Nama Dwaar newsletter – August 2015

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In water, but not wet…

Lotus

People in true satsang are different. His Holiness Sri Muralidhara Swamiji says they are like lotuses on water – ‘in the water, but not wet’. Their purpose is different, their approach is different, their priorities are different, as everything about them is oriented around pleasing their Lord.

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Cherished Memoirs 27

Master’s Guidance

Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

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, and are written by Dr. A. Bhagyanathan, personal secretary to Sri Swamiji.

Many devotees have had their questions answered even without posing it to Sri Swamiji. This month we chronicle two such events.

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Madhura Geetam – Prayer Series: 1

Elimayana Vaazhkai

PrayerIn this series, we present, each month, a prayer kirtan composed by His Holiness Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. The Kirtans in this series shall underline the importance of prayers.

This month, we will be looking at kirtan ‘Elimayana Vaazhkai’ – a prayer for simple and honest life filled with devotion to the Lord.

Click here to see the prayer song on simplicity by Sri Swamiji’s.


KIDS’ CORNER – Kid’s Story

The Story behind Onam

VamanaOnam is an important festival celebrated primarily in the state of Kerala, India. This year, Onam fell on August 28. Vamana avatara and Onam are related. Do you know how? Purushothaman Ram from Redding has written the story behind Onam. Read the story to know it


Quiz Time – Aadi Pooram & Andal

andal garlandAadi Pooram is an important festival celebrated in the Tamil month of Aadi. How much do you know about this festival? Click here to take the quiz


News of the month (July – August 2015)

Guru Poornima Celebrations across the US!

Namadwaar Houston, TX

** Houston Namadwaar celebrated Guru Poornima day with special events on Saturday, August 1st 2015.  Click here to read the report

Richmond VA

** Virginia GOD Satsang families celebrated Guru Poornima in a very grand manner on the 1st of August 2015 with Akanda Nama and Oonjal Utsav.

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Dallas, TX

** Dallas GOD Chapter commemorated Guru Poornima in a very grand manner on Saturday, August 1st 2015 at the residence of Sri.Raghu and Smt.Booma.

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Bay Area CA

** Bay Area GOD Chapter celebrated the auspicious occasion of Guru Poornima with two special satsangs. Click here for the detailed report

Seattle WA

** On Saturday, August 1st, 2015, devotees in Seattle came together to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Guru Poornima. Click here for the detailed report

Boston MA

**  Boston GOD Chapter celebrated Guru Poornima in a very grand manner on Friday, July 31st 2015. Special Guru Poornima celebrations took place in the regular Friday satsang at The Hindu Temple of MA. Click here for the detailed report

“Crazy Kishkindha” – Gopa Kuteeram Kid’s Camp in Dallas, TX

** Dallas Gopakuteeram team conducted the first summer camp based on Ramayana theme-“Crazy Kishkintha” from July 10th to July 12th 2015. Click here for the detailed report

UPCOMING EVENTS

1. Weekly Gopa Kuteeram classes for kids begin at various locations across the US this Sept at:
**Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, Raleigh, Richmond VA, Boston, Orlando, Atlanta, Bay Area CA, Seattle, New York, Jacksonville, e.t.c. For details contact gopakuteeram@godivinity.org

2. Dallas – Janmashtami Celebrations & Nama Navaham (12 hrs of Mahamantra chanting) 
** Sept 5 to Sept 13. For details call 1.830.446.335

3. Houston – Janmashtami Celebrations
** Sept 5 on-wards. For details contact houston.god@godivinity.com 

4. Houston – Life and Soul Free Health Fair
** Sept 26, 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. For details contact houston.god@godivinity.com 

5. Houston – Shaking hands across continents – Western-Indian music concert based on Sri Swamiji’s compositions.
** Nov 7th, 4:00 PM. For details contact houston.god@godivinity.com 

For more details contact houston.god@godivinity.com
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