Our Leadership

Our Leadership

Yendharo Mahanu Bavulu Mee Andhariki Na Vandanamulu.

Namaskaramu dear TAM family.

Firstly, I would like to wish all our members a Happy 62nd Independence Day. We are fortunate enough to maintain our Telugu Culture and Language in the country without any hindrance.

TAM has always played a key role in uniting our Telugu Community. The community has evolved progressively from an agriculture and labour dependent to self-employed and professional community today. Although we had progressed forward economically, we are still not on par with other communities in Malaysia.

TAM is a respected NGO established to protect and propagate Telugu language and culture in Malaysia. Today, TAM is playing a key role in developing young graduates through its educational wing under TAM Foundation. It gives out financial assistance to all needy students to accomplish their dreams. We were fortunate enough to get some financial grant from the Malaysian government previously. However due to political uncertainties we are unable to secure any financial grants this year.

Dear members, it is time for all of us to stand on our own feet with pride and dignity. It is time that we take care of our own needs financially. TAM through its Foundation has launched a simple community contribution scheme. We humbly request working individuals including those in the community who can afford to contribute a minimum of RM1 per day for the community. Through this scheme with minimal effort, we can support all our aspiring students to accomplish their dreams. We will also have sufficient funds to conduct language and cultural activities.

I am glad and thankful to all those who are already contributing to this scheme. I am confident that we will be able to collect at least RM 50 Million within the next ten (10) years. Once we are sound financially, we can plan all our activities without depending on others for funds. This will also give us self-respect and confidence. I want to see our community grow as a forward-looking community with a capacity to negotiate with the government and demand for our needs and rights.

Meanwhile, I would like to thank the Vengkateswara Temple management for conducting daily activities and weekly ‘Annadhanam’ scheme at the temple. We are also aware of the steady increase in pilgrims and devotees to the temple from other parts of the country. In view of the current needs, TAM has purchased a rest-house near the temple for the convenience of pilgrims and devotees.

Finally, I would like to thank all TAM branches for their services, dedication and loyalty to TAM. You have been very persistent in conducting Telugu classes weekly. You are truly a success story of TAM. I am also happy with the Youth and Women (Mahila) wings contribution towards the branch and national levels.

Jai Telugu Thalli !

Sayangi Malaysiaku !

Datuk Dr. Achaiah Kumar Rao
President Telugu Association of Malaysia

PAST/PRESENT LEADERS OF TELUGU ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA (1955 - 2020)

