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Re: Vishnu Sahasranam Virat Parayanam.

From: Mohan Sagar (msagar_at_worldnet.att.net)
Date: Thu Jan 29 1998 - 18:50:30 PST

>Recent discussions about Vishnu sahasra nama stotra and its parayanam 
>remind me of this. Under the leadership and guidance of Sri Sri Sri
Tridandi 
>(Chinna) Sreemannarayana Jeear Swamy, every year (since 1994) on the 
>Bhishma Ekadasi day 'Vishwa Shanti Vishnu Sahasranam Virat Parayanam' 
>function has been taking place. 

> In January 1996, it was held in Madras in the Marina Beach (seerani
arangam) 
> and about 70,000 people are estimated to have participated. This year, 
> I learn the function will take place in Guntur in Andhra PRadesh. 
> In this chanting no restriction is placed for participation and people 
> (both men and women) from all walks of life  have been participating.
> 
> I hope this news is of some interest.
> 
> Adiyen
> P.B. Anand
> Glasgow.
>

This function will actually begin on Jan 31, with a week long mahayAgam
preceding the event.  The chanting of Sri Vishnu SahasranAmam will take
place on February 7.   It is expected that 800,000 people will be attending
this time.

Sri Varadhan and I spoke with Sri Tridandi Jeear Swamy last week.  He was
recently in a rather serious car accident, but is recovering quickly, and
will most certainly be conducting this event.

More information about Sri Jeear Swamy and his activities can be found on
the Jeear
Educational Trust's web site, www.jetusa.org

adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan,

Mohan