Handbook for performing Festivals

I received an email from a mailing list which I have subscribed, which had links to several books on Hinduism. As I was browsing through the content of the web site which had several important books scanned, I found this simple and very well explained book which has details of all the festivals, the rituals which needs to be followed and so on.. This book is in Kannada. You can read the book online or even download a PDF file, whichever is convenient to you all.

Attached below is the link for the book:

P.S: The details for all the many festivals coming during Shravan Masa starts from page 32 onwards.

25 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you meeraavare for this precious book.


  2. Posted by vidyavenu on August 23, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    heelo meera,
    at the end of this book there are some beautiful songs i would like to know who to sing all of these songs. how can i find these songs.audio or video
    thankyou vidyavenu


  3. Posted by Priya Nagarajan on August 23, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Please I am very badly waiting for the day when you will send it English ,as I don’t know to read kannada.


  4. Posted by meeraghu on July 26, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    PDF has been updated.


  5. Posted by meeraghu on February 9, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Yes, PDF is not working. Try the other link, it works.


  6. Posted by Roopa on February 9, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Hi Madam,
    I am unable to open the PDF link.


  7. Posted by Arundhati on September 16, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Is there a english or devanagiri equivalent to this handbook?
    Thank you!



  8. Posted by Sudha Pradhyumna on August 27, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Respected Madam,

    I’am also a regular visitor of your website. Thank you so much for providing so much useful information.


  9. Posted by sayi on August 24, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Respected meera madam,
    Kindly translate the :handbook for performing festivals” from kannada to english as it would be useful to many people like me who doesnt know kannada.Its a humble request madam.
    Thanks and regards


  10. Posted by Rohini Nagarkar on August 17, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Thanks a lot Ram and Shubha for making time to post replies…

    Thanks very much… will surely follow them..



  11. Posted by Rohini Nagarkar on August 16, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Hey meera,
    pls post mantra for a baby if u know.. hv remained childless since long time..



    • Posted by Ram on August 16, 2010 at 10:34 am

      I was at the temple last friday on garuda panchami day. I heard that either performing or sponsoring vainatheya homam (garuda homam) and/or even taking the payasam prasadam that was offered to homam would help the aspirant mothers to have a child.


    • Posted by Shubha on August 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm

      Hi Rohini,
      I have a particular Sanskrit shloka for this.
      I am writing it in English for you.It goes like this:
      Devendrani namastubyam devendra priya bhamini |
      Vivaham bhagyamarogyam putra labham cha dehi may ||

      There are many poojas you can perform which are very simple.
      If you have a silver cradle with Lord Krishna in it.You can worship it.

      Pray to your family deity which is very important.Also there are many prayers .See the last phalastuti which contains putrarti labathe puthran (which means begetting a child).You can recite the Sri Yantroddharaka Stotra which is in this blog.
      Lastly ,I would like to tell you that not to lose hope and faith in God.God will give you the best at the best time. Good luck!!
      Cheer up!


  12. Posted by Madhumitha on August 16, 2010 at 12:16 am

    OMG!!!! awesome pdf.. thanks for posting the same.. 🙂

    If u get any pdf for more detailed description on how to perform vrathas like ananthapadmanabha, gowri-ganesha n varamahalakshmi.. kindly post the same in future…

    thanks a ton,


  13. Posted by manasi on August 13, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Hello Ma’am,

    Very informative book thanks….you also mentioned about several books on Hinduism, I would be interested in reading them, if they are on our culture and customs…also if it related to bhaagavata…Kannada or English is fine.. Could you please pass it on to my email address..



  14. Posted by meeraghu on August 13, 2010 at 9:57 am

    the book is in Kannada, so you should also comment in Kannada. 🙂


  15. sri
    thava dayanugrahitha idam pusthakam mookam karothi ayam vaachaalam
    no words. silence is best


  16. awesome – very informative book. thank you, Meera.


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