Archive for April, 2008

Celebrate Earth Day with Green Indian Dishes

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008 is celebrated as Earth Day. So, my daughter was asking me what I would be able to cook on this wonderful day; by using very less resources and something green. So, I took a look at the recipes I have posted here in my blog, and I do have tons of green dishes which are quick, simple and should definitely use less resources.

So, here comes the list in no particular order:

1. Cucumber Kosambari. No cooking, no baking, no heating, so you save a lot of resources.

2. Spinach Paratha. Involves little bit of grinding and cooking on the tava. But, if you just make whatever is required it is a good option for the Earth day.

3. Broad Beans vegetable. Involves pressure cooking or microwaving the vegetable, and just a minute or two for the final touch.

4. Spinach Delight. Same as above.

5. Mint Pulav. Involves lot of work, but you can prepare a large batch and use it for 2-3 days.

6. Spicy Lassi. You just need to grind for 2-3 minutes and your Lassi is ready for Earth Day.

7. Dal Me Dill. Yet another green dish, which is full of nutrients and also requires just pressure cooking.

8. Spiced Creamy Rice. If you already have leftover rice, you can prepare this creamy rice in no time and by not using any resources at all.

I just chose 8 of the most earth friendly dishes I have in my blog, there are many more, surf around and enjoy.

Share your thoughts and your recipes, drop a line and let me know what you did to Save Mother Earth.

Sri Raghavendra Kavacham

What a coincidence;I am a great devotee of Sri Raghavendra Swamy, and this is the 100th post on my blog and it is on Sri Raghavendra Swamy. Thanks to all of you who visit my blog and comment with so many messages which is a great inspiration for me; and which of course keeps me going.

Thanks to you all.

As requested by many of you who visit this blog, here are the lyrics for Sri Raghavendra Kavacham by Sri Appanacharya.

Kavacham Sri Raghavendrasya Yateendrasya Mahaatmana
Vakshyami Guruvarasya Vaanchitaardha Pradaayakam

Rushirasya Appanaacharya Chandoonushtup Prakeertitam
Devata Sri Raghavendra Gururishtaardha Siddhaye

Ashttottarashatam Japyam Bhakti Yuktaena Chetasaa
Udyat Pradyotanadhyota Dharma Koormaasane Sthitam

Khadyo Khadyotanadyota Dharma Koormaasane Sthitam
Dhruta Kaasaayavasanam Tulaseehaara Vakshasam

Doordanda Vilasaddanda Kamandala Viraajitam
Abhaya Gyaanamudraaksha Maalaa Lolaka Karaambhujam

Yogeendra Vandya Paadaabjjam Raghavendra Gurum Bhaje
Shiro Rakshatume Nityam Raghavendro Bhileshthada

Paapaadripaatane Vajra Kaeshaan Rakshatume Guru
Kshamaasura Ganadheesho Mukham Rakshatume Guru

Harisevaalabda Sarvasampatt Phaalam Mamavatu
Devaswabhavo Vatume Drushau Tatva Pradarshaka

Ishthapradaane Kalpadru Shrotre Shrutyardha Bodaka
Bhavya Swaroopome Naasaam Jihvame Vatu BhavyaKrut

Ashyam Rakshatume DukhaToola Sanghagni Charyaka
Sukha Dhairyaadi Suguno Druvau Mama Sadaavatu

Oushtha Rakshatume SarvaGraha Nigraha Shaktimaan
Upapllava Vodadheseturdantaan Rakshatume Sadaa

Nirasta Doshome Paatume Kapolau Karvapaalaka
Niravadya Mahavaesha Kanthamevatu Sarvadaa

Karnamooletu Pratyardhi Mookatvakaravagjma
Paravaadijaye Paatu Hastha Sataatva Vaadakrut

Karau Rakshatume Vidyatparigneya Visheshavaan
Vaagvaikhari Bhavya Sheshajayee Vakshastalam Mama

Satee Santaana Sampatti Bhakti Gyaanaadi Vruddhikam
Stanau Rakshatume Nityam Shareeravadya Haanikrut

Punyavardhana Paadaabjabhisheka Jala Sanchaya
Naabhim Rakshatume Paaraushva Dyunadeetulya Sadguna

Pravrushtam Rakshatume Nityam Taapatraya Vinaashakrut
Katimme Rakshatu Sadaa Vandhyaa Satputradaayaka

Jaghanam Mevatu Sadhaa VyangaSwanga Samruddhikrut
Guhyam Rakshatume Paapa Grahaarishta Vinaashakrut

Bhakaagha Vidyamsakara Nijamurthy Pradaayaka
Murthymaan Paatume Roma Raghavendra Jagadguru

Sarvatantra Svatantrosau Jaanuneeme Sadaavatu
Janghe Rakshatume Nityam Sri Madhwa Matavardhana

