About

ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ, Greetings. My name is Meera Subbarao(ಮೀರಾ ಸುಬ್ಬರಾವ್ ) and I am working as a Technical Manager for Cigital, Inc a consulting company. My hobbies include cooking, singing and reading books; and above all knowing more and more about our Hindu Religion, Madhwa to be specific. And of course blogging. I live in Burtonsville, Maryland, USA.

I am a great devotee of Sri Raghavendra Swamigalu; ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ಸ್ವಾಮಿಗಳು also very popularly known as Rayaru; ರಾಯರು. This blog has been up and running from September 2007, with more than 700 posts, hundreds of lyrics and more than 3.5 million visitors. Many of whom contribute regularly with lyrics, links to other web sites and also comments.

I also write technical articles, tutorials, book reviews at Javalobby and IT Book Zone, and my personal blog as well about work related stuff. You might find something useful there as well if you are a Software Developer. :)

I have been using a free software called Baraha to write Kannada in English and using the normal keyboard. Within just a few minutes after you download the software you are ready to start using the program. It’s so fun and easy to use. If you are having problems using this software, just add a comment here, I will be glad to help you.

A big Thanks to all of you who have taken time to share their comments. ತುಂಬ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.


767 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Nandini on November 22, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    Hi
    My name is Nandini and I found your website when I googled for tulasi habba. :-)
    I am married to a madhwa family and I live with my husband and kids in Memphis, TN. I really liked the content on your site and was wondering if you could post the recipe for “hulTave” the kind we get to eat in RaghavendraSwamy mata in mysore.

    Thanks for the great site.

    -Nandini

    Reply

    • Posted by thulasiraman on September 20, 2010 at 12:30 am

      hello nandhini thanks for being in rayaru family

      Reply

      • Posted by rama on September 26, 2012 at 6:42 am

        Namaskara madam!…..istondu post nammakoskara tavu madidakke, madodakke tumbha tumbha krutagnategalu….nimma ella postings bhala chennagi ive …..idaralli onde ondu vishaya nimmaga telusubekante kaitaiddini….nivu permission kottare nanu helthini …….anyadha bhavisabyadi……….nimma kutumbikalu (namma ellaru kutumba “rayara kutumba”)…..

      • Posted by meeraghu on September 26, 2012 at 9:05 am

        Khanditha yenu yendu tilisi.

      • Posted by shruti on January 26, 2013 at 11:29 am

        Does anyone know how I can get the lyrics and meaning of a Jaya Managalam song by Sri Vidyabhushana

      • please reply to this old and sick lady from TX….please email us the details..how do we do the puja for shasas ra chadra darshana hanti puja on late oct 2014 in houston,TX..reply to…lanandu@aol.com/ give details please thank you
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    • Posted by Mrs.Venkataraman on June 25, 2011 at 9:19 pm

      Dear Meera
      I live in ONTARIO. I am looking for a kannada song, which my late mum
      use to sing on Ekadasi days. I would appreicte if you could help me
      to get the complete son. It goes like this…. the endding words
      sri ramana hariye,
      pragalanagi …..

      Namaskara,
      Mrs.Venkataraman
      My email id is volladu2yahoo.com

      Reply

      • Posted by Desai Muralidhar Vithalrao. on January 20, 2013 at 4:15 am

        IS IT ” Narahariye ninna namasmarane madade,narakadali guriyadeno, Hariye!!!!,
        siriramana tavacharana,
        dorakuvadu hyanginnu,parama papishtta naanu.”

    • Posted by anonymous on March 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      namaskaraa,

      first i should congratulate you for your effort. I really wonder, where do you get the time and will power to do all this. i find it so difficult to sit in front of gurugalu and do some prayer, but never been successful. Nevertheless my trust in gurugalu has never diminished. Now i am going through a phase change – from a phase of irresponsible rascal to responsible parent to responsible worker. I had the habit of taking drinks, smoking and watching porno. All the three have ruined my life. But by rayaru’s grace, today I have overcome all these addictions and ready to take on my actual responsibilities. And rayaru has been very graceful because inspite of being addicted with such dirty habits, he lifted me.

      The nambike became strong when i was going through how people have been benefited by rayaru,s grace. thanks to your blog for reinforcing a faith which had died long back.

      Mam you are doing a wonderful job. Please keep it rolling. Thanks a bunch and i sincerely believe that the day any body believes that gurugalu can bring a change in his/her life, it is bound to happen……..

      Jai sri guru saarvabhoma…jai sree guru raghavendra….

      Reply

    • Posted by rama chandran on May 7, 2012 at 11:39 am

      i am rama chandran in indian priest ask that priest job vaccants availableat your temple please inform this no 9942047774.9047044386. i am kannada madwas kannada.tamil

      Reply

    • Posted by shivashankara.N.K. on December 13, 2012 at 6:19 am

      Meera Madam,
      I am shivashankara N.K in indian Veg Cook ask that cookjob vaccants available at your temple or any where elso please inform this no .8050639645 & 9900329654. i am kannadiga. I am from Sringer-Chickmagalore Dist. Working in Personal Touch(Contract basis) (BOSCH-MICO). Only South Indian Veg Cook Post. Please madam

      Reply

  2. Posted by meeraghu on November 23, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    Hi Nandini,
    I am glad you liked the site. Yes, I was planning on writing all the items made in the Rayara Mata one by one. I especially love the Kootu they make. Thanks again.

    Reply

    • Posted by Sachin on August 11, 2010 at 6:18 am

      Greetings to you mam for building such a wonderful site.I am Sachin.Chhappar(BE) from Belgaum, Karnataka and I am writing this letter on behalf of Raghavendra Seva Samiti, Belgaum. Mam, we are building a RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY MUTT and MUKHYA PRANA DEVASTHANA in the area given by the GOVT OF KARNATAKA. This allocation of area itself took more 13 years of struggle, because of the political conditions prevailing here. Now we have the land , but there are some huge financial crisis. In a small city like Belgaum, collecting a huge amount for the construction is just seeming impossible. So it struck to my mind that Brahmins outside India could lend a helping hand and help in strengthening our community. The prevailing political situations here are not in favor of our community and I fear that the area allotted to us will be superseded by the Govt if we don’t act at the earliest. So mam, I sincerely request you to donate some funds towards this social cause. I am the President of RAGHUKULA YUVAKA SANGHA, which is working with the Samiti for this social cause. Mam if you are interested in donating then please do reply to this mail. I will send you the details of the property and the total cost estimated for this purpose once I receive a positive reply from you. Hope to receive your mail at the earliest. my mail id is chhapparsachin@gmail.com and my contact no is +919738484304

      Reply

  3. Posted by Ragu Rao on December 7, 2007 at 3:47 am

    Hello Meera,

    My name is Ragu. I am Madhwa from Mumbai currently working in London.Great job. Good website..informative. Keep up your great work. Thank you for the info about the software baraha.

    Awaiting for your recipes from Rayar Matha.

    Sri HariVayu bless you & your family!

    Ragu

    Reply

    • Posted by Sailesh Rao on December 9, 2011 at 2:34 am

      I am looking for the following Kannada lyrics:

      1. Kailaasa vaasa gowrisha isha- Pt. Bhimsen Joshi
      2. Thungu theeradhi nintha suyathi vara- “” “””

      Thanks in advance.

      Sailesh Rao

      Reply

    • Posted by Dr.Harihra Sreenivasa Rao on October 1, 2013 at 10:27 am

      Hallo Rahu Avare,
      Neevu Londonnalli iruvirendu tilisiruviri. Nanage sikkiruva information ondra prkaara British Musium nalli Sri Purndra Dasara Hand written (Manuscript )ive endu keeliruve. If possible you can find yourself or some of yr friends intrested in this may try to locate these pl. It will of great value from many angles. For more information I think u pl. contact Scretrary Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan. London.
      Dr. Harihara Sreenivasa Rao, Bangalore, Ph. 9900682197. e.mail. hariharasreenivasarao@gmail.com. Pl. reply

      Reply

  4. Posted by meeraghu on December 7, 2007 at 8:19 am

    Hi Ragu,
    Thanks for you kind words. I am planning on visiting Bangalore, India during summer of 2008. We usually do a couple of seva’s in the Rayara Matta when we visit there. So, I am planning to take pictures and do a major writeup about the food.

    Since I have your email, I will definitely keep you posted as soon I update these recipes.

    Thanks again.

    Reply

    • Posted by Narahari on May 29, 2012 at 9:44 am

      Meera avare, NamaskaaragaLu

      We would like to invite you to Narasimha jayanti celebration and Pavamaana Homa on 10th of June 2012. We live in Northern VA. Please provide the contact info.

      regards
      Hari

      Reply

      • Posted by meeraghu on May 29, 2012 at 10:39 am

        ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ ನರಹರಿ ಅವರೇ,
        I have sent you an email. Thanks so much for inviting me.

  5. Posted by arathi ghatikar on December 10, 2007 at 11:05 am

    HI MEERA
    NIMMA BLOG TUMBA CHENNAGEDE! LOT OF GOOD RECEPIES .I STAY IN SHARJAH. WHEN I READ ABT RAYARA MATTHA REC.’S STILL TO COME I WAS REALLY HAPPY, BTW OOTA IN VIDHYAPEETA MUTT, B.LORE IS REALLY DELECIOUS .IF U KNOW KOOTU RECEPIE MADE WITH RED PUMPKIN ETC PL POST IT.GR8 GOING KEEP UP THE GOOD WRK.
    ARATHI GHATIKAR

    Reply

  6. Posted by meeraghu on December 10, 2007 at 11:11 am

    Hi Arathi,
    Thanks for your nice comments. Yes, I do have the recipes for both types of kootu. I will post them.
    We were in Dubai for almost 6 years between 1995 and 2001. I really miss Dubai.
    I have visited Vidyapeetha many times during my visit to B’Lore. Many mojor functions in our family are done there.
    Thanks again for visiting my blog.

    Reply

  7. Posted by Lalitha Rao on December 12, 2007 at 9:15 am

    Hi Meera,

    One of my friends is not very computer sawy (neither am I). She had BARAHA before on her computer. Somehow now she cannot read anything in Kannada and she wanted to reinstall it but was not successful. If you could help her she would very much appreciate it.

    Lalitha

    Reply

  8. Posted by meeraghu on December 12, 2007 at 9:18 am

    Hi Aunty,
    Oh Sure, no problem at all. I am more than glad to help her. Please let me know how I can contact her.

    Reply

  9. Posted by Ramesh on December 31, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Hi Meeri,
    The blog is great. How about adding al the Mysore dishes.

    Reply

  10. Posted by meeraghu on December 31, 2007 at 10:47 am

    Hi Ramesh,
    Sure, I will. I have to visit Mysore before adding them right?

    Reply

  11. Posted by seetha mahalakshmi on January 4, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Hi meera

    The blog is amazing.please add some more lyrics of devotional songs.

    SEETHA.

    Reply

  12. Posted by meeraghu on January 4, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Hi Seetha,
    Thanks so much for your comments. Yes, I will be adding many more songs. Keep visiting. :)

    Reply

  13. Posted by seetha on January 11, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Hi Meera,

    The updated lyrics have no tune. Please give the tune for the updated lyrics.

    Seetha.

    Reply

  14. Posted by meeraghu on January 11, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Hi Seetha,
    I do usually provide tune. But, for these songs I really didn’t find any tune in the web sites I visit. I will keep looking though.

    Reply

  15. Posted by vidya varadarajan on January 11, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Hi Meera,
    I am from Bijapur too, i was looking for madhwa recipes and hit your site,
    you have great pics on recipes. i think you were my senior in Sainik school ?
    i live in atlanta. Vidya.

    Reply

  16. Posted by meeraghu on January 11, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Hi Vidya,
    Nice meeting you. I didn’t go to Sainik School, but my father was teaching there. Do you remember him? Subbarao Sir?

    Reply

  17. Posted by vidya varadarajan on January 15, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Hi Meera,
    Yes i remember your father, you can ask him if he remembers S.Varadarajan, HOd of Mech Dept in Engg college, i was very little then,
    but i do have some memories, Are they still in Bangalore ?
    Thanks.

    Reply

  18. Posted by meeraghu on January 15, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Hi Vidya,
    I did do my Engineering in BLDE College. I was a student of Varadarajan Sir. I used to come to your house also many times. Yes, you were 2 little then.
    My Mom & Dad are in Bangalore.
    Convey my regards to Varadarajan Sir also.

    Reply

  19. Posted by seetha on January 16, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Hi Meera,

    How are you? Please provide the lyrics for “Thugire rayara” song.

    Seetha

    Reply

  20. Posted by meeraghu on January 16, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Hi Seetha,
    I am fine. Thanks so much for asking. I have added the lyrics for Thugire Raayara song. There is also a link to listen to the song.
    Here is the link:

    http://meerasubbarao.wordpress.com/2008/01/16/thoogire-rayara-lyrics/

    Reply

  21. Posted by Chakrapani on January 25, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Good stuff.. keep going…. hey btw goodi payasa made in rayara matta is equally tasty.. esp after saru anna…

    Reply

  22. Posted by meeraghu on January 30, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Thanks Chakrapani. I agree, goodi payasa is mouth watering. Can’t wait to go to India.

    Reply

  23. Posted by seetha on January 31, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Hi Meera,

    What a good song “Devabandhanamma” . In that what is the meaning of “uraga” in kannada. Hats off to you.

    Seetha.

    Reply

    • Posted by Shubha Sathish on January 9, 2010 at 6:12 pm

      Hi Seetha,
      Uraga in Sanskrit means the Lord Shesha,upon which Lord Vishnu is sleeping.Shayan in Sanskrit is sleep.Thus ,we get Uragashayana,is none other than Lord Vishnu.
      So in the Song ,thus you find these words which is an adjective used in praise of Lord Vishnu.

      Reply

  24. Hello Meera,
    Very nice seeing your blog( esp, because it was by a Madhwa). I found it while looking for the english name for Avarekaayi. Love your lyrics page:-)

    Reply

  25. Posted by meeraghu on February 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Hi Roopa,
    Thanks for visiting as well as your nice comments.

    Reply

  26. Thanks Meera,
    Pls let me know how the set dose turned out:-) I think you are from Bijapur, so quick question- How to make bhakri dough? and how to make it soft?

    Reply

  27. Posted by meeraghu on February 5, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Hi Roopa,
    Sure. I will. Yes, we stayed in Bijapur for almost 20 years. I haven’t prepared bhakri here in the US. In India, however I used to make the dough using warm water.

    Reply

  28. Posted by Lakshmi Satya on February 7, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Hi Meera,
    My name is lakshmi satya from madhwa family living in fremont ,California.I am very happy to see all the recipes and lyrics.Can u please post lyrics for”HALALLADARU HAAKU NEERALLADARU HAAKU……song sung byD.R.Rajkumar sir.Also can u tell about “GANDAN HABBA” importance of it and what excatly are we suppose to do on that day/
    Thank You
    Lakshmi Satya

    Reply

  29. HI Lakshmi,
    Thanks for visiting.
    I don’t have the lyrics for the songs sung by Dr.Rajkumar. I will try to get it. As far as “Gandan Habba” is concerned, I have done the pooje when I was a kid and 9 years after my marriage. My Mom used to tell the importance, but I will try to get more details and post.

    Reply

  30. Tumba Thanks Meera. I got the jolada hittu. Try maadbeku ivaatu:-) Every time in the past I end up throwing away the dough.

    Reply

  31. Thanks for giving such a nice blog. Its very informative and useful for us.

    Sri HARI Sarvothama Vayu Jivothama!

    Reply

  32. Posted by Hari on February 18, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Hi Meera,

    I googled ‘Hunsehann Avlakki’ and stumbled upon your blog ! I spent the next hour reading through your blog :-) Amazing blog and it is good to see all the ‘Madhwa’ talk and recipes typical of our community !! Keep up the good work !

    Hari

    Reply

  33. Posted by meeraghu on February 18, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Hi Hari,
    Thanks a lot for your nice comments. I am glad you liked the blog.

    Reply

  34. Posted by Vasu Murari on March 12, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    I am interested to bring out a small booklet about Sri Raghavendra Swamis Brindavanas that are existing in India and if possible world over. The intentions are that pilgrims who want to reach there should have more details of the route, nearest Rail heads/Bus station, timings of mutt opening, sevas conducted, telephone numbers etc.
    Can U help if you have a list with you?

    Reply

  35. Posted by meeraghu on March 12, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Hi vasu,
    I don’t have any list as such. But, let me know what details you need, I will be glad to help.

    Reply

  36. Posted by Vasu Murari on March 13, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Hi Meera,
    Thanks for your prompt and immediate response. My needs are as follows:
    Take for instance Chennai City. How many Brindavanas are Mritika brindavanas. their location, address, telephone nos. when it was consercated and by whom, the name of the Trust/individual to whom donation or other financial assistance to be sent etc. The booklet to be brought out should contain only authentic informations and not any vague ones and hence this frantic search. Even if takes some time it does not matter much for me.
    Expecting your help and thanks

    Reply

  37. Posted by Harini on April 4, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Hi Meera,
    Thanks for taking time to share your authentic recipes with us. My family likes your recipes a lot.

    Would you have the recipe of ‘authentic’ Bisibelebath? I have tried zillion versions of it, but everytime it turns out like sambar rice but not ‘the’ bisibelebath. I guess the heart of it is in the bisibelebath powder.

    Eagerly waiting for your inputs.
    Thanks!
    Harini

    Reply

  38. Posted by meeraghu on April 6, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Hi Harini,
    Thanks so much for your nice comments. I am so glad everyone in your house likes the recipes posted here.
    Yes, I do have the most delicious recipes for bisibelebath. I will post it as soon as I can.

    Reply

  39. Hi Meera!
    A great Blog! I am amazed at the interest todays youngsters are taking about every thing Indian. Though I am a north indian I am really impressed by so many south indians putting our traditional knowledge on the web for every one to view and benefit.

    May god bless you,

    Anand Agrawal

    Reply

  40. Posted by meeraghu on April 12, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Thanks Anand. If this blog helps even one person, I will be glad about the same.

    Reply

  41. Posted by Ravi Subramanian on April 20, 2008 at 2:36 am

    Hi Meera,
    I stumbled upon your fascinating blog while browsing for a free download of Shri Mahalakshmi Ashtakam (bhajan) as I have the lyrics. Could you please let me know where I could do so?

    Congratulations, Meera, on your fantastic and most interesting blog including authentic Madhwa recipes and interesting details about Hindu culture. It shows real love for what you are doing.

    I know about Baraha and have downloaded it to my computer. Could you please instruct me on how to go about using it for rendering lyrics in English, Hindi, Kannada and other Indian languages?

    Could you write about how they prepare the saar in Sri Raghavendraswamy Mutt?

    Thanks for making your blog so interesting and so colourful. You really do have God’s gift for making things interesting.

    Best wishes,

    Ravi

    Reply

  42. Meera, do you have any software to write Malayalam in English and using the normal keyboard?

    Thanks

    aamiahindu@yahoo.com

    Reply

  43. Hello!
    Nice site. I have maintained some dasa songs on my website that you can listen to. Between Jan and Sep 2007, I was actively posting.
    I will try to resume these posts.
    Keep up the good work.

    Keshav Bhat

    Reply

  44. Posted by meeraghu on May 31, 2008 at 8:53 am

    AM I A HINDU,
    You can use Baraha to write Malayalam in English. Yes, I use my normal windows and mac computers which don’t have any special keyboard.

    Reply

  45. Posted by Anantha mama on June 1, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Hello Meeri,
    Nalapaka na athava damayanthipaka na ? Illigu ondishtu parcel madu.

    Reply

  46. Posted by meeraghu on June 1, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Hi mama,
    This is such a surprise. Thanks so much for stopping by. I am just so honored.
    I will send some your way, you decide if it is nalapaka or otherwise.

    Reply

  47. Posted by Vijay on June 26, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Namaskaragalu. Nimma blog pages nodi bahaLa ananda vagutadhe ekendare idaralli java prog. inda hididu swadishtakara vaada thindi tinusugalu ive. Mukhyavaagi naanu illige bandhidu Panchangakkoskara. Naanu Bangalore Press (www.bangalorepress.com/) ravara panchange upayogisuthene. Aadare avaru updates release madilla.
    Nimma blog upayuktha vadhadhu!!
    Dhanyavadagalu.

    Reply

  48. Posted by Jyothi on June 30, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    hi Meera avare,
    hegidhiri? A wondeful site……….. great work
    I am from Bangalore, now in Omaha, NE from an year.
    I was looking out for Hanuman Chalisa in Kannada, could u pls help?
    Jyothi

    Reply

  49. Posted by Rajagopalan on July 1, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Hello Meera avare

    Your website is good, Nimma blog channagidhe, neevu idhetharane maate madhwa sampradhya theulusere. I will be thankful.

    Reply

  50. Thank you for providing a common place to connect for those coming from same background, similar interests.

    I live in California, thus bank on internet search many a times for information, esp. during festival season :)

    BTW, can you pl try to post “Lakshmi Shobahne” [verse#50 to #112]. I found Verse #1 to #50 on another site.

    Keep up the good work.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Pushpa Subbarao

    Reply

  51. Posted by meeraghu on July 14, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Hi Pushpa,
    Thanks for such nice comments. Yes, I do have the book given by my Mom on Lakshmi Shobane, we regularly recite it during Friday nights on Shravanamasa; which is of course fast approaching next month. I will try to post the same before that.

    Reply

  52. Posted by lalit on July 16, 2008 at 4:28 am

    hi this is lalit kumar from india i just want a book for Ravna shri lanka if u have book than cont me pls.
    thax
    regards
    lalit kumar

    Reply

  53. Posted by sowmya rao on July 17, 2008 at 6:07 am

    HI MEERA, THE CONTENTS ARE TOO GOOD TO CHERISH MANY THINGS OF MADWA SAMPRADAYA…GOOD KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
    REGARDS
    SOWMYA RAO

    Reply

  54. Posted by meeraghu on July 17, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Hi Sowmya,
    I am glad you liked the contents. Thanks for your nice comments.

    Reply

  55. Posted by archana on July 18, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    hi
    meera

    I visited ur site its awsome. i am from northkarnataka. I am trying everyday ur recipes. & my son who is 21/2 yrs old likes it very much.

    Recipes are good & quick. i hardly get time to cook with little one. so my husband who asked me to visit ur site so can cook nicely.

    thanks to u.

    Reply

  56. Posted by Chandrika on July 20, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Hi Meera,

    I just checked out your blog and cannot contain my excitement at seeing all the raghavendra swamy sthotras. I live in London and miss rayara matha and rayara matha’s oota, seeing your blog brought them all back.

    Your work is really good, please keep it going

    Thanks again!
    Chandrika

    Reply

  57. Posted by meeraghu on July 21, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Hi Chandrika,
    The one thing I really miss here in US is going to Rayara Matta. I don’t remember not going to the matta a single day when I was in India. Especially the 3 days during Rayara Aradhane. Just awesome.

    Thanks for your nice comments.

    Reply

  58. Posted by akshata on July 21, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Hi

    Meeraji

    I Live in Detroit. & we miss all habba & Habbada oota. but going through this site
    means lot to me. This is really nice site. & recipes are also very nice.

    Thanks
    Akshata

    Reply

  59. Posted by Aruna on July 24, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Hi Meera: Good site. I like the name, Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu. Someone had requested the significance of Bhimeshvarana Puje (gandana puje). I have the story in kannada and also know the puja vidhana. I am not sure how to convey this to you or the person asking for it. Let me know. Enjoy visiting your site.

    Aruna

    Reply

  60. Posted by meeraghu on July 25, 2008 at 6:06 am

    Hi Aruna,
    Send it to me, I will post it here. It can be in either html format, email or even pdf. I will convert the same and post it before Shravana masa which is just in a couple of days.

    Thanks so much, Aruna, I really appreciate it.

    Reply

  61. Posted by shoba on August 5, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Hi Meera,

    Great Blog , i just came searcheing for ‘Yennegayi’ & end up here, I am glad i found this. Good work regarding the ‘Devara namas & Slokas’ Thanks for the wonderful info

    Shoba

    Reply

  62. Posted by meeraghu on August 7, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Thanks Shoba.

    Reply

  63. Posted by Vanishree SM on August 11, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Hi Meera,
    Me too from bijapur .I was searching for poojipene ninna song and got your blog.Its really nice stuff.carry-on good work.

    Regards
    Vanishree

    Reply

  64. Posted by Vanishree SM on August 11, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Hi again,
    Could you get me some Aarti songs for me(like aaruti belagire naariyaru bega..i ont know them fully).

    Thanks in Advance
    Vanishree

    Reply

  65. Posted by meeraghu on August 11, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Hi Vanishree,
    The song has been added a long time ago. Look in Lakshmi Pooje or lyrics. here is the link

    http://meerasubbarao.wordpress.com/2008/08/11/aaruthi-belagire-lyrics-for-shri-laskhmi/

    Reply

  66. Hi Meera,
    My name is Shalini. I live in Houston, Tx . I came across u r website while searching for Gandana Puje. The site is awesome and when i go through your website, I remember all the rituals we used to do in our younger days.Once again thanks for all the information on our Madhwa community.Thanks
    Shalini

    Reply

    • Posted by Rama Ramesh on November 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      Hi Shalini,

      I came across this website while searching for Kannada communities in Houston. Awesome. Thanks to Meera. My name is Rama and we are also Kannada speaking Madhwa family living in Houston, TX. We would like to connect with other kannada seaking families in this area.

      Rama

      Reply

  67. Posted by meeraghu on August 11, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Shalini,
    I started this for my daughter to learn and know more about our Madhwa religion, customs and traditions and food. Now, it has become like an addiction to me seeing all the wonderful comments from people around the world.

    Thanks for your comments.

    Reply

  68. Posted by masalamagic on August 14, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Hi Meera,
    This is my first time here. I love your website. A perfect blend of recipes and spirituality – both my interests! Came here from a incoming link to my blog!
    I am from Bangalore originally and love Karanataka food. I have a lot of Havyaka and Madhwa friends and enjoy all their food. Now i can try all of them from your website. Thanks for a great site!
    Cheers
    Latha

    Reply

  69. Posted by meeraghu on August 14, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Hi Latha,
    Thanks for your nice comments. I am glad you liked the blog.

    Reply

  70. Posted by Srinath on August 16, 2008 at 2:37 am

    Hello,
    Your blog is excellent. Its presentation is too good. In the recipes section, if possible, please include hayagrivam recipe. This is prepared in Rayara Matha.
    Thanks, Srinath

    Reply

  71. Posted by kavitha on August 16, 2008 at 2:55 am

    Hi Meera,
    This is kavitha from hyderabad we are madhwas .This is first time i have visited your blog and i really liked it.It is very informative especially for our community. Great Job. Thanks for a great website.

    bye
    kavitha

    Reply

  72. Posted by meeraghu on August 17, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Thanks, Srinath and Kavitha. Srinath, I will post the recipe for hayagreeva soon. I haven’t prepared it for a long time.

    Reply

  73. Posted by Naveen on August 17, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Hello ,Meera
    I visited your page about a week ago and since then I have stopped visiting it again. Reason being the mouthwatering dishes that you mention along with recipes and to add to that with pictures. :D. Being in remote corner of Germany, it reminds me of home!

    Keep up your good work!

    I have several questions to ask about recipes, lyrics etc, do you mind replying with your email id?

    Reply

  74. Posted by shama on August 18, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    I would like to contact you.On the day of rayara aradhane it is very satisfying to view srigalu performing moola ramadevara pooja,rayara vrundavana .I am overwhelmed to view this before lunch.This is very good feeling.Thanks.
    Mind posting more of this video today.Do reply asap.

    Reply

  75. Posted by meeraghu on August 18, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Hi Shama,
    I am so glad you were able to see the video. That was the only video I was able to locate at youtube.

    Here is one in 5th block Rayara Matta, Bangalore.

    Reply

  76. Posted by shama on August 18, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Would you mind giving me your email.I would appreciate if you could.Also,Grahana was not visible in us on saturday.But Varalaksmi kalasa cannot be kept on saturday if it was visible here .
    What do we do under such circumstances?
    Rig veda upakarma was also on the same day …friday ,but was on saturday in India.What do we do then?
    on such circumstances when do we perform upakarma?
    Please post this info for future use.

    Reply

  77. Hello Meera,
    Congrats on a wonderful blog. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and hail from Bangalore originally…but don’t speak Kannada :(>.
    Do visit me sometime at my blog at http://gayatrilover.wordpress.com/.
    I am having fun reviewing your recipes!
    Regards,
    Chandra-Shekar

    Reply

  78. Posted by Dr.Rama Mohan Rao on August 23, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Dear Madam,
    Thanks for your eforts to put up this site.Last night when,my son wife and self wanted to do argya for Krishna I searched and got your site.We offered argya to Lord Krishna and Chandra after copying the mantra from your site.I appreciate your efforts and interest in keeping up our tradition,which we living so close to Udupi(In fact my native is Kalmady),we have failed.I read your site in detail.Simple receipes for day today are interesying.I like to have more information about cooking from you,

    Thanks and god bless,
    Dr.Rama Mohan Rao
    Eye Surgeon from Mangalore

    Reply

  79. Posted by meeraghu on August 24, 2008 at 7:03 am

    Thanks you for your nice comments, Doctor.

    Reply

  80. Posted by Supradha on August 25, 2008 at 4:15 am

    Hi Meera,

    This is a beautiful blog, it is very very useful and informative. I live in Colorado and miss India very much, celebrating festivals here is difficult as we dont get the items as easily as in India, but your blog is making it easy. Great job, keep up your excellent work.

    Thanks
    Supradha

    Reply

  81. Posted by meeraghu on August 25, 2008 at 7:17 am

    Thanks, Supradha. I am glad the blog helps, that’s the sole reason why I spend most of my free time working on this. And, such nice comments make it easier to keep working hard.

    Reply

  82. Posted by Supradha on August 27, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Hi Meera,

    Thanks for you response. I need your help. I have done Mangala Gowri pooja, this shravana masa. As yesterday was the last tuesday of this month i did the pooja as i had done the previous tuesdays. But this time i followed a different method making the tambittu deepa, and it turned out to be a disaster. I made them by frying the besan with jaggery and some ghee. After i lit all the deepas it burnt the whole tambittu in minutes and my carpet flooring also got burnt. I am too dissappointed since this happened during the pooja. Is there anything i can do to seek forgiveness from goddess.

    Reply

  83. Posted by meeraghu on August 27, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Hi Supradha,
    It was an accident, so don’t worry too much about the same. You did the pooje which is very important. A small doubt though? Why did you not place the tambittu in a silver plate and do the Aarathi?

    Anyway, keep an open mind. God always forgives his devotees.

    Reply

  84. Posted by Chetna Rao on August 28, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Hi Meera,

    I am Chetna Residing in SFO(Originally frm Bangalore) with my lovely 2yr old daughter and my husband.I was frantically looking for Krishna Janmashtami and Guru Raghavendra Stotras,thought eveytime i disturb my ajji or my mom at odd hours,this time i might as well try searching online..and never knew i will be landing on this Wonderful Site!..its indeed my pleasure to have found this..you have put in soo much effort and dedication..and you deserve a applause .
    May the lord bless you and your family with all the Happyness and Prosperity!.

    Regards
    Chetna.

    Reply

  85. Posted by meeraghu on August 28, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks, Chetna. I am glad you were able to find the information you needed in this blog. And, thanks also for the wonderful comments and the blessings. :)

    Reply

  86. Posted by Supradha on August 29, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Hi Meera,

    I have not bought any silver items from Bangalore, as we are going to stay here for only a year. So i placed the tambittu on a steel plate, as i have done before.

    Thanks for your comments.

    Regards
    Supradha

    Reply

  87. Posted by Aparna on September 4, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Hi,
    I have visited your site a couple of times & liked it a lot!! Came across when I was searching for Rayar Slokas.
    Good work & nice of you to share the nice madhwa recipes.
    best regards
    Aparna

    Reply

  88. Posted by meeraghu on September 4, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Thank you, Aparna.

    Reply

  89. Posted by Supradha on September 6, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Hello again,

    After that accident i performed Mangala Gowri pooja again on Friday of the same week, the pooja was a success. I was very satisfied and happy.

    We also celebrated Gowri and Ganesha festival, i read Ganesha Ashtothara from this blog, and also some manthras and songs i learnt from your blog. This is a very very useful blog, your are doing a great job.

    This evening i am planning to make shankar poli, i used to love the way my mom used to prepare it. I will try it today, hope it turns out well.

    Regards
    Supradha

    Reply

  90. Posted by meeraghu on September 6, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Awesome, Supradha. I am glad you were able to do it again and also feel happy about the same.

    Thanks again for your nice comments. I really appreciate the same.

    Keep me posted on how your shankar poli turned out.

    Reply

  91. Posted by Supradha on September 8, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Hi Meera,

    I am glad to post a comment here, shankar poli turned out to be too delicious, it was over in minutes :)
    thank you for the great recipe, you really took me back to bangalore to my mom’s kitchen.

    Regards
    Supradha

    Reply

  92. Posted by meeraghu on September 8, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Hi Supradha,
    I am glad the shankar poli turned out well. It is indeed very easy. Thanks for letting me know.

    Reply

  93. Hare Srinivasa, namaskAra Very happy to see your blog and also the chain of apprrciations. I too want to add a bit. It is commendable to see you doing so much being in the other part of globe whereas not many are trying to spend for such activities in their native land. I am really impressed by your efforts and dedication. Please keep it alive and active. May Lord bless you with all strength ( thanu, mana,dhana) needed to keep you active and helpful to all other fellow madhvas by means of your posting, consultation and what not. Thanks agin for the opportunity to know about you and your talents. namaskAra. Gopalakrishna Varna, Bangalore

    Reply

  94. Posted by meeraghu on September 25, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Gopalakrishna Varna,
    I am really humbled by your comments. Thanks so much for your appreciation.

