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Thuppul Trust details as requested by bhagavathas

From: Balaji CG (
Date: Tue Oct 23 2001 - 02:35:46 PDT

Swamy Deshikan Thiruvadigale Sharanam !!!

adiyEn had posted a mail a few days before requesting help from interested
bhagavathas in sponsoring one day's nityaradhanam (poojai) at Thuppul
Deshikan and Deepaprakashar sannidhi. A lot of responses have been recieved.
Thanks for the same. The forms will be dispatched to all those bhagavathas
in a separate mail.

In this post, an attempt is made to highlight the objectives of this Trust
and some associated information about it. Please use this info and spread
the word to everyone interested in supporting this kainkaryam.

Thoopul Trust
Sri Vilakkoli Perumal, Thoopul Vedantha Desikar Charitable Trust was set up
on 23-9-1993 with the express desire to provide for the daily poojas, at the
sannidhis of DeepaPrakasha and Thoopul Desika. Thanks to some noble devotees
the trust was able to collect a corpus fund of Rs.2 Lakhs, which would
provide for enough oil, flowers, sandal and rice - the bare minimum required
for conducting poojas twice daily. Taking into account inflation, the
salaries for Bhattars,cooks and veda vidwans, it has been estimated that a
corpus fund of atleast Rs.5 Lakhs would be necessary for ensuring that daily
poojas are conducted comfortably for many years to come. 
The Trust has taken on the onerous task of approaching philanthropists,
bringing to their notice the pitiable situation at Thoopul,collecting funds
and deploying them to restore to this place its pristine glory and
greatness. It has now chosen Internet as one of its media for appealing to
The audited account details of the Trust are available and will shortly be
put on this Web site. For now, the workings of the basic requirement of
conducting daily poojas is being presented as follows :-
Expense Heading	Amount($/month)	
Rice 90 kgs.	40	
Curds 60 lts.	30	
Flowers	10	
Salaries to Bhattar/cook 4 nos.	50	
Total	130	
Average daily expense is around 4$. In order to ensure a day's pooja, a
corpus of 30$ will have to be maintained. This would fetch an interest of
around 4$ which can be used for daily poojas.
Besides providing for the bare minimum that is daily poojas as per Agama
shastra, the Trust has big plans viz.
1. Arranging for daily Parayana - recital- of Desika's works at His
Sannidhi, by vidwans
2. Arranging for Vidwat sadas during the Desika Utsavam
3. Renovation of temple complex
4. To improve the standard of living of the priests of Vilakkoli and
Deshikar temples
5. To supplement the expenses incurred in connection with the monthly
Shravanam festival
6. To conduct vidwat sadas annually by inviting scholars and also to conduct
discussion on Swamy Deshika's works
The Trustees request all to appreciate the spirit in which the appeal is
made to them and extend all possible financial support to the trust to
preserve the cultural heritage of the country.
The Trustees are 
Sri. V.R. Govindarajan, Retd. AGM, State Bank of India
14, SBI Officers Colony, Ayanavaram RD. Chennai, TamilNadu, India- 600073.
Phone : 044-6460342, 040-6461596 , e-mail id :
Dr.P.V.Shatagopatatachary, Lecturer in Sanskrit (Nyaya) at Kaladi University
8-B, Sannidhi Street, Little Kanchipuram, TamilNadu, Inidia , 631501
Phone : 0484-529744, e-mail-id :
T.V.Srinivasa Tatacharya
Lakshmi Narayanan

vAzhi vyAkhyAmuddirak kai !!!

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