Archive for August 18th, 2008

JoJo Jo Krishna Paramananda – Lyrics

This is the song sung by many mothers when they are putting their new borns to sleep. And, this is also the song which is sung when you are rocking the cradle for Lord Krishna as well. This Saturday being Shri Krishna Janmasthami, here comes the lyrics in Kannada composed by the most famous Shri Purandara Dasaru.

Lyrics Part 1

And, finally here is the lyrics in English:

Jo Jo Shri Krishna Paramananda
Jo Jo Gopiya Kanda
Mukunda Jo Jo || pa||

Palgadalodalolu Pavadisidhavane
Aaladelaya Mele Malagida Shishuve
Shrilathangiyala Chitadollabhane
Bala Ninnanu Padi Thoogovenaya Jo Jo ||1||

Holevantha Ranadda Thotila Mele
ThalaThalisuva Gulaganjiya Male
Aalade Ne Pididadenayya Muddubala
Nalinanabhane Ninna Padi Thooguvenu Jo Jo ||2||

Yara Kandha Ninaru Nidahni
Yara Rathavo Ninara Manikavo
Serithu yenagondu Chintamanyendu
Pora ninnanu padi Thooguvenaya Jo Jo ||3||

Gunanidhiye Ninnayethi kondare
Maneya Kelasavanyaru maduvaraiya
Manake Sukhanidreya Thandukobega
Phanishayanane Ninna padi Thooguvenaya Jo Jo ||4||

Andajavahana AnanthaMahima
Pundarikaksha ShriParamapavana
Hindu Daivada Ghanda Uddhandane
Panduranga Shri Purandara Vithala Jo Jo ||5||

Shri Vara Mahalakshmi Vrata – August 20th 2010

Shri Vara Mahalakshmi Vrata is performed by married Hindu women to seek the blessings of the Goddess Mahalakshmi, wife of Lord Vishnu.

P.S: This year the vratha is on Ekadashi. So, no food items are offered as Naivedya to Goddess. All the offerings are done on Saturday. Just the pooje on Friday.

Shri Lakshmi Pooje

Shri Lakshmi Pooje

The Vrata is observed on the Friday immediately preceding the full moon day of the month of
Sravana Masa. On the day of Pooje or Vrata, women clean their homes and decorate their front yards with rangolis. Later, they take a bath and deck wear pure silk saree and jewellery. The lady performing the pooje makes a mandala with the drawing of a lotus upon it. A kalasha filled with rice and topped with fresh mango and betel leaves, a coconut smeared with haldi and kumkum and cloth are placed on the mandala and Lakshmi is invoked therein.

After the worship of the kalasha, follows the worship of Ganesha, then the worship of the sacred thread. Now the main worship of Vara Lakshmi begins and the scared thread is worshipped a second time. It is then tied to the right hand of the lady. After the worship thamboola is given to 5 married ladies.

The same evening, we invite all the neighboring ladies(married women) and offer them tamboola; also called veeledele Adike, which is an offering of betel leaves, fruits, betel nuts, kumkum, haldi and dakshine. At this point the ladies also sing songs in praise of goddess Varalakshmi.

Attached below is a scanned vrata procedure in Kannada:

So, here comes the link which has the lyrics for all songs posted on this blog on Goddess Lakshmi.

And here comes the link which has colorful and many designs for drawing Rangoli

And can any festival be complete without authentic dishes? Here are some recipes posted in this blog:

P.S: As always no food is prepared with onion or garlic. Also, we don’t have this Vrata in my in-laws side. But, we are allowed to go to houses where this Vrata is being performed. So, invite me if you are doing the Pooje. Just kidding. 🙂

Pictures taken during Shri Vara Mahalakshmi Vrata at my Brother-in-Law’s Sister Chandrika’s house two years back. Click on the images to see larger pictures.

Shri Vara MahaLakshmi Vrata 1

Shri Vara MahaLakshmi Vrata 1

Shri Vara MahaLakshmi Vrata 2

Shri Vara MahaLakshmi Vrata 2

Shravana Gauri 1

Shravana Gauri 1

Shravana Gauri 2

Shravana Gauri 2

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