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An Introduction from Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh
Date: Wed Jul 01 1998 - 15:57:58 PDT

     Sri Mathe Narayanaya Namaha
     Sri Mathe Ramanujaya Namaha.

     Sri Vaishnava adiyaargaLukku adiyen Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh
     Dasan ThaaLum ThaDakkaiyum kooppi thendan samarpikkiraen.

     First I would like to thank Sri Mani for including me in the list of
     the most privileged Sri Vaishnavas.

     My poorvikam is Kanchipuram and my Grandfather (paternal - maternal
     grandparents are still at Kanchipuram) settled in Thiruvallikkeni
     about 60 years ago and from then on we are continuing there.

     I belong to the clan of Sri Arulala Perumal Emberumanar one of the 74
     simhasanadhipathis, established by Sri Ramanuja.

     I did by B.E degree in Mechanical Engineering from a private college
     near Kanchipuram. It was at this time, while I was at Kanchipuram with
     my Grandparents (maternal) I started developing interest in, let me
     not say our sampradhayams, but , going to the temple.

     I used to reside in the Vadakku Mada Veedhi of Sri Varadarajar Temple.
     In fact I started going to Temple just because my grandpa asked me to
     do so. But due to the Kadaksham of Sri Varadarajar I slowly developed
     interest in our religion and started learning the Divya Prabhandams
     from one of the highly rated Scholars Sriman U.Ve Thirupathi
     Krishnamachariar Swami.

     When I completed my degree and came back to Thiruvallikkeni, I started
     my Kainkaryam at Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Koil.

     Sri Varadarajar in fact brought me to the right path and handed me
     over to Sri Parthasarathy and Sri Narasimhar at Thiruvallikkeni.

     At present I have completed learning about 1600 Verses in the Divya
     Prabhandam and I am attending all the Ghosti's regularly while at

     I am also doing the Sri Paadham Thangi kainkaryam at Thiruvallikkeni.
     In fact, we have an association for this cause and it is doing well
     since it was started 3 years ago.

     I am presently working as a Senior Sales Engineer in Fisher-Xomox
     Sanmar Limited a company in the Sanmar Engineering Group which is the
     sister concern of Chemplast in Chennai. I am a bachelor and was born
     in Year 1972.

     I am sending this introduction about me from Iowa state where I am now
     put up on an Assignment with our collaborators. I will be going back
     home by end August / early September 1998

     As a matter of fact, I would like to go back much earlier as I am
     missing a lot of Utsavams at our temple in Thiruvallikkeni.

     Well, I only know to recite the Prabhandams that I have learnt and
     since I wanted to know more about our Philosophy I have subscribed in
     this Bhakti list, which, I consider after going thro' the archives, is
     the best one.

     I will be sharing all that I know - Not much (AdiyEn siria gnanathan)
     with all our members and would like to learn a lot about our
     philosophies from all the scholars in this list and elsewhere.

     My residence address back home is

     No. 54 Singarachari Street,
     Chennai 600 005

     Residence Phone Number is 8529852

     I think I have given a fairly understandable introduction about me.
     Once again I gratefully thank Sri Mani for including me in this list

     Sri Man Narayana Charanau Sharanam Prapattye
     Sri Mathe Ramanujaya Namaha.

     Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh Dasan.