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From: Kannan AMR (
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 10:44:03 PDT

Dear Bhagavadhothamas:
Dear Bhagavadhothamas:
Adiyen had the great bhagyam of attending Swami Desikan's Thirunakshatram celebrations at Buffalo Hindu Devalayam. Similarly Swami Desikan's thirunakshatram was celebrated in a grand manner with Sri Sadagopan leading the ghosti at SriRanganatha Temple at Pomona. As Sri Anbil Mama and Sri Sadagopan Mama have already written about the events itself, adiyen would like to thank all the people who took time to organize such events. As all of us know Sri Anbil Ramaswamy Iyengar and Sri Sadagopan are doing a great service to our Sampradayam through various activites.  In Buffalo the leading deity is Sri Thiruvengadamudaiyan and in Pomona it is SriRanganatha. Both these places are very dear to Swami Desikan. Therefore it is very appropriate that both of them were leading the celebrations at Buffalo and Pomona respectively. Sri Vijayaraghavan and his friends have made wonderful arrangements. Adiyen's sincere appreciation to them. Sri Poondi Vijayaraghavan swami is a very familiar person
 in the sampradayam. With his remarkable humility he lead the Ghoshti at Buffalo. Sri Mukund Pattangi and his friends catered the younger audience with their multimedia presentations. Many Srivaishnavas came from NJ, Chicago, Cincinnati and many other places. 
Only during the first week of September we had the fortune of celebrating of Thirunashatrams  of various Acharyas organized by Sri Ahobila Mutt at Washington DC. 
It is very heartening to see such activities are conducted with huge enthusiasm and commitment. Adiyen would like to add a suggestion here. Though it is important to conduct such events at various places, we should not forget our CAPITAL, that is SriRanganatha Temple at Pomona. We should often arrange programs at this temple and participate. As Sri U.Ve Velukkudi Krishnan Swami said when he visited this temple, "this is the temple which follows a strict Padhiviratha Dharmam." Such a SriVaishnava Temple definitely needs our attention and participation. Though I am just an ordinary member of this temple, I would like to appeal to ALL the SriVaishnavas to organize more and more events at this SriVaishanva shrine and make this place a true SriVaishnava Center.
RamanujaDasan Kannan  

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