Monday, May 28, 2012

Video clips on Srimath Andavan Tirunakshtram function on 24th May,2012
Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Sri Ramesh Ramanujam, our Yahoogroup member has given an extensive coverage on the tirunakshatram functions spread over 5 days in Chennai. I also had some opportunity to use my flip camera to take some shots on the Tirunakshatram day,whose youtube links, I am giving below. Please enjoy viewing.several leading ubhaya Vedantha Vidwans were attending the important function. I could identify, a few of the prominent swamis, Sri Ahobila Mutt Srikarayam Sri Pazhaveri Sadagopachariar,, Sri Srivathsankachariar and his son Sri Raghavachariar, Sri Ananthapadmanabhachariar, Ahobila Mutt oriental school correspodent,Sri Vasudevachariar, and many others .

Video clips on Srimath Andavan 78th Tirunakshatra Sathumurai, Divyadesa Maalai mariyadai, Anugrahabhashanam, held on 24th May 2012—Vaikasi Tiruvadirai day at Chennai Ashramam Part 5 Having a look at Sri Poigaiyadiyan’s Pasuram specially written for the Tirunakshatram
R Srinivasan

Friday, May 25, 2012

Kanchipuram New Ashramam complex

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
With our Acharyan's Anugraham, in Kanchipuram, we now have a new Ashramam building, which will house the Veda Patasalai also. There was a dilapilated old tiled house, which was dismantled and the imposing new complex with all facilities for Ashramam activities as well as Veda Patasalai. This is a 78th Tirunakshatra samarpanam to H H.

On this Saturday 26th May DivyaDesa Perumal Sri Vaikunta Perumal will be received in the new Ashramam Complex, during his Sancharam in Chinna Kanchipuram.

Further we have developed the other areas adjacent to this place, which houses the Perumal Sannathi, Srimath Therazhundur Andavan's Brindavanam, as well as Ashramam and Srimath Andavan Madappallis Every thing has been renovated, Sthapathi works are done, Sannathis sporting refurbished vimanams etc.

We hope to do Samprokshanm of the newly renovated Sannathis on 14th June, 2012 at which time we are praying to H H to be in Kanchipuram to bless the occasion. H H took a lot of interest in getting all these done. There are much more work to be done in the pipeline for the benfit of devotees.These will be announced at appropriate times.

On the niyamanam of H H both myself and my wife represnted Ashramam for the grihapravesam and Vastu Homam, ceremoniously done by the local Brihaspathi, You may please view the pictures taken on the occasion

R Srinivasan.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Viilivakkam Temple Progress report an Bank details

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
This mail is an update on Villivakkam Temple, Sri Padmavathi Sametha Sri Srinivasa Perumal Koil of Srirangam Srimath Andavan Ashramam. Our Ashramam, Sri Paduka Charities and Sri Srinivasa Perumal Seva Trust are continuously monitoring the progress of renavation work with installation of new idols of Dwara Balakars, Garudan,Lakshmi Nrisimhar, Lakshmi Hayagreevar, Lakshmi Varahar, new Charthazhwar Sannathi, improvements to garba griha walls with sthapathi works. Based on our appeals responses from devotees have started and we are happy about that. We hope that many more also will respond in the following days.

For those who would like to make online transfer of funds in favour of " Sri Srinivasa Perumal Trust ", I give below the bank details.

But remember that while making online transfer, we need you to send an e mail toR Srinivasan, with your name and address, so that we will be able to send an official receipt with Srimath Andavan's Manthradchadai, besides for other correspondences

Account name ; Sri Srinivasa Perumal Seva Trust

S B A/C no. 21000110008089,

UCO Bank, Mid corporate, Anna Nagar, Chennai 600040

IFSC Code UCBA0002100

Youtube movie link is as below


R Srinivasan


If you are looking for tax exemption under 80 G for the donation, please make it in the name of Sri Paduka Charities

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Kanchipuram Andavan Ashramam report

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Kanchipuram is in Srimath Andavan's thoughts always. Yes, a new Ashramam building has come up, with attached Veda patasalai, Perumal and Achryan Sannathis at Ashramam complex are renovated, entire Ashramam building in the old are is fully repaired, Additional facilities are provided in Apara and Sradha karyam areas.

All of you know already, with the blessings of H H. the Saalakkinaru area was spruced with a new compound wall, Kinaru itself was desilted and replastered, a dedicated person was nominated to bring Saalakkinaru theertham everyday on his shoulders by walk of 7 KMs to Sri Deva perumal Tiruvaaraadanam.
After all these, Swamy Desikan Adiyars made a request for a new silver bell for Swamy Desikan sannathi at Sri Deva Perumal Temple.This was also done now by an Ashramam sishya, who was particular in presenting it on behalf of H H Srimushnam Andavan . Thsi silver bell with inscription of H H Srimushnam Andavan was presented to H H first in Chennai ashramam, then was carried to Sri Deva perumal Temple on Kadai Velli day, presented to Sri Perundevi Thayar  and with Her anugraham, the bell was carried to Swamy Desikan sannathi on Chithirai- Sravanam day,12/05/2012 and presented to Swamy Desikan by Aaraadakar Srivathsan.

