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ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ, Greetings. My name is Meera Rao/Subbarao(ಮೀರಾ ರಾವ್/ಸುಬ್ಬರಾವ್ ) and I am working as a Senior Principal Consultant for Cigital, Inc/Synopsys. My hobbies include cooking, singing and reading books; and above all knowing more and more about our Hindu Religion, Madhwa to be specific. And of course blogging. I live in Burtonsville, Maryland, USA.

I am a great devotee of Sri Raghavendra Swamigalu; ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ಸ್ವಾಮಿಗಳು also very popularly known as Rayaru; ರಾಯರು. This blog has been up and running from September 2007, with more than 1000 posts, hundreds of lyrics and more than 9.3 million visitors. Many of whom contribute regularly with lyrics, links to other web sites and also comments.

I also write technical articles, eBooks, tutorials, book reviews at Synopsys blog, Javalobby and IT Book Zone, and my personal blog about work related stuff. You might find something useful there as well if you are a Software Developer. 🙂

I have been using a free software called Baraha to write Kannada in English and using the normal keyboard. Within just a few minutes after you download the software you are ready to start using the program. It’s so fun and easy to use. If you are having problems using this software, just add a comment here, I will be glad to help you.

A big Thanks to all of you who have taken time to share their comments. ತುಂಬ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.


1,013 responses to this post.

  1. Can you please write somrthing on Garbha Sanskaar, madhwa sanskar for new pregnant moms.?

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  2. Posted by amruta1391 on September 15, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Pls kindly upload gurumantra pdf in devanagari for lafies..

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  3. Namaskara mam IAm jai from Dharwad … Karnataka India
    Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu just like this any WhatsApp group is there?

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  4. Posted by Vaishali patil on August 16, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum!!

    Namaskar Meera aavre, I have no idea what was I looking for but I came to your blog now. There are no words to match my gratitude about the effort you have taken to post information you have been posting towards culture and our roots.However I might write above all these you have shaped my attitude with discipline and light.
    I am humbled. I truly appreciate time taken and effort spent in every detail in each and every possible way.

    Thanks and Regards
    Vaishali

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  5. Posted by Kavya Sudhakar on July 28, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Ma’am, do you have an app? It would be really helpful. Thank you very much for the recipes.. I’m going to try Rayara mutt huli.

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  6. Posted by Chandrashekar iyer on November 3, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Namaskara Madam, Navu 2017oct.nali chamarajanagar dist. Gundlupet nali hosadagi Sri Raghavendra mutt prarambisiddeve. Manthralaya samsthanada prastutha peetadipathigalada Sri Sri Subudendra sree galavarinda manthralayada brundavanada mruthika hagu saligrama dinda prathishtapane agide. E thanaka srigala agnanusara sampradaya pooja karyakramagalu nadedu barthide. Ega sadyakke madva archakaru rayara seva madtha iddare. Avarigu monthly Rs.10000/- payment kodtha iddeve. Obbarinda pooja seve kasta agtha ede. Adarinda thavu dayamadi kelasada avashya eruva Obbaru archakaru hagu madva adigeyavariddare nammalige kaluhisikodi. Avarige bekadahange anukoola madikodtheve. Thamminda Sri Gururayara sevege e reethi dayamadi anukoola madikodi.yakandre estu prayathna pattaru city bittuu archakaru barolla anthare. Namage ede Yochane agide. Thamma uttarakagi wait madtha irtheve .
    My address :-Rajeshwari Chandrashekar
    Mysuru. 9448046147.

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  7. Posted by Girish on October 2, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    I am looking for the Venkatesh Mahatme purana /Sreenivas Kalyan book/ purana either in kannada or english which is read during Navarathri. Please let me know if you have a pdf copy or a link. I did search online but unable to find it.
    Thank you in advance.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on October 4, 2018 at 9:58 am

      I don’t have a digital copy.

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      • Posted by Girish on October 8, 2018 at 10:33 pm

        Thank you for checking

      • Posted by Srimushnam K Nagarajan on October 9, 2018 at 1:03 am

        NAVARATHRI FROM 10TH OCT .ASPICIOUS PERIOD FOR SETTLING MARRIAGES.
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        VAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTER, BANGALURU & CHENNAI.
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        Navratri is the sacred and joyous festival of the Hindu community of India. Observed over a period of nine nights, the festival is famous for its religious and social importance. It is devoted to the worship of the divine Mother in various forms under different names by different people.The most important purpose is Loka-kshemam (Universal welfare). When people focus all their energies on the divine – chanting, praying, singing,
        Navratri has a spiritual message for its observers. This nine-day festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil and exhorts mankind to wake up from the slumber of ignorance, remove all negativities, purify the mind and cultivate positive virtues.
        Nava means “nine” and “ratri” means night. During the nine-night long festival of Navratri the supreme female cosmic power or Goddess Shakti is worshipped in her variously manifested forms as Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati. All three Goddess are the incarnations of Goddess Shakti (the Mother Goddess). The festival signifies power, wealth, prosperity and knowledge.
        On the first three nights Durga is invoked for her strength and ferocity which are required to cut out from the mind it’s strong rooted, deep-seated negative tendencies.
        On the next three nights, Goddess Laxmi is worshipped. For the knowledge of self-realization to dawn on us, we have to first prepare our minds.
        The final three nights are spent in the invocation of Goddess Saraswati. Victory over the mind can be gained only through the proper knowledge and thorough understanding; Goddess
        The Ninth day of Navaratri is celebrated as Ayudha pooja
        The festival concludes in Dusshera or Vijayadasami. According to popular belief, Dussehra celebrates the victory of Goddess Durga over the wicked demon Mahishasura
        GOLU & iTS SIGNIFICANCE
        Bommai Golu or Kolu is a Tamizh word that refers to the practice of the display of dolls during the Navaratri festival. Contextually and symbolically it can also be understood to mean “Divine Presence”Known as “Bommala Koluvu” in Telugu and “Bombe Habba”
        The pride of place on the Golu-padi is reserved for the “Kalasham” or the “Kodam” because it is in the Kalasham that Ambal is invoked and it is in the Kalasham that she resides during Navaratri.
        The Golu is arranged on a “Golu-Padi” (Padi = steps). Usually 9 steps are built but odd numbers of 3, 5, and 7 are also seen. However 9 is the ideal number. The nine steps could be taken to refer to the nine ways of worshipping Ambal – “swarnam, kirthanam, smaranam, paadasevanam, archanam, vandhanam, dasyam, sakyam, atmasevadhanam” They are also representative of the Nava grahas, nine planets (nine planets as per the Hindu astrological almanac which includes the shadowy planets – Rahu and Kethu). From the bottom to the top the size of the steps progressively get shorter, with the top most step being the shortest – symbolically telling us how we must keep narrowing our focus in order to progress in our sadhana. The arrangement of dolls should also follow the pattern of progressive complexity with the dolls of Shiva, Vishnu, Devi etc. occupying the top most position, with the avatara-purushas and the Rishis occupying the next lower steps and so on.
        Marapachi dolls made of red-sandal-wood or silk-cotton-wood, or rose-wood are traditional dolls that are the first to go up onto the golu padi. They are the male-female”pair-dolls” and are handed down from mother to daughter
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        Universal On line Matrimonial Service exclusively for MADHWA Brahmans.
        To register,Bride/Bridegroom in our successful “Vivaha MIC “,send your e-mail ID by SMS To Mob :9444469340 / 94444 69340 our E-mail ID to send Application and details by mail.
        Organiser : Srimushnam K Nagarajan.

      • Posted by Girish on October 13, 2018 at 10:44 am

        I was able to find this book about Srinivasa Kalyana, sharing here in case anyone else was looking for it. The link is https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.382229/page/n27

      • Posted by meeraghu on October 13, 2018 at 7:12 pm

        Wow, this is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

      • Posted by sudhakar rg on March 7, 2019 at 3:05 am

        Namaste,

        I am Sudhakar working at Devamuni Prakashana, I happen to see your blog page and interest, passionate about Kannada literature & spirituality. We would like to ask for your genuine review for one of the yet to be launched Kannada book called ‘Money Kathe’, I thought it might be of interest to you. Your review can be inspiring to like minded readers and help the book reach to more readers.

        If you’d like to receive a copy for possible review, I’d be glad to send you an e-book (pdf version), or a paperback.

        About Money Kathe

        ಹಣದ ಮದದಿಂದ ಮೆರೆವ ನೀನು, ಹಣವೇ ಸರ್ವಸ್ವವೆಂಬ ಯುಗದಲ್ಲಿ, ಹಣವಾಗಿಯೇ ಹುಟ್ಟುವಂತಾಗಲಿ, ಎಂದು ಒಬ್ಬ ಬ್ರಾಹ್ಮಣನಿಂದ ದ್ವಾಪರಯುಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಡೆದ ಒಂದು ವಿಲಕ್ಷಣ ಶಾಪದ ಪಲವಾಗಿ, ಹೊಸದಾಗಿ ಮುದ್ರಣವಾದ ದಿನದಿಂದ ಚಲಾವಣೆಗೆ ಅನರ್ಹವಾಗಿ ಹರಿದು ಬೀಳುವ ತನಕ ನಡೆದ ಘಟನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಅವಲೋಕಿಸುತ್ತ, ತಾನು ಸೇವೆ ಮಾಡಿದ ತನ್ನ ಹಲವಾರು ಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ಮಾಲಿಕರ ಅಜ್ಞಾನ, ಆತ್ಯಾಸೆ, ಆಲೋಚನೆ, ಅವಾಂತರಗಳನ್ನು ನೆನೆದು, ಮರುಗಿ, ಬೆರಗಾಗಿ, ಅವರ ಬದುಕಿನ ಸುಖ ದುಃಖಕ್ಕೆ ಮೂಲವಾದ ಅವರವರ ಕರ್ಮಕ್ಷೆತ್ರದ ಸಂಧರ್ಭಗಳ ಕಿರುಪರಿಚಯ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಡುತ್ತಾ, ಮುಂದೆ ತನ್ನ ಉದ್ದಾರಕ್ಕೆ ದಾರಿ ಕಾದು, ಶಾಪ ಪರಿಹಾರಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಮುಕ್ತಿಗಾಗಿ ಹಾತೊರೆದು, ಬೇಸತ್ತು, ನಿಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲರೊಳಗೆ ಎಲ್ಲೊ ಇರಬಹುದಾದ ಕೆಲವು ಪುಣ್ಯಾತ್ಮರ ಸತ್ಸಂಗಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ನಡೆದ, ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿರುವ ಹುಡುಕಾಟದ ಕಥೆ, ಈ ಮನಿ ಕಥೆ.

        Thank you for your time! I look forward to hearing from you.

        Regards,
        Sudhakar RG
        98804 99066

  8. Thank you for the blog! Great work. Great information. Please continue the awesome job.

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  9. Posted by Nanda on July 10, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Dear Meera,
    Iam Nanda Ramesh, a business management expert from Bangalore.My Granny Smt.Seeta Bai Rama Rao, when she was 85 felt she has to pass on all the recipes of Madhwas which has been passed on to her from her ancestors.
    Every day evening we would sit and document it for almost one year and before dictating she would try out each recipe to make sure nothing is missed out. I was able to document and create a Kannada Ebook named “SHUCHI-RUCHI”.
    It has already reached 1000s all over the world. Your blog is an excellent one and if you post it on your blog, many will be benefited. Its a great boon to madhwas in particular and all vegetarians in general. Iam in the process of creating an english version. My granny is no more. Send your id so that I can mail it to you.
    You are doing a great job. Whenever you are in Bangalore lets touch base.
    Nanda Ramesh
    +91 984 512 4157
    madhwahara@yahoo.com

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    • Posted by meeraghu on July 10, 2018 at 10:22 am

      Dear Nanda, I am so blessed. No idea what punya I had done to even get this opportunity to share your grandmothers recipes in my blog. Truly blessed. Sending you a separate email at your yahoo ID.

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  10. Posted by C on May 13, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Hare Srinivasa.Namaskara Welcome Mrs Meera Madam. By your yeoman service Lakhs of Madhwa ‘s all over the Universe may chant this Krisha Manthara in this auspicious Adhika masa and vanish their sin and Papa and earn Punya by the grace of Lrod Sri Krishna. This itse ls a great PUNYA for you and your family . More over this Krishna Manthra can be chanted by anybody all Male, Female and Children. There is no restrictions for these great venture. Thank you once again for your great service Hare Srinivasa. .

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  11. Posted by C on May 13, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Hari Sarvothama ! Sri Gurubhyo Namaha Vayu Jeevothama !!
    Sri Krishna Mantra Japa in Aadhika Masa ( Purushothama Masa )
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    VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTER, BANGALORE & CHENNAI.
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    In Adkia Masa we have to do some dhanas compulsorily during this period. The religious rituals help us to get rid of our sins.Generally the dhanas given are thambula, deepa, apopa, fruits, gajavasthram, anna, vasthra, rava laddu or anything else you can. We have to give these items in the count of 33
    Even any one of the above Dharana is not possible to do,Acaryaru says at least chant daily these Krishna mantra for 33 times.It will equalise all the above.

    ” govardhana dharam vande, gopalam gopa rupinam !
    gokulutsava me isanam, govindam gopika priyam !! ”

    Meaning :“I worship the lifter of Govardhana Hill, Who has the beautiful form of a cowherd boy, and who continually plays with the gopas. He is the Lord of Gokula wherein everyday is a festival.”
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    “Universal On line Matrimonial Service exclusively for MADHWA Brahmans.(Estd.in 2009)”By the Grace of Almighty and Divine blessing of our beloved Gurugalu 2300+ Alliances settled so far since from Inception.
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    To register,Bride/Bridegroom in our successful centre, send your e-mail ID by SMS To Mob :07550206680./ 09444469340 our E-mail ID
    We pray our beloved Guru to bless you and your Family for ever.
    With Kind Regards,
    Srimushnam K Nagarajan,
    Organiser and Coordinator,
    Universal Satha Koti Likitha yagna,
    VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTER
    Chennai and Bangalore.
    Mob : 09444469340./ 07550206

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  12. Posted by Prakash Mutgi on February 27, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ,
    Looking for my son an alliance from a middle-class families. Girl should be humble , homely, employed. We neither have any property nor bank balance. We don’t want any dowry.
    ನಮ್ಮ ಗೋತ್ರ:ಅಗಸ್ತ್ಯ

    ಯಾವುದೇ ವಧುವಿನ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಇದ್ದರೆ ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ತಿಳಿಸಿ.
    ಪ್ರಕಾಶ ಮುತ್ತಗಿ.
    9739569831

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    • Posted by C on March 4, 2018 at 10:24 pm

      Haare Srinivasa. Namaskra Mrs Meera Ji. You are very well know that we are doing a Matrimonila service,ON ONLINE especially for our MADHWA COMMUNITY as per the orders of Pujya Swamiji of Utradhi Mut and Pejavar Mut, AS SOCIAL SERVICE ON ONLINE TO ALL OVER THE UNIVERSE NOT ONLY IN INDIA. By the Grace and Mantrakshathe Bala we had settled 2300+ Alliances for from the insecption during 2009.. Our process is very simple. Alliance Needy and seeking parents of BRIDE/GROMM may simple send their E-MAIL ID to us Us by SMS or by Mail to our Mobile Number 07550206680 / 09444468349 of mail to to proceed further. We assure for the settlement of Alliance with in 4 to 6 months by the grace of MANTRALAYA MAHAN SRI SRI RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY. We request your goodness to en-light these facts to all our universal Madhwas through your great blog as Your good self is doing a valueless and great service to our UNIVERSAL MADHWAS IN ALL ASPECTS. WE pray our beloved Guruhalu to bless YOU and your Wards fpr a long,healthy and a prosperous life to continue your YEOMAN SERVICE .Thanking you Madam
      With Kind Regards,
      SRIMUSHAM K NAGARAJAN,
      Organiser, VIVAH MARRIAGE INFORFMATION CENTER
      Universal Online Matrimonial Service exclusively for Madhwa Brahmans
      BANGALORE & CHENNAI, India.

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      • Posted by C on March 5, 2018 at 11:06 pm

        Thank You Mrs Meera Ji for your great support.A portion of KANYA DHANA phala for all the marriages settled through your blog will certainly credited to your Punya Account.

      • Posted by meeraghu on March 6, 2018 at 5:43 pm

        That would be really awesome, Sir.

      • Posted by C on March 7, 2018 at 3:02 am

        Hare Srinivas. I request you Madam ,Please insert my contact e mail ID for the good sack of our Madhwa people to contact me for their Alliance need through Mail,which was edited in my above message.Thank you very much Hare Srinivasa.

      • Posted by C on March 13, 2018 at 2:40 am

        To day EAKADHASI.Tommorow , (March 14, 2018) is SRAVANA DWADASI . It is usual to fast on Ekadasi and do Paaranai (break the fasting) on dwadasi thithi. But during the Sravana Dwadasi which is very auspicious and occurs once year, it is recommended to perform fasting on that Sravana Dwadasi day
        and do Paaranai on trayodasi, the next day.
        VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTER, BANGALORE & CHENNAI.
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        “Universal On line Matrimonial Service exclusively for MADHWA Brahmans.(Estd.in 2009)”By the Grace of Almighty and Divine blessing of our beloved Gurugalu 2300+ Alliances settled so far since from Inception.
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        To register,Bride/Bridegroom in our successful centre, send your e-mail ID by SMS To Mob :07550206680./ 09444469340 our E-mail ID nagarajansrm51@gmail.com
        Organiser,
        Srimushnam K NAGARAJAN,
        Ullagaram, Chennai,Tamil Nadu.

  13. Posted by Vadhiraj on January 4, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Was wondering is you have the Lirics of “Koodisu Yenaga Hari Ninna Nama Smaranaya” By Parama Poojya Jayesha Vittala

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  14. Posted by Vidyasagar Kulkarni on December 25, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    This site has been of Great Help to me; Been doing Sri Rayara Seva.
    Thank you.
    –Vidyasagar Kulkarni — Auckland New Zealand

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    • Posted by meeraghu on December 26, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks, great to hear.

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    • Posted by Srimushnam K Nagarajan on January 1, 2018 at 9:47 am

      Hare Srinivasa.Sri Lakshmi Narasimha.
      Had the Dharshan of Parikal Sri Lakshmi Narasimha and got blessed ,on the eve of New year to day morning
      We wish all my Universal friends a very very happy new year 2018.
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      “VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE, BANGALORU & CHENNAI.”.
      “Universal On line Matrimonial Service exclusively for MADHWA Brahmans.(Estd.in 2009)”By the Grace of Almighty and Divine blessing of Gurugalu 2300+ Alliances settled so far since from Inception.
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      To register,Bride/Bridegroom in our successful centre, send your e-mail ID by SMS To Mob :07550206680./ 09444469340 our E-mail ID nagarajansrm51@gmail.com
      Srimushnam K NAGARAJAN,
      Organiser, & Co Ordinator,
      VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFOERMATION CENTRE &
      Universal satha Koti Sri Raghavendra Nama Likitha Yagna
      Chennai.T,Nadu, India.

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  15. nice post! Every day I used to chant hanuman chalisa lyrics with devotion after taking bath. Even Saturday I used to chant it ten times believing that Lord Hanuman will provide me strength to face any obstacles in my day to day life.

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    • Posted by Srimushnam K Nagarajan on November 13, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      Hari Sarvothama ! Sri Gurubyo Namaha: Vayu Jeevothama !!
      SRI PADMABHA TEERTHA SREEPADAHGALA ARADHANA MAHOTSAVA,NAVA BRINDHAVANA, India on 17.11.2017.
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      “VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE, BANGALORU & CHENNAI.”.
      “Universal On line Matrimonial Service exclusively for MADHWA Brahmans.(Estd.in 2009)”By the Grace of Almighty and Divine blessing of Gurugalu 2000+ Alliances settled so far since from Inception.
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      To register,Bride/Bridegroom in our successful centre, send your e-mail ID by SMS To Mob : . 07550206680./ 09444469340
      Srimushnam K Nagarajan,
      Organiser, & Co Ordinator,
      Universal satha Koti Sri Raghavendra Nama Likitha Yagna
      Chennai.T,Nadu, India.

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  16. Posted by Srinidhi V on September 26, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Namasakara Meera Mam, very nice blog. I am a regular follower of this blog.

    I wanted to know if there are any equivalent solkas in madhwa samparadaya for lalitha sahasranamam, kanakadhara stotra.

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  17. Posted by rajesh on August 26, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Hi Madam, Greetings! your blog is very nice. One will get this idea only when Sri Gururayara bless the selected ones. Not everyone can do with this much interest. To say about Sri Rayaru…can’t realize(beyond science) how he will know; my true experience. God Bless! My favorite songs are many, ‘Balakanagi banda noodu; yaava dumbige yaava hoovu…” & i also like ‘vande vandyam sadanandam vasudevam nirajanamh’ finally i would like to say…’I bow down to the three acharyas, who has shown us the path of living a happy life by following the ways they have shown us…

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  18. Posted by Chitra on August 11, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Hi, This is Chitra.My husband is from madhwa family. I have tried ur recipes it came out big hit in my family.Can you post important dates in English so that it is easy for us to read
    Can u teach how to wear madhwa madisar saree.
    Thanks,
    Chitra

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    • Posted by Srimushnam K Nagarajan on August 12, 2017 at 1:46 am

      Hari Sarvothama ! Vayu Jeevothama !!
      KRISHNASHTAMI (GOKULASHTAMI) POOJA VIDHANA.
      ” Vasudeva Sutham Devam, Kamsa Chanura Mardanam !
      Devvaki paramanandam, Krishnam Vandhe Jagath Gurum !!”

      Regular snaana sandhyavandana to be done
      On Krishnastami day – Brahma Yagna not to be done
      Vaishwadeva, oupasana not to be done.
      Mataapitru shraddha if falls on this day, to be observed on the next day
      Full day fasting to be done on Krishna Ashtami day. Paarane to be done on the next day.. Krishnargya to be given only after Chandrodaya
      After giving argya to Krishna, Chandrargya to be given
      Naivedya to be given to Krishna paramathma only in the midnight. Rama Naivedya, Hastodaka, Vaishwadeva, Brahmayajna NOT to be done.
      While doing morning snaana, we have to do with mantra –
      yOgaaya yOgapatayE yOgEshvaraaya | yOga saMbhavaaya shrI gOviMdaaya nama: |
      ಯೋಗಾಯ ಯೋಗಪತಯೇ ಯೋಗೇಶ್ವರಾಯ
      ಯೋಗ ಸಂಭವಾಯ ಶ್ರೀ ಗೋವಿಂದಾಯ ನಮ: |
      योगाय योगपतये योगेश्वराय
      योग संभवाय श्री गोविंदाय नम: ।
      . As per Krishnamrita maharnava we have to do the pooja of the following devatas on this day :
      kRuShNaM cha balabhadraM cha vasudEvaM cha dEvakIM |
      naMdagOpaM yashOdaaM cha subhadraaM tatra pUjayEt |
      ಕೃಷ್ಣಂ ಚ ಬಲಭದ್ರಂ ಚ ವಸುದೇವಂ ಚ ದೇವಕೀಂ |
      ನಂದಗೋಪಂ ಯಶೋದಾಂ ಚ ಸುಭದ್ರಾಂ ತತ್ರ ಪೂಜಯೇತ್ |
      कृष्णं च बलभद्रं च वसुदेवं च देवकीं ।
      नंदगोपं यशोदां च सुभद्रां तत्र पूजयेत् ।
      KrishnArgya mantra –
      ಜಾತ: ಕಂಸವಧಾರ್ಥಾಯ ಭೂಭಾರೋತ್ತಾರಣಾಯ ಚ |
      ಕೌರವಾಣಾಂ ವಿನಾಶಾಯ ದೈತ್ಯಾನಾಂ ನಿಧನಾಯ ಚ |
      ಪಾಂಡವಾನಾಂ ಹಿತಾರ್ಥಾಯ ಧರ್ಮಸಂಸ್ಥಾಪನಾಯ ಚ |
      ಗೃಹಾಣಾರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಮಯಾ ದತ್ತಂ ದೇವಕ್ಯಾ ಸಹಿತೋ ಹರೇ|
      ದೇವಕೀ ಸಹಿತ ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣಾಯ ನಮ: |
      ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಸಮರ್ಪಯಾಮಿ |
      (ಮೂರು ಸಾರಿ ಅರ್ಘ್ಯ ಕೊಡಬೇಕು)
      जात: कंसवधार्थाय भूभारोत्तारणाय च ।
      कौरवाणां विनाशाय दैत्यानां निधनाय च ।
      पांडवानां हितार्थाय धर्मसंस्थापनाय च ।
      गृहाणार्घ्यं मया दत्तं देवक्या सहितो हरे।
      देवकी सहित श्री कृष्णाय नम: ।
      इदमर्घ्यं इदमर्घ्यं इदमर्घ्यं समर्पयामि ।
      jaata: kaMsavadhaarthaaya bhUbhaarOttaaraNaaya cha
      kouravaaNaaM vinaashaaya daityaanaaM nidhanaaya cha |
      paaMDavaanaaM hitaarthaaya dharmasaMsthaapanaaya cha |
      gRuhaaNaarGyaM mayaa dattaM dEvakyaa sahitO harE|
      dEvakI sahita shrI kRuShNaaya nama: |
      idamarGyaM idamarGyaM idamarGyaM samarpayaami |
      Chandraargya Mantra :
      ಕ್ಷೀರೋದಾರ್ಣವ ಸಂಬೂತ ಅತ್ರಿನೇತ್ರ ಸಮುದ್ಭವ |
      ಗೃಹಾಣಾರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಮಯಾ ದತ್ತ ರೋಹಿಣೀ ಸಹಿತಾಯ ಶಶಿನೇ ನಮ: |
      ರೋಹಿಣೀಸಹಿತಾಯ ಚಂದ್ರಮಸೇ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ |
      क्षीरोदार्णव संबूत अत्रिनेत्र समुद्भव ।
      गृहाणार्घ्यं मया दत्त रोहिणी सहिताय शशिने नम: ।
      रोहिणीसहिताय चंद्रमसे इदमर्घ्यं इदमर्घ्यं इदमर्घ्यं ।
      kSheerOdaarNava saMboota atrinEtra samudbhava |
      gRuhaaNaarGyaM mayaa datta rOhiNI sahitaaya shashinE nama: |
      rOhiNIsahitaaya chaMdramasE idamarGyaM idamarGyaM idamarGyaM |

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    • Posted by meeraghu on August 13, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      Sure, will post dates. I have never worn 9 yards saree.

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  19. Posted by Guru Raghavendran on July 19, 2017 at 2:39 am

    Hope you are doing good.

    This is Guru Raghavendran from Muscat.

    I have a request from you. I would like to have all madhwa Paddhathi related puja books in SANSKRIT VERSION with explanation in ENGLISH as I can read SANSKRIT only.

    Can you please help me to get the below books in Sanskrit with instruction / explanation in English. (RIGVEDA)

    1) Vinayaka Puja Paddhathi
    2) Mangalgauri Puja Paddhathi
    3) Vara Lakshmi Puja Paddhathi
    4) Anantha Padhmanaba Puja Paddhathi
    5) Saraswati Pooja Puja Paddhathi
    6) Madhwa Navami
    7) Deva Puja Paddhathi (Vistara)
    8) Gokulashtami puja paddathi
    9) Satyanarayan puja paddathi

    If any related to madhwa you can include.

    I am not able to find the Sanskrit version, Can you please help me to trace the availability.

    Thanks in advance.

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  20. Posted by harikrishna on June 21, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Hi Meera, This is Harikrishna from Hyderabad. I am being associated with ISCKON quite some time .I have few questions .1)Are there any madhwa sanghas in Hyderabd Ameerpet area? I Some said that there are only on Raghavendra and uttradhi mutts. 2) Are non- brahmins initiated into Madhwa sampradaya just like ISCKON,RAMKIRSHNA ,other mutts intiated their disciples .Please mail me the contact of those devotees to mail so that i can reach out to them.

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  21. Posted by Jayanthi pranesh kumar on June 12, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Dear madam,Can u give me the lyrics of girija kalyana by purandara dasaru

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  22. Posted by Vikrant D on May 13, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Hello,
    My name is Vikrant Deshmukh. I am from Pune Maharashtra and don’t know Kannada. I am greatly inclined tiwards Shri Raghvendra Swamy and doing some research on His stotram and mantra. Can you please guide me on
    1) exact meaning and benefits of below

    पूज्याय राघवेंद्राय सत्यधर्मग्ताय च ।
    भजतां कल्पवृक्षाय नमतां कामधेनवे ॥

    2) shri poorna bodha stotra

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  23. Posted by mahesh722 on April 14, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Thanks for providing hanuman chalisa! Daily at least once I read it before going to bed. Chanting it will give me more strength and power for fighting fear in me.

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  24. Posted by Ujwala Venkatesh on April 4, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Hello Meera! My name is Ujwala. I am a big fan of your blog, and I like the features on it very much. I was wondering if you could give me some tips.

    I am going into blog development, and I was looking through the WordPress themes on the development website. I am trying to create a blog with nice borders for pictures, borders for all the widgets like “Recent Posts” or “Blog Stats,” a colorful background, and graphics like the ones you have that tell the dates you make your posts.

    Can you tell me how to get these features? Thanks!

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  25. Posted by Harish on February 14, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Nice work on Dasara padagalu keep it up madam….

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  26. Hari Sarvothama ! Sri Gurubhyo Namaha: Vayu Jeevothama !!
    ” SRIMAN MADHWACHARYARU ” MADHWA NAVAMI ON 5TH FEB.’17
    Sri Madhvacharya was born in the year 1238 A.D, on the Vijayadashami day of the month of Aswayuja in a village about three miles from Udupi in South Canara. His father was a pious brahmin belonging to Bhagavata Sampradaya and a pauranic by profession. Sri Madhvacharya was born at a late period in his father’s life after constant prayer and dedication of vows to Ananteswara in Udipi.
    Madhyageha Bhatta, the father, was therefore happy and proud in no ordinary degree in his son whom he christened Vasudeva. Boy Vasudeva was very precocious and his father taught him the three Rs in the privacy of his house. Not even had the boy attained his teens, when he felt an inner urge he could not resist, to taking to the holy orders and took sanyasa under Achutaprekshacharya in Udipi.
    Achutaprekshacharya had been brought up in the then current Adwaita school of thought but the philosophy of that school did not appeal to the new sanyasi. Achutaprekshacharya was somewhat displeased with his new disciple but he was however very much impressed with the earnestness, and scholarship of his disciple whom he had named as Purnaprajna. Purnaprajna thereupon began to preach his own philosophy according to which the world is real, the individual souls are different from Brahman, and Vishnu is the Highest Entity in the universe. Many a pandit and scholar of other schools came to him for debate and went back defeated by his keen and irrefutable logic. Purnaprajna, in order to propagate his faith undertook a pilgrimage to various shrines in South India and the pilgrimage was also an opportunity to meet opponents of other schools in the different places. Immediately after he returned from the pilgrimage Purnaprajna wrote the commentary on BhagavadGita. The Gita Bhashya (commentary on the Gita ) is the first work of the Acharya.
    Seven years after he took to holy orders Purnaprajna commenced a pilgrimage to the North where he touched Benares, Allahabad, Dwaraka, Delhi and other places and reached the famous Badrikshetra. He composed the Brahmasutra Bhashya at this place and went further North alone, all by himself, to the depths of Himalayas, where Sri Vedavyasa is said to have his abode.. On his return journey Purnaprajna came to the banks of Godavari and had debates with two eminent and scholarly pandits Sobhana Bhatta and Samasastry belonging to Adwaita school.
    The Pandits were defeated in the debate and with the conviction of the truth of the school of philosophy expounded by Purnaprajna, both of them became his disciples taking up Sanyasa. Shobana Bhatta became the famous Padmanabhatirtha who succeeded to the pontifical seat of Purnaprajnacharya. Samasastry became Narahari Thirtha and at the behest of the acharya stayed behind to obtain the images of Mula Rama and Sita from the treasury of the local prince. Padmanabha Tirtha followed his master and was greatly devoted to him.
    After his return to Udipi Purnapragna began to write various works establishing the new system of philosophy which has come to be called Dwaitasiddhanta. The cardinal point which distinguishes his system from others is the essential difference between Brahman who is Independent and all else which are dependent. This system has therefore come t be called Dwaitasiddhanta (the philosophy of Basic difference), Purnaprajnacharya declares himself at the end of many of his works to be an avatar of the Wind God Vayu and says that his avatar as Purnaprajna has been foretold in the srutis where he has been called Madhva. Purnapragnacharya is therefore popularly known as Sri Madhvacharya. The Acharya founded the Sri Krishna temple at Udipi and established eight mutts, the sanyasis of which has to worship the image by rotation. The system of rotation has continued until the present da at Udipi. Sri Madhva wrote commentaries or Bhashyas on the ten principal Upanishads, the special treatises called Prakaranas ten in number, the Gita Tatparya and other works during this period.
    Sri Madhvacharya under took the second tour to the north again. He met Jalaluddin Khilji at Delhi and seems to have conversed with him in Urdu. After returning from North he spent the rest of his life in Udipi occasionally visiting a place called Vishnumangala near Udipi. During one of his visits to Vishnumangala he had to meet a reputed champion of the Adwaita school by name
    Trivikramapanditacharya. The debate between them seems to have extended to fifteen days and covered all the different systems of philosophy like the Bauddha, Sankhya, Nyaya and Adwaita.
    In the end Trivikramapanditacharya has to admit defeat. He was very much impressed with the Acharya and became his disciple having renounced Adwaita and accepting the Dvaita sidhanta. The conversion of Pandita Trivikrama was a great moral victory for the Acharya and many were the new adherents to his system. Trivikrama Panditacharya became so devoted the Acharya He wrote the commentary known as Tatvapradipa on the Brahmasutra Bhashya of Sri Madhwacharya. At his request Sri Madhvacharya wrote a metrical commentary on the Brahmasutras which is famous as Anuvyakhyana.
    Sri Madhvacharya had many disciples belonging to the Sanyasa ashrama and many disciples who were house holders. He vanished from the sight of men in his eightieth year in the month of Magha on the 9th day of the bright fortnight while he was teaching the Aitareya Upanishad Bhashya to his disciples. A shower of flowers is said to have rained on him and he vanished from the sight of men in the shower of flowers.
    Sri Madhvacharya has written in all thirty seven works. and they are collectively called Sarvamula. Four of his works are on Brahmasutras, two on Bhagavad Gita, ten are the commentaries on ten Upanishads, one on the Mahabharata and one on the Bhagavata in order to determine their import and ten are the prakaranas. The Rigbhashya is a commentary on the Rigveda (for a few typical Riks). Seven of his works are of the Stotra type. Nobody can fail to be impressed by his works. His method is very brief and simple. His logic is infallible and energetic. The depth of his scholarship is seen in the profuse ness range and variety of quotations from various religious texts. His familiarity with the Upanishadic, puranic, tantric and other literature is in ample evidence in all his works. He is singularly free from the use of alankaraprayoga and he is very matter of fact in all his arguments.
    The Brahmasutra Bhshya of the Acharya possesses in full measure the characteristics a Bhashya should possess. (A words in which the meaning of the sutras is explained by words similar to those in the sutras and in which the author explains his own words is called a Bhashya.) Accordingly the Brahmasutra Bhashya of the Acharya of Sri Madhvacharya is a very brief and precise composition in contrast with the Bhashyas of the Acharyas of the other systems. Sri Madhvacharya however reserves polemical treatment of the Brahmasutras to be effective in Anuvyakhyana. The commentaries on the Upanishads are peculiar and philosophical hosts in themselves. Sri Madhvacharya invariably quotes appropriate puranic and Vedic literature and samhitas with purport to to explain the Upanishadic passages.
    The direct disciples of Sri Madhvacharya, viz. Padmanabha Tirtha, Narahari Tirtha, Trivikramapanditacharya and others have written commentaries on his works. These are called Prachina tikas. They were followed by the brilliant commentaries of Jayatirtha who is famous as Tikacharya. Jayathirtha has written commentaries on almost all the works of Sri Madhvacharya. In particular the commentary on Anuvyakhyana called “Nyayasudha” is famous as a commentary of the highest merit. The works of Jayathirtha have been commented upon by many later scholars of whom Vyasarja and Raghavendra Tirtha are well known.
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  27. Posted by H .R. Shantha on January 27, 2017 at 7:32 am

    I am shantha Rajagopala living in Bangalore …I want to post haridasa songs with lyrics. pls guide me to post songs and audio songs which I am posting ..

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  28. Hari Sarvothama ! Sri Gururajo vijayathe: Vayu Jeevothama !!
    SRI PURANDHARA DASARA 453th YEAR PUNYADHINA ON 27TH JANUARY2017,FRIDAY (1484-1564)Purandhara Mantapa. Hampi.
    “Manmanoobeeshta vradham,Sarvabeeshta phalapradham!
    Purandhara Gurum Vandhe, Dasa Sreshtam Dhayaanidhim”
    ——–~~~~~@@@@@@~~~~~~———-
    Purandhara dasara aradhana (27/1/17)
    Key points:
    Period: 1480-1564
    Birth place: purandhara gada (18 miles from pune )
    Gothra,veda:vasista ,yajurveda
    Janma naama: srinivasa nayaka
    Profession: jewellary gem merchant
    Upanayana,marriage:1488 ;1498
    Wifes name: saraswati bai
    Title: navakoti narayana
    Children: (4) varadappa,gururayaa,abhinavappa,guru madhwapathi
    Daasa deeksha guru: vyasarajaaru
    Worshipped deity :panduranga vittala
    Contemporaries: vyasarajaru,kanakadasaru,vaikuntadasaru,annamacharyaru,vadirajaru,krishnadevarayaru
    Srihari enlightened through his wife saraswati bai,when srihari disguised himself as old brahmin and asked help for upanayana for his son.
    Choosed madhukara vrutti ,srihari teached vairagya through his wife’s lost mooguti (nose ring )
    Keertanas : 4,25,000
    (Only 1000 available )
    Style of his kruteeas:
    Keertane,suladi,mundige,ugabhoga
    Vijayadasaru composed keertane ” purandhara dasare nimma charana kamalaakke ”
    Vyasarajaru gave the title as ” purandharoupanishads ”
    And worshipped along with sarvamoolaa
    Spent his last days : hampi in vijayanagara,popularly called as puradhara mantapa
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  29. Sri Raghavendra swamy Bhakti Prachara Peetha at Auckland, NZ was founded by Smt. Savitri Bai Bhupala who migrated from Hyderabad, India long back. You must have read in Volume 5 of Raghavendra Mahimai about silver brindavana in Ramakrishnapuram (Alakapuri) Mutt and the miracle of Rayaru. Also in Volume 9 you must have read about a great Rayar devotee Poojya Tupsakri Dwaipayanachar on whom 3 chapters were written. In that also you will find about Smt. Savitri Bai. Sri Dwaipayanachar was Guruji for both of us. You must be knowing Smt.Savitri Bai. Otherwise you may contact thro email: savibh@yahoo.com to find devotees to receive the tamil books available with you. The website of the Peetha is not opening and perhaps become defunct.

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  30. Om Sri Raghavendraya Namaha:
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    We request all the universal Devotees of Mantralaya Mahan to participate, Chant and Write the Holy Nama of Sri Sri Raghavendra Swami ,in the holy venture of LIKITHA YAGANA.. Thousands of devotees participated and got blessed by our beloved Guru. So far 50 Lakhs of written and chanted Namas submitted to the Lotus feet of Guru at Mantralaya.
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  31. Posted by Sukumar on December 23, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Namaskaara. I am trying to get a word by word translation of Shi Harivaayu stuti. Can you or any reader help me here?

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  32. Posted by Mallikarjun on December 22, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Hi Meera mam I want to know what is the shunne and y couples not to c their face?

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  33. Posted by Rajani on December 12, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Hi Meera,

    Lovely that you have replicated snowing on your blog.. 🙂

    Regards,
    Rajani

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  34. Hii. Good to read your blog. Thanks for sharing with us
    Chennai to tirupathi package

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  35. Posted by Swetha on December 2, 2016 at 6:41 am

    Hi Meera, I really liked this website.. if I need to post some thing can you give me your email id i will forward it to you.. you can post it…

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  36. Posted by Ragini on November 3, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Hello ri Meera avare..nanna hesaru Ragini..neevu maadta irutivva e kaarya tumba volledu.i really liked it.i visit this site regularly.but never tried to post anything.but i must say i always admire ur work,interest and time management.being a principal u manage to do all this.its really great ri.i need your help ri.namma mane yalli maduve ide.nam maidna aurdu.nanagenu padhati madi habba ivella tumba sertave.maduve devara samaradhini divsa gandandrage praise maadi tambula tugotare taane adur note swalp heli kodtira ?? If u can please…..

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    • Posted by meeraghu on November 3, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Ragini,
      Thanks for the wonderful comment. I am not sure what custom you are asking about? I have no idea.

