Archive for October, 2018

Update: Rayara Brindavana Banner

Many call our Beloved Rayaru Brindavana a samadhi, it is not. Many call our Beloved Rayaru Brindavana a stone structure, it is not. Many call our Beloved Rayaru a God, he is not. Many call our Beloved Rayaru a magician, he is not.

To really know and understand the intricate details of the Brindavana and know what a great saint our Beloved Rayaru is, please take a look at the banner attached which is provided by SRSMUTT Mantralaya.

Many of you sent me this over emails, WhatsApp, thanks so much. Appreciate it very much. Download the PDF, most details are in Kannada, I am planning on converting the same in English, just need the time to do so.

Rayara Brindavana Banner

Please also find updated banner with all Gods name in English. This took almost 4 hours to complete. I am not copying anything, all credit to SRS Mutt Mantralaya. The English subtext is just to help people who don’t read Kannada. No other intention. Zoom the Pdf to see the text.

Rayarau-Banner-English

Updated : Dasara – Navarathri – October 10th – October 18th 2018

Dasara is celebrated all over India as a religious as well as a social festival. Nava means nine and rathri means night and so Navarathri means nine nights. Some call it as Navarathri, some as Vijaya Dashami, and some as Dussehra. Doesn’t matter what you call, does it?

This year Dasara is celebrated from October 10th – October 18th. Please check the dates in the country you are residing.

From day one of the festival, it is customary to keep a Kalasha (ಕಲಶ), this is filled with water(ನೀರು) and 4 betel leaves(ವೀಳೆದೆಲೇ) are arranged as shown below in the pictures.Apply Haldi (ಆರಿಶಿನ) , Kumkum(ಕುಂಕುಮ), and flowers, gejje vastra (ಗೆಜ್ಜೆ ವಸ್ತ್ರ) as shown again. This Kalasha is kept in front of the Pattada Gombe (ಪಟ್ಟದ ಗೊಂಬೆ) which is given during the marriage to the bride. This ಪಟ್ಟದ ಗೊಂಬೆ signifies Lord Srinivasa and Goddess Padmavathi. Again, see pictures below. These ಪಟ್ಟದ ಗೊಂಬೆ are decorated with different jewelery, crown, bangles, dresses every few years.

Pattada Gombe 2

If you are keeping an elaborate Gombe (Dolls), than the Kalasha and the Pattada Bombe are placed on the top shelf. And all other arrangements follow next.

Even though all the 10 days and nine nights are important, there are a few major days where pooja is done with great devotion and pomp.
Those days are as follows:

  • Saraswathi Pooja – October 16th
    Read more about Saraswathi Pooje here.
  • Durgasthami – October 17th
  • Ayoodha Pooja – Mahanavami – October 18th. Read more about Ayoodha Pooja here.
  • Vijayadashami – October 18th

Devotional Songs for Dasara:

Dasara Pictures around the world:

Food Prepared during Dasara

Other links posted on the blog:

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