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2016 Shri Krishna Janmashtami @ 14619

It has been a hectic few months with two India visits back to back. My first trip was from July 4th – July 24th and the second one was from August 12th – August 24th. Yes, came back just the night before Shri Krishna Janmashtami. I had to travel back to speak at a conference and do a workshop in Kerala. I was also able to spend the last day of our Beloved Rayara Aaradhane in Bangalore, had prasada at 4th T block Jayanar mutta Bangalore. I also visited Shree Kamadhenu Kshetra in Bangalore, and would love to share the miracle which happened there. A new post and some pictures coming soon.

Since the last visit I have had severe back pain and undergoing physical therapy to relive the pain. As such was unable to make too many items for the festival yesterday. So, the decoration was simple, food was simple, but there was no lack of energy to do the pooje or sing all the devotional songs.

Attached below are the pictures of the pooje and the very simple food preparation. Hope you all had a wonderful celebration of Lord Krishna Janmashtami.



















Shri Krishna Janmashtami – Thursday August 25th 2016

ಕೃಷ್ನಯ ವಾಸುದೇವಾಯ
ದೇವಕಿ ನಂದ  ನಾಯಚ
ನಂದಗೋಪ  ಕುಮಾರಾಯ
ಶ್ರೀ  ಗೋವಿಂದಯ ನಮೋ  ನಮಃ

ಕೃಷ್ಣಯ ವಾಸುದೇವಾಯ  ಹರಯೇ  ಪರಮಾತ್ಮನೇ
ಪ್ರಣತ ಕ್ಲೇಶ  ನಾಶಾಯ  ಗೋವಿಂದಾಯ  ನಮೋ ನಮಃ



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Difference between Sri Krishna Janmashtami and Sri Krishna Jayanthi.
Normally Shravana, Krishna Paksha Ashtami is celebrated as Sri Krishna Janmashtami. In such years, the Rohini star comes on Bhadrapada Krishna paksha Ashtami. So in places like Udupi (or those who follow solar panchanga) observe Sri Krishna Jayanthi in the month of Bhadrapada. Generally Iyegars follow this practice.
If the Rohini Nakshtra falls on Shravana Krishna Paksha Ashtami then both Sri Krishna Janmashtami and Sri Krishna Jayanthi fall on the same day. This year both Sri Krishna Janmashtami and Sri Krishna Jayanthi are on the same day.

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 Thursday August 25th 2016. 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

Shri Krishna Janmashtami/Krishna Jayanthi Pooja Preparation – Tips & Tricks

IMG_3103Many of you have asked me how I prepare for one of the most exciting and beloved Festivals we have, Shri Krishna Janmashtami/Krishna Jayanthi or whatever name you wish to give this festival. It is celebrated all over the world. With the invent of internet, everyone wants to perform this festival and is looking for tips and tricks especially if you are working.  Based on decades of experience I have in observing as performed by my parents and performing the festival myself since I got married,  I am sharing some tips and tricks which will make it easy and not to stress out.

Remember, at the end of the day it is the Bhakthi and devotion which you can offer the Lord which is of utmost importance than the count of items you cook.

Since this year it is on a Saturday, and my daughter is joining us, it will once again be a Festival to perform with great enthusiasm and cook several dishes as well. Enough of my story right?

Attached below are some tips and tricks I follow.

Grocery List:

I buy all items new for this and Ganesha festival. Just a habit, nothing else. I am not listing how many lbs/kgs t buy, left to your discretion. With the list below you can prepare all items listed in Recipe Section.


  1. Rice Flour
  2. Maida or All purpose flour
  3. Besan
  4. Urda dal flour
  5. Red chilli powder
  6. Hing
  7. Oil
  8. Moong Dal
  9. Channa dal
  10. Dry Coconut Powder
  11. Salt
  12. Thick Poha
  13. Thin Poha
  14. Sooji
  15. Jaggery
  16. Sugar
  17. Jeera
  18. Mustard Seeds
  19. Ghee
  20. Butter
  21. Milk
  22. Butter Milk since Yogurt is not used during this vrata
  23. Coconut

Pooja List:

I am hoping you have the daily pooja items like Haldi, Kumkum, etc etc. This list is specific for this day and in no particular order you can arrange them as you wish.

  1. Flowers, buy assortment of all flowers as shown below:Collages
  2. Fruits, all fruits are allowed in this vrata.IMG_29333. Banana plant and Leaves if available IMG_31034. Argya Items, milk, water, lemon, coin and a dry date. Keep them ready!IMG_30035. Prepare all the lamps to light, Mangalarathi and aarathi  using Ghee or Oil.IMG_3004IMG_30056. Make sure you have Rangoli, if you don’t have the dry powder, use Kundan Rangoli, a chalk and draw. If even that is not available, take some printouts and use them. I have used a combination of all of them as seen below. Draw small feet of Lord Krishna from the front door.

