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Poorvaradhana celebrations at Mantralayam

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Hope you all are having a wonderful time performing pooje to our beloved Rayaru. As always, sharing some pictures of
Poorvaradhana celebrations at Mantralayam. A million thanks to the webmaster of SRSMUTT.org

May our beloved Rayaru bless one and all.

Poorvaradhana at Mantralaya.

Shri Raghavendra Swamy Aaradhane

  • August 19th – Friday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Poorva Aaradhane

  • August 20th – Saturday – Sree Raghavendra Swamy Madya Aaradhane

  • August 21st – Sunday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Uttara Aaradhane

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Shri Raghavendra Swamy Aaradhane  is celebrated all across India, and many other countries in Rayara Matta’s and also many households. My parents do Rayara Seva every year during Aaradhane, and I being a strong devotee  of Rayaru do it myself; no matter where I am in the world. I did it when I was in India, Dubai and continue doing here as well in the USA. So, if you are a devotee, than try doing as much or as little as possible to this great Guru of ours and get his blessings.

If you need to know how to do Seva, here is a link from the Mantralaya web site about who and how the seva should be performed. Read the link here:

In paragraph 10, it clearly states other ways of offering seva to Rayarau as such:

10.Are there other ways of performing Seva to Rayaru?

Yes. As stated before, if one is sincere and devoted to Hari, Vayu and Rayaru, there are many ways of performing Seva to Rayaru. The following section lists some of the main ones:

a) Sitting in one place and reciting Sri Raghavendra stotra 108 times.

b) Hejje namaskara (going around the Brindavana advancing one foot at a time and performing namaskara for each stride)

c) Urulu Seva – rolling on the body and going around the brindavana. This is forbidden for women.

d) Reciting Sri Raghavendra stotra 108 times while performing abhisheka for Rayara Brindavana with cow’s milk.

e) Going through religious works composed by great gyaanis; some of the popular ones are Sudha, Parimala, Sri Madhva Vijaya,Sri Raghavendra Vijaya etc.

In all of the above cases, the main ingredient is sincerity, pure heart and intense devotion.

I have added several lyrics on Shri Raghavendra Swamy in this blog, you can look for those at the lyrics page, or click on the Shri Raghavendra Swamy categories section and you will be listed with several songs. There are several songs as well on the audio on youtube page.

A new page is also created with all the lyrics for our beloved Rayaru.

Late Shri Mantralaya Swamigalu doing pooje can be watched here at youtube

Arathi being done to Shri Raghavendra Swamy brindavana at Mantralaya can be watched here

Listen to Sri Raghavendra Stotra here at youtube

You can also listen to all the songs recorded ever on Sri Raghavendra Swamy ever at KannadaAudio.com

Upcoming Shravana Masa Festivals – August-September 2016

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As per Uttaradimatta Panchanga, this year in Dhurmukha Nama Samvatsara, Shravana Masa starts from August 3rd and ends on September 1st.

There are many festivals during this month and as always I will re-post slokas, pooja details and many more details a few days before each of these important dates. Here is a list of important dates and festivals during Shravana Masa 2016.

Mangala Gowri Vrata

All details for this festival can be found here:

Vrata Details.

  • August 9th – Tuesday

  • August 16th – Tuesday

  • August 23rd – Tuesday

  • August 30th – Tuesday

Nagara Chathurthi & Panchami

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Pooja Details.

  • August 6th – Saturday – Nagara Chathurthi

  • August 7th – Sunday– Nagara Panchami

Shravana Masa Lakshmi Pooja

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Pooja Details.

  • August 5th – Friday

  • August 12th – Friday

  • August 19th – Friday

  • August 26th – Friday

Vara MahaLakshmi  Pooja Vrata

Vrata Details.

  • August 12th – Friday

Sree Raghavendra Swamy  Aaradhane

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Aaradhane Details

  • August 19th – Friday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Poorva Aaradhane

  • August 20th – Saturday – Sree Raghavendra Swamy Madya Aaradhane

  • August 21st – Sunday– Sree Raghavendra Swamy Uttara Aaradhane

Sree Krishna Jayanthi – Sri Krishna Janmashtami

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Janmashtami Pooja Details

  • August 25th – Thursday

 Please refer to the closet temple or other calendar to find the dates of the festivals in the country you are living. These dates posted are based on Indian Standard Time.

A Miracle On Thursday

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As you all know, we performed Shree Raghavendra Satsangha this Sunday. During the Satsangha we all shared miracles performed by our Beloved Rayaru. One such miracle was shared by Mrs. Vandana. Not sure if you all remember, my first ever Satsangha was at Mrs. Vandana’s place. She is an ardent and one of the greatest devotees I have seen in my life.

Mrs. Vandana shared a miracle during the Satsangha at my place. I cannot share much about the miracle at this point, since I have asked the concerned person’s Aunt to get permission so I can share with you all.

However, Mrs Vandana talked about the same, and the book she had was part of the miracle. All of us expressed interest in reading this book, but had no chance to get a hold of the same since Vandana had no copies available. I emailed the Aunt as well and she said she will get the permission.

