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Ananthanagantu Rangoli

Shree Anantha Padmanabha Vrata or Ananthana Vrata or Anantha Chaturdhasi as it is called is celebrated on September 9th 2022 Friday in USA and India. We don’t have this vrata at my place. 

 

I saw at several places where there was a special rangoli called Ananthana Gantu being drawn for this Vrata. I learnt the same. practiced on my notebook and hope to draw at least the rangoli on Friday.

I couldn’t create a video, so a series of pictures will help you draw the same. The tedious process is putting the 15 X 15 dots and in a straight line.

It is usually drawn as the base and kept in your pooja room. I have tried to simplify as much as possible. Just knowing what dots to join is key here as shown below in several images. Click on the images to see enhanced view.

Akshaya Patre Rangoli

An amazing rangoli to be drawn during any major festivals like Shree Vara MahaLakshmi pooje, Shravana Fridays, Gowri and Ganesha festival. It is called Akshaya Patre Rangoli – ಅಕ್ಷಯ ಪಾತ್ರೆ ರಂಗೋಲಿ.

I saw this Rangoli as shared by Ms. Sowmya Raghav, our Bhajane and Harikathamrutasara teacher. Ms. Sowmya had shared a picture during Shree Vara Maha Lakshmi pooje. I asked about the same and finally found a couple videos and learnt to draw the Rabgoli. Thanks so much Sowmya for sharing the same.

I first practiced on paper and later drew it on my Rangoli tile with chalk.

Draw a dot at the center and on 8 corners 5 dots each. Five lines reducing in size in between as seen below. And join from the center dot to the tip of the opposite line.

Continue as such on all corners.

Write Shree ಶ್ರೀ  and apply Haldi Kumkum. Click on the above images to see a bigger picture and zoom.

Gowri-Ganesha Festival – August 29, 30 and 31st

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 August 29th and 30th in USA and August 30th and 31st in India. 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.

P.S: If you would like to get email updates on when new articles are added, you can subscribe by clicking on the left hand side on the “RSS Feed“. It will take you to a new page, and you can enter your email ID.

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:

bale-yele-oota

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.

All details posted here: 

Gowri Ganesha Festival Preparation & Recipes

Lord Ganesha page for Lyrics

Rangoli designs

Aarathi and Mangala Songs

Lakshmi Hrudaya In Aarathi Plate

During the Aaradhane at SKV, North Carolina, while welcoming God and Rayaru, I saw an amazing drawn Aarathi plate. I was told it is customary to have Rangoli and Lakshmi Hrudaya in Aarathi plate. I had never heard about it.

So, I asked Meghana who has become a close extended family, and also Anuradha Shrikanth Belpu to please take picture of the Aarathi plate

The plate was decorated by Smt. Akhila Mahishi who also told me the trick to do the same.

You can find how to draw Lakshmi Hrudaya from my blog here:

https://tinyurl.com/bdehk5m2

To draw it on a silver plate, mix Kumkum, water and Honey together and draw the Rangoli with a toothpick or the tip of an Agarbathi.

The final design is just amazing. Hope you can all draw this for the upcoming Krishna Janmastami.

Thanks so much Akhila Avare for the amazing aarthi design, Meghana and Anuradha for the pictures.

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

Pooja preparations:

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

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Fruits and coconut for Lord Ganesha:

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Kadabu, Modaka and Idli for Lord.

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After the morning pooja and naivedya.

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Close up of the Lord.

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Evening Pooje.

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Chakkali prepared by my Husband for the Lord.

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

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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”.

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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.

P.S: If you would like to get email updates on when new articles are added, you can subscribe by clicking on the left hand side on the “RSS Feed“. It will take you to a new page, and you can enter your email ID.

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:

bale-yele-oota

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.

Saturday Rangoli

Here comes the rangoli for Saturday. All your obstacles will be removed for any work you are planning.

Click image to see full screen. To be drawn in front of God in your Pooja room.

Told you literally takes 10 seconds, draw them and share the pictures. I will share as I put the rangolis.

Friday Rangoli

Here comes the rangoli for Friday.

Click image to see full screen. To be drawn in Pooja room, and in front of God.

Told you literally takes 10 seconds, draw them and share the pictures.

Thursday Rangoli

Here comes the rangoli for Thursday.

Click image to see full screen. To be drawn in Pooja room, and in front of God.

 

Told you literally takes 10 seconds, draw them and share the pictures.

Wednesday Rangoli

Here comes the rangoli for Wednesday.

Click image to see full screen. To be drawn in Pooja room, and in front of God. The centre letter is Ai – ಐ for ಐಶ್ವರ್ಯ wealth.

Told you literally takes 10 seconds, draw them and share the pictures.

Tuesday Rangoli

Here comes the rangoli for Tuesday.

Click image to see full screen. Draw in front of God, in your Pooja Room. The centre letter is Shree, which you can write in your language. Below you can see written in Kannada and second image in Sanskrit.

Told you literally takes 10 seconds, draw them and share the pictures.

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