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July 2022 Important Dates

Shubhakruthu Nama Samvatsara, Uttarayana/Dhakshinayana, Ashada Masa

USA: Please refer local calendars, I am now referring Shree Krishna Vrindavana, NC calendar.

July 10th Sunday – Shayani Ekadashi, ChaturMasa, Shaka Vrata Begins

July 13th Wednesday – Guru Poornima

July 17th Sunday – Sri Jayatheerthara Aradhane

July 23rd Saturday – Ekdadashi

July 28th Thursday – Amavasya, Guru Pushya Yoga

India Dates

July 10th Sunday – Shayani Ekadashi, ChaturMasa, Shaka Vrata Begins

July 13th Wednesday – Guru Poornima

July 18th Monday – Sri Jayatheerthara Aradhane

July 24th Sunday – Ekdadashi

July 28th Thursday – Amavasya , Guru Pushya Yoga

Shaka Vrata starts from Aashada Shudha Dwadashi to Sharavana Shudha Dashami. During this time one should not offer Vegetables, Banana, Coconut , fruits to Lord. Mangoes are allowed.

June 2022 Important Dates

Shubhakruthu Nama Samvatsara, Uttarayana, Jyestha Masa

USA: Please refer local calendars, we refer Shree Krishna Vrindavana, NJ calendar.

May 31st – Jestha Masa Begins

June 10th – Ekadashee

June 13th – Shree SreePadarajaru Punyathithi ( Mulabagal)

June 14th – Hunnime, Poornima, VataSavitri Hunnime

June 16th – Shree Raghuvarya Theerthara Punyathiti ( Nava Brindavana)

June 17th – Sankashtahara Chathurthi Vrata

June 24th – Ekadashee

June 26th – Shree Vijayeendra Theerthara Punyathithi ( Kumbhakonam)

June 28th – Amavasya ( Mannethina Amavasya)

India

May 31st – Jestha Masa Begins

June 10th – Ekadashee

June 13th – Shree SreePadarajaru Punyathithi ( Mulabagal)

June 14th – Hunnime, Poornima, VataSavitri Hunnime

June 17th – Shree Raghuvarya Theerthara Punyathiti ( Nava Brindavana)

June 24th – Ekadashee

June 26th – Shree Vijayeendra Theerthara Punyathithi ( Kumbhakonam)

June 29th – Amavasya ( Mannethina Amavasya)

May 2022 Important Dates

USA: Please refer local calendars, we refer Shree Krishna Vrindavana, NJ calendar.

May 1st – Vaishaka Masa Begins

May 3rd – Akshaya Thritiya

May 12th – Ekadashee

May 14th – Narashima Jayanthi

May 15th – Hunnime, Poornima, Lunar Eclipse

May 19th – Sankatahara Chathurthy

May 25th – Ekadashee

May 30th – Amavasya

India

May 1st – Vaishaka Masa Begins

May 3rd – Akshaya Thritiya

May 12th – Ekadashee

May 14th – Narashima Jayanthi

May 15th – Hunnime, Poornima, Lunar Eclipse

May 19th – Sankatahara Chathurthy

May 26th – Ekadashee

May 30th – Amavasya

Shree Narashima Devara Arghya Mantra

Paritranaya Sadhunam Jatho Vishnuhu nruKesari

Gruhanargyam Maya dattam 

Salakshmihi nruharihi swayam ||

ಶ್ರೀ ನರಸಿಂಹ ದೇವರ ಅರ್ಘ್ಯ ಮಂತ್ರ

ಪರಿತ್ರಾಣಾಯ ಸಾಧೂನಾಂ ಜಾತೋ ವಿಷ್ಣು: ನೃಕೇಸರಿ

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ಸಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ: ನೃಹರಿಃ ಸ್ವಯಂ ||

April 2022 Important Dates

USA: Please refer local calendars, we refer Shree Krishna Vrindavana, NJ calendar.

April 1st Friday – Ugadi- Shubhakruth Samvatsara Vasantha Rutu,Chaitra Masa Begins

April 10th Sunday – Shree Rama Namavi – Pushya Nakshatra. 

