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Appeal from thuppul trust for srivaikunta ekadasi garudotsavam

From: Lakshmi N. Srinivasa (lsriniva_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Nov 23 1999 - 11:33:34 PST

	    Srimathe SriLakshminrusimha Parabrahmane Namaha
                   Srimathe RamanujAya NamahA
             Srimathe Nigamantha MahAdesikAya Namaha
       Srimathe SriAdivan Satagopa Yathindra MahAdesikAya Namaha
           Srimathe SriLakshminrusimha Divya PAduka Sevika
       Srivan Satagopa SriNarayana Yathindra MahaDesikAya Namaha

Pranams to everybody. Adiyen is herewith sending an appeal from thoopul 
trust for sri vaikunta ekadasi. Please see the URL: 
http://www.geocities.com/lsriniva for a glimpse of the beatiful pictures and 
history of thoopul divyadesam. Any suggestions or corrections for improving 
the homepage are welcome. Adiyen is attaching a html file for the appeal. 
Please read through the appeal and donate generously for this kainkaryam of 
thoopul garudotsavam on sri vaikunta ekadasi which falls on Dec 19, 1999. If 
interested, send the checks to "Thuppul Trust", C/O. Smt. V.K. Santha, 20, 
Thiruvengadam Street, West Mambalam, Madras-600 033 INDIA.

Interested persons can also send money to my  name "Lakshmi N. Srinivasa", 
8, Lakeview Gardens, #511, Natick, MA-01760 and adiyen will take care of 
sending the money
to thoopul divya desam.

Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan
LakshmiNarasimhan

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Thiruthanaga or Thuppul at Kanchipuram

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An Appeal

     SMT. V.K.SANTHA - Managing Trustee
     Sri C.Gopalachari
     Sri I.V.Krishnamachary
     Sri V.K.Sudarshan
     Sri V.K.venugopalan
     Sri V.S.Parthasarathy

     Dear Sir/Madam,

     I am sending herewith an appeal for donation from "THUPPUL TRUST" for 
your favourable consideration. This trust has been formed to perform 
primarily the"GARUDOTHSAVAM" for Sri Deepa prakasar temple (Sri 
MahaVishnu)at kanchipuram on vaikunda Ekadasi day every year.

     This temple is situated in the birth place of Sri Vedantha Desika, the 
most reverred vaishnavite Acharya. Several Alwars(wandering bards and 
saints) have sung in praise of this deity and this temple is one of the most 
important temple of the 108 Sri vaishnava shrines. The Vaikunda Ekadasi day 
falls on the Ekadasi Day preceeding full moon in the month of margasira(Dec 
15 to jan 14). On this day dieties of five ancient temples(located in 
kanchipuram) are taken out in procession on garuda vahanam. This was not 
performed in the past years in the temple of Sri Deepa Prakasar for want of 
funds.The then senior pontiff of Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt "His Holiness Sri 
Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal" desired that this festival be 
revived.

     A trust has been formed for this purpose with a view to create a Corpus 
Fund so that the interest earned out of it could be used for performing the 
utsavam. Balance available out of interest income,if any,will be given to 
temples, Vedic Scholars students who are in need of it.

     I recommend your donating a sizeable amount from you people for this 
worthy cause.
     MANAGING TRUSTEE.
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     NOTE: This year "Sri Vaikunda Ekadasi" date falls on Dec 19, 1999.
     People interested in sending money can either contact
     vksudarsh@vsnl.com (Sri. V.K. Sudharshan, residing at Chennai, India),
     Sri. V.S.Parthasarathy (USA) at parthas@ix.netcom.com, Sri. Malolan at
     mal@ececs.uc.edu, and/or lsriniva@hotmail.com (Lakshmi N. Srinivasa)
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			OBJECTIVES OF THOOPUL TRUST

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          "THUPPUL TRUST" has been formed as per the blessings of HIS
          HOLINESS JAGADGURU PARAMACHARYA of Kanchi kamakoti peetam to
          carryout the following objectives.
        o To conduct utsavams at Sri Maragathavalli Thayar Sametha Deepa
          Prakasar temple at Thuppul near kanchipuram.
        o To provide, run, maintain, and improve the daily conduct of
          regular poojas in temples.
        o To maintain, repair and renovate Hindu Temples throughout any
          state or states in India.
        o For the benefit of the downtrodden,especially to promote religious
          feelings in the minds of the public more particularly to feed the
          starving and the needy.
        o To give monetary aid to archakas and other staff employed in Hindu 
temples and to their children for education and perfomance of marriage of 
their daughters.
        o To propagate, conduct and aid the performance of thirunakshatirms
          of alwars, and acharyas.
        o To publish and assist in the publication of religious books and 
journals.
        o To construct, repair and maintain and aid for improvement of
          temple tanks, nadavanams and gardnes belonging to temples.

          The above trust has already received a good number of demands and
          to meet the same the trust requires sufficient funds. The trust is
          managed by a group of trustees who are all committed to the cause
          of Hindu religion and such activities.


          Your contribution for the above trust would help us to meet the
          demands. We request you to donate to further strengthen the
          activities of the Trust.

          THUPPUL TRUST, Dated: Oct 18, 1999
          No,20 Thiruvengadam Street
          West Mambalam
          Madras-600 033
          INDIA.
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          CONTACT PERSONS:

          For further questions, please contact any of the four persons
          mentioned below.
          Email: Sri. V.K. Sudarshan
          Email: Shri. V.S. Parthasarathy
          Email: Lakshmi N. Srinivasa
          Email: Malolan

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