Chaturmasa 2018 and Significance of 1 Lakh

During Aadhika Masa, I posted the significance of 33 and all the details. Many of us even did follow them. During Chaturmasa which is coming soon, there are many many vrathas you can follow. In 2018, Chaturmasa starts from July 23rd Monday and ends on November 19th 2018. If you know Sanskrit, Chatur means four and masa means month, Vrata means performing religious activities.  It is 4 months during which it is said Lord Narayana is in deep sleep. Of course, not like us.  These four months are very dear to God and any religious activity or any good deed you do which will be very dear to Lord Narayana.

There are also food restrictions during this 4 month period like you all know.

First month – Saakha Vratha:  Any kind of  vegetable and fruit is prohibited

Second month – Dadhi Vratha: No yogurt, butter milk is allowed

Third month – Ksheera Vratha: No milk

Fourth month – Dwidala Vratha: Any daal or vegetable which when broken splits into two halves. All type of Daals, groundnuts, green peas, any fruit or vegetable that contain multiple seeds is not allowed; apple, orange, grape, pomegranate, cucumber etc etc

Again, not easy to follow, but if you can that’s awesome. Many I know follow this food restriction on dwadashi days.

My eyes brightened when I saw in our Uttaradi mutta panchanga about 1 lakh pradakshina or a few other activities you could do for the next 4 months.

The above text from our panchanga translated in English “1 lakh namaskaras, pradakshina or 1 lakh tulasi, flowers, 1 lakh Deepa vratha. Start during Aashada masa, and finish during Karthika masa. For 1 lakh deepa, karthika, Magha and Vaishakha masa is great. This vratha should be started by doing punyahavachana which is great. Start by recollecting all the bad things you have done, and beg for forgiveness from God. And doing sankalpa recite

” Chaturmasye thu samprapthe keshave shayanam gathe| Aashadasya sithe pakshe ekadashyam samahithe|| Mama lakshanamaskara vrathasya purushothama| Nirvignam thadvratham sangam kugu thvam krupaya hare| papapankanimagnam mam papavaishyasyabhajanam | vrathenanena supreetha samudhara jagathpathe|| “

reciting this do namasakara.

There is also Mauna Vrata, where you can remain silent for a set period of time and focus on God.

There is also Vachika Vrata, where you can spend time reading religious books, donating books and so on.

You can also do 1 Lakh Japa Vrata recite stotras, sahasranamas, saying Shree Raghavendraya Namaha 1 lakh times.

So, based on what you can do, start simple. I thought I could do 1 lakh Namaskaras, but with my broken ankle not sure will be able to do that. I might try doing 1 lakh Japa or something else.

So, remember start this on July 23rd Ekadashi by reciting the above sloka and than continue for the next 4 months.

 

 

12 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Radha Sri on July 14, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Thanks Mam 🙏🙏

    On Sat 14 Jul, 2018, 4:57 AM Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu, wrote:

    > meeraghu posted: “During Aadhika Masa, I posted the significance of 33 and > all the details. Many of us even did follow them. During Chaturmasa which > is coming soon, there are many many vrathas you can follow. In 2018, > Chaturmasa starts from July 23rd Monday and ends on Nov” >

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  2. Posted by akshithajoshi2016gmailcom on July 14, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Thank u so much madam for sharing that information. But small doubt that u mentioned laksha tulasi, flower – means we need to do tulasi mala .. please give me the clarification abt this

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  3. Posted by P B Srinivasa Rao on July 14, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Thank you for your valuable information

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  4. Posted by Kumudha on July 15, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Dear Meera,
    Thank you so much for this wonderful info.

    Take care!

