Feedback on The Divya prabandham CD and Our web site http://srivaishnavam.com
Few sample mails..
Adiyen Ramanujadasan ! Your mail has touched my heart which makes me
wonder to find such a humble person
like Thirumalai Nambigal in you. Your words has made me recollect the meeting between our Udayavar and Thirumala Nambigal at Tirumalai. It was the height of humility for Nambigal to say that he couldn’t find a lower person than him. I FIND THE SAME PERSON IN YOU. I pray to the Lord that as Nambigal enlightened Sri Ramanujar with Ramayana artham etc., I wish you would also help me in my spiritual journey in the same path. Your mail has showed us how a Srivaishnavite
should behave. The service what you are doing staying in an alien country is indeed marvelous. I don’t finds words to appreciate your services as I consider myself to be incompetent to even appreciate you. My postings are like that of squirrel’s help extended to SriRamar in constructing bridge. I am indeed privileged to have satsang with you and host of
other devotees. I feel that association with you since one year has made our trip successful . The greatest service a True Vaishnava can do is to guide others to Lords Holy feet .The visitors book of your home page signifies how blessed you are . I am afterall a small man looking for satsang and I am lucky to be associated with you . I have gone through your Divyadesams trip (13 volumes ) I have stored in my hard disk and keep cherishing our trip with yours. I am blessed to be associated with you. The entire journey was covered in our handy camcorder ( 2 hours cassette) and hence photographs were not
given that much importance. However the photographs shall be scanned and sent to you .You can decide about it . Meanwhile I am getting other Divyadesams yathirai details typed , edited by my wife who is again a blessed soul to induce more satsang in my spiritual journey . I wish I complete the Ahobalam trip and place it at Lord Thiruvengadamudaiyans feet
on Jan 1 ,2004 which will be my 10 th New year at Tirumala , and send it to you before Vaikunta Ekadashi .
My pranaams to all.
Dec 10th 2003.
Dear Sri Venkat
Adiyen live in Madurai.I am a regular visitor to your site from early 2000.
Adiyen is learning a lot from your website and loves to listen Prabandham.I am very proud of the extensive development of OUR website. Listening to the songs gives me a feeling as though I am in Thiruvarangam.
Adiyen pray Perumal and Thayar blessing will be always with you. What
you are doing is extremely useful to the mankind
(I don't have any hesitation in saying that you represent Nadhamuni in the internet age). But for you, I would not have known about the greatness of Prabandham and would have been ignorant.
I am very much eager to get Real audio CD which you have created. This is an asset to all devotees.
Could you please send me details regarding how to get it?
Looking forwards to hearing form you
I am Anandh. I am a stauch devotee of Lord Narayana. Recently, I developed
some inclination to know more
about Nalaayira Divya Prabandams.
I keep visiting your site (http://www.srivaishnavam.com/prabandham.htm),
on and off. You site is simply superb. I wish all those great minds who
have put up this site to popularize and explain the greatness and richness
Wish them all and their generations the very best.
Dear Mr. Venkat,
I got the prabandham CD from Smt. Shantha yesterday.It was a very
great work and I pray to Lord Venkatesa
to shower His Blessings for a grand success of this project. I have already started recommending this CD in my relatives and friends circle.
Please pass on my appreciations and congrats to the Ghoshti who recited the hymns.
Let me begin my saying that your website is the first thing that I open when I login in. I consider myself lucky to hear the Divya Prabhandham daily and the recitations by Shri Ananth and Shri Narayanan are excellent. I am fortunate that I spent fifteen years of my life in the mada veedhis of the Divya Sthalam " Thiru Allli Keni" in chennai. When I hear the pasurams, it brings fond memories of my childhood spent in Shri Parthasarathy temple during summer holidays. I pray to Shri Parthasarathy to give you and your members more energy and resources to carry on this noble Kainkaryam.
Santa Clara, California
Adiyen I happen to see your website SRIVAISHNAVAM.com by the Grace of Emperuman today. Adiyen have only one word to summarize my feeling and your work: SPEECHLESS ; FANTASTIC
After browsing your site almost the whole day, I had both the following:
1. How ignorant, stupid and foolish adiyen had bee all these days .
2. How fortunate adiyen at least today to see and learn even little bit of what u have put up.
For a layman and late starter like me, it is a great boon to get know these things by a few mouse clicking thanks to u and your group members. I am not flattering u by writing this or to get the CD.
I wish I am in India now and with my father (who is 95) to show him what u have done. When I speak to him next time, I will surely mention this and ask him to look at it if he gets an opportunity to see a computer with internet access. He will probably bless u on hearing it from me.
Honestly and sincerely, I tell you from the bottom of my heart that u are doing a great service. I PRAY AND WISH that EMPERUMAN showers all the blessings to you, your family and other group members for the work being done.KEEP IT UP.
