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Re: My India Trip

From: Venkatesh Elayavalli/DCOM (vke_at_cypress.com)
Date: Tue Jan 09 1996 - 10:00:00 PST

In addition to the list mentioned by Sri Vijay Triplicane, i would
also add one more temple to the list if some one wants to visit.

It is kaarpaNGkaadu temple, about an hour from maNNaargudi. It is
a beautiful remote village. Even though the temple has gone through
renovation, the village is pretty much empty. It houses just about
10 families or so who take care of the temple, with the help of
money donated by folks from maNNaargudi, sEraNGgulam and their
relatives around India. One of the books on Gita Bhashya of Sri
Ramanuja was funded partly by RK Mutt and by Sri kaarpaNGkaadu
venkatacharyaar (who was incharge of raising funds for the 
temple) in late 60s.

kaarpaNGkaadu and sEraNGgulam are two of what is know as pancha
graamam. nammaNGkurichi is the third and I do not recall the 
other two villages. I am also told that out of the five only
two survive this day. 


-venkatesh