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Manvel, TX – With divine grace, Houston Namadwaar’s bhoomi pooja for its new prayer house building was conducted in a divine ambience on November 8 in the presence of Sri Ramanujamji, disciple of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. Also Read - Sacred Portals of Badrinath Temple Open Amid Lockdown, First Puja Performed on Behalf of PM Modi

The Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mahamantra was chanted throughout the bhoomi pooja, interspersed with verses from Srimad Bhagavatam, Bhu stuti and the “Mahamantra Song” a wonderful 16-verse composition of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji that speaks of the greatness of the Mahamantra. Also Read - Heartwarming! Muslims Help Cremate Hindu Neighbour As Relatives Fail To Make It Amid Lockdown | Watch

The pooja was performed to Sri Premika Varadan-Sri Madhuri Sakhi (Lord Krishna-Sri Radha) and Sri Swamiji, and after a ceremonial digging of the ground, Mahamantra prayer sheets written by devotees from Houston, India and other parts of USA were placed in the pit along with holy waters and holy soil from India. All families that were present then laid bricks with Mahamantra written on them in different languages.

The honorable mayors of Manvel and Pearland, and representatives of many Houston temples/organizations including Meenakshi temple, Guruvayoorappan temple, Sri Radha-Krishna Temple, Hindus of Greater Houston, HSS, Iyyappa group, Orissa Culture Center, Udupi Matha, Kerala Hindu Society, Pearland Desi Group and many others participated. Devotees from all across the USA also came to Houston for this ceremony.

In the evening, Vidushi Smt. Rajarajeshwary Bhat and her group presented a musical performance “Pibare Nama Rasam,” comprising of kirtans on the greatness of the Divine Name composed by various saints. This was followed by a screening of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji’s extremely inspiring blessing message for this occasion. Sri Swamiji spoke of the glory of the Divine Name and said that the Name, even though it is simple and small, could accomplish huge tasks very easily.

He said that as one chants the Name at Namadwaar, the divine energy from the chanting would be magnified a thousand times more by reflecting off the Super-Energy of the deities Sri Premika Varadan-Sri Madhuri Sakhi, who will be present in the Namadwaar. Sri Swamiji exhorted everyone to accumulate the wealth of the Divine Name that will help us overcome all troubles.

Following this, a few devotees shared their personal experience of the Mahamantra, after which Sri Ramanujamji spoke briefly and presented a prayer for the new Namadwaar to be constructed smoothly and quickly. The evening concluded with resounding Mahamantra sankirtan for Namadwaar as well as for personal prayers.

Continued prayers for the new Namadwaar construction to go on smoothly will be performed every Sunday at Namadwaar with Mahamantra sankirtan from 7 am to 7 pm. All are invited to join the prayer and also increase their “Nama” wealth in the process.

Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D.) is a worldwide nonprofit organization inspired by HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, whose activities serve the entire Sanatana Dharma spectrum right from the Vedas, Agamas, Puranas/Itihasas, Various traditions and Humane activities. G.O.D has served the Houston area since 2007.

From Dec 20-27, a grand Madhura Utsav and Srimad Bhagavata Saptaha will be held at Namadwaar. There will be Srimad Bhagavatam discourses by Sri Ramanujamji, processions, sampradaya bhajans, divya nama sankirtan, children’s programs, cultural performances and more. The event is open to all.

For more information about GOD activities or Namadwaar, or if you would like to support our noble and divine causes financially or in kind, please contact 281-402-6585 or houston.god@godivinity.org.

This story originally appeared on Voice of Asia.