April 12th Tuesday – Ekadashee 

April 16th Saturday – Poornima, Hunnime, Hanuman Jayanthi

April 19th Tuesday – Sankatahara Chathurthy

April 26th Tuesday – Ekadashee

India: Please refer local calendars

April 2nd Saturday – Ugadi- Shubhakruth Samvatsara Vasantha Rutu,Chaitra Masa Begins

April 10th Sunday – Shree Rama Namavi – Pushya Nakshatra. 

April 12th Tuesday – Ekadashee 

April 16th Saturday – Poornima, Hunnime, Hanuman Jayanthi

April 20th Wednesday – Sankatahara Chathurthy

April 27th Wednesday – Ekadashee

Shree Shubhakruth Samvatsara Important Dates

The new year, new Shree Shubhakruth samvatsara starts from Ugadi April. Śubhakṛta (शुभकृत) refers to the thirty-sixth saṃvatsara. Some important dates for 2022 and 2023 are posted. It is in Kannada from Rayaru mutta calendar. Hope to translate soon.

Vaikunta Ekadashi – January 13th 2022

January 13th 2022 Thursday

P.S: Please check your local calendars and temples to see the exact date for Vaikunta Ekadashi. If you plan on going to temple, please make sure you wear a mask, social distance and wash your hands often.

Vaikunta Ekadashi falls in the month December-January. This year it falls on January 13th 2022 Thursday. This is observed with all solemnity in the temples of Lord Vishnu. Please check your local calendars to see when it falls.

Vaikunta Ekadashi is of great significance at the Tirupati Balaji Temple, and also all Balaji temples. They prepare what is called a “Swargada Bagilu” also called as ‘Vaikunta Dwaram’ or ‘the gate to the heaven‘ This gate is opened on this day. This is the passage encircling the innermost sanctum of the Lord. Scores of devotees queue up to pass through the Gate of Vaikunta in the temples.

For the devotees of Lord Vishnu, every Ekadashi is a very sacred day No rice should be eaten on Ekadashi days. This is very important.

Those who are unable to fast completely can take some light fruit and milk. So you may ask why we shouldn’t eat rice, so here comes the story for the same.

The sweat that fell down from the head of Brahma assumed the form of a demon and said to the Lord, “O Lord! now give me an abode to dwell.” Brahma replied, “O demon! go and dwell in the rice particles eaten by men on Ekadashi day and become worms in their stomach.” For this reason rice is prohibited on Ekadashi.

If you don’t believe in this story, just think of all the benefits you can get from fasting.

Fasting makes a man strong, both spiritually and mentally.Fasting controls passion. It checks the emotions. It controls the senses also. It is good to fast once in a while as it recuperates the body. Ekadashi observance cleans our body and the digestive organs get much needed rest.

Those people suffering from ailments and on medications should take the advice of a doctor before fasting. Never torture your body in the name of religion. There is nothing wrong in having fruits or milk. And you can bring a certain amount of flexibility in the way it is observed.

Vaikunta Ekadashi – December 25th 2020

December 25th 2020 Friday

P.S: Please check your local calendars and temples to see the exact date for Vaikunta Ekadashi. If you plan on going to temple, please make sure you wear a mask, social distance and wash your hands often. This will be the very first year as far as I can remember I am going to skip going to the temple and just offer my prayers from home.

Vaikunta Ekadashi falls in the month December-January. This year it falls on December 25th 2020 Friday. This is observed with all solemnity in the temples of Lord Vishnu. Please check your local calendars to see when it falls.

Vaikunta Ekadashi is of great significance at the Tirupati Balaji Temple, and also all Balaji temples. They prepare what is called a “Swargada Bagilu” also called as ‘Vaikunta Dwaram’ or ‘the gate to the heaven‘ This gate is opened on this day. This is the passage encircling the innermost sanctum of the Lord. Scores of devotees queue up to pass through the Gate of Vaikunta in the temples.

For the devotees of Lord Vishnu, every Ekadashi is a very sacred day No rice should be eaten on Ekadashi days. This is very important.

