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From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Mon Nov 13 1995 - 18:31:48 PST
Few weeks ago, Sri K.Srinivasan breifed us on the plans of the group in Madras to put togehter a picture album of the Perumals and Pirattis of the Above Divya Desams. I have been thinking about it for some time. It occured to me that together we can come up with some thing , which will help to address the goals of this project. Almost all of us come from one or other Divya Desams and have ongoing relationships. We might also have pictorial materials or Videos et al related to the Divya Desams from our travels. I thought that we can pool all these resources and come up with a CD ROM that can have scanned pictures , audio inputs on the Pasurams of Azhwars , Video and Graphics particularly for Divya Desams that can not be visited with our own body ( Thirupparama Padam or Thiru Naadu). After I read the wonderful Kshethraadanam by Sri Dileepan , this idea strngthened. Recent Conversations with Sri Mani and the exchange of Notes with Sri Dileepan convinced me that we can initate such a project. Sri Dileepan has kindly offered to scan in the images , include the Audio files and Video images. I have promised to send in my archival material related to the above Divya Desams to him . I encourage you to send to him , whatever material that you may wish to contribute. Thus together , we can build up the story board, and make a CD ROM. I toyed with the idea of aPhoto CD first and I am persuaded by Sri Dileepan"s offer of help to go beyond that and aim for a true multimedia CD ROM> I pray to Lord Oppiliappan and Bhoomi Devi for success in this endeavour. The Pictures of the Emperumans and Thaayaars of the Divya Desam that I am sending to Sri Dileepan are: 1. Thiruvinnagar 2.THirupathi Venkatachalapathy 3.Sri Ranganatha and Ranganayaki 4. Sri Rangamannar and AndaaL of Sri Villiputthur 5. Kudanthai Aaraavamudan 6. Thiruvidavendhai Nitya Kalyaanar with His Ubhaya Naachiyaars and AndaL 7.Thirumohur KaaLamehan and Mohanavalli 8. Thiruvahindrapuram Moolavar and Utsavar 9.Thiruvallikeni Parthasarathy 10.Ahobilam Lakshmi Narasimhan (Lower Ahobilam) 11.Thirukkadanmallai Nilamangai Thaayaar 12.Tanjavoor Neelamega Perumal 13. Kanchi Pavazhavannar 13.Thiruccherai Saaranathan with His Devis 14. ThiruttaNkaa Deepa Prakasan 15. Arimeya Vinnagaram Kudamaadu Kootthan 16. Semponseykoil Peruraalan 17. Kanchi Varadarajan 18. Kanchi Pacchai Vannar 19.ThiruvaN Purudhotthm Purushotthaman 20.Sri Villiputthur Vadapatrasayee 21.Thirukkoilur Trivikraman 22.Thirukkavalampadi Kannan 23. Nagai Sowndara Rajan 24.Thirukkanapuram Sowri Rajan 25.THirupparthanpalli Taamarail KeLvan 26.Seerkazhi TaataLan 27. Nacchiyar koil Srinivasan and Vanjulavalli 28. Thiruvellore Veera Raghavan 29. Thiruppati Govinda Rajan 30. Manimadakkoil Narayanan 31.Tanjai manikkunra perumal 32. Thirupputkuzhi Vijaya Raghavan 33--34 . Rettai Thiruppati Daiva Piraan and Aravinda Lochanan 35. Sri Vaikuntam KaLLapiraan 36. ThirukkoLur Vitthamaanidhi 37.Ashtabhujam Adikesava Perumal 38. PuLLampoothankudi Valvili Raman&Hemambhujam 39.Varagunamangai Vijayaasanar 40.Thiruppullani Padmasani and Pattabhi Raman 41.Kanchi Ulagalantha Perumal(Pandavar Thoothan) 42. Thirupullani Aadhi Jagannathan 43.Koodal Azhagar of Mathurai 44. Thiumaaliruncholai KaLLazhagar 45. Thirucchitra Kootam Govindarajan 46.Thiruppullani Darbha Sayana Raman 47..Thirukkadanmallai Sthala Sayana Perumal 48 VeLukkai narasimhan 49.Ahobila Matam Kannan in Dolai Utsavam 50. Thiruvanthapuram Padmanabhan 51.Annan Koil Srinivasan 52. Tiruvallikeni TeLLiya Singham 53. Terazhundoor Aamuriviappan 54. Thiruvehha Yatoktakaari 55.Nandipura Vinnagaram Jagannathan and Thaayaar There may be some more Murthys of Abhimana Stalams and Other Archa Murthys such as Sudarsana Bhagavan of Sri Rangam, Sri Swami Desikan, Hayagreeevan worshipped by Swami et al. The Index is compiled to help other contributors to compare their Collections. If there a re dupicates, It should not matter, since, One can pick the best from the point of scannability.Most of my Pictures are inBlack and White. I do not know at this time, we ahve to ask the Hindu Religious endowment Board or Not. Probably not, since most of them are privately collected pictures from the Utsavams . May the Divine Couple"s blessings be with us in this Project. Varadachari Sadagopan Yuva,Tula Krishna Paksha Shashti, Punarvasu Nakshtram. .. .