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Gowri-Ganesha Festival – September 9th and 10th 2021

Pooja preparations:


Gejje Vastra and Flowers getting ready to be offered to God.



Fruits and coconut for Lord Ganesha:


Kadabu, Modaka and Idli for Lord.



After the morning pooja and naivedya.


Close up of the Lord.



Evening Pooje.


Chakkali prepared by my Husband for the Lord.


Mangalaruthi and evening naivedya chakali for the Lord to request him to come home every year.


The Ganesha festival falls on the fourth day Bhadrapada Masa. That’s why we say “Bhadrapada Shulkada Chauthi Aamdu”. Swarna Gouri Vrata and Ganesha Festival is celebrated on September 9th and 10th. Check your local calendars.

As always, check your closet temple to find the correct dates.

An idol of Gowri made of clay is brought two days before the Ganesha festival. Gowri is an incarnation of Parvathi. Gowri Habba, also called as Swarna Gowri Habba is celebrated one day before Ganesha Festival.

The Legend:

Goddess Gowri, while taking shower, created Ganesha out of the mud of and placed him at the entrance of the house. She told him not to allow anyone to enter while she went inside for a bath. Lord Shiva returned home and was stopped by Ganesha at the gate. Shiva became angry and cut off Ganesha’s head. When Gauri came to know of this she was grieved.

Lord Shiva ordered his servants to cut off and bring to him the head of any creature that might be sleeping with its head facing north. The servants went on their mission and found only an elephant in that position. Lord Shiva then joined the elephant’s head onto the body of Ganesha.

Mr. Lakshmisha P, had left a comment here that he had the pdf files for the Swarnagowri vratha puja & katha. Attached below are the links for both the pdf files he has provided.
Thanks so much Me. Lakshmisha for all the support and also the time you have taken to convert this into pdf.

We used to sing at the top of our voice “Ganesha bhanda, kai kadubu tinda, chikka kerele edda, dodda kereli bidda”.


Lord Ganesha is not just worshiped on this day, but is worshiped first in all occasions since he is considered to be the remover of all obstacles, one who brings good luck on new activities or endeavors.

As always links for several resources songs, lyrics and stotras are posted on this blog.

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And here comes the link which has colorful and many designs for drawing Rangoli

And can any festival be complete without authentic dishes? Here are some recipes posted in this blog:


In case you see the moon on this day, here is the sloka you are supposed to say:

ಚೌತಿ ಚಂದ್ರ ದರ್ಶನ ಅಪವಾದ ಪರಿಹಾರಕ್ಕಾಗಿ

ಸಿಂಹಃ ಪ್ರಸೇನಮವಧೀತ್
ಸಿಂಹೋ ಜೌ0ಬವತಾ ಹತಃ |
ಸುಕುಮಾರಕ ಮಾರೋದಿಃ
ತವಹ್ಯೇಷ ಸ್ಯ್ಮಮಂತಕಃ ||

Simha prasenamavadith
simho jambhuvatha hathah |
sukumaraka marodhihi
thavahyesha syamanthakaha ||

P.S: The above sloka in Kannada is exactly as it is in the Uttaradi Matta Panchanga. Rather than taking a picture, I typed in the words. The English translation is done from the Kannada sloka to the best of my knowledge.

As always no food is prepared with onion or garlic.

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

Shri Raghavendra Swamy Aaradhane 2021

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

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

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

In some cities in USA, including Maryland it is being celebrated on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

And also watch Mantralaya celebrations online. 



Shri Raghavendra Swamy Aaradhane  is celebrated all across India, and many other countries in Rayara Matta’s and also many households. My parents do Rayara Seva every year during Aaradhane, and I being a strong devotee  of Rayaru do it myself; no matter where I am in the world. I did it when I was in India, Dubai and continue doing here as well in the USA. So, if you are a devotee, than try doing as much or as little as possible to this great Guru of ours and get his blessings.

If you need to know how to do Seva, here is a link from the Mantralaya web site about who and how the seva should be performed. Read the link here:

In paragraph 10, it clearly states other ways of offering seva to Rayarau as such:

10.Are there other ways of performing Seva to Rayaru?

