Nama Dwaar newsletter – December 2013

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The Unalloyed Devotion of Prahlada!

Learnings from Srimad Bhagavatam – 7

Prahalada In the seventh canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, in answer to King Parikshith’s question requesting Sri Shuka to dispel his doubt whether Lord Narayana was partial (to the Devas) or impartial, Sri Shuka says: “… yad bhAgavata mAhAtmyaḿ bhagavad bhakti vardhanam…”
(The stories of great devotees [referring to Prahlada here] is a means of increasing devotion to the Lord).

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The Guru is Always There!

Cherished Memoirs – 7

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.
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Lord Panduranga – Pandharpur, Maharashtra

Madhura Geetam – Bharata Pradakshina – 7

PandurangaHis 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 one of Sri Swamiji’s favorite deities – the great Lord Panduranga of Pandharpur – and relates how Panduranga brought Sri Swamiji to Him.
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The Lord Fulfills a Devotee’s Duty

Story Time

SnakeSri Sadguru Swamigal was one of the great saints who glorified the path of devotion through Nama Sankirtan. Here is an interesting incident from his life.
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Sri Sadguru Swamigal

Quiz Time

Sri Sadguru Swamigal was a great Mahatma, and one who is counted in the Trinity of Nama Sankirtanam along with Sri Bhagavan Nama Bodhendral and Sri Sridhara Ayyaval. Take this quiz to learn more about the great saint.
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News of the month

Dallas, TX

  • Madhura Utsav – Srimad Bhagavata Saptaha Mahotsav, 2013.

Minneapolis, MN

  • Kirtan and Pravachan on ‘Bhakti Yoga’ at Nokomis Yoga, MN.
  • Srimad Bhagavatam Initiation and an evening in introspection in Minneapolis.
  • Srimad Bhagavata Mahotsav and Krishna Bhakti Samrajye.
  • Bhakti Sankirtan at Amanae and Frequencies of Brilliance Center in the Twin Cities, MN.
  • Rukmini Kalyanam at Hindu Temple of Minneapolis.
  • Sangeetha Upanyasam and Divya Nama Sankirtan in Minneapolis, MN.

Seattle, WA

  • ‘A Garland of Love-Aksharamanamalai’ Discourse at Bhaktananda Ashram, Seattle.
  • Sri Ramanujamji’s visit to ‘The Center for Sacred Heart’, Seattle.
  • Bhagavata Dharma Discourse series in Seattle.
  • Radha Kalyanam in Seattle.

Houston, TX

  • Sri Swamiji’s 52nd Jayanthi Celebrations at Houston Namadwaar.

Chicago, IL

  • Sri Swamiji’s Jayanthi Celebrations in Chicago, November 2013.

Richmond, VA

  • Sri Swamiji’s 52nd Jayanthi Celebrations in Richmond, VA.

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