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Rayaru Singing Indu Enage Govinda

I have posted the lyrics for this very famous song written by our Beloved Rayaru. I also taught this song to the ladies in our Satsangha group.

You can find the lyrics and youtube video here:

Lyrics for Indu Enage Govinda

Two weeks back found this picture on FB and couldn’t control my tears. It is an amazing picture, may our Beloved Rayaru bless whoever painted this picture. All credit goes to the person who painted. I am just sharing to show how beautiful and heart touching the picture is.

Look at how Rayaru is singing and how Lord Krishna one hand behind and another holding a flute is looking at our Beloved Rayaru. Just stunning picture.

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Update – Vaikunta Ekadashi – December 29th 2017

December 29th 2017

P.S: Please check your local calendars and temples to see the exact date for Vaikunta Ekadashi.

Vaikunta Ekadashi falls in the month December-January. This year it falls on December 29th 2017. This is observed with all solemnity in the temples of Lord Vishnu. Please check your local calendars to see when it falls.

Vaikunta Ekadashi is of great significance at the Tirupati Balaji Temple, and also all Balaji temples. They prepare what is called a “Swargada Bagilu” also called as ‘Vaikunta Dwaram’ or ‘the gate to the heaven‘ This gate is opened on this day. This is the passage encircling the innermost sanctum of the Lord. Scores of devotees queue up to pass through the Gate of Vaikunta in the temples.

For the devotees of Lord Vishnu, every Ekadashi is a very sacred day No rice should be eaten on Ekadashi days. This is very important.

Those who are unable to fast completely can take some light fruit and milk. So you may ask why we shouldn’t eat rice, so here comes the story for the same.

The sweat that fell down from the head of Brahma assumed the form of a demon and said to the Lord, “O Lord! now give me an abode to dwell.” Brahma replied, “O demon! go and dwell in the rice particles eaten by men on Ekadashi day and become worms in their stomach.” For this reason rice is prohibited on Ekadashi.

If you don’t believe in this story, just think of all the benefits you can get from fasting.

Fasting makes a man strong, both spiritually and mentally.Fasting controls passion. It checks the emotions. It controls the senses also. It is good to fast once in a while as it recuperates the body. Ekadashi observance cleans our body and the digestive organs get much needed rest.

Those people suffering from ailments and on medications should take the advice of a doctor before fasting. Never torture your body in the name of religion. There is nothing wrong in having fruits or milk. And you can bring a certain amount of flexibility in the way it is observed.

Achyutam Keshavam Lyrics

 

We had an amazing satsangha today at Ms. Rajani Srinivas house at Maryland. Ms. Rajani sang a song on Lord Krishna which was so meaningful and beautiful. I asked for her to send me the lyrics, and so I am posting it here to help all my extended family.

The song like I said is beautiful, heart touching and so emotional. Thanks Rajani for the lyrics.

Below is the link for the lyrics and the video on youtube.

Achyutam Keshavam Lyrics

And below is the video on youtube.

Achyutam Keshavam Youtube

Shri Venkatesha Parijatha

 

As a kid, I grew up listening my parents recite Shri Venkatesha Parijatha, Sreenivasa Kalyana during the Dasara days. Last time I visited India, I went to Vidya Peetha to get these books. However, they were not available. Yesterday, in our whataspp group message Mrs. Anita Kulkarni asked me about this. I said I had listened to it as a kid but had not got the books. She immediately sent me the links for the audio. It is unbelievable how the internet and the world has changed. I was able to listen Part 1. Hoping to listen each part every day until the final Vijaya Dashami day. Thanks Anita Avare.

Here are the links for the audio.

2017 Ganesha Pooje Pictures

What can I say? The much awaited festival is over and after the Ganesha festival I sat in front of the Lord and stared at him for almost an hour. I just couldn’t believe the festival was over. It was the most hectic week. I just can’t believe how much energy, mental strength and patience it takes to perform these festivals as per traditions during the week. It was tough, but at the end well worth every minute we spent. This year my daughter was able to join us, so it was extra special.

Most flowers, banana leaf, Tulasi, grass-garike, patre leaves were from our garden. Mango leaves and Betel Leaves from my Sister’s garden.