    Reply

  95. Posted by Nirmala on October 4, 2008 at 1:24 am

    Hi meera….

    Nimma website thumba chennagide…im a house wife and i browse through ur website regularly…. Its gr8!!!! Keep going…

    Reply

  96. Posted by meeraghu on October 4, 2008 at 6:55 am

    Nirmala,
    Thumba Thumba danyavadagalu. Do visit and let me know your thoughts.

    Reply

  97. Posted by Anup on October 9, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Namaskaara Meera avrige,

    Thank you, for your blog.

    Dhanyanaade

    Anup

    Reply

  98. Posted by meeraghu on October 9, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Namaskara Anup avare,
    blog nodidakke dhanyavadagalu.

    Reply

  99. Beautiful blog, thank you for the effort to maintain such a content rich blog. The kannada song scans are precious.

    Do visit us http://www.hinduismnet.com

    Reply

  100. Namaskara,I am the 100th poster.

    Very good website, abhivandanegalu. This is the nth time I am here and every time I find it as fresh as new.

    Reply

  101. Posted by Roopa on October 16, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Namaskara
    naanu roopa . nimma site tumba chennagide… we are madhwas nad we belive in SRI RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY.. ur website is really good.
    we are also madhwas n belong to srirayara mutt…..
    thanks once again

    Reply

  102. Posted by meeraghu on October 17, 2008 at 6:56 am

    Thanks Roopaavare. We are from the uttaradi mutta.

    Reply

  103. Posted by R. RAMACHANDRAN on October 17, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Madam,

    Your website is simply superlative. Hats off to you for the efforts you have put in. I am sure many from our family tree shall share my view and shower accolades on you.

    Reply

  104. Posted by meeraghu on October 17, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks so much, Sir. I am really humbled by your comments.

    Reply

  105. Posted by Shriraj Nagarhalli on October 27, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Meera-avare,

    Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu website’nnu thumba chennagi conceptualise mADideera. Content kooDa thumba chennagi present mADideera. Naanu eegagale vondu varshadinda follow mADta-ideeni. Bhakti-rasa and Ootada-rasa (!) iveraDara’du repositories nanage thumba ishTa agive.

    Kannada bhashe mattu Madhwa mathada pracharavu nimminda heege munduvariyalendu prarthisuttene.

    Nimage hagu ee website’na ella visitors’gu —
    DeepawaLiya Hardika ShubhashayagaLu. Ee deepotsava nammellara baaLinalli sukha-samruddhi-aishwarya gaLannu beLagalendu Shri Lakshmi Venkatesha devaralli prarthisuttene.

    Anda haage, naavu kooDa Bijapur davaru. Namma manel’u ashTe … a family of teachers andkolloNa :-)

    Shubhamastu.
    Shriraj Nagarhalli – shrirajnagar@gmail.com

    Reply

  106. Posted by meeraghu on October 27, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Shriraj Nagarhalli avare,
    Thumba thumba dhanyavadagalu. Thumba chenagi comment madidhira. Deepavali habbada shubhashayagalu nimagu.

    Once again, thanks so much for such wonderful comments, I am humbled.

    Reply

  107. Posted by parimala on October 29, 2008 at 1:00 am

    very good!!!! keep going

    Reply

  108. Posted by Rajasree on October 29, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Meera Subbarao,
    Thanks a lot for Thoogire Rayara Lyrics. Right from my childhood i wanted to learn this song and sing it to Raghavendra Swamiji. I always told my mother to mail me this song in English. But somehow i never got it from her. And one day i told Swami i really want to learn this song and started to search on internet. And i was so surprised to see your webpage and that to with the song and also with lyrics. This is possible by only God Raghavendra Swamiji. I got too emotional seeing the song and listening to the song. And now i have learnt the song and singing it to Raghavendra Swamiji. So i wanted to thank you million times for this. You are really close to god. That is why you are helping so many people like me. Thank you and i will keep looking at your page and try to learn more good good songs of God. Thank you so much.

    Regards,
    Rajasree

    Reply

  109. Hi.. i was searching for the lyrics of dasanamadikko and then i came across your website, I loved it. Am a Bangalorean now living in Ypsilanti, MI. I grew up learning carnatic but didn finish it.. was wondering if i could get my hands on few of the basic and re-learn it. Please help me on it.
    sanjana

    Reply

  110. Posted by Susheel Koushik on November 21, 2008 at 3:57 am

    Hi Meera,

    I stumbled onto your site looking for lyrics of ‘Pavamana; How great is that song!. Cant get enough of that.

    I am still yo explore your site.

    -Susheel

    Reply

  111. Posted by Susheel Koushik on November 21, 2008 at 4:41 am

    Hi Meera,

    I stumbled on your site searching for the lyrics of ‘Pavamana’. What a great song that is!

    I am still to explore your website

    -Susheel

    Reply

  112. Posted by Krishna-Kittu on November 26, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Hey Meera
    Kittu – SSBJ – from NJ

    Wow – Amazing Blog and lots of information in there; will run it with Padma as well – keep it going

    Will talk to you’ll sometime

    Take Care

    Kittu

    Reply

  113. Posted by Aparna on December 2, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    hi

    this site has done wonders for me, i am newly married and i recently moved to new jersey , thanks to your recipes and details of so many slokas and puja stuff i could cook and do puja without any hazel . i love your website and hope you will have some more intersting madhwa recipes and lots of slokas to explore.

    thanks a ton!!!!

    Aparna

    Reply

  114. hello meera,
    I stumbled here looking for “raghavendra raghavendra ennire” lyrics. ‘m yet to explre the site, but it is great so far. bahala vishayagalu haagu haadugaLa sangraha ive.
    keep it up
    -Ram

    Reply

  115. Hi meera,

    This is guru, i have been following your blog and now taking your inspiration i have started my own blog :) no really. I being a madhwa also want to contribute to the internet. Can you do me a favour..? can you put my site in the blogroll of your blog so that people can find me? My site name is fourthplane.com. Please do this favour :)

    Reply

  116. hi meera,

    thanks again for the article

    Reply

  117. Posted by Rukmini Hande on December 20, 2008 at 3:37 am

    1. Recieved your letter and thank you very much for the same. First of all let me introduce my self. presently i am working in Karnataka Bank, Karkala Branch my name name is Rukmini Hande, D/o Hande Guru Vedavyasa Dasaru, Grand daughter of Hande Sripada Dasaru. Who wrote this lyrics Pahi Pahi Raghavendra Guru.
    Sorry to inform you that my grand father is no more. If you are interesting you can contact my father who is in mysore now or myself ( My father age 83 years. My father is also wrote so many songs Sri Guru Rayaru and Published so many books.He is a Hari Keerthanakar also. He wrote One lack pages of Ramayana, Bhagavatha other Bhaktha’s life History.
    My Contact Mobile Number : 9740948435 or 9740689501 Thanking You.
    Yours faithfully
    Rukmini Hande

    Reply

  118. Posted by meeraghu on December 20, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Dear Rukmini,
    I am so glad to hear this. This is definitely Rayaru’s desire for me to meet you all. I am currently residing in USA. When I come to India I sure will visit your parents.
    My Grandmother who is 90 years old is living in Mysore with my Uncle. I was also born in Mysore. My parents are in B’lore right now.
    I will try to surely contact.

    Reply

  119. We have a complete madhwa ahara receipe e-book, we would like to share it with all the vegetarian fretarnity of the world.

    Thanks
    Nanda.

    Reply

  120. If you want a shuchi ruchi e-book, send a mail to madhwahara@yahoo.com.

    Thanks,
    Nanda Ramesh.

    Reply

  121. Posted by Rupa on December 29, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    namskara meera
    naanu bahala dina galinda… YANTRODHARAKA -PRANADEVARA STOTRA hampi, sri vyasaraja rachita kannadalli hudukatha iddene… nimma hatra idera plz post maadi….
    thanks…
    HARE SRINIVASA
    Rupa,
    I will check my books and keep you posted. I am thinking I have it.

    Reply

  122. Posted by Santosh on January 4, 2009 at 4:03 am

    Hi Meera,
    Just was browsing the net for Raghavendra Swamy stotras and was looking for a recipe for sabudani khichadi to prepare on 7th Jan.Incidentally found both on your site. Thank you .
    Santosh

    Reply

  123. Posted by Harish on January 7, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Hi Meera, You website is great. It really helped me get answeres to my “day to day” questions about festivals. Helps me to stay ahead with my my wife and mother on traditional subjects. :-)

    I am interested to know if you have any photos or articals or any info on teh mantap creation from Banana plant trunck. I know it is done very widly in Kerala for Ayypaa mantap. Pls help me to get more photos /techniques of the same.

    Harish, not sure about this at all. Sorry

    Another question, Is their any specific pooja or decoration to be performed at house on Sankranthi.

    I don’t remember my parents doing anything special. The main thing was preparing the Yellu or Sesame seeds as it is called(Yellu Berodu). And giving it to as many people as possible.

    Reply

  124. Posted by Supradha on January 12, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Hi Meera,

    I am able to view this website from India. I am very happy about it.
    Keep up your good work.
    Happy Sankranthi.

    Regards
    Supradha

    Hi Supradha, I am glad you were able to view the blog.

    Reply

  125. Posted by suma on January 12, 2009 at 7:22 am

    hi meera
    i enjoy reading u r blog. devaranama songs which u posts are really g8. if possible can u pls write the lyrics of kollapurada sri mahalaxmi bare song. its superb.
    wishing u a very happy sankrathi. take care.

    regards
    sumamurthy

    Hi Suma, I have to check and see if I have that song.

    Reply

  126. Hi Meera,

    While browsing I came across ur site and that was some 4 months ago and since then it has become my daily ritual to visit your site at least once a day. I appreciate u for what u r doing to promote Indian especially Madhva culture. Wishing You and your family a belated Happy New Year and Happy Sankaranti.
    I am a madhwa homemaker from Hyderabad with grownup kids. That is all there is not much to tell about me. Have a gr8 day.

    take care
    rekha

    Reply

  127. Posted by Shilpa Kulkarni on January 16, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Hi Meera,

    Iam from north karnataka, now living in NJ.
    I was searching for “Poojipene Ninna” and stumbled upon your blog ! I spent the entire afternoon reading through your blog..Excellent blog and it is good to see all all recipes and other stuff regarding festivals keep up the good work !

    Very happy to listen to Aaruthi belagire and Poojipene Ninna…Actually I was planning to learn these songs as I have heard this many times during poojas in india from my mother in law, granny and my mother.

    It would be greatfull if some one can post audio of nithya prarthana (small book containing small shlokas for everyday prayer day-wise). I have the hard copy brought from india, but do not know to sing them properly. It would be great if some body good at that will say the shlokas and record it. Every body even children will benefit.
    I can scan the book and send it.

    Hi Shilpa,
    Thanks for taking time to browse the blog and also for your comments. Sure, send me the scanned doc. My Sister and I will try to record the same and post it in youtube. Thanks again.

    Reply

  128. Posted by rekha on January 17, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Hi Meera

    Happy weekend. Hope You will find some time to acknowledge my visit to your site. Enu anukobedi. I have just started blogging.
    have a gr8 day

    Hi Rekha, Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I am glad you also started blogging. BTW, what is the address?

    Reply

  129. Hi Meera,

    Thanks a lot. Very recently I managed to control mouse and keyboard and I don’t spellcheck. Mine is not any thing in particular. Have a happy work week.

    regards rekha.

    Reply

  130. Posted by subhashreeramakrishnan on January 26, 2009 at 2:32 am

    Hi Meera,

    really great job u are doing man i …too good…just now i started going through ur blog…super man…especially the madwa’s type of cooking..and all the sampradya about our pooja..i will go through completely and get in touch with u. i am really very happy about this.

    love,
    subhashree

    Thanks Subhashree. Take your time and let me know what you think.

    Reply

  131. Posted by Viju on January 27, 2009 at 5:58 am

    Hi Meera,

    I liked your blog. So much information is provided in this blog. Great work.
    After checking the recipes, feeling like preparing some dishes. I love cooking and my husband likes eating… :)

    I have already sent your website link to all my friends to check it out. Keep up the good work.

    Regards,
    Viju

    Hi Viju, Thanks. I appreciate your comments and look forward to your friends visiting as well. Let me kn ow their comments as well.

    Reply

  132. Posted by RajniKanth Tippishety on January 29, 2009 at 3:00 am

    Hi Meera,

    I am RajniKanth Tippishety form Hyderabad , India.

    Today i was searching google for Shri Venkateshwara Stotram lyrics in english ,actually i was unable to pronounce properly some of the words in Telugu though it is my mother tounge ,then i was lucky to know this site of yours i really liked it as i was happy to find what i was looking for and all these information and recipes and more over i like the appearance of your site which really makes one to go through it .

    I have also liked Sri Vyaasa Madhwa Seva Pratishtaana site http://www.vyasamadhwa.org , which i have got to know through your site.

    I wish u All the best for your Work,

    Regards,

    RajniKanth

    Reply

  133. Posted by Vijayalakshmi K on January 30, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Hi Meera

    I stumbled upon this website just now and found an immediate liking since it contains wealth of information and is an one stop site on madhwa traditions etc. I would like to pose this question to you! Why dont you give some home based jobs to those ladies who are interested in madhwa tradition and culture etc., since there could be a lot of content/knowledge related management works for this website.

    Thanks & regards

    vijayalakshmi

    Hi Vijayalakshmi. Does sound like a good idea, but I know not one person who will be willing to volunteer. I do this with no expectations of reward of any type. So, if you know someone who is willing to volunteer, please let me know.

    Reply

  134. Posted by Muralidhar on February 2, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Hello Meera,

    Good Blog.

    Please help us in improving “Madhwa Shastra” (http://madhwashastra.blogspot.com/) Blog. Please contribute to “Madhwa Shastra” Blog.

    Thank You,
    Muralidhar

    Reply

  135. Posted by meeraghu on February 2, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Hi Muralidhar,
    You can take any content from this blog and post it. I have no problems. Like authentic madhwa dishes, slokas and so on.. I will link your blog as well here.

    Reply

  136. Posted by Muralidhar on February 2, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Thank You.

    Shall i get your email id?
    pls mail to MadhwaShastra@gmail.com

    Sure, I have sent u an email.

    Reply

  137. Posted by Sowmya on February 2, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Hi Meera,
    My name is Sowmya and currently I stay in Dubai. I should say that your site is a one stop for all Madhwas. Be it Pooje, Devuru Hadu, Lyrics, Recipes…u name it it is there. Hats of to your work. My husband too likes your site especially the recipes. I have tried out few and they have come very tasty.

    Keep up the good work…

    Thanks, Sowmya.

    Reply

    • Posted by Renuka on November 21, 2009 at 9:12 am

      Hi Meera,

      My name is Renuka ; its great to see your site and its great work of you. I am glad to know you.
      Can i request you small help; we stay in Dubai and we dont have Madhaws family know to us. Can i request Ms. Sowmya’s mail id so that we can contact them and also as you said you stayed in Dubai; can you let me know Madhaw family with whom we can meet.
      It would be great help of you; stay knowing any one in this part of world is difficult.

      Regards,
      Renuka.

      Reply

      • Posted by meeraghu on November 21, 2009 at 9:25 am

        Renuka,
        Glad you liked the blog. Let me first ask Sowmya if she is willing to share her emailID. If she agrees, I will definitely send you her email ID.

        I had a stop over in Dubai in September before and after visiting India. I couldn’t believe how much Dubai has changed.

  138. Posted by Pravin on February 3, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Hello Meera,
    I come to your blog while searching for lyrics of Lingashtakam. I got it on your blog and for curiosity I gone though your other interests.
    I surprised to see your multidimensional personality.
    You are a good cook, you have interest in Art, and you are Software Professional.
    Now a days girls in IT industry even not thinking to cook at home. They themselves eats ready to eat food and forces or makes excuses for family members to eat the same.
    If this is case with food, they don’t have time to think about Puja(God worship) and our rich Indian traditions.
    You are an example to all Indian gentlemen and gentlewomen to take care of all the things such as Tradition, Art, and Science.
    Keep posting good things.
    All The Best.

    With Best Regards,
    Pravin

    Thanks Pravin for you comments. It is all ones upbringing.

    Reply

  139. Posted by Sowmya BR on February 16, 2009 at 4:06 am

    Hare Srinivasa.

    Hi Meera,

    Could you please consider posting about

    1. All the rituals, poojes, vrathas etc. that a newly wedded madwa Vadhu should perform after her wedding.

    2.All the rituals and its importance that is performed during the traditional Madwa Wedding.

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers,
    Sowmya BR

    Reply

  140. Posted by Sapna Katti on February 23, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Namaskara Meera,
    Naanu Sapna antha, Right now i stay in New Jersey with my family, Naanu gasgase payasa hudkovaga nimma website sikthu, its really amazing, thumbha kushi aithu, naanu kooda madhwa brahmin and i love matadha oota, anyways hege ollole recipes kodtha iri…..

    Reply

  141. Hi Meera,

    I am Anu From Milwaukee , Wisconsin.I found your site as i was browsing the net for the lyrics Raghavendra guru rayara sevisiro. Since them i am a frequent visitor of Kalpavruksha Kamadenu. Since we do bhajane’s every weekend, i have learnt few devera namas that you have posted and planning on teaching the same for my bhajane friends .by the way You sing very well.
    Navu illi Milwaukeenalli, madhwa navami , Vaadirajara aradhane haagu Rayara aradene madthivi.thumba chennageruthe . Do you also celeberate aradhane’s in Maryland? I think You do right?
    Also Congratulations on your new Home.!!.Mane thumbaa chennagide.
    Anda haage namm Madhwara speciaty “Soppina Muddha Palya”” recipine Post madilla?

    Reply

  142. Posted by Rodolfo on March 5, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Hi Meera

    I would be very glad to Twitter with you.

    Regards,
    Rodolfo

    Reply

  143. Posted by Nandan on March 10, 2009 at 7:25 am

    hare sreenivasa,
    I was just going through all the comments and contents.
    baayalli neer barthide. But its very difficult to get all vegetables and the provisions to make any of our dishes in copenhagen, Denmarak. Missing all those things a lot. Still i will try to prepare something following ur receipe!

    Reply

  144. Dear Nanda,

    You please shift from Copenhagen, Denmark to Kampala – Uganda. Here you get fresh vegetables and all provisions, so that, you can check the recipes list from meera’s blog and daily you can make fresh dish.

    Thanks for Mrs. Meera Subba Rao for bringing us together through this website around the world.
    Regards,
    M R Badariprasad

    Reply

  145. Dear Nandan,

    If you could shift from Copenhagen, Denmark to Kampala – Uganda you can daily try making fresh dishes according to Mrs. Meera’s blog, since we do get fresh vegetables & fruits regularly. We do get all groceries also.
    Thanks for Meera for bringing us together in this blog.
    Regards,
    M R Badariprasad

    Reply

  146. Posted by Srihari Angara on March 11, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Meera avare,
    Namashkara,
    Thanks for sharing all the wonderful info on your blog. I am looking for “Yantrdharaka Stotra”. I looked at all the contents but could not find it. (or may be I overlooked). Could you please share the same (Either in English and Kannada/Telugu/Sanskrit will do). Many thanks in advance.

    Or any one who is reading this comment can also share the same.

    Regards
    Srihari
    Edogawa Ku,
    Tokyo, Japan

    Srihari, take a look at Hariprasad’s blog. He has this stotra. Here is the link
    http://anandatirtha.wordpress.com/mantras/

    Reply

  147. Posted by Anu on March 12, 2009 at 7:10 am

    Hi Meera,
    This is regarding Mr. Srihari’s comments.
    I do have Yantrodharaka stotra book . we recite this strotra every day. Pls let me know if you need the lyrics in case if you do not have . I can scan and send it you.

    Reply

  148. Posted by Srihari Angara on March 16, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Thanks Meera avare, I am checking the URL you have given.
    Also may I request Ms. Anu to send the same at my ID if it is ok.
    srihari.angara@gmail.com

    Many thanks in advance
    Regards
    Srihari
    Edogawa Ku, Tokyo, Japan

    Reply

  149. Posted by rashmi on March 19, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Hi Meera
    I forgot to mention I am kannada Madhava as well..
    I would be glad to be ur friend
    thanks
    Rashmi

    Sure, Rashmi. We can be friends. I am not a member of any online community. You can however send emails to my yahoo and msn accounts. I will send you an email in the address you provided above. Thanks so much.

    Reply

  150. Posted by Srihari Angara on March 21, 2009 at 4:47 am

    Thanks Meera,
    I got the yantrodharaka stotra and other host of other stotras (some in Audio too)(like Sri Hari vayu stuti, Raghavendra Stotra etc) from various people. Thanks for all the help everybody.

    Best Regards
    Srihari Angara

    Reply

  151. Hi meera,

    Was looking for venkatachala Nilayam lyrics and meaning. Thanks for the lyrics. can you please upload the meaning also. Thank you!
    Jasna

    Jasna, It is a little bit hard for me to translate from Sanskrit to English. I will see if I can find it somewhere.

    Reply

  152. Posted by Roopa on April 14, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Namaskara Meera avare.
    Iam RoopaRam we moved to MD frm Ny recetly, have akid of 16months,We are madhwa brahminsbelonging to Rayaramutt.
    Thanks for the lyrics of Pahi pahi raghavendra guru…ilooked everywhere in net but didnt get….My husband and i are regular visitors of ur blog…we really appreciate ur efforts .

    Hi Roopa, welcome to MD. Thanks for your wonderful comments. As I have mentioned several times, we also live in Maryland. Let me know where you live, we should definitely meet at my place.

    Reply

  153. Posted by Giridhar Mukund on April 17, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Namaskara Meera,
    I am Giridhar living in Auckland, New Zealand. I am basically from Tumkur- karnataka. We are great devoties of Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamigalu. We celebrate Sri Raghavendra Swamy’s Aradhana every year. I am glad to inform you about our “SRI GURU RAGHAVENDRA BHAKTI PRACHARA PEETA” NZ. I would kindly request you to visit our web site http://www.rayarapeeta.co.nz
    Regards
    Giridhar

    Awesome, Griridhar. Great work.

    Reply

  154. Posted by vijayalakshmi vadeyar on April 22, 2009 at 4:43 am

    meera avare. naanu nimma site mele mantralaya swamiji antima yatre nodi nijakku atte . intaha drusha siguvadu bahala virala. davaru nimage sphurti kodali
    vijaya vadeyar
    22 april 2009

    Yes indeed, Vijaya. I also had tears watching those images.

    Reply

  155. Posted by Brindha on April 22, 2009 at 11:46 am

    hey

    this is brindha from chicago i was searching for the lyrics of “Jaya Jaya Veeve Ragavendra” and i found that you have posted it in this site. Thumba useful aagi iththu

    thanks meera avurae

    You are most welcome, Brinda.

    Reply

  156. Posted by Aparna Desai on April 24, 2009 at 4:42 am

    Dear Meera,

    I am Aparna Desai, born and brought-up in Pune. I got married on 15th Feb 2009. My husband and I stay in Pune because of our jobs, however my in-laws stay in Bagalkot Karnataka. I am Business Development Manager in a elearning company in Pune.

    I saw your website while googling for lyrics of kannada songs and I must say that your site is amazing. I got everything I wanted her, lyrics, information etc.

    I am now going to subscribe to it so that I keep enriching my knowledge.

    Just a request, if possible, would you be able to also provide meanings of the songs specially – Bhagyada Lakshmi and Tughire Rayara

    You must be wondering why.. I am a Maharashtrian Brahmin married to Madhwa Brahmin. I dont know Kannada – in process of learning..

    I would really like to understand and learn Kannada Devotional Songs and also practise them at home so that our culture what we follow in Bagalkot and followed in Pune as well.. Moreover, I would also like to surprise my in-laws by singing these devotional songs on my next visit :)

    I also read Lakshmi Shobhan every Friday. Again, I dont understand much so we the meaning in English is available with you, do post it.

    I really appreciate the work you have done.. Its precious than Diamond for people like us..

    Thanks

    Aparna Desai

    Aparna, the meaning of Bhyagyada Lakshmi has been posted a long time back. The meaning of Thugire Rayara has not been posted. I am glad you liked the blog and thanks so much for your comments.

    Reply

  157. Posted by fivefrancs on April 28, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Dear Meera,
    This site is quite super – and my mouth is watering at the thought of the dishes you’ve talked about!
    I live in Bangalore, India, and I SHOULD not be asking you for this, but would you have the lyrics of the song Devaki Kanda Mukunda, a Purandara dasa devaranama?
    Thanks!
    Sarayu

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on April 28, 2009 at 10:42 am

      Hi Sarayu,
      Thanks for your comments. I am not sure I know that song, but I will check and see.

      Reply

      • Posted by Anu on April 29, 2009 at 10:43 pm

        Dear Meera,

        I think Sarayu is referring to “Jo Jo Krishna Paramananda “” .I have listened to my family members in India singing this devaranama.The second line of this song is also sung as “Jo Jo Devaki KandaMukunda”.I used to sing this deveranama when my son Prajwal was born. I learnt it from Sona Ajji (my Husband’s Ajji).

        Thanks
        Anu

        Anu, in that case it has been posted long time ago. Please check the lyrics page which has songs listed in alphabetical order.

    • Posted by Arvind Pradhan on August 10, 2009 at 10:01 am

      I might have the lyrics in Devnagari. Is that ok?

      Reply

  158. Posted by Aparna Desai on April 29, 2009 at 12:33 am

    I am not sure if you received my earlier post..

    Aparna, Did you have any message or something important?

    Reply

    • Posted by Aparna Desai on May 26, 2009 at 7:07 am

      Hello Meera,

      I have been a regular follower of your blog and enjoy the receipes you have posted.

      I have also got lyrics of most of the songs I wanted on your blog. Thanks for that.

      Could you please post meaning of “Lakshmi Shobhan”? Do you know if “Lakshmi Shobhan” is available in Marathi / Hindi ?

      Reply

      • Posted by meeraghu on May 26, 2009 at 9:04 am

        Hi Aparna,
        I don’t have the meaning. Also, the lyrics I have just in Kannada.

        If I find lyrics in Marathi/Hindi I will post them.

        Thanks for your comments.

  159. Posted by Alok on May 6, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Hi Meera:

    I am a Maharastrian Deshastha Brahmin working in Chicago. After going through your blog, I felt so much at home that I keep visiting your blog over and over again. My ajji (grand-mom in marathi) was from jamkhindi in N.Karanataka. I always feel that Marathi Deshastha Brahmins and Madhwas share same cultural heritage…maybe they are just called differently in the 2 states…So keep writing and wish you the best of luck. I look forward to reading more about this shared heritage..maybe you’ve more knowledge about it.

    Thanks,
    Alok

    thanks, Alok. I do remember some of my relatives on my Grandmothers side saying they were Deshastha Brahmins. They did speak marathi as well. When we were in Bijapur, we had been to Jamkhindi many times.

    I am glad you liked the web site. And thanks so much for your comments.

    Reply

  160. Posted by padmini vadeyar (c padmini) on May 8, 2009 at 10:17 am

    your site is fabulous and very informative thanks

    Thanks, Padmini

    Reply

  161. Hi,

    This kind of blog is exactly what I wanted to create and started with http://harivaayu.blogspot.com but for some reason I could not post any lately.

    I have been silently following and admiring your blog for the last one year. I am indeed very happy to see your blog on Madhwa tradition. Thank you so much. I am a madhwa from tamil nadu who don’t know kannada script. It would be great if you can email me the ‘varava kode thayi’ song in english when you find time.

    Thanks again. Please continue to post and May Raayaru shower His choicest blessings on you and your family.

    Regards,
    Mythreyee.

    Hi Mythreyee. Thanks so much for your nice comments. I sure will send you the lyrics in English.

    Reply

  162. Posted by samudyata on June 15, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Namaskara Meera avare,
    I have been following your site for quite sometime now and to sya the least, it is one of my favorites. Thanks a lot for posting the lyrics to so many meaningful songs. Very good site and excellent content.

    Samudyata, Thanks so much for your wonderful comments.

    Reply

  163. Posted by Rajasree on June 19, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Hi Meera,
    I just read on your Java Blog that these days you feel tired etc. Meera i feel you as great when i see the kind of Job you are doing. It is impossible for a normal person to do so much of work at a time. I feel you as a perfect woman. I just feel you are blessed child of Raghavendra Swamiji. You are helping so many people, You know because of your website i have learnt 3 Raghavendra Swamiji songs which i chat almost everyday. When i read you feel tired and all, i felt very sad. But please Meera do the great job whatever you are doing, don’t ever discontinue. Have faith in God Raghavendra Swamiji he will help you in all the ways. Like i have said you are blessed by Raghavendra Swamiji, so everything will be fine soon. Now i am learning Pahi Pahi song. Your audio video is helping me a lot as i do not know Kannada writing and reading , i can only speak. So i am learning the song by listening and i have taken print out of the song and i am trying to learn. Thank you so much Meera. I look at you as my elder sister. Thank you so much for all the good work.

    Rajasree

    Hi Rajasree, your comment and kind words are so much appreciated. Yes, I am a great devotee of Shri Raghavendra Swamiji, there isn’t a day I don’t say his name a million times. As you read in my other blog, all this might be because of the stress and strain of traveling and work. I hope to write many many posts and also work more on this blog.
    I am so glad you were able to learn the songs and are able to recite it also everyday. Makes me feel so happy. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.
    I am honored to know that you consider me as your elder sister. Thanks again so much. Appreciate every word of yours.

    Reply

  164. Posted by NANDA THOBBI on June 23, 2009 at 7:38 am

    HI MEERA,
    I am here at Bangalore. Do u remember me? How r u? How is your family? waiting for your reply.
    WITH GOOD WISHES
    NANDA THOBBI

    Hi Nanda, I do remember you. We are all doing well here. How are you and your family doing? I have replied to your email as well. Lots of love.

    Reply

  165. 1. Poojipene ninna haadu chennagi moodi bandide, Aadare adu ardhadindale start aagiddu, modalina eradu nudigalu keli baralilla, dayavittu saripadisi.
    2. Panchartna Suladigalu kelabekagittu , adannu post madi.
    3. Nitya Sankshipta Sandhya Vandane, Nitya Sankshipta Pooja vidhana, Brahmayagna ivugalannu sankshiptavagi maduva vidhana, Nitya pathaniya shlokagalu, nitya Harikathamrutha saarada aayda mahatwada shlokagalu ityadi post maadidare ellarigu anukool aagutte.

    Yes. I will record the song from the beginning and post it. Thanks for the same.

    Reply

    • Posted by SANJEEV PANGHRI on September 26, 2009 at 2:05 am

      Meera avare,

      Nanna hattira kelavondistu recorded daasara haadugal videos ive. Youtube nalli upload kooda maadi aagide adannu tamage kalisabekendiddene. Hege kalisabeku gottagalilla. Nanna Orkut Account dalli avella add maadiddene. tamage hege kalisabeku anta heli.

      Reply

  166. Namaskaarkalu,

    Thanks for responding. I had asked you for Pancharatna Suladigalu. Few more I want to add :
    1) Guru Raghavendra Stavan 2 ) Dhareyoddharake merevaru 3) Madhva naama 4) Hanuma Bhima Madhva Suvvali 5) Sudaamana Haadu 6) Gajendra Moksha by Vadirajaru & Purandaradasaru. All these are essential especially for married ladies.

    Hare Shrinivaasaa.

    Namaskaarkalu, I will post all these soon. I need to sit down with my Father and get all the details before posting them. I am going to visit India during the 1st week of September 2009, and later post all these.

    Reply

    • Posted by SANJEEVACHAR on March 10, 2010 at 6:18 am

      May I know about the status of my requests sent to you ?

      Reply

      • Posted by meeraghu on March 10, 2010 at 9:49 pm

        Madhwa Nama has been posted a long time ago. I have the book for the others as well, just not enough time at all to translate and post it here. I am so sorry.

  167. Posted by dewdrops13 on June 25, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    I like your blog especially last speech of Raghavendra Swamy. I am his an ardent fan too. Thanks for sharing

    Thanks, appreciate your comment.

    Reply

  168. Posted by Sushma on June 26, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    HI Meera,

    How are you?

    Am sushma from germantown , MD. SO nice to know you are also from the same place. Nim blog noDi tumba ne khushi aytu. Plz email me ur ID. Will get in touch with you soon.

    Sushma

    Reply

  169. Hi!! Well to be frank …….. I am “Suprised” really “Suprised” lookin at the blog. . . Being madhwa .. I am fond of eating which all of us do…….. u know I am unable to express my thoughts…… gr8 gr8 gr8 webbie…..

    Thanks so much, Sudheendra. Appreciate your comments.

    Reply

  170. Posted by samudyata on July 10, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Namaskara Meera avare,
    Would it be possible for you to post the Ganesha Chaturthi pooja vidhana ? This is the first time we (my husband and I) willbe performing this(keeping the ganesha idol, pooja, visarjane etc), so, I will appreciate any help/ advise from you.

    Read in one of your last year comments that the text is too much to translate to English. If it is in Kannada/Devnagari, that is great too. I hope I am not asking for too much. Please post only if possible/time permits.

    Regards,
    Mrinalini.

    Hi Mrinalini, I will try to scan the book and post the same. Let me see how it works out.

    Reply

  171. Hi meera,

    i’m so happy to visit your blog, extreemly informative and specially the simlpe things like festival calender and lyrics are so so helpful..i live in Atlanta and and i have been searching for simple aarti haadugalu like varava koda since so so long…thanks for posting it :)

    Thanks Seema. Appreciate your comments.

    Reply

  172. Hello Meera,

    My name is shruthi Kulkarni and I live in Bristol,U.K.

    Very useful website.I also love ur recipee.One thing….can u post Jestha gowri puja dates on the website.It comes during the Ganesha festival.I do it 3 days.Shukravarad gowri and Jestha gowri get to meet …so gowri stays for a long period.Lots of sacred thread 8,9,7,6,16 knots are made and put in a silver tambige and puja is performed on that day.the second day both gowri(shukravarda and jestha) puja is done and on the third day u wear the thread.I dont know if u r aware because not all madhwa family have this parampara.

