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From: Venkat Iyengar S. (rsvenkat_at_aero.iitkgp.ernet.in)
Date: Thu Jan 14 1999 - 07:55:43 PST
Srimate Godaya Namaha The 8th Annual Thiruppavai conference will be held in srivilliputtur this year in the month of february(probable date is from 31st jan to 5th feb) The conference was first held in 1992 and since then this annual affair has become very popular.The duration of this conference is usually around 5 or 6 days.Eminent scholars from different parts of the country are invited every year to give a discourse on one paasuram of thiruppavai Each scholar gives a discourse on one song only and the song is alloted to the scholar through a draw of lots.The discourse of each paasuram is for around 1 hour.The conference is held at the Sri Andal Sannidhi just inside the entrance of the vatapatrasayi temple. Members of list who find it convenient can take this opportunity to attend the conference and listen to excellent discources on Thiruppavai. adiyen Venkat S Iyengar ps:-I would like to thank Sri Madhavakannan for posting the excellent note on Margazhi Neerati Utsavam at srivilliputtur .The yenna kaapu and alangaram is very captivating to watch.