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From: Vaidehi Venkatakrishnan (vv_at_elm.circa.ufl.edu)
Date: Wed Dec 14 1994 - 10:50:12 PST
Dear friends, I am very happy to inform you that I am getting married in January in Madrs. If any of you are visiting Madras in late January, please do come and grace our wedding. My contact ph no in Madras is 4915005. My fiance' works for a company in Florida in the arae of Materials Engineering. His name is Raja. At this juncture when we enter Grahaprastha, we would like to have your well wishes and prayers and blessings that we may live our lives together in joy, harmony and engage in dharma as much as God would grace us to. I will be in India from dec 28th through Jan 27th. Wish you all a very happy holiday season and Happy New Year. May you all enjoy the celebration of Vaikunta Ekadasi-twice this year one today and one falls onthe 10th of January! (I maybe a little off on the Jan 10th date-please check.) To the extent I can remember this is the first time I am hearing of Vaikunta Ekadasi falling in Karthigai and being celebrated on two different dates. EmperumaaNn's wish that we pray Him twice this year specially. Since it happens to be Vaikunta Ekadasi, let me close by quoting a Thiruppavai you all know very well. ciRRaNY ciRukaalE vaNnthuNnNnaic cEviththuNn poRRaa maraiyadiyE pORRum poruLkELaai peRRam meinNthuNNum kulaththil piRanNthu- nNee kuRREval eNGkaLaik koLLaamal pOgaathu iRRaip paRaikoLvaaNn aNnRukaaN gOvinNdaa eRRaikkum ezEzh pir piRavikkum uNnthaNN ------------------------------ EzEzh piRavikkum uNnthaNnNnOdu uRROmE yaavOm uNnakkE nNaamaatci ceivOm maRRai nNaNGkaamaNGkaL maaRRElO rempaavaai. (Actually has 8 lines I lined it up to meet ceiyyuL ilakkaNam beginning with the first word. Apparently it is not so. The poem is by Andal and is complete, except lines have been merged somewhere.) Tomorrow marks the beginning of Maargazhi. maal maNivaNNanaip paadi magizhveeraga alongwith Andal. Vaidehi V.