Archive for April, 2009

Narasimha Jayanthi – May 26th 2010

Narasimha Jayanthi which is celebrated on May 26th 2010

lakshmi-narashima

This day signifies the appearance of Lord Narasimha on the planet. Lord Narasimha is the fourth and the greatest incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is believed to have appeared to protect his devotee, Prahlada, from his father Hiranyakashyapu .

If you listen to the song ” Narashima Nembo davana” posted on youtube, there is a paragraph which explains how Lord Narashima came from the pillar. Hiranyakashyapu pointed out at a pillar in his palace and asked Prahalada whether Lord Vishnu was present in it pillar. Prahalada who was a great devotee said yes. Next, you know Hiranyakashyapu uses his Gadha and broke open the pillar and there emerged our Lord Narasimha who than slained the Hiranyakashyapu using his sharp paws.

The day signifies the triumph of good over evil and the eagerness of the lord to protect his devotees from evil.

Here is the link for the song Narashima Nembo Devana on Lord Shri Lakshmi Narashima

Gandha Lepana at Mantralaya

Mrs. Bhamini has shared the links of Gandha Lepana to Brindavana’s of Sri Rayaru and other saints. Attached below is a link for the picasa web album from Shri Raghunandana’s gallery. Amazing pictures.

P.S: These pictures were posted by Raghunandana of SRSMUTT. I am just providing the links here. Thanks to Mr. Raghunandana and SRSMUTT.

Vaishaka Masa – April 26-May 24 2009

Vaishaka Masa – Vasantha Ruthu – April 26th – May 24th 2009

1. April 27th – Akshaya Thrithiya

2. May 4th -Sri Srinivasa Kalyana

3. May 5th – Ekadashi

4. May 7th – Narasimha Jayanthi

5. May 9th – Poornima

6. May 12th Angarika Sankashti

7. May 20th – Ekadashi

8. May 24th – Amavasya

Akshaya Tritiya – April 27th 2009

Akshaya Tritiya is the most important day in the hindu calendar. They say that in order to perform any major function like marriage, gruhapravesha you don’t even have to check your horoscope for finding a good Muhurtham.

On this day, many ladies give thambula including blouse piece, and other items. Any thing you give or donate they say become akshaya. Meaning infinite or one that never diminishes. I have seen many people also buy gold on this day.

So, if you have decided to anything new this year, this is the right day to get started. If you have all the resources, than go buy gold, and before wearing it place it near God. Donate a few dollars to a nearby charity or to your closest temple.

P.S: It is also the day my Mysore Ajji was born. Happy Birthday Ajji.

The comment below has forced me to comment on the post itself rather than individual comments I usually do. I am not an astrologer or a preist. Nor do I have extensive knowledge of any of these. I have written the post based on what I have seen in all these years in my life; and things being done around my circle. If you don’t agree, you don’t have to follow. I however appreciate all your comments and will not edit and publish them as is if found appropriate.

Charana Shloka of Sri Sushameendra Teertharu

As per the web site Gururaghavendra1.org, on the occasion of offering First Hastodaka to Sri Sushameendra Teertharu in Vrindavana, His shishya .H.H 108 Sri Suyateendra Teertha Swamiji composed Charana Sloka and Offered to Srigalavaru. The same is given here.

|| sudhee jana sumandaaram sudheendra suta supriyam |
| sushameendra gurum vande sujayeendra karOdbhavam ||

The sloka and also the link was given to me by Mrs. Bhamini Rao. The link wasn’t working earlier, but it is working today. So,
here is the link for  the same in Kannada, Sanskit and Telegu:
http://www.gururaghavendra1.org/users/srsmutt/main/?q=node/357
Thanks Bhamini for the same.

Stotras in Different Languages

I was sent the link to this new web site which has stotras in many regional indian languages by Mrs. Bhamini Rao. This web site has stotras and slokas in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Devanagiri and Roman. It also has links for many stotras and slokas for audio. Each one of those links open a pdf file, which really is amazing.

So, here is the link for this web site called:

The slokas are arranged in alphabetical order.

Thanks Bhamini for sharing this link.

Vyarthavallave janma vyarthavallave lyrics

The lyrics for vyarthavallave janma vyarthavallave provided by Mr. Nandan. The lyrics are in Kannada and English. Composition by Shri Purandara Dasaru.

Akki Rotti

I have been coming home just on weekends, and during the 2 days I stay at home, I try to prepare as much food as possible. This weekend, I prepared Akki Rotti which is my Husband’s favorite. I had mentioned that the camera we had earlier broke, but for the first time ever, when I was speaking at a conference in California, I won an Olympus Stylus 1050 SW. It is just an amazing camera. So, I am now able to take pictures as well. So, here comes the first food post after many months.

Akki Rotti

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups Rice Flour
  2. 2 large onions finely chopped
  3. 6-8 green chillies finely chopped
  4. 1/4 cup fresh or frozen coconut
  5. 8-10 sprigs cilantro leaves finely chooped
  6. 1 tsp jeera
  7. salt to taste

Method:

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl with water. The dough should be pillable, not too watery.

In a cold pan or tava, add 2 tsp oil. Now take a tennis size ball of the dough and place in the center of the tava.

With your palms, slowly start tapping the dough until it forms a thin circle around the tava.

You can add oil or water to your finger tips while doing this.

Once the rotti is thin and evenly spread, turn the gas on and place this Tava.

Let it cook in medium heat until all sides are done.

Reverse and cook for a minute or two.

Serve with Chutney or pickle.It tastes so good.

P.S: If you don’t eat onion, you can replace the same with grated Carrot or Cucumber also.

After you finish making one rotti, the tava or pan has to washed in cold water so that you make another one. If the pan is hot, the dough sticks and you can’t make a thin rotti.

Sri Sushameendra Teertha Swamiji of Mantralaya

If you have visited Mantralaya in Andhra Pradesh, than you would have definitely seen the senior swamiji also called the peethadipathi of Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt Sri Sushameendra Teertha Swamiji. When I visited Mantralaya during many of my visits to India, we used to go to the room where the Swamiji used to give Phala Mantrakshate to everyone and seek his blessings.

Just today morning, I received an email from my Sisten-in-law Radha who sent me the links to a picasa web album which had the title Sri Sushameendra Teertha’s Vrindavana Pravesha.

I had no clue what had happened, and when I went to the web and serached for his name found out that the Swamiji was no more. I should mention that my Grandmother(Mysore Ajji) knew Swamiji personally.

I felt a deep pain in my heart especially after seeing the pictures.

Attached below is a link to the Picasa Web Album which shows the picture of Swamiji.

OM SHRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA.

P.S: These pictures were posted by Raghunandana of SRSMUTT. I am just providing the links here. Thanks to Mr. Raghunandana and SRSMUTT.


Sri Hanuman Jayanti April 9th 2009

As mentioned earlier Sri Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated on April 9th 2009. It is the day Sri Hanumanji was born in Chaitra masa on full moon day i.e. Poornima.

You can read the Hanuman Chalisa published here in Kannada:

Here the lyrics for the song Hanuma Namma Thayi Thande

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