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Maamunigal Tirunakshatram Celebrations Update

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_be.com)
Date: Wed Oct 06 1999 - 18:43:20 PDT

                        SrI:
             SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH
 SrI padmAvatI sameta SrI venkateSa parabrahmaNe namaH   

Dear Members of the Bhakti Discussion Group,

On behalf of the Siva-Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California,
and the Maamunigal Tirunakshatram organizing committee, 
I want to once again personally invite all of you to
join us in the San Francisco Bay Area on November 13-14
to celebrate the Tirunakshatram (birth anniversary) of
our beloved acharya, Sri Manavaala Maamunigal (1370-1444).

With Thirvengadam udaiyaan's anugraham, the celebration
is promising to be a grand one, with sizeable attendance expected
by bhAgavatas from within the Bay Area and without. Many 
devotees from around the country are already planning on 
attending our utsavam. Here are some of our Bhakti List 
members and friends who have agreed to join our goshti
from outside the area:

   Sri Anbil Ramaswamy			Atlanta
   Sri Krishna Kalale & family		San Diego	
   Sri T.A. Varadhan			Denver
   Smt. Madhuri & Sri Mohan Sagar	"
   Smt. Sudha & Sri C.S. Ramesh		"
   Smt. Chitra Madhavan			Chicago
   Sri R. Raghavan			"
   Sri Srinivasan			"
   Smt. Kalyani Krishnamachari		"
   Smt. Ambujam & Sri Devanathan	"
   Sri Mukundan Pattangi		"
   Smt. Geetha & Sri Kesavan		"
   Sri Ravi Yekkirala			"
   Smt. Manjula & Sri Sriram Nathamuni	Milwaukee
   Smt. Radha & Sri A. Rangarajan	Los Angeles
   Sri Sridhar Srinivasan & family	Houston 
   Sri Hemmige Ranganath		Chicago (tentative)
   Sri Srinivasan (Lexmark)		Denver (tentative)
   Smt. Nagu Satyan			" (tentative)
   
I am sure I have omitted names of some others who are
planning on coming from out-of-town. 

We are particularly blessed to have almost the entire
Chicago Balaji Temple Prabandham goshti joining us.
They will undoubtedly help make this event a great success. 
A tentative program is given at the end of this message.

I implore all devotees, even those on the East Coast, to
think about coming to our celebration. Please let me know
if you are interested, and I will try my best to help you
get a low airfare. Area devotees will be happy to
host you and your family in their homes.

Please send me email at mani@be.com or call me at
(415) 665-1720 (home)
(650) 462-4149 (work)
if you have any questions.

adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan,
Mani

Tentative Program
-----------------

Saturday:
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  Morning (regular temple schedule):
   Suprabhata sEvai
   Tirumanjanam for Lord Srinivasa
   Archanai, etc.
   moolavar saaRRumuRai

  Noon: annual pushpa-yAga to Lord Srinivasa
 
   Prasadam distribution / Lunch

  Afternoon: Utsavam & Lectures begin
   Perumaal procession (purappaadu) to the tune
      of Prabandha & Veda Parayanam
   Mariyaadhais for Maamunigal
   saaRRumuRai inside kOvil to utsavar

  Talks:
   Invocation & Introduction       (adiyEn)
   An aspect of Alvars' vaibhavam  (Smt. Radha Rangarajan)
   Sri Ramanuja & Vaikhanasa       (Sri Srinivasacharyulu, chief priest)
   Sri Manavaala Maamunigal vaibhavam
                                   (Sri T.A. Varadhan)
   An Aspect of Sri Desikar's vaibhavam 
                                   (Sri Anbil Ramaswamy)
   An Aspect of Sri Ramanuja's vaibhavam (TBD)
   
   Talks will be interspersed with some Carnatic music,
   including singing of some paasurams.

  Evening:
   ekaanta sEvai
   Prasadam / Dinner
   
Sunday:
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  Suprabhatam
  Prabandha Paaraayanam:
    Tiruppallandu, Tiruppalliezhucci, etc.
    Kanninun Sirttambu
    Koyil Tiruvaymoli
    Tiruvaymoli Nurrandadi 
    Upadesa Ratna Maalai
    saaRRumuRai

  Kalyana Utsavam