Archive for June, 2015

Tulasi Matha – ತುಳಸಿ ಮಠ

Shri.Sreedhara has sent me the following email and pictures of Tulasi Matha – ತುಳಸಿ ಮಠ. It is amazing to read about the same.

Sri Gurukrupa Seva Trust
TULASIMATA
Hosapalya, Agara Village, via Tataguni
Kanakapura Road, Bengaluru – 560 062.
Mata Phone: Mobile: 9743396264 and 9481420731
Sri Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Sri Pejawara MaTa performed BHOOMI POOJA on 9-10-2008 for the Construction of Sri Raghavendra Swamy & Sree Yantrodharaka PraNa Devara Prateeka at Hosapalya, Agara village, Kanakapura Road – Mysore Road, Bengaluru-62. Now called TULASIMATA.  The Great Spiritual Event PRATISHTAPANE by HH Sri Sri
108 Sri Suyateendra SrigaLu Peetadhipati Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt. Mantralaya on 14 JUNE 2010.
FIRST of its KIND in the WORLD Sri Raghavendra Swamy Brundavana with Sri Yantrodharaka PraNa Devara Prateeka with 108 holy Saligramas in three staged DESIGNER Brundavana.
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GROW TULASI SAVE MAN KIND is the purpose of Distributing FREE Tulasi Plants total Project is to Distribute 10,00,000 (2,25,000 already Distributed) We would like to involve in creating awareness about Environment by Growing Tulasi which is known for its Importance.
TAVARINA TULASI: Project To Distribute 1,08,000/- Plants at MANTRALAYA. already 700 in Mantralaya +1600 plants (in Bengaluru) distributed.
Srirama Jayarama Japa Yojane: Please Call & Enroll yourself for Shata koti(100 Crores) SRIRAMA JAYARAMA Japa yojane & SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA Japa KoTi Yojane from TulasimaTa. Pl perform Regular 108 to 1008 or more japas daily 2 times, call & inform us every month, attend every 3 months group japa @ Tulasimata, Pl make your friends, relatives to Join. 50 crores completed by 3300+ still growing.
TV-9, Kasthuri TV, Zee TV Kannada, presented program on TulasimaTa, Vijaya Karnataka photo album, Kannada Prabha, Samyukta Karnataka, City Plus Weekly news paper, VipranuDi, Kolara VaaNi, MukhyapraNa and others have published Articles on Tulasi Distribution.  Sri Aurabindo Kapali Sastry Institute for Vedic Culture and Kannada Sanskrit University has given AWARD for Social HEALTH for Distribution of Tulasi Plants.
Grama Devatha, Sri Hanuman temple, Sri BeTTada Timmaraya Swamy Temple, Sri Swanandaashrama are nearby places to visit. We REQUEST Devotees to kindly DONATE Cash, Kind, Inform about our work to your contacts. Distribute Tulasi and Involve in the Seva activities at TULASIMATA and be blessed.
Some additional details to donate:
Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 6.46.08 PMYou can look at pictures posted here about the program:

ತತ್ತತ ಧಿಮಿತ ಧಿಮಿಕಿ ಎನುತ – Tattata Dhimita Dhimiki Enuta Lyrics

This is also a Purandaradasa composition rendered by Vidushi Vani Satish in Raga Sunada Vinodini. Contributed by Ms. Bhavana Damle.

ತತ್ತತ ಧಿಮಿತ ಧಿಮಿಕಿ ಎನುತ ಹರಿಯಾಡಿದನೇ
ಚಿತ್ತಜಪಿತ ಉತ್ತಮ ಮುತ್ತಿನ ಗೊತ್ತುಗಳ್ ಕುತ್ತಿಗೆಯೊಳಗೆತ್ತಾಡುತ ||

ಹಾರಪದಕ ಕೇಯೂರ ಕಿರೀಟ
ಧೀರ ಭಾಪುರಿ ಯದುವೀರ ಹೊಳೆಯುತಿರೆ
ಮಾರಜನಕ ಸುಕುಮಾರ
ಸಾರಗುಣಸಾಂದ್ರ ಮಹಿಮ ಹರಿ ||೧||

