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Sneha says – Thank You

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I am amazed by the responses I saw on the blog and the many emails I received after I posted the pictures for Sree Krishna Janmasthami. Many of you congratulated Sneha and sent your wishes. I conveyed and read each and every comment to Sneha. Sneha was very appreciative and said Thanks to each and every one of you.

In several of those emails, many of you asked to see Sneha and if I could share her picture. I had posted a picture of Sneha in Sree Krishna Janmasthami pictures. Sneha  was hidden in the collage. As you all may have noticed, I never post any personal pictures here. However, based on all the requests I finally decided to break the rule. I have uploaded two pictures of Sneha, the second one was her Graduation picture taken in May.

Once again, from Sneha, my Husband and myself, a BIG THANKS FOR ALL THE WISHES. I cannot believe I have such a wonderful family online. Thanks for all the support.

ಆಷಾಢ ಮಾಸ – Ashada Masa – June 28th – July 26th 2014

ಆಷಾಢ ಮಾಸ or Ashada Masa starts June 28th and ends on July 26th 2014 in Jaya Nama Samvatsara - ಜಯ ನಾಮ ಸಂವತ್ಸರ
. This entire month is considered inauspicious. Newly wed couple are not allowed to stay in the same house. And in some families I have also seen that Mother-in-Law and Daughter-in-law don’t stay in the same house as well. No idea who or how these beliefs came into existence.

During this month, there are no marriages, upanayanas, or any good deeds performed. However, it is during this month that the Chaturmasa Starts, and the last day of ಆಷಾಢ ಮಾಸ or Ashada Masa is Bhimana Amavasya.More about this festival later in the month.

Some dates in ಆಷಾಢ ಮಾಸ – Ashada Masa:

  • July 7th – Chaturmasa Begins
  • July 8th – Ekadashi
  • July 12th – Poornima – Hunnime
  • July 22nd – Ekadashi
  • July 26th – Amavasya

Stay tuned for our most auspicious month – ಶ್ರಾವಣ ಮಾಸ  or Shravana Masa which starts from July 27th – August 25th 2014.

 

Meera – Where have you been?

Meera – where are you? How are you? This is exactly what many of you have been asking. Makes me feel so special.

It has been very hectic work wise for the past two months since I returned from India end of March. I have been traveling almost every week, which is taking its toll as well. Just today morning, I returned back from California, will be traveling again to New Jersey for work Tuesday, and the following week to Philadelphia. I have taken a week of vacation after that to actually relax and gain back my energy.

It is too much stressful when you travel so much. At the end of the night, I have no energy left to write or even reply to comments. Hopefully, from second week of June, the travel reduces and I can update you all with many more posts.

I should also mention that during all my visits to work, I have been meeting with many of you who follow the blog as well. It is just so humbling to know that this blog and I myself have inspired you. Thanks for letting me know that as well. Worth all the time I spend on this blog.

Once again thanks for all the emails, and comments. Will come back soon in June and keep you all busy with many many posts.

Thanks  a million.

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

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

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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.

Happy New Year -2014

Dear All,

May our Lord Almighty and our Beloved Rayaru shower his choicest blessings on each and every one of the millions of visitors who have visited this blog.

May our Lord Almighty and our Beloved Rayaru shower his choicest blessings on each and every one who has subscribed to this blog.

May our Lord Almighty and our Beloved Rayaru shower his choicest blessings on each and every one who has tirelessly contributed to this blog.

May our Lord Almighty and our Beloved Rayaru shower his choicest blessings on each and every one who has commented.

May our Lord Almighty and our Beloved Rayaru shower his choicest blessings on each and every one who has sent me personal emails.

May our Lord Almighty and our Beloved Rayaru shower his choicest blessings on each and every one who wrote to me saying I have inspired you.

May our Lord Almighty and our Beloved Rayaru shower his choicest blessings on each and every one who has conveyed their personal feelings and asked for my prayers.

May our Lord Almighty and our Beloved Rayaru shower his choicest blessings on each and every one who have read the blog.

2013 was an amazing year for me. The most amazing day was the one when we performed the Sahasra Chandra Darshana Homa of our Father.

I traveled to many places far and nearby, and many of you joined me online in this journey. Thanks for that.

