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Reg:Vilakkoli Perumal & Vedanta Desikar Sannidhi

From: lakshminarayan karishnaswamy (
Date: Wed May 17 2000 - 10:07:23 PDT

Dear Bhakthas,
During the last 2 months I would have made as many as 6 trips to Thoopul to 
have  a darshan of the Lord and the Acharya. Unexplainably I always found 
the sannadhi closed whenever I went there. During my recent visit I was 
however fortunate enough to have an excellent  darshan. When I asked the 
Bhattar the reasons for the sannidhi being closed, another bhaktha 
Dr.P.V.Satkopacharya who had come down for kainkaryam at the temple, 
informed me that the Bhattar is paid a monthly salary of Rs. 200/- 
(USD.2.3/-p.m). Since this amount is not enough for the Bhattar to maintain 
himself, he goes to other temples around the place, to make a decent living. 
What a sad state of affair? Dr.Satakopacharya further told me that these 
days hardly any one comes to the Sannidhi.It is a matter of Bhattar's 
personal committment that he keeps coming to the temple to do the daily 
kainkaryam. Should the blame for the sad state of affairs rest on us 
Srivaishnavas (no offence meant to any one in particular)? Further both the 
perumal sannidhi and Desikar's sannidhi were in dire need of maintenance. 
Incase any one of the Bhakthas feel that they would be interested in sending 
their mite, please send the same to:
The Trustee, Sri Vilakkoli Perumal, Thoopul Vendanta Desikar Charitable 
Trust,8-B, Sannadhi Street, Little Kancheepuram - 631 503. Tamil Nadu. In 
this context I would like to make it abundantly clear that I am in no way 
involved with this trust.

Is there any member of the Bhakthi group from Bangalore? Would they be 
interested in starting Prabhandam classes on say Sat/Sundays. If yes please 
give me your contact nos, addresses etc.

Is any one aware of any book which explains in detail the logic,reason & 
meaning of all the nitya anusandhanams as also various rituals and festivals 
that a Srivaishanava is enjoined to perform from birth to death. Please give 
full details of this.

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