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Shri Sushameendra Teerthara Aradhana Mahotsava

SRSMUTT has posted the pictures of Shri Sushameendra Teerthara Aradhana Mahotsava. Please have a look. Link below.

Chandra Grahana – ( Lunar Eclipse) – April 14th 2014

An email received by my Husband for the upcoming Eclipse from Sri Krishna Vrundavana Toronto. All credit goes to the temple, I am just quoting the email as is.

Dear Devotees,

The most auspicious ‘ ChandraGrahana’ ( Lunar Eclipse) will take place on this Monday, April 14th at mid-night.

Lunar eclipse on midnight of Monday, April 14th (AM of April 15th)

Eclipse Information

Time Zone

Sparsha ( Begins) Madhya ( Greatest) Moksha (Ends)


01:58 AM 03:45 AM 05:33 AM


12:58 AM 03:45 AM 04:33 AM


10:58 PM 12:45 AM 02:33 AM


10:58 PM 12:45 AM 02:33 AM

Sydney, Australia

    Begins at moon Rise – 6:28 PM 08:33 PM

Not visible in India, UK, Europe, Gulf Counties …………..


  • This Lunar eclipse is called as most auspicious (ChudamaniGrahana) as it’s occurs on a Monday.
  • The eclipse time is called as ‘ Punya Kala’ ( most sacred time)


What to do (As per our ancient scriptures)

  • Snaana (Bath) is suggested for all, after the beginning (01:58am EST) and after the end (05:33am EST) of this Chandra GrahaNa. 
  • Fasting is insisted by our scriptures for ‘this eclipse’ starting from 8:00pmEST.
  • Small kids, sick and very seniors – from 10:30pm
  • Fasting has to be continued until the completion of morning prayers on April 15th
  • Any  ‘daana’ or ‘Punya – Karma’ done with full faith in this period yields immense ‘Phala’ 
  • We may keep the ‘Daana’ article/ money in front of God at our home and donate the same to a priest or Temple later at our convenience.
  • ‘Eclipse time’ is considered as most ‘fruitful’ time for any Japa, Parayana and Tarpana.
  • We have to wash the clothes, etc touched/used through the ellipse. (wash- at the end of this eclipse but before the Snaana )
  • Due to this eclipse, Monday April 14th is not considered as a good day to have any event.
  • PoornimaSathyanarayana has to be performed on previous day or next day.
  • Solar Yugadi ( Vishu – Tulu, and Malayalam) has to be observed on Tuesday, April 15th

Not to do

  • Do not keep any food (except milk / yogurt) through the ellipse.
  • Do not sleep, eat, drink, and use restrooms during the eclipse. (Excluding babies, very sick…..) 


GrahaNaDosha (astrological effect of the eclipse)

  • This eclipse will take place in ‘ChitraNakshatra’ – ‘KanyaRashi’
  • It will also affect following Rashi-s :Simha, Kanya, Dhanu and Mesha.
  • People who born in above rashi-s and lives in eclipse visible area are required to do remedies.
  • GrahanaDosha is just indicating the ‘karma’ of our previous lives and insisting us to do more Punya to avoid its negative effect.  So no fear. 
  • Let’s take this opportunity to do more Sat-karma , please Almighty and  be happy J

DoshaParihaara (Remedies) (During or after (any day) the Grahana)

  • Chanting  Vishnu SahasraNama , Rudra and Vayustuti
  • Chanting   the Prayers on Narasimha, Shiva,  Ganesha and Navagraha
  • Daana of Rice or Sesame oil or Horse gram to a Vedic priest
  • Rudraabhisheka , Navagraha / MrutyunjayaHoma
  • Shiva Panchakshari / Narasimha Mantra Japa

For more details please contact temple via email or the phone numbers listed below.

In the service of the Lord and His Holiness,
Shankar Narayana Bhat(Priest)
781 Warden avenue, Scarborough, 
ON, M1L 4C2 Canada
Phone:(905) 487-6137 / (416) 548-4138
Cell: (289) 500-7292

2014-2015 Ekadashi Dates

Ekadashi dates for Jaya Nama Samvatsara 2014-2015 based on Uttaradi Mutt. I will add this to list of important dates in 2014-2015 as well. Check your local calendar before fasting.




