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Simple and Easy Mantras to Chant During Shree Krishna Janmasthami

These set of mantras were sent to me on whatsapp by my Sister Suma. However, there are many in the community who don’t know Kananda. I did my humble seva to Lord Krishna by quickly typing the same in English. All credit to whoever wrote the original text, I just translated the slokas.

Family,
Today is janmashtami. As per Srimad Acharya’s “ಜಯಂತಿ ನಿರ್ಣಯ Jayanthi Nirnaya” – a very powerful day to destroy major sins over many births if you do pray Krishna and fast on this day. How do we remember Krishna throughout the day?
Srimad Acharya had revealed some important but simple things to perform throughout the day and next day ಪಾರಣೆ. Try to chant these simple mantras at the times indicated:
While taking bath in the morning:
ಯೋಗಾಯ ಯೋಗಪತಯೆ ಯೋಗೊಶ್ವರಾಯ ಯೋಗಸಂಭವಾಯ ಗೋವಿಂದಾಯ ನಮೋ ನಮಃ
Yogaya yogapathaye yogeshwaraya yogasambhavaya govindaya namo namaha
After evening pooja and Argya chant:
ಯಙ್ಞಾಯ ಯಙ್ಞಪತಯೆ ಯಙ್ಞೇಶ್ವರಾಯ ಯಙ್ಞಸಂಭವಾಯ ಗೋವಿಂದಾಯ ನಮೋ ನಮಃ
Yagnaya yagnapathaye yagneshwaraya yagnasambhavaya govindaya namo namaha
Just before going to sleep in the night:
ವಿಶ್ಯಾಯ ವಿಶ್ವಪತಯೆ ವಿಶ್ವೇಶ್ವರಾಯ ವಿಶ್ಸಸಂಭವಾಯ ಗೋವಿಂದಾಯ ನಮೋ ನಮಃ
Vishwaya Vishwapathaye vishveshwaraya vishwasambhavaya govindaya namo namaha
At the time of next morning’s ಪಾರಣೆ chant:
ಸರ್ವಾಯ ಸರ್ವಪತಯೆ ಸರ್ವೇಶ್ವರಾಯ ಸ್ಸರ್ವಸಂಭವಾಯ ಗೋವಿಂದಾಯ ನಮೋ ನಮಃ
Sarvaya sarvapathaye sarveshwaraya sarvasambhavaya govindaya namo namaha
Nextday after ಪಾರಣೆ offer some dakshine to a bramhin and  chant
ಭಾರತೀರಮಣಮುಖ್ಯಪ್ರಾಣಾಂತರ್ಗತ ಶ್ರೀಕೃಷ್ಷಾರ್ಪಣ ಮ್ ಅಸ್ತು by chanting:
Bharathiramanamukyaprananthargatha shree krishnarpanamasthu
ಧರ್ಮಾಯ ಧರ್ಮಪತಯೆ ಧರ್ಮೇಶ್ವರಾಯ ಧರ್ಮಸಂಭವಾಯ ಗೋವಿಂದಾಯ ನಮೋ ನಮಃ
Dharmaya Dharmapathaye Dharmeshwaraya dharmasambhavaya govindaya namo namaha

 

Update: Pushya Nakshatra and Sunday – August 20th 2017

Hope you all were able to perform Rayaru Seva during last week Aaradhane. It was a feast seeing Rayaru photos, videos, and listening to sevas and miracles from all across the world. From fruits alankara to veena alankara to varied flowers, the two eyes we all have was not enough to see our beloved Rayaru. With technology like Facebook and whatsapp, sharing the same was so easy. We could see the festivities across the world for our Rayaru.

This coming Sunday August 20th is Pushyaarka Yoga, so wanted to keep you all informed.

Happy Janmasthami for tomorrow as well. Will post pictures soon.

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

Flowers & Tulasi

Wish you all a very Happy Shravana Masa and a wonderful and Joyous festive season. It has been raining non-stop for the past few days, and it also has been raining lots of Jasmine, Kanakambara and Tualsi at my place.

I just offer flowers and tulasi as is on week days, and try to make garlands on weekends and if possible on Thursdays. Today being Bheemana Amavasya I decided to spend some of my time and make three garlands –  Jasmine and Tulasi for our Beloved Rayaru, Jasmine and Kanakambara for Goddess Lakshmi, and Just Jasmine for Lord Srinivasa or Venkateshawara. In spite of these three garlands there was still lots of flowers left which I offered as is.

