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Saranagathi Vol.03.012

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Fri Apr 27 2001 - 10:14:33 PDT

Dear BhakthAs: The table of contents and
Editrial regarding the SaraNAgathi Volume 3 
isue 12 are covered in this note.

Item 4 has been excerpted and elaboted here
because of its topicality. 

Please come and Join the SamprOkshaNam 
at Your Temple during the may 23-27 days .
Please help the SamprOkshaNam uthsavam in
every weay yu can.

Narayana  Naarayaa 
V.Sadagopan
   
                         ooooO   Ooooo
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                         "SaranAgathi"

Sarva DharmAn pArithyajya mAm Ekam SaraNam Vraja /
Aham TvA Sarva PapEbhyO mOkshAyishyAmi mA Sucha: //
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VOL :  03.012                                         April 26, 2001

In this  Issue:
1.  Editorial
2.  Anjali Vaibhavam - Part 3 - VangIpuram  Navaneetham  Sri  U.Ve
                       Sri Rama DesikAchAr (Sri VaikuNda vAsi)
3.  Ubhaya Lingham   - Part 5 - M.S.Hari
4.  An   appeal  and  invitation  for  Sri  Ranganatha temple maha
    samprOkshanam     - Sri V. Sadagopan and Sri Venkat Kannumalla
5.  What is in this week? List of festivals and events, this week
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1.  Editorial

Dear BhakthAs:
On this most Auspicious day of Akshaya thirithiyai, with this 12th
issue,  we  are  reaching  a  mile  stone  in  the  publication of
SaraNAgati.  We have been blessed  by  the  SaraNya Dhampathis  to
release dozen issues in the third volume on  topics  that  are  of
vital interest to  Sri  VaishNavAs.  We  are  in  the process  of
receiving  contributions from number of  scholars from  India  and
look forward to sharing them  with  you  in  the  coming days.

In  the  first article on Anjali Vaibhavam, the first slOkam deals
with  the  PraNava  Sabdham.    The  second  slOkam   covers   the
indeclinable  , "Namah" sabdham , which is housed in the middle of
the AshtAksharam. The third slOkam expounds the deep  significance
of  the  word,  "NaarAyaNaaya" in the dative case.The fourth verse
focuses on the obstacles that stand in the way of a saadhakan  and
guides  him/her  with  ways  to overcome them by meditation on the
appropriate sections of the glorious AshtAkshara manthram.
>
The fifth slOkam has for its topic the Dhvaya  Manthram.  ParAsara
Bhattar  points  out  that  the Dhvaya manthram (Manthra Rathnam )
protects the reciter and is a part of the Sruthi itself. The Sixth
slOkam elaborates further on the dhvaya manthram and distinguishes
the path of SaraNAgati from that of Bhakthi.  PurushakAra  aspects
of  Sri  Devi  is  covered here.

adiyEn, Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri Sadagopan, Editor
>http://www.srivaishnava.org/sgati/
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4.  An appeal  and  invitation  for  Sri  Ranganatha  temple  maha
    samprOkshanam     - Sri V. Sadagopan and Sri Venkat Kannumalla

Dear Sri RanganAtha BhakthAs:
The plans for the MahA SamprOkshaNam for our Lord are  progressing
well. It is just a month away. The expenses for ALL the  remaining
Kaimkaryams to successfully conduct  the  maha  samprOkshaNam have
been identified ;  approximate  estimated  expenditures  for   ALL
kaimkaryams is $250,000. We anticipate  coverage  of $125,000 from
ongoing efforts. WE HAVE HOWEVER A DEFICIT  OF  $125,000 TO  BREAK
EVEN. WE NEED URGENTLY YOUR GENEROUS HELP TO  ADDRESS THIS CURRENT
DEFICIT. IF TWENY FIVE BHAKTHAS CAN SUPPORT THIS  KAINKARYAM  WITH
$5,000 EACH, WE WILL BE COVERED. OTHER SUPPORT ALGORITHMS ARE FIFTY
BHAKTHAS SUPPORTING THIS KAIMAKRYAM WITH $2,500 EACH . ALL OF YOUR
SUPPORT IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

>Most recently , a dear BhakthA from North Carolina volunteered  to
support  Prathishtai for Lord SrinivAsar  with  a  $10,001 pledge.
Twelve such generous pledges  will  quickly  close the gap. Please
contribute whatever you could to narrow this deficit.  The Various
kaimkaryams that require attention are:

(1) Eight Sannidhi Homam and eight pooraNAhuthi Sponsorships
(2) Veda/Dhivya Prabhandha pArAyaNams  for  consecration  (8 Ghana
    pAdis & Priests)
(3) Vasthram and other thirumanjanam materials for  moolavar,  Sri
    RanganAthan for a mandalam (every day for 48 days)
4)  Vasthram for the Moolavars at the other Seven Sannidhis for  a
    mandalam (every day for 48 days)

The  perumALs  will have  to  have thirumanjanam for a period of a
mandalam of 48 days according to Agamic rites  and  hence a lot of
thirumanjanam  supplies,  silk  and  other  vasthrams  are  needed
everyday.

(6) Anna DhAnam for all Five days
(7) Ninteen Kalasa SamprOkshaNams
(8) Eight Sannidhi Prathishtais
(9) Miscellaneous back-up kaimkaryams
Let us support the MahA samprOkshaNa Kaimkaryam generously and the
dhivya dampathis will bless us all abundantly,  although  our Kain
-karyam does not expect anything in return from Them in a material
sense. Kainkaryam to Dhivya Dampathis,  AchAryAs  and BhaagavathAs
is Parama PurushArtham for us on this Earth of THEIRS.

All of your contributions can be sent directly to:
Sri RanganAtha SevA Samithi
25 Old Route 202
Pomona, NY 10970

Please copy sgopan@computer.net your pledges so  that  adiyEn  can
keep track of our target goals of  100K$ and come back to you with
the good news on reaching these goals As Soon As Possible.  Please
join the other BhakthAs from all parts of USA,  who plan to attend
this rare Uthsavam. Sri Venkat  Kanumalla of Sri Ranganatha Temple
joins with me to invite you and your family to particpate in  this
mahA samprOkshaNam for the 8 sannidhis and  receive  the blessings
of Dhivya Dampathis during the auspicious occasion of MahA samprOk
-shanam (May 23-29).



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