Why is there a fee for Paadha Pooja for Guru?
Traditionally, when a disciple performs Paadha Pooja to his/her Guru, he/she offers what is called Guru Kaanikkai (offerings to Guru). This can be in terms of cash or kind, depending on the time, era and need of the Guru. A Guru will never ask for what He/She wants from the disciples. It is for the true disciple to foresee and understand the needs of Guru and fulfill it as a gratitude and reverting the favor that a Guru does for the disciple. At Melmaruvathur Siddhar Peetam, all the devotees visiting and doing Paadha Pooja to our Loga Mahaa Guru Shri Bangaru Adigalar, started offering donations in cash and kind to help Adigalar Amma run the entire Temple, and its associated charity service work. This was started when the construction of 2000 bedded AdhiParaSakthi Hospital and Research Center began. This hospital is completely FREE of CHARGES to all patients. Even surgical procedures are performed free here. Amma said, “Patients must only be concerned about getting their ailments cured.