Take a look at the amazing flowers and tulasi. All grown in our house.

 

Updated : Bhimana Amavase or Gandana pooje – July 23rd 2017

Bhimana Amavase or Gandana pooje, is an important pooje performed by unmarried women and newly married women for 9 years after their marriage. It is performed on the new moon day or amavase in the month of Aashada masa. This year it is on July 23rd 2017 Sunday.

This pooje is also called Bheemeshwarana pooje. This pooje is dedicated to God Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Mud models of Shiva and Parvathi in the form of a cone with a flat base are made, kept in the sun to dry and decorated with white dots made out of limestone paste, or sometimes with akki hittu(rice flour) mixed with milk. A thread immersed in turmeric paste, a flower and sometimes turmeric root are tied around the model for Parvathi. After the pooje, usually either the girls Mom or Mother-in-Law ties this thread to the girls wrists.

Those who have brothers, later in the evening worship the hosthilu or threshold of their house. They call it “Bhandara vadiyodu“. The girls brother brakes the bhandara and gives money to his sister.

The story for Bhimana Amavase goes like this:

In a city there was a king called Vajrabahu. He had one and only son called Vijayashekara, who dies suddenly while still young. The king and queen decide to perform his marriage; even though he is dead. But, who would marry a corpse, right? No one comes forward to marry him. A Brahmin couple, named Madhava and his wife Sushila have five daughters and nine sons. They are extremely poor and they decide to marry one of their daughters in marriage to the dead prince; in return they would get lot of money and can use it to feed their family.

This girl is left with her dead husband and than she prays to God Shiva and Goddess Parvathi with great devotion. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi ask her to perform this pooje; since she is in the forest and doesn’t have any money she uses clay or mud and performs the pooje. The dead prince comes back to life. The king, queen and everyone is now happy to see their son come back to life.

Now that you know why and how to do the pooje, tell the significance of this story to your daughter, perform the pooje, tie the thread across her wrist and bless her with all your heart.

Happy Gandana Pooje.

Here below is the step by step procedure to perform Diwasi Gowri pooje as per the book I have now:

1. Clean the place where you are going to perform the pooja, put an elaborate rangoli (ರಂಗವಲ್ಲಿ). Find links to various rangoli (ರಂಗವಲ್ಲಿ) here:

2. Place a wooden plank called Mane(ಮಣೆ).
3. On this Mane, place a silver plate and within the plate, keep the idols of Diwasi Gowri and Managal Gowri( if you are performing Managal Gowri).
4. Also keep 1 dry cocnout (Kobbari Battalu ಕೊಬ್ಬರಿ ಬಟ್ಟಲು) as it is called in Kannada, 10 betel nut (adike ಅಡಿಕೆ), 10 betel leaves (villedele ವಿಳೇದೆಲೆ), 10 rounds of thread ದಾರ.
5. Now, worship the gowri and offer her 10 Kucchida Kadabu (ಕುಚ್ಚಿದ ಕಡಬು).
6. Next, tie 10 knots on the thread immersed in turmeric paste, a flower and sometimes turmeric root. For married ladies, 10 knots and unmarried girls 5 knots, and 5 rounds of thread.
7. Put this on the Gowri idol.
8. Perform Aarthi to Gowri. Offer your prayers, and do namaskaras.
8. Once, you finish all the pooja, usually either the girls Mom or Mother-in-Law ties this thread to the girls wrists or can also put it around her neck.

9 Million All Times Hits to Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu – Thank You

I had never imagined having so many visitors visit this blog even in my wildest dreams. I had posted about 8 Million in November 28th, 2016, and within a few months to have another million is just unimaginable.

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.

I have gone silent for the past few weeks, mostly due to hectic work, travel, speaking at conferences and a never ending back pain.

THANKS AGAIN. AND HERE IS TO WISHING WE WILL REACH 10 MILLION by end of 2017.

Raya Baro Thande Thayi Baro English Lyrics

I posted the lyrics for this song very soon after I started this blog in 2008. Since than many of you asked for the lyrics in English, and I kept postponing the same. However, this Saturday we had Satsangha at my Sister Suma’s place and I was once again asked to post the lyrics in English. I typed and kept it ready to post it yesterday for Father’s Day, however was completely per-occupied and forgot to push the publish button. So, without any further delay for all the devotees of our Beloved Rayaru, one of my favorite songs on our beloved Rayaru.

