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Aadhika Maasa & 33 Songs

Many of you have been asking me via email, texts and other medium about how to perform Aadhika Maasa when you are not in India and in a country where not many items listed are available.

I was talking to my Mom, and she had just returned from my Aunt Ms. Jayalakshmi’s house after performing a great function for Aadhika Masa. Mom said my Aunt had invited several women, and a music teacher and they all sang 33 devaranamas in the evening. They also distributed 33 bangles, 33 betel leaves and nuts, fruits and so on.

I thought this was a great idea to share with you all here on the blog. Even if you don’t have 33 bangles to share, 33 betel leaves and nuts to share, we all have access to 33 fruits and in this very blog access to several hundred devaranamas or lyrics.

So, look at all the lyrics posted on right hand side, decide on a date, sit with your family and friends in the evening and recite 33 of your favorite songs. Offer Lord 33 flowers like Jasmine, 33 nuts, 33 fruits and seek his blessings.

May all the good deed we do during this period, double and triple. May Lord Almighty shower double his blessings.

For your benefit the links are posted below:

Update :Adhika Vaishaka Masa (ಅಧಿಕ ವೈಶಾಖ ಮಾಸ) Daily Offerings List

I had posted this list in 2010. Thought it would help using this list to offer dhana during this month.

The following is a list of items which can be offered everyday during Adhika Vaishaka Masa ಅಧಿಕ ವೈಶಾಖ ಮಾಸ.

  • Paadya ಪಾಡ್ಯ – Haldi, Kumkum, Betel Leaves, Nuts (ಎಲೆ ಅಡಿಕೆ) and Coins
  • Bidige ಬಿದಿಗೆ – Haldi, Kumkum, Betel Leaves, Nuts (ಎಲೆ ಅಡಿಕೆ)
  • Tadige ತದಿಗೆ – Dry Coconut and Sugar (ಕೊಬ್ಬರಿ ಸಕ್ಕರೆ)
  • Chouthi ಚೌತಿ – Lemon, Sugar and Cardamom
  • Panchami ಪಂಚಮಿ – Rice, Betel Leaves, Nuts (ಎಲೆ ಅಡಿಕೆ)
  • Shashti – Yogurt ಮೊಸರು
  • Sapthami – Fruits ಹಣ್ಣು
  • Ashtami – Toor Dal ತೊಗರಿ ಬೇಳೆ
  • Navami – Cluster Beans ಗೋರಿಕಾಯಿ, ಚವಳೇ
  • Dashami – 2 blocks of Jaggery ಬೆಲ್ಲದ ೨ ಅಚ್ಚು
  • Dwadashi – Milk
  • Trayodashi – Wheat flour
  • Chatrudashi – Jasmine flowers ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ಹೂ
  • Hunnime – Cucumber
  • Bhahula Padya – Ridge Gourd ಹೀರೇಕಾಯಿ
  • Bidige – Root veg,
  • Tadige – Blouse piece Betel Leaves, Nuts (ಎಲೆ ಅಡಿಕೆ)
  • Chauthi – Dalia Split ಹುರಿಗಡಲೆ
  • Panchami – Ground nuts
  • Shashti – Rava(sooji) Betel Leaves, Nuts (ಎಲೆ ಅಡಿಕೆ)
  • Sapthami – Tulasi with Sri Krishma Idol
  • Ashtami – Cotton
  • Navami – Gram flour
  • Dashami – Glass Bangles
  • Dwadashi – Moong dal
  • Thrayodashi – Avalakki
  • Chatrudashi – Ground nut oil
  • Amavasya – Channa dal
  • Shuddha Padya – Blouse piece Betel Leaves, Nuts (ಎಲೆ ಅಡಿಕೆ)

And here is a list sent to me today by Mr. Canchi Sir.

The following important item was found under Madhwa group of Facebook and I thought it will be useful for your website also.  We have circulated this to all our Bhajana mandali members in our mutt.

             SHUKLA PAKSHA
Arisina, Kumkuma
(Ridgegourd) Heerakai
Bangles, Mirror, Mangala padarthagalu
Geddegalu (aloo,genusu etc)
(Dry coconuts), Vanakobri, Sakkari
Blouse piece
Lemon, sugar, Elaichi
Roasted gram (Huri kadale)
Groundnut (senga)
Rawa (sooji)
Fruits (any)
Krishna Vigraha with Tulasi
Toor dal (Toware bele)
Haththi (cotton)
Cluster beans (gorikai)
Besan (kadale hittu)
Achchu bella
Arisina,Kumkuma, Bangles, Kannadi
Hesaru bele (Moongdal)
Atta (Godi hittu)
Jasmine flowers
Til Oil
Cucumber (sowthekai)
Kadale bele (chanadal)

Rayara Brindavana in Maryland

Today we visited the Sri Bhaktha Anjaneya Temple also called as SBAT temple at Fingerboard Road, Fredricksburg, Maryland. One of the many priests Shri. Balakrishna Bhat had performed the Gruhapravesha of our home in 2008. He is from Vidyapeetha in Bangalore. He performs most rituals for us.

The main diety here Anjaneya.

The pratisthapana of the Brindavana was performed yesterday. Attached below are some pictures of the temple and if you are in the DC area, visit the temple.







Narasimha Jayanti Celebrations at Bangalore Rayara Mutt



Mantralya Swamiji is in Bangalore, and performed the Narasimha Jayanti Celebrations at Bangalore 5th block Rayara mutta. Take a look. Amazing pictures of Lord Narasimha.

The second image I found on facebook.

Significance of Pushya-Arka Yoga – April 26th 2015


The common interpretation of Pushyaarka Yoga is the combination of Pushya Nakshatra and Sunday.This common interpretation is when moon entering Pushya nakshatra on Sunday is PushyArka yoga .

Raghavendra Mutta says “On this Holy day one should Recite or Chant Guru Stotra ( Raghavendra Stotra)s, Singing songs will bring happiness and prosperity in your life.”

The significance of this day is also mentioned in Rayara Stotra – 27th Stanza.

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Anyone who recites this holy Sri Raghavendra Stotram 108 times with intense devotion, on the occasion of solar/lunar eclipse or the combination of Sunday with the star Pushya, will be relieved of all evil influence, e.g., haunting etc. (27)

You can find more details about this great day below in the link:

To find lyrics on Rayaru, please visit this page:

The Raghavendra Stotra to be recited is posted here:

Shri Raghavendra Stotra or Shri Poornabhodha Stotra Lyrics/

Mantralaya Swamijis Vardhanthi Celebrations


Amazing pictures of H.H. Shri Swamiji’s Vardhanti Utsava celebrated at Mantralaya. Vardhanthi is birthday as mentioned earlier.

April 2015 – Important Dates

Important dates in April 2015 are as such:

April Important Dates

  • Hanuma Jayanthi – Poornima – April 4th – Saturday
  • Ekadashi Upavasa – 15th April – Wednesday

  • Akshaya Trithiya  – 21st April – Tuesday
  • Ekadashi Upavasa – 29th April – Wednesday

  • Pushyarka Yoga – 26th April – Sunday Recite Sree Raghavendra Swamy Stotra – Details coming soon.

As always, please check your local calendar for exact dates.



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