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“Religion is like the cotton wadding in a pillow. Only the pillow covers are changed.  So too, each one should follow the tenets of his/her religion and attain the one Goal in realizing Divinity. Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy

 

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

Group Satyanarayan Puja: Saturday, May 14th, 2017

Jai Shri Nandalala!!!

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

Date/Time: Saturday, May 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Venue: San Jose, CA (address given upon registration)

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

Guidelines for the Puja

  • Individuals/couples can perform the puja. Outstation devotees 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.
    • Please note: Unlike other puja’s we conduct, for this puja NO prasad will be mailed for outstation devotees, as rava kesari is perishable. we will not be able to send the prasad to outstation devotees as Kesari is perishable.
  • 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 $ 27/- (USD).
  • Puja will be performed under the guidance of Pandit Umashankar Dikshit Ji or Pandit Tejasji of SVCC temple in Fremont.
  • Devotees who will perform the puja will all collectively bring fruits, flowers, etc., and other puja supplies will be provided by Nandalala Mission. A detailed list of the items to bring will be provided upon registration.

Thanks,
Nandalala Mission

Nandalala Mission NJ – Activities Planned for April 2017

Hi Everyone,

Here are the activities planned for the month of April 2017.

Please Note: Nandalala Children’s club meets on Thursdays between 6:30 – 7:30 PM.

#1 – Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 6:15 PM: Purnima – Sree Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting

We will have Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting on Purnima day at Prarthanai Peetam (Raju Venkataraman’s house).

Her Holiness, Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy (Pujyasri Akka), has given us a special kolam that we can put at Prarthanai Peetam to have our prayers answered. If you would like to do this kolam, please arrive by 6:15 PM as the kolam needs to be done before the chanting (and chanting will start at 11:00 AM sharp). Please also send an email to nandalala.nj@gmail.com and we will get you the necessary items. The attached PDF contains additional details.

Please RSVP if you plan on attending. We will have a small prasadam on purnima day after the pooja.

Address
1 Shady Brook Lane
Cranbury, NJ 08512

Special Kolam v1

#2 – Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 6:30 PM: Sankata Hara Chaturthi

Sankata Hara Chaturthi Pooja for the month of March will be held at Usha/Krishna Kumar’s Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 6:30 PM. Please RSVP to help us plan accordingly.

Address
7 Universal Ave
Edison, NJ 08820
Phone: (732) 762-8826

#3 – Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at 10:30 AM: Matru Seva 

Matru Seva for the month of April will be held on Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at 10:30 AM. 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. Please let us know if you can help with delivering the bags to the shelter. Thank you so much!

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

#4 – Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 6:00 PM: Nandalala Satsang

Please join us for a satsang celebrating Her Holiness Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy’s birthday. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 20th to confirm attendance and help us plan accordingly. Also please contact Madhuri if you would be able to make prasadam (dish) for this event.

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

#5 – Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 10:15 AM: Sree Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting

Sree Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting will be held on Sunday, April 20th at 10:15 AM.

Her Holiness, Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy (Pujyasri Akka), has given us a special kolam that we can put at Prarthanai Peetam to have our prayers answered. If you would like to do this kolam, please reply to nandalala.nj@gmail.com and we will get you the necessary items.

If you would like to do this special kolam, please arrive by 10:15 AM as the kolam needs to be done before the chanting (and chanting will start at 11:00 AM sharp).  Please RSVP by Friday, January 27th if you plan on attending. Please also contact Madhuri if you would like to make an item for the lunch. Additional details are listed in the PDF below.

Address
1 Shady Brook Lane
Cranbury, NJ 08512

Special Kolam v1

#6 – Every Thursday from 6:30 – 7:30 PM: Nandalala Children’s Club

With Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy’s (Pujyasri Akka’s) blessings, we have started a Nandalala Children’s club in New Jersey. It is a great opportunity for kids to learn about our culture from storytelling to cultural programs (e.g., drama) and more. If your child would like to join the club, please contact Madhuri at (609) 439-7188.

Address
Siva Ganesh and Madhuri
25 Ashford Drive
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Madhuri: (609) 439-7188


All donations to Nandalala Mission are deductible for tax purposes.

Please forward these event details to friends and family who may be interested in joining 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!

Regards,
Madhuri & Siva Ganesh

RESCHEDULED – Hike #2 at Brushy Peak Regional Preserve

Dear Hiking Enthusiasts,

We are postponing the second hike of the club at Brushy Peak regional preserve in Livermore to next Saturday, April 15th, due to stormy weather this weekend. The time and location of the hike remain unchanged.


After the wet season, we can expect a lush green pastoral scene for this approximately 2-hour hike. This will be a moderate 4.6-mile hike through rolling green hills.

Please RSVP here so that we can wait for all the hikers before we start. This would also help us in the case of a change of date due to weather.

More details on the hike can be found below.

Date: Saturday, April 15th
Start time: 8:30 AM
End Time: about 11 AM

Meeting Point:
3894 Laughlin Rd
Livermore, CA 94551 (Laughlin Rd staging area)

Maps and Additional Information

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Dhanvantari Homam: Sunday, April 2 (Sankalpa spots available!)

Jai Shri Nandalala!

With the blessings of our Guru and Founder of Nandalala Mission, PujyaShri Mathioli Saraswathy, Nandalala Mission is planning to perform Dhanvantari Homam.