You can find the lyrics in Kannada at the following link:

ರಾಯ ಬಾರೋ ತಂದೆ ತಾಯಿ ಬಾರೋ

Raya baro tande tayi baro nammanu kaya baro |

mayigala madisida raghavendra raya baro ||

vandipa janarige mandara taruvantha  kundada bhishtava salisutirpa  raya baro |
kumdada bhishtava salisutirpa sarvagna mandana matige raghavendra raya baro ||1||

aarumuru elu nalku entu granthada sarartha toridi sarvarige nyayadinda  raya baro|
toridi sarvarige nyayadinda sarvagna surigalarasane raghavendra raya baro || 2||

rama padambhuja sadbhrunga krupanga  bhramaka janara manabhanga  raya baro|
bhramaka janara manabhangava madida dhimantarodeyane raghavendra raya baro ||3||

bhusura charitane bhusura vandyane  shri sudhindraryara varaputra raya baro|
shri sudhindraryara varaputra varayogi deshikarodeyane raghavendra raya baro ||4||

bhutalanathana bhitiya bidiside pretatva kaledi mahishiya  raya baro|
pretatva kaledi mahishiya maha mahima natha guru jagannatha vithala baro thande thayi baro || raya baro ||

Listen to part of Raya Baro song here at youtube:

ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಬೇಕೆನ್ನ ಹೃದಯಕ್ಕೆ ರಾಮ – Innastu Bekenna Hrudayakke Raama Lyrics

I was sent this lyrics by Mr. Rajaman in our whatsapp satsangha group. I listened to this song maybe 100’s of times and each and every time it filled my eyes with tears. A very touching song on our Lord Rama composed by  Sri Gajanana Sharma.

ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಬೇಕೆನ್ನ ಹೃದಯಕ್ಕೆ ರಾಮ|
ನಿನ್ನಷ್ಟು ನೆಮ್ಮದಿಯು ಎಲ್ಲಿಹುದೋ ರಾಮ||
ರಾಮ ರಾಮ ರಾಮ ರಾಮ

ನೀನಿಷ್ಟದಂತೆನ್ನ ಇಟ್ಟಿರುವೆ ರಾಮ|
ನನ್ನಿಷ್ಟದಂತೆಲ್ಲ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿರುವೆ ರಾಮ|
ಕಷ್ಟಗಳ ಕೊಡಬೇಡ ಎನ್ನಲಾರೆ ರಾಮ|
ಕಷ್ಟ ಸಹಿಸುವ ಸಹನೆ ಕೊಡು ನನಗೆ ರಾಮ|
ಕಷ್ಟ ಸಹಿಸುವ ಸಹನೆ ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ರಾಮ|
ಕಷ್ಟ ಸಹಿಸುವ ಸಹನೆ ನಿನ್ನಷ್ಟು ರಾಮ|
ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಬೇಕೆನ್ನ ಹೃದಯಕ್ಕೆ ರಾಮ|
ನಿನ್ನಷ್ಟು ನೆಮ್ಮದಿಯು ಎಲ್ಲಿಹುದೋ ರಾಮ||

ಒಳಿತಿನೆಡೆ ಮುನ್ನೆಡೆವ ಮಾನವ ಕೊಡು ರಾಮ|
ಸೆಳೆತಕ್ಕೆ ಸಿಗದಂತೆ ಸ್ಥಿರತೆ ಕೊಡು ರಾಮ|
ನಿನ್ನೆಗಳ ಪಾಪಗಳ ಸೊನ್ನೆಯಾಗಿಸು ರಾಮ|
ನಾಳೆಗಳು ಪುಣ್ಯಗಳ ಹದಿಯಾಗಲಿ ರಾಮ|
ನನ್ನ ಬಳಿಗೆ ನಿನ್ನ ಹಸಿವ ಕೊಡು ರಾಮ|
ನನ್ನ ತೋಳಿಗೆ ನಿನ್ನ ಕಸುವ ಕೊಡು ರಾಮ|
ಕಣ್ಣು ಕಳೆದರು ನಿನ್ನ ಕನಸು ಕೊಡು ರಾಮ|
ನನ್ನ ಹರಣಕೆ ನಿನ್ನ ಚಾರಣ ಕೊಡು ರಾಮ|
ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಬೇಕೆನ್ನ ಹೃದಯಕ್ಕೆ ರಾಮ|
ನಿನ್ನಷ್ಟು ನೆಮ್ಮದಿಯು ಎಲ್ಲಿಹುದೋ ರಾಮ||

