Nama Dwaar Newsletter – July 2019

The Lost Connection

“……It is odd that we have so little relationship with nature, with the insects and the leaping frog and the owl that hoots among the hills, calling for its mate. We never seem to have feeling for all the living things on the earth. If we could establish a deep, abiding relationship with nature we would never kill an animal for our appetite, we would never harm, vivisect a monkey, a dog, a guinea pig for our benefit.”

Click here to read about the lost connection


Cherished Memoirs 73

A Peek into the Greatness of a Mahan

This series chronicles interesting experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji or divine words/experiences of Sri Swamiji himself. These articles are generally translations from the series, “Madhuramaana Mahaneeyar” or similar articles published in the ‘Madhuramurali’ Tamil monthly magazine.

In this episode, one of the foremost devotees of Sri Swamiji, Smt. Jayanthi Janakiraman recounts her first meeting with Sri Swamiji and some of her earliest experiences.

Click here to read the article.


Madhurageetham: Sri Krishna Leela – 8

Bala Krishnanai Dhyanam – First Steps of Lord Krishna and Lord Balarama!

The 10th canto in Srimad Bhagavatam is known as “Ashrayam” or “refuge” for Lord Krishna’s devotees for it talks about the Lord’s incarnation and his sweet lilas on this Earth. Sri Swamiji has written beautiful kirtans on these various lilas of Lord Krishna. So, in this series we will relish those lilas of Lord Krishna through Sri Swamiji’s kirtans.

In this episode, we get to enjoy the first steps of Lord Krishna and Lord Balarama and the toddler lilas of the Lord through Sri Swamiji’s composition – “Balakrishnanai Dhyanam….”

Click here to read and be inspired.


Story Time

Life of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu – Illustrated Series – Part 5

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was a great saint who unleashed the flood of divine love through the Divine Name. Here is the next part of the comic-strip-type illustrated series on the life of this great saint.

In this episode, once again Sachi Mata is blessed by a Mahan about the birth of an Avatara Purusha.

Click here to read the fifth part


Quiz-Time

Kalamkari Art

Kalamkari

 

How much do you know about this ancient art form of India?

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News of the Month (June-July 2019)

Sri Poornima ji’s Satsang News Across the US and Canada:

Detroit, MI
Jun 28: Sri Poornimaji led a 3 day ‘Chala Pandarila Jaavu’. Click here to read the report.

Tampa, FL
Jul 12: A 3-day ‘Chala Pandrila Jaavu’ satsang was led by Sri Poornimaji. Click here to read the report.

OTHER NEWS

Madhurageetham Eka Dina celebrations – Several cities across North America came together on Jul 13 to offer the complete rendition of compositions of Sri Swamiji.

Detroit, MI – Click here to read the celebration report.

Atlanta, GA – Click here to read the celebrations report.

Richmond, VA – Click here to read the report.

ASHADA EKADASI & GURU POORNIMA CELEBRATIONS

Richmond, VA
** Ashada Ekadasi was celebrated on Jul 11-12 in Virginia Namadwaar. Read the report here.
** Guru Poornima was celebrated on Jul 14-16. Click here to read the report.

Orlando, FL  
Jul 13 – Ashada Ekadasi and Guru Purnima celebrations. Read the report here

OTHER CELEBRATIONS

Richmond, VA – Virginia Namadwaar celebrated its second anniversary from June 28-July 1. Click here to read the report.

Atlanta, GA – Srimad Bhagavatham Dasama Skandha Parayanam was conducted on July 14. Click here to read the report. 

Orlando, FL – Jul 14 – Ratha Yatra was celebrated in Orlando. Read the report here


Upcoming Events

Richmond, VA

Aug 3: Adi Pooram/Andal Jayanthi Celebration on Saturday, August 3rd, 4:30 pm at Virginia Namadwaar, 22495 Landora Bridge Road, Ruther Glen, VA

August 16th – 25th
Aug 16th – 23rd
Srimad Bhagavatha Parayanam – 6am
Kadha Pravachan by Junior and Senior kids

August 24th – 9 am & 5 pm – Mahamantra Kirtan
August 25th 9 am – Janmashtami Celebration
Tirumanjanam
Uriadi

Venue: Virginia Namadwaar, 22495 Landora Bridge Road, Ruther Glen, VA

Orlando, FL
Aug 17: Rath Yathra celebrations. Details can be found in the flyer

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