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AchArya RaamAnujA Navarathna SatAri kaimkaryam at Melkote

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Wed Dec 29 1999 - 13:27:01 PST

Dearest BhakthAs :

Since my appeal yesterday for the coverage of 
the remaining two slots to reach up to the goal
of $600 for this kaimkaryam , there has been an
overwhelming  response from six BhakthAs . 

We stood at the level of $500 yesterday 
prior to the appeal. Thanks to the most welcome 
support of the six BhakthAs today , we have exceeded 
the 600$ target by $301. We have therefore 
$901 and can make use of that sum to create even
grander SatAri than the one we proposed earlier.
Since  most of these support came within hour of 
each other , it is very difficult not to include 
all of the pledged contributions . Thanks to all
of You and May Bhagavath RaamAnujA's paripUrNa
anugraham be with you and your family for your
hearty particpation in this kaimkaryam . Each 
time this Satari rests on the head of a BhaagavathA
in AchArya RaamAnuujA's sannidhi , that puNyam 
will accrue to you .I have no doubt on that .

Here is the final list of the FIFTEEN Supporters:

1.  Sri ChatAri Ramesh, Colorado
2.  Sri Mohan sagar , Colorado
3.  Sri T.A. Varadhan , Colorado
4.  Sri Madhavakkannan , Simhapuri
5.  Sri Sampath Kumaran, Overseas
6.  Srimathi Sheela Belur , MD
    (In memory of her dear Mother )
7.  Sri V.R.AchAryA , MD
8.  Sri. Valathur MuraLidharan, MA
9.  Sri Raja KrishNaswamy , MA
10. Sri Diwakar KaNNan , CA
11. Sri MuraLi Kadambi(Rajagopal), NJ
12. Sri Anand Vadhul, NY
13. Sri Sriram Ranganath , NC
14. Sri G.Sreenivas , NY
15. Sri V.SadagOpan , NY

The total sum pledged is : $ 901/--

We exceeded our target by 50% 

This augurs well for the completion of
an exquisite SatAri enmeshed with the nine
gems , which also stands for the nine Sri Sookthis
of AchArya RaamAnujA that are discussed in great 
detail in the AchArya RaamAnujA CD ROM that has 
just been released . The nine gems(works )
of AchArya RaamAnujA are :

1. Sri Bhaashyam ( His exquisite commentary 
   on Brahma Soothrams of Sage BaadarAyaNA )

2. GitA BhAshyam ( exposition on Bhagavadh-
   GitA following AlavandhAr's GithArtha-
   Sangraham )

3. VedArtha Sangraham (an elaborate work 
   dealing with the contents and purports of
   important passages of VedAs and Upanishads)

4. Vedantha DeepA (Brief Commentary on Brahma-
   SoothrAs discussing the purport of each 
   soothrA )

5. VedAntha SaarA ( another short commentary on 
   Brahma SoothrAs providing the meaning of each
   SoothrA and adhikaraNA )

6. SaraNAgathi Gadhyam ( deals with the doctrine
   of SaraNAgathi to Sriman NaarAyaNan )

7. Sriranga Gadhyam ( an earnest prayer to
   Lord RanganAthA of Sriranga KshEthram )

8. Sri Vaikunta Gadhyam ( a rapturous description
   of the Supreme abode of the Lord , Sri Vaikuntam )

9. Nithyagrantham ( a brief account of the daily 
   observances of a Sri VaishNavan as enjoined in 
   the scriptures ).

The Nine gems will represent the Nine blessed works
(Sri Sookthis ) of this great AchAryA , who spent 
close to twelve years at Melkote worshipping 
Sri Yathugiri NaacchiyAr samEtha Thiru NaarAyaNan .
AchArya RaamAnujA built the temple also for
ThirunArAyaNan at Melkote .

The nine gems on the golden satAri (Swamy NammAzhwAr)
of Lord RanganAthA as described by Swamy Desikan are :

(1) Ruby /PadhmarAgam (2) Maragatham /Emerald 
(3) Mutthu/Pearl (4) Indra Neelam/Sapphire
(5) Diamond (6) VaiDUryam (7) rathna SaamAnyam
(8-9)Bahu Rathnams or other semi-prcious stones .

We anticipate a large number of Rubies 
on this Navarathna SatAri , since that 
color represents our Mother , Sarva Loka
Rakshaki , Sri MahA Lakshmi .

We will conclude this posting on this kaimkaryam 
with two PaadhukA Sahasram SlOkams of Swamy Desikan .
The first is from Padhma Raaga Paddhathi 
and salutes MahA Lakshmi :

prapsdhyE RanganAthasya PaadhukAm PadmarAgiNIm
Padhaika niyathAm tasya PadhmavaasAmivAparAm
..SlOkam 580

The second slOkam is the concluding slOkam of 
Sri RanganAtha PaadhukA Sahasram extolls 
the glories of the NINE GEMS of AchArya RaamAnuja
Sri Sookthis and ALL AchAryAs who preceded HIM :

JAYATHI YATHIRAAJA SOOKTHI:
JAYATHI MUKUNDHASYA PAADHUKAA YUGALEE I
TADHUBHAYA DHANAAS THRIVEDIM 
AVANDHYAYANTHO JAYANTHI BHUVI SANTHA: II
..SlOkma 1008

SrimAn RanganAthO Jayathu !
Sri RanganAtha PaadhukA Jayathu !

Subhamasthu, Sarva MangaLAni santhu
Daasan, 
Oppiliappan Koil VaradaachArI Sadagopan