Nama Dwaar newsletter – May 2016

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The Greatest Gift We Can Give Our Children

kid's mental strengthAs parents, our lives are mostly ruled by our children. And our greatest desire is to see them happy in life.
We take immense care of them and plan their future right from their young age. We expose them to art, music, dance, sports and so much more. But what is the most valuable gift we can give them?
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 Cherished Memoirs 36

The World We Wish to See

Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

This 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.

Sri Swamiji’s words from 2007 where he speaks about the ‘Nama Flower’.
Click here to read about it.


Madhura Geetam – Prayer Series: 10

O Lord!My Father! I request Thee to forgive my sins!

PrayerIn this series, we present, each month, a prayer kirtan composed by His Holiness Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. These kirtans underline the importance of prayers and beautifully show us how we should pray.

In a court of law, when a criminal is on trial, the prosecutor and the defense attorneys argue based on facts and laws laid for that country and the jurors and the judge pass a judgement based on the facts laid out.
But when everything else fails, and the defendant is convicted and sentenced, a repentant convict has a final chance to appeal for a Presidential pardon.
In this month’s kirtan, Sri Swamiji appeals to the Almighty!

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KIDS’ CORNER

Young Reader’s Contribution

Brahma’s Trick(ed)

The wonderful episode where Lord Brahma tries to trick Krishna, but is himself tricked in return! Narrated beautifully by young Aparna of San Jose, CA.

Click here to read the story.


Quiz Time – Sri Parthasarathy Temple

There are 108 Divya Desams – temples/abodes of Lord Narayana that have been sung by the Azhwars. This month, take the quiz to learn more about one of the ancient temples built during 8th century, the famous Sri Parthasarathy temple in Triplicane Chennai.

Click here to take the quiz.


News of the month (April-May 2016)

Sri Poornima ji’s Satsangs across the US:

Vasantha Utsav in Dallas
**Being in a kingdom is so joyful. Being in satsang is divine. Being in the kingdom of Krishna Bakthi is blissful. Dallas Fort Worth residents enjoyed that bliss between April 22nd and 24th and continue to cherish those memories, The discourse by Sri.Poornimaji (Disciple of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji) on Krishna Bakthi Samrajyam, moved everyone who entered into the kingdom by a few steps towards Krishna Bakthi and Guru Bakthi. Click here for the detailed report

Srimad Ramayana Navaham in Bay Area
**By the immense grace of Sri Swamiji, Srimad Ramayana Navaham was conducted in Bay Area, CA led by Sri Poornimaji at SVCC temple from April 25 – May 3 2016.  The event was very well received by one and all. Click here for the detailed report

‘Rama Ratna Mala’- 4-day lecture series on Ramayana in Seattle
**With the blessings of our Guru Maharaj Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji and the divine couple, Smt Madhuri Sakhi Sametha Sri Premika Varadhan Thakurji, Seattle G.O.D satsang, led by Sri Poornimaji, hosted Rama Ratna Mala (Ramayana katha) and a Seetha kalyanam from Thursday, May 5th, 2016 up to Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at the VEDA Sri Venkateshwara Temple in Redmond, Washington with over 125 devotees attending across all days.  Click here for the detailed report

‘Ramam Bhaje Shyamalam’ – a four day discourse series in Minneapolis MN
**Devotees, Ramayana lovers, Rasikas, intellectuals, questioners, Dharma followers, and anyone with even a cursory interest in these were blessed to listen to Shri. Poornimaji’s Ramayana Katha -‘Ramam Bhaje Shyamalam’ – a four day discourse series from May 12 to May 16 2016 in Twin Cities as part of her USA trip. Click here for the detailed report

Other News:

Multi-Regional Indian New Year Celebrations at Houston Namadwaar
**This year (2016) almost all of India’s regional new year celebrations fell within a week of each other, and so G.O.D. Houston decided to celebrate the occasion as a multi-regional event focusing India’s vibrant multi-cultural diversity and its common thread of devotion and the Divine Name on Sunday, April 17 2016. Click here for the detailed report

Houston Gopa Kuteeram Classes Celebrate Year-End Programs–May’2016
**Both Houston area Gopa Kuteeram classes, located at Pearland and Cypress, celebrated the completion of another successful academic year with class performances for parents and awards on Saturday, April 30 2016. Click here for the detailed report


UPCOMING EVENTS

SRI POORNIMA JI’S VISIT TO USA

Sri Poornima ji

Sri Poornima ji, a senior disciple of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, will be touring the US between March and June 2016. She will conduct spiritual discourses, satsangs, utsavs and more in various cities across the USA.

Please stay tuned to godivinity.org for details on each of her programs.

Richmond, VA :- Satsangs by Sri Poornima ji from May 25th – 30th. Click here for the flyer

Boston, MA :- Satsangs by Sri Poornima ji from May 31st – June 6th. Click here for the flyer

Houston, TX :- Practical Bhakti Yoga – Bhagavad Gita Lecture Series by Sri Poornima ji from June 9th – 12th.
Click here for the flyer

Detroit, MI :- Sundarakandam discourse by Sri Poornima ji on June 17th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Sri Balaji Temple of Great Lakes W. Bloomingfield MI. Contact: Sridhar ji: 248-390-6534

Chicago, IL :- Hanumath Prabhavam by Sri Poornima ji on June 18th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Click here for the flyer

Toronto, Canada :- Srimad Bhagavata Saptaham  by Sri Poornima ji from June 20th – June 26th. Click here for the flyer

 

SUMMER CAMPS:
*HOUSTON, TX:
1. June 6-10: Vibrant India Camp, Ages 5-8 @ Namadwaar
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2. June 13-17: Cosmic Connections Workshop Ages 9-15 @ Namadwaar
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