As always, sharing some pictures for you all. Hope you all had a wonderful Ganesha Festival.

I planned on making simple food, but like I said since my daughter was there, it was complete in itself. Except modaka, which I couldn’t make.

Pooje Preparation pictures:



Pooje Pictures:

 

 

 

 

Full Profile Pictures:

 

 

Naivedya and Food:

Finally, Night Pooje:

Simple and Easy Mantras to Chant During Shree Krishna Janmasthami

These set of mantras were sent to me on whatsapp by my Sister Suma. However, there are many in the community who don’t know Kananda. I did my humble seva to Lord Krishna by quickly typing the same in English. All credit to whoever wrote the original text, I just translated the slokas.

Family,
Today is janmashtami. As per Srimad Acharya’s “ಜಯಂತಿ ನಿರ್ಣಯ Jayanthi Nirnaya” – a very powerful day to destroy major sins over many births if you do pray Krishna and fast on this day. How do we remember Krishna throughout the day?
Srimad Acharya had revealed some important but simple things to perform throughout the day and next day ಪಾರಣೆ. Try to chant these simple mantras at the times indicated:
While taking bath in the morning:
ಯೋಗಾಯ ಯೋಗಪತಯೆ ಯೋಗೊಶ್ವರಾಯ ಯೋಗಸಂಭವಾಯ ಗೋವಿಂದಾಯ ನಮೋ ನಮಃ
Yogaya yogapathaye yogeshwaraya yogasambhavaya govindaya namo namaha
After evening pooja and Argya chant:
ಯಙ್ಞಾಯ ಯಙ್ಞಪತಯೆ ಯಙ್ಞೇಶ್ವರಾಯ ಯಙ್ಞಸಂಭವಾಯ ಗೋವಿಂದಾಯ ನಮೋ ನಮಃ
Yagnaya yagnapathaye yagneshwaraya yagnasambhavaya govindaya namo namaha
Just before going to sleep in the night:
ವಿಶ್ಯಾಯ ವಿಶ್ವಪತಯೆ ವಿಶ್ವೇಶ್ವರಾಯ ವಿಶ್ಸಸಂಭವಾಯ ಗೋವಿಂದಾಯ ನಮೋ ನಮಃ
Vishwaya Vishwapathaye vishveshwaraya vishwasambhavaya govindaya namo namaha
At the time of next morning’s ಪಾರಣೆ chant:
ಸರ್ವಾಯ ಸರ್ವಪತಯೆ ಸರ್ವೇಶ್ವರಾಯ ಸ್ಸರ್ವಸಂಭವಾಯ ಗೋವಿಂದಾಯ ನಮೋ ನಮಃ
Sarvaya sarvapathaye sarveshwaraya sarvasambhavaya govindaya namo namaha
Nextday after ಪಾರಣೆ offer some dakshine to a bramhin and  chant
ಭಾರತೀರಮಣಮುಖ್ಯಪ್ರಾಣಾಂತರ್ಗತ ಶ್ರೀಕೃಷ್ಷಾರ್ಪಣ ಮ್ ಅಸ್ತು by chanting:
Bharathiramanamukyaprananthargatha shree krishnarpanamasthu
ಧರ್ಮಾಯ ಧರ್ಮಪತಯೆ ಧರ್ಮೇಶ್ವರಾಯ ಧರ್ಮಸಂಭವಾಯ ಗೋವಿಂದಾಯ ನಮೋ ನಮಃ
Dharmaya Dharmapathaye Dharmeshwaraya dharmasambhavaya govindaya namo namaha

 

Narasimha Nembo Devanu Lyrics – Shorter Version

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I have posted the complete lyrics in an earlier blog post, however the shorter version was what my Mysore Ajji taught us. We are learning this song as part of our weekly group and so decided to post the shorter version.

