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Re: Srirangam golden ratha proposal

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_alum.calberkeley.org)
Date: Wed Jun 21 2000 - 10:24:12 PDT

[ from Smt. Prema Nandakumar ]

> 
>   SRI   ANDAL   THUNAI     -        SAFE
> 
> Dear Sir:  Thank you for your efforts to get the Sri Darsana to the
> aspirants through the net.
> I am given to understand that the proposal for making a golden ratha for
> Srirangam temple has been abandoned for the present.
> 
> In the meantime I wrote an article on the  importance of Srivaishnavism for
> environmental health and how the Surya Pushkarini in the Srirangam temple
> has been grossly neglected and this fine water source is now become a vast
> waste paper basket overgrown with plants.  The stones of the walls of the
> well are getting dislodged.  The article appeared in Dinamani on 6.6.2000.
> I hope the authorities will take some action and get the Pushkarini back to
> its original shape.
> 
> I was in Thennangur (near Vandavasi, two hours by car away from Chennai)
> and found a wonderful Panduranga Temple built by Haridas Giri there.  The
> Utsavar is Govindaraja and  worship is done according to Sri Ramanuja
> Sampradaya.  There was a beautiful Garuda Sevai in which hundreds of people
> from the surrounding villages took part with great enthusiasm.  The
> highlight was the renowned dancer Prof C.V. Chandrasekhar  (who was there by
> chance) spontaneously dancing to the Mallari of  the temple's Nadaswaram
> Vidwan.  For two hours we stood under the open sky in Pournami moving along
> with the deity.  One felt that we were back in Sri Ramanuja's times.
> 
> With kind regards, Yours sincerely Prema Nandakumar
> 
>                 ...........ALL ALL THINGS CAN BE DONE IF THE GOD TOUCH IS
> THERE ............
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