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Updated : Bhimana Amavase or Gandana pooje – July 26th 2014

Bhimana Amavase or Gandana pooje, is an important pooje performed by unmarried women and newly married women for 9 years after their marriage. It is performed on the new moon day or amavase in the month of Aashada masa. This year it is on July 26th 2014

This pooje is also called Bheemeshwarana pooje. This pooje is dedicated to God Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Mud models of Shiva and Parvathi in the form of a cone with a flat base are made, kept in the sun to dry and decorated with white dots made out of limestone paste, or sometimes with akki hittu(rice flour) mixed with milk. A thread immersed in turmeric paste, a flower and sometimes turmeric root are tied around the model for Parvathi. After the pooje, usually either the girls Mom or Mother-in-Law ties this thread to the girls wrists.

Those who have brothers, later in the evening worship the hosthilu or threshold of their house. They call it “Bhandara vadiyodu“. The girls brother brakes the bhandara and gives money to his sister.

The story for Bhimana Amavase goes like this:

In a city there was a king called Vajrabahu. He had one and only son called Vijayashekara, who dies suddenly while still young. The king and queen decide to perform his marriage; even though he is dead. But, who would marry a corpse, right? No one comes forward to marry him. A Brahmin couple, named Madhava and his wife Sushila have five daughters and nine sons. They are extremely poor and they decide to marry one of their daughters in marriage to the dead prince; in return they would get lot of money and can use it to feed their family.

This girl is left with her dead husband and than she prays to God Shiva and Goddess Parvathi with great devotion. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi ask her to perform this pooje; since she is in the forest and doesn’t have any money she uses clay or mud and performs the pooje. The dead prince comes back to life. The king, queen and everyone is now happy to see their son come back to life.

Now that you know why and how to do the pooje, tell the significance of this story to your daughter, perform the pooje, tie the thread across her wrist and bless her with all your heart.

Happy Gandana Pooje.

Here below is the step by step procedure to perform Diwasi Gowri pooje as per the book I have now:

1. Clean the place where you are going to perform the pooja, put an elaborate rangoli (ರಂಗವಲ್ಲಿ). Find links to various rangoli (ರಂಗವಲ್ಲಿ) here:

2. Place a wooden plank called Mane(ಮಣೆ).
3. On this Mane, place a silver plate and within the plate, keep the idols of Diwasi Gowri and Managal Gowri( if you are performing Managal Gowri).
4. Also keep 1 dry cocnout (Kobbari Battalu ಕೊಬ್ಬರಿ ಬಟ್ಟಲು) as it is called in Kannada, 10 betel nut (adike ಅಡಿಕೆ), 10 betel leaves (villedele ವಿಳೇದೆಲೆ), 10 rounds of thread ದಾರ.
5. Now, worship the gowri and offer her 10 Kucchida Kadabu (ಕುಚ್ಚಿದ ಕಡಬು).
6. Next, tie 10 knots on the thread immersed in turmeric paste, a flower and sometimes turmeric root. For married ladies, 10 knots and unmarried girls 5 knots, and 5 rounds of thread.
7. Put this on the Gowri idol.
8. Perform Aarthi to Gowri. Offer your prayers, and do namaskaras.
8. Once, you finish all the pooja, usually either the girls Mom or Mother-in-Law ties this thread to the girls wrists or can also put it around her neck.

Rice Vermicelli Puliyogre or Rice Noodles Puliyogre

 

rice-puliyogre

Rice noodles or Rice vermicelli are thin noodles that are made from rice. Their principal ingredients are rice flour and water. Rice vermicelli has a white color when cooked. Just like in India, it is available in many grocery stores in USA also.

You can find the recipe for Rice noodles or Rice vermicelli Uppittu in the below link.