At that time I was told thatin Sri Deva Perumal Sannathi, ther is a silver bell presented by Srimath Therazhundur Andavan. We now have a similar silver bell with Srimushanm andavan's name inscribed in Swamy Desikan sannathi in Sri Deva Perumal Temple. This is another landmark in our Ashramam's history.
The silver bell presentation ceremony, I have taken small video clip and giving you the you tube link of that for you to enjoy
I have a few more to add about our Ashramam activity in Kanchipuram, which I will do it in the next posting. I now give the youtube links of the events happened in Kanchipuram on 11th and 12 may 2012
R Srinivasan

Friday, May 18, 2012

Villivakkam Temple News update

Villivakkam Koil Rajagopuram.
H.H.Srimath Andavan with  Sri U Ve Veerapuram Krishnamachariar.

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadersikaya Namaha
Earlier we have reported about the actions initiated for the renovation of Sri Padmavathi Sametha Sri Srinivasa Perumal Koil in Villivakkam, Chennai, which now belongs to Andavan Ashramam. Renovation work is in progress. Through this medium of yahoogroups, we seek the support from everyone to the extent possible. Even Rs 100 donated will be valuable to us , as it confirms your particpation ina project initiated by H.H. Srimushnam Andavan.
I am attaching a photograph of the temple tower with the inscribed picture of Srimath Andavan along with Sri U.Ve.Veerapuram Krishnamachariar Swamy, who has donated the whole Temple property to Andavan Ashramam., in Oct. 2010. A report on this has already appeared in our group mails.
Along with this photograph, I am attaching the appeal made out in this connection.
R Srinivasan

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Please find picasalink, a few photos taken on 11/May/2012, at Kanchipuram Sri Perundevi Thayar Kadai Velli purappadu


R Srinivasan
Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Srimathe Nigamantha Mahadesikaya Namaha

Srimathe Baghavathe Bhashyakaraya Mahadesikaya Namaha

Sri Ranganatha Divyamani Padhukabyam Namaha

With blessings from Acharyan and Perumal it gives us immense pleasure inviting all of you to be part of

Theppotsavam to be held on Saturday June 9th, 2012.

@ Jordan Lake, White Oak Park, 280 State Park Road, Apex, NC 27523

(For GPS use White Oak Beach Rd, Apex, NC 27523)

Please see the flyer/invite at

for more details.

Please forward the same to all your friends and relatives and invite them also to be part of this event.

For more details/visit logistics write to us @

Lord Sri Krishna descends specifically to reestablish the real purpose of life when man forgets the purpose which is eternal service to Lord and his followers.

During Krishnaavatara He played and swam with his cowherd friends and sported in the waters of Yamuna with the beautiful Gopikas.

Let us relive the life of cowherds and Gopikas and engage in the service of Sri Krishna and his followers for a day on June 9 at Lake Jordan.

On Jun 9, we have a private beach area booked in Lake Jordan(near Raleigh area) for Sri Krishna in the form of Sri Venugopala (Sri Krishna wielding the flute) along with Sri Rukmini and Sri Sathyabhama

to sail on a float and for us to immerse ourselves in joy and service to the Lord.

Bhagavat Ramanuja will be there to witness all this fun.

There will be fun filled events to keep adults and kids immersed in Krishnanubhavam in the sands and waters of Lake Jordan.

Reliving the Float festival @ Lake Jordan in May 2011-

With Best regards

Theppotsavam team in Cary, NC

At His Service Always ...

                                                     Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

ஸ்ரீ ஸ்ரீனிவாச பெருமாள் சேவா டிரஸ்ட், (Regd.)

Sri Srinivasa Perumal Seva Trust (Regd.)

Regd. Office : Plot No.1557 , 17th Main Road , Anna Nagar West - 600040 , Phone 044- 26164579

E Mail : R _ SV

Sriman Narayanan is present indifferent forms in this Kaliyuga as Archa Avatara Murthis. The places where those Murthees get the Managalaasaasanam from the twelve Azhwars are called Divya Desams, of which 106 are now existing in our Bhaarathadesam. Besides these Divya Desams, there are many places where the Archa Avatara murthees of Sriman Narayanan as well as His consort Sri Lakshmi are being worshipped and people get the blessings.

Like this there is one such Temple in the neighbourhood of Villivakkam, in Tirmangalam Road. This is easily accessible from Padi as well as Anna Nagar.