    Hi Shruthi, The festival is there on my Mother’s side, but not in my in-laws place. So, I have no clue about this.

    Reply

  173. Posted by shantala on July 15, 2009 at 4:04 am

    Hi Meera,

    I am Shantala from Bangalore.
    I love ur website though am not a madhwa but am enriched culturally by going through ur website where i get to know a lot of things about our kannada traditions and pooja vidhanas.Am sure u dont need to be a madhwa urself to inculcate all this in ur life or ur children’s upbringing.
    Keep up the good work and spread sarva janaha sukhinobhavanthu!

    Hi shantala, Thanks for such wonderful comments. Appreciate it very much.

    Reply

  174. Posted by Udaya on July 22, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Sahodari samaanaraada Meera Subbarao avarige…

    Naanu udaya, KannaDiga. bengaLoorinalli vaasaviddene. 2008 ralli Engineering shikshaNa mugisi udyogada huDukaaTadalliddene . Vande vandyam geetheya saahityakkaagi antarjaaladalli huDukuthiddaaga nimma blogspot viLaasa sikkitu. saahityavannu nimma blog taaNadinda paDediddene haagu itara geetegaLa saahityavannoo saha paDediddene. tamage ananta kRutagnategaLannu arpisalu bayasuve. Shubhavaagali.

    VandanegaLu.

    Udaya Avare, nimma comment odi thumba santhoshavayithu. Devaru nimage valleya kelasa kodale yendu kelikombe. Thumba Dhanyavadagalu.

    Reply

  175. GREAT WORK!
    I recently visited your Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu found very useful information

    If you are member of any Madhwa e-groups you may be knowing TulasimaTa
    We are building Sri Raghavendra SwamigaLa Brundavana on Kanakapura Road Bangalore
    Next Visit to India Please include VISIT to TULASIMATA

    please visit http://www.tulasimata.org
    Rayara Seveyalli
    Sreedhara

    Reply

  176. Posted by meeraghu on July 23, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Namaskara Sreedhara Avare,
    I just now visited your website. It is just awesome. I will definitely make a visit to your place when I visit India. Let me know whom to contact. I am coming to India during the 1st week of September 2009.

    Rayara Anugraha Nimmelara Mele Irali.

    Meera

    Reply

  177. Posted by Vijay S Kuchibhotla on July 27, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Hi Meera,
    I am really glad to know your hobbies lust to write you blog.
    We are in Sydney and devotes of Rayuru for more then 3decades.
    Got very valuable info from you site.
    Keep it up.
    God bless you and your family.

    Appreciate your comments very much.

    Reply

  178. Posted by Sarita on July 29, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Hello Meera avare…

    I am Sarita from Bangalore. I was AMAZED and EXCITED to come across your blog. I have been trying to persuade my mother and aunty to write down all the Madhwa puja rituals, recipes, etc for quite some time but somehow it hasn’t happened. I believe that if we do not archive these traditions, festivals, recipes, the biggest losers will be our children, because as it is I know only about 10-20% of what my Grandma knew. What you are doing is a BIG blessing for all ..especially Madhwas.

    I wanted the lyrics of the song “Thaaye Sharadhe, thoro karuneya………….needemage vidya bhaagyavaa” I really would be grateful if you send me this. Thanks a lot again.

    Hi Sarita Avare, Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. I will try finding the lyrics for the song you have requested and will post if I get them.

    Reply

    • Posted by Sarita on August 4, 2009 at 2:10 am

      Meera Avare … Namaskara…

      Thank you… I am glad that you are an ardent devotee of “Raayaru” also. I am proud to tell you that the Malleswaram (Bangalore) Madhwa Sangha in the Raayara Matha premises was established by my father-in-law’s father Late Sri Gundu Rao in the 1960s.
      I am also extremely blessed to have “Raayara krupe” on my family. I visit Mantraalaya every chance I get. Standing in front of Raayara Brundavana brings extreme peace to my soul. I was very fortunate to have received blessings of the Late Swamiji Sushameendra Theertharu several times in the past few years.
      Looking forward to the lyrics of “Thaaye Sharadhe” from you.
      God Bless You and Your Loved Ones for your wonderful contribution to society…

      Warm Regards,
      Sarita

      Thanks Sarita for sharing your story.

      Reply

  179. Posted by Pramod Vittal Rao on July 30, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Hello Meera ,

    I like to introduce myself
    My Name is Pramod Vittal Rao Currently working as Senior Supplier Quality Analyst
    for General motors Europe division.
    I am currently located in Bangalore . My home town is mysore i stay near subbarayana kere rayara mutt.
    I am from the Dwaitha Family Background.
    I got ur website by searching from devotional songs of purandradasaru.
    this site is very informative for young generation .

    I am found of Lord srinivasa in tirupathi and mantralaya Ragavendra swamiji.
    I normally visit these two places early twice.

    As Rayara Aradhana is coming near by i will perform 5 days seva in ITI colony rayara mutt in Bangalore as
    i am committee member of that mutt .

    I will publish ur website in our ITI mutt so that some of my friends will come to know about this site
    so that they can make use of it in a better way.

    Keep moving through this website .

    Regards
    Pramodha.

    Thanks so much for introducing yourself. Glad to meet you. My grandmother(Mom’s mom) and my uncles are in Mysore. They frequently visit Subbarayana Kere Matta.
    Thanks so much for all your help. Appreciate it very much.

    Reply

  180. NIMMA BLOG TUMBA CHENNAGEDE! LOT OF GOOD RECEPIES .I STAY IN SHARJAH. WHEN I READ ABT RAYARA MATTHA REC.’S STILL TO COME I WAS REALLY HAPPY, BTW OOTA IN VIDHYAPEETA MUTT, B.LORE IS REALLY DELECIOUS .IF U KNOW KOOTU RECEPIE MADE WITH RED PUMPKIN ETC PL POST IT.GR8 GOING KEEP UP THE GOOD WRK

    Meera: Thanks for the comments. Yes, I know the recipe. Sweet Kootu is already posted.

    Reply

  181. Posted by Pramod Vittal Rao on July 31, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Hello Meera ,

    Can you please upload pancharathna keerthanas lyrics composed by Thyagarajaru.

    I don’t have those.

    Reply

  182. Posted by LAXMI ANANDU on July 31, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    NIMMELLARIGUU HAPPY VARA MAHALAKSMI DAY…
    THANK YOU FOR YUR REPLY…I COULD NOT TRACE KRISHNA’S SONGS….ANY WAY IT IS TOO LATE TO SEARCH…..I WILL TRY TO RECORD ON A TAPE…IF I COME ACROSS SOMEONE AT HE TEMPLE HERE…
    WE WISH TO INVITE YOU AND YU FAMILY ..IF YU VISIT NEW YORK…
    PLEASE KEEP NOUCH…WE MAY NEED YUR HELP…YU ARE SO……SO……VER…..VERY..GREAT IN PUBLIC RELATIONS…….LOTS OF CONTACTS..
    I KNOW SOME EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL DOCTOR GIRLS AND BOYS IN A GREAT FIELD…(OUR FRIENDS KIDS)
    I CAN EMAIL THEIR TEL NOS …
    MADUVE MAADISI PUNYA KATIKOLLI….!
    WAHT A GREAT PLEASURE TO KNOW YOU EVEN IF BY EMAIL….
    WITH SINCERE APPRECIATION AND THANKS,
    LAXMI ANANDU.

    Lakshmi Avavre, Thanks so much for your wonderful comments.

    Reply

  183. Posted by Pramod Vittal Rao on August 4, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Hello meera ,

    I am trying to find out pancharatna kirthana in web site but i am not getting it
    kindly upload it you found
    i will try to found it out from some where else
    if not i will type it from seeing my books.

    I haven’t heard this kirthana.

    Reply

  184. Posted by jyothi jugulam on August 6, 2009 at 3:07 am

    Hi Meera,

    I am jyothi stay in Doha, qatar. . I found your website on google search. This is really amazing. I just got to know about Rayaru aarindhine thru your site and lyrics for most of the songs. Thank u so much meera

    Very welcome, jyothi .

    Reply

  185. Posted by jyothi jugulam on August 6, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Hi Meera,
    Could you please post sri krishna argya sthothra in english or telugu or hindi for me? I can read kannada but not completely.

    Thank you

    Reply

  186. Posted by Bindu Priya on August 7, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Hi Meera ,

    First of all i would like thank u for the site u have made….. its really fabulous… v can get lot of information through the site .

    I jus wanted to know the lyrics for sampath shukravara dha hadu…

    Thank you,
    Bindu Priya

    Thanks, Priya. It is posted. Check the lyrics page.

    Reply

  187. Posted by Mamatha on August 19, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Meera,

    I live in Seattle, WA. I googled for Krishnastaka and got exactly what I wanted in your site. I was very happy to see the hand written stotra ….felt like I got the one I misplaced. Very good site. DO you have any link or contacts about Madhwa sanga in or around Seattle?

    Mamatha, thanks for your comments. No, I have no idea about any contact in Seattle.

    Reply

  188. meera avarige namaskara,
    Atlast found a website exclusively for the madhwas.I myself a madhwa brahmin from bellary,now settled in blore.I deeply appreciate the effort yu have taken to promote madhva culture thru yur blog.keep up the good wrk and continue.
    SUMAN

    Reply

  189. Posted by meeraghu on September 3, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Namaksara Suman Avare,
    I am glad you liked the blog. Appreciate your comments as well.

    Reply

  190. Posted by P B Savitha on September 22, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Madam,
    It is realy a great effort
    Wish you all the best
    SAVI

    Meera: Thanks so much.

    Reply

  191. Posted by chandrashekara on September 25, 2009 at 2:41 am

    Very nice work madam and I am browsing this site on regular basis. I wish to upload a song – how to send it to you.

    Meera: Please send it through the contact meera page.

    Reply

  192. Posted by Rajesh Ramachander on September 26, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Can I contribute to the articles. I am tamil brahmin but interested in God related topics. You can may be screen the contributions before publishing it. I would publish the same in my blog too.

    Meera: Sure, you can send any topic through the contact meera page. I will post it here.

    Reply

  193. Posted by Rajesh Ramachander on September 26, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Liked youir blog.. Keep writing… You can get through to cross cultural Hindu writing as this would provide more readability and scalability… Sorry, this is my opinion only… Nothing personal against you…

    Rgds,
    Rajesh

    Meera: Rajesh, I am not sure I understand your comment. Please explain.

    Reply

  194. Hi Meera,

    I came through your website when i was searching for the history of matwadi palya :). But i couldnt find it i your site though google search directed me here :). Anways, i felt no loss becos i got engrossed reading so many articles in ur site. Must tell you that its very good effort from you to share such valuable information with everyone.

    Thanks a lot
    Rashmi

    Meera: Most welcome Rashmi.

    Reply

  195. Posted by SANJEEV PANGHRI on September 30, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Meera Avare,

    Namma maneyalli record maadida Haadugalu
    1) Sudaamana Haadu :- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMcsoBj3yk4
    2) Ittange iruvenu :-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfTz-j9I2w4
    3) Tokadamyale :- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP0FyFI2FK0
    4) Maataade Gouri :- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlV7qrAgk6s

    Dhanyawaadagalu.

    Meera: Sanjeev Avare, thanks for sharing the wonderful songs. Thumba channagide.

    Reply

  196. Posted by Raghavendra KM on October 2, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Hello Meera,

    Your website is very informative and makes me feel proud to see an exclusive website for Madhwas itself. It is also so astonishing that we in Bangalore get so much of information related to Madhwa Shastra, our relegion, culture from a person who’s posting all this from US. I’m sure you must have heard about Sonda(Sri Vyasrajara Brindavan) near Sirsi. Visit this place sometime during your visit. It’s a beautiful place.

    Looking forward for more information and activities on this website.

    Hare Srinivasa!

    Meera: Yes, I am a great devotee of Sri Vadirajaru as well. But, I had no time during this visit to go there. I will try to visit next time I plan India Trip. Thanks so much for the information. Also, my Father is a life time member at Sonda.

    Reply

  197. Posted by w rama devi on October 12, 2009 at 3:52 am

    hellooo meera avure
    my name is rama devi. I stay in hyderabad. I came know abt ur website thru my neice. U r doing a wondreful job. Thank u so much for giving us so much knowledge.

    Meera: Hello Rama Avure, thanks so much for the comments and for visiting

    Reply

  198. Dear Meera avare:

    Guru Ganesan is my tamilian husband from Chennai. I am from a Madhwa Deshasta family in Bengaluru. We follow both traditions. I am a Sri Raghavendra Swamy bhaktha.

    I have been reading your wonderful and informative blog. I got lyrics for many songs. In our temple we have installed. Sri Venkateshwara Swamy as pradhana murthy, as well as Sri Ganesha, Sri Shiva, Sri Rama parivara and Sri Radha Krishna. This past summer we have added Sri Mahalakshmi, Sri Hanuman, Sri Durga and Sri Karthikeyan respectively.

    My family has been living in OKlahoma metro for 43 yrs.

    Once again I complement you on the wonderful service you are providing.

    Namaskara and Deepavali shubhashayagalu.
    Devaki

    Reply

  199. Posted by meeraghu on October 20, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Devaki Avare,
    That’s so nice of you to comment on my blog. I was so happy to read that you have a temple. If you would like to share your web site, pictures or anything please feel free to do so. I will be very glad to include those in my blog as well.

    Happy Deepavali to you as well.

    Thanks again.

    Reply

  200. Posted by Shriranjani Rao on October 29, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Hello Meera,

    Came across your blog while looking for Uthwana Dwadashi.

    Keep the excellent blog rolling!! All the best

    Shriranjani Rao

    Reply

  201. Posted by Jyothi Jugulam on October 29, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Meera Avure,
    Thank u so much for the Tulasi pooje Slokas

    Reply

  202. Posted by meeraghu on October 29, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Most welcome Sriranjani Rao and Jyothi Jugulam.

    Reply

  203. Posted by Gayithri sudarshan on November 14, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Meera Madam

    I Gayithri from small village nearst to Hoskote. Really it is very wonderful site. Thank you very much.

    Gayithri

    Reply

  204. Posted by meeraghu on November 14, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Gayithri Madam,
    Thanks so much for your wonderful comments.

    Reply

  205. Posted by Poornima on November 19, 2009 at 5:12 am

    Hello Meera avare,

    I came through this blog when i was searching for kannada blogs. I found this blog very very informative. Thanks for the Tulasi Pooje Shloka.

    Reply

  206. Posted by SANJEEV on November 20, 2009 at 3:51 am

    Thanks

    Reply

  207. Posted by Jyothi Kiran on November 24, 2009 at 5:52 am

    Hello Meera Madam,

    I am Jyothi following Madhwa Sampradaya staying in Bangalore. I came through this blog when I was searching for the lyrics of Dasara Padagalu. I do not know much about it but simply love them. It’s a great job by you and contribution to the interested people. I love people who are religious and have faith in god. I would like to offer the lyrics of my loved songs ‘Ninna Nanenendeno Venkataraya Enna Nee Salahabeko’ & ‘Karuniso Ranga Karuniso’

    With your permission,

    Ninna Nanenendeno Venkataraya Enna Nee Salahabeko
    Ninna Nanenende Nigamagochara swamy
    Pannagashayana Shree Palgadalodeyane – || Ninna ||

    Dheera Somakaveda Chora Tamana Siri
    Vaaridhigilidu Parvathavethi
    Taruniyanu Tandu Anujagallana Nade
    Naarasimha Ninage Sharanendenallade
    Neerapokkavanendene, Bennalighana Bharapottavanendene
    Mannanagedu Berameddavanendene Hiranyakana
    Udara Bageda Narahariyende Nallade || Ninna ||

    Dhareya Danava Bedi Nelava Mooradi Madi
    Parashu Hididu Kshyatriyara Kaadi
    Charanadi Pashana Hennumadida Punya
    Charithayadavapathi Sharanendenallade
    Thiruka Haaruvenendene, Hetta Taya Korala Koidavanendene
    Vanavaasakke Bharadi Chalisidanendene Pootaniyanu
    Saraku Maadade Konda Hari Endenallade || Ninna ||

    Chittajakoti Lavanya Tejadi Bandu
    Uttama Sthreeyara Vrathavalidu
    Matte Kalkiyaagi Yavanava Aruhide
    Hattavatharada Hari Endenallade
    Bettaliddavanendene Tejiyaneri Othi Aldavanendene
    Bari Barigu Mathe Huttuvanendene
    Aadi Keshava Bhakthavatsalanendu Pogadidenallade

    Ninna Nanenendeno Venkataraya Enna Nee Salahabeko
    Ninna Nanenende Nigamagochara swamy
    Pannagashayana Palgadalodeyane Krishna- || Ninna ||

    [ sung by Shri Puttur Narasimha Naik Ji ]
    **************

    Karuniso Ranga Karuniso Krishna
    Karuniso Ranga Karuniso
    Hagalu Irulu Ninna Samrane Mareyadanthe || Karuniso ||

    Rukmangadanante Vrathava Naanariye
    Shuka Muniyanthe Struthisalu Ariye
    Bakavairiyenthe Dhyanava Maadalariye
    Devakiyanthe Muddisaloo Ariye Krishna || Karuniso ||

    Garudanandadi Pottu Thirugalu Ariye
    Kariyalu Ariye Kari Raajanante
    Vara Kapiyanthe Daasyava Maadalariye
    Siriyante Neredu Mohisalu Ariye Krishna || Karuniso ||

    Baliyante Daanava Kodalu Ariye
    Bhakthi Cheluvanariye Prahalladanante
    Varisalu Ariye Arjunanante Sakhanaagi
    Salaho Devara Deva Salaho Devara Deva
    Purandara Vittala Sri Purandara Vittala || Karuniso ||

    [sung by Dr. Bhimsen Joshi Ji]

    Hope you like it.

    Regards

    Jyothi

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on January 7, 2010 at 11:36 am

      Thanks so much, Jyothi. The songs will be posted in the next two days. Sorry, somehow missed seeing this for so long. Appreciate your help very much.

      Reply

  208. Posted by Kusuma on November 25, 2009 at 5:19 am

    Hi,

    Reply

  209. Posted by jyothi on December 8, 2009 at 5:15 am

    Hi Meera,
    I stumbled upon your recipe site accidentally,while searching for something else on google.I’m Jyothi , from Bangalore.My native is Chitradurga.Your blog is v.nice and your recipes too.I’m a Asst.Professor in Physics, in an Engg,college and presently working for my Ph.D in IISc,Bangalore.

    Reply

  210. Posted by Shubha Sathish on January 5, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Hi Meera,
    Great job!I am Shubha,a Madhwa Kannadiga, from Bangalore.I recently got married and am now in Philly.I was intorduced to this website by my brother-in-law,who is Bangalore.The website contains the details which I need culture,cooking and of course the audio and vdeo clippings.
    Tons of thanks to you,as I could get a darshan of Lord Srinivasa on Vaikunta Ekadasi here in Philly.
    My official name is Shubha,however I have a household name ,Chandrika.
    I have mixed feelings when I saw this website.i am more than happy,feel good being a Madhwa ,and nostalgic .During my recent years,I have also given volunteer service at Rayar mutt in 4th T block,Jayanagar.
    For the time being,this is my opinion about your website.
    I would like to contribute some more details to your website about our culture and tradition.
    Please reply.

    Shubha Sathish

    Reply

  211. Posted by meeraghu on January 5, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Shubha,
    Thanks so much for your comments. And welcome to USA. I have always encouraged people who visited this blog to share/contribute any details they have. Many have done thus far, which has helped thousands of visitors to this blog.

    So, please go ahead and share any information you have. I will post the same and give all credit to you. You can send any information from the contact Meera page.

    Thanks again.

    Reply

  212. Posted by Ritha Kulkarni on January 18, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Namaskara Meera,
    I’m looking for a Shiva song which my mother-in-law used to sing, “Shiva deva ninnaya poojeya maaduve, poojeya maaduve modadindali naavu”, I vaguely remember the lyrics for this song. Do you by any chance have this song, if so please send it to me. Thanks
    Ritha

    Reply

  213. Posted by meeraghu on January 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Ritha,
    I am sorry. I haven’t heard this song at all.

    Reply

  214. Posted by jyothi nandagiri on January 25, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Dear Meera Avure,

    We want to buy a four wheeler during this or next week. Could you please tell me a good day, and timing during this and next week.
    Thanks in advance

    Reply

  215. Posted by Jay on February 9, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Hello,

    Thank you for your work. I have a small request – could you please change the name of the website as Kamadhenu rather than Kamadenu, which is a more Tamilian spelling whereas the former is closer to it’s Sanskrit roots.

    Regards

    Jay

    Reply

  216. Posted by Jay on February 10, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Thank you. Would you by any chance have the lyrics for “Eee Pariya Sobagu Innava Devarali Kane”?

    Regards

    Jay

    Reply

  217. Posted by meeraghu on February 10, 2010 at 7:27 am

    I don’t think so, but will check.

    Reply

  218. Hello Meeraji:

    Namaskarams.

    I am planning on custom making a Tanjore painting of Sri Vijayeendra Thirtha, Sri Sudheendra Thirtha and Sri Raghavendra Thirtha. I have photos of Sri Vijayeendra Thirtha and Sri Raghavendra Thirtha that I can it to the artiste. I don’t have the picture of Sri Sudheendra Thirtha. If by chance you have that picture, I kindly request you to email me. Thank you in advance.

    Best regards
    Shiv

    Reply

  219. Posted by Aditya on February 14, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Excellent Website.

    Thanks
    Aditya

    Reply

  220. Posted by Swamy on February 25, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Can anyone tell me where I can find a link or website to audio or you tube playing the song “YUGA YUGADI KALANDARU’ in Kannada?

    Reply

  221. Posted by geetha on March 2, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Hi Meera,
    You are doing a very great service. I am a madhwa married to a palghat brahmin from Pune. We are interested in music. Your sight is very good. I am learning Telugu from my mum. My husband and I live in London and go to India every year. With your Baraha font , I can write to my mother in Telugu. I am yet to explore your site. Do you have Harikathamrutha saara by Jagannatha Das. I am trying to read it now with tamil translation. With my best wishes to you in all your projects.

    Geetha

    Reply

  222. Posted by meeraghu on March 2, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Hi Geetha,
    Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. Appreciate it very much.
    I don’t have Harikathamrutha saara. Hoping to bring all those books when I visit India during summer.Will keep update the blog once I have those. Sorry about that.

    Reply

  223. Posted by raksha on March 10, 2010 at 3:41 am

    HAI TO ALL,
    iam the great fan of sudha magazene. i love reading sudha.
    iam a housewife and magician.
    i even teach magics.
    if anyone interested pls call to 9945778294

    Reply

  224. Posted by Shayana on March 17, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Hi Meeraji,
    I am Tamilian Iyer girl getting married to a Kannadiga Madhwa. I found your website very informative.
    My fiance is so happy that I am learning the Madhwa traditions, thanks to your blog. I have a request for you. Can you please do a writeup on Madhwa wedding rituals or guide me to place where I can find information on it?
    Thank you so much.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on March 17, 2010 at 2:42 pm

      hi Shayana,
      I am glad this blog was of some help to you. However, I don’t have any material regarding marriage rituals and such. Sorry about that.
      If I do find in the mean time, I will post it here.

      Reply

  225. Posted by Sethu Madhavan on March 19, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Hi Meeraji, Regarding Harikathamruthasara you are doing an excellent job. I want to know this thoroughly.Hence i request you to write meaning for each and every word and as well as clear meaning for that para. Janagalighe seve maadhothu paghavanighe seve maadhothu onthe. Once again thank you very much .

    Reply

  226. Posted by meeraghu on March 19, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Thanks for your encouragement. I am hoping to have word by word translation. I am not sure how much effort it is going to take, or how long it will take to complete, but I want to understand each and every word and stanza and sandhi completely.

    And also share this with my blog visitors, and hence this effort.

    Reply

  227. Posted by Prateek Kulkarni on March 21, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Hi Meera Madam
    How are you. I became your fan or a follower by looking up your site and blog.
    You are doing good job, i think because of u such great people still Hindu Religion is alive.
    We will support u by providing different devotional songs and lyrics.
    Please let me know when you will come to bangalore that too vidya pith circle Rayar math Because i stay just beside to that.

    Thanks and Regards
    Your follower
    Prateek Kulkarni

    Reply

  228. Posted by meeraghu on March 21, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Hi Prateek Kulkarni,
    Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. It means a lot to me. Please do send me devotional songs and lyrics.
    I am planning a visit to Bangalore with my Family in Summer, around July 2010. I will definitely try to meet you.

    Thanks again.

    Reply

  229. Posted by Ragothaman Raghavan on March 22, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Hi Meera,
    I’m Ragothaman Raghavan working in Dubai (My wife and children are in India). I accidentally came across your website, when I was searching Madhwa Calendar. You are doing a great job in carryforwarding our culture, traditions,,,, etcetera. I went thro’ the various contents of your website. Every topic is very niece, useful and wonderful. My wife Parimala Chandra is a good singer and would cook very tasty food items. I will introduce your website to her. She will surely love your website and will keep in touch with you. Please carry on the website and Let the Lord Shri Hari Naaraayan bless you always.
    With thanks & regards,
    Ragothaman Raghavan.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on March 22, 2010 at 6:39 pm

      Hi Ragothaman Raghavan,

      Please do inform your wife, and keep me posted as well. I would love to incorporate her songs in youtube. She can also send me recipes, I will post them also. If she can take pictures, that would be even more better.

      Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. Appreciate it very much.

      Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on March 22, 2010 at 6:41 pm

      Hi Ragothaman Raghavan,
      Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. Please do inform your wife, and send me the songs and the audio as well. As far as recipes are concerned, it is a great idea if she can send me recipes. I will be very happy to post the same.
      If she can take pictures, even more better.

      Thanks again so much. Appreciate it very very much when readers take time to comment and let me know their opinion.

      Reply

  230. Posted by BADARIPRASAD M R on March 22, 2010 at 9:34 am

    I would like to have the E-mail address of Mr.Ragothaman Raghavan, who is working in Dubai.

    Can you please provide me.

    Regards,

    M R Badariprasad

    Reply

  231. Posted by Padmaja on March 26, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Hi Meera,
    I was googling for some madhwa related sites and came across this one. This is very very informative and wonderful site. Can you please send me english version of sudamana haadu and the song Yelu Narayana.. Yelu Lakshmi Ramana…

    Regards,
    Padmaja

    Reply

  232. Posted by sayi on March 30, 2010 at 6:07 am

    plz post me :raghavendra satha namaavalli ” in english plz.thx

    Reply

  233. Posted by venkatesh g on April 12, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    i am interested in haridasa sahithya and recently published a book “dasa sahithya kosha” containing meanings of 15000 difficult words in dasara keerthane’s and also brief life history of 372 dasarugalu. the book was released by Sri Sri Vishwesha Theertha Sripadangalavaru of Pejawar Mutt at his vidyapeetha. i have a personal library of more than 600 books on this subject. a retired businessman, am 59 years young and prepared to do more work on the subject. also possess many books with dasara keerthane’s edited by well known scholars. if you feel i can contribute to your web site in any way, please let me know. best regards

    Reply

  234. Posted by meeraghu on April 14, 2010 at 7:00 am

    That would be wonderful if you can contribute your services to this blog. It would be of great help to me and also many who visit this site regularly.

    Thanks so much again. Appreciate it very much.

    Reply

  235. Posted by SANJEEVACHAR PANGHRI on April 14, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Song required -ranga koLalanUdalAgi mangaLamayavAytu dhare

    Reply

  236. Posted by shilpa on April 15, 2010 at 1:01 am

    hi meera,
    I am shilpa from bangalore. I am glad to know about ur blog and posting. I came aross ur blog while searching for devaru mane rangolis…ofcourse i failed to get them[:P]…I am glad that I cud find this.
    Thank u very much for this blog .. keeping our culture alive.

    Shilpa

    Reply

  237. Posted by Srinivas on April 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Hello Meera,

    I came across your blog, I am staunch Madhwa, not practicing one though. I am very much interested in Harikathamrutha Sara, Dasara Padagalu, Raghavendra Swamy, Madhwathirtharu, songs,etc…etc…
    I am into software recruiting for a New Jersey based company. Any of your friends or relatives who need contracts or jobs in this domain, they can contact me. I will help them to my ability.

    Can you please add my email id for any information on our community i.e Madhwa and related culture. My email id = srinivas2311@yahoo.com

    I see you as our cultural ambassador, well done keep it up.

    Srinivasa

    Reply

  238. Posted by Rajesh Rao on April 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Hello Meera,

    Excellent blog and I am amazed to see the user participation. I am from Mumbai, India and currently trying to create an online resource (books, cds etc) of Dvaita philosophy. I wanted to share details regarding the same – request your email id for the same. My id is rajeshjrao@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Rajesh Rao

    Reply

  239. Posted by meeraghu on April 17, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Rajesh,
    I have sent you an email to the ID listed above.

    Reply

  240. Posted by shilpa on April 19, 2010 at 2:40 am

    Hi meera,

    I have serached the whole blog for those rangolis.. i cudnt find any!…can us end me some..if u dont mind.. or share a site..where i cud find thsoe rangolis.. made by madhwas..like sree chakra,soubhagra chkra..etc..or any other

    Thanks in advance

    Reply

  241. Posted by shivallibrahmins on April 19, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Hi Meera,

    Nice to see your blog.

    Just check our website http://shivallibrahmins.com and let me know if you like to contribute some articles.

    Reply

  242. hello, I stumbled upon this site while searching for Preenayamo. Must compliment you on a great job on compiling things about Madhwa culture. I am an advertising professional, living in Bangalore. Thanks again.

    Reply

  243. Posted by santoshi on May 3, 2010 at 7:59 am

    hello meera ji,
    a year back i got to know about dis blog when i was searching for preparing hayagreeva,and later.i kept on visiting..u hve done,doing a great job..its a great service..you may have so many friends/wellwishers who can help you out in providing lyrics and tunes..i would be highly grateful if i can be a part of it..ive searched for ur mail id..:( but no use..
    hope u wil reply me back..santoshinaropanth@gmail.com

    Regards

    Reply

  244. Posted by meeraghu on May 3, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Hi Santoshi Ji,
    Thanks so much for your comments. If you are interested in providing help, I am glad to receive the same. I have sent you an email to the ID provided.

    Thanks so much.

    Reply

  245. Posted by sayi on May 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    dear mom,
    i sent u raghva stotra did u receive it .Kindly reply

    Reply

  246. Posted by meeraghu on May 15, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I did receive it Sir. However, I asked you about the source of those PDF’s. I need to give due credit to those sources.

    Reply

  247. Posted by Deepika D on May 18, 2010 at 2:32 am

    Hi Meera .

    Your website is very nice & very informative. More so ,, I feel it is very nice for the the young generation today who do not find enough time to lean about our culture & religion. I am 23 year old Corporate & from a Madhwa Family . Since we happen to work in front of the computers for most part of the day, I can access to your website & gain so much information during free time..I love Stuffed Brinjal & in my house we are more so orthodox & do not use onion or garlic in cooking. Your recipie looked very interesting & i am also planning to try it at home this weekend:) I happened to show your website to my parents & they were over-whelmed to see so much of information. I am also a great devotee to Rayaru & had been to Mantralaya 2 weeks before:)

    Its a delight to visit your website !!!!
    Best Regards!
    Deepika.
    Keep up the Great Work!!

    Reply

  248. Posted by meeraghu on May 18, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Deepika,
    Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. I am glad this blog is assisting young ladies like you to visit and learn more about our customs and traditions. This blog is going to be even more useful for my Daughter who will be going to a different state this summer for her College.
    It was created to assist her, and I had no clue she would be needing it so soon.
    I am glad you visited Mantralaya. How are the resources there? Sneha is visiting India next month, and she wants to visit Mantralaya also. Please let me know at your leisure.
    Thanks again.

    Reply

  249. Posted by Deepika D on May 19, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Hi Meera,

    Glad to see your response !

    I wish all the good luck to your Daughters future.

    Yes you are true . If you have the willingness to learn , sites like this created by you are a lot helpful .
    Its quite a lot of heat in mantralaya now. Later part of the evening we experienced little rain , but noon times, temperature can go upto 40 Deg. River Tungabhadra is pretty dry due to summer season. Accomodation was not a problem. Volvo is the most comfortable means of transport to reach till the temple,Though little costly its worth paying that much. All the Seva’s to Rayaru had got over quite early in the morning . So we could only get the Sankalpa done. But we got to see Tulasi Archane to Rayaru & 2 eyes were not enough to fill the Lords Alankara :) The crowd was more because of Adhika Masa despite we got Lords Darshan for more than 5-6 times which was a delight.

    Pls let me know if you need more details. I will be glad to share it.
    Regards,
    Deepika.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on May 19, 2010 at 8:45 am

      Dear Deepika,
      Thanks so much for the response. Yes, Volvo bus is indeed comfortable. However, I am not so sure how my Mom would be able to tolerate 40 degrees. We will see.

      Again, thanks for the reply. I will keep you posted if Sneha visits Mantralaya. She has also become a great devotee of Rayaru, I guess my influence. :)

      Like they say in Kannada “ತಾಯಿಯಂತೆ ಮಗಳು”.

      Reply

  250. Posted by Deepika D on May 21, 2010 at 2:10 am

    Hi Meera !

    Sorry for delayed response ! Yes that is so true :) !

    Have a Nice Weekend !

    Reply

  251. Posted by sayi on June 1, 2010 at 5:27 am

    dear madam,
    Kindly post me 1008 names of raghava in english if possible else Plz try .
    Thanks
    Regards

    Reply

  252. Posted by Anu Sarathy on June 1, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Hi, My name is Anu Sarathy and I am a devotee of Sri Raghavendra Swamigal. I have been searching for Raghavendra Suprabhatham songs/mangalam and found it on Raaga.com. Still, when I was in my college days, I used to listen to the Suprabhatham on All India Radio ,Chennai, broadcasted every Thursday morning around 6am, sung by PBSrinivas Sir or Ghatasala and Janaki. But, I do not see that anywhere /cannot listen to it anywhere online.

