Shri Raghavendra Swamy Aaradhane

August 16th – Friday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Poorva Aaradhane
August 17th – Saturday – Sree Raghavendra Swamy Madya Aaradhane
August 18th – Sunday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Uttara Aaradhane



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

11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by ramya on August 18, 2016 at 3:30 am

    Here’s a pravachana by the Pejawar Srigalu on Raghavendra Swami..just sharing:


  2. Posted by Rajni on September 10, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Hello Meera gaaru , I am a regular visitor and I am a raghavendra swamy devotee. I live in Ellicott city. I want to do seva for 3 days at my home. could you please guide me how it is done here in US. If I start on Thursday is it going to end sunday morning. Also have some questions. could you please give me your number, I am sending my email id.


  3. Posted by kum on August 9, 2014 at 4:27 pm


    Today is Shravana Shanivara, a important day for Sri Venkateshawara Devoteees. is brimming with amazing picture of Lord Venkateshwara.

    Thanks again for the wonderful blog – Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu

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  4. Posted by Pushpa on August 30, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Hello Meera Madam,

    Thanks for sharing Sri Krishna janmastami pooja pictures. Ver nicely done. We liked the alankara you have done to Sri Krishna.

    I was searching for Sri Krishna Argya manthra and found it in your blog. Thank you very much.

    With best regards
    NagarajRao and Pushpa


  5. Posted by UDAY on August 22, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Iam having the MP3 song of Mahalakshmiya alankarisidaru by Mysore Ramachandra Achar, please send u r email id i will send d songs. My email id


  6. Posted by lakshmirajan on August 22, 2013 at 1:23 am

    jaya jaya veeva raghavendra songs its very nice and tremendous. iam a raghavendra devotee. kettadhai udane kodukkum kan kanda kadavul.raghavendra endru sonnale ella kariayamum jayam, jayam,


    • Posted by UDAY on August 22, 2013 at 8:18 am

      Yes I do agree with You. Jaya Jaya veeva raghavendra is a very nice song . Very nice to hear Vidyabhushan’s melodious voice…


  7. Posted by Sindhu on August 20, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Meera Ma’am,
    I am on look out for the lyrics (English/ Devanagari ) and audio of the song ‘Manave Mantralaya…..
    Request you to post any link if you find any.


  8. Posted by dkvrao on August 20, 2013 at 9:28 am

    madam, for a long time i am a regular visitor and following your blog and i wish to know whether you have lyrics of SRI MAHALAKSHMIYA ALANKARISI….sung by mysore ramachandrachar on the occasion of varalashmi vrata dina…..dkvrao


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