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Sri Vaishnava Yathi Sammelanam-Report & about Photos

From: Srinivasan Rangaswamy (r_sv_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 07:23:47 PST

SRI VAISHNAVA YATHI SAMMELANAM HELD AT VANI MAHAL -
CHENNAI ON 11TH FEB 2001

( A Report on this occasion is made out as being an
observer of the Occasion.  The Official report for the
event will be released by the Committee separately)

View the Special Photographs of this Sammelanam by
visiting www.andavan.org and clicking on the main menu
where you have an item on this.

This is a confederation of Heads of Mutts and
Ashramams, (Ubayakalaiyars), constituted on 11th Feb
2001.

The organising committee Members are 

1. Sri S.V.S Raghavan
2. Sri T.S. Ramaswamy
3. Sri Eyetex R Rajagopal

The Concept of organising such a Sammelanam, was
originated by Srimath H.H. VATHIKESARI AZHAGIYA
MANAVALA JEER SWAMY of KANCHEEPURAM.

The entire function was compered by 
1. Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swamy
and
2. Sri Geethacharyan Venkatakrishnan Swamy

More than 3000 devotees of both Ubayakalaiyars
enthusiastically participated to receive the blessings
of all the Acharyas of Sri Vaishnavism, gathered at
the same place at one time. This is the first ever
such instance happened in the History of Sri
Vaishnavism when such a large gathering of Acharyas,
as well as devotees assembled together. The Purpose of
the meeting was explained by both Sri Velukkudi Swamy
as well as Sri Geethacharyan. The meeting was
organised to understand the common problems facing the
Srivaishnavite Community, and take follow-up action as
may be necessary to keep up the noble ideals of
Srivaishnavism as profounded by Sri Bhagavath
Ramanujar. 

At the outset, a Fund raising appeal was issued for
the benefit of Gujarat earth quake victims, which was
spontaneously responded by the participants. 

The following Acharyas were present and delivered
their Anugrahabhashanams for the occasion.

SRIMATH H.H. VATHIKESARI AZHAGIYA MANAVALA JEER SWAMY,
KANCHEEPURAM
SRIMATH H.H. SRIRANGAM SRIRANGA NARAYANA JEER SWAMY,
SRIRANGAM
SRIMATH H.H. EMBAR JEER SWAMY, SRIPERUMPUDUR
SRIMATH H.H. THIRUMALAI THIRUPATHI SRIYAKELVI APPAN
JEER SWAMY
SRIMATH H.H. SRIRANGAM SRIMATH ANDAVAN SRI
RANGARAMANUJA MAHADESIKAN  SWAMY, SRIRANGAM
SRIMATH H.H. SRIMATH H.H. EMPERUMANAR JEER SWAMY,
ALWAR THIRUNAGAR
SRIMATH H.H. AZAGIYA SINGHAR, SRI NARAYANA  YATHEENDRA
MAHADESIKAN SWAMY, AHOBILA MUTT
SRIMATH H.H. ETHIRAJA JEER SWAMY, MELKOTTAI
SRIMATH H.H. PERARULALA RAMANUJA JEER SWAMY,
THIRUKURUNGUDI
SRIMATH H.H. RANGAPRIYA MAHADESIKAN SWAMY, BANGALORE

The following Swamys who have confirmed earlier, about
their participation, but could not do so, due to
unavoidable circumstances However, they sent their
Anugrahabhashanams for the occasion.

SRIMATH H.H. VANAMAMALAI KALIYAN RAMANUJA JEER SWAMY,
NANGUNERI
SRIMATH H.H. PARAKALA JEER SWAMY, MYSORE
SRIMATH H.H. SRI SRI THRIDANDI SRIMAN NARAYANA
RAMANUJA JEER SWAMY
SRIMATH H.H. POUNDARIKAPURAM ANDAVAN SWAMY, SRIRANGAM

Sent by
R. SRINIVASAN
Sri Paduka Vihara Bhavanam
Anna Nagar - Chennai 600 040 INDIA


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