Archive for March, 2016



I took a week of holiday from work. It had been hectic traveling and my Daughter Sneha also was home for spring break. Having plenty of time at hand, I decided to complete at least the second part of this amazing series.

This Tuesday March 29th, I finished reading Part two of the book SRI RAGHAVENDRA – THE SAINT OF MANTRALAYA. As mentioned earlier in a post here, the original book is written by SRI AMMAN SATHIYANATHAN and the English translation by SRI K.LAKSHMAN.

Part 1.

Part 2 focuses in the first few chapters on Prahlada Rajaru and Sri Vyasa Rajaru, earlier avataras of Rayaru. There are a few chapters on Purandara Dasaru, Kanaka Dasaru. How Sri Vyasa Rajaru helped King Krishnadevaraya. Mind blowing chapters.

And the rest of the book is again focused on the miracles of our beloved Rayaru.

In an earlier post, I had talked about “Don’t Measure Ones Faith/Devotion/Bhakthi”.
You can read that post here. In that post, I had written the following paragraph.

I traveled to India, and was told that one of these Swamiji was able to cure many things and would be able to help. So, we traveled to this place. After the initial set of questions, this Swamiji asked what the problem was. He was told the problem and that I was a great devotee of Rayaru. He looked at my face and said “All of us have 100% Faith/Devotion/Bhakthi in Rayaru. However, you have 40% Faith/Devotion/Bhakthi and 60% doubt on Rayaru. If we all travel to Mantralaya and ask for a wish to be granted, it will be fulfilled immediately. However, since you have 60% doubt on Rayaru, you will have to travel 10 times for your wishes to be fulfilled.”As soon as I heard these sentences, my jaw dropped, eyes filled with tears. This Swamiji kept saying many other things, nothing went into my head. My head was reeling. Tears were rolling down my eyes.

Those sentences haunted me every time I looked at Rayaru’s photo. I kept asking why did Rayaru even make this incident happen? What was Rayaru trying to teach me? Did I not have the Bhakthi? Was my devotion lacking? Every time I mentioned that incident, I used to breakdown. I really needed answer and kept hoping that one day Rayaru will get me the answer I was looking for.

I found the answer for this haunting question of mine in this amazing book. So, my interpretation since I didn’t want to copy the contents from the book, but on the same lines the author has explained.

Three people are walking around in a desert for a long long time. They are hungry, thirsty and weak since they have had no water or anything to eat for hours. At a distance, they see a man coming towards them with a pot of water.

The first one says “This is a desert, we have been walking for hours, and have found no water. This gentleman is definitely not going to give us water, I am not even going to ask him for water”.

The second one says” Maybe if we plead to him that we are thirsty, have been walking for miles, he will spare some water with us”.

The third one says”I am confident, he will definitely give us water. I have no doubt at all”.

As they run towards this man carrying water, the first one who has no belief at all that they will get water, faints and falls down. The gentleman carrying water, runs towards him, sprinkles water on him, makes sure he gets up, gives him a glass of water. And once he knows this man is OK, he turns his attention towards the other two to give them water.

At this point, it was like a lightening strike to me. Tears rolled down my eyes, and I knew my doubt had been cleared.

The reason is simple, other people who are granted their wish immediately are like the first person, either they are completely ignorant of our Rayaru’s mahime, or are in distress and cannot survive anymore. Rayaru graces them first. Rayaru also knows that the ones who have utmost devotion have their path fixed, they are not going to change their course nor do they ever question their faith or devotion towards him. And I hope and pray that I belong to this category, and that’s why it took time for my foot problem to be fixed. And maybe the day I said” I am not going to pray anymore, he decided to cure my pain, just like the man gave water to the first person”.

My state of mind is out of this world now. I have got my answer even if it took so many years. My faith and devotion towards our beloved Rayaru has increased tremendously if I many say so.

The book has pages and pages of amazing miracles. This time when I visit India most probably in July, I am going to present this book to my parents. My Mom and Dad who are great devotees of Rayaru needs to read this book. And I will also ask a few others if they are interested and give this book as a gift rather than giving materialistic items such as Sarees, dress materials.

If you have the resources and the time to read the book, please go ahead and purchase the Same. As Sri Canchi Ravi Sir mentioned, it is being translated in Kannada also.

Once again I would like to Thank Sri. Canchi Ravi sir for sending me this Jewel. It is priceless for me. I pray to Rayaru that he shower his choicest blessings on Sri. Canchi Ravi and his family.


Kolhapur MahaLakshmi on Ranga Panchami

I saw this picture on Facebook, of our Goddess Kolhapur MahaLakshmi. Thought I should share with you all. She is so colorful and beautiful. May Goddess Lakshmi bless one and all. Bhyagada Lakshmi Baramma.

Photo credit Mr.Jayateerth Bagal on Facebook.



Sri Raghavendra Swamy Vardanti Video 2016 – Srirangam Mutt

This video of our beloved Raghavendra Swamy Vardanti Video 2016 from Srirangam Mutt is just amazing. As you watch the abhisheka and pushpa aaradhane, trust me tears will flow down. Beautiful. Glad we have technology and at least a few temples have adopted them, and we are in luck to see the videos from any where in the world.

