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ThiruppAvai Competitions - report

From: Madhavakkannan V (
Date: Fri Jan 25 2002 - 00:16:01 PST

SrImathE Gopaladesika mahadesikaya namah:

Dearest srivaishnavas,

Report on ThiruppAvai competition for children:

As informed earlier, per the divine command of His Holiness Srimath 
ParavakkOttai Andavan Swamy, Sri C Seshadri Swamin of Chennai has been 
organizing lot of kaimkaryams. One such is the teaching of sthOthras and 
pAsurams for children. Also tests are conducted and awards given away to 
children for encouragement.

For the second consecutive year, the ThiruppAvai tests were conducted at two 
places (Ashok nagar and T Nagar) on 12 Jan. It is going to be held soon at 
other places soon. Last year, out of 21 students particpiated, none could 
complete all 30 Pasurams.

This year out of 43 students participated, 13 students recited fully 
ThiruppallANdu, ThirupPAvai, Thiruppalliyezhucchi, KaNNinunchiRutthaambhu, 
Amalandhipiran.  Out of them 3 boys Chi Ranganathan (3-1/2 years old), Chi 
Rangasayi (5 years old), and Chi Srinath (5-1/2) flawlessly and won first 
prize. Those who recited three prabandhams were 14 in number. Few recited 
only some pAsurams of ThiruppAVai. Everone got a certificate blessed by His 
Holiness and given by Sri U Ve Purisai Swamy.

On the 19th again, at Sri Hayagriva temple, Nanganallur, the test was 
conducted. 63 students participated. And 15 students recited all five 
prabhandhas and were awarded a silver glass (tumbler). 21 students recited 
all 30 Pasurams of ThiruppAVai and were given Naacchiyar Kudam. Everyone got 
the certificate blessed by His Holiness and given by Sri U Ve 
SrivathsangAchAr Swamy. On 26th the next test is going to be conducted at 
just to share with you all.
AchAryan ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam
Namo Narayana

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