Yes. As stated before, if one is sincere and devoted to Hari, Vayu and Rayaru, there are many ways of performing Seva to Rayaru. The following section lists some of the main ones:

a) Sitting in one place and reciting Sri Raghavendra stotra 108 times.

b) Hejje namaskara (going around the Brindavana advancing one foot at a time and performing namaskara for each stride)

c) Urulu Seva – rolling on the body and going around the brindavana. This is forbidden for women.

d) Reciting Sri Raghavendra stotra 108 times while performing abhisheka for Rayara Brindavana with cow’s milk.

e) Going through religious works composed by great gyaanis; some of the popular ones are Sudha, Parimala, Sri Madhva Vijaya,Sri Raghavendra Vijaya etc.

In all of the above cases, the main ingredient is sincerity, pure heart and intense devotion.

I have added several lyrics on Shri Raghavendra Swamy in this blog, you can look for those at the lyrics page, or click on the Shri Raghavendra Swamy categories section and you will be listed with several songs. There are several songs as well on the audio on youtube page.

A new page is also created with all the lyrics for our beloved Rayaru.


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.

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.

Apamrutyu Parihariso Aniladeva Lyrics and Audio

Amazing lyrics on Lord Hanuman. Every time we even travel in our car, we recite Apamrutyu Parihariso Aniladeva Stotra. And this is a composition by Shree Jaganatha Dasaru.

ಅಪಮೃತ್ಯು ಪರಿಹರಿಸೊ ಅನಿಲದೇವ
ಕೃಪಣ ವತ್ಸಲನೆ ಕಾವರ ಕಾಣೆ ಜಗದೊಳಗೆ ||ಪ||

ನಿನಗಿನ್ನು ಸಮರಾದ ಅನಿಮಿತ್ತ ಬಾಂಧವರು
ಎನಗಿಲ್ಲ ಆವಾವ ಜನುಮದಲ್ಲಿ
ಅನುದಿನವು ಎಮ್ಮನುದಾಸೀನ ಮಾಡುವುದು
ಅನುಚಿತವು ನಿನಗೆ ಸಜ್ಜನ ಶಿಖಾಮಣಿಯೆ ||೧||

ಕರಣಾಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳು ಕಿಂಕರರು ಮೂರ್ಲೋಕ
ದೊರೆ ನಿನ್ನೊಳಗಿಪ್ಪ ಪರ್ವಕಾಲ
ಪರಿಸರನೆ ಈ ಭಾಗ್ಯ ದೊರೆತನಕೆ ಸರಿಯುಂಟೆ
ಗುರುವರನೆ ನೀ ದಯಾಕರನೆಂದು ಬಿನ್ನೈಪೆ ||೨|

ಭವರೋಗ ಮೋಚಕನೆ ಪವಮಾನರಾಯ
ನಿನ್ನವರವನು ನಾನು ಮಾಧವಪ್ರಿಯನೆ
ಜವನ ಬಾಧೆಯ ಬಿಡಿಸು ಅವನಿಯೊಳು ಸುಜನರಿಗೆ
ದಿವಿಜಗಣ ಮಧ್ಯದೊಳು ಪ್ರವರ ನೀನಹುದೋ ||೩||

ಜ್ಞಾನಾಯು ರೂಪಕನು ನೀನಹುದೊ, ವಾಣಿ
ಪಂಚಾನನಾದ್ಯಮರರಿಗೆ ಪ್ರಾಣದೇವ
ದೀನವತ್ಸಲನೆಂದು ನಾನಿನ್ನ ಮೊರೆಹೊಕ್ಕೆ
ದಾನವಾರಣ್ಯ ಕೃಶಾನು ಸರ್ವದಾ ಎಮ್ಮ ||೪||

ಸಾಧನ ಶರೀರವಿದು ನೀ ದಯದಿ ಕೊಟ್ಟದ್ದು
ಸಾಧಾರಣವಲ್ಲ ಸಾಧುಪ್ರಿಯನೆ
ವೇದವಾದೋದಿತ ಜಗನ್ನಾಥ ವಿಠಲನ
ಪಾದಭಜನೆಯನಿತ್ತು ಮೋದಕೊಡು ಸತತ ||೫||

