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Jñāna Malai 19 August 2001 Inaugural Function

As a first step towards restoring Jnanamalai to its former glory, on 19 August 2001 in the presence of Mr. T.R. Srinivasan (I.A.S.), Special Commissioner for Hindu Religious Charitable Endowments of the Government of Tamil Nadu, a foundation stone was laid and the formal inaguration of this great task was undertaken with the blessings of Lord Jnanamalai Murugan.

For about five hours that day, Thiruppugazh Anbargal devotees sang tiruppukazh followed by abhishekam and annadanam. Hundreds of people attended this great event.
Devotees welcome visitors with song
Devotees welcome visitors with song
Plaque commemorating discovery of inscription
Plaque commemorating discovery of inscription
Ra. Krishnan addresses assembled devotees
Ra. Krishnan addresses assembled devotees
Distinguished guests at the function
Distinguished guests at the function
Function hosts and VIP guests
Function hosts and VIP guests
Mr. T.R. Srinivasan (I.A.S.) addresses the gathering
Special Commissioner for Hindu Religious Charitable Endowments Mr. T.R. Srinivasan (I.A.S.) addresses the gathering.
Devotees praise Jnanamalai Śrī Bala Subrahmanya
Devotees praise Jñānamalai Śrī Bāla Subrahmanya
Thiruppukazh Anbarkal ascend Jnanamalai
Thiruppukazh Anbarkal ascend Jnanamalai
Visitors pause during ascent to admire the view
Visitors pause during ascent to admire the view
Jnana Malai Śrī Bala Kovil
Jñāna Malai Śrī Bāla Subramanya Kovil
Valli Teyvanai Samedha Bala Subramanya
Valli Teyvanai Samedha Bāla Subramanya
Thiruppukazh Anbarkal sing thiruppukazh
Thiruppukazh Anbarkal sing thiruppukazh
Descending via the cave pool
Descending via the cave pool
Descent to take annadanam
Descent to take annadānam
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