(Last Updated on : 11/03/2014)
His Holiness Shri Shankaracharya has been the motivation behind The Motibagh Shri Skanda Samaj, inaugurated on the 30th October 1967. It has since been growing up gradually, with the unquestionable help, gratitude and support of the participants who were involved in building up the unique temple structure Shri Balaji & Shri Kartikeya Temple Complex which houses both Shri Balaji and Shri Kartikeya. The architecture of hri Balaji & Shri Kartikeya Temple is very much unique in its own right, since it showcases both the temple influences of North and South India.
The hri Balaji & Shri Kartikeya Temple is always in the process of growth, with more and more devotees coming from far and wide places to seek spiritual enhancement and solace. They have time and again expressed their strong desires to construct a 'Rajagopuram', a 'Mahamandapam', a library and a Vedic Pathshala, for the beautification of Shri Balaji & Shri Kartikeya temple.
A Rajagopuram serves as the main entrance to the temple, which not only adds to the enhanced beauty of the temple, but also, heightens the spiritual level of the worshippers entering the abode of God. A Rajagopuram is built with a number of 'madas' or storeys, each storey having a 'dwaram' or entrance. If there are three entrances, it signifies the three states- 'Jagruti', 'Swapna' and 'Shushupthi'. If there are five, it denotes the five senses, if seven entrances, it denotes the five senses, along with 'Manas' and 'Buddhi'. And if there are nine, it signifies the seven senses together with 'Siddhi' and 'Ahankara'.
The Managing Committee of the Samaj has since then taken up the task of constructing the Rajagopuram, Mahamandapam, a library and a Vedic Pathshala, with the surroundings to be covered by an exquisite garden which will gross up to over a crore of rupees.