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Sri Ranganatha temple - Part 3 - If we don't give, who will ?

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Sep 21 1999 - 18:31:43 PDT

Sri Ranganatha temple - Part 3 - If we don't give, who will ?

Dear bAgawathAs,

While you can give a dollar to the temples in India, one must
consider that in the same lines that Sri Ranganatha temple is
in our native village where we live  here in US  and  give  a
dollar to this temple as well. ie., the emphasis is  that  we
consider Sri Ranganatha temple as our own and involve in fund
raising.

I had mentioned  above  that there are many in india who will
give  money  for  temples  in  india. Can those in India give
money to our temple in US in US dollars? In USA, who can give
money to our temples in US $?. If it is not we indians living
here, who else can give? No one else.  We  are a only  a few.
Every hindu temple in  US may deserve some  support and  many
temples  are getting support  and  are   already  fuctioning.

Howvever, one must take note of  one  thing.  Sri  Ranganatha
temple is suffering  for want of enough funds for a long time
only for one reason. It wants to follow the traditional   Sri
vaishava agamas  and  want  to  be free of devathAnthram. For
the same reason this temple has been punished by  many  Hindu
donors  in  the past. Can we, as  Srivaihsnavas sit aside and
watch this for long? This is the main reason  that  an appeal
to all Sri vaishnavas are made in Srivaishnava forums such as
this.

Srimadh Azhagiya Singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri RanganAyikA samEtha Sri Ranganathan thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sampath Rengarajan

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