Nama Dwaar newsletter – October 2014

 

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On the auspicious occasion of Deepavali and HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji’s jayanthi, Nama Dwaar Newsletter wishes its readers a joyful festive season filled with the Grace of God and Guru.
Click here to see Sri Swamiji’s Deepavali message.

Unparalleled Love of the Gopis!

Learnings from Srimad Bhagavatam

Uddhava and GopisLove is the one element in the world that always brings happiness and peace; that always brings people together; that can always melt even the hardest of hearts and the cruelest of minds; and which is the one weapon and remedy against all the evils of the world.
It is no surprise then that the essence of the most beautiful scripture in the world – Srimad Bhagavatam – is nothing but Love.
Click here to read more.


Swami Shantanandapuri Maharaj—An Homage

Swami Shantanandapuri MaharajSwami Shantanandapuri Maharaj, a great saint, attained Mahasamadhi on October 14, 2014.
Here is an extract from one of his writings, as an homage to him.
Click here to read more.


A Saint’s Love & Sacrifice

Cherished Memoirs

Sri Muralidhara SwamijiThis 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, and are written by Dr. A. Bhagyanathan, personal secretary to Sri Swamiji.
In this issue – Read this interesting explanation for why great saints often endure physical suffering.
Click here to read more.


Tirunindravur

Madhura Geetam – Bharata Pradakshina

tirunindravurAbout 30 minutes from Tiruvallur is the town of Tirunindravur, another Divyadesam that was built during the Pallava era. The Lord here is known as Bhaktavatsala Perumal. Bhakta Vatsala means “one who is very affectionate to his devotee”. Here is Sri Swamiji’s beautiful kirtan on this compassionate Perumal.

Click here to see the kirtan.


KIDS’ CORNER

Vijayadasami – Cherish Victory! Cherish Knowledge!

SaraswatiNavaratri is an important Hindu festival celebrated by Indians all over the world. Over a period of nine nights, the festival marks the celebration of Durga, the Goddess of Power. The tenth day is called “Vijayadasami”, literally meaning “The Tenth Day of Victory.”
Click here to learn more about the significance of this auspicious day.


What Krishna Likes!

Kids’ Contribution

Read this short write-up by 8-year-old Haritha Ragouramane about what she absorbed from one of Sri Ramanujamji’s lectures.
Click here to take the quiz


Halloween Special Quiz – Demons and Spirits from the Puranas

It’s Halloween time in the USA! Here’s a fun quiz – let’s see how much you know about demons and spirits in our Puranas.
Click here to take the quiz


News of the month (September 2014)

**Radhashtami Celebrations Across USA
Richmond, Virginia
Dallas, TX

**Sri Ramanujamji’s Programs in New England, North Carolina and Maryland
Mass Prayer in Quincy, MA
Satsang at Padhuka Dham in Concord,MA
Discourse at Nashua Temple,New Hampshire
Talk at Acton Sloka Kids, Acton MA
Lecture at Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam Satsang, Acton MA
Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times at Lexington MA
Gopakuteeram Performance in Raleigh,North Carolina
“Practical Aspects of Srimad Bhagavatam” lecture in Raleigh, North Carolina
Discourse on ‘Essence of Bhagavatha Dharma’ in Maryland


UPCOMING EVENTS

SRI M. K. RAMANUJAM JI’S VISIT TO USA

Sri M K Ramanujam ji, a senior disciple of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, will be touring the US between October and December 2014. He will conduct spiritual discourses,  Madhura Utsavs, Youth Leadership programs and more in various cities across the USA.

He is currently in Minneapolis, and in Nov-Dec he will visit Atlanta, Orlando, Houston, California Bay Area, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle and Houston.
Please visit this page for details on each of his programs.

 

OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS COMING UP:

MINNEAPOLIS, MN:

  • Oct 26: Om Shanti – An Ode to Harmony: A Thematic Harmony Concert and Mass Prayer for World Peace

Call 425-445-0157 or email minneapolis.god@godivinity.org for more info.

HOUSTON, TX

  • Nov 8: Namadwaar Bhoomi Pooja (Groundbreaking ceremony) for New Prayer House Building Construction and Mass Prayer. Click here for invitation.
  • Nov 15: “Life and Soul” Free Community Health Fair @ New Life Plaza, Manvel TX. Flyer.
  • Dec 20-27: Grand Srimad Bhagavata Saptaha Utsav and Annual GOD USA Madhura Utsav

Call 281-402-6585 or email houston.god@godivinity.org for more info.

DALLAS, TX

  • Nov 22-30: Madhura Utsav. Flyer.
  • Dec 7: “Radhe Radhe – A Story of Love for the Supreme” Fundraiser Dance Concert

Call 1-830-446- 3325 or email dallasnamadwaar@yahoo.com for more info.


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