • When you enter the temple, your feet gets automatically washed by flow of water.
  • The entire Temple complex flooring has been converted into Granite.
  • There are people who are continuously cleans the temple premises and floors.
  • Number of ceiling fans have been provided for the convenience of the devotees.
  • A free Siddha Hospital is functioning 6 days a week just outside the temple.
  • A free footwear safekeeping facility has been provided.
  • A gold plating has been provided for the temple's "Kodi Kambam" (not able to find the correct English word for this)
Hotel Saravana Bhavan is the main sponsor for all these activities. Hotel employees are manning the free footwear safekeeping desk, cleaning of temple permises etc. There is even a Supervisor from Hotel Saravana Bhavan who oversees all these activities in the temple.

Overall, today's experience in visiting Vadapalani temple is a very pleasant one. Temple is very clean and you feel like staying in the temple for longer time praying. Thanks to Hotel Saravana Bhavan and Mr Rajagopal (Managing Partner of HSB) for the good work he has done to the upkeep of the temple.

Please visit Vadapalani Murugan Temple whenever you get time to get the blessings of Lord Muruga.

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