Nama Dwaar newsletter – April 2017


Kanakamma – The Great Guru Bhakta

Kanakamma was an ardent devotee of Sri Ramana Maharishi and attained the highest state simply through Guru Bhakti. At a young age, Kanakamma, who was born in an affluent family with servants to carry out every bidding, moved to Tiruvannamalai and lived alone in a small one-room home, cooking for herself in a firewood oven, for the sole reason to be near her beloved Guru.

Click here to read more about this great Guru Bhakta!


THIS MONTH, THAT YEAR – 2013

Ammalu Ammal

Panguni Uthiram is said to be the auspicious day when Gowri married Lord Shiva, Sita married Lord Rama, Andal married Lord Ranganatha and became one with him. It is also the day, when   Sri Ammalu Ammal, a great devotee who spent her entire life devoted to Lord Krishna, became one with Him!

Panguni Uthiram was on April 9 this year. Let us reminisce and pay our respects to the great devotee.

Click here to read about Sri Ammalu Ammal.


 Cherished Memoirs – 47

 Sri Swamiji’s Recent Visit to Cuddalore

This series chronicles interesting experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji as well as certain divine experiences of Sri Swamiji himself. These articles are translations from the series “Madhuramaana Mahaneeyar” that is published every month in Madhuramurali Tamil monthly magazine in India.

Cuddalore is the birth town of Sri Swamiji. Recently, Sri Swamiji visited Cuddalore and conducted a Satsang there.

Click here to read how Sri Swamiji spent his time in Cuddalore.


Madhura Geetam – Sloka Series: 4

Premika Varada Dashakam

pvmsIn this new series beginning this month, we will present, each month, divine verses and slokas of praise and prayer composed by His Holiness Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, and their meaning.

Sri Swamiji’s puja murthi is Lord Krishna and Radha who have manifested as Lord Premika Varada and Madhurisakhi in Madhurapuri, Sri Swamiji’s Ashram near Chennai.

Premika Varada means the one who bestows prema – pure and unconditional love. Sri Swamiji has composed a beautiful set of 10 slokas on Lord Premika Varada.

Click here to read the dashakam.


Kids Contribution

Greatness of Divine Names #1

Countless saints in our Kali Yuga preach the path of chanting the divine Hari Nama, as it is the easiest path to attain the lotus feet of our Lord. In this series, our young writers will share stories and incidents from the lives of devotees that highlight the greatness of the Divine Name.

Kamaal Kabir

Rithwik Raman from Virginia recounts an incident from the life of Kamaal, a devotee and the son of another great devotee Kabir.

Click here to read the story


Quiz-Time

Panduranga Bhakta Series 3

From this month, we are starting a new quiz series on the great bhaktas of Lord Panduranga. Hope this is another exciting journey of learning, discovery and appreciation for all our readers!

This month, let us learn about three great devotees of Lord Panduranga – Senanayi, Komabai and Damaji Panth.

Click here to take the quiz.


News of the month (Mar – Apr 2017)


Upcoming Events

VIRGINIA NAMADWAAR RICHMOND, VA

Apr 29 & 30: Sri Ramanujar 1000th Jayanthi celebration – Prabandham recital & Madhura Geetham
Contact: (828)66VAGOD, vagodsatsang@gmail.com

VIRGINIA NAMADWAAR RICHMOND, VA

May 13, 6 PM to 10 PM: Muralidharan Jayanthi Celebration with Divya Namam at Murali ji & Malathi ji’s residence
Contact: (828)66VAGOD, vagodsatsang@gmail.com

JACKSONVILLE, FL

April 30 at 6 PM:  Hari Katha by GK children on “Ikshvaaku Kuladhanam” at the Hindu Society of north east Florida, Jacksonville FL
May 6, 9 AM to 1 PM:  Sri Radha Krishna Kalyana Mahotsavam in Jacksonville FL
Contact: 904-477-8821

HOUSTON NAMADWAAR, HOUSTON TX
‘Vibrant India’ –  summer camp for 5-8 year olds, Jun 9-11 (Fri-Sun). Flyer
‘Five elements’ – summer camp for 9-13 year olds, July 20-23 (Thur-Sun). Flyer

For more info: houston.god@godivinity.org

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