Jai Shri Nandalala!
Sharing below the details regarding upcoming Thaadanga Samarpanam to Devi Akhilandeswari at Hindu Temple of Antelope Valley (HTAV) , in Lancaster, CA.  Please mark your calendars and make arrangements to attend with your family and friends.  For more information, please contact the temple (HTAV) at hindutempleav@gmail.com
Thaadanga Samarpanam  to Devi Akhilandeswari
EVENT
Hindu Temple of Antelope Valley will be celebrating the Thaadanga  Samarpanam ceremony of Devi Akhilandeswari on September 6th, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
We are especially blessed that her holiness, Pujya Shri Mathioli Saraswathy Amma, will be here during this memorable event.
BACKGROUND
This propitious event is a key milestone in the evolution of Hindu Temple of Antelope Valley as we all know that SRI AMMA Herself is worshipped as an incarnation of Sri Akhilandeswari. Hindu Temple of Antelope Valley is the first temple to install the captivating vigraha of Sri Akhilandeswari in the USA. In Tiruanaikka (near Trichy in Tamilnadu India) where the temple of SRI AKHILANDESWARI SAMETHA JAMBULINGESWARA (one of the Pancha bootha sthalangal) is situated, Sri Adi Sankara, a great Saint, Scholar, and Guru besides installing a Prasanna Ganapathy vigraha facing Ambal Sri Akhilandeswari also inscribed a Sri Chakram and Siva Chakram in the form of a Thaadanga to be adorned by SRI AKHILANDESWARI as an ornament in HER ears. With the Thaadanga Prathishtai, Devi’s Saulabya and Karunya swaroopam brought in many devotees closer to HER.
OBSERVATION
“The captivating vigraha of SRI AKHILANDESWARI in the Lancaster temple is in the South West Known as “Kanni moolai” in Vasthu Shastra.  South West stands for the seat of authority, power and ruler. No wonder as the very name AKHILANDESWARI connotes “the one who rules the universe” she found the South West corner as Her abode in the temple.
There are pancha bootha sthalas (five elements: fire, water, earth, wind, and space) dedicated to Lord Shiva. While in four of them – Shiva forms – Arunachala, Ekambareswara, Kaalatheswara, and Nataraja are prominent, the one in Thiruanaikka (Appu – water sthala) Goddess AKHILANDESWARI is more prominent. SHE made a Shiva Linga out of running water which came to be known as Jambu Linga.
The temple in Lancaster, the first to bring Sri AKHILANDESWARI vigraha to the USA is situated in the South West quadrant of USA. Once again the seat of power, She will rule this nation through Her Grace.
The shrine is very important for realizing the glory of Sthri Sakthi – woman power. The true spirit of feminine energy (ruling through love and compassion) can be established by worshipping Sri Akhilandeswari here.
One distinguishing feature in Lancaster temple is that Lord Hanuman is placed in Northwest facing Sri Akilandeswari. In Thiru Anaika, it is Lord Ganapathy” says Sri.K.Shankaran from Bangalore, a long time devotee of SRIAMMA
Let us place SRI AKHILANDESWARI in our hearts and become one with HER.
Let USA flourish under the Grace of SRI AKHILANDESWARI.
 
Please mark September 6th, 2017 on your calendars and plan to visit the Temple on this auspicious occasion. Details of the program will follow.

Surmayi Shaam: Nandalala Mission 20th Anniversary Celebration with Concert by Trichur Brothers!

Jai Shri Nandalala!

We are pleased to announce that Nandalala Mission is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year!

We successfully started our celebration in May. Our LA chapter had a program called “Thyagaraja Aradhana” with bhajans performed by kids from “Sahana” Music School. In the Bay Area, we are starting the celebration with a late afternoon concert by Trichur Brothers on September 2nd at CET-SOTO Theatre in San Jose, CA!

Our founder, Pujyashri Mathioli Saraswathy, Shri Amma, has graciously agreed to be present for the concert! We are very excited and geared up.

To purchase ticket, please click on the donate link here and indicate your choice of ticket, the quantity, and a description. Tickets are available in the following sections:

  • $100: First Few Rows Downstairs
  • $50: Middle Rows Downstairs
  • $30: Back Rows Downstairs
  • $20: Upstairs Balcony

We need volunteers prior to the event and at the actual event. No amount of help is too small. Any amount of time you can donate is appreciated. If you are interested, please send us an email at namrata_apte@hotmail.com. (If students require volunteer hours, we can provide a letter for the same.)