In India, we call this dish Akki Shavige Uppittu. In B’lore we used to get the Dragon variety. I have brought these noodles (the thin variety) from Giant, Safeway, and Asian Stores like Han Ah Reum etc. The one I usually use for making this recipe looks like this:

Rice Noodles

Many of you might have been preparing this dish, I remembered one of my colleagues in Bangalore used to bring this dish for lunch.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Packet of Rice noodles.
  • 5-6 curry leaves finely chopped(optional)
  • 1 tsp channa dal(optional)
  • 1 tsp urad dal(optional)
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 tsp haldi(optional)
  • Cilantro finely chopped for garnishing
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 3 tsp MTR Puliyogre Mix
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. In a lager pot boil enough water. Once the water is boiling, turn off the gas, and add the noodles. Let it sit for 5-6 minutes, it will turn white. Drain the water completely.Keep aside.
  2. In a pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds, when it starts spluttering all over your stove, add urad dal, chaana dal, turmeric or haldi, curry leaves, and ground nuts.
  3. Fry for a minute or two.
  4. Add the cooked noodles, salt.
  5. Make sure you keep stirring once you add the noodles.
  6. Now add the Puliyogre mix
  7. Make sure all the ingredients are mixed well, keep stirring on low fire. Adjust the seasoning.
  8. Finally add finely chopped cilantro
  9. This serves 4 people

rice-puliyogre

 

Omde Manadali Bhajisu Vagdeviya – ಒಂದೇ ಮನದಲಿ ಭಜಿಸು ವಾಗ್ದೇವಿಯ Lyrics

<b>rAga: mOhana- JaMpe tALa<-b>

oMdE manadali bhajisu vAgdEviya ||pa||
iMdu mati koDuvaLu shrIhariya dhyAnadali ||a pa||

hiMde prahlAdanu kamalajana satigeragi niMdu ArAdhisalu harivishvamayaneMdu |
baMdu viGnava kaLedu bhAvashuddhiyannittu | hoMdisidaLAga shrIhariya caraNadalli ||1||
aMdu dashamuKananuja vaMdisade vANiyanu |
baMdu tapavanu gaiye bahukAlake |
aMdadiMdAgamecci varavadhika bEDenalu |
niMdu jihveyali nidreya bEDisidaLu ||2||
aritu bhajisalu biDade ajanarasiya nitya urutara vAk shuddhiyannittu |
niruta shrIpuraMdaraviThalana sEveyoLu |

paratattvavAda kathAmRutavanuNisuvaLu ||3||

ರಾಗ: ಮೋಹನ- ಝಂಪೆ ತಾಳ

   

ಒಂದೇ ಮನದಲಿ ಭಜಿಸು ವಾಗ್ದೇವಿಯ ||ಪ||

ಇಂದು ಮತಿ ಕೊಡುವಳು ಶ್ರೀಹರಿಯ ಧ್ಯಾನದಲಿ ||ಅ ಪ|| ಹಿಂದೆ ಪ್ರಹ್ಲಾದನು ಕಮಲಜನ ಸತಿಗೆರಗಿ ನಿಂದು ಆರಾಧಿಸಲು ಹರಿವಿಶ್ವಮಯನೆಂದು |

ಬಂದು ವಿಘ್ನವ ಕಳೆದು ಭಾವಶುದ್ಧಿಯನ್ನಿತ್ತು | ಹೊಂದಿಸಿದಳಾಗ ಶ್ರೀಹರಿಯ ಚರಣದಲ್ಲಿ ||೧||

ಅಂದು ದಶಮುಖನನುಜ ವಂದಿಸದೆ ವಾಣಿಯನು |

ಬಂದು ತಪವನು ಗೈಯೆ ಬಹುಕಾಲಕೆ |

ಅಂದದಿಂದಾಗಮೆಚ್ಚಿ ವರವಧಿಕ ಬೇಡೆನಲು |

ನಿಂದು ಜಿಹ್ವೆಯಲಿ ನಿದ್ರೆಯ ಬೇಡಿಸಿದಳು ||೨||

ಅರಿತು ಭಜಿಸಲು ಬಿಡದೆ ಅಜನರಸಿಯ ನಿತ್ಯ ಉರುತರ ವಾಕ್ ಶುದ್ಧಿಯನ್ನಿತ್ತು |

ನಿರುತ ಶ್ರೀಪುರಂದರವಿಠಲನ ಸೇವೆಯೊಳು | ಪರತತ್ತ್ವವಾದ ಕಥಾಮೃತವನುಣಿಸುವಳು ||೩||

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knXCaK_fB0Q

 

 

