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Disassembly of adiyEn's Personal Library of Books and tapes for Fund raising for Sri RanganAtha Temple SamprOkshaNam

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 09:52:03 PDT

Dear BhakthAs : 

We recite every day Slokams from NyAsa Dasakam
of Swamy Desikan . Through one of the slokams ,
the far seeing AchAryan advised us how to treat 
our personal property , belongings , when it comes to
kaimakryam for Dhivya dampathis. He was addressing 
his SaraNAgathi appeal to Lord VaradarAjA of 
Kaanchi , the PEraruLaLap PerumAL , the Boon-granting
Varadhan. That slOkam from NyAsa dasakam is:

"Maam MadhIyam cha Nikilam ChEthanAchEthanAthmakam
 Sva-KaimkaryOpakaraNam Varadha Sveekuru Svayam"
SEVENTH SLOKAM OF NYASA DASAKAM 

(Meaning according to Dr.V.N.VedAntha Desikan ):

Oh LORD VARADARAJA ! PLEASE ACEPT FOR YOUR SERVICE 
AND UTILIZE ALL-- ME , MINE , WHETHER SENTIENT OR
NOT, RELATIVES AND DESCENDANTS ,--IN A WAY FIT FOR 
YOUR SERVICE .YOU DO IT YOURSELF . I HAVE NOTHING 
MORE TO DO ,NOT EVEN TO PLACE THEM AT YOUR DISPOSAL--
BECAUSE THEY ARE ALREADY YOURS.

adiyEn replaces the name of Sri RanganAthan for 
Sri VaradarAjan in this context of the forthcoMing 
MahA SamprOkshaNa Uthsavam at the Pomona temple
from May 23-27 .We have less than a Month left
to raise the funds needed (1)to cover the expenses 
incurred already and (2)to have the Funds needed 
in hand for the celebration of the MahOthsavam in 
the Vedhic and Aagamic manner appropriate for 
this Occasion. Few BhaagavathAs have come forward
to cover the expenses for ThuLasi, Pushpam ,
Veda PaarAyaNam , Anna DhAnam . The major remaining 
items are Sanndhai prathishtai , Homams , Kalasa 
SamPrOkshanams and other major items from the monetary
stand point of view.

adiyEn would like to place at your disposal 
the rare books and tapes FROM MY PERSONAL LIBRARY
that you could acquire and deflect the proceeds from 
such "sales" to the RanganAthA SeVA samithi DIRECTLY 
to cover its current obligations and anticipated expenses .
Here are selected items that you may wish to consider 
acquiring for your library . I will resist the temptation 
to put a prize on each of them since adiyEn would like you 
to be as generous as possible with your support:

Books/Sri Sookthis & Commemntries 
**********************************

1. Srimath RaamAyaNam ( VaalmIki kavi): 3 Volumes ,
   original Sanskrit Text and English Traslations
   of all the Verses of the Seven cantos , GitA Press,
   GhOrakpUr.

2. Srimath BhAgavatham: I-XI Sargams , English
   Translation without Sanskrit SlOkams , J.M.SanyAl

3. Srimath BhAgavatham; Dasama Skhandham dealing
   with Lord KrishNA , Sanskrit SlOkams and 
   English Meanings, RamakrishNA Matam.

4. Srimath RaamAyanam : Sundara KhANdam ,
   Sanskrit Original and Tamil translation
   by SengAlipuram AnantharAma DhIkshithar.

5. Saama Vedam : SamhithA in text and English
   Meanings , Sri Devichand ; Atharva SamhithA
   Sanskrit Text.

6. Srimath Rahsya Thraya Saaram of Swamy Desikan,
   PoundarIkapuram Aasramam release , Sri U.Ve.
   SrirAma DesikAchAryAr's commentary .

7. Kamba RaamAyaNam : Baala and AyOdhyA KhANdams,
   Kamban's Verses and Tamil Translations 

8. Sri Andal, Her Contributions to Religion, Art,
   Philosophy and Literature, RaamanujA Society 
   of Madras release 

9. Poorva MimAmsa Of Jaimini: Soothrams and
   English translation 

10. Sri Guna Rathna Kosam : ParAsara Bhattar's
    commentary on Sri VishNu Sahasra Naamam
    in English.

11. Sri NaarAyaNIyam , three volumes with Original
    slOkams and Sri Anatha Raama DhIkshithar's 
    commentary in Tamil.

12. ThiruppAvai Monograph By PerukkArunai Swamy
    October , 2000 ( Nine Copies left)

13. SangItha RathnAkaram : Sri RangarAmAnuja Iyengar

14. Krithis and Svaram Notations of Saint ThyAgarAjA's:
    Two hefty volumes , Sri RangarAmAnuja Iyengar
    ( Encpompasses all the krithis of the Saint 
      that are available).For Music teachers ,
    this is a rare book to acquire.

