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From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Mon Aug 03 1998 - 20:10:55 PDT
Sri : Srimate Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Para Brahmane Namaha Srimate Sri Kanakavalli nAyikA sametha Sri- Bhumi Devi Sametha AakAsa Nagareesa SwaminE Naam : Srimate Sri Lakshmi - Nrusimha Divya PAdukA Sevaka - Srivan SatakOpa Sri NArAyana Yateendra MahAdesikAya Namaha Dear followers of AchArya RaamAnuja Darsanam : I wish to make one or two ANNOUNCEMENTS , make an APPEAL and COMMENT on the ongoing pleasant " SAAZHAL " between the devotees of Emperumaans of Srirangam ( Mula mathra KshEhtram) , Kaanchipuram ( Dhvaya manthra KshEthranm ) and ThiruvEnkatam ( Sarama SlOka KshEthram ) , each of whom are dear to our revered AchAryA RaamAnujA . 1. ANNOUNCEMENTS *************** A. The technical work on the CD ROM Extended Demo Version for the Vadakalai Version of the Bhagavan RaamAnuja Vaibhavam is progressing rapidly at Mysore . The Story Boarding for ThiruAraadhanam and the GranthamAlA is almost over. The SlOkAs and Vedic Rks as well as PrabhandhA verses have been selected for inclusion in the AarAdhanam and Introduction .Navigation has been decided .Audio recording is in progress in the studio . The Graphic designers and the programmers have begun their work to race towards the tight deadline .We will have a special section on the temple town of Melkote, which has played a key role in AchArya RaamAnujA's life . 2. Last Monday ( Aadi Pooram Day ) was sacred to ANDAL . We started pulling the Ratham of this project in honor of ThiruppAvai Jeeyar , AchArya RaamAnujA ( GodhAgrajar ). I am glad to report back to you that twelve devotees have already contributed /pledged $2,030 so far. The Ratham is about to enter the Western Veethi and is waiting to be pulled to Nilai. B. APPEAL : We need to raise additional funds for this most important project for all Sri VaishNavAs . There might be 200 plus members on this Bhakthi list , who are deeply interestd in Bhagavadh RaamAnuja SiddhAntham , which draws in deeply from Upanishads and Divya Prabhandhams . So far 12 of the 200 plus BhakthAs have come forward to support this project . I would like the rest of you interested in AchArya RaamAnujA and his illustrious contributions to our SiddhAntham to come forward and support this project , which is the first venture into the new Media for all generations of Sri VaishNavAs . I hesitate to say this : Frankly ,If this is not important , I do not know what is more important for us as Sri VaishNavAs ! We will prepare the Tennkalai and the Vadakalai Versions out of our reverence for Bhagavadh RaamAnujA , PiLLai LokAcchAriyar/ MaNavALa Maamnui/VaanamAmalai matam sampradhAyam as well as Bahgavadh RaamAnujA/Swami Desikan/ Ahobila Mutt/ParakAla Mutt/Srirangam Andavan/PoundarIkapuram Asramam SampradhAyams . Because of the forthcoming celebrations (600th anniversary of the Founding of the Ahobila Mutt on September 3-5,1998 ) , we would like to demo the extended Vadakalai version First and follow it up with the two completed versions for the Dallas Meeting Scheduled for Dec 24-26, 1998 . We need 12K$ more for the whole project and $2,000 more for the completion of the work for the September Version for demo . With ALL of your valued contributions , we will readily raise the funds needed and redeploy that to support other Kaimkaryams .IT IS A DIVINE KAIMKARYAM AND WE CAN NOT PAY MORE TRIBUTE TO OUR GREATEST ACHARYA THAN CREATING THIS INFORMATIVE CD ROM AND MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO ALL SRIVAISHNAVITE FAMILIES BOTH IN USA , INDIA AND ABROAD .Please Help .We need to cover the immediate developmental expenses to make additional progress . The CD ROM developers in Mysore/Bangalore are giving their time generously and are not making any profits. I will comment on " the Saazhal " in a companion note . THANKS VERY MUCH FOR YOUR WELCOME SUPPORT .PLEASE DO NOT MIND MY STRONG APPEAL .THIS IS A PROJECT WHICH WILL MEAN A LOT TO ALL OF US . V.Sadagopan P.S : Please send your contributions to Sriman P.Dileepan at 1908 Presswood Drive , Hixson , Tennessee 37343. Sri Dileepan has kindly agreed to help with the project . The checks should be made out to " Sri Ahobila Mutt" for Tax deduction purposes .