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From: Rajam (aprajam_at_hclt.com)
Date: Thu Jul 22 1999 - 04:48:38 PDT
This is to just share a personal experience similar and contrary to Mr. Srinivasan's. We, a set of relatives, had been to SriVilliputhur. There my uncle paid Rs. 200/- to an Archakar who got it saying that he would perform puja every month on the Nakshatram of my uncle and post the Prasadam every month to his house. My uncle had also given his address to the Archakar. This happened in 1997 and till date my uncle has not received any prasadam. I do not mean to say that all Archakas are like this. The situation is so worse that we have to sincerely try to bring our culture and reputation back into form. adiyen, rajam. From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: pathetic sight of SriVaishnavas Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 17:38:56 -0600 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline In some of the recent postings, the "pathetic sight of SriVaishnavas" was metioned. adiyen would like to add his two cents worth.. Last November/December during my visit to India, adiyen visited SriRangam, and for the first time visited th sannithi for Sri Nathamunigal and Venugopalan. The bhattar had noticed that adiyen was fresh from samashrayanam, and asked if some financial support could be had towards the day-to-day kainkaryams for Perumal. To cut a long story short, i send some amount to this sannithi, actually to the bhattar. He in turn uses and as a token of thanx sends the kumkumam, manjal etc. to my parents or self. Everytime i receive the prasadam, it gives a sense of satisfaction, since thee are no typical Perumal koils here, Perumal himself is sending his prasadam.