Nama Dwaar newsletter – June 2013

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Gratitude: To Forgive is Divine

Learnings from Srimad Bhagavatam – 1

KuntiThere may not go a day in our lives where we have not been hurt by the words or actions of others. At those moments the pain pierces the mind and dwells in the heart as a grudge. But a soul gripped with grudge and hurt is inadvertently trapped, as the grudge eats up all goodness and mars the way of spiritual progress.
Click here to read about the great lady who forgave the worst of crimes!.


The Moon-Faced Lord

Cherished Memoirs – 1

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.
Click here to read about a devotee’s sweet experience from 2003


Mannargudi Rajagopalan

Madhura Geetam – Bharata Pradakshina – 1

RajagopalanHis 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 a special one composed on the famous Sri Rajagopalan of Mannargudi, Tamil Nadu.
Click here to read about this lovely kirtan.


Unity is Strength

Story Time

HunterOnly if there is a good understanding between the husband and wife, can the household be a happy one. It is only when the children in a family gel well with their parents that peace and happiness will prevail. A family that has no unity is but a family in sorrow. A friendship bears fruit only if the friends are amicable. Likewise, unity is indispensable in a business, community, city and country. Unity brings all goodness. Let us read a story from Mahabharata that underscores the importance of unity.
Click here to read this story


Kids’ Quiz – Sant Kabirdas

Kabirdas
Sant Kabirdas was a great saint and poet who is said to have been born as a Muslim but who followed the path of Bhagavata Dharma (singing and listening to the glories of the Lord). Sant Kabirdas has many followers even today and his poems and songs are very popular. His birthday falls this year on June 23, 2013. Let us reminisce his life with a quiz.

Click here for the quiz.


May News

Dallas, TX
Dallas G.O.D. held a successful fundraiser music and dance concert on behalf of Sri Sandeepani Gurukula Trust on May 12.

Seattle, WA
Seattle GOD satsang celebrated Mother’s Day with a special satsang.

California Bay Area
Bay Area GOD satsang led a Mahamantra Nagara sankirtan (procession) at the Fremont Hindu Temple.

Atlanta, GA
Atlanta GOD satsang participated in the Rath Yatra celebrations and rendered Sri Swamiji’s kirtans as part of their program.

Milwaukee, WI
Madhura Utsav was celebrated at a devotee’s residence in the Milwaukee area during Memorial Day weekend.

Houston, TX
A special Madhura Utsav was celebrated at Houston Namadwaar over Memorial Day weekend, the highlight of which was the unique Teppotsavam (boat festival).

Chicago, IL
Chicago GOD team organized and performed a puppet show under the Dancing Peacock Puppet Company banner at a local elementary school.

 


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