    Can any of you point to the website, where I can listen to this song? Any suggestions provided would be appreciated..

    I am waiting to hear those voices and the suprabhatham again…Thanks in advance, Anu Sarathy

    Reply

  253. Posted by sayi on June 15, 2010 at 2:59 am

    dear madam,
    Kindly post me ‘raghava sahasranamam’ in english if possible.
    Thanks
    Regards
    sayi

    Reply

  254. Posted by Brunda on June 23, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Hi Meera,

    This is wonderful site, really nimage Hari Vayu Gurugala anugraha vaguvudanthi nischaya.
    It would be great if you could send me any any rituals/material regarding the custom to be followed for vat savitri vratha and managala gowri vratha.

    Thanks
    Brunda

    Reply

  255. Posted by Rajiv on June 23, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Hi meera madam,
    I came through your blog while searching Dasa sahitya on net.
    I am rajiv a madhwa brahmin,basically from savanur(but havent visited yet).
    We have been staying in gujarat since 30 yrs.
    Very nice to go through site,great work,
    pl keep it up
    Regards,
    Rajiv Shirahatti

    Reply

  256. Posted by meeraghu on June 23, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Thanks so much for your wonderful comments, Rajiv Sir.

    Reply

  257. Posted by Sanyukta on July 1, 2010 at 3:04 am

    Hi Meera didi

    Its a really a very gud website.
    I am very much thankful for the all types of info on your website.
    Can u please give the lyrics of song Ambige na nin nyambide.

    Regards

    Reply

  258. Posted by meeraghu on July 1, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Sure, Sanyukta. Will post it soon.

    Reply

  259. Posted by PoornimaPhanee on July 2, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Hello Meera Madam,

    Do u have Yanthroddhaaraka hanumaan stotra? Please post it if u have.

    Thanks

    Reply

  260. Posted by Anupama on July 8, 2010 at 1:48 am

    Hello Meera Madam,

    I am little bit hesitated to write because i want to ask you about Dot net and here i can see all the cultural and traditional stuff….i wanted to ask u is, i want to start my career in Dot net domain and just now i have completed MCA and i have got married and came to Australia so there’s no one to advice me as i have become isolated here so i am hoping that u will advice me.

    Reply

  261. Posted by meeraghu on July 8, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Anupama,
    No problem at all. There is lot of scope for .NET development. I am sure if you learn 1 programming language well, and become an expert learning another language becomes a piece of cake.

    So, if you feel comfortable with .NET, go ahead. Best of luck.

    Reply

  262. Posted by ramakrishna on July 23, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Dear Meera,

    I am a madhwa from hyderabad, india. And true follower of RAYARU.

    Your work is great-

    -RAmakrishna

    Reply

  263. Posted by Nagashree on July 27, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Hey Meera,

    Your blog is too good Yar!! It has almost everything from recipes to Java.. :-) Great job n keep it up !!! Please post articles on DAILY SIMPLE POOJA RITUALS done in brahmin families… Like information on how many uddharane of milk/neeru should be poured to idols during abhisheka, when actually is mangalarathi is done, when actually is the deepa lighted before or after decorating pooja room…

    Awaiting for your response n article,
    Nagashree

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on August 4, 2010 at 8:01 am

      Nagashree,
      Thanks so much for your comments. I will post them as and when time permits. It is in my radar to do so from a long time.

      Reply

  264. Posted by Madhumitha on July 27, 2010 at 4:05 am

    Dear Meera,

    Your blog itself shows how colorful your life is !!!!

    Neatly explained vratha procedures, Clearly narrated information on Raghavendra swamy and his real pic posted, It looks very neat [ Including Java Part.. Even i work on Java!!!!!] .

    BTW, What is your zodiac sign… ?? :-).

    Looking forward for ur response,
    Madhu.

    Reply

  265. Posted by Manjula on July 29, 2010 at 2:55 am

    ಪ್ರಿಯ ಮೀರಾರವರೆ,
    ನಿಮ್ಮ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ನೋಡಿ ತುಂಬಾ ಸಂತೋಷವಾಯಿತು. ನಾನು ಸಹ ರಾಯರ ಆರಾಧಕಳು. ಅವರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತುಂಬಾನೇ ಮಾಹಿತಿಗಳನ್ನು ಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೀರಾ ಅದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು. ನಿಮಗೆ ಹಾಗೂ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಮನೆಯವರಿಗೆ ರಾಯರು ಅನುಗ್ರಹಿಸಲಿ.

    Thanking you,
    Manju.

    Reply

  266. Posted by savitha on July 29, 2010 at 2:55 am

    I had learnt as a small kid “Harakathambutha sara gurugala”.I can teach my children now.Thanks,for the lyrics.
    Mind putting this on you ube/

    Reply

  267. Posted by Raghavendra Batni on August 5, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Dear Smt. Meera-avare: Can you please e-mail me your current e-mail id to nadasudha@gmail.com ? I tried to send you something that you can add to your blog, but the e-mail id I had is no longer valid. I have copied your sister on the same though. With best regards, Raghavendra Batni.

    Reply

  268. great work its proud u being out of country n ur blog related to rayaru great work i added as fav blog and i keep visiting n m doing my computer science engineerin n me too interested studing hinduthva..

    Reply

  269. Posted by lakshmisha on August 9, 2010 at 4:39 am

    pl let me know whether we can add the monthra of ‘yagnopavita dharana’ in swarna gowri puja or not as some were saying that we should add some other says not to add. pl clarify

    Reply

  270. Posted by meeraghu on August 10, 2010 at 7:12 am

    I really have no idea, my Father used to do the pooje when in my parents house. At my in-laws place we don’t have this vrata. Please consult a Poojari from a nearby temple. He may be able to help you.

    Reply

  271. Hai Meera,
    Your bolg is really wonderful. I have no words to express beyond this.
    Please send recipes of Mysore dishes.

    Reply

  272. Posted by meeraghu on August 10, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Most welcome, Usha.

    Reply

  273. Three days back, Team Madhwas got a mail asking for a favour of helping out in building up the Raghavendra Swamy MUTT. The Mail was from Sachin. Here is the Mail
    ” I am Sachin. Chhappar, from Belgaum, Karnataka, I am a BE graduate.
    The issue for which i am writing this mail is, here in Belgaum We Were Alloted A Land Of 10guntas After A Long Struggle Of 13 Years By The Seniors Of Our Community because of the govt in power and the lack of support from people of our community.
    Now we have the land, But There’s A Huge Financial Crisis Due To Which The Plan Of Constructing A RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY MUTT And MUKHYA PRANA DEVASTHANA Has Been Temporarily Halted.
    So i request you’ll to appeal to all madhwas interested in donating towards this cause through your site.
    I am the president of RAGHUKULA YUVAKA SANGHA, which is working with RAGHAVENDRA SEVA SAMITI, the area alloted is registered under the samiti.
    I fear that the Govt will supersede the area if we dont act at the earliest.
    I am seeing for a positive response from all of you.
    Regards,
    Sachin

    We Hope Every reader or visitor of this Website Will definitely Contribute Some or the other Things For this Seva. You can reach Mr. Sachin on his Phone Number +91 9738484304
    Please Post this in Your Website So that, One or the Other Fellow Madhwa would be interested in Helping Them to Build Raghavendra Swamy MUTT
    We already Placed it in our Website http://www.madhwas.com/charity/donate-for-a-good-sake.html
    Please Offer Your Helping Hands Too …

    Reply

  274. Posted by Supriya on August 12, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Hello Meera,
    Fantastic blog and so informative!!
    I’m really glad I came across your blog!

    Reply

  275. Posted by Mrudula Rao on August 17, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Hey meera,

    Your blog is awesome….!

    If possible can u pls post articles on different sweet varieties like burfi/peda and etc.,

    Thanks,
    Mrudula…

    Reply

  276. Posted by Seshu on August 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Hi,
    Can you please share any good picture of Sree Yantrodhaaraka Hanuman? I could not find any good clarity pictures when I tried to Google.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Seshu

    Reply

  277. Posted by sayi on August 24, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Respected madam,
    Kindly transfer the “handbook of festivals” from kannada to english,its a humble request as many people like me do not know kannada.
    Thanks and regards

    Reply

  278. Posted by Niveditha Rao on August 25, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Hey meera,

    If possible please post step by step procedure for dishes prepared using microwave oven..

    thnks,
    Niveditha.

    Reply

  279. Posted by Roopa on August 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Hey meera

    I am trying to contribute a document with english conversion of the sampath shravan shukru/shanivara pooja vidhana and story in english, this comments area does not take the pictures, How do I contribute it to you?

    Reply

  280. Posted by Roopa on August 25, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Hey meera

    I am trying to contribute a document with english conversion of shravana masa pooja vidhana and story in english, this comments area does not take the pictures, How do I contribute it to you?

    Reply

  281. Posted by sayi on August 26, 2010 at 1:49 am

    Respected madam,
    Kindly transfer the “handbook of festivals” from kannada to english,its a humble request as many people like me do not know kannada.
    Thanks and regards

    Reply

  282. Posted by Anil Shroff on August 26, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Meera,
    My name is Anil and i have a daughter going to UNC, My daughter is also very pious and focused. If you are willing we can have them both be friends . She lives in Morrison which is right next to Craige north. Relpy back and we can have a quick chat.

    Reply

  283. Posted by Anil Shroff on August 26, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Meera,
    If you can email me a personal email address – i can prvide you my phone # and also provide my daughter details – so my daughter can speak to your daughter and we can speak to you.
    Although my name ends with Shroff – we are madhwa;s too and hence we would love to assist your daughter with any help she needs .
    Anil and nandini Shroff

    Reply

  284. Posted by S N S Rao on August 28, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Respected Mrs. Meera,
    Just without my intention I stumbled on the ‘Kalpavriksha’ web site ! Believe me it is very nice site . Thank you for promoting Madhvaism in the distant area like U S .

    My name is S N S Rao to be short (Shamarao Nagesharao Shroff). I live in Mumbai, Thane ,having spent my life in advertising and marketing field for almost 35 years.

    Much of my time now is spent browsing the computer and of course most important being in the service of RAYARU in the Rayara Mata in Thane..

    The kalpavriksha site is very interesting as also homely and informative.

    I only wonder if I can take advantage of your knowledge and intelligence in the service of the Madhva community abroad !

    – S N S Rao –

    My id is : sns_rao@indiatimes.com
    sns_rao@rediffmail.com
    sns_rao@hotmail.com

    Reply

  285. Posted by Madhumitha on August 30, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Hi Meera,

    Just wanted an info… What actually means consultant.. Are u a java code developer or a technical writing consultant…? I am actually thinking of switching my domain.. currently working as a java developer, but staying back late nights at office as all defects bounces back on developers and is causing less focus at home end.. So thinking of options like technical writing, also I am interested in writing things. Needed your advice….

    Please advice me..

    Thanks,
    Madhumitha

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on August 31, 2010 at 7:57 am

      Madhumitha,
      I work for a consulting company. I am a Java and a .NET developer. I am not sure about technical writing, so have no idea about the same. Sounds like a good option though.

      BTW, where are you working?

      Reply

  286. Posted by shashidhar on September 5, 2010 at 5:07 am

    Ms. Meera,

    My name is Shashidhar and I am a devotee of Sri Raghavendra swamy. Sri Rayaru has blessed me so many times when I was in trouble. Meantime, can you please help me with Sri Hanuman “Karya Siddi Mantra” in kannada. I am from Mysore presently working in Saudi Arabia.

    Reply

  287. Posted by shashidhar on September 5, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Madam,

    My name is Shashidhar. I am a native of Mysore, presently working in Saudi Arabia. I am a devotee of Sri Raghavendraswamy. Sri Rayaru has performed miracles in life by helping me in difficult times. Meantime, can you please help me with ” Sri Hanuman Karya siddi Mantra” in kannada.

    Reply

  288. Hi Meera,

    I found this site http://www.aarshavani.org too good with lot of Dasara Padagalu songs audio, Lyrics and Meaning in English. The lyrics is also available in many languages.

    Hare Srinivasa!
    Anand

    Reply

  289. Posted by veeresh on September 7, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Namskara,

    Suach a heart warming feeling to see your blog. Tumba ne ananda …

    More knowing, you are daughter of Subba Rao sir. I did my schooling @ Sainik School Bijapur. But never had the opportunity to be part of his class. Remember those superb teachers, Deshpande sir, Kale sir, Vijay sir, Goudar sir (Maths), Shetty sir(Biology)….

    Since i read, singing is your hobby below are some very good links for classical music:

    http://www.sawf.org/library/?d=page&pid=sp49&parent=0

    http://www.sawf.org/

    http://theory.tifr.res.in/~mukhi/Music/music.html

    http://indianraga.wordpress.com/

    Ganesha Habbada Shubashayagalu..

    Warm Regards,
    Veeresh

    Reply

  290. Posted by Nidhi on September 10, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Hi Meera ,

    Thanks a lot for posting all the religious information … It is very useful to teach the kids …!!!

    Thanks
    Nidhi

    Reply

  291. Posted by Nagashree on September 12, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Meera,

    I feel myself lucky to have come across your site really… :-)

    Especially for different stotras and songs which we really can’t get elsewhere/have to struggle to get like Mane varthe haadu, Yantroddharaka stotra, PDFs like swarna gowri pooja vidhana and vratha kathe, handbook for performing different festivals, lyrics of few rarely found stotras. This is really a store of information for brahmins in particular… I am noting down so many things from here and including that in my pooja rituals.. It is an encyclopedia about our culture for our future generation….

    Hats off to your great work… :-)

    Thanks a lot,
    Nagashree.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on September 18, 2010 at 9:13 am

      Nagashree,
      Glad you like the site. I was traveling the whole of last two weeks, and had no time to reply to any comments. Thanks for visiting.

      Reply

  292. Posted by Niveditha Rao on September 14, 2010 at 2:42 am

    HI meera,

    I work for a software company in code development domain.. Was quite good at my work, but since marriage not able to focus more on work due to constraints at home… Day-by-day performance at office is getting bad and feeling very depressed..

    Please please post any stotras/mantra to chant that helps me in calming mind, gaining enthusiasm at work.. balancing both work and life..

    Thanks,
    Niveditha.

    Reply

  293. Posted by sayi on September 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Respected madam
    I have sent you a word attachment to your concerned emailid.Kindly view it.
    Thanks
    Regards
    Sayi

    Reply

  294. Posted by Niveditha Rao on September 15, 2010 at 1:05 am

    HI meera,

    I work for a software company in code development domain.. Was quite good at my work, but since marriage not able to focus more on work due to constraints at home… Day-by-day performance at office is getting bad and feeling very depressed..

    Please please post any stotras/mantra to chant that helps me in calming mind, gaining enthusiasm at work.. balancing both work and life..

    Thanks,
    Niveditha.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on September 15, 2010 at 7:04 am

      Niveditha,
      Nothing specific I know. However, chant “Sree Raghavendraya Namaha” 108 times after your daily pooja. Definitely calms and soothes the mind.

      Reply

  295. Posted by arundhati on September 16, 2010 at 9:15 am

    I remember seeing Jagannadha dasaru composition “roga harana” on your website- i am not able to locate it now? Could you please send me the link?

    Thank you for the wonderful job that you doing.

    Best wishes,
    Arundhati

    Reply

  296. Namaskara meera ,

    Its nice to see such a wonderful site , while googling for songs from madvacharaya movie i was lucky to click on this website and wala the box of happiness immediately opened up for me. I stay in indonesia (sulawesi )and i call my mother back in bagalore to check on the festival and trying to get some recipes as here i have limited amount of supply. And going through your sites i am able to go back tthe life in bangalore where i used to regularly visit rayara mata in 5th block as out house is in BTM after which i used to go to raggiguda. Coming to this site made me visit all this places back virtually. Thx for the madva calander that makes my life easy while i am having my sadaya vandane. Thx once again.

    Rayaru nimmana channagge iddly. ( My kannada to english conversion might be bad sorry on that)

    Pawan

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on September 18, 2010 at 9:03 am

      Namaskara Pawan aavare,
      I am glad this site brought back some sweet memories to you. Hope this site continues to help you in performing our festivals and rituals.

      Reply

  297. Also wanted to know if you have any collection of sangeeta songs such as kareya niranu karega chelli varawa padadanu….. I just got this song in my mind as i was going back to my young age where i used to hear such songs in mysore where there was a sangeeta school. Plz let me know… Thx

    Pawan

    Reply

  298. Posted by thulasiraman on September 20, 2010 at 12:31 am

    dear meera,
    i am from tamilnadu and if possible plz post some links of our rayaru in tamil it will be more useful for peoples in tamil nadu..
    thanks in advance

    Reply

  299. To write kannada, you can also use the indic software from google…i write in hindi…for the devnagri script i found the software easier than the baraha. the phonetic transliteration is more accurate and easily editable for google tool…it also gives you a virtual keybord in the language of your choice.
    check this link

    http://www.google.com/ime/transliteration/

    cheers!

    Reply

  300. Great work and we are delighted to see such nice articles and well presented website.

    Keep the good work Meera.

    God bless you.

    Shree Raghavendra Swamy Mutt Mumbai

    http://www.shreevaartha.org

    Reply

  301. Posted by shashidhar on September 25, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Madam,

    I had requested for “Hanuman Karya Siddhi Mantra”.But I did not receive any reply from you. Can you please send me the “Hanuman Kaarya Siddhi Mantra” in kannada please.

    shashidhar

    Reply

  302. Posted by Nagashree on September 25, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Hi Shashidhar /Meera,

    I found hanuman karya siddhi mantra in this link.. http://www.dallashanuman.org/
    Kindly look for the same below.

    Karya Siddhi Hanuman Mantra

    ||tvamasmin kaarya niryoge pramaanam hari sattama hanuman yatna maasthaaya dukha kshaya karo bhava ||

    Thanks,
    Nagashree

    Reply

  303. Posted by namita on September 27, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    what is gaja gauri vrata?

    Reply

  304. hi Meera.. You have done a very good job.. I always refer to your blog when I am free.. I too am Madhwa brahmin residing in ellicott city, MD. My husband too, likes your blog. Now a days its very hard to find such websites in detail abt hindu religion.. you have everything under one blog thats very good. keep in touch.

    Regards,
    Anjali

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on October 15, 2010 at 11:53 am

      Anjali,
      Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. I am glad you and your family refer to this blog. Keep visiting.

      Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on October 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

      Anjali,
      Thanks for you wonderful comments. I am glad you and your family visit regularly. Keep visiting.

      Reply

  305. Posted by Sudhir Bhat on October 25, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Hello Ma’am,

    This is Sudhir Bhat. Born in Udupi and presently in Bangalore working as software Engineer.
    I am ardent devotee of Sri raghavendra Swaamigalu. I was really felt so happy after visiting the website. i am presently in a onsite project at Dubai. after seeing your site i feel like crying :(. bcos ppl have mentioned so many dishes names. Seriously missing the Udupi food. Still one more month to go. Once i reach there i will have all the recipies which are mentioned in the Blog :).

    Hari sarvottama, Vaayu jeevottama.

    Thanks,
    Sudhir Bhat

    Reply

  306. Posted by meeraghu on October 26, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Sudhir,
    I am glad you liked the blog. Working or living in a different country is not at all easy. In spite of being away from India for almost 15 years now, I miss India every day.

    Take it easy, and in no time you will be in India. Enjoy your stay in Dubai. I was in Dubai for 6 years, before coming to USA.

    Reply

  307. hallo madam.
    nice to see your personal website.realy it is wonder full.
    it gives lots of information to all.
    we are startetd company like web devolaping.that time we are not thinking for personal for all.
    it is realy wonderful.

    Reply

  308. Posted by Pranava on October 27, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Hello,

    I am a Madhwa currently in NY. I really appreciate your efforts in disseminating Madhwa related info. There is something that I would like to point out. There are food items that have been categorized under the Authentic Madhwa recipies which cannot be really called authentic, especially the ones that use “Nishiddha” items. I suggest you to retain only the authentic recipies under the category.

    Thanks,
    Pranava

    Reply

  309. Posted by Veena on October 29, 2010 at 5:22 am

    Great Work Meera. I am Veena staying in Bangalore. Did not know about this site. For the last Nagarapanchami when I wanted to do Gojjavalakki I just googled for the recepies. That time I came across this website. Excellent job done. I am just informing everyone to go through this. What impressed me more was the pooja vidhana which you have detailed in the website including daily Tulsi pooja. Great going.

    Reply

  310. Posted by Gayatri on November 8, 2010 at 3:33 am

    Hi Madam,

    Your site is really nice. All pooja’s are there. Please post or send me a mail for me “Santhana VenuGopala Swamy Mantam ” in Telugu or English.

    Reply

  311. Hey Meera!!

    I read in one of your posts that you were living in Dubai between ’95 and ’01. I lived there from ’93 – ’07, and my dad used to perform Pooja’s and Sathsangs there regularly. Perhaps you might have attended one of them?! His name is S.L.Rao. I love all the Bhajan lyrics you have up on your site. :0D

    I live with my son and husband in Atlanta, GA. If you are in the vicinity ever, do let me know. I would love to meet up. :0D

    Cheers
    Sneha

    Reply

  312. Posted by meeraghu on November 10, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Sneha,
    I was in Dubai, but don’t remember seeing your father. Sorry about that. BTW, my daughter’s name is also Sneha.

    Reply

  313. Posted by sayi on November 19, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Respected madam
    I have sent you mail on sanskrit slokas.Kindly view it.Madam if possible can i get “raghavendra sahasranaamam” in sanskrit or english,kindly help.
    Thanks
    Regards
    Sayi

    Reply

  314. Posted by Rajesh on December 14, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Meera,
    I really like the fact that a Madhwa person (you) are still following the tradition at the same time using technology to spread our culture. What you are doing is fantastic. I observed one thing in the blog. I havent seen any info about your family in the recent blogs. Can you share about them? Thanks.

    Reply

  315. Posted by Bhavya on December 23, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Dear Mdm,

    I wish to know how i can send a PDF mail in this blog as i have a kannada MAdhwa Calander for the year 2010-11 till next April 2010, if any body need it may help them.

    Plz let me know the way to post

    Bhavya

    Reply

  316. Posted by Atul on December 27, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Hello Mrs Meera,

    I am a Madhva living in Abu Dhabi. My aged father is with me and he has an earnest desire to perform shraddha of my late mother. For health reasons, he can not travel back to India.

    As I read in one of your posts that you were living in Dubai between ’95 and ’01, I request you to provide me any contacts of your acquaintances (in Dubai) who can perform such vidhis.

    Thanking you,

    Atul

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on December 27, 2010 at 7:46 am

      Atul,
      I am so sorry, I have no contacts in Dubai as of now. Please visit the local temple, they might be able to help you. Sorry I couldn’t be of much help.

      Reply

  317. Posted by Atul on January 2, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Dear Mrs Meera,

    Thanks for your prompt reply. I shall contact the temple.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    Atul

    Reply

  318. Posted by Harini on January 6, 2011 at 1:12 am

    I would like to know if anyone live in sydney ?

    Reply

  319. Posted by Suparna on January 10, 2011 at 11:07 am

    This is great work you are doing here. I was wondering if you have the script for the Venkatesha Stotra (the first line goes Venkatesho vaasudevah pradyumno amitavikramah) on your blog.

    Thanks,
    Suparna

    Reply

  320. Posted by Priti on January 11, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Hi
    I really like the contents of ur blog. i am a great devotee of rayaru myself. I eagerly open ur new blog everyday to see if there have been any posts on rayaru’s miracles. Also I would like to send u a few instances that took place in my life

    Reply

  321. Posted by Priti on January 11, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Hi
    I really like the contents of ur blog. i am a great devotee of rayaru myself. I eagerly open ur new blog everyday to see if there have been any posts on rayaru’s miracles. Also I would like to send u a few instances that took place in my life

    Reply

  322. Posted by shashidhar on January 11, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I am from Madhwa Family. I stay in Saudi Arabia whereas my family is staying in Mysore. We are devotess of Sri Rayaru and he has been very kind to us. We have seen many of his miracles where he has helped us to come out of most difficult times. Madam, can you please send me some obstacle removal slokas/mantras since I always face problem with my employment.

    Reply

  323. Posted by Pushpa on January 20, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Hi Meera,

    Happy (bleated)Sankranti Greetings!
    I tried your recipe for Ellu mixture. It came out great! The ‘Sakkare Acchu’ in the pic looks delicious:-). Could you please share the recipe?

    thanks,
    Pushpa

    Reply

  324. Posted by Pushpa on January 20, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    oops! *belated* Sankranti greetings :-) sorry about the typo!

    Reply

  325. Posted by meeraghu on January 22, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Pushpa,
    I have never made sakkare Acchu. Happy Sankranthi to you as well.

    Reply

  326. Posted by Vandhana on February 10, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Hello Meera,
    I came across your website while looking Lakshmi Slokas.
    Wonderful blog!! Its like one stop shop for everything people want..!!
    I was wondering if you could update with slokas for Ratha Saptami as well.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on February 10, 2011 at 7:56 am

      Vandhana,
      I don’t have anything specific to rathasapthami. However, I will look in a couple of books I have.

      Reply

  327. Posted by Sudhir Bhat on February 10, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Hi Ma’am,

    My name is Sudhir Bhat, I am a madhwa from Udupi and a ardent devotee of Raayaru. I have a serious question. I am planning to write PMP[Project Management certificate] so i need to study a lot. But i have a problem. I am not getting the concentration at all. whenever i sit to study my mind goes all around. So i am not able to study properly. I am even praying raayaru also reg this. But somehow he is not helping me in this [ this is my feeling ]. Please help me, I am awaiting a positive reply from you. I know this is not at all related to u. as you are also in s/w field i am asking this to you.

    Thanks,
    Sudhir Bhat

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on February 10, 2011 at 7:55 am

      Sudhir,
      I also had a similar problem a couple of years ago. It was just perseverance and determination which brought me back to where I needed to be.
      It just a phase which I guess will pass away.
      Good Luck for your exam.

      Reply

  328. Posted by Padma on February 14, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Hi Meera,
    Just now accidently bumped into yyour site. Wonderful job!!! I want to find if there is a RaghavndraSWamy Matha in Melbourne, Australia.
    Regards

    Reply

  329. Posted by nagashree on February 17, 2011 at 6:23 am

    i m really sorry to have asked this question in this section.. But couldnt go to the java blog as there was some problem with my browser.

    I was working as a java developer.. But the thing is now shifting to Middle ware tools.. I actually wanted to know why actually we need to expose business components as web service.. What exactly are the terms “exposing as web service” and “SOAP/HTTP binding” means.. Do u have any tutorial written or do u have any idea about any web site which helps me in completely understanding about web services basics..

    I would be grateful to you..

    Thanks & Regards,
    nagashree

    Reply

  330. Posted by roopashree santosh on February 22, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Hi Meera,

    I am a great fan of your blog ,its really informative in all aspects..great going take care
    thanks,
    roopashree santosh

    Reply

  331. Posted by Indumati Joshi on February 28, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Hi,
    I m Indumati, basically I m from Bijapur.Now i stay with my hubby at Jersey,NJ. I found your site while i was searching Huli pudi. Your work is great. I loved this site.So much of information i saw on this site. Great job.take care.

    thanks
    Indumati Joshi

    Reply

  332. Hi Ms.Meera,
    nice to see your personal website.realy it is wonder full.
    it gives lots of information to all.I am working in Astro -Vision Future-tech Pvt Ltd as a Relationship Manger.We are looking some devotee websites, if u have any idea about websites, pls let me know.

    All the best for giving wonderful information.
    With Regards
    Dr.Pradeep Kumar

    Reply

  333. Posted by Indumati Joshi on March 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Hello,
    I want to know the all rituals performed to a pregnant woman, during her pregnancy. If you help me to know then, i m greatful.With the procedure i want to know how to do. Thanks in an advance.

    with regards
    Indumati Joshi

    Reply

  334. Posted by Pushpa on March 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Hi Meera!
    How are you? Could you please recipe for toor daal nuchhina-umde?
    Thank you.

    Reply

  335. Posted by Rajagopalan R on March 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Hello Meeraji,

    It has been amazing to see you having great devotion besides your professional career, It is well known fact that today most madhwa girl and boys turned most modern not in their thinking but their attitude(this is my perception after seeing many instances), correct me if I’m wrong. What is your view on this? I think maturity should not only learning their domain and making money and they should also take care of the religion and family life.

    hats off to your receipe and it’s yummy and feel at home. Continue your good work, Rayaru will not leave persons like you. Last time you sent me the Uttaradhi mutt calender, this time by any chance if you have it pls do send it rajramac2006@gmail.com

    Warm regards
    Rajagopalan R

    Reply

  336. Namaste Meera garu.
    Thanks for starting a nice blog.
    I have recently went to mantralyam and was really blessed to be there.
    I wish to have grace of Gururaja on me and all.

    jai sri ram !
    om sri raghavendraya namaha !

    Reply

  337. Posted by PoornimaPhanee on March 20, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Hello Meera avare,

    Nimma blog thumba thumba chennagide. Naanu frequentagi ee blognnu nodtha irtheeni. Bhahala vishayagalu idaralli ide.

    Bahala dhanyavadagalu.

    Can you please post hayagreeva stotra if you have and significance of that?

    Reply

  338. Hi,

    Sri Rama Anjaneya Sri Ragavendra Swamigalu Mrithiga Brindavana Trust constructing a temple near tuticorin in tamilnadu..

    Please visit..

    http://mrithiga.com/gallery.html

    They are in need to of money to complete the work.Please pass this all to the devotees..

    Reply

  339. Posted by Pooja on March 29, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Hi Meera,
    I never skip a day without visiting this site atleast once. It has now become a sort of addiction to me i think!!!!
    From so many days i wanted to tell this to you.
    There are so many simple simple beliefs in our caste for which we just blindly follow without knowing why exactly we are doing this. Can we collectively come together to find out why these beliefs/traditions are made? Our parents tell us not to do this and not to do that. Can we find out the reason behind that. Please reply.

    Reply

  340. Posted by pooja on March 30, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Hi Meera,

    Advance Ugadi Wishes to you and your family.

    Reply

  341. Posted by pooja on March 30, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Hi Meera,

    I have been so much addicted to this site that i never skip a day without visiting this .
    From many days i wanted to write this . As we all know , we have so many traditions and beliefs in our madhwa custom. We never know the reason why we are following that .Specially during marriages and special functions. Parents keep telling us dont do this , dont do like that , can we come together to find out the reason behind each one of these. Let me know your reply please.

    Reply

  342. Posted by Vijayalakshmi K. on April 1, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Hi Meera
    I searched for lyrics for the song baaro baalakaa neenu ati begane… its a beautiful song and I would like to have the lyrics at the earliest. I didnt get from the net. I am just trying if I could get from you. Sorry for the trouble.

    Thanks

    Reply

  343. Posted by Priya on April 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Could you provide me the prayer for the lost things. Please send it through email..

    Thanks..

    Reply

  344. good blog Meera. I came here searching for Huli Avalakki recipe. Like the Madhwa recipes you have put up. Will try them out sometime.
    I write mostly travel at htp://tra-well.blogspot.com . Drop by sometime

    Keep writing
    Sneha

    Reply

  345. Posted by reshma on May 9, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Hi Meera,

    Am very much impressed with this blog. very helpful and give ideas about Hindu religion. Especially who are staying out of India or Karnataka. Myself Reshma Shetty from karnataka staying in Malaysia. I will be a regular reader of your blog anymore, i found it very interesting. I do write blog but its a personal one. Thank you for sharing all kind of pooja performed and giving information why it is performed.
    Take care!

    Regards,
    Reshma Shetty

    Reply

  346. Posted by Chetana Rao on May 11, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Hi Meera,

    I am a Regular Visitor of your Blog, Nanige nimmindha ondu sahaya bekagittu…I am mailing from San francisco. when i was Residing in Jp nagar i regularly used to goto Jayangar 5th block Rayara Mutta…there the archakru had given me whom to contact when i goto mantralaya temple , so they could make arrangements…but somehow i was not able to visit mantralaya for ages now :(..and i never got those contacts here in SF

    Today when i was talking to my mother, she wants to goto mantralaya and do Rayara seve for 15 days..she is going alone. I am sooo worried for her..i know Rayaru irthare..yavattu kapadthare anta…adre somewhere i was thinking if i had those contact nos with me here in SFo..i could’ve given it to her anta..

    Trust me ..never for once i thought of anybody else..other than you..please requesting you to give me any contact from Mantralaya ..which i can give it to my mother..it could be of any help to her if she is in need.

    My mothers Name is Usha Rao..sitting here i miss her a lot..my brother cant accompany her due to his work etc…please help me Meera.

    Many Thanks
    chetana.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on May 11, 2011 at 9:56 am

      Chetana,
      I am so glad your Mother is visiting Mantralaya and doing seva for 15 days. Really awesome. I am also disappointed to say, I don’t really have any contacts in Mantralaya. I am really sorry about the same.

      Rayaru will definitely help your Mom, so please don’t be worried at all.

      Reply

  347. Posted by chetana rao on May 11, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Hi Meera,

    Hope you’re Doing good.I am a Regular visitor of your Blog ! I am Residing in San Francisco..Nanige nimmindha ondhu Sahaya bekagittu..When i was in Jp nagar i used to Regularly visit Jayanagar 5th block Rayara Mutta.There the archakru had given me contact nos of some people from the Mantralaya mutta ..who could make arrangements for stay and darshan when we visit there…but i was not able to visit mantralaya then :(

    Today my mother told me she wants to do Rayara seve for 15 days at Mantralaya..my brother wont be able to accompany my mother…sitting here all i can do is miss her..i know Rayaru irthare yavaglu kapadthare anta..adre somewhere in mind i was thinkin if only i had got those nos..i could’ve given it to my mom anta.

