Nama Dwaar newsletter – February 2014

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Gajendra’s Spirit of Surrender

Learnings from Srimad Bhagavatam

Swamiji In Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavan reveals to Arjuna that he can let go of all his dharma and simply take refuge unto Him – “sarva dharmAn parityajya mAmekam sharaNamvraja”
Srimad Bhagavatam goes on to illustrate this supreme secret of sharaNAgathi (surrender) through the stories of several great devotees like Draupadi, Uttara, Prahalada… and Gajendra.

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The Special Darshan

Cherished Memoirs – 9

Sri SwamijiThis series chronicles sweet 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.
In this issue – read about Lord Panduranga’s lila with Sri Swamiji! Click here to read more…


Nathdwara – Srinathji

Madhura Geetam – Bharata Pradakshina – 9

SrinathjiHis Holiness Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji has composed several hundreds of kirtans glorifying various deities and depicting different bhavas of a devotee – from praise and enjoyment, friendship and motherhood, to love and intense prayer. Sri Swamiji has also composed many kirtans on various kshetras or places of pilgrimage around India.
In this series, we will go on a pradakshina of Bharata desha as we present, each month, a kirtan composed by Sri Swamiji on a particular kshetra. This month’s kirtan is on Lord Srinathji of Nathdwara.
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The Virtue of Truth

Story Time

Draupadi and KrishnaOnce during the Pandavas’ exile, Arjuna and Draupadi saw a tree bearing a huge gooseberry. As she wished to taste it, Arjuna plucked it for her. Just then a sage who came there mentioned that every year another sage, Amitra, would come there to partake that unique fruit, that the tree yielded only once a year.
Arjuna and Draupadi were agitated at their grave mistake. What did the Pandavas do next?
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Bhishma the Great

Quiz Time

Bhishmashtami – which occurs around January each year – is the day that the great warrior-devotee attained the feet of the Lord. Test your knowledge about him and his last moments here.
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News of the month

  • Global Nama Relay – Mahamantra chanting across the world in 20+ countries and 100+ cities
  • Vaikunta Ekadasi celebrations across USA
  • Houston Gopa Kuteeram kids on radio
  • Minneapolis GOD on radio
  • Minneapolis Tiruppavai and Godha Kalyanam satsangs
  • Raleigh, NC Gopa Kuteeram Annual Day

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