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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.

 

Update : Sree Raghavendra Swamy Birthday – 25th February 2015

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The birthday of our beloved Rayaru is on 25th Feb 2015. Since the past 6 years, I have been posting regularly about giving a Birthday Gift to our Rayaru. What might a person like Rayaru need you may ask? He needs nothing materialistic since he left all those very early in his life. He needs our utmost love and devotion and sincere Bhakthi. And now you have an opportunity to show all these to our beloved Rayaru by giving him a gift which he loves immensely.

Yes, I and many in my family have been giving a little bit our time and chanting “Sree Raghavendraya Namaha” a minimum of 16,000 times. Once you complete the chanting, any number greater than 16,000 offer it our be beloved Rayaru. Start chanting and get the blessings from Sree Raghavendra Swamy.

Some tips on how I do the Japa Count:

1. Chant in the morning, and in the evening. Keep a notepad and write down how many you have chanted. I usually have an excel spreadsheet since it makes easy to count. No writing, just recite “Sree Raghavendraya Namaha”.

2. No head bath everyday, regular thing you do for every day Pooja. In the evening, no bath, again whatever you do to perform evening pooja. Wash your face, hands and legs and perform the chanting in the evening.

3. If I miss chanting a few days, I will make up the count during the weekends when I have time.

4. I recited 1080 times everyday in the morning. I have a Japa Mala with 108 beads, so used to chant 10 rounds everyday morning.

P.S: I have sent email to info@saptaaha.com to see if they are performing the pooje they did every year. I am awaiting their response. Please visit a nearby Rayara Mutta and perform seva there and dedicate the japa count.

Manmatha Nama Samvatsara

As I was browsing the net for the upcoming 2015-2016 calendar for Manmatha Nama Samvatsara, I found a great resource for all of you to find important dates for 2015. The calendar is english and is sufficient until we get the Panchanga for the new year 2015-2016.

Based on the calendar, Ugadi our new year is on March 21st 2015. If you want to make plans ahead for the many festivals coming in August and September 2015, this is a great resource.

Many thanks to the webadmin from http://www.gururaghavendra1.org/ for the calendar.

Please take a look.

http://www.gururaghavendra1.org/cal.pdf

Miracle at Kamadhenu Kshetra

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I have posted several articles on Kamadhenu Kshetra. Last week Ms.Shubha Murthy mentioned she talked to Sree Gurushesh and he shared this miracle with her. Attached the email contents from Ms.Shubha.

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“A trader, who is a Rayaru devotee, had an issue with the piece of land he owns in Bangalore. And for the past 3-4 days Rayaru was in his dream, asking him to visit Kamadhenu Kshetra. But for the previous day, Rayaru, in his dream again showed Gurugalu (Gurushesh) picture and asked him to visit Kamadhenu Kshetra saying Gurugalu (Gurushesh) will solve his problem. So the next day the trader visited the punya kshetra and narrated the story to Garugalu (Gurushesh) and got Rayaru and his blessing.” Very interesting one. These incidents makes us more and more curious to visit the punya kshetra.
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You can find all the posts I have posted on this website the past several years.

If you get a chance, please do visit and get blessings from our Beloved Rayaru and also Sree Gurushesh. I will post many more miracles which are happening at Kamadhenu Kshetra.

And attached below link has details from the phone numbers, emails IDs, bus routes and directions.

http://www.kamadhenukshetra.com/contactus.htm 

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