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From: V. Sadagopan (
Date: Tue Jan 09 1996 - 15:11:44 PST

Observations on the mail of today :

1.Sri Eliyavalli"s point about Pancha Gramams.
The fourth one I think is Peruga VaZhundaan .
It  is on the banks of Paamini or Korai River.
It was a well known agraharam , where great 
Vedic Scholars  came from and were Paricipating actively in 
Sri Rajagopalan"s Utsavam thru their Veda Paaraayana Kainkaryam.
My grand father on my mother's side hails from there.
The descendants of Karpangadu Swami are residing in T,Nagar. The
grand son is a Doctor and his daughter is a disciple of my sister in Carnatic
Music dealing with Swami Desikan's works & Azhwar Pasurams..  

2.Kanaka"s request for  information on way to worship Hanuman or Siriya
Hanuman Chalisa is a good stotram to recite. However, Hanuman
loves to hear the Rama Nama Katha. Our tradition views him as 
sitting with folded hands and tear choked eyes, wherever Rama 
Katha is recited. Hence, If I may suggest, a special reading of Sundara 
Khandam during the Sri Rama Navami time would be good approach..
It is usually done in the navaaham style ,when the whole 
Khandam is read over 9 days.This Year Sri Rama Navami falls on March28,
a week after Sri Ranganatha"s constellation,  which is Revathi. Periya 
Perumal has a diffeerent star compared to  
Sri Oppilappan, Annan Koil Perumal and Venkatachalapathi.Their 
 nakshatram is Sravanam. One can start on Periya Perumal"s 
sacred day and complete the Sundara Khandam recitation in a sapthaaham
fashion and offer a Santhana Kappu or Vada Maalai for the Hanuman  Icon.

3. The 4,000 classification posted by Sri S.Rengi is a very good 
one. I am glad to learn about it . That classification covers as he
pointed out all the three Rahasyaas. 

4. I know very well Mrs.Y.G.P "s project on Divya Desa Samrakshanam.
 She breifed me on this project few years ago.The credentials 
of this Group are unimpeachable. We however should focus on 
the First projeect of ours(108 DD CD ROM ) as Sri Srinivasan says and
 then assess otheropportunities of interest to all of us
 one by one such as the dedicated 
efforts of Mrs. YGP. She is some administrator . She has taken many
initatives and concluded them successfully n her professional field.
The Commissioner of  the  Hindu Temple Endowment Board of
 the Government of Tamilnadu  is not doing  a good Job in
addressing the needs of many Vaishnavite and Saivite Paadal Sthalangal.
We can join in this "fight " and lend support to Mrs.YGP & her Sabha 
as a part of our enlightened self interest in these ancient temples.
I am delighted to hear that the Pudu Periyavaal of Kanchi Mutt
donated 10K Rs to the Vaishnava Divya Desa Samrakshana Sabha.
Kanchi matam has always had an enlightened view. You might recall that 
Sri Jayendra Saraswati of Kanchi Petam contributed a tidy sum to the 
construction of one of the tiers of Periya Perumal Southern Gopuram
 construction project of the 44th Jeeyar of Ahobila Mutt. The picture of the
three Yatis,
Ahobila Matam Jeeyar, Srirangam Aandavan and Kanchi Peetathipathi appeared
in Nrusimha Priya in a special issue.