YEARPRESIDENTSDEPUTY PRESIDENTSVICE PRESIDENTSHONORARY GENERAL SECRETARIESASSISTANT SECRETARIESHONORARY TREASURERSCOUNCIL MEMBERS (CM) / YOUTH (Y) / MAHILA (M)
1955SRI
K.SIDDIAH
SRI V.K.DASSSRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. NETHETI DURUGIAH
1956SRI
K.SIDDIAH
SRI V.K.DASSSRI. NETHETI
DURUGIAH
SRI. MURIPINDI VEERANAIDUSRI. POTHALA MARAYYA
1957SRI
K.SIDDIAH
SRI K.V.SAMYSRI. NETHETI
DURUGIAH
SRI. MURIPINDI VEERANAIDUSRI. POTHALA MARAYYA
1958SRI
K.SIDDIAH
SRI K.V.SAMYSRI. NETHETI
DURUGIAH
(1) SRI. MURIPINDI VEERANAIDU
(2) SRI. MADINI SOMUNAIDU
SRI. POTHALA MARAYYA
1959SRI
K.SIDDIAH
SRI K.V.SAMYSRI. NETHETI
DURUGIAH
SRI. MADINI SOMUNAIDUSRI. B.S. SAMUDRAM
1960SRI
K.SIDDIAH
SRI K.V.SAMYSRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. POTHALA MARAYYASRI. B.S. SAMUDRAM
1961SRI K.V.SAMYSRI. NETHETI
DURUGIAH
SRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. TARINI A. VARAHALUSRI. B.S. SAMUDRAM
1962SRI K.V.SAMYSRI. NETHETI
DURUGIAH
SRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. TARINI A. VARAHALUSRI. B.S. SAMUDRAM
1963SRI K.V.SAMYSRI. NETHETI
DURUGIAH
SRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. DR. ADARI C. APPARAOSRI. B.S. SAMUDRAM
1964SRI K.V.SAMYSRI. NETHETI
DURUGIAH
SRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. DR. ADARI C. APPARAO(1) SRI. B.S. SAMUDRAM
(2) SRI. POTHALA MARAYYA
1965SRI. DR. ADARI
C. APPARAO
SRI. NETHETI
DURUGIAH
SRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. T.A
APPALASAMY
SRI. MANDE LAXMANA
1966SRI. DR. ADARI
C. APPARAO
SRI. NETHETI
DURUGIAH
SRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. DADI V. SREE RAMULUSRI. MANDE LAXMANA
1967SRI. DR. ADARI
C. APPARAO
SRI. NETHETI
DURUGIAH
SRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. DADI V. SREE RAMULUSRI. R. PARASA RAMULU
1968SRI. DR. ADARI
C. APPARAO
SRI. NETHETI
DURUGIAH
SRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. DADI V. SREE RAMULUSRI. R. PARASA RAMULU
1969SRI. DR ADARI
C. APPARAO
SRI. NETHETI
DURUGIAH
SRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. DADI V. SREE RAMULUSRI. R. PARASA RAMULU
1970SRI T.A
APPALASAMY
SRI. NETHETI
DURUGIAH
SRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. DADI V. SREE RAMULUSRI. R. PARASA RAMULU
1971SRI T.A
APPALASAMY
SRI. NETHETI
DURUGIAH
SRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. DADI V. SREE RAMULUSRI. R. PARASA RAMULU
1972SRI T.A
APPALASAMY
SRI. NETHETI
DURUGIAH
SRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. B. DEMUDUSRI. R. PARASA RAMULU
1973SRI. DR. ADARI
C. APPARAO
SRI. NETHETI
DURUGIAH
SRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. DADI V. SREE RAMULUSRI. R. PARASA RAMULU
1974SRI. DR. ADARI
C. APPARAO
SRI. MANDE LAXMANASRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. DADI V. SREE RAMULUSRI. R. PARASA RAMULU
1975SRI. DR. ADARI
C. APPARAO
SRI. MANDE LAXMANASRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. DADI V. SREE RAMULUSRI. R. PARASA RAMULU
1976SRI. DR. ADARI
C. APPARAO
SRI. MANDE LAXMANASRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. DADI V. SREE RAMULUSRI. R. PARASA RAMULU
1977SRI. DR. ADARI
C. APPARAO
SRI. MANDE LAXMANASRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. DADI V. SREE RAMULUSRI. R. PARASA RAMULU
1978SRI. DR. ADARI
C. APPARAO
SRI. ADARI S.
KRISHNAMOORTHY
SRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. DADI V. SREE RAMULUSRI. R. PARASA RAMULU
1979SRI. DR. ADARI
C. APPARAO
SRI. ADARI S.
KRISHNAMOORTHY
SRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. DADI V. SREE RAMULUSRI. R. PARASA RAMULU
1980SRI. DR. ADARI
C. APPARAO
SRI. DATO' DR. ADARI A.
KRISHNAMOORTHY
SRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. BHESETTY NOKIAHSRI. R. PARASA RAMULU
1981SRI. DR. ADARI
C. APPARAO
SRI. DR. MURIPINDI VIJAYAN SANNASISRI. MADINI
SOMUNAIDU
SRI. BHESETTY NOKIAHSRI. R. PARASA RAMULU
1982 - 1983SRI. DR. ADARI
C. APPARAO
SRI. DATO' DR. ADARI A.
KRISHNAMOORTHY
(1) SRI. DR NETHETI D. DAYANANDAN