Those who are unable to fast completely can take some light fruit and milk. So you may ask why we shouldn’t eat rice, so here comes the story for the same.

The sweat that fell down from the head of Brahma assumed the form of a demon and said to the Lord, “O Lord! now give me an abode to dwell.” Brahma replied, “O demon! go and dwell in the rice particles eaten by men on Ekadashi day and become worms in their stomach.” For this reason rice is prohibited on Ekadashi.

If you don’t believe in this story, just think of all the benefits you can get from fasting.

Fasting makes a man strong, both spiritually and mentally.Fasting controls passion. It checks the emotions. It controls the senses also. It is good to fast once in a while as it recuperates the body. Ekadashi observance cleans our body and the digestive organs get much needed rest.

Those people suffering from ailments and on medications should take the advice of a doctor before fasting. Never torture your body in the name of religion. There is nothing wrong in having fruits or milk. And you can bring a certain amount of flexibility in the way it is observed.

2019-2020 Important Dates

Please find attached a neat handy version of important festival dates for Vikarinama Samvatsara. All credit to the webmaster who created this. I am just sharing it.

Update – Vaikunta Ekadashi – December 18th 2018

December 18th 2018 Tuesday

P.S: Please check your local calendars and temples to see the exact date for Vaikunta Ekadashi.

Vaikunta Ekadashi falls in the month December-January. This year it falls on December 18th 2018. This is observed with all solemnity in the temples of Lord Vishnu. Please check your local calendars to see when it falls.

Vaikunta Ekadashi is of great significance at the Tirupati Balaji Temple, and also all Balaji temples. They prepare what is called a “Swargada Bagilu” also called as ‘Vaikunta Dwaram’ or ‘the gate to the heaven‘ This gate is opened on this day. This is the passage encircling the innermost sanctum of the Lord. Scores of devotees queue up to pass through the Gate of Vaikunta in the temples.

For the devotees of Lord Vishnu, every Ekadashi is a very sacred day No rice should be eaten on Ekadashi days. This is very important.

Those who are unable to fast completely can take some light fruit and milk. So you may ask why we shouldn’t eat rice, so here comes the story for the same.

The sweat that fell down from the head of Brahma assumed the form of a demon and said to the Lord, “O Lord! now give me an abode to dwell.” Brahma replied, “O demon! go and dwell in the rice particles eaten by men on Ekadashi day and become worms in their stomach.” For this reason rice is prohibited on Ekadashi.

If you don’t believe in this story, just think of all the benefits you can get from fasting.

Fasting makes a man strong, both spiritually and mentally.Fasting controls passion. It checks the emotions. It controls the senses also. It is good to fast once in a while as it recuperates the body. Ekadashi observance cleans our body and the digestive organs get much needed rest.

Those people suffering from ailments and on medications should take the advice of a doctor before fasting. Never torture your body in the name of religion. There is nothing wrong in having fruits or milk. And you can bring a certain amount of flexibility in the way it is observed.

Shri Uttaradi Math Apps for Apple and Android Phones

It is just amazing how much I learn from our monthly satsangha. Yesterday, it was hosted by Ms. Vani Keshav. And while doing sankalpa my sister Suma showed me the Shri Uttaradi Math Panchanga App on her iPhone. I tried downloading it today and was searching for Shri Uttaradi Math Panchanga and couldn’t find anything in the AppStore.

So, went online on https://www.uttaradimath.org/home and found the app for both iPhone and Android. Very handy to do sankalpa everyday while performing pooje. Of course you should remember to take your phone even to the pooja room.

The other thing I found out was Stotra App. This is quite amazing and has at least a couple we recite during every Satsangha. Vishnu Sahasranama, Lakshmi song, Shree Yantrodhara Hanumath Stotra, Rayaru stotra. And for many who keep on asking these in Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit, the UM Stotra has it in all languages.

 

Download the app and get the blessings from our Lord, Goddess and Beloved Rayaru. Yaay Mobile Apps. A million thanks to the developers who developed these applications.

 

 

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