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In Service of ANDAL

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_be.com)
Date: Thu Oct 09 1997 - 13:28:01 PDT

>From Sri Sundararajan, who has now returned to Srirangam.

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From: usdeiva <usdeiva@ix.netcom.com>
To: Mani Varadarajan <mani@be.com>
CC: usdeiva@ix.netcom.com, mani@best.com
Subject: In Service of ANDAL 
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 1997 01:12:30 -0500

Dear chiranjIvi Mani Varada,

                             I had transmitted on August 1 1997 an
'Appeal' for cash contribution to a fund for the worship in the
vaTapatraSAyI and ANDAL 'sannidhi' in SrIvilliputtUr.

I shall be grateful if you could consider repeating the message over the
'bhakti list', and also have it issued over the 'nAma list'.

best wishes from T.S. Sundara Rajan, @ Memphis, <usdeiva@ix.netcom.com>

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                       |  APPEAL  |
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It is my duty to circulate a request (transmitted from Chennai)
for cash donation from bhAgavatOttamA-s for organising the 
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              daily three-time service 
              (nitya-tri-kAla-ArAdhanam)
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              in the twin temples of
              SrI-vaTa-patra-SAyI and ANDAL
              in SrIvilliputtUr.
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I have heard my elders speak of the 'nitya-taLigai' of 40 paDi
in SrIvilliputtUr.   When I visited the divya-dESam two years
ago for tiruvADippUram, I was unable to get 'prasAdam' as, 
I understood later, the 'prasAdam' stood reduced to nearly 
half a 'paDi'!

The 'nitya-trikAla-tiruvArAdhanam' entails the main expenses of 

~~ food offerings to the deities;
~~ keeping the lights [tiru-viLakku] burning;
~~ recitation of 'aruLiccheyal' and 'veda-pArAyaNam" and
   'sambhAvanam'-present to the reciters (adhyApaka).

This comes to Rs.400/- a day, and a one-time donation of 
Rs.3000/- would yield the interest amount required for a day's
worship.   Donations of Rs.3000/- or multiples thereof may 
please be made IN FAVOUR OF Sri Andal Charitable Trust (Chennai),
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and remitted to: Shri R. Kannan Swamy,                   Phone
                 Trustee, Sri Andal Charitable Trust,    -----
                 91 Tulasingam Street, Perambur,         044-5371861
                 CHENNAI-600 011 (India).                -----------

The cash donations are reckoned for 'income-tax benefit',
under section 80-G of the Income Tax Act 1961 in India.


aDiyEn rAmAnuja-dAsan, T.S. Sundara Rajan.
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