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Date: Thu Nov 04 1999 - 18:04:19 PST
Sri Raamajayam Srimathe Gopaala Desika Maha Desikaya Namaha On the auspicious day of Tamizh year Vikaari, Maasi Avittam(28.02.1900) Sri Ubaya Vedantha Thirumalai Echchambadi Mathuranthakam Sri Veeraraghavacharya Mahaadesikan was born in the 'Dwayam Valartha Thirupathi' of Mathuranthakam. The great swamy after Upanayanam and Panchasamskaaram learnt not only the Vedas but additionally the 4000 Divya Prabantham simultaneously. He proceeded to Thiruvaiyaaru to learn Nyaaya Sasthram at the Rajah College under U.Ve.Swachchandam Swamy. Soon he returned to Mathuranthakam to learn under Sri.Rajagopalachariar Swamy(known popularly as Garudapuram Swamy Sri Srinivasa Mahaadesikan) and mastered skillfully Sri.Bhasyam, Gita Bhasyam of Sri Raamanuja, Srimad Rahasyatraya Saara of Sri.Desikar and Arayirappadi of Thirukurugai pillan. He also learnt Tatvamukta Kalapam from Sri.U.Ve.Goshteepuram Sowmyanarayana Mahadesikan. With these skills this Mahaswami started teaching at the Rajah's college Nyaya, Vedantha and Mimamsa for 30 years. Swamy retired in 1955 and settled down at the Bhooloka Vaikuntham, Srirangam and and continued to be associated with the Sri Ranganatha Paduka Vidyalaya as a teacher. Swamy's prodigious memory, his great knowledge and powerful debates used to immerse many in the ocean of Bhakthi and Anushtaanam. Soon Swamy taught at Srimad Ubaya Vedantha Prachara Sabha in Srirangam(founded by Sri Tridandi Sriman Narayana Ramanuja Jeer Swami in 1963). Recognizing all this the Indian President Late.Sri.Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy bestowed honour upon himself by issuing a Certificate of Honour to this great scholar in 1981. This Swamy has written in several Sri Vaishnava journals(Sri.Lakshmi Nrusimha Priya, Sri Vedantha Dipika, Sri Ranganatha Paaduka) and is associated with tamizh translations/commentaries of Sri.Desika's Ahumana Adyaya, Nyaasa Tilakam, Githartha Sangraha, Abhiti Stava , Sri Sthuthi and more. He also translated great tamizh works like Siriya Thirumadal of Thirumangai Azhvaar into Sanskrit. This great Swamy's Thirunakshathiram is going to be GRAND LAUNCH OF THE MILLENIUM with great stars starring the event including, His Godliness Srimad Andavan Sri Gopaala Desika Mahadesikan, Sri Poundareekapuram Andavan Ashramam, Srirangam who agreed to chair this event and co-chaired by U.Ve.Vidwan Agnihothram Ramanuja Thaathachariar swamy. They would participate and oversee the following events at Sri Poundareekapuram Srimad Andavan Ashram, 1.Recitation of Vedas, 4000, Sri Bhashyam, Sri Gita Bhasyam, Srimad Rahasya Traya Saaram, Bhagavad Vishayam 2.Vidwat Sadas for 5 days 3.Discourses by eminent scholars in the evenings 4.Publishing the collected works of Sri Madhuranthakam Swamy 5.Tadiyaaradhana for all participants for all the 5 days 6.Presenting atleast Rs.1000 as Sambhavana & Travel expenses to Yatishrestas The total cost is estimated around Rs.10 lakhs. Adiyen would humbly request you all to contribute and participate generously towards this cause and all donations are Indian Govt. tax exempt under 80-G. Please send a Cheque/DD in favour of , Sri Madhurantakamswamy Centenary celebration Trust to the address of, Sri Anantha Narasimhachariar 160, South Chitrai Street Srirangam Tiruchirapalli - 620 006 TN, India Sri.V.N.Venkatanathan No.25, Nachiappan Street Mahalingapuram, Chennai- 600034 TN, India (for those in US, you could send the DD to Adiyen, sorry I am not familiar with the tax laws here, so please do not send me cheques) Sudarsan Parthasarathy.S. 1901, Halford Ave #3 Santa Clara, CA 95051 USA (for those in Singapore, you could send the DD/POSB transfer/cash to our very own Sri.Madhavakkannan) Many thanks to Sri.U.Ve.Vasudevachariar(Vedic scholar/teacher and father of Sri.Madhavakkannan) and Sri.Anantha Narasimhachariar who not only sent an invitation and blessings to us, but made hand written requests instead of ordering us towards this great Sri Vaishnava cause of ours. Please forgive any mistakes in my words(certainly they are associated with the I in me and perhaps my employer). Adiyen Raamanuja Daasan, Sudarsana Dasosmi Please note- Just to keep track of Bhakthi list efficacy, please send me an acknowledgement of your pledges.