Kodu Bega Divyamati – ಕೊಡು ಬೇಗ ದಿವ್ಯಮತಿ Lyrics

Composer: Sri Purandara Dasaru

Contributed by: Mr. P.S.Thammanna

rAga: vasaMta-AditALa

koDu bEga divyamati | sarasvati ||pa|||
mRuDa hari hayamuKaroDeyaLe – ninnaya |
aDigaLigeraguve amma brahmana rANi ||apa||

iMdirAramaNana hiriya soseyu nInu ||
baMdenna vadanadi niMdu naamava nuDise ||1||

aKila vidyAbhimAni- ajana paTTada rANi |
suKavittu pAlise sujana shirOmaNi ||2||

patita pAvane nI | gatiyeMdu naMbide |
satata puraMdara viThalana tOre ||3||

ರಾಗ: ವಸಂತ-ಆದಿತಾಳ

ಕೊಡು ಬೇಗ ದಿವ್ಯಮತಿ | ಸರಸ್ವತಿ ||ಪ|||

ಮೃಡ ಹರಿ ಹಯಮುಖರೊಡೆಯಳೆ – ನಿನ್ನಯ |

ಅಡಿಗಳಿಗೆರಗುವೆ ಅಮ್ಮ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮನ ರಾಣಿ ||ಅಪ||

ಇಂದಿರಾರಮಣನ ಹಿರಿಯ ಸೊಸೆಯು ನೀನು ||

ಬಂದೆನ್ನ ವದನದಿ ನಿಂದು ನಾಮವ ನುಡಿಸೆ ||೧||

ಅಖಿಲ ವಿದ್ಯಾಭಿಮಾನಿ- ಅಜನ ಪಟ್ಟದ ರಾಣಿ |

ಸುಖವಿತ್ತು ಪಾಲಿಸೆ ಸುಜನ ಶಿರೋಮಣಿ ||೨||

ಪತಿತ ಪಾವನೆ ನೀ | ಗತಿಯೆಂದು ನಂಬಿದೆ |

ಸತತ ಪುರಂದರ ವಿಠಲನ ತೋರೆ ||೩||

   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTAe1ghxo3s

Sharanembe Vani-poreye kalyani – ಶರಣೆಂಬೆ ವಾಣಿ-ಪೊರೆಯೆ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣಿ Lyrics

 

Composer: Sri Purandara Dasaru

Contributed by: Mr. P.S.Thammanna

ರಾಗ: ಕಲ್ಯಾಣಿ-ಆದಿತಾಳ

ಶರಣೆಂಬೆ ವಾಣಿ-ಪೊರೆಯೆ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣಿ ||ಪ||

ವಾಗಭಿಮಾನಿ ವರಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾಣಿ | ಸುಂದರವೇಣಿ-ಸುಚರಿತ್ರಾಣಿ ||

ಜಗದೊಳು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಪೊಗಳುವೆನಮ್ಮ

ಹರಿಯ ತೊರಿಸೆಂದು ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಪೆನಮ್ಮ ||೧||

ಪಾಡುವೆ ಶ್ರುತಿಯ- ಬೇಡುವೆ ಮತಿಯ ಪುರಂದರ

ವಿಠಲನ ಹಿರಿಯ (ಸೋದರ) ಸೊಸೆಯ ||೨||

rAga: kalyANi-AditALa

sharaNeMbe vANi-poreye kalyANi ||pa||

vAgabhimAni varabrahmANi | suMdaravENi-sucaritrANi ||

jagadoLu nimma pogaLuvenamma
hariya toriseMdu prArthipenamma ||1||

pADuve shrutiya- bEDuve matiya puraMdara
viThalana hiriya (sOdara) soseya ||2||

Audio and Video link:

 

Amazing Songs Online – Sangeetha Music

Found this amazing web site for those of you who wish to listen to devotional songs online. If you wish, you can buy the songs as well.

http://www.sangeethamusic.com/About.php

You can listen to Kannada Devotional Songs at the below link, there are hundreds of selections.

http://www.sangeethamusic.com/sub_catelogue.php?scatid=23

If you like to listen to Kannada Bhavageethegalu, there is a wide variety there as well.

