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Re: Digest Number 237{Arayar Sevai}

From: Venkat Iyengar S. (rsvenkat_at_aero.iitkgp.ernet.in)
Date: Wed Jan 24 2001 - 05:09:02 PST

		SrImatyaI GodAyaI Nama:

Dear Sri Sreekanth,

Arayer Sevai which started long long ago in SrIrangam,now survives in only
4 places-SrIrangam,Srivilliputtur,TirunArayanapUram and Azhwar Tirunagari
and is very popular at Srivilliputtur and Srirangam.

	During the irapathu/pagalpathu festival it is a great experience
to savor Arayer Swamigal's rendering of Muthukuri Vaibhavam,Vyakyanam of
many pasurams,Amrutha manthanam Vaibhvam etc at Srivilliputtur(adiyen
had the bagyam this time to witness some of them and thayar gave me the
strength and aruL to remain awake during those nights).This sevai is also
celebrated very well in SrIrangam(there may be some variations in the
procedure)
 
Some details regarding Arayer sevai are available on the list archives.you
can use the search feature.also you can log on to www.arangham.com and
click on the section ritual and revivals to know more about arayer sevai.

Sendalangara dasan
Venkat S Iyengar

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Message: 2
   Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 19:29:53 -0800 (PST)
   From: Anantharaman SREEKANTH <sreekanth_a@yahoo.com>
Subject: hari:om

sri
i am very eger to know about the rituals and
perfomances of ARIYAR sevai
can any body describe how the pakalpathu and erapathu
festival is performed and what is the order of recital
of the prabandham
that sat
sreekanth

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Anantharaman SREEKANTH
GITHANJALI,PARIPPU.P.O
KOTTAYAM, PIN-686024
PH:0481-516486





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