“Communicate your worrisome sorrows with Mother Nature.  Her fresh and verdant richness will soothe your troubled mind and tired eyes.  Only when you communicate with her silently can you hear her response. Even the scorching sun is there only to help you appreciate the much needed shelter.  Her silent messages carry a wealth of meaning.” – Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy

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

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

Nandalala Mission Guru Poornima Celebrations in SFO Chapter on July 30th, 2015

Jai Nandalala!!!

Dear All,

Guru Poornima falls on Thursday, July 30th, 2015, which also happens to fall on “Uttarashada Nakshatra.” We will have “Paada Pooja” for our Guru and Founder of Nandalala Mission, Pujyashri Mathioli Saraswathy at “Thulasi,” 3405 Cabrillo Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95051. Please RSVP and call Smt. Shyamala Ramakrishnan to coordinate prasadams/food that you might like to bring.

Event: Guru Poornima and Paada Pooja for Shri Akka’s padhukas
Date and Time: July 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM PST
Venue: Thulasi – 3405 Cabrillo Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95051
Donation amount for pada pooja: $27 per person

Nandalala Mission

Nandalala Youth Concert Series: Sunday, July 19th, 2015 in Sunnyvale at 2 PM

Jai Shri Nandalala!

Nandalala Mission will be hosting a Youth Concert on Sunday July 19th, 2015 at 2:00 PM in Sunnyvale, California.

Performances by:

  • Anamika Kannan – Vocal
  • Disciple of Smt. Jayashree Varadarajan, Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandir School of Fine Arts

Accompanied by:

  • Rangashree Varadarajan – Violin
  • Akshay Venkatesan – Mridangam

737 Sequoia Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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

SRLKM Flyer Anamika’s Nandalala Concert 2

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. For 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 about Nandalala Mission events.

Nandalala Mission NJ – Activities Planned for July 2015

Dear All,

The following are the activities planned for July 2015.

#1 – Friday, July 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM: 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.

#2 – Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 6:30 PM: Sankata Hara Chaturthi Pooja

Sankata Hara Chaturthi Pooja for the month of July will be held at Madhuri/Sivaganesh’s house on Saturday, July 4 2015 at 6:30PM. Please RSVP to confirm attendance so that it will help us plan accordingly.

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

#3 – Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM: Nandalala Bhajans

Please join us for divine group bhajans on Sunday, July 5th at 4:00 PM at Kanthi/Mani’s house. Prasadam will be served after the bhajans, and Madhuri will coordinate.

Please RSVP by this Friday July 3rd, so that we can plan accordingly.

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

#4 – Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 10:30 AM: Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting 

Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting for the month of July will be held on Sunday, July 19th at Lakshmi/Bala’s house. Please arrive by 10:30 AM as chanting will begin at 11:00 AM sharp. Please confirm if you would be able to make it. Madhuri will get in touch with you to coordinate lunch.

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

#5 – Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 10:30 AM: Nandalala Youth Music Concert

Keshav Gadiraju – Vocal
Adithi Devarajan -Violin
Bharath Krishnammorthy – Mrudangam

Bridgewater Temple Community Center
1 Balaji Drive
Bridgewater, NJ

***Date/Time for the Matru Seva event for this month will be announced at a later date.


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/all 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 !

Pujyashri Akka’s Book “Kaalam Sollum”; Dial-In: 1-310-372-7549; Code: 742658

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 June. Many of us do not have the knowledge or ability to read Tamil fluently and 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: Thursday, July 9th and Monday, July 14th
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM PST
Dial-In: 1-310-372-7549; Code: 742658

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

Nandalala Mission

Nandalala Mission Back to School Drive 2015-2016 – Annual Fundraiser

Jai Nandalala!!!

Hello All,

With the blessings and guidance of our Guru and Founder of Nandalala Mission, Pujyashri Mathioli R. Saraswathy, we are starting our back to school drive initiatives for the upcoming academic year.

The suggested donation for each backpack is $40. Any amount of donation is welcome. You can donate by one of the following methods:

1. Donate online at nandalala.com/donate-now with reference as back to school
2. Write a check to Thulasi: 3405 Cabrillo Ave, Santa Clara, CA, 95051

Activities Planned
1. New Jersey Chapter is planning to give away 30 backpacks
2. LA chapter is planning to give away 40 backpacks
3. SFO chapter is supporting all required supplies for the dormitory to The California School for the Deaf and all audio CDs/brail books for The California School for the Blind in Fremont. Additionally, the SFO chapter is also supporting the “Our Kids, Our Community” effort with Sunnyvale Community Services with a summer feeding program and back-to-school drive.

Please donate generously and help us reach out to the community we live in. On behalf of the Nandalala Mission family, we thank you all for your continuous support and patronage for all our activities.

Nandalala Mission