And it’s dedicated to the Australian Community
Two years ago GOD (Global Organisation for Divinity) began catering to the spiritual needs of those in Sydney. And this November, GOD turned to Melbourne to build a second namadwaar or the ‘portal of the divine name’.
‘Namadwaar’ is a worldwide initiative of GOD, inspired by the teachings of His Holiness Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, to strive towards “universal peace and harmony by bringing about inner transformation within each individual through the simple path of chanting the divine names”. With the motto ‘Humanity and Divinity are Inseparable’, namadwaars and GOD Satsangs have a presence worldwide—India (headquarters), USA, Europe, UAE, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Fiji and Australia.
In 2015, on 8 November, the first namadwaar was set up in Sydney. Exactly two years later, the organisation decided to establish another in Melbourne, to cater to the spiritual needs of this bustling metropolis. The namadwaar is near the Gilbert Park precincts in the leafy suburb of Knoxfield in South East Melbourne at Unit 12, No: 7, Samantha Court.
Dr Bhagyanathan, personal secretary to His Holiness Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, inaugurated the namadwaar and dedicated it to the Australian community on 10 November in the presence of Honourable Federal Minister for Human Services Mr Alan Tudge, and former Mayors of Knox City Council Cr Peter Lockwood, Cr Tony Holland and Cr Darren Pearce.
The occasion was also graced by Mr Vasan Srinivasan, Member, Australian Multicultural Council, and Mr Chidambaram Srinivasan, Commissioner of Victorian Multicultural Commission.
On 8 November, which also happens to be the day of the Divine Descent of His Holiness, Dr Bhagyanathan consecrated the Divine Couple Sri Premika Varadhan and Sri Madhuri Saki, the residing deities of worship. Dr Bhagyanathan, in his inaugural message, conveyed Swamiji’s vision for a centre that promotes universal peace and harmony through love and selfless service in the form of a namadwaar, which would certainly strive to work towards the social and spiritual well-being of the Australian community.
For more information on donations, details on daily timings and services offered, please contact: Subramanian Sangameswaran at 0425 779 451, or Vidya Subramanian at 0425 770 971. All donations made to Namadwaar Melbourne are tax deductible. Gopa Kuteeram heritage classes for students are on, and more activities are being planned.