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!

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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.

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Sri Akka’s Darshan May 29, 2016

3- Sri Dhanvanthri Homam Photos:

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Sri Dhanvanthri Homam June 4 2016

Regards,
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!

Pujyashri Akka’s Book “Kaalam Sollum”; Dial-In: 1-310-372-7549; Code: 742658

Jai Nandalala!!!

Dear All,

With our sincere prayers to Her Holiness Pujyashri Mathioli Saraswathy (PujyaShri AKKA), we are embarking on an ambitious new project this June. Many of us do not have the knowledge or ability to read Tamil fluently and as a result, we have never been able to read Shri Amma’s books and gain the immense knowledge that resides in them.

Our plan is to do a series of conference calls where Dr. Senthilkumar from Nandalala Mission, LA Chapter, will read through one chapter each session from Pujyashri AKKA’s book and share his thoughts and understanding of the same. Pujyashri AKKA had earlier suggested to Dr. Senthilkumar that he begin with HER book, Kaalam Sollum, and our hope is to complete the 18 chapters in that book before Christmas this year (3-4 calls every month each lasting 1 hour each spread over 6 months).

The next 2 sessions are planned on the following dates:

Dates: Thursday, July 9th and Monday, July 14th
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM PST
Dial-In: 1-310-372-7549; Code: 742658

Please await reminders for the following sessions on a ongoing basis.

Thanks,
Nandalala Mission

Nandalala Mission Founder – Her Holiness Pujyashri Mathioli Saraswathy’s Speech Translation

Jai Nandalala!!!

Dear All,

Attached are the notes that were taken during Pujyashri Akka’s speech on May 8th, 2014 at Mahakaleshwar Temple and Mrithunjaya Japa on May 10th, 2014 at SVCC Temple.

Pujyashri Mathioli Saraswathy Talk on 5-8-14

Pujyashri Mathioli Saraswathy Talk on 5-10-14 at SVCC

Sri Akka’s Speech at Mahakaleshwar Temple from May 8th, 2014 (Santa Clara, CA)

Please see the following translation of Sri Akka’s speech on May 11 2014 at SVCC:

Blessings to All who are assembled here at Mahakaleshwar temple.

What is the time?

7:15. In India we would say night but here it is pradosham.

Nithya pradosham is at this time daily. I am happy you all, knowingly/unknowingly, are assembled here at the auspicious time of pradosham to have darshan of Lord Shiva.

This temple is on an office space. This is such a difficult task to achieve here. Is there a gopuram here? No.

The achievement of building a temple here like this is equivalent to Bhageeratha’s efforts i.e. Bhageerathan prayathnam

The story of Bhageerathan is that after Ashwamedha yagam 60,000 thousand brothers went in search of the horse and they found it near Sage Kapila’s ashram. Kapila cursed them for their discourteous behavior. The only way they could get salvation was for the waters of Ganga to touch the ashes.

Bhageeratham first did penance to Lord Brahma. Brahma appeared but could not help Bhageeratha.

Ganga was in the kamandalu of Vamana and Bhageeratham had to wait for the Vamana Avatar and the moment when Lord Vamana placed his second step and the kamandalu tips.

Now when Ganga gushed from the heavens to earth, the earth wouldn’t have been able to withstand the force. Bhagirathan had to perform penance to Lord Shiva since only Lord
Shiva can handle the force.

Lord Shiva caught the force of Ganga in his locks and then let her flow gently. She flowed by Kapila’s ashram but Sage kapila swallowed all the water. Bhagirathan had to plead with Kapila and then the sage let Ganga out through his ear. Hence, Ganga is also known as Janhavi.

Bhagirathan Prayathanam will always bear fruits.

(Gangashtakam was recited)

Ahstakam – Means 8.

Do you know what all ashtakams there are?

• Gangashtakam
• Lakshmiashtakam
• Madhurashtakam
• Krishnashtakam
• Sudarshanashtakam

It is tougher to chant Sahasranamam ( 1000 names) .

It is easier to see a Sahasralingam.

It is easier to learn ashtakam. Children should be taught ashtakam first.

How much will you pay for this flower garland?

Nothing can equal a Mother’s love and affection. A mother takes care of her children throughout her life and asks little in return.

Mother’s love is priceless. It is priceless like this garland.

Story about Lord Shiva

Mother’s day is approaching. Mother’s day is celebrated here in the US. All women are celebrated for their maternal feelings.

Shiva has been a mother once.

Has anyone visited that temple? Thayumanavar – Lord shiva manifested himself as a mother.

At the time of pain, mother or lord’s name is what the women think of. Not their husband.

There was a girl who was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. She grew up, got married.

When she became pregnant, she was waiting for her mother to come to help for her delivery.

But she lived on the other side of a river from her parents. At the time there was a huge storm and the river was overflowing. Her mother couldn’t travel across.

So Lord shiva took the guise of the mother and helped the pregnant girl through her childbirth, and took care of her new born and helped in every way a mother would. He stayed there in the guide of her mother for 3-4 months and then went away. In the mean time, the rains subsided and the river abated. The original mother was anxious for her daughter and crossed the river as soon as she could and came to see her daughter. That is when the girl realized that it was Lord Shiva who had helped her all along.

When you place your trust in him and completely devoted to him, he will take care of you and not let you down.

The lord will take care of you when you need him.

This is another story of Lord Shiva.

There was a young boy who came home after a visit to his uncle and asked for milk.

The young boy was a rishi’s son and they lived in a forest where they could not get milk. So she could only give him a rice paste with water as milk. The boy knew the taste of cow’s milk since he had it at his uncle’s house and asked his mother about it.

So the mother told him that he has to do penance to lord Shiva if he wanted milk or milk rice.

The boy did rigorous penance to Lord shiva.

Lord shiva was pleased with it.

However, he comes as lord Indra on a white elephant.

The boy sees him and tells him that he really needs bhakti, Milk and rice is a way to denote bhakti.

Immediately, the white elephant transforms into Nandi and Indra turns into lord
Shiva and a true darshan is bestowed on the young boy.

The boy was none other than Upamanyu .

Upamanyu’s father’s name was Vyakrapadar (Tiger footed to climb a tree without disturbance to anyone and plucks flowers)
Upamanya was one who did Upadesam to Lord Krishna. He was such a great sould.

Anything we do should be done sincerely and with devotion.

Devotion is not for oneself but towards other’s good.

Remember not to be unfazed with problems. The Lord is with us.

He stands by us and helps us face our problems and that is the faith that is needed. With that faith we can overcome anything.