Vijayeendra Karobjjotha Sudheendra Varaputrakah
Gulfau Sri Raghavendromae Yatirat Sarvadaavatu

Paadau Rakshatume Sarva Bhayahaari Krupaanidhi
Gyaanabhakti Suputrayuryasha Sri Punyavardhana

Karapaadaangulee Sarva Mamaavatu Jagadguru
Prativaadi Jayasvanta Bhaedachihna Darooguru

Nakhaanavatume Sarvaan Sarva Shastra Vishaarada
Aparokeekruta Srisha Praachyam Dishi Sadaavatu

Sa Dakshinae Chaavatumaam Samupaekshita Bhaavaja
Apaekshita Pradaataacha Prateechyamavatu Prabhu

Dayaa Dakshinya Vairaagya Vaakpaatava Mukhaankita
SadodeechyaMapatumaam Shaapanugraha Shaktimaan

Nikhaendriya Dooshagna Mahaanugrahakrud Guru
Adhachyorvam Chaavatu Maamushtaakshara Manoodita

Aatmaatmeeya Gharaashighna Maam Rakshatu Vidhikshucha
Chaturnaamcha Pumaardhaanaam Daataa Praata Sadaavatu

Sangamevatu Maam Nityam Tatvanitsarva Sukhaakrut
Maadhyahnne Gamya Mahimaa Maam Rakshatu Mahishaya

Mrutapota Praanadaata SaayaaHne Maam Sadaavatu
Vedistha Purshojeevi Nishidhe Paatu Maam Guru

Vahnistha Maalikoodharta Vahni Taapaatsadavatu
Samagra Teeka Vyakhyaata Gururme Vishayevatu

Kaantaarevatu Maam Nityam Bhatta Sangrahakrud Guru
Sudhaaparimalodharta Suchandastu Sadaavatu

Raajachora Vishayavyadhiya Dovasyamrugaadhibhi
ApasmaaraaPahartaana ShastraVitsarvadaavatu

Gatau Sarvatra Maam Paatu UpanishadarDhakrud Guru
Chaagva Shyanakrudaacharya Sthitau Rakshatu Maam Sadaa

Mantraalaya Nivaasee Maam Jagatkaale Sadaa Vatu
Nyaaya Muktaavaleekarta Swapnam Rakshatu Maam Sadaa

Maam Paatu Chandrikaa Vyaakhyakarta Suptauhi Tatvakrut
Sutantra Deepikakarta Muktau Rakshatu Maam Guru

Geetaardha Sangrahakartaa Sadaa Rakshatu Maam Guru
Sri Madhwamata Dugaabdhi Chandrovatu Sadaanagha

Phalashruti

Iti Sri Raghavendrasya Kavacham Paapa Naashanam
Sarva Vyaadhi Haram Sadya Paapanam Punyavardhanam

Ya Iedam Pathate Nityam Niyamaena Samaahita
Adrushthi PoornaDrushti Syadaeda Mookoopi Vaakpati

Poornaayuhu Poona Sampatti Bhakti Gyaana Vruddhikrut
Peetvaa Vaari Naroo Yaena Kavachenaabhi Mantritam

Jahaati Kukshigaan Roogaan Guruvarya Prasaadata
Pradakshina Namaskaaran GuroVrundaavanasya

Karoti Paraaya Bhaktaa Tadaetkavacham Pathan
Pangu Koonischa Pauganda Pooraango Jaayate Darshanam

Shaeshaascha Kushtapoorvascha Nashyaantyaa Mayiraashaya
Ashta-aksharaena Mantrena Stotraena Kavachaena Cha

Vrundaavane Sannihita Mabhishichya Yadhaavidhi
Yantre Mantraksharaanyastha Vilikhyaatra Pratishitam

Shodashai Roopachaaryaischa Sampoojya Trijagadgurum
Ashttotara ShataAkhyabhiRarchaYetku Sumaanidhibhi

Phalaischa Vividaireva Gurorarchaam Prakurvata
Naama Shravana Maatraena Guruvarya Prasaadata

Bhoota Praeta Pishaachaadya Vidravanti Dishoo Dasha
PatheDaedaTrikam Nityam Guror Vrundaavanantike

Deepam SamyojyaVidyaavaan Sukhaasu Vijayee Bhavaet
Raaja Choora Maha Vyaghra Sarpanakraadi Peedanaat

Kavachasya Prabhaavaena Bhayam Tasya Najaayatae
Soomasuryo Paraagaadi Kaale Vrundaavanaantikae

Kavachaadrikam PunyaMappanacharya Darshitam
Japeedha SaDhanam Putraan Bhaaryaam Cha Sumanoramam

Gyaanam Bhaktim Cha Vairaagyam Bhuktim Muktim Cha Shashwatam
Sampraapye Modate Nityam Guruvarya Prasaadata

Iti Sri MadAppanaa Charya Virachitam
Sri Raghavendra Kavacham Sampoornam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynb8JKPf2k8

Panchanga – Year 2008-2009

The Uttaradi Matt panchaga is the one which you will see in all Madhwa houses. We use this for looking up everyday details, like Ekadashi, Poornima, Festivals, and so on..

