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 August 2017

Hi Everyone,

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

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

#1 – Monday, August 7th, 2017 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 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

#2 – Thursday, August 10th, 2017 at 6:45 PM: Sankata Hara Chaturthi
Sankata Hara Chaturthi Pooja will be held at Sharmila/Kishore’s house on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 at 6:45 PM. Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 8th to confirm your attendance and help us plan accordingly.

Address:
39 Julie Court
Somerset NJ, 08873
Contact: (732) 979-6229

#3 – Sunday, August 13th, 2017 at 10:30 AM: Matru Seva

Matru Seva for the month of August will be held on Sunday, August 13th 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
11 Woodgate Drive
Monmouth Junction NJ 08852
Sivaganesh: (908) 581-8664
Madhuri: (609) 439-7188

#4 – Sunday, August 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 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 – Wednesday, August 29th, 2017 at 7:00 PM: Nandalala Satsang 

Please join us for a Nandalala Satsang celebrating Her Holiness Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy’s birthday. Please RSVP by Monday, August 27th to confirm attendance so that we can 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
11 Woodgate Drive
Monmouth Junction NJ 08852
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

Dhanvantari Homam: Sunday, April 2 (Sankalpa spots available!)

Jai Shri Nandalala!

With the blessings of our Guru and Founder of Nandalala Mission, PujyaShri Mathioli Saraswathy, Nandalala Mission is planning to perform Dhanvantari Homam.

The eponymous Lord Dhanvantari was a physician to the gods and a practitioner of Ayurveda. A homam to Lord Dhanvantari seeks his blessings for the health and well-being of devotees.

We cordially invite you to sponsor and attend this event with your family and friends.

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Venue: Thulasi
3405 Cabrillo Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Program
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM – Monthly Ganapathy Homam
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM – Dhanvantari Homam
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM – Weekly Bhajans
10:30 AM and onward – Brunch and clean-up

Sankalpa offering: $51/-. Each sankalpa consists of a single person or, at most, parents and their unmarried children. Sankalpa sponsors from out of town are also welcomed. Prasad will be mailed to out of town sankalpa sponsors.

Please mail your checks to 3405 Cabrillo Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95051 or donate online here with the memo “Dhanvantari Homam.”

Please send the details of your sankalpa such as Gotra, Name, Nakshatra, and Rashi to Namrata at namrata_apte@hotmail.com. We request that you please send your sponsorship details as soon as possible.

If you wish to help with the preparation or post-event work at Thulasi, please contact Mrs. Shyamala Ramakrishnan by phone at (408) 498-1604.

Thanks,
Nandalala Mission

Adding Life to Life: Medical Awareness Series (Nandalala Mission SFO Chapter)

Jai Nandalala!!!

Please join us for Nandalala Mission’s Health and Wellness program, “Adding Life to Life,” on Saturday, September 24th from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Dr. Cherry Lin of Kaiser Permanente will be our guest speaker and she will be talking on Osteoarthritis.

We want you all to come and make this a great success. Please see the details below.

Adding Life to Life

Nandalala Mission NJ – Activities Planned for April 2016

Hi Everyone,

Here are the activities planned for the month of April 2016. Please mark your calendars!

Please note that we have a special Health and Wellness seminar this month, “Adding Life to Life,” with Dr. Yegya Raman on Saturday, April 30th at 5:00 PM.

#1 – Friday, April 1st, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM: Sree Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting

Please join us for Sree Lalitha Sahasranamam chanting at Sri Akhilandeswari Peetam (Raju Venkatraman’s house) on the first Friday of every month.

Address
Raju and Jayashree Venkatraman
Sree Akhilandeshwari Peetham
1 Shady Brook Lane
Cranbury, NJ 08512

Kindly RSVP Raju @ (609) 716-7310 or jai.nandalala@gmail.com if you plan on joining us for the chanting.

#2 – Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 10:30 AM: Satsang Celebrating Her Holiness Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy’s 75th Birthday Celebration

Please join us for a satsang celebrating Her Holiness Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy’s 75th birthday. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 6th to confirm attendance so that we can plan accordingly. Please also contact Madhuri if you are able to make prasadam (dish) for this event. Thank you.

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

#3 – Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at 10:30 AM: Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting
Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting for the month of April will be held on Sunday, April 24th at Roopa/Shankar’s house. Please arrive by 10:30 AM as chanting will begin at 11:00 AM sharp. RSVP by RSVP by Wednesday, April 20th to help us plan accordingly. Also, please contact Madhuri if you are able to make prasadam (dish) for this event. Thank you.

