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Sri Vaishnava Yathi Sammelan - 11th Feb 2001

From: Pattangi (danp_at_uic.edu)
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 10:45:07 PST

srimathE rAmAnujAya nAmaha:

Dear Devotees: 

With the divine blessings of Lord Sriman Narayana, 
the first Jeeyar's meet went very well in Chennai, please find details from
the organizing committe
below. I spoke to the organizing committe this morning.

About 9000 people poured in to the hall (which had a capacity of only
1000), emotions were high & 
a lot of devotees were crying out of joy (Seeing all the Acharyas together)
T.T.Krishnamachari Family, T.V.S. families, Padma Subramanian,
N.C.Raghavachari, 
D.G. of Police Rajagopal and others were among those present.

A few Sri Vaishnava Yatheeswarars (Three of them) could not make it due to
health reasons, but they did 
call in and all of them agreed on the basic principles. One Sri Vaishnava
Yatheeswarar had to go on a
local emergency. (Meeting with the AP - CM)

Sri Vaishnava Yatheeswarars (Acharyas) of both sects (Upayakalaiyars)  who 
graced the blessed the Occasion: (In Alphabetical Order)

Srimath Paramahamsethyahi
-  HH Azagiya Singhar Swamy of Ahobila Mutt

Srimath HH Emberumanar
-  Jeeyar Swamy of Alwar Thirunagar

Srimath HH Embar Swamy
-  Jeeyar Swamy of Sri Perumbudur

Srimath HH Ethiraja Swamy
-  Jeeyar Swamy of Mekottai

Srimath Perarulala Ramanuja
-  Jeeyar Swamy of Thirukurungudi

Srimath Ranga Priya Mahadesikan of Bangalore

Srimath Srirangam Srimad Andavan Swamy

Srimath Poundarikaouram - Andavan Swamy

Srimath Srirangam Sriranga Narayana Jeeyar Swamy of Srirangam

Srimath Thirumalai Thirupathi Siriyakelvi Appan Jeeyar Swamy

Srimath HH Vathikesari Azhgiya Manavala Jeeyar Swamy of Kancheepuram
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Forwarded note from TS Ramaswamy:

Organising committee :  SVS Raghavan, TS Ramaswamy, R. Rajagopal
Phone: 011 91 44 4996561, 8442526

12th February 2001.

Dear Devotees,

The Yathi Sammelam (Jeeyar Unification Meet) yesterday was a 
stupendous, unparalleled and tremendous success.

The audience was record break.  The hall capacity was only one
thousand but more than 9000 people poured in.  So much so, standing
people out numbered sitting audience.  Several chairs were put
outside the hall also.  People who came in had to go away because
there was no space even for standing.   Elaborate arrangements were

made like closed circuit TV outside the hall, police Bandhobasth etc.

Ten of Jeers sat in a semi circular position on the raised stage.  
This grand spectacle was the main reason for thousands of devotees 
to be in ecstasies and many of them shed tears (of bhakthi, emotion). 

On the stage itself all the space on two sides there were about two 
hundred people whom I could not control.   
Everytime a Jeer Swamy came to the compound, 
there was a thunderous welcome with Poorna Kumbha and reciting 
of Veda Mantras.  

Several VIPís like T.T.Krishnamachari Family, T.V.S. families, Padma
Subramanian,
N.C.Raghavachari, D.G. of Police Rajagopal and several others were in
the audience.  Several top VIPís were disappointed without seats
including the above D.G.of Police.

The programme started of very well.  M.N.Venkata Varadhan,
Lakshmi Ramaswamy rendered beautiful music on Nalayira Divya
Prabhantham for one hour.  

This was followed by Veda Parayana by  Sri.Mukkur Lakshmi Narasimhan 
then, all Jeers, Prof.M.A.VenkataKrishnan, Velukkudi Krishnan and of
course, myself
spoke well and audience cheered.

Doordarshan T.V. and Jaya T.V. were present covering the
news.  DD had already shown it yesterday itself.  I have also
arranged for complete video coverage which I will be sending
(bringing ) copy of the video cassette.

Most importantly, the function went of without any controversy or arguements. 
Some controversial/opposing groups among Vaishnavites participated with
enthusiasm for the unification. We had arranged for distribution of opinion 
forms among the audience and almost unanimously, 
they all had showered praise for this cause and the meeting. 

Since yesterday evening till now I have received hundreds
of phone calls, repeatedly supporting the unification cause and applauding
all who arranged for this meeting.  
Further, some people had come from Madurai and
Bangalore requesting us to organise such meetings in their places.

Three Jeers, Vannamamalai Jeer, Thiruthandi Ramanuja Chinna Jeer and
Parakala Mutt Jeer were absent but sent their representatives supporting
the unification.  They were busy for very important reasons like
emergency operation for one, serious illness for another, urgent
meeting with Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for the third jeer.

Another important reason for success is the great help
rendered by Sri.V.P.S.Varadhan (Delhi) and of course all 
the other local volunteers.

With LORD SRIMAN NARAYANAís grace we could start this process, 
and with his blessings we look forward to making progress.

We will send details on the meet later.

T.S. Ramaswamy
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AzhwAr EmberumAnAr Jeeyar ThiruvadigalE saranam

adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan
Mukundan Vankipuram Pattangi

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