Narayana Seva (Annadana)

Once a month (every 4th Thursday) at the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, 477 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308

(Scroll down if you would like to donate for the seva online using your credit card)

There is a line in Amma's Ashtotra Shata Mala (the 108 names extolling the qualities of our beloved Amma):
    Om Nitya Annadana Priyayai Namah (Salutations to the One who rejoices in feeding all every day.)

With Amma's blessings, we have started Narayana Seva (Annadana) at the Atlanta Homeless shelter once a month on every 4th Thursday (which co-incidentally is also Guruvar, an auspicious day of the week for serving a Guru).

The first service started Thursday January 24th, 2013 at 6 PM. We served seven hundred (700) residents at the shelter on that day.

Since then, we have continued to serve dinner every fourth Thursday of the month.

We have been serving a meal consisting of hot vegetarian pasta dish with veggies and tomato sauce, a dinner roll, banana, candy bars, and water.

The cost per meal is around $3.

How you can get involved:
If you would like to contribute monetarily for the seva, you can write a check payable to SRIM center, mention Annadana in the memo section, and send it to:
    Kishore Ramachandran
    285 Blue Spruce Trail
    Lilburn, GA 30047

All donations are tax-deductible. If you would like to donate using a credit card, please follow the instructions below.

Instructions for making an online donation

You can choose to do a monthly subscription to the Narayana Seva. Choose the amount you would like to subscribe from the pull-down menu. Click on "Subscribe" button. This will take you to the paypal account operated by the SRIM Center. Please follow the instructions on the PayPal page to complete the transaction. Please note that all of your credit card information will be processed securely by PayPal. Once the payment process is complete, you will receive a receipt directly from PayPal.

Payment options
Additional instructions

You can do a one-time donation for the Narayana Seva. Click on the "Contribute" button. This will take you to the PayPal account operated by the SRIM Center where you can enter the amount. After entering the amount follow the instructions on the PayPal page to complete the transaction.

You can also get involved by participating in the activities associated with the homeless feeding we have listed below.

Logistics:

  1. You can offer to make a large aluminum tray equivalent of a pasta dish (white penne pasta, ragu or equivalent sauce, mixed veggies, and parmesan cheese) and bring it to the shelter (or we can find a way to get it from you). Please let us know via e-mail by Monday of the shelter seva week at the latest if you plan to make a pasta dish.
  2. At the shelter: We can use as many helping hands as we can get at the shelter for serving the food to the residents. It is a blessing to see their happy faces when we hand them the food. The shelter location: Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, 477 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308. It is best to get there by Marta since you will have to pay for parking in one of the nearby lots if you drive. Please plan on arriving at the shelter by 5:15 PM so that we can start setting up for the seva which will start promptly at 6 PM. Please let us know if you are planning to come to the shelter on the day of the seva.

    For more information:
    Phone:
        Kishore and Vasanthi Ramachandran - 678-380-5477
    Email: Atlanta@karunamayi.org