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adiyEn (srIman) Varadachari Sadagopan has been blessed with many good fortunes such as being born in a dhivya dEsam like Oppiliappan Koil, having loving parents who sacrificed every thing to encourage me to earn six degrees from the best of Universities in the World including the Doctor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pursuing a Scientific and Management career at IBM Research Division for 26 years. The best of all these blessings is the SoubhAgayam of initiation in to SrIvaishNava assembly with SamAsrayaNam from HH the 43rd Jeeyar of Ahobila Matam, SrI Veeraraghava YathIndhra MahA Desikan of DevanAr ViLAgam and being blessed with the supreme soubhAgyam of BharanyAsam from HH the 45th Jeeyar of AhObila Matam, SrI NaarAyaNa YathIndhra MahA Desikan. Links to the "Periya Periya PerumAL", SrI MalOlan of Ahobilam through AchArya sambhandham is the greatest of all gifts.

Well known to us, SrI Madhavakkannan belongs to thaiyaar aachhi vangipuram family. His paternal grandmother is from the illustrious navalpakkam AchArya Paramparai. His SamASrayaNam was from his grandfather VaikuNtavaasi Sri U Ve Srinivasachariar Swami and bharanyAsam from His Holiness Srimad ParavakkOttai Andavan Swami. His tireless kaimkaryams and SrEshta AchArya Bhakthi have been the inspirations for all of us. His bhakthi-drenched anubhavams in covering AzhwAr's aruLiccheyalkaLs have earned a special place in the hearts of BhakthAs over time. Blessed with a son and a daughter, SrI Madhavakkannan is working as Senior Project Manager in an MNC in Singapore. His wife Dr. Brintha Jayanthi is a well-known medical practitioner in Singapore.

 

SrI Diwakar

Hailing from Neduntheru and Perungalathur, SrI.Diwakar returned to India from a good position in Sanfrancisco, to serve his AchAryan in best possible ways. His SamASrayaNam and bharanyAsam at the divine hands of prakrutam SrImath azhagiyasingar. Blessed with a son, he is working with Sun Microsystems in Bangalore. one can easily see him either in ahobila divyakshetram or in Srimath Azhagiyasingar's gOshTi or in some active kaimkaryams.

 

Well known to us, Sriman Mukundan hails from a village - Neduntheru near to ThirukkuTandai; had SamASrayaNam and bharasamarpanam at the divine feet of HH the 45th jeer of Sri Ahobilamatam & kuladeivam is Sri bhumidevi sameta Oppiliappan. Did kalakshepam on some Rahasyagrantams under SrI. U.vE. M.S. Hari. After working in India for 8 years, he came to Singapore and is working there for more than 12 years in a German company as Mechanical Design Manager;  as well his wife hails from Thanjavur too and she is working as Finance Manager in a company. They are blessed with two daughters whose bharasamarpanam was done at the divine feet of Srimadazhagiyasingar too. Having great thirst towards Srivaishnava literature, together with well known Srivaishnavas like SrI. K.Sadagopaniyengar, SrI. Madhavakkannan, SrI. Diwakar Kannan and a few more, they have a publishing unit "Srisukti Pracharini Sabha" registered in Singapore, which has published some CDs and hardback book such as 'The Choice is yours' of SrI u.vE Sadagopaniyengar. Together with SrI Diwakar Kannan and a few more Srivaishnavas, they are running a group for sharing divine pictures, which can be found in www.pbase.com/svami. And he is deeply involved in the mountainous tasks of SrI. u.vE. Oppiliappankoil V.Sadagopan svami, who serves Srivaishnava community tirelessly.
 

Adiyen (Smt. Kala Hari) is a shishya of Srimad Poundarikapuram Andavan Swamihal.  adiyEn's parents are devout srivaishnavas residing in Bhuloka Vaikuntham and belong to Srirangam Srimad Andavan Ashramam. Our ancestral place is Kadalur though the closest I have been to, is Thiruvahindrapuram. Adiyen has been extremely fortunate to be blessed with very affectionate parents who not only introduced me to Swamy Desikan's stothrams at the age of 5 but also encouraged me to pursue the best education. I have an integrated Masters degree in Chemistry and Education from India and a Masters degree in Biology from the University of Maryland. Thanks to the encouragement and support of my husband, Sri Hari Venugopalan, I am continuing to pursue my doctoral studies in Neuroscience at Rutgers University. Adiyen is immensely blessed to be able to participate in at least a small way in His Holiness Srimad Azhagiya Singar's Thirunakshatra Kainkaryam under the wonderful leadership and guidance of  SrI Sadagopan Swamin.