This temple is known as Sri Padmavathi Sametha Sri Srinivasa Perumal Koil. This is presently owned by Srirangam Srimath Andavan Ashramam. Srimath Andavan has entrusted the administration of this temple to a committee headed by Sri R Srinivasan, Anna Nagar. Under his leadership, a public Trust is registered under the name of “ Sri Srinivasa Perumal Seva Trust “ and this trust is entrusted with the work of rebuilding the temple exactly as per Paancharaatra Agama Sastras and perform Samprokshanam at the earliest.

As per the plan, in the Garba Griham Sri Srinivasa Perumal with Alarmelmangai Thayar will be placed. Uthsava Murthees of Sri Srinivasar, Sri Ramar will be in the Ardha Mandapam. The temple will have two dwarabaalakaars, Lakshmi Hayageevar, lakshmi Narasimhar, Lakshmi Varahar, Sri Andal, Swamy Nammazhwar,Sri Ramanujar and Swamy Desikan. Sri Garudan and Sri Anjaneyar will be at the entrance of Ardha Mandapam. Presently existing Sri Chakrathazhwar will be relocated towards northwest.

Installation of all these idols as well as Samprokshanam is expected to cost about 15 lakhs. We are soliciting financial support to make the project highly successful. We request all devotees to participate in this effort, so that we have a good Temple, very near to thickly populated areas of Villivakkam, Padi and Anna Nagar. At present, the Baalaalayam of the temple has been done and Sthapathi work is in progress. We hope to complete the work in two month’s time and with the blessings of H H , do Samprokshanam at the earliest.

We are appealing to all devotees, as well as corporate houses, such as TVS group of companies in Padi area to extend financial support for the successful completion of the project. We seek the blessings of Sri Padmavathi Sametha Sri Srinivasa Perumal, the presiding deities of this Temple in the company of Sri Ramar, Sri Anjaneyar, Sri Chakrathazhwar and other deities shower the blessings for the welfare of all devotees supporting our endevour.

Payments may please made by Cheque / Draft may be made in the name of any one of the following " Sri Paduka Charities " , ( if you are looking for tax exemption under 80 (G)) , Otherwise " Sri Srinivasa Perumal Seva Trust "
Payments may be mailed or couriered to Sri Srinivasa Perumal Seva Trust, Plot No. 1557, 17th Main Road, Anna Nagar West, Chennai 600040, India Acknowledgements will be made.Official receipts with thanks will be issued. Invitations for the Samprokshanam and after Samprokshanam Perumal prasadam will be mailed to the address mentioned. For our future communication purposes, please give your full postal address and also e mail id. As a gesture to those, who are in a position to donate Rs. 10,000 and above, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Seva Trust will have their names engraved in a granite slab and fix that in a prominet place in the Temple, so that they are remembered for generations. A silver coin with Perumal and Thaayar also will be given, just as a token of appreciation.
Best regards,

R Srinivasan, President , SSPS Trust

ஆர் ஸ்ரீனிவாசன்

Monday, May 14, 2012

Srimath Andavan Ashramam communication channels

                                                     Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mmahadesikaya Namaha

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Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
This month is, Vaikasi Tiruvadirai month, Prakirtham Simath Andavan's 78th Tirunakshtram month. This is being celbrated on a grand scale at Chennai ashramam on 24th May, 2012. This month's Sri Ranganatha Paduka presents the attached picture of H.H..This issue has already been mailed to all subscribers. If any of you is yet to subscribe please do so now. You have different options to subscribe. Tamil version print (or E edition for overseas ), English E Edition for both domestic and overseas. For details please refer to the next posting in this blog

R Srinivasan

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Pudukkottai Sri Varadaraja Perumal Koil

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
I was on a visit to my native place Pudukkottai, which has a beautiful Sri Varadaraja Perumal Koil. This is also our native family temple and by traditions our family receive temple honours, as kula deivam. Incidentally Moolavar is Sri Srinivasar and the Uthsavar is Sri Varadaraja Perumal, in whose name the temple is called. From Tiruchi, Pudukkottai is 53 KMs and beyond this you go to Tirumeyyam Tirukkoshtiyur, Tiruppullani etc. I have posted earlier some events taken place in this town. Now in my recent visit, I just took some short movie, whose youtube link, I am giving below. This may be of interest to some of our members, who are natives of Pudukkottai.
With the blessings of H H Srimad Andavan ,Mahasamprokshanam of this Temple was last done in 2001


R Srinivasan.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Villivakkam Perumal Koyil renovation

Villivakkam Ashramam Perumal Koyil Renovation 

                          Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Please find attached an important communication with respect to the ongoing renovation work in Sri Padmavathi Sametha Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple , situated in Villivakkam, Chennai . Under instructions from His Holiness Srimath Andavan renovation work is in progress. Details of the project are given in the attachement. We solicit financial support from all devotees, particularly those residing in Villivakkam and Anna nagar, in Chennai. This is project very close to the heart of H H, and has benn gracious enough to have an Andavan ashramam property in West Madras neighbourhood.