The eponymous Lord Dhanvantari was a physician to the gods and a practitioner of Ayurveda. A homam to Lord Dhanvantari seeks his blessings for the health and well-being of devotees.

We cordially invite you to sponsor and attend this event with your family and friends.

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Venue: Thulasi
3405 Cabrillo Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Program
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM – Monthly Ganapathy Homam
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM – Dhanvantari Homam
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM – Weekly Bhajans
10:30 AM and onward – Brunch and clean-up

Sankalpa offering: $51/-. Each sankalpa consists of a single person or, at most, parents and their unmarried children. Sankalpa sponsors from out of town are also welcomed. Prasad will be mailed to out of town sankalpa sponsors.

Please mail your checks to 3405 Cabrillo Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95051 or donate online here with the memo “Dhanvantari Homam.”

Please send the details of your sankalpa such as Gotra, Name, Nakshatra, and Rashi to Namrata at namrata_apte@hotmail.com. We request that you please send your sponsorship details as soon as possible.

If you wish to help with the preparation or post-event work at Thulasi, please contact Mrs. Shyamala Ramakrishnan by phone at (408) 498-1604.

Thanks,
Nandalala Mission

Nandalala Mission NJ – Remaining Activities Planned for March 2017

Hi Everyone,

Here are the activities planned for the month of March 2017. Mark your calendars!

#1 – Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 5:15 PM: Purnima – Sree Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting

We will have Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting on Purnima day at Prarthanai Peetam (Raju Venkataraman’s house).

Her Holiness, Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy (Pujyasri Akka), has given us a special kolam that we can put at Prarthanai Peetam to have our prayers answered. If you would like to do this kolam, please arrive by 5:15 PM as the kolam needs to be done before the chanting (and chanting will begin at 6:00 PM sharp). Please also send an email to nandalala.nj@gmail.com and we will get you the necessary items. The attached PDF contains additional details.

Please RSVP if you plan on attending. We will have a small prasadam on purnima day after the pooja.

Address
1 Shady Brook Lane
Cranbury, NJ 08512

Special Kolam v1

#2 – Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 6:30 PM: Sankata Hara Chaturthi

Sankata Hara Chaturthi Pooja for the month of March will be held at Dr. Mona Doshi’s house on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 6:30 PM. Please RSVP to help us plan accordingly.

Address
5 Loller Drive
Martinsville, NJ 08836
Phone: (732) 491-6157

#3 – Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 10:15 AM: Sree Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting

Her Holiness, Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy (Pujyasri Akka), has given us a special kolam that we can put at Prarthanai Peetam to have our prayers answered. If you would like to do this special kolam, please arrive by 10:15 AM as the kolam needs to be done before the chanting (and chanting will start at 11:00 AM sharp). Please also send an email to nandalala.nj@gmail.com and we will get you the necessary items.

Please RSVP if you plan on attending. Please also contact Madhuri if you would like to make an item for the lunch. Additional details are listed in the PDF below.

Address
1 Shady Brook Lane
Cranbury, NJ 08512

Special Kolam v1

#4 – Every Sunday from 6:30 – 7:30 PM: Nandalala Children’s Club

With Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy’s (Pujyasri Akka’s) blessings, we have started a Nandalala Children’s club in New Jersey. It is a great opportunity for kids to learn about our culture from storytelling to cultural programs (e.g., drama) and more. If your child would like to join the club, please contact Madhuri at (609) 439-7188.

Address
Siva Ganesh and Madhuri
25 Ashford Drive
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Madhuri: (609) 439-7188


All donations to Nandalala Mission are deductible for tax purposes.

Please forward these event details to friends and family who may be interested in joining 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!

Regards,
Madhuri & Siva Ganesh

Nanda Adventures – Nandalala Hiking Club Update

To All Hiking Enthusiasts,

The recent heavy rains in the Bay Area and resulting trail closures and slippery conditions have delayed the second hike of Nanda Adventures. We are keeping an eye on the weather and park conditions and hope to organize the next hike towards the end of March or early April.

Please keep an eye out for the next announcement email!

Thanks,
Rishi

Adding Life to Life (NJ): Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Dear Everyone,

We are very pleased to have a Health and Wellness seminar, Adding Life to a Life, this month. Mrs. Rupa Suresh, an expert in nutrition, will be our guest speaker.

Rupa graduated from NEU Boston specializing in pediatric weight management and nutrition support. Currently, she works in a geriatrics and dialysis unit where she educates individuals on how to maintain a balanced diet in order to match their medical conditions while maintaining their quality of life. She enjoys cooking, writing poems, and photography of nature.

We encourage everyone to attend. We will have a Q&A session where Rupa can address our questions around diet and nutrition. Many thanks to Rupa!

Where: 1 Shady Brook Lane, Cranbury, NJ 08512
When: Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM

Please RSVP by Thursday, March 2nd, so that we can plan accordingly. More details are listed in the attached PDF.

Adding Life to Life – March 2017

We will have dinner after the event. Please Contact Madhuri at (609) 439-7188 if you’d like to make a dish.

Please note that a detailed email about other activities for the month of March will be sent out within the next few days.

Jai Nandalala!

Regards,
Madhuri and Siva Ganesh