    Trust me i never thought of anybody other than you..please let me know if you know anybody there …my mother is going alone..i am very worried for her meera… My mothers name is Usha rao.

    awaiting your reply.

    Many Thanks
    chetana.

    Reply

  348. Posted by Harish K N on May 11, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Hi Meera,
    I am Harish, from Bangalore. Nice to come across to your website. Hats Off to you to capture all the details of our customs and relgious. Also especially you cooking recipies which is very helpful who are away from their home town.

    Regards,
    Harish

    Reply

  349. Posted by prahlad on May 11, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Hi Meera my name is prahlad accidentally met with your blog,i am also a devotee of HH Raghavendra swamigalu, i am 27 years old completed MCA this year 2011, i am a fresher and need a developer job desperately to support my family, i am good at theory concepts but weak in coding, will u please guide me to get a good job.how can i improve my coding and project development life cycle.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on May 11, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      Where are you residing, Prahlad?

      Reply

      • Posted by prahlad on May 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

        Hi,i stay in Bellary(300 Kilometres from Bangalore), Karnataka I read your dream about miracles of Sri guru Raghavendra, i am obsessed about Rayaru, me too wants to see such miracles once again,i am very happy to have such a gurugalu although i am still breathing because of him (in the form of Sri Sushameendra Teertharu), thanks for reminding about Rayaru, u r doing a fine job ie by grouping hari bhaktas to a source which provides info regarding Hindu festivals,Gnaana about madhva shaastra,Hari daasara songs etc
        Hari Vaayugalu always bless u and all kind hearted persons, about my studies :-now i started learning .net framework ,c#.net,asp.net 4.0, i am weak in coding and eager to learn project development life cycle.Thats it. all the best

  350. Posted by prahlad on May 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    please everyone chant Sri vijaya Daasara Kavacha daily atleast once.In kaliyuga one can gain pure(nirmala) knowledge(gnaana) only through serving gurugalu like Rayaru,Vijaya daasaru,Gopala daasaru etc always remember these APAROKSHA GNAANIGALU and follow their words which makes life free from all sorrows.Hari Daasara contribution towards MADHWA SHAASTRA is great,astounding,INFINITY.It should not be forgotten,one should always have curiosity towards gaining Knowledge(thirst for knowledge ie HARI GURU JIGNAASA )along with their responsibilities performed correctly ie possible only through right GURU.I pray GURURAJARU to bless us.On june 8th to 10th 2011 Sri VIJAYA DAASARA KARUNA PAATRA sri MOHANA DAASARA Aradhana is there in CHIPPAGIRI.It is also a must visit punya kshetra like Mantralaya.Please attend the function.
    -D.Prahlad

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  351. Posted by prahlad on May 14, 2011 at 12:54 am

    meeraji, please respond i need to learn project development life cycle and to improve my coding in c,c# etc i also need strong knowledge in tracing programs.i need to develop mini real time projects.Please respond soon waiting for reply.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on May 14, 2011 at 9:22 am

      Prahlad,
      Not sure how I can help. But, the best option would be to get a job. That’s the only way you can learn everything that goes on in software.

      Reply

  352. Posted by prahlad on May 16, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Thank u meera sister,do have any pdf format,any source for PDLC please forward to my mail id prahlad.devanahalli@gmail.com, after seeing your recipe i forced my amma to do HEEREKAI tove n enjoyed it 3 days before.Today is Narasimha Jayanti, how u r going to celebrate?Me going to temple & listen hari daasara keerthana.

    Reply

  353. Posted by prahlad on May 25, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Sorry my mistake Sri Mohana Dasara aaradhane is on 6/6/2011 to 8/6/2011 in Chippagiri aet ISHTA PRAPTI and ANISHTA NIVRUTTI.JAI VIJAYARAAYA

    Reply

  354. Posted by Nanditha Sadyojatha on May 27, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Hi Meera,
    This is Nanditha here..a Madhwa too residing in Bangalore..I was very glad to come across your blog, that you have posted our speciality cuisine.
    Would be glad to keep in touch with you through Gtalk..
    Please let me know your email ID, so that I can add you on.

    Regards,
    Nanditha

    Reply

  355. Posted by prahlad on May 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Sorry my mistake last time i posted wrong dates of Sri Mohana Daasara Aradhane, please note sri Mohana Daasara Aradhane in Chippagiri is on 6th,7th and 8th june please attend and take blessings chant sri Vijaya Daasara kavacha.

    Reply

  356. Posted by kamini on May 31, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Nice work Dear Meera Ji, me too a devotee of our sweet Rayaru :)

    Keep up the good work.

    Reply

  357. Posted by Srikanth on June 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    You are doing a great service!! Hats off!! Apart from the Kootu & tovve (which i get drawn into ;-)), it’s amazing to see hoard of info on Madhva & other philosophies/cultures. Keep it up!

    Ekam Sat.. vipraha bahuda vadanthi! Alwe?

    ps: Saw your tovve recipe & am forced to ask if you have the ‘recipe’ for halasinkai huLi/kooTu?

    Reply

  358. Posted by milan on June 18, 2011 at 6:39 am

    hi meera i am also a great devotee of rayaru really this website is very informative u r doing a great job regularly i visit this website for new information

    Reply

  359. Posted by milan on June 18, 2011 at 6:45 am

    hi meera my name is milan from bangalore i visit ur website regularly really ur doing great i am also a devotee of guru rayaru

    Reply

  360. Posted by Anu on June 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Hi Meera,

    I have been reading your blog ever since my cousin Niru sent me your link. You are doing a wonderful job in terms of the spiritual / culinary content. I also like the way you are upholding our culture without coming across as overbearing and still contemporary. I am married into a Madhwa household (born smartha) and must say that i am quite lucky to have the in-laws I. @ the same breath i must admit your blog has inspired me to know more about the Madhwa philosophy. Of the various forums and blogs that I have come across regarding the subject…..I must say your space is very serene and non-pretentious and something that I can relate to very well.

    Hope to draw from your experience and spirit !! Thanks for your contributions !!!

    Kind Rgds,
    Anu

    Reply

  361. Hello Mam,

    Came across your blog, some time back.. and just wanted to compliment for your efforts…

    Regards
    Nitin

    Reply

  362. do you have kannada lyrics of Shri Sharada Dandaka? I would like you give me from your records if you do have.

    Reply

  363. Posted by Gayatri Rao on July 18, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Hello Meera
    My name is Gayatri I am a Madhwa too. Your blog is very interesting. I would like to join as well. Do I have to register or can just post views and stuffs.. Please let me know.
    Thank you so much for this blog and I am a huge devotee of Raayaru as well. Nice to know people who are of the same community with same interests. Nammane devru Lakshmi Narasimha Devru. I live in NJ. Would love to be on this blog.
    Thank you,

    Reply

  364. Hello Madam,
    I have been reading your blog for quite sometimes now. I just love it for the content.
    Just wanted to inform that we are a group of Rayaru devotees in VA and will be celebrating the Aradhane in VA – on Aug 14th. Please let me know if you can join us. I can send you some more information. Thank you for this blog posts.

    Thanks.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on July 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm

      Hi Sneha,
      I am really glad that you thought of me, and invited me for this big day. However, it is the exact day we will be performing the 2nd masika of my Mother-in-law. So, I will not be able to make it.

      I will definitely try and visit some other time.

      Thanks very very much for inviting me.

      Reply

  365. Posted by adiprachan on August 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I couldn’t find your email id on yur website, hence thought will post the story here:

    Mangala Gauri Vratha Kathe…

    Yalle Nanda Kumaranadha Govindaney, ninida ashrithawadha aneka katheygallanu
    kelidhenu, mathi innu kellallu apekshitha agiruva nanagey, putrarigey ayur vrudhi
    karavagiruva vratha ondhu hellabekendu DharmaRayanu besagollallu, Sri Krishnanu,
    yelley Yama Nandananey, kellu…..

    Putrarigey ayur vridhi karavagiyu, putriyarigey vaidhavya nashakara vagiyu irruva
    punyakara wadha apoorva kathey yanu hellutheni….sthira manasindha kelluvanagu.

    Poorva kaladhali suprasidhavadha Kundani Pura vembu ondhu rajya idhithu. Aa
    patanadhali brahmana bakthanu, sathpurushanu, suprasidhanu agiruva Dharmapala
    nemba obba varthakanu idhanu. Aathanu baala hanagaranu agidharu, putra
    rilladha vyatheyu aathanigey thapirallilla. Heeguruvaga, obba yathiyu veebuthi
    rudrakshigallindalu, jadageyllindhalu, naaru madigalindhalu shobithanagi, avara
    manigey bandhu, pratidhinavu bikshavannu thegadhukolladhey horatu hogguthidhanu.
    Aa yathiya anadharaneyu varthakanigu aathana baryagu baalla mattigey avamana
    karavagithu. Heegiralu ondhanundhu dhina varthakana baryayu thana manogathavanna
    pathigey thilisi, athyantha dhuka pattalu. Adhaky athanu, idhikey chintey yekey? Athanu
    bikshakey baruva samayakkey sariyagi chinnadha nanyagallanu aathana kaiyalli
    hakibidy antha hellidhanu.
    Aakiyu pathiya vakyadhanthaley maraney dhina chinnada nanyagallanu thegidha
    kondu, yathiya baruva velligey sariyagi bedhiya baagiligey bandhu, nanyagallanu
    kodalu, aa yathiyu ninagey makallilavadharindha, naanu ninalli bikshavanu thegathu
    kolluvadhillavendhu horatu hogu thidheynu. AA hannavannu nanagey haaki,
    mosamadidarinda ninagey makallilladey hogalli, antha shapanu ittanu.
    Aaga akiyu, yathiyanu kurithu Swami nama avivekadinda thaminda shapa
    grasthaladhenu. Idhu parihara vagalu dhari ondhu hella bekendhu prarthisi kollalu,
    yathiyu karunantharanganagi, yelley magalley neenu eegaley maneygey hogi, ninna pati
    odaney hellu……..kariya uddupu dharisi, kariya kodiriya meley yeri , aranyakey hogi,
    alli kudiriyu jaruva thanaka prayana madi, kudiriya yelli jaruvudho , aa pradeshadhalli
    agidharey sogasadha jalavu, aneka vidhavadha mruga pakshigallindha koodidagiyu,
    navaratna gallinda kethalpattu, chinnada koodidagiyu nana jathiya sugandha pushpa
    baritha vagiruva ondhu devalayavu kanuvudhu. Aa devalayadhalli, bakthara ishtartha
    gallenella sallisuva Parvathi Deviyu nelley agiruvallu. Aakey yannu yatha vidhi aagi
    shoda shopachara pujey indha arhisidharey, ninna shapavu parihara vaguvudhu
    antha hellallu, aa pativrathangeyu snathoshadhinda , yatiya padagaligey namaskarisi
    sthutisuvanthey, aa yatiyu anthardhananu adhanu.
    Nantara thaanu mani ollakey bandhu, yati inda thanaguntadha shapavanu, vimochana
    vidhanavannu thilisallu, kellidha varthakanu , koodaley kappu battey gallanu dharisi,
    kariya kodiriya yeri, aranyakkey hodhannu.
    Aranyadhali solpa dhoora prayana maduthiruyalliye kudirey jaarithu. Koodaley
    devalya sikku varigey boomiyannu agidhanu. Nanthara devalayadholagey praveshisi,

    sthira manaskanagi hombannada vastragallinda, chandana vannu, shubha kara
    vaada akshethey gallanu, dhoopa , deepa gallindhalu, nana vidhavadha shaka
    pakvanna gallannu, sakarey indha koodidha ksheera vannu, thamboola dhakshina
    gallannu sidha madi kondu, shasthrotha vagi, poojey yannu madalu, Parvathi deviyu
    supreethalagi, ee aranya Madhya dhalli nanagey inthaha amogha vadha pooja dravya
    gallindha poojisi dhavanigey varavennu kodabekendhu, deviyu pratyakshavadhalu.
    Aa varthakanu, nanagey Santana vagalendhu anugrahisiyendhu prarthisalu,
    Deviyu ..yelley Darmapalaney , makalinda aguva santosha sukavu ninagilla, aadhagiyu,
    vaidhavyavannu dharisuva obba putriya nagalli, alpayushadha obba sundara
    putranagalli athva dheergayuvadha obba kuruda putranu apekshidarey koduvendhu
    hellallu, varthakanu nanagey alpayu aadha sundara putranu anugrahisi antha
    prarthisalu, Deviyu pakkadhidha Ganapathiya nabhi melley hathi ondhu maavina hannu
    ninna sathigey kotallu , ninna ishtartha neraveruvudhu antha hellallu, Dharmapalanu
    thanna avivekadhindha Ganapathiya nabhi melley yeri , maavina maradalli thanagey
    bekadhashtu hannu gallanu kithu kondu baralu, ondhey hannu kaanisithu, Ati aasey
    dhindha mathondhu sala hathidhanu. Aagalu idheyreethi ayithu. Heegey aneka sarthi
    madallu, Ganapathiyu kopithanagi, ninna maganu 16yrs vayasinalli havu kachi sayalee,
    antha shapavu ittanu.
    Nanthara Dharmapalanu khinna nagi, ullidha ondhu hannannu thandu , satiyagey
    kodalu, aakiyu garba dharisi, sundara vadha maggannu hethalu.

    6 dhina dhalli ishta devatha madi, 12 dhina dalli Shiva vembu namakarana madidaru.
    Heegey 10 varsha kalliyallu, Dhramapalanu, putranannu thana bhava-maidna jotey
    madi, Kaasi kshetrakkey kalisidhanu.
    Avaribbaru Prathishta nagirigey bandharu. Alli kellavu hudigiyaru kalahavu
    maduthidhaga, Sushila yembu hudigi, namma thayiyu maduthiruva amogha vadha
    Gauri vrathada prabhava dhindha, aakey henna makaligey vaidhavya virivadhilla endhu
    hellallu, Shivana sodharamavanu, vismithanagi, ee balikeya thaayi indha namma
    hudugana thalley melley akshitey haksidharey, ivanu dheergayu aaguvanu antha
    chintisi, aa baalakiya manniya hathira vaasa maduthidharu.
    Shivana sodharamavanu, Sushileya thandey aadha Hari yannu Susheeleyannu
    Shivanigey kottu vivaha madabekendhu kellalu, Hariyu samathisi, shubha vivahavu
    nadisidhanu.
    Aa ratri Shivanu Susheely odaney malagiralu, susheeley swapna dhalli mangala
    Gauri avalla thayiya roopadhalli bandhu , ee reethi hellidhallu… Yelley magalley
    ninna pathiyannu kaddiyukagi ondhu dhoda haavu baruthidey, aa havigey haalanu
    idu, alley obba dhoda kumbhavannu iddu. Haavu kumbhadholgey hoguthalley, ninna
    kupusadhindha khumbadha baayannu katti, belligey yedhu mangala snanavu madi,
    ninna thayigey baagina vannu kodu, antha hellallu, Susheeley yedhu nodalu, ondhu
    dhoda haavau baaruthithu. Adhakey hallannu ittu, khumba dhalli hogguthaley thanna
    kupusadhindha kumbava bayannu kattidhalu.
    Adhey samayakkey Shivanu yedhu thanagey hasivi aagidhey antha kellalu, Susheelayu
    chinnada patriyalli aaharavannu thandu kottallu. Shivanu aaharavannu thindu , thanna

    mudrikey unguruvannu patriyalli ittu malagidhannu. Partah kaldhalli Shivanu mellakedhu,
    satigey helladhey horatu hodhanu. Udayavadha melley, Susheeleyu thanna pati yannu
    kaanadhey nachigey indha horagey bandhu thanna thayigey baagina vannu kottalu.
    Susheeleya pati kanalaradhindha chintakrantha ragiruva Sushileya thandey thayiru,
    Shivanna hudukuva koskara annadhannavu madallu upakramisidharu.
    Aa samaradhaney yalli Susheely thana patiya mudrikey unguravannu ittu,
    brahmanarigey kallanu tholliyuvallu. Aakey thayiyu neeranu haakuvallu, thandiyu deepa
    thambooladhiyu kottu bhojana vannu madusithidhanu.
    Atha Shivanu kaasi kshetrakkey hogi, Ganga nadiyalli snanavanu madi,
    Visshveshwarannu sandarshisi, dhara karyagallanu madutha, sadhbrahmarindha
    chiranjeevi aagendhu aashirwada vanu thegadhukondu, Haridwarakkey bandu alliyu
    Ganga snanavannu madi Swami divya darshana dindha santrupta nagi, punaha
    kaasigey bandhu vasisuthidaru. Heegirallu Shivanigey 16 varsha prapthavagallu,
    sakshath Shiva Murthiyu pratyakshavagi, mangala aashirwadhavu madidhanu.
    Pratah kaladhali Shivanu mellekey yedhu thanu ratri yata batarodaney yudha
    madidhanthey swapna vayihendhu, mangala swaroopanadha Eeshawara bandhu, yama
    batarindha kaapadi, aasheerwadha kotanendhu hellalu, santhosha baritha radha ibbaru,
    mangala snanavannu madi, swamiya kondadi, aliyye iruthiralu, Hariya maduthida anna
    dhanavannu susheeleya gunna gallanu daasyara moolaka thilidhukondu avvaranna
    nodabekendhu, Hariya maneygey bandaru.
    Susheeley patiya padagallanu thollalayu bandhu, eethaney nanna pati yendhu hellalu,
    Hariyu aathana pathniyu santhosha gondavaragi aathanigey thama magallanu aneka
    vasthullanu kottu santhosha dhindha idharu.
    Itha Dharmapalanu, thanna magana samacharavannu charara moolaka thilidhukondu,
    mogannu, soseyannu santhosha dhindha karey thandhu, Susheeley indha mangala
    Gauri vratha prabhava kelli adaranthey aakiya kaillee vrathavanu sangavagi
    madisuthidhanu.
    Yelley Dharma nandananey, ee vratha vannu Sravana masadhalli baruva mangala
    varagallali acharisa beku. Pratah kaladhalli yedhu mangala snanavannu madi, mangala
    Gauriyanu prathishtisi, shodashopachara kramadhindha deviyanu aaradhisa beku.
    16 deepagallanu devigey needa beku.16 deepagallu, 16 mandhi suvasiniyarigey koda
    beku. Aa dhina uppu illadha anna vannu bujisa beku yembu dhagi Sri Krishna hellidha
    nemballigey Bhavishyotara puranadhalli Mangala Gauri Vratha sampoornam.

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  366. Posted by Nandini on August 3, 2011 at 2:57 am

    Hi Meera,

    I have learnt a great lot of things from your blogs. I am too a staunch devotee of rayaru. Recently when i went to mantralya, during the pooja they sung a song “smarisu gurugala manave”. Its a very nice song. can you please post the lyrics of this song if you can??? It will be a great help. Thanks My id: nandinivekananda@gmail.com

    Reply

  367. Posted by Shubha Murthy on August 5, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Visiting this site for the first time…really nice…I’m Shubha from B’lore…We live in New Jersey currently…i would like to learn this Baraha software..Is it free download or do i have buy one.

    Reply

  368. Posted by soumya on August 8, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Hi Meera , I live in NJ. Do you know any Swami’s temples in NJ?

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on August 9, 2011 at 9:00 am

      You mean Raghavendra Swamy? We have one in Edison, Krishna Vrindavana. I have visited there, and uploaded pictures also in the blog. There is one in NY also.

      Reply

  369. Posted by Geetha Sivakumar on August 9, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Hello Meeragaru, I live in Detroit. I came across your website when I was searching in Google the procedure to do our dear Gurugalu’s Aradhane in my home. Your website is very nice and you are doing a very noble job in letting all know about our Gurugalu. I would like to talk to you in person about the but do not find any contact details or personal email id. Please do send me an email. Thanks a lot. God Bless you and your family.

    Reply

  370. Posted by Mala on August 12, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Dear Meera,

    Absolutely love your site. I am a kannada madhwa staying in US your site is like my second home. I can relate to each and everything. Thanks for keeping me attached to my roots. Take a bow.

    Mala

    Reply

  371. Posted by Girish on August 21, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Hi Meera Madam,

    I am very glad to visit your site and being an Madhwa you have done great contribution to our community. And also It will be push up the youths like me about our culture and community. Thank you so much for giving a wonderful site for us especially for me.

    Girish
    Thungatheeradi Nintha Suyathivara…..

    Reply

  372. Posted by Rashmi on August 22, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Hello Meera,

    This is Rashmi, currently based in California. While looking for rayaru’s miracles on google, I stumbled upon your blog and wanted to have a small talk
    with you. I am staunch devotee of rayaru too.

    Please let me know your email id/phone number so that I could get in touch with you.

    Thank You
    Rashmi

    Reply

  373. Posted by Jayashree on August 22, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Namaskara Meera avare.

    I am in Dubai and i really like your blog. It is indeed very informative about all festivals and that to the way Madhavas do. Also your recipes are all very good. Somes times i feel as though you are from my family the way your recipes and other information which so many times i have heard from my granny. I have a request for you kindly if you could help me with lyrics of one song which my granny used to sing. I am trying to get but no body knows that. the song starts like .. Paramatma hare, pavana nama. Ileyolu …. .

    Thank you in advance. Please keep going with this blog.

    Best Regards.
    Jayashree

    Reply

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  375. Posted by Vidhya on August 28, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Hi …..

    I liked your blog very much…. its really so informative…….

    I am so much interested in learning devotional songs…. but no one to teach me till date…… but now i found ur website which is usfull for me to learn more…

    Thank you very much for giving out so many things.

    If you could provide some more informations like teacher who can teach bhakthi geete songs to the beginners in bangalore it will be more helpfull to me and for any of the others interested to learn bhakthi geete songs.

    Thanks and Regards

    Vidhya

    Reply

  376. Hello Meera,

    Your posts are really informative.I would like to know if you have any information about prahalad charitre. i am looking for one( written in hindi or sanskrit).

    Regards
    Nitin

    Reply

  377. Posted by sirisha on August 30, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Hi Meeragaru!

    I am a telugu girl and am married into a Madhwa family and came across your site while i was browsing for information on Gowri Pooja & Ganesha Habba. I have absolutely no words to praise your commitment. Blessed are you for such an inclination.

    I have a proposition. Greatly appreciate if you can reply back to my email id.

    Am not sure if i can leave my email id or phone number on this post!

    Reply

  378. Posted by Archana on August 31, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Meeravre,

    Do you know of any Rayara mattas in CA around the San Jose area? Can you please refer me to some website that might have info of all mattas in US?
    Thank you for the lovely service you provide by way of this blog.

    Regards,
    A.

    Reply

  379. Posted by Nandini on September 6, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Hi Meera,

    I have learnt a great lot of things from your blogs. I am too a staunch devotee of rayaru. Recently when i went to mantralya, during the pooja they sung a song “smarisu gurugala manave”. Its a very nice song. can you please post the lyrics of this song if you can??? It will be a great help. Thanks My id: nandinivekananda@gmail.com

    Reply

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  381. Posted by Srilatha prakash on September 21, 2011 at 9:05 am

    HI Meera akka I am srilatha from Bangalore,nice to come across your website hats off to you to capture all the details of our customs and religions.It has been amazing to see you having great devotion especially towards Rayaru,besides your professional career.I am ardent devotee of sri Rayaru.I really felt so happy after visiting the website.I am from Madhwa family but my husband is not from madhwa family,my problem is my husband never do pooja,he belives in rayaru but never do pooja to rayaru,he argues with me when ever i tell him to do,how can i make him understand please tell me.From childhood i used to do pooja and seva to rayaru and what all my mother taught me but my husband is fully opposite and even my daughters i have two daughters they all make fun of me when i do pooja or do seva,rayare avaregella sadbudhi kodabeku. on aradhene days i usually do seva for three days do pooja in the morning and do 108 namaskaras to rayaru and go to near by rayaramata for lunch and no dinner in the night only some fruits and milk and i sleep on the floor for all 3 days seva.Every body says on the third day rayaru will come in our dream and bless us but i don’t have that adhrusta to see rayaru or have i done anything wrong in seva i don’t know.please tell me is there anything wrong in my seva because you arerrblessed by rayaru and seen rayaru in your dream you are trully blessed and rayaru himself given darshan to you ,you have rayara krupa u are really great so please bless me akka and show me the right path.is there any other seva or pooja please tell me i even do 108 japa everyday and i recite poornabodha every thursdays.please reply me.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on September 23, 2011 at 11:02 am

      Srilatha,
      Great to hear that you have so much devotion towards our Rayaru. There is nothing you can do about your Husband and Daughters. If they don’t believe in Rayaru, there is nothing much you can do. So, don’t keep thinking about things which you cannot change. Time will change them.
      Focus your attention on Rayaru, continue everything you are doing. There are many people who are great devotees of Rayaru, and haven’t had the chance to see him. For example, my Father and Sister. They never get any dream at all. That has not stopped them ever. However, myself and my Mom always see Rayaru in our dreams. Doesn’t mean we have more Bhakthi than my Father or Sister. They do exactly the same seva like we do. So, it must also be something related to our frame of mind.
      So, not having seen Rayaru in your dream doesn’t mean anything. Keep praying.
      May Sree Rayaru protect you and your family.

      Reply

  382. Nice! It’s good to see people chronicling such stuff. Thanks Meera!

    Reply

  383. Posted by Shri Prasad Nayak on September 26, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Hi Meera madam,
    Greetings for the day. It is nice to see your blog having more Spiritual post including lyrics of bhajans.. a good initiative,and being a software engineer for spending your valuable time in such a good activity. (usually they will have very less free personal time). i am looking for a song actually..the song sing by female singer.. start with ” Thayiye Modala Devaru.. thayigentha migilu yaaru.. Janma koduwa Thayige enide koduge”.. The Raaga for this song is similar to (“Sadda kannalli”-Kaviratna Kaalidasa).. it is be very great help.. and also the theme you used for blog is very good..
    Thanks in advance..
    Shree Prasad nayak

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  384. Meera Rao Garu,
    I am finding your blog interesting. I live near Detroit,MI. I need some guidance and want to talk to you over phone. I am a tamil and telugu speaking person. I would appreciate if you can inform your email id and phone #. My email id: kollengode1000@gmail.com and my phone# 519-979-1071. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards= Chandran

    Reply

  385. Posted by Chandran on October 5, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I am finding your blog interesting. I live near Detroit,MI. I need some guidance and want to talk to you over phone. I am a tamil and telugu speaking person. I would appreciate if you can inform your email id and phone #. My email id: kollengode1000@gmail.com and my phone# 519-979-1071. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards= Chandran

    Reply

  386. Posted by Padma on October 30, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Meera avare,

    First of all thank you very very much for all the articles and information on your blog. Over the last one and half years it has become a guide for me to follow a lot of things and I have learnt a lot from it. So my heartfelt thanks for this. This is really a great service you are doing to the community and especially people like me. Each entry I have read brings out the kind of devotion and pride you have for our culture. I wanted to request your guidance / suggestion on certain things which I want to keep private. Can you please reply to this post by private email? Hoping to hear from you.

    Rgds,

    Padma

    Reply

  387. Hello Meera akkanavare,
    Naanu Yogisha. Namma ooru dakshina kannadada putttooru. Naanu obba electrical engineer. Eega naanu belagaavi jilleyalli kelasa maaduthiddene. Naanu obba Maadhva Braahmana (Shivalli Braahmana). Adhyaathma vichaaragalli nanage bahala aasakthi. Bhagavadgeetheya bagge naanu maadida abhaasavannu ondu website nalli haakiddene. Ee abhyaasa eegalu munduvaridide. Nanna website nodi, dayavittu nimma amoolya salahegalannu kodi.
    Nimma Blog nanage thumba kushi kottithu. USA yalli iddoo namma sampradaayavannu poshishuttiruva nimma bagge nanange bahale abhimaanapoorvka aadharavenisuttide.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on November 22, 2011 at 8:23 am

      Yogisha Avare,
      thumba thubma dhanyavadagalu. I will look at your web site as well Thanks for sharing the same

      Reply

  388. hello meera avare,
    naanu jayanthi I live in chennai, came across your blog recently which is very informative and gives an opportunity for madhwas to get into a group sharing
    each others thoughts and experience.
    let good work keep going…..
    god bless u
    r. jayanthi

    Reply

  389. Posted by Sowmya on November 23, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Hi Meera,
    My name is Sowmya, do u have lyrics for ” bajje benne koduvenu baro Krishna” and also for ” taramaiya raghukula ramachandirana”.

    Thanks,
    Sowmya

    Reply

  390. Posted by Praveen on November 29, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Hello Ma’am,

    I am thoroughly impressed by this site, my search started on the net and ended in your site.
    I obtained lyrics to all the devaranamas I was looking for, and I will be ever thankful for the same.

    Thank-You very much for doing such a great job, and am sure Hari Vayugalu will be impressed by the same.

    Regards,
    Praveen

    Reply

  391. Posted by Shilpa on December 7, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Namaskaara Meera avare,

    I’m a regular visitor of your site. Habbagala reference kooda nimma site inda ne nodthini. You are doing an awesome job. Sree Hari Vaayu Gurugalu nimmannu sadaa sukhavaagi idali endu haaraisutthene.

    Maam, I have a 6-month old daughter, I want to feed her sprouted ragi as we do in India. But I just know that ragi flour is available in Indian stores, but not aware of any sprouted ragi flour that we can feed infants. Please let me know if you are aware of how I can get sprouted ragi here in US?

    Eagerly waiting for your reply.

    Regards,
    Shilpa

    Reply

  392. Hi meera
    Your blog is a wonderful resource of inofrmation. Do you have any write up on the meaning of Srinivasa Kalyana song composed by Vadirajaru. Since i don’t understand Telegu or kannada I am unable to understand the meaning of the song.

    Thanks

    Reply

  393. Posted by Bharathi on December 18, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Hi Meera,

    First of all thank you for the blog. This is one of the blogs where one can find shlokas in kannada.

    I would like to know if you have write up for “Rukmini Kalyanam” in kannada / any info about where i can find the Kannada vesrion of “Rukmini Kalyanam”. The book is only available in Telugu and Tamil. There is also an sanskrit/telugu pdf of the same. But nothing in Kannada.

    Would be helpful to lot of ppl if u cud help on this.

    Thanks.

    Reply

  394. Posted by Gopalachar Hanjakki on January 4, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Helloo Mera Madam,

    I am very much glad for getting SriHariVayusthitu from you and thanking you for the same, one more help i expecting from you madam,
    Do you have Bhogapureshwar Sloka it start like ” Bhogapureswara Bhogadi Vasapada Bhoganu Bhogha Karanam, Yoganu Rudha bhava namadi ……., pugesh mukya charanam,
    May be you that This Bhogapuresh (Prana devaru) Temple is there at Navali Tq:Gangavathi Dist: Raichhur Karnataka

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  395. Dear Meera

    I happened on your site as I was searching for some info on vaikunta ekadasi. Its really heartening to see the dedicated effort you have taken to keep the culture alive despite being so far away from home. I see you have started in 2007 and are still keeping it going. Hats off to you for your dedication. Though I am a Tambram, my mother before her demise was an ardent devotee of lord raghavendra and even now, I do my mother’s annual ritual at the raghavendra mutt in Chennai. I am impressed by the shraddha of the priests many of them much younger than me. I will be following your site closely. My retirement village is just three hours away from Mysore. If you are here, do take some time and drop in you will enjoy a real rural ambience here. Happy New Year and may god bless you and your family. Sathya

    Reply

  396. Dear Meera

    I happened on your site as I was searching for some info on vaikunta ekadasi. Its really heartening to see the dedicated effort you have taken to keep the culture alive despite being so far away from home. I see you have started in 2007 and are still keeping it going. Hats off to you for your dedication. Though I am a Tambram, my mother before her demise was an ardent devotee of lord raghavendra and even now, I do my mother’s annual ritual at the raghavendra mutt in Chennai. I am impressed by the shraddha of the priests many of them much younger than me. I will be following your site closely. My retirement village is just three hours away from Mysore. If you are here, do take some time and drop in you will enjoy a real rural ambience here. Happy New Year and may god bless you and your family. Sathya

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on January 5, 2012 at 8:44 am

      Dear Sathya,
      Glad to hear you are a devotee of our beloved Gurugalu. Thanks for your invitation to visit you. My Mom’s place is Mysore, and my Grandmother still leaves in Mysore. I will make an attempt to visit you next time.

      Thanks very much.

      Reply

  397. Posted by ASR on January 5, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Hi Meera
    This is ASR currently living in london and I am from Bangalore
    I would like to contribute to this website by sending the audio tapes of devaranamagalu which i have learnt so far from my mother.She is an active member of Jahnavi bajana mandali in subramanyanagar Blore.I owe all the thanks to my mother who has made me the personality today by sharing all the knowledge she gains from madhwa philosophy.My mail id is archirao@gmail.com

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on January 5, 2012 at 9:06 am

      ASR,
      Please do send me the audio. I will be glad and honored to post them on this blog.

      I have sent you an email from my ID as well.

      Reply

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    Sri Rama Anjaneya Sri Ragavendra Swamigalu Mrithiga Brindavana Trust

    Please do visit http://www.mrithiga.com/gallery.html.

