Archive for August, 2010

Colorful Pictures – Mantralaya

Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt has posted pictures for the Uttara Aaradhane and other pictures. They are just awesome, and like they say in Kannada ” Two eyes are not enough to see them”. The pictures where the swamigalu and other priests are applying color for Prahladarajaru is just amazing.

Below are the many links for the same:

As always, a million thanks to SRSMutt and the web master who has uploaded these photos for all of us to see.

May Shree Raghavendra Swamy Bless All. Sri Raghavendraya Namaha

Sept 1st 2010 – Krishna Janmashtami

This year krishna janmashtami or krishna jayanthi is being performed on September 1st 2010 Wednesday. All the details for doing the pooje, the Argya Mantra, the many songs and stotras being recited, the food items being prepared have been posted in detail at the following link.

As always, like any other function or festival no onion or garlic. Very important to fast as well.

HAPPY KRISHNA JAYANTHI 2010 TO EVERYONE. MAY THE LORD SHOWER HIS CHOICEST BLESSINGS ON ONE AND ALL.

2010 Aaradhane Photos – Bangalore

My Sister-in-law Radha has shared some wonderful pictures of Aaradhane photos taken in Bangalore the last 2 days. Thanks so much Radha. Attached below is the link for the same:

Madhya Aaradhane Pictures – Mantralaya

The srsmutt.org or http://www.sriraghavendramutt.org has new photographs on the madhya aaradhane pictures.

Check the photos at the following link:

As always, a million thanks to SRSMutt and the web master who has uploaded these photos for all of us to see.

May Shree Raghavendra Swamy Bless All. Sri Raghavendraya Namaha

Poorva Aaradhane Photos – Mantralaya

The srsmutt.org or http://www.sriraghavendramutt.org has new photographs on the poorva aaradhane pictures. Seeing the photos brought back memories of my last year visit just a day before Mantralaya was flooded.

Check the photos at the following link:

As always, a million thanks to SRSMutt and the web master who has uploaded these photos for all of us to see.

May Shree Raghavendra Swamy Bless All. Sri Raghavendraya Namaha

Latest Photos of SRS Mutt, Mantralaya

The next 3 days is very exciting for me. The past couple of days were really depressing after dropping my Daughter to her college. During the Aaradhane my Daughter used to sit with me and listen to all the songs and stotras I used to recite all the 3 days.  I will be missing her so much the next couple of weeks during all the festivals.  Just thinking of our dearest Gurugalu, and knowing that I will be doing his seva brings a great relief and joy to my mind.

I was checking if there was anything new online at SRSMutt, Mantralaya and found out about the new pictures that were uploaded just today. So, attached below is the link for the 2010 Aaradhane Vishesha Pooja photographs. You can also see Moola Rama Devaru and also the current Swamigalu. The picture of the brindavana is just amazing.

Many many thanks and namaskaras to SRS MUTT web master, and everyone involved for sharing this with all the Rayaru devottes around the world.

MAY SHREE RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY BLESS EVERYONE. SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA.

900,000 and Still Counting

The blog has now more than 900,000 visitors. Just awesome. Something which started as a hobby, has become so popular. Thanks so much for all the visitors and also many more who constantly send me stotras, slokas, important information. Thanks to each and everyone of you.

May the Lord Almighty bless us all, and help us keep moving this wonderful blog going.

Thanks again to each and everyone who helped make this blog a huge success. Lets see when it will reach 1 million visitors. I will keep you all informed.

HAPPY SHRAVANA MASA TO ONE AND ALL.

Shree Mahalakumi Deviye – ಶ್ರೀ ಮಹಾಲಕುಮಿ ದೇವಿಯೆ lyrics

One of my favorite songs on Goddess Lakshmi to be sung during Vara MahaLakshmi Pooje on Friday. The lyrics are different in different books, and also at the link below for listening to the song.  This song is composed by Shree Vijayavitalla Dasaru.

ಶ್ರೀ ಮಹಾಲಕುಮಿ ದೇವಿಯೆ ಕೋಮಲಾಂಗಿಯೆ ಸಾಮಗಾಯನ ಪ್ರಿಯಳೇ
ಹೇಮಗರ್ಭ ಕಾಮಾರಿ ಶಕ್ರಸುರ ಸ್ತೋಮ ವಂದಿತೆ ಸೋಮಸೋದರಿಯೇ ||

ಸಕಲ ಶುಭಗುಣ ಭರಿತಳೆ ಏಕ ದೇವಿಯೆ ವಾಕು ಲಾಲಿಸಿ ನೀ ಕೇಳೆ
ಲೋಕನಾಥನ ಗುಣ ಲೀಲೇ ಕೊಂಡಾಡುವಂಥ ಏಕಮನವ ಕೊಡು ಶುಭಶೀಲೆ
ಬೇಕುಬೇಕು ನಿನ್ನ ಪತಿಪಾದಾಬ್ಜವ ಏಕಾಂತದಲಿ ಭಜಿಪರ ಸಂಗವ ಕೊಡು
ಲೋಕದ ಜನರಿಗೆ ನಾ ಕರವೊಡ್ಡದಂತೆ ತಾಯೆ ಕರುಣಿಸು ರಾಕೆಂದುವದನೆ  || ೧ ||

