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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

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!

Request for Ganapathy Homam and Paada Pooja Signup for 2017 (SFO Chapter)

Jai Nandalala!!!

As per the guidance of our Guru and Founder of Nandalala Mission, Her Holiness, Pujyashri Mathioli Saraswathy, we have been conducting “Ganapathy Homam” every first Sunday of the month at at 7 AM at Thulasi. We have also been conducting “Paada Puja” for Shri Akka’s padhukas every month at 7 PM on “Uthradam” star day at the same venue (address is given below).

We request sign up for both Ganapathy Homam and Paada Puja for the upcoming months in 2017 and 2018.

  • Ganapathy homam sponsorship is $201 per family (family includes husband, wife, and children only)
  • Paada Puja sponsorship is $27 per person
  • Out-of-station devotees can also sponsor (prasadam will be sent to your address)

Address
Thulasi
3405 Cabrillo Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95141

Please contact Shri. T.R. Ramakrishnan (parijath@gmail.com) for sponsorship details.

Payment can be made via check payable to “Nandalala Mission” or you can use our website here. Please mention Ganapathy Homam or Paada Puja.

Thank you for your continuous support. We hope to see the calendar fill up for upcoming months as soon as possible!

Thanks,
Thulasi Committee

Nandalala Mission Youth Concert: Sunday, January 22nd at 2:00 PM

Jai Shri Nandalala!

Nandalala Mission will be hosting a Youth Concert on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Sunnyvale, California.

Performance by:

  • Sahithi & Shravanthi Shankar, Sri Paduka Academy – Vocals

Accompanied by:

  • Shreyas Srinivasan, Disciple of Smt. Narmada – Violin
  • Avinash Anand, Disciple of Sri Ramesh Srinivasan – Mridangam

Venue
737 Sequoia Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Please attend the concert to support the musicians!

The Nandalala Mission Youth Concert series is a primary fundraiser for Balakrishna Project, which 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 on Nandalala Mission events.
Please see the attached PowerPoint for more details.

Nandalala Mission Youth Concert – January 2017

Nandalala Mission NJ – Activities Planned for January 2017

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year! Here are the activities planned for the month of January 2017. Mark your calendars!

#1 – Thursday, January 12th, 2017: 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 send a 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 6:15 PM as the kolam needs to be done before the chanting (and chanting will start at 7:00 PM sharp). Please see the attached PDF for additional details.

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

Address
1 Shady Brook Lane
Cranbury, NJ 08512

Special Kolam

#2 – Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at 5:30 PM: Sankata Hara Chaturthi

Sankata Hara Chaturthi Pooja for the month of December would be held at Priya/Ravi’s house on Sunday, January 15th at 5:30 PM. Please RSVP to confirm attendance and help us plan accordingly.

Address
Priya and Ravi
17 Kent Court
Princeton, NJ 08540
Contact: (609) 647-1997 / (609) 647-8307

#3 – Sunday, January 22nd, 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, January 19th 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

#4 – Sunday, January 29th, 2017 at 10:15 AM: Sree Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting

Sree Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting will be held on Sunday, January 29th 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

#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 Childeren’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

 

Nandalala Mission Group Sathyanarayana Puja: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Jai Shri Nandalala!!!

Let’s start the new year by invoking Lord Satyanarayana’s grace!

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

Date/Time: Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Venue: Pinole, CA (address will be shared later)

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

Guidelines for the Puja

A. 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: We will not be able to send prasad to outstation devotees as Kesari is perishable.

B. 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.

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

D. Puja will be performed under the guidance of Pandit Umashankar Dikshit Ji of the SVCC temple in Fremont.

E. 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