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Thoopul Divya Desam

From: Srinivasan Rangaswamy (r_sv_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Fri Oct 26 2001 - 03:12:03 PDT

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha.
Srimathe Nigamatha Mahadesikaya Namaha.
Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikya Namaha

There is a growing awareness among Swamy Desikan
devotees about providing necessary support to Swamy
Desikan Sannathi and Sri Vilakkoli Perumal Sannathi at
Thoopul Divya Desam. Different trusts are now
functionig for Nithyaradhanam and also for the
proposed Thoopul Manimandapam.Recently it is reported
that Srimath Azhagiyasingar Jeer Swamigal of Ahobila
Mutt  presented Swarna Kavacham to Swamy Desikan.
On their part Srimath Andavan Ashramam sishyas under
the support and guidance  of His Holiness Sri
Rangaramanuja Mahadesikan,presented a Silver cladded
BadhraSimhasanam to Swamy Desikan on the 9th day of
the last month's Avatara Uthsavam to Swamy
Desikan.Following is a report on this event for
information to yahoo group members.
Photographs on this BadraSimhasanam is appearing in
web site www.andavan.org .(Presently this site is
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           ---A REPORT--
Dedication of Silver Bathrasimhasanam for Kavitharkika
Simham, Sri Nigamantha Mahadesikan at Thoopul

During his last visit to Kancheepuram, His Holiness
Srimath Andavan Swamigal, desired to submit a
Simhasanam with SilverCladding to Sri Thoopul
Desikan.  Immediately the work was started with His
Holiness contributing Rs. 50,000 from Andavan
Ashramam. He desired all devotees to participate in
the project.  Several Sishyas volunteered for this
with their contribution. TheBadraSimhasanam was made
at a cost of Rs. 3.25 lakhs using about 30 Kgs of
Silver. This was dedicated to Sri Thoopul Desikan on
the 9th Day of Purattasi Sravana Avathara  Uthsavam. 
The Simhasanam was taken in a procession from Srimath
Andavan Ashramam. Atfirst this was taken to Sri
Vilakkoli Perumal Sannathi, there Perumal was seated
in the Simhasanam first along with Ubaya
Nachimars and Sri Margathavalli Thayar. The same night
it was dedicated to Swami Desikan. Thirumanjanam was
done.
On the Purattasi Sravanam day also Swami Desikan
placed in the Simhasanam participated in the
Mangalasasanam Thirukkolamof Sri Deva Perumal. The
same night the Bathrasimhasanam was taken inside
garbagriham and Swami Desikan was seated on that for
Nithya Aaradhanam and Thirumanjanam.  Large number of
devotees had a thrilling experience on this
AvathaaraUthsavam. Srimath Andavan, presently camping
in New Delhi, is very much pleased on hearing the
successful completion of the
project. It may be recalled that about 60 years back
Sri Akkoor Andavan Swamigal has submitted to Sri Deva
Perumal
Saaligrama Maalai, Diamond Thirumankaappu, Swarna
Thirumanjan Vedi. This was followed 30 years later by
Srimath
Thirukkudanthai Andavan Swamigal who dedicted a
chariot for Thoopul Sri Swami Desikan.
Repoted by R.Srinivasan, of www.andavan.org   

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