ಕಂಕಣ ವಂಕಿಯು ಕಿಂಕಿಣಿ ರವಗಳು
ಶಂಖಚಕ್ರ ದಿವ್ಯ ಪಂಕಜಮಾಲೆಯು
ಶಂಖಧರ ಶ್ರೀ ಪುರಂದರ ವಿಠ್ಠಲ
ವೇದಾಂತವೇದ್ಯ ಶ್ರೀಕೃಷ್ಣ ||೨||

tattata dhimita dhimiki enuta hariyADidanE
chittajapita uttama muttina gottugaL kuttigeyoLagettADuta ||

hArapadaka kEyUra kirITa
dhIra bhApuri yaduvIra hoLeyutire
mArajanaka sukumAra
sAraguNasAMdra mahima hari ||1||

kaMkaNa vaMkiyu kiMkiNi ravagaLu
shaMkhachakra divya paMkajamAleyu
shaMkhadhara shrI puraMdara viThThala
vEdAMtavEdya shrIkRuShNa ||2||

Update: Aadhika Masa Homa at Kamadhenu Kshetra

An update from Shri. Gurusheesh.

Namaste,
This is a small remainder from Kamadhenu Kshetra, coming Sunday ( 28-06-2015) @10.30 pm in TV9 channel there is a show coming for all the people. “kamadhenu kshetrada divya bhavya mahimeyanu thappede nodi ” so please don’t miss it….. watch it
Om sri raghavendraya namaha

kamadhenu-kshetra

I have posted several posts about the one and only Kamadhenu Kshetra in Bangalore. You can read about the same at the following links as well.

Kamadhenu Kshetra

The founder of Kamadhenu Kshetra Shri Gurusheesh has organized homa during the month of Aadhika masa. Please take a look and if you are in or around Bangalore attend the same and get the blessings of our Beloved Rayaru and Shri Gurusheesh as well.

Attached is a pdf for the same sent to me by Shri Gurusheesh.

Adhika masa Details

To visit:

Sri Guru Raghavendra Sevashrama (Regd.)
# 188 ,”Vishnu pada”
5th Main ,3rd Phase
J P Nagar ,Bangalore 560078.
Bus Route for Kamadhenu Kshetra
Mejestic: 245 ( Big 10 Green Bus G7) Platform No 29

Janapriya Township Apartment: 245 A B D E F G H M N
263 Platform 22 Kamadhenu kshetra

Market: 245 A B D E F G H M N
Till Janapriya Township Apartment and few buses travel to Vaddarahalli.

From Magadi NICE Road to Maadanaayakanahalli: B C 7A
(through Janapriya Township) Daily from 7am to 7pm

From Kadabagere Cross to Madanayakanahalli & Back – 245 TC

ಕಾಗದ ಬಂದಿದೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಕಮಲನಾಭನದು – Kagada Bandide Namma Kamalanabanadu Lyrics

 

ಗುರುವಿನ ಗುಲಾಮನಾಗುವ ತನಕ – Guruvina Gulamanaguva Tanaka Lyrics

A Purandaradasa composition rendered by Vidushi Vani Satish, and contributed by Ms. Bhavana Damle.

ಗುರುವಿನ ಗುಲಾಮನಾಗುವ ತನಕ ದೊರೆಯದಣ್ಣ ಮುಕುತಿ |
ಪರಿಪರಿ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರವನೋದಿದರೇನು ವ್ಯರ್ಥವಾಯಿತು ಭಕುತಿ ||

ಆರು ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರವನೋದಿದರಿಲ್ಲ
ನೂರಾರು ಪುರಾಣವ ಮುಗಿಸಿದರಿಲ್ಲ
ಸಾರನ್ಯಾಯಕಥೆ ಕೇಳಿದರಿಲ್ಲ
ಧೀರನಾಗಿ ತಾ ಬೇಡಿದರಿಲ್ಲ ||

