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From: Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan (
Date: Mon Sep 10 2001 - 06:07:13 PDT

Dear Bhagavatas:
You know that a grand Celebration of "Acharya Vaibhavam" is being jointly 
organized by "The Hindu Cultural Society of Western New York", "Swami Desika 
Darsana Satsangam" (SDDS), and " Sri Ramanuja Mission" on 29th Sept. 2001 
(Saturday) at Buffalo, New York.

Sri Ramanuja Mission, and SDDS are working very hard to reach the message of 
our AcharyAs to every town in the American continent where Sri Vaishnavas in 
small and big numbers are settled.  Nature abhors vacuum.  This vacuum is 
the cause for many Sri Vaishnavas abandoning their own rich traditions and 
going elsewhere for peace and solace.  Sri Ramanuja Mission and SDDS are 
trying their best to put a stop to this very process.

If you ask me what is the most inspiring thing in a satsangh.  I would say: 
it is just the 'sight' of 100s of Sri Vaishnavas adorned by Thiruman and 
Sri-Choornam.  This will inspire our younger generation and their parents to 
rediscover their ancient moorings. Therefore we need you and your 
participation.  The town of Buffalo has been rated as #1 in hospitality 
(largely due to the Indian community here). It is a town with a heart.  Come 
and enjoy our hospitality and help us to rediscover the great heritage that 
our acharyas have bequeathed us.  There is no parallel to  our system.  We 
are very fortunate to have been blessed by the greatest Guru-parampara 
starting all the way from Emperuman.

Great speakers will join us and narrate the glories of acharya Ramanuja, 
Vedanta Desikar and Manavala Mamunigal.  There will be recitations, 
Sudarshana yagnyam and kalyana Utsavam

The tentative program includes -
 Acharya Paduka Thiruvaaraadhanam
 Suprabadham
 Sudarsana Homam
 Tirumanjanam for Tiruvenkatamudaiyan, Udaiyavar, Swami Desikan
and Manavala Mamunigal
#61623; Alamkaram and Poolangi Seva
 Nivedanam and Prasadams
 Speeches by Bhagavad Ramanuja - Desika - Thennaacharya Sampradaya 
 Childrens' plays
 Kalyana Utsavam
 Various group recitals from Desika Stotras and Azhwaar Prabhandams
 Kalakshepam of "Srimad Rahasya Traya Saram" and
 A Question - Answer session (if time permits).

This is a *personal invitation* to you, your family and your friends to
come and receive the blessings of the Lord and our Acharyas. We
earnestly request you to please make a note of the event in your
Calendar and make it convenient for you to attend.

All arrangements will be made to pick up / drop off out-of station
attendees, besides comfortable stay, food etc.  Please plan your trip early 
enough and inform us. You are requested to register your participation by 
filling in the form at

where you will find all details and the Program.

You may also contact anyone of the following for further information
Anbil Ramaswamy, Phone: (770) 434 - 9596Email:
Poondi Vijayaraghavan, Phone (732) 287  9062 Email:
Vijay Srinivasan, Phone:(716) 688  1635 Email:

S. Vijayaraghavan

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