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Invitation to Adyayana Utsava and NAMA Srivaishnava Conference at Sri Ranganatha Temple , Pomona , NY (Dec 22, 2001 to January 1 , 2002)

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Fri Nov 30 2001 - 19:14:33 PST

Dear Sri Ranganatha BhakthAs:

On this Kaarthigai Kritthigai , PourNami day 
when we celebrate Our Kaliyan's Thirunakshathram ,
it is my bhAgyam to invite you all to participate in 
the Adhyayana Uthsavam at Lord RanganAthA's Temple
at Pomona , NY. 

It was Kaliyan , who organized the Adhyayana Uthsavam 
at Srirangam by bringing  Swamy NammAzhwAr's archai from
AzhwAr Thriunagari and celebrated the uthsavam with reverence
for the anugraham of Swamy NammAzhwAr .

On this day , it is very appropriate to think of 
Kaliyan and his AruLiccheyalkaL and announce the plans for
this year's adhyayana Uthsavam at Lord RanganAthan's temple 
here.Vedupari Uthsavam involving the great moment in the life 
of Kaliyan is also part of this Adhyayana Uthsavam .

On the 7th day of Raa Patthu at Srirangam , Swamy NammAzhwAr 
through assembled BhsakthAs will recite " Kangulum Pahalum " 
in the role of ParAnkusa Naayaki and beg the Lord 
movingly for His darsanam . ArchakAs will bring the Lord
in Kaitthalam and present Him before the joyous 
NammAzhwAr. PerumAL will then proceed to the MaNTapam
to enjoy the Arayar Sevai Paasurams in front of 
Swamy NammAzhwAr dressed as ParAnkusa Naayak.

Next day at Srirangam is Yettaam ThirunAL, when vEdu PaRi 
uthsavam,which turned the life of Kaliyan inside out takes place.
PerumAl will rush in Turaga Gathi to Garudan Sannidhi 
and Thirumnagai will intercept for burglary of jewels .
PerumAL will perform upadEsam of AshtAksharam for
Kaliyan and transform him to the status of Thirumangai
AzhwAr and receive the "VaadinEn Vaadi VarunthinEn"
paasurmas. 

On the final day of Raa Patthu will be Swamy NammAzhwAr
Moksham after Thiruvadi Thozhal takes place to a climactic
conclusion of Mey kalatthal ( nesam seythu  unnOdu yennai
uyir vERanRi onrAhavE koNDAi ). Swamy NammAzhwAr's 
attainment of Saayuya Moksham is enacted to the roar of
" MuniyE NaanmuhanE MukkaNNappA " pasurams.

Please come and enjoy the first Adhyayana Uthsavam celebration
at the New Home of Lord RanganAthA , Sri RanganAyaki 
and the Twelve AzhwArs at Pomona , NY .

The invitaiton for the Uthsavam is attached.

adiyEn ,
Opiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan  
Vice Chairman , Sri RanganAtha Temple , NY.
  


Invitation to Adyayana Utsava and NAMA Conference at Sri 
Ranganatha Temple
December 22, 2001 - January 1, 2002

Pagal patthu and irAppaththu celebrations sandwiching Sri 
Vaikunta Ekadasi is one of the most important festivities 
in Sri Rangam. The ten days preceding Sri Vaikunta 
Ekadasi are called Pagal Paththu and ten nights that 
follow are called Irappatthu. During this time recitation 
of Dhivya Prabhandham (also called Tamil Vedas) in front 
of Lord Sri Ranganatha at Sri Rangam is very special. For 
the first time Sri Ranganatha Temple is planning to 
replicate this experience at the one and only 
anganatha Temple at Pomona, the Sri Rangam of 
North America.

The Adhyayana sevai will begin on 22nd December 2001 and 
continue until 1st January 2002. During this time ,
he entire 4,000 Dhivya Prabhandham will be recited. 
n addition, there will be Veda Parayanam, recitation of 
esika Prabhandham, Desika Sthothramala Gadya Thraiyam, 
Sthothra Rathnam, and much more, all in front of Lord 
Sri Ranganatha. Devotees from all across the U.S. will be 
joining in the festivities. 

The highlight of the utsavam (festival) is the Sri 
Vaikunta Ekadasi on 26th Dec and the recitation of Swami 
Nammaazhvar's Thiruvaaymozhi and observance of Sri 
Nammaazhvar moksham on 29th December. The festival will 
be celebrated from December 22nd to Jan 1st 2002. The 
festival will culminate with the celebration of Sri 
Nammazhvar Moksham in a grand manner on 29th December 
2001.

