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2018 Shree Krishna Pooja Pictures

Hope you all had a wonderful and joyous Shree Krishna Jayanthi/Janmasthami. The festival was on a Sunday, so we had time on Saturday to do all the shopping and Monday to rest since it is Labor Day here and a holiday.

It was tough setting up the Pooja upstairs, so we decided we will do it in the Pooja room downstairs. It was tough even with that since by mid afternoon my ankle had completely swollen. I was to be honest really really depressed and kept wondering why this tough challenge, still unable to sit down, or even do activities I used to perform so easily just a few months back.  So most frying was done by my Husband.

My Daughter joined us through FaceTime during the pooje at night and was there until the end when we gave Argya to Lord Krishna. I just love technology, we can meet, share, see and perform ePooja remotely.  And today morning as I do every year, I was able to show my parents all the pooje which we had done. My dad as soon as he saw said ” So beautiful, looks like the pooje has been done in a temple.”. I had tears of joy hearing this from my Dad.

My own blog helped in getting all the links for songs, food items and recipes.

Food prepration like you see were items such as:

    • Moong dal Kosambari
    • Channa dal Kosambari
    • Uppittu or Upma
    • Avalakki
    • Sweet Avalakki
    • Thengolu
    • Om Pudi
    • Shankar Poli
  • Rava Laddoo

Last year it was yellow rose flowers and this year we brought Red roses. And as always, I tied a Tulasi Garland for our Putta Krishna.

 

 


Now for the next big festival Shree Gowri Ganesha Festival. Will post all links and recipes as we approach the festival.

May Lord Krishna Bless us all. Jai Shree Krishna!

Shree Krishna Janmasthami Pooja Links

Shree Krishna Janmasthami this year is celebrated on Sunday September 2nd.

I have posted several posts for many years now, and this one has all the links for easy access to you all. Hope you all have a wonderful celebrations and get the blessings from our Lord Krishna. Click on the links below to get all information. May Lord Krishna bless us all.

  1. Pooja preparation Tips and Tricks
  2. Simple and easy mantras to chat during Shree Krishna Janmashtami
  3. Pooja Details
  4. All recipes

Upcoming Shravana Masa Festivals – August – September 2018

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As per Uttaradimatta Panchanga, this year in Vilambi Nama Samvatsara, Shravana Masa starts from August 12th and ends on September 9th

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 2018.

Mangala Gowri Vrata

All details for this festival can be found here:

Vrata Details.

  • August 14th – Tuesday

  • August 21st – Tuesday

  • August 28th – Tuesday

  • September 4th – Tuesday

Nagara Chathurthi & Panchami

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Pooja Details.

  • August 14th Tuesday – Nagara Chathurthi

  • August 15th  – Wednesday– Nagara Panchami

Shravana Masa Lakshmi Pooja

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Pooja Details.

  • August 17th – Friday

  • August 24th – Friday

  • August 31st – Friday

  • September 7th – Friday

Vara MahaLakshmi  Pooja Vrata

Vrata Details.

  • August 24th – Friday

Sree Raghavendra Swamy  Aaradhane

Aaradhane Details

  • August 27th – Monday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Poorva Aaradhane

  • August 28th – Tuesday – Sree Raghavendra Swamy Madya Aaradhane

  • August 29th – Wednesday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Uttara Aaradhane

Sree Krishna Jayanthi – Sri Krishna Janmashtami

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Janmashtami Pooja Details

  • September 2nd – Sunday

 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.

Rayaru Singing Indu Enage Govinda

I have posted the lyrics for this very famous song written by our Beloved Rayaru. I also taught this song to the ladies in our Satsangha group.

You can find the lyrics and youtube video here:

Lyrics for Indu Enage Govinda

Two weeks back found this picture on FB and couldn’t control my tears. It is an amazing picture, may our Beloved Rayaru bless whoever painted this picture. All credit goes to the person who painted. I am just sharing to show how beautiful and heart touching the picture is.

Look at how Rayaru is singing and how Lord Krishna one hand behind and another holding a flute is looking at our Beloved Rayaru. Just stunning picture.

Udupi Krishna and Shree Madhwacharyaru

I read on FB the following contents. All credit goes to the person who posted the picture and the text.

Today Makara Sankramana. The idol of Lord Sri Krishna (Bala Krishna) at Udupi temple was installed by Sri Madhvacharya on this sacred day of Makara Sankramana.
It is popularly believed that Sri Madhvacharya had composed Dwadasa Stotra while installing the Vigraha of BalaKrishna at Udupi;
priINayaaAmo vaAsudevaM devataAmaNDalAkhaNDamaNDanaM,
Sri Madhvacharya in his famous Dwaadasa Stothra (8th canto) eulogizes the Supreme God and recommend to Propitiate Lord Vaasudeva who is the most precious jewel (SarvaDevasikhaamanih) in the august gathering of Gods headed by Lord Brahma.

 

Achyutam Keshavam Lyrics

 

We had an amazing satsangha today at Ms. Rajani Srinivas house at Maryland. Ms. Rajani sang a song on Lord Krishna which was so meaningful and beautiful. I asked for her to send me the lyrics, and so I am posting it here to help all my extended family.

The song like I said is beautiful, heart touching and so emotional. Thanks Rajani for the lyrics.

Below is the link for the lyrics and the video on youtube.

Achyutam Keshavam Lyrics

And below is the video on youtube.

Achyutam Keshavam Youtube

2017 Shree Krishna Janmasthami Pictures

Hope you all had a wonderful and joyous Shree Krishna Janmasthami. The festival was on a Monday, so the whole morning was spent in meetings and work, and once the clock ticked 5.30 PM, I shut down the computer and got into festival mode.

Every time I FaceTimed my Dad, he was amazed to see how the Tulasi plant had grown and kept telling me that Lord Krishna just needs one Tulasi leaf offered to him and nothing but water. It is just devotion, dedication and utmost faith that he needs.

Seeing all the Tulasi that had grown, I had this wonderful idea of creating a Tulasi Vrindavana for Lord Krishna and hence the Tulasi plants you see in the picture.

Most of the festival preparation was done during the weekend, I even tied the Tulasi garland Sunday night since Monday morning was going to be hectic at work.

We prepared all the food yesterday evening after work, my Daughter joined us through FaceTime during the pooje until the end when we gave Argya to Lord Krishna. I just love technology, we can meet, share, see and perform ePooja remotely.  And today morning, I was able to show my parents all the pooje which we had done.

My own blog helped in getting all the links for songs, food items and recipes.

Food prepration like you see were items such as:

  • Moong dal Kosambari
  • Channa dal Kosambari
  • Uppittu or Upma
  • Avalakki
  • Sweet Avalakki
  • Chakli
  • Thengolu
  • Om Pudi
  • Shankar Poli
  • Rava Laddoo
  • Besan Laddoo

Now for the next big festival Shree Gowri Ganesha Festival. Will post all links and recipes as we approach the festival.

May Lord Krishna Bless us all. Jai Shree Krishna!

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