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Sri Amudhan SamprOkshanam and ChAthur mAsya sankalpam - Part 14

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Wed Aug 18 1999 - 09:50:04 PDT

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

Sri Amudhan SamprOkshanam and ChAthur mAsya sankalpam - Part 14

	Shame on inter governmental water  sharing  disputes,
many of these tanks are dry as the canals  connecting them to
kauveri  and  its  branches  are  also  dry. But in thanjAvur
district,  the  underground  water table is very near and one
can easlily pump water from the same tank bottom and fill  it
as well. But it needs initiative from the local people living
in those villages. A motorpump may cost under Rs 15000 with a
simple pump house  structure. The eroded banks may need to be
reconstructed and the tank has to be cleaned. These works may
cost Rupees  250,000 to 500,000.  But more than the money, it
needs people to take initiative and care.  It  will  be  even
more  helpful  if  bAgawathAs, "notice" these  shortfalls and
report  in  this media, in addition to reporting the "kuRais"
such as reading the text in gOshti  etc.  Please   choose   a
temple at your home town and  participate  in it by  any  way
you can. adiyEn pleadged to help  atleast 5 temples including
my hometown temples of Lord Sri Amudhan and  Sri  Oppiliappan
during my trip is some way or the other.

	Some  of  the  divya  dEsams are situated in villages
that donot have  anynore   SrivaishnavAs  left.  Example  Sri
Anbil. It was so sad to see that a drunken fellow lying  down
at the very entrance of this temple & we had to cross him  to
goto the temple at Sri Anbil. It seems they donot even have a
good  locking  facility  in  the temple such that the perumAL
goes to Sri Rangam where all the  jewels  of  this temple are  safekept. 
ie., this Lord  Sri Sundararajan of SriAnbil visits Srirangam once in a year 
  for a special ursavam and wears his
jewels there and leaves them there and  come  back  after the
ursavam. By the way as  similar to nava thirupathis Sri Anbil
temple was renovated  very recently (many thanks to Srirangam devasthanam)  
and  the  samprOkshanam  is  scheduled  in late
August.

	This is common in  some of  the  temples  chola nattu
divya desams too. Many of the Srivaishnavas  have migrated in
60's & 70's. Please encourage if you know any  of your elders
who are natives  of these temples and are now retired and are
able and living in cities to atleast   visit  (Some  may even
move to these places) and  participate  and  involve  in  the
temple kainkaryams very frequently. Some need  not  listen to youngsters 
especially after  living  an urban  life for  many
years and as well for many of their own personal reasons. But
nothing can prevent one  from  visiting  these  temples  very
frequently. If you can, please also spend your money for them
(elders) to travel and  let   them know  that  you  are fully  intended  to 
support these temples in anyway you can. Even if
9  TVS  groups can reconstruct all these divya desams, and if
no one is visiting them  frequently, then it is a going to be deserted.


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


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