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Invitation for Swami Desika's Tirunakshatram

From: Ram Anbil (
Date: Sat Jun 23 2001 - 08:02:53 PDT

Dear Bhagavatas:

You will remember that the first ever Srivaishnava Conference was held at 
Buffalo, New York (under the auspices of Swami Desika Darsana Satsangam) 
formed on the Tirunakshatram day in 1996.

Subsequent Tirunakshatrams were celebrated  –
·	In 1997: at Paramaikanti Sarvabouman, Dr. Venkat
        Kanumalla’s place in New  York
·	In 1998: at Livermore temple in San Jose, along with
        the Tirunakshatram of Sri Manavala Mamunigal
·	In 1999: Again, at Dr. Venkat’s place.
..       In 2000: By inaugurating a new electronic journal
        "Sri Ranga Sri"  with the blessings of almost all Yathivaras
        and Acharyas.

It has been the long felt desire of Dr. Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan,
Dr G.Venkatadri and other Bhagavatas at Buffalo, New York to host the next 
celebration in their place. Accordingly, it was agreed that this year’s 
celebrations of Swami Desika’s Tirunakshatram be held at Buffalo on 29th 
September 2001.

The Hindu Cultural Society of Western New York has volunteered to host the 
conference this year. "Sri Ramanuja Mission of Srirangam Srimath Andavan 
Ashramam". and "Swami Desika Darsana Satsangam" (SDDS) will join with the 
"Hindu Cultural Society of Western New York" in holding this conference.

The Conference will be entitled “Acharya Vaibhavam Conference”.

We cordially invite all bhagavathas and SriVaishnava Organizations to join 
us in celebrating the great Acharyas of our satsampradayam.

All Bhagavatas are cordially invited to mark their calendar right now and 
arrange to attend the celebrations and receive the blessings of Divya 
Dhampatis and Acharyas. Let us together celebrate the Tirunakshatram in a 
befitting manner.

The tentative program is given below.
Updated details will be posted in due course.

Looking forward to your participation and cooperation.

Anbil Ramaswamy
(for and on behalf of the organizers)

7.30 am to 8.00 am:  Suprabatham.
Playing Audio recordings of the rare Hayagrivar Suprabatham and Swami Desika 
Suprabatham composed by Thritheeya Parakala Swami
+ Group recitation of Sri Venkatesa Suprabhatham.

8.00 am to 9.30 am: Sudarsana Homam
A 10 minute talk on Sudarsana Homam
by Sri Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan
+ Group recital of Sudarsana Ashtakam.

9.30 am to 11.30 am: Tirumanjanam, Alamkaram and Poolangi Seva
Group recital of Sikshavalli and  Purusha Sooktham
* At Tirumanjanam: Periyazhwar Tirumozhi 2.4 "Neeraattal" containing "Vennai 
Alaintha kunungum",
* At Alamkaram: Nammazhwar's Tiruvoimozhi 4.3 "Kovai Vaayaal"          
containing "Poosum Santhu enn nenjame" and
* At Nivedanam: Andal's Nachiar Tirumozhi 9. "Sinddora Sempodi containing 
"Naru Narum pozhil"

11.30 am  to 12.30 pm: Paduka Aradhanam and Sattrumurai.
A 10 minute talk on the importance of Paduka Aradhanam
by Sri Muralidhar Rangaswamy
Group recital of Iyal sattrumurai, Vazhi Tirunamam, Acharya Thanians and 
Acharya Sambhavanai.

12.30 pm to 200 pm: Lunch

2.00 pm to 2.30 pm: Keynote address on Sri Bhagavad Ramanuja
by Sri Poondi Vijayaraghavan Swami.
2.30 pm to 3.00 pm: Keynote address on Swami Desika (to be finalized)
3.00 pm t0 3.20 pm: Talk (to be finalized)
+ Desika Mangalam.

3.20 pm to 3.30 pm: Tea break

3.30 pm to 4.00 pm:  Childrens' play arranged
by "Hindu Cultural Society of Western New York" (Host organization).

4.00 pm  to 6.00 pm: Kalyana Utsavam:
Group recital of "Varanamayiram"
6.00 pm to 7.00 pm: Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam - Group recital

7.00 pm to 8.00 pm: Dinner

8.00 pm to 9.30 pm: Kalakshepam of "Srimad Rahasya Traya Saram"
by Sri Anbil Ramaswamy
+ a Question and Answer group discussion, if time permits.

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