Sri Poorna Mahameru Trust owes its origin and success to the Shankaracharya of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal who, in 1987, ordained Sri Sesshadri and Sri Kasi Viswanathan to do something to support the increasing number of people who had nowhere to go in their old age and who were dying as destitutes. It was the Kanchi Maha Periyava who asked the name “Poorna Mahameru” to be associated with the effort. He asked them to take care of such elders,irrespective of any religion,caste or creed, till their last, including their final journey.
The free old age home was started in Pallavaram, Chennai, India in 1996. It is open irrespective of any religion,caste or creed provided they meet the basic admission criteria.
In addition, the kitchen at Sri Poorna Mahameru Trust caters not just to the inmates but also to visitors, workers and to anyone who walks in hungry to our home as an “Annadhana Shala”. “Food for everyone” is one of the important mission of our NGO.
The medical center inside the home, caters to the needs of the senior citizens as well as the people in and around the locality for basic medical help.
The trust provides educational assistance to the needy on a case by case basis. The children of the support staff working in the home are also provided such assistance.
Every month, one day the Trust also provides free food to few of the 12 leprosy centers in and around Chennai.We visit them and offer food packets to the residents.
The trust also conducts mass feeding/annadanam on special occasions like Navaratri, Chitra Pournami and during various other special occasions.