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Aadi Puram Celebrations

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 .