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Upcoming Shravana Masa Festivals – August-September 2015


As per Uttaradimatta Panchanga, this year in Manmatha Nama Samvatsara, Shravana Masa starts from August 15th and ends on September 13th.

There are many festivals during this month and as always I will re-post slokas, pooja details and many more details a few days before each of these important dates. Here is a list of important dates and festivals during Shravana Masa 2015.

Mangala Gowri Vrata

All details for this festival can be found here:

Vrata Details.

  • August 18th – Tuesday

  • August 25th – Tuesday

  • September 1st – Tuesday

  • September 8th – Tuesday

Nagara Chathurthi & Panchami

Pooja Details.

  • August 18th – Tuesday – Nagara Chathurthi

  • August 19th – Wednesday– Nagara Panchami

Shravana Masa Lakshmi Pooja

Pooja Details.

  • August 21st – Friday

  • August 28th – Friday

  • September 4th – Friday

  • September 11th – Friday

Vara MahaLakshmi  Pooja Vrata

Vrata Details.

  • August 28th – Friday

Sree Raghavendra Swamy  Aaradhane

Aaradhane Details

  • August 30th – Sunday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Poorva Aaradhane

  • August 31st – Monday – Sree Raghavendra Swamy Madya Aaradhane

  • September 1st – Tuesday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Uttara Aaradhane

Sree Krishna Jayanthi – Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Janmashtami Pooja Details

  • September 5th – Saturday

 Please refer to the closet temple or other calendar to find the dates of the festivals in the country you are living. These dates posted are based on Indian Standard Time.

Shri Krishna Janmashtami/Krishna Jayanthi @ 14619

The festival was celebrated on Sunday evening. Our Daughter Sneha joined us for the festival. She helped us in all the preparations and also was the Photographer for the evening. Sneha was gifted a new Canon Professional Camera for Graduating with Distinction and Highest Honors at UNC, Chapel Hill.
Thanks Sneha for the amazing pictures you took. :)
Below are the pictures from preparation to final aarathi to our Lord Krishna.

P.S: Click on any picture to see it enlarged.



Flowers to our Lord.

Fried items.Shree-Krishnastami-20141

Pooja Preparation.Shree-Krishnastami-20142

Lord Krishna sitting with all decoration.Shree-Krishnastami-20143

Pooje as evening approaches.


Flowers offered to our Lord.Shree-Krishnastami-20145

Naivedya for the Lord.Shree-Krishnastami-20146

ಬಾರೋ ಕೃಷ್ಣಯ್ಯ – Baro Krishnayya Lyrics


ragamalika; Tala:Adi

Composer: Kanakadaasa

Contributed by: Ms. Bhavana Damle

bArO kRuShNayya ninna bhaktara manegIga kRuShNayya || pa. ||
bArO ninna mukha tOrO ninna sari yArO jagadhara shIlanE || ||

aMdugE pADagavu kAlaMduge kiru gejje dhim dhimi
dhimi dhimi dhimirenuta poMgoLalanUduta baarayya || 1 ||

kaMkaNa karadalli ponnuMgura hoLeyuta kiMkiNi kiNi kiNi kiNirenuta
poMgoLalUduta bArayya bArO kriShNayya || 2 ||

vAsa uDupili neleyAdi kEshavanE dAsa ninna pada dAsa
dAsa ninna pada dAsa ninna pada dAsa salahalu bArayya || 3 ||

ಬಾರೋ ಕೃಷ್ಣಯ್ಯ ನಿನ್ನ ಭಕ್ತರ ಮನೆಗೀಗ ಕೃಷ್ಣಯ್ಯ || ಪ. ||
ಬಾರೋ ನಿನ್ನ ಮುಖ ತೋರೋ ನಿನ್ನ ಸರಿ ಯಾರೋ ಜಗಧರ ಶೀಲನೇ || ಅ.ಪ. ||

ಅಂದುಗೇ ಪಾಡಗವು ಕಾಲಂದುಗೆ ಕಿರು ಗೆಜ್ಜೆ ಧಿಮ್ ಧಿಮಿ
ಧಿಮಿ ಧಿಮಿ ಧಿಮಿರೆನುತ ಪೊಂಗೊಳಲನೂದುತ ಬಾರಯ್ಯ || ೧ ||

ಕಂಕಣ ಕರದಲ್ಲಿ ಪೊನ್ನುಂಗುರ ಹೊಳೆಯುತ ಕಿಂಕಿಣಿ ಕಿಣಿ ಕಿಣಿ ಕಿಣಿರೆನುತ
ಪೊಂಗೊಳಲೂದುತ ಬಾರಯ್ಯ ಬಾರೋ ಕ್ರಿಷ್ಣಯ್ಯ || ೨ ||

