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Navaratri Miracle

I hope you all had a wonderful Dasara/Navaratri pooja. It has been quite hectic for me the past month with travel starting again. This week I had to travel to Colorado Springs for a conference. As I wanted to post 9 songs on Lord Venkateshwara and Goddess Lakshmi during Navaratri, I had scheduled most posts to go live each day.

Thursday when I returned, during my flight for a fraction of a second I thought; I spend so much time and energy compiling translating and recording 9 songs, how many people might have noticed the same, was it even useful. Again, this thought came just for a second and I diverted my attention again thinking I am not doing this for any validation, God truly knows my dedication and passion towards the blog and my utmost bhakthi towards him. Like I said, this thought was maybe for a fraction of a second.

Friday early morning, when I sat in front of my computer after finishing my morning Pooje, I see an email from Shri Canchi Ravi. I have written so much about him in this blog. The email subject says “Dasarapada seva in Navaratri”. As I read the email, tears flowed and I was overwhelmed with emotions.

Quoting Sir’s email below:

Good morning.  Hare Sreenivasa

You have done very good seva by sending Devaranamas during Navaratri.  Yesterday I got a peculiar dream.  It was in our house in Hyderabad.  In front of a Mandasana mantap yourself and your one friend were singing Devaranamas for a long time!  Is this an acknowledgement of your seva?

Your efforts in spite of pressing official work, posting nice songs laudable indeed.  I learnt one Laxmidevi song, sang and uploaded in a Dasavani group!   If you happen to come to Hyderabad I will show the place where you sat and did Namasankeertana with another lady a little younger than you.  The spot I will take snap and send.  That is the hall where our Mutt Bhajana Mandali members come and do parayana of Rayara Ashtottara with Vayu stuthi etc and brief Bhajan.  Similarly Mahila Bhajana Mandali members do Laxmi Shobane etc.

Lord Venkateshwara and Goddess Lakshmi has truly taken my seva. For me to think about the same, and Sir getting the dream was a true validation for me that God has taken my seva wholeheartedly. It was truly a miracle for me. I am truly overwhelmed with emotions about this dream.

We visited Shree Venkateshwara temple today at Cary. And as we were doing namaskara both Tulasi and flowers fell from the Lord. Another validation that this blog and the work I do tirelessly without any expectations is truly blessed by the Almighty.

As my extended family, and with kind permission from Canchi Sir, I am sharing this.

Thanks once again to each and everyone of you for the support. I am truly blessed.

Giriraya Giriraya Giriraya Lyrics

An amazing song on Lord Venkateshwara by Shree Guru Jagannatha Dasaru.

ಗಿರಿರಾಯಾ ಗಿರಿರಾಯ ಗಿರಿರಾಯಾ ಗಿರಿರಾಯ IIಪII

ಶರಣಾಗತರಿಗೆ ಕರುಣಾಕರ ವೆಂಕಟ IIಅಪII

ಸ್ಮರಿಸುವೆ ನಿನ್ನನು ಸರಸಿಜ ಭವನುತ

ಸ್ಮರತಾಮರತರು ದುರಿತವಿದೂರಾ II೧II

ಶ್ರೀಕರ ಭವ ಭಯ ನೂಕಿಸಿ ಎನನ್ನು

ಸಾಕೆಲೂ ಭೂಧರ ಸುಕರರೂಪ II೨II

ಆಪತ್ ಭಾಂದವ ಶ್ರೀಪತಿ ಎನನ್ನು

ಕಾಪಡೆಲೊ ಸಕಲಾಪದ್ಧರ ವೆಂಕಟ II೩II

ಕಾಮಿತ ಫಲಪ್ರದ ಈ ಮಹಿತಳದೊಳು

ಸಾಮಾಜ ವರದ ಸುಧಾಮನ ಸಖ ಪೊರಿ II೪II

ದಾತ ಗುರು ಜಗನ್ನಾಥ ವಿಠಲ

ಪ್ರೀತನಾಗೋ ನಿನ್ನ ದೂತನು ನಾನೈ II೫II

Girirāyā girirāya girirāyā girirāya IIpaII

śaraṇāgatarige karuṇākara veṅkaṭa IIapaII

smarisuve ninnanu sarasija bhavanuta smaratāmarataru duritavidūrā II1II

śrīkara bhava bhaya nūkisi enannu sākelū bhūdhara sukara rūpa II2II

āpat bhāndava śrīpati enannu kāpaḍelo sakalāpad’dhara veṅkaṭa II3II

kāmita phalaprada ī mahitaḷadoḷu sāmāja varada sudhāmana sakha pori II4II

dāta guru jagannātha viṭhala prītanāgō ninna dūtanu nānai II5II

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