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Sri Amudhan SamprOkshanam and ChAthur mAsya sankalpam - Part 7

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sun Aug 08 1999 - 16:22:16 PDT

Srimadh Azhagiya Singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri kOmaLa vaLLi thAyAr samEtha Sri ArA amuthan thiruvadikaLE
saraNam

Sri Amudhan SamprOkshanam and ChAthur mAsya sankalpam - Part 7

	Due   to   lack  of  adequate  protection from weather,
these structures  were wearing out. These plates will not only
protect them from exposure but also beautify the structures as
similar to  thirupathi  and  Srirangam.  Part of the funds for
this came from a group of local donors. The rest of the  funds
approx. another Rs 30000 is  earmarked  for  the  most  famous
ghathai "pin puRam" of ursavar. This gathai & chakram were all
stolen 4 years ago and were never  recovered  as  it is. It is
said that the local JC of the district  HR and CE has  ordered
that  the rest of the money collected for the temple, close to Rs800,000 
that remained after all expenses  after maha samprOk
shanam be kept in FD for supporting the  needs  of the  temple
running and  it is said that this FD went in to place atonce.

	More  than  approx. 35 bhakthALs from USA and Cananda,
15 from Singapore, 20 from Bahrain and another 10 or so joined
from India. adiyEn profundly thank each and every one  of  you
for this overwhelming support. This was like "whirlwind effort"
collection made in just a  matter  of  25 days. To the best of
adiyEn's knowledge this was probably  the  largest  collection
(R 4.5 lacs) ever made in  a  very  short  span  for any divya
dEsam using electronic media and telephone  calls.  This would
not  have  been  possible without the help of Sri V.Sadagopan,
Sri Mani, Sri Sudarshan, Sri Chari, Sri MadhavakaNNan whom all
worked  tirelessly  helping adiyEn steer this effort. Each and
every  one  who  contributed  must  feel  proud for this joint
effort.

    I thank SVSS for coming forward to support this kainkaryam
readily, voluntarily and as well promptly.  The  co-ordiantion
between SVSS officials Smt Nagu Satyan and Sri Rajaji and  Smt
Vimala  Rajaji was very excellent,  professional, and  timely.
But for them the  monies would  not  have reached the intended
so quickly and in time. adiyEn thank them profoundly and  pray
to Sri kOmaLa vaLLi thAyAr and Sri ArA amuthan  that  they and
all others who participated in the kainkaryam be blessed  with
"sakala sowbAgyam" in their families, for generations to come.

Srimadh Azhagiya Singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri kOmaLa vaLLi thAyAr samEtha Sri ArA amuthan thiruvadikaLE
saraNam
Sampath Rengarajan

note: This somewhat detailed expenses reporting is done for a
few purposes. First everyone who  contributed must know where
their moenies are going. Second, every  one  must  understand
how much efforts are needed to do a samprOkshanam  like this.
In thiru kudanthai this is done after 34 years. Besides every
SriVaishnava must understand the overall costs incurred (Rs20
Millions or 2 crores) to do this for one temple such that one
will  raise  up to support any divya desam when it needs such
help. Finally  it  is  more than important to understand that
though this 4.5 lacs is a meagre percent of the overall money
spent  (Rs 2 crores), even  to  raise  this, we needed a well
united  effort  by  bhakthALs from all over the world.


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