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From: Srimahavishnu Vinjamuri (
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 09:20:44 PDT

Thiruvengada Jeeyar thiruvadigale SaraNam

dear Bhagavatas,

Happy Sri Rama Navami.

Today I have received two pamphlets from Srimad embaar Jeeyar matam, Sriperumbudur, one in Tamil and one in English and am commanded to circulate the contents among the devotees of Sri Ramanuja.

The full text of the English pamphlet is as follows:

IN 1834, IN THE STAR ROHINI OF AVANI MONTH OF JAYA YEAR, a son was born to Sri Raghavachariar and Janakiammal at Kapyamur near Thirukkovalur and was named as Krishnamacharyar.

After upanayanam at the ag of 5, he was given the basic vedic education and he mastered all the SAstras. He refused to get married as he wanted to devote his life serving the disciples of Sri Ramanuja.

Sri Raghavacharyar Swami of Sholingar Sandamarudam Thodacharyar family came to Kapyamur and our Krishnamacharyar got pancha samkAram from 
Sri Raghavacharyar and became his disciple. Our Krishnamacharyar was presented with a Balaji idol and the same is now in the mutt.

Later our Krishnamacharyar went to Thirumala and got sannyAsam from His Holiness The Periya Jeeyar of
Thirumala and was named as Thiruvekata Satakopa Ramanuja EmbAr Jeeyar swAmI and came to SrIperumbudUr
to serve SrI rAmAnuja.

With the help of Sri Nathamuni Seshadri Iyengar of Veeranarayanapuram (kAttumannAr kOil), our embAr Jeeyar swami built the present embAr jeeyar mutt.

Embaar Jeeyar swami organised several remarkable devotional activities in the temple of Sri Ramanuja and organised and streamlined the Gurupushya festival and Chitthirai festival in the temple of Sri Ramanuja. Our embAr Jeeyar swAmi attained the lotus feet of Sri ramanuja in the year 1883 at Sriperumbudur itself.

Since the inception of embAr Jeeyar mutt, the successive Jeeyar swamis have been performing Sri Vaishnava samArAdhanam or offering prasAdam (food) to Sri Vaishnavas, especially the Divya prabandha chanters, during Chitthirai festival. Till date, this has been done successfully done.

This year also, during the Chitthirai fstival, the tadIyArAdhanam of Sri vaishnavas is being arranged as
usual in the mutt from 28.4.200 to 8.5.2000 and the devotees of Sri ramanuja and philanthropists are requested to donate for the noble cause liberally.

MO, DD and cheques can be sent to His Holiness embAr jeeyar swAmi at the address given below.
Tax exemption under 80G is available.

Sri Embaar Jeeyar Swamy
30, M.M.Koil Street
Tamil Nadu

Ph: 91-4111-32331
    91332331 (CHENNAI LOCAL)
PS: I am aware that you are all busy with one or more kainkaryams. However, as Chitthirai fetival is fast approaching, kinldy contribut something to the mutt, no matter it is one rupee or more than one lakh dollars and obtain the blessings of His Holiness.
As you may be knowing it better, many SriVaishnavas participate in this festival.

Sriperumbudur is a place holier than Ayodhya, Mathura, Mithilapur and Vidarbha (birthplace of rukmini piraatti). Also it is the only place reverberating with the chanting of divine prabandham out of all these five places.

Hence I once again appeal to you all to knidly contribute something for this noble cause.

Your humble servant

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