“How does it matter how many times we hear about good things?  Will they not go home at least once? Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy


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Nandalala Mission Youth Concert Series: Sunday, July 24th at 2:00 PM

Jai Nandalala!

Nandalala Mission will be hosting a Youth Concert on Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at 2:00 PM in Sunnyvale, California.

Performances by:

  • Asrita Bamidipati – Vocals
  • Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandir School of Fine Arts

Accompanied by:

  • Sasidhar Madugula – Violin
  • Sathya Ramesh – Mridangam

737 Sequoia Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Please attend the concert to support the musicians!

For more details about this event, please click on the following flyer:
Nandalala Mission Youth Concert – July 2016

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!

Awards to SRI AMMA: Monday, July 25th 2016

Dear Nandajis,

Jai Sri Nandalala!

We are delighted to inform you that on Monday, July 25th, 2016 , SRI AMMA is being awarded the ‘Jewel of India Award’ by the International Institute of Education and Management of New Delhi, the ‘National Mahila Ratan Award’ by the Indian Solidarity Council of New Delhi, and the ‘Certificate of Excellence‘ in recognition of her outstanding achievements in the field of public service.

The function, at which all the aforementioned awards will be presented to SRI AMMA, is taking place at The Indian Society of International Law (First Floor Auditorium), Krishna Menon Bhawan, Opposite Supreme Court, Gate No – C, Bhagawan Dass Road, New Delhi 110001 on Monday, July 25th 2016 at 4:00 PM.

Those attending the function are required to pay a participation fee of Rs.500 and be seated by 3:45 PM.

Further to felicitate SRI AMMA on this momentous occasion, the Delhi Chapter of Nandalala Seva Samithi Trust and the Delhi Tamil Sangam will jointly honour and congratulate SRI AMMA at a function on Sunday, July 24th 2016 between 11 AM and 1:15 PM at the Delhi Tamil Sangam Auditorium, Tamil Sangam Marg, Sector 5, R K Puram, New Delhi 110022. At this function, there will also be a cultural programme of dance and music performed by young artistes. Lunch will be served after the event to all guests and participants.

The awards to SRI AMMA are a continued recognition of her immense contributions to the society, which undoubtedly fills us with great joy and happiness and we are forever grateful to her for leading us.

It would be wonderful if devotees could attend the award ceremony and the felicitation; these are rare opportunities.

For those attending please inform in advance Mr. Mahadevan (adv.mahadevan@gmail.com) and Mr. Arvind Thampy (arvind@saikrishnaassociates.com) of Nandalala, Delhi Chapter. Participants may also kindly make their own transport and accommodation arrangements.

We understand that, in consideration of space constraints in the Hall in which SRI AMMA will receive the awards on July 25th, 2016, there may be a restriction on the number of attendees. For those planning to attend, kindly check with Mr. Mahadevan or Mr. Arvind Thampy in advance.

Mathioli Saranam!
J V Sughumar

Darshan, Book Release, and Satsang with Her Holiness Pujya Shri Mathioli Saraswathy: Friday, July 15, 2016

Jai Shri Nandalala!

Nandalala Mission will be celebrating the Tamil month of  “Adi” this Friday with a Darshan of our Founder, Her Holiness Pujya Shri Mathioli Saraswathy, in Silicon Valley.  We will also release “Speaking Virtues,” the English translation of one of her books, “Pesum Unarvugal,” on the same day.

“Adi” or “Ashada” month, as it is referred to in northern India, is a very significant month in the lives of “Devi” worshippers. Occurring between July and August every year, it marks the birth of Sri Andal, the beginning of the Dakshinayana Punyakala, and the observance of Varalakshmi Pooja, Adi Pooram, and Ashada Ekadesi festivals. Every Tuesday and Friday of this month is also celebrated with special pujas for the Devi. Just as the month of Margazhi (or Dhanur) is associated with the worship of “Shri Vishnu,” the month of “Adi” has special significance for Sri Mariyamman, Sri Lakshmi, Sri Akhilandeshwari, and Sri Andal.

This Friday, July 15th, is doubly rewarding to have darshan of Her Holiness Shri Mathioli Saraswathy since it happens to be a Friday as well as Ashada Ekadesi.  Please join us at this satsang to experience her Grace and honor her achievements as a writer.


