“What we need is the freedom from the shackles of our senses. That alone is freedom. – Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy

Visit our Gallery for images Pujyasree Mathioli R. Saraswathy’s visit to the US

Nandalala Mission Founder 75th Birthday Celebration at Thulasi

Jai Nandalala,

With the divine grace of our Guru and Founder of Nandalala Mission, Pujyashri Mathioli R. Saraswathy, we are happy to celebrate her 75th birthday. Below are the details. Please participate and make it a successful memorable event for all of us to enjoy and cherish.

3405 Cabrillo Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Wednesday, September 23rd
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Devotees can come and offer flower rangoli at Thulasi. Devotees are requested to bring flowers and offer the rangoli.

7:00 PM – Abhishekam to Pujyashri Akka’s padhukas. The Abhishekam will be done by a chosen couple and all participants can offer milk at the end of the abhishekam.

7:30 PM to 8:00 PM – Cultural activities by children of Nandalala Mission children club (TBD). Will be confirmed mid September.

8:00 PM onwards – Dinner (potluck). Please contact Smt. Shyamala Ramakrishnan for potluck menu details at (408) 498-1604.

Saturday, September 26th
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Ganapathy, Navagraha, Ayush, and Mrithunjaya homam

Interested devotees are requested to contact Shri Ramakrishnan and Smt. Shyamala Ramakrishnan at (408) 498-1604 or parijath@gmail.com with your Gothram, Name and Nakshatram/Rasi details. Sankalpam amount is $101/- per family. Family includes husband/wife and children.

11:00 AM onwards – Lunch (potluck). Please contact Smt. Shyamala Ramakrishnan for potluck menu details at (408) 498-1604

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Saraswathy Nivasam Book Club

Saraswathy Nivasam Book Club is a discussion forum for our Founder, Pujya Shri Mathioli Saraswathy’s books.  Moderated by Dr. Senthilkumar, the book club meets online at regular intervals.  The current book being discussed is “Kaalam Sollum” – meaning “Time will tell”.  Send mail to nandala@nandalala.com to be added to invitation list for next meeting!

Recordings of past sessions will be added here shortly.

Nandalala Youth Concert Series: Sunday, August 23, 2015 in Sunnyvale at 2 PM

Jai Shri Nandalala!

Nandalala Mission will be hosting a Youth Concert on Sunday August 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM in Sunnyvale, California.

Performances by:
Preethika Ashok – Vocal
Disciple of Smt. Vasudha Ravi, “Vasudha Ravi School of Music”

Accompanied by:
Sasidhar Madugula – Violin
Akshay Venkatesan – Mridangam

737 Sequoia Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Please attend the concert to support the musicians! Attached flyer from the music school.

Nandalala Mission Youth Concert series is a primary fundraiser for Balakrishna Project, that provides milk and butter to a local shelter. Monetary and Safeway gift card donations are welcome!

Light refreshments will be provided. Children who are looking for community service opportunities – please contact us if you are available to help at this concert.

Please visit www.nandalala.com for more information on Nandalala Mission events.

Nandalala Mission Group Satyanarayana Puja: September 12, 2015

Jai Shri Nandalala!

As per the guidance from our Guru and Founder of Nandalala Mission, PujyaShri Mathioli Saraswathy, we are happy to organize Group Satyanarayana Puja.

Date/Time: September 12th 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Saratoga (address will be shared later)

Please contact either Namrata (namrata_apte@hotmail.com) or Umesh (umesh_ma@hotmail.com) for the registration and details.

If you are also interested in hosting the next puja in your home, please let us know.

Guidelines for the puja

* Any individual or couple can perform the puja. Outstation devotees or who can’t be present may sponsor for the puja and their names will be included in the Sankalpa. One Sankalpa includes either an individual or a couple with their unmarried children.

* If you wish to perform the puja, please register as soon as possible as the seating is limited and available on first come first served basis.

* The sponsorship/registration for the puja is US $ 27/-.

* Puja will be performed by the individual or couple under guidance of Pandit Umashankar Dikshit Ji of SVCC temple in Fremont.

* Devotees who will perform the puja will all collectively bring fruits/flowers and few other things for the pooja. Remaining pooja supplies will be provided by the Nandalala Mission and the host family. Details of the location and list of the items to bring will be provided upon registration.

Nandalala Mission

Pujyashri Akka’s Book “Kaalam Sollum”; Dial-In: 1-310-372-7549, Code: 7442658

Jai Nandalala!!!

Dear All,

With our sincere prayers to Her Holiness Pujyashri Mathioli Saraswathy (PujyaShri AKKA), we are embarking on an ambitious new project this August. Many of us do not have the knowledge or ability to read Tamil fluently; as a result, we have never been able to read Shri Amma’s books and gain the immense knowledge that resides in them.