O7. Prepare Gejje Vastra with Kumkum. No set number here, I use one set for each idol I keep.IMG_30158. Make sure you have camphor, Agarbathi and also soaked for Mangalaruthi.

9. Prepare the cradle for Lord Krishna. Once you are done giving the Argya, we rock the cradle and sing the lullaby. IMG_3089

10. If not anything else, just offer a coconut.IMG_1881

11. The detailed pooja procedure is posted at the following link:

Upcoming Shravana Masa Festivals – August-September 2016


As per Uttaradimatta Panchanga, this year in Dhurmukha Nama Samvatsara, Shravana Masa starts from August 3rd and ends on September 1st.

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 2016.

Mangala Gowri Vrata

All details for this festival can be found here:

Vrata Details.

  • August 9th – Tuesday

  • August 16th – Tuesday

  • August 23rd – Tuesday

  • August 30th – Tuesday

Nagara Chathurthi & Panchami


Pooja Details.

  • August 6th – Saturday – Nagara Chathurthi

  • August 7th – Sunday– Nagara Panchami

Shravana Masa Lakshmi Pooja


Pooja Details.

  • August 5th – Friday

  • August 12th – Friday

  • August 19th – Friday

  • August 26th – Friday

Vara MahaLakshmi  Pooja Vrata

Vrata Details.

  • August 12th – Friday

Sree Raghavendra Swamy  Aaradhane


Aaradhane Details

  • August 19th – Friday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Poorva Aaradhane

  • August 20th – Saturday – Sree Raghavendra Swamy Madya Aaradhane

  • August 21st – Sunday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Uttara Aaradhane

Sree Krishna Jayanthi – Sri Krishna Janmashtami


Janmashtami Pooja Details

  • August 25th – Thursday

 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.

TappugaLella Pariharisuva – ತಪ್ಪುಗಳೆಲ್ಲ ಪರಿಹರಿಸುವ Lyrics

Composer : Sree Prasanna Venkatesha Dasaru
Contributed by : Sri. Canchi Ravi.

ತಪ್ಪುಗಳೆಲ್ಲ ಪರಿಹರಿಸುವ ನಮ್ಮಪ್ಪನಲ್ಲವೇ ನೀನು   ||               (.)

ಒಪ್ಪಿದ ಬಳಿಕ ಅವಗುಣವೆಣಿಸದೆ ತಿಮ್ಮಪ್ಪ ಸಲಹೋ ನೀನು     (. .)

ಬೆಳಗಿನ ಝಾವದಿ ಹರಿ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಸ್ಮರಣೆಯ ಹಲುಬಿಕೊಳ್ಳದ ತಪ್ಪು

