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"Thuppul Garudothsavam"

From: Lakshmi N Srinivasa (lsriniva_at_uceng.uc.edu)
Date: Tue Jan 09 1996 - 15:28:01 PST

Dear nettors,
I am herewith attaching a text sent by the thuppul managing trustee 
regarding the performing of garudothsavam. I got this letter long time 
back and I also have a hard copy of this request. I am actually 
collecting money for it. I am going to India on 21st jan and I plan to 
give the total amount to the trustee in person. If persons wish to donate 
directly also, they can send the checks in favor of "Thuppul Trust" and 
the address is given in the text itself. If people want to send it thru 
me they can pay the checks to Lakshmi N. Srinivasa, 3230 Bishop St, Apt#1
Cincinnati,OH 45220

Already myself and my co-students at Cincinnati collected around $1000
and sent it to "Thirukavalambadi" at thirunangur for conducting the nitya 
poojas. 

Here is the text -----------------------------------------------------
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Smt. V.K.santha
Managing Trustee

Sri C.Gopalachari
Sri I.V.Krishnamachary
Sri V.K.Sudarshan 
Sri V.K.venugopalan
Sri V.S.Parthasarathy

To 

Dear Sirs,

 I am sending herewith an appeal for donation from  "THUPPUL TRUST" for your
favourable consideration. This trust has been formed to perform primarily
the"GARUDOTHSAVAM" for Sri Deepa prakasar temple (Sri Maha Vishnu)at
kanchipuram on vaikunda Ekadasi day every year.

This temple is situated in the birth place of Sri Vedantha Desika, the most 
reverred vaishnavite Acharya. Several  Alwars(wandering bards and saints)
have sung in praise of this deity and this temple is one of the most
important temple of the 108 Sri vaishnava shrines. The Vaikunda 
Ekadasi day falls on the Ekadasi Day preceeding full moon in the month of 
margasira(Dec 15 to jan 14). On this day dieties of five ancient
temples(located in kanchipuram) are taken out in procession on garuda 
vahanam. This was not performed in the past years in the temple of Sri Deepa
Prakasar for want of funds.The then senior pontiff of Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt
"His Holiness Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal" desired that this
festival be revived.

 A trust has been formed for this purpose with a view to create a Corpus 
Fund so that the interest earned out of it could be used for performing the 
utsavam. Balance available out of interest income,if any,will be given to 
temples, Vedic Scholars students who are in need of it.

I recommend your donating a sizeable amount from you people for this 
worthy cause.

																				Yours sincerely,
																				 for THUPPUL TRUST
																				   V.K.Santha
																				   MANAGING TRUSTEE.

NOTE: This year the Vaikunda Ekadasi falls on 1.1.96.

		THUPPUL TRUST
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	AN APPEAL TO PHILANTHROPISTS
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"THUPPUL TRUST" has been formed as per the blessings of
HIS HOLINESS JAGADGURU PARAMACHARYA of Kanchi kamakoti peetam to carryout
the following objectives.

 a) To conduct utsavams at Sri Maragathavalli Thayar Sametha Deepa Prakasar
     temple at Thuppul near kanchipuram.

 b) To provide,run,maintain, and improve the daily conduct of regular poojas
      in temples.

 c) To maintain, repair and renovate Hindu Temples throughout any state or
states
      in India.

 d) For the benefit of the downtrodden,especially to promote a religious
feelings
     in the minds of the public more particularly to feed the starving and
the needy

 e) To give monetary aid to archakas and other staff employed in Hindu temples
     and to their children for education and perfomance of marriage of their
daughters.


The above trust has already received a good number of demands and to meet
the same the trust requires sufficient funds.

The trust is managed by a group of trustees who are all committed
to the cause of Hindu religion and such activities.

Your contribution for the above trust would help us to meet the demands.
We request you to donate to further strengthen the activities of the Trust.

Managing Trustee
Dated:1.11.95
No,20 Thiruvengadam Street
West Mambalam
Madras-600 033.


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Azhwargal thiruvadigale charanam
Lakshmi N. Srinivasa and Malolan

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Lakshmi N. Srinivasa,lsriniva@uceng.uc.edu,sprinil@ucunix.san.uc.edu
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