ನಾರಿಯ ಭೋಗ ಅಳಿಸಿದರಿಲ್ಲ
ಶರೀರಕೆ ಸುಖವ ಬಿಡಿಸಿದರಿಲ್ಲ
ನಾರದವರದ ಪುರಂದರವಿಠಲನ ಸೇರಿಕೊಂಡು ತಾ ಬೆಳೆಯುವ ತನಕ ||

guruvina gulAmanAguva tanaka doreyadaNNa mukuti

paripari shAstravanOdidarEnu vyarthavAyitu bhakuti ||

Aru shAstravanOdidarilla

nUrAru purANava mugisidarilla

sAranyAyakathe kELidarilla

dhIranAgi tA bEDidarilla ||

nAriya bhOga aLisidarilla

sharIrake sukhava biDisidarilla

nAradavarada puraMdaraviThalana sErikoMDu tA beLeyuva tanaka ||

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BybVEWhls4

ಮರೆಯಬೇಡ ಮನವೇ ನೀನು – Mareyabeda Manave Ninu Lyrics

 

Aadhika Masa – Significance of 33 – A brief note

A few of you asked the significance of 33 in Aadhika Masa. It is nice that I didn’t have to research too much and found a great article by Sree Raghavendra mutt Mantralaya. Part of the article is copied here. All credit to the webadmin at Sree Raghavendra mutt Mantralaya. You can read the full article here:

http://www.raghavendramutt.org/stories/adika-masa-brief-note

In Hindu religion, each and every God is worshipped in a unique way and there is custom of finding God in each and every festival. All the 12months in the Hindu calendar has its own significance. “Adhika Masa” comes once in 3 years and it holds as a very special month. There are no festivals in this month but the daana(donations) and spiritual rituals done in this month are very sacred. Below is a small description about this month.

According to Vashishta philosophy Adhika Masa comes in 32 months, 16 days, 3 hrs, and 12 mins. The month of moon in which surya sankranti is not there, is known as Adhika masa. Sankranti is the time when sun moves from one zodiac to another. To say in a modern way, Adhika masa is a mixture of scientific and mathematical theorems.

The calculation of time on earth should be in respect with the season of 2 months (ruthu). Revolution of seasons occurs accordingly to the rotation of Earth. Hence the solar measurement of time is dependent on the counting of seasons. Since from ages even the moon is seen at different stages, even the lunar measurement of time is considered. Hence both solar measurement of time and lunar measurement of time are used. Solar measurement of time and lunar measurement is adjusted in accordance to the period or season of two months.

Earth takes 2422 days to complete one revolution. This time is calculated on the basis of solar measurement of time. Moon takes 27.3 days to revolve round the earth. This time is calculated on the basis of lunar measurement of time. That means, earth and moon together takes 27.3 days to go round the sun i.e they complete 1/12th of the sun. Moon takes 2.2 more days from one full moon to another full moon. There is a difference because of the change in the orbit of earth round the sun. Moon takes 29.531 days to revolve from one full moon to another full moon since earth revolves round the sun even when moon is revolving around it. Hence the lunar measurement of time is calculated as 29.531*12=354.372 days.

Solar measurement of time for one revolution = 365.2422

Lunar measurement of time (29.531*12) = 354.372

Difference between solar and lunar measurement of time = 10.8702 days

This difference counts to 32.6106 days for 3 yrs. To balance this difference Adhika masa comes in 3rd year. Which means every 33rd month is adhika masa. On this basis a custom of giving 33 danas came into force.

Adhika masa starts from the next day of full moon and lasts till amavasya in Karnataka, Andra Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra. But in North India Adhika Masa starts from the first day of Vyshaka month and lasts till full moon of the month.

Adhika Masa: Sri Vedavyasa has composed 18puranas. Among these, the one which tells about the importance of adhika masa and 33 apoopadaana is “Bruhannaaradeeya Puraana Grantha”. Since it specifies the conversation between God Srihari and Narada, it is famous as “Bruhannaaradeeya Puraanaantargata Adhika Maasa Mahatme”. It’s been described in 21 chapters(1563 shlokas).