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  37. हरि र्सवोतम् ! Sri Gurubhyo Namaha: वायु जिवोतम् !! ”
    ॥ सत्याभिज्ञकराब्जोत्थान् पञ्चाशद्वर्षपूजकान्।
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    || satyAbhij~nakarAbjotthAn pa~nchAshadvarShapUjakAn |
    satyapramodatIrthAryAn naumi nyAyasudhAratAn ||
    19th year ARADHANA OF SRI SRI 1008 SRI SATYAPRAMODHA THEERTHARU FORM 1st to 3rd NOV ’16 in the premises of Sri Sri 1008 Sri Rafhuttma Teertha Swamy Moola Brindhavana ,Manampoondi (Tirukoilur) Tamil Nadu, India.
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  38. Posted by Archana Vasudev Rao on October 23, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    I am a madhva brahmin married to Christian my family loves brahmin food and I found the contents very helpful thank you

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  39. “‘हरि र्सवोतम् ! Sri Gurubhyo Namaha: वायु जिवोतम् !!”
    Badarinath kshetra – new building inauguration by Sripadangalavaru on 19th and 20th October 2016
    As you are already aware, a new building by Uttaradi Math is coming up at Badari kshetra. Many of you have offered sevas in various forms towards this noble project. The construction is progressing well and soon it will go towards completion. The inauguration of the new building is slated to happen on 20th October 2016. It is a Thursday. It is actually Ashwina masa, Bahula Panchami (Krishna Paksha). The associated homas and other poojas will take place on 19th October and some on 20th October. Shri Shri 1008 Shri Satyatma Theertha Sripadangalavaru will be at Badari kshetra on both 19th and 20th October. Samsthana pooja will take place at Badari kshetra, which will be a great opportunity for devotees to witness
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  40. ‘हरि र्सवोतम् ! Sri Gurubhyo Namaha: वायु जिवोतम् !!”
    VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE, ULLAGARAM, CHENNAI 91, TAMIL NADU, INDIA.
    MEGA PARENTS MEET AND ALLIANCE REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN ENDED WITH GRAND SUCCESS..
    Today(11.10.’16) on the auspicious occasion of the great 788th year Sri Madhwa Jayanthi Mahothsava, after the Venkatesa Kalnaya Mangla Maghothsava Pravachana,@ Triplicane Sri Uthradhi Mut, the gala Parents meet and Alliance Registration Function started as slated, by 10.30 Am. Poojya Pandit Sri Praveenachar Hungund, Manager of Triplicane Uttaradimut, preceded over the Function. Huge number of parents participated in the MEGA Meet,and we are very very glad to inform that, by the Grace of Sri Kalyana
    Srinvasa Devaru and the divine blessing of our belowed Gurughalu Sri Sri 1008 Sri Satyathma Theertha Sreepadhanglau 4 Alliances SETTLED ON THE SPOT ITSELF and 4 more Alliances moved to the final stage . We submit our heartful of Thanks and pranams to Pandit Sri Praveenchar Hungund for his kind Asheerwadha blessings and kind co-operation WHICH made the Function a very grand success.
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    VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE, ULLAGARAM, CHENNAI,91
    “Universal On line Matrimonial Service exclusively only for MADHWA Brahmans.(Estd.in 2009)”By the Grace of Almighty and Divine blessing of Gurugalu 1900+ Alliances settled so far since from Inception.
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  41. “‘हरि र्सवोतम् ! Sri Gurubhyo Namaha: वायु जिवोतम् !!”
    SRI MADHWA JAYANTHI MAHOTSAVA – 2016
    778th Birth Anniversary of Sri Madhvacharya
    ” VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE ”
    MEGA ALLIANCAE REGISTRATIOAN CAMPAIGN AND PARENTS MEET @ TRIPLICANE ON 11.10.’16
    “Abramama Bhanga Raghitham, Ajadam Vimalam Sadha !
    Srimad Anandha Theertha Mathulam Baje Thapatrayapakam !!
    Madhvacharya (1238-1317 C.E.) – Dashami Tithi of Ashwin Shukla Paksha is celebrated as Sri Madhva Jayanti or Madhvacharya Jayanthi. Sri Madhvacharya was born on the auspicious day of Vijaya Dashami (which is also known as Dussehra) in 1238 C.E. at Pajaka, a tiny hamlet near Udupi..
    Madhvacharya was the proponent of Dvaita Vedanta. It regards Brahman and individual souls as eternal and mutually separate entities. Hence the philosophy of Dvaita Vedanta is based on principles of dualism which is opposite to philosophy of Advaita Vedanta and Vishishta Advaita Vedanta.
    The philosophy of Dvaita Vedanta is also known as Tattvavada – the Philosophy of Reality. It identifies God with Brahman completely and in turns with Vishnu or his various incarnations.
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    ” VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE ”
    UNIVERSEL ON LINE MATRIMONIAL SERVICE EXCLUSIVELY FOR MADHWA BRAHMINS.(Estd in 2009) is going to conduct a Mega Madhwa Brahmin Alliance BRIDE/BRIDEGROOM registration and Parents meet on the Auspicious Madhwa Jayanthi Day At Triplicane on 11.10.’16. We kindly Invite all the Alliances seeking parents to participate and utilize these golden opportunity and get suitable alliance on the Spot for your children.
    By The Grace of Almighty and Divine Blessing of Gurugalu 1900+ Alliances Settled So far since.
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    PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND relatives.
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  42. Posted by manohar on October 7, 2016 at 11:01 am

    nanu rayara pooja madutta nan ichhe na bedide mattu helide nimge opige adalli rayare nim tale maling huvu bilutte anta yava kade inda nanu helilla adre huvu ada(left)inda bittu
    idara arta enu miss plz heli

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  43. Posted by manohar on October 7, 2016 at 10:28 am

    plz help me
    in my home I pray rayaru and ask him flower prasad ,if he fulfil my wish bt in my pray im not ask rayru that prasad from right or left ,,I m only asking flower fall from rayaru
    bt flower fall from left side ..of rayaru what it suggested me

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  44. Om Sri Raghavendraya Namaha: !!
    UNIVERSAl SRI RAGHAVENDRA NAMA LIKITA YAGNA,
    “Dear Universal Devotees of Sri Sri Raghavendra Swamiji, HAVE A BLESSED THURSDAY.
    Light up ghee lamp and offer yellow flower to Guru…
    Chant & Write God & Guru’s NAMA on this auspicious day for good health , wealth , knowledge and happiness.
    Mantralaya Mahan Satguru Ragavendra Swamy will certainly shower HIS blessing on us.
    By the grace of Hari Vayu Guru, for the sake of whole Universe, We had started a holy venture of “Universal Sathakoti Sri Raghavendra Nama Likitha Yagna ” to Chant and write 100 crore Sri Raghavendra swamy Nama and to Submit to our beloved Guru Mantralaya Mahan for getting HIS blessings.
    We humbly request all the Universal Devotees of Sri Sri Raghavendra swamy to join in the Holy venture, WRITE AND CHANT SRI GURU NAMA to get the blessings of Mantralaya Mahan and to get the Visesha Plan of VIVAHA PRAPTHI, PUTHRA SANTHANA PRAPTHI, AROGYA PRAPTI AND ISHWARYA PRAPTHI AND MAINLY GYANA,BHAKTHI AND VAIRAGYA ON THE SUPREME ALMIGHTY SRI HARI.
    For which we had printed 10 lakhs Uniform Note Books, each contains space to write 1008 Nama. and the kannikai is Rs.30/- per each book only.and it is a package of minimum 10 books for sending by Post.
    The kaanikkai of Rs. 300/- (for 10 Books) may be sent by D.D or Cheque in favour of ‘ K. Nagarajan ‘,Payable at Chennai or it may be transferred through NEFT/RTGS (Internet Transfer) to the SB A/C account No. 148201000016788, Indian Overseas Bank. Ullagaram Branch, Chennai 91. IFS Code IOBA00001482.or the amount May be transferred from any Bank by Mail Transfer. BUT THE KAANIKKAI SHOULD NOT BE SENT BY MONEY ORDDR.
    On Receipt of the Kaanikkai and your full postal Address, we will despatch you the Blank Note Book to write Nama immidiatly by post.
    On completion of Writing all the books should be sent to the following Address for the submission . So far 30 lakhs Nama Submitted to the Lotus Feet of Sri Sri Raghavendra Swamy in Mantralaya .
    PLEASE SHARE AND INFORM TO YOUR FRIENDS & RELATIVES TO participial in this Holy Venture.Thank you for yeoman service.
    We pray our beloved Guru to bless you and your Family for ever.
    With Kind Regards,
    Srimushnam K Nagarajan,
    Organiser and Coordinator,
    Universal Satha Koti Likitha yagna,
    No 42, Rajarathinam Main Road,
    A.M.S,. Flats, Narmadha Nagar,
    Ullagaram, Chennai 600 091
    Mob : 09444469340.
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  45. Posted by Rajani on October 4, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Dear Meera Madam,

    May God bless you for sharing such wonderful information regarding Rayaru and pooja Vidhanas.
    I recently moved to US and miss visiting Rayara Mutta and my family. I keep visiting your blog and it makes me feel better.

    Keep up the Good work.

    Regards,
    Rajani

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  46. Posted by Pulikanti Srinivasa Rao on September 14, 2016 at 1:38 am

    Dear Madam i am not received reply for question which is posted on 04-08-16

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  47. Om Sri Raghavendraya Namaha:
    INAUGURAL FUNCTION OF SRI RAGHAVENDRA GRANTALAYA AND SUBMISSION OF 10 LAKHS OF WRITTEN NAMA BY UNIVERSAL SATHA KOTI SRI RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY LIKITHA YAGANA
    The inaugural function of Sri Raghvendra Grantalaya held at Sooyodhaya Nagar, Thiruvallur on11th Sep.’16. Poojya Sri Guruji of Sri Raghavendra Madalayam,Kulai of MALESIYA preceded over the function. Founder Sri Amman Sathyanath, Explained the Project of Sri Raghvendra Grantalaya , and the Miracle how Mantralya Mahan blessed to him to initiate this holy project.10 LAKHS of Written and Chanted Sri Raghavendra Swamy nama by the blessed devotees of UNIVERSAL SATHA KOTI SRI RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY NAMA LIKITHA YAGANA had been handed over to the founder to Place them in the basement of the fourth comming Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mirtrhika Brindhavana by Likitha Yagna Organiser & Coordinater Srimushnam K Nagarajan. It is informed that the Kumbhabishekem, has been tentatively slated in Feb.2017.
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    Note :So far 30 lakhs of Namas Submitted to the Lotus Feet of Sri Raghavendra Swamy. You can also join in the holy venture now.
    To get Blank note books to write Rayar Holy Nama, please remit the kanikkai of Rs. 300/- (for 10 Books) through NEFT/RTGS (Internet Transfer) to our SB A/C account No. 148201000016788, Indian Overseas Bank. Ullagaram Branch, Chennai 91. IFS Code IOBA0001482. Name K. Nagarajan . BUT THE AMOUNT SHOULD NOT BE SENT BY MONEY ORDER.
    On Receipt of the Kaanikkai and your full postal Address, we will despatch the Blank Note Book immidiatly to you by post.
    On completion of Writing, all the books should be sent to the following Address for submission .
    PLEASE SHARE AND INFORM TO YOUR FRIENDS & RELATIVES to participate in this Holy Venture.Thank you for yeoman service.
    We pray our beloved Guru to bless you and your Family for ever.
    With Kind Regards,
    Srimushnam K Nagarajan,
    Organiser and Coordinator,
    Universal Satha Koti Likitha yagna,
    No 42, Rajarathinam Main Road,
    A.M.S,. Flats, Narmadha Nagar,
    Ullagaram, Chennai 600 091
    Mob : 09444469340.
    e-mail : srmkallu.vivaha@gmail.com >

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  48. Posted by Mohana Adityan on September 12, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    hi meera mam
    your website is very useful and you are a great inspiration to many women.

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  49. Posted by Surya on September 4, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Namaste ma’am,,,,
    Can kartiviryarjun mantra be used to get lost memory back,,,,,one of my friends is suffering lost memory after d operation of clot,,,can dis mantra will help?

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  50. Posted by Jyotsna on August 30, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Hello Meera mam. Your website is very very informative. I wanted to know about gouri pettige. Who should keep it, what are the things kept in it, are there any poojas to be done to it etc etc. Mam please do reply.

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  52. ‘हरि र्सवोतम् ! Sri Gurubhyo Namaha: वायु जिवोतम् !!
    GOKULAKSTAMI ON 25.08.’16 THURSDAY.
    *************************************************************************************
    25.08.2016 / Thursday : Arghya Timing: 12.32am
    PARANE ON 26.08.2016 afternoon 01.57pm
    **************************************************************************************
    KRISHNA ARGYA MANTRA –
    ಜಾತ: ಕಂಸವಧಾರ್ಥಾಯ ಭೂಭಾರೋತ್ತಾರಣಾಯ ಚ |
    ಕೌರವಾಣಾಂ ವಿನಾಶಾಯ ದೈತ್ಯಾನಾಂ ನಿಧನಾಯ ಚ |
    ಪಾಂಡವಾನಾಂ ಹಿತಾರ್ಥಾಯ ಧರ್ಮಸಂಸ್ಥಾಪನಾಯ ಚ |
    ಗೃಹಾಣಾರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಮಯಾ ದತ್ತಂ ದೇವಕ್ಯಾ ಸಹಿತೋ ಹರೇ|
    ದೇವಕೀ ಸಹಿತ ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣಾಯ ನಮ: |
    ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಸಮರ್ಪಯಾಮಿ |
    (ಮೂರು ಸಾರಿ ಅರ್ಘ್ಯ ಕೊಡಬೇಕು)
    जात: कंसवधार्थाय भूभारोत्तारणाय च ।
    कौरवाणां विनाशाय दैत्यानां निधनाय च ।
    पांडवानां हितार्थाय धर्मसंस्थापनाय च ।
    गृहाणार्घ्यं मया दत्तं देवक्या सहितो हरे।
    देवकी सहित श्री कृष्णाय नम: ।
    इदमर्घ्यं इदमर्घ्यं इदमर्घ्यं समर्पयामि ।
    jaata: kaMsavadhaarthaaya bhUbhaarOttaaraNaaya cha
    kouravaaNaaM vinaashaaya daityaanaaM nidhanaaya cha |
    paaMDavaanaaM hitaarthaaya dharmasaMsthaapanaaya cha |
    gRuhaaNaarGyaM mayaa dattaM dEvakyaa sahitO harE|
    dEvakI sahita shrI kRuShNaaya nama: |
    idamarGyaM idamarGyaM idamarGyaM samarpayaami |
    Chandraargya Mantra :
    ಕ್ಷೀರೋದಾರ್ಣವ ಸಂಬೂತ ಅತ್ರಿನೇತ್ರ ಸಮುದ್ಭವ |
    ಗೃಹಾಣಾರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಮಯಾ ದತ್ತ ರೋಹಿಣೀ ಸಹಿತಾಯ ಶಶಿನೇ ನಮ: |
    ರೋಹಿಣೀಸಹಿತಾಯ ಚಂದ್ರಮಸೇ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ |
    क्षीरोदार्णव संबूत अत्रिनेत्र समुद्भव ।
    गृहाणार्घ्यं मया दत्त रोहिणी सहिताय शशिने नम: ।
    रोहिणीसहिताय चंद्रमसे इदमर्घ्यं इदमर्घ्यं इदमर्घ्यं ।
    kSheerOdaarNava saMboota atrinEtra samudbhava |
    gRuhaaNaarGyaM mayaa datta rOhiNI sahitaaya shashinE nama: |
    rOhiNIsahitaaya chaMdramasE idamarGyaM idamarGyaM idamarGyaM |
    || Sribharatiramana Mukhyapranantargata SriKrishnarpamanastu ||
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  53. ‘हरि र्सवोतम् ! Sri Gurubhyo Namaha: वायु जिवोतम् !!
    GOKULAKSTAMI ON 25.08.’16 THURSDAY.
    *************************************************************************************
    25.08.2016 / Thursday : Arghya Timing: 12.32am
    PARANE ON 26.08.2016 afternoon 01.57pm
    **************************************************************************************
    KRISHNA ARGYA MANTRA –
    ಜಾತ: ಕಂಸವಧಾರ್ಥಾಯ ಭೂಭಾರೋತ್ತಾರಣಾಯ ಚ |
    ಕೌರವಾಣಾಂ ವಿನಾಶಾಯ ದೈತ್ಯಾನಾಂ ನಿಧನಾಯ ಚ |
    ಪಾಂಡವಾನಾಂ ಹಿತಾರ್ಥಾಯ ಧರ್ಮಸಂಸ್ಥಾಪನಾಯ ಚ |
    ಗೃಹಾಣಾರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಮಯಾ ದತ್ತಂ ದೇವಕ್ಯಾ ಸಹಿತೋ ಹರೇ|
    ದೇವಕೀ ಸಹಿತ ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣಾಯ ನಮ: |
    ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಸಮರ್ಪಯಾಮಿ |
    (ಮೂರು ಸಾರಿ ಅರ್ಘ್ಯ ಕೊಡಬೇಕು)
    जात: कंसवधार्थाय भूभारोत्तारणाय च ।
    कौरवाणां विनाशाय दैत्यानां निधनाय च ।
    पांडवानां हितार्थाय धर्मसंस्थापनाय च ।
    गृहाणार्घ्यं मया दत्तं देवक्या सहितो हरे।
    देवकी सहित श्री कृष्णाय नम: ।
    इदमर्घ्यं इदमर्घ्यं इदमर्घ्यं समर्पयामि ।
    jaata: kaMsavadhaarthaaya bhUbhaarOttaaraNaaya cha
    kouravaaNaaM vinaashaaya daityaanaaM nidhanaaya cha |
    paaMDavaanaaM hitaarthaaya dharmasaMsthaapanaaya cha |
    gRuhaaNaarGyaM mayaa dattaM dEvakyaa sahitO harE|
    dEvakI sahita shrI kRuShNaaya nama: |
    idamarGyaM idamarGyaM idamarGyaM samarpayaami |
    Chandraargya Mantra :
    ಕ್ಷೀರೋದಾರ್ಣವ ಸಂಬೂತ ಅತ್ರಿನೇತ್ರ ಸಮುದ್ಭವ |
    ಗೃಹಾಣಾರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಮಯಾ ದತ್ತ ರೋಹಿಣೀ ಸಹಿತಾಯ ಶಶಿನೇ ನಮ: |
    ರೋಹಿಣೀಸಹಿತಾಯ ಚಂದ್ರಮಸೇ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ |
    क्षीरोदार्णव संबूत अत्रिनेत्र समुद्भव ।
    गृहाणार्घ्यं मया दत्त रोहिणी सहिताय शशिने नम: ।
    रोहिणीसहिताय चंद्रमसे इदमर्घ्यं इदमर्घ्यं इदमर्घ्यं ।
    kSheerOdaarNava saMboota atrinEtra samudbhava |
    gRuhaaNaarGyaM mayaa datta rOhiNI sahitaaya shashinE nama: |
    rOhiNIsahitaaya chaMdramasE idamarGyaM idamarGyaM idamarGyaM |
    || Sribharatiramana Mukhyapranantargata SriKrishnarpamanastu ||
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  54. Posted by Nagaprasad on August 19, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Namaskara Madam,
    Nanna wife raghvendra swami sankalpa vrata madta idale. 3 Deena gala kala maduvudagi sankalpa madidale. 2ne Deena Pooje maduvaga sankalpakke itta tenginakai ge deepa taggittu omme aarisuvaaga tenginakai swalpa alugadittu. tumba gondala aitu swami yalli kshame bedidevu.. But
    Sankalpakke itta tenginakai seva mugida nantara adara sihi madi hancha bahuda?
    Sihi maadalu nirdistvaada vedhana edeye?
    Dayavittu parihara tilsi.
    Dhanyavaada galu🙏🏻

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  55. ‘हरि र्सवोतम् ! Sri Gurubhyo Namaha: वायु जिवोतम् !!
    ” RUG VEDA UPAKARMA & NUTAN UPAKARMA (Other than UTHRATADHI MADAM Followers.) ON 17th AUGUST Wednesday, YAJURVEDA UPAKARMA ON 18TH AUGUST.” & GAYATHRI JAPA on 19th AUGUST THURSDAY for all
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    VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE, ULLAGARAM, CHENNAI,91
    “Universal On line Matrimonial Service exclusively only for MADHWA Brahmans.(Estd.in 2009)”By the Grace of Almighty and Divine blessing of Gurugalu 1900+ Alliances settled so far since from Inception.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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  56. हरि र्सवोतम् ! Sri Gurubhyo Namaha: वायु जिवोतम् !!
    VIJAYAWADA KRISHNA PUSHKAR FROM 11.8.’16 to 10.7’17
    Brihaspathi (Guru) entered Kanya Rasi on 11.8.’16 Thursday Day .From that day onwards, of 3.5 crores of Sacred Tirtha Abhimani Devatas present will be there in KRISHNA RIVER a period of one year. Just by virtue of darshan Krishna Nadhi Devatha will relive from sins of all earlier life and will initiate the punya parampara.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE, ULLAGARAM, CHENNAI,91
    “Universal On line Matrimonial Service exclusively only for Madhwa Brahmans.(Estd.in 2009)”
    By the Grace of Almighty and Divine blessing of Gurugalu 1900+ Alliances settled so far since from Inception.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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  57. हरि र्सवोतम् ! Sri Gurubhyo Namaha: वायु जिवोतम् !!
    ” Sarva Managala Mangalye,Shive sarvartha Sadhike,!
    Saranye Tryambake Gauri, Narayani namosthuthe !!
    SRI VARAMAHALAKSHMI POOJA ON 12th AUGUST,FRIDAY.
    VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE, ULLAGARAM, CHENNAI,91
    “Universal On line Matrimonial Service exclusively only for Madhwa Brahmans.(Estd.in 2009)”
    By the Grace of Almighty and Divine blessing of Gurugalu 1900+ Alliances settled so far since from Inception.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Organiser : Srimushnam K.NAGARAJAN.
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    to .

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  58. हरि र्सवोतम् ! Sri Gurubhyo Namaha: वायु जिवोतम् !!
    Om Sri Raghavendraya Namaha:.
    UNIVERSAL 100 CRORE SRI RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY NAMA LIKITHA YAGANA . CHENNAI 91.TAMIL NADU, .India.
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    SO FAR 20 LAKHS OF WRITTEN NAMA BY THE UNIVERSAL DEVOTEES SUBMITTED TO THE LOTUS FEET OF SRI RAGHAVENDRA @MANTRALAYAM
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    IT IS PROPOSED TO SUBMIT THE FOURTH 5 LAKHS WRITTEN SCRIPT OF SRI RAGHAVENDRA NAMA, AT THE LOTUS FEET OF SRI RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY, BY THE BLESSED DEVOTEES OF UNIVERSE @ MANTRALAYA ON THE III RD WEEK OF AUGUST.
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    To get Blank Note Books to write Guru Nama, by post,please send the kaanikkai amount Rs. 30/- per book by D.D or Cheque (Rs. 300 only for 10 Books) in favour of K. NAGARAJAN ,payable at Chennai or it may be transferred through NEFT/RTGS (Internet Transfer) to our SB A/C account No. 148201000016788, Indian Overseas Bank. Ullagaram Branch, Chennai 91. IFS Code IOBA0001482.or the amount May be transferred from any Bank by Mail Transfer(10 Books is the Package for sending by post, Each book contains space to write 1008 Nama).
    On receipt of the Kaanikkai with your full postal Address, we will despatch you the Blank Note Books, immidiatly by post”
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    We need 10 Lakh Note books to be printed to complete our Aim of 100 crore Nama to submit. Any amount may be donated for printing of Books for this Holy cause.
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    Organiser and Coordinator,
    Vivaha Marriage Information Centre,&
    Universal Sathakoti Sri Raghavendra Nama Likitha Yagna.
    No 42, Rajarathinam Main Road, AMS Flats, Narmadha Nagar,
    ULLAGARAM, Chennai 600 091, Tamil Nadu, India.
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  59. Posted by Narasimha on August 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Madam,

    Please let me know if there are any genuine and noble charity / donation organizations attached with Kannada Madhwa Brahmin community. I am interested in making a donation using my hard-earned money to financially poor students, needy people etc.
    It would be nice to receive 80G Income tax exemption certification, if applicable

    Thanks, Narasimha

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  60. हरि र्सवोतम् ! Sri Gurubhyo Namaha: वायु जिवोतम् !!
    Om Sri Raghavendraya Namaha:.
    UNIVERSAL 100 CRORE SRI RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY NAMA LIKITHA YAGANA . CHENNAI 91.TAMIL NADU, INDIA.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    IT IS PROPOSED TO SUBMIT THE FOURTH 5 LAKHS WRITTEN SCRIPT OF SRI RAGHAVENDRA NAMA, AT THE LOTUS FEET OF SRI RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY, BY THE BLESSED DEVOTEES OF UNIVERSE @ MANTRALAYA ON THE III RD WEEK OF AUGUST.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    We humbly request all the blessed devotees of Universe to return back to us , the written script of Sri Raghavendra Nama under Universal Sathakoti Sri Raghavendra Nama Likitha yagna books on or before of 15th of August, to submit the same in Mantralaya on the 3rd week of August.
    We request you may also join now and write the Holy Sri Raghavendra Nama for the next submission in September.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    To get Blank Note Books to write Guru Nama, by post,please send the kaanikkai amount Rs. 30/- per book by D.D or Cheque (Rs. 300 only for 10 Books) in favour of K. NAGARAJAN ,payable at Chennai or it may be transferred through NEFT/RTGS (Internet Transfer) to our SB A/C account No. 148201000016788, Indian Overseas Bank. Ullagaram Branch, Chennai 91. IFS Code IOBA0001482.or the amount May be transferred from any Bank by Mail Transfer(10 Books is the Package for sending by post, Each book contains space to write 1008 Nama).
    On receipt of the Kaanikkai with your full postal Address, we will despatch you the Blank Note Books, immidiatly by post”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.
    We need 10 Lakh Note books to be printed to complete our Aim of 100 crore Nama to submit. Any amount may be donated for printing of Books for this Holy cause.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    With Kind Regards,
    Srimushnam K NAGARAJAN,
    Organiser and Coordinator,
    Vivaha Marriage Information Centre,&
    Universal Sathakoti Sri Raghavendra Nama Likitha Yagna.
    No 42, Rajarathinam Main Road, AMS Flats, Narmadha Nagar,
    ULLAGARAM, Chennai 600 091, Tamil Nadu, India.
    Mob : 09444469340 e-mail <srm kallu.vivaha@gmail.com

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  61. Hello Madam,

    I am a regular visitor to your page and it is highly informative. I am a madhwa brahmin and follow our customs and traditions religiously. Ma’am, kindly provide me the lyrics for the following Parvathi devi song. I have been searching the internet for old songs (my gradma was singing)and still no success.
    1. Amba Palise Jagadhamba Palise

    Also, request you to give me more songs on Goddess Parvathi for the upcoming Gowri habba.

    Thanks and regards,
    Sneha

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  62. Posted by Srinivasa Rao Pulikanti on August 4, 2016 at 1:54 am

    Amma Namaskar, i love your blog. My mother belongs to Madhva from Raichur., but she passed away, when Deepavali, Satyanarayana swmay festival & vratha time she sing one Harathi song which was not available in net and in your blog also. Very beautiful song if available please post into the blog. Song Name: Kalaye Mangalamaye, Lalite Mangala Maye, Lalite karunya nilaye sri sada jagath….etc, this only i remember..thanking you Amma

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  63. Posted by Brinda Raghunath on July 4, 2016 at 2:56 am

    Hello Meera,
    I am Brinda raghunath from Chennai. I am a Madhva Deshastha(marathi). I was born and brought up in karnataka, so no problem in reading kannada. I like your website and I am very glad that you are doing this service to our community.

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  64. Posted by Shalini K S on June 27, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Hello Mam,
    I loved your blog. I am a Hoysala karnataka Smartha married to a deshastha family. This blog is full of information to me and i constantly visit this especially in the shravana masa. For a newly married girl you are giving so much of support to adjust to the new family by sharing all details about the festivals and food recipes. Thank you so much.

    Regards,
    SHALINI K S

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  65. Posted by krismaly on June 20, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Meera akka,

    Please listen and read the lyrics if you like then publish

    Audio and Video

    Jaya Ganesha – ಶ್ರೀ ಗಣೇಶ ಪಂಚರತ್ನಂ
    ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಪಾಹಿಮಾಂ
    ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ರಕ್ಷಮಾಂ ।।೨।।

    ಮುದಾಕರಾತ್ತಾ ಮೊದಕಂ ಸದಾ ವಿಮುಕ್ತಿ ಸಾದಕಂ
    ಕಲಾಧರಾವತಮ್ಸಕಂ ವಿಲಾಸಿ ಲೋಕರಕ್ಷಕಂ
    ಅನಾಯಕೈಕ ನಾಯಕಂ ವಿನಾಶಿತೆಭ ಧೈಥ್ಯಕಂ
    ನತಾ ಶುಭಾಶು ನಾಶಕಂ ನಮಾಮಿತಂ ವಿನಾಯಕಂ

    ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಪಾಹಿಮಾಂ
    ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ರಕ್ಷಮಾಂ ।।೨।।

    ನತೆತರಾತಿ ಭಿಕರಂ ನಮೂದಿತಾರ್ಕ ಭಾಸ್ವರಂ
    ನಮತ್ಸುರಾರಿ ನಿರ್ಜರಂ ನತಾದಿಕಾಪ ದುದ್ದರಂ
    ಸುರೇಶ್ವರಂ ನಿದೀಶ್ವರಂ ಗಜೇಶ್ವರಂ ಗಣೇಶ್ವರಂ
    ಮಹೇಶ್ವರಂ ತ್ವಮಾಶ್ರಯೇ ಪರಾತ್ಪರಂ ನಿರಂತರಂ

    ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಪಾಹಿಮಾಂ
    ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ರಕ್ಷಮಾಂ ।।೨।।

    ಸಮಸ್ತ ಲೋಕ ಶಂಕರಂ ನಿರಸ್ತ ದೈತ್ಯ ಕುಂಜರಂ
    ಧರೆ ಥರೋ ದರಂ ವರಂ ವರೆ ಭವಕ್ತ್ರ ಮಕ್ಷರಂ
    ಕೃಪಾಕರಂ ಕ್ಷಮಾಕರಂ ಮುದಾಕರಂ ಯಸಷ್ಕರಮ್
    ಮನಸ್ಕರಂ ನಮಸ್ಕ್ರುತಂ ನಮಸ್ಕರೋಮಿ ಭಾಸ್ವರಂ

    ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಪಾಹಿಮಾಂ
    ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ರಕ್ಷಮಾಂ ।।೨।।

    ಅಕಿಂಚನಾರ್ತಿ ಮಾರ್ಜನಂ ಚಿರಂತನೋಕ್ತಿ ಭಾಜನಂ
    ಪುರಾರಿ ಪೂರ್ವ ನಂದನಂ ಸುರರಿ ಗರ್ವ ಚರ್ವಣಂ
    ಪ್ರಪಂಚ ನಾಶ ಭೀಶಣಂ ಧನಂಜಯಾಧಿ ಭೂಷಣಂ
    ಕಪೋಲ ಧಾನವಾರಣಂ ಭಜೇ ಪುರಾಣ ವಾರಣಂ

    ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಪಾಹಿಮಾಂ
    ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ರಕ್ಷಮಾಂ ।।೨।।

    ನಿತಾಂತ ಕಾಂತ ಧಂತ ಕಾಂತಿ ಮಂತ ಕಾಂತ ಕಾತ್ಮಜಂ
    ಅಚಿಂತ್ಯ ರೂಪ ಮಂತಹೀನ ಮನ್ಥರಾಯ ಕ್ರುಂತನಂ
    ಹೃದಾಂತರೆ ನಿರಂತರಂ ವಸಂತಮೇವ ಯೋಗಿನಾಂ
    ತಮೆಕಧಂ ತಮೇವತಂ ವಿಚಿಂತಯಾಮಿ ಸಂತತಂ

    ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಪಾಹಿಮಾಂ
    ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ರಕ್ಷಮಾಂ ।।೨।।

    ಮಹಾ ಗಣೇಶ ಪಂಚರತ್ನ ಮಾಧರೆಣ ಯೋನ್ವಹಂ
    ಪ್ರಜಲ್ಪಿತಪ್ರಭಾತಕೆ ಹ್ರುದಿಸ್ವರಂ ಗಣೇಶ್ವರಂ
    ಆರೋಗತಾ ಮಧೋಷತಾಂ ಸುಸಾಹಿತೀಮ್ ಸುಪುತ್ರತಾಂ
    ಸಮಾಹಿತಾಯು ರಷ್ಟ ಭೂತಿ ಮಭ್ಯುಪೈತಿ ಸೂಚಿರಾತ್

    ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಪಾಹಿಮಾಂ
    ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಜಯ ಗಣೇಶ ರಕ್ಷಮಾಂ ।।೨।।

    Lyrics and raaga and thaala in English is at
    http://www.anahatadhwani.com/documents/lyrics_level2.pdf

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  66. हरि र्सवोतम् ! ‘ॐ श्री श्रीपदराज गुरुभ्योनमः’ वायु जिवोतम !!
    GENTLE REMINDER
    VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE, CHENNAI,91 CONDUCTING MEGA MADHWA ALLIANCE REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN DURING
    “SRI SRI 1008 SRIPADARAJARA ARADJANE,@ MULABAGILU ”
    at Sri Narasimha Teertha, Mulabagilu.from 18th to 20th June 2016.
    GOT REGD. & GET ALLIANCES OF BRIDE/B.GROOM ON THE SPOT.
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    “Universal On line Matrimonial Service exclusively for Madhawa (Kannada & Marathi )Brahmins.(Estd.in 2009)”
    By the Grace of Almighty and Divine blessing of Gurugalu 1900+ Alliances settled so far since from Inception.
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  67. Lyric for taaluvike ginta Anya tapavu illa. Do u have kanakadasara padagalu . Love your blog. Am neither Madhwa nor religious but love bhakti sangeetha. Thanks Meera. Someday I shall try today recipes too. My distant relative Kusuma bhat was in bBijapur sai school.

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  68. हरि र्सवोतम् ! Sri Digvijaya Ramo Vijayathe वायु जिवोतम् !!
    His holiness Sri Sri Satyathama Theertraha Swaminji’s 21st Year Peetarohana Gala celebrations @ Sri Sri Rathoothama Theertraha Swamy Brindhavana, Manampoondi, Tirukoilur,Tamil Nadu on 12th May 2016.(Thursday)
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    VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE, CHENNAI,91
    “INDIA’S Number One Universal On line Matrimonial Service exclusively for MADHWA Brahmins.( Estd : 2009 )
    1900+ Alliances settled since from inception
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    To register,Bride/Bridegroom in our successful centre, send your e-mail ID by SMS To Mob : 09444469340 or by mail
    to ration @ Manampoondi. Tirukoilur.on 12th May 2016.

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  69. हरि र्सवोतम् ! Sri Gurubhyo Namaha: वायु जिवोतम् !!
    Sri Digvijaya Ramo Vijayathe.
    Dear Universal Madhwa Bhandhus, Namaskara. Hare Srinivasa.
    279th ARADHANA OF SRI SATYAVIJAYA TEERTHARU
    ON 3rd TO 5th MAY’16 @ MOOLA BRINDAVNAM.
    (Chaitra Krishna Dashami,Ekadashi and Dwadashi) @
    S.V. Nagaram, Arani, Tamil Nadu.)
    With the ardent blessing of ,His Holiness Sri Satyathma Teertha Swamiji, the present pontiff of Sri Uttaradhi Math, the 279th Aradhana of Sri Sri Satyavijayateertha, the 23 rd pontiff of Sri Uttaradhi Math and the Aradhana of HIS Shishyaru Sri Ranga Wodeyar is proposed to be celebrated from 3rd to 5th May’16..
    The Mathadhikari of S.V Nagaram Pt. Sri Satyavijayacharya invites all the devotees to attend the auspicious occasion and earn the blessings of illustrious Saints.Hare Srinivasa.

    With Regards
    Srimushnam K.NAGARAJAN.
    Organiser, VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE,
    CHENNAI,91 INDIA
    Mob : 09444469340

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  70. Hari Sarvothama ! Sri Gurubhyo Namaha Vayu Jeevothama !!
    Hare Srinivasa.
    VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE, CHENNAI.
    (Universal Online Matrimonial service exclusively for Madhwa Brahmis)
    We are doing one Matrimonial Service exclusively for Madhwa Brahmin people speaking Kannada,Marathi, and Thulu in the name of ” VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE” since 2009 in obedience to the orders of our poojya Swamiji. During the past Seven years, several hundreds of parents have benefited by registering their children in our sucesful centre and More than 1900+ Alliances settled so far from the inception, by the Anugraha of Almighty and the Divine blessings of our beloved Gurugalu Mantralaya Mahan Sri Sri Raghavendra Swamy. ..
    For more information and to get Application to register in our sucessful Centre, Needy parents may simply send their e-mail ID by SMS to our Mob No 09444469340 or by e-mail to our ID .
    Kindly spread over this message regarding our Matrimonial service to all of your Friends and Relatives, so that, those who are in need of and seeking Alliance for their children may be benefited by your yeoman service. we hope to continue the success story with your help.
    Note : Though we are in INDIA (Chennai), our service is a ON LINE service to all over India and abroad also
    .
    Srimushnam K Nagarajan, Organiser,
    Vivaha Marriage Information Centre
    No42, Rajarathinam Main Road,
    AMS Flats, Narmadha Nagar,
    ULLAGARAM, Chennai 600 091
    Tamil Nadu, INDIA
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    Srimushnam K Nagarjan · Atrs colege Vridhachalam

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  71. Hari Sarvothama ! Sri Gurubhyo Namaha Vayu Jeevothama !!
    Hare Srinivasa.
    VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE, CHENNAI.
    (Universal Online Matrimonial service exclusively for Madhwa Brahmis)
    We are doing one Matrimonial Service exclusively for Madhwa Brahmin people speaking Kannada,Marathi, and Thulu in the name of ” VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE” since 2009 in obedience to the orders of our poojya Swamiji. During the past Seven years, several hundreds of parents have benefited by registering their children in our sucesful centre and More than 1900+ Alliances settled so far from the inception, by the Anugraha of Almighty and the Divine blessings of our beloved Gurugalu Mantralaya Mahan Sri Sri Raghavendra Swamy. ..
    For more information and to get Application to register in our sucessful Centre, Needy parents may simply send their e-mail ID by SMS to our Mob No 09444469340 or by e-mail to our ID .
    Kindly spread over this message regarding our Matrimonial service to all of your Friends and Relatives, so that, those who are in need of and seeking Alliance for their children may be benefited by your yeoman service. we hope to continue the success story with your help.
    Note : Though we are in INDIA (Chennai), our service is a ON LINE service to all over India and abroad also
    .
    Srimushnam K Nagarajan, Organiser,
    Vivaha Marriage Information Centre
    No42, Rajarathinam Main Road,
    AMS Flats, Narmadha Nagar,
    ULLAGARAM, Chennai 600 091
    Tamil Nadu, I

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  72. Radio madhvasangh is an online radio staion.Due to some technical glitches we are unable to contine the broadcast but now we upgraded our services and ready to Re-lunch the Radio Madhva sangha A 24/7 radio station With the blessings of Hari vayu Gurugalu. You can start listening to the radio by clicking the link http://srimadhvasangha.caster.fm/ .

    Regards
    Admin panel Radio Madhva sangha..

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  73. Posted by Hayavadana on April 20, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Hello,

    I recently received a request for charitable donation from SRS Mutt from my sister. I thought it might be a good opportunity for anyone interested. My sister’s name is Chandrika Murthy and her phone # in Bangalore is 9880307753. She can also be reached via e-mail rnprasad21@gmail.com. The swamiji of the matha is wanting to make a golden mantapa for Sri Rama Devaru. I have a flyer but I dont know how to upload.
    Thanks very much.
    Hayavadana

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  74. Namaskara

    I am Sathya Narayanan, following your blog since 2011, but this is the first mail / comment to you. I was in Danbury, CT for 9 years before moving to Bangalore for good, 2 years back.

    Whenever I search for lyric for any dasaru songs, invariably i will land in your blog only and will get whatever i want. My dasaru songs site is : dasar-songs.blogspot.com – where i put tamil translations of the songs.

    Have a request to make to you. Pls read the next para and if you think it is worth sharing, pls share it in your blog for the benefit of people, whoever takes interest in such activities.

    On behalf of Haridasa Sahitya Mahavidyalaya and Research Center, Bangalore, I am conducting a Quiz in Whatsapp. This is to learn, refresh, share about our Yathigalu, Dasargalu & their works. Every Monday & Thursday, a set of 10 questions will be asked. Participants have time of 3 days to answer. Answers to be sent to the Group Admin separately. For more details, ping in Whatsapp : +91-89044-58276.

    Pls continue your blogging on your experiences with (y)our beloved Guru Sri Raghavendraru. Happy to follow you there.

    With aneka namaskara

    Sathya Narayanan
    89044.58276

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  75. Hi,

    I am a devotee of Guru Raghavendra and I’m working as mobile developer. I developed the following 2 apps as a volunteer. I am more interested in developing spiritual apps to spread the teachings of our guru. Please let me know if you or any charitable trust needs to develop iPhone/iPad apps.

    Guru Raghavendra App – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/guru-raghavendra-radio/id1034158410?mt=8

    Kanchi Sankara App – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kanchi-sankara/id1068330097?mt=8

    Thanks

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  76. Posted by Sheetal on January 21, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Hello Meera,

    Sri gurubhyo namah

    I really appreciate you for this blog, It has very useful information.

    Great Job !

    Thanks

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  77. Posted by Priyanka Dwaraki on January 19, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Dear Meera,

    Glad to see your blog. You are seriously blessed by our “beloved rayaru”, not everyone can do this.

    I was browsing for “Goj avalakki” recipe then I happened to visit your blog and I was so delighted. Cooking wasn’t my interest before and now after going through your recipes I have kind of started cooking.

    Appreciate all your efforts and time for blogging such informative things.

    Priyanka

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  78. Posted by Latha Ranganathan on January 17, 2016 at 3:03 am

    Thanks Meera. Sri Gurubhyo Namaha

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  79. Posted by Latha Ranganathan on January 14, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Can you please please check

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  80. Posted by Latha Ranganathan on January 14, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Dear Meera,

    I do not know whether you received my earlier post. Please confirm. I am unable to view my post.

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  81. Posted by Latha Ranganathan on January 13, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Thanks

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  82. Posted by Latha Ranganathan on January 13, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Sri Gurubyo Namaha.

    Dear Meera, I am Latha Ranganathan writing this mail from India, Tamil Nadu, Chennai.

    Couple of days back, I had a dream, that there was a Sumanaglai gathering at a place. It looked like a Mutt. Beside was Sri Hanuma (like Vyasarajaru Prasidhta), and we were all trying to sing dasara pada…

    You stoodup, looked at everyone and asked who knows the song on Rayaru “KARADARE BARA BARADE” (Song by Jagannada dasaru on Rayaru).

    Immediately I respond and raise my hand and say that I know (None of the others respond).

    And you ask me to sing which I did…

    It was really amazing dream. I use to see your Blog almost every day…

    Sri Gurubyo Namaha.

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  83. Posted by Anirudh on December 28, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Thank you so much for your recipe posts.

