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Re: Sri Vaishnava Yathi Sammelanam-Report & about Photos

From: Ram Anbil (Ramanbil_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 08:34:40 PST

Dear Bhagavatas:

Some of you may remember that IN THE FIRST EVER SRIVAISHNAVA CONFERENCE in 
the USA, organized under the auspices of "Swami Desika Darsana Satsangam" in 
Dr. Venkat Kanumalla's place in Pomona, a talk on "Srivachana Bhooshanam" by 
Sri M.R. Srinivasan, of Tennacharya Sampradayam was arranged.

You will remember that about 1 1/2 years ago, I mooted the move for unity 
among Srivaishnavas in the USA. I was just reflecting the sentiments of our 
Acharyas only. For reasons best known to them, the response from some key 
players here was not very enthusiastic though the response from the general 
membership was highly encouraging.

I am glad that steps have been taken to project the theme in concrete shape, 
at the level of Acharyas themselves who had come together in a FIRST EVER 
CONFEDERATION of Matathipathis and Pontiffs of the various Ashramams.

We should be ever grateful for organising committee Members viz.,

1. Sri S.V.S Raghavan
2. Sri T.S. Ramaswamy
3. Sri Eyetex R Rajagopal
and
also to Sri Srinivasan Swami of Brakes India for having inaugurated  this 
historical and epoch making, "never-before" event to come true.

At least from now on. let us all close our ranks, ignore the apparent 
differences in viewpoints betwwen Kalais, come together as the true follwers 
of our glorious Parampara of Bhagavad Ramanuja, Swami Desika and Manavala 
Mamunigal and try to learn the finer aspects they have propounded for our 
benefit and the benefit of posterity.

I hereby pledge to place my services at your disposal for espousing this 
noble cause.

May I invite suggestions on how best we from our end could help in achieving 
the objectives promulugated in the Confederation?.

Please email your suggestions to "Ramanbil@hotmail.com" and NOT to the 
yahoogroup address.

Thank you

Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy


>From: Srinivasan Rangaswamy <r_sv@yahoo.com>
>To: bhakti-list@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: Sri Vaishnava Yathi Sammelanam-Report & about Photos
>Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 07:23:47 -0800 (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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