    The holy vasavapuram is located 13kms away from Tirunelveli. This place was ruled by a king Sri Vallaban (835-852AD) then called “Veerabhijana Chaturvedi Mangalam”, duing the rule of king Sundrapandian this place was known as “Saidu Unga Nattu Chaturvedi Mangalam” (1216AD) and then during thee army chief Narasappa Naicker period, it was Narasapapuram and in due course came to be known as Vasavappapuram. The following famous temple add glory and fame to this holy place Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple and Sri Ramaswamy temple built in the 12th century add pride to this place. There are quite a few temples worth worshipping in near this place. At Anavadhanallur, near this town is a Sri Ram temple, the presiding diety being Anavardha Nayakar with Anavadha Selvi, and also the famous Thamirabarani river flows which bears historical importance within 3kms ar Murappanadu Village, one would find Sri Lakshmi Narayanan temple and Kailasanathar temple which is one of the Nava Kailasa Gurusthalam. In the east as Sri Vyasa Bhagavan had remarked in Thamirabarani Mahathmyam with reference to Daasavathara Theertha Ghat, Perumal Koil-Kasi Viswanathan temple add holiness to this place.
    The Mirithiga Brindavan which is coming up at Vasavappapuram was announced by Sri Sri Raghavendra Swamy in the dream of Mrs.B S Savithri who is a devotee and was instrumental in consecrating a Mirthiga Brindavan at Saligram, Chennai which is now popularly known as Dakshina Mantralaya on 15.07.1975.
    Mrs. Kamala Venkataraman who is living in Adambakkam, Chennai, a staunch devotee of Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy heard about the dream from Mrs.B S Savithri. It so happend when Mrs.Kamala visited her native village “Vasavappapuram” after many years and she was astonished to see the place described by Sri Sri Raghavendra Swamy to Mrs.B S Savithri in her dream was infront of her. Then she explained all the details to Mrs. Seetha Sanjeevi (Banglore) and Mrs. Seetha Rajagopal (Chennai) owners of the land and they were immensely pleased to know that Sri Sri Raghavendra Swamy himself has choosen their land for his Brindhavan, and with great joy both donated their land for constructing “Mrithiga Brindhavan” of Sri Sri Raghavendra Swami.
    “Sri Rama Anjaneya Sri Raghavendra Swamigal Mirthiga Brindhavan Trust” was formed by Mrs.Kamala Venkataraman and family. With the initial fund donated by various devotees Bhoomi Pooja was perofmed and started the constuction activities of the “Mrithiga Brindhavana” at Vasavappapuram.

    Please do visit http://www.mrithiga.com/gallery.html.

    Contact persons

    Mrs. Kamala Venkataraman
    Plot No.2, Door No.6, Flat No. D-1,Vignesh Flats, Kesari Nagar,
    First Street Adambakkam, Chennai – 600 088.
    Ph: 044-22600269 Mob:+91 9840851021
    Mr. Guru Prasad Venkataraman
    Mob No:+91 9840619693

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  399. Respected Madam,
    I am looking for “DEVI UMAMAHESHWARI STOTRA”, Can you Please post in this place (website), Its has become very important, as I advised to chant daily. Please Help Me.
    Expecting an early post.

    Thanks
    Srinivas

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  400. Respected Madam,
    I am looking for “DEVI UMAMAHESHWARI STOTRA”, Can you Please post in this place (website), Its has become very important, as I advised to chant daily. Please Help Me.
    Expecting an early post.
    Thanks
    Srinivas
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  401. Posted by Ramya on January 30, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Hi meera,
    My brother is engaged to madhwa bride can i know what we have to do from boy’s side in marriage as we are tamil brahmins we dont have any kannada frnds also can i assume u as my frnd and please help me so that it will be great honor for us. what we have to buy from groom side for the bride and any other customs we have to follow. waiting for ur reply.

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  402. Posted by Prashanth Rao on January 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Dear Ms. Meera, have found many a lyrics courtesy your great work! really appreciate it. Could you please do me a favor and mail me the audio for Rathavanerida Raghavendra. My E-mail is drprashanthb@gmail.com. Thanks in advance!

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  403. Posted by vv kumar on February 15, 2012 at 5:48 am

    my wife is good cook she likes know making setdosa samosa.
    she is devotee of raghavendra swamy and udupi krishna
    pls send easy slokas for recital for my daughter

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  404. Posted by Shubha on February 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Dear Meera
    Greetings
    I keep visiting your blog to get lyrics of various bhakti geete. I sing them for my 2year old daughter.
    My husband has studied in sainik school bijapur from class 5 to class 12.
    We need your help for a question taking away my sleep for past few days.
    We live in mumbai and now my husband is changing his job location to muscat. We have a saligram at home obtained from our great grand parents. can we carry it to muscat. is it correct religiously and will airport authority allow or do they object. same about few small idols.can we carry as hand baggage.
    Kindly take some of your precious time to reply
    Best wishes
    Shubha

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    • Posted by meeraghu on February 20, 2012 at 8:01 am

      Dear Shubha,
      Glad that you are moving to Muscat. My Parents are staying here with me in US, and are on a visit. Dad brought the saligrama he has with him in India. You can carry it in hand luggage. Also, the idols we used to have them in Dubai as well.
      However, I am not sure what the procedure is in Muscat in carrying idols. Please check.
      I do not think there is any boundary in praying to the Lord and worshiping him. So, take it easy, and enjoy your stay in Muscat.

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  405. Posted by Shubha on February 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Dear Meera
    Thank you very much for a very clear and early reply.
    My husband and myself are much relieved.
    We both are chemical engineers.
    I have lyrics of few songs which my mother recites during daily pooja and on festivals. can i post them to you so that you can put it on your blog. If yes plz let me know how I have to do it. We belong to uttaradi mutt. But as you said there are no boundaries to worship God.
    Happy Shivaratri
    Shubha

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    • Posted by meeraghu on February 21, 2012 at 8:13 am

      Dear Shubha,
      I am glad my reply was able to assist you. I will send you an email from my yahoo address, please send the lyrics to that email ID.

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  406. Posted by poornachandra.hr on February 23, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    dear madam

    we belongs to madhwa ARAVATH-VAK-KULU and belongs to Sri Raghavendra swamy mutt Manthralaya I want to perform my son marriage I want to know the rituals and customs in detail pl help me

    Thanking you
    poornachandra

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  407. Prithiya Meeraravarige,

    Madalu tumba danyavadagalu. indu nanu nimma blog nodide ri tumba channagide, tumba vishistavagide mattu tumba olleya vicharagalannolagondiruva adbhutavada blog.

    Mattomme danyavadagalu,
    Ramakrishna BK

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    • Posted by meeraghu on March 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

      I am humbled by your appreciate comments, Ramakrishna Avare. ತುಂಬಾ ತುಂಬಾ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು

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  408. Posted by sheela on March 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Meeravare,
    I am looking for stotra by vadirajaru from the brindavana.can you please post it?
    sheela

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  409. Posted by Chandra Deo on March 20, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    You are doing a really great job on this blog Meera. I can’t stop myself from frequenting this blog of yours. I am from Shivamogga and a devotee of Raayaru. I have been graced by Raayaru and His miracles in my life. In fact Swamy Raghavendra is all I look up to for all the guidance and grace in my life. I am pleased that our beloved Guru Dev has such a large number of believers and followers. Your blogs are worth visiting for updates if any. Please accept my sincere appreciation for your blog.
    Also would like to wish you / your family and the visitors to this blog a very happy ugaadi /new samvatsara.

    I am looking for a Hi-Res (HQ) pictures of Shree Raghavendra Swamy (the older copies) which can be usually seen housed in large sized glass frames in old Udupi hotels. And I am mostly seeking the simple photos like the one in which our Raayaru is sitting in front of Brindavana with the R hand palm raised to bless the devotee. Another variation of this same photo is with a Veena in hand. Any idea where I can download these pics? I want to put a similar sized glass frame on the walls in my home.
    It would be better if the SRS mutt .org web master could help me in any way.

    Anyways, thanks once again for your beautiful tribute to our beloved Raghavendra SwamyJee, Antantyadayaalve’.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on March 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      Hi Chandra,
      Glad to read your comment and know that you are a great devotee of our beloved gurugalu. Last month when I visited India for Work, I went to Bangalore for 2 days. I found several calendars in 5th block Rayara Mutta. Please ask someone to post it to you. I brought the one with Rayara Brindavana. It was just Rs.25.

      I have several pictures, but none with high resolution for printing large pictures.

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      • Posted by Chandra Deo on March 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm

        Thank You Meera. Will try to get someone to pick up from 5th block Rayara mutta. Meanwhile, wish you and your family happy ugaadi and a cheerful nandana samvatsara. Bye for now.

  410. Dear Meera,

    Ugadhi greetings to you… I am very happy to connect with you after a long while…

    I have come to the US, Frankling for a Holiday with kids and thought of thanking you for the good work thro your blog…

    Great going…

    Rgds

    Shubashree G
    Res – 6156288235

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  411. Posted by Krishna Venkataraman on March 25, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Dear Meera avare, I am Venkataraman from Adelaide, Australia and follow your website regularly as I am a strong devotee of Rayaru. I had created the Sri Raghavendra Kavacham in Tamil (as requsted by some devotees) using BARAHA s/w as you had suggested. But I don’t know how to send it to you. Can you please advise me how to progress this. I have been trying for this for some time. Many thanks for your help on this. Regards

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  412. Posted by Krishna Venkataraman on March 25, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Dear Meera avare, I am Krishna Venkataraman, a staunch devotee of Rayaru from Adelaide, Australia. and a regular follower of your site and admire the great work you had been doing. I have created a Tamil version of Shri Raghavendra Kavacham in response to devotees’ requests using BARAHA s/w as you suggested. But I do not know how to post it in your website and have been trying to do for some time. Can you please advise me to progress on this for which I will be very grateful. Many thanks and regards. Krishna

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  413. Posted by PM on April 25, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Hi,
    IS there any procedure to recite rayaru stotra? As in should it be in the morning/evening? Also should I recite it loudly or within my heart ? Any inputs on these?

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  414. Posted by PM on April 25, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Thanks . Loudly or by heart ? Any puja needs to be done or simple recitation is enough?

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    • Posted by meeraghu on April 25, 2012 at 8:15 am

      Doesn’t matter. Simple recitation is enough. Do the basic pooja, like lighting a lamp, offering flowers which we perform before any pooja.

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  415. Hi Meera garu, very nice site.. my name is Meenakshi from Hyd, When you get time please check our site http://bharatjaani.com.

    Meenakshi

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  416. Hi Meera,

    You are an amazing woman! The commitment with which you have created this site and managing it is absolutely commendable.

    Having lived in the Midwest, near Chicago for over 20 years, I am now in Malaysia for a few months before I return to the US. I missed going to the Brindavan in Toronto despite many visits to Michigan.

    After the publication of my first book, I had gone to Sri Guru’s Brindavan on Sampige Road in Bangalore to seek His blessings. A few days after this, I had a dream. I ignored it at the beginning but had another dream a few days back. Based on Rayaru’s command I have started writing a book about Him.My goal is to make people from the northern part of India and also non- indians know about Him and His teachings and be blessed by His love and compassion.

    I am specifically looking into people outside India who have experienced His miracles.
    The reason I do this is because there are many excellent books written in Kannada, Tamil and other Indian Languages which often recount Sri Guru’s miracles and my target now is to propagate our Guru to outsiders and westerners. When I see how well Shirdi Sai’s fame has spread and throngs and throngs of people visit Shirdi I feel such joy and pride. It would be great if Guru Raghavendra’s fame and name also spread among more people and many could benefit by His grace and blessings.

    If you or anyone else who blogs here would share their personal experiences and miracles, I would be most grateful. If the person does not want their name published, I will just put the initials or give another name to protect their identity.

    Any help you and the others can render will be most appreciated.
    My email id is divineblessings777@hotmail.com

    Thanks in advance.

    Indira Rau

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    • Posted by meeraghu on May 25, 2012 at 8:39 am

      Hi Indira,
      There are several miracles which have happened to me. And many posted on this blog as well. I will compile a few of mine and send it to you. Thanks for doing this.

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  417. Thanks Meera for your prompt response.I know you are a very busy woman. So please do it only when time permits. I will look forward to hearing from you.
    Have a great weekend.

    Indira

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  418. Posted by ranjangadf on May 29, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    A very good idea, that we should spread this. Probably you can consider translating the Kannada Book on Rayaru’s Miracles — ‘Shri Gururayara Karune ‘ by Mr. Shyamu (KB Narayana Rao … Shri Gururaja Prakashana, No.190, First Block – East, First Cross , Byrasandra, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560 011 … Ph 6632100 ( is this an old no ?)

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  419. Posted by Sree Gowri M N on May 31, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Hi Meera,

    Applauds to the wonderful job you are doing. Good to know you are devoting so much of quality time for the benefit of all like minded people and in spreading the goodness of our Religion and Culture. This is the first time I am visiting your blog and really happy to know that such a blog exists. Needless to say, I would be a regular visitor henceforth. Look forward to more such information and knowledge sharing. Keep up the good work!
    Sree Gowri from Bangalore, India

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  420. Posted by SANHITA on June 18, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Dear Meera Ji

    Just saw ur blog, it’s wonderful. I am interested in rayaru seva, as you said one can do that home in the morning but my problem is related to severe chronic trouble that is the hindrance, iam suffering from severe constipation from birth, if i don’t take 3-4 glasses of warm water along with tea i would badly constipate and with this intake iam free and this takes time as i have to go to loo 2,3 or 4 times and i get up at 5.30 or 45 am and drink two glasses then after one hour i feel to go to loo then again i take 1-2 glasses of water and tea and iam relieved fully and without this my system is stalled and i can’t then manage anything as i get headaches and severe gas and achy muscles. and after drinking so much water i many times urinate and by 8.10 i have to catch my office van outside and bcoz of this trouble i feel odd to make others wait in the van but in seva one can’t eat or drink anything in morning so how will i manage and bcoz of my medical trouble no time will be left for puja so how will i do? Can i do it after returning from office in the evening at around 7.30 or 8pm? nd how exactly then should i do it as i don’t have a puja room as we shifted house early this year and what i have is an empty stair way/space towards the terrace, can i do it over there as no one will disturb me there. Can you plz tell me any seva procedure suitable for me? how many times to chant the rayaru stotram? as it is long and 108 times will not be completed before 10pm.

    Thank you
    SANHITA

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    • Posted by meeraghu on June 18, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      Sanhita,
      Where there is a will there is a way, where there is no will, there is a hill. I am not sure how I can help you.
      If you wish, you can take holidays from work and complete the Seva. If not, just in the evening sit in front of Rayaru and recite” Sree Raghavendraya Namaha” 108 times. This shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. I recite it 108 times everyday in the morning.

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  421. Posted by SANHITA on June 19, 2012 at 12:10 am

    What i mean is can i take my water and tea in this seva as it is a medical trouble as without it i can’t be clean and it gives me lot of trouble.
    in the morning first should i recite 108 times ” Sree Raghavendraya Namaha” and then how many times the shree raghavendra stotra as it is very big and 108 times completion will ttake a lot of hours, so how many counts should i do that is required other than 108 times?

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  422. Posted by SANHITA on June 19, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Is Rayaru seva done only in the morning? How many days should one do seva, is there any fixed number of days or it’s upon the person to choose, if there is a wish or a trouble that is less or great then should the seva days number be increased decreased accordingly?

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  423. Posted by Pushya on June 29, 2012 at 2:38 am

    Hi Mam! I’m Pushya From bangalore..First of all thank you so much for shaing the Songs with lyrics & audio , it’s so helpful to the youngsters llike me to learn…

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  424. Posted by Sagar on July 1, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Hi… I just happened to visit your blog while searching for some lyrics. It takes time and effort to run a blog. You are doing a wonderful job in sharing useful information.

    Some feedback – Your tweet mentioned about Ekadashi as being on June 30th. It was on the 29th. If you are following Indian Panchang for tithis, I recommend you use http://www.mypanchang.com for a Panchangam based on your location. Indian Panchangam cannot be used in US. I hope your blog followers would love to know about mypanchang.com.

    Good luck.

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  425. Posted by Gururajan Raghavendran on July 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Hi,
    Thank you very much for keeping this blog for so many years with lot of useful information. Is there a way we Madhwas in various US cities can unite in their cities and perform the poojas together? Do we have any groups? I need to know for Detroit,Michigan and Cleveland, Ohio

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  426. Posted by Kiranmayi on July 27, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Hi Meera,

    I chanced upon your blog while searching for details on “Varamahalakshmi Habba.”
    It is a great treasure trove w.r.t the madwa rituals.

    I am newly married without any elders in the family to guide me when it comes to all the madwa functions and rituals. I am interested in learning more about my religion.

    I would like to ask if you had any documents/ knowledge centers related to all the madwa pujes in English as I cannot read Kannada.

    Sincerely,
    Kiranmayi.K
    (Bangalore)

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  427. Posted by Chitra KN on July 28, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Hi Meera,

    It was really very nice to read your blog. It gives so much information about the festivals. please continue this work.
    If you have guru raghavedra rayaru pooja book. can you please send it to me.
    Thanks
    Chitra
    USA

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  428. Posted by lakshmi on July 30, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    namaskara meera,
    naanu nimma blog 3 yrs inda follow madtaidini… estondu vishya kailitidini…
    tumba chenagide ella contents.
    nanage ee uttara karnataka da vishesha vaada ….gandana hesarannu ogatu (riddle) roopadalli helutaralla… nanage beku… idanna maduve, gruhapravesha aarati maduvaaga hendati hatra helisuttare.. direct agi gandana hesaru helabaradu anta..
    nimma hatra collections idre pls share madi….

    thank u
    Lakshmi deshpande

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  429. Posted by Gurucharan on July 31, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Hello Meera,

    Found your blog while searching for the meaning of “Sri Raghavendra Stothram”. Although my dad had tought me when I was young to recite was curious to find the meaning. Yes, could have asked my dad to narrate the meaning , however we are so addicted to the internet that you cant stop asking Google first :).

    The important point here is that I want to thank you for this forum that you have created – feel so belonged. Rayara Krupakataksha nimma meele sadaa irali.

    And my request to you – please pray for me as Iam going through a very bad patch in my life …Not only need Rayara krupe but need blessings and advocacy from devotees like you .

    Hare Shrinivasa !

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  430. Hello Meera,

    I came across your website when I was looking for few songs of Rayaru. Very inspiring and great job done. It is nice to be surrounded by people with common interests.

    This website has good collections of pooja padhati and many other things. It is indeed handy for those living abroad.

    Thank you again. Let me know if I can be of any help to maintain this website. FYI I like to sing songs on Rayaru and would be glad to upload few on this website in case you need any.

    Thank & Regards
    Padmini

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    • Posted by meeraghu on August 2, 2012 at 9:56 am

      Sure, Padmini. You can definitely help this website grow by providing lyrics and of course providing audio and video. That would be awesome.

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  431. Posted by Sughosh Nagendra on August 6, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Hari Om,

    Can you please let me know how do I post a new topic on this blog ?? I have a rare composition of Nrisimha Geeti (Audio & Lyrics) and want to spread the same.

    At His Lotus Feet,
    Sughosh

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  432. Posted by Jamuna on August 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Namaskara Meera avrige,
    I am Jamuna from Madison,WI. I am from bangalore and a Madhwa Brahmin. I have visited your website more than 100 times and have found very useful informations. am married since 5 yrs and doing all the vratas. From the starting day of shravana masa this year, everyday i peep into ur website. its my final year mangala gowri vrata. seeing the pics on your page,i decorate my pooja room and perform pooja. Thank you a lot. i will surely spread this website to all my friends. wonderful recipes too. If u are visiting Madison, please do stop by at our place. Good luck for all you future endeavors.

    from,
    Jamuna Deshpande

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    • Posted by meeraghu on August 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Namaskara Jamuna,
      I am so glad this blog has helped you and has provided useful information. Thanks for the comments and also your invite. I will definitely visit you if and when I visit WI.
      Once again thanks.

      Meera

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  433. Posted by Tejaswini on August 27, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Hi Meera,

    I am Tejaswini from Bangalore. I am a Madhwa Brahmin. This is an excellent website and a great contribution from you to the Madhwa Community. For the young generation, who go-ogles everything in life, this is the right place to get all the answers related to Madhwa community.

    Starting from recipies/songs/ Why’s everything is perfect. Being a software engineer, i always thought i should do something like this. It was pleasure to watch this.

    Regards,
    Tejaswini

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  434. Posted by Chomini on September 6, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Hello Meera.

    One of my family members is organizing a 5 day painting event “Rayara Kala Krupa” at Mantralaya beginning on the 13th of this month. Rayaru and his life events is the theme. There will be around 20 artists from all over Karnataka participating. These paintings will be given to the mutt. Could you please suggest some specific events that the artists could work on? Would appreciate some input from you.

    Many thanks.
    Chomini

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    • Posted by meeraghu on September 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Chomini,
      I am not an artist, however have a few ideas.

      1. It will be nice to see an artist draw Our beloved Gurugalu in Udupi with his veena and singing “Indu Enage Govinda”.
      2. Draw the three or even four Avatars of Rayaru.
      3. Show our beloved Gurugalu as Little Prahalada sitting on Lord Narashima’s lap.
      4. Moola Brindavana in the background, and showing our beloved Gurugalu sitting in the brindavana.

      Just my suggestions since you asked.

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  435. Posted by Chomini on September 7, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Appreciate your ideas Meera. Will definitely incorporate them and send you pictures once the event is over.

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  436. Meera Madam,

    This site is so informative, thank you so much for your services.

    Thank you once again, with best wishes,

    ND, Bengaluru.

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  437. Posted by rajesh. v on September 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Dear Meera akka.
    Accidentally i visited your website since then i will be visiting your site quite often. I am a great fan of yours. Being a lady you are doing so much work. I wonder how you are balancing everything. I stayed in Madhwas house for 4 years and I have lots and lots of respect for your community. I wish i would be in your shoes. Keep up the good work.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on September 13, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Thanks, Rajesh.

      Reply

      • Hello Meera, > > >I could not log into your site with my wordpress account! >So here is the comment I was trying to paste: > > >— > >Thanks for sharing wealth of information on Gowri-Ganesha festival and nice pics of your celebration, Meera! >Could you please post info on ShriGowri Marada Baagina? >I.e I am looing for list of mangala dravya items to put in marada-jote. Also, What do you get for containers in lieu of marada jotegalu here in the US? I am not big time into promotinb plasticware… > > > >thanks, >pushpa  

        >________________________________ > From: Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu >To: pushpa_subbarao@yahoo.com >Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 7:51 AM >Subject: [New comment] About > > > WordPress.com >meeraghu commented: “Thanks, Rajesh.” >

      • Posted by meeraghu on September 15, 2012 at 8:50 am

        Just posted a list of items.

  438. Thanks for sharing wealth of information on Gowri-Ganesha festival and nice pics of your celebration, Meera!

    Could you please post info on ShriGowri Marada Baagina?
    I.e.
    I am looing for list of mangala dravya items to put in marada-jote. Also, What do you get for containers in lieu of marada jotegalu here in the US? I am not big time into promotinb plasticware…

    thanks,
    pushpa

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  439. Posted by Neelu on September 18, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Dear Meera ji,

    This is a wonderful blog. Everytime I need some peace of mind, I come and read. I just read Sri Raghavendra Swamy’s last speech, and I was teary-eyed too. I started worshiping Him quite recently (even though we used to go to the Mutt near home). I was searching for a photo frame in India and somehow couldn’t find one. After I got back here, my sister posted a photo of Sri Raghavendra Swamy, which she brought from India and the happiest part, I received it on a Thursday, even though it was supposed to reach on that Friday. Tears of joy I cannot explain. :)
    Please keep posting more and if you could let me know your e-mail id, I really want to talk more. Thank you so much.

    Regards

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  440. Posted by Neelu on September 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I’m sorry I didn’t mention my e-mail id above. It is either what I’ve entered (not sure if you can see it) or neelu7989@gmail.com. Also I would like to know a little more about chanting “Om Raghavendraya Namaha” for minimum of 16,000 times.
    Thank you so much for your time and kindness. :)

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  441. Posted by meeraghu on September 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Neelu,
    All details are posted on the blog. That’s all it is to chant.

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  442. Posted by rama on September 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

    My name is rama! …..my self me from madhwa family ……i have lot of attachment with GURU RAYARU ….namma rayaru! i like your website with all most all information covered and i thank to your great efforts did here.
    here with am requesting you with small correction ….
    when u put rongoli before god while drawing shanku, chakra, pada ,padma.
    please draw pada,,, in order to inviting god into home like …when we draw pada on krishnastami (krishna pada like inviting into home) ….so it shows god entering into our house…….
    thanks for listening me !
    regards
    rama

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  443. Posted by rama on September 27, 2012 at 1:18 am

    hele iddini nodi rama hesarili ivvagale kalisiddini……..please find here latest one is mine only …..thanks so much

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  444. Posted by nagendra karanth on November 3, 2012 at 5:38 am

    meera madam , this blog is good . olle info ide ,olle samskruti bimbisuttide . nere nambide song inda nim parichayavagide :) , aa rayara karune nim mele sadaa irali .

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  445. Posted by shivashankara.N.K. on December 13, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Madam,

    Any Veg Cook Post, I am Hindu Brahmin, I am from Sringeri-Chickmagalore Dist, Working in Bosch Mico – As Head Cook – Contract Basis(Personal Touch)-Bangalore. Please, Please let me know

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  446. Posted by raghavendra rao ramadhyani on December 15, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Some few years back i received samkshipta deva pooja chit at Davangere while Sathyapramoda Swamiji was came. But unfortunetely I lost that chit. Can I get it from your office. because I have inerest to make regularly pooja but due to not sufficient time I am unable to make complete pooja. So I kindly send the samkshipta deva pooja chit (Actually it is in one single page.) I think pl help in this matter. Even I cotact number of Acharyas at Davangere But no one gave that. Kindly help in this matter

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  447. Posted by Prasad on December 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    ನೀವು ಮಾಡ್ತಾಯಿರೊ ನಿಷ್ಕಾಮಸೇವೆ ತುಂಬಾ ದೊಡ್ಡದು.ಭಗವಂತ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಕುಟುಂಬದವರಿಗೆ ಆಯು-ಆರೋಗ್ಯ-ಐಶ್ವರ್ಯವನ್ನು ಕೊಡಲಿ ಎಂದು ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸುವೆ.

    ಕೂಲ್ ಪ್ರಸಾದ್

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  448. Posted by van on December 21, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Excellent source. Thanks for taking timeand posting the pooja vidhanaz and other things. Very helpful!

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  449. Respected Madam,

    Anantha namaskars for your invaluable website. We are in US for the second time and staying with son at Jersey city. My daughter is doing PG in internal medicine. We stay at Hyderabad in India (basically from Chennai). I am also Trustee of Alakapuri Rayar Mutt Hyderabad nearer to our residence.

    Here at Edison Sri Rajarman Nagarajan is a staunch devotee of Rayaru and maintaining Mantralaya website. I think you know him. He conducts Satsanga meeting every two months and the next meeting is on 6 January 2013.

    Before leaving for India we want to hear your voice please as u r also a great devotee. Could u mind a mail to me. My contact no. is 201-984-7656.

    Ravi

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    • Posted by meeraghu on December 26, 2012 at 8:36 am

      Respected Sir,
      Very nice to hear you are also a great devotee of Rayaru. I will definitely call you over the weekend.

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      • Respected Madam,

        Anantha Namaskars. Yesterday only (Dec. 25, 2012) I joined your sacred web site. Yesterday I happen to see ‘MAHISHASURA MARDHINI’ stotra in the website and recited the same. In my childhood I knew by heart and later forgot. What w wonder! In the night I had a dream in which a big LION wandering in the ground tries to enter our kitchen from the backdoor and I shout out of fear in telugu language “PO PO” which means GO GO. It shows a tiger also beside it and says we will stay for a small time and enters Kitchen from the backdoor only and sits and eats something and goes to next house. There another man, instead of driving away in fear, feeds the lion with fruits etc. Later I open the kitchen mesh door and see that the entire vast land behind is empty and none is found there.

        After I woke up, I recollected that yesterday morning I read Mahishasuramardhini stotra from your website after a pretty long gap of so many years and Devi Durga came both in the form of Lion and a small tiger and blessed.

        This proves what a great devotee you are and how sacred the website is!

        There are no further words to describe….

        Ravi

      • Posted by meeraghu on December 26, 2012 at 10:17 am

        Respected Sir,
        You are blessed by the Goddess. I am a simple devotee just like you all. It is your sincere devotion and bhakti that brought the Goddess in your dreams. Thanks so much for sharing this. It is just awesome.

  450. Posted by Mrinalini on December 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Hi Meera,

    It is so nice to see your work. I am a madhwa brahmin from hyderabad staying in houston. I have been searching for some madhwa groups but couldnt find any. And yes, i love the payasa they serve in the mutta, and thanks for posting the recipe. I am going to try it :)

    Regards
    Mrinalini

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  451. Meera avarige namaskaragalu,naanu nimma website na kalida entu thingalugalinda follow agthaiddeni.nanage thumba upayogavaagide.esto haadugalu rangoli kalithidini.dhanyavaadagalu.Sujana Nippani.Bangalore.

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  452. Posted by Badri on January 18, 2013 at 3:49 am

    Namaskara Meera,
    Meera we r going to do house warming next month.We are looking for a nice short Sri Raghavendra swamy name for our house . can you give an idea pls (kalpavriksha,kamadhenu,sri brindhavan,manthralayam already in our list)we looking for significant name also .

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  453. Posted by krishna on January 20, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Namaskaara meera avarige: nanna baLi puraMdara dAsara oMdu kRitige sAhitya ide adannu illi haakutiddene.. naanu shaaleyalli hare srinivasa sanghada H R nagaraja avara baLi idannu kalitidde,, nimma bali video athava mp3 iddare upload maadi dayaviTTu::

    biDeno ninnaMGri SrInivAsa
    enna duDisikoLLelO SrInivAsa
    ninnuDiyEjitallO SrInivAsa
    enna naDetappu kAyO SrInivAsa||pa||
    baDiyO bennalli SrInivAsa
    nannoDala hoyyadiro SrInivAsa| nA
    baDava kANelo SrInivAsa
    ninnoDala hokkeno SrInivAsa || 1 ||
    paMjupiDivenO SrInivAsa
    ninneMjala baLeduMbe SrInivAsa|
    saMje udayake SrInivAsa
    kALaMjeya piDivE SrInivAsa || 2 ||
    sattige cAmara SrInivAsa
    nAnetti kuNivenO SrInivAsa ninna
    ratnada hAvige SrInivAsa
    nA hottu kuNivenO SrInivAsa || 3 ||
    hELidaMtAlihe SrInivAsa
    ninnALigALAgihe SrInivAsa
    avarULigava mALpe SrInivAsa
    enna pAlisO biDadE SrInivAsa || 4 ||
    ninna nAma hOLige SrInivAsa
    kaLLakuni nAnAgihe SrInivAsa kaTTi
    ninnavaroddare SrInivAsa
    nanaginnu lajjEtake SrInivAsa || 5 ||
    bIsi kollalavare SrInivAsa
    mudre kAsicuccalavare SrInivAsa mikka
    GAsigaMjenayya SrInivAsa e
    MjalAseya baMTa nA SrInivAsa || 6 ||
    hEsi nAnAdare SrInivAsa
    haridAsaroLu pokke SrInivAsa avara
    BASheya kELihe SrInivAsa AvAsiya sairiso SrInivAsa || 7 ||
    tiMgaLavanalla SrInivAsa
    vatsaraMgaLavanalla SrInivAsa
    rAjaMgaLa savaDipe SrInivAsa
    BavaMgaLa dATuve SrInivAsa || 8 ||
    ninnava ninnava SrInivAsa
    nAnanyavanariyenu SrInivAsa ayyA
    manniso tAytaMde SrInivAsa prasannavEMkaTadri SrInivAsa || 9 ||

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    • Posted by meeraghu on January 20, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      Krishna,
      Thanks for the lyrics. I have posted this a long time back. It is called “Srinivasa Bhajane”.

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  454. Posted by Karthik S on January 22, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Hi Meera Subbarao,
    It is really nice to see this post that gives lot of information on Hinduism. I had one question and just thought that you might be the right person to answer it. – Very recently, i visited to a Sharada Temple. There, after submitting my prayers, i found that Flowers fell from the left side of the god (left to god). Now, i am very much concerned that if it is inauspicious thing to see the flower falling from left side of goddess sharadamba. I am very much worried if something inauspicious is going to happen.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on January 22, 2013 at 8:29 am

      Hi Karthik S,
      It is a great sign that the Goddess has shown her blessings to you. No matter from which side the flowers fall, we consider it a great sign. Something good is definitely going to happen. Don’t worry, it is a good sign.
      It has happened to me several times, and same to my Mom.

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  455. Posted by pradeep0506 on January 27, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Hello mam,
    Myself Pradeep.S from Bangalore. I follow your blogs .I would like to send some mails to you of my embossing work on Sri Raghavendra swamy. So just send a mail to iampradeep05@gmail.com so that I could send all those works to you. Thank you. Jai sri ram. Please revert

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  456. Posted by revathi on January 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Hello Meera,

    I came across a nice kannada devotional somewhat janapada haru on goddess Lakshmi. I thought I share this on this blog. If you like it can be added to your video collection on Lakshmi. Kannada Devotional Rathna kanchuka. It would be nice if could get lyric for this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhtKw7ZzGUo

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    • Posted by meeraghu on February 2, 2013 at 9:15 am

      If you can listen to the song and write down the lyrics and send it here, that would be a great service right?

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  457. Posted by R.Mukund on February 3, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Namaskara

    Here is a temple of Shri Venkataramana in sitting posture. It’s an ancient temple near Raichur. The name of the place is GORKAL. It is close to Bichhali too. Here’s the link to one of the photographs:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/CDunJsqdJzMi8KaOetKGG_Z3ljMLuyU9GGneQUwKLRg?feat=directlink

    I shall post more details on how to reach there etc. soon.

