Archive for May 20th, 2018

Aadhika Masa Day 4 & 5 Update – 19th and 20th May 2018

Day 4 was hectic but very fulfilling. I drew 33 Ashta Dala Rangoli, recited Krishna Stotra 33 times, Shree Raghavendraya Namaha 33 times 3 times, and Shree Krishanaya Namaha 33 times 3 times. I also prepared 2 Gejje Vastras with 33 Gejjes for the Satsangha on 20th. The entire afternoon and evening was spent cleaning, preparing and shopping for Satsangha. I also brought 5 tiles for ladies to draw Ashta dana rangoli and prepared bagina of 33 almonds, 33 raisins, 33 Hoovu Bathi and 33 mangalaruthi bathi.

Day 5 was just an awesome and the most humbling day. To host satsanyha during Aadhika Masa and also on Pushya Nakshatara for someone who is an ardent devotee of Rayaru cannot be explained in words. Woke up early in the morning, took shower Recited 33 times Krishna Stotra and arranged for the pooje in our sun room.

It was an awesome day, a million thanks to my Husband who worked with me hand in hand, tirelessly, awesome because of my Sister and her family who could join, awesome coz my parents could join through WhatsApp, my daughter through FaceTime, and our Satsangha extended family who came for the satsangha, and blog throug which Vaishnavi and her husband could join.

In the beginning all ladies drew 33 astha dana rangoli. Images below. Suma my sister taught everyone how to draw the rangolis.

We started by Reciting Vishnu Satha Nama Stotra instead of Vishnu Sahasranama since we wanted to recite other stotras today. Later, 33 times all of us recited Krishna Stotra 33 times. Than Lakshmi Stotra, Shree Yanthrodharaka Stotra. We were 11 people. so we all recited Rayaru Stotra 3 times so it was 33 in count. We recited 108 Rayaru Ashotra, and we all recited 108 times Shree Raghavendraya Namaha. Than we recited the following devara namas:

  1. Nere Nambhide Madh Hrudayadolu on Lord Panduranga
  2. Istu Dina ee Vaikunta
  3. Keshava Nama on Lord Krishna
  4. Indu Yenage Govinda on Lord Krishna

Followed by Jaya Jaya Veeve Raghavendra, Rayaru Mangalashtaka, Naivedya , Aarathi, Tugire Rayara, Swami Lali, and Mangala song. Next, gaive Haldi Kumkum for all ladies, and last but not the least the much awaited lunch.

Here are some amazing pictures of the day, you can see rangolis and also 33 Gejje Vastra for Lord Venkateshwara and Lord Krishna.

 

My parents were able to join us through WhatsApp video and my daughter through FaceTime. It is amazing that we can share all these important events with our loved ones, and is also amazing to share with you all my extended family.

Food was just delicious. I prepared two kosambaris, beans palya, Saru, rice, Appi karadi Payasa which is favorite to our beloved Rayaru. My husband made Kadale bele chatni which is again another favorite for our Rayaru, my sister  Suma made bisibele bath, Ms. Rekha made pineapple Gojju, Ms. Rajani made potato playa and Ms. Vani brought amazing sweets. We also had Ms. Vaishanavi who commented on the blog and made it to our satsangha. It was awesome having all of them.

What a fruitful day, blessed to be able to host satsangha on such auspicious day and get the blessings of our Lord Krishna and our Beloved Rayaru. Day 6 starts a new week with travel to San Franciso, lets see how I will continue with my Krishna Stotras. Will keep you all posted.

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