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Shree Raghavendra Prarthane

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The Raghavendra Prarthana is composed by Sri Guru Jagannatha Dasaru of Kosigi.

Guru Jaganntha Dasaru has composed several songs on Raghavendra Swamy.  Apart from Raghavendra Vijaya, he is the author of  Raghavendra Vybhava, Raghavendra Mahatme, Raghavendra Karavalamba Stotra, Raghavendra Prarthana, Raghavendra Sahasra Namavali, Raghavendra Aapaadee Mauli Sotra, Raghavendra Sarva Karma Samarpana Strotra, Raghavendra Astakam and Raghavendra Ashawa Dhati Stotra.

The Raghavendra Prarthana is a beautiful composition on Rayaru and it is a prayer to the Seer of Mantralaya.

Here goes the Kannada and English lyrics.

ಅಹೀಶಾಂಶಮೀಶಂ ಸಮೀರೇಣ ಯುಕ್ತಂ
ಸರೋಜಾಯತಾಕ್ಷಂ ಸುದಾಸೈಕಪೂಜ್ಯಮ್|
ವದಾನ್ಯಂ ಸುಮಾನ್ಯಂ ವರೇಣ್ಯಂ ಶರಣ್ಯಂ
ಗುರುಂ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಂ ಸದಾಽಹಂ ನಮಾಮಿ      ||೧||

ಸದಾ ಮಂದಹಾಸಂ ಸುಪೂರ್ಣೇಂದುವಕ್ತ್ರಂ
ಲಸಚ್ಚೇಲಭೂಷಂ ಸ್ಮರಸ್ಯಾತಿದೂರಮ್|
ನಮತ್ಕಾಮಧೇನುಂ ಹರಂತಂ ಮನೋ ಮೇ
ಅಘಧ್ವಂಸಿನಂ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಂ ಭಜಾಮಿ                ||೨||

ಭಜತ್ಕಲ್ಪವೃಕ್ಷಂ ಭವಾಬ್ಧ್ಯೇಕಪೋತಂ
ಮಹಾನಂದತೀರ್ಥಂ ಕವೀಂದ್ರಾಬ್ಜಮಿತ್ರಮ್|
ಧರಾದೇವಪಾಲಂ ರಮಾನಾಥಲೋಲಂ
ತ್ಯಜತ್ಕಾಮಜಾಲಂ ಭಜೇ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಮ್           ||೩||

ನ ಯಾಚೇ ಗಜೇಂದ್ರಂ ನರೇಂದ್ರಾಧಿಪತ್ಯಂ
ನ ಯಾಚೇಽಮರತ್ವಂ ನ ಲೋಕಾಧಿಪತ್ಯಮ್ |
ನ ಜಾಯಾಂ ನ ಪುತ್ರಂ ನ ಶಿಷ್ಯಾಲಿಮನ್ನಂ
ನ ಭಾಗ್ಯಂ ಗುರೋ ದೇಹಿ ತೆಏ ಪಾದದಾಸ್ಯಮ್         ||೪||

ಘನಾನಂದಸಾರಂ ನವಾಂಭೋದನೀಲಂ
ಮುರಾರಾತಿಮಿತ್ರಂ ತ್ರಿಲೋಕೀಶರಣ್ಯಮ್ |
ಪರಾಭೂತಶೊಕಂ ಸುರಾರಾತಿಜಾತಂ
ರಾಮನಾಥಪೋತಂ ಭಜೇ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಮ್          ||೫||

ಧರಾದೇವದಂತಾಂಶುಜಾತಸ್ರವಂತೀ-
ತಟೋಲ್ಲಾಸಿ ರಾಮಾಭಿರಾಮಾಂಘ್ರಿದಾಸಮ್ |
ಸುಧಾಮ್ನಾಂ ಲಲಾಮಂ ಕೃತೋದ್ಧಾಮಚರ್ಯಂ
ಪರಿವ್ರಾಡಧೀಶಂ ಭಜೇ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಮ್              ||೬||