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  5. Posted by Geeta Rr on July 17, 2018 at 6:38 am

    thanks for good information

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  6. Posted by C on July 17, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Shayani Ekadashi Taptha Mudra Dharana 2018 is on July 23 Monday
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    The Auspicious Chatur Masa from Ashada Shudda Ekadasi to Karthika Uttana Dwadasi. Tapta Mudra Dharana is a Vaishnava custom mandated by Shaastra. It is a special custom in which tapta mudras (heated seal) are put on one’s body. The Mudras are Shankha, Chakra, which are ornaments and weapons of Lord Srihari. It is customary for all Vaishanvas to undergo this ritual on the first Ekadashi of Ashada Masa. This ritual is said to purify the body and cleanse one from his past sins.
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  7. Posted by Srimushnam K Nagarajan on July 17, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Om Sri Raghavendraya Namaha:During this Chathurmasa you may chant and Write One Lakh Sri Raghavendra Nama also. Pl come and join your hands in our Universal
    SATHA KOTI SRI RAGHAVENDRA NAMA LIKITHA YAGANA.
    Dear Universal Devotees of Sri Sri Raghavendra Swamiji, Pranams.
    By the grace of Hari Vayu Guru, for the sake of whole Universe and to unite all the Universal Sri Raghavendra Swamy Devotees under one umbrell and to pray jointly, We had started a holy venture of “Universal Sathakoti Sri Raghavendra Nama Likitha Yagna ” to Chant and write 100 crore Sri Raghavendra swamy Nama and to Submit to our beloved Guru Mantralaya Mahan for getting HIS blessings.in INDIA
    We humbly request all the Universal Devotees of Sri Sri Raghavendra swamy to join in the Holy venture, WRITE SRI GURU Holy NAMA in any language that you know.
    ” SO FAR 70 LAKHS HOLY NAMA,WRITTEN BY ALL OVER THE UNIVVERSAL DEVOTEES IN VARIOUS LANGUAGES HAD BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE LOTUS FEET OF SRI SRI RAGHAVENDDRA SWAMY, AT MANTRALAYA.”
    The uniform Note Books contains space to write 1008 times of Nama in any language with a kannikkai of Rs.30/- per each book.
    Kannikkai of Rs. 300/- (for 10 Books is a minimum package) may be sent by D.D or Cheque in favour of ‘ K. Nagarajan ‘,Payable at Chennai or it may be transferred through NEFT/RTGS (Internet Transfer) to the SB A/C account No. 148201000016788, Indian Overseas Bank. Ullagaram Branch, Chennai 91. IFS Code IOBA00001482.or the amount May be transferred from any Bank by Mail Transfer also.
    On Receipt of the Kaanikkai and your full postal Address, we will despatch you the Blank Note Book to write Nama immidiatly by post.
    On completion of Writing , the books should be sent to the following Address for the submission .
    PLEASE SHARE AND INFORM TO YOUR FRIENDS & RELATIVES TO participate in this Holy Venture.Thank you for yeoman service.
    We pray our beloved Guru to bless you and your Family for ever.
    With Kind Regards,
    Srimushnam K Nagarajan,
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    Universal Satha Koti Likitha yagna,
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  8. Posted by Ramesh on July 23, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Hello maam, please post chaturmasa dishes recipes if you know of any. Once again, thanks a lot for all the wonderful information you have been sharing.

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  9. Posted by Srimushnam K Nagarajan on July 26, 2018 at 3:04 am

    CHANDRA GRAHANA / “ಚಂದ್ರಗ್ರಹಣ” /LUNAR ECLIPSE – 27.07.2018
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    Shuba phala – mesha, simha, vrushchika, meena
    Mishra phala – vrushabha, karka, kanyaa, dhanu
    Ashuba phala – mithuna, tula, makara, kumbha
    Makara raashi, Uttarashada Nakshatra- has vishesha dosha. They have to do special japa, paarayana, dahana during the grahana period.
    Bhojana, phalahaara –. As such, regular snaana, ahnika, pooja, to be completed before 2.54 pm itself. However, for children, pregnants, sick and aged, they can take food upto 6 pm.
    Those who have to do pournima shraaddha can do in the morning itself on 27.7.2018
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  10. Posted by Archana on November 14, 2018 at 4:11 am

    Dear Meeraji,
    Thanks for this valuable information. After reading this and due to your inspiration I started rayara Japa during the chaturmasa. And I have successfully completed it today by rayara daya. Rayaru, through you, ignited this sankalpa in me to do the japa. I hope rayaru appreciate my little Thanksgiving.
    I once again thank you so much Meeraji. God bless you. Please take care of you health.
    Archana.

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