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From: Ramesh Sarangapani (sarangap_at_ME.UDel.Edu)
Date: Mon Jul 13 1998 - 06:48:53 PDT
Dearest bhAgawatas of the bhakti-list, We hope you took a few minutes to read the invitation and agenda for the 600th anniversary celebration of Sri Ahobila Muth that was posted on bhakti recently. (For those of you who might have missed it for whatever reason, please get in touch with one of the working committee members below, and we will e-mail you a copy). The function will be hosted by Sri Ranganatha Temple, NY during the labor day weekend (Sep. 5th,6th & 7th) at the temple and at the Long Hill Township Community Center, NJ. All of you are part and parcel of that revered ancient SriVaishNava tradition rejuvenated by our own beloved Sri Ramanujacharya. So, please do attend this function and make it a success. Also share this email with your friends and urge them to join you. ALSO REMEMBER, THE RANGANATHA TEMPLE, NY IS THE ONLY PLACE IN THE USA WHERE YOU CAN GET THE DARSHAN OF THE LORD'S AVATAARAS FROM ALL THE YUGAS. Once again, everybody is welcome to participate in the function. For those of you who will be traveling from outside the NJ/NY states, we would like to work one on one with you to make arrangements for accommodation and transportation. We will keep you posted on the details over the next several weeks. We are trying to coordinate with quite a few families living in the NJ area who are willing to host people coming from out-of-state. Also, time is running out if you plan to fly into Newark International Airport in NJ because the Labor Day Weekend is less than two months away. So, please do take a minute or two to plan your travel. Also, we would greatly appreciate if you can indicate to us your travel plans even by e-mail. Your details should include your estimated days of stay and the person count. As all of you know, arrangements can be done best iteratively, and your contacting us early will set the ball rolling. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact anyone of the following people by e-mail or phone: 1) Sri Venkat Kanumalla (NY): Kanumalla@hotmail.com 914-627-6716 2) Sri S. Raghavan (NJ): firstname.lastname@example.org 732-940-0399 3) Sri Murali Kadambi (NJ): email@example.com 732-544-4924 4) Jaganath Bharadwaj (VA): firstname.lastname@example.org 703-573-0950 5) Ramesh Sarangapani (NC): email@example.com 919-484-2593 Hope to see all of you during the labor day weekend at NJ/NY where we can all be blessed by Lord Sri Lakshmi Narasimha. adiyEngaL, Sri Mutt Shisyas -------------------------------------------------------------- PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Saturday, September 5th Venue: Sri Ranganatha Temple, (For directions consult our web page) Morning session: ThiruvAradhanam with Veda PArAyaNam and Divya Prabhandam for the Lord Noon session: Introduction to Conference, Talk on life-history (Charitram) of Satagopa Jeeyar, and a drama play on Prahlada Charitra and Narasimha avatara. After tea-time: Talks on life-history (Charitram) of all the 20th century Ahobila Muth pontiffs. Evening: Children's sloka recital, and Other group stotra and Vishnu Sahasra Naama recital ------- ------------------------ Sunday, September 6th Venue: Long Hill Township Community Center, NJ (For directions, counsult one of our web pages) Morning session until about 10 AM: Talks on AchArya Lineage and Nrisimha Vaibhavam 10 AM until noon : SRINIVASA KALYANA UTSAVAM (Patrons, please plan for this great event). Afternoon session: 108 Divya Desams Picture Tour Late afternoon after tea break: Questions and Answers Panel on Sri Sri Vaishnavism for youth and adults. 6:30 - 9:30: Carnatic Music by Madurai Sundar ------- ------------------------ Monday, September 7th Venue: Sri Ranganatha Temple Morning: ThiruvArAdhanam to Malola Lakshmi Nrsimha PAdukAs and SAHASRA NAAMA ARCHANA Late Morning: Talks on Ramayana and Bhagawath Sri RAmAnuja vaibhavam in Tamil NOTE: Please note that prasaadam and tea/coffee will be distributed free at the appropriate times.