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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

Mangala Gowri Vrata – ಮಂಗಳ ಗೌರಿ ವ್ರತ Details

Many of you constantly asked for the Mangala Gowri Vrata – ಮಂಗಳ ಗೌರಿ ವ್ರತ pooja details. Having done this pooja myself almost 18 years back, I really do not remember, nor with all the travel we did across the world have the books with me.

However, seeing all your requests I decided to search on the internet the proper way for you all to do this Vrata – ವ್ರತ.

I found out that www.Sumadhwa.Seva has detailed information on how to perform this Vrata. And before you ask, it is in Kannada and English. So, should help anyone performing this Vrata. There is PDF for both languages. so print it out, perform the vrata and get blessings from Mangala Gowri – ಮಂಗಳ ಗೌರಿ.

Attached below the link for the same.


This year in Shravana Masa which starts on Sunday, Mangala Gowri Vrata – ಮಂಗಳ ಗೌರಿ ವ್ರತ should be observed on the following Tuesdays:

July 29th – Tuesday – Mangala Gowri Vrata

August  5th – Tuesday – Mangala Gowri Vrata

August  12th – Tuesday – Mangala Gowri Vrata

August 19th – Tuesday – Mangala Gowri Vrata


P.S: If you are performing the Mangala Gowri Vrata – ಮಂಗಳ ಗೌರಿ ವ್ರತ, and would like to share the pictures, please respond. I will post it here on the blog. It will help many to get an idea about the Mangala Gowri Vrata – ಮಂಗಳ ಗೌರಿ ವ್ರತ and the procedures.

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.

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.

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||


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