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From: Bharadwaj, Jaganath (
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 
>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: