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Maha Samprokshanam at our Ranganatha Temple - Pomona

From: Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan (
Date: Tue May 29 2001 - 06:19:01 PDT

Dear BhaghavatOttamAs:

Many will be writing about the SamprOkshanam.  Shrimans Sadagopan and Murali 
Thirumalai have already written some glorious account of it.  The most 
praiseworthy comment was the one I heard from one of the out-of-town 
visitors.  She said that this temple made her feel it is something of her 
own.  She felt that there is a sense of belonging.  Well she only expressed 
what most others felt about the temple.  She reminded me of the Alavandar's 
story where Lord Ranganatha was cherished as the greatest treasure that our 
poorvacharyas have bequeathed to us.  Most of us felt deeply touched.

The Samprokshanam provided a rare sight of an unprecedented gathering of Sri 
Vaishnavas  all enjoying the birth of another Bhu-loka Vaikuntam.
I am sure this temple will become the premier temple, not only for Sri 
Vaishnavas, but for all Hindus living in the American continent.  This 
temple will be the beacon light for generations to come and will exist and 
thrive as long as the hills and rivers remain.  I am sure all the Azhwars 
would be pleading with EmperumAn in Sri Vaikuntam and wanting to take their 
avatAras once more to sing about this Ranganathan.

I am happy to see the election of Shriman Sadagopan, Smt. Nagu Satyan, Shri 
Sampath Kumar, & Smt. Bhagya Chari to the Board of Trustees of the temple.


Chakravarthy S. Vijayaraghavan
Buffalo, NY

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