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Date: Tue Jan 21 1997 - 22:15:13 PST
Dear Members of the Prapatti Group, I wish to thank everyone who has contributed to the Dasavatara Sannidhi project. We are roughly near the halfway mark. This is a very important Sannidhi in the history of Srivaishnavism. The Sannidhi owes its origin to Thirumangai Azhwar. When Thirumangai Azhwar completed building the Srirangam temple, He expressed His desire to see the Lord in His 10 principal avataras. The vigrahas appeared in His presence. Thirumangai Azhwar built a temple for these vigrahas. He also sculpted a vigraha of Himself which is also in this sannidhi. Swami Desika composed His Dasavatara Stotram during His visit to this Sannidhi. In recent times this Sannidhi was virtually the headquarters of Sri Ahobila Muth during the last 15 or20 years of the stewardship of His Holiness, Sri Vedanta Desika Yateendra Mahadesikan. It is in an attempt to fulfil the desire the this Mahaan, that His disciples are continuing the effort to provide Prasadam to all visitors to this Sannidhi everyday. Please email your pledges to me before January 31st, and mail your check to: Sri Ahobila Muth, 5539 Columbia Pike, #808 Arlington, Va 22204. Sincerely, Jaganath.