Nama Dwaar newsletter – June 2014

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The Only Safe Haven!

Fragile lifeA neighbor’s child drowns in their pool. A friend’s friend dies in a car crash while on vacation. A relative dies of lung cancer. A close friend is diagnosed with breast cancer. Any of these people could be us!
Death stares us in the face every day. But where can we run? Where can we hide? Where can we be safe?
Click here to find out.


Rantideva’s Compassion and Selflessness

Learnings from Srimad Bhagavatam

RantidevaRantideva was a king in the lineage of King Bharata. He had surrendered himself to God; and hence he never endeavored to earn a living. Since he subsisted just on what came along, there once arose a situation when he had no food or water for 48 days. On the 49th day…
Click here to read about the amazing compassion of a king, who was an ardent devotee of the Lord.


Food and Love

Cherished Memoirs

Sri Swamiji_chinmudraThis series chronicles sweet and amazing 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” by Dr. A. Bhagyanathan, personal secretary to Sri Swamiji, that is published every month in Madhuramurali Tamil monthly magazine, in India.
In this issue – read the wonderful answer given by Sri Swamiji to a question about food and its purity.
Click here to read more about this.


Bhadrachalam

Madhura Geetam – Bharata Pradakshina

BhadrachalamBhadrachalam, a pilgrim spot for devotees of Lord Rama is situated on the banks of River Godavari. Here is one of Sri Swamiji’s kirtans where He extols the greatness of this holy hill.
Click here to read more.


Crossword – Divine Fathers

The third Sunday in June is celebrated  as Father’s Day in the USA and other parts of the world. Here’s a fun crossword to test your knowledge about ‘father figures’ from our scriptures.

Click here to solve this crossword on the divine fathers.


News of the month

Vasantotsavam in Richmond,VA
**Virginia GOD chapter celebrated their Divya Nama Krishna – Muralidharan’s – first jayanthi and Vasantothsavam with Divya Nama Sankirtanam on Friday, May 16 at Sri Murali and Smt. Malathi’s residence.  Click here to read the report.

Vasantotasavam in Bay Area, CA
**Bay Area GOD chapter celebrated Vasantotsavam for the first time in a very grand manner. Click here to read the report.

Vasantotsavam in Dallas,TX
**Dallas GOD chapter celebrated a grand Vasantotsavam for Sri Madhuri Sakhi Sametha Premika Varada Thakurji. Click here to read the report.

Akhanda Nama Sankirtan in Orlando, FL
**A 12-hour Akhanda Nama Sankirtan was conducted by Orlando GOD chapter on Sunday May 4 2014, at the residence of Sri Nagarajan ji and Mrs. Ranjini ji. Click here to read the report.

Special Gopa Kuteeram Evaluation Session in Quincy, MA
**Boston GOD chapter conducted an evaluation session for Gopa Kuteeram kids for the Spring semester. The evaluation was done on Dasavatar, Hanuman Chalisa, Saptha Mokshapuri, Saptha Nadhi, Saptha Pathni and all the rivers of India. Click here to read the report.

Special Gopa Kuteeram Craft Session in Seattle, WA
**Seattle GOD conducted a special Gopakuteeram craft activity session to commemorate Mother’s day on Sunday, May 11 at Issaquah Highlands Fire Department community room. Mother’s day gifts were made by the children. Click here to read the report.

Houston Gopa Kuteeram Annual Field Trip and Picnic
**On Sunday, May 11 2014, children of Houston area Gopa Kuteeram programs (Pearland and Cypress) went out together on their annual year-end field trip. This year they visited the Bayou Wildlife Zoo at Alvin, TX. Read the report here.


Upcoming Events

RICHMOND, VA
** MADHURA UTSAV – July 3-6
Contact: vagodsatsang@gmail.com

HOUSTON, TX – Gopa Kuteeram Summer Camps @ Pearland and Cypress
** Li’l Gopas Kids Camp – Ages 4 to 7 – July 18-19 – Cypress, TX
** “Why?-5” Young Thinkers Camp – Ages 12-17 – July 26-27 – Pearland, TX
To see the flyers or to register online, click here
Contact: houston.god@godivinity.org, 281-303-5828

BOSTON, MA – Gopa Kuteeram Summer Camp
** Ages 5 to 12 – July 26-27 – Concord, MA
To see the flyer and register online, click here
Contact: gopakuteeram.ma@gmail.com or call Rekha at 617-458-0516


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