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Significance of Pushya-Arka Yoga – April 26th 2015

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The common interpretation of Pushyaarka Yoga is the combination of Pushya Nakshatra and Sunday.This common interpretation is when moon entering Pushya nakshatra on Sunday is PushyArka yoga .

Raghavendra Mutta says “On this Holy day one should Recite or Chant Guru Stotra ( Raghavendra Stotra)s, Singing songs will bring happiness and prosperity in your life.”

The significance of this day is also mentioned in Rayara Stotra – 27th Stanza.

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Anyone who recites this holy Sri Raghavendra Stotram 108 times with intense devotion, on the occasion of solar/lunar eclipse or the combination of Sunday with the star Pushya, will be relieved of all evil influence, e.g., haunting etc. (27)

You can find more details about this great day below in the link:

To find lyrics on Rayaru, please visit this page:

The Raghavendra Stotra to be recited is posted here:

Shri Raghavendra Stotra or Shri Poornabhodha Stotra Lyrics/

Akshaya Triteeya at Mantralaya

Unbelievable pictures from Mantralaya of our Beloved Rayaru. Thanks to so many of you who sent me emails an text messages of Gandha Lepana pictures of Rayaru.

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Akshaya Triteeya at Mantralaya

April 2015 – Important Dates

Important dates in April 2015 are as such:

April Important Dates

  • Hanuma Jayanthi – Poornima – April 4th – Saturday
  • Ekadashi Upavasa – 15th April – Wednesday

  • Akshaya Trithiya  – 21st April – Tuesday
  • Ekadashi Upavasa – 29th April – Wednesday

  • Pushyarka Yoga – 26th April – Sunday Recite Sree Raghavendra Swamy Stotra – Details coming soon.

As always, please check your local calendar for exact dates.

 

Update: Sri Rama Navami – March 28th 2015

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Rama Navami falls on the ninth day(Navami) of the Hindu calendar year during the Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami. It is a celebration of the birthday of the Lord Rama. Ramnavami usually occurs in the months of March and April. This year it is on Saturday March 28th 2015.

As always, here are some very popular slokas to say on that day.

May Shri Lord Rama bless you all.

1. Rama Stotra in the Vishnu Sahasranama, say this sloka 3 times as mentioned in the sahasranama.

Sri Rama Rama Rameti Rame Raame Manorame
Sahasra Nama Tat Tulyam Rama Nama Varanane
Sri Rama Nama Varanane Iti

2. Next one is what we learnt when we were all young.

Ramaya Rama Bhadraya Ramachandraya Vedhase
Raghu Nathaya Nathaya Sitayah Pataye Namaha

3. And of course, Hare Rama Hare Rama

Hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare
Hare Krishna hare Krishna krishna krishna hare hare

Below are links posted for lyrics and some food items prepared during Rama Namavi.

Food Items:

Lyrics on Lord Rama:

 

March 2015 – Important Dates

Important dates in March 2015 are as such:

March Important Dates

  • Ekadashi Upavasa – 1st March Sunday

  • Shri Vadiraja Aaradhane – 8-Mar Sunday

  • Shri Vyasaraya Aaradhane – 10-Mar Tuesday
  • Ekadashi Upavasa – 16th March Monday

  • Ugadi – Manmatha Nama Samvatsara – 21st March Saturday
  • Shri Rama Navami – 28th March Saturday

  • Ekadashi Upavasa – 31st March Tuesday

As always, please check your local calendar for exact dates.

Please find calendars for New Year 2015-2016 links below:

The Uttaradi Matha Panchanga 2015-2016 for Manmatha Nama Samvatsara in Languages such as Sanskrit, Kannada, Marathi and Telugu is posted below:

1. http://www.uttaradimath.org/panchangas/pdf/Uttaradi-Math-Manmatha-Nama-Samvatsara-Surya-Siddhanta-San-Panchangam-2015-16.pdf

2. http://www.uttaradimath.org/panchangas/pdf/KAN%20Calendar%202015-16.pdf

3. http://www.uttaradimath.org/panchangas/pdf/Marathi%20Calendar%202015-16.pdf

4. http://www.uttaradimath.org/panchangas/pdf/Telugu%20Calendar%202015-16.pdf

P.S: If you are aware of panchanga from any other mutt posted online, please post the link. I will include here.

Maha Shivaratri – 17th Feb 2015

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Maha Shivaratri is celebrated on Tuesday 17th Feb 2015. It is mandatory to visit the temple and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva during this day. In many customs they do fast on this day, but in our Madhwa tradition it is a festival and we do not fast. I remember visiting the Shiva Temple at Vijaya College in Bijapur which had 1001 Lingas along with my parents every year.

Attached below are prayers to say for Lord Shiva and seek his blessings.


Vandhe Sambhum Umaapathim Suragurum
Vandhe Jagath Kaaranam
Vandhe Pannaga Bhooshanam Mrigadharam
Vandhe Pasoonaam Pathim
Vandhe Soorya Sasaanga Vahnni Nayanam
Vandhe Mukundha Priyam
Vandhe Baktha Janaasryam Cha
Varadham Vandhe Sivam Sankaram

Meaning:

I bow to Sambu the Lord of Uma and the teacher of the Devas. I bow to the Lord Who is the root cause of the entire world. I bow to the Lord, Who has the serpent as His ornament, Who carries a deer. I bow to the Lord of all beings. I bow to the Lord Who has the Sun, the Moon and the Fire as His three eyes. I bow to Him Who is fond of Mukundha. I bow to Him, Who is the refuge of all devotees and Who grants boons to them. I bow to Siva, the creator of all auspicious things.

This blog has an entire page dedicated to Lord Shiva. Check the link below to find 20 lyrics on Lord Shiva:

Madhwa Navami Celebrations

Amazing pictures of Madhwa Navami Celebrations at Mantralaya and Bangalore 5th Block Rayara Mutta.

Please take a look.

 

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