(2) SRI. ABDUL RAHMAN
(3) SRI. P.M SUNDRAM
SRI. DR. MURIPINDI VIJAYAN SANNASI
SRI. BHESETTY NOKIAH
(1) SRI. A. SUBRAMANIAM (2) SRI ADARI A. APPANNA NAIDU
(3) SRI. G. APPALANAIDU
SRI. R. PARASA RAMULU
1984 - 1985SRI. DR. ADARI
C. APPARAO
SRI. DATO' DR. ADARI A.
KRISHNAMOORTHY
(1) SRI. DR NETHETI D. DAYANANDAN
(2) SRI. ABDUL RAHMAN
(3) SRI. P.M SUNDRAM
SRI. BHESETTY NOKIAH (1) SRI. J.S. MANIAM
(2) SRI. R.P. NAIDU
SRI. DADI. V. SREE RAMULU
1986 - 1987SRI. DR. ADARI
C. APPARAO
SRI. P.S. RAMUNAIDU(1) SRI YELAPU KRISHNAMOORTHY
(2) SRI. NEBARTHI B. LEDCHUMANA
SRI. BHESETTY NOKIAH (1) SRI. MANDE LAXMANA
(2) SRI. R.P. NAIDU
SRI. DADI. V. SREE RAMULU
1988 - 1989SRI. DATO' DR. ADARI
A. KRISHNAMOORTHY
SRI. P.S. RAMUNAIDU(1) SRI. DR. BUDDHA PAUL NAIDU
(2) SRI. DR T.M. APPALANAIDU
(3) SRI. S. VENKATARAMANA
SRI. MANDE LAXMANA(1) SRI. J.S. MANIAM
(2) SRI. G. APPALANAIDU
SRI. DADI. V. SREE RAMULU
1990 - 1991SRI. DR. BUDDHA
A. PAUL NAIDU
SRI. P.S. RAMUNAIDU(1) SRI YELAPU KRISHNAMOORTHY
(2) SRI. NEBARTHI B. LEDCHUMANA
(3) SRI. J.S.MANIAM
SRI. MANDE LAXMANA(1) SRI. KONATHALA A. RAMANAIDU
(2) SRI. J.S. MANIAM
SRI. DADI. V. SREE RAMULU
1992 - 1993SRI. DR. BUDDHA
A. PAUL NAIDU
SRI. MANDE
S.LAXMANA
(1) SRI. S. NOOK NAIDU
(2) SRI. NEBARTHI B. LEDCHUMANA
(3) SRI J.S. MANIAM
SRI. BHESETTY NOKIAH (1) SRI. A. APPALANIDU
(2) SRI. MALLA S. KRISHNAMOORTHY
SRI. DADI. V. SREE RAMULU
1994 - 1995SRI. DR. BUDDHA
A. PAUL NAIDU
SRI. R
PARASA RAMULU
(1) SRI.S. NOOK NAIDU
(2) SRI. NEBARTHI B. LEDCHUMANA
(3) SRI. S. VENKATARAMANA
SRI. BHESETTY NOKIAH (1) SRI. MALLA S. KRISHNAMOORTHY
(2) SRI. S. VENKATESAN
SRI. DADI. V. SREE RAMULU
1996 - 1997SRI. DR. BUDDHA
A. PAUL NAIDU
SRI. R
PARASA RAMULU
(1) SRI. J.S MANIAM
(2) SRI. NEBARTHI B. LEDCHUMANA
(3) SRI. S. VENKATARAMANA
SRI. BHESETTY NOKIAH (1) SRI. S. VENKATESAN
(2) SRI. ADDURI ENKATESULU JUVAL
SRI. S. NOOK NAIDU
1998 - 1999SRI. DR. BUDDHA
A. PAUL NAIDU
SRI. BODDETI B.
MURTHY
(1) SRI. DATO' DR. K. PRAKASH RAO
(2) SRI. N.B. LEDCHUMANA
(3) SRI. J.S. MANIAM
SRI. P.S. RAMANAIDU(1) SRI. S. VENKATESAN
(2) SRI ADDURI ENKATESULU JUVAL
SRI. J.S. MANIAM
2000 - 2001SRI. DR. BUDDHA
A. PAUL NAIDU
SRI. BODDETI B.
MURTHY
(1) SRI. P.S. RAMUNAIDU
(2) SRI.S. NOOK NAIDU
(3) SRI. KONATHALA A. RAMANAIDU
SRI. ADDURI ENKATESULU JUVALU(1) SRI. S. VENKATESAN
(2) SRI. M. E. MANIAM
SRI. J.S. MANIAM
2002 - 2003SRI. BODDETI
B. MURTHY
SRI. KORIBILLI R.
SOORIANARAYANAN
(1) SRI. P.S. RAMUNAIDU
(2) SRI. BUDDHA S. SREE
RAMULU
(3) SRI. KONATHALA A. RAMANAIDU
SRI. ADDURI ENKATESULU JUVALU(1) SRI. S. VENKATESAN
(2) SRI. KRISHNA KUMAR
JOHULO
SRI. J.S. MANIAMSRI BANTWO I. SUBRAMANIAM (Y)
SMT. A. RAMONAMAH (M)
2004 - 2005SRI. DR BUDDHA
A. PAUL NAIDU
SRI. DATUK DR. MADDALA
S. ACHAIAH KUMAR RAO
(1) SRI. ADDURI ENKATESULU JUVALU
(2) SRI. BUDDHA S. SREE
RAMULU
(3) SRI. ADARI R.
ATHINARAYANA RAO
SRI. VELAGA
APPALANAIDU AKIAH
(1) SRI. S. VENKATESAN
(2) SRI. KONATHALA A.
RAMANAIDU
SRI. J.S. MANIAMSRI. DATO' A. KANTHA RAO (Y)
SMT R. DHANALAXMI (M)
2006 - 2007SRI. DATUK DR. MADDALA
S. ACHAIAH KUMAR RAO
SRI. VELAGA APPALANAIDU AKIAH(1) SRI. S. VENKATESAN
(2) SRI. J.S MANIAM
(3) SRI. KONATHALA A.
RAMANAIDU
SRI BUDDHA S.
SREE RAMULU
(1) SRI. ADARI R.
APPALANAIDU
(2) SMT. VIJAY
GANGANAIDU
SRI. S. RAMARAOSRI. ADARI R. VENGATEN
RAWANA (Y)
SMT. DHANALAXMI (M)
SRI. P.S. RAMANAIDU (CM)
SRI. G.T NATCHANA (CM)
2008 - 2009SRI. DATUK DR. MADDALA
S. ACHAIAH KUMAR RAO
SRI G.T. NATCHANNA
(1) SRI. S. VENKATESAN
(2) SRI TANAKALA A. VEERA RAO
(3) SMT. VIJAY GANGANAIDU
SRI BUDDHA S.
SREE RAMULU
(1) SRI. IR. R. SAMBAMOORTHY
(2) SRI. ADARI. R
RAMANAIDU
SRI. S. RAMARAOSRI. ADARI R. VENGATEN
RAWANA (Y)
SMT R. DHANALAXMI (M)
SRI. DR. YELAPU
K. RAMA KRISHNA KUMAR (CM)
SRI. P.S RAMUNAIDU (CM)
SMT. APPAYAMAH (CM)
2010 - 2011SRI. DATUK DR. MADDALA
S. ACHAIAH KUMAR RAO
SRI G.T. NATCHANNA
(1) SRI. ADARI R. APPALANAIDU
(2) SRI. S. VENKATESAN
(3) SRI. DR. YELLAPU RAMA
KRISHNA KUMAR
SRI BUDDHA S.
SREE RAMULU
(1) SRI. IR.R. SAMBAMOORTHY
(2) SRI. BUDDHA SATHIAH
SUDAKARAN

