Nama Dwaar newsletter – July 2018

Guru Poornima Message from Sri Swamiji

Sri Swamiji celebrated the special occasion at the holy kshetras of Senganoor and Govindapuram, near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. That night was a rare total lunar eclipse, an extremely auspicious time to perform Nama sankirtan. So on Guru Poornima night, at Govindapuram (the hallowed  ‘Nama’ kshetra that is home to the jiva samadhi of the great saint Sri Bhagavan Nama Bodhendra Saraswati Swami), at Chaitanya Kuteeram (the abode of Lord Jagannatha and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu himself), under the shining full moon, blissful Mahamantra kirtan was performed. During the day, as part of the celebrations at Senganoor, Sri Swamiji gave a brief upanyasam about the significance of Guru Poornima and the importance of the Guru.

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Importance Of Spiritual Path For Kids

Why is spiritual foundation for a child necessary? What is the difference between a child that grows imbued with spirituality versus the rest? How can we provide the much required dose of spiritual nourishment to the child in this day and age?

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Cherished Memoirs 62 – Sri Swamiji’s Simple but Profound Insight on the Purpose of Human Birth

“Cherrished Memoirs” series chronicles interesting experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. In this episode, Dr. Bhagyanathanji pens profound thoughts on the purpose of human birth shared by Sri Swamiji recently.

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Vedantha Athichoodi – Orumaiyudan dhyanam sei

“Athichoodi” is a type of poetic work (in Tamil) that comprises of a collection of one-line philosophical verses. H H Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji has composed a “Vedanta Athichoodi”, a poetic work that speaks of life’s most important principles. Every month we take one verse from Sri Swamiji’s “Vedanta Athichoodi” and expound on it. This time, it is the tenth verse – Orumaiyudan Dhyaanam Sei.

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Kid’s Quiz – Ajanta and Ellora Caves

Hey kids! Care to test your knowledge about Indian temple architecture? Let us take you through the caves of Ajanta and Ellora and see if this quiz challenge helps you learn about the caves…

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Kardama and Devahuti

The Lord descended down as Kapila. This was the result of the sage Kardhama’s steadfast penance and the Lord’s compassion. He showered his grace on his mother Devahuti. Srimad Bhagavatam gives us a nectarine account of this story…. and a teenager from California retells the story for us.

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Experience in International Gopa Kuteeram Camp, India July 2018

For kids growing in the West, how would a jaunt into their core culture and tradition feel? Getting back to their roots…. This summer, GOD had arranged a two-day camp designed especially for children that live outside India on July 16-17. The kids were exposed to a variety of Indian traditions – from art, archaeology, entertainment, customs, ethics, science and what not – all rooted in the Indian tradition. One of the young participants gives an account of the enriching experience.

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