Nama Dwaar newsletter – May 2013

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Divine Mothers on Earth

The second Sunday in May has come to be celebrated as Mother’s Day the world over. This is a perfect occasion to acknowledge and appreciate a mother’s inherent characteristics of Love and Sacrifice – the two pillars that ‘motherhood’ is glorified for.
In this, the greatness of Indian tradition lies in the fact that we not only honor our earthly mothers but also the divine mothers…
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Swami Vivekananda’s Love for His Mother

All Mahans – great yogis, jnanis and bhaktas who renounced the whole world for spiritual prowess, for Self-Knowledge, for the sake of their Lord – have nevertheless had a soft corner for their mothers.
Swami Vivekananda too had a special relationship with his mother…
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Lord Ganesha and the Fruit – by Nivedha Gopal, 5 yrs

Winning entry at Milwaukee Gopa Kuteeram’s Short Story Contest

A popular Hindu story about Lord Ganesha tells the truth.
Click here to read this lovely piece of writing by a 5 year old.


Kids’ Quiz – Akshaya Trithiyai

Akshaya Trithiyai is a very auspicious day in the Indian calendar. It is said anything started or performed on this day will grow; that charitable acts and spiritual practices performed on this day will bring infinite merits. This day also has many ancient stories associated with it. Come, let’s learn more about this interesting day.
Click here to take the quiz.


News of the month

Minneapolis, MN
** G.O.D. and Love to Share Foundation America presented a 2-day Global Heritage Camp to Minnetonka School District in the greater Minneapolis area. Read the report here.

Atlanta, GA
** Atlanta GOD satsang celebrated the Tamil New Year with a special satsang on April 13th. Click here to read the report.

Milwaukee, WI
** Nama Saptaham was conducted for 7 days at the residence of Smt. Priya and Sri Thulasi ji at Milwaukee on March 9th. Click here to read the report.

Virginia
** Special Rama Navami Celebrations at Glen Allen, VA. Click here for report and pictures
** Paduka Pravesham and Seetha Kalyanam at Richmond, VA.Read report and see pictures here.

North Carolina
**Nama Mahima satsang at Sai Temple of North Carolina. Read the detailed report here.
**Paduka Pravesham and Pattabhishekham at Morrisville, NC. Read the report here.

Bay Area, CA
** Special Rama Navami satsang at Concord, CA. Read the report here.

Houston, TX
** April Akhanda Mahamantra Sankirtan at Houston Namadwaar. Click here for report.
** Pearland and Cypress Gopa Kuteeram Year-End programs and Field Trips. Read report and see pictures here.


Upcoming Events

MADHURA UTSAVAMS
Kirtans/bhajans, Discourses, Nama sankirtan, and more. Contact individual locations for detailed local schedule.
**Milwaukee – May 25-26, Contact 262.264.5938
**Houston Namadwaar – May 23-27
Narasimha Jayanthi celebrations (May 23), Akhanda Mahamantra sankirtan, Madhura Geetham (May 24), Divya Nama Sankirtan (May 25), Purappadu (May 26). Contact 281.402.6585, houston.god@godivinity.org
**Virginia – July 3-7, Contact 828.668.2463

GOPA KUTEERAM SUMMER CAMPS
** Chicago, June 14 – 15, Naperville Library. Contact: 630.851.8578
**Houston
Pearland area
Ages 4-9 – June 28-30 Click here for flyer.
Ages 10-13 – July 11-14 Click here for flyer.
High School Summer Club – Sundays, June 23-July 21 Click here for flyer.
Cypress area Ages 4-9 – Thursday evenings June 20 – Aug 1 Click here for flyer.
Contact 281-303-5828, houston.god@godivinity.org


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