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  84. Dear Meera

    can u help me in finding out the lyrics for uthishta narasimha song by vidhyabhushan ji. ( narasimha geete album)

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  85. Posted by Roopa on November 16, 2015 at 3:02 am

    Good morning mam… First of all, congrats on such a great blog… I always had a dream to study our Madhwa religion more and let the world know how rich our religion, culture and literature are… Especially our Kannada literature which is as real and accurate as Sanskrit. I found this site while I was searching for some Dasaru sahitya, especially composed by Shri Purandara Dasaru and sung by the great music legend Pandit Shri. Bhimsen Joshi. I am glad to know that you are also a follower of Rayaru and you believe in him completely just as I do…
    Your efforts are enormous to post such useful contents. I can imagine the amount of time and efforts have put in by you. It can happen only when you are so involved and determined. And I believe Rayaru is giving you enough motivation to do such good work.
    Rayaru bless you for all the efforts… And all the very best for you mam 🙂

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  86. Namasakara meera madam. Nanu barahagaarthi, baraha software use maadetheeni. ivathu aakasmikavaagi nimma website/blogsite ge parichitaLaade. Chakrabjamandala bagge barediruvudakke dhanyavaadagalu.

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  87. Posted by neetha arun on September 21, 2015 at 4:59 am

    Hello meera mam ….. i have many songs audio in my pc but dont know how to post …. nanagu nimma sathkarya dhalli allila seve madabekemba aase,,,,, tell me procedure pls

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    • Posted by meeraghu on September 21, 2015 at 8:03 am

      Neetha,
      Send it to me, I will post it.

      Reply

      • Hare Srinivasa,
        namaskAra to all devotees,
        ಸಾಮಾದೀಡ್ಯ ವರಾಹರೂಪಮಮಲಂ ಹೇ ಮಾನಸೇಮಂ ಸ್ಮರ ||
        Today is Bhadrapada Suddha Panchami, more popularly known as “Rushi Panchami”, which is a very special vratha for ladies.
        Today is also holy day of Shri Bhoovaraha Jayanthi which not widely known. Shri Acharya Madhva has given the idol of Shri Bhoovaraha to Shri VishnuThirtharu, (younger brother of Shri Acharya Madhva himself) who was one of first eight disciples, ordained sanyasa for the special purpose of daily Pooja of Lord Shri Krishna. Since then Shri Bhoovaraha being worshipped as Samsthana Deity of Sode Vadiraja Mata, the parampara of Shri Vishnu Thirtharu. (In some mata, Sri Varaha Jayanthi is celebrated on Bhadrapada shuddha Tratiya )
        Shri Varaha is considered as rescuer of Earth and so all of us who are living on this Earth are to be very grateful to Lord Varaha. This has be clearly shown in Sri Srinivasa Kalyana where Lord Srinivasa requests Lord Varaha for permission to live in Venkatachala, thus emphasizing on the fact that Shri Bhoovaraha is the real owner of the whole Earth and everyone should seek permission of Lord Bhovaraha to use the earthy materials.
        It is also said that Lord Varaha appeared in two forms, once as Swetha Varaha in Vaivashwatha manvatnara and next time as Neela Varaha or Krishna Varaha in Chakshusha Manvathara. In Vaivashwatah manavathara, when Svaayambhuva Manu wanted to start Srusty as per the order of Lord Brahma, he found that Earth has got submerged in water and there is no place for living. Then he prayed Lord Brahma who in turn prayed Lord Vishnu to protect Earth. Lord Shri Hari came out of nostril of Lord Brahma in the form of Swetha Varaha and went deep into water to bring back the Earth. When Adi Hiranyaksha came in the way protesting against rescuing of Earth, Lord Swetha Varaha killed him and brought back the Earth. In Chaktshusha Manvanthara Lord took the form of Krishna( Neela) Varaha to kill Hiranyakha, brother of Hiranya Kashipu, who were originally Shri Jaya and Vijaya, the Gate keepers of Vaikunta, but born as demons as per curse of Shri Sanaka maharshi. Shri Varaha is also creator of all the items required for Yajna and Yanja Abhimaani Devathas and so got the name as Yajna Varaha.
        Shri Achayra Madhva has praised Lord Varaha in Dwadasha Stothra and also mentioned about Varaha Sapthakshara(7) mantra, Varaha Chaturdhasha (14)mantra and Bhoovaraha mantra of 33 letters in Tantrasara Sangraha. Bhavisameera Shri Vadiraja Gurusarvabhoumaru has praised Lord Bhoovaraha in Dashavatara Stuthi and also in Theertha Prabhandha. Shri Rajaru has created two special stothras for Lord Bhoovaraha. In one stothra Shri Rajaru praised Lord Bhoovaraha along with his Upasya murthy Shri Hayavadana and in another stothra Shri Bhoovarha was praised along with Lord Narashimha.These two stothras are enclosed here for reference.
        It is also to be noted that Shri Varaha is the deity for 4th varna of OM. The first three varnas are A, U, Ma for which Shri Krishna, Shri Rama and Shri Narashimha are Abhimani Devathas. For the fourth one – nada -which needs special power for Upasana, Lord Varaha is Abhimani Devatha. Shri Vishnu Theertharu had this special power of Upasana and so Shri Achrya Madhva blessed him with Shri Bhoovaraha idol. It is also to be noted that out of Dashavathara only 4 deities, namely Shri Varaha, shri Narashimha, Shri Rama and Shri Krishna are widely worshipped by devotees and Shri Vadirajaru was blessed with special anugraha of Lord to worship all these four deities in the same samsthana peeta. Even now Shri Sode mata is unique in worshipping all these four deities in the same peeta at the same time. Also in Sode mata there are two Shri Varaha idols, one given by Shri Acharya Madhva which is worshipped as main Samshtana Deity and other small one is blessed to Shri Vadirajaru when he visited Shri Mushnam which is worshipped along with Shri Vyasa saligrama with daily abhisheka and other 9 types of Pooja.
        It is said that Lord BhooVaraha has to be prayed and worshipped to get rid all problem related to land and house. Only with the blessings of Lord Bhoovaraha, devotee may lead a peaceful life in the home else the house would be in mess.
        May Lord Bhoovaraha bless all of us with a peaceful home to continue our sadhana in the right path.
        NamaskAra
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        CHENNAI-600 091,Tamil Nadu, India.
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        For more information and to get Application to register in our suecessful Centre, alliance needy parents may simply send their e-mail ID by SMS to our Mob No 09444469340 or by e-mail to our ID .
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        AMS Flats, Narmadha Nagar,
        ULLAGARAM, Chennai 600 091
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      • Of the 108 ‘Divya Desams’ in Vaishnavite tradition, eight are supposed to be ‘Swayamvakta kshetrams’ (the idols appeared on their own). ‘Srimushnam’ is one among them. Situated near Chidambaram and Vridhachalam, it has a hoary past.
        Srimushnam’s presiding deity is ‘Lord Bhuvaraha’. Because of this, it is also called ‘Varaha Kshetram’. Lord Mahavishnu, unable to put up with the atrocities committed by Hiranyakshan, took the form of a ‘wild boar’ in order to rescue the world. In Krutayuga, the demon, Hiranyakshan, hid the world in the ‘Patala Loka’ (underworld) and tortured the Devas. The Almighty decided to punish him and so devoured him and rescued the world.
        The icon is made of Saligrama and is also called ‘Yagna Varahan’. The utsavamurthy does not resemble a wild boar in acceptance to the desire of His celestial consort. This is the only place where all the deities are Varaha Murtis. His consort ‘Ambujavalli Thayar’ looks ethereal, ever ready to bless her devotees.
        There are separate shrines for Lord Srinivasa, saint-poetess Andal, Lord Venugopala, Lord Vishvaksena, the great teacher Udayavar, Swami Desikan and ‘Kuzhandai Amman’, Thirumangai Mannan and guru non-pareil, Manavala Mamunigal.
        Let us peep into the history of the temple. The temple existed aeons ago and has withstood the onslaught of nature. But, only in the 16th century, it gained prominence, according to the inscriptions. The Vijayanagar kings took special interest in the renovation of the temple and constructed mandabams and shrines for Azhwars. They also systematised the daily poojas and designed important vahanas like the ‘thiru ther (temple car). The walls and gopuram of the temple are an architectural marvel.
        It is also believed that Vayu (the Wind God) and the Creator, the four-headed Brahma, perform their daily pooja here even now.
        The main deity, with the face of a boar – Bhuvarahavan – faces the west. Special mention should be made of ‘Kuzhandai Amman’, a shrine inside the temple complex, that faces north. The friends of our ‘Divine Mother’ pose there together.
        ‘Pavana Vimanam’ shelters the Almighty inside the temple complex. Several images of the gods and goddesses adorn the Vahanam. There are many sacred tanks – punya theerthams – embracing the temple. A holy dip in every tank is said to redeem us of our sins.
        It is a popular belief that Lord Bhuvarahan is manifested in Ashwatha form. The Ashwatha tree and the ‘Nithya Pushkarani’ are by the south-eastern corner of the temple. This divine tree is supposed to have withstood the vicissitudes of time, because it has been there from day one. It is believed that childless couples will be blessed with progeny if they circumambulate the tree with devotion. The place has been under the control of Madhwa Brahmins and Lord Hanuman stands as a sentinel near this holy place.
        The two sects of Vaishnavite Iyengar community – Vadagalai and Thengalai – take part in the rituals of the temple. The ‘Madhwas’ recite ‘Gajendra Moksham’ and ‘Srimushnam Puranam’ everyday. Similarly, even the Saivites are involved in rendering a song and reading of the almanac. Thus, the unity of Dwaitam, Advaitam and Visishtadvaitam is found here.

        The rivers, lakes and tanks in India have a great significance. The temple tank, called ‘Pushkarani’, is known for its medicinal values which is a panacea. Similarly, the temple tank in Srimushnam is called ‘Nithya Pushkarani’, and is considered more sacred than the mighty Ganga.
        The ‘Ashwatha tree’, which stands like a colossus near the sacred tank, has a beneficial effect of blessing sterile women with progeny. Meditation and chanting of ‘Gayathri Mantra’ under the tree after bathing in the holy tank vouchsafes a place in the heavens.
        Similarly, having a divine communion with Lord Bhuvarahan after a sacred dip in the ‘Nithya Pushkarani’ guarantees kingship in the next birth. Sundays and Thursdays are considered auspicious to bathe in the tank. Mortals caught in the quagmire of the mundane world will be redeemed of their karma once they take a holy dip here.
        There are a plenty of sacred tanks and each one has unique feature. God has promised to relieve mankind from the cycle of rebirths if he bathes in these tanks. Such is the efficacy of the ‘theertha snanam’.
        Having a sacred bath during solar and lunar eclipses, New Moon Day (Amavasya), Full Moon Day (Pournami ) is considered an act of punya.
        After the holy dip, one is expected to have a darshan of the presiding deity for the almighty will wash away one’s sins. Since Lord Mahavishnu is fond of ‘Ekadasi’, having a dip in the pushkarani and seeking the Lord’s grace and, of course, fasting (upavasam), assures one of moksha. The sacred tanks around the temple speak volumes about its sanctity.
        The Tamil New Year heralds the oncoming festivals in Srimushnam temple. During the month of April-May ‘Chitrai Utsavam’ is celebrated. The utsava murthy, ‘Yagna Varahan’, along with His consorts Sri Devi and Bhoomidevi, go around all the four mada streets around the temple. This culminates in the celebration of ‘float festival’ – theppotsavam – in the ‘Ashwatha Pushkaram’. The Lord with His two Lakshmis have a boat ride in the temple tank, that is illuminated for the purpose, accompanied by a retinue. The float festival reaches a crescendo when the boat speeds up.
        During the Brahmotsavam, the car festival attracts people from the neighbourhood. The ‘ther’ is supposed to be the widest in Tamil Nadu. During Masi Maham (full moon during February-March), the Lord and His consort visit the neighbouring hamlets and towns to give darshan to the devotees.
        Thaikkal, a tiny village near Killai which is a big town near Chidambaram, is a predominantly Muslim area. Situated on the shores of the ‘Bay of Bengal’, this place is an oasis of communal place and amity. This village was ruled by Nawab Hazarat Rahmatullah. Residing in a palace there, he paid obeisance to ‘Lord Bhuvarahan’ of Srimushnam when the idol was taken to Thaikkal to have a holy dip in the sea.
        It is accepted by all that the Lord transcends all religions here. The Muslim brethren welcome the presiding deity with grandeur. He criss-crosses Thaikkal and accepts the offerings of Muslims. It is indeed unique that the Lord stops in front of the mosque and accepts garlands and candy from the chief kazi. After lighting the camphor in the mosque, the kazi recites verses from the Holy Koran.
        The Lord makes his nocturnal visits in a flower-bedecked palanquin accompanied by bursting of crackers and splendid display of fireworks. There is an interesting story behind this.
        The Nawab, inflicted by an incurable disease, was almost sinking when a devotee of Sri Bhuvarahan happened to visit the Nawab. Sensing the seriousness of his condition, the man, a Madhwa Brahmin, offered him tulasi and holy water which he had got as prasadam from the Srimushnam temple. The Nawab accepted it reverently and he was cured of his malady miraculously. As a token of gratitude and thanks giving, he offered several acres of cultivable land and orchards to the temple trust. This property is under the survey of Madhwa Brahmins till date. In this village, no Hindu God, except Sri Bhuvarahan, is allowed to enter.
        The ‘Navarathri’ festival is conducted with gaiety and exuberance. The Goddess, Hemambujavalli, is decorated with silk sarees and flower garlands. She is carried in a palanquin festooned with fragrant flowers on the last Friday of the Tamil months Aadi and Thai.

  88. Posted by SHALINI on September 18, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Hello Meera madam,
    This is Shalini here. Thanks for this blog. The madhwa recipes are delicious. Can you please share the Bisibele bath recipe please? I really am in search of the authentic recipe.
    Thanks a lot!

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  89. Dear Universal Madhawa Bhandhus and Devotees of Parikkal Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Devaru,

    ~~~*** ” RAJAGOPURAM TO PARIKAL SRI LAKSHMI NARASIMHA “***~~~
    ” Sri Lakshmi Narasimha, Varalakshmi Narasimha,
    Jaya Lakshimi Narasimha, Jaya Narasimha.”
    ” Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy sankeerthanam , Govindha ! Govindha !! ”
    After a very very long time Sri. Sri. Lakshmi Narasimha Devaru has blessed and permitted HIS divottees for the Nirmana of 5 Tier Rajagopuram for HIM at PARIKKAL, in Villupuram Dist, Tamil Nadu, India.
    1) This is permitted by HR&EC Board of Tamil Nadu, under donor scheme.
    2) No Thirupani Kuzhu is permitted to be formed.
    3 ) The Govt. has not agreed to release any funds as this is permitted under donor scheme.
    4 ) As per the scheme no Ticket book can be printed.
    5) Donors can be taken from Donors
    6 ) There will be 5 Tier Gopuram
    7 ) As per the original estimate without the foundation is about to Rs 52 Lakhs.
    8) Later it was found that the existing foundation isnot strong enough to bear . the.load of 5 Tier Rajagopuram
    9 ) After finding out that a new foundation has to be built the cost of the . construction has gone upto Rs one crore.
    10 ) In case anybody needs any more info in this regard they can be requested to . contact Sri Narasimhamoorthy of Chennai ( Now in USA till Oct.31st) in his . E Mil I.D. and in Mob No +17185762650
    HUMBLE REQUEST : Please share this message to your Friends and . . Relatives to the maximum possible extent , with which . . you can get the punya of Nirmana of Rajagopurm and .. . also the blessing of Sri LAKSHMI NARASIMH SWAMY
    Information by:
    Srimushnam K Nagarajan, Organiser,
    Vivaha Marriage Information Centre,
    Ullagaram, Chennai 91,Tamil Nadu, India.
    Mob : 09444469340 e-mail
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  90. Posted by Prakash on September 17, 2015 at 9:42 am

    hello Meera,
    any luck with Kolala uduva” lyrics??

    Thanks.

    Reply

    • Dear Madam, Namaskara.

      The following is for your information and request please inform these details to our Universal Madhwas through your bloeg. Thanking you in anticipation.

      ~~~*** ” RAJAGOPURAM TO PARIKAL SRI LAKSHMI NARASIMHA “***~~~

      ” Sri Lakshmi Narasimha, Varalakshmi Narasimha, Jaya Lakshimi Narasimha, Jaya Narasimha.”

      ” Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy sankeerthanam , Govindha ! Govindha !! ”

      After a very very long time Sri. Sri. Lakshmi Narasimha Devaru has blessed and permitted HIS divottees for the Nirmana of 5 Tier Rajagopuram for HIM at PARIKKAL, in Villupuram Dist, Tamil Nadu, India.

      1) This is permitted by HR&EC Board of Tamil Nadu, under donor scheme. 2) No Thirupani Kuzhu is permitted to be formed. 3 ) The Govt. has not agreed to release any funds as this is permitted under donor scheme. 4 ) As per the scheme no Ticket book can be printed. 5) Donors can be taken from Donors 6 ) There will be 5 Tier Gopuram 7 ) As per the original estimate without the foundation is about to Rs 52 Lakhs. 8) Later it was found that the existing foundation isnot strong enough to bear . the.load of 5 Tier Rajagopuram 9 ) After finding out that a new foundation has to be built the cost of the . construction has gone upto Rs one crore. 10 ) In case anybody needs any more info in this regard they can be requested to . contact Sri Narasimhamoorthy of Chennai ( Now in USA till Oct.31st) in his . E Mil I.D. and in Mob No +17185762650

      HUMBLE REQUEST : Please share this message to your Friends and . . Relatives to the maximum possible extent , with which . . you can get the punya of Nirmana of Rajagopurm and .. . also the blessing of Sri LAKSHMI NARASIMH SWAMY With Kind regards, Srimushnam K Nagarajan, Organiser, Vivaha Marriage Information Centre, Ullagaram, Chennai 91,Tamil Nadu, India. Mob : 09444469340 e-mail ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      Note :For more information and to get Application to register Bride/Bridegroom, in our successful VIVAHA Centre, Alliance needy parents may simply send their e-mail ID by SMS to our Mob No 09444469340 or by e-mail to our ID .

      On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 4:12 AM, Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu wrote:

      > [image: Boxbe] Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu ( > comment-reply@wordpress.com) is not on your Guest List > > | Approve sender > > | Approve domain > > > Prakash commented: “hello Meera, any luck with Kolala uduva” lyrics?? > Thanks.”

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  91. Posted by Sharat on September 17, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Are you from Bangalore /HAL /Kundalahally.. cos I doubt whether it is the meera I know …
    Meera D/o Sri Subbarao Uncle …

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  92. Posted by Prakash on September 13, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    thanks a lot!

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  93. Posted by Prakash on September 13, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Hello Meera, I just heard “kolala uduva chathura yaare pelammayya” by Shri. Vidyabhushana. Need lyrics for this in English. Searched for this in net, but no luck. Request you to send me the lyrics.

    Thanks in advance.
    -Prakash

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    • Posted by meeraghu on September 13, 2015 at 11:28 am

      Let me search!

      Reply

    • Posted by Prasad Ramanna on August 29, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      ಕೊಳಲ ಊದುವ ಚತುರ ಯಾರೇ ಪೇಳಮ್ಮಯ್ಯ |3|
      ತಳಿರಂದದಿ ತಾ ಹೊಳೆವ ಕರದಿ ಪಿಡಿದು |2|
      ಕೊಳಲ ಊದುವ ಚತುರ ಯಾರೇ ಪೇಳಮ್ಮಯ್ಯ

      ನಾದದಿ ತುಂಬಿತು ಗೋವರ್ಧನ ಗಿರಿ
      ಯಾದವ ಕುಲ ಘನ ಪೊರೆದಿತು ಖಘ ಕುಲ |2|
      ಸಾದಿಸಿ ನೋಡಲು ಕೃಷ್ಣನು ಈಗಲು|2|
      ಸಾದ್ಯವೆನೆ ಭೃದವನಾದಳು |ಕೊಳಲ|

      ಮೇವು ಮರೆತವು ಗೋವುಗಳೆಲ್ಲವೂ ,
      ಸಾವಧಾನದಿ ಹರಿದಳು ಯಮುನೆ |2|
      ಅವು ಕಾವುತಲಿ ಗೋವಳ ನೆಲ್ಲರ|2|
      ಹಾವ ಭಾವದಲಿ ಭೃದವನಾದಳು |ಕೊಳಲ|

      ಸರರು ಸುರಿದರ ಆಕಾಶದಿ ಸುಮಗಳ
      ಸರಿದು ಪೋಗಿ ನೋಡೇ ಭೃದವನಾದಳು|2|
      ಸಾರಿ ಸಾರಿ ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣನನ್ನು ಈಗಲು |2|
      ತುರುಗಳ ತಾ ಕಾವ್ಯ ಕದಂಬ ವನದೊಳು |ಕೊಳಲ|

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  94. Posted by Sanjay on September 4, 2015 at 5:11 am

    Namaskara Meera Avarige!!!! This is the first time i have visited your blog… i must say thanks to the god for getting me here.. i have downloaded songs. read many things!!!! its a wonderful site.. i has every thing.. you are doing a great job!!! May Hari, Vaayu Gurugalu bless you and your family for ever ………

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  95. Dear Devotees ,Pranams,Sri Gurubhyo Namaha:
    To day 31.8.’15 Sri Guru Sarva Bhowmarau Sri Raghavendra 344th year Madhya Aradhana.
    Please Chant and Write Guru Nama (SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA:) 1008 times.
    UNIVERSAL SATHA KOTI SRI RAGHAVENDRA NAMA LIKITHA YAGNA

    Kaliyuga Kalpavruksha , Kamadhenu,Mantralaya Mahan Sri Sri Raghavendra swamiji blesses each and every one, irrespective of cast and creed, and one who prostrate before him in full faith and devotion.
    Incessant writing and chanting of this hymn is a panacea for all ills and problems in life, especially it gives Visesha Palan of Vivaha Prapthi, Santhana Prapthi, Arogya Prapthi and Ishwarya Prapthi
    Hence , by the Grace of Hari Vayu Gurughal, for the sake of our whole Universe, we had started in India ,one holy venture
    ‘ Universal Satha Koti Sri Raghavendra Nama Likitha Yagna ‘
    to write and chant 100 Corer Sri Raghavendra Guru Nama and to submit to our beloved Guru from all over the Universe..
    We welcome you and thank you for participating in this holy Likitha yagna to Write Sri Rayar Nama to get the blessings, for health,wealth,any genuine desires, all ambitions and mainly Ghyayna, Bakthi and Vairagya on Almighty.. We pray to Our beloved Guru to bless you and your Family for ever.
    We request one and all to start LIKITHA YAGNA ,writing of Guru’s nama as ” SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA “. In any language.
    This Book contains space for writing 1008 Nama. Pease try to write maximum number of books along with all your family members, you may also distribute these books to your Relatives and Friends..Anybody Male, female and children can write the Nama.
    For getting Blank Note Books to write Nama, please inform your e-mail Id to

    Completed books should be sent to the following address for submission to Guru.
    Please inform to your friends and relatives to participate in the yagna .
    With Kind Regards
    Srimushnam K NAGARAJAN
    Organiser & co ordinator,
    Satha koti Sri Raghavendra Nama Likitha Yagna
    No 42, Rajarathinam Main Road, AMS Flat Narmadha NagarUllagaram
    Chennai 600 091, Tamil Nadu, India .Mob : 09444469340

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  96. Sri Gurubhyo Namaha:
    UNIVERSAL SATHA KOTI SRI RAGHAVENDRA NAMA LIKITHA YAGNA
    Dear Devotees ,Pranams,
    Kaliyuga Kalpavruksha , Kamadhenu,Mantralaya Mahan Sri Sri Raghavendra swamiji blesses each and every one, irrespective of cast and creed, and one who prostrate before him in full faith and devotion.
    Incessant writing and chanting of this hymn is a panacea for all ills and problems in life, especially it gives Visesha Palan of Vivaha Prapthi, Santhana Prapthi, Arogya Prapthi and Ishwarya Prapthi
    Hence , by the Grace of Hari Vayu Gurughal, for the sake of our whole Universe, we had started in India ,one holy venture
    ‘ Universal Satha Koti Sri Raghavendra Nama Likitha Yagna ‘
    to write and chant 100 Corer Sri Raghavendra Guru Nama and to submit to our beloved Guru from all over the Universe..
    We welcome you and thank you for participating in this holy Likitha yagna to Write Sri Rayar Nama to get the blessings, for health,wealth,any genuine desires, all ambitions and mainly Ghyayna, Bakthi and Vairagya on Almighty.. We pray to Our beloved Guru to bless you and your Family for ever.
    We request one and all to start LIKITHA YAGNA ,writing of Guru’s nama as ” SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA “. In any language.
    This Book contains space for writing 1008 Nama. Pease try to write maximum number of books along with all your family members, you may also distribute these books to your Relatives and Friends..Anybody Male, female and children can write the Nama.
    For getting Blank Note Books to write Nama, please inform your e-mail Id to

    Completed books should be sent to the following address for submission to Guru.
    Please inform to your friends and relatives to participate in the yagna . details
    Note : Malaysian Devotees please contact our co ordinator Smt Sumathy Vinayagam in Peenang in her Mob No.+60103711329 or in her mail Id. for Blank Books to write Sri Guru Holy Nama. Thank you.
    With Kind Regards
    Srimushnam K NAGARAJAN
    Organiser & co ordinator,
    Satha koti Sri Raghavendra Nama Likitha Yagna
    No 42, Rajarathinam Main Road, AMS Flat Narmadha NagarUllagaram
    Chennai 600 091, Tamil Nadu, India .Mob : 09444469340

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  97. Dear Meera Madam, One can know their Gothra and thier parent Rishy, from the Pravara if the elders of the family performs Sandhyavandhana. elders has to enlight the youngsters in this. Thank you.

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  98. Posted by Girish on August 28, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Madam, thanks for being so active and also trying to be informative in all your blog posts, had a question, how do we find if we belong to Rigveda or Yajurveda ( madhwa). Do help.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on August 28, 2015 at 8:42 am

      I asked the same question to my Dad and Husband. They said just like you know what Gothra you belong to, someone elder will know if you belong to Rigveda or Yajurveda. Ask you father or uncle anyone belonging to your Gothra.

      Reply

      • Ok, so is there no way to find it out, the answer I got was Rigveda, but will try to find out, if you seem to have an answer in the coming days, do share the same, thanks a lot for the reply and being really very active in response. Also hope today is the start of Rayara Aradhane, let the blessings be bestowed upon everyone.

        || Sri hari.||

  99. Posted by chandrika on August 27, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Hi,

    I am a Madhwa Brahmin too. I am married to a non brahmin now, so not sure if I continue to be a brahmin.
    But I wished somebody from my Family had resisted the marriage. Nobody ever did so it went on smoothly.
    My husband is the best person I have ever met. He is honest, soft natured and a very simple person. He never speaks or thinks ill for anyone.

    All is good except the customs and traditions. As a Madhwa, there are so many customs, traditions which as a family you come together. I miss all those. My mom doesn’t really bother to tell me what has to be done on specific days or festivals, even though the marriage was not a sole mistake of mine.

    Nevertheless Meera, your blog helps me a lot. Feels really nice and peaceful reading and celebrating the festivals the way you mention.

    Thank you!

    Chandrika

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    • Posted by meeraghu on August 27, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Chandrika,
      Don’t lose heart. Maybe your parents are hurt and that’s why they don’t want to ask you to do anything. You were born a Madhwa and will always be one. Follow your faith, God helps those who help themselves. Our Beloved Rayaru is a great example and if you read his miracles he doesn’t care what religion we belong to, only cares about our devotion and our goodness.

      Take care, and Almighty Lord and Rayaru will bless you. And I am very glad to hear how good your Husband is. A blessing from God himself.

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      • Posted by chandrika on August 28, 2015 at 12:54 pm

        Thank you so much Meera aunt for such kind words. Really happy to have come across your blog :). Thanks again!

      • Posted by meeraghu on August 28, 2015 at 1:28 pm

        I didn’t do anything, Chandrika. I like being supportive of anyone who shares their hardships here. There is a reason why they feel that way, and I am humbled.

  100. Hi Meera,

    It is so wonderful to see all our customs on your blog. I wanted the extract from satika vrata ratna mala for bheemana amavasya and found your page for pooja vidhana. It is extremely helpful specially for people like us who are abroad. Thank you for this. A request, if possible can you please upload the pooja vidhana and vratha kathe for Gauri-Ganesha habba from satika vrata ratna mala? would be really helpful! Thank you once again!

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  101. ” PUSHYARKA ”
    पूज्याय राघवेन्द्राय सत्यधर्मरताय च ।
    भजतां कल्पवृक्षाय नमतां कामधेनवे !!
    Hare Srinivasa. Sri Gurubhyo Namha: Om Sri Raghavndrayaa Namaha:
    Pushya Naksathra and Thursday combines on 13.08.’15. Pushya is the holy birth star of Mantralya Mahan Sri Sri Raghavendra Swamy. If it combines on Thursday it is called ” PUSHYAR KA ” (means Guru Pushya Yoga ) In this auspicious day it is a boon and golden Opportunity to chant Sri Sri Raghavendra Swamy Stothra . So we request all our Madhwa Bhandhus to Chant Guru Stothra and write Guru Nama as much as possible time (at least a minimum of 108 times).and get the grace of Guru with which Sri Hari mathu Vayu Devara Poornanugraha, More over in this auspicious day
    “JOIN IN SATHA KOTI SIR RAGHAVENRA SWAMY NAMA LIKITHA YAGNA ”
    write and chant Sr Raghavendra Nama maximum Time possible in any language as follows
    ” श्रीं राघवेन्द्रय नमः ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಾಯ ನಮಃ
    ஸ்ரீ ராகவேந்திராய நமஹ ; Sri Raghavendraya Namaha:”
    To get Blank Note Books To write Guru Nama
    Send Your e-mail ID to
    ———- CONTACT ————–
    Srimushnam K NAGARAJAN ,Organiser & co ordinator.
    Universal Satha Koti Sri Raghavendra nama Likitha Yagna.
    No 42, Rajarathinam Main Road, AMS Flat Narmadha Nagar,
    Ullagaram Chennai 600 091, Tamil Nadu, India.
    Mob : 09444469340More over

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    • Posted by meeraghu on August 12, 2015 at 11:24 am

      Thanks, Sir. Appreciate your comment.

      Reply

      • Sri Gurubhyo Namaha:
        UNIVERSAL SATHA KOTI SRI RAGHAVENDRA NAMA LIKITHA YAGNA
        Dear Devotees ,Pranams,
        Kaliyuga Kalpavruksha , Kamadhenu,Mantralaya Mahan Sri Sri Raghavendra swamiji blesses each and every one, irrespective of cast and creed, and one who prostrate before him in full faith and devotion.
        Incessant writing and chanting of this hymn is a panacea for all ills and problems in life, especially it gives Visesha Palan of Vivaha Prapthi, Santhana Prapthi, Arogya Prapthi and Ishwarya Prapthi
        Hence , by the Grace of Hari Vayu Gurughal, for the sake of our whole Universe, we had started in India ,one holy venture
        ‘ Universal Satha Koti Sri Raghavendra Nama Likitha Yagna ‘
        to write and chant 100 Corer Sri Raghavendra Guru Nama and to submit to our beloved Guru from all over the Universe..
        We welcome you and thank you for participating in this holy Likitha yagna to Write Sri Rayar Nama to get the blessings, for health,wealth,any genuine desires, all ambitions and mainly Ghyayna, Bakthi and Vairagya on Almighty.. We pray to Our beloved Guru to bless you and your Family for ever.
        We request one and all to start LIKITHA YAGNA ,writing of Guru’s nama as ” SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA “. In any language.
        This Book contains space for writing 1008 Nama. Pease try to write maximum number of books along with all your family members, you may also distribute these books to your Relatives and Friends..Anybody Male, female and children can write the Nama.
        For getting Blank Note Books to write Nama, please inform your e-mail Id to

        Completed books should be sent to the following address for submission to Guru.
        Please inform to your friends and relatives to participated in the yagna . details
        With Kind Regards
        Srimushnam K NAGARAJAN
        Organiser & co ordinator,
        Satha koti Sri Raghavendra Nama Likitha Yagna
        No 42, Rajarathinam Main Road, AMS Flat Narmadha NagarUllagaram
        Chennai 600 091, Tamil Nadu, India .Mob : 09444469340

      • Posted by meeraghu on August 12, 2015 at 3:40 pm

        Sir,
        This is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

      • – Sri Gurubhyo Namaha –
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        During the past six years, several hundreds of parents benefited by registering their children in our successful center . Moretha 900 + Alliances settled by the Anugraha of Almighty and the Divine blessings of our beloved Gurugalu Mantralaya Mahan Sri Sri Raghavendra Swamy. ..
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        Kindly spread over this message regarding our Matrimonial service to all of your Friends and Relatives in all over the universe, so that, those who are in need of and seeking Alliance for their children may be benefited by your yeoman service.
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        ULLAGARAM, Chennai 600 091
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  102. ” SATHA KOTI SRI RAGHAVENDRA NAMA LIKITHA YAGNA ”
    (Send your e-mail ID to to get Blank Note Books to write Holy Nama and submit to Sri Guru )
    Dear Readers, Om Sri Raghavendraya Namaha: Pranams,
    We want to record our sincere appreciation for the readers’ and others’ response to the appeal for participation in the congregational writing of Sri Raghavendra Nama Likithayajna arranged, that it lets in a flow of great thoughts into the mind that brings about a change in the very thought dynamics, and the regular recitation elevates one’s thinking pattern to a very high level; and the one performed in congregation, for a specific purpose, lends strength to the cause,
    that participation in the maha Sri Rayar Nama Likitha yajna is not restricted only to the Maadhwas; all Brahmins, irrespective of the school of thought they belong to, can participate in it; their participation in the divine project would be highly appreciated.
    The programme of Shata-koti Sri Raghavendra Nama Likitha Yana is a maha yanjya in every sense, in its magnitude, and in the number of participants; it is a divine project by virtue of having
    Dear Readers, we are indeed blessed ones for being privileged to participate in this divine project. Let us contribute to the divine project. Let us serve the Lord and humanity through this divine project.
    With warm regards,
    Srimushnam K Nagarajan,
    Organiser & Co Ordinator
    Satha Koti Sri Raghavendra Nama Likitha Yagna
    Chennai 600 091, INDIA
    Mob : 09444469340

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  103. Posted by Mutturaj on August 11, 2015 at 4:59 am

    madam my name is Mutturaj. fats 4 years aytu vanda prblm bandu , adu yenu antane artha agtilla. i’m Rank Hold stud. bt aa prblm bandaginda reading n writting full prblm agide. yalla temples , yalla praytatnanu vyarth agta ide. yene Puje madisidru 2 days after mat prblm start . ghost problm n black magic prblm anta yaldru heltare . bt yar kaiyindanu permanent solutin yaru madtilla. body condition normal ide anta docors heltare. bt yen madoda antane tilitilla. ega suicide vanda parihaara anta bhavisidde. bt nam friend advise mele nimage keltirodu. e kshetrakke beti kotre nanda yall samasye parihaara agatta , na modalina riti agbahuda?

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    • Posted by meeraghu on August 11, 2015 at 9:17 pm

      Yes, please visit Kamadhenu Kshetra. Mention you came across my blog. Definitely have faith. Rayaru will definitely help.

      Reply

      • I visited Kamadhenu Kshetra and met Poojya Seshachar and discussed my problem with him. After meditation for a few minues he was kind enough to give mantrakshate and blessed us saying our problem will be solved. This is a powerful place.

      • Posted by meeraghu on August 12, 2015 at 8:30 am

        Yes Sir it is.

  104. Posted by S.VYJAYANTHIMALA on August 11, 2015 at 1:09 am

    Madam,
    Thank u for your reply. jeevanadalli ati kashta kottagalu navu devarannu mareyalilla. Adakke ivaru thuba gatti jana. ivarige sariyagi mada beku anta, navu sayovarevigu anubhavisuvanthaha dodda novanne kottu bitta. Makkalige, navu yeshtu bidisi helidaru, mundina problem avarige arthavaguthilla. Avaru ishta pattiruva non brahmin hudugaranne maduve aguvudagi heli bittidare. Avara decision change aaguva hage kanuttale illa. Idu yava reeti grahacharavo gothilla.Ganda hendathina, lovers na separate madidre papa anthare. Finally, thumba chennagidda namma family, jeevana yella bari gondala maya aagi bittitu. Yellige kone muttutho gothilla.

    with regards,
    mala

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  105. Further to what I said above, your husband may recite the most powerful stotra from Bhagavatha called “NARAYANA VARMA” which can be completed in 10 minutes. Take upadesha from a good Acharya and start. This stotra is enough to destroy enemies. Also Madhwacharya’s SUNDARAKANDA STOTRA and HARIVAYU STUTHI are other powerful stotras to ward off evil powers destroying peace.

    NARAYANA VARMA stotra’s kannada versions written by Sri Vyasaraja gurusarvabhoumaru and Sri Vadiraja swamy are also available for parayana by ladies. The girl’s mother may do parayana of any of the two which are small and takes little time.

    Om Sri Raghavendraya Namaha

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  106. ಅಂಧೋಹಂ ಕರುಣಾಸಿಂಧೋ ವೀಕ್ಷೇ ನ ಕ್ಷೇ ಮಪದ್ಧತಿಂ |
    ಇಂದಿರೇಶ ಕರಂ ಗೃಹ್ಣನ್ ವರ್ತಯಾನಿಂದ್ಯ ವರ್ತ್ಮನಿ ||

    Just five minutes back I have read Poojya Vidwan Vishnudas Nagendrachar ‘s rare gift of the above verse. This two line versem was written by Sodenivasa Sri Sri Vadiraja Swamygalu. ‘ಅಂಧಾಹಂ’ for ladies instead of ‘ಅಂಧೋಹಂ’ . In critical decision making process, if this verse is recited in pooja room Paramatma takes care of the situation. You may kindly try. Your husband may also recite this verse when you are in pure form as many times as possible. You may also refer to VISWANANDINI group in FACEBOOK for the above with clear word by word meanings. The Acharya got practical solution several times.
    I am also facing problem with my son who is in US and completed 33 years and though has no affairs with anyone, not interested in marriage. When he likes an alliance, from bride’s side there wont be any response. When bride side like him, he does not like This is what has been going on for the last five years and we are fed up. The silver lining came today. Let us hope for the best. I will start reciting from tomorrow onwards. Good luck.

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  107. Posted by S.Vyjayanthimala on August 7, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Madam,

    This is my email id vishmala_1958@rediffmail.com. Yenadaru solutions idre, please heli.

    with regards
    mala

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    • Posted by meeraghu on August 7, 2015 at 8:37 am

      Mala,
      I read your comment several times. I am really not in a position to advise anything. As parents we have so much expectations on our kids. If something goes wrong the whole world falls apart.
      I wish I could help. Trust in the Lord Almighty, if he created this situation he will definitely help resolve.

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  108. Posted by S.Vyjayanthimala on August 5, 2015 at 3:50 am

    Madam,
    Few months back, I wrote about my daughter’s marriage. Avalu yake maduve beda annuthiddale, yarannadaru ishta pattidala anta keliddaga, hagella yenu illa anta heliddalu. Thanage maduvene beda, hage iddu bidutheeni, ramakrishna ashrama seruthini anthella heluthidda hudugi eega ondu dodda bomb hakiddale. Eeega avalige sade sath shani shuruvagide. Navu avala maduvegagi pooje yella madisi bandevu. Amele ondu dina avalanna maduve bagge kelidaga, nanage maduve beda thangige madi anta helidlu. Tumba kelidaga, tanu obba huduganannu ishta paduthiruvudagi helidalu. Konege vicharisidaga, huduga non brahmin, non vegitarian. Namage thumba shock. Eee vichara namma ammana mane kade, yajamanara mane kade gothadare, namma mana maryadi yella hogutte. Amele yaru nammanna kareyodu illa matanadisodu illa. manassige bandante adi kolluttare. Idellavannu, avalige bidisi helidaga, avalu yenu helidalu gotta ? Nimage ishtavadare maduve madisi. Iillandre, life long hage iddu biduthene. Nanagenu bejarilla anta heli bittalu. Eeega bisi tuppa nunguva hago illa uguliva hago illa. Nungidare hotte sudutte. Ugulidare, magala balu halagutte. Nanageega 56 years. Yejamanarige 62 years. Yenu maduvudu dikke thochuttilla. Innu ondu vichara gotta madam, Nammalle, avalu oppa bahudu anta ondu website nalli, register madisi, sumaru jataka kalisiddvi. Avaladdu BSC. Classical Dancer. Adaralli Engineers – engineers doctors – doctors matra keliduu. Hagadre, degree odiruva hudugi, engineer athava doctor na maduve aga barade ? Yeshondu enquirey madidevu. Namma magalu nodalu chennage iddale. Adare yaru response madale illa. Konege doddavarinda banda upadesha yenu gotta ? Yava gandu sikkutto avana jothe madi javabdari kaledu kolli. Ninna magalu rati alla manmathanata huduga sikkalu. Jataka ada huduga hege iddaru paravagilla andru. Hagadre, hennige yenu belene illava madam. Namma makkalu chennagirabeku anta aase padodu tappa madam. Eeega avalu ishta pattiruva huduga nodalu lakshanvagiddane. Olle huduganante kanuttane. Engineer, MNC company yalli kelasa maduthiddane. Bari Brahmanaru, Brahmanru anthivi. Maduve vichara bandage yella high level, dignity anta noduttare. Hagadare, badavara mane hennu makkalu yelli hogabeku. Avarigu yenu aase irallava neeve heli madam.
    Namma yejamanu, avale ishta pattiddu. Bekidre register marriage madikondu hogali. Nanu maduve madodu illa. Maduvege barodu illa. Papi, nanna mana maryade yella haraju haki bittalu anta, koogadi thumba dina avalanna mate adisiralilla.
    Eeega heli madam. Idakkenadru pariharavideya. Namma paristhiti sayuva hagoo illa. Badukuva hagoo illa. Trishanku taraha agide. Yenu maduvudu. Yochane madi, madi, devara dayadinda ishtu dine aarogyavagidda namage, eega ondonde problem shruvagide. Please reply madi.