ಬಟ್ಟಕುಂಕುಮ ನೊಸಲೊಳೆ ಮುತ್ತಿನ ಹೊಸ ಕಠ್ಠಾಣಿ ತ್ರಿವಳಿ ಕೊರಳೊಳು
ಇಟ್ಟ ಪೊನ್ನೋಲೆ ಕಿವಿಯೊಳೆ ಪವಳದ ಕಯ್ಯ ಕಟ್ಟು ಕಂಕಣ ಕೈ ಬಳೆ
ತೊಟ್ಟ ಕುಬುಸ ಬಿಗಿದುಟ್ಟ ಪೀತಾಂಬರ ಘಟ್ಟಿ ವಡ್ಯಾಣ ಕಾಲಂದುಗೆ ರುಳಿಗೆಜ್ಜೆ
ಬೆಟ್ಟಿಲಿ ಪೊಳೆವುದು ಮೇಂಟಕೆ ಕುರುಪಿಲ್ಲಿ ಇಟ್ಟು ಶೋಭಿಸುವ ಅಷ್ಟ ಸಂಪನ್ನೆ  || ೨ ||

ಮಂದರಧರನರಸಿಯೆ ಇಂದಿರೆ ಎನ್ನ ಕುಂದುದೋಷಗಳನೀ ತರಿಯೆ
ಅಂದುಳ್ಳ ಸೌಭಾಗ್ಯದಸಿರಿಯೇ ನಿನ್ನ ಕಂದನೆಂದು ಮುಂದಕ್ಕೆ ಕರೆಯೇ
ಸಿಂಧುಸುತಳೇ ನಿತ್ಯಸಿಂಧೂರ ಗಮನೇ ಸಿಂಧುಶಯನ
ಸಿರಿ ವಿಜಯವಿಠಲನ ಎಂದೆಂದಿಗು ಮನದಿಂದ ಅಗಲದಂತೆ  || ೩ ||

And here comes the lyrics in Baraha script. As always copy and paste in Baraha and you can convert to any other language.

shree mahaalakumi dEviye kOmalaaMgiye saamagaayana priyaLE
hEmagarbha kaamaari shakrasura stOma vaMdite sOmasOdariyE ||

sakala shubhaguNa bharitaLe Eka dEviye vaaku laalisi nee kELe
lOkanAthana guNa leelE koMDaaDuvaMtha Ekamanava koDu shubhasheele
bEkubEku ninna patipaadaabjava EkaaMtadali bhajipara saMgava koDu
lOkada janarige naa karavoDDadaMte tAye karuNisu raakeMduvadane  || 1 ||

baTTakuMkuma nosaloLe muttina hosa kaThThaaNi trivaLi koraLoLu
iTTa ponnOle kiviYoLe pavaLada kayya kaTTu kaMkaNa kai baLe
toTTa kubusa bigiduTTa peetaaMbara ghaTTi vaDyaaNa kaalaMduge ruLigejje
beTTili poLevudu mEMTake kurupilli iTTu shObhisuva aShTa saMpanne  || 2 ||

maMdaradharanarasiye iMdire enna kuMdudOShagaLanee tariye
aMduLLa soubhaagyadasiriyE ninna kaMdaneMdu muMdakke kareyE
siMdhusutaLE nityasiMdhUra gamanE siMdhushayana
siri vijayaviThalana eMdeMdigu manadiMda agaladaMte  || 3 ||

Listen to the song at the following link to learn the tune:

Marriage Sloka, Child Sloka

Ms. Shubha Sridhara has contributed these two slokas.  Thanks Ms. Shubha.

Attached below is Ms. Shubha’s document as she sent it to me.

Dear friends,

As I some requests for early marriage and for having children ,I had some shlokas regarding this. The shlokas are very simple and can be recited  after taking a bath, while doing the  puja to Goddess Lakshmi or Goddess Gowri.Many of my relatives have done this and are happy with the results. I too have done this. I have recited these shlokas many a times, so it is by heart.

This  shloka is for early marriage :

Kathyayini mahamaye maha yoginyadhishwari |

Nanda gopa sutam devi pathim may kurute namaha||

ಶೀಘ್ರ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣಕ್ಕೆ ಶ್ಲೋಕ

ಕಾಥ್ಯಾಯಿನಿ ಮಹಾಮಾಯೆ ಮಹಾ ಯೋಗಿನ್ಯಧೀಶ್ವರಿ |
ನಂದಗೋಪ ಸುತಮ್ ದೇವಿ ಪತಿಮ್ ಮೆ ಕುರುತೆ ನಮಹ: ||

This shloka is for having a child:

Devendrani  namastubhyam  devendra  priya bhamini |

Vivaham bhagyamarogyam putra labham cha dehi may||

ಸಂತಾನಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಶ್ಲೋಕ

ದೇವೇಂದ್ರಾನಿ ನಮಸ್ತುಬ್ಯಮ್ ದೇವೇಂದ್ರ ಪ್ರಿಯ ಭಾಮಿನಿ|
ವಿವಾಹಮ್ ಭಾಗ್ಯಮಾರೋಗ್ಯಮ್ ಪುತ್ರ ಲಾಭಂ ಚ ದೇಹಿ ಮೆ||

P.S: We are traveling to University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on Thursday August 19th 2010 evening to drop my daughter for her college studies. We will back at home on Sunday night. So, more updates and comments moderation will be done from Monday August 23rd 2010.

So, until than Happy Shravana Masa, Vara MahaLakshmi Pooje, Upakarma and Raksha Bhandan.

Upakarma Procedure

While cleaning the pooja room last week, found this old worn out paper which had the procedure for performing Upakarma (changing the sacred thread ಜನಿವಾರ as called in Kannada). I thought it would be helpful to most men who visit this blog and so scanned the same. The page as I mentioned is very old, please click on it to see a bigger image.

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