Kindly send me a copy of the CD and let me know how much money I need to send u (in what form- draft etc.)
If adiyen can be of any help, kindly let me know.
Thank you very much for the publishing such a detailed procedure
of Thiru Aaradhanam. In fact I was communicating with one gentlemen
to get these details but in the mean time I got this site thru a
friend my mine in NZ, given to him by his wife's uncle.
I am still going thru your document, I have few questions. Once I compile them, I will email them to you and would really appreciate if you clarify these questions. These questions are due to my lack of understanding the procedure.
Thanks once again,
I find great pleassure in introd. as Dr.D.Ramakrishnan a Sr. Scientist
with ISRO, now posted @ IIT Kharagpur.
Your contributions @ srivaishnavam.com is really excellent. Rightly said by several guests, you pl. try to bring Vishnu Sahasrnamam, Amavasya tharpana mantram, and if possible Srardha mantram in audio files. This shall help the Vaishnavas in two ways:
1. To rejuvinate the interest in those cases, where non availability of vadhyars hamper their genuine interest.
2. Now a days even vadhyars perform their " bussiness" with short cut keys. I have seen this @ srirangam itself .(every year my fathers' srardham is performed at srirangam). Even after 18 years, I fail to understand the sequences / steps involved in srardha karyam. Reason: different vadhyars; different steps.
I am aware of the pain you all might have taken in doing this exercise. I am requesting you this b'cause there may be several people like me shall be surely benefitted out of this contribution.
I shall be happy, if I can be of any use to your team(Srivaishnavam.com) .
The CD is excellent and we would recommend it to anyone who wishes
to hear Divya Prabhandham in
authentic style. We can look at the paasurams while listening to the recitations. Ananthan and Narayanan
are gifted to recite Prabhabdham flawlessly and it is easy on the ears of the listener. Sri Venkat deserves
all the praise for organizing and producing the CD.
Geetha and Lakshmanan
Srimate Lakshmi Nrisimha parabramhaney namah
Asmad Shri Gurubhyo Namah
Asmad Shri parama Gurubhyo Namah
I saw ur effort in compiling and building the website at geocities.It was very impressive and i am just getting interested in 4000 divya prabhnadams but I dont know hoe to read tamil as i was born and raised in Bombay but i saw your compilation of the divya prabhnadams in devanagiri script. I was wondering if you would have the same in Word OR RTF format as i plan to get it printed .
You are really befitting the day you were born .As namazhwar spreading
Sriman Narayan nammam and Sri Vaishnavism.Hope to hear from you soon.
Dear Sri Venkat Swamin,
First-of-all thank you very much for your mail. I have been visiting your site for the past few years, prior to the current version of the site. I have also downloaded the entire 4000 pasurams earlier.
I had sent a mail longback to you for acknowledging the great effort
you are doing at Baharain. The people
here in India are really proud of you.
At the outset I would be grateful if you can send me a copy of Naalayira
Divya Prabandam Real Audio CD. I used to listen online from your site many
a times, but never imagined you could be able to do kainkaryam to this
The bottom line I can say is, this is the greatest job one can promote 4000 prabanadam recitation through computers. As expected it's really fantastic. Once again thank you very much to you, Sri Ananthan and Sri Narayanan for doing such a splended work.
Dear Sri Venkat Swamin
Sri Sreedhar came to the launch function and he had given me the copy of your divya prabandam cd . The CD is a great contribution to our sampradaya and i appreciate the efforts of all concerned in this regard.
Sriman Venkat Swamin,
I had the bagyam of meeting you in Desika bhavanam last summer. I have written to you couple of times. I saw the Nrsimha Priya article also regarding your site. Indeed you are doing the greatest service as people like me can use it extensively. I thought I will share with you the fact that I am using your Siriya Tirumdal to teach recitation to small group of people as it contain the notation where to stop etc.. With the grace of Dhivya Dhampathis and Achrya Anugraham, you will continue these kainkaryams to help people like us.
Again thanking you to providing such material.
Dear Sri Venkat,
Thank you very much for your efforts which I consider very valuable. I am still going through the same and as it is in english, it takes me extra time to read and understand the contents. I am also eagerly expecting a tamil version through the website from you. Hope you can do that too.
Finally, I do not have any apt words to convey my heartfelt feelings to you through this communication. But I lay down from here, hold the Lotus Feet of Lord Sri Lakshimi Narasimha to shower his blessings on all the members of your family and bless them with best in their health and wealth. Venkat, your best efforts and work will stay in my heart until my last breath. Continue and Vaishnavas need a person like you.
