Namadwaar Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Nama Sankirtan


HOUSTON: Global Organization for Divinity (GOD) and Love to Share Foundation celebrated the fifth anniversary of Houston Namadwaar Prayer House on March 7 and 8 with the singing of the glories and Names of God, and community service respectively.

Nama-dwaar means “portal of the Divine Name”, and it is a prayer house where the Divine Names of God (in the form of the Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mahamantra) are chanted continuously. Established under the guidance of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, Namadwaar strives to bring peace and happiness to the lives of everyone through the Divine Names, which our scriptures and saints proclaim as the most effective solace in this Age.

To commemorate the occasion, GOD Houston performed 48 continuous days of Mahamantra kirtan at different Houston-area homes, which came to a conclusion on the anniversary day.

Also, there was an ongoing endeavor to render the almost 600 divine musical compositions of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji in Namadwaar, that had commenced in December. This endeavor too, fittingly, was completed during Namadwaar’s anniversary celebration, with continuous 12 hours of singing.

The concluding session of this all-day bhajan was led by many singers from around the Houston area on March 7 evening. This was followed by a discourse on the greatness of the Divine Name by Smt. Hema Kalyan from Dallas. The day’s program concluded with a commemorative live telephone message from India by Sri Ramanujamji, disciple of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, who spoke about the purpose and essence of Nama and Namadwaar. Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji had also given a blessing message for the occasion, which was then read out to all who were present.

On Sunday, March 7, continuous Mahamantra chanting was performed for 12 hours. Also, as in previous years, Love to Share Foundation (LTSF) performed community service on the occasion of Namadwaar’s anniversary. This year’s service was for Forgotten Angels, a Pearland-area nonprofit that provides housing and care for people with disabilities and special-needs. LTSF volunteers trimmed bushes and spring cleaned homes that house Forgotten Angels’ care-receivers.

Namadwaar Prayer House is located at 3642 Bailey Ave, Manvel TX 77578, in the Pearland area, close to SH 288. Regular weekly programs include Mahamantra chanting every day 7-8 am and 6-7 pm, and for 12 hours continuously on Sundays, 7 am to 7 pm; Family bhajan satsang and lunch on Saturdays 11 am to 12.30 pm; Srimad Bhagavatam class on Saturdays 10 to 11 am; Gopa Kuteeram children’s classes on Saturdays 10 to 11:30 am; Sanskrit classes on Saturdays 9 to 10 am; and Divine Name meditation session on Sundays 7:15 to 8 am.

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