Nama Dwaar newsletter – November 2016

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Nava Rasas in Srimad Bhagavatam

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What is a “Rasa”? The word Rasa has many beautiful meanings. It can mean nectar or juice; it can mean flavor, taste or aroma; it can also mean emotion or sentiment. In essence though, it means “something to be enjoyed”. Srimad Bhagavatham brims with rasa. The crown jewel of all the Puranas is something to be enjoyed!

 

Click here to read about the rasas in Srimad Bhagavatham.

 


Cherished Memoirs 42

Early Days, Old Devotees & Chaitanya Kuteeram

Sri Swamiji_chinmudraThis 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.
This year, on September 19, the tenth anniversary of Chaitanya Kuteeram where Lord Jagannath along with Sri Subhadra, Sri Balaram and Sri Krishna Chaitanya-Sri Nityananda resides was celebrated successfully. On this occasion, Dr. Bhagyanthanji, Personal Secretary of Sri Swamiji reminisces Sri Swamiji’s life at Bharathidasan Colony, the greatness and significance of Govindapuram, Mahamantra and Chaitanya Kuteeram. Click here to read more.

 


Madhura Geetam – Prayer Series: 16

Oh Lord! Bestow a boon on me!

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.

 

Mahans are wary of Maya and pray to the Lord to escape its clutches. Sri Swamiji too has a similar prayer to the Lord in the song “Dayai ondru seiyya”, set in Anandhabhairavi raga.

Click here for the kirtan.

 


The Killing of Kamsa

Kamsa, uncle of Lord Krishna and Balarama, plots to kill them both and invites them to Mathura. Krishna and Balaram turn the tables around and Kamsa, who plotted to end Krishna and Balaram’s life, meets his end.
Click here to read how Krishna and Balaram ended the tyranny and brought happiness to the citizens of Mathura.

 


Quiz – Divya Desam Series 12

There are 108 Divya Desams – temples/abodes of Lord Narayana that have been sung by the Azhwars. This month let us learn about the one in the outskirts of Chennai – Thirunindravur Divyadesam.

Click here to take the quiz.

 


News of the month (Oct – Nov 2016)

**Sri Swamiji’s Jayanthi Celebrations in Boston,MA
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** Deepavali and Sri Swamiji’s Jayanthi Celebrations in Coppell, TX
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**Diwali and Sri Swamiji Jayanthi Celebrations at Namadwaar Houston, TX
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**Sri Swamiji’s Jayanthi Celebrations in New Jersey
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**Sri Swamiji’s Jayanthi Celebrations in Detroit
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**Deepavali and Sri Swamiji’s Jayanthi Celebrations in Bay Area, CA
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**Deepavali and Sri Swamiji’s Jayanthi Celebrations in Toronto, Canada
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**Sri Swamiji’s Celebrations in Seattle, WA
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**Gopashtami Celebrations at Houston Namadwaar, TX
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**Gopashtami Celebrations in Bay Area, CA
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 Upcoming Events

SRI RAMANUJAMJI’s Visit to the USA – Nov 2016 to Jan 2017

Sri RamanujamjiSri Ramanujamji, disciple of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, will visit the USA and conduct satsangs and workshops around the country, between Nov and Jan. Similar to earlier years, there will be a grand series of discourses and programs on various topics glorifying the Sanatana Dharma, Nama Kirtan and Bhagavata Dharma. He will also conduct inspiring corporate workshops and sessions for professional organizations and youth.
His tour schedule is below. Let us all make use of this wonderful opportunity to interact with him and be inspired by his words.

Dec 1-7: Boston MA, Contact (617) 458 0516, Click here for flyer
Dec 9-13: Richmond VA, Contact (804) 747 7997, Click here for flyer
Dec 15-22 & 24-31: Houston TX, (281) 402 6585, Click here for flyer
Dec 22-24: Minneapolis MN, (425) 445 0157, Click here for flyer
Jan 2-8: Atlanta GA, Contact (404) 788 7391, Click here for flyer
Jan 10-16: California Bay Area, (408) 431 5688, Click here for flyer
Please stay tuned for specifics about his programs in each of these cities.

Other Upcoming Events

HOUSTON
Currently Ongoing – 108-Family Mahamantra Prayer Relay. Click here for the flyer.

Dec 18, 4:00 PM – ‘Bhakti Sugandham- The Fragrance of Devotion’, Bharatanatyam Dance ballet glorifying Srimad Bhagavatam featuring compositions of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. Visit www.godivinity.org for more info or call 281-402-6585, Click here for flyer

 


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