Archive for July, 2011

ಬಾರೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಮನಿತನಕ ಭಾಗ್ಯದ ದೇವಿ – baare namma manitanaka bhaagyada dEvi Lyrics

I brought several CD’s when I visited India last month. One of the CD’s has this wonderful song. Thought this would be a wonderful song to sing during the upcoming shravana masa Lakshmi pooje. Attached below is the lyrics in Kannada and English as well.

The Song is in raga – anandabhairava and tala – Aaditala

ಬಾರೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಮನಿತನಕ ಭಾಗ್ಯದ ದೇವಿ

ಬಾರೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಮನಿತನಕ |ಪ|

ಬಾರೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಮನಿತನಕ ಬಹಳ ಕರುಣದಿಂದ ಜೋಡಿಸಿ

ಕರಗಳ ಎರಗುವೆ ಚರಣಕೆ |ಅ ಪ|

ಜರದ ಪೀತಾಂಬರ ನೀರಿಗೆಗಳ್ ಹೊಳೆಯುತ

ಸರಗಿ ಸರವು ಚಂದ್ರ ಹಾರಗಳ್ ಹೊಳೆಯುತ || ೧ ||

ಹರಡಿ ಕಂಕಣ ದುಂಡು ಕರದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊಳೆಯುತ

ತರುಳನ ಮ್ಯಾಲೆ ತಾಯೆ ಕರುಣವಿಟ್ಟು ಬೇಗನೇ || ೨ ||

ಮಂದ ಗಮನೆ ನಿನಗೆ ವಂದಿಸಿ ಬೇಡುವೆ

ಇಂದಿರೇಶನ ಕೂಡ ಇಂದು ನಮ್ಮ ಮನಿತನಕ || ೩ ||

baare namma manitanaka bhaagyada dEvi
baare namma manitanaka |pa|

baare namma manitanaka bahaLa karuNadiMda jODisi
karagaLa eraguve charaNake |a pa|

jarada peetaaMbara neerigegaL hoLeyuta
saragi saravu chaMdra haaragaL hoLeyuta || 1 ||

haraDi kaMkaNa duMDu karadalli hoLeyuta
taruLana myaale taaye karuNaviTTu bEganE  || 2 ||

maMda gamane ninage vaMdisi bEDuve
iMdirEshana kUDa iMdu namma manitanaka   || 3 ||

Healthy Pappad (ಹಪ್ಪಳ ) with a Twist

Is there a Pappad ಹಪ್ಪಳ which is healthy? Yes, indeed. I love Pappad, but avoid eating or even making anything which is fried. Once in a while it is Ok to eat fried stuff, but not regularly right? So, this version of Pappad can be eaten everyday with no guilty feeling at all.

Of course, you can make these on the Gas stove directly also, but chances are they get burnt quite often.

It is simple, quick, easy and healthy. So, here is what you need.

1. Pappad as many as you want

2. A non stick pan

3.  1 onion, tomato, cilantro finely chopped. If you don’t eat onion, replace with carrot. If you don’t eat carrot also, just use tomatoes and cilantro. Add salt to taste, red chilli to taste and some lemon juice.

4. A few drops of oil


1. Place the non stick pan on the gas stove. Add a drop of oil. Place the pappad on the pan.

2. Keep pressing the pappad until it is done on both sides.

3. Place each Pappad on a plate and spread the onion, tomato, cilantro mixture.

4. Serve with Tea.

ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ಹೃದಯ ರಂಗೋಲಿ – Lakshmi Hrudaya Rangoli

ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ಹೃದಯ ರಂಗೋಲಿ – Lakshmi Hrudaya Rangoli is drawn in your pooja room. This rangoli is drawn on Fridays, for Lakshmi pooje. And specially during Shravana Masa Lakshmi Pooje. I have tried to make it as much as easy as possible to show how this could be drawn. If you have any doubts, please do keep me posted. I will try to help as much as possible.

P.S: Not easy to draw the rangoli using MS-Paint.  Tried my best. 🙂

1. Put a dot in the center.

2. Next, add 5 tiny dots at the 8 corners.

3. Now start joining  the dots from 1 – 3 – 5 – 2 – 4 and back to 1. So, remember 1-3-5-2-4-1.

4. Repeat the same for all the remaining dots.

4. And this is the image I drew by hand on a paper, scanned it. Just to give more details than the ones above.

Upcoming Festivals in 2011

As many of you already know, due to the death of my Mother-in-law we are unable to perform any upcoming festivals for the following year. However, I will continue to post the details for the festivals starting as early as July 30th 2011.

Attached is a list of festivals starting July 30th 2011.

  • Bhimana Amavase or Gandana pooje – July 30th 2011
  • Mangala Gowri Vrata – August 2nd 2011
  • Nagara Chathurthi – August 3rd 2011
  • Nagara Panchami – August 4th 2011
  • Shravana Shukrava – Lakshmi Pooja – August 5th 2011
  • Mangala Gowri Vrata and Ekadashi – August 9th 2011
  • Shravana Shukrava – Lakshmi Pooja -Vara Makalakshmi Vrata- August 12th 2011
  • Upakarma – (Rigveda and Yajurveda) – August 13th 2011
  • Sree Raghavendra Swamy Aaradhane – August 14th, 15th and 16th 2011
  • Mangala Gowri Vrata – August 16th 2011
  • Shravana Shukrava – Lakshmi Pooja – August 19th 2011
  • Krishna Jayanthi – August 21st 2011
  • Mangala Gowri Vrata  – August 23rd 2011
  • Shravana Shukrava – Lakshmi Pooja – August 26th 2011

I will post details of each and every festival a few days before. If you have any details of any of the festivals you would like to share with the visitors of this blog, don’t hesitate to send them to me. I will post it with due credit given to the author.

Line Art Picture of Sree Raghavendra Swamy

Mr. Sridhar Kumsy of Syndey has shared this rare line art displayed of our beloved Rayaru in Jaganmohana Palace. Drawn during the reign of Sri Krishna Raja Wodiyar III of Mysore Dynasty. Thanks so much, Mr. Sridhar.

Emergency Visit to India

It has been a couple of weeks since I updated the blog. We had to visit India on June 16th 2011. My Mother-in-law who was ill passed away on June 15th 2011. It was the most shocking news for our family. We had talked to her on Skype on June 13th and she kept asking us when we were visiting India. We had planned our visit to India on September 11 2011, and had our vacations approved also.

Like they say, birth and death wait for no one. My mother-in-law was in the ICU for 2 days, and was discharged on June 15th 2011. She talked to two of my co-sisters until midnight. However, around 6.30 AM when they saw no movement at all, she was gone. She passed away in her sleep. She was 84 years old.

We all traveled to India and reached there on 17th night. We were not able to see her, but my Husband was able to perform all the rituals along with his 5 brothers. It was the most tough 2 weeks for us.

I have seen several messages and comments, and so wanted to keep you all posted about this as well.

I will get back to the blog in a couple of weeks.

P.S: Just wanted to let everyone who commented here, and sent personal emails that your comments and email helped a lot. It meant a lot for me and my family. There are no words to express my gratitude to one and all. I was unable to reply to each one of you personally, but hereby thank everyone.


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