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Nithya Grantham

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Mon Jan 11 1999 - 05:05:59 PST

Dear BhakthAs :

I need your help in acquiring one of the Sri Sookthis of
AchArya RaamAnujA revered as the Nithya Grantham .
I will explain the reason for the request below .

In this contxt ,I am delightd to let you all know 
that H.H , the Current Jeeyar of Ahobila Matam ,
Sri NarAyaNa YathIndhra MahA Desikan has 
spent 45 minutes of his most precious 
time to review the demo CD ROM on AchArya RaamAnujA
at Bangalore and has given his blessings for
this project to go ahead . We are trying to 
bring out a completed version by the end of 
this February with Sri Malolan's and AchAryAL's 
blessings .We are right now in the middle of 
working out an arrangement for releasing the CD ROM 
under a significant sponsorship to reach out to 
a large number of Sri VaishNavite Families here 
and abroad . 
 
It is in this context , I shall be grateful for 
anyone from here or from those travelling to India 
to help me acquire this important grantham 
( Nithya Grantham ) of AchArya RaamAnujA. 
By the  way , the AarAdhanam section in 
the CD ROM under preparation follows
the Kramam established by AchArya RaamAnujA's 
Nithya grantham , which forms the basis for 
all the others that evolved . BTW , Some one , 
who is right now in India is helping me acquire 
Srutha PrakAsikA of Sri Sudarsana Bhattar , 
the commentary along the KaalakshEpam lines of 
the revered NadathUr AmmAL of Kanchipuram .It 
is too late to ask this gentleman to bring
the Nithya Grantham as well .
 

As we demo the early version of the CD ROM on 
AchArya RaamAnujA around the country  thru 
NAMA Chapters and other Sri Vaishanava gatherings
and wait for completion of the funding arrangements 
to conclude our efforts prior to release before 
the end of February ,we have learned that a companion 
pamphlet/brochure in English with Sanskrit text , 
wherever appropraite would be most welcome to help 
perform AarAdhanam by those , who can and who do not 
have the information laid out in the time-honored 
manner as revealed by the AchAryAs at the time of SamAsrayaNam .

I will be happy to put it together with the help
of few others from here and India so that it would 
be a reference document for those , who want to get
started . In his recent address , H.H. the Andavan
of Poundarikapuram Asramam stressed on the importance
of AarAdhanam ( Bahya or MaanasIka ) in our lives 
and the opportunity for the joint participation by 
the Dampathis at the different stages of the ArAdhanam .

One of the central section of the CD ROM is the ArAdhanam
for Sriman NaarAyaNA by those , who have had samAsrayaNam 
as a part of the daily requirement . The other sections deal 
with Acharya RaamAnuja Charitham , Nine Sri Sookthis 
with ample annotations on the side , beautiful images of 
the ThirunEnis of the AchAryA at SriperumpUdhUr ,
Melkote , the Vimanams at Srirangam , the ArchA
mUrthys of the Divya dampathis of the Ksjethrams
who played a key role in the AchAryA's blessed life
of 120 years on this earth. We will try to have 
the Gadhya Trayam recitations in the CD ROM .
All in all , it would be a pioneering and important
CD ROM which is taking shape with the SaraNya Dampathi's
blessings .

I will make available a copy of the CD ROM 
to Srimathi Nagu Satyan , the Natioanl Coordinator 
of the NAMA CHapters .Please borrow from her 
that copy to demo to your local chapters and 
return it back to her until the final version
is ready for release soon .Thanks , Srimathi Nagu
Satyan , for your help in the preliminary reach out .

I will keep you posted on the additional
developments as we make progress towads 
the finish line .

AchAryan ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,
Daasan , V.Sadagopan