Adhika masa is also known as “Malimlucha Maasa”, “Asankraanta Maasa” and “Purushottama Maasa”. This month is known as Asankraanta Masa as sun stays in just one zodiac the whole month. In the Kaala Nirnaya epic it’s been described as:

Chaandramaasohya sankraanto malamaasa prakeertitaha iti malatwancha kaalaadhikyaat |

Taduktam gruhya parishishto-malamvadantikaalasya maasam kaalavidhodhikamiti ||

(Among the 12 months of Hindu calendar, Sun will be in one zodiac not just in adhika masa but also from chaitra masa to karthika masa and the last phalguna maasa. Hence these months are known as asankraanta maasa since sankraanti won’t be there in these months)

The two ekadashi’s which come in every month has its own individual mythological significance. (For e.g. the ekadashi which comes in shukla paksha of chaitra month is known as “kaamadaa ekadashi” and the one which comes in Krishna paksha of the same month is known as “varuthini ekadashi”.) The ekadashi which comes in shukla and Krishna paksha of adhika masa is known as padmini and paramaa ekadashi respectively. Adhika masa is also known as Purushotama masa since both the ekadashi’s of this month is in accordance with Radha and Purushothama.

33 Gods of Adhika Masa:

Ashta          –      (8) Vasu

Ekadasha      –   (11) Rudra

Dwadasha    –    (12) Aaditya

(1)   Prajaapati

(1)   Vashatkaara

Totally 33 Gods

ಮನವ ಶೋಧಿಸಬೇಕು ನಿಚ್ಚ – Manava ShOdhisabEku Nicca Lyrics

Lyrics by Shri. Purandaradasa devaranama rendered by vidushi Vani Satish in raaga Shubha pantuvarali. Sent by Ms. Bhavana Damle. Thanks, Bhavana and a warm welcome back to the blog!!!

ಮನವ ಶೋಧಿಸಬೇಕು ನಿಚ್ಚ
ದಿನದಿನ ಮಾಡುವ ಪಾಪ ಪುಣ್ಯದ ವೆಚ್ಚ ||
ಮನವ ಶೋಧಿಸಬೇಕು ನಿಚ್ಚ
ದಿನದಿನ ಮಾಡುವ ಪಾಪ ಪುಣ್ಯದ ವೆಚ್ಚ ||

ತನುವ ಖಂಡಿಸಿ ಒಮ್ಮೆ ಮಾಣೊ
ನಿನ್ನ ಮನವ ದಂಡಿಸಿ ಪರಮಾತ್ಮನ ಕಾಣೊ
ಕೊನೆಗೆ ನಿನ್ನೊಳಗೆ ನೀ ಜಾಣೊ
ಮುಕ್ತಿ ನಿನಗೆ ಬೇರಿಲ್ಲವೊ ಒಂದೇ ಗೇಣೊ || ೧||

ಆತನ ಭಕುತರಿಗೆ ಕೇಡಿಲ್ಲ
ಅವ ಪಾತಕ ಪತಿತ ಸಂಗವ ಮಾಳ್ವನಲ್ಲ
ನೀತಿವಂತರು ಕೇಳಿರೆಲ್ಲ
ನಮಗಾತನೆ ಗತಿ ಈವ ಪುರಂದರ ವಿಠಲ ||೨||

manava shOdhisabEku nicca
dinadina mADuva pApa puNyada vecca ||

tanuva khaMDisi omme mANo
ninna manava daMDisi paramAtmana kANo
konege ninnoLage nI jANo
mukti ninage bErillavo oMdE gENo ||1||

Atana bhakutarige kEDilla
ava pAtaka patita saMgava mALpanalla
nItivaMtaru kELiralla
namagAtane gati Iva puraMdara viThala ||2||

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7SXTRiKTgnc

Aadhika Maasa & 33 Songs

Many of you have been asking me via email, texts and other medium about how to perform Aadhika Maasa when you are not in India and in a country where not many items listed are available.

I was talking to my Mom, and she had just returned from my Aunt Ms. Jayalakshmi’s house after performing a great function for Aadhika Masa. Mom said my Aunt had invited several women, and a music teacher and they all sang 33 devaranamas in the evening. They also distributed 33 bangles, 33 betel leaves and nuts, fruits and so on.

I thought this was a great idea to share with you all here on the blog. Even if you don’t have 33 bangles to share, 33 betel leaves and nuts to share, we all have access to 33 fruits and in this very blog access to several hundred devaranamas or lyrics.

So, look at all the lyrics posted on right hand side, decide on a date, sit with your family and friends in the evening and recite 33 of your favorite songs. Offer Lord 33 flowers like Jasmine, 33 nuts, 33 fruits and seek his blessings.