We have reached this milestone because of YOUR love and support. We need one and all Nandajis out there to celebrate with us. So please save the date. More details will follow soon.

Please see the attached PDF for more details. See you all on September 2nd!

Regards,
Nandalala Mission

Surmayi Shaam

 

Nandalala Mission NJ – Activities Planned for June 2017

Hi Everyone,

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

Please Note: Nandalala Children’s club meets on Thursdays from 6:45 – 7:45 PM.

#1 – Friday, June 9th, 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 7:00 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 – Sunday, June 11th, 2017 at 10:30 AM: Matru Seva
Matru Seva for the month of June will be held on Sunday, June 11th at 10:30 AM. We will 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 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

#3 – Sunday, June 12th, 2017 at 6:45 PM: Sankata Hara Chaturthi
Sankata Hara Chaturthi Pooja will be held at Lakshmi/Bala’s house on Monday, June 12th, 2017 at 6:45 PM. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance and help us plan accordingly.

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

#4 – Sunday, June 25th, 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 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 above.

Address
1 Shady Brook Lane
Cranbury, NJ 08512

#5 – Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 7:00 PM: Nandalala Satsang

Please join us for a satsang celebrating Her Holiness Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy’s birthday. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 28th to confirm your attendance and help us plan accordingly. Also, please contact Madhuri if you will be able to make prasadam (dish) for this event. Thank you.

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

#6 – Every Thursday from 6:45 PM – 7:45 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

Opportunity to Participate in First Anniversary of Prana Prathishta of Shri Akhilandeshwari, HTAV (Lancaster, CA)

Dear Devotees,

With the Blessings of Pujyashri Mathioli Saraswathy, we are celebrating the first anniversary of Prana Prathishta of Shri AKILANDESHWARI at the Hindu Temple of Antelope Valley (HTAV) in Lancaster, CA. Festivities are planned for June 10th and June 11th. Details can be found here: Program and Invitation Details

Please participate in person if you are able to!

Sree Amma has suggested that adorning Shri AKILANDESHWARI with PEARL MALA or HARAM is auspicious. Devotees who would like to participate in this special Pooja can do so by contributing towards this special offering; the temple will arrange for the pearls and decoration. This is to enable a uniform mala that can be designed to be clearly visible. Devotees will receive the pearls strands donated by them after the puja as prasad. Only one set of pearls available per family.

Details regarding the donation are as follows:

Set #1 includes 10 pearls. Each pearl is 7mm in size. Donation: $40.00 USD.

Set #2 includes 10 pearls. Each pearl is 10mm in size. Donation: $80.00 USD.

If you would like to reserve a set of pearls, please provide following information to Kavitha, at kpathmar@uclabruins.com:
Name:
Address:
Pearl Size: 7mm or 10mm

If you would like to mail your check in advance, please make the check out to HTAV in the amount of $40 or $80 USD.

Mail your check to:
Kavitha Pathmarajah
1621 Barry Ave., #PH1
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 867-9566
kpathmar@uclabruins.com

Please email Kavitha when you mail your check so she can look out for it.

Thanks,
Nandalala Mission

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

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 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

 

Nandalala Mission NJ – Activities Planned for December 2016

Dear Everyone,

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

#1 – Tuesday, December 13th, 2016: 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 – Friday, December 16th, 2016 at 7:00 PM: Sankata Hara Chaturthi

Sankata Hara Chaturthi Pooja for the month of December would be held at Kanthi/Mani’s house on Friday, December 16th, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Please RSVP to confirm attendance and help us plan accordingly.

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

#3 – Sunday, December 18th, 2016 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, December 15th to confirm attendance and help us plan accordingly. Also please contact Madhuri if you would be able to make prasadam (dish) for this event. Thank you.

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

#4 – Saturday, December 24th, 2016 at 10:30 AM: Matru Seva

Matru Seva for the month of December will be held on Saturday, December 24th at 10:30 AM.

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 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

#5 – Saturday, December 31st, 2016 at 10:15 AM: Sree Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting

Sree Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting will be held on Saturday, December 31st 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 see the attached PDF for additional details.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 27th if you plan on attending. Please contact Madhuri if you would like to make an item for the lunch.

Address
1 Shady Brook Lane
Cranbury, NJ 08512

Special Kolam


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