India Post has entered into a tie-up arrangement with the Department of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment to make available Mahamaham ‘theertham’ and ‘prasadams’ to devotees through post offices all over India.
Mahamaham – 2016 packets, containing the Mahamaham theertham, vibuthi, kumkum of 12 Siva temples and 5 Vaishavaite temples located in and around Kumbakonam, sugar candies and a book on the history of Kumbakonam temples would be made available to the devotees under the arrangement, according to a press release from Suvendu Swain, Postmaster General, Central Region, Tiruchi
The prasadam would be from the following temples: Sri Aadhi Kumbeswarar Temple, Sri Banapureeswarar Temple, Sri Sarangapani Temple, Sri Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Sri Aadhi Kambattaviswanathar Temple, Sri Nageswarar Temple, Sri Ekambareswarar Temple, Sri Ramasamy Temple, Sri Someswarar Temple, Sri Kodeeswarar Temple, Sri Rajagopalaswamy Temple, Sri Gowthameswarar Temple, Sri Kalahastheeswarar Temple, Sri Varagaperumal Temple, Sri Abimukeswarar Temple and Sri Amirthakalasanathan Temple.
Devotees can register their names and address for getting the packets through post offices by remitting Rs. 150 in any post office having e-payment facility all over India up to February 29.
The prasadams would be despatched to the devotees, through registered parcel from February 23 onwards.
Registration through post offices is open.
More details can be had from the post offices or from the Kumbakonam Head Post Office by dialling 0435-2420411 or the Superintendent of Post Offices, Kumbakonam Division, Kumbakonam, by dialling 0435-2421710 or 2421296.
Source: The Hindu