 

 

 

 

Smt. Krishna priya is a Sri VaishNavite from Hyderabad  living currently  in Muscat/Oman and is deeply attached to AzhawAr/AchArya Sri Sokthis.  She attends Sri Krishna Temple at Muscat and they have number of  scholars , who visit Muscat to give upanyAsams as well have a Sanskrit Pundit from MadhurAnthakam , who teaches spoken Sanskrit. She has been a Member of Oppiliappan and SaraNAgthy Lists for number of years and is happy to be engaged in this kaimkaryam to spread the eternal message of Sri Bhagavath Ramanuja SiddhAntham. Its her belief that the availability of the e-books would be of help to many children and parents , who might have difficulty in reading the original texts in Sanskrit , Tamil and MaNipravALam.  

 

 

SoubhAgyavathy R.Chitralekha is a talented multimedia professional with a full command of Web design and a host of Multimedia Software packages. She is a Multimedia, Graphics / animation design consultant located at Chennai. Her graphic artistry combined with her multimedia skills is an asset to make the e-books project populated with divine images to compliment the beautiful photographic images .She hails from a family known for its devotion to Ahobila Matam's venerable Jeeyars. Her family is currently active in the renovation and SamprokshaNam of Kaappur temple in Tamil Nadu.
 

 

 

Srimathy Rajam Krishnaswamy hails from a devout VaishNavite family in Salem, Tamil Naadu . She has earned the degrees of M.A in Economics (U.T, Austin) and and Associate Degree in Computer Science. She has taught Econmics for a few years at Glen Elleyn Community College in Illinois and has also worked as a Software Applications development Professionsal in industry. She is married to Sriman C.N.Krishnaswamy of KalyANapuram; He is an Engineer and they have been blessed with a daughter, SowbhAgyavathy AlarmEl Gita , who is teaching Biology in a San Fransisco High School . Srimathy Rajam KrishNaswamy's AchArya Bhakthi is sincere and deep. She says: "My devotion to Swamy Desikan's Sri Sookthis has been nurtured by my Father , Sri K.N.Srinivasan and my husband . adiyEn has the Parama  BhAgyam of recieving Pancha SamskAram and Bhara NyAsam from Prakrutham Azhagiya Singar. adiyEn depends on Srimath Azhagiya Singar and His grace to guide me on the right path always . I have to remain true to His UpadEsams and He has to help me. adiyEn is at  a loss of words to express my gratitude to Sri V.Sadagopan for giving me this opportunity to participate in this divine Kaimkaryam to my Acharyan ".    

 

Sri Lakshminarasimhan Sridhar is now at Bangalore. He belongs to the Ahobila Matam as a sishyan and he is kaTanthethi Andavan's (H H Srimath Srinivasa Ramanuja Maha Desikan's)  great grandson (eLLu pEran). Katanthethi Andavan had been iniitated intos Sanyasa Ashram by HH Thirukudanthai Azagiasingar (38th Pattam).  Sridhar has built Web sites for Thooppul (Avathara Sthalam of Swami Desikan, Sathyagalam (Place where Swami Stayed in Karnataka for 12 long years), Doddamallur Krishna Temple. He has covered many well known and not so well known VaishNavite temples through his web site kaimakryams so Vaishnavaas can know more about the treasures in Karnataka.  He is currenly building a mega Site for Sriperumpudur (Avathara Sthalam of Lord Ramanuja); this web site will include Kooram and Madhura Mangalam (avathAra sthalams of KurEsar and EmbAr) & Thirukoshtiyur. The plans are to release this Raamanuja web site on the upcoming Udayavars Thiru Nakshatram.  His web sites are known for their creative approach in design and well researched contents. His Karnataka temple web sites (Url: www.karnatakavaishnavatemples.net are the first ever comprehensive coverage of the temples there, which go back to the time of AchArya RaamAnuja.

