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Update : Nagara Chauthi/Panchami – July 31st- August 1st 2014

Nagara Chauthi is the fourth day of the Shravana masa. On this day married women take head bath and wearing wet clothes (or washed clothes separately) which makes it very pure, either do the pooje to the snake hootha or place a silver idol of Nagappa and continue. Unboiled milk or raw milk, haldi,  soaked kadale, gejjevastra and flowers are offered to the idol of Nagappa. Women who do the pooje on this day fast as well. This is how we do the pooje in Madhwa houses. No fried items are prepared during this day. Women also prepare thambittu and do aarathi to Nagappa using the same. All this needs to be done in madi.

P.S: No Kumkum is applied to Nagappa on Chauthi. The gejjevastra is prepared by applying Haldi. No deep fired items as well.

Next day being the Nagara Panchami, everyone in the house performs the pooje; including children. If you are offering milk to the idol of Nagappa; it is customary to do the pooje to Nagappa as soon as you wake up, take a shower and even before drinking your coffee in the morning. As done in the previous day, place a silver plate, keep the idol of Nagappa. Pour 3 times milk, water, haldi, kumkum, gejjevastra, flowers and kadale. Prepare the thambittu and do the aarathi.

P.S:Kumkum is applied to Nagappa on Panchami. The gejjevastra is prepared by applying Kumkum. No deep fired items as well.

It is also customary to draw images of Nagappa on the front door, hosthilu and also near the place you worship using rice paste. Haldi, kumkum, gejje vastra and flowers are applied to these as well.

Lord Krishna was playing ball with his friends, when suddenly the ball got entangled in the high branch of a tree. Krishna volunteered to climb the tree and fetch the ball. But below the tree the river Yamuna was flowing in full glory, in which the snake Kalinga was living. Nobody dared to go near that place. Lord Krishna ignoring the warnings of his friends jumps into the water. The dangerous ‘Kalinga” serpent comes up. But Krishna was ready and jumping on the snake’s head, starts dancing on its head. Kalinga realizes the strength of Lord Krishna and pleads with Krishna: “Please, do not kill me.” Krishna takes sympathy on Kalinga and after taking a promise that henceforth he would not harm anybody, he let the snake go free into the river again. Hence, Nag Panchami is also commemorated as a day of victory of Lord Krishna over Kalinga the legendary snake.

What to eat during Nagara Chauthi?

So, here are the items you can prepare during this day, when you are not supposed to fry anything.

What to eat during Nagara Panchami? No frying on this day as well. And no dish made out of Vermicelli or Shavige.

To prepare Thambittu follow this procedure:

P.S: Nagara Panchami Haadu/Song is posted here

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 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.


  • 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


  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



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||



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||

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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