A million thanks to the temples for posting the same.


Brindavana prathistapana @ Kamadhenu Kshethra


I have posted several articles about Kamadhenu Kshethra here in my blog. I was told that the Brindavana prathistapana is happening on March 24th and March 25th at Kamadhenu Kshethra. If you reside in Bangalore, or nearby and can travel please do visit Kamadhenu Kshethra and get the blessings of our beloved Rayaru. Also, meet Shri. Gurusheesh and get his blessings as well.

Visit the website for more details:

Below are some pictures I had taken the last few times I visited Kamadhenu Kshethra.



Sodha Puradalli Nintha Suyathivara Lyrics

A new song of Guru Jagannatha Dasaru which is rarely available shared by Mr. Canchi Ravi.  This is on the lines of ‘Tunga teeradi ninta suyativaran yaare peLammayya’ on Rayaru.
ಸೊದಾ ಪುರದಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಂತ ಸುಯತಿವರನ್ ಯಾರೇ ಪೇಳಮ್ಮಯ್ಯ |        (ಪ.)
ಭೂಧರ ಹಯಮುಖ ಪಾದವ ಭಜಿಸುವ 
ವಾದಿಗಜಕೆ ಮೃಗರಾಜ ಕಾಣಮ್ಮ      (ಅ. ಪ.)
ಅಂಚೆವಾಹನ ಪ್ರಪಂಚದಿ ಪೊಳೆವ ವಿ
ರಿಂಚಿಗೆ ಸಮನೇನೆ ಪೇಳಮ್ಮಯ್ಯ |
ಸಂಚಿತ ಕರ್ಮವ ಕುಂಚಿಸಿ ಭಕ್ತರ
ಚಂಚಲ ಬಿಡಿಸುವನ್ಯಾರೇ ಪೇಳಮ್ಮಯ್ಯ |
ಮಿಂಚುರಾಶಿಗೆ ಸಮ ಪಂಚವೃಂದಾವನ
ಲಾಂಚಿತನಾಗಿಹನ್ಯಾರೆ ಪೇಳಮ್ಮಯ್ಯ |
ಚಂಚಲಾಕ್ಷಿ ತಿಳಿ ಪಂಚರೂಪಾತ್ಮಕ
ಮುಂಚಿಗೆ ಪ್ರಾಣ ವಿರಿಂಚಿ ಕಾಣಮ್ಮ  ||                         (೧)
ಮಂದಹಾಸ ಮುಖ ಕುಂದ ಕಟ್ಮಲರದ
ದಿಂದ ಶೊಭಿಪನ್ಯಾರೆ ಪೇಳಮ್ಮಯ್ಯ |
ವಂದಿಪ ಜನರಘ ವೃಂದ ಕಳೆದು ಆ
ನಂದವ ನೀಡುವನ್ಯಾರೆ ಪೇಳಮ್ಮಯ್ಯ |
ಬೃಂದಾರಕ ಪ್ರತಿ ಸುಂದರ ಯತಿವರ
ರಿಂದ ಪೂಜಿತನ್ಯಾರೆ ಪೇಳಮ್ಮಯ್ಯ |
ಇಂದು ಮುಖಿಯ ಈತ ಗಂಧವಾಹನನಾಗಿ
ಮಂದಜಾಸನ ಪದ ವೈದುವ ನಮ್ಮ  ||                          (೨)
ಖ್ಯಾತಮಹಿಮ ಮಾಯಿವ್ರಾತ ವಿ
ಘಾತನ ಮಾಡಿಹನ್ಯಾರೆ ಪೇಳಮ್ಮಯ್ಯ |
ಆತುರಜನರಿಗೆ ಮಾತಾಪಿತರಂತೆ 
ನೀತಪಾಲಿಸುವನ್ಯಾರೆ ಪೇಳಮ್ಮಯ್ಯ |
ದಾತ ಗುರು ಜಗನ್ನಥ ವಿಠಲನ
ಪ್ರೀತಿಯ ಪಡೆದಿಹನ್ಯಾರೆ ಪೇಳಮ್ಮಯ್ಯ |
ವೀತಭಯ ಪುರುಹೂತ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ನುತ
ಭೂತನಾಥನ ಪಿತ ಮಾತರಿಶ್ವ ನಮ್ಮ ||                         (೩)

Important Dates in March


A few important dates in March.

March 23rd – Holi – Holi Hunnime

March 24th and March 25th – Brindavana prathistapana at Kamadhenu Kshethra

March 26th – Shree Vadiraja Thirthara Aaradhane – Sode

March 27th – Shree Vyasa Raja Thirthara Aaradhane – Nava Brindavana



421st Vardhanti Utsava of Shri Guru Rayaru

I hope you all had wonderful darshana of our beloved Rayaru during his birthday. I had to travel for work to Seattle, so had to be content with the pictures posted on the web and on Facebook. I did recite Rayara Stotra and recited his name 108 times.

Attached are picture from Mantralaya about the celebrations. Truly amazing.

