Respected Anbil Ramaswamy,
My Namaskarams to you.
I went to India in February and went to Kancheepuram and visited lot of divya
desams there. One of the temples i visited was pandava thootha temple near
bus stand . Such a beautiful diety of Krishna (28 feet , limestone diety) but
even bhoga offering is not going on daily for Supreme Lord here.
This visva rupa form is shown to Janamejaya (son of pariksit Maharaj) by the
Temple is taken care of by one vaishnava family and they do not receive any
support.( In fact , they are getting oppositions from different side. ) . This
family People work outside to maintain the Temple and themselves.
After great effort they collect 15,000 rupees to apply oil for the diety once a
year. Brahmotsavam etc. are not conducted for years.
Temple pujari was lamenting to us for nearly fifteen minutes about different
issues in maintaining the temple.
I thought i will post it here so that interested devotees can help this
temple in Kancheepuram. ( Temple pujari gave us his contact. It is chennai
with my brother. I will post the details in a day or two).
My uncle , aunt and children have taken initiation in Sri vaishnava line and
they are in sanndhi street (Kanchepuram). Their Acharya ( who also stays in
sanndhi street) was telling us how devotees (who are living abroad) support
Lord Varadaraja temple by different means. So ....
From: "Ram Anbil" <Ramanbil@...
> on 03/19/2001 03:08 PM GMT
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Subject: [SriRangaSri] Away on leave at India
This is to inform you that I will be away on leave at India
from 20th March 2001 to 7th April 2001. I am proceeding to Srirangam to
participate in the SathAbhishEkam celebrations of Asmad AchAryan, H.H.
Srimad ANDavan of PounDarikapuram Ashramam. I will be at Srirangam from 24th
to 30th March 2001 and at Madras from 31st March to 7th April 2001 and
return to Atlanta.
It will be my pleasure to meet BhAgavatas in India either at Madras or at
Srirangam. My contact numbers are:
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For sometime now, I have been receiving a lot of queries, doubts, and
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frequently moving in and out of Atlanta, I could not answer some of them. I
will do the needful on my return.
Also, in spite of the announcement on the closure of discussions on the
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Sri" journal. With great regret, they have not been approved.
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