Update: Sri Rama Navami – April 8th 2014




Rama Navami falls on the ninth day(Navami) of the Hindu calendar year during the Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami. It is a celebration of the birthday of the Lord Rama. Ramnavami usually occurs in the months of March and April.

As always, here are some very popular slokas to say on that day.

May Shri Lord Rama bless you all.

1. Rama Stotra in the Vishnu Sahasranama, say this sloka 3 times as mentioned in the sahasranama.

Sri Rama Rama Rameti Rame Raame Manorame
Sahasra Nama Tat Tulyam Rama Nama Varanane
Sri Rama Nama Varanane Iti

2. Next one is what we learnt when we were all young.

Ramaya Rama Bhadraya Ramachandraya Vedhase
Raghu Nathaya Nathaya Sitayah Pataye Namaha

3. And of course, Hare Rama Hare Rama

Hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare
Hare Krishna hare Krishna krishna krishna hare hare

Below are links posted for lyrics and some food items prepared during Rama Namavi.

Food Items:

Lyrics on Lord Rama:

P.S: This post will be updated everyday for lyrics and other links until 8th.


Ugadi – Jaya Nama Samvatsara(ಜಯ ನಾಮ ಸಂವತ್ಸರ) – March 31st 2014

The new year for all Hindus starts from March 31st 2014. This year it is Jaya Nama Samvatsara(ಜಯ ನಾಮ ಸಂವತ್ಸರ).

Panchangas for Uttaradi Math is available online. I have downloaded the Sanskrit one already. A hard copy was also given to me by my Dad when I visited India last week.

Free Uttaradi Math Calendar 2014-2015 in PDF available here:

P.S: Thanks a million to the webmaster at Uttaradi Math for these downloads. It greatly helps each and every one in following our customs and traditions.

During Ugadi, the leaves of neem also called Bevu ಬೇವು is mixed with jaggery called Bella ಬೆಲ್ಲ; and is distributed on the occasion. Neem, which is extremely bitter in taste( Kahi) , and jaggery which is sweet and delicious, signify the two different aspects of human life – joy and sorrow.

Authentic Madhwa Recipes page posted on the right hand side has several recipes you can prepare:

P.S: As always no food is prepared with onion or garlic.
You can find some amazingly good greetings in Kannada, at the following link

And here is the lyrics for the famous song by Shri Bendre, which we used to hear on major radio channels, Yuga Yugadi Kaledaru:

yuga yugAdi kaLedarU yugAdi maraLi barutide
hosa varushake hosa harushava hosatu hosatu tarutide

honge hUva tongalalli bhrungada sangIta kEli matte kELabarutide
bEvina kahi bALinalli hUvina nasugampu sUsi jIvakaLeya tarutide

varushakondu hosatu janma harushakondu hosatu neleyu akhila jIvajAtake
onde ondu janmadali onde bAlya onde haraya namagadashTE EtakO

niddegomme nitya maraNa edda sala navIna janana namage Eke

bAradOelE sanatkumAradEva elE sAhasi chiranjIva ninage lIle sEradO

yuga yugAdi kaLedarU yugAdi maraLi barutide
hosa varushake hosa harushava hosatu hosatu tarutide nammanashTe maretide

You can of course listen to a preview of this song sung by S.Janaki at the following links here:

Watch on Youtube here.

4 Million(40 Lakh) Visitors to Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu – Thank You


May our beloved Rayaru whose Birthday we are celebrating today bless all the 4 Million visitors.


It is with great joy that I am writing this post to inform all of the visitors that this blog has exceeded 4 Million (40 Lakh) visitors.

There are many visitors who are not just visitors, but regular contributors. Thanks to each and every one who contribute regularly to this blog. Also, there are many who regularly comment and bring a smile to my face. And I do thank many of you who write to me personally, and many who don’t comment.

The blog has more than 811 posts with several thousand comments. I am amazed by the wonderful emails I receive from many who are regular visitors. It brings a great sense of satisfaction that I have been able to influence and be a great role model for many of you. Thanks for letting me know that as well. What started as a hobby has become an obsession now. I am really happy that I am able to contribute something useful to our community.

