Regional US Celebrations of His Holiness Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji’s 60th Thirunakshatram

Namadwaar Virginia, VA
Year round Swati Nakshatra Srimad Bhagavatha Parayanam:
By Sri Swamiji’s abundant grace, around 60 Bhagavatas are extremely blessed to offer Srimad Bhagavatha Parayanam every day starting Swati, Nov 13, 2020. On Nov 4th, 2021 devotees offered one year of Srimad Bhagavatha parayanam Samarpan at HIS lotus feet.

Akhanda Mahamantra Kirtan:
By the immense grace of Sri Swamiji, Namadwaar Virginia devotees did Akanda Mahamantra Sankirtan starting Nov 4th to Nov 8th. Around 55 devotees participated in this.

Sri SwamiJi Jayanthi Celebration and Deepothsav: On Nov 4th, devotees celebrated Aippasi Swati and Sri SwamiJi’s 60th Jayanthi, by offering Srimad Bhagavata Parayanam, Pushparchanai, Madhura Geetham. Satsang ended with Mahamantra Kirtan.

GOD Detroit Chapter:
Sri Swamiji’s 60th Thirunakshatra Mahotsavam was celebrated at the Sri Balaji Temple of Great Lakes on Nov 6th 2021. Mahamantra was chanted by devotees for 1 hour, followed by Madhura Geetham rendition by Smt Sripriya Venkatesan ji, vocal supported by Sri SriHariji, Mridangam supported by Sri Srikanth Duraiswamy. Followed by Madhura Geetham dance offering by HTR students, Nandini ji and Bhavisha ji. Special choreography was done by Smt Sudha Chandrasekhar ji.

Namadwaar Houston, TX:

With the immense divine krupa of Sri Swamiji, just as North America Sri Aishwarya Srinivasa Perumal embarked on His voyage across the seas to Namadwaar, over a hundred devotees came together for the first time in almost two years, to celebrate Sri Swamiji’s 60th Thirunakshatram and Deepavali.

It was a joyful celebration with Sri Guru kirtans, Sri Govardhan Puja and fireworks.

Aravindji briefly told the story of Sri Krishna’s Govardhana Leela. This was followed by Anna kootosavam with 60 different types of dishes and Govinda Pattabhishekam as the name Govinda resounded in all the devotees’ lips. A birthday cake was lovingly offered to Sri Swamiji as the devotees chanted Mahamantra.

Many devotees also brought their Mahamantra pushpam offering for Sri Swamiji. The event concluded with fireworks, sparklers and prasadam for all.

GOD Tampa Chapter:
Sri Swamiji’s Jayanthi Celebration & Deepavali By the divine grace of Sri Madhurisaki sametha Sri Premika Varadhan takurji and our beloved Guru Maharaj, GOD Tampa Satsang celebrated Sri Guruji Jayanthi and Diwali in a very festive manner. Mahamantra kirtan, Guru kirtans and Sri Madhuragitam’s were offered at the divine padukas of Sri Swamiji by satsang bhaktas on November 6, 2021. 15 families attended the satsang. After Satsang, kids had lot of fun with Fireworks.

Namadwaar Seattle, WA:
By the Blessings of Sri Swamiji and Sri Premika Varadan and MadhuriSakhi, Seattle Satsang families celebrated Sri Swamiji’s 60th Thirunakshatram through Akhandanama, Srimad Bhagavatam parayanam and Madhurageetam on Nov 6th. Kids participated in the Bala Bhagavata parayanam, Bala Mahamantra chanting and Madhurageetham rendition.

GOD Orlando Chapter:
By the immense grace of Guru Maharaj and Madhuri Sakhi and Premika Varadan, Orlando GOD celebrated Sri Swami ji’s 60th Thirunakshatram and Diwali with Akhandanama on Nov 7th. The event was conducted through Zoom. About 14 families participated in the event.

Namadwaar Dallas, TX:
By the Immense grace of Sri Madhuri Sakhi Sameta Premika Varadan and Sri Swamiji, GOD Dallas was indeed blessed to celebrate Swami Ji’s 60th Thirunakshatram celebrations for two days – Nov 5th and 6th.

Govardhan Puja, the auspicious festival commemorated to worship our Thakur Ji was on Nov 5th. Devotees were truly enthralled in celebrating both Govardhan Puja and Sri Swamiji’s Jayanthi together on this special day. The celebrations started with chanting of Mahamantra followed by Sathguru Panchakam. Sri Sathguru Ashtothram was recited and Archana to the Holy Padukas was performed. Dallas Namadwaar was vibrating with joy when Srimad Bhagavatham and Sri Madhurageetham ensued. The celebrations culminated with Mass prayer and HArathi. What an apt day to celebrate our Sri Swamiji’s Jayanthi on the Govardhan puja day! It was truly amazing to realize and relate to our Thakur Ji’s lifting the Govardhana mountain as an umbrella for the protection of Vraja Bhoomi to our Master, bestowing us all with an umbrella of Mahamantra for our self-protection and uplift.

There was an extended Satsang planned for the following day, Nov 6th as part of Sri Swamiji’s 60th Thirunakshatram. Satsang commenced with chanting the Divine names followed by Sri Madhurageetham and Vishnu Sahasranamam. Around 20 devotees participated in the celebrations at Namadwaar on both days and a few families joined via Zoom.

On Nov 8th which was the date birthday of Sri Swamiji; we had a special satsang on zoom in the evening from 6.30 to 8.30 pm. Mahamantra was chanted for 30 mins and Guru kirtans were sung for an hour by various families that joined the call. This was followed by Kaliyayum bali kollum kirtan. Around 10 families joined the Special Guru kirtan session that evening.

Our Immense Gratitude and Prayers at the holy feet of Sri Swamiji for bestowing us with more Satsangs to relish the Divine path.

Namadwaar Atlanta, GA:
By the grace of Sri Premika Varadhan Takurji and our beloved Sri Swamiji, Atlanta Namadwaar celebrated Sri Swamiji’s 60th Thirunakshatram in all grandeur. Sri Swamiji’s photo was placed on a beautifully decorated pedestal glowing with lamps. Satsang devotees commenced the celebration with Nama. Families including adults and kids offered Gurukirtans for the pleasure of Sri Swamiji. Some of the beautiful renditions included kaNgaL gurunAthanaik, nADuvEn nAn pADuvEn, guru kripai illAmal hari, gurunathan charaname Sri Guruji Ashtotharam was offered followed by Pushpa Varsham. Strict Covid guidelines and protocols were adhered to during all events conducted at Atlanta Namadwaar.

GOD Bay Area Chapter:
GOD Bay Area Satsang Chapter was blessed to commemorate the auspicious occasion of Sri Swamiji’s 60th Thirunaksahtaram with a Nama Saptaham from November 1st to 7th 2021 from 9am to 10pm. Following the Nama Sankirtan,  Guru Madhurageethams were rendered everyday. Bay Area GOD Satsang members were blessed to render all the Guru Madhurageethams over the course of the seven days. On Thursday, November 4, being the occasion of Aippasi Swathi, Guru Ashtothram was chanted. On Monday, November 8th special satsang was conducted commemorating the English Birth Anniversary of Sri Swamiji. Satsang included Nama SAnkirtan, Guru Panchakam and Special Deepotsav. Extended Satsangs were conducted as part of the daily Nama Satsangs in the morning and evening commemorating the auspicious occasion of Sri Swamiji’s 60th Thirunakshatram.

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