Archive for February 11th, 2014

Updated: Maha Shivaratri – 27th Feb 2014


Maha Shivaratri is celebrated on Thursday Feb 27th 2014. It is mandatory to visit the temple and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva during this day. In many customs they do fast on this day, but in our Madhwa tradition it is a festival and we do not fast. I remember visiting the Shiva Temple at Vijaya College in Bijapur which had 1001 Lingas along with my parents every year.

Attached below are prayers to say for Lord Shiva and seek his blessings.

Vandhe Sambhum Umaapathim Suragurum
Vandhe Jagath Kaaranam
Vandhe Pannaga Bhooshanam Mrigadharam
Vandhe Pasoonaam Pathim
Vandhe Soorya Sasaanga Vahnni Nayanam
Vandhe Mukundha Priyam
Vandhe Baktha Janaasryam Cha
Varadham Vandhe Sivam Sankaram


I bow to Sambu the Lord of Uma and the teacher of the Devas. I bow to the Lord Who is the root cause of the entire world. I bow to the Lord, Who has the serpent as His ornament, Who carries a deer. I bow to the Lord of all beings. I bow to the Lord Who has the Sun, the Moon and the Fire as His three eyes. I bow to Him Who is fond of Mukundha. I bow to Him, Who is the refuge of all devotees and Who grants boons to them. I bow to Siva, the creator of all auspicious things.

This blog has lyrics for several songs on Lord Shiva. Check the links below

Free Uttaradi Math Calendar 2014-2015 in PDF


For those of you who wish to use the PDF format of the Uttaradi Math Calendar 2014-2015, the downloads are available from Uttaradi Math website. The calendar is available in Kannada and Sanskrit.

For those who wish a hard copy and are not visiting India soon, I posted the links yesterday to buy the same.

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