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Status of the CD ROM project on " the Life and works of the AzhwArs and the 108 Dhivya Desams " project

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Thu Mar 23 2000 - 18:29:16 PST

Dear BhakthAs :

At the end of the second day of the announcement 
of this kaimkaryam , it is my privelege to report back 
to you that a total of 19 BhakthAs from here and abroad
have come forward to raise so far the following sums 
against the target figures of :

(1) $500 for the replacement of the aging Thridhandam   
    on the hand of EmperumAnAr at SriperumbhUdhUr ;

    $Pledges for $400 has been received sofar. We are 
    thus at the 80% level of reaching the above target .    

(2) $5,000 for the New CD ROM project to pay our tributes
    to the revered AzhwArs and the 108 dhivya desams that
    they sung about in the sacred collect of 4,000 Verses :

    Pledges for $2,200 have been received sofar and that  
    leaves us to raise an additional sum of $ $2,800 .
    We need 28 more pledges of $100 each or 14 pledges
    of $200 each . We are now at the 44 % level of 
    the needed $5,000 .

The individual pledges have ranged from $51 to $250 by 
the dear members. Some have pledged to send their 
contributions in Indian Rupees , which is perfectly fine . 

With the dhivya Dampathis' blessings , it is adiyEn's 
prayer that we be will blessed to raise the rest of 
the funds before Sri Rama Navami (April 24) at the latst
and place the SamarpaNams at the sacred feet of the AzhwArs
dear to our Lord RaamachandrA and His divine consort ,
SithA PirAtti .

Those of You , who have followed the moving postings of 
Sriman MaadhavakkaNNan on Dhivya Prabhandhams
of Swamy NammAzhwAr and Thirumangai AzhwAr know
the powerful and unique relationship that the AzhwArs
had with Sriman NaarAyaNan and Sri MahA Lakshmi .Those 
of You following the erudite postings of Srimathi 
KalyANi KrishNamachari on NaacchiyAr Thirumozhi 
and the postings of Sri M.G.Vaasudevan on 
PeriyAzhwAr's Thirumozhi and postings by
erudite scholars like Sri Bharat of Bangalore,
Sri Sridharan of Houston, Sri Varahdan of Denver 
know how precious are the anubhavams of
the AzhwArs during their spiritual journeys 
to achieve MokshAnugraham . 

Those , who have taken part in the adhyayana uthsavams 
at Sri RanganathA's temple at Pomona , NY and at the temple 
for Sri Balaji at Chicago know the power of the recitation
of these sacred collects .

One of the three reasons for initiating this project 
is to share the exquisite anubhavam of the twelve great
AzhwArs with fellow-BhakthAs , whose Mother tongue 
may not be Tamil ;even for those, whose Mother tongue 
is Tamil , it is not easy to understand the nuances of 
the experiences of the AzhwArs during their 
spiritual journeys except with the help of
elaborate commentaries by poorvAchAryAs .
  
The other two goals of the project are  :
(1)to reach out to the younger generation about 
the glories of the treasures left behnd for us 
as family  wealth by the twelve AzhwArs  and 
(2) to have a virtual journey of the 108 dhivya desams 
with appropriate graphics and video clips .

Please take part in this educational outreach
kaimkaryam  that uses the new media technologies 
to spread the message of our Ubhaya VedAntha 
SampradhAyam. The AchArya RaamAnujA CD ROM 
focused on the Sanskrit Vedic heritage and this 
new CD ROM will celebrate " the Vernacular Vedham ".

Your contributions can be sent to me at the following
address :

V.Sadagopan 
Apt 6B-1, Scarborough manor
Scarborough , NY 10510 

I will forward the checks addressed to me
to India to start the kaimkaryam as soon
as possible and set ourselves six month's
time to complete this sacred project .If there
is a Tax-deductible way to forward the samarpaNams,
adiyEn will be very happy .

Daasan , V.Sadagopan 
    

 

            


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