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Important Dates in May 2016

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A few important dates in May.

May 3rd – Ekadashi

May 9th – Akshaya Thrithiya

May 12th – Guru Pushya Yoga, Reciting Sree Raghavendra Swamy Stotra is important

May 17th – Ekadashi

May 20th – Sree Narashima Jayanthi.

 

 

 

 

7 Million All Times Hits to Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu – Thank You

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!!

I had never imagined having so many visitors visit this blog even in my wildest dreams. I had posted about 6 Million September 13, 2015, and within a few months to have another million is just unimaginable.

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It is just humbling to know that this blog has raised so much interest and enthusiasm about our food, festival and culture. Doesn’t matter where in the world you are, which remote part of the world you are, we have seen time and again that ” Where there is a WILL, there is a WAY. Where there is no WILL, there is a HILL”.

The comments I read here, and many of you have sent and have been constantly sending emails each and every time I post something which interests you, is truly the inspiration for this blog. I have met many of you personally, while in temples or any other place, when you come and ask ” Are you the same Meera of this blog”, I feel such joy which cannot be expressed in words. THANKS!

This blog has also taught me to be humble, honest, a good and compassionate person. The comments and emails which several of you share about your own experiences good and bad, happy and sad have completely changed my perspective about life.

The several comments each one of you share about you own miracles of our Beloved Rayaru have made me even more staunch devotee.

Where there is good, there is bad. Where there is sweet there is sour. Where there is Light there is also darkness. Where there is Happiness, there soon follows some sadness. Where there is birth, in the near future it is followed by death. Similarly, there are good comments and sometimes not so good. The bad and irrelevant make me sad just a tiny bit, and immediately follows a good one by the many who reply.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU. Let us keep our culture alive, spread our customs and traditions in a good way and above all spread tolerance and patience.

None of this would have been possible without the blessings of Lord Almighty and our Beloved Rayaru.

THANKS AGAIN. AND HERE IS TO WISHING WE WILL REACH ANOTHER MILLION IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

Important Dates – 2016-2017

Mr.B K T Raju shared an image for important dates such as  festival lists, Ekadashi and Aaradhane dates for 2016 and 2017. This is very handy and can be saved in your smart phones, laptops and desktops. Thanks Sir for the list. This is amazing. It also has Ekadashi dates.

P.S: Make sure you check with your local calendars for some changes in dates.

FestivalLists

Basics of Panchanga

Happy Ugadi and Durmukhi Nama Samvatsara!

Being a Software Engineer helps in many ways, and one such is able to get information on the net and knowing how to search. One such great article I stumbled upon was this one when I was googling “How to read Panchanga”.

Tomorrow being Ugadi, New Year for all Hindus, it is a great opportunity to learn about the Panchanga. It is a PDF which you all can download and read at your leisure.

An amazing article by Shri. S. Narasimha Rao. Thanks Sir for the wonderful document. See link below.

http://multifaiths.com/pdf/Panchang.pdf

Jai Jai Ram Hare Jai Jai krishna Hare Lyrics

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As I was looking at old comments, one reader had asked about this song. I tried a few places on Google and finally found it. The web site has lyrics for this amazing song in 4 languages, English, Kannada, Hindi and Telugu.

The song is composed by Sree Varadesha Vittala Dasaru. You can listen to the audio here on Kannada audio.com.

Jai Jai Rama Rama Hare

The lyrics in Kannada can be found here:

Kannada Lyrics

And the lyrics in English can be found here:

English Lyrics

You can also select Hindi and Telugu in the top left drop down and get the same. Hope you can sing this amazing song during the upcoming Rama Navami Festival.

A million thanks to the webmaster of http://www.dashapramathi.org for posting the lyrics.

And here is the video I finally found on youtube sung by Sri Narashimha Nayak.

 

 

Update: Sri Rama Navami – April 15th 2016

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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 Friday April 15th 2016.

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:

 

Ugadi – Durmukha Nama Samvatsara(ದುರ್ಮುಖ ನಾಮ ಸಂವತ್ಸರ) – April 8th 2016

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The new year for all Hindus starts from April 8th 2016. This year it is Durmukhi Nama Samvatsara(ದುರ್ಮುಖ ನಾಮ ಸಂವತ್ಸರ). Please check your local calendars for exact date.

Panchangas for Uttaradi Math and Raghavendra Mutta is available online and posted in this blog as well.

During Ugadi, the leaves of neem also called Bevu ಬೇವು is mixed with jaggery called Bella ಬೆಲ್ಲ; and is distributed on the occasion. Neem, which is extremely bitter in taste( Kahi) , and jaggery which is sweet and delicious, signify the two different aspects of human life – joy and sorrow.

Authentic Madhwa Recipes page posted on the right hand side has several recipes you can prepare:

P.S: As always no food is prepared with onion or garlic.
You can find some amazingly good greetings in Kannada, at the following link

And here is the lyrics for the famous song by Shri Bendre, which we used to hear on major radio channels, Yuga Yugadi Kaledaru:

yuga yugAdi kaLedarU yugAdi maraLi barutide
hosa varushake hosa harushava hosatu hosatu tarutide

honge hUva tongalalli bhrungada sangIta kEli matte kELabarutide
bEvina kahi bALinalli hUvina nasugampu sUsi jIvakaLeya tarutide

varushakondu hosatu janma harushakondu hosatu neleyu akhila jIvajAtake
onde ondu janmadali onde bAlya onde haraya namagadashTE EtakO

niddegomme nitya maraNa edda sala navIna janana namage Eke

bAradOelE sanatkumAradEva elE sAhasi chiranjIva ninage lIle sEradO

yuga yugAdi kaLedarU yugAdi maraLi barutide
hosa varushake hosa harushava hosatu hosatu tarutide nammanashTe maretide

You can of course listen to a preview of this song sung by S.Janaki at the following links here:

Watch on Youtube here.

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