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From: Madhavakkannan V (srivaishnavan_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sat Dec 16 2000 - 03:32:38 PST

SrI:
SrImathE GopAladEsika MahAdEsikAya Namah:

Dearest Srivaishnvas,

Please accept adiyEn’s dhaNdavath praNAmams at your feet.
As I was away for two weeks on vacation to Srirangam, I was reading the 
posts only now. I was reading Sri V Satakopan mama’s excellent post on 
asmadhAchAyan H.H Srimad Poundarikapuram Andavan Sri Gopaladesika 
Mahadesikan Swami’s 81st Thirunakshathram celebrations.

I felt greatly elated to read the appeal by Sri Satakopan mama.

In fact, when adiyEn was telling Swami, He was pleased that Bhagawathas are 
working towards making the celebration (week long event in the fourth week 
of March 2001) A GRAND SUCCESS. He was all praise for Sri Muralidhar's 
efforts in organising the Tele upanyasam on Padhuka sahsram and Sri Anbil 
mama's SrirangasrI e-journal. He was enthusiastically and was visibly happy 
to hear the nature and extent of discussions going on the list on our 
sampradayam, and was glad to hear that Sri Hari is aalso doing a yeoman 
service at Singaproe, Jakarta personally and throughout the globe 
electronically.

He informed that H.H Srimad Azhagiyasingar, H.H Srimad Andavan of 
Periyashramam, H.H Sri Parakalamutt Jeer, H.H Rangapriyaswami and many other 
vidwans and srivaishnavas are going to grace the function and instructed 
srivaishnavas of these lists to try to attend the function. He was telling 
my father "we need to arrange a big hall/ maNdapam for them to stay without 
any trouble". What a compassion and concern!

It is the grace of Divya Dampathi that I am fortunate to be associated with 
Bhagawathas like Sri Anbil Ramaswamy, Sri Muralidhar Rangaswamy, Sri 
Sudharsan Parthasarathy, Sri Gopal Lakshmanan, Sri Govindarajan, and many 
other great Bhagawathas in this list, who are are sishyas of this ashramam. 
Sri Sampath Rengi, Thiruppaavai Swamy has also got dhEha sambhandham with 
Srimad VeNNaaRankarai Andavan in his Poorvasramam. Sri V Satakopan mama 
hails from the village of Poundarikapuram. Sri Vijayaraghavan has got very 
close connection too thorugh Sri ANc Swamin. This Ashramam also has got 
close links and warm relations with all other mutts and Ashramams.

I humbly requests with my folded hands to each Bhagawatha of this list, to 
contribute your mite for the 81st Jayanthi celebration. Please send you 
cheque (in favour of “ S.P.A.V Trust 81st Jayanthi a/c”) to Srikaryam, 
Srimad Poundarikapuram Andavan Ashramam, 43- A/13, Asramam Road, Srirangam, 
TRICHY.  PIN 620006, India.

For members in USA, please write to rangaswamy_m@hotmail.com. He will let 
you know, how, where the cheque needs to be sent as it is being organized 
through SMSA/SVSS.

Why should others contribute-  can be a valid question.

PeriyAsramam Srimad Andavan Asraamam and Srimad Poundarikapuram Andavan 
Asramam are none other than siblings. The siblings have their own families 
and children and respective glorious lineage.

Sri Ahobila Mutt and Sri Poundarikapuram Andavan Asramam have special bond 
and links. Srimad Azhagiya singar and Sri PaRavAkkOttai Andavan have special 
affinity and highest regards for each other. Even during a day’s visit to 
Srirangam, Srimad Azhagiyasingar never misses to call on Srimad 
PaRavAkkOttai Andavan and pays His dhaNdavath praNAmams.

Needless to say about Parakala Mutt. Even the thaniyan (dedicatory verse) on 
Prakritham Andavan shows the connection. Sri Rangapriya Swamy is almost a 
part of Asramam itself, as He obtained the kataaksham of Sri Poundarikapuram 
Andavan (at the age of five itself and started speaking, though born mute).

Prakritham Andavan had in fact, acknowledged positively and concurred when 
adiyEn said that we at Simhapuri recite both thaniyans and also both 
saaRRumuRais. That shows Swami’s belief in staying united. After all, 
Bhagawath Ramanuja’s sishyas are under the shadow of the Greatest Sri 
Vaishnava AchArya vamsa vruksham.

So, each and every srivaishnava in this list is qualified to pay their debt 
and token of gratitude to AchArya vamsa vruksham by sending for the 
Thirnakshathram celebrations of living YathirAja AchArya saarvabhouman Sri 
PaRavAkkOttai Andavan.

With AchAryan anugraham, adiyEn would like to write few posts till March, as 
a series, glorifying our Srivaishnava sampradayam’s AchArya lineage, 
narrating few interesting anecdotes from the great AchAryAs’ life histories, 
touching upon few articles written by Srimad Poundarikapuram Andavan for our 
enjoyment.
AchAryan ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam
Regards
Narayana Narayana
AchAryan Thiruvadi
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