My father used to post it every year, this year he was unable to do so and I badly needed one in my Kitchen. My Husband searched the web and found one online and printed the same and color coded as well. It’s in Sanskrit, I do know Sanskrit, but am not so fluent.

For those of you who are looking for this year’s Uttaradi Matt panchanga online, here is the link for the same. The web site has the panchanga in Sanskrit. The Kannada one will be coming soon as per the web site.

1. Panchanga

Keshava Nama

I learnt singing Keshava Nama when I finished college. My parents sing it everyday and also on Friday evening while doing the Lakshmi Pooja. It gives some sort of mental piece when I say this Sloka. So, here comes the lyrics for Keshava Nama. May Shri Lord Keshava Bless you all.

Isha ninna charaNa bhajane
Asheyinda mADu venu
dOsharAshi nAshamADu shreesha kEshava ||1||

sharaNu hokkenayya yenna
maraNa samayadalli ninna
carana smaraNe karuNisayya nArAyaNa ||2||

shOdhisenna bhavada kalusha
bhOdisayya gyAnavenage
bAdhisuva yamana bAdhe biDisu mAdhavA ||3||

hindanEka yOnigaLali
bandu bandu nondenayya
indu bhavada bandha biDisu tande gOvindA ||4||

bhrashTanenisa bEDa krishNa
ishTu mAtra bEDikombe
shishTaroDane ishTu kashTa biDisu vishNuvE ||5||

madananayya ninna mahime
vadanadalli nuDiyuvante
hrudayadoLage hudugisayya madhusUdhanA ||6||

kavidukonDu iruva pApa
savidu pOguvante mADo
javana bAdheyannu biDisu trivikramA ||7||

kAmajanaka ninna nAma
prEmadinda pADuvantha
nEmavenage pAlisayya swAmi vAmanA ||8||

modalu ninna pAda pUje
odaguvante mADO yenna
hrudayalli sadana mADo mudadi shriidara ||9||

husiyanADi hoTTe horeva
vishayadalli rasikanendu
husige hAkadiirayya hrushiikEshanE ||10||

biddu bhavadanEka januma
baddhanAgi kalushadinda
geddupOpa buddhi tOrO padmanAbhane ||11||

kAma krOdha biDisi ninna
nAma jihveyoLage nuDiso
shrii mahAnubhAvanAda dAmOdarA ||12||

pankajAksha nEnu yenna
manku buddhyannu biDisi
kinkaranna mADikoLLo sankarushaNA ||13||

yEsu januma bandarEnu
dAsanalla vEno nAnu
ghAsi mADadiru yenna vAsudEvanE ||14||

buddhi shOnyanAgi yenna
paddha kArya kuhakamanava
tiddi hrudaya shuddhi mADo pradyumnanE ||15||

jananijanaka nIne yendu
nenevenayya diina bandhu
yenage mukti pAlisayya aniruddhanE ||16||

harushadinda ninna nAma
smarisuvate mADu nEma
virisu caraNa dalli pushOttamA ||17||

sAdhusanga koTTu ninna
pAdabhajaneyiTTu enna
bhEdamAdi nODadirO shri adhOkshajA ||18||

cAru caraNa tOri yenage
pArugANisayya konege
bhAra hAkutiruve ninage nArasimhanE ||19||

sancitArtha pApagaLanu
kincitAda piiDegaLanu
muncitavAgi kaLedu poreyo swAmi accyutA ||20||

gyAna bhakti koTTu ninna
dhyAnadalli yiTTu sadA
hiina buddhi biDisu munna shrii janArdhana ||21||

japatapAnushTAna villade
kupathAgAmiyAda yenna
krupeyamADi kshamisabEku upEndranE ||22||

moreya iDuvenayya ninage
sharadhi shayana shubhamatIya
irisu bhaktanendu paramapurusha shri harI ||23||

puTTisalEbEDa innu
puTTisidake pAlisenna
ishTu mAtra bEDikombe shrii krishNanE ||24||

satyavAda nAmagaLanu
nityadalli paThisuvavara
arthiyinda salahuvanu kartru kEshavA ||25||

mareyadale hariyanAma
baredu Odi kELidavage
karedu mukti koDuva neleyAdikEshavA ||26||

For those of you who want to know the meaning of this and also get a print out in English or Kannada here are the links for the same on dvaita.orga

1. Keshava Nama in English

2. Keshava Nama in Kannada

Listen to the song here at youtube:

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