I shared many of the miracles which happened in our Family, which brought tears to many of you, and for many who commented solidified the faith in our Supreme Lord.

I was able to see our Beloved Rayaru at Mantralaya, and Bichale.

A blog which has crossed many milestones, a blog which is being read in many countries, a blog which has many contributors, a blog which has influenceD many, a blog which brings many to share their own stories, a blog which makes people have faith in our Supreme Lord, would not have been possible withOUT the blessings from the Supreme Lord.

This blog wouldn’t have been possible without the constant support from my Dear Husband and Dear Daughter.

This blog wouldn’t have been possible without the upbringing from my Parents. Everything I have learned about my religion, about our Supreme Lord, about our beloved Rayaru is because of my Parents.

This blog wouldn’t have been possible without the constant support from YOU ALL.

Thanks for everything and have a wonderful NEW YEAR -2014.

 

 

 

Mom Survives Building Collapse

This miracle happened many years back late in the 80’s. If you have read my many posts, you will know by now that my Parents are great devotees of Sree Raghavendra Swamy. All the Bhakthi, Belief and devotion I have is basically because of my Parents. My Mom used to do seva every year during summer for 7 days. My sister and I used to sit next to her and sing all the songs. I as a kid thought that Shree Raghavendra Swamy was one of my grandfathers. I still consider him the same. Grandparents are so attached to their grand kids right? And that’s how our beloved Rayaru is also attached to us.

Anyway, back to the miracle which happened to my Mom and everyone in our family. Mom was a lecturer or Professor you may call at SECAB Degree College in Bijapur. She used to teach History to Graduate Students. She completed her Post Graduation in History from Dharwad, Karnataka University.

This incident happened in August. It had been raining for almost a week in Bijapur. Mom had her first class at 7.35 AM and was teaching in her College. There was lot of construction going on in her college. There were just 4 girls in her class that day since it was raining. Mom started her class, and during that same time some cement and a few bricks fell from the roof of the classroom. Mom and the girls joked that they would all runaway if the building collapsed. As they were speaking and laughing, the roof collapsed and the door completely jammed. The girls and Mom couldn’t get out of the door, so Mom asked everyone of them to jump out of the window which they broke open.

Two of the girls escaped, the third girl was about to jump out of the window when the window collapsed and crushed her left hand completely. She was bleeding profusely and her hand was completely jammed.

Our Mom had another window to escape, and as she was about to jump out of the window the entire window and part of the ceiling collapsed on her head. Mom was bleeding profusely and lost consciousness. This was just the first class, and it was around 8.05 AM. The college staff went crazy and called ambulance. They called my Father who was working in Sainik School, Bijapur. Since this was an accident, Mom and the remaining two girls were taken to the Civil Hospital near Sainik School. A girl from Mom’s college came home, I opened the door and she had my Mom’s bag and slippers. As soon as I saw that, I knew something really bad had happened. She told me my Mom was in a terrible accident and in Civil Hospital and that we had to rush there immediately to see her.

My brother, sister and I rushed to the hospital. Our Dad was waiting there. Mom was not conscious. She was in the ICU for almost a week. We couldn’t talk to her. She kept screaming anytime she got her senses back. The only thing she remembered for weeks was the accident. My Sister and I were still in High School. So, my Father had to stay at night with my Mom in the Hospital. My Father who until now had never asked anything from God or our Beloved Rayaru said he prayed for my Mom. He asked God and Rayaru to save her for his three kids. I should mention that I have not seen one day in my entire life my Dad missing Sandhyavandana or not reciting Rayara Ashtotra.

Even after 3-4 weeks there was no change in Mom’s condition. In the meantime, our Mysore Ajji, Uncles and Aunts rushed to Bijapur seeing the news in the newspaper. Ajji took over taking care of Mom and all of us. When Mom was allowed to travel, Dad took her to NIHMANS in Bangalore where they performed a brain scan. They found out at that point that she had a hair line fracture. If the fracture was 1 mm to the left or right she would have been completely mad or in coma. The Neurosurgeon told our Father that Mom was really lucky.

Of course, there is no luck here. It was the ultimate devotion to our beloved Rayaru that both my parents had which saved her life. Mom struggled for almost a year with severe head ache. When she woke up, her eyes used to be blood red. Slowly and steadily with medication, lots of love from Dad, Ajji, relatives and her three kids and above all God’s grace Mom was her old self. She continued working in SECAB college until her retirement.

