First Divine Name Prayer House in the USA Inaugurated in Houston area

Namadwaar, a prayer house powered by the Divine Names and the first of its kind in the USA, was inaugurated open in the Houston area on February 28 by the Mayor of Manvel, TX. The prayer house for universal harmony is open to all, without exception.
March 2, 2010 - PRLog -- Manvel, TX—Namadwaar, a prayer house powered by the Divine Name, was inaugurated open on February, 28, 2010 by the Honorable Mayor Delores Martin of Manvel, TX. Established by Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D.), Namadwaar is a prayer house where the Mahamantra (the "great invocation")—Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare—will be continuously chanted. It is located at 3642 Bailey Avenue, Manvel, TX, about 1.5 miles east of SH 288, bordering Pearland city.

The inauguration ceremony began with Mayor Martin officially opening the “Namadwaar” curtain and cutting the ribbon to enter the beautiful prayer room adorned with pearls of wisdom from enlightened saints. The traditional Indian lamp was then lit, and Sri Ramanujamji, disciple of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji of India, then led the Mayor and other guests around the prayer room as they read the saints’ words and looked at posters about G.O.D. activities in the US, India and around the world.

The Mayor was overwhelmed by the message of universal love and compassion that Namadwaar offers to America and the world. In her address, she said simply and succinctly that she was very thrilled and impressed with what she had seen. She later said that she was overcome with emotion to realize there are still people in this world who are so filled with love and compassion, and that it had been an honor and privilege to have been included in the dedication.

Sri Ramanujamji also addressed the gathering with an inspiring message. He emphasized that everyone was only seeking the same Truth through different paths and that unity was the key, not uniformity. He said that there was beauty in diversity just like a bouquet of different flowers held together by the cord of “universal love” was more colorful and beautiful than a bouquet made of flowers of the same kind. He said chanting the Divine Names was the simplest way to infuse positivity and transformation into a person so that he could follow his own path to the ultimate goal.

Mrs. Laxmi Thakkar, founder and chairman of Shirdi Sai Jalaram Mandir of Sugar Land, TX and Mr. Tupil Narasimhan, vice chairman of Sri Meenakshi Temple of Pearland, TX were also guests of honor at the event. Both these leaders in their respective major temples in the Houston area heartily congratulated G.O.D. and welcomed Namadwaar.

The simple inauguration ceremony ended with a prayer, led by Sri Ramanujamji, for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Chile followed by a beautiful prayer for the Grace of the Lord in each of our lives as well as for the US to obtain freedom from global terrorism, the economic downturn and natural calamities. The Mahamantra was chanted a few times by everyone present.

The Namadwaar is open to everyone irrespective of denomination, personal philosophy, creed or nationality. Everybody is welcome to visit the Namadwaar and add to the presence of divinity by chanting the Mahamantra or just experience peace by simply listening to the chanting. For more information about Namadwaar, its operating hours or other G.O.D. activities in the Houston area, please call 1 (830) 4 GOD HOU or email

Namadwaar is based on a worldwide initiative of G.O.D., under the guidance of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, to strive towards universal peace and harmony by manifesting the divinity within each individual through the simple path of chanting the Divine Names. There are currently over 10 such Namadwaars in India, and several others are in the process of being established in various countries around the world.

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The Global Organization for Divinity aims to promote peace, harmony and universal love amidst cultural diversity through inner spiritual transformation. Activities include conducting prayer meetings, kids classes and camps, spiritual discourses, educational courses on Hindu scriptures, Happiness workshops and motivational programs for corporates, schools and colleges .
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