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“Help rendered with pure love does not expect any return or praise. Forget the help you have done for others. But never forget to express your gratitude to the people who have helped you. Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy

 

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

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 95141

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 95141 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

Nandalala Mission NJ – Activities Planned for February 2017

Hi Everyone,

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

#1 – Friday, February 10th, 2017: Purnima – Sree Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting

As there is a lunar eclipse in the evening time, we are not meeting at the Prarthanai Peetam for the chanting tomorrow. Instead, we recommend devotees to chant Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam during the day as and when convenient.

#2 – Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 7:00 PM: Sankata Hara Chaturthi

Sankata Hara Chaturthi Pooja for the month of February will be held at Dr. Mona Doshi’s house on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Please RSVP to help us plan accordingly.

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

#3 – Sunday, February 19th, 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 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 Wednesday, February 15th 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

#4 – Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at 6:00 PM: Satsang Celebrating Her Holiness Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy’s Birthday

Please join us for a satsang celebrating Her Holiness Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy’s birthday. Please RSVP by Thursday, February 24th 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 – Every Thursday from 5:00 – 6:00 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

Bliss Yoga Announcement (SFO)

Jai Nandalala!

Please join us for a series of classical hatha yoga classes in San Ramon, taught by Subramanian Yegneswaran (Vasanth).

Vasanth is a registered yoga teacher (ryt 500), Student of Shri Purushotham Pottathil (Shashi), and a current teacher at Bayer Pharmaceutical.

Weekly Classes begin on March 5th @ 9:15 AM!

FREE introductory session for NEW members only.

Yoga is for everyone.
Yoga soothes the mind.
Yoga makes you supple.
Yoga strengthens the body.
Yoga improves posture and relieves pain.
Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that combines physical exercise with meditative postures and breathing routines.

Additional Information and Contact

  • Fee: $80 for an 8-week course (partly tax-deductible)
  • For students 13 years and older and for all levels
  • Contact: blissyoga@nandalala.com and (925) 355-9545

Thanks,
Nandalala Mission

Nandalala Hiking Club – Hike #1 at Rancho San Antonio

Happy new year to all!

We are happy to announce the newly formed Nandalala Hiking Club!

After weeks of rainy and soggy conditions, the sun is going to be out this weekend with temperatures hitting a balmy 60 degrees.

Come join Nandalala Hiking Club’s inaugural hike at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve in Los Altos Hills, CA on Saturday, January 28 at 9:30 AM.

The featured hike is ~4 miles long through the woods and is expected to take about 2.5 hours in total. (http://bahiker.com/southbayhikes/rancho.html)

Meet at Rancho San Antonio Parking Lot (North) at 9:30 AM to start the hike!

For more details on the hiking club, please the following attachment: Nandalala Hiking Club

Please RSVP through this Google Doc to ensure the group doesn’t leave without you!

See you all!