 

Srinivasan Narayanan hails from Trichy, and is based in New Jersey, USA for about 20 years. He was working as Instrument Engineer in an Engineering Design / Construction Company and is now retired. Srinivasan Narayanan and family are Sishyas of Sri Ahobilla Mutt, Had the the bhAgyam of getting SamAsrayaNam from HH the 44th Jeeyar of Ahobila Matam,  Sri Vedanta YathIndhra MahA Desikan of  Mukkur and being blessed with the bhAgyam of BharanyAsam from HH the 45th Jeeyar, SrI NaarAyaNa YathIndhra MahA Desikan. He feels blessed to contribute in a very small way to this great Kaimkaryam and is very grateful to Sriman Sadagopan Swamin for giving this wonderful opportunity.

Sri Gopi:

 

Adiyen is a sishya of Sri Ahobilla Mutt and has the bhagyam of getting my PanchaSamaskaram and Bharanyasam done under Sri Lakshmi Nurusimha Divya padhuka sevaka Sri Narayana Yathindra Mahadesikar. Sri Kainkarya priyar thiru V.Sadagopan swamin was instrumental for this in more than one way. Professionally, I work as a Software consultant at Maryland. Its my bhagyam to be a part of this great team whose zeal has been an great source of inspiration.

 

Sri Anil T hails from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and is currently pursuing his Doctoral studies at an Australian University. He has been blessed with the MahA BhAgyam of being a sishya of HH Peddha Jeeyar Swamy , who has the rare distinction of leading the daily SaaRRumuRai GhOshtis at the Sannidhi of ThiruvengadamudayAn at Thirumala. He considers himself fortunate to have Sri V. Sadagopan and Smt. Padhma Veeraraghavan as his mentors. And aslo, to be a part of this Kaimkaryam under the guidance and leadership of Sadagopan mama.

Dr Saroja Ramanujam  is a retired teacher and an active contributor to a number of web discussions on various topics related to our sampradayam. She has also numerous web blogs on Bhagavad Gita, Dasavathara, Sri Vishnu Sahasranaamam, Ramanuja Philosophy, Sankhya etc. She has a rich educational background with degrees in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics and Philosophy. She earned her Doctorate in Philosophy   (Vishishtadvaita) from Madras University and is a Siromani in Sanskrit.

Dr.Saroja Ramanujam had traditional KaalakshEpam of Sri BhAshyam with Sri Arasanippalai Gopala Desikan Swamy, who is a 92 years young Sri VaishNavite Scholar; He is a disciple of Abhivava Desika UtthamUr Sri Veeraraghavachar Swamy. He is the author of many commentaries of AchArya Sri Sookthis in Sanskrit and Tamil. He is proficient in Jyothisham and has been a Teacher of Sanskrit for many decades. His commentaries on Sri Lakshminarayana Hrudhayam, Sri Sooktham and Lakshmi Sahasra NaamaavaLi are awaiting publication.

Anbil Sri. Sowmianarayanan Srinivasan, was born in Melur in Madurai district.  He had his formal education in Chennai. He joined the Central Government’s Indian Information Service and worked in various capacities in Press Information Bureau, All India Radio, the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity and finally, Doordarshan’s News & Current Affairs from which he took voluntary retirement in 1999 as Joint Director. Since then he has been totally devoting himself to vedantic studies & kainkaryam in Sri Venkateswara Mandir, Sector 3, R.K.Puram, New Delhi as a Member of the Executive Committee. He has settled down in Delhi after retirement. He belongs to the lineage with poorvikam in Anbil, but he has been living in Chennai & Delhi.

