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With the grace of our Sri Swamiji, School Mass Prayers for the 10th/ 12th standard (appearing for board exams) have been conducted for 8 schools attended by more than 1400 students around Cuddalore from 05th to 09th October 2015.

Sri Muraliji representing our GOD India, attended to these School prayers and gave lectures. He has explained the ways to overcome fear, the requirement to eliminate negative thoughts for positive results, quotes from the life of great people who overcame many challenges to emerge successful, the need for Parents and teachers for our success and the importance of praying the God to succeed in exams and life. The Students have chanted “Mahamantra” with enormous interest for sometime at the end of prayers and they were all given Kumkum Prasad and HareRama stickers. The list of schools has been given below:

1) Thirupathirupuliyur HSC 2) Saradha Matric, Virudhachalam 3) Saint Antony Matric HSC 4) Lakshmi Charodia Matric HSC 5) Best Matric HSC 6) Kamatchi Shanmugam Matric HSC 7) Sri Vidya Kala Kendra Matric 08) Krishnaswami Matric HSC



School Mass Prayer was organized at Government High School, Varakalapattu, Cuddalore District on 25th of July 2009 between 11.30 a.m to 12.30 p.m. Around 110 students of 10th Standard participated. The Teachers and Head Master of the school has also graced the event. The arrangements were made by Sri Natesan of Cuddalore Kendra, with the co-ordination of Sri Krishnamurthy Das, our Cuddalore Namadwaar In-Charge. Sri Murali of GOD India, attended the Mass Prayer.
Sri Murali gave a speech on “Self-Motivation” mentioning the need of persisting with our efforts, overcoming competition and importance of both education from book and education gained from learning’s in life. He also insisted on the need of God’s intervention to enjoy/ taste success both in education and life.
The prayer concluded with the grace of Sri Sri Swamiji and the students chanted “Mahamantra” with enormous interest. The opportunity for such a nice prayer was given by Sri Chandrasekar, Head Master of the School.

School Mass Prayer was organized at Government High School, Varakalapattu, Cuddalore District on 25th of July 2009 between 11.30 a.m to 12.30 p.m. Around 110 students of 10th Standard participated. The Teachers and Head Master of the school has also graced the event. The arrangements were made by Sri Natesan of Cuddalore Kendra, with the co-ordination of Sri Krishnamurthy Das, our Cuddalore Namadwaar In-Charge. Sri Murali of GOD India, attended the Mass Prayer.

Sri Murali gave a speech on “Self-Motivation” mentioning the need of persisting with our efforts, overcoming competition and importance of both education from book and education gained from learning’s in life. He also insisted on the need of God’s intervention to enjoy/ taste success both in education and life.

The prayer concluded with the grace of Sri Sri Swamiji and the students chanted “Mahamantra” with enormous interest. The opportunity for such a nice prayer was given by Sri Chandrasekar, Head Master of the School.



A satsang was conducted at Sri Varadaraja Perumal Koil, Cuddalore between 7.00 pm and 8.15 pm on 29th June 2009 as part of the Brahmothsavam function of the temple. Sri Veeraraghavan and Sri Hareram of GOD India participated in it.

Sri Veeraraghavan spoke on the Power or Bhagavan Nama. He dwelt upon Nama’s superiority to all other methods in all times (not only in Kali yuga but more so specific to the Kali yuga) and it can bring Guru and Lord to us and related the same with respect to the great saint Sabari’s Moksha charitram.

He said that one should have the conviction of Gajendra and Draupadi to call upon the Lord during difficult times. Here the Lord rushed to their help in no time either physically or through any other modes. He also quoted widely from Sri Sri Swamiji’s kirtans and said that all the Gods chant the Rama Nama always.

He also said that all other paths like Gnana Yoga, Raja Yoga, and Karma Yoga etc., defined by the Lord could also not serve its purpose to the fullest extent. So the Lord finally decided to come as Guru to release one all from the bondage of life with life saving medicine of Nama. Those who don’t chant Nama are really burden to earth.

He also quoted few Alwars pasurams, anecdotes from Srimad Bhagavatham and Sri Ramayana Slokas as well. The lecture was well received and more than 120 devotees participated in the satsang.



A Mass Prayer was arranged at Sri Yoganandha Narasimhar Temple, Serndhanur village,  Cuddalore District on 27th of June 2009 between 06.30 p.m. to 08.00 p.m. with a very pleasing arrangement by Sri Shankar and co-ordination by Sri Natesan from Cuddalore and Sri Krishnamurthydas, our Namadwaar in-Charge of Cuddalore. Sri Murali of GOD India Satsang, attended the Mass Prayer. Around 300 people had the opportunity of attending the Mass Prayer and chanting the Mahamantra.

