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Date: Tue Oct 03 2000 - 18:30:21 PDT

Srimate Ramanujaya Namaha.



I am a Sri Vaishnavaite based in Bangalore in the construction business , age 31 ,
background - engineering, married .
I am interested in knowing more about my tradition , thats why I have joined the group. I perform a simple sandhya and thiruvaradhanam almost every day , but still have much more to learn .I am not well versed in the intricacies of the vedanta ,
but I am concerned about our temples , our culture , our people ,our maths ,
and their future, in the face of     1.  rapid emigration . 2. westernisation  even of the local vaishnavas .
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I   am deeply concerned about the future of most of our ancient Sri Vaishnavaite shrines in interior areas including most divyadesams  . They dont have money , are short of priests , and their lands are mismanaged by the govt .
I feel that prominent and well off srivaishnavaites should take some initiative to move the courts to remove the temples from govt control and put them under a independent trust and Temples like TTD using their surplus funds   should ensure minimum functioning of all the poor temples . It appears to me that many of the Maths instead of collecting and using funds for making new jewellry and buildings for already prosperous temple deities should divert their attention and resources towards the goal of making all ancient Srivaishnavaite Temples self reliant with minimum priests , ritual , and maintenance.

discussion ?

Bharath Asuri.

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