There will be NAMA Inc Annual Conference on December 22nd 
and 23rd, and again on 29th and 30th. There will be youth 
forums conducted during this conference and cultural 
programs. Other attractions include Mohini alankaram on 
25th December; vEdu pari and Sri Adivan Satakopan 
puRappAdu on 28th December. We invite all devotees to 
take advantage of this unique opportunity to participate 
in Thiruvadhyayanam right in front of Sri Ranganatha. If 
we do not celebrate Sri Vaikunta Ekadasi and Adyayana 
sEvai, thiruvaymozhi paarayanam for Sri Ranganatha, whom 
else can we do it for? Please confirm your attendance as 
soon as possible.

Arrangements will be made for stay, food and local 
transportation for out of town devotees.

For further details contact Sri Sampath Rengarajan (734) 
936-3756 and Sri. V. Sadagopan at 914-762-6690
(sgopan@computer.net)

For additional details, please visit www.ranganatha.org

Day 1: Saturday, 22 December 2001
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tirunedundhandakam
                    Periyazhvar Thirumozhi 1,2 and 3
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Periyazhvar Thirumozhi 4 and 5
                    Thiruppavai
                    Nachiyar Thirumozhi
            All 12 AzhwArs purappAdu
            Special Alankara Darsana

Day 2: Sunday, 23 December 2001
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tirucchandaviruttam
                      Perumal Thirumozhi
                      Thirumalai
                      Thiruppalliyezhuci
                      Amalanaadipiran
                      Kanninun SiRutthampu
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Periya Tirumozhi 1, 2,and 3

Day 3: Monday, 24 December 2001
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Periya Thirumozhi 4
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Periya Thirumozhi 5

Day 4: Tuesday, 25 December 2001
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Periya Thirumozhi 6
10:a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Sri Sudarsana Homam
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Periya Thirumozhi 7
      Mohini Alankaram Darsanam

Day 5: Wednesday, 26 December 2001
(5:30 a.m.Opening of Doors to Vaikunta)
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Periya Tirumozhi 8
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Periya Tirumozhi 9
NamperumAl (Sri Ranganatha) purappAdu
vishEsha thiru manjanam (Special Abisheka)
Vaikunta Ekadasi/Vasal sevai
(Wed) Midnight to (Thurs) morning Bhajan

Day 6: Thursday, 27 December 2001
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Periya Thirumozhi 10
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Periya Thirumozhi 11

Day 7: Friday, 28 December 2001
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Kanninun SiRutthampu
                     Thiruvaymozhi 1, 2, 3
5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Thiruvaymozhi 4, 5, 6
vishEsha thiru manjanam (Special Abisheka)
Sri Adivan Satakopan Purappadu

Day 8: Saturday, 29 December 2001
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tiruvaymozhi 7, 8
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tiruvaymozhi 9, 10
vishEsha thiru manjanam (Special Abisheka)
Sri Nammazhvar Moksham

Day 9: Sunday, 30 December 2001
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thiruvandati 1, 2, 3
5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Nanmugantiruvandati
Thiruvasiiriam, 
Thiru-viruttam
Periya Thiruvandati

Day 10: Monday, 31 December 2001
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ezhukurrirukkai
Siriya Thirumadal
Periya Thirumadal
Iramanujanutrandati
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Desika Prabhandam
   	  midnight special prayers

Tuesday, 1 Jan 2002
New Year's Day Special prayers 
Release of the special web pages for Lord Sudarsana 
Bhagavan
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NAMA Inc Conference, Youth Forum and Cultural Program
NAMA Contacts: Smt. Nagu Satyan: 303-973-4847, Bhagya 
Chari: 973-335-5379

Saturday, 22 December 2001
1:30 - 2.15 p.m. Invocation and Inauguration
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Azhwar's a nubhavam of Sri RanganAthan
by Dr.V.Sadagopan  
3.30 - 4:30 p.m. Youth Forum (Open Discussion)
5:00 - 6.30 p.m. Dance Drama on Thirupann Azhwar by 
Indhra Rajashekar Group

Sunday, 23 December 2001
10.00 - 11.00 a.m. Sri Ranganatha Vaibhavam 
by Dr.Venkat Kanumalla
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Devotional Songs 
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Open Forum Panel Discussion by M.G. 
Prasad
3.30 - 4.30 p.m. Cultural Program

Saturday, 29 December 2001
10.00 - 11.00 a.m. Sri Ranganatha Vaibhavam by Sri. 
Venkat Kanumalla
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Meera Bhajan/Devotional Songs 
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Open Forum Panel Discussion 
3.30 - 4.30 p.m. Quiz on Ramayana
Sunday, 30 December 2001
10.00 - 11.00 a.m. Quiz on Mahabharatha
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Meera Bhajan/Devotional Songs 
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Open Forum Panel Discussion 
3.30 - 4.30 p.m. Cultural Program

Monday, 31 December 2001
7:00PM to Midnight Music/Cultural Program

Please visit NAMA homepage at www.namainc.info for latest 
Conference agenda and details. Volunteers are needed to 
facilitate the Quizzes and coordinate the Cultural 
Program . Please contact Ms.Nagu Satyan ( satyan@att.net)





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