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Shri Krishna Vrundavana, North Carolina

Yesterday, Friday we visited the Shri Krishna Vrundavana temple in North Carolina. It is about 25 minutes from my Daughters home. We were visiting her due to Thanksgiving holidays here in the USA.

The temple is around 150 steps from the Shree Venkateswara temple in Cary, NC. We always visited the Shree Venkateswara temple, and now to walk a few steps and visit our Lord Almighty Krishna, Shree Mukyaprana Devaru and beloved Rayaru is amazing.

His Holiness Sri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji of Puthige Mutt, Udupi, has established a chain of Sri  Krishna Vrundavanas in USA with idols of Lord Sri Krishna and Sri Mukhyaprana and the Brindavana of Sri Rayaru. We have actually visited the temples in Canada, New Jersey, Arizona and now North Carolina.

With the permission from the priest, who is from Udupi and knew all the priests from our Maryland temple, I clicked a few pictures to share with you all.

Attached below are some pictures from the temple.

Idols of Lord Sri Krishna and Sri Mukhyaprana and the Brindavana of Sri Raghavendra Swamiji.

Lord KrishnaSri Mukhyaprana Devaru

ShreeRaghavendra Gurugalu

According to the temple website “On Sunday, October 25th  2020, the idols of Lord Sri Krishna and Sri Mukhyaprana and the brundavana of Sri Raghavendra were installed at an auspicious muhurta and  panchamrutha abhisheka and kalashabhisheka were performed by Puthige Swamiji. In his benedictory speech, Puthige Swamiji said there is a link between the number eight and Lord Krishna, the eighth child of Devaki and the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu who incarnated on Ashtami. The number eight is dear to Lord Krishna. So, he was pleased and moved by the devotion shown by the people of Raleigh and chose Raleigh as His eighth branch in the USA.”

Attached is the link for the temple website.

2021 Krishna Janmasthami Pictures

Hope you all had a wonderful festival. What a treasure the blog was for all recipes, slokas and stotras. Rather than using several books, I just take my laptop along with me so I have easy access to everything. While cooking, I have it on my island so I can lookup recipes. This blog truly has become my own encyclopedia. There are many things I could improve, hopefully I will get sometime to work on those improvements.

As far as items I prepared, there were 3 new items this year I prepared. Peanuts Laddoo, Wheat flour Laddoo, and Sajjappa. I will post recipes for each of them.

All Tulasi, jasmine flowers, Roses, Shevantige – Mums were from our Garden. Also, were vegetables likes green chillies, capsicum, and cucumber from our garden.

The list with three new recipes was almost as same as last year.

  • Moong dal Kosambari
  • Channa dal Kosambari
  • Sweet Avalakki
  • Mosaru Avalakki
  • Khara Avalakki
  • Thengolu
  • Om Pudi
  • Shankar Poli
  • Chakli
  • Peanut Laddoo
  • Sajjappa
  • Wheat Laddoo

And here are some pictures from the festival. We followed the Vrata Ratna Mala book my father had given me in 2012.

Shree Krishna Janmasthami – August 29th 2021

Shree Krishna Janmasthami this year is celebrated on Sunday August 29th 2021. Please check your local calendars for the correct date. Some places it is being celebrated on Monday August 30th 2021.


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

  5. All Lyrics

  6. Shree Krishna Ashtotra in Kannada Sanskrit

  7. Shree Krishna Ashtotra in English

Ekashloki Bhagavatham Lyrics

I saw this on my timeline either in Twitter or Facebook. I couldn’t go back and restore the link. When I googled the same, there were so many links and found it very useful. If we can get punya by reciting just 1 shloka of Shreemad Bhagavatha that is tremendous isn’t it?

Image courtesy : Shree Krishna Vrindavana NJ, USA.