    With regards
    Mala

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  109. Posted by Latha Ranganathan on July 21, 2015 at 1:11 am

    what is the meaning of tholu tholu tholu ranga tholannadai…

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  110. ” SATHA KOTI SRI RAGHAVENDRA NAMA LIKITHA YAGNA ”
    ” Poojyaya Raghavendraya Sathya Dharma Rathayacha
    Bajatham Kalpavirukshaya Namatham Kamathenuve ”
    “LIKITHA YAGNA ” Process had been originally Initiated and Started by Sri HANUMAN in Ramayana before construction of SETHU bridge ,easily to Cross the Occasion with the Nama Bhala of Sri Sri Rama ,and to reach Lanka.
    As to follow the same phenomina and to cross our Hurdles in our Life occasion ( Samsara Sahara )and to reach Moksha ,now in Kali Ugha ‘ LIKITHA YAGNA ‘ is the only way as Sri Purandhara Dasa says,
    ‘ NEENYAKO RANGA HANGYAKO, NINA
    NAMADHA BHALA ONDHU IDHARA SAKO “.
    So by the the Grace of Hari Vayu Guruhalu , for the sake of our whole universe, we had started in India a holy venture of
    ” SATHA KOTI SRI RAGHAVENDRA NAMA LIKITHA YAGNA ”
    to write 100 crore NAMA and to submit to Mantralaya Mahan, Kaliyuga kamadhenu, Kalpa Viruksha Sri Sri Raghavendra Swamy for getting HIS divine blessings easily.
    Hence,We humbly request all the Universal ,each and every devotee of Sri Raghavendra ,please Join your hands in the golden opportunity and holy venture of Universal “LIKITHA YAGNA ” and write Guru Nama to get the Divine blessings of Guru.
    We request everybody to start LIKITHA YAGNA( writing of Guru’s name as SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA:) as much as possible time by them in any language and submit the same to the Guru
    Any body (Male,Female and Children) can write Maximum possible time of NAMA in any language and in any time
    SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA: ஶ்ரீ ராகவேந்ராய நமகt :
    SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA; ஶ்ரீ ராகவேந்ராய நமக :
    SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA : ஶ்ரீ ராகவேந்ராய நமக:
    SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA: ஶ்ரீ ராகவேந்ராய நமக:”
    To fulfil the goal, it will be needed 10,00,000 note books each contain 1008 Nama to be printed.we request you , please write maximum number of books by yourself and along with all your family members., you may also distribute these books to your Friends.
    You may also join hands by donating liberally and sponsoring the cost of books, to print any number of books (minimum of 100 Books Cost Rs. 7500/- only.,)
    HOW TO GET NAMA BOOK FOR WRITING ?
    Each book contains 1008 Namas. and Kannikkai is Rs. 100/- only per book.
    . For sending Books by post please send your FULL POSTAL ADDRESS along Rs.1000/- only + postage Rs. 150/- (MINIMUM 10 BOOKS ) by Check or D D in favour of K Nagarajan, payable at chennai ) or tansfer the money through NEFT/RTGS (Net Banking) to our S. B Account No 061201000033522, Indian Overseas Bank, Adambakkam Branch, Chennai 600 088, IFS Code IOBA 000612. Name K. Nagarajan. Or the amount may be remitted through mail transfer from any bank in India to the above Account.
    Please try to write maximum number of Books possible along with all your family members.. Moreover please share and request to all your Friends , relatives to participate in the ‘ HOLY LIKITHA YAGNA ” and get the blessings of Sri Guru Raghavendra .
    With Kind Regards,
    Srimushnam K NAGARAJAN,
    Organiser and Co-ordinater,
    Universal Satha Koti Sri Rayar Nama LIKITHA YAGNA ,
    No42, Rajarathinam Main Road,
    AMS Flats, Narmadha Nagar,
    ULLAGARAM, Chennai 600 091
    Tamil Nadu, INDIA.-
    Mob : 09444469340
    e-mail :srmkallu.vivaha@gmail.com

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  111. Posted by Monika on July 6, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Hi Meera avre,

    During chaturmasya time, there is a tradition to give daana on every dwadashi. In the first year of marriage, it would be arshina-kumkuma and so on. If possible, can you/someone post the list in English/Sanskrit.

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  112. Namaskara Meeraavre,

    Happy to inform you that iam blessed with 2nd boy baby, and request you suggest some good vedic names if possible starting letter – Y, H, G, J or anyone no problem.
    I have posted my two sons photos in facebook, please look into that when ever you are free.

    Regards
    Jyothi

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  113. Posted by geetha on July 1, 2015 at 12:38 am

    Hi, Meera Mam, thank you very much for your prompt and early reply. Please post english version of this pooja as early as possible. thank you very much.

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  114. Posted by geetha on June 30, 2015 at 2:25 am

    madam, how are you? I am a big fan/follower of your blog. Can you please send me sravana mangala gowri pooja vidhana in telugu. As we are madhwas settled in delhi but I could not read kannada very well. Because I studied most of the time in andhra, i can read in telugu only. Hope you find time for my work. Sincerely I thank you for the same in advance.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on June 30, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      Geetha,
      I am doing good. As the festival approaches most details will be posted. And will include English translation as well. I don’t know Telugu so definitely cannot write anything in Telugu.

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  115. Namaskar. This is the TULASIMATA KSHETRA I have mentioned earlier. I visited this Tulasimata also and kudos to Sri Sreedharachar of this great kshetra. Myself and a number of devotees in Hyderabad have already started akhanda SRIRAM JAYARAM japa after obtaining ID Number from Sri Sreedharachar. His task is noble. Yantroddaraka sahita Rayar Brindavan is there in a very peaceful surroundings. Many devotees all over the world can join his Rama japa programme which can be recited anywhere anytime and monthly account submitted to him.

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  116. Posted by Sreedhara on June 27, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Namaskara
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  117. Other names for Adhika Masa –
    “Mala Maasa”, – as Srihari will remove all our sins during this maasa.
    As this month will be without sankranti, there is no importance of
    Shubha kaarya like Marriage, Upanayana, Gruhapravesha, etc.
    “malimlucha”, – When there is no sun in a particular month it
    is termed as “Malimucha”. There are dwadashadityaru, viz.,
    AruNa, Surya, bhaanu, tapana, indra, ravi, gabhasti, Aryama,
    hiraNyarEtasa, divaakara, mitra, viShNu will be born in each
    twelve months. There will be no sun during the thirteenth
    month. Therefore the works of the Sun will be done by the
    suryamandala itself.
    maasEShu dvaadashaadityaa: tapaMtE hi yathaakramaM |
    napuMsakEdhikE maasi maMDalaM tapasE rave ||
    purushottama maasa” – as Purushottama is the maasa
    niyamaka. Once Chaturmuka brahmadevaru kept the Saadhane done
    through Vedokta acharane in one side of a scale and sadhane done
    done during purushottama maasa. Then the scale weighed more in
    purushottama sadhane side itself, which clearly explains the
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  118. Adhika maasada apoopa daana vidhi mattu sankalpa
    Apoopadaana krama-33 apoopagalannu tayarisi ondu kanchina paatre yalli haaki bere paatre yalli tuppa vannu ittu hirnya sahitavaagi(chinna)daana maadabeku
    Tryastrimshad apoopannam kaamsya paatre nidhayacha
    Sagrutam sahirnyamcha brmhanaya nivedayeth
    Hirnya (chinna)daana vannu shakti illadiruvaaga 33 naanya (coins) galannu daana maada bahudu jotege 33 viledele 33 adikegalannu kodabeku modalu devara edurinalli mandalavannu maadi adaramele belliya athava taamrada hittale ya paatre yannu ittu kelage kotta hesaru galannu helutta aa paatre yalli 33 apoopagalannu idabeku
    Adikamaasadalli daana koduva modalu helabekada devata naamagalu
    Asta vasugalu
    Dhrona-vishnu
    Dhruva- jishnu
    Dosha – maha vishnu
    Arka-hari
    Agni krishna
    Dyow adhokshja
    Prana keshava
    Vibhavasu madhava
    Ekadasha rudraru
    Bheema-rama
    Raivata- achyuta
    Oja -purushottama
    Ajaikapath-govinda
    Mahan-vamana
    Bahuroopa sri shakti
    Bhava – srikantaha
    Vamadeva -vishwa sakshi
    Ugra- narayana
    Vrushakapi -madhuripu
    Arhibudna-aniruddha
    Dwadasha Adityaru
    Vivaswan-trivikrama
    Aryamana-vasudeva
    Poosha-jagdyoni
    Twastru-ananta
    Savitru-shesha shaaye
    Bhaga-sankarshana
    Dhaatru-pradyumna
    Parjanya-daityari
    Varuna-vishwatomukha
    Mitra-janardhana
    Shakra-dharavaasa
    Urukrama-damodara
    Prajapati-aghamardhana
    Vashatkaara – sripati
    Heege 33 devategalu mattu antaryami galannu tilidu daanadi galannu maada beku
    Apoopa daana sankalpa
    Aachmya-prananaayamya Deshakaalow sankeertya-astavasu, ekadasha rudra, dwadasha Aditya Prajapati Vashatkaarakya tryastrimshat devatantargata sri bharati ramana mukya prantargata sri vishnavaadi trayastrimshan naamadhari Mala maasa devataabinna sri putushottama phteranaya sri purushottama preetyartam Prutvi daana samaphalam tryastrimshat apoopa daanamaham karishye endu heli mantrakshate neerannu bidabeku
    Asmin bramhane purushottamam aavahaishye endu heli bramhana mele mantrakshate yannu haaka beku
    Vishnu prartahana mantra
    Chandramshu nirmalaapoopaha shaali godhuma nirmitaaha
    Aaharah sarva devanaam Te me kurvantu mangalam
    Vishnu roopi Sahasramshuhu sarva paapa vinashanaha
    Apoopanna pradhanena mama paapam vyapohatu
    Kurukshetramayam deshaha kaalaha sarva dwijo harihi
    Prutivi samamidam daanam gruhana purushottamaha
    Malaanaam cha vishudyartam paapa prashamanaya cha
    Putra poutraabhivrudyartam tava daasyami bhaskaraha
    Narayana jagad bheeja bhaskara prati roopakaha
    Vrate naanena putramshcha sampadam chaapi vardhaya
    Yasya hate gada chakre garudo yasya vahanaha
    Shankhah karatale yasya same vishnuhu prasidatu
    Kaala kaastadi roopena nimesha ghatikadina
    Yo vanchayati bhutani tasmai kaalatmane namaha
    Apoopa daana kaala dalli bhagavadroopa chintane
    Vishnum jishnum mahaVishnum harim krishnam adhokshjam
    Keshavam madhavam ramam achyutam purushotamam
    Govindam vamanam srisham srikantham vishwasakshinanam
    Narayanam madhuripum aniruddham trivikramam
    Vasudevam jagadyonim anantam sheshashaayenam
    Sankarshanam cha pradyumnam daityarim vishatomukam
    Janardhanam dharavaasam damodhara maghardanam
    Sripatim cha trayastrimshad uddishya prati namabhihi
    Mantrai retaishcha yo dadyaat trayastrimshad apoopakam
    Prapanoti vipulaam lakshmim putra poutradi santatim
    Idam sopaskaram trayastrimsha dapoopam sadakshinakaam
    satambulam sri Bharati ramana mukya prantargata sri purushottamasya preetim kaamayamaanaha tubyamaham sampradade namama namama endu heli bramhana rige apoopa daana vannu kottu namskara maadi ashirwada vannu padeya beku konege
    yasyatsmrutyacha……..ee mantra vannu heli anena puroshottama pooja daana santarpanena Bhagavan Bharati ramana mukyaprantargata
    Radha samets purushottama Priyataam preeto varadobhavatu
    srikrishnarpanamastu

    Hare Srinivasa.

    Srimushnam K Nagarajan, Organiser,
    Vivaha Marriage Information Centre,
    Chennai 91, Tamil Nadu India
    Mob No. 09444469340.
    Alliance needy Madhwa parents may contact us with their e-mail Id to us in our Id srmkallu.vivaha@gmail.com. Our service is un ONLINE SERVICE to all over India and

    Abrod. Please share with all your Friends and Relatives seeking alliance for their children.our website. srmkalluvivaha.wordpress.com.

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  119. Adikamasa andarae yanu ?
    Adhika Masa is the thirteenth month in a Calender year followed by Lunar Calender,i.e., Chandramana reethya. It is not followed by those who are following Solar Calender, i.e., Sourmaana Reethya.
    As per Chandramaana reethya, we have 354 days in a calendar year. But as per Sourmana reethya, (Solar Calender) we have 365 days. So, there is a difference of 11 days between Sourmana reethya and Chandramana reethya. So, these extra days difference of 11 days will be added, once in 33 months (32 months, 16 days , and 4 ghalige to be precise) , so that there is extra 29 or 30 days in that particular year. This concept of adding one extra month after every 33 months is known as Adhika Masa
    Adhika Maasa is applicable for Chandramana followers only.
    The lunar calendar is completely synchronizes with the solar calendar in a period of 60 years.
    Mathematically, a Chandramana Varsha (Lunar calendar = 29.5305 X 12 = 354.366 days) has 354 days, while a Soura Varsha (Solar calendar = 365.2587 days) has 365 days, the difference being 11 days per year.
    For one year (12 months) – 11 days
    For second year (12 months) – 11 days
    For 8 months ( 8 months) – 7 ½ days
    For 16 days & 4 galige – ½ days
    Duties during Adhika Maasa –
    Maasa snaana – Throughout the month, we have to get up early during arunodayakala itself and do the snaana in rivers, and thirthas or atleast in wells. (Even when we are doing the snaana in a Pipeline water supplied by watersupply board, we have to do the chintana of Ganga sankalpa and do it).
    Nakta Bhojana – We have to do the fasting till night and do the bhojana only in the night.
    Ayachita Vrata – We must not ask anybody anything. We have be yadruchchaalaaba santrupta.
    Dharana parana – One day upavaasa (DharaNa), next day (PaaraNa) – with this 15 days upavasa and 15 days bhojana.
    Tambula Daana – During Adhikamasa, if we give tamboola daana to brahmana suvasiniyaru, our dourbhagya will be removed and we will get soubhagya.
    Deepa daana – During this month we have to light “Akanda deepa” in the devara mane. We must ensure that the deepa never goes off throughout the day-night.
    Apoopa daana – During this month, one has to give apoopadaana of 33 apoopa to brahmana daily. However, we can give more than 33 also, but not less than 33. If it is not possible to give apoopa daana on all the days, one can give it on any particular day. It must be accompanied by same number of Tamboola (Villedele), and dakshine. If we are doing on any single day – Shukla dwaadashi, pourNami, Krishna Dwadashi, amavasye, Krishna paksha astami, navami and chaturdashi is preferable.

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  120. Posted by Leelavathy on June 13, 2015 at 1:59 am

    we need adhikamasa details in English…..

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  121. Hello Madam
    Am visiting my son in DC and want to send you a book by my 80 year old mother. It is called gruhini and has been published for 30 yrs…..you might want to review the book or use some recipes if you find them interesting. Kindly send me your postal address by mail so that I can send a copy of the book.
    Your writing helps a lot of people!
    All the best
    Sudhakar

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  122. Hare Srinivasa. Welcome Madam. It is not possible for me to post the Aradhana patrika in your blog. If it is possible I can post all the Information Reg our Philosophy events in India. Please inform me how to post Phtotos

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  123. SRI VIJAYEENDRA THEERTHARA ARADHANA
    SRI SRI RAGHAVENDRA SWAMI MRITHIKA BRINDHAVANA PUNAR
    PRATHISTAPANA & MAHA KUMBABISHEKA VAIBAVA
    FROM 12.06.’15 ,14 & 15.06.’15 @ KUMBHAKONAM
    Tamil Nadu, India.
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    Alliance seeking Brahmin parents may send their e-mail Id to us by SMS to our Mob.09444469340 or by mail to our ID
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  124. Posted by preetha on June 2, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Namaskara Meera. I am follow your blog for Pooha vidhi and I always use it on friday to read bhagyada Lakshmi Bharaama while doing aarti. That page is always open on my mobile 🙂 I wanted to take moment to thank you for the efforts you put into to share information on Madhwa rituals and practices.We are Madhwa from Chennai currently residing near philly suburbs.
    all the best to your daughter.

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  125. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Sangkeertanam Goindha Govindha !
    உகரம் வீரம் மஹாவிஷ்ணும் ஜ்வலந்தம் சர்வதோமுகம் நரசிம்மம் பீஷணம் பத்ரம் ம்ருத்யும் ம்ருத்யும் நமாம்யஹம் !!
    ” PRIKKAL , Sri Lakshmi Narashima Swamy Brahmothsavam ”
    From 3.5.’15 to 11.5.’15.
    7.5.’15 Thursday Night : Ubhya Garuda Sevai (Double garudha sevai)
    8.5.’15 Friday Mor : Sri Lakshmi Narashimha Swamy Eka Dina
    Puspha Laksharchani and Thiru Kalyanam
    11.5.2015 Monday Mor : Rathosavam.
    Parikkal skethram is near Villupuram. Bus Stop: : GEDILAM KOOTU ROAD in Villupuram -TrichyNatinal High Way..(Just 3 kmsfrom bust stop . Share Auto available form bus stop)
    Sri Lakshmi Narashima Swamy Bajana Mandali has arranged , Hari Bajanai, Katha kalakshepam, Pravachanam , Navagraha Homa and Sudharashana Homa. Accomadation and Theerthaprasadam has also been arranged in all the days in Mandali’s own Building.
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  126. Posted by Nagarajan Bangalore on April 26, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Dear Meera,

    Thank you for your blog. I don’t know how many times I have reached and read from your blog, I feel blessed when I find the stotras, meanings and some history behind some of the songs, stotras,

    ಹೃದಯ ಪೂರವಕ ಧನ್ಯಾವಾದಗಳು.

    Regards,
    Nagarajan Bangalore

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  127. Posted by Bommakanti srinivasamurthy SIMHADRI on April 4, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Meera garu,

    your’s blog is very nice & imformative

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  128. Posted by Dr. Prahlad Rao on March 27, 2015 at 4:54 am

    Dear madam,
    Thank you for your blog. I shared this with my wife and we appreciate about the contents. Please keep it up.
    Dr. Prahlad Rao

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  129. Posted by sridevi on March 27, 2015 at 2:26 am

    Namaskara
    Mam,
    I am not getting narasimha suladi, durga suladi and madhwa nama lyrics in Telugu. Site you mentioned is also not getting opened. Please help in this regard.
    Thank you

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    • Posted by canchi ravi on March 27, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      Dear Madam 

           Have a nice day.  If the devotee gives her postal address, I will dispatch xerox copies of suladis and also pocket book of Madhwanama in Telugu lipi with corresponding Telugu poetry published by me.

      Ravi Canchi

      Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

      From:”Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu” Date:Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 17:28 Subject:[New comment] About

      sridevi commented: “Namaskara Mam, I am not getting narasimha suladi, durga suladi and madhwa nama lyrics in Telugu. Site you mentioned is also not getting opened. Please help in this regard. Thank you”

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  130. Namaskar Amma. I am Ravi from Hyderabad city. My email address is known to you. I have contacted the Book Publisher cum writer Sri Amman Sathiayanathan and he was kind enough to arrange despatch of his super books on Rayara Mahimegalu (English version) to you. Please do not say NO, kindly accept these books as my GIFT to you for the seva being done by you through your website despite pressing time. The books have to adorn your library. The publisher requires your postal address so that the books can reach you directly instead of our carrying the same and despatching to you from NJ. My email address is: rateeva6@yahoo.com

    Last week I had been to Bengaluru and visited Kamadhenu ksheta and Sri GuruSeshachar spoke nicely about you and his gigantic Project. I have also visited another kshetra called TULASIMATA PROJECT where 1 lakh tulasi splings are targeted for free distribution and also 100 crore Srirama japa. Earlier I got confused with these two projects for which I regret.

    Om Sri Raghavendraya Namaha

    Canchi Ravi[

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    • Posted by meeraghu on March 19, 2015 at 7:37 am

      Sir,
      Thanks so much. Brought tears in my eyes as I was reading your comment, and see that this came on a Thursday is a blessing from our Rayaru. I have sent you my postal address.

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  131. Posted by Venkatachala Upadhya on March 16, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Hello Meera, I liked this page as I am liking the daasa sahitya. You have very good collection of lyrics, which I refer to. Keep this up. Thanks!

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  132. Posted by Govind Kumar Srivastava on February 26, 2015 at 8:38 am

    “durgeshu nithyam bhava sankateshu durantha chinthaahi nirgeeya maanan sharanya heenan sharanaa gathaarthi nivaarani heenan pari paahi durge”.
    Can you please tell the source/scripture of this shloka.my e-mail address is govindgovind@rediffmail.com

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  133. Posted by Sandeep on February 22, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Hello Meera Madam,

    While searching for some brahmin food recipe I found your blog in Google..
    I must say I am lucky to find it.. .Thank you so much from heart for writing such blogs..

    I have roots from madhwa family and am a foodie… I am big fan of authentic madhwa food.. I found lot of items that I was searching for long time to learn for cooking…

    To top it up today I found the song I was looking for on your website – “guruve varahaje thatavasa”…

    Please keep updating your blogs … Thank you so much sharing your knowledge…noble work…
    I am in california.. I keep trying your recipes..

    Thanks and Regards,
    Sandeep

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  134. Posted by sheetal on February 20, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Hi meeraji ,
    I regularly follow ur blog . I really appreciate your efforts and thank you for such beautiful blog. I would like to suggest that you can make an app of this blog so will be very easy to follow by simply downloading it. Thanks. .. hari sarvottama vaayu jeevottama…

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  135. Posted by Raghunath on February 16, 2015 at 6:55 am

    I want to do Namaskara Seva to Sri Rayaru. Many people have told me that I need to keep a pic of Sri Rayaru and light a lamp. If possible do naivedya and mangalaharathi and do as many Namaskaras as possible in multiples of 12. To do this for 48 days. Is this the correct procedure to do Namaskara Seve? Please enlighten.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on February 16, 2015 at 7:32 am

      Please check with a priest. If in India, you have access to many in Rayara mutta. If in other country, please find a temple and ask for a Priest.

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  136. Posted by Raghavendra on February 9, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Please help us with lyrics in Kannada and tamil for Enna rakshiso ninu devara deva by Purandara Dasaru.

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  137. Posted by Raghavendra on February 8, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Can someone please post the lyrics in Kannada for AHUDADARE AHUDENNI by Kanaka Dasaru?

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  138. Posted by Prakash on February 6, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Hello Meera,
    This is Prakash from Chennai. Of-late I got interest in singing dasara padagalu. In this regard, whenever I search for some lyrics, the first result I would get is your blog. That’s how I came to know your blog. You have been doing a great service to our Madhwa community. Appreciate that and thanks for such a great blog

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  139. Posted by smt Geethanath on January 9, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Nanu smt Geetha nath, Navu madwa sampradayadava ragiddu nanna husbend Delhi yalli central govt employ agiruvudarinda Dehali yalli 24 varsha dinda vasamaduthi ddeve,allade rayara Mata namma maneyida doors iruvudarinda allade nanna maneyavaarige hechagi devara karyagalli asakthi illade iruvudarinda summand mane kelasagalli Kala kaleyuthidde, nanna makkalinda alpa swalpa computers kalitu ondu Dina akasmathagi nimma site open madide andininda nimma fan ago hogiddene nimma devaranamagalu devara stotra galu ivugalannu kalothu maneya Bali iruva t t d yavara srinivasana devastanadalli haduthidde eega Alli bandiruva obbarinda annamacharyara kritigalannu kalithu kolluthiddine nivu innu kelavu sampradayada hadugalannu u tube nalli alavadisidare olleyadagutthe antha manna anisike

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    • Posted by meeraghu on January 9, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Awesome. Glad you like my site, and yes I need to post more songs. Not much time due to hectic work. However, I will post it as and when I get time. And thanks again for your comment.

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    • Dear Meera Madam,

      Hare Srinivasa, Namaskaram

      Sub : Sri Raghavendra Swamy Sapthaha Magothsava and Mega Madhwa Alliance Campaign in Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India during Feb.’15

      “Poojyaya Raghavendraya, Sathya Dharma Rathayacha ! Bajatham Kalpa Virukshaya, Namatham Kamadhenave !! ”

      The 22 nd Sri Sri Raghavendra Swany ” SAPTHAHA MAHOTHSAVA ‘ is slated for seven days (ie. from Sri Sri Rayaru’s Vedhantha Samrajaya pattabisheka day to Sri Sri Rayru Vardhanthi Uthsava (Birth Day) Day from 19.2.’15 to 25.2.’15 in Chennai (venue Dharmaprakash) by Sri Raghavendra Saptaha Karyacharana Samithi ,Mantralayam and Sri Raghavendra Sapthga Committee, Chennai. We request all the devotees of Sri Rayaru to utilize this golden opportunity, to attend in all the seven days and to get the blessing and anugraha of our beloved Gurughalu Mantralaya Mahan ,Kaliyuga Kamadhenu Sri Sri Raghavendra Swamy More over, we ( VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CNTRE, CHENNAI ) had arranged for a Mega Madhwa Alliance Registration campaign, at Chennai from 19th Feb to 25th Feb. during the SAPTHAHA celebrations for all the 7 days. We request all the Alliance seeking Madhwa Parents to utilize this Golden Opportunity and get Suitable and good Alliance. Please share and inform in your holy blog regarding the Raghavendra swamy Sapatha celebration and about the Mega Madhwa Brahmins Matrimonial Alliance Campaign.

      Alliance needy parents, for more details and for Registration may send their e-mail Id.to our mob : 09444469340 or mail to <srmkallu.vivaha@gmail.com. >

      Thank You very Much. Hare Srinivasa.

      With Kind Regards,

      Srimushnam K Nagarajan, Organiser,

      Vivaha Marriage Information Centre,

      Chennai 60 091 Tamil Nadu, India.

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  140. Posted by r.madhumathi on January 1, 2015 at 5:26 am

    dear madam,
    i am madhumathi belongs to madhwa kannada brahmin. my son is getting married. in our culture we have to make ” mangala gowri viratham on marriage day. in my marriage my mother in law brought one mangala gowri face in brass and one silver plate fixed siva and gowri is in sitting post. I wanted to do for my daughter in law/ WE are residing at chennai. where i will get it? whethr in bangalore and in hyderabad.

    kindly reply

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    • Posted by meeraghu on January 1, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      You should be able to get it in any silver shop.

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      • Hari Sarvothama ! Vayu Jeevothama !!

        “Pranamath Kamadhenuncha, Bajath Suratha Roopamam ! Sri Bhava Bodha Krith Padha,chinthamanim Upasmage !! ”

        Hare Srinivasa. ” Sri Sri 1008 Sri Raghoothama Theertha Sripadhangala ” 442 th year Gala Aradhana Celebrations performed by our beloved Gurughalu Sri Sri 108 Sri Satyathama Theertha Sripadhangalu from 31st. Dec.’14 to 3rd Jan.’15 at Manampoondy, Tirukoilur, Tamil Nadu. More than 6000 Madhwa Bhandhugalu got blessed by Yathithraya Sripadhanhgalu in the New Year.

        More over in our ” Vivaha Marriage Information Centre’s ” mega Campaign during the Aradhana celebration, 200 + Bridegrooms and 150 + Brides registered their profile. By the anuguraha of our belaoved Gurughalu 23 Alliance got fixed during the Campaign. The 601 th couple, (marriage got settled by our Vivaha centre) Chi.Balaji and Sow S.Poornima came and got the blessings of Gurughalu.

        For Registration of your children (Bride/Bridegroom) in our successful centre, Please send your e-mail Id to Us by SMS (to Mob No. 09444469340) or by mail (to Hare Srinivasa.

  141. Posted by P V Anantanarayanan on November 13, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    We have published ” Srimad Bhajanamrutham” in Kannada of 464 pages conforming to the Dakshina Sampradaya Bhajan Paddathi.The cost is Rs.150/- per book.Available with me at Bangalore Mob: 09739084469

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  142. Meera.. my mom used to make a sweet called as ‘Haalu Holige’… nimmage gotiddare adara recipe post maadteera?

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  143. Posted by Latha on October 31, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Hi Meera,
    I am Latha from Bangalore.Great to know abt the information in ur blog which is very useful.
    On this special occasion of Sri Vijaya dasara aradhane,can I get the information of availability of the book “Vijayadasara samagra suladigalu” which contains 500+ suladigalu.

    Regards,
    Latha.

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  144. awesome blog.. Fully appreciate your efforts .. You bring motivation to ppl who read your blog not to miss any festivals from celebrating.. Madhavi

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  145. Posted by Shubha murthy on October 24, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Hi Meera
    Happy deepavali. I am very happy to
    Know the lot of useful informationi
    In ur blog.
    can u please call Sri gurushesh of
    Kamadhenu kshethra.
    The contact number is 9164293492.
    He would like to talk to u.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on October 24, 2014 at 11:22 am

      Shubha,
      Thanks for the wishes.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on October 24, 2014 at 11:47 am

      Shubha,
      Just saw the remaining comment as well. Is this call urgent? I am traveling quite extensively here in the US, so can it wait until I visit India?

      I am coming to Bangalore for a project on work, so can call him during my stay. I haven’t booked my tickets yet, but will be there around Nov 9th – Nov 25th.

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      • Posted by Shubha Murthy on October 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm

        Thanks for the update Meera. I will inform him the same.

        Have a wonderful trip

        Regards Shubha

        Sent from my iPhone

        >

  146. I have already said your blog is something special. Otherwise, the day i read Mahishasura Mardini stotra, i would not have got the wonderful dream which I had already explained. May Hari Vayu Gurugalu give you enough strength!

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  147. Posted by pooja on September 13, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Hi Meera Ma’am,

    I really appreciate the blog and your efforts for sharing all this. It is indeed very inspiring that you do so much along with your profession and daily chores of life. Hats off Ma’am !

    Recently my granny had a stroke due to which she has memory loss. I found your blog searching for some devara naama songs that she used to sing before.She felt very happy listening to them and is slowly recollecting them, and thus it is improving her memory. Thanks a lot for the songs and the lyrics that you have posted. It was of great help !

    Regards,
    Pooja

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  148. Posted by nalini on August 21, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    can u please guide me on getting wedding songs in kannada? for hase, enne hachuvudu, madarangi / mehendi, gowri pooje etc etc
    sampradayada haadugalu
    or websites ?
    appreciate it
    thanks

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    • Posted by meeraghu on August 22, 2014 at 7:55 am

      I visited India in March, and I was the one who sang all songs during my Nephews wedding. Most song were sung from this website itself.

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      • Posted by Ramakrishna Rao on August 22, 2014 at 7:59 am

        Ms. meera, how come u get so much time? By any chance somebody has made 48 hours a day for you or what?

        Harts off and highest level of appropriations.

          Regards Ramakrishna

      • Posted by meeraghu on August 22, 2014 at 8:06 am

        RamakrishnaJi,
        I have the same hours as you all have, just 24 hours. Wish I had 48 hours. However, I am very good multi-tasker, and will not procrastinate.

      • Posted by Ramakrishna Rao on August 22, 2014 at 8:18 am

         I am following this blog  past two years, almost.

        I Stay in Hyderabad, and could not visit rayaru temple which is just a 5 min drive from my house. I pity my self.

        You are far off india and a software engineer by profession , that too in a senior position, and providing so much information about madhwa community!!!!!

        You know what is happening every day at mantralayam, but me in hyd. is unable to know.

        So only said, whether somebody has made 48 hours a day for you.

        can not stop my self saying HATSOFF..

        Regards Ramakrishna

      • Posted by meeraghu on August 22, 2014 at 4:44 pm

        Appreciate your comment. Thanks so much.

      • Posted by Ramakrishna Rao on August 22, 2014 at 8:00 am

        *appreciations*

          Regards Ramakrishna

  149. Posted by Aruna Deshpande on August 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Hello Meera, My wife is a regular visitor to your blog and it captures all the information that one would look for. Thank you very much. We are from Bijapur and live in Cupertino, California. I also got graduated from BLDEA’s Engg College

    Regards
    Aruna and Neelkanth Deshpande

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  150. ಮೀರ ಅವರಿಗೆ ನನ್ನ ನಮಸ್ಕಾರಗಳು. ನಿಮ್ಮ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ನೋಡಿ ಖುಷಿ ಆಯಿತು.
    ನಾನು ಪುರಂದರದಾಸರ ಕೀರ್ತನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಸಂಗ್ರಹಿಸಿ ನನ್ನ ಬ್ಲಾಗಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸುತಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ಒಮ್ಮೆ, ನನ್ನ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ http://dasavani.blogspot.in/ ಗೆ ಭೇಟಿ ಕೊಡಿ.
    ತಮ್ಮ ಬಳಿ ಪುರಂದರದಾಸರ ಯಾವುದಾದರು ಕೀರ್ತನೆಗಳು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಇದ್ದರೆ ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ನನಗೆ ಕಳುಹಿಸಿ. ನನ್ನ ಈಮೇಲ್ ವಿಳಾಸ vinod_gkr@yahoo.com

    ವಂದನೆಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ
    ವಿನೋದ್ ಗೌಡ

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  151. Posted by Ganesh Gururajan on August 10, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Apologies… it is http://www.smsstrust.com

    Hare Srinivasa!

    Ganesh Gururajan

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  152. Posted by Ganesh Gururajan on August 10, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Namaskara… Getting goosebumps to see that through your blog Rayaru has gotten all the good information for sajjana’s around the globe. Such blogs are so encouraging.

    I represent Madhwacharya Seva Sangha, Chennai. We organize Sarvamoola classes and Nyaya Sudha classes under the auspices of HH Pejawaru SrigaLu and HH Palimaru SrigaLu for the benefit of all sajjanas in Chennai and around.

    We organize 4-6 Sudha classes every year at various kshetras like Srimushnam, Srirangam, Pajaka, Palimaru etc. by renowned scholars like Sri Sathyadhyana Katti, Dr. Sri Prabanjanachaar, Sri Vidyasimhachar, Dr. Sri Satyhanarayanachaar. Each class is 4 to 5 days of duration.

    Also, we have one weekend every month Sarvamoola paata at Chennai by renowned scholars.

    We also had the blessings to have Sarvamoola Managala during 2010 @ Badri kshetra.

    Every year, the Sangha organizes Teekacharyaru Aradhaney at Chennai in a very grand scale under the auspices of HH Pejawar SrigaLu. This year (21st year for us), the event was attended by around 1200 sajjanas.

    We request you to spread the word around to have more sajjanas participate in our various classes and events and benefit.

    Our Sangha has various publications with slokas in English, Sanskrit, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and meanings in English for the benefit of readers around the globe. Some examples are Brahmasutra Anubhashya, Adyantha Slokhas of all sarvamoola granthas, Sundarakaanda Nirnaya etc., Our Ashtotra publication (Tamil & Sanskrit) covering 32 different Hari roopas, deities and yathis is now at almost every Madhwa household in Chennai.

    We also request the sajjana’s around the world to contact us for any publications they may need.

    Our website is http://www.smsstrust.org.

    Hare Srinivasa!

    Ganesh Gururajan

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  153. Very nice to hear about Sri Rayara ashtottara parayana by devotees. In fact in Donimalai township of Bellary district, when I came for audit from Hyderabad, I came to know about one Rayara ashtottara team there! Twice I participated with joy. In fact our ALAKAPURI Rayara mutt iat Hyderabad is blessing and
    the result of Ashtottara parayana by devotees house to house weekly for four years and thro’ one great devotee Rayaru sent Rs. 2,50,000/- and after so many miracles site with beautiful building was acquired and now a renovated and nice Mutt exists.

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  154. Posted by H. SETHU RAO on August 5, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Dear Madam, Hare Srinivasa, When I was searching about Rayara Literature’s, I found u r blog. some what i inspired u r inclination towards madhwa tatvasa. thks. In our colony i formed Sree Raghavendra Astothra Mandali on 14.1.2002. from then, every sunday we are performing Astothra in our colony at devotees house. Now on 13.8.2014-Uttarradhane is performing & ours 691st (13th year) astothra.ON 10th year we published sarala Sree Raghavendra Astothra pooja paddathi Book – 1000 copies (free) from our mandali on the occasion of Dhashamanotsva function. It is a kind of book which gives flow of pooja paddthi. (since almost mantra are in different books & no tantras.) We are performing astothra in a very simple manner by doing DEvara Pooja, Chanting Sree Hari Vayu Stuthi & 9 times Sree Raghavendra Stotra by min. 12 members (108 times). Our view is, not to bur done any one with heavy expenditures, we perform with only Tulasi & water, if they interested they can give a cup of milk or coffee & tambula after pooja for all devotees. In that way we are doing lot of spiritual activities.In my views Hinduism (Bramins) has a rich cultured one with so many principles which are more related to our health, science & devotion. So in that way our culture must spread whole world. If my views are liked we can exchange our views,if interested. I like to introduce my self, as I am H. Sethu Rao- aged 53 years, woking in Industry as a designer. My hobbies are every sunday astothra, pooja etc.I am staying at HOSPET.Karnataka. Thanking You. Hare Srinivasa

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  155. Posted by girija m.s on August 1, 2014 at 5:03 am

    sir/madam,
    I request you kindly to provide Banashankari/shakambari kavacha mantra in kannada and also banashankari pratha smarana mantra.
    I utilize and chant the mantra published here and I am very much thankful for the same
    Girija M S

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  156. Posted by mamatha on August 1, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Namaste. Found your wonderful blog site.
    God bless you.

    Reply

  157. Posted by Gayathri on July 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Namaste Meera,

    You have a lovely blog here. It is my guide for almost everything- festivals, pooja vidhaana and madhwa recipes…

    Is it possible for you to post the song “Taaramayya Raghukula Ramachandranna”…I dunno the whole song but my little one loves it…I would like to sing the whole song for him. Thanks.

    Gayathri

    Reply

    • Posted by Badariprasad MYSORE RAMAKRISHNA on July 28, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Srimathi Meera Subba Rao Avarige Namaskaragalu,

      I am grandson of Gamaki Sri M Raghavendra Rao. We are celebrating Centenary Celebration of Gamaki Sri M Raghavendra Rao in association with Karnataka Sangeeta Nritya Academy on 7th August 2014 Thursday at Ravindra Kalakshetra J C Road, Bangalore. He born at Pandavapura – Mandya District on 7th August 1914 & ended his life on 30th November 1999. He belongs to Vijayadasara ancestory. Born to Venkatalakshamma and Neelakanta Keshava Rao, with the help of his father he studied upto Intermediate and was listening to Music programmes which was rendered by stalwarts in Mysore Palace. Based on that platform, he chose Gamaka field and took training from Sri Javali Angadi Thammaiah at Mysore in Gurukul system. He taught around 25 Ragas during the teaching. At the age of 8 years Sri Rao started giving programmes individually and once he left Mysore and came to bangalore, he had relationship with literary giants and he became the convenor of Gamaka Section in Kannada Sahitya Parishat and started Gamaka classes & exams throughout Karnataka he travelled and gave lot of programmes, conducted workshops on Gamaka and convinced people by reciting all the Kavyas. Being a Madhwa Brahmin he wrote poems (Padya Kaavya in Kannada) Sri Satya Deva Charite (Sri Sathyanarayana Vratha Katha in Vaardhaka Shatpadi) Sri Venkatesha Vijaya (Sri Srinivasa Kalyana in Bhaamini Shatpadi) Sri Vyaasaraya Mahatme, Sri Vasudeva Vijaya (Sri Madhwacharyara Jeevana Charite in Sangathya), Sri Ananda Geethe (Translation of Sri Madwacharya’s Dwadasha Stotra in Kannada) Sri Raghavendra Guru Keerthana Maala (48 Keerthanas on Sri Raghavendra Swamy which suits to Classical Music) Gamaka Geethe (Bhavageethe), Mysore Kogile, Sri Raagannana Kalipada (Padyas which gives Neethi for people how to survive in Kaliyuga which is in Yaalapada Chandassu – Book published by Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams – this is available on web also). Besides this he has written Kaleya Kaankike (Autobiography which consists of 50 years Gamaka history) numerous articles on Madhwa philosophy,Gamaka articles, book on how to recite Gamaka – Kaavya Gayana Kala Sangraha (Describes Shastriya Chowkattu) which has been reprinted numerous times, Gamaki – (Lakshana Grantha) etc. As he came to know that, this art requires a separate academy, he started Karnataka Gamaka Kala Parishat on 2nd October 1982 and he worked as founder and Vice-president during the period 1982 to 1994. He presided over the 3rd Akhila Karnataka Gamaka Kala Sammelana in Bangalore during 1994. He was recipient of Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award, Rajyotsava Award and prestigious Kanaka – Purandara Award for his yeomen service in the field of Gamaka. On 7th August 2014, 2 CD’s one containing lyrics on Sri Krishna and one containing lyrics on Sri Raghavendra Swamy (Songs sung by Sri Vinay Sharva, Sri Ganesh Desai, Sri Srihari, Smt. Sangeeta Katti, Smt. Ratnamala Prakash, Smt. Nagachandrika Bhat, Smt. Raksha Aravind, Kum. Ananya Bhagat) and one book containing articles written by eminent literary giants will be released in the Inaugural ceremony. This entire program will be broadcasted on Internet by Shaala.com.I request you kindly to please publish this news in your website, so that people can watch live in case they are staying abroad. Karnataka Gamaka Kala Parishat is conducting Gamaka Exams, Gamaka Conference, Seminars and Workshop.Even though Karnataka Govt is supporting through financial aid, the aid is not substantial. As such its an appeal to all the NRI’s, philanthrophists to sponsor the event and can send their contributions to The President -Karnataka Gamaka Kala Parishat, Bangalore by way of Account Payee Cheque/DD. The contributions are exempted under section 80G of Income Tax Act.

      Soft copy of Invitation is attached herewith for doing the needful. In case, if you are visiting Bangalore, I request you kindly to make yourself free and attend the program, which consists of variety of program Gamaka Vaachana, Talk on the Krithis written by Sri Rao, Music on the works of Sri Rao with Orchestra, Dance on the works of Sri Rao. In the evening program, his students will be felicitated.