ಮಲಮೂತ್ರ ವಿಸರ್ಜನೆ ಮೃತ್ತ್ರಿಕೆಯಲಿ ನಾ ಮಲಿನವ ತೊಳೆಯದ ತಪ್ಪು

ತುಳಸಿ ಗೋ ವೃಂದಾವನ ಸೇವೆಗೆ ನಾ ಆಲಸ್ಯವ ಮಾಡಿದ ತಪ್ಪು


ನಳಿನ ಸಖೋದಯಗರ್ಘ್ಯವ ನೀಡದ ಕಲಿವ್ಯಾಸಂಗದ ತಪ್ಪು  || 1 ||

ಅನುದಿನ ವ್ರತ ನೇಮಗಳನು ಮಾಡದ ತನುವಂಚನೆಯ ತಪ್ಪು

ಕ್ಷಣಲವ ಹರಿಗುಣ ಜಿಜ್ಞಾಸಿಲ್ಲದ ಮನವಂಚೆನಯ ತಪ್ಪು

ಮುನಿಸುರಭೂಸುರ ರಾರಾಧಿಸದ ಧನ ವಂಚನೆಯ ತಪ್ಪು

ವನಜಾಕ್ಷನೆ ನಿನ್ನ ಪಾದ ವಿಮುಖ ದುರ್ಜನ ಸಂಸರ್ಗದ ತಪ್ಪು     || 2 ||


ಕಣ್ಣಿಲಿ ಕೃಷ್ಣಾಕ್ರುತಿ ನೋಡದೆ ಪರ ಹೆಣ್ಣಿನ ನೋಡುವ ತಪ್ಪು

ನಿನ್ನ ಕಥಾಮೃತ ಕೇಳದೆ ಹರಟೆಯ ಮನ್ನಿಸುವ ಕಿವಿ ತಪ್ಪು

ಅನ್ನವ ನಿನಗರ್ಪಿಸದ ಜ್ಞಾನದಿ ಉಣ್ಣುವ ನಾಲಿಗೆ ತಪ್ಪು

ಚಿನ್ಮಯ ಚರಣಕ್ಕೆರಗದೆ ಇಹ ಉನ್ಮತ್ತರ ನಮಿಸುವ ಶಿರ ತಪ್ಪು   ||  3 ||


ಆನಂದದಿ ಸತ್ಕೀರ್ತನೆ ಮಾಡದೆ ಹೀನ ವಿವಾದದ ತಪ್ಪು

ಶ್ರೀನಾಥಾರ್ಚನೆ   ಅಲ್ಲದೆ ನಾನಾ ಊಳಿಗ ಮಾಡುವ ಕರ ತಪ್ಪು

ಶ್ರೀನಿರ್ಮಾಲ್ಯದಿ ವಿರಹಿತ ಸುರಭಿಯ ಘ್ರಾಣಿಪ ನಾಸಿಕ ತಪ್ಪು

ಶ್ರೀನಾರಾಯಣ ಯಾತ್ರೆಯ ಮಾಡದ ನಾ ನಡೆಯುವ ಪಾದದ ತಪ್ಪು   || 4 ||


ಯಜ್ಞಾತ್ಮಗೆ ಯಜ್ಞರ್ಪಿಸದೆ ಕಾಮಾಗ್ನಿಯೊಳ್ಹೋರುವ ತನು ತಪ್ಪು

ಅಜ್ಞಾನಜ್ಞಾನದಿ ಕ್ಷಣಲವ ಶತವೆಗ್ಗಳ ಗಳಿಸುವ ಮನಸಿನ ತಪ್ಪು

ಯಜ್ಞದಿ ಕರ್ಮವ ಶೌಚವ ಹರಿದು ಸಮಗ್ರ ಗುಹ್ಯದ ಕೃತಿ ತಪ್ಪು

ಯಜ್ಞೇಶ್ವರ ಪ್ರಸನ್ನವೀಂಕಟ ಕೃಫ್ಣನ ನಾಮಾಗ್ನಿಗೆ ಭವತೃಣ ತಪ್ಪು   || 5 ||


tappugaLella pariharisuva nammappanallavE neenu ||                   (pa.)

oppida baLika avaguNaveNisade timmappa salahO neenu ||       (a. pa.)


BeLagina jhaavadi hari nimma smaraneya halubikoLLada tappu

Malamutravisarjane mruttikeyali naa malinava toLeyada tappu

Tulasi gO vrindavana sEvege naa Alasyava maaDida tappu

naLinasakhOdayagarghyava neeDada kalivyAsangada tappu    || 1 ||


Anudina vrata nEmagaLanu maaDada tanuvanchaneya tappu

Kshanalava HariguNa jijnAseyillada manavanchaneya tappu

MunisurabhoosurarAdhisada dhana vanchaneya tappu

Vanajakshajane ninna paada durjana samsargada tappu  || 2 ||


KaNNili Krishnakruti nODade para heNNina nODuva tappu

Ninna kathAmruta kElade haraTeya mannisuva kivi tappu

Annava ninagarpisada jyanadi uNNuva nAlige tappu

Chinmaya charaNekkeragade iha unmattara namisuva Sira tappuu ||  3 ||


Anandadi satkeertane maaDade heena vivAdada tappu

SreenathArchane illade naanaa ooLiga mAduva kara tappu

Sreenirmalyadi virahita surabhiya ghrANisupa nAsika tappu

Sreenarayana yaatreya maaDada naa naDeyuva paadada tappu || 4 ||


YagjnAtmage yagjnarpisade kaamaagniyoLhOruva tanu tappu

AgjnAna gjnAnadi kshaNa lavaveggaLagaLisuva manasina tappu

Yagjnadi karmava shouchava haridu samagra guhyada Sruti tappu

Yagjneswara prasanna venkatakrishnana naamaagnige bhavatruNa tappu  || 5 ||

Ee Pariya Sobagava – ಈ ಪರಿಯ ಸೋಬಗವ Lyrics

Composer : Sree Purandara Dasaru
Contributed by : Sri. Canchi Ravi.

