Kadavul Temple's New Raja Mela Thalam

The Singaporean devotees brought with them the new Raja Mela Thalam which the Aadheenam purchased for Kadavul Temple. The Thalam was manufactured in Kanchipuram and shipped to Singapore. There the devotees dismantled it to fit in their luggage.

Here it is being re-assembled.

What is it? You are probably asking. This is an automatic drum, bell, cymbal machine! Truly fun! Quite cool, and not the least bit hilarious when you see it running! If you have experienced one of these in use in a Hindu temple before, you will know what we’re talking about.

Sannyasin Senthilnathaswami, Bhani Karthigesu and Dohadeva Samugam are reassembling it.

First: the bells must be put back on.

Bhani took photos of everything before taking it apart in Singapore. Yoginathaswami jumps in to help with the assembly.

Bells are on. Next the cymbals.

And finally the 24-inch brass drum.

We got a 110 volt to 220 volt converter and are ready to plug it in.

Yes, it works!

And it is really loud! Everyone plugs their ears, and you can hear it everywhere in the Aadheenam, and beyond. Enjoy the video below!


One Response to “Kadavul Temple's New Raja Mela Thalam”

  1. Sankuthi says:

    Om Namasivaya!

    Fabulous, fantastic and awesome! The bell of ‘TRUTH’ has arrived. The bell rings truth, indicates commencement of the puja and increases piety. Thank you devotees for your donation to Iraivan and I for one certainly enjoyed it. Many thanks…..to all the Monks and have a wonderful Mahasamadhi Observances 2011!

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