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Bhaktala Banna Paraku – Helavanakatte Giriamma

Shravana masa panchami is the Aradhane of a great Haridasini HelavanaKatte giriyamma. And that is tomorrow August 2nd.

If you study or read about Helavanakatte Giriamma, you will be mesmerized to see how she defied all the misogyny towards women and women with no children. I am reading a book about her and completely mesmerized by her bhakti and devotion towards Lord Almighty.

She has composed so many songs with the Ankita HelavanaKatte Ranga. I learned one such song today from her book called Bhaktala Banna Paraku. I composed my own tune.

Picture Credit : Daily Alankara Darshana of Saligrama Shila Sri Krishna at Sri Puthige Matha,Edison,NJ,USA.

Lyrics below in Kannada and English.

ಹೆಳವನಕಟ್ಟೆ ಗಿರಿಯಮ್ಮ

ಭಕ್ತಳ ಬನ್ನ ಪರಾಕು | ಭಾಗ್ಯದ ನಿಧಿಯ

ನಿನ್ನ ನಂಬಿದೆ ನೀರಜಾಕ್ಷ ಪರಾಕು |
ನಿನ್ನ ರನ್ನೆಯ ಒಲುಮೆ ಬೇಕು ಪರಾಕು |
ಅನ್ಯರ ಸಂಗವನೊಲ್ಲೆ ಪರಾಕು |
ಎನ್ನಪೇಕ್ಷೆಯ ಸಲಿಸೊ ಪರಾಕು ।। ೧ ।।

ಶೇಷಶಯನ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ ಪರಾಕು |
ಸಾಸಿರನಾಮದ ಒಡೆಯ ಪರಾಕು ।
ದೋಷದುರಿತಹರ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಪರಾಕು |
ಭಾಷೆ ಪಾಲಿಪುದೆನ್ನ ವಾಸುದೇವ ಪರಾಕು ।। ೨ ।।

ರತಿಪತಿಪಿತ ಮಾಧವನೆ ಪರಾಕು |
ಅತಿರೂಪ ಎನ್ನಯ್ಯನೆ ಪರಾಕು
ಹಿತವುಂಟಾದರೆ ಕಾಯೊ ಪರಾಕು |
ಕರ್ತ್ರು ಹೆಳವನಕಟ್ಟೆ ರಂಗ ಪರಾಕು ।। ೩ ।।

Heḷavanakaṭṭe giriyam’ma

bhaktaḷa banna parāku | bhāgyada nidhiya

ninna nambide nīrajākṣa parāku |

ninna ranneya olume bēku parāku |

an’yara saṅgavanolle parāku |

ennapēkṣeya saliso parāku।। 1।।

śēṣaśayana śrīnivāsa parāku |

sāsiranāmada oḍeya parāku।

dōṣaduritahara svāmi parāku |

bhāṣe pālipudenna vāsudēva parāku।। 2।।

ratipatipita mādhavane parāku |

atirūpa ennayyane parāku |

hitavuṇṭādare kāyo parāku |

kartru heḷavanakaṭṭe raṅga parāku।। 3।।

Nagara Panchami Haadu -Song Audio

Tomorrow is Nagara Panchami all across the world. And I finally found time to record the audio.

A song recited during Nagara Panchami. Oldest song I had posted in my blog July 24, 2009.

The lyrics can be found here : https://tinyurl.com/2p9cp964

Lord Shesha Devaru bless us all.

RAYARA ARADHANA 2022 at SKV NC

Here at my second home at North Carolina, Rayara Aradhane is being celebrated all 3 days, August 12th and 14th at the temple. And August 13th Madhya Aradhane at the Hindu Society of North Carolina Main Hall.

Guru Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana
Poorvaradhana (at SKVNC) Fri Aug 12
Madhyaradhana (at HSNC) Sat Aug 13
Uttararadhana (at SKVNC) Sun Aug 14

Both these locations are just 6 mins drive for me. I am super excited to be part of the celebrartions.

Hope you all can join and we can get the blessings from our Beloved Rayaru.

All details in the temple blog can be found here: https://skvnc.org/aradhana/

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