Sri Murali narrated short stories from “Mahabharatha” in his speech for an hour and explained the importance of chanting the Mahamantra through quotes from Azhwar Paasurams.

The devotees comprising more than 250 elders and 50 children had shown very good interest towards the end of Mass Prayer by chanting “Mahamantra” for around 20 minutes overwhelmingly. It was heartening to see the children chanting tirelessly with a great enthusiasm.



A Mahamantra Satsang was organized at Sri.Varadharaja Perumal Koil, Pondicherry on 11th of April 2009 between 06.30 p.m to 08.30 p.m. The arrangements were made by Sri Natesan of our Cuddalore Kendra, with the co-ordination of Sri.Krishnamurthy Das, our Kendra In-Charge and Sri.Ravichandran representing our Pondicherry Kendra. Sri.Murali of GOD India attended the Satsang. Around 100 people had the wonderful opportunity of attending the Satsang and chanting the Mahamantra.

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Sri Murali gave a speech for more than an hour and stressed the importance of having a Guru in this Kaliyuga by narrating few incidents from the lives of Sr.Adi Sankara, Sri Ramanuja, Sri Swami Desikan, and other Mahatmas and also insisted on the significance of chanting the Mahamantra.

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The Satsang concluded with the grace of Sri Varadharaja Perumal & Perundhevi Thayar and the devotees chanted “Mahamantra” with great interest.



In the morning Sri Ramachandran visited Vidya Kendram School at Thiruvahindipuram for a mass prayer between 10:30 am and 11:30 am on 24th February 2009. Around 300 students from Class 1 to Class IX attended the prayer sessions.


In the evening, Sri Ramachandran along with Sri Krishnamurthy Das of Cuddalore Namadwaar visited Government High School, Thiruvahindipuram between 4:30 pm and 5:15 pm to pray for the students success in the forthcoming examinations. Around 600 students from Class VIII to Class XII participated in the mass prayer. In both the schools, Sri Ramachandran spoke on “GET” theory, Self Confidence, How to approach exams etc., The students in both the schools chanted Mahamantra with great sincerity. The lectures were in Tamil.


   


In the evening after the school program got over, Sri Ramachandran and Sri Krishnamurthy Das visited Sri Dhanvanthri Perumal Temple, Panruti for a lecture. This program was arranged by the trustees of the temple, Sri KNC Panduranga Chettiar and Sri V Jivanandham Chettiar. Sri Ramachandran spoke on “Nama Mahimai” for around 60 minutes. After this, Mahamantra was chanted for around 15 minutes. There was large number of devotees at the temple for the lecture.


Sri Natesan of Cuddalore GOD Satsang had organized for all the above programs.



Sri Ramachandran and Sri Hareram of GOD, Chennai visited few schools in and around Mangalur, Cuddalore district where prayer sessions for the school students were organised. The schools visited were
 
Avatti Government School



On 14th September 2008, Satsang was conducted at the old age home run by Help Age India in the outskirts of Cuddalore. There were about 60 inmates. They have come from various towns close to Cuddalore. Many of them had lost their homes at the time of Tsunami.  


Sri Ramakrishnahari of Chennai kendra, Sri Murali & Smt. Uma Maheswari belonging to Cuddalore Namadwaar participated in the Satsang. Sri Ramakrishnahari spoke on the impermanence of life and dwelt on the fact that the only resort for one and all is God. The importance of remembering God through the vicissitudes of life was brought out. Taking the emotional call to chant the Mahamantra, the inmates, irrespective of their respective faiths, chanted the Mahamantra with devotion. On the request of one of the inmates to sing a song, the Mahamantra song of our Gurumaharaj was sung. The Satsang was held from 6.30 am to 7.30 am.  


The inmates promised to chant the Mahamantra during their daily Morning Prayer session. The Manager of the old age home, Mr. Siddick wished to play the Mahamantra CD everyday in the home.    



 



It is the wish of Sri Sri Swamiji that the Name of God must reach the most down trodden in the society. Sri Sri Swamiji would say ‘We shall embrace and preach that path which makes God and spirituality common for all. I want my brother who is a fisherman, a cobbler, a tailor and my brother on the street who survives with daily wages to chant the Name of God.’


With this motto, since the last three months, prayers with Mahamantra are being undertaken in hospitals. But, why hospitals? The answers are:


1.  It is a fact known that man who lives oblivious of the existence of the Almighty would look up to his intervention & blessings in the hour of distress. Could there be more painful times than when there is a serious ailment to our body? Therefore, patients in the hospital & their grieving relatives are able to take the Mahamantra in all sincerity. The hospital visits prove this fact.
2. The chosen hospitals are only government hospitals as they are the asylums for the poor. It is a place where time as much time can be calmly spent with the poor, as may be required.
3. Since it is moving crowd in hospitals, Nama can reach a newer set of people each time.