SRI. S. RAMARAOSRI. GANISETTI S. MAHENDRA
RAO (Y)
SMT. R. DHANALAXMI (M)
SRI. GORLI ANANDA RAO (CM)
SRI. P.S RAMUNAIDU (CM)
SRI. R.K. MOORTHY (CM)
2012 - 2013SRI. DATUK DR. MADDALA
S. ACHAIAH KUMAR RAO
SRI. BUDDHA S.
SREE RAMULU
(1) SRI. S. VENKATESAN
(2) SRI. GANISETTI S.
MAHENDRA RAO
(3) SRI. TANAKALA A. VEERA RAO
SRI. ADARI R. APPALANAIDU
(1) SRI. SARAGADAM R.
SURYANARAYANA
(2) SRI. BUDDHA SATHIAH
SUDAKARAN
SRI. S. RAMARAOSRI. G. GOVINDA RAO (Y)
SMT. R. DHANALAXMI (M)
SRI. DR. YELAPU K. RAMA KRISHNA
KUMAR (CM)
SRI. GORLI ANANDA RAO (CM)
SRI. N.R. VENKATASAL RAO (CM)
SRI. ADARI R. VENGATEN
RAWANA (CM)
SRI. SARAGADAM
MAHALETCHMY (CM)
2014 - 2015SRI. DATUK DR. MADDALA
S. ACHAIAH KUMAR RAO
SRI. BUDDHA S.
SREE RAMULU
(1) SRI. BUDDHA SATHIAH SUDAKARAN
(2) SMT. R. DHANALAXMI
(3) SRI.S. GANESAN
SRI. ADARI R. APPALANAIDU
(1) SRI. SARAGADAM R.
SURYANARAYANA
(2) SRI. PENTICODE A.
SEETHA RAO
SMT.S. SASIKALASRI. ALLA V. KRISHNA RAO (Y)
SMT. DR. KAWSELYAH JUVAL (M)
SRI. DR. YELAPU K. RAMA KRISHNA
KUMAR (CM)
SRI. GORLI ANANDA RAO (CM)
SRI. SARAGADAM
MAHALETCHMY (CM)
2016 - 2017SRI. DATUK DR. MADDALA
S. ACHAIAH KUMAR RAO
SRI. BUDDHA S.
SREE RAMULU
(1) SRI. DR. BODABADALA
S. VENGKATA PRATHAP
(2) SRI. BUDDHA SATHIAH
SUDAKARAN
(3) SRI. SARAGADAM R.
SURYANARAYANA
SRI. ADARI R. APPALANAIDU
(1) SRI. PENTICODE A.
SEETHA RAO
(2) SRI POLAMARASETTI M. APPARAW
SMT.S. SASIKALASRI ALLA V. KRISHNA RAO (Y)
SMT. DR. KAWSELYAH JUVAL (M)
SRI. S. GANESAN (CM)
SRI. GORLI ANANDA RAO (CM)
SRI. PENTAKOTA N. SUBBARAO (CM)
SRI. ADARI R. VENGATEN
RAWANA (CM)
SRI. P. SURESH NAIDU (CM)
SRI. SARAGADAM
MAHALETCHMY (CM)
2018 - 2019SRI. DATUK DR. MADDALA
S. ACHAIAH KUMAR RAO
SRI. DR. BODABADALA
S.VENGKATA PRATHAP
(1) SRI PENTICODE A.
SEETHA RAO
(2) SRI. SARAGADAM R.
SURYANARAYANA
(3) SRI. ADARI R. VENGATEN
RAWANA
SRI. KORIBILLI SIVA SOORIANARAYANAN
(1) SRI. POLAMARASETTI
M. APPARAW
(2) SRI. MALLA N.
SUBRAMANIAM

