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An appeal from Poundarikapuram Asramam (fwd)

From: Ramesh Sarangapani (
Date: Fri Mar 13 1998 - 11:43:17 PST

Dear Friends

I had posted an appeal to all asthikas to contribute
for the Chillarai Rahasyam project organized by
H.H. Srimad Poundarikapuram Andhvan Swami. In response
to this appeal many of you have donated generously
and we have so far collected close to $1100. I thank
you for your contribution.

The Thirunakshatram of H.H. Poundarikapuram Swami,
Sri Gopala Desika Mahadesikan is on Panguni Rohini
(April 1st, 1998). If we can send a consolidated
check to Srimad Andhvan before this date, I am sure
this will make him very happy.

The total estimate for this project is Rs 1.2 lakhs
and we would like to send $1500 (which should cover
half the project cost). At present we fall short of
$400. If you are interested, you still have 2 more
weeks to send your checks!  Please make your check out
to "Sri Ahobila Muth Inc." and send it to:

1908 Preswood Dr.
Hixson, TN 37343

Mention "Chilarai Rahasyam Project" on the check. 
Please mail your checks before MARCH 31st.

I am reposting the same appeal (attached below) for those
who may have missed it the first time. The organizers
at the Ashramam have assured me that all those contributing
will receive a complimantary copy of the Chillarai Rahasyam

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you.

ramesh sarangapani
302 456 3626


Dear Desika Baktas / Aastikas,

Greetings!   I  feel  blessed  to  write  to  you  regarding  the 

publication  of Chillari Rahasyangal which are some of  the  most 

important  contributions  to Srivaishnava  Sampradayam  by  Swamy 

Vedanta Desika.  They deal with the Vishitadwaita philosophy  and 

religion at different levels of presentation.  These Rahasyas are 

very  important   not only to vidwans but also  to  novice.   Our 

Asraman has brought out the Rahasyangal in 3 parts (part I -  624 

pages - 16 Rahasyangal.  Part II - 592 pages -  4 Rahasyangal and 

part  III - 900 pages - 7 Rahasyangal).  Part I was published  25 

years ago and it  has gone out of print during the last 10 years.  

Srimad   Andavan   of  Srimad  Poundareekapuram   Swamy   Asraman 

(Srirangam) has therefore recently take up the publication of the 

second edition of Chillarai Rahasyangal Part I with footnotes and 

summary  in Tamil of Sri U.Ve. V.N. Srirama Desika Chariar  Swamy 

of  Uppiliappan Koil.  I have been authorised by  Srimad  Andavan 

Swamy  to  write  to Desika  baktas  /  Aastikas  regarding  this 



     This  book would contain the following 16  Rahasyangal:   1) 

Sri Sampradaya Parisuddhi, 2) Tatva-Padavi, 3) Rahasya-padavi, 4) 

Tatva-Navaneetham, 5) Rahasya-Navaneetham, 6) Tatva-Maatrukai, 7) 

Rahasya - Maatrukai, 8) Tatva-Sandesam, 9) Rahasya-Sandesam,  10) 

Rahasya-Sandesa  -  Vivaranam, 11)  Tatva-Ratnavali,  12)  Tatva-

Ratnavali  - Prathipadya - Sangraha, 13)  Rahasya-Ratnavali,  14) 

Rahasya-Ratnavali-hridayam,    15)    Tatva-Traya-Chulakam    and  

16)  Rahasyatraya-Chulakam.  The present opportunity is  used  to 

recast  the  format to suit the convenience  of  modern  readers.   

The expected number of pages is around 650 and the estimated cost 

of publication for 1000 copies is 1.2 lakhs of rupees.


    If  about 25 NRI- srivaishnavites contribute each  about  100 

USD, the present publication can be brought out easily.   If  you 

think  of  Srivaishnavism as a tree, its root is  in  India, with 

spreading  branches  all  our  the  world.   The  tree  will  get 

nourished  only  if we provide "water and manure" to  the  roots.    

If  the tree is thus nourished, the devotees all over  the  world 

can reap the fruits and benefit from them.


     I therefore appeal to you to donate liberally to this  noble 

cause.  I also request you to identify the other probable  donors 

and  request  them  to help our Asraman  for  bringing  out  this 

publication.    I  have  requested  Sri  Ramesh  Sarangapani   to 

coordinate the collection of donation for this purpose from  USA, 

since he is a devotee of Swamy Desika and is well known to Srimad 

Andavan  Swamy. The printing work  has just  started at Srirangam 

under the direct supervision of Srimad Andavan and will be 

completed in  about 6 months.


     Na  hi  janena sadrisam pavitram  iha  vidyathe.  Since time 

flies swiftly, you early action is requested.


     May  Sriman-Narayana  bless  you and your  family  with  His 

kindest Grace.


Yours sincerely,

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