Once again, four million thanks to all the contributors, and to all those who visit and comment, and also to those who visit and don’t comment.

Reminder: Sree Raghavendra Swamy Birthday – March 8th

Canada Trip 226

A reminder to everyone who chanted “Sree Raghavendraya Namaha” to present as a gift to our beloved Rayaru. The japa count needs to be sent to the following link before 7th, Friday. For those of you in other countries, please send it on Friday so your gift reaches our beloved Rayaru on 8th 2014.

Details attached below to send your Japa Count. May Sree Raghvendra Swamy bless everyone who did their part in chanting.

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ಓಂ ಜಯ ಶಿವ ಓಂಕಾರಾ – Om Jaya Siva Omkara Lyrics

ऒं जय शिव ऒंकारा प्रभु हर शिव ऒंकारा ।
ब्रह्मा विष्णु सदाशिव अर्धांगी धारा ।
ऒं जय शिव ऒंकारा ॥

ऎकानन चतुरानन पंचानन राजे । स्वामि
हंसासन गरुड़ासन वृषवाहन साजे ।
ऒं जय शिव ऒंकारा ॥

दॊ भुज चार चतुर्भुज दशभुज तॆ सॊहे ।
तीनॊ रूप निरखता त्रिभुवन मन मॊहे ।
ऒं जय शिव ऒंकारा ॥

अक्षमाला वनमाला मुंडमाला धारी ।
चंदन विगमन चंदा भॊलॆ शुभकारी
ऒं जय शिव ऒंकारा ॥

श्वॆतांबर पीतांबर बाघांबर अंगे ।
ब्रह्मादिक सनकादिक भूतादिक संगे ।
ऒं जय शिव ऒंकारा ॥

कर मध्ये च कमंडल चक्र त्रिशूलधरता ।
जगकरता जगहरता जगपालन करता ।
ऒं जय शिव ऒंकारा ॥

ब्रह्मा विष्णु सदाशिव जानत अविवॆका ।
प्रणवाक्षर के मध्ये यॆ तीनों ऎका ।
ऒं जय शिव ऒंकारा ॥

त्रिगुणस्वामीजि की आरति जॊ कॊयि जन गावे ।
कहत शिवानंद स्वामी मनवांचित फल पावे ।
ऒं जय शिव ऒंकारा ॥

ಓಂ ಜಯ ಶಿವ ಓಂಕಾರಾ ಪ್ರಭು ಹರ ಶಿವ ಓಂಕಾರಾ |
ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾ ವಿಷ್ಣು ಸದಾಶಿವ ಅರ್ಧಾಂಗೀ ಧಾರಾ |
ಓಂ ಜಯ ಶಿವ ಓಂಕಾರಾ ||

ಏಕಾನನ ಚತುರಾನನ ಪಂಚಾನನ ರಾಜೆ | ಸ್ವಾಮಿ
ಹಂಸಾಸನ ಗರುಡಾಸನ ವೃಷವಾಹನ ಸಾಜೆ |
ಓಂ ಜಯ ಶಿವ ಓಂಕಾರಾ ||

ದೋ ಭುಜ ಚಾರ ಚತುರ್ಭುಜ ದಶಭುಜ ತೇ ಸೋಹೆ |
ತೀನೋ ರೂಪ ನಿರಖತಾ ತ್ರಿಭುವನ ಮನ ಮೋಹೆ |
ಓಂ ಜಯ ಶಿವ ಓಂಕಾರಾ ||

ಅಕ್ಷಮಾಲಾ ವನಮಾಲಾ ಮುಂಡಮಾಲಾ ಧಾರೀ |
ಚಂದನ ವಿಗಮನ ಚಂದಾ ಭೋಲೇ ಶುಭಕಾರೀ
ಓಂ ಜಯ ಶಿವ ಓಂಕಾರಾ ||

ಶ್ವೇತಾಂಬರ ಪೀತಾಂಬರ ಬಾಘಾಂಬರ ಅಂಗೆ |
ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾದಿಕ ಸನಕಾದಿಕ ಭೂತಾದಿಕ ಸಂಗೆ |
ಓಂ ಜಯ ಶಿವ ಓಂಕಾರಾ ||

