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From: Rangarajan Sudarsan (sudarsar_at_U.Arizona.EDU)
Date: Fri Jan 12 1996 - 10:32:43 PST

dear members of the  group namaskaram,

i introduce myself as Sudarsan, iam right now doing my second year of Phd
in Thermal and fluid sciences in Univeristy of Arizona, tucson. 
My Background: I was born and brought up in Madras .(madavelli). Born in a
joint family with a strong tradition in vaishnavism was a gift of god to
me. My father is working in Lucas TVS padi. My ancestoral town is
manargudi and our atthu deivam is Lord. oppilaappan (thiruvinnagar) one of
the 108 divya desams.  Due to blessings of the lord right from a young age
i have been fortunate to visit a lot of temples. 
I did my schooling in P.S.Senior secondary school,Mylapore,Madras. I 
did my Bachelors in I.I.T madras.

My serious interest in the great tradition was sparked greatly by
listening to Srimad Bhagavatham,Sri Ramanyanam,Alwar vaibhavam cassetes of
Sri. Krishna preemi maharaj also called anna. The depth and the beauty of
what i heard made me realise the greatness of my vaishnava tradition that
has been made available to us by great alwars and acharyaas.  I got to
like them so much that listening to them has become a part of my
routine.This beautifull introduction has developed in me a interest to
know more about how our ancestors and alwars have seen the beauty of lord
in different forms. This interest developed in me has increased in me the
interest for kathasravanam and namasangeerthanam. During my initial stages
their was a lot of unnecessary making fun of me by my friends, who dont
seem to understand the beauty of our tradition. At the time when i was
looking for sathsangam to hear more and more about lords glory, i happen
to see from one of the postings in Vaishnavaa Home page about the prapatti
group. I understand that because of my ignorance in the great tradition of
vaishanvism  i wouldnt be able to contribute usefull knowledge to the 
group, but iam thrilled because of the new found sathsangam and 
oppurtunity it will provide me to listen and learn from a lot of 
knowledgeable people in the group.
 Iam eternally thankfull to everybody for providing me this oppurtunity . 
Iam eagerly looking forward to the discussions in the group.

 My main interest : To learn more about the vayakyanams of ramayanam by 
the different alwars. To hear more about the divyadesa experiences of 


Rangarajan sudarsan
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University of Arizona, Tucson. Arizona.
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