Apamrutyu parihariso aniladeva
Krupanavatsalane kavara kane ninnulidu ||pa||

Ninaginnu samarada animitta bandhugalu
Enagilla avava janumadalli
Anudinadalennudasina maduvudu
Ninage anuchitavu sajjanasikamaniye ||1||

Karanabimanigalu kinkararu murloka
dore ninnolagippa sarvakala
Parisarane ee bagya doretanake sariyunte
Guruvarya ni dayakaranendu binneipe ||2||

Bavarogamochakane pavamanaraya
ninnavaravanu nanu madhavapriyane
Javana badheya bidiso avaniyolu sujanarige
Divijagana madhyadali pravara ninahudo ||3||

Jnaanavayurupakane ninahudo vani pancha
Nanadyamararige pranadeva
Dinavatsalanendu na ninna marehokke
Danavaranyakrusanu sarvada emma ||4||

Sadhana shariravidu ni dayadikottaddu
Sadharanavalla sadhupriyane
Vedavadodita jagannathavithalana
Padabahajaneyanittu modakodu satata ||5||

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||

Rathava Nerida Chandra Shree Raghavendra Lyrics and Audio

A beautiful song composed by Bhoopathi Vittala Dasaru on Shree Raghavendra Swamy.

ರಥವ ನೇರಿದ ಚಂದ್ರಾ ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಾ

ಆಡಿ ಪಾಡಿ ಕುಣಿದಾಡಿ ಭಜನೆಮಾಡು |

ಬೇಡಿದ ವರ ಕೊಡುವಾ ಬೇಡಿದ ವರ ಕೊಡುವಾ| ಅ.ಪ.|

ಕಂಬದಿ ನರಹರಿಯ ಬರಿಸಿದ ಕಂದಾ

ಕುಂಬಿಣಿಪತಿ ಕುಹಯೋಗವ ಕಳೆದಾ

ನಂಬಿದವರ ಪೊರೆವಾ ನಂಬಿದವರ ಪೊರೆವಾ | ೧ |

ಆದ್ಯ ಸತ್ಯಾಗ್ರಹಿ ವರ ಚಿಂತಾಮಣಿ

ಉದ್ ಗ್ರಂಥಗಳನು ರಚಿಸಿದ ದಿನಮಣಿ

ಮಧ್ವಮತೋದ್ಧಾರಾ ಮಧ್ವಮತೋದ್ಧಾರಾ | ೨ |

ಭೂಪತಿ ವಿಠಲನ ಪ್ರೀತಿ ವಿಖ್ಯಾತಾ

ಆಪದ್ಬಾಂಧವ ಅನಾಥ ನಾಥಾ

ರಥೋತ್ಸವದಿ ಮೆರೆವಾ ರಥೋತ್ಸವದಿ ಮೆರೆವಾ | ೩ |

Rathava nerida chandra Shree Raghavendra

adi padi kunidadi bajanemadu

bedida vara koduva bedida vara koduva||

kambhadi narahariya barisida kanda

kumbinipati kuhayogava kaleda

nambidavara poreva nambidavara poreva | 1 |

adya satyagrahi vara cintamani

ud granthagalanu racisida dinamani

madhvamatoddhara madhvamatoddhara | 2 |

Bhupati vithalana priti vikyata

apadbandhava anatha natha

rathotsavadi mereva rathotsavadi mereva | 3 |

Nee Karuniso Vithala Lyrics

ನೀ ಕರುಣಿಸೋ ವಿಠಲ ನಮ್ಮ ಸಾಕೊ ಪಂಡರಿ ವಿಠಲ || pa||

ವಿಠಲ ವಿಠಲ ಪಾಂಡುರಂಗ ಜೈ ಜೈ ವಿಠಲ ಪಾಂಡುರಂಗ

ದೋಷಿಗಳೊಳಗೆ ಹಿರಿಯನು ನಾ ನಿರ್ದೋಷಿಗಳರಸನೇ ವಿಠಲ

ಸಾಸಿವೆಯಷ್ಟು ಭಕುತಿಯನರಿಯೇನೋ ಶೇಷ ಶಯನ ಹರಿ ವಿಠಲ ||1||

