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NAMA Chapters Pongal Events

From: Satyan, Nagu (
Date: Thu Jan 08 1998 - 12:27:53 PST

Many NAMA Chapters are celebrating Thiruppaavai/Pongal events.  Please
attend and support these events in your local areas and pass on the info
to your friends and relatives.  Please contact the local chapter
coordinators for additional details.  We would like aditional volunteers
to start chapters in other areas currently not active in NAMA.  Please
contact Nagu Satyan at

1.  Houston Chapter First NAMA Event

Dr. K. Saranathan and his wife Nirmala (my cousin) are having the first
NAMA event on Sunday, 11 January 1998 to observe Koodarai Vellum, at
their residence in Sugarland, Texas.  The program is from 9-11 AM.  The
program will start with Purusha Suktham, Sri Suktham and Thiruppaavai,
followed by a brief introduction of NAMA objectives.  Prasadam will be
distributed.  Please contact them at or 713-980-4364.

2. SAN FRANCISCO / BAY AREAPongal on Jan 18th 1998 at at the Hindu Temple Community Center,
Sunnyvale from 11.00 a.m. -2 p.m.  For additional information, please
contact Sumati Ramanujam at or 408-241-9434.

3. Atlanta/Chattanooga/Huntsville

Saturday, 10th January 1998, Dhanur Masam, Thiruppaavai 28th day
(Koodarai vellum) at the residence of Smt.Harini and Belur Dasarathy of
Huntsville, Alabama.  Please contact them at Harini Dasarathy
< or (205)-881-9280 (or Malathiy Dileepan at
423-877-9860 or

4. Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Area

The next Chapter event is on Saturday, 10th January 1998, Dhanur Masam,
Thiruppaavai 28th day (Koodarai vellum).  Please contact Smt. Vimala
Rajaji at or 972-596-0561.

5. Singapore

The next chapter event is planned for 30 or 31 January at the residence
of  Ramanujam Kope.  For information, please contact Dr. Sridhar Uppili

6. New Jersey/New York

NAMA Pongal Celebrations on Sunday Jan 18, 1998 (12:00 p.m -3:30 p.m.)
at Dehart Community Center, Burnett Avenue, Maplewood New Jersey, 07040.
For additional information,Contact Mangala Kadaba at or
AGENDA              Pooja / Chanting of Tiruppavai : 12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.                 Story Telling for younger kids: 12:45p.m.-1:00p.m.                              Lunch: 1:00p.m. - 1:45p.m.                           Iyengar Yoga -2:00 p.m - 2:45 p.m               Lecture & Demonstration by Yoga Instructor, Patrick