ಮಹಾನಂದತೀರ್ಥಬ್ಧಿಮೀನಾಯಮಾನಂ|
ಸುಗೇಯಂ ಸುಬೋಧಂ ಸುಲೀಲಾಂಶುಜಾಲಮ್ |
ಮಹಾನಂದಗಾಢಂ ಸದಾ ಸದ್ವಿನೋದಂ
ಗುರುಂ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಂ ಭಜೇ ಸಾರ್ವಭೌಮಮ್      ||೭||

ಭಜೇ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಂ ಭಜೇ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಂ
ಭಜೇ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಂ ಭಜೇ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಮ್ |
ನಮಸ್ಯಾಮಿ ನಿತ್ಯಂ ನಮಸ್ಯಾಮಿ ನಿತ್ಯಂ
ನಮಸ್ಯಾಮಿ ನಿತ್ಯಂ ನಮಸ್ಯಾಮಿ ನಿತ್ಯಮ್            ||೮||

ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥನಾ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಸ್ಯ ಲೋಕಕ್ಷೇಮಾಭಿಲಾಷಿಣಾ |
ಸ್ವಾಮಿನಾ ರಚಿತಾ ಸೈಷಿ ಸರ್ವಾಭೀಷ್ಟಫಲಪ್ರದಾ ||

ಇತಿ ಶ್ರೀಗುರುಜಗನ್ನಾಥದಾಸಾರ್ಯವಿರಚಿತ ಶ್ರೀರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಪ್ರಾರ್ಥನಾ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣಂ

||ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣಾರ್ಪಣಮಸ್ತು||

The English lyrics of Raghavendra Prarthana is as follows:

ahIshaaMshamIshaM samIrENa yuktaM0
sarOjaayataakShaM sudaasaikapUjyam|
vadaanyaM sumaanyaM varENyaM sharaNyaM
guruM raaGavEMdraM sadaa&haM namaami       ||1||

sadaa maMdahaasaM supUrNERMduvaktraM
lasaccElabhUShaM smarasyaatidUram|
namatkaamadhEnuM haraMtaM manO mE
aGadhvaMsinaM raaGavEMdraM bhajaami        ||2||

bhajatkalpavRukShaM bhavaabdhyEkapOtaM
mahaanaMdatIrthaM kavIMdraabjamitram|
dharaadEvapaalaM ramaanaathalOlaM
tyajatkaamajaalaM bhajE raaGavEMdram       ||3||

na yaacE gajEMdraM narEMdraadhipatyaM
na yaacE&maratvaM na lOkaadhipatyam |
na jaayaaM na putraM na shiShyaalimannaM
na bhaagyaM gurO dEhi teE paadadaasyam     ||4||

GanaanaMdasaaraM navaaMbhOdanIlaM
muraaraatimitraM trilOkIsharaNyam |
paraabhUtashokaM suraaraatijaataM
raamanaathapOtaM bhajE raaGavEMdram        ||5||

dharaadEvadaMtaaMshujaatasravaMtI-
taTOllAsi raamaabhiraamaaMGridaasam |
sudhaamnaaM lalaamaM kRutOddhaamacaryaM
parivraaDadhISaM bhajE raaGavEMdram        ||6||

mahaanaMdatIrthabdhimInaayamaanaM|
sugERyaM subOdhaM sulIlaaMSujaalam |
mahaanaMdagaaDhaM sadaa sadvinOdaM
guruM raaGavEMdraM bhajE saarvabhoumam     ||7||

bhajE raaghavEMdraM bhajE raaghavEMdraM
bhajE raaghavEMdraM bhajE raaghavEMdram |
namasyaami nityaM namasyaami nityaM
namasyaami nityaM namasyaami nityam        ||8||

praarthanaa raaGavEMdrasya lOkakShEmaabhilaaShiNaa |
svaaminaa racitaa saiShi sarvaabhIShTaphalapradaa ||

iti shrIgurujagannaathadaasaaryaviracita shrIrAGavEMdrapraarthanaa saMpUrNaM

8 Million All Times Hits to Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu – Thank You

I had never imagined having so many visitors visit this blog even in my wildest dreams. I had posted about 7 Million in April 22, 2016, and within a few months to have another million is just unimaginable.

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THANKS TO ALL OF YOU. Let us keep our culture alive, spread our customs and traditions in a good way and above all spread tolerance and patience.

