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Re: 108 Divya Desam Project

From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Wed Nov 15 1995 - 12:10:53 PST

Dear Members of the Prapatti Group:

I am forwarding as per the request of Sri Dileepan a posting that he
was kind enought to send to me.He has indeed done an excellent analysis of
the tasks to be undertaken by all of us. I will be more than happy to
work closely with Sri Dileepan and all of the  volunteers to work on this 
project, which comes about once in one"s life time.

I am thrilled to see the enormity of the response from all of you and 
offer of help in collecting material for the story board. As in the case 
of any presentation material , CONTENT and BALANCE are the key factors
to realize a Quality CD ROM.

All of those familiar with Video know that there are two problems in 
including them in CD ROMs.One is the hogging of Memory and the other 
is the Jerkiness of the Video in the absence of the MPEG type of
assistance. Hence, I agree that , we shall use VIDEO sparingly.
the 630 MB of CD ROM will also be eaten up by Audio files. A Judicious 
selection is absolutely essential.

THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS TO KNOW , WHO WILL VOLUNTEER FOR WHAT.
Good suggestions have been made regarding the sources .Please send material 
or lend them to Sri Dileepan. I will be in close touch with him. We want 
every value-add, we can get from our fellow members. This project is 
not my or Sri Dileepan"s project. It is a Bhagavat Kainkaryam for all of us.
It will take time to assemble the material, organize the content ,             proof read written 
 proof read material, etc. 

As December and January season is about to dawn on Us, may we request the 
India bound members to take the photos, collect materials and forward them
to Sri Dileepan, who has kindly agreed to hold the  archives for this
project.

This summer, I went thru the steps of making a CD ROM as a part of my 
NYU digital multimedia center project. Based on that  experience, i know 
enormity of work to be done. We are all volunteers and therefore, it 
is going to take a little longer than professional companies. When
the time comes to "burn in" the CD Rom, we would have to approach a
professional producer to do the Lingo Or Multimedia programming 
to  link the content.If HTML will do, we need volunteers there too.
IN SUMMARY, WE ALL HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER AS NEEDED TO MAKE PROGRESS
ON THIS PROJECT. LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU ALL IN WEEKS TO COME.
PLEASE SEND IN YOU RCOMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS ON THE CONTENTS OF THIS
POSTING .THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP.
V.SADAGOPAN
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RE:	Re: 108 Divya Desam Project

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From: Parthasarati Dileepan <MFPD@UTCVM.UTC.EDU>
Subject:      Re: 108 Divya Desam Project
To: "V. Sadagopan" <75041.3037@COMPUSERVE.COM>
In-Reply-To:  Your message of 13 Nov 95 21:31:25 EST


Dear Sri. V. Sadagopan,

I will be out of town all day on Wednesday.  I will be
able to give you feed back only on Thursday.  I have
prepared a list of 108 diva desams + a few abimana
sthalams.  They are grouped into 16 groups.  Some
groups are longer than others.  I may have classified
some temples wrong.  Therefore, the list needs to
carefully checked.

My intention is that we post this list of groups to the
members of the prapatti group and ask for volunteers to
coordinate the collection of materials for each group.
Volunteers may choose the group they wish.  Each
coordinator may subdelegate the task if they want, but
should take up the responsibility for their group.

We will also need some highly knowledgeable people
to review the materials collected by each cordinator
for accuracy and relevance.  Unlike the  Divya Prabhandam
project we will not have the ability to correct mistakes
after the publication.

Our first task is to proof-read the list and post it to the
prapatti members.  While I am away would you please
review the list and post it.  I request you to the lead this
project while I will serve you any way I can.



===========PLEASE POST THE FOLLOWING IN PRAPATTI==========
This is a call for volunteers for coordinating data
collection for the 108 temples project.
Each person willing to coordinate is requested to
choose one group of temples and organize the data
collection.  The types of data may include, but
not limited to:

1) Good quality photos of utsava moorthees
        gopuram, surrounding area, festivals, etc.
        (magazine photos may have 2 problems, quality, copyright)
2) Text material including
        sthala puraanam
        special occassions like pavithrOsthavam, etc.
        description of how to get there, train/bus route, taxi, etc.
        facilities available for food, overnight stay, etc.
3) Literature
        Azhvaar paasurams, Other paasurams by
        aachaaryaas like Swami Sri Desikan,
        other monographs like the one by our
        own Sri. Sadagopan about Thiruchchithrakoodam, etc.
4) Audio materials (in cassette form, may be converted later)
        Azhvaar paasurams and other prabhandams,
        lectures like the ones mentioned by Sri. Sreekrishna,
        sthothrams, etc.  Some ratioing of space may have to
        be done later due to space constraint, but for now
        we should collect anything relevant.
5) Video material
        This must be only for something really special
        due to extreme space requirement.

If anything is missing from the above list feel free to post
suggestions.


