Archive for November, 2019

Haalaladaru haaku neeraladaru haaku Raghavendra Lyrics

Over the past few days, we in our Rayaru satsangha group had been discussing about Dr.Rajkumar’s devotional songs on our beloved Rayaru. We have all grown up listening to Dr. Rajkumar’s song on the radio. My sister and I used to recite the songs during the Bhajane we used to have at our place. Even though it doesn’t have any ankitha, it just brings back such great emotion and Bhakti listening to his songs.

Yesterday during satsangha, we decided to sing at least one song and I started with Nee Thande Na Kandha. However, we couldn’t get the lyrics for any of the songs sung by Dr. Rajkumar. So, I decided to post all of them one after another here and here comes the very first one.

Image Credit: Our SBAT Rayaru in Maryland, golden Kavacha during Aaradhane.

ಹಾಲಲ್ಲಾದರು ಹಾಕು ನೀರಲ್ಲಾದರು ಹಾಕು ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ
ಹಾಲಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆನೆಯಾಗಿ, ನೀರಲ್ಲಿ ಮೀನಾಗಿ ಹಾಯಾಗಿರುವೆ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ||

ಮುಳ್ಳಲ್ಲಾದರು ನೂಕು, ಕಲ್ಲಲ್ಲಾದರು ನೂಕು ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ
ಮುಳ್ಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮುಳ್ಳಾಗಿ, ಕಲ್ಲಲ್ಲಿ ಕಲ್ಲಾಗಿ ಒಂದಾಗಿರುವೆ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ 

ಬಿಸಿಲಲ್ಲಿ ಒಣಗಿಸು, ನೆರಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮಲಗಿಸು ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ
ಬಿಸಿಲಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆಂಪಾಗಿ, ನೆರಳಲ್ಲಿ ತಂಪಾಗಿ ನಗುನಗುತ ಇರುವೆ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ || 1 ||

ಸುಖವನ್ನೇ ನೀಡೆಂದು ಎಂದೂ ಕೇಳೆನು ನಾನು ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ
ಮುನ್ನ ಮಾಡಿದ ಪಾಪ ಯಾರ ತಾತನ ಗಂಟು ನೀನೇ ಹೇಳು ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ 

ಎಲ್ಲಿದ್ದರೇನು ನಾ ಹೇಗಿದ್ದರೇನು ನಾ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ
ನಿನ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಶರಣಾಗಿ ನೀ ನನ್ನ ಉಸಿರಾಗಿ ಬಾಳಿದರೆ ಸಾಕು ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ||2||

ಹಾಲಲ್ಲಾದರು ಹಾಕು ನೀರಲ್ಲಾದರು ಹಾಕು ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ
ಹಾಲಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆನೆಯಾಗಿ, ನೀರಲ್ಲಿ ಮೀನಾಗಿ ಹಾಯಾಗಿರುವೆ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ||

Haalaladaru haaku neeraladaru haaku Raghavendra

Haalali keneyagi, neerali meenagi hayagiruve Raghavendra ||

Mullaladaru nooku, kalaladaru nooku Raghavendra

Mullali mullagi, kalalli kalagi Ondagiruve Raghavendra

Bisilalli vanagisu, nerelalli malagisu Raghavendra

Bislilalli kempagi, nerelalli tampagi nagu nagutha iruve Raghavendra ||1||

Sukhavane needendu yendu kelenu naanu Raghavendra

Munna madida papa yara tathana gantu Neene yelu Raghavendra

Yellidarenu na hegidharenu na Raghavendra

ninnalli sharanagi nee nanna usiragi bhalidhare saaku Raghavendra ||2||

Haalaladaru haaku neeraladaru haaku Raghavendra

Haalali keneyagi, neerali meenagi hayagiruve Raghavendra ||

And the video from Devatha Manushya on this song:

2019 Tulasi Pooje Pictures & Updates

A few updates:

The blog has reached 13 million( 130 lakhs) visitors. It is just mind blowing to even see that number. Even more so when so many of you have become my extended family. The love and affection I have received from you all is something only 1 in that 13 million can get and I am humbled to be that one person.

Also, last post I had informed about my Mom. By your prayers she is getting better, takes time. Your prayers have been heard. The emails you all sent was truly a blessing from our beloved Rayaru. My namaskars to you all.

And finally, below are some pictures from the Tulasi Vivaha. It has been a hectic few months with work pressure, but it was Friday evening and we were able to perform the pooje.

Once again, my heartfelt namaskars to you all. Since it is winter all plants have come inside now.

Updated:ತುಲಸೀ ಹಬ್ಬವಿವಾಹ ಉತ್ವಾನ ದ್ವಾದಶಿ – Uthwana Dwadashi/Tulasi Habba – November 8th/9th 2019

ತುಲಸೀ ಹಬ್ಬವಿವಾಹ ಉತ್ವಾನ ದ್ವಾದಶಿ – Uthwana Dwadashi/Tulasi Habba – November 8th in USA and November 9th in India
Last year’s pictures:

 

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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