As I was chatting with my Mom today over the phone, we recollected this incident. Mom keeps telling me that I am a great devotee of Rayaru, and I reminded her that it is all in my gene because of her. We talked a lot about this incident, and that’s when I told her I am going to post about this incident in my blog. This is just a reminder that with our Bhakthi and devotion and sincere prayers, our Beloved Rayaru can change our fate. That’s why he is called ” Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu”. That’s why he remained back in earth to help his devotees.

Stay tuned for many more miracles….

MAY SHREE RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY BLESS ONE AND ALL.

 

 

Another Miracle – Foot Pain which Disappeared

For those of you following this blog, many of you know that I had been suffering with severe foot pain the past 7 years. The pain started sometime in 2005. I underwent many treatments from Orthotics, Physical Therapy, CorticoSteroids, MRI, Nerve Conduction study, Bone scan. We spent thousands of dollars for medical in spite of having insurance. The pain was unbearable in my right foot. Once Orthopadeic surgeon treated me for Plantar Fasciitis. Another said there was a big gap between the bones and hence the pain. Long story short, nothing helped and I took strong pain killers for many years. I was suggested to undergo a major surgery which I was not willing.

My foot pain was a great cause of worry for my Parents and also my Mother-in-Law. Every time I called them, without fail they asked me about my foot pain. Everyone I knew personally, had seen me suffer. The one and only question everyone asked me when they saw me or talked to me was” Meera, how is your foot pain?”. I had suffered with this foot pain for so many years.  I constantly wore special shoes for 5 years even at home. Didn’t attend many functions for fear of not able to wear the shoes.

I wore this boot for the most part of 2007-2008 and 2009. With this boot in place, I traveled all over United States for work as well. Can you imagine seeing the image how uncomfortable it must have been?

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The boots did help me travel and bear the pain. However, by evening I would have swelling and not able to do any work. My Husband and Daughter( who still was in Middle and later High School) did most of the household work in the night.

I wrote a couple posts in this blog about a few misdiagnosis as well. Read them here:

So, the pain continued, the treatments continued, money was spent like water, and the end result was a big zero.

Than came my visit to India in October 2009. I decided maybe I can find some good Doctors in Bangalore, and get an answer. So, went to India with bucket full of hope. I saw many Doctors (famous and the not so famous), each and everyone had a different suggestion. Again, spent money like crazy hoping to find a solution. Came back home empty handed and with great disappointment.

Around November 2009, as I was climbing upstairs to go to bed, my Daughter followed me. She sat with me next to my bed and asked how was my foot pain. I had enough by this time and just broke down. I said to her ” Why am I suffering so much? Why can’t any Doctor find a solution to my problem? I have had enough, if in the next few months Raghavendra Swamy doesn’t cure my foot pain, I am not going to pray.What is the benefit of waking up everyday, praying sincerely without asking anything? If he cannot cure my Foot pain which none of the Doctors have been able to do, what use is he? I went on and on. Tears flowing my eyes, I said this is it. I will continue praying to Raghavendra Swamy until his Birthday in 2010, I will give him enough time to cure my foot pain. I will recite his name 108 times everyday, and also his Stotra. However, if the foot pain remains as is, there will not be any more prayers.”

I continued my prayers and my medication. The day of Sree Raghavendra Swamy’s birthday came. And my Foot pain had vanished. The past two years I visited many places, 5 visits to India, several visits to clients here in the United States, and not even once have I complained about my foot pain. I can walk like anyone else, and run like anyone else.

Everyone who has met me is surprised with this sudden change. The foot pain just vanished and the one and only reason being the utmost devotion to our beloved Sree Raghavendra Swamy. That one day, I sincerely asked him to cure my pain, and in that pain threatened to not pray at all.  I felt there was one and only one person who could cure my pain and that was Sree Raghavendra Swamy.

Long story short, it was a miracle of our beloved Rayaru that the pain which troubled me for many many years was gone with no surgery and no medication. I don’t wear any shoes anymore, and don’t take any steroids or any other pain killers. I work, travel, clean the house, and do everything on my own now. No pain, nothing. Absolute miracle from our beloved Rayaru.

 

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