Friday, July 15th, 2016
Venue: “Thulasi”
3405 Cabrillo Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Time: 7-9 PM, followed by a vegetarian, “sattvic” dinner

Program details

6:00 PM: Assemble to prepare to receive Pujya Shri Mathioli Saraswathy
  • A collection of 75 diyas will be presented in different media in honor of Parijatha Mahotsavam, a year-long celebration of our Founder’s 75th birthday
  • Kolam (or Rangoli) with flowers will adorn the pooja room
  • For instructions on preparing the diyas, please contact Syamala Ramakrishnan at (408) 498-1604
  • Please bring flowers for the Rangoli

7:00 PM: Arrival of Pujya Shri Mathioli Saraswathy
7:15 PM: Book release event
7:30 PM: Speaking Virtues – essence of the book by Saptharishi Ramanathan
7:45 PM: Speech by Pujya Shri Mathioli Saraswathy
8:30 PM: Potluck dinner – lease contact Syamala Ramakrishnan at (408) 498-1604 if you would like to contribute

Looking forward to seeing you! Please forward to friends and family.

RSVP by replying to the following email: thulasi.nandalala@gmail.com.

Thulasi Organizing Committee

Nandalala Mission NJ – Activities Planned for July 2016

Hi Everyone,

Here are the activities planned for the month of July 2016.

Please note: This month we have a special kids program as a part of the satsang celebrating Pujyasri Akka’s 75th birthday on Saturday, July 9th! Please mark your calendars and please make sure that your kids can attend.

#1 – Saturday, July 9th, 2016 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM: Satsang Celebrating Her Holiness Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy’s 75th Birthday

Please join us for a satsang celebrating Her Holiness Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy’s 75th birthday. Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 6th to confirm attendance so that we can plan accordingly.

This month we have a very special section for kids hosted by Mrs. Asha Subbu. She is going to pick select topics from our epics (Ramayana and Mahabharata) where Dharma was withheld and discuss with the kids how they can relate to them in their lives in school, home, field, etc. as well as how important it is to be righteous (Dharma). It is valuable for kids and we encourage all of our kids to attend.

Mrs. Asha has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications engineering (Vizag, India) and an MS in Computer Science from Wayne State in Detroit, MI. She has worked for Chase Bank, Consulted for Clifford Chance, LLP, and regularly volunteers for Chinmaya Mission.

Following Mrs. Asha’s program, we will continue with our regular satsang. Kindly RSVP by July 6th to confirm attendance.

Also, please contact Madhuri if you will be able to make prasadam (dish) for this event. This month’s satsang will be held at Prarthanai Peetam. Thank you.

Prarthai Peetam
1 Shady Brook Lane
Cranbury, NJ 08512

#2 – Sunday, July 17th 2016 at 10:30 AM: Matru Seva
Matru Seva for the month of July will be held on Sunday, July 17th at 10:30 AM. We plan to deliver 100 brown bag lunches to a soup kitchen. We will meet at the address given below and pack the lunches.

We request your support in this endeavor. If you would like to donate to this cause, you can do so by cash/check payable to Nandalala Mission. Checks can be sent to the address below. Please let us know if you can help with delivering the bags to the shelter. Thank you so much!

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

#3 – Sunday, July 17th 2016 from 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Nandalala Youth Music Concert

Anandabhiravi School of music presents an evening of vocal, Veena, and Flute concerts for Nandalala Mission, NJ by the students of Dr. Bhavani Prakash, Founder and Director of Anandabhairavi School of Music.

  • Shweta Parthasarathy – Vocal
  • Krishna Palya – Veena
  • Skandaprasad Rao – Flute

Sai Pariwar (Sai Mandir)
2300 U.S. 1, Unit 103 (Commerce Blvd)
North Brunswick, NJ

#4 – Tuesday, July 19th 2016 at 7:00 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 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 7:00 PM as the kolam needs to be done before the chanting; chanting will start at 7:30 PM sharp. Please see attached PDF for additional details. Please RSVP if you plan on attending.

We will have a small prasadam on purnima day after the pooja.

1 Shady Brook Lane
Cranbury, NJ 08512

Special Kolam

#5 – Friday, July 22nd 2016 at 7:00 PM: Sankata Hara Chaturthi

Sankata Hara Chaturthi Pooja for the month of July will be held at Radhika/Mani’s house on Friday, July 22nd 2016 at 7:00 PM. Please RSVP by Sunday, July 17th to confirm attendance to help us plan accordingly. Also, please contact Madhuri if you will be able to make prasadam (dish) for this event. Thank you!

Radhika and Mani’s house
14 Shady Brook Lane
Cranbury, NJ 08512
Phone: (609) 306-9640

#6 – Sunday, July 31st 2016 at 11:00 AM: Sree Vishnu Sahasranamam & Sree Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting

Sree Vishnu Sahasranamam and Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting will be held on Sunday July 31st at 11:00 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 10:30 AM as the kolam needs to be done before the chanting and chanting will start at 11:00 AM sharp. Please see attached pdf for additional details. Please RSVP by July 25th if you plan on attending. Also, please contact Madhuri if you will like to make an item for the lunch.

