DATE OF Conducted by:Ardhra Foundation
AUDIT : PLACE OF AUDIT: Sri Meenakshi Sundareswara Swami Temple. VADAKARAI,off Mangudi near Thiruvarur
S.No Basic Requirements of Model Temple Present status Action Plan Planned date of compln Other observations/Remarks
1 Minimum Height of Compound wall shall be 8 feet. Meets requirement
2 Condition of compound wall: Meets requirement
Shall be free from cracks and weed growth.
3 No commercial advertisements on the wall Meets requirement
4 No heap of stones/sand/rubbish near the Temple complex Meets requirement
5 Temple information board (About the Temple) Not Present To coordinate with Executive Officer
for early implementation
6 Temple Information Board( About the properties owned by Not Available To coordinate with Executive Officer
the Temple.(Land, Buildings etc.) for early implementation
7 No shops and Toilets inside the Temple complex Meets requirement
8 Alankara Mandapam to be used for the intended purpose only No Alankara Mandapam
9 Vahana Mandapam to be inspected once in a month and No Vahana Mandapam
findings are recorded
10 Status of Vahanams and their Maintenance No Vahanams at present
11 Prakaram shall be free from thorns,bushes. Meets Requirement Shall be repaired. By December 2014
Suitable for devotees to walk around the Sannadhis The damaged portion of the floor
near Nandhi Mandapam needs repair
12 Vimanam and Gopurams shall be free from shrubs and trees Small plants are seen on Swami & To be removed and recorded. By October 2014
13 Relevant Hymns to be inscibed on the wall at a prominent place Not applicable
14 Roof is free from leak. To be inspected during monsoon and No leak at present. To observe during monsoon and report
15 Temple Safety and Security No special arrangements/preventive Executive officer to ensure safety and
steps taken at the moment. security of the Temple at an early date
16 No use of Electric bulbs inside Sanctum Sanctorum Meets requirement
17 No use of Tiles in Sanctum Sanctorum Present in Ambal sannadhi Shall be removed when the Temple is
renovated and consecrated. E.O. to
18 Cleanliness of Garbagruham Scope for improvement To be improved by providing an almirah By October 2014
in the ardha mandapam to keep pooja
articles and clothes.
To get quote by October2014
19 Murthis to be adorned with clean clothes Meets Requirement
20 Maintenance of Vasthrams Scope for improvement Shall improve on procuring an almirah By October 2014
to keep the clothes.
21 Maintenance of Pooja articles Scope for improvement Shall improve on procuring an almirah By October 2014
to keep the articles.
22 Condition/Strength of Doors The southern entrance to Swami Maha- E.O. to examine and suggest action plan By October 2014
Mandapam needs to be strengthened.
23 Availability of Burglar Alarm Not available E.O. to examine and suggest action plan By October 2014
24 Security attendant Not appointed E.O. to examine and suggest action plan By October 2014
25 Protection of Panchaloka Idols Kept at different Temple for want of Desirable to build a safe vault in the By December 2014
security. Temple to house the idols. E.O. to
examine and decide.
26 Maintenance of nandavanam Not maintained in a systematic way Professional to provide guidance By December 2014
27 Maintanance of Temple Tank Not maintained in a systematic way Professional to provide guidance By December 2014
28 Maintenance of Temple well Not maintained in a systematic way Professional to provide guidance By December 2014
29 Cleanliness of Temple walls To improve Needs Painting. By March 2015
30 Provision to light lamps in sannadhis (to prevent spilling of Meets requirement
oil on the floor)
31 Arrangement to expel Gomukhi water out. Meets requirement
32 Arangement to collect Nirmalyams Meets Requirement
33 Quality of Vibhuthi and Kunkumum Meets required standard
34 Cleanliness of Madapalli(Kitchen) Not in use To be in good condition to serve the By March 2015
35 Nadhaswaram/Thirumurai players Not available May procure a Music system By March 2015
36 Availability of Cow’s milk for abhishekam Available
37 Maintenance of Goshala Not available.
However, Temple priest maintains on
38 To conduct atleast 4 kala pujas Conducted regularly.
39 Sivacharya to reside near the Temple Resides close to the Temple
40 Special Pujas on Special occasions Being conducted.
41 Protection of inscriptions Not applicable
42 Condition /Participation of Archaka Lives in ancestral house. Deserves more care from locals and Immediate
Takes interest in Temple pujas and outsiders
43 Condition of other Temple staff No other Temple staff
NEXT AUDIT TO BE CONDUCTED BEFORE: MARCH 2015