Nagapattinam has been known to the world mainly after the devastating Tsunami of Dec 2004. It was one of the places worst hit by the fury of Tsunami. It left hundreds of people dead; missing, property worth millions destroyed, and people left homeless, their livelihood lost with no further hope in life. Lot of relief poured in to restore the material damage but people are living in a sense of loss and despair.
In the year Jan 2005 Mr.Amaraboopathy was instructed by his Guru Shirdi Saibaba to perform Poornima Pooja on the full moon day of every month at the Arulmigu Kayarohaneshwarar Temple Nagapattinam. In spite of all the odds he continuously did this pooja. In Nov 2008 a grand function was organised at the Arulmigu Kayarohaneshwarar Temple Nagapattinam to commemorate the completion of 50 months of Poornima Pooja. In Apr 2009 during the pilgrimage to Kodachadri Mr.Amaraboopathy was instructed to construct a temple for Shirdi Saibaba at Nagapattinam. The construction of the Temple at Nagapattinam began in the year 2009 and the Kumbabisheekam took place on 22nd Aug 2010 with much fanfare and spiritual fervour. The Kumbabisheekam was attended by around 3000 people. The function was also graced by the presence around 30 Shivan Adiyargal.
The number of people visiting the temple has been growing steadily. People come to the temple to pay their home ages to Saibaba and express their sorrow and grief to him. Peopleís prayers are being answered and their faith in the mercy of Shirdi Saibaba is growing.The temple is situated behind the Tsunami relief houses built for the Tsunami victims. Devotees offer Prasadham to Saibaba to their heartís content which is redistributed to the devotees visiting the temple.
On an average around 3000 devotees visit the temple every week and offer their prayers. People from far flung areas are also visiting the temple.
Mr.Amaraboopathy works as the head priest in the temple and performs all the rituals to all the deities with textbook precision. He also provides astrological and spiritual counselling to the devotees visiting the temple. The Shirdi Saibaba Temple Nagapattinam @ Sri Mahalakshmi Sainathar Peetam has lead the Spiritual Renaissance in Nagapattinam and has provided solace and hope in life to the thousands of people visiting the temple.