      Thanks and Regards, M R Badariprasad Mobile No:+91 8105 364 990

      On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 5:37 AM, Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu wrote:

      > Gayathri commented: “Namaste Meera, You have a lovely blog here. It is > my guide for almost everything- festivals, pooja vidhaana and madhwa > recipes… Is it possible for you to post the song “Taaramayya Raghukula > Ramachandranna”…I dunno the whole song but my little on” >

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  158. Posted by mithra bindhu on July 25, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Hi Meera

    This is Mithra Bindhu. I met with Dr. Raghavendra Rachuri when I was in India last month. He has started a Madhwa lab that I wanted to share with you and your readers.

    Just got back late last night. I am planning on writing a couple of paragraphs about his project. Can you share it in your blog? Will work on it this weekend.

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  159. namaskara,Miraji
    this is swapnil from dist.nanded (maharashtra) iam also belongs to madhva desastha family…specially i like the madhva receipies written by you…
    Your blog is wonderful with so much information that is not easy to find…
    thanx for this great religious work…
    Haraye Namah:
    Lord Hari Vayu bless you…

    Regards,
    swapnil kurdukar
    kurdukarswapnil@gmail.com

    Reply

  160. Posted by shubha murthy on July 19, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Hi Meera,

    I am shubha. I am a frequent user of your blog. I was very happy to see kamadhenu
    kshethra pictures. you must be knowing that sri gurushesh has organised Homas
    for Loka Kalyana. Here is the link.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kamadhenu+kshetra+-+2014

    Reply

  161. Posted by shrinivas on July 8, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Dear Meeraji,

    I am son of Shri R.S.Kulkarni, Sainik School Bijapur. As I respond on this text box, I have my mother beside me (Janaki,…. Hope you remember). She is very impressed by all the information you have on your blog. She is very happy about you being where you re now and conveys her best wishes.

    regards
    Shrinivas

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on July 8, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Dear Shrinivas,
      Yes, I remember Shri R.S.Kulkarni, and I also remember Mrs. Janaki. Please convey my namaskaras to your mom and dad. I am so happy you commented, and I will inform my parents as well.
      Where are you all now? In India, USA?

      Reply

  162. Posted by shweta on July 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Hi there,

    I just came across your blog as I was searching for the date of prathama ekadashi according to utradi mutt. Thanks for sharing some really wonderful things on your blog.

    Regards,

    Shweta

    Reply

  163. Posted by Veda Rao on June 29, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Hello Meera,
    Thank you for this wonderful website. You have put so much effort and it is a pleasure learning about our own culture. Please elucidate on nishidha food and musre habits. My in-laws are visiting and I want to take good care of them.
    veda

    Reply

  164. Posted by Shruthi on May 13, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Meera,
    Reading your technical blog and your articles on kannada food and Madhwa culture made me realise how much faith you have. And women can really multi-task on a lot of things. Things that my mother taught me and i had long forgotten..came back rushing to me! Thanks for that.
    Regards,
    Shruthi

    Reply

  165. Hi
    meera avare
    Do you have lyrics of Naguvaralo Rangayya if so plz can you post it

    Reply

  166. Posted by N Guruprasad on April 30, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Exhaustive job. namaskaaragaLu

    Reply

  167. Posted by Lakshmisha P on April 25, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    May of little useful to you Sir,

    Kakhandaki is a village in Karnataka, India. It is located 32 km from Bijapur. There is a temple of a Swami named ‘Mahipati’.

    This place is famous for Shri. Mahipati Rayara Vrundaavana and the Aaradhane festival happens on Chchatti Amavasya of every year. Nearest airport is Belgaum Airport. Mulvad Railway Station is the nearest railhead.

    Surname Kakhandaki : This surname belongs to people from North Karnataka whose ancestors once would have lived in Kakhandaki village. People from all religions and castes can have a surname called Kakhandaki. There are Hindu Brahmins, Lingayats, Muslims and Christians having this surname. There is a big Kakhandaki clan who lived in Bagalkot town in North Karnataka. Their ancestry reads back up to Prasanna Venkata Dasaru who attained sainthood or moksha about 200 years back. There is still an annual Prassana Venkata dasaru Araadhani which conducted towards September every year and is attended by majority of the clan and is supported by other relatives of the clan. After the submergence of the ancestral house of Shri Prasanna Venkata Dasaru at Killa Bagalkot, the annual aradhani is now being performed by Sri Dhruvacharya Kakhandaki& his brothers, Colonel(Retired) Anant.B.Kakhandaki, Dr.Subhas.B.Kakhandaki and Prahlad.B.Kakhandaki and other relatives and Bhagvad Bhaktas of Prasanna Venkat Dasaru.. It is attended by large number of followers.
    Read more…

    This page contains text from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakhandaki

    Lakshmisha P

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  168. Posted by Raghavendra on April 24, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Can someone please help me with contact information (name, phone number, address, e-mail, etc) for Guru Mahipati Dasara Brindavana in Kakhandaki, Karnataka? Also, any tips (how to go there, where to stay, pooja, sevas, etc) you may provide will be much appreciated. We plan on going there next time when we are in India.

    Reply

  169. Posted by Gayithri Sudarshan on April 21, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Dear Mee a

    Really your blog is so nice.
    We are Constructing new house, kindly suggest me one good name for my house.

    Reply

  170. Hi,

    Your blog is so awesome in everything. Can you help me with the lyrics in ENGLISH for the songs 1. Bare Gopamma Balayya Aluthane 2. Kolu kolane kole

    Thanks in advance
    Regards
    -Sreeja

    Reply

  171. Hi,

    I want to know the meaning of rayara stotra..pls help
    And I also want to know the procedure for performing raayara aradhane..

    regards,

    Reply

  172. Thanks Meera for your valuable reply.

    Reply

  173. Posted by Vanitha on February 25, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Hi meera avre,

    This is one of the wonderful websites I’ve ever gone through. I’m a regular visitor of your website.
    Fab work 🙂 and I wonder how do u manage time to do all the things.
    Could you please start a page on Facebook? if it’s already there, please mail me the link. I’d be thankful if you do it.

    -Vanitha !

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on February 26, 2014 at 7:31 am

      Thanks, Vanitha. I am not on facebook.

      Reply

      • Hi meera,

        My name is Manjula and I am from Bangalore.I am really impressed by the content of this blog about guru Raayaru..You are really doing a great job in this regard,,,hats off,,,I wonder how you manage your time both at office and home and simultaneously devoting time to sri gurugalu?!!..PLS SHARE SOME TIPS ON THIS…I have been worshipping sri raayaru since 4 years but unfortunately he has never made an appearance in my dream…I have been hearing about raayaru coming in the dream and blessing…I consider myself very unlucky because of this..I chant sri raghavendra stotra every day and recite “om sri raghavendraya namaha” 108 times on thursdays…Raayaru has fulfilled most of my wishes and I consider him as everything in my life..I am not a Brahmin though..I don’t eat Non-veg, i Perform pooja everyday

        pls share your opinion on what I should do for Raayaru to appear atleast once in my dream and bless me…I have been yearning for this since long…pls help

        regards,
        Manjula

      • Posted by meeraghu on March 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm

        Hi Manjula,
        Our beloved Rayaru just needs your devotion, he doesn’t care for cast color or creed. The Bhakthi you have is most valuable to him, and you are lucky you are praying to him. It is not right to consider yourself unlucky just because Rayaru has not appeared in your dream. There are many in my family who are even more great devotee of Rayaru and they haven’t seen him in their dreams. Don’t be disheartened.
        I am traveling to India day after, so will definitely write a detailed post about my daily routine, and how I manage my time. There are many who want to know this.
        Good Luck, and keep praying to our beloved Rayaru. Have faith.

  174. Posted by parimala on February 24, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Hi mam. I am an regular reader of your blog. I am in US. I am in need of Madhva bandhu calendar 2014-2015 in Tamil printed in Sri rangam in PDF form for Ugadi.

    Reply

  175. Posted by Sunitha on February 23, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Hello Meera,

    I really appreciate your works here. I was wondering if you have the lyrics for a song on the betel leaves (i think its by purandaradasaru). It says about significance ofhow many leaves to offer in a tambula. If you have any pointers for this please do share it. Thanks in advance.

    Reply

  176. Hi Meera,

    Does Guru’s curse effect person for his life time & if it does can it be neutralized with any other things at all ?

    Reply

  177. Posted by Srinidhi on January 20, 2014 at 3:46 am

    The below mentioned link has English & Kannada Lyrics
    http://in.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SUMADHWASEVA/conversations/topics/13636

    Reply

  178. Posted by Srinidhi on January 20, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Hi mam. I am an regular reader of your blog. It is very well published, it is packed with knowledge. I am in Bangalore and am in search of a book called Raghavendra Tantra. Have searched in all the book store in Bangalore as well as in Mantralaya. Every one is saying that it is out of print. I request you please post the soft copy of this book on your blog. One more thing I want to learn it form a teacher. If well versed person is ready to teach me I will be more than happy to learn.
    I am posting a link for the benefit of reads.
    In this PDF the way to say OM SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA is mentioned.

    http://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&ved=0CDsQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fxa.yimg.com%2Fkq%2Fgroups%2F23451465%2F2144837734%2Fname%2FSriRaghavendra%2BMantra%2BJapa%2BProcedure.pdf&ei=vt3cUrGAIoSGrAeX-oDwDg&usg=AFQjCNFW7R9JoqskMQ-JZxpPTlwgc_zkBA&sig2=IXRnmhziihIlUWEpYNlybg&bvm=bv.59568121,d.bmk

    Reply

  179. Hi,
    I could find this blog very useful in getting lyrics of my favorites songs.. i really wonder god has given you some extra power to help people like us who always waste time in finding gyan in internet.. thanks. like to be like u.. best wishes.. Jayaraj

    Reply

  180. Madam, I would like to have your e-mail id please. Waiting!!!

    Regds, Malini Venkatesh

    Reply

  181. Posted by Jayashree Shivamoggi on December 9, 2013 at 2:07 am

    Dear Meera,
    I am a long time fan of your site, married into a family from Bijapur. My daughter is moving to Baltimore in February and I would be very obliged if you would be kind enough to contact me.
    Thank you so much for your wonderful blog. This is like nectar 🙂

    Reply

  182. Posted by Nagarajan Bangalore on December 7, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Meera,
    I have been a regular reader of your blog be it for recipes or shlokas. I have to admit, your blog is extremely informative and thank you for providing so much of information at our finger tips. Naanu US nalli iddaga nimma blog nanage nijavagiyu ondu reethiya kalpavrukshadante ittu.

    Thank you.

    Reply

  183. Posted by Kalamalini on December 7, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Hello Meera,
    Want help in getting lyrics for jo jo yashodaye nanda mukunda in english and its meaning. Got lyrics in kannada, but need it in english. Thanks in advance.

    Reply

  184. Posted by Prahlad.K on November 29, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Hare Shrinivasa,
    Indina ekadashiya hechhina veleyannu nimma blog nalli kaledu dhanyanade.

    Reply

  185. Posted by Sudheendra Khedkar on November 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Hi Meera,
    Its unfortunate to say that some people are posting the dirty ads through Gravity.com on your blog. Kindly look into it and request you to pls dont allow those kind of ads posted on your blog.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on November 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Sudheendra,
      Thanks for the heads up. I don’t have any control on what ads wordpress posts. It is a free blog, and they get paid by advertising. I will try and contact wordpress and see what can be done.

      Reply

  186. Posted by Vinutha on November 27, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Hi Meera,

    Your blog is wonderful with so much information that is not easy to find.
    Can you please write something about threshold puja we women do everyday?

    love,
    Vinutha

    Reply

  187. Pranams!
    This is Nagaraj Kumar.S. belongs to madhwa community from Chennai, Tamilnadu recently launched a website madhwamithraa.com an online magazine to serve the madhwa sect. by providing informations the happenings in mutts,our great philosophy,rich tradition, culture etc., simply it’s all bout madhwas and their way of life,any related articles are welcome and suggestions,comments are highly solicited.
    Regards
    Hare Srinivasa
    Nagaraj Kumar.

    Reply

  188. Posted by Amitha velagaleti on November 24, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Hello Meera: Your blog used to have “calendar” with days highlighted when there is a post. It was a useful tool; can you put it back? – thanks

    Reply

  189. Posted by Harsha on November 17, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Hello Mam,

    I am Harsha from Chattanooga TN, would like to share one of the beautiful lyrics on RAMA and KRISHNA which goes side by side. I tried to find the lyrics for quite some time, at last found them at my own home, from my great Mother-in-Law. She sang this beautiful song which is really nice to hear. Thought of sharing with everyone please find below given youtube link.

    Just uploaded today

    Thanks
    Harsha.

    Reply

  190. Posted by vijaya on November 14, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Dear Mam,
    I want to post a photograph of the Tulasi pooja done at my home. How do I do it ?

    Reply

  191. Dear Meera,

    Please send me the PDF format of Habba Haridinagalu which you have last week i saw that but now not able to locate.

    Regards
    Jyothi

    Reply

  192. Posted by Ashwini Sameer on November 7, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Hello Mam,

    Myself Ashwini Sameer, residing in Bangalore and working as lecturer in a Pvt College. Myself a smartha from malenadu being married to Sameer a typical dharwad vaishnavas. During those initial days after marriage, i found it sooooo very difficult to follow with the customs, recipies, correctag helbeku andre aa madi mailge na artha maadkolodak tumba kashta aagtittu. On the other hand i found this blog when searching for shukravarada haadu. And from then till now I have been constantly following your blog. Whenver any festival is nearing, your encyclopedia is with me. Be it the recipies or the customs or more importantly the songs. Nim kadi helo aa typical songs, adan kalibek anta hambala bahala ittu aadre daari toror yaar irlilla. and moreover namamta youngsters ge ee tara traditions tildoru, nam bhaashele heloru bahala avashyaka. Hosdaag lagna maadkolor ellargu cholo gift nodri nim site.

    heartly pleased and extremely greatful to you.

    Thanks a lot and do continue the great work.

    Regards
    Ashwini Sameer

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  193. Posted by Ashwini Sameer on November 7, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Hello Meera avre,
    Tulasi habba sameepisuttide, nimma blog alli tulasi aarthi post madidri ond sala. ad ivaga yaako illa. please post that lyrics and song so that it helps for uttana dwadashi. as well as the prenayamo link is also not working. Please post the same once again.

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  194. Posted by madivalasrihari on October 20, 2013 at 3:29 am

    hi meera navare nanna hesaru srihari ivaga helodu enandare swalpa divasa nanage nimminda various updates ella nanna mail ge banditthu from Oct 3rd ninda nanage enthaha mail galu barthailla dayavittu ella updates nanna mail id ge thalupusuvodu inthi thamma srihari………………..

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  195. She may consult Vidwan Varakhedi Vadirajachar who is a SUDHA PANDIT and a great astrologer solving problems of all castes. People visit him from 4 pm. for consultation and he is located in a right lane just beyond Arya Samaj at Badi Chowdi area (Kachiguda X Roads), Hyderabad.

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  196. naasta mam, i am Mrs.sreedevi ravikumar from hyderabad. we are facing lot of struggles about star doshas, graha doshas and vastu (rent house) will you please give a solutions through pooja’s ??? can you please tell me as early as possable. thankyou

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  197. Posted by Sreelakshmi Poornaprajna on September 24, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Hi Meera madam,

    This is Sreelakshmi from UK. I like your blog very much and I got very usefull details in your blog. I am basically from uttaradhi mutt, and after marraige now i am vadiraja mutt. I was celebrating every festival in my parents house . But after marriage , In my husband house , so many festivals are dropped because my mother in law dont no exactly about our vadiraj mutt festivals , But i am very interested in our madhwa religion and our festival. Can you please tell me about vadiraja mutt festival , I tried so many ways but I dint get correct information about vadiraja mutt festivals , Please help me about this. I want detail information . I am waiting .

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  198. Posted by Sowmya on September 20, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Hi Meera,

    How are you doing? I see so many lyrics being shared if we can get the audio also for these It will be great. If there is audio for Vinayaka Vignavinashaka pls share. This blog is helping to learn so many songs which I have alays come across but never learnt before :).

    Thanks,
    Sowmya

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  199. Dear Meera Madam,

    Namaskara, Hare Srinivasa!! I am Srimushnam K Nagarajan, I want to share some details thro your blog ( for which you are doing a very very great service to our Madhwa community) about Srimushnam one among the eight swayamvaktha skethra in, India, which is not known to many of our people , where Sri Madhacharyaru created a holy pond namely ” DHANDA THEERTHA ” as in UDUPI, during 13th century during his sanchara. and the skethra murthy LORD Sri BHUVARAHA is swayambhoo Murthy of saligrama shila. .. In Srimushnam a great scholar and phlospher in Dwaitha Sidhantha (Who is having abandant knowledge of sashtras, Tharka and puranas,) namely SRI ARIYACHARYARU,who lived in the middle of 18th century. Due to his old age he could not able go to Kasi for Ganga Shnana.. He whole heartedly Prayed Ganga Matha regrding his inefficency, to come over there, On that night , in his dream Ganga Matha appeared and blessed him, saying with , that on the next day itself , SHE will come directly to Srimushnam to fulfill his wish ,and to accept his Moradabayana and to bless him, in the Nithya Pushkarani iItself and not to worry. What a wonder , as prommissed next day early morning in the Usath kala Ganga Mtha Came in the Eastern Side of the Nithiya Pushkarai. in the form of a fresh flow and the water level raised anomusly , and at the same time in the water only two hands of a lady(Ganga Mathas Hands) with full of Bangles appeared and accepted the Moradha Bhayana given by Sri Ariyacharyaru. and disappeared in no second.. Everybody there witnessed this occasion. Even Now today we can see this historical event was sculputered in the Eastern Bank of the pushkarani ,That place of the pushkarani is now called as Ariyacharyaru Gatta. We are very proud to say that we are the vamshastha of Sri Ariyacharyaru.and.because of this insident , we the vamsastha of Aryacharyaru exmpted from going to kasi for Ganga shnana .More over all the 32 holyJeeva Nadhigalu ,River Ganga ,Sindhu, Kaveri, Krishna, Narmadha, , Thungabadhra,Godhavari, …….Etc are present in the Nithya Pushkarani in all the four banks of that tank.For this reason, We have to take 32 baths in the Pushkarani with proper Shankalpha Which is called” Suthu Theertha Shnana”.In the eastern side of the Puahkarani there is one Aswatha Vriksha .Under the Tree a temple of Lakshmi Narashima and the idles of Avathara Thraya Hanuma, Bheema and Madhwa are there ,which was constructed was installed by a great Saint , called , Kambhalu Ramachandra Theertharu , the Moola Brindhava of Him is in the Navabrindhavana in Shenbakkam near Vellore in Tamil Nadu. The temple even now was worshiped by his shanthathigalu.. As to my poor knowledge, It is not possible for me to narrate fully about Srimushna Skshtra ,and as such all these things are very well known to your good sellf. Now There are Three mirthika Brindhavanas. Two of Vadhirajaru (both are vadhirajaru One Mrithika Brindhavana of Sri Raghavendra (Prathishta during 2010), Which is the direct Branch of Nanjangoodu (Mantralaya) Raghavendra Matta where Sri Rayaru had performed Three Chathurmasays, and we can get all fecelities (Food, Stayal, Theertha shrardha etc. subject to advance appointments) It is a must to every Madhwa to make a yathra to Srimushnam kshetra atleast once in their life time, Thank You once again. I hope that you had visitted my website Hare Srinivasa.!!

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  200. Posted by Gayathri on September 15, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Hi Meera,

    This is a wonderful blog and I am so happy to have come across one such blog. I wanted to know of a place in Bangalore where we get Gowri pettige, Kalasha, Jhangte and all pooja items. What is the pooja vidhana for Gowri pettige pooje..

    Thanks,
    Gayathri

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    • Posted by meeraghu on September 16, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      You can get it in any Rayara mutta. I always get all the items from 5th block or 4th block Rayara mutta on Thursday’s.

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  201. Namaskara Meeraavare,

    Nanu Jyothi Bangalore enda, basically smarthas but married to vaishnavas (Madhavas) nange adjust agodu tumba kasta agtitiu yakandre namdu nimdu paddatigalle bere, but nim blog nodidmele ella kaltkotaedini, can you please help out with jesta devi puja (ganesha habbadalli) and dhara kattikoltaralla adanna hege madodu anta so that i can also do that to help my atte in this matter.

    Hagene e hadu enara sikkidre post madtira please

    AARATI BELEGIRI PARVATI SUTANIGE NARIYA RUPADA HERAMBAGE.

    Nim vishwasi

    Jyothigirish.

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  202. Posted by naina on September 10, 2013 at 4:23 am

    Hello Meera avare,

    Namskara, My name is Naina. I belong to MAdhva community.

    I should say a big thanks to you for such a wonderful blog.

    This blog has helped me follow all my customs \festivals\recipes for the festivals\stotras etc smoothly.

    Since, my parents are form north karnataka, we used to follow north karnataka customs at home, but at my inlaws house, they follow bangalore customs, which are quite different.

    But, your blog really helped me and guided me accordingly.

    Must say… many a times, following this blog was like a mom helping me in all my pujas & recipes..

    This blog has become like my virtual mom.

    Many thanks,
    Naina.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on September 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      Naina,
      Thanks so much for the wonderful comment. I am glad this blog has helped you, that is the main idea behind this blog. Enjoy. 🙂

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  203. Posted by Madhavi on August 28, 2013 at 4:25 am

    Namaskara Meera avare,
    Iwas looking for kannada baraha of SRI PURANDARA DASARA if u have pls send me…
    my mail id is madhavi_guruprasad@yahoo.co.in

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on August 28, 2013 at 7:36 am

      Not sure what you mean by kannada baraha of Sri Purandara Dasaru. There are many lyrics posted on the blog.

      Reply

  204. Posted by Uma Rajesh on August 27, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Hi Meera,

    I am Uma Rajesh, used to live in San Jose and now live in Bangalore. I have been following your blog for many years now for guidance on many many things, lyrics, shlokas etc. Today I thought I should share something with you and all the Vaishnava bandhugalu who follow your blog, do check out http://www.vyasapeetham.com. It is an amazing project by Sri Nagendracharya. The hours and hours of upanyasas are easy to download and listen on our phones. Do check it out. Maybe you already know about it but if not I somehow thought posting this link on your page was a very apt thing to do as you have so many Madhwas visiting your blog. I hope you and the others like listening to the wonderful upanyasas as much as I do.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on August 27, 2013 at 10:31 am

      Thanks, Uma. I will definitely check this out.

      Reply

      • Posted by Uma Rajesh on October 29, 2013 at 10:46 pm

        Meera, good to know you are back now having visited some very nice places in and around Bangalore. Just wanted to know if you got a chance to check out Vyasapetham.com and listen to any of the upanyasas. Please don’t think I am being pushy, I have shared this with some like minded folks and we are all enjoying the upanyasa. If you like it too, then it would be great if you can share it on your blog on the main page so other interested Vaishnava Bandhugalu will also benefit. Do let me know what you think. You can email me at umarajesh@hotmail.com. Thanks You – Uma

      • Posted by meeraghu on October 30, 2013 at 7:51 am

        Uma,
        Yes, I have visited the web site http://www.vyasapeetham.com/ many times. Haven’t had time to listen though. I will definitely post the link and write a post soon. If you can send me more details that would be helpful also.

      • Posted by Uma Rajesh on October 30, 2013 at 11:54 pm

        I will send you more details shortly Meera.
        – Regards
        Uma

      • Posted by Uma Rajesh on November 5, 2013 at 12:56 am

        Meera, I am penning my personal experience here, I am so very happy to have found this website (www.vyasapeetham.org). This is a real treasure trove for interested Vaishnava bandhugaLu.. The Upanyasas are very easy to download and install on our smart phones and listen. We are really blessed to have this kind of interpretation available to us so easily and so conveniently. In large cities be it Bangalore, San Jose or New York people spend many hours in their daily commute and associated traffic jams, I think listening to these great Upanyasas on phones will not only take away the pressure and stress of driving and traffic but will enhance people’s lives to great and immense extents. Many thanks to GurugaLu Sri Vishnudasa Nagendracharya who has made it his life’s goal to bring about the awareness and the greatness of Sri Mukhyapranadevaru and spread true knowledge that is in our Shashtras and Puranas to interested people in such an easy to access way. I always thought I would attend some interesting Upanyasas by prominent Madhwa Philosophers when my kids have grown and I have more time on hand but Vishwanandini has changed all that!!! We do not need to be old and retired people to know what our Shastras say and what our rituals mean, we don’t need to wait till the golden years of our lives when most of our lives are already spent to know “how to live right”! That is what I like most about Vishwanandini, it’s accessibility!!! I am sure there must be lots of people like me and it is to such people I want to spread the word about this great website and the vast knowledge it contains in such an easy to access way!

      • Posted by Uma Rajesh on November 5, 2013 at 11:22 am

        Meera it is http://www.vyasapeetham.com and not http://www.vyasapeetham.org as I have typed by mistake above.

  205. Posted by Sowmya on August 2, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Hi Meera,

    Your blog is amazing! I have normally seen people start blogs but they cant really continue with it. But you have been updating this regularly I guess. Came across your blog when I was looking out for a song. I’m following your blog now :).

    Regards,
    Sowmya

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  206. Posted by Radhika srinath on July 12, 2013 at 8:10 am

    hello meera,
    I am radhika from chennai i would like to know if you have devanagiri lipi script for vijaya rayara suladi

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  207. Posted by sujatharajagopal on July 2, 2013 at 4:51 am

    Hello Meera Mam,

    I want song lyrics for loka bharithano,and Manasu karagathae swami dhayavu bharathae, in English. pls help me.My mail id succhi86@gmail.com

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  208. Posted by SURI MOORTHY on June 22, 2013 at 12:36 am

    I want to send a painting of SRI RAGHAVENDRAR PAINTING DONE BY MY SON Please send your email

    Reply

  209. Posted by Srimushnam K. Nagarajan ,42,Rajarathinam Main Road,AMs Flats, Trinity Builders,Narmadha Nagar,Ullagaram, Chennai 600 091,India. Mob: 09444469340. on June 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Our email id is our website Vivaha Marriage Information Centre,ULLAGARAM, Chennai 600 091. Tamil Nadu, India. Our Mob No: 09444469340

    Reply

  210. Posted by Srimushnam K. Nagarajan ,42,Rajarathinam Main Road,AMs Flats, Trinity Builders,Narmadha Nagar,Ullagaram, Chennai 600 091,India. Mob: 09444469340. on June 11, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Dear Sir,

    Namaskara,Hare Srinivasa. As requested my e,mail id is

    Thank You.

    With Regards,
    Srimushna K Nagarajan, Organiser,
    Vivaha Marriage Information Centre
    (only for madhwa community)
    Ullagaram,Chennai 600 091
    Tamil Nadu, India,
    Mob: 09444469340.

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  211. Posted by Muralidhar Dev on June 11, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Namaste,
    Please can you share your email id, need input for “Madhwa Info” android application.

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  212. Posted by Krishna on June 9, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Namaskara Meera avare,

    My name is Krishna and I am a student in Chicago. My family belongs to Rayara matha and I feel fortunate for this. On my recent trip to India, we went to Mantralaya on Thursday and did 12 pradikshanas of the devastana and one namaskara every pradikshina.

    I have come back to Chicago now and begun chanting “Om Sri Raghavendraya namaha” and I do it a minimum of 30*108 times a day in the morning. My goal is to do one-lakh this month of June. I will need your encouragement and advice if you think I am making a mistake in this sort of Sankalpa.

    If there is any event in USA (esp. chicago) please do let me know and I will try to help out.

    Thank you so much!

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  213. Posted by Sindhu on June 8, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Hi Meera,
    I am Sindhu Gururaj from Bangalore and wanted to share something with you. Please share your e-mail ID. I look forward to it.

    Wanted to share something abt Raghavendra Seer.

    Thanks.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on June 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Sindhu,
      Just sent an email.

      Reply

      • Posted by Srimushnam K. Nagarajan ,42,Rajarathinam Main Road,AMs Flats, Trinity Builders,Narmadha Nagar,Ullagaram, Chennai 600 091,India. Mob: 09444469340. on June 8, 2013 at 9:52 pm

        Dea Madam,
        I am Srimushnam K Nagarajan from chennai India, we are doing a matrimonial service to our Madhwa community purely as a social service our e-mail:srmkallu,vivaha@gmail.com For more info.pl visit our web site srmkalluvivaha.wordpress,com. we request you to please inform about our service to your relatives and friends. Thank You.
        with regards,
        Simushnam KNagarajan, Organiser
        Vivaha Marriage Information Centre,
        Chennai 600 091

      • Posted by Srimushnam K. Nagarajan ,42,Rajarathinam Main Road,AMs Flats, Trinity Builders,Narmadha Nagar,Ullagaram, Chennai 600 091,India. Mob: 09444469340. on June 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm

        Dear Madam,
        Namaskara, Hare Srinivasa ,I wish to inform you that we had shifted our Vivaha Marriage Information Centres (A matrimonial service centre purely as social service to our Madhwa community) office from Adambakkam to ULLAGARAM Chennai 91,
        Our New Address. Srimushnam K Nagarajan, Organiser’ Vivaha Marriage Information Centre’ No42, Rajarathinam Main Road,AMS Flats,Trinity Builders,Narmadha Nagar ULLAGARAM, Chennai 600 091. India, email: srmkallu.vivaha@gmail.com Mob. No
        09444469340. For more Info. pl visit our web: . We request your goodself please inform regardingour matrimonial service to Madhwa community to your relatives and Friends, Let them be benifited by your yoman service.Thank You.

        With kind regards,
        Srimushnam K Nagarajan, Organiser,
        Vivaha marriage Information Centre,
        Chennai 600 091.

  214. Posted by Raju. on May 27, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Yes Madam! That is my big worry always. God’s rituals should not be limited to only certain families or VIP’s or Rich. So all who loves him really should be able to witness such sevas. So just wanted to make these sevas at least in a text way so devotees will be aware what is happening inside the temple. Thanks for posting this in main Page. I’m finding this is the right way to share all my feelings and will also write about other sevas whenever i get some time.

    Thanks again.
    Raju.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on May 27, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Raju Sir,
      Everyone knows that unless you are rich or have some influence it is impossible to see Lord Venkateshwara for more than a minute. Even getting to perform any seva has become a long wait. So, hopefully we can get some insight by your posts.
      Thanks again for sharing these rituals.

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  215. Posted by Tallakapaka CN Raju, Sannidhi Kainkaryam dar, Sri T.T Temple, Tirumala. on May 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Shri T.T Temple – Tirumala: Sri Vari Arjitha Sevas Description: Suprabhatha Seva: Tallakapaka CN Raju. Sri T.T, Tirumala.

    Details of daily worship at Tirumala Temple:

    The worship in Tirumala temple is done strictly according to the Vaikhanasa Agama. According to the Bhavisthyottara purana, Vaikhanasa Rishi is said to have admired the playful leelas of Lord Krishna in Dwapara Yuga and did Tapascharya to obtain darshan of Lord Krishna. The legend goes that Lord Krishna appeared before him and instructed him to worship the Lord as Srinivasa who manifested himself in a hill on Venkatachala and that one Rangadasa will help him to locate and worship the Lord. Vaikhanasa Rishi then proceeded to Tirumala and is said to have found the Lord with the help of Rangadasa and worshipped him. Thus Vaikhanasa Rishi, according to the legend, is the first person to worship the Lord at Tirumala. Hence in this temple, to this day, worship is conducted according to the Vaikhanasa agama. Having known about the leelas of the Lord let us go in detail about the different prayers offered to the Lord of Tirumala in a day.
    The temple is virtually open throughout the day and in the night with only a gap of an hour or two in the night between the Ekantha seva and the early morning Suprabhatham.

    Suprabhata Seva: (3am -3.30am)

    Performers: Tallapaka Annamacharya Family + Hathiramji Mutt + Jiyengar Mutt + Vedaparayana dars + Sannidhi Tirumaliga Archaka’s + Sanndhi Golla + Devotees.

    Early in the morning at a fixed time like 2:00 AM, the previous day itself ‘golla’ (cowherd : Remember in Srinivasa History who has beaten Lord and gave shapa to him. Now his family continues and they are the one who will have first darshan of Lord at Sanctum Sanctorium).will go to the residence of the archakas & collect them who have been allotted the duty in the sanctum sanctorum that day. The archaka would have by that time had his morning bath, completed his Nitya-karmanusthanas and wearing Urdva Pundras. He will then do pranama to the key of the sanctum & proceed to the temple holding the key on his head, accompanied by paricharaikas, temple paraphethedar and music. The ‘golla’ would be holding a fireband in his hand when the priest has reached the main entrance of the temple. The cowherd would go back and bring the HH Jiyyangar from Mutt or his representative- Ekangi to the temple. The Jiyyangar or Ekangi will come carrying on their head a box, which contains one key (duplicate) and seals etc.

    Meantime, the temple administration representative would have come there with one key. The system is triplicate lock system with archaka,, Jiyyangar and temple authorities having one key each. The archaka will first symbolically place his key in the hand of the Dvarapalaka on the right of the Bangaru Vakili. The priest will do pranama to dvarapalakadevathaas near the Bangaru Vakili. Then he will take the key from the dvarapalaka and seal is broken and the doors of golden vakili will be opened uttering suitable mantras. Here the speciality of the Keys is : It is called Kunche Kola..and Archaka will open the inside lock from outside. this is being secret and will be revealed to only Anuvamsika Archaka’s. The Sannidhi ‘golla’, Annamacharya Family, the paricaraka, jeeyar & arhcaka will go in and the Bangaru Vakili doors will be closed from inside.
    Bangaru Vakili is a telugu word which means ‘golden doorway’. Here the two doors are massive and covered with gold plate. One should not miss studying these two doors in detail as they depict religious facts. On one door all the ten avataras (incarnations) of the Lord are depicted. The other door depicts the dwadasanama devatas viz. Kesava, Narayana, Madhava. Meantime in the Mukhamantapa the devotees for the Suprabhata seva would have assembled. There will be priests outside who will start reciting suprabhatam, stotra, prapatti. Mangalasasana verses composed by Sri Pratiradibhayankaram Annan. While inside the Bangaru Vakili the antarala the golla with his fireband (torch) would have lighted all the lamps. The ekangi would have lighted the Brahmakhanda and sara lamps.
    The next ritual is to remove Bhoga Srinivasa. Who acted as Sayanabera the previous night. When he was ceremonially put to sleep in a cot during Ekantaseva. He will be lifted from that cot and will be taken back to the sanctum to rest near the feet of the Dhruvabera on the left side. That place is known as Sthirasthana. The height of the icon gifted by Samarai, the Pallava Princess does not reach even the anklet of the Dhruvabera. But all worship in the sanctum is done to this idol. At this stage Annamacharya famly use to render wake-up songs (” Meluko Sringara raya”,” Vinnapaalu Vinavale Vinta vinthalu”, “Medini jivula gava meluko vayya”.. and so on),

    The vaikhanasa practice is to establish a connection between the Dhruvabera and the Kantukabera through a sambandhakurca during worship. This sambandhakurca is a bunch of 32 blades of darbha (grass) tied by a knot in a rightward direction. The knot will be about 2 inches (angular) in length and will be in the middle thus having about 4 inches (angular) of darbha (grass) fire in the front. The front portion is set to represent Brahma, the knot Vishnu and rest Rudra. This sambandhakurca is placed in the space between the Dhruvabera and the kantukabera with the front portion of the kurca towards the kautkabera. The belief is that the sanctum is water, while dhruvabera is the earth below and the kautukabera is the flower that is nourished by the earth and water. The sambandhakurca is likened to the stalk of the flower, which is connecting link between earth and flower through water. After that Lord will be offered Naivedyam with Hathiramji Mutt Navaneetham(Butter) + Tamboola. So lord of seven hills first will have Navaneetam as Naivedyam. This clearly shows is he is Small child Krishna.

    After restoring the kautukabera to Jivasthana, the sayana mantapa is cleared of the cot and other articles used for Ekantaseva the previous night. The doors are open and by that time the reciters outside would have completed the mangalasasana. In the sanctum, the jiyyangar will light the camphor on a plate and give it to archaka who performs Paccha Karpura Harati to the Mula Vigraha. The devotees are then allowed to pass through the Bangaru Vakili and go up to Kulasekharpadi for the Visvarupa / Suprabhata darshan.

    The tradition in Tirumala is that Brahma conducts worship every night for the Lord at Tirumala. Actually every night before closing the doors if the Garbhagruha five gold cups of water with the spices specified for puja as per agamas, added to them along with other puja articles are left at the feet of the Lord so that Brahma may use them for the worship of Lord in the night (Brahmaradhana). The devotees who go for Visvarupadarsana get the Tirtha believed to have been used by Brahma & other Gods for the puja offered in the night. Another important feature is that only during Suprabhata-darshana is the devotee able to have a darshan of Lords sacred feet without any gold kavacha on the fact. It is removed during Ekantaseva when Bhoga Srinivasa is put to bed, a half piece (billa in telugu) (half a tablet-like) perfumed sandal paste is placed over his chest, and other piece is placed on the figure of Alamelmanga on the chest if the Mulavigraha, another piece is kept along with puja articles for Brahma to use during his nights worship to the Lord. In addition, another two piecec are placed on Lord’s feet after removing the gold kavacha. These pieces on Lord’s feet are placed there, after wiping off the Civet oil with which his feet are anointed before placing the gold kavacha on them. During the Suprabhata-darshan the devotees are given as prasada a bit from these two sandal paste tablets kept on Lord’s feet in the night and some will be given the small piece of perfumed cloth (Plokta Vastram) with which the Civet oil is wiped off the feet of the Lord, so that they may reverentially press the cloth on their forehead and eyes. The sandal paste is called Sripadachandana and the cloth is called Sripadavastra or Plokta Vastra.

    Annamacharya’s Family, Tarigonda’s family, Jiyengar and Venda parayanadars are recipie of Brahma Tamboolam which is the Tambool offerred to Lord and Goddess during night.

    Kowsalya supraja Rama poorva sandhya pravarthathe
    Uthishta narasardoola karthavyam daivamahnikam

    Meaning: Sri Rama! Kausalya’s endearing son! Wake up, dear;You have to do Your day-to-day duties; Do wake up please

    Lakshminivasa niravadya gunaika sindo:
    Samsarasagara samuththaranaika setho
    Vedanta vedya nijavaibhava bhakta bhogya
    Sree Venkatachalapathe! thava suprabhatham

    Hope you have enjoyed Sri Vari Suprabhatha Seva

    Srinivasa Paripoorna Anugrha Siddi Rastu!
    Tallakpaka CN Raju.

    (This is purely my personal experience – Kindly excuse me if there are any mistakes).

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    • Posted by meeraghu on May 26, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      This is just amazing, Raju Sir. I will post this on the main page for the benefit of everyone. I could imagine each and every minute with the details you have posted. Blessed are the people who can actually witness this being performed to our beloved Lord.

      Thanks a million for sharing this.

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  216. Posted by Roopa on May 24, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Hi Meera,

    It’s really a wonderful website. Thanks for all the contributions.

    Roopa

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  217. Posted by CN Raju. on May 24, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Hi Meeraji! Nope. Not at all.

    This is absolutely gratitude to your work and devatha strotras, Hari ka thamrutha sara and not for any other reason. As you shared the knowledge, and also because of some punya which we had from our ancestors, I want to share Srinivasa’s sanctifications for you. Absolutely it is for no any other reason or not for any money sake. These things are highly intimate and delicate and I should respect honours of Sri Vari Temple. Kindly share your mail Id and will send my details.

    As of now I am working in software organization to continue my life and whenever I had my turn in tirumala will offer Seva to him. Next month – in June, I have Sannidhi responsibility, will be in Astadala PadaPadmaradhana where we will place 108- Golden Flowers to Lotus feet of Lord and Vakshasthala Tayarlu. At that time, I will also give your Gotra namas in Garbhalayam to listen to Supreme Lord :).

    If you like, I will also give some of the recipes which our beloved superior will take daily and occasionally. We will prepare different items in Sri Vari Potu, Like Proktam Laddu, kalyanotsava Laddu, Vada, Jilebi, Thenthola(Muruku), Appam, Matra Dhadyonam(only item which we will take inside Garbhalayam for Naivedyam), Vakula Matha Payasam, Seera, Miriyapu Pongal , Pulihora, Chakkera Pongal, Thomala Dosa (Big Jaggery Dosa), Pancha kajjayam(offered in Sahsra deepalanakara seva), Koluvu Srinivasa Murthy Tila Nivedanam, Meva (Ekantha Seva prasadam), Butter offered by Hathiramji Mutt duing Suprabhatham, Poli on Friday Abhishekam… so on.. These we call as “Taliga” and special items which we offer to Lord of Seven hills daily during Prathah kala, Madyana kala and Ratri kala.

    Also I will send each and Every seva of Lord which happens in Tirumala from Suprbhatam to Ekanatha Seva if you like it.

    Other than this we can expect in our life? Once again telling it is not play or Joke. Only few will get this Punya and it can’t be borrowed or purchased.

    As my Annamacharya says,

    “Venamala Vennuda Vinuthencha nentha Vada…Kanimmani naaki punayamu..kattithi vayya..

    (Dachuko nee padalakau..taga ne chesina poojaleve).

    (Meaning: Who I am to praise you my Lord? Just you have given me this Punya..to praise you.. To your lotus feet i am offering sankeerthana Pushapa)..

    My mail Id: ttdjan20131@rediffmail.com

    Regards,
    CN Raju.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on May 24, 2013 at 8:37 am

      Raju Sir,
      I have sent you an email. I am just amazed. Like you might have seen, I have a big picture of Lord Sreenivasa in our Living room. He is our Mane Devaru, and I keep pointing to him almost everyday and say “When are you going to give me your darshana”. I really can’t believe this is happening to me.
      Just the thought of you thinking to send me the items our Lord has used itself is a big joy for me. It feels like amazing, and to have your email on Narashima Jayanthi also made it so special.
      I have no words to express my sincere thanks and gratitude. Thanks a million.

      Reply

  218. How BLESSED you are! Lord Srinivasa’s blessings to reach you from the GREAT descendents of the great Vaggeyakararu ANNAMACHARYA!

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    • Posted by meeraghu on May 23, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      I read the comment so many times. Can’t believe it even now. I only hope someone is not playing a prank with me.

      Reply

      • Posted by kum on May 24, 2013 at 12:26 am

        Meera, you are blessed! Thank you so much for writing .

