The Annadanam scheme, which was started in 2002 at the Kapaleeswarar Temple, has been extended to more than 100 temples in the State recently. On September 11, the scheme was formally launched at the Madhavaperumal Temple, Mylapore
Every day nearly 150 persons will be served meals at this temple by noon. One day annadhanam will be Provided for Rs.2000. “It has been planned to construct a annadana koodam near the temple to make the devotees feel comfortable. The koodam will house the kitchen and the serving area,” say officials of HR & CE.
In these temples during special occasions vada and payasam are served at present. For instance, at the Kapaleeswarar Temple, it is served on occasions such as Panguni Uthiram, Aadi krithigai and Brahmotsavam. Some like the Ashtalakshmi Temple, Vadapalani Temple, Vadivudai Amman Temple and others serve appalam and payasam on Sundays