Venkat, I do not know how to thank you for all the efforts you are taking. Elders say that there is "No thank you" for Perumal Kaingariyams. But I feel that I should accept and at the same time could not control the same and now step in to Congratulate you for your excellent efforts in bringing out the electronic document. Since yestereday, I have started to read them carefully and understand and so far, with my limited knowledge, I am not able to find anything wrong in it. I will have to catch someone to teach me the slokas to enable me to recite them.
As you have written the procedures nicely, it will not be a problem to perform the Thiruvaradanam. But only the Mantras will have to be taught nicely. I will find someone at this end to do so.
I finally pray to our Achariya to bless you and your family with all the required things for you all in the world and deepen the Bakthi in your heart more & more (I am sure you are already more than what I have written) to enable you to give us more Bagawathi Vishayams.
Excellent...Excellent...Indeed Excellent work. I think this is the first site with entire Thiruaardana kramam especially in English Text. Believe me, it will help/benifit so many bhagavathas in future.
To say, It's a real feast and gift for all Sri Vaishnavas on Sri RamAnuja Jayanthi. In fact Nithya Thiruaradhana Kramam is one of the 9 works (Grandhagal) of Sri RamAnuja.
I got the CD. Its wonderful.
Thank u.A small sugestion.
u can bring out a video CD of the 108 divya desams.Probably u would have seen the & volumes of divya desams by MS Ramesh IAS which gives all details,
In that pattern u can bring out a video CD depicting all the deities,
Thanks for the prompt reply. It was a splendid effort on your part to get the Prabandham in the CD. I was also fortunate to get a copy of that. I will also tell my friends regarding this so that our tradition is maintained in overseas also.
Thanking you once again and will mail u again if I encounter any difficulty.
Dear Sri man Venkata raghavachariar
I have met the person concerned and got the CD having Nalayira Divya Prabandham.
Thank you very much for the guidance on this subject. As I am attending Sandai in Prabandham The CD is useful for me to recite at home. I hope Bagavan Sriman Naryan will bless you to bring in a similar disc having the various works of Sriman Nigamantha Maha Desikan.
Once again thannking you and with prayers for the lord to bless you in all your endover
Adiyen Santhana Dasan
I am Mrs. vedhavalli. I am very much interested in reading divya prabandham.
Once when I was browsing the
net I saw your web site. Really, you have done a great job. In this modern world people are forgetting our
sampradaym and following other countries tradition. But working in gulf and maintaining our tradition is
very great. I heard all the slogas from your web site.
Past 2 months, I have been learning divyaprabandam from your web site.
After receiving the Email from Sri Krishna kumar, I visited the web site and it really looks fantastic. The continuos effort which you are putting to improve the site in spite of your busy schedule is very amazing. The Sreddha, commitment and encouragement that you have in adding more and more information on the site is praise worthy. If Divya prabandam is made available in other south indian languages , it will be an unique achievement which has to be really awarded.
We are very proud to be associated with you and your presence adds more
value to our Divya Prabhandam satsang. If I could be of any help to you
in this great kaimkaryam please feel free to contact and include me.
Dear Sri. Venkat,
It is nice to know that you have created a wonderful website srivaishnavam.com. My father inlaw is very much interested in reading about azhvars and sri vaishnava philosophy. This site will be a very good resource for him.
Dear Sri Venkat,
Srimathe Narayana. I am delighted to get the complete address from where I can get the CD. GOD is great. I am visiting Chennai on week ends and can go personally to the mentioned address and get the CD. As you had informed me,
I shall draw the draft. I am thankful for your kind efforts. I shall inform you as soon as I get the CD. Would like to have the privilege of troubling you for similar reasons.
Adeeyen sridharan dasan
SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,
Dear Sriman Venkat Swamin,
Adiyen browsed swamin's website and was delighted to see an outstanding assembly of Vedic hymns, Vishnu sahasranamam, Gadya Trayam, and several stotrams of Swami Desikan. The pictures are superb too. May the Dhivya Dampatis and our Acharya shower you with their anugraham for growth of your Kaimkarya Sri.
I am Rajagopalan, a student of SriVaishnavism. I am a student of the
Nammazhwar foundation here in
Bangalore. I have been searching the net for listening to the beautiful pasurams of Divya Prabhandham. And Adiyen, Through Bhagavath krupai could come across the site. It was an enchanting experience listening to the beautiful rendering of the pasurams. It was very very blissful and as I say this my heart craves for listening to this more and more.
Unfortunately, the bandwidths in India are very poor. And staying online
and listening to the pasurams is very expensive as well. I would humbly
request you to give me more information about the real audio files and
if I can download them.
Adiyen will get the privelege of listening to the holy hymns with your krupai.
Thank you very much Sir for this wonderful work.