        Govinda sharanam, Gopala sharanam

        blog: global vegan fare

  219. Posted by Sannidhi Kainkaryam dar, Sri T.T Temple. on May 23, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Dear Meera Ji!

    Very nice to see your Blog on Guru Rayaru and you are really great to spread our tradition across the world.

    We are descendants of Shri Annamacharya who wrote several songs on Lord of Tirumala. Daily one of our family members should be present in Tirumala during Suprabatham / Ekanta Seva for singing Annamacharya krithis in front of Lord. Without listening to our songs Srinivasa will not wake up or sleep. We are also Kanya Datha’s for SriDevi /Bhudevi to Sri Malayyapa (Tirumala Utsavamurthy is called Malayaapa) during Kalyanotsavam.

    We are very much enchanted and would like to send Sri Vari Mahaprasadam for you. (Chandanam offered to Lotus Feet + Namam (kept on forehead of Moolavar of Tirumala) also Ploktha Vastram (After Abhiskeham on every Friday we use to wipe out complete body of Moolavirat + Abjisekha teertham (Lord’s Lotus feet teertha). These are all the belongings of Srinivasa which directly touch Lord of Seven Hills.

    In fact our Guru Rayaru – (Baby Venkatanatha) is vara prasadam of our Lord Venkateswara swamy. During my turn at Sannidhi, I use to recall that Sri Thimanna Bhattu and Smt. Gopikamba prayed here and got gifted such a marvelous son. They prayed in-front of Kulasekhara Padi (Step – in front of sanctum sanctorum – it is one of the Alwar). Even Purandara dasaru, Vijaya dasaru visited our Sannidhi.

    Kindly let me know how the above things can can be reached you. You can mail me at below address.

    Srinvasa Anugraha Praptirastu!

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    • Posted by meeraghu on May 23, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      I am not sure I can believe the contents of this email. Is this really happening? If it is true, it is just unbelievable.

      Reply

      • Posted by ASHA PRAKASH on May 24, 2013 at 10:34 am

        Meera,

        It is so amazing to see the email and you are very fortunate !

        I think Lord Srinivasa and Sri Guru Rayaru are very happy with your work and devotion.

        Great job!

        Best Regards,

        -Asha

        Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 19:10:13 +0000 To: asp_hope@hotmail.com

      • Posted by meeraghu on May 24, 2013 at 12:07 pm

        I hope so, Asha.

  220. Posted by smitha on May 20, 2013 at 4:57 am

    I would like to know simple prayers for children eg. Before having food or before going to bed

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  221. Posted by Vinita on May 18, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Meera,

    Please send me your email, I chanced to come across your blog, and was amazed by the good work you are doing.
    It’s fantastic. Best Wishes,

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  222. Dear Madam,

    Namaskaram. Hare Srinivasa !
    I interduce myself that I am Srimushnam K Nagarajan a rtd gztd.officer and a great vamsastha of Srimushnam Aryacharaya a ageat philosaper of Dwaitha philosapy, and now residing in Cennai, Tamil Nadu.India. I came to know about your yoman service to our Madhwa Community. First of all I thank You for the same.
    More over,by the Grace of Almighty and the Divine Blessings of our Poojya Acharyas we had started a Marriage Information Centre in the name” VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE” in Chennai (Tamilnadu, India) to fulfill the Wedding dreams and Allaince needs of our Brahmin childrens (Boys/Girls) speaking Kannada,Marathi,Tamil, Telegu and Thulu,(for Madhwa,Desistha and Smartha) in 2009 purely as a Social Service to our Community.

    During the past years number of alliances had been settled by the Anugraha of Mantralaya Mahan Sathguru Sri Sri Raghavendra. Now , after a three years sincere and true services of our Centre, our community people realises that “VIVAHA MARRIAGE INFORMATION CENTRE” is a very good boon for parents seeking alliances for their Childrens.

    Our Address:- Srimushnam K.Nagarajan, New No.15, Eigth Street, ‘KANAKA VRIKSHA FLATS’ New Colony, Adambakkam, Chennai- 600 088. Tamil Nadu, India. Mob: No.09444469340. e-mail : – srmkallu.vivaha@gmail.com ourwebsite:

    For registering Bride/Groom in our centre, parents may simple send their e-mail ID or Full postal address by Mail or by sms to our Mobile No given above

    For our communal sack, we request your good self please inform and forward this message to your friends and relatives.Let them be benefitd by your yoman service.

    Thanking you in anticipation. Hare Srinivasa.!

    SARVE JANA SUKINO BHAVANTHU.

    with kind regards.

    Srimushnam K Nagarajan,Organiser,
    Vivaha Marriage Information Centre,
    Adambakkam,Chennai 600 088,
    Mob: 09444469340.

    .

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    • Dear Madam,
      Namaskara. Hare Srinvasa, We had changed our Vivaha Marriage Infomation Centres Office from Adambakkam, Chennai 88 to the folowing new Address. Srimushnam K Nagarajan, Organiser, Vivaha Marriage Information Centre, No 42, Rajarathinam Main Road, AMS Flats, Narmadha Nagar, ULLAGARAM, Chennai 600 091. Mob; 09444469340. E,mail Id. Parrents may send their email id or postal address by SMS or by Mail for sending the application form for registering varan/vadhu in our centre, Service only for Madhwas speaking Kannada and Marathi only. our centre is a very good boon for parrents seeking allaince for their children. We request you to please inform to our community people regarding our matrimonial Service. Thank you Madam, Hare Srinivasa.
      With Kind Regards.
      Srimushnam K Nagarajan,Organiser,
      Vivaha Marriage Information Centre,
      Ullagaram, Chennai 600 091.
      Mob 09444469340.

      Reply

  223. Posted by Surabhi on April 20, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Hello,
    My name is Surabhi , i am from india Mumbai,i am look for some openings in USA…pl revert to me on surabhidoshi97@gmail.com
    Thks

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  224. Posted by Canchi Ravi on April 7, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Madhwa scholars repeatedly say that EKADASHI and Janmashtami day fasting is far superior to all other fastings.

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  225. Posted by Ragothaman N on April 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I am a Madhwa Desistha from Trichy. I am observing full fasting on Thursdays for the last 27 years. (I take only milk & tea – 5 or 6 cups) Nowadays I feel tired (due to my age – 50+). Physicians advise me to take some ‘palahara’. Can I have some with salt or I should have only sweet items? Please advise

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    • Posted by meeraghu on April 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      I am not sure why you are completely fasting on Thursday. As far as I know, you can definitely eat once. If you don’t want to eat food, palahara is good. Fruits should also be fine. I am just saying this based on my knowledge. Please check with a priest.

      Reply

  226. Posted by Ramakrishna Rao on April 4, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Dear Ms. Meera,   The information you are providing about madhwa community/culture is really fantastic. I don’t miss a single post of this site. Really hats off to you, being a SW engineering and staying far off india, you are able to gather so much of information including the latest panchanga of uttaradi matt, which I cannot do being in Hyderabad   Appreciations and keep it up.  

    Regards Ramakrishna Hyderabad – India

    ________________________________

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    • Posted by meeraghu on April 4, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Appreciate your comments, and thanks so much. It is all blessings from our Beloved Rayaru which gives me strength to work on this blog.

      Reply

  227. Posted by Ramkumar UN on March 28, 2013 at 4:11 am

    Meera avare,

    I am Ram, i have a selection of several songs which have not been posted in the lyrics column. It would be good if i get your email id i can send you those Lyrics and it may be useful for several people, the songs which are old and may be few unheard as well.

    Thanks
    Ram

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  228. Posted by Meena on March 9, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Namaskara Meera avare,
    My name is Meena from Ohio. This is my first time commenting on your site, but have been an avid follower of your blog for quite a few years now. I am a blessed devotee of Guru Rayaru and continue to stay blessed in His grace every single moment of my life.
    Someone shared the pictures of new Navaratna Ratha in Mantralayam. So I wanted to send it over to you so you can share it with all Rayaru devotees through your blog.
    http://raghavendramutt.org/navaratna-ratha-image-gallery?page=1

    Tumbaa chennagide nimma blog; ella Rayara bhaktarigu ee navaratna rathada darushana agali antha nimage link share madtha idini.

    Wishes to your family on Maha Shivaratri..May we all stay blessed by Rayaru in our lives..

    Thanks,
    meena.

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  229. Posted by ASP on March 8, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Definitely Meera!

    I will look forward to your email……

    -Asha

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  230. Posted by ASP on March 8, 2013 at 11:17 am

    hello Meera,

    I visit your website almost everyday as all of us in our family have great faith/belief i
    n Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy.
    I live in Columbus ,Oh.
    I love all the information that you have shared.
    Do you have the lyrics to the mane varte haadu and Sampat Lakshmi haadu in Kannada ?
    Thanks for sharing so much information about Sri Rayaru..
    I don’t know if you will be willing to share but I was wondering if you have a personal email /phone number that I could contact you with…

    I am from B’lore too…

    Thanks again for the great blog…

    _Asha

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    • Posted by meeraghu on March 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      Asha,
      Thanks for your wonderful comment. Yes, I do have the lyrics for Maane Varte and Lakshmi Haadu. I will send you an email, please reply.

      Reply

  231. Posted by Deepa on March 4, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Hi Meera,

    Kudos for keeping this blog up to date with the latest Madhwa sampradrayas. I have been a silent but regular follower of this blog from past 2 years & have enjoyed reading all the articles.

    I have one query regarding the oil that needs to be used to light lamps at home. What oil is preferred to light ‘devara nanda deepa’?

    Reply

  232. Posted by sujananippani on February 22, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Meera avarige namaskaragalu.nannadondu request,nanage “NODIDA SEETHAMMA NEE NODIDA SEETHAMMA” annuva ee haadina lyrics bekithu.nimmige gothidre please post madri.Thank you mam.

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  233. Posted by Mohan Krishna B R on February 20, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Respected Meera

    I am an Madhva and an ardent follower of Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy. My native is Kolar which is about 70 KMS from Bangalore. From Kolar, about 15 KMS there is a place called Tambihally which is a holy place and has Moola Vrindavana of Sri Madhava Teertharu who is the direct disciple of Sri Madhvacharyaru and vrindavanas of Sri Narahari Teertharu & Sri Akshobhya Teertharu. Apart from this, there is a Sri Vyasaraja Pratishthita Prana Devaru and Sri Rayara Vridavana.

    We have a pontiff by name HH 1008 Sri Vidya Sagara Madhava Teertharu to look after the Mutt and he is a great scholar and has Doctorate in Sanskrit and he gives speech in Telugu, Tamil, English & Kannada fluently. He was also the principla of Mantralaya Vidya Peetha.

    The reason for writing this to you is that we got to know that there are some incripts (Upanishads) which are written by Sri Madhava Teertharu which is kept in a library of Germany.

    If you can get to know which library, what is the procedure to bring it back to India, it would be of great help.

    My contact number is +91 98454 88439.

    Any questions related to this, please feel free to contact me.

    Regards,

    Mohan Krishna B R

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  234. Posted by Ragini Purohith. on February 15, 2013 at 9:31 am

    maaaaaaaam u r juz amazing.it is axidentaly i cem 2 know abt this wonderful site.u r awesum.maaam i realy n wholeheartedly thank you 4 dis great site.v r madhwaas.and belong to uttaradi matha.bharadwaja gotra.m v much intrested in songs n especialy purandara dasara kritis.maam i wud b obliged if u can pleaaaaase provide me the lyrics of few devotghonal songs like sajjllado krishna sallado and kappu ennalu bedavu sri hari yannu:and devaki nanda mukunda.plz zzz mam i vl b waiting 4 ur mail.plz !

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  235. Posted by Akshata on February 8, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Hi mam ,

    my name is akshata… from Karnataka, i do take carnatic music class (Vocal) and bhajans , dasara padagalu.. Currently i leave in Uk… I take music classes .. I have an experience of teaching music online as well …
    Wanted to let the music lovers on this site know it …. ..My email id is
    rs.akshata@gmail.com

    I wanted to send you a personal mail to get your premission … Couldn’t find it.

    http://www.hounslow.co.uk/directory/akshata-s

    Here is a bhavageete i uploaded on youtube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJhbj6-BCNc

    Thank you
    Akshata

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  236. Posted by R.Mukund on February 3, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Meera, I was going through some the old comments posted here. In one particular comment, someone wanted to know of contacts in Mantralaya. Nevertheless, it’s quite an old post and nothing can be done at this point in time. However, if you happen to come across people needing details or some logistics help, contact phone number, place to stay, route etc., in any of these places, I shall be glad to be of some help to them: Mantralaya, Raichur, Kallur, Kopra, Chippagiri, Hatthibelegal, Cheekalaparvi, Bichhali, Navavrundavana, Anegundi, Kanakagiri, Hampi, Navali (Bhogapuresha), Sode (Sonda) etc. My email id r.ashrit@gmail.com

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  237. Posted by R.Mukund on February 3, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Namaskara

    Here is a temple of Shri Venkataramana in sitting posture. It’s an ancient temple near Raichur. The name of the place is GORKAL. It is close to Bichhali too. Here’s the link to one of the photographs:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/CDunJsqdJzMi8KaOetKGG_Z3ljMLuyU9GGneQUwKLRg?feat=directlink
    I shall post more details on how to reach there etc. soon.

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  238. Posted by revathi on January 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Hello Meera,

    I came across a nice kannada devotional somewhat janapada haru on goddess Lakshmi. I thought I share this on this blog. If you like it can be added to your video collection on Lakshmi. Kannada Devotional Rathna kanchuka. It would be nice if could get lyric for this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhtKw7ZzGUo

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    • Posted by meeraghu on February 2, 2013 at 9:15 am

      If you can listen to the song and write down the lyrics and send it here, that would be a great service right?

      Reply

  239. Posted by pradeep0506 on January 27, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Hello mam,
    Myself Pradeep.S from Bangalore. I follow your blogs .I would like to send some mails to you of my embossing work on Sri Raghavendra swamy. So just send a mail to iampradeep05@gmail.com so that I could send all those works to you. Thank you. Jai sri ram. Please revert

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  240. Posted by Karthik S on January 22, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Hi Meera Subbarao,
    It is really nice to see this post that gives lot of information on Hinduism. I had one question and just thought that you might be the right person to answer it. – Very recently, i visited to a Sharada Temple. There, after submitting my prayers, i found that Flowers fell from the left side of the god (left to god). Now, i am very much concerned that if it is inauspicious thing to see the flower falling from left side of goddess sharadamba. I am very much worried if something inauspicious is going to happen.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on January 22, 2013 at 8:29 am

      Hi Karthik S,
      It is a great sign that the Goddess has shown her blessings to you. No matter from which side the flowers fall, we consider it a great sign. Something good is definitely going to happen. Don’t worry, it is a good sign.
      It has happened to me several times, and same to my Mom.

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  241. Posted by krishna on January 20, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Namaskaara meera avarige: nanna baLi puraMdara dAsara oMdu kRitige sAhitya ide adannu illi haakutiddene.. naanu shaaleyalli hare srinivasa sanghada H R nagaraja avara baLi idannu kalitidde,, nimma bali video athava mp3 iddare upload maadi dayaviTTu::

    biDeno ninnaMGri SrInivAsa
    enna duDisikoLLelO SrInivAsa
    ninnuDiyEjitallO SrInivAsa
    enna naDetappu kAyO SrInivAsa||pa||
    baDiyO bennalli SrInivAsa
    nannoDala hoyyadiro SrInivAsa| nA
    baDava kANelo SrInivAsa
    ninnoDala hokkeno SrInivAsa || 1 ||
    paMjupiDivenO SrInivAsa
    ninneMjala baLeduMbe SrInivAsa|
    saMje udayake SrInivAsa
    kALaMjeya piDivE SrInivAsa || 2 ||
    sattige cAmara SrInivAsa
    nAnetti kuNivenO SrInivAsa ninna
    ratnada hAvige SrInivAsa
    nA hottu kuNivenO SrInivAsa || 3 ||
    hELidaMtAlihe SrInivAsa
    ninnALigALAgihe SrInivAsa
    avarULigava mALpe SrInivAsa
    enna pAlisO biDadE SrInivAsa || 4 ||
    ninna nAma hOLige SrInivAsa
    kaLLakuni nAnAgihe SrInivAsa kaTTi
    ninnavaroddare SrInivAsa
    nanaginnu lajjEtake SrInivAsa || 5 ||
    bIsi kollalavare SrInivAsa
    mudre kAsicuccalavare SrInivAsa mikka
    GAsigaMjenayya SrInivAsa e
    MjalAseya baMTa nA SrInivAsa || 6 ||
    hEsi nAnAdare SrInivAsa
    haridAsaroLu pokke SrInivAsa avara
    BASheya kELihe SrInivAsa AvAsiya sairiso SrInivAsa || 7 ||
    tiMgaLavanalla SrInivAsa
    vatsaraMgaLavanalla SrInivAsa
    rAjaMgaLa savaDipe SrInivAsa
    BavaMgaLa dATuve SrInivAsa || 8 ||
    ninnava ninnava SrInivAsa
    nAnanyavanariyenu SrInivAsa ayyA
    manniso tAytaMde SrInivAsa prasannavEMkaTadri SrInivAsa || 9 ||

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    • Posted by meeraghu on January 20, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      Krishna,
      Thanks for the lyrics. I have posted this a long time back. It is called “Srinivasa Bhajane”.

      Reply

  242. Posted by Badri on January 18, 2013 at 3:49 am

    Namaskara Meera,
    Meera we r going to do house warming next month.We are looking for a nice short Sri Raghavendra swamy name for our house . can you give an idea pls (kalpavriksha,kamadhenu,sri brindhavan,manthralayam already in our list)we looking for significant name also .

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  243. Meera avarige namaskaragalu,naanu nimma website na kalida entu thingalugalinda follow agthaiddeni.nanage thumba upayogavaagide.esto haadugalu rangoli kalithidini.dhanyavaadagalu.Sujana Nippani.Bangalore.

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  244. Posted by Mrinalini on December 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Hi Meera,

    It is so nice to see your work. I am a madhwa brahmin from hyderabad staying in houston. I have been searching for some madhwa groups but couldnt find any. And yes, i love the payasa they serve in the mutta, and thanks for posting the recipe. I am going to try it 🙂

    Regards
    Mrinalini

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  245. Respected Madam,

    Anantha namaskars for your invaluable website. We are in US for the second time and staying with son at Jersey city. My daughter is doing PG in internal medicine. We stay at Hyderabad in India (basically from Chennai). I am also Trustee of Alakapuri Rayar Mutt Hyderabad nearer to our residence.

    Here at Edison Sri Rajarman Nagarajan is a staunch devotee of Rayaru and maintaining Mantralaya website. I think you know him. He conducts Satsanga meeting every two months and the next meeting is on 6 January 2013.

    Before leaving for India we want to hear your voice please as u r also a great devotee. Could u mind a mail to me. My contact no. is 201-984-7656.

    Ravi

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    • Posted by meeraghu on December 26, 2012 at 8:36 am

      Respected Sir,
      Very nice to hear you are also a great devotee of Rayaru. I will definitely call you over the weekend.

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      • Respected Madam,

        Anantha Namaskars. Yesterday only (Dec. 25, 2012) I joined your sacred web site. Yesterday I happen to see ‘MAHISHASURA MARDHINI’ stotra in the website and recited the same. In my childhood I knew by heart and later forgot. What w wonder! In the night I had a dream in which a big LION wandering in the ground tries to enter our kitchen from the backdoor and I shout out of fear in telugu language “PO PO” which means GO GO. It shows a tiger also beside it and says we will stay for a small time and enters Kitchen from the backdoor only and sits and eats something and goes to next house. There another man, instead of driving away in fear, feeds the lion with fruits etc. Later I open the kitchen mesh door and see that the entire vast land behind is empty and none is found there.

        After I woke up, I recollected that yesterday morning I read Mahishasuramardhini stotra from your website after a pretty long gap of so many years and Devi Durga came both in the form of Lion and a small tiger and blessed.

        This proves what a great devotee you are and how sacred the website is!

        There are no further words to describe….

        Ravi

      • Posted by meeraghu on December 26, 2012 at 10:17 am

        Respected Sir,
        You are blessed by the Goddess. I am a simple devotee just like you all. It is your sincere devotion and bhakti that brought the Goddess in your dreams. Thanks so much for sharing this. It is just awesome.

  246. Posted by van on December 21, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Excellent source. Thanks for taking timeand posting the pooja vidhanaz and other things. Very helpful!

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  247. Posted by Prasad on December 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    ನೀವು ಮಾಡ್ತಾಯಿರೊ ನಿಷ್ಕಾಮಸೇವೆ ತುಂಬಾ ದೊಡ್ಡದು.ಭಗವಂತ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಕುಟುಂಬದವರಿಗೆ ಆಯು-ಆರೋಗ್ಯ-ಐಶ್ವರ್ಯವನ್ನು ಕೊಡಲಿ ಎಂದು ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸುವೆ.

    ಕೂಲ್ ಪ್ರಸಾದ್

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  248. Posted by raghavendra rao ramadhyani on December 15, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Some few years back i received samkshipta deva pooja chit at Davangere while Sathyapramoda Swamiji was came. But unfortunetely I lost that chit. Can I get it from your office. because I have inerest to make regularly pooja but due to not sufficient time I am unable to make complete pooja. So I kindly send the samkshipta deva pooja chit (Actually it is in one single page.) I think pl help in this matter. Even I cotact number of Acharyas at Davangere But no one gave that. Kindly help in this matter

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  249. Posted by shivashankara.N.K. on December 13, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Madam,

    Any Veg Cook Post, I am Hindu Brahmin, I am from Sringeri-Chickmagalore Dist, Working in Bosch Mico – As Head Cook – Contract Basis(Personal Touch)-Bangalore. Please, Please let me know

    Reply

  250. Posted by nagendra karanth on November 3, 2012 at 5:38 am

    meera madam , this blog is good . olle info ide ,olle samskruti bimbisuttide . nere nambide song inda nim parichayavagide 🙂 , aa rayara karune nim mele sadaa irali .

    Reply

  251. Posted by rama on September 27, 2012 at 1:18 am

    hele iddini nodi rama hesarili ivvagale kalisiddini……..please find here latest one is mine only …..thanks so much

    Reply

  252. Posted by rama on September 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

    My name is rama! …..my self me from madhwa family ……i have lot of attachment with GURU RAYARU ….namma rayaru! i like your website with all most all information covered and i thank to your great efforts did here.
    here with am requesting you with small correction ….
    when u put rongoli before god while drawing shanku, chakra, pada ,padma.
    please draw pada,,, in order to inviting god into home like …when we draw pada on krishnastami (krishna pada like inviting into home) ….so it shows god entering into our house…….
    thanks for listening me !
    regards
    rama

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  253. Posted by meeraghu on September 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Neelu,
    All details are posted on the blog. That’s all it is to chant.

    Reply

  254. Posted by Neelu on September 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I’m sorry I didn’t mention my e-mail id above. It is either what I’ve entered (not sure if you can see it) or neelu7989@gmail.com. Also I would like to know a little more about chanting “Om Raghavendraya Namaha” for minimum of 16,000 times.
    Thank you so much for your time and kindness. 🙂

    Reply

  255. Posted by Neelu on September 18, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Dear Meera ji,

    This is a wonderful blog. Everytime I need some peace of mind, I come and read. I just read Sri Raghavendra Swamy’s last speech, and I was teary-eyed too. I started worshiping Him quite recently (even though we used to go to the Mutt near home). I was searching for a photo frame in India and somehow couldn’t find one. After I got back here, my sister posted a photo of Sri Raghavendra Swamy, which she brought from India and the happiest part, I received it on a Thursday, even though it was supposed to reach on that Friday. Tears of joy I cannot explain. 🙂
    Please keep posting more and if you could let me know your e-mail id, I really want to talk more. Thank you so much.

    Regards

    Reply

  256. Thanks for sharing wealth of information on Gowri-Ganesha festival and nice pics of your celebration, Meera!

    Could you please post info on ShriGowri Marada Baagina?
    I.e.
    I am looing for list of mangala dravya items to put in marada-jote. Also, What do you get for containers in lieu of marada jotegalu here in the US? I am not big time into promotinb plasticware…

    thanks,
    pushpa

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  257. Posted by rajesh. v on September 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Dear Meera akka.
    Accidentally i visited your website since then i will be visiting your site quite often. I am a great fan of yours. Being a lady you are doing so much work. I wonder how you are balancing everything. I stayed in Madhwas house for 4 years and I have lots and lots of respect for your community. I wish i would be in your shoes. Keep up the good work.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on September 13, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Thanks, Rajesh.

      Reply

      • Hello Meera, > > >I could not log into your site with my wordpress account! >So here is the comment I was trying to paste: > > >— > >Thanks for sharing wealth of information on Gowri-Ganesha festival and nice pics of your celebration, Meera! >Could you please post info on ShriGowri Marada Baagina? >I.e I am looing for list of mangala dravya items to put in marada-jote. Also, What do you get for containers in lieu of marada jotegalu here in the US? I am not big time into promotinb plasticware… > > > >thanks, >pushpa  

        >________________________________ > From: Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu >To: pushpa_subbarao@yahoo.com >Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 7:51 AM >Subject: [New comment] About > > > WordPress.com >meeraghu commented: “Thanks, Rajesh.” >

      • Posted by meeraghu on September 15, 2012 at 8:50 am

        Just posted a list of items.

  258. Meera Madam,

    This site is so informative, thank you so much for your services.

    Thank you once again, with best wishes,

    ND, Bengaluru.

    Reply

  259. Posted by Chomini on September 7, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Appreciate your ideas Meera. Will definitely incorporate them and send you pictures once the event is over.

    Reply

  260. Posted by Chomini on September 6, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Hello Meera.

    One of my family members is organizing a 5 day painting event “Rayara Kala Krupa” at Mantralaya beginning on the 13th of this month. Rayaru and his life events is the theme. There will be around 20 artists from all over Karnataka participating. These paintings will be given to the mutt. Could you please suggest some specific events that the artists could work on? Would appreciate some input from you.

    Many thanks.
    Chomini

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    • Posted by meeraghu on September 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Chomini,
      I am not an artist, however have a few ideas.

      1. It will be nice to see an artist draw Our beloved Gurugalu in Udupi with his veena and singing “Indu Enage Govinda”.
      2. Draw the three or even four Avatars of Rayaru.
      3. Show our beloved Gurugalu as Little Prahalada sitting on Lord Narashima’s lap.
      4. Moola Brindavana in the background, and showing our beloved Gurugalu sitting in the brindavana.

      Just my suggestions since you asked.

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  261. Posted by Tejaswini on August 27, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Hi Meera,

    I am Tejaswini from Bangalore. I am a Madhwa Brahmin. This is an excellent website and a great contribution from you to the Madhwa Community. For the young generation, who go-ogles everything in life, this is the right place to get all the answers related to Madhwa community.

    Starting from recipies/songs/ Why’s everything is perfect. Being a software engineer, i always thought i should do something like this. It was pleasure to watch this.

    Regards,
    Tejaswini

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  262. Posted by Jamuna on August 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Namaskara Meera avrige,
    I am Jamuna from Madison,WI. I am from bangalore and a Madhwa Brahmin. I have visited your website more than 100 times and have found very useful informations. am married since 5 yrs and doing all the vratas. From the starting day of shravana masa this year, everyday i peep into ur website. its my final year mangala gowri vrata. seeing the pics on your page,i decorate my pooja room and perform pooja. Thank you a lot. i will surely spread this website to all my friends. wonderful recipes too. If u are visiting Madison, please do stop by at our place. Good luck for all you future endeavors.

    from,
    Jamuna Deshpande

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    • Posted by meeraghu on August 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Namaskara Jamuna,
      I am so glad this blog has helped you and has provided useful information. Thanks for the comments and also your invite. I will definitely visit you if and when I visit WI.
      Once again thanks.

      Meera

      Reply

  263. Posted by Sughosh Nagendra on August 6, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Hari Om,

    Can you please let me know how do I post a new topic on this blog ?? I have a rare composition of Nrisimha Geeti (Audio & Lyrics) and want to spread the same.

    At His Lotus Feet,
    Sughosh

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  264. Hello Meera,

    I came across your website when I was looking for few songs of Rayaru. Very inspiring and great job done. It is nice to be surrounded by people with common interests.

    This website has good collections of pooja padhati and many other things. It is indeed handy for those living abroad.

    Thank you again. Let me know if I can be of any help to maintain this website. FYI I like to sing songs on Rayaru and would be glad to upload few on this website in case you need any.

    Thank & Regards
    Padmini

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    • Posted by meeraghu on August 2, 2012 at 9:56 am

      Sure, Padmini. You can definitely help this website grow by providing lyrics and of course providing audio and video. That would be awesome.

      Reply

  265. Posted by Gurucharan on July 31, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Hello Meera,

    Found your blog while searching for the meaning of “Sri Raghavendra Stothram”. Although my dad had tought me when I was young to recite was curious to find the meaning. Yes, could have asked my dad to narrate the meaning , however we are so addicted to the internet that you cant stop asking Google first :).

    The important point here is that I want to thank you for this forum that you have created – feel so belonged. Rayara Krupakataksha nimma meele sadaa irali.

    And my request to you – please pray for me as Iam going through a very bad patch in my life …Not only need Rayara krupe but need blessings and advocacy from devotees like you .

    Hare Shrinivasa !

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  266. Posted by lakshmi on July 30, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    namaskara meera,
    naanu nimma blog 3 yrs inda follow madtaidini… estondu vishya kailitidini…
    tumba chenagide ella contents.
    nanage ee uttara karnataka da vishesha vaada ….gandana hesarannu ogatu (riddle) roopadalli helutaralla… nanage beku… idanna maduve, gruhapravesha aarati maduvaaga hendati hatra helisuttare.. direct agi gandana hesaru helabaradu anta..
    nimma hatra collections idre pls share madi….

    thank u
    Lakshmi deshpande

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  267. Posted by Chitra KN on July 28, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Hi Meera,

    It was really very nice to read your blog. It gives so much information about the festivals. please continue this work.
    If you have guru raghavedra rayaru pooja book. can you please send it to me.
    Thanks
    Chitra
    USA

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  268. Posted by Kiranmayi on July 27, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Hi Meera,

    I chanced upon your blog while searching for details on “Varamahalakshmi Habba.”
    It is a great treasure trove w.r.t the madwa rituals.

    I am newly married without any elders in the family to guide me when it comes to all the madwa functions and rituals. I am interested in learning more about my religion.

    I would like to ask if you had any documents/ knowledge centers related to all the madwa pujes in English as I cannot read Kannada.

    Sincerely,
    Kiranmayi.K
    (Bangalore)

    Reply

  269. Posted by Gururajan Raghavendran on July 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Hi,
    Thank you very much for keeping this blog for so many years with lot of useful information. Is there a way we Madhwas in various US cities can unite in their cities and perform the poojas together? Do we have any groups? I need to know for Detroit,Michigan and Cleveland, Ohio

    Reply

  270. Posted by Sagar on July 1, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Hi… I just happened to visit your blog while searching for some lyrics. It takes time and effort to run a blog. You are doing a wonderful job in sharing useful information.

    Some feedback – Your tweet mentioned about Ekadashi as being on June 30th. It was on the 29th. If you are following Indian Panchang for tithis, I recommend you use http://www.mypanchang.com for a Panchangam based on your location. Indian Panchangam cannot be used in US. I hope your blog followers would love to know about mypanchang.com.

    Good luck.

    Reply

  271. Posted by Pushya on June 29, 2012 at 2:38 am

    Hi Mam! I’m Pushya From bangalore..First of all thank you so much for shaing the Songs with lyrics & audio , it’s so helpful to the youngsters llike me to learn…

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  272. Posted by SANHITA on June 19, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Is Rayaru seva done only in the morning? How many days should one do seva, is there any fixed number of days or it’s upon the person to choose, if there is a wish or a trouble that is less or great then should the seva days number be increased decreased accordingly?

    Reply

  273. Posted by SANHITA on June 19, 2012 at 12:10 am

    What i mean is can i take my water and tea in this seva as it is a medical trouble as without it i can’t be clean and it gives me lot of trouble.
    in the morning first should i recite 108 times ” Sree Raghavendraya Namaha” and then how many times the shree raghavendra stotra as it is very big and 108 times completion will ttake a lot of hours, so how many counts should i do that is required other than 108 times?

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  274. Posted by SANHITA on June 18, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Dear Meera Ji

    Just saw ur blog, it’s wonderful. I am interested in rayaru seva, as you said one can do that home in the morning but my problem is related to severe chronic trouble that is the hindrance, iam suffering from severe constipation from birth, if i don’t take 3-4 glasses of warm water along with tea i would badly constipate and with this intake iam free and this takes time as i have to go to loo 2,3 or 4 times and i get up at 5.30 or 45 am and drink two glasses then after one hour i feel to go to loo then again i take 1-2 glasses of water and tea and iam relieved fully and without this my system is stalled and i can’t then manage anything as i get headaches and severe gas and achy muscles. and after drinking so much water i many times urinate and by 8.10 i have to catch my office van outside and bcoz of this trouble i feel odd to make others wait in the van but in seva one can’t eat or drink anything in morning so how will i manage and bcoz of my medical trouble no time will be left for puja so how will i do? Can i do it after returning from office in the evening at around 7.30 or 8pm? nd how exactly then should i do it as i don’t have a puja room as we shifted house early this year and what i have is an empty stair way/space towards the terrace, can i do it over there as no one will disturb me there. Can you plz tell me any seva procedure suitable for me? how many times to chant the rayaru stotram? as it is long and 108 times will not be completed before 10pm.

    Thank you
    SANHITA

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    • Posted by meeraghu on June 18, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      Sanhita,
      Where there is a will there is a way, where there is no will, there is a hill. I am not sure how I can help you.
      If you wish, you can take holidays from work and complete the Seva. If not, just in the evening sit in front of Rayaru and recite” Sree Raghavendraya Namaha” 108 times. This shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. I recite it 108 times everyday in the morning.

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  275. Posted by Sree Gowri M N on May 31, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Hi Meera,

    Applauds to the wonderful job you are doing. Good to know you are devoting so much of quality time for the benefit of all like minded people and in spreading the goodness of our Religion and Culture. This is the first time I am visiting your blog and really happy to know that such a blog exists. Needless to say, I would be a regular visitor henceforth. Look forward to more such information and knowledge sharing. Keep up the good work!
    Sree Gowri from Bangalore, India

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  276. Posted by ranjangadf on May 29, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    A very good idea, that we should spread this. Probably you can consider translating the Kannada Book on Rayaru’s Miracles — ‘Shri Gururayara Karune ‘ by Mr. Shyamu (KB Narayana Rao … Shri Gururaja Prakashana, No.190, First Block – East, First Cross , Byrasandra, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560 011 … Ph 6632100 ( is this an old no ?)

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  277. Thanks Meera for your prompt response.I know you are a very busy woman. So please do it only when time permits. I will look forward to hearing from you.
    Have a great weekend.

    Indira

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  278. Hi Meera,

    You are an amazing woman! The commitment with which you have created this site and managing it is absolutely commendable.

    Having lived in the Midwest, near Chicago for over 20 years, I am now in Malaysia for a few months before I return to the US. I missed going to the Brindavan in Toronto despite many visits to Michigan.

    After the publication of my first book, I had gone to Sri Guru’s Brindavan on Sampige Road in Bangalore to seek His blessings. A few days after this, I had a dream. I ignored it at the beginning but had another dream a few days back. Based on Rayaru’s command I have started writing a book about Him.My goal is to make people from the northern part of India and also non- indians know about Him and His teachings and be blessed by His love and compassion.

    I am specifically looking into people outside India who have experienced His miracles.
    The reason I do this is because there are many excellent books written in Kannada, Tamil and other Indian Languages which often recount Sri Guru’s miracles and my target now is to propagate our Guru to outsiders and westerners. When I see how well Shirdi Sai’s fame has spread and throngs and throngs of people visit Shirdi I feel such joy and pride. It would be great if Guru Raghavendra’s fame and name also spread among more people and many could benefit by His grace and blessings.

    If you or anyone else who blogs here would share their personal experiences and miracles, I would be most grateful. If the person does not want their name published, I will just put the initials or give another name to protect their identity.

    Any help you and the others can render will be most appreciated.
    My email id is divineblessings777@hotmail.com

    Thanks in advance.

    Indira Rau

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    • Posted by meeraghu on May 25, 2012 at 8:39 am

      Hi Indira,
      There are several miracles which have happened to me. And many posted on this blog as well. I will compile a few of mine and send it to you. Thanks for doing this.

      Reply

  279. Hi Meera garu, very nice site.. my name is Meenakshi from Hyd, When you get time please check our site http://bharatjaani.com.

    Meenakshi

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  280. Posted by PM on April 25, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Thanks . Loudly or by heart ? Any puja needs to be done or simple recitation is enough?

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on April 25, 2012 at 8:15 am

      Doesn’t matter. Simple recitation is enough. Do the basic pooja, like lighting a lamp, offering flowers which we perform before any pooja.

      Reply

  281. Posted by PM on April 25, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Hi,
    IS there any procedure to recite rayaru stotra? As in should it be in the morning/evening? Also should I recite it loudly or within my heart ? Any inputs on these?

    Reply

  282. Posted by Krishna Venkataraman on March 25, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Dear Meera avare, I am Krishna Venkataraman, a staunch devotee of Rayaru from Adelaide, Australia. and a regular follower of your site and admire the great work you had been doing. I have created a Tamil version of Shri Raghavendra Kavacham in response to devotees’ requests using BARAHA s/w as you suggested. But I do not know how to post it in your website and have been trying to do for some time. Can you please advise me to progress on this for which I will be very grateful. Many thanks and regards. Krishna

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  283. Posted by Krishna Venkataraman on March 25, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Dear Meera avare, I am Venkataraman from Adelaide, Australia and follow your website regularly as I am a strong devotee of Rayaru. I had created the Sri Raghavendra Kavacham in Tamil (as requsted by some devotees) using BARAHA s/w as you had suggested. But I don’t know how to send it to you. Can you please advise me how to progress this. I have been trying for this for some time. Many thanks for your help on this. Regards

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  284. Dear Meera,

    Ugadhi greetings to you… I am very happy to connect with you after a long while…

    I have come to the US, Frankling for a Holiday with kids and thought of thanking you for the good work thro your blog…

    Great going…

    Rgds

    Shubashree G
    Res – 6156288235

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  285. Posted by Chandra Deo on March 20, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    You are doing a really great job on this blog Meera. I can’t stop myself from frequenting this blog of yours. I am from Shivamogga and a devotee of Raayaru. I have been graced by Raayaru and His miracles in my life. In fact Swamy Raghavendra is all I look up to for all the guidance and grace in my life. I am pleased that our beloved Guru Dev has such a large number of believers and followers. Your blogs are worth visiting for updates if any. Please accept my sincere appreciation for your blog.
    Also would like to wish you / your family and the visitors to this blog a very happy ugaadi /new samvatsara.

    I am looking for a Hi-Res (HQ) pictures of Shree Raghavendra Swamy (the older copies) which can be usually seen housed in large sized glass frames in old Udupi hotels. And I am mostly seeking the simple photos like the one in which our Raayaru is sitting in front of Brindavana with the R hand palm raised to bless the devotee. Another variation of this same photo is with a Veena in hand. Any idea where I can download these pics? I want to put a similar sized glass frame on the walls in my home.
    It would be better if the SRS mutt .org web master could help me in any way.

    Anyways, thanks once again for your beautiful tribute to our beloved Raghavendra SwamyJee, Antantyadayaalve’.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on March 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      Hi Chandra,
      Glad to read your comment and know that you are a great devotee of our beloved gurugalu. Last month when I visited India for Work, I went to Bangalore for 2 days. I found several calendars in 5th block Rayara Mutta. Please ask someone to post it to you. I brought the one with Rayara Brindavana. It was just Rs.25.

      I have several pictures, but none with high resolution for printing large pictures.

      Reply

      • Posted by Chandra Deo on March 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm

        Thank You Meera. Will try to get someone to pick up from 5th block Rayara mutta. Meanwhile, wish you and your family happy ugaadi and a cheerful nandana samvatsara. Bye for now.

  286. Posted by sheela on March 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Meeravare,
    I am looking for stotra by vadirajaru from the brindavana.can you please post it?
    sheela

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  287. Prithiya Meeraravarige,

    Madalu tumba danyavadagalu. indu nanu nimma blog nodide ri tumba channagide, tumba vishistavagide mattu tumba olleya vicharagalannolagondiruva adbhutavada blog.

    Mattomme danyavadagalu,
    Ramakrishna BK

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    • Posted by meeraghu on March 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

      I am humbled by your appreciate comments, Ramakrishna Avare. ತುಂಬಾ ತುಂಬಾ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು

      Reply

  288. Posted by poornachandra.hr on February 23, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    dear madam

    we belongs to madhwa ARAVATH-VAK-KULU and belongs to Sri Raghavendra swamy mutt Manthralaya I want to perform my son marriage I want to know the rituals and customs in detail pl help me

    Thanking you
    poornachandra

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  289. Posted by Shubha on February 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Dear Meera
    Thank you very much for a very clear and early reply.
    My husband and myself are much relieved.
    We both are chemical engineers.
    I have lyrics of few songs which my mother recites during daily pooja and on festivals. can i post them to you so that you can put it on your blog. If yes plz let me know how I have to do it. We belong to uttaradi mutt. But as you said there are no boundaries to worship God.
    Happy Shivaratri
    Shubha

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    • Posted by meeraghu on February 21, 2012 at 8:13 am

      Dear Shubha,
      I am glad my reply was able to assist you. I will send you an email from my yahoo address, please send the lyrics to that email ID.

      Reply

  290. Posted by Shubha on February 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Dear Meera
    Greetings
    I keep visiting your blog to get lyrics of various bhakti geete. I sing them for my 2year old daughter.
    My husband has studied in sainik school bijapur from class 5 to class 12.
    We need your help for a question taking away my sleep for past few days.
    We live in mumbai and now my husband is changing his job location to muscat. We have a saligram at home obtained from our great grand parents. can we carry it to muscat. is it correct religiously and will airport authority allow or do they object. same about few small idols.can we carry as hand baggage.
    Kindly take some of your precious time to reply
    Best wishes
    Shubha

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    • Posted by meeraghu on February 20, 2012 at 8:01 am

      Dear Shubha,
      Glad that you are moving to Muscat. My Parents are staying here with me in US, and are on a visit. Dad brought the saligrama he has with him in India. You can carry it in hand luggage. Also, the idols we used to have them in Dubai as well.
      However, I am not sure what the procedure is in Muscat in carrying idols. Please check.
      I do not think there is any boundary in praying to the Lord and worshiping him. So, take it easy, and enjoy your stay in Muscat.

