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Re: Sree Devadhirajan Nandavana Kainkarya Sabha

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Sat Jul 14 2001 - 18:47:15 PDT

Dear BhakthAs:

Sriman Diwakar Kannan has brough to our attention 
the ongoing Kaimkaryam by the dear devotees of Lord 
VaradharAjan to maintian an 1.75 acre nandhavanam 
at VishNu Kaanchi to grow flowers and TuLasi for 
the garlands to be used in the daily aarAdhanams 
for the Dhivya Dampathis there .

Swamy NammazhwAr has instructed us to offer flowers
and TuLasi to the Lord with reverence :

" PERFORM WORSHIP WITH FLOWERS ,WHAT I SAY IS IMPORTANT:
  THAT LORD IS YOUR PROTECTOR. REMEMBER THIS ..TVM: 9.10.4"

PeriyAzhwAr , ThoNDaradippodi AzhwAr , Thirumalai
AnanthAzhwAn have engaged in such TuLasi-Pushpa 
Kaimkaryams for Sriman NaarAyaNan at Srivilliputthur,
Srirangam and Thirumalai. The present plans for offering
TuLasi-Pushpa Garland Kaimkaryam to Lord  VaradarAjan
has to be  seen in that context.He is the Lord , 
who gave the boons of RaamAnujA , Kuresar and Swamy 
Desikan to Lord RanganAthan for the growth of our
revered SampradhAyam .Every AchArya from Swamy 
Alavandhar , Thirukkacchi Nampi , RaamAnujA ,
KurEsar , Swamy Desikan to MaNavALa Maamuni 
have euologized Lord VaradharAjan through their
Sri Sookthis. 

The anticipated expenses for mainitaining the flower
garden and prsenting the TuLasi-Flower garlands form
there are 4,000 Rupees /Month. The Nandhavanam 
committee members plan is to raise core funds of 4 Lakhs of 
rupees and then use the interst form there for the annual
expenses.

AdiyEn has a suggestion . We can support the first year's need 
of 48,000 Rupees ( approximately $1,000) and give addiitonal
time for the Fund raisers in India to assemble the core funds 
LOCALLY .

Contributions of 50$ each from 20 BhakthAs will help
ralize the needed $1,000 for the first year . Alternatively,
25$ each form 40 BhakthAs can lead to the same results. 
We can send the funds thru a Nonprofit Foundation
Like SVSS so that the particpating bhakthAs can
have tax deductions here for their contributions.

AdiyEn considers it a BhAgyam to contribute 
the first 50$ .AdiyEn invites you all to let me know
of your interest in offering daily TuLasi and Flower 
garland samarpaNams for Lord VaradarAjan and PerumdEvi
ThAyAr at their sannidhis in PerumAL Koil .

AdiyEn will use this occasion to compile an ashtOtthara
Satha NaamAvaLi archanA for Lord VaradarAjan  using
the sacred passages (KalyANi Vaak) from the auspicious 
Sri Sookthis of KurEsar and Swamy Desikan ( Sri VaradarAja 
Sthavam and Sri VaradarAja PanchAsath) and join these special
postings to the ongoing series on salutation to
the Lord of Kaanchipuram .

Sri PerumdEvi ThAyAr SamEtha Sri VaradarAja SwaminE Nama:
Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 

>Sree Devadhirajan Nandavana Kainkarya Sabha
>-------------------------------------------
>
>     A humble task of establishing a Nandavanam with
>Thulasi and many flowers to be utilized for the
>worship of Lord Varada within the Temple Premises of
>Shri Varadaraja of Kancheepuram was undertaken by
>Udayampakkam Shri. U.Ve Vedantharamanujachariar Swamy
>at a cost of Rs. 80,000 with liberal donations
>received from the Asthikas.  This task was commenced a
>year ago.
>
>     It is estimated that, a sum of Rs 4000/- per
>month is required for the maintenance of this
>Nandavanam, which has an extent of 1.75 Acres.  Hence
>it was decided to raise a corpus fund of Rs. 4 Lakhs
>so that the interest accrued from this fund could be
>utilized for the maintenance work.
>
>     Rendering such a service to the Supreme Lord by
>decorating Him with fragrant flowers was the cherished
>service of our Alvars and Acharyas which could be
>evidenced from the Divyaprabandham and the Stotras. 
>Hence we request all the astikas to contribute
>liberally and receive the blessings of the divine
>couple and acharyas alike.
>
>     It is needless to say, Sir, it is a rare
>opportunity.  Contributions may, please be sent to the
>following address by Demand Draft or M.O.
>
>Assisting Members
>-----------------
>
>1.  Sri U. Ve. V.G. Vedantharamanujachariar 
>    (Founder President)
>    Sri Devadhirajan Nandavana Kainkarya Sabha
>    No. 5/B, Sri Rangarajan Street,
>    Kancheepuram-501.
>


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