We are planning to complete the work before end of Aani month and plan Samprokshanam with the blessings of of H.H. Your support to the cause will be very much appreciated . For any more information, please contact me by e mail

Front view of Temple at Villivakkam
Srimath Andavan receiving Temple honours on 31/10/2010

3rd May, 2012
Srirangam Srimath Andavan Ashramam took over this temple in Villivakkam, in October, 2010, as per the wishes of its original founder Sri  Veerapuram Krishnamachariar.
This is a privately managed temple and is managed by a committee appointed  by  Srimath Andavan , headed  by Sri R Srinivasan.
The deities installed in this Temple are  Sri  Srinivasa Perumal, Sri Padmavathi  Thayar,  Sri  Ramar, Sri  Anjaneyar and Sri Chakrathazhwar.
The location of this Temple is in a central residential locality, many of them are employees of TVS group companies.
As per the wishes of His Holiness Srimath Andavan  ,  it is decided to improve the facilities in this Temple and to make it perfect in all aspects of Temple architecture and Pancharatra  Agama sastras.
Once renovated, the Temple will have main Sannathi for Sri Srinivasar and Sri Alarmelmangai Thayaar, followed by Uthsava Murthees of Perumal and Thayaar, Sri Ramar, Sri Namamzhwar, Sri Andal, Sri Ramanujar, Swamy Desikan in the Ardha Mandapam. Stone Idols Dwara Balakars , Sri Garudan, Sri Lakshmi Hayagreevar, Sri Lakshmi Varahar and Sri lakshmi Narasimhar also find a place in the temple.
This temple is well known for the Anjaneyar, both Moolavar and Uthsavar. They will be installed at a special place at the entrance of Ardha Mandapam, in such a way Tirumanjanams can be conducted. 
The existing Chakrathazhwar Sannathi will be  repositioned , so that  there will be a good view of  Perumal  and Thayar  from the entrance to the temple itself.
To facilitate early completion of all the works as stated above , Balalayam function was held on  26th  April , 2012. Renovation work under the able  guidance  of  well  known  sthapathis has started. 
We estimate that the total work will cost about Rs 12  lakhs.  We are appealing to the members of the Public as well as Institutions to extend financial  support , by which we will have an impressive local  temple in the locality of Villivakkam and in the immediate  neighbourhood of  Padi TVS  group  companies.
Payments may be made by cheque  in the name of “ Sri  Srinivasa Perumal Seva Trust” . This is a registered Trust, specifically formed to take care of the interests of this Temple, under the niyamanam of Srimath Andavan.
 If the donor would like to avail  IT exemption under 80 (G), the payments may be made in the name of  “ Sri  Paduka Charities”.
For better coordination, the payments made as above may please be sent to the following address ;  Sri R Srinivasan, “Sri  Paduka Vihara Bhavanam” , Plot No.1557, 17th Main Road, Anna Nagar West, Chennai 600040. Contact phone number  044 2616 4579,  e mail id Necessary acknowledgements  will be made and receipts will be sent to the donors .
All donors will be honoured on the Samprokshanam day and Sri  Srinivasa Perumal  prasadams  will  be  given. Those who could donate Rs. 10,000 and above will enjoy an additional honour having  their names inscribed in a Granite polished slab as a permanent display in the Temple wall. Printed invitations on Samprokshanam  will  be sent to all donors.

R Srinivasan,
(  On behalf of  Srirangam Srimath Andavan Ashramam , )


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

[Attachment(s) from T.Raguveeradayal included below]

adiyen dasasya vignaapanam.
ஸ்ரீமத் ஆண்டவன் ஆச்ரம ஆராதகர் ஸ்ரீமான் ஜெகன்னாதாச்சாரியார் ஸ்வாமி, ,ஸ்ரீபெரும்பூதூர் ஸ்ரீபாஷ்யகாரர் தனது திருநக்ஷத்ரத்தன்று அணிந்து அனுக்ரஹித்து அனுப்பி வைத்த மாலை மரியாதைகளை, இன்று காலையில் (30-4-2012) ஸ்ரீபெரும்பூதூர் ஸ்ரீபாஷ்யகாரர் ஸந்நிதி கைங்கர்யபரர்கள் சென்னையில் ஸ்ரீமத் ஆண்டவனிடம் சமர்ப்பித்து மகிழ்ந்ததாக தெரிவிக்கிறார்.
ஸ்ரீபாஷ்யகாரர் அனுக்ரஹித்த மாலைகளுடன் ஸ்ரீமத் ஆண்டவன்

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dasan,T. Raguveeradayal