Nama Dwaar newsletter – September 2015

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The World and our Savior

Kali and the savior

“If a man is a master of empty, fancy and even abusive vocabulary, he will be considered a scholar. Ostentation and show will become the hallmark of character. Well-dressed hair will become the criterion of beauty. A man’s worth will be estimated only with wealth rather than with virtuousness and character. Business will become tantamount to the practice of fraud.
Men will live to eat, not eat to live. A man who maintains his family by hook or crook will be considered resourceful and respectable…”

In Srimad Bhagavatam, the great sage Shuka paints a vivid picture of how the world will be during the age of ‘Kali’. A true picture of our current world! In this society that is filled with dishonesty, corruption, ostentation, sensuality, fear and selfishness, what is the hope for us?

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Cherished Memoirs 28

In the company of a realized soul

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.

Being always by the side of Sri Swamiji is a blissful experience. Sri Swamiji often says, “It is one thing to read about the life histories of the devotees who lived long ago but to actually live them is entirely different.” Dr. A. Bhagyanathan, personal secretary to Sri Swamiji, shares some of his experiences with Sri Swamiji.

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Madhura Geetam – Prayer Series: 2

Pavitramai Vazhndida

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 a kirtan ‘Pavithramai Vaazhndida’ that is very apt for our lives today. Here Sri Swamiji beseeches to Radha Devi, with perfectly apt words describing the ills of life, to protect him and bless him with a pure life.

Click here to see the prayer song on pure life by Sri Swamiji.


KIDS’ CORNER – Kid’s Story

Govardhan Lila

Govardhana Giridhari

Meera Srinivas from San Jose, CA has recounted Lord Krishna’s Govardhan Lila – how He effortlessly lifts the Govardhan hill to protect His devotees. The story also describes how He got His name – Govinda and Giridhari.

Read the story here


Quiz Time – Krishna’s Dwaraka Lila

Lord Dwarakadeesh

Sri Krishna Jayanti was celebrated on September 4 this year. The Lord spent His childhood days in Brindavan, then He went to Mathura and later established His kingdom in Dwaraka. How much do you know about the Lord’s lilas in Mathura and Dwaraka?

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Gopa Kuteeram New Structured Syllabus Introduced

GK_logo 2015

Gopa Kuteeram is Global Organization for Divinity’s worldwide children’s life enrichment program.The ultimate purpose of learning is not just knowledge gain. The consummation of learning lies in development into a complete individual.With this aim in mind, a new structured, worldwide curriculum has been introduced from this year.

Click here to know more about the program


News of the month (Aug – Sept 2015)

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations across the US!

Namadwaar Houston, TX

** Janmashtami was celebrated in a grandeur at Houston Namadwaar for 10 days from September 4 th to 13th. The celebration started off with Bhagavata parayanam on Sri Krishna jananam, uriyadi (breaking butter pot) and Nandotsavam. 12 hours of continuous Mahamantra chanting was performed at Namadwaar daily for the next 9 days. Click here to read the report

Dallas, TX

** By the immense grace of Sri Swamiji, the G.O.D Dallas chapter celebrated the “Krishna Janmashtami” in a remarkable way by performing nine continuous days of Akanda Mahamantra Kirtan for 12 hours every day at different houses. Click here for the detailed report

Bay Area, CA

** Bay Area G.O.D Chapter celebrated the descent of Lord Krishna joyfully with a 3-day Utsav in Bay Area, CA. Click here for the detailed report

Richmond, VA

** With the immense grace and blessings of Sri Swamiji, Virginia God Satsang families celebrated Krishna Janmashtami in a grand manner. Click here for the detailed report

Raleigh, NC

** Janmashtami was celebrated in a really wonderful manner in Cary, NC on Saturday, September 5th 2015. Raleigh GOD Chapter had organized a Gopakuteeram program at Sri Shirdi Sai Mandir of North Carolina on the auspicious day of Janmashtami.
Click here for the detailed report

Seattle, WA

** Seattle chapter of G.O.D celebrated Gokulashtami at the VEDA Sri Venkateshwara temple on September 5th, 2015 from 4:15PM to 7:30PM.  Click here for the detailed report

Boston, MA

** Krishna Janmashtami was celebrated in a very grand manner at Hindu Temple of Massachusetts, Acton on Friday, September 4th 2015 from 5:30-8pm. The celebrations included Sri Krishna Jananam parayanam from Srimad Bhagavatam, followed by rendition of kirtans composed by Sri Swamiji. Click here for the detailed report

Commencement Prayer for School Goers in Richmond, VA

** With the blessings of Sri Swamiji, the first ‘Commencement Prayer for School Goers’ event was hosted by Virginia GOD on Saturday the 5th September, 2015 between 4:45 pm and 7:00 pm. Click here to read 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 Schedule
Detroit, MI

** Oct 10-15: 6:30-8:30 pm: Bhaktha Vijayam-The Journey of Love at Sri Balaji Temple of Great Lakes
** Oct 11-10am: Radha Kalyana Mahotsavam at Sri Balaji Temple of Great Lakes
Click here for details

Orlando, FL
** Oct 16: 6:30-8pm & Oct 17-20: 6:30-8:30pm – Sampoorna Krishna Katha at Hindu Temple Casselberry, FL
Click here for details

Boston, MA
** Oct 22-28: 6:30-8:30 pm: Srimad Bhagavata Saptaha Mahotsavam at Acton Hindu Temple, Acton MA.
** Oct 25: 9am-12:30 pm: Radha Kalyanam
Contact: Narayanan: 617 820 2968

Washington, DC
** Oct 30-Nov 5: Bhagavata Saptaham in Maryland.

1. Houston – Life and Soul Free Health Fair
** Sept 26, 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. For details contact houston.god@godivinity.com

2. 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

3. Minneapolis – Mahamantra Sankirtan for 21 days across 21 homes.
** Sept 16th – Oct 6th. For details contact minneapolis.god@godivinity.org

For more details contact houston.god@godivinity.com
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