ಕರ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ಚ ಕಮಂಡಲ ಚಕ್ರ ತ್ರಿಶೂಲಧರತಾ |
ಜಗಕರತಾ ಜಗಹರತಾ ಜಗಪಾಲನ ಕರತಾ |
ಓಂ ಜಯ ಶಿವ ಓಂಕಾರಾ ||

ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾ ವಿಷ್ಣು ಸದಾಶಿವ ಜಾನತ ಅವಿವೇಕಾ |
ಪ್ರಣವಾಕ್ಷರ ಕೆ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ಯೇ ತೀನೊಂ ಏಕಾ |
ಓಂ ಜಯ ಶಿವ ಓಂಕಾರಾ ||

ತ್ರಿಗುಣಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿ ಕೀ ಆರತಿ ಜೋ ಕೋಯಿ ಜನ ಗಾವೆ |
ಕಹತ ಶಿವಾನಂದ ಸ್ವಾಮೀ ಮನವಾಂಚಿತ ಫಲ ಪಾವೆ |
ಓಂ ಜಯ ಶಿವ ಓಂಕಾರಾ ||

OM jaya Siva OMkArA prabhu hara Siva OMkArA |
brahmA viShNu sadASiva ardhAMgI dhArA |
OM jaya Siva OMkArA ||

EkAnana caturAnana paMcAnana rAje | svAmi
haMsAsana garuDxAsana vRuShavAhana sAje |
OM jaya Siva OMkArA ||

dO Buja cAra caturBuja dashaBuja tE sOhe |
tInO rUpa niraKatA triBuvana mana mOhe |
OM jaya Siva OMkArA ||

akShamAlA vanamAlA muMDamAlA dhArI |
chaMdana vigamana chaMdA bhOlE shubhakArI
OM jaya Siva OMkArA ||

SvEtAMbara pItAMbara bAGaaMbara aMge |
brahmAdika sanakAdika BUtAdika saMge |
OM jaya Siva OMkArA ||

kara madhye ca kamaMDala cakra triSUladharatA |
jagakaratA jagaharatA jagapAlana karatA |
OM jaya Siva OMkArA ||

brahmA viShNu sadASiva jAnata avivEkA |
praNavAkShara ke madhye yE tInoM EkA |
OM jaya Siva OMkArA ||

triguNasvAmIji kI Arati jO kOyi jana gAve |
kahata SivAnaMda svAmI manavAMchita phala pAve |
OM jaya Siva OMkArA ||

Thanks, Bhavana for the lyrics.

Sri Madhwa Nama in Sanskrit

Links for Sri Madhwa Nama in Sanskrit are listed below:



I have posted the lyrics for Sri Madhwa Nama here at my blog:

  1. Sri Madhwa Nama

I created a pdf file from the web site to help all of you read the same.  Attached below is the pdf in Kannada which will help you all print or save it on your computer.

And you can listen to the audio here:

Updated: Maha Shivaratri – 27th Feb 2014


Maha Shivaratri is celebrated on Thursday Feb 27th 2014. It is mandatory to visit the temple and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva during this day. In many customs they do fast on this day, but in our Madhwa tradition it is a festival and we do not fast. I remember visiting the Shiva Temple at Vijaya College in Bijapur which had 1001 Lingas along with my parents every year.

Attached below are prayers to say for Lord Shiva and seek his blessings.

Vandhe Sambhum Umaapathim Suragurum
Vandhe Jagath Kaaranam
Vandhe Pannaga Bhooshanam Mrigadharam
Vandhe Pasoonaam Pathim
Vandhe Soorya Sasaanga Vahnni Nayanam
Vandhe Mukundha Priyam
Vandhe Baktha Janaasryam Cha
Varadham Vandhe Sivam Sankaram


I bow to Sambu the Lord of Uma and the teacher of the Devas. I bow to the Lord Who is the root cause of the entire world. I bow to the Lord, Who has the serpent as His ornament, Who carries a deer. I bow to the Lord of all beings. I bow to the Lord Who has the Sun, the Moon and the Fire as His three eyes. I bow to Him Who is fond of Mukundha. I bow to Him, Who is the refuge of all devotees and Who grants boons to them. I bow to Siva, the creator of all auspicious things.

This blog has lyrics for several songs on Lord Shiva. Check the links below


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