Namam is an Indian cultural organization that was formed in the United States in 2010. Under the strong and inspiring leadership of Mr. Madhavan B. Nair, the Founder and President of NAMAM, a team of enthusiastic people with unswerving dedication has transformed the organization into a platform for families to come together and experience a wonderful sense of belonging and oneness. Though, primarily an association of the Nair families in the US, NAMAM functions as a juncture of like-minded individuals across the community to engage in social and cultural activities.
NAMAM has been reaching out to the community with varied cultural programs, social gatherings and humanitarian aid efforts. It is our priority to pass a deep awareness about the rich heritage, unique customs and eclectic culture of Kerala to the younger generation in the US, so that they can appreciate and take pride in their genealogy.
We welcome you to join our organization and participate in our community outreach activities.
NAMAM is proud to organize Bhagavatha Sapthaha Yajnam, a spiritual journey of seven days. This Maha Yajnam starts from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM for seven consecutive days from June 21 to June 28th, 2014 at the Sri Guruvayoorappan temple in Morganville. Bhagavatha Parayanam (discourse) will be conducted every day with explanation in English and Malayalam for seven days, along with many additional special poojas and discourses conducted by eminent Acharyas from India. This will offer devotees a rare opportunity to listen and experience the life story of Bhagavan Sreekrishna through the narrative style of the celebrated poet Thunjathu Ezhuttachan. Yajna Aachaarya will be Shri. Mannadi Hari.
Sapthaham in Kilippattu is the first of its kind to be conducted in New Jersey. It is intended to teach and emphasize the spiritual and moral values embedded in Bhagavatham to every devotee that participates. Yajna Acharya Shri Mannadi Hari will conduct the Yajnam under the guidance and coordination of Guruswamy Parthasaradhi Pillai. Sapthaham events are offered frequently in many temples in India, but staging an event of this magnitude in any country outside India is a challenge, and we are extremely fortunate to have this opportunity in New Jersey. In addition, spiritual experts in our community and Sapthaham attendees can take part in discussion forums conducted during the Sapthaham.
During the Yajna Period, NAMAM will be conducting a cultural harmony festival with the help and support of our cultural pioneers in this area. Women, youth and children are encouraged to participate.
Registration and all meals during the Sapthaham week are FREE. For the successful implementation of this Yajna we request your participation and generous support.
Aug 2: Picnic
Sep 6: Onam celebrations
Dec 6: Annual Banquet and Excellence Award Ceremony