None of this would have been possible without the blessings of Lord Almighty and our Beloved Rayaru.

I have gone silent for the past few months, have gone through some tough challenges in personal life. It was tough to keep faith during those challenges, and our Beloved Rayaru has his own way of showing light and making us feel secure once again.  I promise all of you that I will keep posting regularly and keep this blog lively once again.

THANKS AGAIN. AND HERE IS TO WISHING WE WILL REACH ANOTHER MILLION IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

Update: Pushya Nakshatra and Sunday – November 20th 2016

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The common interpretation of Pushyaarka Yoga is the combination of Pushya Nakshatra and Thursday or Sunday.This common interpretation is when moon entering Pushya nakshatra on Thursday  or Sunday is PushyArka yoga .

Raghavendra Mutta says “On this Holy day one should Recite or Chant Guru Stotra ( Raghavendra Stotra)s, Singing songs will bring happiness and prosperity in your life.”

The significance of this day is also mentioned in Rayara Stotra – 27th Stanza.

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Anyone who recites this holy Sri Raghavendra Stotram 108 times with intense devotion, on the occasion of solar/lunar eclipse or the combination of Sunday with the star Pushya, will be relieved of all evil influence, e.g., haunting etc. (27)

You can find more details about this great day below in the link:

To find lyrics on Rayaru, please visit this page:

The Raghavendra Stotra to be recited is posted here:

Shri Raghavendra Stotra or Shri Poornabhodha Stotra Lyrics/

Updated:ತುಲಸೀ ಹಬ್ಬವಿವಾಹ ಉತ್ವಾನ ದ್ವಾದಶಿ – Uthwana Dwadashi/Tulasi Habba – November 12th 2016

ತುಲಸೀ ಹಬ್ಬವಿವಾಹ ಉತ್ವಾನ ದ್ವಾದಶಿ – Uthwana Dwadashi/Tulasi Habba – November 12th 2016
Last year’s pictures:

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Close up of our little Tulasi Plant:

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Lighting of Agarbathi:

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Aaruthi for Tulasi.
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Tulasi Pooje Preparation 2013:IMG_2807

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Uthwana Dwadashi – Tulasi Habba or Tulasi Pooje is celebrated a fortnight after Deepavali. It signifies the day Tulasi married Lord Vishnu. On this day, Tulasi katte is decorated like a bride. Amla trees are planted along with the tulsi plant.

Pooje to be done in the evening.

What’s Tulasi?

In most Hindu homes, you find a Tulasi plant growing out of a Tulasi katte . Tulasi is considered to be a holy plant and is worshiped every morning. Tulasi has medicinal value and is often used as a herb in curing the common cold and cough.

So what’s Tulasi Habba?
Tulasi came out of the ocean during Amrita Manthan as a younger sister of Lakshmi. She too was devoted to Lord Vishnu and wanted to marry him. But Lakshmi who was already married to him did not like the idea and cursed her to become a plant. Thus the tulasi plant was born. But the all merciful Lord Vishnu took pity and fulfilling her wish declared that when he will be in the form of a saligrama, found in most temples and madhwa houses, she will remain close to him in the form of a tulasi leaf. Therefore even today a saligrama will have a tulsi leaf along with it. In front of every Hindu home there will be a tulasi katte in which a plant grows round the year.
Although the prayers are offered to Tulasi everyday by watering the plant in the morning and lighting an oil lamp before it in the evening, on Kartik Shukla Dwadashi there will be an annual Tulasi Pooja in the evening when the tulasi katte will be beautifully decorated with clay lamps.

Attached below is a screen shot of the Tulasi Vivaha Slokas and Procedure as printed in the Uttaradi Matta Panchanga. If you click on the image a bigger picture will display which has the words very very clear.

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Here is the link for all the Tulasi slokas at this weblog.

1. Slokas

2. Daily Tulasi Pooja Procedure

3. Tulasi Sankeerthaney Lyrics and Audio

4. Devaranama on Tulasi – ಒಲ್ಲನೋ ಹರಿ ಕೊಳ್ಳನೋ

5. Vrundavanadevi Namo Namo Lyrics

6. Tulasi Pooje Songs

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