ವಾಸ ಉಡುಪಿಲಿ ನೆಲೆಯಾದಿ ಕೇಶವನೇ ದಾಸ ನಿನ್ನ ಪದ ದಾಸ
ದಾಸ ನಿನ್ನ ಪದ ದಾಸ ನಿನ್ನ ಪದ ದಾಸ ಸಲಹಲು ಬಾರಯ್ಯ || ೩ ||

ತೂಗಿರೆ ರಂಗನ ತೂಗಿರೆ ಕೃಷ್ಣನ – Thugire Rangana Thugire Krishnana Video

I just posted a video on ತೂಗಿರೆ ರಂಗನ ತೂಗಿರೆ ಕೃಷ್ಣನ – Thugire Rangana Thugire Krishnana on Youtbue for the upcoming festival. The lyrics for the song in Kannada and English can be found here:

ತೂಗಿರೆ ರಂಗನ ತೂಗಿರೆ ಕೃಷ್ಣನ – Thugire Rangana Thugire Krishnana


Shri Krishna Janmashtami/Krishna Jayanthi

ಕೃಷ್ನಯ ವಾಸುದೇವಾಯ
ದೇವಕಿ ನಂದ  ನಾಯಚ
ನಂದಗೋಪ  ಕುಮಾರಾಯ
ಶ್ರೀ  ಗೋವಿಂದಯ ನಮೋ  ನಮಃ

ಕೃಷ್ಣಯ ವಾಸುದೇವಾಯ  ಹರಯೇ  ಪರಮಾತ್ಮನೇ
ಪ್ರಣತ ಕ್ಲೇಶ  ನಾಶಾಯ  ಗೋವಿಂದಾಯ  ನಮೋ ನಮಃ




P.S: Click on any picture to see it enlarged.


Flowers to our Lord.

Fried items.Shree-Krishnastami-20141

Pooja Preparation.Shree-Krishnastami-20142

Lord Krishna sitting with all decoration.Shree-Krishnastami-20143

Pooje as evening approaches.


Flowers offered to our Lord.Shree-Krishnastami-20145

Naivedya for the Lord.Shree-Krishnastami-20146
Shri Krishnastami is celebrated on Saturday September 5th 2015. Sri Krishnastami or Krishna Jayanthi marks the celebration of the birth of Lord Sri Krishna;the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Lord Sri Krishna was born on the ‘Rohini’ nakshatra on Ashtami; that’s why it is called Krishnastami. In karnataka it is also known as Gokulashtami and Janmashtami. The festival occurs between August and September in our English calendar.

According to our Hindu mythology, Krishna was born to destroy Mathura’s demon King Kamsa, brother of his virtuous mother, Devaki. A celestial voice told Kamsa that he would be killed by the eighth child of Devaki. Alarmed by the message, Kamsa imprisoned Devaki and her husband Vasudeva. Taking no chances, Kamsa went on killing Devaki’s children soon after birth. Lord Krishna was born as the eighth child of Vasudeva at midnight. But at Krishna’s birth, under divine instructions, Vasudeva left the prison unnoticed with the baby. He crossed the mighty river Yamuna which was in spate due to heavy rains. Without any difficulty, he walked across the river protected from rain by the mighty serpent Shesha, and reached Gokul. In Gokul, on the same midnight, a girl named Yogamaya had been born to Yasoda, wife of Nanda a herdsman. The babies were exchanged, and Vasudeva came back to prison with the girl. When Kamsa was told that his sister had given birth to a child, Kamsa attempted kill the child. But the baby who was Goddess Maya, flew off to the heaven, warning Kamsa that Krishna, who would kill him, had already been born and was alive. Eventually, Krishna killed Kamsa, and released his parents from the prison, and brought peace and happiness to the common people.

In our Madhwa tradition, we are supposed to fast on this day, and late during the night; usually midnight we are supposed to give Arghya to Lord krishna. Here is the stotra to be said while giving Arghya to Lord Krishna. While giving the Arghya, hold a coin, a lemon and dried date in your right hand, and using a silver spoon offer 3 times milk and 3 times water to Lord krishna in a silver bowl, and keep repeating the below Stotra as well. Everyone in the household has to give Arghya to the Lord.

Argya Stotra

Arghya Stotra

Arghya Stotra from the Utharadi Matta Panchanga

Arghya Stotra from the Utharadi Matta Panchanga

Krishna Arghya

Jathaha Kamsavadarthaya Bhoobharotharanayacha|
Kouravanam Vinashaya Dhaityanam Nidhanaya Cha ||
Pandavanam Hitharthaya Dharamasamsthapanaya Cha|
GruhanaArghyam Maya Dhatham Devakya Sahitho Hare ||

Chandra Arghya

Kshirodharnava Sambhootha AthiGotraSamudhbhava |
GruhanaArghyam Maya Dhatham Rhohinya Sahitho Shashin ||

Another set from Prasanna.

