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"Temple help"

From: Lakshmi N Srinivasa (lsriniva_at_ddt.eng.uc.EDU)
Date: Thu May 02 1996 - 11:32:56 PDT

Dear Bhakthas,
One of my colleagues in University of Cincinnati has got an appeal for 
donation so as to enable the construction of rajagopuram of a temple at 
tirunelveli. I am enclosing the appeal with this letter. Interested 
persons can donate directly to "Sridhar Hariharasubramaniam" or can mail 
their check to the "trust of the temple". 

For further clarifications, please contact Sridhar thru e-mail. His 
e-mail id is
homepage URL :

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Parabrahmane namah
Lakshmi Narasimhan Srinivasa


		Sri Varadharajaperumal Kaingarya Sabai
	     Veeraraghavapuram, 49,Perumal West Car street, 
		Tirunelveli Junction.TamilNadu 627 001


The most ancient and hoary name of Tirunelveli junction is Veeraraghavapuram.
It has been named after Swami Veeraraghavar, the Presiding Deity in the temple
of Sri Varadharajaperumal in Nellai. This celebrated Vaishnavite temple was 
constructed by Krishnavarma of the Lunar Dynasty who ruled this region with
Veeraraghavapuram as his capital town. Observing the deep piety of the king, 
the neighbouring ruler utilised this opportunity to attack him. Desperately,
King Krishnavarma prayed to Sri Varadharajaperumal and chanted the name of 
Lord Rama endlessly. Pleased with Krishnavarma's devotion, the Lord assumed
the form of the King, victoriously fought the foe with Sri Lakshmana as His
Chieftain and the monkey regimen led by Sugreeva. HE also appears as
Veeraraghavaperumal, the embodiment of bravery and valour. Deeply moved by the
Divine Vision, the king sang a number of slokas in praise of the Lord, as stated
in the Tamirabarani Mahathmiam. He then constructed a temple for 
Sri Veeraraghavar and also the Veeraraghava Theerthakattam in the river 

Sri Varadharajaperumal Kaingarya Sabai has been formed to perform the holy task
of renovating this 500 year old temple and perform Mahakumbabhishekam after a
gap of 95 years, on 30 th MAY 1996, in the presence of Srimath Sri Vanamamalai
Ramanuja Jeer Swamigal. Construction of Rajagopuram is under consideration.
The estimated cost of the project is about Rs.25 lakhs.

A souvenir will be released in commemoration of the Mahakumbhabhishekam.
The public and philanthropists are kindly requested to contribute liberally.


Sridhar Hariharasubramanian
--On behalf of
  Sri Varadharajaperumal Kaingarya Sabai
  Tirunelveli. Tamil Nadu.

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO -Sridhar Hariharasubramanian
				2930, Scioto St., Apt 103
				Cincinnati, OH 45219
				(513) 556-7383


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