I came across the following site http://sriagathiyartemple.com by Dr K Ravikumar who envisioned, initiated and built the majestic chariot and installed the granite statues of Agathiyar and Lobamudra at Kalyana Theertam where Agathiyar later showed his presence and displayed a miracle through Jnana Jyothiamma for all to see.
According to the posts on this site, Dr K Ravikumar from the USA visited Kalyana Theertam in September of 2011. Once there he was informed and shown the spot where the original statue of Agathiyar had been washed away by flood waters in 1992.
|The earlier statue and temple of Agathiyar that was washed away by flood waters in 1992. Photo courtesy of http://shanthiraju.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/thirunelveli-2/|
And so Dr K Ravikumar took upon himself to place another statue of Agathiyar and Lobamudra at this spot. He had earlier worked with S Santhanakrishnan on the design and construction of the Rajagopuram at the Parashakthi Temple in the state of Michigan, USA. With Ramesh coordinating the project the trio completed the envisioned 'temple' in time for the Prana Prathishta rituals on 28 October 2012. They had to engaged many workers and volunteers to carry the massive granite sculptures up the narrow paths at Kalyana Theertam to its present location. To complete the installation ritual, the dear Dr traveled far with the Yantra and brought back Holy Water for the consecration ceremony.
Agathiyar choses to show his presence to all when Jnana Jyothiamma, also from the USA (Minnesota) journeyed to Kalyana Theertam with Dr Ram Supramaniam of Tirunelveli. A spectacular play of light takes place in broad daylight, not visible to the naked eye but mysteriously caught on camera.
I have posted some photographs from the Dr K Ravikumar's website below.
|Dr K Ravikumar, who saw through the creation of Agathiyar and Lobamudra and installation at Kalyana Theertam|
The following sequence of photographs show the spectacle that took place at Kalyana Theertam in the presence of Jnana Jyothiamma and Dr Ram Supramaniam.
|Jnana Jyothiamma with Dr Ram Supramaniam|
|Upon hearing an ardent devotee's cry the most Compassionate Father Agathiyar shows his presence for all to see.|
Below are some snap shots of Kalyana Theertam in 2005, which was one among the many Sidha Temples, Samadhis and caves that I was blessed to be brought to by Tavayogi Thangarasan Adigal of the Sri Agathiyar Gnana Peedham, Kallar during my pilgrimage to India.
|Kalyana Theertam in 2005 with Tavayogi Thangarasan Adigal.|
|Agathiyar at Kalyana Theertam|