Also, during the Satsangha Ms. Radhika again an ardent devotee mentioned that since we are doing this Satsangha every month she was hoping we could keep up with the miracles, and I said Oh yes, we will have many many miracles to share and our beloved Rayaru will be performing the same. Today being Thursday, I was thinking about what I told Ms. Radhika  and wondered what might be the next miracle in my life. I come home from a long drive after work a little tired, disappointed and a tidy bit sad. As soon as I entered home, my Husband says ” Meera, your Satsangha friend has sent you Rayaru book.” I was like what book, opened it and just couldn’t believe my eyes. It was the same book Mrs. Vandana had shared the miracle about.

I thanked Mrs. Vandana profusely, and the humble devotee she is says ” Rayaru decides whose house he should visit, and Rayaru intends this and not me”. I told her ” I have so much to learn from you”.

Just shows how our Beloved Rayaru brings us all together. The bond I have with you all and now with the Satsangha devotees is matched by our beloved Rayaru.

I am humbled, blessed and so fortunate. Wanted to share this with you all.

Book Details:

Shree Raghavendra Stotram and Mangalashtakam with Explanatory Meaning by Namita R. Rao. Printed in Bangalore. Rs. 30/-.

The book is printed at:

Omkar Offset Printers

Bangalore – 560002

Ph: 080 2670 8186

omkaroffset@gmail.com

http://www.omkaroffset.com

 

Shree Raghavendra Satsangha Pictures– June Sunday 19th @ Maryland

As promised, I am updating all of you on the Satsangha we had yesterday, Sunday June 19th. It was just an amazing experience to host the same at my place. We recited all stotras as mentioned in the website by Shri Rajaraman. I also had kept the books provided to me by Shri Canchi Ravi and gave them to three wonderful women to read about the miracles of our Beloved Rayaru.

We started promptly at 6.00 PM. We started with Shree Vishnu Sahasranama and later covered all the songs mentioned on the Satsangha web site. Everyone had brought flowers and fruits as you can see in the pictures below. The entire home filled with chanting of Shree Raghavendra, and that was such a humbling experience. And listening to the miracles from at least a few people was a chilling experience.

Please find attached the Satsangha Pictures.

Flowers for the Pooje.

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Getting ready for the Pooje.

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Lord Venkateshwara and Our Beloved Rayaru.

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Pooje to our Parama Poojya Acharayaru, Hanuma, Bheema and our Beloved Rayaru.

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All the diyas lighted.

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After Mangalaruthi.

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Preparing to give Bhagina for all Ladies.

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Update: Pushya Nakshatra and Thursday – June 9th 2016

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

June 9th 2016 is Pushya Nakshatra and Thursday.

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/

Shree Raghavendra Satsangha – June Sunday 19th @ Maryland

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It is quite well known to everyone who knows me and follows my blog that I am a devotee of our Beloved Rayaru. You also know that I had posted 3 reviews of the book “SRI RAGHAVENDRA – THE SAINT OF MANTRALAYA” given to my by Sri Canchi Ravi Sir.

While I was reading the 3rd volume was when I received a text from Sri Rajaraman Nagarajan asking me to join his whatsapp group of interested Raghavendra Swamy devotees. At first I hesitated to join and when he said it was Raghavendra Swamy prerane and that’s why he was asking me to join I said yes and gave him my phone number.

The next few days he mentioned he was coming to Maryland to Smt Vandana’s house for Satsangha and asked us to join. I agreed and My Husband and I went to Smt. Vandana’s house in the evening at Gaithesburg. There were 4 more families who had come and none of us knew each other. In spite of not knowing anyone, the Satsangha went so nicely, we were all sharing Rayaru miracles almost until 11.00 PM in the night. Sri Rajaraman Nagarajan called me and Smt Vani who was also there and said based on his prerane from Rayaru that we wanted me and Smt Vani to carry the torch of conducting these Satsangha in the Maryland, Virginia and DC area. We said yes and returned home. After a few weeks Sri Rajaraman Nagarajan again asked us what was our plan and that’s when Smt Vani and I decided to have the Satsangha at my place on June 19th. Sri Rajaraman Nagarajan is one of the greatest devotees of our Beloved Rayaru I have seen. He is very active in NJ, and also owns the http://www.gururaghavendra1.org/ website. If you listen to his miracles you will be just amazed to know the blessings of our Rayaru.

Same goes to all of the couple who attended the Satsangha in Smt Vanadana’s house. Once I returned from the Satsangha, I kept wondering if I was anymore a devotee of Rayaru, he has blessed so many people no matter what their caste color or creed or social status. Just unbelievable.

This post is to invite all of you who live in the Maryland, DC and Virigina area to come join us on June 19th Sunday evening at 5.30 PM for the Satsangha. Like I said it doesn’t matter whether you know anyone or not, you all know our Beloved Rayaru and have and have great devotion towards him. That’s all required for the Satsangha. We will have light dinner after the Satsangha. We will perform the Satsangha as laid out by Sri Rajaraman Nagarajan in his web site. We will share miracles which happened in our lives, we will sing songs together and last but not the least say at the end ” Thoogire Rayara Thoogire Gurugala”.

Please com join us and let your friends and family know if they are devotees of our Beloved Rayaru as well. And yes, it is fathers day and our Beloved Rayaru is our Father like we say ” Thande Ninnu Raghavendra Thayi Ninnu Raghavendra”. what a day to show our devotion to our beloved Rayaru.

Comment here with your email ID, and I will send my home address and all other details.

The Satsangha guide can be found here:

http://www.gururaghavendra1.org/sats/

 

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