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  291. Posted by vv kumar on February 15, 2012 at 5:48 am

    my wife is good cook she likes know making setdosa samosa.
    she is devotee of raghavendra swamy and udupi krishna
    pls send easy slokas for recital for my daughter

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  292. Posted by Prashanth Rao on January 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Dear Ms. Meera, have found many a lyrics courtesy your great work! really appreciate it. Could you please do me a favor and mail me the audio for Rathavanerida Raghavendra. My E-mail is drprashanthb@gmail.com. Thanks in advance!

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  293. Posted by Ramya on January 30, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Hi meera,
    My brother is engaged to madhwa bride can i know what we have to do from boy’s side in marriage as we are tamil brahmins we dont have any kannada frnds also can i assume u as my frnd and please help me so that it will be great honor for us. what we have to buy from groom side for the bride and any other customs we have to follow. waiting for ur reply.

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  294. Respected Madam,
    I am looking for “DEVI UMAMAHESHWARI STOTRA”, Can you Please post in this place (website), Its has become very important, as I advised to chant daily. Please Help Me.
    Expecting an early post.
    Thanks
    Srinivas
    Reply

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  295. Respected Madam,
    I am looking for “DEVI UMAMAHESHWARI STOTRA”, Can you Please post in this place (website), Its has become very important, as I advised to chant daily. Please Help Me.
    Expecting an early post.

    Thanks
    Srinivas

    Reply

  296. Posted by Vinoth on January 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Please see the appeal below. If this disturbs you , my sincere apology for the same.

    Sri Rama Anjaneya Sri Ragavendra Swamigalu Mrithiga Brindavana Trust

    Please do visit http://www.mrithiga.com/gallery.html.

    The holy vasavapuram is located 13kms away from Tirunelveli. This place was ruled by a king Sri Vallaban (835-852AD) then called “Veerabhijana Chaturvedi Mangalam”, duing the rule of king Sundrapandian this place was known as “Saidu Unga Nattu Chaturvedi Mangalam” (1216AD) and then during thee army chief Narasappa Naicker period, it was Narasapapuram and in due course came to be known as Vasavappapuram. The following famous temple add glory and fame to this holy place Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple and Sri Ramaswamy temple built in the 12th century add pride to this place. There are quite a few temples worth worshipping in near this place. At Anavadhanallur, near this town is a Sri Ram temple, the presiding diety being Anavardha Nayakar with Anavadha Selvi, and also the famous Thamirabarani river flows which bears historical importance within 3kms ar Murappanadu Village, one would find Sri Lakshmi Narayanan temple and Kailasanathar temple which is one of the Nava Kailasa Gurusthalam. In the east as Sri Vyasa Bhagavan had remarked in Thamirabarani Mahathmyam with reference to Daasavathara Theertha Ghat, Perumal Koil-Kasi Viswanathan temple add holiness to this place.
    The Mirithiga Brindavan which is coming up at Vasavappapuram was announced by Sri Sri Raghavendra Swamy in the dream of Mrs.B S Savithri who is a devotee and was instrumental in consecrating a Mirthiga Brindavan at Saligram, Chennai which is now popularly known as Dakshina Mantralaya on 15.07.1975.
    Mrs. Kamala Venkataraman who is living in Adambakkam, Chennai, a staunch devotee of Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy heard about the dream from Mrs.B S Savithri. It so happend when Mrs.Kamala visited her native village “Vasavappapuram” after many years and she was astonished to see the place described by Sri Sri Raghavendra Swamy to Mrs.B S Savithri in her dream was infront of her. Then she explained all the details to Mrs. Seetha Sanjeevi (Banglore) and Mrs. Seetha Rajagopal (Chennai) owners of the land and they were immensely pleased to know that Sri Sri Raghavendra Swamy himself has choosen their land for his Brindhavan, and with great joy both donated their land for constructing “Mrithiga Brindhavan” of Sri Sri Raghavendra Swami.
    “Sri Rama Anjaneya Sri Raghavendra Swamigal Mirthiga Brindhavan Trust” was formed by Mrs.Kamala Venkataraman and family. With the initial fund donated by various devotees Bhoomi Pooja was perofmed and started the constuction activities of the “Mrithiga Brindhavana” at Vasavappapuram.

    Please do visit http://www.mrithiga.com/gallery.html.

    Contact persons

    Mrs. Kamala Venkataraman
    Plot No.2, Door No.6, Flat No. D-1,Vignesh Flats, Kesari Nagar,
    First Street Adambakkam, Chennai – 600 088.
    Ph: 044-22600269 Mob:+91 9840851021
    Mr. Guru Prasad Venkataraman
    Mob No:+91 9840619693

    Reply

  297. Posted by ASR on January 5, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Hi Meera
    This is ASR currently living in london and I am from Bangalore
    I would like to contribute to this website by sending the audio tapes of devaranamagalu which i have learnt so far from my mother.She is an active member of Jahnavi bajana mandali in subramanyanagar Blore.I owe all the thanks to my mother who has made me the personality today by sharing all the knowledge she gains from madhwa philosophy.My mail id is archirao@gmail.com

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on January 5, 2012 at 9:06 am

      ASR,
      Please do send me the audio. I will be glad and honored to post them on this blog.

      I have sent you an email from my ID as well.

      Reply

  298. Dear Meera

    I happened on your site as I was searching for some info on vaikunta ekadasi. Its really heartening to see the dedicated effort you have taken to keep the culture alive despite being so far away from home. I see you have started in 2007 and are still keeping it going. Hats off to you for your dedication. Though I am a Tambram, my mother before her demise was an ardent devotee of lord raghavendra and even now, I do my mother’s annual ritual at the raghavendra mutt in Chennai. I am impressed by the shraddha of the priests many of them much younger than me. I will be following your site closely. My retirement village is just three hours away from Mysore. If you are here, do take some time and drop in you will enjoy a real rural ambience here. Happy New Year and may god bless you and your family. Sathya

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on January 5, 2012 at 8:44 am

      Dear Sathya,
      Glad to hear you are a devotee of our beloved Gurugalu. Thanks for your invitation to visit you. My Mom’s place is Mysore, and my Grandmother still leaves in Mysore. I will make an attempt to visit you next time.

      Thanks very much.

      Reply

  299. Dear Meera

    I happened on your site as I was searching for some info on vaikunta ekadasi. Its really heartening to see the dedicated effort you have taken to keep the culture alive despite being so far away from home. I see you have started in 2007 and are still keeping it going. Hats off to you for your dedication. Though I am a Tambram, my mother before her demise was an ardent devotee of lord raghavendra and even now, I do my mother’s annual ritual at the raghavendra mutt in Chennai. I am impressed by the shraddha of the priests many of them much younger than me. I will be following your site closely. My retirement village is just three hours away from Mysore. If you are here, do take some time and drop in you will enjoy a real rural ambience here. Happy New Year and may god bless you and your family. Sathya

    Reply

  300. Posted by Gopalachar Hanjakki on January 4, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Helloo Mera Madam,

    I am very much glad for getting SriHariVayusthitu from you and thanking you for the same, one more help i expecting from you madam,
    Do you have Bhogapureshwar Sloka it start like ” Bhogapureswara Bhogadi Vasapada Bhoganu Bhogha Karanam, Yoganu Rudha bhava namadi ……., pugesh mukya charanam,
    May be you that This Bhogapuresh (Prana devaru) Temple is there at Navali Tq:Gangavathi Dist: Raichhur Karnataka

    Reply

  301. Posted by Bharathi on December 18, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Hi Meera,

    First of all thank you for the blog. This is one of the blogs where one can find shlokas in kannada.

    I would like to know if you have write up for “Rukmini Kalyanam” in kannada / any info about where i can find the Kannada vesrion of “Rukmini Kalyanam”. The book is only available in Telugu and Tamil. There is also an sanskrit/telugu pdf of the same. But nothing in Kannada.

    Would be helpful to lot of ppl if u cud help on this.

    Thanks.

    Reply

  302. Hi meera
    Your blog is a wonderful resource of inofrmation. Do you have any write up on the meaning of Srinivasa Kalyana song composed by Vadirajaru. Since i don’t understand Telegu or kannada I am unable to understand the meaning of the song.

    Thanks

    Reply

  303. Posted by Shilpa on December 7, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Namaskaara Meera avare,

    I’m a regular visitor of your site. Habbagala reference kooda nimma site inda ne nodthini. You are doing an awesome job. Sree Hari Vaayu Gurugalu nimmannu sadaa sukhavaagi idali endu haaraisutthene.

    Maam, I have a 6-month old daughter, I want to feed her sprouted ragi as we do in India. But I just know that ragi flour is available in Indian stores, but not aware of any sprouted ragi flour that we can feed infants. Please let me know if you are aware of how I can get sprouted ragi here in US?

    Eagerly waiting for your reply.

    Regards,
    Shilpa

    Reply

  304. Posted by Praveen on November 29, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Hello Ma’am,

    I am thoroughly impressed by this site, my search started on the net and ended in your site.
    I obtained lyrics to all the devaranamas I was looking for, and I will be ever thankful for the same.

    Thank-You very much for doing such a great job, and am sure Hari Vayugalu will be impressed by the same.

    Regards,
    Praveen

    Reply

  305. Posted by Sowmya on November 23, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Hi Meera,
    My name is Sowmya, do u have lyrics for ” bajje benne koduvenu baro Krishna” and also for ” taramaiya raghukula ramachandirana”.

    Thanks,
    Sowmya

    Reply

  306. hello meera avare,
    naanu jayanthi I live in chennai, came across your blog recently which is very informative and gives an opportunity for madhwas to get into a group sharing
    each others thoughts and experience.
    let good work keep going…..
    god bless u
    r. jayanthi

    Reply

  307. Hello Meera akkanavare,
    Naanu Yogisha. Namma ooru dakshina kannadada putttooru. Naanu obba electrical engineer. Eega naanu belagaavi jilleyalli kelasa maaduthiddene. Naanu obba Maadhva Braahmana (Shivalli Braahmana). Adhyaathma vichaaragalli nanage bahala aasakthi. Bhagavadgeetheya bagge naanu maadida abhaasavannu ondu website nalli haakiddene. Ee abhyaasa eegalu munduvaridide. Nanna website nodi, dayavittu nimma amoolya salahegalannu kodi.
    Nimma Blog nanage thumba kushi kottithu. USA yalli iddoo namma sampradaayavannu poshishuttiruva nimma bagge nanange bahale abhimaanapoorvka aadharavenisuttide.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on November 22, 2011 at 8:23 am

      Yogisha Avare,
      thumba thubma dhanyavadagalu. I will look at your web site as well Thanks for sharing the same

      Reply

  308. Posted by Padma on October 30, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Meera avare,

    First of all thank you very very much for all the articles and information on your blog. Over the last one and half years it has become a guide for me to follow a lot of things and I have learnt a lot from it. So my heartfelt thanks for this. This is really a great service you are doing to the community and especially people like me. Each entry I have read brings out the kind of devotion and pride you have for our culture. I wanted to request your guidance / suggestion on certain things which I want to keep private. Can you please reply to this post by private email? Hoping to hear from you.

    Rgds,

    Padma

    Reply

  309. Posted by Chandran on October 5, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I am finding your blog interesting. I live near Detroit,MI. I need some guidance and want to talk to you over phone. I am a tamil and telugu speaking person. I would appreciate if you can inform your email id and phone #. My email id: kollengode1000@gmail.com and my phone# 519-979-1071. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards= Chandran

    Reply

  310. Meera Rao Garu,
    I am finding your blog interesting. I live near Detroit,MI. I need some guidance and want to talk to you over phone. I am a tamil and telugu speaking person. I would appreciate if you can inform your email id and phone #. My email id: kollengode1000@gmail.com and my phone# 519-979-1071. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards= Chandran

    Reply

  311. Posted by Shri Prasad Nayak on September 26, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Hi Meera madam,
    Greetings for the day. It is nice to see your blog having more Spiritual post including lyrics of bhajans.. a good initiative,and being a software engineer for spending your valuable time in such a good activity. (usually they will have very less free personal time). i am looking for a song actually..the song sing by female singer.. start with ” Thayiye Modala Devaru.. thayigentha migilu yaaru.. Janma koduwa Thayige enide koduge”.. The Raaga for this song is similar to (“Sadda kannalli”-Kaviratna Kaalidasa).. it is be very great help.. and also the theme you used for blog is very good..
    Thanks in advance..
    Shree Prasad nayak

    Reply

  312. Nice! It’s good to see people chronicling such stuff. Thanks Meera!

    Reply

  313. Posted by Srilatha prakash on September 21, 2011 at 9:05 am

    HI Meera akka I am srilatha from Bangalore,nice to come across your website hats off to you to capture all the details of our customs and religions.It has been amazing to see you having great devotion especially towards Rayaru,besides your professional career.I am ardent devotee of sri Rayaru.I really felt so happy after visiting the website.I am from Madhwa family but my husband is not from madhwa family,my problem is my husband never do pooja,he belives in rayaru but never do pooja to rayaru,he argues with me when ever i tell him to do,how can i make him understand please tell me.From childhood i used to do pooja and seva to rayaru and what all my mother taught me but my husband is fully opposite and even my daughters i have two daughters they all make fun of me when i do pooja or do seva,rayare avaregella sadbudhi kodabeku. on aradhene days i usually do seva for three days do pooja in the morning and do 108 namaskaras to rayaru and go to near by rayaramata for lunch and no dinner in the night only some fruits and milk and i sleep on the floor for all 3 days seva.Every body says on the third day rayaru will come in our dream and bless us but i don’t have that adhrusta to see rayaru or have i done anything wrong in seva i don’t know.please tell me is there anything wrong in my seva because you arerrblessed by rayaru and seen rayaru in your dream you are trully blessed and rayaru himself given darshan to you ,you have rayara krupa u are really great so please bless me akka and show me the right path.is there any other seva or pooja please tell me i even do 108 japa everyday and i recite poornabodha every thursdays.please reply me.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on September 23, 2011 at 11:02 am

      Srilatha,
      Great to hear that you have so much devotion towards our Rayaru. There is nothing you can do about your Husband and Daughters. If they don’t believe in Rayaru, there is nothing much you can do. So, don’t keep thinking about things which you cannot change. Time will change them.
      Focus your attention on Rayaru, continue everything you are doing. There are many people who are great devotees of Rayaru, and haven’t had the chance to see him. For example, my Father and Sister. They never get any dream at all. That has not stopped them ever. However, myself and my Mom always see Rayaru in our dreams. Doesn’t mean we have more Bhakthi than my Father or Sister. They do exactly the same seva like we do. So, it must also be something related to our frame of mind.
      So, not having seen Rayaru in your dream doesn’t mean anything. Keep praying.
      May Sree Rayaru protect you and your family.

      Reply

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  315. Posted by Nandini on September 6, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Hi Meera,

    I have learnt a great lot of things from your blogs. I am too a staunch devotee of rayaru. Recently when i went to mantralya, during the pooja they sung a song “smarisu gurugala manave”. Its a very nice song. can you please post the lyrics of this song if you can??? It will be a great help. Thanks My id: nandinivekananda@gmail.com

    Reply

  316. Posted by Archana on August 31, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Meeravre,

    Do you know of any Rayara mattas in CA around the San Jose area? Can you please refer me to some website that might have info of all mattas in US?
    Thank you for the lovely service you provide by way of this blog.

    Regards,
    A.

    Reply

  317. Posted by sirisha on August 30, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Hi Meeragaru!

    I am a telugu girl and am married into a Madhwa family and came across your site while i was browsing for information on Gowri Pooja & Ganesha Habba. I have absolutely no words to praise your commitment. Blessed are you for such an inclination.

    I have a proposition. Greatly appreciate if you can reply back to my email id.

    Am not sure if i can leave my email id or phone number on this post!

    Reply

  318. Hello Meera,

    Your posts are really informative.I would like to know if you have any information about prahalad charitre. i am looking for one( written in hindi or sanskrit).

    Regards
    Nitin

    Reply

  319. Posted by Vidhya on August 28, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Hi …..

    I liked your blog very much…. its really so informative…….

    I am so much interested in learning devotional songs…. but no one to teach me till date…… but now i found ur website which is usfull for me to learn more…

    Thank you very much for giving out so many things.

    If you could provide some more informations like teacher who can teach bhakthi geete songs to the beginners in bangalore it will be more helpfull to me and for any of the others interested to learn bhakthi geete songs.

    Thanks and Regards

    Vidhya

    Reply

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  321. Posted by Jayashree on August 22, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Namaskara Meera avare.

    I am in Dubai and i really like your blog. It is indeed very informative about all festivals and that to the way Madhavas do. Also your recipes are all very good. Somes times i feel as though you are from my family the way your recipes and other information which so many times i have heard from my granny. I have a request for you kindly if you could help me with lyrics of one song which my granny used to sing. I am trying to get but no body knows that. the song starts like .. Paramatma hare, pavana nama. Ileyolu …. .

    Thank you in advance. Please keep going with this blog.

    Best Regards.
    Jayashree

    Reply

  322. Posted by Rashmi on August 22, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Hello Meera,

    This is Rashmi, currently based in California. While looking for rayaru’s miracles on google, I stumbled upon your blog and wanted to have a small talk
    with you. I am staunch devotee of rayaru too.

    Please let me know your email id/phone number so that I could get in touch with you.

    Thank You
    Rashmi

    Reply

  323. Posted by Girish on August 21, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Hi Meera Madam,

    I am very glad to visit your site and being an Madhwa you have done great contribution to our community. And also It will be push up the youths like me about our culture and community. Thank you so much for giving a wonderful site for us especially for me.

    Girish
    Thungatheeradi Nintha Suyathivara…..

    Reply

  324. Posted by Mala on August 12, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Dear Meera,

    Absolutely love your site. I am a kannada madhwa staying in US your site is like my second home. I can relate to each and everything. Thanks for keeping me attached to my roots. Take a bow.

    Mala

    Reply

  325. Posted by Geetha Sivakumar on August 9, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Hello Meeragaru, I live in Detroit. I came across your website when I was searching in Google the procedure to do our dear Gurugalu’s Aradhane in my home. Your website is very nice and you are doing a very noble job in letting all know about our Gurugalu. I would like to talk to you in person about the but do not find any contact details or personal email id. Please do send me an email. Thanks a lot. God Bless you and your family.

    Reply

  326. Posted by soumya on August 8, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Hi Meera , I live in NJ. Do you know any Swami’s temples in NJ?

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on August 9, 2011 at 9:00 am

      You mean Raghavendra Swamy? We have one in Edison, Krishna Vrindavana. I have visited there, and uploaded pictures also in the blog. There is one in NY also.

      Reply

  327. Posted by Shubha Murthy on August 5, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Visiting this site for the first time…really nice…I’m Shubha from B’lore…We live in New Jersey currently…i would like to learn this Baraha software..Is it free download or do i have buy one.

    Reply

  328. Posted by Nandini on August 3, 2011 at 2:57 am

    Hi Meera,

    I have learnt a great lot of things from your blogs. I am too a staunch devotee of rayaru. Recently when i went to mantralya, during the pooja they sung a song “smarisu gurugala manave”. Its a very nice song. can you please post the lyrics of this song if you can??? It will be a great help. Thanks My id: nandinivekananda@gmail.com

    Reply

  329. Posted by adiprachan on August 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I couldn’t find your email id on yur website, hence thought will post the story here:

    Mangala Gauri Vratha Kathe…

    Yalle Nanda Kumaranadha Govindaney, ninida ashrithawadha aneka katheygallanu
    kelidhenu, mathi innu kellallu apekshitha agiruva nanagey, putrarigey ayur vrudhi
    karavagiruva vratha ondhu hellabekendu DharmaRayanu besagollallu, Sri Krishnanu,
    yelley Yama Nandananey, kellu…..

    Putrarigey ayur vridhi karavagiyu, putriyarigey vaidhavya nashakara vagiyu irruva
    punyakara wadha apoorva kathey yanu hellutheni….sthira manasindha kelluvanagu.

    Poorva kaladhali suprasidhavadha Kundani Pura vembu ondhu rajya idhithu. Aa
    patanadhali brahmana bakthanu, sathpurushanu, suprasidhanu agiruva Dharmapala
    nemba obba varthakanu idhanu. Aathanu baala hanagaranu agidharu, putra
    rilladha vyatheyu aathanigey thapirallilla. Heeguruvaga, obba yathiyu veebuthi
    rudrakshigallindalu, jadageyllindhalu, naaru madigalindhalu shobithanagi, avara
    manigey bandhu, pratidhinavu bikshavannu thegadhukolladhey horatu hogguthidhanu.
    Aa yathiya anadharaneyu varthakanigu aathana baryagu baalla mattigey avamana
    karavagithu. Heegiralu ondhanundhu dhina varthakana baryayu thana manogathavanna
    pathigey thilisi, athyantha dhuka pattalu. Adhaky athanu, idhikey chintey yekey? Athanu
    bikshakey baruva samayakkey sariyagi chinnadha nanyagallanu aathana kaiyalli
    hakibidy antha hellidhanu.
    Aakiyu pathiya vakyadhanthaley maraney dhina chinnada nanyagallanu thegidha
    kondu, yathiya baruva velligey sariyagi bedhiya baagiligey bandhu, nanyagallanu
    kodalu, aa yathiyu ninagey makallilavadharindha, naanu ninalli bikshavanu thegathu
    kolluvadhillavendhu horatu hogu thidheynu. AA hannavannu nanagey haaki,
    mosamadidarinda ninagey makallilladey hogalli, antha shapanu ittanu.
    Aaga akiyu, yathiyanu kurithu Swami nama avivekadinda thaminda shapa
    grasthaladhenu. Idhu parihara vagalu dhari ondhu hella bekendhu prarthisi kollalu,
    yathiyu karunantharanganagi, yelley magalley neenu eegaley maneygey hogi, ninna pati
    odaney hellu……..kariya uddupu dharisi, kariya kodiriya meley yeri , aranyakey hogi,
    alli kudiriyu jaruva thanaka prayana madi, kudiriya yelli jaruvudho , aa pradeshadhalli
    agidharey sogasadha jalavu, aneka vidhavadha mruga pakshigallindha koodidagiyu,
    navaratna gallinda kethalpattu, chinnada koodidagiyu nana jathiya sugandha pushpa
    baritha vagiruva ondhu devalayavu kanuvudhu. Aa devalayadhalli, bakthara ishtartha
    gallenella sallisuva Parvathi Deviyu nelley agiruvallu. Aakey yannu yatha vidhi aagi
    shoda shopachara pujey indha arhisidharey, ninna shapavu parihara vaguvudhu
    antha hellallu, aa pativrathangeyu snathoshadhinda , yatiya padagaligey namaskarisi
    sthutisuvanthey, aa yatiyu anthardhananu adhanu.
    Nantara thaanu mani ollakey bandhu, yati inda thanaguntadha shapavanu, vimochana
    vidhanavannu thilisallu, kellidha varthakanu , koodaley kappu battey gallanu dharisi,
    kariya kodiriya yeri, aranyakkey hodhannu.
    Aranyadhali solpa dhoora prayana maduthiruyalliye kudirey jaarithu. Koodaley
    devalya sikku varigey boomiyannu agidhanu. Nanthara devalayadholagey praveshisi,

    sthira manaskanagi hombannada vastragallinda, chandana vannu, shubha kara
    vaada akshethey gallanu, dhoopa , deepa gallindhalu, nana vidhavadha shaka
    pakvanna gallannu, sakarey indha koodidha ksheera vannu, thamboola dhakshina
    gallannu sidha madi kondu, shasthrotha vagi, poojey yannu madalu, Parvathi deviyu
    supreethalagi, ee aranya Madhya dhalli nanagey inthaha amogha vadha pooja dravya
    gallindha poojisi dhavanigey varavennu kodabekendhu, deviyu pratyakshavadhalu.
    Aa varthakanu, nanagey Santana vagalendhu anugrahisiyendhu prarthisalu,
    Deviyu ..yelley Darmapalaney , makalinda aguva santosha sukavu ninagilla, aadhagiyu,
    vaidhavyavannu dharisuva obba putriya nagalli, alpayushadha obba sundara
    putranagalli athva dheergayuvadha obba kuruda putranu apekshidarey koduvendhu
    hellallu, varthakanu nanagey alpayu aadha sundara putranu anugrahisi antha
    prarthisalu, Deviyu pakkadhidha Ganapathiya nabhi melley hathi ondhu maavina hannu
    ninna sathigey kotallu , ninna ishtartha neraveruvudhu antha hellallu, Dharmapalanu
    thanna avivekadhindha Ganapathiya nabhi melley yeri , maavina maradalli thanagey
    bekadhashtu hannu gallanu kithu kondu baralu, ondhey hannu kaanisithu, Ati aasey
    dhindha mathondhu sala hathidhanu. Aagalu idheyreethi ayithu. Heegey aneka sarthi
    madallu, Ganapathiyu kopithanagi, ninna maganu 16yrs vayasinalli havu kachi sayalee,
    antha shapavu ittanu.
    Nanthara Dharmapalanu khinna nagi, ullidha ondhu hannannu thandu , satiyagey
    kodalu, aakiyu garba dharisi, sundara vadha maggannu hethalu.

    6 dhina dhalli ishta devatha madi, 12 dhina dalli Shiva vembu namakarana madidaru.
    Heegey 10 varsha kalliyallu, Dhramapalanu, putranannu thana bhava-maidna jotey
    madi, Kaasi kshetrakkey kalisidhanu.
    Avaribbaru Prathishta nagirigey bandharu. Alli kellavu hudigiyaru kalahavu
    maduthidhaga, Sushila yembu hudigi, namma thayiyu maduthiruva amogha vadha
    Gauri vrathada prabhava dhindha, aakey henna makaligey vaidhavya virivadhilla endhu
    hellallu, Shivana sodharamavanu, vismithanagi, ee balikeya thaayi indha namma
    hudugana thalley melley akshitey haksidharey, ivanu dheergayu aaguvanu antha
    chintisi, aa baalakiya manniya hathira vaasa maduthidharu.
    Shivana sodharamavanu, Sushileya thandey aadha Hari yannu Susheeleyannu
    Shivanigey kottu vivaha madabekendhu kellalu, Hariyu samathisi, shubha vivahavu
    nadisidhanu.
    Aa ratri Shivanu Susheely odaney malagiralu, susheeley swapna dhalli mangala
    Gauri avalla thayiya roopadhalli bandhu , ee reethi hellidhallu… Yelley magalley
    ninna pathiyannu kaddiyukagi ondhu dhoda haavu baruthidey, aa havigey haalanu
    idu, alley obba dhoda kumbhavannu iddu. Haavu kumbhadholgey hoguthalley, ninna
    kupusadhindha khumbadha baayannu katti, belligey yedhu mangala snanavu madi,
    ninna thayigey baagina vannu kodu, antha hellallu, Susheeley yedhu nodalu, ondhu
    dhoda haavau baaruthithu. Adhakey hallannu ittu, khumba dhalli hogguthaley thanna
    kupusadhindha kumbava bayannu kattidhalu.
    Adhey samayakkey Shivanu yedhu thanagey hasivi aagidhey antha kellalu, Susheelayu
    chinnada patriyalli aaharavannu thandu kottallu. Shivanu aaharavannu thindu , thanna

    mudrikey unguruvannu patriyalli ittu malagidhannu. Partah kaldhalli Shivanu mellakedhu,
    satigey helladhey horatu hodhanu. Udayavadha melley, Susheeleyu thanna pati yannu
    kaanadhey nachigey indha horagey bandhu thanna thayigey baagina vannu kottalu.
    Susheeleya pati kanalaradhindha chintakrantha ragiruva Sushileya thandey thayiru,
    Shivanna hudukuva koskara annadhannavu madallu upakramisidharu.
    Aa samaradhaney yalli Susheely thana patiya mudrikey unguravannu ittu,
    brahmanarigey kallanu tholliyuvallu. Aakey thayiyu neeranu haakuvallu, thandiyu deepa
    thambooladhiyu kottu bhojana vannu madusithidhanu.
    Atha Shivanu kaasi kshetrakkey hogi, Ganga nadiyalli snanavanu madi,
    Visshveshwarannu sandarshisi, dhara karyagallanu madutha, sadhbrahmarindha
    chiranjeevi aagendhu aashirwada vanu thegadhukondu, Haridwarakkey bandu alliyu
    Ganga snanavannu madi Swami divya darshana dindha santrupta nagi, punaha
    kaasigey bandhu vasisuthidaru. Heegirallu Shivanigey 16 varsha prapthavagallu,
    sakshath Shiva Murthiyu pratyakshavagi, mangala aashirwadhavu madidhanu.
    Pratah kaladhali Shivanu mellekey yedhu thanu ratri yata batarodaney yudha
    madidhanthey swapna vayihendhu, mangala swaroopanadha Eeshawara bandhu, yama
    batarindha kaapadi, aasheerwadha kotanendhu hellalu, santhosha baritha radha ibbaru,
    mangala snanavannu madi, swamiya kondadi, aliyye iruthiralu, Hariya maduthida anna
    dhanavannu susheeleya gunna gallanu daasyara moolaka thilidhukondu avvaranna
    nodabekendhu, Hariya maneygey bandaru.
    Susheeley patiya padagallanu thollalayu bandhu, eethaney nanna pati yendhu hellalu,
    Hariyu aathana pathniyu santhosha gondavaragi aathanigey thama magallanu aneka
    vasthullanu kottu santhosha dhindha idharu.
    Itha Dharmapalanu, thanna magana samacharavannu charara moolaka thilidhukondu,
    mogannu, soseyannu santhosha dhindha karey thandhu, Susheeley indha mangala
    Gauri vratha prabhava kelli adaranthey aakiya kaillee vrathavanu sangavagi
    madisuthidhanu.
    Yelley Dharma nandananey, ee vratha vannu Sravana masadhalli baruva mangala
    varagallali acharisa beku. Pratah kaladhalli yedhu mangala snanavannu madi, mangala
    Gauriyanu prathishtisi, shodashopachara kramadhindha deviyanu aaradhisa beku.
    16 deepagallanu devigey needa beku.16 deepagallu, 16 mandhi suvasiniyarigey koda
    beku. Aa dhina uppu illadha anna vannu bujisa beku yembu dhagi Sri Krishna hellidha
    nemballigey Bhavishyotara puranadhalli Mangala Gauri Vratha sampoornam.

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  330. Hello Madam,
    I have been reading your blog for quite sometimes now. I just love it for the content.
    Just wanted to inform that we are a group of Rayaru devotees in VA and will be celebrating the Aradhane in VA – on Aug 14th. Please let me know if you can join us. I can send you some more information. Thank you for this blog posts.

    Thanks.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on July 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm

      Hi Sneha,
      I am really glad that you thought of me, and invited me for this big day. However, it is the exact day we will be performing the 2nd masika of my Mother-in-law. So, I will not be able to make it.

      I will definitely try and visit some other time.

      Thanks very very much for inviting me.

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  331. Posted by Gayatri Rao on July 18, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Hello Meera
    My name is Gayatri I am a Madhwa too. Your blog is very interesting. I would like to join as well. Do I have to register or can just post views and stuffs.. Please let me know.
    Thank you so much for this blog and I am a huge devotee of Raayaru as well. Nice to know people who are of the same community with same interests. Nammane devru Lakshmi Narasimha Devru. I live in NJ. Would love to be on this blog.
    Thank you,

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  332. do you have kannada lyrics of Shri Sharada Dandaka? I would like you give me from your records if you do have.

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  333. Hello Mam,

    Came across your blog, some time back.. and just wanted to compliment for your efforts…

    Regards
    Nitin

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  334. Posted by Anu on June 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Hi Meera,

    I have been reading your blog ever since my cousin Niru sent me your link. You are doing a wonderful job in terms of the spiritual / culinary content. I also like the way you are upholding our culture without coming across as overbearing and still contemporary. I am married into a Madhwa household (born smartha) and must say that i am quite lucky to have the in-laws I. @ the same breath i must admit your blog has inspired me to know more about the Madhwa philosophy. Of the various forums and blogs that I have come across regarding the subject…..I must say your space is very serene and non-pretentious and something that I can relate to very well.

    Hope to draw from your experience and spirit !! Thanks for your contributions !!!

    Kind Rgds,
    Anu

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  335. Posted by milan on June 18, 2011 at 6:45 am

    hi meera my name is milan from bangalore i visit ur website regularly really ur doing great i am also a devotee of guru rayaru

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  336. Posted by milan on June 18, 2011 at 6:39 am

    hi meera i am also a great devotee of rayaru really this website is very informative u r doing a great job regularly i visit this website for new information

    Reply

  337. Posted by Srikanth on June 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    You are doing a great service!! Hats off!! Apart from the Kootu & tovve (which i get drawn into ;-)), it’s amazing to see hoard of info on Madhva & other philosophies/cultures. Keep it up!

    Ekam Sat.. vipraha bahuda vadanthi! Alwe?

    ps: Saw your tovve recipe & am forced to ask if you have the ‘recipe’ for halasinkai huLi/kooTu?

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  338. Posted by kamini on May 31, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Nice work Dear Meera Ji, me too a devotee of our sweet Rayaru 🙂

    Keep up the good work.

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  339. Posted by prahlad on May 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Sorry my mistake last time i posted wrong dates of Sri Mohana Daasara Aradhane, please note sri Mohana Daasara Aradhane in Chippagiri is on 6th,7th and 8th june please attend and take blessings chant sri Vijaya Daasara kavacha.

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  340. Posted by Nanditha Sadyojatha on May 27, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Hi Meera,
    This is Nanditha here..a Madhwa too residing in Bangalore..I was very glad to come across your blog, that you have posted our speciality cuisine.
    Would be glad to keep in touch with you through Gtalk..
    Please let me know your email ID, so that I can add you on.

    Regards,
    Nanditha

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  341. Posted by prahlad on May 25, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Sorry my mistake Sri Mohana Dasara aaradhane is on 6/6/2011 to 8/6/2011 in Chippagiri aet ISHTA PRAPTI and ANISHTA NIVRUTTI.JAI VIJAYARAAYA

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  342. Posted by prahlad on May 16, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Thank u meera sister,do have any pdf format,any source for PDLC please forward to my mail id prahlad.devanahalli@gmail.com, after seeing your recipe i forced my amma to do HEEREKAI tove n enjoyed it 3 days before.Today is Narasimha Jayanti, how u r going to celebrate?Me going to temple & listen hari daasara keerthana.

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  343. Posted by prahlad on May 14, 2011 at 12:54 am

    meeraji, please respond i need to learn project development life cycle and to improve my coding in c,c# etc i also need strong knowledge in tracing programs.i need to develop mini real time projects.Please respond soon waiting for reply.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on May 14, 2011 at 9:22 am

      Prahlad,
      Not sure how I can help. But, the best option would be to get a job. That’s the only way you can learn everything that goes on in software.

      Reply

  344. Posted by prahlad on May 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    please everyone chant Sri vijaya Daasara Kavacha daily atleast once.In kaliyuga one can gain pure(nirmala) knowledge(gnaana) only through serving gurugalu like Rayaru,Vijaya daasaru,Gopala daasaru etc always remember these APAROKSHA GNAANIGALU and follow their words which makes life free from all sorrows.Hari Daasara contribution towards MADHWA SHAASTRA is great,astounding,INFINITY.It should not be forgotten,one should always have curiosity towards gaining Knowledge(thirst for knowledge ie HARI GURU JIGNAASA )along with their responsibilities performed correctly ie possible only through right GURU.I pray GURURAJARU to bless us.On june 8th to 10th 2011 Sri VIJAYA DAASARA KARUNA PAATRA sri MOHANA DAASARA Aradhana is there in CHIPPAGIRI.It is also a must visit punya kshetra like Mantralaya.Please attend the function.
    -D.Prahlad

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  345. Posted by prahlad on May 11, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Hi Meera my name is prahlad accidentally met with your blog,i am also a devotee of HH Raghavendra swamigalu, i am 27 years old completed MCA this year 2011, i am a fresher and need a developer job desperately to support my family, i am good at theory concepts but weak in coding, will u please guide me to get a good job.how can i improve my coding and project development life cycle.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on May 11, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      Where are you residing, Prahlad?

      Reply

      • Posted by prahlad on May 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

        Hi,i stay in Bellary(300 Kilometres from Bangalore), Karnataka I read your dream about miracles of Sri guru Raghavendra, i am obsessed about Rayaru, me too wants to see such miracles once again,i am very happy to have such a gurugalu although i am still breathing because of him (in the form of Sri Sushameendra Teertharu), thanks for reminding about Rayaru, u r doing a fine job ie by grouping hari bhaktas to a source which provides info regarding Hindu festivals,Gnaana about madhva shaastra,Hari daasara songs etc
        Hari Vaayugalu always bless u and all kind hearted persons, about my studies :-now i started learning .net framework ,c#.net,asp.net 4.0, i am weak in coding and eager to learn project development life cycle.Thats it. all the best

  346. Posted by Harish K N on May 11, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Hi Meera,
    I am Harish, from Bangalore. Nice to come across to your website. Hats Off to you to capture all the details of our customs and relgious. Also especially you cooking recipies which is very helpful who are away from their home town.

    Regards,
    Harish

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  347. Posted by chetana rao on May 11, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Hi Meera,

    Hope you’re Doing good.I am a Regular visitor of your Blog ! I am Residing in San Francisco..Nanige nimmindha ondhu Sahaya bekagittu..When i was in Jp nagar i used to Regularly visit Jayanagar 5th block Rayara Mutta.There the archakru had given me contact nos of some people from the Mantralaya mutta ..who could make arrangements for stay and darshan when we visit there…but i was not able to visit mantralaya then 😦

    Today my mother told me she wants to do Rayara seve for 15 days at Mantralaya..my brother wont be able to accompany my mother…sitting here all i can do is miss her..i know Rayaru irthare yavaglu kapadthare anta..adre somewhere in mind i was thinkin if only i had got those nos..i could’ve given it to my mom anta.

    Trust me i never thought of anybody other than you..please let me know if you know anybody there …my mother is going alone..i am very worried for her meera… My mothers name is Usha rao.

    awaiting your reply.

    Many Thanks
    chetana.

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  348. Posted by Chetana Rao on May 11, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Hi Meera,

    I am a Regular Visitor of your Blog, Nanige nimmindha ondu sahaya bekagittu…I am mailing from San francisco. when i was Residing in Jp nagar i regularly used to goto Jayangar 5th block Rayara Mutta…there the archakru had given me whom to contact when i goto mantralaya temple , so they could make arrangements…but somehow i was not able to visit mantralaya for ages now :(..and i never got those contacts here in SF

    Today when i was talking to my mother, she wants to goto mantralaya and do Rayara seve for 15 days..she is going alone. I am sooo worried for her..i know Rayaru irthare..yavattu kapadthare anta…adre somewhere i was thinking if i had those contact nos with me here in SFo..i could’ve given it to her anta..

    Trust me ..never for once i thought of anybody else..other than you..please requesting you to give me any contact from Mantralaya ..which i can give it to my mother..it could be of any help to her if she is in need.

    My mothers Name is Usha Rao..sitting here i miss her a lot..my brother cant accompany her due to his work etc…please help me Meera.

    Many Thanks
    chetana.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on May 11, 2011 at 9:56 am

      Chetana,
      I am so glad your Mother is visiting Mantralaya and doing seva for 15 days. Really awesome. I am also disappointed to say, I don’t really have any contacts in Mantralaya. I am really sorry about the same.

      Rayaru will definitely help your Mom, so please don’t be worried at all.

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  349. Posted by reshma on May 9, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Hi Meera,

    Am very much impressed with this blog. very helpful and give ideas about Hindu religion. Especially who are staying out of India or Karnataka. Myself Reshma Shetty from karnataka staying in Malaysia. I will be a regular reader of your blog anymore, i found it very interesting. I do write blog but its a personal one. Thank you for sharing all kind of pooja performed and giving information why it is performed.
    Take care!

    Regards,
    Reshma Shetty

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  350. good blog Meera. I came here searching for Huli Avalakki recipe. Like the Madhwa recipes you have put up. Will try them out sometime.
    I write mostly travel at htp://tra-well.blogspot.com . Drop by sometime

    Keep writing
    Sneha

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  351. Posted by Priya on April 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Could you provide me the prayer for the lost things. Please send it through email..

    Thanks..

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  352. Posted by Vijayalakshmi K. on April 1, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Hi Meera
    I searched for lyrics for the song baaro baalakaa neenu ati begane… its a beautiful song and I would like to have the lyrics at the earliest. I didnt get from the net. I am just trying if I could get from you. Sorry for the trouble.

    Thanks

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  353. Posted by pooja on March 30, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Hi Meera,

    I have been so much addicted to this site that i never skip a day without visiting this .
    From many days i wanted to write this . As we all know , we have so many traditions and beliefs in our madhwa custom. We never know the reason why we are following that .Specially during marriages and special functions. Parents keep telling us dont do this , dont do like that , can we come together to find out the reason behind each one of these. Let me know your reply please.

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  354. Posted by pooja on March 30, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Hi Meera,

    Advance Ugadi Wishes to you and your family.

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  355. Posted by Pooja on March 29, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Hi Meera,
    I never skip a day without visiting this site atleast once. It has now become a sort of addiction to me i think!!!!
    From so many days i wanted to tell this to you.
    There are so many simple simple beliefs in our caste for which we just blindly follow without knowing why exactly we are doing this. Can we collectively come together to find out why these beliefs/traditions are made? Our parents tell us not to do this and not to do that. Can we find out the reason behind that. Please reply.

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  356. Hi,

    Sri Rama Anjaneya Sri Ragavendra Swamigalu Mrithiga Brindavana Trust constructing a temple near tuticorin in tamilnadu..

    Please visit..

    http://mrithiga.com/gallery.html

    They are in need to of money to complete the work.Please pass this all to the devotees..

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  357. Posted by PoornimaPhanee on March 20, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Hello Meera avare,

    Nimma blog thumba thumba chennagide. Naanu frequentagi ee blognnu nodtha irtheeni. Bhahala vishayagalu idaralli ide.

