Work Completed to Date
“Of course, our efforts maybe. But without His Grace of Lord Muruga nothing could be done by us.”— Bala Murugan Adimai
- A granite sanctum sanctorum modeled according to the Chola architecture has been built at a cost of 20 lakhs for installing the deity.
- A spacious hall around the shrine, vimanam and a beautiful entrance has been completed at a cost of 50 lakhs.
- The rest of the renovation work estimated to cost another 50 lakhs is in progress.
- With the inflow of donations from devotees work is nearing completion.
The motorable road to the Hill Temple is ready for use and nearly complete. This road will ensure that no devotee, however old or infirm, should come to Rathinagiri without ascending the hill to enjoy the darshanam of Rathinagiri Bala Murugan.
Six Sided Holy Tank
A six-sided tank has been dug out and steps have been made. Further progress on this work has postponed until Kumbhabhishekam of the main temple. The cost of completing the work on the tank will be around nine lakhs.
Archana in Tamil
Lord Murugan being the God of Tamil it is only befitting that worship be carried on in Tamil. All mantras are chanted in Tamil so that the common man can better understand the worship.
Service to the Devotees
- Public toilets and drinking water have been provided for the general visitors.
- Around 40 shops at a low rent have been built along the Arcot – Vellore road.
- Four marriage halls are present for public use at a low rent.
- A police outpost, post office, bank and a co-operative store are present for the benefit of the public.
- A hall with bathrooms for those who wish to tonsure their head has been provided.
In order to provide facilities to enable the rural youth to compete with the urban, a matriculation school was established for the children of the employees of the shrine in 1987. It has gradually developed and at present over a thousand children of the surrounding 18 villages are benefiting from it.
Every first Friday and Saturday lectures are held on Tiruvilaiyadal Purina, Tolkapiyam, Periyapuranam and Tirukkural for the public.
A 25-bed charity hospital has been built for the benefit of the poor. Specialists from all fields offer their services freely to the poor. Free eye camps are held every month and around 70 patients are operated free of cost.
Cottages for visitors
Cottages for the devotees have been built and are available.