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343rd Aradhana Mahotsava 2014 – Invitation

As many of you already know, the Aradhane of our beloved Rayaru is fast approaching. The details have been posted in an earlier post.

  • 11.08.14    Poorva Aradhana
  • 12.08.14    Madhya Aradhana
  • 13.08.14    Uttara Aradhana

As always, has details about all the dates and extended invitation to one and all.

Below is the link for the invitation.

Shri Vijayeendra Teerthara Madhyaradhana – Kumbakonam

Attached is the link for Shri Vijayeendra Teerthara Madhyaradhana, as always amazing pictures from


400th Aradhana Mahotsava of Shri Vijayeendra Teertharu – Kumbakonam

Amazing pictures from Check the link below.

Aradhane of Shri Vijayeendra Teertharu – June 25th 2014

Shri Vijayeendra Teertharu as many of you know is the Guru of Shri Sudheendra theertharu, who in turn is the Guru of our beloved Rayaru. Shri Vijayeendra Teertharu was well versed in 64 Vidyaas.

Shri Vijayeendra Teertharu Aradhane is tomorrow, June 25th 2014.

Many of us recite his name everyday while reciting Rayara Stotra. The 10th Stotra goes as such:

ಸರ್ವತಂತ್ರ ಸ್ವತಂತ್ರೋಸೌ ಶ್ರೀಮಧ್ವಮತವರ್ಧನಃ |

ವಿಜಯೀಂದ್ರ ಕರಾಬ್ಜೋತ್ಥ ಸುಧೀಂದ್ರ ವರಪುತ್ರಕಃ || ೧೦ ||

sarvataMtra svataMtrOsou SrImadhvamatavardhanaH |
vijayIMdra karAbjOttha sudhIMdra varaputrakaH || 10 ||

सर्वतंत्र स्वतंत्रोसौ श्रीमध्वमतवर्धनः ।

विजयींद्र कराब्जोत्थ सुधींद्र वरपुत्रकः ॥ १० ॥

The madhvacharyas lineage PDF document which I shared a few years back has excellent details about Shri Vijayeendra Teertharu in pages 92-104. Please download and read the same from here.

Some details:

Birth Name : Vitthalacharya

Period: 1575 – 1614

Guru : Guru Vyasamuni or popularly called VyasaRajaru

Fellow Student  or Classmate : Sri Vadirajaru

Brindavana : Khumbakonam, Tamil Nadu

Aradhane Day: Jyesta Krishna Trayodashi

Disciples – Shri Sudheendra Teertharu

Upcoming Shravana Masa Festivals- July – August 2014

As per Uttaradimatta Panchanga, this year in Jaya Nama Samvatsara, Shravana Masa starts from July 27th and ends on August 25th 2014.

There are many festivals during this month and as always I will post slokas, pooja details and many more details a few days before each of these important dates. Here is a list of important dates and festivals during Shravana Masa 2014.

July 29th – Tuesday – Mangala Gowri Vrata

July 31st – Thursday – Nagara Chathurthi

August 1st – Friday– Nagara Panchami

August 1st – Friday – Shravana Masa Lakshmi Pooja

August  5th – Tuesday – Mangala Gowri Vrata

August 7th – Thursday – Ekadashi – Dadi Vrata Begins

August 8th – Friday – Shravana Masa Lakshmi Pooja

August 8th – Friday – Vara MahaLakshmi  Pooja

August 11th – Monday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Poorva Aaradhane

August  12th – Tuesday – Mangala Gowri Vrata

August 12th – Tuesday- Sree Raghavendra Swamy Madya Aaradhane

August 13th– Wednesday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Uttara Aaradhane

August 15th – Friday – Shravana Masa Lakshmi Pooja

August 17th – Sunday– Sree Krishna Jayanthi – Sri Krishna Janmashtami

August 19th – Tuesday – Mangala Gowri Vrata

August 21st – Thursday – Ekadashi

August 22nd – Friday – Shravana Masa Lakshmi Pooja

August 25th – Monday – Amavasya

 Please refer to the closet temple or other calendar to find the dates of the festivals in the country you are living. These dates posted are based on Indian Standard Time.

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


Akshaya Tritiya at Mantralaya

Hope you all had an opportunity to celebrate Akshaya Tritiya at Home. Please find attached link for Akshaya Tritiya at Mantralaya.

Amazing pictures of our Beloved Rayaru.

Akshaya Tritiya Mantralaya

Updated Post: Akshaya Thritiya ಅಕ್ಷಯ ತೃತಿಯಾ – May 1st -2nd 2014

In the USA Akshaya Thritiya ಅಕ್ಷಯ  ತೃತಿಯಾ is celebrated on May 1st 2014 and on May 2nd 2014 in India. Please check with your local calendar to find out about the same.

Akshaya Tritiya ಅಕ್ಷಯ  ತೃತಿಯಾ is the most important day in the hindu calendar.  Akshaya means growth and tritiya is the third day of the month in Vaishaka Masa. They say that in order to perform any major function like marriage, gruhapravesha you don’t even have to check your horoscope for finding a good Muhurtham. Any ritual or religious function performed on this day leads to growth.

The Uttaradi matta panchanga also mentions it is very important to apply gandha ಗಂಧ to the Lord. So, if you have access to the same, please do that as well.

On this day, many ladies give thambula including blouse piece, and other items. Any thing you give or donate they say becomes akshaya. Meaning infinite or one that never diminishes.

So, if you have decided to do anything new this year, this is the right day to get started.

48 Days Historic Yagna Mahotsava @ Kamadenu Kshethra


This time during my visit to Bangalore, I had the opportunity once again to visit the very famous Kamadenu Kshethra. My parents, husband, brother-in-law Ramesh and his wife Vasanthi (related to the founder of Kamadenu Kshethra) and their daughter Arpitha accompanied me. I was personally asked to visit Kamadenu Kshethra by the Founder Sree. Gurusesh Guru.

The founder Sree. Gurusesh Guru has sent me some details about the upcoming 48 Days Historic Yagna Mahotsava @ Kamadenu Kshethra being conducted from 5.6.2014 – 27.7.2014. Please visit Kamadenu Kshethra and get the blessings of our beloved Rayaru.

Attached below are the brochure for the program details in Kannada and English.

The Devotees can also contribute their donations for SEVAS through fund transfer to the below mentioned account


Branch Sunkadakatte

Branch Code 2309


IFS Code IOBA0002309

Account no 230901000001200

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

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