Nama Dwaar newsletter – January 2017

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LEAVE THE BAGGAGE! – New Year 2017 Message

Ji NY 2017A man once set out to the temple. On the way, his slippers tore. He did not find a cobbler to fix them. He was skeptical about leaving them outside the temple, for fear of someone stealing it. He removed his slippers, and put them inside the bag he was carrying…

What happened to the man next? Click here to read more.


Puranas & Itihasas – The Right Perspective for our Children

Child bewildered by Rama SitaNine-year-old Rhea told her mom, “I hate Rama! How could he send Sita away to the forest just because some man said something?! Poor Sita, she cried so much, yet Rama paid no heed!”
Rhea’s mother was stunned.
Rhea had been regularly watching and enjoying a popular TV show based on the Ramayana. Her mother had been happy that she was showing interest in the Ramayana and its characters. But now this bolt had come out of the blue. The mother was clueless! What had happened?

What did Rhea’s mother do? And what did she find? Click here to learn more.


 Cherished Memoirs 44

Mahamantra in Every Home!

Sri Swamiji_chinmudraThis 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.

About 20 years ago, Sri Swamiji, at the ashram, once spoke with deep emotion about the glory of Namakirtan, the power of the will (sankalpa) of great Mahans who have incarnated in order to establish the path of Bhakti, and other such matters. At that time, Sri Swamiji asked with a smile, “Do you know what our Premika Varadan’s will is? It is that the Lord’s Name should very soon echo all over the world. Even as we enter the next century I desire to chant the Mahamantra in each and every home in Tamil Nadu and thus help all reap its benefit. The Lord’s Name should reach every home.”

Click here to read more.


Madhura Geetam – Sloka Series: 1

Sadguru Panchakam

Chaitanya MahaprabhuIn 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.

Click here for the panchakam.


Quiz – Divya Desam Series 14 —Tirutthanka (Tupul)

Vedanta DesikarThis month’s Divya Desam Quiz is on the holy Tirutthanka kshetra, also known as Tupul. Read on to learn more about it.
This is our final quiz in the Divya Desam series. We will begin a new Kids’ Quiz series from next month onwards.
Click here to take the quiz.


 News of the month (Dec 2016 – Jan 2017)

SRI RAMANUJAMJI’s Visit to the USA

December 2016
** ‘Bhakti Sugandham’ – A Bharatnatyam dance ballet in Houston, TX
Click here for detailed report

** Houston Madhura Utsav December 2016
Click here for detailed report

January 2017

** Mass Prayer and Bhakti Yogam discourse series in Atlanta, GA
Click here for the report.

** Madhura Utsav in Bay Area, CA
Click here for detailed report

** Mahamantra Mass Prayer in Bay Area, CA
Click here for detailed report

OTHER GOD EVENTS
December 2016

** Hanumath Jayanthi celebrations, Richmond, VA
Click here for detailed report

January 2017
** Andal Kalyanam at Richmond, VA
Click here for detailed report

** Sankranthi celebrations at Houston Namadwaar
Click here for detailed report

** Special satsang in New Jersey
Click here for detailed report

** Houston Gopa Kuteeram kids’ performance in Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School
Click here for detailed report

LOVE TO SHARE FOUNDATION EVENTS
December 2016
** ‘Happy and Harmonious Living’ – Workshop at Acton, MA
Click here for detailed report

** ‘Building Inner Strength’ – Workshop for school students in Concord, MA
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** ‘Building Inner Strength’ workshop in Richmond, VA. Click here for the report.

** ‘Happiness and Inner Transformation’ – Workshop on MD Anderson Cancer Center, December 2016
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** “Reality Retreat” – Group Meditation session at Pearland, TX. Click here for detailed report

January 2017
** Empathy: A building block for Inclusion’-Workshop at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA
Click here for the report

** ‘Building Inner Strength’ – Workshop for school students in Bay Area, CA
Click here for the report

** LTSF Booth at International Day Celebrations in local Elementary School, Houston, TX. Click here for the report.


Upcoming Events

BOSTON, MA
Feb 4-5: Sri Guru Paduka Pattabhishekam
Contact 617-820-2968

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Feb 12: “Sri Thyagaraja Vaibhavam” Sangeetha Upanyasam
Click here for flyer.
Contact 424-445-0157

REDDING, CA
Feb 20-26: Srimad Bhagavata Saptaham
Contact 530-355-8384

HOUSTON, TX
Mar 4: “Sri Ramanuja” Tamil Drama by Meenakshi Theaters for GOD
On the occasion of Sri Ramanujacharya’s 1000th birth anniversary
And Namadwaar Prayer House’s seventh anniversary
Click here for flyer.
Contact: 281-402-6585


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