Join NOA for a Sri Swasthani Brata Ritual Performance
Dear NOA friends, families, and community members:
The Newah Organization of America (NOA) cordially invites you to a unique cultural and religious event, the Sri Swasthani Brata Samapan (Closing Ceremony) in the greater Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area. This exciting puja is being performed by Newah Priest Mr. Basav Rajopadhyay for the second time in the United States, in the traditional way like in Salinadi of Sankhu.
Please join us to make this a great community gathering!
Date: Sunday, February 24, 2013
Time: 12:00– 4:00PM
Venue: Greater Baltimore Hindu Temple, 2909 Bloom Road, Finksburg, MD 21048
The cost to sit in the puja is $30.00 per person or $50:00 per couple, which covers your prasad as well as the venue and priest fees. The puja starts promptly at noon and will last for about 3 hours so please be sure to arrive 30 minutes ahead of scheduled time. This is one of our most special rituals—come to be rewarded by Goddess Sri Swasthani for your dedication and worship! Any generous individual who would like to make a financial contribution to the puja should contact NOA Treasurer Mr. Ram Lal Shrestha at 240-581-0078.
Please contact one of the following people with any questions:
Mr. Season Shrestha 410-404-5388
Mr. Ravi Pradhan 443-604-0478
Mrs. Babita Shrestha 703-477-6920
Mr. Mahindra Pradhan 301-821-2796
Mr. Ram Lal Shrestha 240-581-0078
Mr. Rajesh L.Shrestha 301-905-7348
Mr. Bishomver Pradhan 443-839-5203
Mr. Pushkar Prajapati 703-270-8456
Mr. Basav Rajopadhyay 410-530-7312
Mr. Ram Lal Shrestha
Mrs. Meena Pradhan
Mrs. Chitra Shrestha
Mrs. Chhaya Pradhan
Mr. Sushil Lal Shrestha
Mr. Sunita Amatya
Mrs. Elva Pradhan
Mrs. Sunita Shrestha
Thanks for your continued support!
The Executive Committee
Newah Organization of America
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