‘Global Organisation for Divinity India’ (GOD) is a public benefit trust that functions with the principal “Humanity and Divinity are inseparable”, transcending boundaries of caste, creed, religion, age, gender and geography.  The mission is to help promote world peace and harmony and strive for the betterment of the human race by manifesting the divinity that exists in each one of us. His Holiness Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, hailing from Chennai, India is a philosopher and spiritual preceptor who practices and propagates the practical aspects of Indian spirituality. The organisation has his philosophy as its guiding principles.

Global Organisation for Divinity is rooted in the tree of Sanathana Dharma or what is commonly referred to as Hinduism. Founded in 2007 by the devotees of Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, god promotes peace, harmony and universal love amidst cultural diversity through inner spiritual transformation. GOD propagates chanting the Divine Names of God as the easiest means of spiritual transformation and inner peace; as chanting spreads positive vibrations of divine love, compassion, mutual respect and understanding.

 

GOD takes the message of “Universal peace through inner transformation” to the world through several programs including reaching out to schools, colleges and corporate offices through lectures, workshops and other programs, with a view of helping students as well as working professionals overcome stress, achieve equanimity and excel in their respective roles.

  1. Promote divinity to spread world peace and harmony without any social, cultural or geographical boundaries, for the betterment of human society.
  2. Establish the Namadwaar sanctum, a holy edifice dedicated to the continuous chanting of the “Hare Rama…’ Mahamantra for world peace and to accept prayer requests.
  3. Propagate the chanting of the Divine Name of God as the easiest means of achieving inner peace and self-realization.
  4. Publish books, journals and media on spirituality towards the objectives of universal love and harmony.
  5. Organize discourses, lecture demonstrations, workshops and seminars on topics of practical Indian spirituality relevant to today’s world, by eminent speakers from across the globe.
  6. Help and support communities in need of help on health and education fronts.

Namadwaar literally means, ‘The Portal of the Divine Name’. It shows a path to the Supreme Truth through Nama Sankirtan, specifically the Mahamantra,

 

“Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare”

 

Our Namadwaars are prayer houses where incessant Nama Sankirtan takes place. The concept of Namadwaar is a worldwide initiative of Global Organization for Divinity, to strive towards Universal Peace and Harmony by bringing about inner transformation within each individual through the simple path of chanting the Divine Names. This is a way to provide material as well as spiritual upliftment to all of humanity.

God cannot differentiate between people; His grace and compassion knows no such thing as distinction between devotees.

 

The wealthy are capable of seeking treatment for their ailments in expensive private hospitals, while hospitals running on charity are the only source of medical aid for the poor. Despite the fact that the value of human life is greater than that of money, we do encounter these differences in the very protection of life. Only God’s compassion is equally available for all. However, some close-minded people with vested interests have managed to use some faulty logic and obstruct everyone from experiencing God’s grace and compassion equally. To change this situation and to ensure that God’s grace reaches one and all, the rich and poor alike, I would like propose a simple and beautiful solution, which is in line with the path treaded by our great Mahatmas — Nama Dwaar.

 

Beginning with Tamil Nadu, it will not only spread to other states of India but also other countries. It is my fervent desire to establish as many Nama Dwaars as possible.

 

A Nama Dwaar will constitute a simple, open construction with a small Gopuram (shrine). A small glass enclosure will have an oil lamp that will always remain lit. This Nama Dwaar will be open to all, irrespective of gender, caste, creed, religion, or region. There will be no dress code or restrictions for religious conduct. There will be neither a need nor a place for flower offerings, camphor, incense sticks, or even Archana (offering of flowers with mantras). No fee will be charged. There will be no restrictions of Agamas or Shastras (our holy prescriptive scriptures). There will be no Pooja (ceremonial worship) or Naivedya (Holy Food offerings).

 

Those who enter the Nama Dwaar should continuously chant the Maha Mantra:

“Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare”

 



Inside the Nama Dwaar, there is no room for any other talk except the Maha Mantra.

Written prayer requests will be collected in the request box, which will be placed outside the Nama Dwaar. Prayers shall be conducted based on the requests. The information subsequent to the prayer will also be shared with the requestor.

A kiosk adjacent to the Nama Dwaar could sell tulasi malas (meditation beads), lecture cassettes, Gopi Chandan (sandal), etc.

There is no necessity for using loud speakers outside Nama Dwaars to publicize the chanting of the Maha Mantra. It is sufficient if the chanting is audible within the premises of the Nama Dwaar.

People belonging to any religion can participate in the chanting of the maha mantra. Those desiring initiation can avail of it directly from Sri Swamiji or his disciples when they visit the Nama Dwaar.

Those wishing to establish Nama Dwaars can do so in their respective villages/cities. However, we do have a model structure for building a Nama Dwaar and would like to share it with those interested in building one in their premises.

Installing many deities in temples yields no results if it is unaccompanied by the divine resonance of the chant of the mantras. On the contrary, even if there are no deities installed, constant chanting of the Maha Mantra Kirtan will automatically ensure divine presence. Everyone’s prayers shall be fulfilled.

It is enough if only one devotee permanently resides in the Nama Dwaar for caretaking purposes. The Nama Dwaar should be constructed in such a way that even people who are outside can see the devotees chanting the Nama inside."

~ Sri Sri Swamiji

  1. All are welcome, irrespective of religion, denomination, nationality, creed or personal philosophy.
  2. The Mahamantra – Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare – is continuously chanted inside Namadwaar and those who enter Namadwaar are also requested to join in the chanting or listen to the chanting.
  3. Specific prayer requests can be placed in the prayer box at the Namadwaar by anyone; prayers with Mahamantra kirtan will be conducted regularly for these requests.
  4. Prayers will also be conducted for complete freedom from global terrorism, for the nation’s economic recovery, for alleviation of suffering for all from natural calamities, and for the peace and happiness of the city, state and country as a whole.
  5. Namadwaar also offers free prayer services at residences, hospitals, old age homes and correction centres on invitation.
  6. Regular utsavs/celebrations with devotional kirtan, Srimad Bhagavatam discourses and sampradaya bhajans are conducted at Namadwaar.