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  458. Posted by R.Mukund on February 3, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Meera, I was going through some the old comments posted here. In one particular comment, someone wanted to know of contacts in Mantralaya. Nevertheless, it’s quite an old post and nothing can be done at this point in time. However, if you happen to come across people needing details or some logistics help, contact phone number, place to stay, route etc., in any of these places, I shall be glad to be of some help to them: Mantralaya, Raichur, Kallur, Kopra, Chippagiri, Hatthibelegal, Cheekalaparvi, Bichhali, Navavrundavana, Anegundi, Kanakagiri, Hampi, Navali (Bhogapuresha), Sode (Sonda) etc. My email id r.ashrit@gmail.com

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  459. Posted by Akshata on February 8, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Hi mam ,

    my name is akshata… from Karnataka, i do take carnatic music class (Vocal) and bhajans , dasara padagalu.. Currently i leave in Uk… I take music classes .. I have an experience of teaching music online as well …
    Wanted to let the music lovers on this site know it …. ..My email id is
    rs.akshata@gmail.com

    I wanted to send you a personal mail to get your premission … Couldn’t find it.

    http://www.hounslow.co.uk/directory/akshata-s

    Here is a bhavageete i uploaded on youtube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJhbj6-BCNc

    Thank you
    Akshata

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  460. Posted by Ragini Purohith. on February 15, 2013 at 9:31 am

    maaaaaaaam u r juz amazing.it is axidentaly i cem 2 know abt this wonderful site.u r awesum.maaam i realy n wholeheartedly thank you 4 dis great site.v r madhwaas.and belong to uttaradi matha.bharadwaja gotra.m v much intrested in songs n especialy purandara dasara kritis.maam i wud b obliged if u can pleaaaaase provide me the lyrics of few devotghonal songs like sajjllado krishna sallado and kappu ennalu bedavu sri hari yannu:and devaki nanda mukunda.plz zzz mam i vl b waiting 4 ur mail.plz !

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  461. Posted by Mohan Krishna B R on February 20, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Respected Meera

    I am an Madhva and an ardent follower of Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy. My native is Kolar which is about 70 KMS from Bangalore. From Kolar, about 15 KMS there is a place called Tambihally which is a holy place and has Moola Vrindavana of Sri Madhava Teertharu who is the direct disciple of Sri Madhvacharyaru and vrindavanas of Sri Narahari Teertharu & Sri Akshobhya Teertharu. Apart from this, there is a Sri Vyasaraja Pratishthita Prana Devaru and Sri Rayara Vridavana.

    We have a pontiff by name HH 1008 Sri Vidya Sagara Madhava Teertharu to look after the Mutt and he is a great scholar and has Doctorate in Sanskrit and he gives speech in Telugu, Tamil, English & Kannada fluently. He was also the principla of Mantralaya Vidya Peetha.

    The reason for writing this to you is that we got to know that there are some incripts (Upanishads) which are written by Sri Madhava Teertharu which is kept in a library of Germany.

    If you can get to know which library, what is the procedure to bring it back to India, it would be of great help.

    My contact number is +91 98454 88439.

    Any questions related to this, please feel free to contact me.

    Regards,

    Mohan Krishna B R

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  462. Posted by sujananippani on February 22, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Meera avarige namaskaragalu.nannadondu request,nanage “NODIDA SEETHAMMA NEE NODIDA SEETHAMMA” annuva ee haadina lyrics bekithu.nimmige gothidre please post madri.Thank you mam.

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  463. Posted by Deepa on March 4, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Hi Meera,

    Kudos for keeping this blog up to date with the latest Madhwa sampradrayas. I have been a silent but regular follower of this blog from past 2 years & have enjoyed reading all the articles.

    I have one query regarding the oil that needs to be used to light lamps at home. What oil is preferred to light ‘devara nanda deepa’?

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  464. Posted by ASP on March 8, 2013 at 11:17 am

    hello Meera,

    I visit your website almost everyday as all of us in our family have great faith/belief i
    n Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy.
    I live in Columbus ,Oh.
    I love all the information that you have shared.
    Do you have the lyrics to the mane varte haadu and Sampat Lakshmi haadu in Kannada ?
    Thanks for sharing so much information about Sri Rayaru..
    I don’t know if you will be willing to share but I was wondering if you have a personal email /phone number that I could contact you with…

    I am from B’lore too…

    Thanks again for the great blog…

    _Asha

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    • Posted by meeraghu on March 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      Asha,
      Thanks for your wonderful comment. Yes, I do have the lyrics for Maane Varte and Lakshmi Haadu. I will send you an email, please reply.

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  465. Posted by ASP on March 8, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Definitely Meera!

    I will look forward to your email……

    -Asha

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  466. Posted by Meena on March 9, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Namaskara Meera avare,
    My name is Meena from Ohio. This is my first time commenting on your site, but have been an avid follower of your blog for quite a few years now. I am a blessed devotee of Guru Rayaru and continue to stay blessed in His grace every single moment of my life.
    Someone shared the pictures of new Navaratna Ratha in Mantralayam. So I wanted to send it over to you so you can share it with all Rayaru devotees through your blog.

    http://raghavendramutt.org/navaratna-ratha-image-gallery?page=1

    Tumbaa chennagide nimma blog; ella Rayara bhaktarigu ee navaratna rathada darushana agali antha nimage link share madtha idini.

    Wishes to your family on Maha Shivaratri..May we all stay blessed by Rayaru in our lives..

    Thanks,
    meena.

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  467. Posted by Ramkumar UN on March 28, 2013 at 4:11 am

    Meera avare,

    I am Ram, i have a selection of several songs which have not been posted in the lyrics column. It would be good if i get your email id i can send you those Lyrics and it may be useful for several people, the songs which are old and may be few unheard as well.

    Thanks
    Ram

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  468. Posted by Ramakrishna Rao on April 4, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Dear Ms. Meera,   The information you are providing about madhwa community/culture is really fantastic. I don’t miss a single post of this site. Really hats off to you, being a SW engineering and staying far off india, you are able to gather so much of information including the latest panchanga of uttaradi matt, which I cannot do being in Hyderabad   Appreciations and keep it up.  

    Regards Ramakrishna Hyderabad – India

    ________________________________

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    • Posted by meeraghu on April 4, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Appreciate your comments, and thanks so much. It is all blessings from our Beloved Rayaru which gives me strength to work on this blog.

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  469. Posted by Ragothaman N on April 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I am a Madhwa Desistha from Trichy. I am observing full fasting on Thursdays for the last 27 years. (I take only milk & tea – 5 or 6 cups) Nowadays I feel tired (due to my age – 50+). Physicians advise me to take some ‘palahara’. Can I have some with salt or I should have only sweet items? Please advise

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    • Posted by meeraghu on April 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      I am not sure why you are completely fasting on Thursday. As far as I know, you can definitely eat once. If you don’t want to eat food, palahara is good. Fruits should also be fine. I am just saying this based on my knowledge. Please check with a priest.

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  470. Posted by Canchi Ravi on April 7, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Madhwa scholars repeatedly say that EKADASHI and Janmashtami day fasting is far superior to all other fastings.

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  471. Posted by Surabhi on April 20, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Hello,
    My name is Surabhi , i am from india Mumbai,i am look for some openings in USA…pl revert to me on surabhidoshi97@gmail.com
    Thks

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  472. Dear Madam,

    Namaskaram. Hare Srinivasa !
    I interduce myself that I am Srimushnam K Nagarajan a rtd gztd.officer and a great vamsastha of Srimushnam Aryacharaya a ageat philosaper of Dwaitha philosapy, and now residing in Cennai, Tamil Nadu.India. I came to know about your yoman service to our Madhwa Community. First of all I thank You for the same.
    More over,by the Grace of Almighty and the Divine Blessings of our Poojya Acharyas we had started a Marriage Information Centre in the name” VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE” in Chennai (Tamilnadu, India) to fulfill the Wedding dreams and Allaince needs of our Brahmin childrens (Boys/Girls) speaking Kannada,Marathi,Tamil, Telegu and Thulu,(for Madhwa,Desistha and Smartha) in 2009 purely as a Social Service to our Community.

    During the past years number of alliances had been settled by the Anugraha of Mantralaya Mahan Sathguru Sri Sri Raghavendra. Now , after a three years sincere and true services of our Centre, our community people realises that “VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE” is a very good boon for parents seeking alliances for their Childrens.

    Our Address:- Srimushnam K.Nagarajan, New No.15, Eigth Street, ‘KANAKA VRIKSHA FLATS’ New Colony, Adambakkam, Chennai- 600 088. Tamil Nadu, India. Mob: No.09444469340. e-mail : – srmkallu.vivaha@gmail.com ourwebsite:

    For registering Bride/Groom in our centre, parents may simple send their e-mail ID or Full postal address by Mail or by sms to our Mobile No given above

    For our communal sack, we request your good self please inform and forward this message to your friends and relatives.Let them be benefitd by your yoman service.

    Thanking you in anticipation. Hare Srinivasa.!

    SARVE JANA SUKINO BHAVANTHU.

    with kind regards.

    Srimushnam K Nagarajan,Organiser,
    Vivaha Marriage Information Centre,
    Adambakkam,Chennai 600 088,
    Mob: 09444469340.

    .

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    • Dear Madam,
      Namaskara. Hare Srinvasa, We had changed our Vivaha Marriage Infomation Centres Office from Adambakkam, Chennai 88 to the folowing new Address. Srimushnam K Nagarajan, Organiser, Vivaha Marriage Information Centre, No 42, Rajarathinam Main Road, AMS Flats, Narmadha Nagar, ULLAGARAM, Chennai 600 091. Mob; 09444469340. E,mail Id. Parrents may send their email id or postal address by SMS or by Mail for sending the application form for registering varan/vadhu in our centre, Service only for Madhwas speaking Kannada and Marathi only. our centre is a very good boon for parrents seeking allaince for their children. We request you to please inform to our community people regarding our matrimonial Service. Thank you Madam, Hare Srinivasa.
      With Kind Regards.
      Srimushnam K Nagarajan,Organiser,
      Vivaha Marriage Information Centre,
      Ullagaram, Chennai 600 091.
      Mob 09444469340.

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  473. Posted by Vinita on May 18, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Meera,

    Please send me your email, I chanced to come across your blog, and was amazed by the good work you are doing.
    It’s fantastic. Best Wishes,

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  474. Posted by smitha on May 20, 2013 at 4:57 am

    I would like to know simple prayers for children eg. Before having food or before going to bed

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  475. Posted by Sannidhi Kainkaryam dar, Sri T.T Temple. on May 23, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Dear Meera Ji!

    Very nice to see your Blog on Guru Rayaru and you are really great to spread our tradition across the world.

    We are descendants of Shri Annamacharya who wrote several songs on Lord of Tirumala. Daily one of our family members should be present in Tirumala during Suprabatham / Ekanta Seva for singing Annamacharya krithis in front of Lord. Without listening to our songs Srinivasa will not wake up or sleep. We are also Kanya Datha’s for SriDevi /Bhudevi to Sri Malayyapa (Tirumala Utsavamurthy is called Malayaapa) during Kalyanotsavam.

    We are very much enchanted and would like to send Sri Vari Mahaprasadam for you. (Chandanam offered to Lotus Feet + Namam (kept on forehead of Moolavar of Tirumala) also Ploktha Vastram (After Abhiskeham on every Friday we use to wipe out complete body of Moolavirat + Abjisekha teertham (Lord’s Lotus feet teertha). These are all the belongings of Srinivasa which directly touch Lord of Seven Hills.

    In fact our Guru Rayaru – (Baby Venkatanatha) is vara prasadam of our Lord Venkateswara swamy. During my turn at Sannidhi, I use to recall that Sri Thimanna Bhattu and Smt. Gopikamba prayed here and got gifted such a marvelous son. They prayed in-front of Kulasekhara Padi (Step – in front of sanctum sanctorum – it is one of the Alwar). Even Purandara dasaru, Vijaya dasaru visited our Sannidhi.

    Kindly let me know how the above things can can be reached you. You can mail me at below address.

    Srinvasa Anugraha Praptirastu!

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    • Posted by meeraghu on May 23, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      I am not sure I can believe the contents of this email. Is this really happening? If it is true, it is just unbelievable.

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      • Posted by ASHA PRAKASH on May 24, 2013 at 10:34 am

        Meera,

        It is so amazing to see the email and you are very fortunate !

        I think Lord Srinivasa and Sri Guru Rayaru are very happy with your work and devotion.

        Great job!

        Best Regards,

        -Asha

        Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 19:10:13 +0000 To: asp_hope@hotmail.com

      • Posted by meeraghu on May 24, 2013 at 12:07 pm

        I hope so, Asha.

  476. How BLESSED you are! Lord Srinivasa’s blessings to reach you from the GREAT descendents of the great Vaggeyakararu ANNAMACHARYA!

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    • Posted by meeraghu on May 23, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      I read the comment so many times. Can’t believe it even now. I only hope someone is not playing a prank with me.

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      • Posted by kum on May 24, 2013 at 12:26 am

        Meera, you are blessed! Thank you so much for writing .

        Govinda sharanam, Gopala sharanam

        blog: global vegan fare

  477. Posted by CN Raju. on May 24, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Hi Meeraji! Nope. Not at all.

    This is absolutely gratitude to your work and devatha strotras, Hari ka thamrutha sara and not for any other reason. As you shared the knowledge, and also because of some punya which we had from our ancestors, I want to share Srinivasa’s sanctifications for you. Absolutely it is for no any other reason or not for any money sake. These things are highly intimate and delicate and I should respect honours of Sri Vari Temple. Kindly share your mail Id and will send my details.

    As of now I am working in software organization to continue my life and whenever I had my turn in tirumala will offer Seva to him. Next month – in June, I have Sannidhi responsibility, will be in Astadala PadaPadmaradhana where we will place 108- Golden Flowers to Lotus feet of Lord and Vakshasthala Tayarlu. At that time, I will also give your Gotra namas in Garbhalayam to listen to Supreme Lord :).

    If you like, I will also give some of the recipes which our beloved superior will take daily and occasionally. We will prepare different items in Sri Vari Potu, Like Proktam Laddu, kalyanotsava Laddu, Vada, Jilebi, Thenthola(Muruku), Appam, Matra Dhadyonam(only item which we will take inside Garbhalayam for Naivedyam), Vakula Matha Payasam, Seera, Miriyapu Pongal , Pulihora, Chakkera Pongal, Thomala Dosa (Big Jaggery Dosa), Pancha kajjayam(offered in Sahsra deepalanakara seva), Koluvu Srinivasa Murthy Tila Nivedanam, Meva (Ekantha Seva prasadam), Butter offered by Hathiramji Mutt duing Suprabhatham, Poli on Friday Abhishekam… so on.. These we call as “Taliga” and special items which we offer to Lord of Seven hills daily during Prathah kala, Madyana kala and Ratri kala.

    Also I will send each and Every seva of Lord which happens in Tirumala from Suprbhatam to Ekanatha Seva if you like it.

    Other than this we can expect in our life? Once again telling it is not play or Joke. Only few will get this Punya and it can’t be borrowed or purchased.

    As my Annamacharya says,

    “Venamala Vennuda Vinuthencha nentha Vada…Kanimmani naaki punayamu..kattithi vayya..

    (Dachuko nee padalakau..taga ne chesina poojaleve).

    (Meaning: Who I am to praise you my Lord? Just you have given me this Punya..to praise you.. To your lotus feet i am offering sankeerthana Pushapa)..

    My mail Id: ttdjan20131@rediffmail.com

    Regards,
    CN Raju.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on May 24, 2013 at 8:37 am

      Raju Sir,
      I have sent you an email. I am just amazed. Like you might have seen, I have a big picture of Lord Sreenivasa in our Living room. He is our Mane Devaru, and I keep pointing to him almost everyday and say “When are you going to give me your darshana”. I really can’t believe this is happening to me.
      Just the thought of you thinking to send me the items our Lord has used itself is a big joy for me. It feels like amazing, and to have your email on Narashima Jayanthi also made it so special.
      I have no words to express my sincere thanks and gratitude. Thanks a million.

      Reply

  478. Posted by Roopa on May 24, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Hi Meera,

    It’s really a wonderful website. Thanks for all the contributions.

    Roopa

    Reply

  479. Posted by Tallakapaka CN Raju, Sannidhi Kainkaryam dar, Sri T.T Temple, Tirumala. on May 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Shri T.T Temple – Tirumala: Sri Vari Arjitha Sevas Description: Suprabhatha Seva: Tallakapaka CN Raju. Sri T.T, Tirumala.

    Details of daily worship at Tirumala Temple:

    The worship in Tirumala temple is done strictly according to the Vaikhanasa Agama. According to the Bhavisthyottara purana, Vaikhanasa Rishi is said to have admired the playful leelas of Lord Krishna in Dwapara Yuga and did Tapascharya to obtain darshan of Lord Krishna. The legend goes that Lord Krishna appeared before him and instructed him to worship the Lord as Srinivasa who manifested himself in a hill on Venkatachala and that one Rangadasa will help him to locate and worship the Lord. Vaikhanasa Rishi then proceeded to Tirumala and is said to have found the Lord with the help of Rangadasa and worshipped him. Thus Vaikhanasa Rishi, according to the legend, is the first person to worship the Lord at Tirumala. Hence in this temple, to this day, worship is conducted according to the Vaikhanasa agama. Having known about the leelas of the Lord let us go in detail about the different prayers offered to the Lord of Tirumala in a day.
    The temple is virtually open throughout the day and in the night with only a gap of an hour or two in the night between the Ekantha seva and the early morning Suprabhatham.

    Suprabhata Seva: (3am -3.30am)

    Performers: Tallapaka Annamacharya Family + Hathiramji Mutt + Jiyengar Mutt + Vedaparayana dars + Sannidhi Tirumaliga Archaka’s + Sanndhi Golla + Devotees.

    Early in the morning at a fixed time like 2:00 AM, the previous day itself ‘golla’ (cowherd : Remember in Srinivasa History who has beaten Lord and gave shapa to him. Now his family continues and they are the one who will have first darshan of Lord at Sanctum Sanctorium).will go to the residence of the archakas & collect them who have been allotted the duty in the sanctum sanctorum that day. The archaka would have by that time had his morning bath, completed his Nitya-karmanusthanas and wearing Urdva Pundras. He will then do pranama to the key of the sanctum & proceed to the temple holding the key on his head, accompanied by paricharaikas, temple paraphethedar and music. The ‘golla’ would be holding a fireband in his hand when the priest has reached the main entrance of the temple. The cowherd would go back and bring the HH Jiyyangar from Mutt or his representative- Ekangi to the temple. The Jiyyangar or Ekangi will come carrying on their head a box, which contains one key (duplicate) and seals etc.

    Meantime, the temple administration representative would have come there with one key. The system is triplicate lock system with archaka,, Jiyyangar and temple authorities having one key each. The archaka will first symbolically place his key in the hand of the Dvarapalaka on the right of the Bangaru Vakili. The priest will do pranama to dvarapalakadevathaas near the Bangaru Vakili. Then he will take the key from the dvarapalaka and seal is broken and the doors of golden vakili will be opened uttering suitable mantras. Here the speciality of the Keys is : It is called Kunche Kola..and Archaka will open the inside lock from outside. this is being secret and will be revealed to only Anuvamsika Archaka’s. The Sannidhi ‘golla’, Annamacharya Family, the paricaraka, jeeyar & arhcaka will go in and the Bangaru Vakili doors will be closed from inside.
    Bangaru Vakili is a telugu word which means ‘golden doorway’. Here the two doors are massive and covered with gold plate. One should not miss studying these two doors in detail as they depict religious facts. On one door all the ten avataras (incarnations) of the Lord are depicted. The other door depicts the dwadasanama devatas viz. Kesava, Narayana, Madhava. Meantime in the Mukhamantapa the devotees for the Suprabhata seva would have assembled. There will be priests outside who will start reciting suprabhatam, stotra, prapatti. Mangalasasana verses composed by Sri Pratiradibhayankaram Annan. While inside the Bangaru Vakili the antarala the golla with his fireband (torch) would have lighted all the lamps. The ekangi would have lighted the Brahmakhanda and sara lamps.
    The next ritual is to remove Bhoga Srinivasa. Who acted as Sayanabera the previous night. When he was ceremonially put to sleep in a cot during Ekantaseva. He will be lifted from that cot and will be taken back to the sanctum to rest near the feet of the Dhruvabera on the left side. That place is known as Sthirasthana. The height of the icon gifted by Samarai, the Pallava Princess does not reach even the anklet of the Dhruvabera. But all worship in the sanctum is done to this idol. At this stage Annamacharya famly use to render wake-up songs (” Meluko Sringara raya”,” Vinnapaalu Vinavale Vinta vinthalu”, “Medini jivula gava meluko vayya”.. and so on),

    The vaikhanasa practice is to establish a connection between the Dhruvabera and the Kantukabera through a sambandhakurca during worship. This sambandhakurca is a bunch of 32 blades of darbha (grass) tied by a knot in a rightward direction. The knot will be about 2 inches (angular) in length and will be in the middle thus having about 4 inches (angular) of darbha (grass) fire in the front. The front portion is set to represent Brahma, the knot Vishnu and rest Rudra. This sambandhakurca is placed in the space between the Dhruvabera and the kantukabera with the front portion of the kurca towards the kautkabera. The belief is that the sanctum is water, while dhruvabera is the earth below and the kautukabera is the flower that is nourished by the earth and water. The sambandhakurca is likened to the stalk of the flower, which is connecting link between earth and flower through water. After that Lord will be offered Naivedyam with Hathiramji Mutt Navaneetham(Butter) + Tamboola. So lord of seven hills first will have Navaneetam as Naivedyam. This clearly shows is he is Small child Krishna.

    After restoring the kautukabera to Jivasthana, the sayana mantapa is cleared of the cot and other articles used for Ekantaseva the previous night. The doors are open and by that time the reciters outside would have completed the mangalasasana. In the sanctum, the jiyyangar will light the camphor on a plate and give it to archaka who performs Paccha Karpura Harati to the Mula Vigraha. The devotees are then allowed to pass through the Bangaru Vakili and go up to Kulasekharpadi for the Visvarupa / Suprabhata darshan.

    The tradition in Tirumala is that Brahma conducts worship every night for the Lord at Tirumala. Actually every night before closing the doors if the Garbhagruha five gold cups of water with the spices specified for puja as per agamas, added to them along with other puja articles are left at the feet of the Lord so that Brahma may use them for the worship of Lord in the night (Brahmaradhana). The devotees who go for Visvarupadarsana get the Tirtha believed to have been used by Brahma & other Gods for the puja offered in the night. Another important feature is that only during Suprabhata-darshana is the devotee able to have a darshan of Lords sacred feet without any gold kavacha on the fact. It is removed during Ekantaseva when Bhoga Srinivasa is put to bed, a half piece (billa in telugu) (half a tablet-like) perfumed sandal paste is placed over his chest, and other piece is placed on the figure of Alamelmanga on the chest if the Mulavigraha, another piece is kept along with puja articles for Brahma to use during his nights worship to the Lord. In addition, another two piecec are placed on Lord’s feet after removing the gold kavacha. These pieces on Lord’s feet are placed there, after wiping off the Civet oil with which his feet are anointed before placing the gold kavacha on them. During the Suprabhata-darshan the devotees are given as prasada a bit from these two sandal paste tablets kept on Lord’s feet in the night and some will be given the small piece of perfumed cloth (Plokta Vastram) with which the Civet oil is wiped off the feet of the Lord, so that they may reverentially press the cloth on their forehead and eyes. The sandal paste is called Sripadachandana and the cloth is called Sripadavastra or Plokta Vastra.

    Annamacharya’s Family, Tarigonda’s family, Jiyengar and Venda parayanadars are recipie of Brahma Tamboolam which is the Tambool offerred to Lord and Goddess during night.

    Kowsalya supraja Rama poorva sandhya pravarthathe
    Uthishta narasardoola karthavyam daivamahnikam

    Meaning: Sri Rama! Kausalya’s endearing son! Wake up, dear;You have to do Your day-to-day duties; Do wake up please

    Lakshminivasa niravadya gunaika sindo:
    Samsarasagara samuththaranaika setho
    Vedanta vedya nijavaibhava bhakta bhogya
    Sree Venkatachalapathe! thava suprabhatham

    Hope you have enjoyed Sri Vari Suprabhatha Seva

    Srinivasa Paripoorna Anugrha Siddi Rastu!
    Tallakpaka CN Raju.

    (This is purely my personal experience – Kindly excuse me if there are any mistakes).

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    • Posted by meeraghu on May 26, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      This is just amazing, Raju Sir. I will post this on the main page for the benefit of everyone. I could imagine each and every minute with the details you have posted. Blessed are the people who can actually witness this being performed to our beloved Lord.

      Thanks a million for sharing this.

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  480. Posted by Raju. on May 27, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Yes Madam! That is my big worry always. God’s rituals should not be limited to only certain families or VIP’s or Rich. So all who loves him really should be able to witness such sevas. So just wanted to make these sevas at least in a text way so devotees will be aware what is happening inside the temple. Thanks for posting this in main Page. I’m finding this is the right way to share all my feelings and will also write about other sevas whenever i get some time.

    Thanks again.
    Raju.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on May 27, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Raju Sir,
      Everyone knows that unless you are rich or have some influence it is impossible to see Lord Venkateshwara for more than a minute. Even getting to perform any seva has become a long wait. So, hopefully we can get some insight by your posts.
      Thanks again for sharing these rituals.

      Reply

  481. Posted by Sindhu on June 8, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Hi Meera,
    I am Sindhu Gururaj from Bangalore and wanted to share something with you. Please share your e-mail ID. I look forward to it.

    Wanted to share something abt Raghavendra Seer.

    Thanks.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on June 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Sindhu,
      Just sent an email.

      Reply

      • Posted by Srimushnam K. Nagarajan ,42,Rajarathinam Main Road,AMs Flats, Trinity Builders,Narmadha Nagar,Ullagaram, Chennai 600 091,India. Mob: 09444469340. on June 8, 2013 at 9:52 pm

        Dea Madam,
        I am Srimushnam K Nagarajan from chennai India, we are doing a matrimonial service to our Madhwa community purely as a social service our e-mail:srmkallu,vivaha@gmail.com For more info.pl visit our web site srmkalluvivaha.wordpress,com. we request you to please inform about our service to your relatives and friends. Thank You.
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        Vivaha Marriage Information Centre,
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      • Posted by Srimushnam K. Nagarajan ,42,Rajarathinam Main Road,AMs Flats, Trinity Builders,Narmadha Nagar,Ullagaram, Chennai 600 091,India. Mob: 09444469340. on June 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm

        Dear Madam,
        Namaskara, Hare Srinivasa ,I wish to inform you that we had shifted our Vivaha Marriage Information Centres (A matrimonial service centre purely as social service to our Madhwa community) office from Adambakkam to ULLAGARAM Chennai 91,
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        09444469340. For more Info. pl visit our web: . We request your goodself please inform regardingour matrimonial service to Madhwa community to your relatives and Friends, Let them be benifited by your yoman service.Thank You.

        With kind regards,
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        Chennai 600 091.

  482. Posted by Krishna on June 9, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Namaskara Meera avare,

    My name is Krishna and I am a student in Chicago. My family belongs to Rayara matha and I feel fortunate for this. On my recent trip to India, we went to Mantralaya on Thursday and did 12 pradikshanas of the devastana and one namaskara every pradikshina.

    I have come back to Chicago now and begun chanting “Om Sri Raghavendraya namaha” and I do it a minimum of 30*108 times a day in the morning. My goal is to do one-lakh this month of June. I will need your encouragement and advice if you think I am making a mistake in this sort of Sankalpa.

    If there is any event in USA (esp. chicago) please do let me know and I will try to help out.

    Thank you so much!

    Reply

  483. Posted by Muralidhar Dev on June 11, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Namaste,
    Please can you share your email id, need input for “Madhwa Info” android application.

    Reply

  484. Posted by Srimushnam K. Nagarajan ,42,Rajarathinam Main Road,AMs Flats, Trinity Builders,Narmadha Nagar,Ullagaram, Chennai 600 091,India. Mob: 09444469340. on June 11, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Dear Sir,

    Namaskara,Hare Srinivasa. As requested my e,mail id is

    Thank You.

    With Regards,
    Srimushna K Nagarajan, Organiser,
    Vivaha Marriage Information Centre
    (only for madhwa community)
    Ullagaram,Chennai 600 091
    Tamil Nadu, India,
    Mob: 09444469340.

    Reply

  485. Posted by Srimushnam K. Nagarajan ,42,Rajarathinam Main Road,AMs Flats, Trinity Builders,Narmadha Nagar,Ullagaram, Chennai 600 091,India. Mob: 09444469340. on June 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Our email id is our website Vivaha Marriage Information Centre,ULLAGARAM, Chennai 600 091. Tamil Nadu, India. Our Mob No: 09444469340

    Reply

  486. Posted by SURI MOORTHY on June 22, 2013 at 12:36 am

    I want to send a painting of SRI RAGHAVENDRAR PAINTING DONE BY MY SON Please send your email

    Reply

  487. Posted by sujatharajagopal on July 2, 2013 at 4:51 am

    Hello Meera Mam,

    I want song lyrics for loka bharithano,and Manasu karagathae swami dhayavu bharathae, in English. pls help me.My mail id succhi86@gmail.com

    Reply

  488. Posted by Radhika srinath on July 12, 2013 at 8:10 am

    hello meera,
    I am radhika from chennai i would like to know if you have devanagiri lipi script for vijaya rayara suladi

    Reply

  489. Posted by Sowmya on August 2, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Hi Meera,

    Your blog is amazing! I have normally seen people start blogs but they cant really continue with it. But you have been updating this regularly I guess. Came across your blog when I was looking out for a song. I’m following your blog now :).

    Regards,
    Sowmya

    Reply

  490. Posted by Uma Rajesh on August 27, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Hi Meera,

    I am Uma Rajesh, used to live in San Jose and now live in Bangalore. I have been following your blog for many years now for guidance on many many things, lyrics, shlokas etc. Today I thought I should share something with you and all the Vaishnava bandhugalu who follow your blog, do check out http://www.vyasapeetham.com. It is an amazing project by Sri Nagendracharya. The hours and hours of upanyasas are easy to download and listen on our phones. Do check it out. Maybe you already know about it but if not I somehow thought posting this link on your page was a very apt thing to do as you have so many Madhwas visiting your blog. I hope you and the others like listening to the wonderful upanyasas as much as I do.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on August 27, 2013 at 10:31 am

      Thanks, Uma. I will definitely check this out.

      Reply

      • Posted by Uma Rajesh on October 29, 2013 at 10:46 pm

        Meera, good to know you are back now having visited some very nice places in and around Bangalore. Just wanted to know if you got a chance to check out Vyasapetham.com and listen to any of the upanyasas. Please don’t think I am being pushy, I have shared this with some like minded folks and we are all enjoying the upanyasa. If you like it too, then it would be great if you can share it on your blog on the main page so other interested Vaishnava Bandhugalu will also benefit. Do let me know what you think. You can email me at umarajesh@hotmail.com. Thanks You – Uma

      • Posted by meeraghu on October 30, 2013 at 7:51 am

        Uma,
        Yes, I have visited the web site http://www.vyasapeetham.com/ many times. Haven’t had time to listen though. I will definitely post the link and write a post soon. If you can send me more details that would be helpful also.

      • Posted by Uma Rajesh on October 30, 2013 at 11:54 pm

        I will send you more details shortly Meera.
        – Regards
        Uma

      • Posted by Uma Rajesh on November 5, 2013 at 12:56 am

        Meera, I am penning my personal experience here, I am so very happy to have found this website (www.vyasapeetham.org). This is a real treasure trove for interested Vaishnava bandhugaLu.. The Upanyasas are very easy to download and install on our smart phones and listen. We are really blessed to have this kind of interpretation available to us so easily and so conveniently. In large cities be it Bangalore, San Jose or New York people spend many hours in their daily commute and associated traffic jams, I think listening to these great Upanyasas on phones will not only take away the pressure and stress of driving and traffic but will enhance people’s lives to great and immense extents. Many thanks to GurugaLu Sri Vishnudasa Nagendracharya who has made it his life’s goal to bring about the awareness and the greatness of Sri Mukhyapranadevaru and spread true knowledge that is in our Shashtras and Puranas to interested people in such an easy to access way. I always thought I would attend some interesting Upanyasas by prominent Madhwa Philosophers when my kids have grown and I have more time on hand but Vishwanandini has changed all that!!! We do not need to be old and retired people to know what our Shastras say and what our rituals mean, we don’t need to wait till the golden years of our lives when most of our lives are already spent to know “how to live right”! That is what I like most about Vishwanandini, it’s accessibility!!! I am sure there must be lots of people like me and it is to such people I want to spread the word about this great website and the vast knowledge it contains in such an easy to access way!

      • Posted by Uma Rajesh on November 5, 2013 at 11:22 am

        Meera it is http://www.vyasapeetham.com and not http://www.vyasapeetham.org as I have typed by mistake above.

  491. Posted by Madhavi on August 28, 2013 at 4:25 am

    Namaskara Meera avare,
    Iwas looking for kannada baraha of SRI PURANDARA DASARA if u have pls send me…
    my mail id is madhavi_guruprasad@yahoo.co.in

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on August 28, 2013 at 7:36 am

      Not sure what you mean by kannada baraha of Sri Purandara Dasaru. There are many lyrics posted on the blog.

      Reply

  492. Posted by naina on September 10, 2013 at 4:23 am

    Hello Meera avare,

    Namskara, My name is Naina. I belong to MAdhva community.

    I should say a big thanks to you for such a wonderful blog.

    This blog has helped me follow all my customs \festivals\recipes for the festivals\stotras etc smoothly.

    Since, my parents are form north karnataka, we used to follow north karnataka customs at home, but at my inlaws house, they follow bangalore customs, which are quite different.

    But, your blog really helped me and guided me accordingly.

    Must say… many a times, following this blog was like a mom helping me in all my pujas & recipes..

    This blog has become like my virtual mom.