SMT.S. SASIKALASRI. ALLA V. KRISHNA RAO (Y)
SMT. DR. KAWSELYAH JUVAL (M) SRI. S. GANESAN (CM)
SRI. GORLI ANANDA RAO (CM)
SRI. PENTAKOTA N. SUBBARAO(CM)
SRI. GANISETTI S. MAHENDRA RAO (CM)
SRI. P. SURESH NAIDU (CM)
SMT. S. SAROJINI (CM)

SRI VENKATESWARA DEVASTHANAMU (SVD) – The Spiritual Arm of Telugu Association of Malaysia

INTRODUCTION

Telugu Association Malaysia was established in 1955 to safeguard Telugu Language, Culture, Spirituality and to develop and maintain a healthy economic status for Telugus. Eventually, 28 TAM branches were formed throughout Malaysia. South Perak Branch (Now Bagan Datuk) was formed and registered in 1961. There was not even a single alayamu especially for Telugus to perform religious and cultural activities in any part of Malaysia. Even to celebrate Ugadi (Telugu New Year), we depended solely on other non-telugu oriented centers. Restrictions were laid and we could not celebrate Ugadi to our satisfaction. Realizing the critical nature of this situation, some Telugu youths determined to own a gudi (Alayamu) to preserve and pass our rich Telugu heritage in terms of its language, culture, spirituality and religion to our children and ensure that they do the same for its perpetuity.