ಆದೌ ದೇವಕಿದೇವಿಗರ್ಭಜನನಂ ಗೋಪೀಗೃಹೇ ವರ್ಧನಮ್
ಮಾಯಾಪೂತನಜೀವಿತಾಪಹರಣಂ ಗೋವರ್ಧನೋದ್ಧಾರಣಮ್ ।
ಕಂಸಚ್ಛೇದನಕೌರವಾದಿಹನನಂ ಕುಂತೀಸುತಾಂ ಪಾಲನಮ್
ಏತದ್ಭಾಗವತಂ ಪುರಾಣಕಥಿತಂ ಶ್ರೀಕೃಷ್ಣಲೀಲಾಮೃತಮ್ ।
ಇತಿ ಶ್ರೀಭಾಗವತಸೂತ್ರ ॥

आदौ देवकिदेविगर्भजननं गोपीगृहे वर्धनम्
मायापूतनजीवितापहरणं गोवर्धनोद्धारणम् ।गोवर्धनोद्धारणम्
कंसच्छेदनकौरवादिहननं कुंतीसुतां पालनम्
एतद्भागवतं पुराणकथितं श्रीकृष्णलीलामृतम् ।श्रीकृष्णलीलामृतम्
इति श्रीभागवतसूत्र ॥

You can find the sloka in other languages here:

And here is the link to recite it properly.

Upcoming Shravana Masa Festivals – August – September 2021

As per Plava Nama Samvatsara Panchanga, this year Shravana Masa starts from August 9th and ends on September 6th 2021.

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 2021.

Shree Mangala Gowri Vrata

All details for this festival can be found here:

Vrata Details.

  • August 10th – Tuesday

  • August 17th – Tuesday

  • August 24th – Tuesday

  • August 31st – Tuesday

Nagara Chathurthi & Panchami


Pooja Details.

  • August 11th Wednesday – Nagara Chathurthi

  • August 12th Thursday – Nagara Panchami

Shravana Masa Shree Lakshmi Pooja

Pooja Details.

  • August 13th– Friday

  • August 20th – Friday

  • August 27th – Friday

  • September 3rd – Friday

Shree Vara MahaLakshmi  Pooja Vrata

Vrata Details.

  • August 20th – Friday


  • August 21st – Saturday – Rigveda Upakarma

  • August 22nd – Sunday – Yajurveda Upakarma

Shree Raghavendra Swamy  Aaradhane

Aaradhane Details

  • August 23rd – Monday– Shree Raghavendra Swamy Poorva Aaradhane

  • August 24th – Tuesday – Shree Raghavendra Swamy Madya Aaradhane

  • August 25th – Wednesday– Shree Raghavendra Swamy Uttara Aaradhane

Shree Krishna Jayanthi – Shree Krishna Janmashtami


Janmashtami Pooja Details

  • August 29th Sunday or 30th – Monday

 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 USA Eastern time and referred to Shri Krishna Vrundavana Calendar. If there are any changes I will post immediately.

Ninna Olumeyindha Video

My Sister Suma sang this song during our Monthly satsangha. It is an awesome song by Shree Vijaya Dasaru.

This video has both lyrics in Kannada and English. I will post the lyrics here as well.

O Enabarade Lyrics and Audio

Since learning this song over the weekend, I haven’t been able to stop singing this. Amazing song.

ಓ ಎನಬಾರದೆ ಓ ಎನಬಾರದೆ
ಓಂಕಾರ ಪ್ರತಿಪಾದ್ಯ ||pa||

ಕರಿರಾಜ ಕರೆಯಲು ತ್ವರಿತದಿಂದಲಿ ಬಂದು
ಪೊರೆಯಲು ನಿನಗವ ಮರಿಮಗನೇನೊ ||1||

ಅಂದು ಅಜಾಮಿಲ ಕಂದನ ಕರೆಯಲು
ಬಂದು ಸಲಹಿದೆ, ಬಂಧು ನಿನಗವನೇನೊ ||2||

ಕರುಣಾಸಾಗರ ವರ ಶ್ರೀಧರ ವಿಠ್ಠಲ

ಕರವ ಮುಗಿದು ಕೂಗಿ ಬರದಿರೆ ಘನವೇನೊ||3||

O enabarade O enabarade

omkara pratipadya ||pa||

Kariraja kareyalu tvarithadindali bandu

poreyalu ninagava marimaganeno ||1||

Andhu ajamila khandana kareyalu

bandhu salahide bandhu ninagavaneno. ||2||

Karunasagara vara sridhara vittala

karava mugidu koogi baradire ghanaveno ||3||

Anandaamayage chinmayage

An amazing Aarathi song for Lord Narayana. I am not sure how I haven’t posted this in such a long time.

