Archive for December, 2009

Swamy Lali Bhaktha Prema Lali Lyrics

I very well remember my mother singing this song on Sri Raghavendra Swamy after finishing all the pooje, and just before singing “Thugire Rayara” song. Today being Thursday, I decided to post this song here as well. This song is composed by Sri Jaganatha Vittala Dasaru.

Attached is the lyrics in Kannada and English.


Video link:

ಪುಷ್ಯ ಮಾಸ – December 17th 2009 – January 15th 2010

As per Uttaradimatta Panchanga, this year in Virodhi Nama Samvatsara(ವಿರೋಧಿನಾಮ ಸಂವತ್ಸರ), Dhakshinayana(ದಕ್ಷಿಣಾಯನ‌), Hemantha Ruthu(ಹೇಮಂತ ಋತು), Pushya Masa (ಪುಷ್ಯ ಮಾಸ) starts from December 17th 2009 and ends on January 15th 2010

  • December 28th 2009 – Ekadashi, Vaikuntha Ekadashi
  • December31st 2009 – Poornima Hunnime
  • January11th 2010 – Ekadashi
  • Januray 14th 2010 – Makara Sankranthi
  • January 15th 2010 – Amavasya

P.S: To know the exact dates of events happening in your city, take a look at the following link provided by Ms. Shalini Rao.

More details about Vaikunta Ekadashi can be found here.

Menthye Soppina Thove – Methi Dal

It has been a long time since I posted anything here. It has become crazy busy at work, and I really didn’t have anytime to update the blog. Thanks for all those who kept emailing me about my whereabouts. Appreciate it so much.

So, here comes my favorite dal, my Mom used to make and I prepare almost regularly. Every time I visit the Indian Store, I get a bunch of Methi leaves. It costs less than $2. And I usually prepare either this Dal or Methi paratha, or Aloo Methi.


  • 1 bunch Methi Leaves, washed and finely chopped.
  • 1 cup Toor dal
  • 4-5 tsp grated fresh coconut
  • 2 tsp Jaggery
  • For seasoning : Mustard seeds, Hing, Turmeric, Jeera, Red Chillies, curry leaves.
  • Salt for seasoning, and 2 tsp oil


  1. Wash and finely chop the Methi leaves.
  2. Pressure cook the Toor Dal.
  3. In a pan, heat oil and add all the ingredients listed in seasoning.
  4. Next, add Methi leaves and let it cook for a few minutes until done
  5. Add the cooked dal, salt to taste, coconut, jaggery and let it boil for a few minutes.
  6. Serve with rice or chapathi.

P.S: If you want to serve with chapathi, and less water while cooking the dal.

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