Saint Sampanthar hails Lord Konesar as one more compassionate than an affectionate mother - 'தாயினும் நல்ல தலைவர்'.
Kumbaabishekam at the shrine where such a deity dwells is a meritorious, spiritual, religious ritual that can shower great blessings not only to the people of Thirukonamalai, Sri Lanka but to the entire humanity.
I am personally aware of the dedication with which the Trustees of Koneswaram Koil perform service to run the temple efficiently and more than that to serve the people in need. I must mention here in particular the role they played in caring for the people who were affected by floods sometime ago.
We pray to Koneswara Peruman to bless us all!
Dr. Muthiah Kathirgamanathan
World Saiva Council, Sri Lanka Branch