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Date: Thu Oct 01 1998 - 18:14:40 PDT
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Sriman NigamAnta MahA DEsikayanama: Dear Bhaktas and Swami DEsikan's sishyAs: It was very refreshing and satisfying to start Thiru Aradhanam with recitation of Prabhanda sAram, Adaikkala pattu, etc and stotras as Hayagriva stotram, Sri stuti, DasAvatAra stotram, Nyasa dasakam etc. My grand father Nedathur Veera- raghavachariar, his brother, Krishnamachariar wereresponsible for maintaining a temple for Swami Desikan and Adivan Satagopan in Nellore, to which was later added a Sannidhi for Srinivasar so that the Thiru Nakshatram (SAttumurai) could be celebrated on a grand scale with MangalAsasanam. For the past 30 years I have been doing kainkaryam for this festival to keep up the family tradition though I have not been physically present there. However I have pleasant memories of going everyday during the 10 day festival and participating in stotra pAta pArAyanam. I am so happy to read the contributions of all the members on our heritage and the rich sampradayam our Guru parampara left for us. I congratulate all of you for celebrating Swami Desikan's Tirunakshatram by contributing these articles. DEsikan ThiruvadigaLe Saranam. Narasimhan.