INITIAL RESOURCES WERE RAISED TO BUILD THE TEMPLE

Sri. S.Nook Naidu accompanied by Sri. M.P Appalanaidu initiated the search for a piece of land. Finally on the 9th of October 1980, 10 Telugu samaritans Sriyuthalu, S. Nook Naidu, M.P.Appalanaidu, Appalanaidu Akiah, M.E Subramaniam, B.K. Simanchalam, D.V. Sreeramulu, Stepen Ramulu, K.S. Somunaidu, K. Krishnamma and Adaari Ramulu bought 4 acres of land, sub-divided it and sold as housing lots. The profit earned through these sales amounted to RM 29,000.00 and a lot measuring 95’ X 88’ was donated to build the gudi. Sri.S.Nook Naidu was the protem committee chairman.

SRI RAMA ALAYAMU TO VENKATESWARA ALAYAMU

Though, initially it was planned as a Sri Rama alayamu, Sri. S. Nook Naidu, Sri. M.E. Subramaniam and Sri. M.P. Appalanaidu approached Sri. Appalasamy of Kampar, who came forward to donate the Lord Venkateswara Statue. As there wasn’t any Lord Vengkateswara Alayamu in Lower Perak, it was finalized to be a Sri Venkateswara Alayamu. With the help of all the local TAM Committee Members, Temple Protem Committees, well wishers and generous devotees, Sriyuthalu Beesethy Nokiah, Konathala Ramanaidu, Budda Sri Ramulu and R.P Naidu assisted us in the collections at their areas and managed to raise all in about RM 100,000.00. On 14th February 1983 the First Maha Samprokshana consecration ceremony was performed. Sri Venkateswara Aalaya’s 1st committee members were Chairman Sri. Gummadi Subramaniam, Deputy Chairman, Sri. M.P.Appalanaidu, Honorary Secretary, Sri. S.Nook Naidu and Honorary Treasurer, Sri. P.M.Maraiah. Sri. Gummadi Subramaniam was the chairman till 1989.

Since 1983, Kirthiseshulu Sri. Appalasamy annually visited the temple during Sri Vaari Brahmosthavamulu and continued even after his migration to Bentong, Pahang, and generally donated RM 1,000.00 to RM 1,600.00 till his last breath in 2010.

2ND MAHA SAMPROKSHNAMU

In 1990, Sri. S.Nook Naidu was the 2nd Chairman till 1992. Under his leadership, the temple was renovated and upgraded. Again, funds were raised. On 16th June 1993, Maha Samprokshnamu was performed for the 2nd time. The Temple was extended with inauguration of Lords Ganapathy, Lakshmi Devi and Navagrahalu Vigrahams. New dining halls adjacent to the cultural halls were set up.

In 1993 Sri. B.K.Simanchalam was elected as 3rd Chairman. He served one term i.e from 1993 -1994.

Since 1983 to 1994, Brahmosthava Festival Chairmen were appointed annually to manage the festival. The festival chairmen elected were Sriyuthalu D.A Subramaniam, A.E Juval, B.K.Simanchalam, N.B. Subramaniam, M.E. Atch Babu, K.R Ramanaidu and N.A. Ramulu. Naturally, Sri. Nook Naidu, Sri. Appalanaidu Akiah, TAM Bagan Datoh committee and members were also actively involved in all the temple occasions.

