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From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_be.com)
Date: Wed Aug 04 1999 - 18:02:26 PDT
[ From a recent email sent to me by Sri M. Srinivasan, formerly of Chicago, now a resident of Koyil (Srirangam). ] We are living in a rented house on the southern banks of Kaveri. ... Yesterday Sri Ranganatha stopped by at a relative's house on the way to Kaveri. So we were able to have great sevai. He set out at the temple by 6:00 AM, and reached the AsthAna maNDapam on the Kaveri only by about 11:30 AM. He made numerous stops on the way to enable a lot of devotees to see Him and offer worship. If the soulabhyam exemplified by arcAvatAra is great, even greater is His karuNa in seeking out in the streets those that are unable to go to the temple. Hundreds of people had sevai as he stopped in each of the many resting places along the way.