One can extol the greatness, kindness and splendor of Shirdi Baba for a lifetime. An act of extolling His greatness could be to build a magnificent abode for the Avatar, resplendent in aesthetics and sanctity. And this requires His blessings, enormous resources, single-minded devoutness and the support of many Shirdi Sai devotees.
Sree Sai Karpagaviruksha Trust planned to design and construct the Akkaraipatti Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir (south shirdi), befitting the glory and magnificence of this great saint and extend all possible help to the society, just as He has been helping the mankind since His incarnation.
The two-pronged objective was to build a Mandir for Shirdi Sai Baba that could showcase His magnificence and handle the needs of the underprivileged of the society as well.
Accordingly, nine of the spiritual followers of Shirdi Sai Baba united in mind and spirit to form Sree Sai Karpagaviruksha Trust on 4th December 2009, with K Chandramohan, Chairman of NTC Group of Companies helming as the Managing Trustee.
While on the lookout for a suitable land that could be the blessed soil that can host the beautiful temple of worship, the trust could spot a beautiful piece of land near Samayapuram, Trichy, in a small hamlet called Akkaraipatti [formerly Agraharapatti]. It is also spiritually uplifting to note that Shirdi Sai Baba appeared in the dreams of K Chandramohan, and mandated him to construct a temple for Him in Akkaraipatti.
Under the aegis of Sree Sai Karpagaviruksha Trust, the Akkaraipatti Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir (south shirdi) construction began in Akkaraipatti, near Samayapuram in 2009. It is coming up on a 50,000 sq. ft. area and would be among the largest Shirdi Sai Baba Mandirs in Asia. With His blessings, it is proposed to perform the Kumbabishekam on 20th January 2020.