From 1995 to 2006 Sri. M.E.Subramaniam was elected as the 4th Chairman. During his time, Sri. Enkatesulu Juval was elected as the Honorary General Secretary of SVD and subsequently it was unanimously decided to register the Alayam. The temple was registered as PERSATUAN PENGANUT-PENGANUT SRI VENKATESWARA ALAYAM on the 16th of December 1999.

TO MAKE SVD BRAHMOSTAHAVAMU AS AN ANNUAL CONVERGING PLACE FOR MALAYSIAN TELUGUS WITH INVOLVEMENT OF TELUGU ASSOCIATION MALAYSIA.

Sriyuthalu S. Nook Naidu, Appalanaidu Akiah and M.E.Subramaniam initiated to make annual Brahmosthava Festival as a common place to gather Telugus from all over Malaysia at one place with the involvement of TAM Head Quarters. Initially in small numbers, Telugus from Kulim, Rawang and Kuala Lumpur, attended the Brahmosthava Festival once a year under the leadership of Kirthiseshulu Dr. Paul Naidu.

In 1998, Sri. Appalanaidu Akiah (Branch chairman of South Perak Branch) and Sri. M.E. Subramaniam (TAM Assistant General Secretary cum Temple Chairman) initiated the idea of congregation in TAM EXCO. Over the period, when Sri. B.K. Murthy became the President, TAM HQ began to involve gradually. It was during his time that TAM Head Quarters took part in Sri Srinivasa Kalyanamu annually with the involvement of all TAM Branches which had contributed RM 100.00 to RM 200.00 each towards the Sri Vaari Kalyanamu expenses. Gradually, spiritual and cultural competitions such as Chirathalu, Kirtanalu and Bhajans were introduced at National Level. In the earlier days, only a few TAM branches i.e from Bagan Datoh, Kulim, and Rawang took part.

3RD MAHA SAMPROKSHANAMU

Sri. S.Nook Naidu was again elected as the Chairman for 3rd time as the 5th chairman in 2006. He lead a team to further renovate and upgrade the temple with an estimated cost of RM 120,000.00. Unfortunately, during the process of breaking, the whole structure of the temple came crumbling down resulting in demolishment of both halls, to give way for complete new buildings, costing RM 800,000.00. The Temple was extended with the extension of Sri Anjaneya Swamy, Sri Gotha Devi Ammavaaru, new dining hall and a new multipurpose hall.

The Malaysian Government, Tirumala Tirupathi Devastanam, Malaysian Indian Congress, National Land Finance Cooperative Society, TAM Head Quarters, TAM branches, Lower Perak Branch Youths, devotees and well wishers generously donated towards these noble cause.

Vigrahalu for the temple, imported with minimal cost through the cooperation of Tirumala Thirupathy Devastanam and Malaysia Telugu Sangamu which gave immense help for the shipment of these vigrahas. Our sincere thanks to Sriyuthalu G.T. Lakshmana, S.Sree Ramulu, S.Venkatesan, Akiah Appalanaidu and those personnel from Tirumala Thirupathi Devastanam, Kirthiseshulu Rajasekhar Reddy, Krishna Reddy, Karuna Kara Reddy and Rajasekar.

Sri. G. Anandha Rao became the 6th Chairman of Sri Venkateswara Devasthanam.

The maintenance of the Devasthanam and the compound of its size was never an easy task. On one hand we have a chairman who is committed and devoted to Lord Venkateswara. He and his able committee contributed immensely either through cash, kind or service. On the other hand we also have a very committed spiritual and religious devotee Datuk Dr. Achaiah Kumar Rao, current President of the Telugu Association Malaysia. With the combination of these two leaders together with the devotees of SVD and all TAM Central Working Committee Members and Branch Chairmen, we have been successfully conducting all the activities, festivals at the devasthanamu annually.
Venkateswara Devasthanamu became a hub and training centre, complementing Telugu Samskruthika Nilayam to cater for National Level Cultural, Spiritual, Religious Competitions, Telugu Language Workshops and mini-camps, participated by all branches. Every National Programme and road show will be initiated with prayers to Lord Venkateswara and after its success, followed by thanks giving ceremony. Even TAM Shah Alam branch, TAM Johore, TAM Simpang Empat, National Youth and Mahila Wings have their prayers here for launching and for success of their respective events, activities and efforts.