Sri. Srinivasan had the samasrayanam from Sri Mukkur Azhagiya Singar of Ahobila MaTham. He had association with great scholars, during his younger days, including Sri Oppiliappan Sriramadesikachariar (who was a friend of his father, the late S.Sowmianarayanan), Sri Prativadibhayankaram Annankarachariar of Kanchi. He is also associated with Sri U.Ve. Srivilliputhur Kannan Iyengar, a scholar now residing in Srirangam. Sri. Srinivasan attended upanyasams & kalakshepams in Delhi at Sri Venakteswara Mandir and  Sri  Vaikuntanatha Temple (Srimad Andvan Ashramam) of the following scholars:-
The present Azhagiya Singar during his porrvasram, Sri Seva Swami, Sri Purisai Krishnamachariar, Sri V.S. Srivatsangachariar, Sri Perukkaranai Swami (during their visits to Delhi).  Sri.Srinivasan attended the kalakshepams of  Sri V.S.Karunakarachariar on Sribhashyam (the first four Adhikaranas), Sri Rahasyatrayasaaram, Srimad Bhagavd Vizhayam (partially complete) and different granthas and upanyasams on Tiruppavai, and Swami Desikan’s works including Sri Garuda Panchasat in New Delhi where Sri Swami was in Govt. Service till his retirement in September 2007. Earlier, Sri. Srinivasan also studied under Sri K.R.Padmanabha Iyengar (Retd. From Indian Railwat Service) who served as the General Secretary in Sri Venakteswara Mandir mentioned above, various granthas including Sri Gita Bhashyam, Sri Valmiki Ramayana, Sri Rahasyatrayasaram, Yadavabhdyudayam, Sri Chatus Sloki, Sri Sthotrarathnam and various Sthotrams of Swami Desikan.

Sri. Srinivasan is also a member of the Excutive Committee of Sri Venkateswar Mandir, New Delhi. Sri. Srinivasan was also involved in the publication of Selected Mantras of Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam which are referred to in the Nirukti Slokas (published by the late Prof. A. Srinivasa Raghavachariar), jointly with Sri Padmanabha Iyengar, under the auspicious of Sri Venkateswara Mandir. Sri. Srinivasan has made the transcriptions of the Sribhashya Kalakshepams of Sri Karunakarachariar Swami and brought out computer printouts.

Sri. Srinivasan has also brought out the publications:- 1) “Sri Dasavatara Keerthanaikal” (Tamil) based on Swami Desikan’s sthothram along with a recorded cassette sung by a Delhi-based Musician, 2) “Thiru Adhikaranamaadhavee” (in Tamil verses, based on the slokas on the Jignasathikaranam by Swami Sri Karunakarachariar) which was submitted to the Swami and released in the form of a booklet, in Chennai on the occasion of Swami’s shashtiyabdapoorti held at Selaiyur Sri Ahobila Madam in September 2007, 3) “Thiu Garudan Impathu” (Tamil verses, based on Swami Desikan’s SrI Garuda panchAsat), which was released during the Brahmotsavam of Sri Venkateswara Mandir, New Delhi. Sri. Srinivasan has also contributed articles which have been published in Sri Nrisimhapriya (English).

 

adiyen (Sri Muralidharan Desikachari)  belongs to a devout SrI VaishNava family hailing from the divya desam of Therazhundur. Our Kula Dheivam is Sri Bhoomidevi NAchiyAr samEdha SrI Oppiliappan swami of ThiruViNNagaram divya kshetram. I had the bhAgyam of samAshrayaNam and BharasamarpaNam from the most kind and revered AchAryan HH the 45th jeeyar of AhObila Matam, Sri NArayaNa yathIndhra mahA dEsikan during 1992 at KAnchi Divya kshethram. I consider this to be the most momentous event in my life. Subsequent to this I was blessed with the opportunity to perform the kainkaryam of taking part (in my humble capacity) in the construction of SwAthi Peetam temple by the venerable U.Ve Sri P.T.SrinivAsa Raghavan swAmi and Smt. Choodamani AmmAL, for the Swayambhuva Sri Anandhavalli thAyar samedha Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Swamy at Maraimalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu. The temple was consecrated by asmath achAryan the 45th jeeyar, prakruthum Srimath Azhagiya Singar. I am currently working as a Project Manager with a MNC at Virginia. It is MAlOlan’s thiruvuLLam that I have been given the great honor to work along with the other devout and dedicated members of the Sundara Simham-ahobilavalli group, under the illustrious leadership of U.Ve.Sri V. SadagOpan Mama.

Smt Jayashree Muralidharan 
wife of Sri Muralidharan Desikachari has a post-graduate degree in Psychology. She is very much interested in sAmpradAyic literature and VishishtAdvaitha philosophy. She was blessed by the prakruthum Srimath Azhagiya Singar, HH SrI NArAyaNa yathIndhra mahA dEsikan with samAshrayaNam and bharaNyAsam. She presently helps her husband in the kainkaryams undertaken by him for the Sundara Simham-ahobilavalli group