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Sri Ranganatha Temple at Pomona, NY

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Thu Apr 16 1998 - 17:07:38 PDT

Dear Members of the Prapatthi group :

I am indebted to Sri Vijaya raghavan for
his help in realizing the support of 
Buffalo BhakthAs from every community .
This fits very well with the ancient 
nature of Srirangam , SriranganAthA and
the magnificient kaimkaryam of erecting a 
temple fro SriranganAthA right here in USA
long the lines described by the Hindu Article 
posted by Sri Anbil Swamy . 

My humble appeal is to have as many leaders like 
Sri Vijaya Raghavan to come forward and help
with this temple construction kaimkaryam
for our Kuladhanam , Sri RanganathA .

We would like to have one person from each of 
the cities and towns , where our Bhakthi list 
members reside be it in USA or outside USA . 
Their active particpation in and help with 
this kaimkaryam for our Periya PerumAL 
and Sri RanganAyaki ThAyAr is a MUST to 
have the momentum .If there are more than 
one person volunteer , then it is even more better
for a speedy effort to reach our goals .  

Please let me know about your interest/willingness 
to volunteer to reach out in your  Community .

We will send you fliers and receipt books 
to help with thsi kaimkaryam .We will get
the work on the Home page completed ASAP 
for your use .

Daasan , V.Sadagopan 

ATTACHMENT : Sri Vijaya Raghavan's posting .
>>Subject: Sri Ranganatha Temple at Pomona, NY
>>Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 12:30:33 -0400

>>Dear Prapatti Group Members:
>>I am glad to inform you that there is an overwhelming support among the
>>Hindu community (Smarthas and Vaishnavas and North Indians) in Buffalo to
>>support the Sri Ranganatha temple project.  Shri Sadagopan's articles were
>>of great help.  In a few weeks time I will know the dollar figures that
>>will go to help the project so well conceived by His ardent devotees.
>>Sri Ranganatha is our Kula Dhanam.  When Alavandar was told by Shri Rama
>>Mishrar (ManakkAl Nambi), the existence of a family treasure, and when he
>>learned that the family treasure is none other than Lord Ranganatha, he
>>gave up his whole kingdom to serve the Lord.  Such is the greatness of the
>>Lord.  He belongs to every one of us.
>>Till the temple reaches a stage where it is self-sustaining, as members of
>>the Prapatti group, I think we should all provide our maximum support and
>>seriously consider becoming a life-member of the organization responsible
>>for bringing Lord Ranganatha to the American continent.
>>I must also add that I enjoyed reading Shri Sadagopan's article on the
>>Srirangam temple gopuram.  I was in Srirangam during that time and one of
>>the posters said:  "mA Mannan katta mudiyAdadai mA Muni katti mudiththAr".
>>Mr Sadagopan has captured that spirit very well.
>>Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan