Nama Dwaar newsletter – August 2013

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Acceptance: The Best Repentance

Learnings from Srimad Bhagavatam – 3

ParikshithBhagavan is the absolute truth and He alone is the truth. Therefore an action based on falsehood will clearly lead one away from Bhagavan. If one earnestly wishes to tread the path of attaining Bhagavan, committing a mistake on purpose is an act one must avoid at all times. But isn’t it also true that to err is human? A forsaken moment of loss of self-control is enough to commit a mistake. Then what is the fate of the wrong doer? Does he have a way of moving forward despite the wrong act?
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A Statue’s Divinity

Cherished Memoirs – 4

Sri SwamijiThis series chronicles sweet 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.
Click here to read about what brings divinity in a statue and Sri Swamiji’s interesting experience demonstrating divinity in a mere statue.

Pullambhoothankudi Sri Valvil Ramar

Madhura Geetam – Bharata Pradakshina – 3

Valvil RamarHis Holiness Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji has composed several hundreds of kirtans glorifying various deities and depicting different bhavas of a devotee – from praise and enjoyment, friendship and motherhood, to love and intense prayer. Sri Swamiji has also composed many kirtans on various kshetras or places of pilgrimage around India.
In this series, we will go on a pradakshina of Bharata desha as we present, each month, a kirtan composed by Sri Swamiji on a particular kshetra. This month’s kirtan is one composed on the reclining Sri Rama at Pullambhoothankudi, Tamil Nadu.
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Sant Tukkaram (1936)

Pages of Inspiration – Movie Review

TukkaramThe purpose of watching a movie about a saint is to bring about devotion in our hearts. The mix of emotions, the choice of the saint’s kirtans, the screenplay, the dialogues have to be perfectly amalgamated to evoke the right feeling in the viewers. Prabhat Films hit the bulls-eye in this regard when it produced the movie “Sant Tukaram” in the year 1936.

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“Tukaram-A Short Story” by Purushothaman N. Ram, 10 years

Young Reader’s Contribution

We welcome stories, articles, poems and artwork by children of all ages, for publication in this newsletter. Please send your contributions to

Click here to read this beautiful short story by a young writer.

July News

Dallas, TX
Dallas GOD group conducted an Art Camp for Gopa Kuteeram children in the area on July 3.

Richmond, VA
A grand Madhura Utsav was celebrated in Richmond, Virginia during the July 4th weekend. Devotees from all across the USA and Virginia joined in the joyous celebrations.

Houston, TX

  • Houston GOD conducted a Gopa Kuteeram Youth Camp themed on the Five Elements from July 11 to 14. The camp was a great success and was well appreciated by participants and parents alike.
  • Houston GOD also conducted an interesting 4-week “Samskruti Family Program” focused on values and management concepts from the Ramayana.

Guru Poornima Celebrations

  • 4-Day Guru Poornima Utsav at Houston Namadwaar
  • Special day of celebration at Quincy, MA
  • Special satsang and celebrations in California Bay Area

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