    Bahala dhanyavadagalu.

    Can you please post hayagreeva stotra if you have and significance of that?

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  358. Namaste Meera garu.
    Thanks for starting a nice blog.
    I have recently went to mantralyam and was really blessed to be there.
    I wish to have grace of Gururaja on me and all.

    jai sri ram !
    om sri raghavendraya namaha !

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  359. Posted by Rajagopalan R on March 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Hello Meeraji,

    It has been amazing to see you having great devotion besides your professional career, It is well known fact that today most madhwa girl and boys turned most modern not in their thinking but their attitude(this is my perception after seeing many instances), correct me if I’m wrong. What is your view on this? I think maturity should not only learning their domain and making money and they should also take care of the religion and family life.

    hats off to your receipe and it’s yummy and feel at home. Continue your good work, Rayaru will not leave persons like you. Last time you sent me the Uttaradhi mutt calender, this time by any chance if you have it pls do send it rajramac2006@gmail.com

    Warm regards
    Rajagopalan R

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  360. Posted by Pushpa on March 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Hi Meera!
    How are you? Could you please recipe for toor daal nuchhina-umde?
    Thank you.

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  361. Posted by Indumati Joshi on March 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Hello,
    I want to know the all rituals performed to a pregnant woman, during her pregnancy. If you help me to know then, i m greatful.With the procedure i want to know how to do. Thanks in an advance.

    with regards
    Indumati Joshi

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  362. Hi Ms.Meera,
    nice to see your personal website.realy it is wonder full.
    it gives lots of information to all.I am working in Astro -Vision Future-tech Pvt Ltd as a Relationship Manger.We are looking some devotee websites, if u have any idea about websites, pls let me know.

    All the best for giving wonderful information.
    With Regards
    Dr.Pradeep Kumar

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  363. Posted by Indumati Joshi on February 28, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Hi,
    I m Indumati, basically I m from Bijapur.Now i stay with my hubby at Jersey,NJ. I found your site while i was searching Huli pudi. Your work is great. I loved this site.So much of information i saw on this site. Great job.take care.

    thanks
    Indumati Joshi

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  364. Posted by roopashree santosh on February 22, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Hi Meera,

    I am a great fan of your blog ,its really informative in all aspects..great going take care
    thanks,
    roopashree santosh

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  365. Posted by nagashree on February 17, 2011 at 6:23 am

    i m really sorry to have asked this question in this section.. But couldnt go to the java blog as there was some problem with my browser.

    I was working as a java developer.. But the thing is now shifting to Middle ware tools.. I actually wanted to know why actually we need to expose business components as web service.. What exactly are the terms “exposing as web service” and “SOAP/HTTP binding” means.. Do u have any tutorial written or do u have any idea about any web site which helps me in completely understanding about web services basics..

    I would be grateful to you..

    Thanks & Regards,
    nagashree

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  366. Posted by Padma on February 14, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Hi Meera,
    Just now accidently bumped into yyour site. Wonderful job!!! I want to find if there is a RaghavndraSWamy Matha in Melbourne, Australia.
    Regards

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  367. Posted by Sudhir Bhat on February 10, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Hi Ma’am,

    My name is Sudhir Bhat, I am a madhwa from Udupi and a ardent devotee of Raayaru. I have a serious question. I am planning to write PMP[Project Management certificate] so i need to study a lot. But i have a problem. I am not getting the concentration at all. whenever i sit to study my mind goes all around. So i am not able to study properly. I am even praying raayaru also reg this. But somehow he is not helping me in this [ this is my feeling ]. Please help me, I am awaiting a positive reply from you. I know this is not at all related to u. as you are also in s/w field i am asking this to you.

    Thanks,
    Sudhir Bhat

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    • Posted by meeraghu on February 10, 2011 at 7:55 am

      Sudhir,
      I also had a similar problem a couple of years ago. It was just perseverance and determination which brought me back to where I needed to be.
      It just a phase which I guess will pass away.
      Good Luck for your exam.

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  368. Posted by Vandhana on February 10, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Hello Meera,
    I came across your website while looking Lakshmi Slokas.
    Wonderful blog!! Its like one stop shop for everything people want..!!
    I was wondering if you could update with slokas for Ratha Saptami as well.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on February 10, 2011 at 7:56 am

      Vandhana,
      I don’t have anything specific to rathasapthami. However, I will look in a couple of books I have.

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  369. Posted by meeraghu on January 22, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Pushpa,
    I have never made sakkare Acchu. Happy Sankranthi to you as well.

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  370. Posted by Pushpa on January 20, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    oops! *belated* Sankranti greetings 🙂 sorry about the typo!

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  371. Posted by Pushpa on January 20, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Hi Meera,

    Happy (bleated)Sankranti Greetings!
    I tried your recipe for Ellu mixture. It came out great! The ‘Sakkare Acchu’ in the pic looks delicious:-). Could you please share the recipe?

    thanks,
    Pushpa

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  372. Posted by shashidhar on January 11, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I am from Madhwa Family. I stay in Saudi Arabia whereas my family is staying in Mysore. We are devotess of Sri Rayaru and he has been very kind to us. We have seen many of his miracles where he has helped us to come out of most difficult times. Madam, can you please send me some obstacle removal slokas/mantras since I always face problem with my employment.

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  373. Posted by Priti on January 11, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Hi
    I really like the contents of ur blog. i am a great devotee of rayaru myself. I eagerly open ur new blog everyday to see if there have been any posts on rayaru’s miracles. Also I would like to send u a few instances that took place in my life

    Reply

  374. Posted by Priti on January 11, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Hi
    I really like the contents of ur blog. i am a great devotee of rayaru myself. I eagerly open ur new blog everyday to see if there have been any posts on rayaru’s miracles. Also I would like to send u a few instances that took place in my life

    Reply

  375. Posted by Suparna on January 10, 2011 at 11:07 am

    This is great work you are doing here. I was wondering if you have the script for the Venkatesha Stotra (the first line goes Venkatesho vaasudevah pradyumno amitavikramah) on your blog.

    Thanks,
    Suparna

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  376. Posted by Harini on January 6, 2011 at 1:12 am

    I would like to know if anyone live in sydney ?

    Reply

  377. Posted by Atul on January 2, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Dear Mrs Meera,

    Thanks for your prompt reply. I shall contact the temple.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    Atul

    Reply

  378. Posted by Atul on December 27, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Hello Mrs Meera,

    I am a Madhva living in Abu Dhabi. My aged father is with me and he has an earnest desire to perform shraddha of my late mother. For health reasons, he can not travel back to India.

    As I read in one of your posts that you were living in Dubai between ’95 and ’01, I request you to provide me any contacts of your acquaintances (in Dubai) who can perform such vidhis.

    Thanking you,

    Atul

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on December 27, 2010 at 7:46 am

      Atul,
      I am so sorry, I have no contacts in Dubai as of now. Please visit the local temple, they might be able to help you. Sorry I couldn’t be of much help.

      Reply

  379. Posted by Bhavya on December 23, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Dear Mdm,

    I wish to know how i can send a PDF mail in this blog as i have a kannada MAdhwa Calander for the year 2010-11 till next April 2010, if any body need it may help them.

    Plz let me know the way to post

    Bhavya

    Reply

  380. Posted by Rajesh on December 14, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Meera,
    I really like the fact that a Madhwa person (you) are still following the tradition at the same time using technology to spread our culture. What you are doing is fantastic. I observed one thing in the blog. I havent seen any info about your family in the recent blogs. Can you share about them? Thanks.

    Reply

  381. Posted by sayi on November 19, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Respected madam
    I have sent you mail on sanskrit slokas.Kindly view it.Madam if possible can i get “raghavendra sahasranaamam” in sanskrit or english,kindly help.
    Thanks
    Regards
    Sayi

    Reply

  382. Posted by meeraghu on November 10, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Sneha,
    I was in Dubai, but don’t remember seeing your father. Sorry about that. BTW, my daughter’s name is also Sneha.

    Reply

  383. Hey Meera!!

    I read in one of your posts that you were living in Dubai between ’95 and ’01. I lived there from ’93 – ’07, and my dad used to perform Pooja’s and Sathsangs there regularly. Perhaps you might have attended one of them?! His name is S.L.Rao. I love all the Bhajan lyrics you have up on your site. :0D

    I live with my son and husband in Atlanta, GA. If you are in the vicinity ever, do let me know. I would love to meet up. :0D

    Cheers
    Sneha

    Reply

  384. Posted by Gayatri on November 8, 2010 at 3:33 am

    Hi Madam,

    Your site is really nice. All pooja’s are there. Please post or send me a mail for me “Santhana VenuGopala Swamy Mantam ” in Telugu or English.

    Reply

  385. Posted by Veena on October 29, 2010 at 5:22 am

    Great Work Meera. I am Veena staying in Bangalore. Did not know about this site. For the last Nagarapanchami when I wanted to do Gojjavalakki I just googled for the recepies. That time I came across this website. Excellent job done. I am just informing everyone to go through this. What impressed me more was the pooja vidhana which you have detailed in the website including daily Tulsi pooja. Great going.

    Reply

  386. Posted by Pranava on October 27, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Hello,

    I am a Madhwa currently in NY. I really appreciate your efforts in disseminating Madhwa related info. There is something that I would like to point out. There are food items that have been categorized under the Authentic Madhwa recipies which cannot be really called authentic, especially the ones that use “Nishiddha” items. I suggest you to retain only the authentic recipies under the category.

    Thanks,
    Pranava

    Reply

  387. hallo madam.
    nice to see your personal website.realy it is wonder full.
    it gives lots of information to all.
    we are startetd company like web devolaping.that time we are not thinking for personal for all.
    it is realy wonderful.

    Reply

  388. Posted by meeraghu on October 26, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Sudhir,
    I am glad you liked the blog. Working or living in a different country is not at all easy. In spite of being away from India for almost 15 years now, I miss India every day.

    Take it easy, and in no time you will be in India. Enjoy your stay in Dubai. I was in Dubai for 6 years, before coming to USA.

    Reply

  389. Posted by Sudhir Bhat on October 25, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Hello Ma’am,

    This is Sudhir Bhat. Born in Udupi and presently in Bangalore working as software Engineer.
    I am ardent devotee of Sri raghavendra Swaamigalu. I was really felt so happy after visiting the website. i am presently in a onsite project at Dubai. after seeing your site i feel like crying :(. bcos ppl have mentioned so many dishes names. Seriously missing the Udupi food. Still one more month to go. Once i reach there i will have all the recipies which are mentioned in the Blog :).

    Hari sarvottama, Vaayu jeevottama.

    Thanks,
    Sudhir Bhat

    Reply

  390. hi Meera.. You have done a very good job.. I always refer to your blog when I am free.. I too am Madhwa brahmin residing in ellicott city, MD. My husband too, likes your blog. Now a days its very hard to find such websites in detail abt hindu religion.. you have everything under one blog thats very good. keep in touch.

    Regards,
    Anjali

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on October 15, 2010 at 11:53 am

      Anjali,
      Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. I am glad you and your family refer to this blog. Keep visiting.

      Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on October 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

      Anjali,
      Thanks for you wonderful comments. I am glad you and your family visit regularly. Keep visiting.

      Reply

  391. Posted by namita on September 27, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    what is gaja gauri vrata?

    Reply

  392. Posted by Nagashree on September 25, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Hi Shashidhar /Meera,

    I found hanuman karya siddhi mantra in this link.. http://www.dallashanuman.org/
    Kindly look for the same below.

    Karya Siddhi Hanuman Mantra

    ||tvamasmin kaarya niryoge pramaanam hari sattama hanuman yatna maasthaaya dukha kshaya karo bhava ||

    Thanks,
    Nagashree

    Reply

  393. Posted by shashidhar on September 25, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Madam,

    I had requested for “Hanuman Karya Siddhi Mantra”.But I did not receive any reply from you. Can you please send me the “Hanuman Kaarya Siddhi Mantra” in kannada please.

    shashidhar

    Reply

  394. Great work and we are delighted to see such nice articles and well presented website.

    Keep the good work Meera.

    God bless you.

    Shree Raghavendra Swamy Mutt Mumbai
    http://www.shreevaartha.org

    Reply

  395. To write kannada, you can also use the indic software from google…i write in hindi…for the devnagri script i found the software easier than the baraha. the phonetic transliteration is more accurate and easily editable for google tool…it also gives you a virtual keybord in the language of your choice.
    check this link
    http://www.google.com/ime/transliteration/

    cheers!

    Reply

  396. Posted by thulasiraman on September 20, 2010 at 12:31 am

    dear meera,
    i am from tamilnadu and if possible plz post some links of our rayaru in tamil it will be more useful for peoples in tamil nadu..
    thanks in advance

    Reply

  397. Also wanted to know if you have any collection of sangeeta songs such as kareya niranu karega chelli varawa padadanu….. I just got this song in my mind as i was going back to my young age where i used to hear such songs in mysore where there was a sangeeta school. Plz let me know… Thx

    Pawan

    Reply

  398. Namaskara meera ,

    Its nice to see such a wonderful site , while googling for songs from madvacharaya movie i was lucky to click on this website and wala the box of happiness immediately opened up for me. I stay in indonesia (sulawesi )and i call my mother back in bagalore to check on the festival and trying to get some recipes as here i have limited amount of supply. And going through your sites i am able to go back tthe life in bangalore where i used to regularly visit rayara mata in 5th block as out house is in BTM after which i used to go to raggiguda. Coming to this site made me visit all this places back virtually. Thx for the madva calander that makes my life easy while i am having my sadaya vandane. Thx once again.

    Rayaru nimmana channagge iddly. ( My kannada to english conversion might be bad sorry on that)

    Pawan

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on September 18, 2010 at 9:03 am

      Namaskara Pawan aavare,
      I am glad this site brought back some sweet memories to you. Hope this site continues to help you in performing our festivals and rituals.

      Reply

  399. Posted by arundhati on September 16, 2010 at 9:15 am

    I remember seeing Jagannadha dasaru composition “roga harana” on your website- i am not able to locate it now? Could you please send me the link?

    Thank you for the wonderful job that you doing.

    Best wishes,
    Arundhati

    Reply

  400. Posted by Niveditha Rao on September 15, 2010 at 1:05 am

    HI meera,

    I work for a software company in code development domain.. Was quite good at my work, but since marriage not able to focus more on work due to constraints at home… Day-by-day performance at office is getting bad and feeling very depressed..

    Please please post any stotras/mantra to chant that helps me in calming mind, gaining enthusiasm at work.. balancing both work and life..

    Thanks,
    Niveditha.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on September 15, 2010 at 7:04 am

      Niveditha,
      Nothing specific I know. However, chant “Sree Raghavendraya Namaha” 108 times after your daily pooja. Definitely calms and soothes the mind.

      Reply

  401. Posted by sayi on September 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Respected madam
    I have sent you a word attachment to your concerned emailid.Kindly view it.
    Thanks
    Regards
    Sayi

    Reply

  402. Posted by Niveditha Rao on September 14, 2010 at 2:42 am

    HI meera,

    I work for a software company in code development domain.. Was quite good at my work, but since marriage not able to focus more on work due to constraints at home… Day-by-day performance at office is getting bad and feeling very depressed..

    Please please post any stotras/mantra to chant that helps me in calming mind, gaining enthusiasm at work.. balancing both work and life..

    Thanks,
    Niveditha.

    Reply

  403. Posted by Nagashree on September 12, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Meera,

    I feel myself lucky to have come across your site really… 🙂

    Especially for different stotras and songs which we really can’t get elsewhere/have to struggle to get like Mane varthe haadu, Yantroddharaka stotra, PDFs like swarna gowri pooja vidhana and vratha kathe, handbook for performing different festivals, lyrics of few rarely found stotras. This is really a store of information for brahmins in particular… I am noting down so many things from here and including that in my pooja rituals.. It is an encyclopedia about our culture for our future generation….

    Hats off to your great work… 🙂

    Thanks a lot,
    Nagashree.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on September 18, 2010 at 9:13 am

      Nagashree,
      Glad you like the site. I was traveling the whole of last two weeks, and had no time to reply to any comments. Thanks for visiting.

      Reply

  404. Posted by Nidhi on September 10, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Hi Meera ,

    Thanks a lot for posting all the religious information … It is very useful to teach the kids …!!!

    Thanks
    Nidhi

    Reply

  405. Posted by veeresh on September 7, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Namskara,

    Suach a heart warming feeling to see your blog. Tumba ne ananda …

    More knowing, you are daughter of Subba Rao sir. I did my schooling @ Sainik School Bijapur. But never had the opportunity to be part of his class. Remember those superb teachers, Deshpande sir, Kale sir, Vijay sir, Goudar sir (Maths), Shetty sir(Biology)….

    Since i read, singing is your hobby below are some very good links for classical music:
    http://www.sawf.org/library/?d=page&pid=sp49&parent=0
    http://www.sawf.org/
    http://theory.tifr.res.in/~mukhi/Music/music.html
    http://indianraga.wordpress.com/

    Ganesha Habbada Shubashayagalu..

    Warm Regards,
    Veeresh

    Reply

  406. Hi Meera,

    I found this site http://www.aarshavani.org too good with lot of Dasara Padagalu songs audio, Lyrics and Meaning in English. The lyrics is also available in many languages.

    Hare Srinivasa!
    Anand

    Reply

  407. Posted by shashidhar on September 5, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Madam,

    My name is Shashidhar. I am a native of Mysore, presently working in Saudi Arabia. I am a devotee of Sri Raghavendraswamy. Sri Rayaru has performed miracles in life by helping me in difficult times. Meantime, can you please help me with ” Sri Hanuman Karya siddi Mantra” in kannada.

    Reply

  408. Posted by shashidhar on September 5, 2010 at 5:07 am

    Ms. Meera,

    My name is Shashidhar and I am a devotee of Sri Raghavendra swamy. Sri Rayaru has blessed me so many times when I was in trouble. Meantime, can you please help me with Sri Hanuman “Karya Siddi Mantra” in kannada. I am from Mysore presently working in Saudi Arabia.

    Reply

  409. Posted by Madhumitha on August 30, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Hi Meera,

    Just wanted an info… What actually means consultant.. Are u a java code developer or a technical writing consultant…? I am actually thinking of switching my domain.. currently working as a java developer, but staying back late nights at office as all defects bounces back on developers and is causing less focus at home end.. So thinking of options like technical writing, also I am interested in writing things. Needed your advice….

    Please advice me..

    Thanks,
    Madhumitha

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on August 31, 2010 at 7:57 am

      Madhumitha,
      I work for a consulting company. I am a Java and a .NET developer. I am not sure about technical writing, so have no idea about the same. Sounds like a good option though.

      BTW, where are you working?

      Reply

  410. Posted by S N S Rao on August 28, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Respected Mrs. Meera,
    Just without my intention I stumbled on the ‘Kalpavriksha’ web site ! Believe me it is very nice site . Thank you for promoting Madhvaism in the distant area like U S .

    My name is S N S Rao to be short (Shamarao Nagesharao Shroff). I live in Mumbai, Thane ,having spent my life in advertising and marketing field for almost 35 years.

    Much of my time now is spent browsing the computer and of course most important being in the service of RAYARU in the Rayara Mata in Thane..

    The kalpavriksha site is very interesting as also homely and informative.

    I only wonder if I can take advantage of your knowledge and intelligence in the service of the Madhva community abroad !

    – S N S Rao –

    My id is : sns_rao@indiatimes.com
    sns_rao@rediffmail.com
    sns_rao@hotmail.com

    Reply

  411. Posted by Anil Shroff on August 26, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Meera,
    If you can email me a personal email address – i can prvide you my phone # and also provide my daughter details – so my daughter can speak to your daughter and we can speak to you.
    Although my name ends with Shroff – we are madhwa;s too and hence we would love to assist your daughter with any help she needs .
    Anil and nandini Shroff

    Reply

  412. Posted by Anil Shroff on August 26, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Meera,
    My name is Anil and i have a daughter going to UNC, My daughter is also very pious and focused. If you are willing we can have them both be friends . She lives in Morrison which is right next to Craige north. Relpy back and we can have a quick chat.

    Reply

  413. Posted by sayi on August 26, 2010 at 1:49 am

    Respected madam,
    Kindly transfer the “handbook of festivals” from kannada to english,its a humble request as many people like me do not know kannada.
    Thanks and regards

    Reply

  414. Posted by Roopa on August 25, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Hey meera

    I am trying to contribute a document with english conversion of shravana masa pooja vidhana and story in english, this comments area does not take the pictures, How do I contribute it to you?

    Reply

  415. Posted by Roopa on August 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Hey meera

    I am trying to contribute a document with english conversion of the sampath shravan shukru/shanivara pooja vidhana and story in english, this comments area does not take the pictures, How do I contribute it to you?

    Reply

  416. Posted by Niveditha Rao on August 25, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Hey meera,

    If possible please post step by step procedure for dishes prepared using microwave oven..

    thnks,
    Niveditha.

    Reply

  417. Posted by sayi on August 24, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Respected madam,
    Kindly transfer the “handbook of festivals” from kannada to english,its a humble request as many people like me do not know kannada.
    Thanks and regards

    Reply

  418. Posted by Seshu on August 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Hi,
    Can you please share any good picture of Sree Yantrodhaaraka Hanuman? I could not find any good clarity pictures when I tried to Google.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Seshu

    Reply

  419. Posted by Mrudula Rao on August 17, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Hey meera,

    Your blog is awesome….!

    If possible can u pls post articles on different sweet varieties like burfi/peda and etc.,

    Thanks,
    Mrudula…

    Reply

  420. Posted by Supriya on August 12, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Hello Meera,
    Fantastic blog and so informative!!
    I’m really glad I came across your blog!

    Reply

  421. Three days back, Team Madhwas got a mail asking for a favour of helping out in building up the Raghavendra Swamy MUTT. The Mail was from Sachin. Here is the Mail
    ” I am Sachin. Chhappar, from Belgaum, Karnataka, I am a BE graduate.
    The issue for which i am writing this mail is, here in Belgaum We Were Alloted A Land Of 10guntas After A Long Struggle Of 13 Years By The Seniors Of Our Community because of the govt in power and the lack of support from people of our community.
    Now we have the land, But There’s A Huge Financial Crisis Due To Which The Plan Of Constructing A RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY MUTT And MUKHYA PRANA DEVASTHANA Has Been Temporarily Halted.
    So i request you’ll to appeal to all madhwas interested in donating towards this cause through your site.
    I am the president of RAGHUKULA YUVAKA SANGHA, which is working with RAGHAVENDRA SEVA SAMITI, the area alloted is registered under the samiti.
    I fear that the Govt will supersede the area if we dont act at the earliest.
    I am seeing for a positive response from all of you.
    Regards,
    Sachin

    We Hope Every reader or visitor of this Website Will definitely Contribute Some or the other Things For this Seva. You can reach Mr. Sachin on his Phone Number +91 9738484304
    Please Post this in Your Website So that, One or the Other Fellow Madhwa would be interested in Helping Them to Build Raghavendra Swamy MUTT
    We already Placed it in our Website http://www.madhwas.com/charity/donate-for-a-good-sake.html
    Please Offer Your Helping Hands Too …

    Reply

  422. Posted by meeraghu on August 10, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Most welcome, Usha.

    Reply

  423. Hai Meera,
    Your bolg is really wonderful. I have no words to express beyond this.
    Please send recipes of Mysore dishes.

    Reply

  424. Posted by meeraghu on August 10, 2010 at 7:12 am

    I really have no idea, my Father used to do the pooje when in my parents house. At my in-laws place we don’t have this vrata. Please consult a Poojari from a nearby temple. He may be able to help you.

    Reply

  425. Posted by lakshmisha on August 9, 2010 at 4:39 am

    pl let me know whether we can add the monthra of ‘yagnopavita dharana’ in swarna gowri puja or not as some were saying that we should add some other says not to add. pl clarify

    Reply

  426. great work its proud u being out of country n ur blog related to rayaru great work i added as fav blog and i keep visiting n m doing my computer science engineerin n me too interested studing hinduthva..

    Reply

  427. Posted by Raghavendra Batni on August 5, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Dear Smt. Meera-avare: Can you please e-mail me your current e-mail id to nadasudha@gmail.com ? I tried to send you something that you can add to your blog, but the e-mail id I had is no longer valid. I have copied your sister on the same though. With best regards, Raghavendra Batni.

    Reply

  428. Posted by savitha on July 29, 2010 at 2:55 am

    I had learnt as a small kid “Harakathambutha sara gurugala”.I can teach my children now.Thanks,for the lyrics.
    Mind putting this on you ube/

    Reply

  429. Posted by Manjula on July 29, 2010 at 2:55 am

    ಪ್ರಿಯ ಮೀರಾರವರೆ,
    ನಿಮ್ಮ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ನೋಡಿ ತುಂಬಾ ಸಂತೋಷವಾಯಿತು. ನಾನು ಸಹ ರಾಯರ ಆರಾಧಕಳು. ಅವರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತುಂಬಾನೇ ಮಾಹಿತಿಗಳನ್ನು ಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೀರಾ ಅದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು. ನಿಮಗೆ ಹಾಗೂ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಮನೆಯವರಿಗೆ ರಾಯರು ಅನುಗ್ರಹಿಸಲಿ.

    Thanking you,
    Manju.

    Reply

  430. Posted by Madhumitha on July 27, 2010 at 4:05 am

    Dear Meera,

    Your blog itself shows how colorful your life is !!!!

    Neatly explained vratha procedures, Clearly narrated information on Raghavendra swamy and his real pic posted, It looks very neat [ Including Java Part.. Even i work on Java!!!!!] .

    BTW, What is your zodiac sign… ?? :-).

    Looking forward for ur response,
    Madhu.

    Reply

  431. Posted by Nagashree on July 27, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Hey Meera,

    Your blog is too good Yar!! It has almost everything from recipes to Java.. 🙂 Great job n keep it up !!! Please post articles on DAILY SIMPLE POOJA RITUALS done in brahmin families… Like information on how many uddharane of milk/neeru should be poured to idols during abhisheka, when actually is mangalarathi is done, when actually is the deepa lighted before or after decorating pooja room…

    Awaiting for your response n article,
    Nagashree

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on August 4, 2010 at 8:01 am

      Nagashree,
      Thanks so much for your comments. I will post them as and when time permits. It is in my radar to do so from a long time.

      Reply

  432. Posted by ramakrishna on July 23, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Dear Meera,

    I am a madhwa from hyderabad, india. And true follower of RAYARU.

    Your work is great-

    -RAmakrishna

    Reply

  433. Posted by meeraghu on July 8, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Anupama,
    No problem at all. There is lot of scope for .NET development. I am sure if you learn 1 programming language well, and become an expert learning another language becomes a piece of cake.

    So, if you feel comfortable with .NET, go ahead. Best of luck.

    Reply

  434. Posted by Anupama on July 8, 2010 at 1:48 am

    Hello Meera Madam,

    I am little bit hesitated to write because i want to ask you about Dot net and here i can see all the cultural and traditional stuff….i wanted to ask u is, i want to start my career in Dot net domain and just now i have completed MCA and i have got married and came to Australia so there’s no one to advice me as i have become isolated here so i am hoping that u will advice me.

    Reply

  435. Posted by PoornimaPhanee on July 2, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Hello Meera Madam,

    Do u have Yanthroddhaaraka hanumaan stotra? Please post it if u have.

    Thanks

    Reply

  436. Posted by meeraghu on July 1, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Sure, Sanyukta. Will post it soon.

    Reply

  437. Posted by Sanyukta on July 1, 2010 at 3:04 am

    Hi Meera didi

    Its a really a very gud website.
    I am very much thankful for the all types of info on your website.
    Can u please give the lyrics of song Ambige na nin nyambide.

    Regards

    Reply

  438. Posted by meeraghu on June 23, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Thanks so much for your wonderful comments, Rajiv Sir.

    Reply

  439. Posted by Rajiv on June 23, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Hi meera madam,
    I came through your blog while searching Dasa sahitya on net.
    I am rajiv a madhwa brahmin,basically from savanur(but havent visited yet).
    We have been staying in gujarat since 30 yrs.
    Very nice to go through site,great work,
    pl keep it up
    Regards,
    Rajiv Shirahatti

    Reply

  440. Posted by Brunda on June 23, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Hi Meera,

    This is wonderful site, really nimage Hari Vayu Gurugala anugraha vaguvudanthi nischaya.
    It would be great if you could send me any any rituals/material regarding the custom to be followed for vat savitri vratha and managala gowri vratha.

    Thanks
    Brunda

    Reply

  441. Posted by sayi on June 15, 2010 at 2:59 am

    dear madam,
    Kindly post me ‘raghava sahasranamam’ in english if possible.
    Thanks
    Regards
    sayi

    Reply

  442. Posted by Anu Sarathy on June 1, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Hi, My name is Anu Sarathy and I am a devotee of Sri Raghavendra Swamigal. I have been searching for Raghavendra Suprabhatham songs/mangalam and found it on Raaga.com. Still, when I was in my college days, I used to listen to the Suprabhatham on All India Radio ,Chennai, broadcasted every Thursday morning around 6am, sung by PBSrinivas Sir or Ghatasala and Janaki. But, I do not see that anywhere /cannot listen to it anywhere online.

    Can any of you point to the website, where I can listen to this song? Any suggestions provided would be appreciated..

    I am waiting to hear those voices and the suprabhatham again…Thanks in advance, Anu Sarathy

    Reply

  443. Posted by sayi on June 1, 2010 at 5:27 am

    dear madam,
    Kindly post me 1008 names of raghava in english if possible else Plz try .
    Thanks
    Regards

    Reply

  444. Posted by Deepika D on May 21, 2010 at 2:10 am

    Hi Meera !

    Sorry for delayed response ! Yes that is so true 🙂 !

    Have a Nice Weekend !

    Reply

  445. Posted by Deepika D on May 19, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Hi Meera,

    Glad to see your response !

    I wish all the good luck to your Daughters future.

    Yes you are true . If you have the willingness to learn , sites like this created by you are a lot helpful .
    Its quite a lot of heat in mantralaya now. Later part of the evening we experienced little rain , but noon times, temperature can go upto 40 Deg. River Tungabhadra is pretty dry due to summer season. Accomodation was not a problem. Volvo is the most comfortable means of transport to reach till the temple,Though little costly its worth paying that much. All the Seva’s to Rayaru had got over quite early in the morning . So we could only get the Sankalpa done. But we got to see Tulasi Archane to Rayaru & 2 eyes were not enough to fill the Lords Alankara 🙂 The crowd was more because of Adhika Masa despite we got Lords Darshan for more than 5-6 times which was a delight.

    Pls let me know if you need more details. I will be glad to share it.
    Regards,
    Deepika.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on May 19, 2010 at 8:45 am

      Dear Deepika,
      Thanks so much for the response. Yes, Volvo bus is indeed comfortable. However, I am not so sure how my Mom would be able to tolerate 40 degrees. We will see.

      Again, thanks for the reply. I will keep you posted if Sneha visits Mantralaya. She has also become a great devotee of Rayaru, I guess my influence. 🙂

      Like they say in Kannada “ತಾಯಿಯಂತೆ ಮಗಳು”.

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  446. Posted by meeraghu on May 18, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Deepika,
    Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. I am glad this blog is assisting young ladies like you to visit and learn more about our customs and traditions. This blog is going to be even more useful for my Daughter who will be going to a different state this summer for her College.
    It was created to assist her, and I had no clue she would be needing it so soon.
    I am glad you visited Mantralaya. How are the resources there? Sneha is visiting India next month, and she wants to visit Mantralaya also. Please let me know at your leisure.
    Thanks again.

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  447. Posted by Deepika D on May 18, 2010 at 2:32 am

    Hi Meera .

    Your website is very nice & very informative. More so ,, I feel it is very nice for the the young generation today who do not find enough time to lean about our culture & religion. I am 23 year old Corporate & from a Madhwa Family . Since we happen to work in front of the computers for most part of the day, I can access to your website & gain so much information during free time..I love Stuffed Brinjal & in my house we are more so orthodox & do not use onion or garlic in cooking. Your recipie looked very interesting & i am also planning to try it at home this weekend:) I happened to show your website to my parents & they were over-whelmed to see so much of information. I am also a great devotee to Rayaru & had been to Mantralaya 2 weeks before:)

    Its a delight to visit your website !!!!
    Best Regards!
    Deepika.
    Keep up the Great Work!!

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  448. Posted by meeraghu on May 15, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I did receive it Sir. However, I asked you about the source of those PDF’s. I need to give due credit to those sources.

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  449. Posted by sayi on May 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    dear mom,
    i sent u raghva stotra did u receive it .Kindly reply

    Reply

  450. Posted by meeraghu on May 3, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Hi Santoshi Ji,
    Thanks so much for your comments. If you are interested in providing help, I am glad to receive the same. I have sent you an email to the ID provided.

    Thanks so much.

    Reply

  451. Posted by santoshi on May 3, 2010 at 7:59 am

    hello meera ji,
    a year back i got to know about dis blog when i was searching for preparing hayagreeva,and later.i kept on visiting..u hve done,doing a great job..its a great service..you may have so many friends/wellwishers who can help you out in providing lyrics and tunes..i would be highly grateful if i can be a part of it..ive searched for ur mail id..:( but no use..
    hope u wil reply me back..santoshinaropanth@gmail.com

    Regards

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  452. hello, I stumbled upon this site while searching for Preenayamo. Must compliment you on a great job on compiling things about Madhwa culture. I am an advertising professional, living in Bangalore. Thanks again.

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  453. Posted by shivallibrahmins on April 19, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Hi Meera,

    Nice to see your blog.

    Just check our website http://shivallibrahmins.com and let me know if you like to contribute some articles.

    Reply

  454. Posted by shilpa on April 19, 2010 at 2:40 am

    Hi meera,

    I have serached the whole blog for those rangolis.. i cudnt find any!…can us end me some..if u dont mind.. or share a site..where i cud find thsoe rangolis.. made by madhwas..like sree chakra,soubhagra chkra..etc..or any other

    Thanks in advance

    Reply

  455. Posted by meeraghu on April 17, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Rajesh,
    I have sent you an email to the ID listed above.

    Reply

  456. Posted by Rajesh Rao on April 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Hello Meera,

    Excellent blog and I am amazed to see the user participation. I am from Mumbai, India and currently trying to create an online resource (books, cds etc) of Dvaita philosophy. I wanted to share details regarding the same – request your email id for the same. My id is rajeshjrao@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Rajesh Rao

    Reply

  457. Posted by Srinivas on April 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Hello Meera,

    I came across your blog, I am staunch Madhwa, not practicing one though. I am very much interested in Harikathamrutha Sara, Dasara Padagalu, Raghavendra Swamy, Madhwathirtharu, songs,etc…etc…
    I am into software recruiting for a New Jersey based company. Any of your friends or relatives who need contracts or jobs in this domain, they can contact me. I will help them to my ability.

    Can you please add my email id for any information on our community i.e Madhwa and related culture. My email id = srinivas2311@yahoo.com

    I see you as our cultural ambassador, well done keep it up.

    Srinivasa

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  458. Posted by shilpa on April 15, 2010 at 1:01 am

    hi meera,
    I am shilpa from bangalore. I am glad to know about ur blog and posting. I came aross ur blog while searching for devaru mane rangolis…ofcourse i failed to get them[:P]…I am glad that I cud find this.
    Thank u very much for this blog .. keeping our culture alive.

    Shilpa

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  459. Posted by SANJEEVACHAR PANGHRI on April 14, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Song required -ranga koLalanUdalAgi mangaLamayavAytu dhare

    Reply

  460. Posted by meeraghu on April 14, 2010 at 7:00 am

    That would be wonderful if you can contribute your services to this blog. It would be of great help to me and also many who visit this site regularly.

    Thanks so much again. Appreciate it very much.

    Reply

  461. Posted by venkatesh g on April 12, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    i am interested in haridasa sahithya and recently published a book “dasa sahithya kosha” containing meanings of 15000 difficult words in dasara keerthane’s and also brief life history of 372 dasarugalu. the book was released by Sri Sri Vishwesha Theertha Sripadangalavaru of Pejawar Mutt at his vidyapeetha. i have a personal library of more than 600 books on this subject. a retired businessman, am 59 years young and prepared to do more work on the subject. also possess many books with dasara keerthane’s edited by well known scholars. if you feel i can contribute to your web site in any way, please let me know. best regards

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  462. Posted by sayi on March 30, 2010 at 6:07 am

    plz post me :raghavendra satha namaavalli ” in english plz.thx

    Reply

  463. Posted by Padmaja on March 26, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Hi Meera,
    I was googling for some madhwa related sites and came across this one. This is very very informative and wonderful site. Can you please send me english version of sudamana haadu and the song Yelu Narayana.. Yelu Lakshmi Ramana…

    Regards,
    Padmaja

    Reply

  464. Posted by BADARIPRASAD M R on March 22, 2010 at 9:34 am

    I would like to have the E-mail address of Mr.Ragothaman Raghavan, who is working in Dubai.

    Can you please provide me.

    Regards,

    M R Badariprasad

    Reply

  465. Posted by Ragothaman Raghavan on March 22, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Hi Meera,
    I’m Ragothaman Raghavan working in Dubai (My wife and children are in India). I accidentally came across your website, when I was searching Madhwa Calendar. You are doing a great job in carryforwarding our culture, traditions,,,, etcetera. I went thro’ the various contents of your website. Every topic is very niece, useful and wonderful. My wife Parimala Chandra is a good singer and would cook very tasty food items. I will introduce your website to her. She will surely love your website and will keep in touch with you. Please carry on the website and Let the Lord Shri Hari Naaraayan bless you always.
    With thanks & regards,
    Ragothaman Raghavan.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on March 22, 2010 at 6:39 pm

      Hi Ragothaman Raghavan,

      Please do inform your wife, and keep me posted as well. I would love to incorporate her songs in youtube. She can also send me recipes, I will post them also. If she can take pictures, that would be even more better.

      Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. Appreciate it very much.

      Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on March 22, 2010 at 6:41 pm

      Hi Ragothaman Raghavan,
      Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. Please do inform your wife, and send me the songs and the audio as well. As far as recipes are concerned, it is a great idea if she can send me recipes. I will be very happy to post the same.
      If she can take pictures, even more better.

      Thanks again so much. Appreciate it very very much when readers take time to comment and let me know their opinion.

      Reply

  466. Posted by meeraghu on March 21, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Hi Prateek Kulkarni,
    Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. It means a lot to me. Please do send me devotional songs and lyrics.
    I am planning a visit to Bangalore with my Family in Summer, around July 2010. I will definitely try to meet you.

    Thanks again.

    Reply

  467. Posted by Prateek Kulkarni on March 21, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Hi Meera Madam
    How are you. I became your fan or a follower by looking up your site and blog.
    You are doing good job, i think because of u such great people still Hindu Religion is alive.
    We will support u by providing different devotional songs and lyrics.
    Please let me know when you will come to bangalore that too vidya pith circle Rayar math Because i stay just beside to that.

    Thanks and Regards
    Your follower
    Prateek Kulkarni

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  468. Posted by meeraghu on March 19, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Thanks for your encouragement. I am hoping to have word by word translation. I am not sure how much effort it is going to take, or how long it will take to complete, but I want to understand each and every word and stanza and sandhi completely.

    And also share this with my blog visitors, and hence this effort.

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  469. Posted by Sethu Madhavan on March 19, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Hi Meeraji, Regarding Harikathamruthasara you are doing an excellent job. I want to know this thoroughly.Hence i request you to write meaning for each and every word and as well as clear meaning for that para. Janagalighe seve maadhothu paghavanighe seve maadhothu onthe. Once again thank you very much .

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  470. Posted by Shayana on March 17, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Hi Meeraji,
    I am Tamilian Iyer girl getting married to a Kannadiga Madhwa. I found your website very informative.
    My fiance is so happy that I am learning the Madhwa traditions, thanks to your blog. I have a request for you. Can you please do a writeup on Madhwa wedding rituals or guide me to place where I can find information on it?
    Thank you so much.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on March 17, 2010 at 2:42 pm

      hi Shayana,
      I am glad this blog was of some help to you. However, I don’t have any material regarding marriage rituals and such. Sorry about that.
      If I do find in the mean time, I will post it here.

      Reply

  471. Posted by raksha on March 10, 2010 at 3:41 am

    HAI TO ALL,
    iam the great fan of sudha magazene. i love reading sudha.
    iam a housewife and magician.
    i even teach magics.
    if anyone interested pls call to 9945778294

    Reply

  472. Posted by meeraghu on March 2, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Hi Geetha,
    Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. Appreciate it very much.
    I don’t have Harikathamrutha saara. Hoping to bring all those books when I visit India during summer.Will keep update the blog once I have those. Sorry about that.

    Reply

  473. Posted by geetha on March 2, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Hi Meera,
    You are doing a very great service. I am a madhwa married to a palghat brahmin from Pune. We are interested in music. Your sight is very good. I am learning Telugu from my mum. My husband and I live in London and go to India every year. With your Baraha font , I can write to my mother in Telugu. I am yet to explore your site. Do you have Harikathamrutha saara by Jagannatha Das. I am trying to read it now with tamil translation. With my best wishes to you in all your projects.

    Geetha

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  474. Posted by Swamy on February 25, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Can anyone tell me where I can find a link or website to audio or you tube playing the song “YUGA YUGADI KALANDARU’ in Kannada?

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  475. Posted by Aditya on February 14, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Excellent Website.

    Thanks
    Aditya

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  476. Hello Meeraji:

    Namaskarams.

    I am planning on custom making a Tanjore painting of Sri Vijayeendra Thirtha, Sri Sudheendra Thirtha and Sri Raghavendra Thirtha. I have photos of Sri Vijayeendra Thirtha and Sri Raghavendra Thirtha that I can it to the artiste. I don’t have the picture of Sri Sudheendra Thirtha. If by chance you have that picture, I kindly request you to email me. Thank you in advance.

    Best regards
    Shiv

    Reply

  477. Posted by meeraghu on February 10, 2010 at 7:27 am

    I don’t think so, but will check.

    Reply

  478. Posted by Jay on February 10, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Thank you. Would you by any chance have the lyrics for “Eee Pariya Sobagu Innava Devarali Kane”?

    Regards

    Jay

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  479. Posted by Jay on February 9, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Hello,

    Thank you for your work. I have