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2016 Shri Krishna Janmashtami @ 14619

It has been a hectic few months with two India visits back to back. My first trip was from July 4th – July 24th and the second one was from August 12th – August 24th. Yes, came back just the night before Shri Krishna Janmashtami. I had to travel back to speak at a conference and do a workshop in Kerala. I was also able to spend the last day of our Beloved Rayara Aaradhane in Bangalore, had prasada at 4th T block Jayanar mutta Bangalore. I also visited Shree Kamadhenu Kshetra in Bangalore, and would love to share the miracle which happened there. A new post and some pictures coming soon.

Since the last visit I have had severe back pain and undergoing physical therapy to relive the pain. As such was unable to make too many items for the festival yesterday. So, the decoration was simple, food was simple, but there was no lack of energy to do the pooje or sing all the devotional songs.

Attached below are the pictures of the pooje and the very simple food preparation. Hope you all had a wonderful celebration of Lord Krishna Janmashtami.

 

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Poorvaradhana celebrations at Mantralayam

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Hope you all are having a wonderful time performing pooje to our beloved Rayaru. As always, sharing some pictures of
Poorvaradhana celebrations at Mantralayam. A million thanks to the webmaster of SRSMUTT.org

May our beloved Rayaru bless one and all.

Poorvaradhana at Mantralaya.

Shri Raghavendra Swamy Aaradhane

  • August 12th – Friday– Shree Raghavendra Swamy Poorva Aaradhane

  • August 13th – Saturday – Shree Raghavendra Swamy Madya Aaradhane

  • August 14th – Sunday– Shree Raghavendra Swamy Uttara Aaradhane

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Shri Raghavendra Swamy Aaradhane  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.

A new page is also created with all the lyrics for our beloved Rayaru.

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 KannadaAudio.com

Pooja Vidhana -FREE COPY- As per Madhwa Sampradaya – Offering by TARA PRAKASHANA

I saw a message on Facebook about free copes of CD’s/DVD’s being offered for various festivals and thought what a noble cause to offer the same to the community. Many of you have asked for same on this web site as well.

I got in touch with the Author, and below is the message from them. Thanks so much Mr. Akshay Kumar.

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Pooja Vidhana -FREE COPY- As per Madhwa Sampradaya – Offering by TARA PRAKASHANA

Yellara maneyalli Shrimad Acharyare helikkotta haage pooje nadedare yeshtu chenna.

Tara Prakashana, a non profit trust based in Bengaluru, and dedicated to the Preservation and dissemination of the ancient wisdom, is pleased to offer the following, FREE of cost. Puja vidhana as per Madhwa sampradaya :

  • Shri Varamahalakshmi vrata
  • Shri Krishna Janmashtami
  • Gowri vrata Ganesha Chaturthi
  • Tulasi vivaaha
  • Nithya puja vidhana – (English Instructions)

Most of the instructions are in Kannada. If you would like a FREE copy of the same, please send an email to info@taraprakashana.org . We will provide you a link to download a folder which has all the mentioned Vrata’s and Pooja vidhana.

Listen to this introductory message from, Dr. PR Mukund about this seve
https://soundcloud.com/akshay-kumar-249446208/introduction-to-tara-prakashanas-free-pooja-vidhana-mp3

This is a seve to Acharya Madhwa. Please do share it for the benefit of society! Do check out our website for more information about our ongoing projects.
www.taraprakashana.org

If any of you wish to help us in our efforts to serve Hari Vayu gurugalu, please contact us at info@taraprakashana.org

Shri Krishnaarpanamastu
Dhanyosmi

 

Update: Shravana Masa Lakshmi Pooja Vidhana

Preparation for Pooje – Step 1.

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Pooje Preparation of gejje vastra, flowers, lamps, and naivedya.

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Offer Haldi Kumkum, flowers, gejje vastra, and light the lamps.

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Light the Agarbathi.

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Break the coconut, perform naivedya, do mangalaruthi and aarathi for Goddess Lakshmi.

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Evening Lakshmi Pooja on 7/20/2012.

Rangoli designs for the Pooja, with Lakshmi Hrudaya.

A picture of jasmine garland made from flowers in my own garden for Lakshmi Pooja.

Pooja begins with lamps, flowers, Gejje Vastra:

After, Naivedya, Mangalaruthi, and Lakshmi Aarathi.


Shravana Shukravara Lakshmi pooja is performed on all the Friday’s. This year it is performed on :

    • July 29th– Friday

    • August 5th – Friday

    • August 12th – Friday

    • August 19th – Friday

    • August 26th – Friday

    I have scanned and attached a document which has the complete details on performing Sri Lakshmi Pooja during Fridays and also Shravana Masa. This shouldn’t be confused for Sri VaraMahaLakshmi Vrata. I will post a separate post providing all details for Sri VaraMahaLakshmi Vrata.

This document has all the details from doing the Achamana, to Sankalpa, Dhyana, Naivedya, and Maha Mangalarathi.

It is a PDF document and is in Kannada.

Attached below are other links posted here on Goddess Lakshmi.

Attached below are some other links where many more posts have been added on Lyrics and Goddess Lakshmi.

Attached below are links to various food prepared during the festival. As always, no onion and no garlic offered to God.

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