Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bring "Deepavali joy" to 800 children...


Sri:
Srimate Ramanujaya nama:

Priya arangan adiyar,

Deepavali is an occasion when our mind is filled with serene feelings and our mouths with savories. Beyond all this, it is the warmth and love of the family that lightens our heart. The love of the parents and spouse and the glitter in the eyes of our children is our true Deepavali. The moments with them are what we cherish and always yearn for. When it comes to Namperumal and Srirenganachiar, it is the happiness of their adiyars that kindles their happiness and gives them satisfaction. And more than the grown adiyars like us, their pleasure is manifold increased if children are happy and exuberant during the festivities.

At Srimaan Trust, as Servants in the execution of the Divine Couples’ wishes, we celebrate Deepavalilighting up the faces of the children by preparing savories and distributing it to them. In addition, we also plan to honour the Acharya Purushas and the service-providers (Kainkaryaparas) of Srirangam temple by distributing the savories to them. To us the sparkle of happiness in the faces and hearts of the children and the bhagavathas is far more joyous than lighting up the sky with crackers.

This year, the Trust has planned to prepare savories at SriKooratazhwan sannidhi, Srirangam temple, and distribute to the following :

Recipients
Number   (approx.)
Acharya Purushas
20
Archakas of Srirangam temple
25
Sripaadam thangigal of Srirangam temple
30
Every staff of Srirangam temple
50
Our Gurukulam (SBG) children
22
Srimaan Bhattar Kuzham children
150
Acharyah school children
70
South Ranga School children
350
Aranganayaki school
300
Total
1000

The following would be the prasadams that will be prepared, offered to Lord Narasimha and Sri Kooratazhwan and distributed to the above adiyars :

200 kg of mixture
1000 Mysore paahu
750 Jaangri


For the above, our actual cost is as follows :

Labour
Rs.15,000
Provisions
Rs.45,000
Total
Rs.60,000

It is only on such occasions that we can feel the happiness that pervades the heart of children and Bhagavathas. On such occasions, we are also reminded that “Mothering can be shared by several people”.It would be a pleasure to watch the mere scene of children tearing open the pack of sweets and thrusting them into their mouths. If this happens due to our humble contribution, the pleasure will double just as a mother watching her children devour her hand made delicacies.

And our Divine Parents would be very happy with the way we have celebrate the most celebrated festival of our Nation. Hence, we put before you to make your contributions to this Divine and of course, very sweet cause. As per the following words of a famous philosopher “it is not enough to be compassionate; you must act”, let us put to action the compassion within us.

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