Akshaya Triteeya at Mantralaya

Unbelievable pictures from Mantralaya of our Beloved Rayaru. Thanks to so many of you who sent me emails an text messages of Gandha Lepana pictures of Rayaru.

Gandha-Lepana

Akshaya Triteeya at Mantralaya

An Amazing Gift from Shri. Canchi Ravi

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Today through the post I received a very valuable gift from Shri. Canchi Ravi. I have no words to express my happiness as I opened the package. It is the amazing set of 9 books on our Beloved Rayaru. As mentioned here earlier by Shri. Canchi Ravi, the original series written in Tamil is by Amman Sathiyanathan. And the English translation by K. Lakshman.

It is really a gift for me from our Beloved Rayaru was what my Father told me when I informed him about this. For Shri. Canchi Ravi to send it to me all the way from India, and costing several thousand rupees is just really a miracle. I truly believe it is Rayaru who wants me to spread the message and his miracles through this blog and hence gave the thought to Shri. Canchi Ravi to send it to me. I have received several gifts in my life but none as precious as this one.  It has brought immense joy to me. I know my beloved Rayaru has blessed me.

Each of these books has close to 500 pages. I am hoping to complete 1 book every month. And as I read the same, I will post snippets and quotes from the book to share the miracles of our Beloved Rayaru.

I really have no words I can see fit in the English or for that matter any dictionary to thank Shri. Canchi Ravi. Sir, my shanstanga namaskaras to you. And as and when I finish each book in the series, I will share it with other people to read as well.

Mantralaya Swamijis Vardhanthi Celebrations

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Amazing pictures of H.H. Shri Swamiji’s Vardhanti Utsava celebrated at Mantralaya. Vardhanthi is birthday as mentioned earlier.

Women in Cyber Security

Last week, Friday and Saturday I attended and spoke at the Women in Cyber Security Conference (WiCyS). The Conference took place in Atlanta, USA on March 27th and 28th. The main goals of the conference was:

  • Security professionals worldwide are expected to increase to nearly 4.2 million by 2015.
  • Women’s representation in this male-dominated field of security is alarmingly low.
  • WiCyS expects to raise awareness about the importance and nature of cyber security career .
  • Hopes to generate interest among students to consider cyber security as a viable and promising career option.

All of the keynote speakers were women in top positions in Cyber Security.

  • Jenn Lesser Henley, Facebook
  • Sherri Ramsay, CyberPoint
  • Phyllis Schneck, Department of Homeland Security
  • Angela Kay, Microsoft

I gave a Technical Presentation on “Know Your Enemy, and Yourself: Demystifying Threat Modeling”.

I was amazed to see so many women and young college girls attend the conference. This being just the second year of the conference there were 500 security professionals who attended. It was an interesting mix of students, professors and security professionals who attended.

I thought as this blog is growing, what a great idea it would be if you all as a Mother, Father, Husband, Sister could help your daughter, son, wife or sister to join this amazing profession. I am glad I was able to find the Job which is my passion, I work like crazy, never complain, except for the traffic when I go to work.

If you have anyone who is interested to join this profession, either here in the United States or in Bangalore, India leave a comment and send me your resume.

Yes, you read it correct. My Company Cigital has a branch in Bangalore, India.

April 2015 – Important Dates

Important dates in April 2015 are as such:

April Important Dates

  • Hanuma Jayanthi – Poornima – April 4th – Saturday
  • Ekadashi Upavasa – 15th April – Wednesday

  • Akshaya Trithiya  – 21st April – Tuesday
  • Ekadashi Upavasa – 29th April – Wednesday

  • Pushyarka Yoga – 26th April – Sunday Recite Sree Raghavendra Swamy Stotra – Details coming soon.

As always, please check your local calendar for exact dates.

 

Rama Navami Celebration At Mantralaya

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Amazing pictures posted by raghavendramutt.org for Shree Rama Navami. Please take a look.

Update: Sri Rama Navami – March 28th 2015

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Rama Navami falls on the ninth day(Navami) of the Hindu calendar year during the Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami. It is a celebration of the birthday of the Lord Rama. Ramnavami usually occurs in the months of March and April. This year it is on Saturday March 28th 2015.

As always, here are some very popular slokas to say on that day.

May Shri Lord Rama bless you all.

1. Rama Stotra in the Vishnu Sahasranama, say this sloka 3 times as mentioned in the sahasranama.

Sri Rama Rama Rameti Rame Raame Manorame
Sahasra Nama Tat Tulyam Rama Nama Varanane
Sri Rama Nama Varanane Iti

2. Next one is what we learnt when we were all young.

Ramaya Rama Bhadraya Ramachandraya Vedhase
Raghu Nathaya Nathaya Sitayah Pataye Namaha

3. And of course, Hare Rama Hare Rama

Hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare
Hare Krishna hare Krishna krishna krishna hare hare

Below are links posted for lyrics and some food items prepared during Rama Namavi.

Food Items:

Lyrics on Lord Rama:

 

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