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From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Mon Apr 08 1996 - 12:26:09 PDT
Sri Mukund Srinivasan expressed his interest in collecting Sthala Puranams. I welcome this idea. His collection of information will be timely to add to the Sthala Puranam Data Base that is building slowly for the 108 DD CD ROM Project. Sri Dileepan has advised me that this is a weak area and we need additional inputs to add to the excellent ones that Sri S.Rengarajan has provided sofar on (1) Srirangam (2) Oppilappan Koil (3)Nacchiyaar Koil and (4) Sholingar . We have 104 more to go! Few years ago, I wrote a number of articles to my family on this subject . The ones that I can retreive and adapt as Sthala Puranam as well as Summary of Mangalaasasanam by Azhwaars are: 1. Therazhundhur 2. Thirupullani 3. ThiruallikeNi 4.Thirukkudanthai (5) ThirukkaNNamangai (6) Sri Vidya Rajagopalan of Raja Mannargudi referred to By Sri M.Srinivasan (7) Thiruvenkatam (8) Srivilliputtur (9 ) Thiru IndaLoor (10) others that i covered in my 108 Divya Desa Mahimai Manuscript. That manuscript is stuck in Madras with my sister and anyone going to Madras can help to get it back here. It has 400 plus pages and it may be better to transport it personally. . Recently, Sri Govindarajan of Canada has sent me his Acharya"s rendering of the Sthala Puranam of ThiruveLLarai in Tamil .It is excellenetly written and I will translate the essence of it into English for the CD ROM Project. Perhaps Sri Anbil Ramaswamy can write one on the Anbil temple. Others can write on their own Sthalams such as Sri Badri on Thirunagai . It will be wonderful to accelerate the process to give support to Sri Dileepan"s enormous effort sofar. If we have acces to source litrature, It willsave us additional effort. I would also like to suggest that we resolve to push this project forward with all of our collective effort and ask for Divya Dampathi"s blessings to conclude it this Year . If it gets too demanding to get the work completed on all the 108 Divya Desams, we should reserve the option to concentrate on the 40 temples of Chola Desam as the First CD and maximize our efforts on that aspect. I would welcome suggestions on these ideas and volunteering to move this project forward. Sadagopan P.S; I have the long playing record of Sri Seshagopalan"s rendering of the Saveri piece of Sri Mutthuswami Dikshitar. It has all the sthala Puranam inside that krithi .