ಆನಂದಮಯಗೇ ಚಿನ್ಮಯಗೆ |

ಶ್ರೀಮನ್ನಾರಾಯಣಗೆ ಆರತಿ ಎತ್ತಿರೆ || ಪ ||

ವೇದವ ತಂದು ಬೆಟ್ಟವ ಪೊತ್ತು ಧರಣಿಯ

ಸಾಧಿಸಿ ಕಂಬದಿ ಬಂದವಗೆ

ಭೂದಾನವ ಬೇಡಿ ನೃಪರ ಸಂಹರಿಸಿದ

ಆದಿ ಮೂರುತಿಗೆ ಆರತಿ ಎತ್ತಿರೆ || ೧ ||

ಇಂದುವದನೆ ಕೂಡಿ ಅಡವಿಯ ಚರಿಸಿ

 ನಂದಗೋಕುಲದೊಳು ನಲಿದವಗೆ

ಮಂದಗಮನೆಯರ ಮುಂದೆ ನಿರ್ವಣಾದಿ

ನಿಂದ ಮೂರುತಿಗೆ ಆರತಿ ಎತ್ತಿರೆ || ೨ ||

ತುರಗವನೇರಿ ದೈತ್ಯರ ಸೀಳಿ ಸುಜನರ 

ಪೊರೆವ ಮಂಗಳ ಹಯವದನನಿಗೆ

ವರದ ಯಾದವಗಿರಿ ಆದಿನಾರಾಯಣನ 

ಚರಣಕಮಲಕೆ ಆರತಿ ಎತ್ತಿರೆ ||೩||

Anandaamayage chinmayage

shreeman narayanage Aarati ettire || pa ||

Vedava tandu bettava pottu dharaniya

Sadhisi khambadi bandavage

Bhoodanava bedi nrupara samharisida

Adi moorutige Aarati ettire || 1 ||

Induvadane koodi adaviya charisi

Nandagokuladolu nalidavage

Mandagamaneyara munde nirvanadi

Ninda moorutige Aarati ettire || 2 ||

Turagavaneri daityara seeli sujanara

poreva mangaLa hayavadananige

varada yadavagiri Aadi Narayanana

charanakamalake Aarati ettire || 3 ||

Hari Chitta Satya Audio

Another song I recorded while my Father was here. He likes this song very much.

Lyrics in Kannada and English posted long time back.

ಹರಿಚಿತ್ತ ಸತ್ಯ – Haricitta Satya Lyrics

Sada Enna Hridayadalli Lyrics

An amazing song. I am enjoying truly typing in google translate. It is so easy and provides so many options for alternate texts.

Picture Credit : Krishna Vrindavana, NJ, USA Facebook.

ಸದಾ ಎನ್ನ ಹೃದಯದಲ್ಲಿ ವಾಸ ಮಾಡೋ ಶ್ರೀ ಹರಿ
ನಾದ ಮೂರ್ತಿ ನಿನ್ನ ಪಾದ ಮೋದದಿಂದ ಭಜಿಸುವೆ ।।ಪ||

ಜ್ಞಾನವೆಂಬೋ ನವರತ್ನದ ಮಂಟಪದ ಮಧ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ
ವೇಣು ಲೋಲನ ಕುಳ್ಳಿರಿಸಿ ಧ್ಯಾನದಿಂದ ಭಜಿಸುವೆ ।।೧।।

ಭಕ್ತಿರಸ ವೆಂಬೋ ಮುತ್ತು ಮಾಣಿಕ್ಯದ ಹರಿವಾಣದಿ
ಮುಕ್ತನಾಗ ಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ಮುತಿನ ಆರತಿ ಎತ್ತುವೆ ।।೨।।

ನಿನ್ನ ನಾನು ಬಿಡುವನಲ್ಲ ಎನ್ನ ನೀನು ಬಿಡಲುಸಲ್ಲ
ಘನ್ನ ಮಹಿಮ ವಿಜಯ ವಿಠ್ಠಲ ನಿನ್ನ ಭಕುತರ ಕೇಳೋಸೊಲ್ಲ ।।೩।।

Sadā enna hr̥dayadalli vāsa māḍō śrī hari

nāda mūrti ninna pāda mōdadinda bhajisuve।।pa||

jñānavembō navaratnada maṇṭapada madhyadalli

vēṇu lōlana kuḷḷirisi dhyānadinda bhajisuve।।1।।

bhaktirasa vembō muttu māṇikyada harivāṇadi

muktanāga bēku endu mutina ārati ettuve।।2।।

ninna nānu biḍuvanalla enna nīnu biḍalusalla

ghanna mahima vijaya viṭhṭhala ninna bhakutara kēḷōsolla।।3।।

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