Sri Meenakshi Temple Society
Pearland, TX 77584-4630
Sri. Ranjit Banerjee, Professor of Architecture at University of Houston, drew the master plan for the five acre property. Sri S. M. Ganapathy Sthapathi made two trips to Houston and drew the main temple plans. Sri Muthiah Sthapathi developed further details and helped to construct the main temple. The Maha Kumbhabhishekam (inauguration) was performed in June 1982.
The deities at the main temple Meenakshi, Sundareswara and Venkateswara, were installed according to the agamas with yantras. Nandi, Siva's vehicle, is directly opposite to Siva. Garuda, Vishnu's vehicle, is directly opposite to Venkateswara. Lakshmi, the companion of Vishnu, is the goddess of wealth. She is represented as Padmavati. After 12 years, in June 1994, Ashtabhandhana was performed for the main deities. The east Rajagopuram, three gopurams, and four prakara temples were constructed in July 1995. The Maha Kumbhabhishekam for the Rajagopuram and for prakara temples were performed on July 16, 1995.
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