ಪರಿಯ ಸೋಬಗವ ದೇವರಲಿ ನಾ ಕಾಣೆ  |
ಗೋಪಿಜನಪ್ರಿಯ ಗೋಪಾಲಗಲ್ಲದೆ      ||                           (.)
ದೊರೆಯತನದಲಿ ನೋಡೆ ಧರಣಿದೇವಿಗೆ ರಮಣ  |
ಸಿರಿಯತನದಲಿ ನೋಡೆ ಶ್ರೀಕಾಂತನು ||
ಹಿರಿಯತನದಲಿ ನೋಡೆ ಸರಸಿಜೊದ್ಭವನಯ್ಯ |
ಗುರುವುತನದಲಿ ನೋಡೆ ಜಗದಾದಿ ಗುರುವು  ||                     .
ಪಾವನತ್ವದಿ ನೋಡೆ ಅಮರ ಗಂಗಾಜನಕ  |
ದೇವತ್ವದಲಿ ನೋಡೆ ದಿವಿಜರೊಡೆಯ ||
ಲಾವಣ್ಯದಲಿ ನೋಡೆ ಲೋಕಮೋಹಕನಯ್ಯ |
ಆವ ಧೈರ್ಯದಿ ನೋಡೆ ಅಸುರಾಂತಕ ||                             .
ಗಗನದಲಿ ಸಂಚರಿಪ ಗರುಡದೇವನೆ ತುರಗ |
ಜಗತೀಧರ ಶೇಷ ಪರಿಯಂಕ ಶಯನ ||
ನಿಗಮಗೋಚರ ಪುರಂದರ ವಿಠಲಗಲ್ಲದೇ   |
ಮಿಗಿಲಾದ ದೈವಗಳಿಗೀ ಭಾಗ್ಯ ಉಂಟೇ?  ||                          
Ee pariya sobagAva dEvarali naa kANe  |
gOpijanapriya gOpAlagallade   ||                       (pa.)
doreyatanadali nODe dharanidEvige ramaNa  |
siriyatanadali nODe sreekAntanu  ||
hiriyatanadali nODe sarasijodbhavanayya  |
guruvutanadali nODe jagadaadiguruvu  ||          1.
pAvanatvadi nODe amaragangA janaka  |
dEvatvadali nODe divijaroDeya ||
lAvaNyadali nODe lOkamOhakanayya |
aava dhairyadi nODe asurAntaka  ||                     2.
Gaganadali sancharipa garuDa dEvane turaga |
Jagateedhara SeSha pariyanka Shayana ||
nigamagOchara Purandara VithalagalladE |
migilAda daivagaligee bhagya unte? ||                 3.

Ninna Magana Looti Ghanavamma – ನಿನ್ನ ಮಗನ ಲೂಟಿ ಘನವಮ್ಮ Lyrics

Composer : Sree Purandara Dasaru
Contributed by : Sri. Canchi Ravi.

Mr. CRavi says this song is about little Krishna’s leelegalu.


ನಿನ್ನ ಮಗನ ಲೂಟಿ ನವಮ್ಮ ||

ಕರೆದು ರಂಗಗೆ ಬುದ್ಧಿಯ ಪೇಳೇ ಗೋಪೆಮ್ಮ ||         ()


ಹಾಲು ಕಾಯುವಲ್ಲಿ ಇವನ ಗಾಳಿ ಘನವಮ್ಮ |

ಕಾಲು ತಂದು ಕೇಲಿನೊಳಗೆ ಅತ್ತಿ ಪೋದನಮ್ಮ ||

ಕೋಲ ತಂದು ಹೊಡಿಯ ಹೋದರೆ ಓಡಿ ಪೋದನಮ್ಮ ||       ()


ಮೊಸರು ಮಾರುವಲ್ಲಿ ಇವನ ಗಾಳಿ ಘನವಮ್ಮ   |

ಮೊಸರು ಮಾರುವವರು ಮೊರೆಯಿಡುವಾರಮ್ಮ ||

ಶಿಶುವಿನ ಕೈಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬೆಣ್ಣೆ ಉಳಿಗೊಡನಮ್ಮ   |

ಶಶಿಮುಖಿಯರು ಹೀಗೆ ದೂರುವರಮ್ಮ         ||                       ()


ಊರೊಳು ಬರಲೀಸ ಕೇರಿಯೊಳು ಸುಳಿಯಲೀಸ |

ಈರೇಳು ಲೋಕಕ್ಕೆ ಒಡೆಯ ತಾನಂತೆ ||

ಧೀರಶ್ರಿ ಪುರಂದರ ವಿಠಲ ರಾಯನ |

ಕೇರಿ ಬಸವನ ಮಾಡಿಬಿಟ್ಟೆ ಗೋಪೆಮ್ಮ ||                                    || ೩ ||


Ninna magana looTi ghanavamma

Karedu rangage buddhiya pElE gopemma ||     (pa)


hAlu kAyuvalli ivana gALi ghanavamma

kAlu tandu kElinoLage athi podanamma

kOla tandu Hodiya hOdare Odipodanamma ||   1.


Mosaru maaruvalli ivana gALi ghanavamma

Mosaru mAruvavaru more iDuvAramma

ShiShuvina kaiyalli beNNe ooLigodanamma

ShaShimukhiyaru heege pELuvaramma ||           2.


OoroLu baraleesa kEriyoLu suLiyaleesa

EerElu lokakke oDeya taanantE

Dheerasri Purandara Vithala Rayana

kEri basavana maaDibiTTe gOpemma ||             3.


You can listen to the song here in

Jaganmohanane-Krishna by Puttur Narasimha Nayak


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