 

http://www.sangeethamusic.com/sub_catelogue.php?scatid=20

If you like to listen to Dr.Rajkumar, below is the link.

http://www.sangeethamusic.com/search-by-details.php?type=Artiste&char=Dr.%20Rajkumar&charid=198

If you like to listen to Sri Vidyabhushana, below is the link.

http://www.sangeethamusic.com/search-by-details.php?type=Artiste&char=Sri%20Vidyabhushana&charid=850

Palisamma Muddu Sharade – ಪಾಲಿಸಮ್ಮ ಮುದ್ದು ಶಾರದೆ Lyrics

Raga: muKAri-tALa: AditALa

Composer: Sri Purandara Dasaru

Contributed by: Mr. P.S.Thammanna

ಪಾಲಿಸಮ್ಮ ಮುದ್ದು ಶಾರದೆ |

ಎನ್ನ ನಾಲಿಗೆಯಲಿ ನಿಲ್ಲ ಬಾರದೆ ||

ಲೋಲಲೋಚನೆ ತಾಯಿ ನಿರುತ ನಂಬಿದೆ ನಿನ್ನ ||ಅಪ|| ಅಕ್ಷರಕ್ಷರ ವಿವೇಕವ | ನಿನ್ನ|

ಕುಕ್ಷಿಯೊಳೀರೇಳು ಲೋಕವ || ಸಾಕ್ಷತ್ ರೂಪದಿಂದ ಒಲಿದು ರಕ್ಷಿಸು ತಾಯೇ ||೧||

ಶೃಂಗಾರಪುರ ನೆಲೆವಾಸಿನೀ ದೇವೀ | ಸಂಗೀತ ಗಾನ ವಿಲಾಸಿನಿ || ಮಂಗಳ ಗಾತ್ರಳೆ ಭಳಿರೆ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮನ ರಾಣಿ ||೨||

ಸರ್ವಾಲಂಕಾರ ದಯಾಮೂರುತಿ ನಿನ್ನ ಚರಣವ ಸ್ತುತಿಸುವೆ ಕೀರುತಿ | ಗುರುಮೂರ್ತಿ ಪುರಂದರವಿಠಲನ್ನ ಸ್ತುತಿಸುವೆ ||೩||

 

pAlisamma muddu shArade |
enna nAligeyali nilla bArade ||
lOlalOcane tAyi niruta naMbide ninna ||apa||
akSharakShara vivEkava | ninna| kukShiyoLIrELu lOkava ||
sAkShat rUpadiMda olidu rakShisu tAyE ||1||
shRuMgArapura nelevAsinI dEvI | saMgIta gaana vilAsini ||

maMgaLa gAtraLe bhaLire brahmana rANi ||2||
sarvAlaMkAra dayAmUruti ninna caraNava stutisuve kIruti |

gurumUrti puraMdaraviThalanna stutisuve ||3||

Audio and video link:

Kolu Kolenna Kole Lyrics

Ms. Rajasree asked for the lyrics of Kolu Kolenna Kole. She commented saying “Request to you Meera Please could you upload the lyrics for Kolu Kolanna Kole sung by Mysore Ramachandra ji which gives details of DashaAvtara of Shree Krishna Bhagvan, at the earliest please”.

As you all know, the last few weeks were hectic with too much traveling for work. Now that I am back, I searched for the lyrics and found the same on the website http://www.sumadhwaseva.com.

Attached below is the link on the website for the lyrics in Kannada. It is a PDF file. All credit for the song goes to http://www.sumadhwaseva.com

And here is the link on youtube for the same song by Mysore Ramachandrachar. Enjoy.

Some Amazing Links

Please visit the following links to see Amazing pictures of Mantralaya Swamiji and our Beloved Rayaru.

1. Shri Swamiji visit to Bangalore

2. Sri Vadeendra Teerthara Aradhana Celebration

3. Pejawar Mutt Swamiji visit

 

Finally Home Sweet Home

It was amazing to come home after a very hectic and tiring week. To see all the flowers which had bloomed made me realize how much I miss my home. Traveling extensively takes it toll, and when I saw these Roses in their full bloom, my heart filled with joy. All these Roses taken care by none other than my Husband. And many of these Roses make their way to the Prayer room everyday.

I have told you right, our Beloved Rayaru loves Roses. So, a Rose a day to our Rayaru, keeps you in good spirits.  Enjoy. You will see many posts regularly now.

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