Emperumanaar Thiruvadigale Charanam
Jeeyar Thiruvadigale Charanam
Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan
ph: 080 -3348137
At the outset i would first like to congrajulate you on
the beautiful work of maintaining this site.
I periodically visit this site and it has been improved to a very great extent.It is indeed very
good and has been useful source of information for people living abroad to keep constant link with our
I would like to have the cost of the divya prabandham Cd and would also like to know as to how
to get it.
everytime I listen to your outpouring recitation...adiyen is transported
to a mythical place.
I do not know how to recite (unable to recite along) ..nor do I understand the meaning from
the book, but adiyen gets the feeling of being amongst great souls invoking Sriman Narayana's
grace. I am very pleased.
Respected Sriman Venkat Swamin:
I am very happy to know that you have come out with Nalayara Divya
Prabhatham in the CD Format. You have
done a great Kainkarium for our samprathayam and it will go long way in preserving the Tamil Vedam for
My name is Vijayaraghavan Poondi and I live in NJ,USA.
We do coduct weekly Prabantham class and it will be very nice for
me to presnt your CD to our group.
I kindly request you to mail me a copy of the CD and I will mail you the check for the cost and the mailing
expenses to you if you could inform me the same.
My mailing address is as follows
I AM P T NARAYANAN WRITING FROM KUWAIT. IN FACT I SHOULD INTRODUCE MYSELF AS NARAYAN RAMANUJA DASAN.
I BELONG TO CHENNAI MYLAPORE AREA AND HAS BEEN VISITING
SRI ADIKESAVAPERUMAL PEYALWAR SANNIDHI AS WELL AS SRI PARTHASARATHY
REGULARLY. I BELONG TO A FAMILY OF STAUNCH VAISHNAVATES AND WE
ARE VERY PROUD OF IT.
I AM HERE IN KUWAIT ON DEPUTATION FROM MY PARENT ORGANISATION SPIC AND I AM BASICALLY A CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT.
SINCE I HAD BEEN ALL ALONG WITH SOME OR THE OTHER RELIGIOUS ACTIVITY IN CHENNAI I FOUND IT VERY VERY DIFFICULT TO BE HERE. THOUGH THERE ARE A LOT OF RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES GOING ON HERE - SUCH AS SAI BHAJANS ETC - I AM NOT THAT MUCH HAPPY WITH THAT BECAUSE THAT CONTAINS OTHER GODS ALSO.
I STARTED BROWSING THE NET FOR GOOD SUPPORT AND HERE CAME YOUR SITE. I REALLY ENJOY VISITING YOUR SITE AND IT IS HIGHLY INFORMATIVE. I DID NOT BRING THE DIVYAPRABANDHAM BOOK AND I FELT I LOST EVERYTHING. NOW I AM VERY HAPPY THAT I COULD SEE THE VERSES IN YOUR SITE ITSELF. VERY VERY USEFUL INDEED.
MY CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES TO YOU TO DO BETTER AND SERVE THE SRIVAISHNAVA BHAKTAS.
REALLY A MASSIVE JOB YOU HAVE DONE AND YOUR SITE CONTAINS LOT OF INFORMATION.
I PRAY TO BHAGAVAT RAMANUJAR TO GIVE YOU MORE STRENGTH AND POWER TO CONTINUE THIS GREAT SERVICE.
P.T.NARAYANA RAMANUJA DASAN
Dear Shri Venkat Svamin,
My name is Jaghannathan, 27. I am in NJ.I had my samarshnam from Srirangam Srimad Andavan Ranga Ramanuja MahaDesikan.
You have done a tremendous job, an excellent work in the ocean of web. I use to browse almost all sites pertaining to ShrI Vishnavam. I visited your pages long back, before your audio updating. Now I can see numerous things newly included. Well done.
If you can insert an audio file for sarumurai it would be appreciable. I am trying to learn slokas of my own from different sites. It is really wonderful to see PDF formats.
It is really wonderful to see ShrI Vishnavates from different parts of the world club together to keep up our tradition. Let your service continue.
I have gone through your Srivaisnavism site and very impressed about the contents. I appreciate your efforts to keep the Srivaisnavism community alive around the globe. The Audio section is toooooo good..
Actually, I am a srivaistnavite residing in Bangalore. I would like to get the NAlayira Divya Prabhandanam CD . Is it available in the music stores here or should I get it from Chennai??? Can you help me?
I am Nadamuni Sarangapani Ramesh. I accidentally came across your web site and was immensly pleased to see your devotion and dedication to Nalayira Divya Prabandham. I work in a private company in Bangalore, I share the same intrest as you do. Could I have the previlage of requesting you to send me a CD containing the Real Audio Slokas and the Print format in Tamil for improving my knowledge in this religious pursuit.Expecting a favourable reply at the earliest,