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Re: non-profit tax-exempt organization (srivaishnava)

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani)
Date: Thu Mar 09 1995 - 14:33:47 PST

It is a laudable goal to try to renovate temples, but I have
one concern when it comes to giving money for the construction
of the Mutt facility at the Tirumala hill site.

When I visited Tirupati last December, it was implicit but clear
that only brahmins were welcome to stay at the Sri Vaishnava choultries.
In fact, at the Andavan Asramam choultry, the proprietor apologized
to us because his facility was full for the day, but asked us to
try some of the other mutts, where "only brahmins are admitted."

If we choose to be donors, we should make sure our money works in
humane ways. I would be very much bothered if money that I give
to the Ahobila Mutt goes toward constructing a facility that 
discriminates on the basis of caste. 

Yours,
Mani