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Agenda for December Sri Vaishnava Conference (Denver, CO)

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_be.com)
Date: Thu Dec 11 1997 - 18:29:26 PST

Dear Members,

Here is the revised agenda for the December Sri Vaishnava
conference in Denver, Colorado, passed on to me by Smt. Nagu 
Satyan.

Mani

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Thursday, December 25
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12:00 - 1:00 PM		anushTAnam and Lunch
 1:00 - 1.30 PM   	Salutations to Sri Vaishnava guruparampara
                       	(taniyans compiled by Sri V. Sadagopan)

 1:30 - 1:45 PM		Invocation by Smt Kalpana Iyengar and 
			Suma Krishnachandra

 2:00 - 3:45 PM		Introduction to Vedas and Upanishads

                     	Chair: Sri Krishna Kalale
			Panel: Dr. B.T.A. Sagar and Sri Krishna Kalale

 3:45 - 4:15 PM		Break

 4:15 - 6:15 PM    	Sri Vaishnavism -- What, Who, Why, How

                     	Chair: Chi. Mani Varadarajan
			Panel: Sri Mohan Sagar and Chi. Mani Varadarajan

 6.15 - 6:45 PM		sAyam sandhyA / Break

 6:45 - 7:45 PM		Introduction / Dinner

 7:45 - 9:45 PM		Alvars' Life Stories 

			Chair: Sri P. Dileepan
			1. First three Alvars	 Mani
			4. Tirumazhisai          Yashoda/Krishna Kalale
			5. Nammalvar             Madhava Dasan
			6. Madhurakavi           Jaganath Bharadwaj
			7. Kulasekaran           Amirtha Dileepan
			8. Periyalvar		 Krishna Satyan/Nagu Satyan
			9. Andal                 Venkat Rajaji
			10. Tondaradippodi     	 Anand
			11. Tiruppan             Aravind Dileepan
			12. Tirumangai           Vijayaraghavan Triplicane


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Friday, December 26	Ski Ski Ski (All Day)

 6:30 - 9:00 AM		dvAdaSI tiruvArAdhana by Sri Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan
 (For nonskiers)        nityAnusandhAnam/tiruppAvai recital

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Saturday, December 27

 7:00 -  9:30 AM	nityAnusandhanam & tirumanjanam 
			(led by Sri Jaganath Bharadwaj)

 9:30 - 10:00 AM	Dance by Suma Krishnachandra (10)
			Bhajans by Smt Krishnapriya Kalale

10:00 - 10:30 AM	Break

10:30 - 12:30 PM	Introduction to prapatti / SaranAgati / bhakti
	      		
			Chair: Sri Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan

			o What is Prapatti
			o Difference between bhakti and prapatti
					(Vijaraghavan Srinivasan)
			o Alvar's aruLiccheyalgaL (P. Dileepan)
			o Sri Ramayana as prapatti SAstra,
			  "Rahasyatraya sAra" (Krishna Kalale)
			o "MumukshuppaDi" and "Sri Vacana bhUshaNam"
			  (T.A. Varadhan)
			o Vedantic Basis of Prapatti (Krishna Kalale)

12:30 - 1:45 PM		mAdhyAhnikam / Lunch
 1:45 - 3:45 PM		Sri Vaishnavism Panel: Open Forum, Q&A

	                Moderator: Sri Rajaji Raghavan
	                Panelists: Keshava Prasad, Mani, Dileepan, Mohan
				   Support from other members

 3:45 - 4:00 PM		Devotional / Carnatic Music 
			by Mani Varadarajan, Krishna Satyan

 4:00 - 6:00 PM		Life and Works of Sri Vaishnava Acharyas (Part 1)
                        
			Chair: Sri Nadadur Madhava Dasan

			---------------------------------------
			Introduction		
			Emberumaan (Our Lord)
 			Tirumagal  (Lakshmi) 
		 	1. Senainathan (Vishvaksena)
				-- Sri Madhava Dasan
			---------------------------------------
			2.  Sadagopan	    (Nammalvar)
		 	3.  Nathamuni	
			4.  Uyyakkondaar    (Pundarikaksha)
		 	5.  Manakkaal Nambi (Rama Misra)
		   	        -- Sri Raghavan Rajaji
			---------------------------------------
 			6.  Alavandaar	    (Yamunacharya)
			        -- Chi J. Srikanth
			---------------------------------------
			7.  Periya Nambi and other disciples of
			    Alavandaar
                        	-- Chi Mani Varadarajan
			---------------------------------------
		 	8.  Ramanuja -- Sri Krishna Kalale
			---------------------------------------

			Concluding Remarks -- Sri Madhava Dasan


 6:00 - 6:30 PM		sAyam sandhyA / Break
 6:30 - 7:30 PM		Life and Works of Sri Vaishnava Acharyas (Part 2)

			Chair: Chi T.A. Varadhan

			Introduction			T.A. Varadhan
			Vedanta Desika lineage		Anand
			Pillai Lokacharya lineage	Vijay Triplicane
			Summary				Madhava Dasan

 7:30 - 8:00 PM		Entertainment (dance by Dipti Prasad)
			Music: Open Invitation

 8:30 - 9:30 PM		Dinner

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Sunday, December 28	tirunakshatram of Tondaradippodi Alvar and
			Periya Nambi

 8:00 - 10:00 AM	nityAnusandhAnam recitation
10:00 - Noon		Open Forum Questions / Entertainment  
			(Bhajans, Music, Dance)