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From: Kannan Sreenivasachar (
Date: Tue Nov 07 1995 - 15:21:32 PST

Hello Dear Bhaktas,
Greetings to you all. My name is Kannan Sreenivasachar and am presently
a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the
University of Waterloo, Canada. I was born in Mysore and grew up
in Bombay. I completed my B.E. from Mysore and M. Tech from IIT 
Kharagpur. I was at IISc for one year enrolled in Ph.D. and moved
to Waterloo beginning of this year.

I come from a Vadagalai Iyengar family and am associated with
the PeriAndavan Ashramam in Srirangam. Growing up in Bombay, I never
got a chance to delve into the study of Sri Vaishanavism. It was only
when I was in Mysore with my grandparents did I get to 
learn some Desikar's stotram, Vishnu Sahasranaamam and Venakteshwara
Suprabhatam. My knowledge of Vishishtadvaitic Philosophy is at
the beginner's level and I feel fortunate to be a part of the
Sri Vaishanava group founded by Mani that is involved in topics
on bhakti and prapatti. I am indeed suprised by the discussions
going on this group and am confident of edifying myself by
reading the scholarly articles contributed by some of the members of
the group. I have enjoyed reading the Sudarshanaashtakam translation
by Sri. Sadagopan and more recently the Garuda dandakam and 
Hayagreeva stotram. I have also browsed through the homepage that
Mani maintains and I must commend him for all his efforts.

Thank you for your patience and my greetings again to all of you.