Archive for August, 2018

Pratha Sankalpa Gadhya by Shree Raghavendra Swamy

I have been reciting this since Vidwan Galgali gave pravachana in our SBA Temple.
The link for the video is here posted on youtube. Recite this as soon as you open your eyes. It is just two sentences, and you can learn it within a few minutes. If not, write it down on a piece of paper, keep it below your pillow and read as soon as you wake up.

The sloka in Kannada is posted below:

The sloka in English:

Prathaha pravruthi sayaantham sayaadi Pratharanthathaha
Yatkaromi jagannatha tadasthu tava poojanam

Shri Krishna Vrundavana, Atlanta – 347 Aradhana Mahotsava – September 15, 2018

As you all know Rayaru Aaradhana is being celebrated all over the world, and at different parts of United States. As Kumudha had commented, on 15th September it is being celebrated in Atlanta. Please join if you are close by and share pictures.

Shri Krishna Vrundavana, Atlanta , 347 Aradhana Mahotsava of Sri Raghavendra Swami is celebrated on September 15, 2018 and it is , All Day Grand Celebration!

At 9 a.m Pooja Sankalpa, 9.30 Panchamrutha , 10 a,m Raghavendra Ashtottara, 12 Mahapooja , 1 Annadana, 3 p.m to 6 p.m, cultural events, 6. 30 Ranga pooja, 7 p.m Pallakki utsava, 7.30 Ashtavadhanna seva, 8.30 Annadana.

The grand celebration is on september 15, 2018 at

S Convention Center 540 Access Road
Cumming GA 30041

Devotees can call 678-648-5198 for more info.

2018 Aaradhane Celebrations at Home

From the day of my accident, the one and only thing in my mind was will I be able to perform Aaradhane, will I be able to do our Beloved Rayaru seva, will I be able to walk. All my prayers were answered except for Rayaru giving me the ability to sit down. I am still unable to sit down, the leg and especially ankle swells a lot if I either walk, stand or even sit for a long time without raising my leg.

So, I used to sit on a chair and do pooje, My husband sat down. Since I know so many songs and there was no way I could sing them all everyday, I chose 5 songs for each day. Started with Sankalpa, Vishnu stotra, Lakshmi Stotra, Shree Yanthrodhara Stotra, followed by Rayaru Stotra and all other songs. In the night followed by Thogire Rayara, Swami Lali and Mangalam for Rayaru.

We started our seva from Sunday since that was when the Aaradhane celebrations was taking place in our Maryland mutta. On Sunday and Monday we visited the mutta, participated in all day celebrations. Will post pictures soon from the temple.

As always, there is an abundance of fruits, coconut and flowers here in USA. We brought all kinds of flowers and fruits for pooje. I decided to do 108 pradakshina namaskaras every day. We ( My Husband and I) planned to do seva for 5 days, however I couldn’t continue the 108 pradakshina namaskaras after 3 days.

On Sunday and Monday we were blessed to hear pravachana by Vidwan Shree Gopinath Galgali. On Sunday he talked about the miracles of Rayaru, and mentioned the visit of Sir Thomas Monroe 5th generation to Mantralaya. He also mentioned that during one of his pravachanas a lady from Desai generation in California talked to him. Hope you all remember a baby boy falling in Mango seekarane and Rayaru saving the child, the lady was from Desai’s family. It brought tears in my eyes.

On Monday, Vidwan Shree Gopinath Galgali talked about Sarva Samarpana Gadya written by Rayaru. He taught us all the two sentences we should recite every morning, as soon as we wake up. Will post soon the video and also the sloka. Tuesday morning, when I woke up I tried reciting the same, and wasn’t getting them properly. I looked at Rayaru photo and said “Guru sarvabhowma please remind me the sloka, and within seconds I recited the sloka exactly like it was”.

On Monday, during the pooje, I was also asked to sing at the temple. For the very first time in my life I sang with a mic in a temple. I sang ” Raya Baro and Kori Kareve”. For someone who speaks at conferences and on big stages regularly, singing in a temple felt like a huge achievement like out of this world. I feel blessed.

It was indeed challenging to continue 108 pradakshinas and so I stopped after 3 days. I heard so many miracles, saw so many pictures from around the world, listened to so many songs, it was just unbelievable. I also met so many devotees of Rayaru at the temple and so many followers of this blog. Many came personally to me and talked, thanks a million.

Tell me how you performed seva for our Rayaru? What miracles did you hear? what miracles happened?

As promised pictures from seva at my place attached below.

Day 1 preparation.


Day 1 Pooje.

Day 3 Pooje and food

Day 4 pooje

Day 4 Pooje

 

Shree Krishna Janmasthami Pooja Links

Shree Krishna Janmasthami this year is celebrated on Sunday September 2nd.

I have posted several posts for many years now, and this one has all the links for easy access to you all. Hope you all have a wonderful celebrations and get the blessings from our Lord Krishna. Click on the links below to get all information. May Lord Krishna bless us all.

  1. Pooja preparation Tips and Tricks
  2. Simple and easy mantras to chat during Shree Krishna Janmashtami
  3. Pooja Details
  4. All recipes

Update -2018 Mantralaya Aaradhane Pics

Uttara Aaradhane picture from Mantralaya.

 

Poorva Aaradhane and Madhya Aaradhane Pictures from Mantralaya. All credit to the admins who shared this, I am just reposting them here for the benefit of those who don’t have access to Facebook and other messaging apps.

Poorva Aaradhane Rayaru.

Madhya Aaradhane Rayaru. The Vrindavan was decorated all four sides.


Shri Raghavendra Swami Aradhana Mahothsavam – 26th and 27th 2018

SBAT temple here in Maryland is celebrating our Beloved Raghavendra Swamy Aaradhane on 26th and 27th. Attached below is the invite. If you are close by in the DC area please visit. And let me know as well, so I can meet you at the temple.

Upcoming Shravana Masa Festivals – August – September 2018

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As per Uttaradimatta Panchanga, this year in Vilambi Nama Samvatsara, Shravana Masa starts from August 12th and ends on September 9th

There are many festivals during this month and as always I will re-post slokas, pooja details and many more details a few days before each of these important dates. Here is a list of important dates and festivals during Shravana Masa 2018.

Mangala Gowri Vrata

All details for this festival can be found here:

Vrata Details.

  • August 14th – Tuesday

  • August 21st – Tuesday

  • August 28th – Tuesday

  • September 4th – Tuesday

Nagara Chathurthi & Panchami

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Pooja Details.

  • August 14th Tuesday – Nagara Chathurthi

  • August 15th  – Wednesday– Nagara Panchami

Shravana Masa Lakshmi Pooja

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Pooja Details.

  • August 17th – Friday

  • August 24th – Friday

  • August 31st – Friday

  • September 7th – Friday

Vara MahaLakshmi  Pooja Vrata

Vrata Details.

  • August 24th – Friday

Sree Raghavendra Swamy  Aaradhane

Aaradhane Details

  • August 27th – Monday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Poorva Aaradhane

  • August 28th – Tuesday – Sree Raghavendra Swamy Madya Aaradhane

  • August 29th – Wednesday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Uttara Aaradhane

Sree Krishna Jayanthi – Sri Krishna Janmashtami

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Janmashtami Pooja Details

  • September 2nd – Sunday

 Please refer to the closet temple or other calendar to find the dates of the festivals in the country you are living. These dates posted are based on Indian Standard Time.

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