    Many thanks,
    Naina.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on September 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      Naina,
      Thanks so much for the wonderful comment. I am glad this blog has helped you, that is the main idea behind this blog. Enjoy. :)

      Reply

  493. Namaskara Meeraavare,

    Nanu Jyothi Bangalore enda, basically smarthas but married to vaishnavas (Madhavas) nange adjust agodu tumba kasta agtitiu yakandre namdu nimdu paddatigalle bere, but nim blog nodidmele ella kaltkotaedini, can you please help out with jesta devi puja (ganesha habbadalli) and dhara kattikoltaralla adanna hege madodu anta so that i can also do that to help my atte in this matter.

    Hagene e hadu enara sikkidre post madtira please

    AARATI BELEGIRI PARVATI SUTANIGE NARIYA RUPADA HERAMBAGE.

    Nim vishwasi

    Jyothigirish.

    Reply

  494. Posted by Gayathri on September 15, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Hi Meera,

    This is a wonderful blog and I am so happy to have come across one such blog. I wanted to know of a place in Bangalore where we get Gowri pettige, Kalasha, Jhangte and all pooja items. What is the pooja vidhana for Gowri pettige pooje..

    Thanks,
    Gayathri

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on September 16, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      You can get it in any Rayara mutta. I always get all the items from 5th block or 4th block Rayara mutta on Thursday’s.

      Reply

  495. Dear Meera Madam,

    Namaskara, Hare Srinivasa!! I am Srimushnam K Nagarajan, I want to share some details thro your blog ( for which you are doing a very very great service to our Madhwa community) about Srimushnam one among the eight swayamvaktha skethra in, India, which is not known to many of our people , where Sri Madhacharyaru created a holy pond namely ” DHANDA THEERTHA ” as in UDUPI, during 13th century during his sanchara. and the skethra murthy LORD Sri BHUVARAHA is swayambhoo Murthy of saligrama shila. .. In Srimushnam a great scholar and phlospher in Dwaitha Sidhantha (Who is having abandant knowledge of sashtras, Tharka and puranas,) namely SRI ARIYACHARYARU,who lived in the middle of 18th century. Due to his old age he could not able go to Kasi for Ganga Shnana.. He whole heartedly Prayed Ganga Matha regrding his inefficency, to come over there, On that night , in his dream Ganga Matha appeared and blessed him, saying with , that on the next day itself , SHE will come directly to Srimushnam to fulfill his wish ,and to accept his Moradabayana and to bless him, in the Nithya Pushkarani iItself and not to worry. What a wonder , as prommissed next day early morning in the Usath kala Ganga Mtha Came in the Eastern Side of the Nithiya Pushkarai. in the form of a fresh flow and the water level raised anomusly , and at the same time in the water only two hands of a lady(Ganga Mathas Hands) with full of Bangles appeared and accepted the Moradha Bhayana given by Sri Ariyacharyaru. and disappeared in no second.. Everybody there witnessed this occasion. Even Now today we can see this historical event was sculputered in the Eastern Bank of the pushkarani ,That place of the pushkarani is now called as Ariyacharyaru Gatta. We are very proud to say that we are the vamshastha of Sri Ariyacharyaru.and.because of this insident , we the vamsastha of Aryacharyaru exmpted from going to kasi for Ganga shnana .More over all the 32 holyJeeva Nadhigalu ,River Ganga ,Sindhu, Kaveri, Krishna, Narmadha, , Thungabadhra,Godhavari, …….Etc are present in the Nithya Pushkarani in all the four banks of that tank.For this reason, We have to take 32 baths in the Pushkarani with proper Shankalpha Which is called” Suthu Theertha Shnana”.In the eastern side of the Puahkarani there is one Aswatha Vriksha .Under the Tree a temple of Lakshmi Narashima and the idles of Avathara Thraya Hanuma, Bheema and Madhwa are there ,which was constructed was installed by a great Saint , called , Kambhalu Ramachandra Theertharu , the Moola Brindhava of Him is in the Navabrindhavana in Shenbakkam near Vellore in Tamil Nadu. The temple even now was worshiped by his shanthathigalu.. As to my poor knowledge, It is not possible for me to narrate fully about Srimushna Skshtra ,and as such all these things are very well known to your good sellf. Now There are Three mirthika Brindhavanas. Two of Vadhirajaru (both are vadhirajaru One Mrithika Brindhavana of Sri Raghavendra (Prathishta during 2010), Which is the direct Branch of Nanjangoodu (Mantralaya) Raghavendra Matta where Sri Rayaru had performed Three Chathurmasays, and we can get all fecelities (Food, Stayal, Theertha shrardha etc. subject to advance appointments) It is a must to every Madhwa to make a yathra to Srimushnam kshetra atleast once in their life time, Thank You once again. I hope that you had visitted my website Hare Srinivasa.!!

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  496. Posted by Sowmya on September 20, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Hi Meera,

    How are you doing? I see so many lyrics being shared if we can get the audio also for these It will be great. If there is audio for Vinayaka Vignavinashaka pls share. This blog is helping to learn so many songs which I have alays come across but never learnt before :).

    Thanks,
    Sowmya

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  497. Posted by Sreelakshmi Poornaprajna on September 24, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Hi Meera madam,

    This is Sreelakshmi from UK. I like your blog very much and I got very usefull details in your blog. I am basically from uttaradhi mutt, and after marraige now i am vadiraja mutt. I was celebrating every festival in my parents house . But after marriage , In my husband house , so many festivals are dropped because my mother in law dont no exactly about our vadiraj mutt festivals , But i am very interested in our madhwa religion and our festival. Can you please tell me about vadiraja mutt festival , I tried so many ways but I dint get correct information about vadiraja mutt festivals , Please help me about this. I want detail information . I am waiting .

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  498. naasta mam, i am Mrs.sreedevi ravikumar from hyderabad. we are facing lot of struggles about star doshas, graha doshas and vastu (rent house) will you please give a solutions through pooja’s ??? can you please tell me as early as possable. thankyou

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  499. She may consult Vidwan Varakhedi Vadirajachar who is a SUDHA PANDIT and a great astrologer solving problems of all castes. People visit him from 4 pm. for consultation and he is located in a right lane just beyond Arya Samaj at Badi Chowdi area (Kachiguda X Roads), Hyderabad.

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  500. Posted by madivalasrihari on October 20, 2013 at 3:29 am

    hi meera navare nanna hesaru srihari ivaga helodu enandare swalpa divasa nanage nimminda various updates ella nanna mail ge banditthu from Oct 3rd ninda nanage enthaha mail galu barthailla dayavittu ella updates nanna mail id ge thalupusuvodu inthi thamma srihari………………..

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  501. Posted by Ashwini Sameer on November 7, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Hello Meera avre,
    Tulasi habba sameepisuttide, nimma blog alli tulasi aarthi post madidri ond sala. ad ivaga yaako illa. please post that lyrics and song so that it helps for uttana dwadashi. as well as the prenayamo link is also not working. Please post the same once again.

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  502. Posted by Ashwini Sameer on November 7, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Hello Mam,

    Myself Ashwini Sameer, residing in Bangalore and working as lecturer in a Pvt College. Myself a smartha from malenadu being married to Sameer a typical dharwad vaishnavas. During those initial days after marriage, i found it sooooo very difficult to follow with the customs, recipies, correctag helbeku andre aa madi mailge na artha maadkolodak tumba kashta aagtittu. On the other hand i found this blog when searching for shukravarada haadu. And from then till now I have been constantly following your blog. Whenver any festival is nearing, your encyclopedia is with me. Be it the recipies or the customs or more importantly the songs. Nim kadi helo aa typical songs, adan kalibek anta hambala bahala ittu aadre daari toror yaar irlilla. and moreover namamta youngsters ge ee tara traditions tildoru, nam bhaashele heloru bahala avashyaka. Hosdaag lagna maadkolor ellargu cholo gift nodri nim site.

    heartly pleased and extremely greatful to you.

    Thanks a lot and do continue the great work.

    Regards
    Ashwini Sameer

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  503. Dear Meera,

    Please send me the PDF format of Habba Haridinagalu which you have last week i saw that but now not able to locate.

    Regards
    Jyothi

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  504. Posted by vijaya on November 14, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Dear Mam,
    I want to post a photograph of the Tulasi pooja done at my home. How do I do it ?

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  505. Posted by Harsha on November 17, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Hello Mam,

    I am Harsha from Chattanooga TN, would like to share one of the beautiful lyrics on RAMA and KRISHNA which goes side by side. I tried to find the lyrics for quite some time, at last found them at my own home, from my great Mother-in-Law. She sang this beautiful song which is really nice to hear. Thought of sharing with everyone please find below given youtube link.

    Just uploaded today

    Thanks
    Harsha.

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  506. Posted by Amitha velagaleti on November 24, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Hello Meera: Your blog used to have “calendar” with days highlighted when there is a post. It was a useful tool; can you put it back? – thanks

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  507. Pranams!
    This is Nagaraj Kumar.S. belongs to madhwa community from Chennai, Tamilnadu recently launched a website madhwamithraa.com an online magazine to serve the madhwa sect. by providing informations the happenings in mutts,our great philosophy,rich tradition, culture etc., simply it’s all bout madhwas and their way of life,any related articles are welcome and suggestions,comments are highly solicited.
    Regards
    Hare Srinivasa
    Nagaraj Kumar.

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  508. Posted by Vinutha on November 27, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Hi Meera,

    Your blog is wonderful with so much information that is not easy to find.
    Can you please write something about threshold puja we women do everyday?

    love,
    Vinutha

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  509. Posted by Sudheendra Khedkar on November 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Hi Meera,
    Its unfortunate to say that some people are posting the dirty ads through Gravity.com on your blog. Kindly look into it and request you to pls dont allow those kind of ads posted on your blog.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on November 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Sudheendra,
      Thanks for the heads up. I don’t have any control on what ads wordpress posts. It is a free blog, and they get paid by advertising. I will try and contact wordpress and see what can be done.

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  510. Posted by Prahlad.K on November 29, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Hare Shrinivasa,
    Indina ekadashiya hechhina veleyannu nimma blog nalli kaledu dhanyanade.

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  511. Posted by Kalamalini on December 7, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Hello Meera,
    Want help in getting lyrics for jo jo yashodaye nanda mukunda in english and its meaning. Got lyrics in kannada, but need it in english. Thanks in advance.

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  512. Posted by Nagarajan Bangalore on December 7, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Meera,
    I have been a regular reader of your blog be it for recipes or shlokas. I have to admit, your blog is extremely informative and thank you for providing so much of information at our finger tips. Naanu US nalli iddaga nimma blog nanage nijavagiyu ondu reethiya kalpavrukshadante ittu.

    Thank you.

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  513. Posted by Jayashree Shivamoggi on December 9, 2013 at 2:07 am

    Dear Meera,
    I am a long time fan of your site, married into a family from Bijapur. My daughter is moving to Baltimore in February and I would be very obliged if you would be kind enough to contact me.
    Thank you so much for your wonderful blog. This is like nectar :)

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  514. Madam, I would like to have your e-mail id please. Waiting!!!

    Regds, Malini Venkatesh

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  515. Hi,
    I could find this blog very useful in getting lyrics of my favorites songs.. i really wonder god has given you some extra power to help people like us who always waste time in finding gyan in internet.. thanks. like to be like u.. best wishes.. Jayaraj

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  516. Posted by Srinidhi on January 20, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Hi mam. I am an regular reader of your blog. It is very well published, it is packed with knowledge. I am in Bangalore and am in search of a book called Raghavendra Tantra. Have searched in all the book store in Bangalore as well as in Mantralaya. Every one is saying that it is out of print. I request you please post the soft copy of this book on your blog. One more thing I want to learn it form a teacher. If well versed person is ready to teach me I will be more than happy to learn.
    I am posting a link for the benefit of reads.
    In this PDF the way to say OM SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA is mentioned.

    http://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&ved=0CDsQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fxa.yimg.com%2Fkq%2Fgroups%2F23451465%2F2144837734%2Fname%2FSriRaghavendra%2BMantra%2BJapa%2BProcedure.pdf&ei=vt3cUrGAIoSGrAeX-oDwDg&usg=AFQjCNFW7R9JoqskMQ-JZxpPTlwgc_zkBA&sig2=IXRnmhziihIlUWEpYNlybg&bvm=bv.59568121,d.bmk

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  517. Posted by Srinidhi on January 20, 2014 at 3:46 am

    The below mentioned link has English & Kannada Lyrics

    http://in.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SUMADHWASEVA/conversations/topics/13636

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  518. Hi Meera,

    Does Guru’s curse effect person for his life time & if it does can it be neutralized with any other things at all ?

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  519. Posted by Sunitha on February 23, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Hello Meera,

    I really appreciate your works here. I was wondering if you have the lyrics for a song on the betel leaves (i think its by purandaradasaru). It says about significance ofhow many leaves to offer in a tambula. If you have any pointers for this please do share it. Thanks in advance.

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  520. Posted by parimala on February 24, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Hi mam. I am an regular reader of your blog. I am in US. I am in need of Madhva bandhu calendar 2014-2015 in Tamil printed in Sri rangam in PDF form for Ugadi.

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  521. Posted by Vanitha on February 25, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Hi meera avre,

    This is one of the wonderful websites I’ve ever gone through. I’m a regular visitor of your website.
    Fab work :-) and I wonder how do u manage time to do all the things.
    Could you please start a page on Facebook? if it’s already there, please mail me the link. I’d be thankful if you do it.

    -Vanitha !

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    • Posted by meeraghu on February 26, 2014 at 7:31 am

      Thanks, Vanitha. I am not on facebook.

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      • Hi meera,

        My name is Manjula and I am from Bangalore.I am really impressed by the content of this blog about guru Raayaru..You are really doing a great job in this regard,,,hats off,,,I wonder how you manage your time both at office and home and simultaneously devoting time to sri gurugalu?!!..PLS SHARE SOME TIPS ON THIS…I have been worshipping sri raayaru since 4 years but unfortunately he has never made an appearance in my dream…I have been hearing about raayaru coming in the dream and blessing…I consider myself very unlucky because of this..I chant sri raghavendra stotra every day and recite “om sri raghavendraya namaha” 108 times on thursdays…Raayaru has fulfilled most of my wishes and I consider him as everything in my life..I am not a Brahmin though..I don’t eat Non-veg, i Perform pooja everyday

        pls share your opinion on what I should do for Raayaru to appear atleast once in my dream and bless me…I have been yearning for this since long…pls help

        regards,
        Manjula

      • Posted by meeraghu on March 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm

        Hi Manjula,
        Our beloved Rayaru just needs your devotion, he doesn’t care for cast color or creed. The Bhakthi you have is most valuable to him, and you are lucky you are praying to him. It is not right to consider yourself unlucky just because Rayaru has not appeared in your dream. There are many in my family who are even more great devotee of Rayaru and they haven’t seen him in their dreams. Don’t be disheartened.
        I am traveling to India day after, so will definitely write a detailed post about my daily routine, and how I manage my time. There are many who want to know this.
        Good Luck, and keep praying to our beloved Rayaru. Have faith.

  522. Thanks Meera for your valuable reply.

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  523. Hi,

    I want to know the meaning of rayara stotra..pls help
    And I also want to know the procedure for performing raayara aradhane..

    regards,

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  524. Hi,

    Your blog is so awesome in everything. Can you help me with the lyrics in ENGLISH for the songs 1. Bare Gopamma Balayya Aluthane 2. Kolu kolane kole

    Thanks in advance
    Regards
    -Sreeja

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  525. Posted by Gayithri Sudarshan on April 21, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Dear Mee a

    Really your blog is so nice.
    We are Constructing new house, kindly suggest me one good name for my house.

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  526. Posted by Raghavendra on April 24, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Can someone please help me with contact information (name, phone number, address, e-mail, etc) for Guru Mahipati Dasara Brindavana in Kakhandaki, Karnataka? Also, any tips (how to go there, where to stay, pooja, sevas, etc) you may provide will be much appreciated. We plan on going there next time when we are in India.

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  527. Posted by Lakshmisha P on April 25, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    May of little useful to you Sir,

    Kakhandaki is a village in Karnataka, India. It is located 32 km from Bijapur. There is a temple of a Swami named ‘Mahipati’.

    This place is famous for Shri. Mahipati Rayara Vrundaavana and the Aaradhane festival happens on Chchatti Amavasya of every year. Nearest airport is Belgaum Airport. Mulvad Railway Station is the nearest railhead.

    Surname Kakhandaki : This surname belongs to people from North Karnataka whose ancestors once would have lived in Kakhandaki village. People from all religions and castes can have a surname called Kakhandaki. There are Hindu Brahmins, Lingayats, Muslims and Christians having this surname. There is a big Kakhandaki clan who lived in Bagalkot town in North Karnataka. Their ancestry reads back up to Prasanna Venkata Dasaru who attained sainthood or moksha about 200 years back. There is still an annual Prassana Venkata dasaru Araadhani which conducted towards September every year and is attended by majority of the clan and is supported by other relatives of the clan. After the submergence of the ancestral house of Shri Prasanna Venkata Dasaru at Killa Bagalkot, the annual aradhani is now being performed by Sri Dhruvacharya Kakhandaki& his brothers, Colonel(Retired) Anant.B.Kakhandaki, Dr.Subhas.B.Kakhandaki and Prahlad.B.Kakhandaki and other relatives and Bhagvad Bhaktas of Prasanna Venkat Dasaru.. It is attended by large number of followers.
    Read more…

    This page contains text from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakhandaki

    Lakshmisha P

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  528. Posted by N Guruprasad on April 30, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Exhaustive job. namaskaaragaLu

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  529. Hi
    meera avare
    Do you have lyrics of Naguvaralo Rangayya if so plz can you post it

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  530. Posted by Shruthi on May 13, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Meera,
    Reading your technical blog and your articles on kannada food and Madhwa culture made me realise how much faith you have. And women can really multi-task on a lot of things. Things that my mother taught me and i had long forgotten..came back rushing to me! Thanks for that.
    Regards,
    Shruthi

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  531. Posted by Veda Rao on June 29, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Hello Meera,
    Thank you for this wonderful website. You have put so much effort and it is a pleasure learning about our own culture. Please elucidate on nishidha food and musre habits. My in-laws are visiting and I want to take good care of them.
    veda

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  532. Posted by shweta on July 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Hi there,

    I just came across your blog as I was searching for the date of prathama ekadashi according to utradi mutt. Thanks for sharing some really wonderful things on your blog.

    Regards,

    Shweta

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  533. Posted by shrinivas on July 8, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Dear Meeraji,

    I am son of Shri R.S.Kulkarni, Sainik School Bijapur. As I respond on this text box, I have my mother beside me (Janaki,…. Hope you remember). She is very impressed by all the information you have on your blog. She is very happy about you being where you re now and conveys her best wishes.

    regards
    Shrinivas

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    • Posted by meeraghu on July 8, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Dear Shrinivas,
      Yes, I remember Shri R.S.Kulkarni, and I also remember Mrs. Janaki. Please convey my namaskaras to your mom and dad. I am so happy you commented, and I will inform my parents as well.
      Where are you all now? In India, USA?

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  534. Posted by shubha murthy on July 19, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Hi Meera,

    I am shubha. I am a frequent user of your blog. I was very happy to see kamadhenu
    kshethra pictures. you must be knowing that sri gurushesh has organised Homas
    for Loka Kalyana. Here is the link.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kamadhenu+kshetra+-+2014

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  535. namaskara,Miraji
    this is swapnil from dist.nanded (maharashtra) iam also belongs to madhva desastha family…specially i like the madhva receipies written by you…
    Your blog is wonderful with so much information that is not easy to find…
    thanx for this great religious work…
    Haraye Namah:
    Lord Hari Vayu bless you…

    Regards,
    swapnil kurdukar
    kurdukarswapnil@gmail.com

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  536. Posted by mithra bindhu on July 25, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Hi Meera

    This is Mithra Bindhu. I met with Dr. Raghavendra Rachuri when I was in India last month. He has started a Madhwa lab that I wanted to share with you and your readers.

    Just got back late last night. I am planning on writing a couple of paragraphs about his project. Can you share it in your blog? Will work on it this weekend.

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  537. Posted by Gayathri on July 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Namaste Meera,

    You have a lovely blog here. It is my guide for almost everything- festivals, pooja vidhaana and madhwa recipes…

    Is it possible for you to post the song “Taaramayya Raghukula Ramachandranna”…I dunno the whole song but my little one loves it…I would like to sing the whole song for him. Thanks.

    Gayathri

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    • Posted by Badariprasad MYSORE RAMAKRISHNA on July 28, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Srimathi Meera Subba Rao Avarige Namaskaragalu,

      I am grandson of Gamaki Sri M Raghavendra Rao. We are celebrating Centenary Celebration of Gamaki Sri M Raghavendra Rao in association with Karnataka Sangeeta Nritya Academy on 7th August 2014 Thursday at Ravindra Kalakshetra J C Road, Bangalore. He born at Pandavapura – Mandya District on 7th August 1914 & ended his life on 30th November 1999. He belongs to Vijayadasara ancestory. Born to Venkatalakshamma and Neelakanta Keshava Rao, with the help of his father he studied upto Intermediate and was listening to Music programmes which was rendered by stalwarts in Mysore Palace. Based on that platform, he chose Gamaka field and took training from Sri Javali Angadi Thammaiah at Mysore in Gurukul system. He taught around 25 Ragas during the teaching. At the age of 8 years Sri Rao started giving programmes individually and once he left Mysore and came to bangalore, he had relationship with literary giants and he became the convenor of Gamaka Section in Kannada Sahitya Parishat and started Gamaka classes & exams throughout Karnataka he travelled and gave lot of programmes, conducted workshops on Gamaka and convinced people by reciting all the Kavyas. Being a Madhwa Brahmin he wrote poems (Padya Kaavya in Kannada) Sri Satya Deva Charite (Sri Sathyanarayana Vratha Katha in Vaardhaka Shatpadi) Sri Venkatesha Vijaya (Sri Srinivasa Kalyana in Bhaamini Shatpadi) Sri Vyaasaraya Mahatme, Sri Vasudeva Vijaya (Sri Madhwacharyara Jeevana Charite in Sangathya), Sri Ananda Geethe (Translation of Sri Madwacharya’s Dwadasha Stotra in Kannada) Sri Raghavendra Guru Keerthana Maala (48 Keerthanas on Sri Raghavendra Swamy which suits to Classical Music) Gamaka Geethe (Bhavageethe), Mysore Kogile, Sri Raagannana Kalipada (Padyas which gives Neethi for people how to survive in Kaliyuga which is in Yaalapada Chandassu – Book published by Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams – this is available on web also). Besides this he has written Kaleya Kaankike (Autobiography which consists of 50 years Gamaka history) numerous articles on Madhwa philosophy,Gamaka articles, book on how to recite Gamaka – Kaavya Gayana Kala Sangraha (Describes Shastriya Chowkattu) which has been reprinted numerous times, Gamaki – (Lakshana Grantha) etc. As he came to know that, this art requires a separate academy, he started Karnataka Gamaka Kala Parishat on 2nd October 1982 and he worked as founder and Vice-president during the period 1982 to 1994. He presided over the 3rd Akhila Karnataka Gamaka Kala Sammelana in Bangalore during 1994. He was recipient of Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award, Rajyotsava Award and prestigious Kanaka – Purandara Award for his yeomen service in the field of Gamaka. On 7th August 2014, 2 CD’s one containing lyrics on Sri Krishna and one containing lyrics on Sri Raghavendra Swamy (Songs sung by Sri Vinay Sharva, Sri Ganesh Desai, Sri Srihari, Smt. Sangeeta Katti, Smt. Ratnamala Prakash, Smt. Nagachandrika Bhat, Smt. Raksha Aravind, Kum. Ananya Bhagat) and one book containing articles written by eminent literary giants will be released in the Inaugural ceremony. This entire program will be broadcasted on Internet by Shaala.com.I request you kindly to please publish this news in your website, so that people can watch live in case they are staying abroad. Karnataka Gamaka Kala Parishat is conducting Gamaka Exams, Gamaka Conference, Seminars and Workshop.Even though Karnataka Govt is supporting through financial aid, the aid is not substantial. As such its an appeal to all the NRI’s, philanthrophists to sponsor the event and can send their contributions to The President -Karnataka Gamaka Kala Parishat, Bangalore by way of Account Payee Cheque/DD. The contributions are exempted under section 80G of Income Tax Act.

      Soft copy of Invitation is attached herewith for doing the needful. In case, if you are visiting Bangalore, I request you kindly to make yourself free and attend the program, which consists of variety of program Gamaka Vaachana, Talk on the Krithis written by Sri Rao, Music on the works of Sri Rao with Orchestra, Dance on the works of Sri Rao. In the evening program, his students will be felicitated.

      Thanks and Regards, M R Badariprasad Mobile No:+91 8105 364 990

      On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 5:37 AM, Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu wrote:

      > Gayathri commented: “Namaste Meera, You have a lovely blog here. It is > my guide for almost everything- festivals, pooja vidhaana and madhwa > recipes… Is it possible for you to post the song “Taaramayya Raghukula > Ramachandranna”…I dunno the whole song but my little on” >

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  538. Posted by mamatha on August 1, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Namaste. Found your wonderful blog site.
    God bless you.

    Reply

  539. Posted by girija m.s on August 1, 2014 at 5:03 am

    sir/madam,
    I request you kindly to provide Banashankari/shakambari kavacha mantra in kannada and also banashankari pratha smarana mantra.
    I utilize and chant the mantra published here and I am very much thankful for the same
    Girija M S

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  540. Posted by H. SETHU RAO on August 5, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Dear Madam, Hare Srinivasa, When I was searching about Rayara Literature’s, I found u r blog. some what i inspired u r inclination towards madhwa tatvasa. thks. In our colony i formed Sree Raghavendra Astothra Mandali on 14.1.2002. from then, every sunday we are performing Astothra in our colony at devotees house. Now on 13.8.2014-Uttarradhane is performing & ours 691st (13th year) astothra.ON 10th year we published sarala Sree Raghavendra Astothra pooja paddathi Book – 1000 copies (free) from our mandali on the occasion of Dhashamanotsva function. It is a kind of book which gives flow of pooja paddthi. (since almost mantra are in different books & no tantras.) We are performing astothra in a very simple manner by doing DEvara Pooja, Chanting Sree Hari Vayu Stuthi & 9 times Sree Raghavendra Stotra by min. 12 members (108 times). Our view is, not to bur done any one with heavy expenditures, we perform with only Tulasi & water, if they interested they can give a cup of milk or coffee & tambula after pooja for all devotees. In that way we are doing lot of spiritual activities.In my views Hinduism (Bramins) has a rich cultured one with so many principles which are more related to our health, science & devotion. So in that way our culture must spread whole world. If my views are liked we can exchange our views,if interested. I like to introduce my self, as I am H. Sethu Rao- aged 53 years, woking in Industry as a designer. My hobbies are every sunday astothra, pooja etc.I am staying at HOSPET.Karnataka. Thanking You. Hare Srinivasa

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  541. Very nice to hear about Sri Rayara ashtottara parayana by devotees. In fact in Donimalai township of Bellary district, when I came for audit from Hyderabad, I came to know about one Rayara ashtottara team there! Twice I participated with joy. In fact our ALAKAPURI Rayara mutt iat Hyderabad is blessing and
    the result of Ashtottara parayana by devotees house to house weekly for four years and thro’ one great devotee Rayaru sent Rs. 2,50,000/- and after so many miracles site with beautiful building was acquired and now a renovated and nice Mutt exists.

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  542. Posted by Ganesh Gururajan on August 10, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Namaskara… Getting goosebumps to see that through your blog Rayaru has gotten all the good information for sajjana’s around the globe. Such blogs are so encouraging.

    I represent Madhwacharya Seva Sangha, Chennai. We organize Sarvamoola classes and Nyaya Sudha classes under the auspices of HH Pejawaru SrigaLu and HH Palimaru SrigaLu for the benefit of all sajjanas in Chennai and around.

    We organize 4-6 Sudha classes every year at various kshetras like Srimushnam, Srirangam, Pajaka, Palimaru etc. by renowned scholars like Sri Sathyadhyana Katti, Dr. Sri Prabanjanachaar, Sri Vidyasimhachar, Dr. Sri Satyhanarayanachaar. Each class is 4 to 5 days of duration.

    Also, we have one weekend every month Sarvamoola paata at Chennai by renowned scholars.

    We also had the blessings to have Sarvamoola Managala during 2010 @ Badri kshetra.

    Every year, the Sangha organizes Teekacharyaru Aradhaney at Chennai in a very grand scale under the auspices of HH Pejawar SrigaLu. This year (21st year for us), the event was attended by around 1200 sajjanas.

    We request you to spread the word around to have more sajjanas participate in our various classes and events and benefit.

    Our Sangha has various publications with slokas in English, Sanskrit, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and meanings in English for the benefit of readers around the globe. Some examples are Brahmasutra Anubhashya, Adyantha Slokhas of all sarvamoola granthas, Sundarakaanda Nirnaya etc., Our Ashtotra publication (Tamil & Sanskrit) covering 32 different Hari roopas, deities and yathis is now at almost every Madhwa household in Chennai.

    We also request the sajjana’s around the world to contact us for any publications they may need.

    Our website is http://www.smsstrust.org.

    Hare Srinivasa!

    Ganesh Gururajan

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  543. Posted by Ganesh Gururajan on August 10, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Apologies… it is http://www.smsstrust.com

    Hare Srinivasa!

    Ganesh Gururajan

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  544. ಮೀರ ಅವರಿಗೆ ನನ್ನ ನಮಸ್ಕಾರಗಳು. ನಿಮ್ಮ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ನೋಡಿ ಖುಷಿ ಆಯಿತು.
    ನಾನು ಪುರಂದರದಾಸರ ಕೀರ್ತನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಸಂಗ್ರಹಿಸಿ ನನ್ನ ಬ್ಲಾಗಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸುತಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ಒಮ್ಮೆ, ನನ್ನ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ http://dasavani.blogspot.in/ ಗೆ ಭೇಟಿ ಕೊಡಿ.
    ತಮ್ಮ ಬಳಿ ಪುರಂದರದಾಸರ ಯಾವುದಾದರು ಕೀರ್ತನೆಗಳು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಇದ್ದರೆ ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ನನಗೆ ಕಳುಹಿಸಿ. ನನ್ನ ಈಮೇಲ್ ವಿಳಾಸ vinod_gkr@yahoo.com

    ವಂದನೆಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ
    ವಿನೋದ್ ಗೌಡ

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  545. Posted by Aruna Deshpande on August 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Hello Meera, My wife is a regular visitor to your blog and it captures all the information that one would look for. Thank you very much. We are from Bijapur and live in Cupertino, California. I also got graduated from BLDEA’s Engg College

    Regards
    Aruna and Neelkanth Deshpande

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  546. Posted by nalini on August 21, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    can u please guide me on getting wedding songs in kannada? for hase, enne hachuvudu, madarangi / mehendi, gowri pooje etc etc
    sampradayada haadugalu
    or websites ?
    appreciate it
    thanks

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    • Posted by meeraghu on August 22, 2014 at 7:55 am

      I visited India in March, and I was the one who sang all songs during my Nephews wedding. Most song were sung from this website itself.

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      • Posted by Ramakrishna Rao on August 22, 2014 at 7:59 am

        Ms. meera, how come u get so much time? By any chance somebody has made 48 hours a day for you or what?

        Harts off and highest level of appropriations.

          Regards Ramakrishna

      • Posted by meeraghu on August 22, 2014 at 8:06 am

        RamakrishnaJi,
        I have the same hours as you all have, just 24 hours. Wish I had 48 hours. However, I am very good multi-tasker, and will not procrastinate.

      • Posted by Ramakrishna Rao on August 22, 2014 at 8:18 am

         I am following this blog  past two years, almost.

        I Stay in Hyderabad, and could not visit rayaru temple which is just a 5 min drive from my house. I pity my self.

        You are far off india and a software engineer by profession , that too in a senior position, and providing so much information about madhwa community!!!!!

        You know what is happening every day at mantralayam, but me in hyd. is unable to know.

        So only said, whether somebody has made 48 hours a day for you.

        can not stop my self saying HATSOFF..

        Regards Ramakrishna

      • Posted by meeraghu on August 22, 2014 at 4:44 pm

        Appreciate your comment. Thanks so much.

      • Posted by Ramakrishna Rao on August 22, 2014 at 8:00 am

        *appreciations*

          Regards Ramakrishna

  547. Posted by pooja on September 13, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Hi Meera Ma’am,

    I really appreciate the blog and your efforts for sharing all this. It is indeed very inspiring that you do so much along with your profession and daily chores of life. Hats off Ma’am !

    Recently my granny had a stroke due to which she has memory loss. I found your blog searching for some devara naama songs that she used to sing before.She felt very happy listening to them and is slowly recollecting them, and thus it is improving her memory. Thanks a lot for the songs and the lyrics that you have posted. It was of great help !

    Regards,
    Pooja

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  548. I have already said your blog is something special. Otherwise, the day i read Mahishasura Mardini stotra, i would not have got the wonderful dream which I had already explained. May Hari Vayu Gurugalu give you enough strength!

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  549. Posted by Shubha murthy on October 24, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Hi Meera
    Happy deepavali. I am very happy to
    Know the lot of useful informationi
    In ur blog.
    can u please call Sri gurushesh of
    Kamadhenu kshethra.
    The contact number is 9164293492.
    He would like to talk to u.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on October 24, 2014 at 11:22 am

      Shubha,
      Thanks for the wishes.

      Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on October 24, 2014 at 11:47 am

      Shubha,
      Just saw the remaining comment as well. Is this call urgent? I am traveling quite extensively here in the US, so can it wait until I visit India?

      I am coming to Bangalore for a project on work, so can call him during my stay. I haven’t booked my tickets yet, but will be there around Nov 9th – Nov 25th.

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      • Posted by Shubha Murthy on October 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm

        Thanks for the update Meera. I will inform him the same.

        Have a wonderful trip

        Regards Shubha

        Sent from my iPhone

        >

  550. awesome blog.. Fully appreciate your efforts .. You bring motivation to ppl who read your blog not to miss any festivals from celebrating.. Madhavi

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