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Food/Clothes Drives, Tree Planting and Cultural Performances for Prayer House Anniversary
Houston Namadwaar prayer house will celebrate its first anniversary with food/clothes drives, tree plantings, & several colorful Indian cultural performances including music, dance & a puppet show!
A food and clothes drive benefiting the local Pearland/Manvel community will be held as part of the event between 10 AM and 12 Noon on the 19th. In the afternoon, commemorative tree plantings followed by a special anniversary celebration will be held in the presence of the Mayor.
Several cultural performances will be on display from 3 PM onwards including a fascinating musical concert on universal peace and unity, an exotic string puppet show by The Dancing Peacock Puppet Company, a classical Indian dance performance and a drama presentation by children. Indian lunch and dinner will also be served. The event is free and open to the public.
Established by Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D.), the Houston Namadwaar is the first prayer house of its kind in the United States, where the Divine Names are continuously chanted. It is part of G.O.D.’s worldwide initiative to strive towards universal peace and harmony through individual transformation by chanting the Divine Names of God.
The Namadwaar is open to all, transcending the boundaries of denominations, personal philosophies, religion, creed or nationality. Meditation and chanting sessions to strengthen and energize the mind are held every week. Written prayer requests are collected in a request box placed in the Namadwaar. Prayer requests can also be sent online and via e-mail. Prayers are performed for these requests every day. Prayer sessions are also conducted at residences and hospitals, as a free service, on invitation.
Other activities that are conducted weekly at Namadwaar include children’s value-based enrichment programs, toddler/preschool storytimes and study groups based on Srimad Bhagavatam, a universally-
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About Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D.): G.O.D. aims to promote universal peace through inner transformation by chanting the Divine Names, transcending social, cultural and geographic boundaries. Activities include conducting prayer meetings, meditation sessions, happiness workshops, kids camps, spiritual discourses, spirituality-