Address
Roopa and Shankar
29 Bay Hill Blvd.
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Cell: (732) 771-5040

#4 – Monday, April 25th at 7:00 PM: Sankata Hara Chaturthi Pooja

Sankata Hara Chaturthi Pooja for the month of April will be held at Jaya/JP’s house on Monday, April 25th at 7:00 PM. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 20th to confirm attendance to help us plan accordingly. Also, please contact Madhuri if you are able to make prasadam (dish) for this event. Thank you.

Address
Jayaprakash and Jayalakshmi Mummidi
46 Pine Ridge Drive
East Brunswck, NJ 08816
Jaya’s Cell: (732) 421-3760

#5 – Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM: Matru Seva at Plainsboro, NJ

Matru Seva for the month of April will be held on Sunday, April 30th, at 10:30 AM. We plan on delivering 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!

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

#6 – Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM: “Adding Life to Life” (Nandalala Mission Health Seminar)

Under the guidance and blessings of Her Holiness Pujyashri MathioliSaraswathy, our April 2016 New Jersey Health and Wellness seminar will feature guest speaker Dr. Yegya Raman, MD, FACC, FHRS, consultant cardiologist, and electrophysiologist based at the South Jersey Heart Group – Lourdes Cardiology. Thank you very much, Doctor!

Topics

  • What is cardiac arrest?
  • How should you immediately respond?
  • How do you perform CPR?
  • How do you recognize and help a choking victim?

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 26th to confirm attendance. We encourage everyone to attend as this is very helpful for everyone to know. Also, please wear comfortable clothes so that you can practice CPR on the mannequin.

Address
25 Ashford Drive
Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Please see attached flyer for details: Adding Life to Life – April 2016


All donations to Nandalala Mission are deductible for tax purposes.
Please forward this email to friends and family who will be interestedi n 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 February 2016

Dear Everyone!

Please mark your calendars for all the activities for the month of February 2016.

We are so pleased to announce a talk by Mrs. Vani Srinivasan as a special event this month. We encourage you to please attend and get valuable information. Please see details of this event in the schedule below.

#1 – Friday, February 5th, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM: Sree Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting

Please join us for Sree Lalitha Sahasranamam chanting at Sri Akhilandeswari Peetam (Raju Venkatraman’s house) on the first Friday of every month.

Address
Raju and Jayashree Venkatraman
Sree Akhilandeshwari Peetham
1 Shady Brook Lane
Cranbury, NJ 08512

Kindly RSVP Raju @ (609) 716-7310 or jai.nandalala@gmail.com if you plan to join us for the chanting.

#2 – Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at 4:00 PM: Satsang Celebrating Her Holiness Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy’s 75th Birthday

(We will end by 5:30 PM before the Super Bowl)

Please join us for a satsang celebrating Her Holiness Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy’s 75th birthday. Please RSVP by tomorrow, February 07 to confirm attendance so that we can plan accordingly.

*As it is the night of the Super Bowl, we will just have neivedhyam (refreshments) and not dinner*

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

#3 – Saturday, February 13th, 2016 at 5:00 PM: Talk by Mrs. Vani Srinivasan (Plainsboro, NJ)

We are so pleased to announce a special talk by Mrs. Vani Srinivasan as a special event this month. We would strongly encourage you to attend and get valuable information.

We are planning this event in a way that everyone will have ample time to have their questions answered. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 10th if you would like to attend this event to help us plan accordingly. Please contact Madhuri if you will be able to make a 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, February 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM: Matru Seva (Plainsboro, NJ)

Matru Seva for the month of February will be held on Sunday, February 21st at 11:00 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 for this cause, you can do so by cash/check payable to Nandalala Mission. Checks can be sent to the address given below.

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

#5 – Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM: Sankata Hara Chaturthi Pooja

Sankata Hara Chaturthi Pooja for the month of February will be held at Ramya/Naveen’s house on Friday, February 26 at 7:00 PM. Please RSVP by Friday, February 26th to confirm attendance to help us plan accordingly. Please contact Madhuri if you will be able to make prasadam (dish) for this event.

Address
Ramya/Naveen’s House
167 Wayne st. Apt 102
Jersey City, NJ 07302
House: (201) 526-3713
Ramya: (940) 230-6456
Naveen’s Cell: (201) 850-7861

#6 – Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 10:30 AM: Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting

Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting for the month of February will be held on Sunday, February 28th at Kalyani/Ramani’s house. Please arrive by 10:30 AM as chanting will begin at 11:00 AM sharp. Please RSVP by Thursday, February 25th to help us plan accordingly. Please contact Madhuri if you will be able to make prasadam (dish) for this event.

Address
Kalyani and Ramani
3 Eleanor Drive
Kendall Park, NJ 08824
Home: (732) 821-0641
Ramani’s Cell: (732) 261-0904


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