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From: Bharadwaj, Jaganath (jbb0_at_nreca.org)
Date: Wed Mar 04 1998 - 11:29:28 PST
Sri Vijay Srinivasan wrote:- > Shri U. Ve. Agnihotram Navalpakkam Devanatha Tatacharya Swamigal reached >the lotus feet of his acharya recently. I sincerely feel that it is a >great loss to the Vaideeka community and in particular to the Sri >Vaishnavas. Swami was one of the few that lived from that generation of >MahAns who lived a way of life where one could distinctly see a thread of >continuity that can be traced back to the vedic period. He was indeed a >rishi who lived among our midst in the 20th century. > >This is an all too familiar scene when we see Mahatmas who have served the >general population by example of their personal lives, books, teachings and >other inspirational activities. Yet most of these Mahaans are in their >seventies or even older. As Sri Krishna says in the Bhagavad Geeta, death is >a fact that will accompany every birth. Fortunately there is a spiritual >revival among our community and there is at least the awareness that >something needs to be done to stop the trend. But what is it that can be >done and how can we help without disrupting our lives over here? > >The Jeer of Sri Ahobila Muth is planning on a long camp at Srirangam where He >plans to give Kalakshepam on everything He has learned at the Feet of Srimad >Injemedu Azhagiya Singar. But He cannot immediately do this because of the >pressing needs of Malola Lakshmi Nrsimha Kainkaryam. He has to currently >travel or do "sancharam" to wherever He is called so that the sponsor pays >for the kainkaryam for the period in question. In order to avoid this >situation continuing indefinitely, Acharya requested Sri Sampath Rengarajan >to raise the resources abroad, manage the money there (or here) and send only >the interest to take care of the daily kainkaryam in India. This will free >Him to teach asthikas interested in learning about our Sampradayam and become >the Mahaans of tomorrow. > >Sri Ahobila Muth Inc (USA) has under the able leadership of Sri Raghavan >Rajaji, a CPA with 25 years experience with a big 5 accounting firm, and Sri >Dileepan a Professor in a business school, the necessary skills and resources >to manage a large sum of money set in place sufficient security to prevent >misuse of the capital fund. > >To fulfil the instruction of the Jeer, Sri Ahobila Muth, Inc has come up with >a program that will painlessly fit every budget and easy to execute. All >that one needs to do is to download file from > >http://dileepan.busi.utc.edu/ahboard.html > >print it, fill out the form and mail it 1908 Preswood Drive, Hixson, TN >37343. It is a direct deposit scheme and one can choose any amount above >$10.00 if he or she has a bank account in the USA. $10,20 or 30 is only 33 >cents to one dollar a day. But over a period of time this will build upto >$750,000 that will be required to generate interest of Rs 10,000 per day that >is required for Lakshmi Nrsimha nitya kainkaryam which includes deity >worship, feeding the devotees, diesel supply and maintenance expense for 4 >buses and staff expenses for about 50 people. > >One can also contribute to other projects like Malola Kavacham (putting a >gold kavacham for Prahlada Varada Perumal of lower Ahobilam and Vidyadana >Annadana Trust, an India based trust that funds the Madhurantakam school >which has turned out the likes of Mukkur Lakshmi Nrsimhachariar and which >will be fertile ground for tomorrow's Acharyas. > >If anyone does not have access to the Internet, adiyen will be pleased to >mail the forms out to you. > >Srimate Srivan Satakopa Sri Vedanta Desika Yateendra Mahadesikaya Namah: >Srimate Sri Lakshmi Nrsimha Divya Paduka Sevaka Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana >Yateendra Mahadesikaya Namah: > >jaganath.