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Divyaprabhandotsavam

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Date: Tue Nov 28 2000 - 11:34:44 PST

    Jai Srimannarayana!
     srimathE rAmAnujAya namaha

     With the Divine Mangalasasanams of Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Srimannarayana
     Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, 'Divyaprabandothsavam' chanting of the
     entire Nalayira Diyaprabandham for the first time in USA at Sri Siva
     Vishnu Temple (SSVT), Lanham, MD went very well.  The entire event was
     self funded by Vikasatarangini, Washington DC center of JET USA with
the
     assistance and gracious consent by the SSVT management in coming forth
     to hold the event in the temple.

     The prabandham was chanted for three days in the presence of Utsawar
     Perumal and Alwar utswars from 11/23 to 11/25 daily from 7:30 AM to
9:00
     PM.  The program concluded on 11/25 at 12:45 Noon by offering the
     prabandham and Alwar sambhavanai to the lotus feet of Lord
Venkateswara.

     We offer our thanks to his H.H. Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Srimannarayana
     Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji in sending Sriman Uve Venkateswara
     Iyengar swamiji to conduct this divine event.

     We offer our thanks to Sriman Uve Venkateswara Iyengar swamiji in
     chanting the entire prabandham and providing discourses at the
     beginning of each and every prabandham.We could not have performed
     this event without the guidance and dedication of Sriman Venkateswara
     Iyengar swamiji.Most importantly, his concluding message explaining
     the significance of Alwar Sambhavana and the necessity for prabandham
     chanting in all the temples touched everyones heart.

     We thank SSVT chairman Sriman K.G.Venkatraman for his support and
     enduring love for Bagawat kainkaryam.We thank the SSVT priests for
     their dedication and support in Utsawar alankaranam and Sattumurai
     participation.

     We Vikasa Tarangini, Washington DC center offer our thanks to the
     entire Divyaprabandham Goshti comprising of nearly 25 dedicated
     Bhagavatas who made this event a grand success. The Goshti
     comprised of attendees from Chicago, Denver, New Jersey, Nebraska,
     Pittsburg and locally from Washington DC suburbs. As soon as we
     posted the event in the various eGroups such as 'JET' 'Bakthi' 'NAMA'
     etc. we had a overwhelming response from all parts of USA to
     participate and chant the prabandham.We thank each and everyone of
     the Prabandham Goshti in taking lot of effort to come from all parts
     of USA.  The entire atmosphere was charged with the divine chanting
     and we all are still experienceing the reverberation of the divine
     slokas long after the program has concluded.

     The dedication & devotion that we saw in Sri Ramanuja Mission Inc
     members is truly inspirational and we sincereley thank Sri
     Ramanuja Mission.Our thanks especially to Sriman Madhavan Nadadur
     for hosting Ramanuja mission members from New Jersey. Our thanks
     to Sriman Poondi Vijaya Raghavan for committing the entire Ramanuja
     Mission to support and participate in the event.

     We thank Sriman Venkatesan Iyengar swamiji for his guidance and Priya
     Mukunda, Varadan and Ananda for their preparation of picture
     posters of all the Alwars.  They did a superb job in preparing the
     picture posters as it was very useful for children and adults to
     learn the significance and contribution of our Alwars.

     Our Special Thanks to Prasadam contributions by various devotees.
     There was countless hours of happy involvement in preparation of
     nearly 35 different prasadams.(so many bhaktas were saying thanks to
     Anna Datta.)

     Our thanks to Belur family, Sadananda family, Sriman Parthasarathi
     family, Bansal family, Barathi Reddy family, Prathivadi family,
     Srinivasa Kumar family, Vinjamuri family, Venkatramana family, priya
     Parakalan, Prakruti and many others who have rendered help and
     support in Prasadam preparation or Pushpa kainkaryam or Mandapam
     setup and alankaram.Our thanks to Sri.Venkatachalam for assisting
     in recording the event.Last not but not least we thank all our
     local Vikasatarangini members for their hardwork in making this event
     a grand success.

     With Acharya anugraham and Perumal sankalpam we look forward in
     celebrating more of these divine yaagams for Lokakalyanam.

     AzhwAr EmberumAnAr Jeeyar ThiruvadigalE saranam

     adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan and dAsi
     Ravi and Vasanthi Aharam



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