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SahasrakalasAbhishekam

From: Anand K Karalapakkam (anand_at_engr.uconn.edu)
Date: Mon Feb 09 1998 - 14:23:47 PST

                                  Sri :
          
             Srimate  Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Para Brahmane Namaha

             Srimate Sri Kanakavalli nAyikA sametha Sri-       
                   VeerarAghava para Brahmane Namaha

                       Srimate  ShatagopAya Namaha                                    

                  Srimate  Bhagavad   RAmAnujAya  Namaha      

                  Srimate NigamAntha MahAdesikAya Namaha 

             Srimate Sri Lakshmi - Nrusimha Divya PAdukA Sevaka - 
         Srivan  Shatagopa  Sri NArAyana Yateendra MahAdesikAya Namaha      
             

     Dear  bhaktAs of veerarAghava perumAL ,
    
     Namo NArAyanA . kindly accept adiyens pranAmams. 

     Sri Sadagopan swAmi has kindly given an excellent account about  the
forthcoming sahasra-kalasAbhishekam  for Sri vaidya veerarAghava perumAL.

     Kaliyan (Thirumangai AzhvAr) has saluted the perumAL as "than
adiyArku Innian" ( one sweet to His devotees ) . The  azhagu (beauty) of
Uttsavar will certainly make a bhaktA speechless & motionless . Adiyen can
boldly say that NO other perumAL(utsavar) is as beautiful as  rAghavan .
Similarly are His kalyAna GunAs. It is adiyen's sincere request to all the 
bhAgavathALs that they should certainly get the blessings of Sri Kanavalli
thAyAr & Sri VeerarAghava perumAL at their abode at thiruvaLLUr (near
MadrAs), whenever they visit India.

     sahasra kalasAbhishekam (1008 kalasams) is  very rarely performed
nowadays. As far as adiyen knows , it is only done for Lord SrinivAsA at
thirumalai (thirupati). This year , bhaktAs of rAghavan ( mainly
initiated by Sri veerarAghava kainkarya sabhA) have wished to perform the
abhishekam for their dear perumAL.

      Thanks in advance to all the bhAgavathALs taking part in this
kainkaryam.   


    Schedule on 16th Feb (the day of thirumanjanam ) is as follows :

      7:15 AM  - 1:15 PM : Sahasra KalasAbhishekam 

      1:30 PM  : Grand  thadheeArAdhanA for all
                 bhAgavathAs at Ahobila Mutt

      2:30 PM  - 4:30 PM : Veda , Prabandha pArAyanam

      4:30 PM : sAttrumurai , theertha prasAda viniyogam

      6:30 PM : PerumAL & thAyAr patthi ullAtal

      7:00 PM : perumAL veedhi purappAdu

      8:30 PM : perumAL back to temple after blessing the devotees.


      Anugraham of Sri VeeraRAghava perumAL & Sri KanakavaLLI thAyAr to
the bhaktAs involved in this kainkaryam :

   ( this entire kainkaryam is undertaken by Sri K.G.Krishnan swAmy ,
adiyen's father )

  1. 23/18 inch Art Photo of PerumAL & thAyAr . 

  2. Dry Fruits prasAdam

  3. ThAyAr manjaL & kunkumam .

  4. PerumAL chandanam .

  5. TuLasi , pushpam & akshadai . 
 
  6. Thirumanjana Theertam in a plastic box.

  7. Thiruman , shanku & chakram, Periya & SiRiya thiruvadi sticker.

  8. ThirumAngalya saradu & mAsi saradu

  9. SwAmi Desikan's Raghu veera gadyam (tamil text)

 10. AzhvAr pAsurams on VeerarAghava perumAl (thirumangai & thirumazhisai)

 11. Ashtotra nAmAvaLi.

 12. A thirumangai AzhvAr pAsuram  in a separate laminated card for the
     propagation of "nArAyana" nAmA . 

 13. "kulam tharum" pAsuram  on a separate laminated card .

 14. Plastic container for perumAL prasAdam.

 15. Plastic bag to hold all the items.    

 
Mostly , the following two books may also be distributed 

  1. Sthala purAnam of thiru EvvuL Veera rAghava perumAL.

  2. "kingruhesasthuti" (attributed to SwAmi Desikan) on VeerarAghava
      perumAl with commentry in tamil by "Desika bhakta ratnam" sri  sevA
      swAmi .


  BhAgavathAs can kindly send the check in favour of "Anand K
Karalapakkam ". Address :

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    BhaktAs can kindly inform about their kainkaryams before 15th Feb.
By  15th Feb evening ( Indian time) sankalpam for the abhishekam will be
performed.

       If someone needs the sankalpam to be made for a person ,they can
kindly intimate adiyen about the person's Name , Birth Star & Gothram .
Otherwise ,it is understood that , sankalpam will be "for perumAL" itself.

    The above listed prasAdam's will be with Sri K.G.Krishnan swAmy. 

     address :  "Sri Ranga padmam",
                11 , Hasthigiri St , 
                  West Mambalam 
                  Madras 600 033
                   
                Tel : (044) 483 4676
                      (044) 483 4666  
 
     If any of your relatives will be at thruvaLLUr to relish  this grand
thirumanjanam for  veerarAghava perumAL ,they can kindly collect the
prasAdams listed.Otherwise , they can contact adiyen's father at madras.

      Adiyen's father is also thinking of mailing  the prasAdams (or
atleast the very important ones) to U.S. But it may cost $2 to $3 per
mail.  
 
    Thanks to all the bhAgavathAs getting involved in this kainkaryam.

   Namo NArAyanA

   Adiyen

   Anantha PadmanAbha dAsan  


                      Sarvam  Sri KrishnArpanamastu