ಭವಸಾಗರದೊಳು ಮುಳುಗುವೆ ಸುಮ್ಮನೆ ಅವಲೋಕಿಸುವರೇ ವಿಠಲ

ನವ ನವ ವಿಷಯಕೆ ಹಿಗ್ಗುತಲಿಹ ಮನದವಸರ ಕಾಯೋ ವಿಠಲ ||2||

ನಿಶಿದಿನ ಅಶನ ವಸನಕೆ ಹೆಣಗುವೆ ಹುಸಿ ಸಂಗ್ರಹಿಸಿದೆ ವಿಠಲ

ನಿಷೇಧ ಮಾಯಾ ಇಲ್ಲವೋ ನರಕದ ಗಸಣೆಗೆ ಅಂಜುವೆ ವಿಠಲ ||3||

ಜಾವಕೇ ಮಾಡುವೆ ಸಾವಿರ ತಪ್ಪನು ಕಾಯೋ ದಯಾಂಬುಧಿ ವಿಠಲ

ಶ್ರೀವರ ಪ್ರಸನ್ನ ವೆಂಕಟ ವಿಠಲ ಜೀವಕೆ ಹೊಣೆ ನೀ ವಿಠಲ ||4||

nee karuNisO viThala namma saakO pandari viThala ||pa||

viThala viThala panduranga jai jai viThala panduranga

dOShigaLoLage hiriyanu naa nirdOShigalarasanE viThala
saasiveyaShTu bhakutiyanariyenO shESha shayana hari viThala ||1||

BhavasaagaradoLu muLuguve summane avalOkisuvare viThala

nava nava viShayake higgutaliha manadavasara kaayO viThala ||2||

nishidina ashana vasanake heNaguve husi saMgrahiside viThala

niShEdha maayaa illavO narakada gasaNege aMjuve viThala ||3||

Jaa ke maaDuve saavira tappanu kaayO dayaMbudhi viThala

shreevara prasanna vEMkaTa viThala jeevake hone nee viThala ||4||

Gouri Devige Sakhi Tare Aaruthi Lyrics

An amazing song you can sing during Shree Mangala Gouri festival, Gouri Ganesha Festival.

This aaruthi song is written by Shri Shyamasundara Dasaru.

Shyamasundara Dasa (1903-1956)

Shri Shyamasundara Dasaru was known as Manvi Gundacharya. His ankita was Shyamasundara. His preceptor was Asigyala Govinda Dasa. He was born in Lingasugur. His popular composirion is “Enta Dayavantanu”. His other compositions include “Rayara Paadu yale manave” and “Kayo Kaveri Ranga.”

The above details from my Brother’s blog “”

ಗೌರಿ ದೇವಿಗೆ ಸಖಿ ತಾರೇ ಆರುತಿ

ಸಖಿ ತಾರೇ ಆರುತಿ ಸಖಿ ತಾರೇ ಆರುತಿ || ಪ ||

ಮುನಿಜನ ವಂದಿತೆ ಮನದಭಿಮಾನಿಯೇ

ಗಣಪತಿ ಷಣ್ಮುಖ ಜನನೀ ದೇವಿಗೆ || ೧ ||

ಶಂಕರಿ ಭಕ್ತ ಸುಶಂಕರಿ ದೈತ್ಯ

ಭಯಂಕಾರಿಯಾದ ಶಶಾಂಕ ಮುಖಿಗೆ || ೨ ||

ಶ್ಯಾಮಸುಂದರ ನಾಮ ಪತಿ ಸಹ ನೇಮದಿ

ನೇಮದಿ ಪಠಿಸುವ ಹೈಮಾವತಿಗೆ || ೩ ||

Gouri devige sakhi taare Aaruthi

sakhi taare Aaruthi sakhi taare Aaruthi || pa ||

munijana vandite manadabhimaaniye

Ganapati Shanmukha janani devige || 1 ||

Shankari bhakta sushankari daitya

bhayankaariyaada shashaanka mukhige || 2 ||

Shyaamasundara naama pati saha Nemadi

Nemadi pathisuva haimaavatige || 3 ||

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