The satsang members went from bed-to-bed praying for patients and their families with Nama, the panacea for all ills. Typically, a set of 3 members can reach out to about 100 people in hour.


‘How can we forget the sight of relatives of patients and at times the patients themselves praying sincerely with Mahamantra on their lips and torrents of tears flowing down their cheeks? There were many such moving moments. There were many families which had come from small villages and towns down south in India.’ the satsang members who participate in this noble endeavor recount, on their experience.


People of different faiths chanted the Mahamantra.  Although, initially they were not aware of the power of Nama, one being told of the potency of the Mahamantra, they joined our satsang members in chanting.  All those who were met promised to chant 33 times (11 times each in the morning, evening and night) everyday.


During the months of May, June and July 2008, the elixir of Nama has been given to hundreds of patients in Chennai and Cuddalore during the visits.


E.S.I Hospital, K.K.Nagar, Chennai: This hospital was visited on a Sunday during the month of May.  This was the first hospital.  Since the satsang members were not sure about how the response could be, they started with a smaller hospital. All the occupied beds in the hospital (about 50) were covered. The good response encouraged the satsang to go to bigger hospitals. The members from the satsang who visited this hospital are Sri Arivarasan (Pattinambakkam), Sri Shanmugham (Kodungaiyur), Sri Balaraman (Ayanavaram) and Sri Ramakrishna Hari.


Peripheral Hospital, Anna Nagar, Chennai: This hospital was visited on a Sunday during the month of May.  About 50 people chanted Nama in this hospital.  Sri Arivarasan (Pattinambakkam), Sri Shanmugham (Kodungaiyur), Sri Balaraman (Ayanavaram), Sri Murali (West Mambalam) and Smt Lakshmi (Mogappair).
 
Royapettah Government Hospital, Royapettah, Chennai: This hospital was visited on a Sunday during the month of May.  About 75 people chanted Nama in this hospital.  Sri Arivarasan (Pattinambakkam) and Sri Ramakrishna Hari visited the hospital.


Government Hospital, Central, Chennai: This hospital was visited twice during the month of June. About 300 people were initiated into Mahamantra during the two visits. This is the largest Government hospital in Chennai, and one of the largest in the state. The satsang team went to various wards including ‘Trauma’, ‘Post-operative care’, ‘Children’s ward’ and ‘Cardiac department’ and saw that the response was fantastic. The way they took up the Name of God and prayed with devotion was astounding. Many of them shed tears profusely. There was one particular family belonging to a village near Senji, in Tamil Nadu consisting of about 10 people; they all chanted aloud with folded hands in the corridor of the hospital for 10 minutes and they wouldn’t stop chanting. Prayers with Mahamantra were performed in the ICU in front of their son who was in his teens. The patient’s blessed brother accompanied the satsang team for the next 2 hours of the hospital visit.


Sri Arivarasan and Sri Jayapal (Pattinambakkam), Smt Savithri Vasudevan, Smt Krithika and her mother, Smt Savithri, Sri Venkatesh, Smt Bharathi Ramakrishnahari and Sri Ramakrishnahari visited this hospital


Government Hospital, Cuddalore: This hospital was visited during the month of July. It is the birthplace of Sri Sri Swamiji. On the way to the hospital, people who had known Him from His childhood, recounted those days with nostalgia. About 45 minutes was spent in the hospital and about 30 people chanted Nama. Some of the patients wanted to visit the Namadwaar in Cuddalore and took note of the place.  The satsang members of Cuddalore have resolved to visit the hospital every Sunday. 


The participants were Krishnamoorthy Das of Cuddalore Namadwaar, Smt Madhuram, Smt Rajeswari, Smt Durai (devotees from Cuddalore) and Sri Ramakrishnahari.


 


 



Nama Sankirtan is being done at Sri Radha Rukmini Samedha Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple at Mangalur every day morning between 5.45 am and 7.00 am for the last five years. Sri Murugadass of Mangalur Kendra is coordinating for the Nama Sankirtan at this temple.


On the occasion of Guru Poornima, Sri Murugadass organized a Nagara Kirtan between 5.30 am and 7.00 am on the morning of 18th July 2008. The Nagara Kirtan started from the temple. The devotees took a photo of Lord Krishna, along with a Hare Rama banner in procession chanting the Mahamantra. They went through the main streets of Mangalur and culminated at the temple again. The devotees were given Prasadam after the Nagara Kirtan. There were more than 60 devotees for the Nagara Kirtan. Devotees from the nearby villages of Malayanur, Kaanjarangulam and Vinayaganandhal also participated in the Nagara Kirtan.


Guru Poornima was also celebrated in the villages of V Kalathur and Eravar, where more than 25 devotees participated.



 
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