1 Shady Brook Lane
Cranbury, NJ 08512

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!

Madhuri & Siva Ganesh

Pujya Shri Mathioli Saraswathy’s Visit to the Bay Area: Parijata Mahotsavam

Jai Shri Nandalala!

Please find attached events being planned in connection with our Founder, Pujya Shri Mathioli Saraswathy’s, visit to the Bay Area. It gives us great pleasure to plan these events in honor of her 75th birthday celebrations this year.

All are welcome: please attend, participate, or volunteer your time for any of the events. Donate generously towards Nandalala Mission Activities.

Donate to Nandalala Mission: https://nandalala.com/donate-now/
Volunteer for Parijata Mahotsavam: Email your availability for setup, cleanup, or let us know during any of the events.

NM Parijata 2016

Nandalala Mission NJ: Her Holiness Pujyasri Akka’s Visit to NJ Speeches and Photos

Dear Everyone,

Jai Nandalala!

Please see attached for Her Holiness Pujyasri Akka’s speech at Sankata Hara Chaturthi on May 25th, 2016 in New Jersey and at Her 75th birthday celebrations on May 29th, 2016.

Also please see below for photos from the different events in her visit. Thank you very much to Dr. Yagnyaraman for the photos.

1 – Sankata Hara Chaturthi Photos

You are invited to view “Sankata Hara Chaturthi May 25, 2016” gallery.
Divine Darshan!

Password: Amma

Sankata Hara Chaturthi May 25, 2016

2 – Her Holiness Pujyasri Akka’s 75th birthday Satsang

You are invited to view “Sri Akka’s Darshan May 29, 2016” gallery.

Password: Amma

Sri Akka’s Darshan May 29, 2016

3- Sri Dhanvanthri Homam Photos:

Password: Amma

Sri Dhanvanthri Homam June 4 2016

Madhuri and Siva Ganesh

Akka Speech: Sankata Hara Chaturthi

Akkas Satsang Speech: 75th Birthday

Nandalala Mission NJ: Her Holiness Pujyasri Akka’s Speech in Lancaster Hindu Temple (Very Important Information)

Dear Everyone,

Jai Nandalala!

Excerpts from SRI AKKA’s speech at the Lancaster HINDU TEMPLE OF ANTELOPE VALLEY. The speech included advice on wealth and prosperity so that surplus funds may be used for good charitable purposes.

1. Use curry leaves in the food you cook as it is not only good for health, growth of hair, cure for jaundice and cancer, but curry leaves are also an amsam of Sri Mahalakshmi Goddess of Wealth.

2. On Thursday mornings have Darshan of Lord Kubera (by seeing his picture), or recite a stotram in praise of Lord Kubera, or see coins or look at gold ornament.

3. While lighting lamp at home, add two diamond-shaped, small kalkandu along with oil for the lamp which should be like Kamakshi vilakku (not Kuthu vilakku).

4. No oil to be applied on the head on Amavasya (Newmoon day) and no kolam (Rangoli) in the front of the house (outside).

5. Apply a little bit of curd on the body face at the time of bath and then have a shower.

6. Do not give water, milk, curd, salt, thread, and needle in the evening to visitors at home say for an hour after lighting the lamp. If visitors need, juice can be given instead of water. If only water is required, they can help themselves with water instead of the host giving.

7. Have Darshan of an elephant picture or doll each Monday and think of Lord Balaji of Tirupathi.

8. After bath while using a towel for drying first dry your back (Mudugu) with the towel and then other parts of the body.

9. Pickles to be had on Thursday. It can be any pickle, even of vegetables with just lime and salt too. Even oil is not required. Having pickles at home is good as it brings kuberan sampaththu. It can be made fresh on Thursday also and had.

10. Offer green bangles to ladies and if no one available, to a Kovil; and people in USA could offer it to Lancaster temple AMBAL. Green bangles can be given to ladies or any ambal in a temple (for people who live other than in USA).

11. On amavasai day swamy vilakku— can be lighted but no poojai in the morning but can be done in the evening.

12. Women could wear silver ring on their left hands.

13. White dove coming to our homes or keeping them at home is auspicious.

14. Oruvar hridayathilum GURU IRUKKIRAAR. Avarai ulnokki paarka muyarchikka vendum.

Mathioli Saranam!

Jai Nandalala!