We sincerely thank the trust and faith all devotees have in Kaliyuga Daivamu, Lord Venkateswara of Sri Venkateswara Devasthanamu, Sungai Sumun, Perak.

The performance of chirathalu on the 4th World Telugu Conference at Tirumala Thirupathi Devasthanam, Bhajanalu and Daathu Bhajanalu during World Telugu Federation placed Sri Venkateswara Devasthanamu in the World Map, thanks to SVD Chairman as the trainer.

At present we celebrate 14 festivals annually, in addition to all the previously mentioned activities. Apart from Brahmosthavam festival being celebrated on a large scale, the number of devotees attending Srivaari Kalyanaamosthu is increasing year by the year, reaching to 3000 devotees in 2016. In view of the increasing devotees, TAM has, in addition to RM 100,000.00 fixed deposit for SVD, paid another RM 100,000.00 towards the purchase of lot measuring 198′ X 66’ with premises named as SRI SRINIVASA NILAYAM, costing RM 200,000.00 to extend parking spaces.

At present, the Nilayam is used to house Telugu Vidyaardhulu during Mini Moral Camps. Sponsors for turfing, new signboard and the new properties also poured in. We once again thank all noble donors towards this noble cause.

Today there are rooms for priests, office, cultural and dinner hall, spacious parking lots and even a house with 3 rooms to cater for outstation devotees to stay overnight. SVD serves as the spiritual arm of the Telugu Association of Malaysia.

For further enquiries on prayers/pooja and visits to the temple, kindly contact the temple chairman Sri. Anandha Rao garu at +6019 210 5404.

Warmest Regards,

M.E.Subramaniam
Honorary General Secretary
Sri Venkateswara Devasthanam (SVD), 17th Mile, Sg. Sumun, Bagan Datuk, Perak.

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SRI VENKATESWARA DEVASTHANAMU

OFFICE BEARERS 2019 – 2020

NOPOSITIONNAMECONTACT NUMBER
1CHAIRMANSRI GORLI S. ANANDHA RAO6019 510 2404
2DEPUTY CHAIRMANSRI VELAGA A. APPALANAIDU6019 413 9278
3VICE CHAIRMAN 1SRI KALLA R. RAMANAIDU6016 668 1240
4VICE CHAIRMAN 2SRI MALLA P. RAMANAIDU6019 599 9487
5VICE CHAIRMAN 3SRI BODDETI G. APPARAO6019 526 0824
6HONORARY SECRECTARYSRI MINDHI E. SUBRAMANIAM6017 555 8093
7ASSISTANCE SECRECTARY 1SRI ROMALU P. VENGKATESULU6019 575 3714
8ASSISTANCE SECRECTARY 2SRI GORLI S. PRAKASH 6019 577 9061
9HONORARY TREASURERSRI NEBERETHI B SUPARMANIAM6012 424 1951
10COMMITTEE MEMBERSRI MALLA R. KUMAR RAO6019 510 0647
11COMMITTEE MEMBERSMT. KALLA R.NAGAMMA6011 3336 6007
12COMMITTEE MEMBERSRI NEBERETHI S. SATHESH RAO6019 561 4063
13COMMITTEE MEMBERSRI GAVARA S. DEMUDU6013 598 4898
14COMMITTEE MEMBERSRI YEMPAT R. ATCHANNAH6010 833 5210
15COMMITTEE MEMBERSRI MALLA S. SIMMADIRI6011 2646 1076
16COMMITTEE MEMBERSRI NAGIREDDY S. LAXMANA RAO6016 417 9550
17COMMITTEE MEMBERSRI JAMI K. RAMAN6017 427 1862
18COMMITTEE MEMBERSRI ADDURI K. RAMACHANDRA RAO6011 3327 7725
19COMMITTEE MEMBERSRI VELAGA A. SANASI6017 576 9279
20COMMITTEE MEMBERSRI RALAPALLY S. JAGAHRAO6016 463 4480