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Sri Ramanuja Jayanthi & Saakshath Swami Thirunakshthram Celebrations

From: Nadadur (nadadur_at_erols.com)
Date: Wed May 10 2000 - 17:49:26 PDT

Sri:
Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Srimathe Nigamantha Mahadesikaya Namaha
Srimathe Baghavathe Bhashyakaraya Mahadesikaya Namaha
Sriranganatha Divyamani Padukabyam Namaha

Dear Bhagavathas:

Sri Ramanuja Mission of Srirangam Srimad Andavan Periyashramam
and
NAMA (NJ Chapter)
Invite you along with your family and friends
to celebrate SRI RAMANUJA JAYANTHI  AND
THIRUNAKSHATHRAM OF SAAKSHATH SWAMI

ON SATURDAY, May 13, 2000

at Sri Venkateshwara Temple,
780 Old Farm Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Program Details:
08:30 AM: Suprabhatham
09:00 AM: Divya Prabhanda Parayanam (Nithyanusandhanam)
10:30 AM: Thirumanjanam and Alankaram for Sri Venkateshwara  (Sponsored
            by Sri Ramanuja Mission)
            Recitation of Sri Ramanuja NooRRandhadhi, Sri Ranga Gadhyam by
            the ghosthi
12:30 PM: Sattrumurai
01:00 PM: Prasadham
04:00 PM: Sri Godha Kalyanam (Sponsored by Sri Ramanuja Mission)

Sri Ramanuja considered Sri Andal as a dear sister and fulfilled Her desire
by offering 100 vattils of Akkara Vadisal to the Lord on Her behalf, as per
Her promise to the Lord for marrying Her. (Hence Goda is praised as
"Perumpoodur Maamunikku pinnaanaL (younger) Vazhiye!) This is the
significance of performing Goda Kalyanam, which is dear to the heart of Sri
Ramanuja, on this auspicious occasion.

Thirunakshathram of Saakshath Swami:
Sri Vedanta Ramanuja Maha Desikan called as Saakshaath Swami and Srirangam
Swami who lived over 300 years ago is one of the foremost acharyas of
Munithraya sampradayam.  Srirangam Swami was the Acharya of HH Sri
Thirukudandai Desikan also known as Sri Gopalarya Mahadesikan (1700-1782 CE)
of Srirangam Srimad Andavan Ashramam. Sri Saakshaat Swami's thirunakshatram
also falls on Chithirai-Thiruvadirai, which is the day of Sri Ramanuja
Jayanthi. Besides Srirangam Andavan, HH Poundarikapuram Andavan, Sri
Navalpakkam acharya and Sri Kethandipatti acharya also belong to this
Acharya's paramparai. Sri Saakshaath Swami composed a commentary on Thiruvai
mozhi of Nammalwar (Part of Nalayira Divyaprabhandham) called
ErupathiNalayirapadi (24,000 padi), which is based on the Thiru Araayirapadi
(6,000 padi) composed by Thirukurugai Piran Pillan under the guidance of Sri
Ramanuja.  The ErupathiNalayirapadi (24,000 padi) is widely used in
Bhagavath Vishaya kalakshebam by Munithraya Acharyas).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION please contact Sri Shyam Sundar Sreenivasan at
Shyam.Sreenivasan@msdw.com or 732-393-9268 (phone).

PLEASE COME WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND PARTICIPATE IN THE CELEBRATION.

Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamasthu!

Nadadur Madhavadasan
Sri Ramanuja Mission



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