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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.

Monday Rangoli

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

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.

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

Sunday Rangoli

As I was going through my Mom’s books which my Father gave, I found an old Xerox copy of a paper which had 7 rangolis to be drawn each day of the week. They were very very simple, and literally takes 10 seconds to draw them.

I have seen so many rangolis, but usually all of them take so much time. When we are so constrained with time in the morning, there is no way( at least for me) to draw those elaborate rangolis. The ones I am going to post for the next 7 days takes 10 seconds to draw. Yes, you read it correct just 10 seconds.

I am not sure who’s Xerox copy Mom had, there was no name, no website or anything. I give full credit to the person. If you know who came up with these, let me know, I will give them all credit. And of course, I don’t have my Mom to ask her who gave her the sheet also. Miss my mom so much.

Here comes the rangoli for Sunday. This is for success in anything you do.

Click image to see full screen. To be drawn in Pooja room, and in front of God. The centre letter is Shreem, ಶ್ರೀo which you can write in your language. Below you can see written in Kannada.

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

Drawn today in front of God in our Pooja Mandir.

Gowri-Ganesha Festival – August 21st and 22nd

Pooja preparations:

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

Ganesha_8

flowers-gejjevastra

Fruits and coconut for Lord Ganesha:

fruits-for-ganesha

Kadabu, Modaka and Idli for Lord.

Ganesha_2

kadabu-for-ganesha

After the morning pooja and naivedya.

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Close up of the Lord.

img_6714

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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.

IMG_2057

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 21st and 22nd. In USA some are doing the festival on 21st itself. So, 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”.

img_0175

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.

 

Ganesha Festival Pictures 2019

Hope you all had a wonderful Gowri and Ganesha festival. As we do every year, we visited performed Gowri Pooje at my sisters place. Ganesha festival was done at my place. I had my Sister’s family in the morning, and a few of my friends in the evening for pooje. The Ganesha idol was prepared by my niece Shwetha.

It was quite hectic performing the pooje, and cooking all the items. We missed having our daughter since she already started her residency.

Attached are a few pictures. I am late this time, since was sick after the Ganesha festival and also got very busy with work.

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