Sri Swasthani Brata Closing Ceremony
Please 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 and scholar Mr. Basav Rajopadhyay for the 3rd time in the United States, in the traditional way like in Salinadi of Sankhu.
Please join us to make this a great community event!
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014
Time: 11:00– 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 the venue and all other necessary supplies. The puja starts promptly at noon and will last for about 3 hours so please be sure to arriveat 11:00 AM. 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. Mahindra Pradhan 301-821-2796
Mr. Ram Lal Shrestha 240-581-0078
Mrs. Babita Shrestha 703-477-6920
Mr. Ravi Pradhan 443-604-0478
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
Mrs. Bimala Prajapati
Mrs. Elva Pradhan
Mrs. Sunita Shrestha
Mr. Sushil Lal Shrestha
Thanks for your continued support!
The Executive Committee
Newah Organization of America
Condolence- Mrs. Kadam Maiya Rajopadhyay
Mrs. Rajopadhyay was the beloved grandmother of NOA 's very closed friend, Adviser, Culture and Heritage committee Chair, Life Member and Newah priest and scholar Mr. Basav Rajopadhyay. She is survived by her 3 daughters, 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
We deeply regret the loss of one of our own community members, who touched many lives and contributed so much to so many people during her life.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the entire Rajopadhyay family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Basav Rajopadhyay and his loved ones at this difficult time.
The Executive Committee
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