Nama Dwaar newsletter – October 2015

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Navaratri, Kolu and The Mother Goddess

The Goddess

The Navaratri festival of the Mother Goddess was just celebrated this month and Indian communities everywhere were agog with the festivities. What does Navratri mean? Why do we worship the Divine Mother? Why do we keep Kolu during Navaratri.

 

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Cherished Memoirs 29

A Mahatma’s Bhaavas

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, and are written by Dr. A. Bhagyanathan, personal secretary to Sri Swamiji.

The way bhaktas celebrate, decorate their Ishtta (favourite deity) in rapturous love is novel every time. It reflects the bhaava rasaas (devotional nectar) that arise in a gush in their hearts. The way Sri Swamiji celebrates and takes delight in Premika Varadan is also the same.

Click here to read more about how Sri Swamiji celebrates Sri Madhurisakhi and Premika Varadan.

 


Madhura Geetam – Prayer Series: 3

En Asaigalai Ketpayo

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.

This month, we will be looking at Sri Swamiji’s ‘En Asaiagalai Ketpayo’, a beautiful kirtan in ‘Sahana’ raga, that shows us how to show our love to the Lord.

Click here for the kirtan.

 


KIDS’ CORNER – Kid’s Story

Struggles are the stepping stones for success

Stepping stonesYoung Gopal was struggling. He was having a hard time understanding some math concepts, unlike some of his classmates. He was dejected.

He ran to the pooja room and asked the lovely deities of Radha and Krishna silently, “Krishna! Are you not compassionate? Why should you allow me to struggle so much? It is so unfair!”
The deities just stood there, smiling at him. Disappointed, he walked out of the room.

He went to the garden………

Click here to read the full story

 


Quiz Time – Sharad Poornima

raasSharad Poornima is a very auspicious day. It is on this day Lord Krishna danced with all the Gopis and performed the ‘Raas Leela’. How much do you know about Sharad Poornima?
Click here to test your knowledge.

 


Nama Anubhava

One of our satsang member’s family friend was critically ill and unfit to travel. But he had to travel to India for a life saving surgery.

Click here to learn how Mahamantra saved him!

 


News of the month (Sept – Oct 2015)

Bhakata Charitram Discourse by Sri Ramanujam ji in Detroit, MI

**Sri Ramanujamji’s 2015 USA Satsang trip began in a very grand manner with a beautiful Bhakta Charitram discourse series at Sri Balaji temple in Great Lakes from Saturday,October 10th 2015 to Thursday, October 15th 2015. Click here to read the report

Radhashtami Celebration at Namadwaar Houston, TX

**Radhashtami – the birth day of Sri Radha Devi was celebrated on Sunday,September 20th 2015 at Houston Namadwaar with a Jhoola (swing) Utsav for the Divine Couple. Click here for the detailed report

Navaratri Satsang at Bhutanese Mandir Dallas, TX

** On Saturday October 17,2015 , Dallas GOD chapter joined the Bhutanese community in Dallas Ft Worth in a thirty minute Mahamantra chanting session, followed by an hour of bhajans as part of Navaratri celebrations at the Chimney Hill Bhutanese Mandir in Dallas, Texas.  Click here for the detailed report

21 Day Nama Relay in Minneapolis, MN

** GOD chapter of Minneapolis conducted a Mahamantra relay for 21 consecutive days from September 15th to October 6th 2015.  Click here for the detailed report

Gopa Kuteeram Performance at Rath Yatra in Morrisville, NC

** Gopa Kuteeram kids of North Carolina performed in Ratha Yatra 2015 organized in Morrisville, NC on Saturday 17th Oct 2015. Click here for the detailed report

UPCOMING EVENTS

SRI RAMANUJAMJI’s USA PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Sri Ramanujamji, disciple of HH Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, is visiting the USA from Oct 9 for a period of 3 months for satsangs around the country. Similar to earlier years, this is a grand series of discourses and lectures on various topics glorifying the Sanatana Dharma, Nama Kirtan and Bhagavata Dharma. The aim of this is to spread the greatness of our Sanatana Dharma to the Indians living abroad, as well as to our American friends belonging to other countries and races.
Please visit www.godivinity.org for details.

October & November Schedule:
Washington, DC
** Oct 30-Nov 5: Bhagavata Saptaham in Maryland. For details contact Malathi ji: 804-306-8198

Minneapolis, MN
** Nov 6-11: Bhakta Vijayam Utsav in Minneapolis. For details contact Priya ji: 425-445-0157

Atlanta, GA
** Nov 12-18: Srimad Bhagavata Saptaham at Sri Hanuman Mandir, Alpharetta, GA. For details contact Kishore ji: 404-788-7391

Dallas, TX
** Nov 19-Dec 1: Madhura Utsav in Guruvayurappan temple, Carrollton, TX. For details contact Mayakoothan ji: 1-830-4GOD-DAL

Houston – Shaking hands across continents – Western-Indian music concert based on Sri Swamiji’s compositions.
** Nov 7th, 4:00 PM. For details contact houston.god@godivinity.com (or) call 281.402.6585

Namadwaar, Houston TX – Sri Swamiji ‘s Jayanthi Celebration 
** Nov 8th, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For details call: 281-402-6585

For more details contact houston.god@godivinity.com
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