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From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Mon Jul 27 1998 - 07:53:14 PDT
Dear BhagavathAs : Today is the blessed day of ANDAL's birth . Her ThiruppAvai Paasuram ( SiRRam SiRu kaalE) is our Marga darsini . " UnakkE naam aatchyvOm " is our Manthram . On this auspicious day , I want to bring to your attention the Kaimkaryam for Achaarya RaamAnujA , the Thiruppaavai Jeeyar . He is our great AchAryA , who fulfilled the wishes of AlavandhAr and established our AchArya Paramaparai . Bhagavadh RaamAnuja SiddhAntham is flourishing in India and around the world because of his Kaimkaryam . We have started TODAY ,the CD ROM Project on AchArya RaamAnujA in colloboration with Anantha Research Foundation of KarnatakA . Professor Alwar is providing leadership at the Anantha Research Foundation end . Great Scholars in Sri VaishNavism are joining in to make this effort an unparalleled one in the sense that such a CD ROM on Sri RaamAnujA , his granthams and life history have not been released so far IN AN IMAGE RICH FORMAT . Inputs from the AchAryAs of different Mutts that grew out of the Bhagavadh RaamAnuja's paramaanugraham will be sought and incorporated in the CD ROM itself or in the accompanying Text to go wiht the CD ROM . I have seen now tHe demo CD ROM from the Foundation and it is beautiful and sanctifying . The two key areas that we are focussing are : Bhagavadh AarAdhanam with its features and the nine granthams of AchArya RaamAnujA with summaries . We are including many beautiful images of the DIVYA DESAMS VISITED BY ACHAARYA RAAMAANUJA wiht the much appreciated help of Sriman Dileepan . Special emphasis will be given to the Temple town of Melkote , where a lot of events of significance to Sri VaishNavism happened . We are aiming for the date of Sep 5-7 to release the next level of Demo CD ROM with ArAdhanam and Granthams at Pomona , NY and complete the entire work in time for the Dallas December Meeting . We need to raise some funds to cover the expenses of creating this CD ROM . In my earlier note , I had suggested that we would need 14,000 $ for the entire CD ROM . We would need 4,000 $ to finish the Advanced Demo now for bhakthAs to see at Pomona and elsewhere .We have a month's time left for reaching the immediate target of $4,000 . A donaiton of $100 each from fourty BhakthAs or addiitonal amounts from those , who wish to support , would be most welcome to race against this immediate deadline . We will send the donors a copy of the Advanced CD ROM after the Pomona Conference . A lot needs to be done from now until the Pomona Conference .PLEASE COME FORWARD AND HELP WITH THIS EXRAORDINARY KAIMKARYAM TO REACH OUT TO THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS AND THEIR PARENTS REGARDING OUR CHERISHED SAMPRADHAYAM .We need Your pledges and support at your earliest convenience so that we can forward the needed Developmental funds to Bangalore for the design and cutting of the Demo CD ROM in the next four weeks .Please let your Friends know of this most important project and request them to join in . Many thanks in advance . May ANDAL's blessings be with You and Your Family always , Daasan SadagOpan P.S : We have received sofar $416 worth of pledges from Four BhakthAs . We have to raise 3584$ to raise fro this immediate needs .