Shri Raghavendra Swamy Aaradhane – August 3rd-5th 2012

3rd August 2012 – Friday- Shri Raghavendra Swamy Purvaradhana
4th August 2012 – Saturday- Shri Raghavendra Swamy Madhyaradhana
5th August 2012 – Sunday- Shri Raghavendra Swamy Uttararadhana

4th-T-Block Rayara matta

4th-T-Block Rayara matta

This year Shri Raghavendra Swamy Aaradhane is on 3rd, 4th and 5th August 2012 and is celebrated all across India, and many other countries in Rayara Matta’s and also many households. My parents do Rayara Seva every year during Aaradhane, and I being a strong devotee  of Rayaru do it myself; no matter where I am in the world. I did it when I was in India, Dubai and continue doing here as well in the USA. So, if you are a devotee, than try doing as much or as little as possible to this great Guru of ours and get his blessings.

If you need to know how to do Seva, here is a link from the Mantralaya web site about who and how the seva should be performed. Read the link here:

In paragraph 10, it clearly states other ways of offering seva to Rayarau as such:

10.Are there other ways of performing Seva to Rayaru?

Yes. As stated before, if one is sincere and devoted to Hari, Vayu and Rayaru, there are many ways of performing Seva to Rayaru. The following section lists some of the main ones:

a) Sitting in one place and reciting Sri Raghavendra stotra 108 times.

b) Hejje namaskara (going around the Brindavana advancing one foot at a time and performing namaskara for each stride)

c) Urulu Seva – rolling on the body and going around the brindavana. This is forbidden for women.

d) Reciting Sri Raghavendra stotra 108 times while performing abhisheka for Rayara Brindavana with cow’s milk.

e) Going through religious works composed by great gyaanis; some of the popular ones are Sudha, Parimala, Sri Madhva Vijaya,Sri Raghavendra Vijaya etc.

In all of the above cases, the main ingredient is sincerity, pure heart and intense devotion.

I have added several lyrics on Shri Raghavendra Swamy in this blog, you can look for those at the lyrics page, or click on the Shri Raghavendra Swamy categories section and you will be listed with several songs. There are several songs as well on the audio on youtube page.

Late Shri Mantralaya Swamigalu doing pooje can be watched here at youtube

Arathi being done to Shri Raghavendra Swamy brindavana at Mantralaya can be watched here

Listen to Sri Raghavendra Stotra here at youtube

You can also listen to all the songs recorded ever on Sri Raghavendra Swamy ever at


9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Usha Nayak on August 10, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Hi Meera, thanks for updating your website with the upcoming festivals. You’re contributing so much to spread our rich culture and tradition.I thought you would like the following youtube video on Swami Raghavendra,just now I heard it for the first time.



  2. Posted by Sdas on August 15, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Hello everyone, here is a link to Rayaru Aradhane celebrations at Mantralaya….


  3. Posted by Madhuri on August 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Hi Meera,
    Thanks a lot for doing all this. We live in Maryland. Do you know if there is a Rayara aaradhane celebration for 2011 in our area?

    Thanks a lot,


    • Posted by meeraghu on August 15, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      There was 1 program in VA yesterday. I wasn’t able to make it since it was my MIL monthly maasika, 2nd month after her demise ritual.

      Next Saturday, they are doing the Aaradhane in SSVT, MD. I will be going there. Do come and visit.


  4. Posted by Seema on August 15, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Hi Meera,

    Do you know where in VA was this program?



  5. Posted by Priya Nagarajan on August 18, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Sorry ,this is not the I am looking for,it starts ihey savi ihey savi hari nama manasa putidha chalo prema which I heard singing at many raghvendra swamy mutts.If anyone has the lyrics please send it.


  6. All the following site also has excellant information on shri ragavendra swamy, please find time to view it, I know you wont be dissapointed.


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