15. Krithis and Svaram notations for MutthuswAmy 
    Dikshithar : 400 Krithis .Another rare treasure
    for Musicians & Music Lovers.

16. 200 Audio Tapes (Vedham , Recitals of prominent 
    Karnatic Musicians, Bhajans et al).

17. Duplicate copies of the Commentaries on Dhivya
    Prabhandhams by Sri UtthamUr Swamy (Tamil)

18. Old copies of ThiruvAimozhi decads: commentary by
    Sri PrathivAdhi Bhayankaram AnnangarAcchAryAr of 
    Kaanchi.

19. A complete set of Swamy Desika SthOthrams 
    with Tamil and English Meanings , Dr.V.N.V

20. Entire set of Sukla Yajur Vedam Tapes: 28 Tapes
    with 90 minutes duration Each , Five BhakthAs 
    wanted to acquire them . adiyEn will give it 
    away to the best bidder.I will help others get 
    their copies in June .

21. Atharva Vedam Tapes and Athrava Veda Manthrams
    ( Twenty plus tapes of 90 minute duration each ).
    My set can be purchased right away and I will help
    others get their copies in June .Same for Krishna 
    Yajur Vedam and Saama veda samhithA recitations by
    authentic GhaanapAtis .

22. Various Upanishads and their English Translations

23. Githa Govindham and Commentary. 

24. Many More.

Postage charges have to be borne by you .
Some of the rare copies would need careful handling,
since they are more than 40 to 50 years Old.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT IN THIS CONTEXT
*************************************

25. With the help of a BhakthA , we have made 
    100 Copies of AchArya RaamAnujA Multimedia
    CD ROM . Copies will be available at 
    the Bridgewater Balaaji Temple and 
    Pomona Temple , NY during this week end
    celebrations for RaamAnuja Jayanthi. Please
    reserve your copies by sending a note.

26. Before the MahA SamprOkshaNam days (May 23-27),
    I anticipate the arrival of 100 set of audio tapes,
    which are audio tracks for the " The Life of
    AzhwArs, their Prabhandhams and the 108 Dhivya 
    Desams". There are two tapes in each set and 
    they have exquisite singing of selected Paasurams
    of each AzhwAr by VidvAns and contain narrations of 
    the lives of AzhwArs and the Dhivya Desams that 
    they sung about.You are welcome to reserve them 
    for your Families.The Multimedia tapes will be 
    released by Summer and every one of the supporters 
    of this kaimkaryam will get their free copies.

Please contribute generously . We have a big gap to 
address. Contributions like the SamarpaNam of 
10,001 dollars for the Prathishtai of Lord SrinivAsan's
Sannidhi at the Temple is an exemplary model of support.
Many Sannidhis need to be supported in a similar 
manner.Enormous expenditures have been incurred 
in bringing authentic VaidhikAs and Aagamic experts
from India. There are specific rites to be attended to
for 45 days after SamprOkshaNam at all the Sannidhis.
Any amount --10,000, 5,000 , 1000 , 500 , 100 dollars--
are welcomed and appreciated.

adiyEn will make sure that all of the Contributors receive
PerumAL samprOkshaNa PrasAdham , the Sacred PoorNAhUthi Basmam
et al. 

ADIYEN WILL NOT BE TAKING PART IN ANY FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES
AFTER THIS MAJOR KAIMKARYAM .ADIYEN WOULD LIKE TO DEVOTE MY
LIFE TO WRITE ABOUT THE CHILLARAI RAHSYAMS OF SWAMY DESIKAN
AND OTHER ACHAARYA SRI SOOKTHIS THEREAFTER . ADIYEN HAS BEEN 
BLESSED TO WORK WITH YOU ON NUMBER OF KAIMKARYAMS UNTIL NOW
AND THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR VALUED SUPPORTS.MY ANJALI-BHADDHA
HASTHA PRANAAMAMS TO YOU ALL . 

PLEASE HELP WITH THIS GREATEST OF GREAT KAIMKARYAM
OF MAHA SAMPROKSHANAM FOR THE LORD AT THE POMONA TEMPLE
TO THE UTMOST EXTENT . ADIYEN WILL KEEP YOU POSTED
ON HOW THE EFFORT IS PROCEEDING IN THE COMING DAYS
PRIOR TO THE MAHA SAMPROKSHANAM. 

MAY THE LORD'S BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU ALL !

AparAdha SahasrANi Kshamasva PurushOtthama !

Namo NaarAyaNAya ,
Daasan, Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan


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