ಕೌಸಲ್ಯೆಯಾಗುವೆನು ಮಾಡಿಲಲಿರು ರಾಮ|
ವೈದೇಹಿಯಾಗುವೆನು ಒಡನಾಡು ರಾಮ|
ಪಾದುಕೆಯ ತಲೆಯಲಿಇಡು ಭಾರತನಾಗುವೆ ರಾಮ|
ಸಹವಾಸ ಕೊಡು ನಾನು ಸೌಮಿತ್ರಿ ರಾಮ|
ಸುಗ್ರೀವನಾಗುವೆನು ಸ್ನೇಹ ಕೊಡು ರಾಮ|
ಹನುಮನಾಗುವೆ ನಿನ್ನ ಸೇವೆ ಕೊಡು ರಾಮ|
ಶಬರಿಯಾಗುವೆ ನಿನ್ನ ಭಾವ ಕೊಡು ರಾಮ|
ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಬೇಕೆನ್ನ ಹೃದಯಕ್ಕೆ ರಾಮ|
ನಿನ್ನಷ್ಟು ನೆಮ್ಮದಿಯು ಎಲ್ಲಿಹುದೋ ರಾಮ||

ಮಡಿಲಲ್ಲಿ ಮರಣಕೊಡು ನಾ ಜಟಾಯೂವು ರಾಮ|
ಮುಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅಡಿಯನಿಡು ನಾ ಅಹಲ್ಯೆಯು ರಾಮ|
ನಾ ವಿಭೀಷಣ ಶರಣುಭಾವ ಕೊಡು ರಾಮ|
ನನ್ನೊಳಿಹ ರಾವಣಗೆ ಸಾವ ಕೊಡು ರಾಮ|
ಕಣ್ಣೀರ ಕರೆಯುವೆನು ನನ್ನತನ ಕಲೆ ರಾಮ|
ನಿನ್ನೊಳಗೆ ಕರಗುವೆನು ನಿರ್ಮೋಹ ಕೊಡು ರಾಮ|
ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಬೇಕೆನ್ನ ಹೃದಯಕ್ಕೆ ರಾಮ|
ನಿನ್ನಷ್ಟು ನೆಮ್ಮದಿಯು ಎಲ್ಲಿಹುದೋ ರಾಮ||

ಋತ ನೀನೆ ಋತು ನೀನೆ ಶೃತಿ ನೀನೆ ರಾಮ|
ಮತಿ ನೀನೆ ಗತಿ ನೀನೆ ದ್ಯುತಿ ನೀನೆ ರಾಮ|
ಆರಂಭ ಅಸ್ತಿತ್ತ್ವ ಅಂತ್ಯ ನೀ ರಾಮ|
ಪೂರ್ಣ ನೀ ಪ್ರಕಟ ನೀ ಆನಂದ ರಾಮ|
ಹರ ನೀನೆ ಹರಿ ನೀನೆ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮ ನೀ ರಾಮ|
ಗುರಿ ನೀನೆ ಗುರು ನೀನೆ ಅರಿವು ನೀ ರಾಮ|
ಗುರಿ ನೀನೆ ಗುರು ನೀನೆ ಅರಿವು ನೀ ರಾಮ|
ರಘುರಾಮ ರಘುರಾಮ ರಘುರಾಮ ರಘುರಾಮ|
ನಗುರಾಮ ನಗರಾಮ ಜಗರಾಮ ರಾಮ|
ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಬೇಕೆನ್ನ ಹೃದಯಕ್ಕೆ ರಾಮ|
ನಿನ್ನಷ್ಟು ನೆಮ್ಮದಿಯು ಎಲ್ಲಿಹುದೋ ರಾಮ||

English Translation Coming Soon…..

Listen to the song kids singing here in youtube, will bring tears of bhakthi. God bless the kids and their parents.

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