May all the good deed we do during this period, double and triple. May Lord Almighty shower double his blessings.

For your benefit the links are posted below:

Update :Adhika Vaishaka Masa (ಅಧಿಕ ವೈಶಾಖ ಮಾಸ) Daily Offerings List

I had posted this list in 2010. Thought it would help using this list to offer dhana during this month.

The following is a list of items which can be offered everyday during Adhika Vaishaka Masa ಅಧಿಕ ವೈಶಾಖ ಮಾಸ.

  • Paadya ಪಾಡ್ಯ – Haldi, Kumkum, Betel Leaves, Nuts (ಎಲೆ ಅಡಿಕೆ) and Coins
  • Bidige ಬಿದಿಗೆ – Haldi, Kumkum, Betel Leaves, Nuts (ಎಲೆ ಅಡಿಕೆ)
  • Tadige ತದಿಗೆ – Dry Coconut and Sugar (ಕೊಬ್ಬರಿ ಸಕ್ಕರೆ)
  • Chouthi ಚೌತಿ – Lemon, Sugar and Cardamom
  • Panchami ಪಂಚಮಿ – Rice, Betel Leaves, Nuts (ಎಲೆ ಅಡಿಕೆ)
  • Shashti – Yogurt ಮೊಸರು
  • Sapthami – Fruits ಹಣ್ಣು
  • Ashtami – Toor Dal ತೊಗರಿ ಬೇಳೆ
  • Navami – Cluster Beans ಗೋರಿಕಾಯಿ, ಚವಳೇ
  • Dashami – 2 blocks of Jaggery ಬೆಲ್ಲದ ೨ ಅಚ್ಚು
  • Dwadashi – Milk
  • Trayodashi – Wheat flour
  • Chatrudashi – Jasmine flowers ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ಹೂ
  • Hunnime – Cucumber
  • Bhahula Padya – Ridge Gourd ಹೀರೇಕಾಯಿ
  • Bidige – Root veg,
  • Tadige – Blouse piece Betel Leaves, Nuts (ಎಲೆ ಅಡಿಕೆ)
  • Chauthi – Dalia Split ಹುರಿಗಡಲೆ
  • Panchami – Ground nuts
  • Shashti – Rava(sooji) Betel Leaves, Nuts (ಎಲೆ ಅಡಿಕೆ)
  • Sapthami – Tulasi with Sri Krishma Idol
  • Ashtami – Cotton
  • Navami – Gram flour
  • Dashami – Glass Bangles
  • Dwadashi – Moong dal
  • Thrayodashi – Avalakki
  • Chatrudashi – Ground nut oil
  • Amavasya – Channa dal
  • Shuddha Padya – Blouse piece Betel Leaves, Nuts (ಎಲೆ ಅಡಿಕೆ)

And here is a list sent to me today by Mr. Canchi Sir.

The following important item was found under Madhwa group of Facebook and I thought it will be useful for your website also.  We have circulated this to all our Bhajana mandali members in our mutt.

DAANA ITEMS FOR ADHIKA MAASA
 
         TITHI
             SHUKLA PAKSHA
          KRISHNA PAKSHA
PADYAMI
Arisina, Kumkuma
(Ridgegourd) Heerakai
DWITEEYA
Bangles, Mirror, Mangala padarthagalu
Geddegalu (aloo,genusu etc)
TRITEEYA
(Dry coconuts), Vanakobri, Sakkari
Blouse piece
CHAVITHI
Lemon, sugar, Elaichi
Roasted gram (Huri kadale)
PANCHAMI
Rice
Groundnut (senga)
SHASTI
Curd
Rawa (sooji)
SAPTAMI
Fruits (any)
Krishna Vigraha with Tulasi
ASHTAMI
Toor dal (Toware bele)
 
Haththi (cotton)
NAVAMI
Cluster beans (gorikai)
Besan (kadale hittu)
DASAMI
Achchu bella
Arisina,Kumkuma, Bangles, Kannadi
DWADASI
Milk
Hesaru bele (Moongdal)
TRAYODASI
Atta (Godi hittu)
Avalakki
CHATURDASI
Jasmine flowers
Til Oil
HUNNIMI/AMAVASYA
Cucumber (sowthekai)
Kadale bele (chanadal)
 
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