Krishna Arghya mantra
jatah kamsavadharthay bhubharo harNayacha

kouravaNam vinashaya diatyanam nidhanaya cha
panDavanam hitarthaya dharma sansthapanay cha

grahaNaarghyam mya dattam devikya sahito hare||

chandra arghya
kshirodarNav sambhootham atrigotra samudbhavam
grahaNrghyam mya dattam rohiNya sahitah shashinah||

The food items performed are mostly sweet dishes, fried items and items with Avalakki. All these dishes are performed with extreme madi. If you are not able to do so, here are some useful tips:

1. The most important thing in any festival is the breaking of the coconut and offering it to god, so bring a coconut.

2. Keep also 5 fruits for offering to god, like Banana, Mango, Apple, Orange, Grapes, Plum, Pear and so on..

3. You can make the following dishes which have been mentioned here in the blog which need no cooking at all, add the seasonings after you do the Naivedaya to god.

4. If you don’t mind cooking on the gas stove, here are other recipes you can make as well

5. Bring lots of flowers which are again easily available; roses

6. Offer butter also to the Lord which again is available in all grocery stores.

7. Below are several links which has all the songs in praise of Lord Krishna posted in this blog.

8. Here are some links from as pdf files

9. We also place a silver cradle and keep the Ambegalu Krishna idol in the cradle and rock the cradle while singing the following song:

10. Recite Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya as many times as possible.

11. Little feet of Lord Krishna are drawn as well along with other rangolis.

11. Last but not the least, do as many namaskaras as you can and break the fast.

Once you finish the pooje, surrender yourself to the Almighty Lord by saying the following Stotra.

ಕಾಯೇನ  ವಾಚ ಮನಸೇನದ್ರಿಯಿರ್ವ
ಬುದ್ಧ್ಯತ್ಮನ  ವ  ಪ್ರಕೃತೆ  ಸ್ವಭಾವತ್
ಕರೋಮಿ  ಯದ್ಯಥ್   ಸಕಲಂ  ಪರಸ್ಮೈ
ಶ್ರೀಮಾನ್ ನಾರಾಯಣಯೇತಿ ಸಮರ್ಪಯಾಮಿ


May Lord Krishna Bless ALL

ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣರ್ಪನಮಸ್ತು

ತೋಳು ತೋಳು ತೋಳು ಕೃಷ್ಣ – Tolu Tolu Tolu Krishna Lyrics

I remember listening to this song when I used to watch the TV serial guru raghavendra vaibhava. This is another song from the amazing list of songs Mr. P.S.Thammanna from Bangalore sent me a couple of months ago. An amazing song to sing during the upcoming Krishna Janmasthami.

Listen to the tune here on youtube.

ರಾಗ: ನವರೋಜು – ತಾಳ…..

ತೋಳು ತೋಳು ತೋಳು ಕೃಷ್ಣ – ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ |

ನೀಲಮೇಘಶ್ಯಾಮ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ ||ಪ||

ಗಲಿಕೆಂಬಂದುಗೆ ಉಲಿಯುವ ಗೆಜ್ಜೆಯ ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ |

ಅಲುಗುವ ಅರಳೆಲೆ ಮಾಯಾಯ್ಮಿನುಗಲು ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ ||

ನೆಲವು ನಿಲುಕದೆಂದೊರಳ ತಂದಿಡುವನೆ ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ ||

ಚೆಲುವ ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಮಾಣಿಕ್ಯವೆ ನೀ ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ||೧||

ಅಂಬೆಗಾಲಿಲೊಂದೊರಳನ್ನೆಳೆವನೆ ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ |

ತುಂಬಿದ ಬಂಡಿಯ ಮುರಿಯಲೊದ್ದವನೆ ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ ||

ಕಂಬದಿಂದಲವತರಿಸಿದವನೆ ನೀ ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ |

ನಂಬಿದವರನ ಹೊರೆವ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ ||೨||

ಕಾಲಕೂಟದ ವಿಷವ ಕಲಕಿದ ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ |

ಕಾಳಿಂಗನ ಹೆಡೆಯನು ತುಳಿದ ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ ||

ಕಾಳಗದಲಿ ದಶಕಂಠನ ಮಡುಹಿದ ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ |

ಶಾಲಕ ವೈರಿಯೆ ಕರುಣಿಗಳರಸನೆ ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ ||೩||

ನಖದಿಂದಲಿ ಹಿರಣ್ಯಕನನು ಸೀಳಿದ ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ |

ಸುಖವನಿತ್ತು ಪ್ರಹ್ಲಾದನ ಕಾಯ್ದವ ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ ||

ವಿಕಳಗೊಳಿಸಿದೆ ಗೋಪಿಯರೆಲ್ಲರ ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ |

ರುಕುಮಿಣಿಪತಿ ಸಿರಿಪುರಂದರವಿಟ್ಠಲ ತೋಳನ್ನಾಡೈ ||೪||


<b>rAga: navarOju – tALa…..<-b>

tOLu tOLu tOLu kRuShNa – tOLannADai |
nIlamEGashyAma kRuShNa tOLannADai ||pa||

galikeMbaMduge uliyuva gejjeya tOLannADai |
aluguva araLele mAyAyminugalu tOLannADai ||
nelavu nilukadeMdoraLa taMdiDuvane tOLannADai ||
celuva makkaLa mANikyave nI tOLannADai||1||

aMbegAliloMdoraLanneLevane tOLannADai |
tuMbida baMDiya muriyaloddavane tOLannADai ||
kaMbadiMdalavatarisidavane nI tOLannADai |
naMbidavarana horeva kRuShNa tOLannADai ||2||

kAlakUTada viShava kalakida tOLannADai |
kALiMgana heDeyanu tuLida tOLannADai ||
kALagadali dashakaMThana maDuhida tOLannADai |
shAlaka vairiye karuNigaLarasane tOLannADai ||3||

naKadiMdali hiraNyakananu sILida tOLannADai |
suKavanittu prahlAdana kAydava tOLannADai ||
vikaLagoLiside gOpiyarellara tOLannADai |
rukumiNipati siripuraMdaraviTThala tOLannADai ||4||

Krishna Baro Shree Krishna Baro – Lyrics

Attached below is the lyrics on Lord Krishna composed by Shri Purandara Dasaru contributed by Mr. P.S.Thammanna from Bangalore.

kRuShNa bAro kRuShNa bAro kRuShNayya nIbArayyA||pa||

saNNa hejjeya niTTu gejje nAda gaLiMda
DhiMdhimi dhimmi reMdu kuNiyuta bAro ||a pa||

manmatha janakane bEganE bAro |
kamalApati nI bArO…… |
amita parAkrama shaMkara bArO|
kamanIyAMgane nI bArayyA…..||1||

kuruLu kEshagaLiMda oppuva aMda |
kastUri beresida tilukada aMda |
navilu kEshagaLiMda oppuva aMda |
dharAtharA bharaNagaLa dharisi nI bArO ||2||

hAlu beNNe gaLannu kaiyali koDuvE |
mElAda bhakShaMgaLa bacciTTu koDuve ||
jAlava mADadebArayya mariyE |
bAlayenna taMde puraMdara viTThalA ||3||

ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಬಾರೊ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಬಾರೊ ಕೃಷ್ಣಯ್ಯ ನೀಬಾರಯ್ಯಾ||ಪ||


ಸಣ್ಣ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆಯ ನಿಟ್ಟು ಗೆಜ್ಜೆ ನಾದ ಗಳಿಂದ

ಢಿಂಧಿಮಿ ಧಿಮ್ಮಿ ರೆಂದು ಕುಣಿಯುತ ಬಾರೊ ||ಅ ಪ||


ಮನ್ಮಥ ಜನಕನೆ ಬೇಗನೇ ಬಾರೊ |

ಕಮಲಾಪತಿ ನೀ ಬಾರೋ…… |

ಅಮಿತ ಪರಾಕ್ರಮ ಶಂಕರ ಬಾರೋ|

ಕಮನೀಯಾಂಗನೆ ನೀ ಬಾರಯ್ಯಾ…..||೧||


ಕುರುಳು ಕೇಶಗಳಿಂದ ಒಪ್ಪುವ ಅಂದ |

ಕಸ್ತೂರಿ ಬೆರೆಸಿದ ತಿಲುಕದ ಅಂದ |

ನವಿಲು ಕೇಶಗಳಿಂದ ಒಪ್ಪುವ ಅಂದ |

ಧರಾಥರಾ ಭರಣಗಳ ಧರಿಸಿ ನೀ ಬಾರೋ ||೨||


ಹಾಲು ಬೆಣ್ಣೆ ಗಳನ್ನು ಕೈಯಲಿ ಕೊಡುವೇ |

ಮೇಲಾದ ಭಕ್ಷಂಗಳ ಬಚ್ಚಿಟ್ಟು ಕೊಡುವೆ ||

ಜಾಲವ ಮಾಡದೆಬಾರಯ್ಯ ಮರಿಯೇ |

ಬಾಲಯೆನ್ನ ತಂದೆ ಪುರಂದರ ವಿಟ್ಠಲಾ ||೩||

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