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Maasi Masa Celebrations of 81st Thirunakshatram of Srimadh Poundareekapuram Anda

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Date: Wed Mar 07 2001 - 09:55:18 PST

Subject: Maasi Masa Celebrations of the 81st Thirunakshatram of 
Srimadh Poundareekapuram Andavan at Boston

Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha,
Srimathe Gopaladesika Mahadesikaya Namaha, 

The Maasi Maasa 81st Thirunakshatram celebrations of Poundareekapuram 
Acharyan HH Sri Gopala Desika Maha Desikan was celebrated on 3rd 
March 2001 at Boston, USA.  Sri Ramanuja Mission of Srirangam Srimadh 
Andavan Ashramam and Sri Vedanta Desika Sabha of Srimadh 
Poundareekapuram Andavan Ashramam organized the celebration at Sri 
Muralidhar Rangaswamy's residence.  
Ghosti from outside Boston had traveled from New Jersey and 
Washington DC.  The celebration started at 10:30 aM with a vibrant 
Desika Sthothra recitation comprising of Mahaveera Vaibhavam, 
Sudharshanaashtakam, Shodashayuda sthothram, Garunda Dhandakam, 
Chathusloki and Sri Sthuthi by the ghoshti. 
Padhuka and Perumal Thiruvaaradhanam were the highlights of the 
Thirunakshatram celebration. Sri Venkatanathan Sreenivasan performed 
Perumal and Padhuka Araadhanam and Sri Narayanan Veeraraghavan 
performed Udayavar Thirumanjanam. The atmosphere was charged with 
reverence and emotion when Sri Muralidhar Rangaswamy and 
Vennaarrangarai Andavan's grandson Sri. Anand Seshadri performed
the 
Padhuka Araadhanam for Srimadh Poundareekapuram Andavan's
padhuka. 
Padhuka Araadhanam was performed to the Padhukas of Sri Rangam 
Periashramam Poorvaacharyas, Srirangam Srimadh Periashramam 
Prakritham Andavan, Srimadh Poundareekapuram Prakritham Andavan, Sri 
Ahobila Muth Prakritham Jeeyar and Tridandi Srimannarayana Ramanuja 
Jeeyar. About 60 bhagavathaas attended the function and received the 
blessings of all the poorvaacharyas. Ubhaya Veda Paaraayanam during 
the celebrations included Thiruppallaandu, Thiruppalliyezhichi, 
Thiruppavai, Neeraattam, Amalanaadhipiran, Kannuninsiruthaambu and 
Iramaanusa Nootrandhadhi. This was followed by Satrumarai, Acharya 
Sambavanai as per Srimath Poundareekapuram Andavan Ashramam 
traditions, Srirangam Srimadh Andavan Ashramam traditions and various 
other srivaishnava Ashramam traditions. Next, Desikan vazhi 
Thirunamam and recitation of all Acharya thanians of all our 
Srivaishnava Ashramams followed. The entire proceeds collected during 
the celebration were given as Acharyan Sambavanai to Sri 
Poundareekapuram Ashramam by Sri Ramanuja Mission.  The celebrations 
concluded at 2:30 PM.
After the Araadhanam and Satrumarai, Sri Muralidhar Rangaswamy had 
organized a wonderful thadheeyaaradhanai for all the bhaagavathaas 
who had attended the celebrations. Sri Ramanuja Mission thanks Sri 
Muralidhar Rangaswamy and his bharya Smt. Shalini Murali for their 
hospitality in hosting the glorious event at their residence.  

Dasan 

Murali Thirumalai



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