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Namaskaram to all!

Date: Tue Jan 18 2000 - 02:23:33 PST

Recently when I had visited India, I got an opportunity to visit
'Devipattinam' or 'Nava Paashaanam' in Ramnad District in Tamil Nadu. 
Bhakti members may already know about this Kshetram.  In this kshetram,
there is a Jagannathar Koil. This Jagannatha Perumal is also known as
'Kadal Adainda Perumal', as he stopped the waves in the 'Mahodadhi'
Samudram.  In the sea, there are Navagrahams which were worshipped by Lord
Rama before he headed to Lanka to fight with Ravana.  It is a beautiful
place, and I thoroughly enjoyed my trip,  worshipping the Navagrahams and
also at the temple.  

Sri V Jagannatha Iyengar is the main priest who is in charge of this
Jagannatha Perumal Koil.  He has constructed a new gopuram for this temple.
 The Kumbabhishekam of this temple is to be held on 10 February 2000 and
the function will be held for 3 days.  Sri Jagannatha Iyengar has requested
all the devotees to contribute generously for this temple.  He is more than
80 years old and he wants to  continue the temple kainkaryams by arranging
a regular income for the temple.  To achieve this, he anticipates a minimum
of 2 lakhs rupees, which will be held in Trust and from the interest on
this amount will be utilised for the temple kainkaryams.

I am trying to collect some contributions here in Sydney and sending a
draft to Sri Jagannatha Iyengar.  If any of the Bhakti List members would
like to contribute for the Jeernoddharam and development of Lord
Jagannathar temple, please send your contributions to:

Sri V Jagannatha Iyengar
Jagannatha Perumal Koil Street
Devipattinam P.O.
PHONE NO:(4567) 64501

Hoping that Bhakti Group members contribute for this good cause,

Ramanuja Dasi

Sriranjini Thirumalai