Special Vidhyarambham/Aksharabhyas Event on Vijayadashami – Navaratri Fest 2017

Jai Shri Nandalala!

During Navaratri Fest 2017 Vijayadashami Celebrations, Nandalala Mission is offering a special Aksharabhyas/Vidhyarambham ceremony.

Vijayadashami is an auspicious day to begin any process of learning. Aksharabhyas/Vidhyarambham is an initiation ceremony, normally for children, performed as a formal introduction to the written script.

As part of our unique celebrations, the Aksharabhyas/Vidhyarambham ceremony will be extended to devotees of all ages and at all stages of learning. Devotees will receive a personalized blessing written on the palm of their hand by Pujya Shri Mathioli Saraswathy Herself!

As is customary on Vijayadashami, devotees are encouraged to honor the guru with a dakshina after receiving Her blessings.

Please plan to arrive early to avail of this rare opportunity. The Vijayadashami celebration will begin with the Aksharabhyas and continue for the first 20 minutes. It will resume after the book release and children’s show conclude. Dinner boxes will be available for attendees at the conclusion of the event.

Date: September, 30th 2017

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Columbia Middle School MPR, Columbia Neighborhood Center complex: 785 Morse Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

(Access is easiest from the Columbia Neighborhood Center Parking lot. Follow green & gold balloons.)

Hope to see you there!

Nandalala Mission

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!

Nandalala Mission

Surmayi Shaam


Nandalala Mission Youth Concert: Sunday, July 23rd at 3:30 PM

Jai Shri Nandalala!

Nandalala Mission will be hosting a youth concert this Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 at the Trianon Theatre in San Jose. Please note the later start time of 3:30 PM.

Performance by:

  • Priya Anandhi Sundaresan – Piano (student of Shirley Webb, Shirley Webb Music Studio)

Details can be found in the attached flyer. Please note changes to location and time.

Please attend to support our youth musicians and consider contributing to our back to school drive, which enables underprivileged children to get an education they deserve.

Nandalala Mission

Nandalala Mission Youth Concert – July 23, 2017

Nandalala Hiking Club Hike – #4 at Redwood Regional Park

To all hiking enthusiasts,

Hike #4 brings us to the Redwood Regional Park situated very close to the urban confines of Oakland. The park offers a variety of trails and views. The hike this Saturday will have some variations in terrain, but it will largely be a calm walk in the shaded groves of these giants.

Be sure to bring a hat and water. It is expected to be a warm day, and there may be sections where hikers will be exposed to the afternoon sun.

Please note that this is an afternoon hike on Saturday (unlike previous hikes!)

Please click here to RSVP so that we can wait for all the hikers before we start. This would also help us in case of a change of date due to weather.

Additional details about the hiking club can be found here.

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Contact: (408) 418-6115

DateSaturday, July 8th, 2017

Start time: 3:30 PM

Hike End Time: About  5:30 PM

Meeting Pointhttps://goo.gl/maps/atisBuQs8ZE2 (Skyline Gate entrance off Skyline Blvd in Oakland). Please note that there are multiple gates into the park quite far away from each other. The hike will start near the Skyline gate.

Featured Hike: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/skyline-gate-staging-area

About the hike: A moderate ~4 mile hike amongst the beautiful redwood trees in this hidden gem of a park close to Oakland.

Park Map: http://www.ebparks.org/Assets/_Nav_Categories/Parks/Maps/Redwood+map.pdf

See you all there!

Bay Area Upcoming Event Schedule – July 2017

Jai Shri Nandalala!

Please find the schedule and details of upcoming events in the Bay Area for July 2017 below. We also have two youth concerts in the month of July. We encourage you to attend with your family and friends!

July 8: 3:30 PM – Nanda Adventure Hike #4
– Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, CA

July 9:

  • 5:00 – 8:00 AM – On-site breakfast preparation service/Matru Seva
    – 2011 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA 95125
  • 2:00 PM – Youth concert 1: Vocal concert by Mihir Madhira
    – 737 Sequoia Dr, Sunnyvale CA 94086

July 16: 10:30 AM – Likhit Satyanarayan Puja/AAMLA
– 423 Summercreek Ln, San Ramon, CA 94583

July 23: 3:30 – 5:00 PM – Youth Concert 2: Piano Recital by Priya Sundaresan, Le Petit Trianon
– 72 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA 95112

July 29: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Kids Against Hunger:  Meal Packing/Matru Seva
– 1258 Quarry Lane #H, Pleasanton, CA

Best Wishes,
Nandalala Mission

Nandalala Mission Youth Concert: Sunday, June 25th at 2:30 PM

Jai Shri Nandalala!

Nandalala Mission will be hosting a Youth Concert on Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 2:30 PM in Sunnyvale, California.

Performance by:

  • Adithi Suresh (Disciple of Smt. Kasthuri Shivakumar) – Vocals

Accompanied by:

  • Aparna Thyagarajan – Violin
  • Ajay Gopi – Mridangam

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 – June 2017