I have just shared two pictures, the above link has several more. Thanks to the webmaster at All photo credit to them.



Some Amazing Links to Raghavendra Vijaya written by Narayanacharya

Mr.Rajaraman Nagarajan, has shared some amazing links to Raghavendra Vijaya written by Narayanacharya (1650). Mr.Rajaraman  shared these on Facebook, and I requested his permission to share the same with you all here in my blog. With his permission I am posting the contents of his post on Facebook.

Congrats and Greetings On the occasion of our Great Guru Raghavendra’s Birthday tomorrow (Jayanthi).

I am sending you links to Raghavendra Vijaya written by Narayanacharya (1650). Please make an effort to read few verses from this holy book tommorow in honor of our Great Guru Raghavendra.Raghavendra Vijaya was written during the time of Guru Raghavendra and approved by Guru Raghavendra and only authentic life history of Guru Raghavendra available.

I am happy to provide you with the following updates:

1. Panchanga 2016 – Panchanga for Year 2016 is now updated and available on the website, you can download the panchanga by going to

2. Guru Raghavendra for You- Book authored in 2009 by me and Namritha Joshi on the life history of Guru Raghavendra, concise version with 30 pages of Guru Raghavendra’s history and miracles performed by him for youth and children.

With the blessings of pujya 108 H.H. Shri Shri Subhudhendra Teertharu swamiji of Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha Mantralayam, I am very happy to let you know I have digitized Raghavendra Vijaya for the benefit of the devotees of Guru Raghavendra- biography of Rayaru’s life and book in Tamil on Guru Raghavendra’s life history and miracles.

I would like to thank our pujya swamiji supporting this noble endeavor. These books are published by Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha Mantralayam.

If you would like to have hard copies of these books please contact Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha, Mantralayam. These digitized books cannot be printed or edited:

1. Raghavendra Vijaya by G.B. Joshi (1967) – Full translation, transliteration and complete meaning for every verse in Raghavendra vijaya in English can be downloaded from this link

2. Raghavendra Vijayam by Huli Pavamanacharya (2013) – Very brief meaning of every verse in Raghavendra Vijaya in English can be downloaded from this link

3. Mantralaya Mahan (2013) Tamil book on miracles performed by Guru Raghavendra – The tamil book on history and miracles performed by Rayaru can be downloaded here

On this very special day let us pray to Guru Raghavendra for the welfare of world. Please kindly provide me feedback on especially the book I and Namritha Joshi wrote and also please send me your comments, suggestions and feedback by emailing

In service of Hari, Vayu and Guru Rayaru


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Shubha’s Crafty Corner

This web site has been reaching people far and wide. I am humbled by the love and affection you all have shown me over the past several years. With all this love and affection, I decided to give back to you all a series of posts which will inspire you all to do something more than what you have been doing.

I am always inspired by women and men as well, who go way beyond to follow their passion. One such person who I have been seeing on Facebook almost everyday is Ms. Shubha Mohan. Ms. Shubha has this wonderful crafty corner and posts amazing and creative designs of jewellery and other items almost everyday. I wanted to showcase her craft here in the blog, so you all could go visit her and enjoy wearing her creations.

I asked Shubha to write a few words and also send some pics.

Below are the details and Ms. Shubha’s contact information. You can see many more designs on Ms. Shubha’s facebook page.

About Myself : 
I am Shubha Mohan, Software Engineer, by profession but now a home maker. When I fully dropped the idea of going back to software line couple of years ago, the sleeping art in me woke up. I always love crafty things from childhood …My mom is big inspiration to me.
My hobbies are cooking,painting,sewing,listening to music and jewelry making.
Started doing quilling jewelry ….Every women like to look attractive. The reason I chose quilling is because of colours,Variety, light weight ,eco friendly,water resistant and at affordable price while high on quality and matching  gives exact or very close match to attire. My daughter and my niece were first models to try…:-)…When friends asked to make for them and gave small orders became serious about it .
With friends and family support and appreciation got motivated started doing          silk thread jewelry as well. Silk thread jewelry are very rich, attractive,ethnic,elegant and light weight  goes very well with all occasions ,party wear and traditional look. Jumkhas,Neck laces and bangles are back in trend with endless designs. we can customize jewelry for matching Saree,Kurthi,Langa Blouse etc.
If anyone interested in quilling and silk thread jewelry  please check my facebook page
contact : Shubha Mohan – 9902067108
Sewing is my another passion. Sewing and jewelry making is becoming part of life.
I Need to thank Meera for maintaining such awesome blog and updating us about culture and traditions. Also giving me this opportunity for sharing my little creative corner with you all.
Shubha Mohan


2016 Durmukha Nama Samvatsara Calendars

The 2016 Durmukha Nama Samvatsara Nama calendars are available from several web sites.

You can purchase the Uttaradi Mutta Panchanga from here as mentioned by Sri. Harsha Acharya.

Today Uttaradi Math released upcoming Year panchanga and Calendar in 4 different language
You can buy from
Delivery to your home steps


The Website also has the 2016 panchanga.


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