    Viji's uncle's collection will be an invauable
    source for material.  If he will part with it
    for a few months it will be great.  I will be
    more than willing to organize the distribution
    of the material to each coordinator and gather
    them back for safe return to Viji's uncle.


For any material collected we must give proper credits.
Please make sure we have the permission in writing
and proper information for giving accurate credits.


Here is the list of temples needing volunteer coordinators
==========================================================
Group 1
1. Srirangam
2. thiruparamapadham
3. thiruppaaRkadal

Group 2 (Near Trichy)
4. thiru anbil
5. thirukkarambanoor
6. thirukkOzhi
7. thiruppEr nagar
8. thiruveLLaRai

Group 3 (Near Seerkaazhi)
9. thiru ariyamEya viNNagaram
10. thirukkaavaLambaadi
11. thirukkaazhichcheeraama viNNagaram (seer_kaazhi)
12. thiruchchemponchey kOvil
13. thiruthalaichchangaadu
14. thiruththeRRiyampalam
15. thiruththEvanaar thogai
16. thiru paarththanpaLLi
17. thirumaNikkoodam
18. thirumaNimaadak kOvil
19. thirun^aangoor
20. thiruvaali/thirun^agari
21. thiruveLLakkuLam
22. thiruvaigundha viNNagaram

Group 4 (Near Kumbakonam)
23. thiru aadhanoor
24. thirukkaNNamangai
25. thirukkaviththalam
26. thirukkudandhai
27. thirukkoodaloor
28. thiruchchERai
29. thirunandhipura viNNagaram
30. thirun^aRaiyoor
31. thiruppuLLamboothangudi
32. thiruviNNagar
33. thiruveLLiyangudi
thirumaNdangudi

Group 5 (Near Mayavaram)
34. thiru indhaLoor
35. thiruchchiRupuliyoor
36. thiruvazhundhoor

Group 6 (Near Tanjore)
37. thirukkaNdiyoor
38. thirukkaNNangudi
39. thirukkaNnapuram
40. thiruththancai maamaNik kOvil
41. thirun^aagai

Group 7  (Near Chidhambaram)
42. thiruchchithrakoodam
43. thirukkOvaloor
44. thiruvaHeendhrapuram
kaattumannaar_kudi

Group 8  (Near Kanchi)
45. thiru_ashtapuyakaram (Kaanchi)
46. thiru ooragam
47. thirukkachchi - aththigiri
48. thirukkaLvanoor
49. thirukkaaragam
50. thirukkaarvaanam
51. thiruththaNgaa
52. thirun^ilaaththingaL thuNdam
53. thirun^eeragam
54. thirupparamEssura viNNagaram
55. thiruppavaLavaNNam
56. thiruppaadagam
57. thirupputkuzhi
58. thiruveqgaa
59. thiruvELukkai

Group 9   (Near Madras)
60. thiru idavendhai
61. thirun^eermalai
62. thiruvallikkENi
sriperumpoodhoor

Group 10  South/Southwest of Madras
63. thirukkadal mallai
64. thiru_evvuL
65. thirukkadigai
66. thirun^inRavoor
madhuraandhagam
thirumazhisai

Group 11  Near Thirunelveli
67. thirukkurugoor
68. thirukkuLandhai
69. thirukkOLoor
70. thiruththolaivillimangalam
71. thiruppuLingudi
72. thiruppErai
73. thiruvaraguNamangai
74. thiruvaiguNdam

Group 12  Near Madurai
75. thirukkoodal
76. thirukkOttiyoor
77. thirumaalirunchOlai
78. thirumeyyam
79. thirumOgoor
80. thiruppullaaNi

Group 13  South of Madurai
81. thiruththaNgaal
82. thiruvillipuththoor
83. thirukkuRungudi
84. thiruseereevaramangai

Group 14  Middle country
85. thirussingavEL kunRam
86. thiruvEngadam
thoNdanoor
thirun^aarayaNapuram

Group 15  North India
87. DhEvapraayaagai
88. thirussaaLagraamam
89. thirudhvaaragai
90. thiru naimisaaraNyam
91. thiruppiruthi (JOshimat)
92. thiruvadamadhurai
93. thiruvadhariyaasramam (Badhrin^aath)
94. thiruvayOththi (ayOdhyaa)
95. thiruvaayppaadi (gOkulam)

Group 16  Kerala
96. thirukkadiththaanam
97. thirukkaatkarai
98. thiruchchenkunRoor
99. thirun^aavaay
100. thiruppuliyoor (Kuttan^aadu)
101. thirumuzhikkaLam
102. thiruvaNparisaaram
103. thiruvaNvaNdoor
104. thiruvallavaazh
105. thiruvanandhapuram
106. thiruvattaaRu
107. thiruvaaRanviLai (aarammuLaa)
108. thiruviththuvakkOdu


I have included some abimaana sthaslams, but not all.
Please feel free to give suggestions so that this list
can be expanded.  I do have the LIFCO book with me,
but I did not want to use their list verbatim.