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Saranagathi Journal: Volume 3.1(Release : April 12, 2000)

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Thu Apr 13 2000 - 05:22:56 PDT

Dear BhakthAs:

After few months of inactivity , the latest 
issue of SaraNAgathi Journal was released yesterday 
on the auspicious occasion of Sri Raama Navami.

Please participate in the growth of this 
journal thru your personal involvement.

Wishing You all a Happy  Tamil New year day!
On the First day of the VikramA year , it is
our prayer to "Ongi UlahaLantha Thrivikraman "
to bless this and other Kaimkaryams
underway .

We have now reached the level of $4,500 in
plrdges for the AzhwAr's lives /108 Dhivya
Desams CD ROM Kaimkaryam and request BhakthAs
to help us reach the target with 10 more
pledges of $100 each or whatever they can .
Your particpation across the globe is very
important to help realize this CD ROM saluting
the blessings of AzhwArs , who left behind
the Kula Dhanam of Dhivya Prabhandhams.

AchAryan , AzhwAr ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,
Daasan , V.Sadagopan      

Sarva DharmAn pArithyajya mAm Ekam SaraNam Vraja /
Aham TvA Sarva PapEbhyO mOkshayishyAmi mA Sucha: //

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VOL :  03.001                                      12. April 2000

In this  Issue:

1.  Editorial
2.  Adhikarana SArAvaLi - Part 1 - M S Hari, Singapore
3.  PradhAna Sathakam - Part 12 - V. Sadagopan
4.  UpakAra Sangraham part 4 -  U.Ve.Anantha Narasimhachar,
    Srirangam
5.  Upcoming Articles
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1.  Editorial

Dear BhakthAs:

On this Sri Raama Navami day , it is our pleasure to  release  the
first issue of the third volume of the SaraNAgathi journal .

The  Journal  was  started  on  Swamy Desikan's  Thiru nakshathram
(PurattAsi SravaNam ) on October 11,  1997.  The  last  issue  was
released on October 14,  1999.  In  between, We  as  a  team  have
released 30 individual issues housed in two  volumes. We are ready
now to start with the third volume  and  seek  AchAryAL's  and the
dhivya dampathi's anugraham for continuing this  kaimkaryam to the
Sri VaishNavite community in all humility.

Since October, 99 we were unable to release any new issues pending
the definition of future directions of the journal.  Number of You
have written asking about  the  timing of  the release of the next
issue. The executive  committee  of  the  SaraNAgathi journal team
has now completed the internal discussions  and  adopted  policies
that would (1)help release future issues more frequently  and  (2)
realize issues with a much broader particpation  by scholars  well
versed in the intricacies of the  SaraNAgathi  doctrine as  taught
by poorvAchAryALs. We have made some decisions to take SaraNAgathi
journal to  the  next  plateau  of  excellence and it is  adiyEn's
pleasure to share them with you.

At the outset , it is adiyEn's privelege  to  thank  Sriman  Anbil
Ramaswamy, who has served as a publisher  since  the  start of the
Journal. He has  been extremely helpful and  has given us valuable
counsel. Sri Rengarajan carried a heavy load  of  responsibilities
to serve as a co-editor and  supervised  the relese of the Journal
as well as the maintenance of the membership data  base.  AdiyEn's
deep thanks are to Sri Rengarajan for his tireless  services.  Sri
Venaktesh Elayavalli has excelled as the most capable webmaster  &
has distinguished himself in the tradition of  his  excellent  Sri
Vaishnava Universe web pages. The SaranAgathi  journal  web  pages
designed by him are a pleasure to read and refer to.

We are making the  following  changes  for  the  implementation of
decisions  made  to  enhance the reach and quality of our journal.
Sri Rengarajan will serve now as the Publisher to bring the future
issues  more  frequently  and  will  also  be the co-editor of the
journal.

Sri Anbil Ramaswamy has  kindly accepted to serve as a SampAdhakar
for the journal, a new post created to  benefit from his vast ties
to the network of scholars in India. This is an  important role in
that the success of his efforts would  help  us  reach out to this
distinguished  community  in  India   and  receive  articles   for
publication from them. We are confident that his efforts will bear
fruit in our quest for excellence of the journal.

AdiyEn will continue to serve as the Chief Editor &  Sri Venkatesh
Elayavalli will continue to help us all through his innovative web
page design skills .

It is our hope that the population  of  the  journal  issues  with
authentic  articles  with  utmost respect for AchAryAs and AzhwArs
outlining the ancient tenets  of  our Sri VaishNava darsanam would
be  in  itself  a  kaimkaryam about  which  our AchAryALs  will be
pleased. We will include a Q&A section to respond to  the  queries
from readers and will attempt to get  authentic  answers from  the
community of Sri VaishNavite scholars and our AchAryALs.

With the dhivya Dampathi's and our AchAryAL's  blessings, we  look
forward  to  serving  you further. The  first  issue  of the third
volume is  being  placed  in  your  hands  on  this  sacred day of
PramAthi Sri Raama Navami. May the Sadas bless  these  efforts  to
grow in the coming year of Vikramaa and thereafter!

Daasan ,
V.Sadagopan
Editor-in-Chief
http://www.srivaishnava.org/sgati/
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Excellent series of Articles are expected from:

1. Sri U.Ve. RamanujachAriar , Sri Ahobila muth ASthAna vidhwAn
2. Dr. S.M.S. Chari of Bangalore &San Diego
3. Dr NSA iyengar of Bangalore
4. Sri Kalale of San Diego, CA
5. Smt SubadhrA Vasudevan of Canada
6. Sriman SevA SwamigaL of Chennai
7. Sri Kothtimangalam VaradAchAr Swamy of ThirunArAyanapuram
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