The full lyrics is posted at the below link:

ನರಸಿಂಹ ನೆಂಬೋ ದೇವನ ನಂಬಿದಂಥ ನರರಿಗೆಲ್ಲ ವರವ ಕೊಡುವನು ||

ಓಂ ನಮಃ ಶಿವಾಯ ಎನುತಲಿ ಅಸುರ ತನ್ನ ಸುತಗೆ ಬರೆದು ತೋರಿಸೆಂದನು
ನರಹರಿಯ ನಾಮವನ್ನು ನಲಿಯುತಾರೆ ಬರೆಯುತಿರಲು
ಎಡದ ತೊಡೆಯಲಿರುವ ಶಿಶುವ ಬಡೆದು ಧರೆಗೆ ನೂಕಿದನು ನರಸಿಂಹ ||೧||

ಕಟ್ಟಿ ಕಂಭವನ್ನೇ ಉರುಳಿಸಿ ಅಸುರ ತಾನು ಪಟ್ಟದಾನೆ ಕೈಲಿ ಕೊಲ್ಲಿಸಿ
ಹರಳು ಮನೆಯ ಮಾಡಿ ಸುಟ್ಟು ಹುಲಿಯ ಬೋನಿನೊಳಗೆ ಬಿಟ್ಟು
ಯತನವಿಲ್ಲದೆ ಸುತನ ಕರೆದು ಶಕ್ತನಾಗಿ ತಾನು ನಡೆದ ನರಸಿಂಹ ||2||

ನಿನ್ನ ದೇವರಿದ್ದ ಎಡೆಯನು ಅಸುರ ತಾನು ಸುತಗೆ ಕರೆದು ತೋರಿಸೆಂದನು
ಎನ್ನ ದೇವರಿಲ್ಲದಂತ ಎಡೆಗಲುಂಟೀ ಲೋಕದೊಳಗೆ
ಕಂಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುವನೆಂದು ಕೈಯ ಮುಗಿದಿ ತೋರಿದನು ನರಸಿಂಹ ||3||

ವಜ್ರಕಂಭವನ್ನು ವದೆಯಲು ದೇವ ತಾನು ಉಗ್ರ ಕೋಪವನ್ನು ತಾಳಿದ
ಕಟಕಟೆಂಬ ಧ್ವನಿಯ ಮಾಡಿ ನಖಗಳಿಂದ ಕರುಳಬಗೆದು
ಕರುಳ ಮಾಲೆಯನ್ನೇ ಧರಿಸಿ ಕಂದಭಕ್ತ ನಪ್ಪಿಕೊಂಡ ನರಸಿಂಹ ||4||

ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ನರಸಿಂಹ ಚರಿತೆಯ ಉದಯ ಕಾಲ ಉಚ್ಚರಿಸಿದಂಥ ಮನುಜಗೆ
ಅಷ್ಟ ಐಶ್ವರ್ಯಗಳನು ಪುತ್ರಸಂತಾನಗಳನು
ಕೊಟ್ಟು ರಕ್ಷಿಷುವ ನಮ್ಮ ಪುರಂದರ ವಿಠ್ಠಲ ರಾಯ ನರಸಿಂಹ ||5||

Narasimha nembo Devanu Nambidanta Nararigella Varava Koduvanu ||

Om Namaha Shivaaya Yenutali Asura Tanna Sutage Baredu Torisendanu

Narahariya Naamavannu Naleyuthare Bareyutiralu

Yedada Todeya liruva Shishuva Badedhu Dharegey Nookidanu Narasimha || 1||

Katti kambhavanne Urulisi Asura Tannu Pattadaane Kaili kollisi

haralu maneya Maadi Suttu Huliya Boninolage bIttu

Yatanavillade Sutana karedu Shaktanagi tanu nadeda Narasimha || 2||

Ninna DevariadYedeyanu asura Tannu Sutage karedu thorisendanu

Yenna DevariIlladanta Yedegaluntee Lokadolage

Kambhadalii Iruvanendu Kaiya Mugidi toridanu Narasimha ||3||

Vajrakambhavannu Vodeyalu deva thanu UGRA Kopavannu Taalida

Katakatemba Dhvaniya Maadi Nakhagalinda karulabhagedu

Karula maale yanne dharisi Kandha Bhakta nappikonda Narasimha ||4||

Lakshmi Narashima chariteya Udaya Kaala ucharisi dantha manujage

Ashtaa aishwaryagalanu Putrasantaanangalanu

Kottu rakshishuva namma Purandara Vittala Raya Narasimha ||5||

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