Our plan is to do a series of conference calls where Dr. Senthilkumar from Nandalala Mission, LA Chapter will read through one chapter each session from PujyaShri AKKA’s book and share his thoughts and understanding of the same. PujyaShri AKKA had earlier suggested to Dr. Senthilkumar that he begin with HER book ‘Kaalam Sollum’ and our hope is to complete the 18 chapters in that book before Christmas this year (3-4 calls every month each lasting 1 hour each spread over 6 months).

The next 2 sessions are planned on the following dates:

Dates: Monday, August 10th 2015 and Monday, August 24th 2015
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM PST

Please await reminders for the following sessions on a ongoing basis.

Nandalala Mission

Nandalala Mission NJ – Activities Planned for August 2015

Dear All –

The following are the activities planned for August 2015. Sorry for the delay in sending this.

#1 – Monday, August 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM: Sankata Hara Chaturthi Pooja

Sankata Hara Chaturthi Pooja for the month of March will be held at Lakshmi/Bala’s house on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Please RSVP to confirm attendance ASAP as it will help us plan accordingly.

27 Barrington Drive,
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Phone: (609) 799-3390

#2 – Friday, August 7, 2015 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM: Sree Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting

Please join us for Sree Lalitha Sahasranamam chanting at Sri Akhilandeswari Peetam (Raju Venkatraman’s house) on the first Friday of every month.

Raju and Jayashree Venkatraman
Sree Akhilandeshwari Peetham
1 Shady Brook Lane
Cranbury, NJ 08512

Kindly RSVP Raju @ (609) 451-0609 or jai.nandalala@gmail.com if you plan to join us for the chanting.

#3 – Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 4:30 PM: Matru Seva

Please join us for a youth music concert. The details are listed below.

Venue: Bridgewater Temple
Time: 4:30 PM
– Vishnu Srinivas: Vocal
– Swetha Narasimhan: Violin
– JAnahan Ramakrishnan: Mrudangam

#4 – Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM: Matru Seva

Matru Seva for the month of August will be held on Saturday, August 29 at 11:00 AM. We plan to deliver 100 brown bag lunches to a soup kitchen. We will meet at Siva Ganesh and Madhuri’s house (address given below) and pack the bags.

We request your support in this endeavor. If you would like to donate for this cause, you may do so by cash/check payable to Nandalala Mission. Checks can be sent to the address given below. Thanks for all the help and support.

Siva Ganesh and Madhuri
25 Ashford Drive
Plainsboro NJ 08536
Sivaganesh: (908) 581-8664
Madhuri: (609) 439-7188

#5 – Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM: Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting

Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting for the month of August will be held on Sunday, August 30 at 10:30 AM at Kanthi/Mani’s house. Please arrive by 10:30 AM as chanting will start at 11:00 AM. Please RSVP; Madhuri will coordinate prasadam lunch.

Kanthi and Mani
93 Davinci Drive
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Phone: (315) 724-7450
Villagio Community

All donations to Nandalala Mission are deductible for tax purposes.

Please forward this email to friends and family who will be interested to join us in any of these activities.

Please send all your replies to Sivaganesh and Madhuri at nandalala.nj@gmail.com.

For any questions, please contact Madhuri (609-439-7188), Sivaganesh (908-581-8664), or Anandhi Venkat (609-213-9602).

Jai Nandalala!

Commencement Puja for Shri Akhilandeswari: August 3rd, 2015

Dear Devotees,

The gracious and beautiful deity of Goddess Akhilandeswari came to reside at AV Hindu Temple Lancaster on the 23rd of July. We are forever grateful to our compassionate SRI AMMA, HER HOLINESS SRI MATHIOLI SARASWATHY, under whose divine guidance our temple was constructed from the ground level to its total completion. It is again with SRI AMMA’S detailed and precise instruction that the copper idol of Sri Akhilandeswari was sculptured by Sri Jayam Industries, S. Devasenapathy Sthapathy Sons, at Swami Malai Tanjavur.

Monday, August 3rd from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

42102 30th St. West
Lancaster, CA 93536

Chai and samosas for snacks will be available before the puja. Following Prasadam, lunch packets will be provided. All are welcome. We are extending a special invitation to all the members of Nandalala Mission to attend the puja.

Accommodation is available for overnight stay at Comfort Inn & Suites, 1825 W. Ave. J-12, Lancaster, CA, at concession rates for the visitors of AV Hindu Temple (Comfort Inn & Suites contact: 661-723-2001).

Please make an attempt to attend this auspicious ceremony to receive Devi’s blessings.

Please RSVP by Saturday, 8/1 to senthilk8@hotmail.com if you plan to attend.

Kind Regards,
HTAV Board of Trustees