Nama Dwaar newsletter – April 2013

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When Prayers are Seemingly in Vain…

Prayers are extremely powerful. They have an innate spiritual power. Prayers can perform wonders: they can move mountains and cure the incurable. People often go to Mahatmas with prayers for themselves or their friends and relatives.
But there are times when some prayers are apparently not answered. Why? Are the Mahatmas being indifferent or are they incapable of fulfilling some prayers?
Click here to read on.

The Nityopavasi

Panguni Uthiram (celebrated on March 26 2013) is said to be the auspicious day when Gowri married Lord Shiva, Sita married Lord Rama, Andal married Lord Ranganatha and became one with him. In contemporary times, it was on this auspicious day in April 2010 that Sri Ammalu Ammal, a great devotee who spent her entire life devoted to Lord Krishna, became one with Him! She was then 104 years old.
Click here to read more about this great contemporary saint.

Answers and Beyond…

SwamijiCrossLeggedSpiritual questions answered by HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Question: I have read in one of your messages that we should not be susceptible to emotional injuries that others might inflict upon us or emotional influence that others might try to wield on us. How to grow into such a state?
Click here to read the answer to this and other questions.

Sankar’s Teacher

Children’s story

Sankar was a handsome young boy. He was also intelligent and of good character. But he was very lazy. Yet he nurtured the desire to score really well and pursue a successful medical career.
Click here to see what the Lord did about it.

Kids’ Quiz – Vasantha Navaratri

The is the season for the spring festival of Vasantha Navaratri. Let’s see how much you know about this lesser known “Navaratri”.
Click here to take the quiz.

News of the month

Milwaukee, WI
** Nama Saptaham was conducted for 7 days at the residence of Smt. Priya and Sri Thulasi ji at Milwaukee on March 9th. Click here to read the report.

Houston, TX
** The second annual Traditional Treasures Youth Spring Workshop was conducted in the Houston area on March 11th.
Click here for report and pictures
** A beautiful Vasanthotsavam was conducted at Namadwaar on March 16. Read report and see pictures here.
**Houston Namadwaar celebrated its third anniversary during the weekend of March 29th-31st with Nama sankirtan, satsangs, a commemorative program with charitable giving and cultural performances and with Nagara sankirtan. Read the detailed report here.

Atlanta, GA
** Atlanta GOD satsang celebrated Shivaratri with a special satsang and a special Gopa Kuteeram session on March 16th. Click here to read the report.
** A special Ekadasi satsang was conducted on April 6th by GOD group at Ahobilam Mutt in Atlanta. Click here to read the report.
** Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu jayanthi was celebrated by Atlanta GOD group on April 10th Click here to read the report and see pictures.

Minneapolis, MN
** A weekly Mahamantra Meditation Series was started at the Amanae and Frequencies of Brilliance Center in Minneapolis, on March 28th. Read the report here.

Bay Area, CA
** A special Akhanda Nama sankirtan satsang was conducted at the residence of Smt. Nithya and Sri Rajesh at Cupertino, CA on April 6th. Read the report here.

Upcoming Events

**Ram Navami Satsangs at Glen Allen, VA and Cary/Raleigh, NC – April 18th-21st
Highlight event: Discourse by Sri Narayanan ji on “Nama Mahima” at Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir, Cary, NC on April 20th at 4:30 pm.
For more information and other program details contact: or

**Short Story Contest at Milwaukee, WI
April 20th at Pewaukee Public Library, 10 am to 12 noon.
For details contact:

**Houston Namadwaar 12-hour Akhanda Mahamantra Sankirtan – April 26th-28th

** Dallas, TX – “Heart of Love” – A music/dance fundraiser event – May 12 (Mother’s Day) – Tickets start at $10
For more information and tickets contact: or call 830-446-3325

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