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Important Dates – 2016-2017

Mr.B K T Raju shared an image for important dates such as  festival lists, Ekadashi and Aaradhane dates for 2016 and 2017. This is very handy and can be saved in your smart phones, laptops and desktops. Thanks Sir for the list. This is amazing. It also has Ekadashi dates.

P.S: Make sure you check with your local calendars for some changes in dates.

FestivalLists

Basics of Panchanga

Happy Ugadi and Durmukhi Nama Samvatsara!

Being a Software Engineer helps in many ways, and one such is able to get information on the net and knowing how to search. One such great article I stumbled upon was this one when I was googling “How to read Panchanga”.

Tomorrow being Ugadi, New Year for all Hindus, it is a great opportunity to learn about the Panchanga. It is a PDF which you all can download and read at your leisure.

An amazing article by Shri. S. Narasimha Rao. Thanks Sir for the wonderful document. See link below.

http://multifaiths.com/pdf/Panchang.pdf

Ugadi – Durmukha Nama Samvatsara(ದುರ್ಮುಖ ನಾಮ ಸಂವತ್ಸರ) – April 8th 2016

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The new year for all Hindus starts from April 8th 2016. This year it is Durmukhi Nama Samvatsara(ದುರ್ಮುಖ ನಾಮ ಸಂವತ್ಸರ). Please check your local calendars for exact date.

Panchangas for Uttaradi Math and Raghavendra Mutta is available online and posted in this blog as well.

During Ugadi, the leaves of neem also called Bevu ಬೇವು is mixed with jaggery called Bella ಬೆಲ್ಲ; and is distributed on the occasion. Neem, which is extremely bitter in taste( Kahi) , and jaggery which is sweet and delicious, signify the two different aspects of human life – joy and sorrow.

Authentic Madhwa Recipes page posted on the right hand side has several recipes you can prepare:

P.S: As always no food is prepared with onion or garlic.
You can find some amazingly good greetings in Kannada, at the following link

And here is the lyrics for the famous song by Shri Bendre, which we used to hear on major radio channels, Yuga Yugadi Kaledaru:

yuga yugAdi kaLedarU yugAdi maraLi barutide
hosa varushake hosa harushava hosatu hosatu tarutide

honge hUva tongalalli bhrungada sangIta kEli matte kELabarutide
bEvina kahi bALinalli hUvina nasugampu sUsi jIvakaLeya tarutide

varushakondu hosatu janma harushakondu hosatu neleyu akhila jIvajAtake
onde ondu janmadali onde bAlya onde haraya namagadashTE EtakO

niddegomme nitya maraNa edda sala navIna janana namage Eke

bAradOelE sanatkumAradEva elE sAhasi chiranjIva ninage lIle sEradO

yuga yugAdi kaLedarU yugAdi maraLi barutide
hosa varushake hosa harushava hosatu hosatu tarutide nammanashTe maretide

You can of course listen to a preview of this song sung by S.Janaki at the following links here:

Watch on Youtube here.

Important Dates in March

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A few important dates in March.

March 23rd – Holi – Holi Hunnime

March 24th and March 25th – Brindavana prathistapana at Kamadhenu Kshethra

March 26th – Shree Vadiraja Thirthara Aaradhane – Sode

March 27th – Shree Vyasa Raja Thirthara Aaradhane – Nava Brindavana

 

 

2016 Durmukha Nama Samvatsara Calendars

The 2016 Durmukha Nama Samvatsara Nama calendars are available from several web sites.

You can purchase the Uttaradi Mutta Panchanga from here as mentioned by Sri. Harsha Acharya.

Today Uttaradi Math released upcoming Year panchanga and Calendar in 4 different language
Kannada-Telugu-Tamil-Sanskrit
You can buy from www.madhwakart.com
Delivery to your home steps

 

The Website http://www.gururaghavendra1.org also has the 2016 panchanga.

http://www.gururaghavendra1.org/cal.pdf

 

Maha Shivaratri – 7th March 2016

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Maha Shivaratri is celebrated on Monday 7th March 2016. It is mandatory to visit the temple and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva during this day. In many customs they do fast on this day, but in our Madhwa tradition it is a festival and we do not fast. I remember visiting the Shiva Temple at Vijaya College in Bijapur which had 1001 Lingas along with my parents every year.

Attached below are prayers to say for Lord Shiva and seek his blessings.


Vandhe Sambhum Umaapathim Suragurum
Vandhe Jagath Kaaranam
Vandhe Pannaga Bhooshanam Mrigadharam
Vandhe Pasoonaam Pathim
Vandhe Soorya Sasaanga Vahnni Nayanam
Vandhe Mukundha Priyam
Vandhe Baktha Janaasryam Cha
Varadham Vandhe Sivam Sankaram

Meaning:

I bow to Sambu the Lord of Uma and the teacher of the Devas. I bow to the Lord Who is the root cause of the entire world. I bow to the Lord, Who has the serpent as His ornament, Who carries a deer. I bow to the Lord of all beings. I bow to the Lord Who has the Sun, the Moon and the Fire as His three eyes. I bow to Him Who is fond of Mukundha. I bow to Him, Who is the refuge of all devotees and Who grants boons to them. I bow to Siva, the creator of all auspicious things.

This blog has an entire page dedicated to Lord Shiva. Check the link below to find 20 lyrics on Lord Shiva:

Updated: Sri Madhwa Navami – Feb 16th 2016

Today, Tuesday Feb 16th 2016 is Madhwa Navami. It is the most important day for all Madhwa’s. For those of you residing in the DC area, Shiva Vishnu Temple is celebrating Madhwa Navami  as well. You can check details on the temple web site here.

Prathamo Hanuman Nama Dwitheeyo Bheema Eva cha
Poornapragna Treetiyasthu Bhagavat Karya saadakaha

We all do know the famous sloka from Sri Madhwacharya:

vande vandyam sadaanandam vaasudevam niranjanam
indiraa pathimaadyaadi varadesha vara pradam

I can write detailed information about Sri Madhwacharya, but it would all be incomplete.

So, I have compiled useful links for those of you who are interested in knowing more and more about this great philosopher and our Guru.

1. Madvacharya
2. tatvavada.org
3. dviata.org
4. Madhva.org
5. Interesting links from dvaita.org
6. Sri Madwacharya’s works can be found here.
7. All Posts on Our Gurugalu

I have posted the lyrics for Sri Madhwa Nama and a pdf about Sri Madhvacharya’s lineage here at my blog:

  1. Sri Madhwa Nama
  2. Madhvacharya’s Lineage-GURU CHARITE
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