Choreographer-director-producer Raghava Lawrence has inaugurated a temple dedicated to his mother Kanmani. Fittingly enough, he chose the ‘Mother’s Day’ to inaugurate the temple.
Lawrence, who started off as a choreographer and graduated as an ‘item dance’ hero, later became a full-fledged hero before turning the producer and director of films starring himself in the lead. Lawrence, who changed his name to Raghava Lawrence after apparently inspired by the religious practices of superstar Rajinikanth, has already built a Sri Raghavendra Temple in Ambattur.
He announced late in 2014 that he would be erecting a temple dedicated to his mother Kanmani. A life-size 5-feet statue of Kanmani, made of marble stone by a sculptor in Rajasthan, was brought to Chennai recently to be installed at the temple. The statue was formally inaugurated at a temple he has built in Raghavendra Brindavan at Thirumullaivoyal in Chennai.
“There couldn’t have been a better occasion than Mother’s Day to inaugurate a temple built and dedicated especially to my mother,” Lawrence said. Stunt choreographer ‘Super’ Subbarayan inaugurated the temple which also has a Gayatri Devi statue and a huge ‘Shivalinga’.