Pooja Vidhana -FREE COPY- As per Madhwa Sampradaya – Offering by TARA PRAKASHANA

I saw a message on Facebook about free copes of CD’s/DVD’s being offered for various festivals and thought what a noble cause to offer the same to the community. Many of you have asked for same on this web site as well.

I got in touch with the Author, and below is the message from them. Thanks so much Mr. Akshay Kumar.

Pooja-vidhana

Pooja Vidhana -FREE COPY- As per Madhwa Sampradaya – Offering by TARA PRAKASHANA

Yellara maneyalli Shrimad Acharyare helikkotta haage pooje nadedare yeshtu chenna.

Tara Prakashana, a non profit trust based in Bengaluru, and dedicated to the Preservation and dissemination of the ancient wisdom, is pleased to offer the following, FREE of cost. Puja vidhana as per Madhwa sampradaya :

  • Shri Varamahalakshmi vrata
  • Shri Krishna Janmashtami
  • Gowri vrata Ganesha Chaturthi
  • Tulasi vivaaha
  • Nithya puja vidhana – (English Instructions)

Most of the instructions are in Kannada. If you would like a FREE copy of the same, please send an email to info@taraprakashana.org . We will provide you a link to download a folder which has all the mentioned Vrata’s and Pooja vidhana.

Listen to this introductory message from, Dr. PR Mukund about this seve
https://soundcloud.com/akshay-kumar-249446208/introduction-to-tara-prakashanas-free-pooja-vidhana-mp3

This is a seve to Acharya Madhwa. Please do share it for the benefit of society! Do check out our website for more information about our ongoing projects.
www.taraprakashana.org

If any of you wish to help us in our efforts to serve Hari Vayu gurugalu, please contact us at info@taraprakashana.org

Shri Krishnaarpanamastu
Dhanyosmi

 

Update: Shravana Masa Lakshmi Pooja Vidhana

Preparation for Pooje – Step 1.

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Pooje Preparation of gejje vastra, flowers, lamps, and naivedya.

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Offer Haldi Kumkum, flowers, gejje vastra, and light the lamps.

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Light the Agarbathi.

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Break the coconut, perform naivedya, do mangalaruthi and aarathi for Goddess Lakshmi.

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Evening Lakshmi Pooja on 7/20/2012.

Rangoli designs for the Pooja, with Lakshmi Hrudaya.

A picture of jasmine garland made from flowers in my own garden for Lakshmi Pooja.

Pooja begins with lamps, flowers, Gejje Vastra:

After, Naivedya, Mangalaruthi, and Lakshmi Aarathi.


Shravana Shukravara Lakshmi pooja is performed on all the Friday’s. This year it is performed on :

  • August 5th – Friday

  • August 12th – Friday

  • August 19th – Friday

  • August 26th – Friday

I have scanned and attached a document which has the complete details on performing Sri Lakshmi Pooja during Fridays and also Shravana Masa. This shouldn’t be confused for Sri VaraMahaLakshmi Vrata. I will post a separate post providing all details for Sri VaraMahaLakshmi Vrata.

This document has all the details from doing the Achamana, to Sankalpa, Dhyana, Naivedya, and Maha Mangalarathi.

It is a PDF document and is in Kannada.

Attached below are other links posted here on Goddess Lakshmi.

Attached below are some other links where many more posts have been added on Lyrics and Goddess Lakshmi.

Attached below are links to various food prepared during the festival. As always, no onion and no garlic offered to God.

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.

Update : Nagara Chauthi/Panchami

August 6th – Saturday – Nagara Chathurthi
August 7th – Sunday– Nagara Panchami

Nagara Chauthi is the fourth day of the Shravana masa. On this day married women take head bath and wearing wet clothes (or washed clothes separately) which makes it very pure, either do the pooje to the snake hootha or place a silver idol of Nagappa and continue. Unboiled milk or raw milk, haldi,  soaked kadale, gejjevastra and flowers are offered to the idol of Nagappa. Women who do the pooje on this day fast as well. This is how we do the pooje in Madhwa houses. No fried items are prepared during this day. Women also prepare thambittu and do aarathi to Nagappa using the same. All this needs to be done in madi.

P.S: No Kumkum is applied to Nagappa on Chauthi. The gejjevastra is prepared by applying Haldi. No deep fired items as well.

Next day being the Nagara Panchami, everyone in the house performs the pooje; including children. If you are offering milk to the idol of Nagappa; it is customary to do the pooje to Nagappa as soon as you wake up, take a shower and even before drinking your coffee in the morning. As done in the previous day, place a silver plate, keep the idol of Nagappa. Pour 3 times milk, water, haldi, kumkum, gejjevastra, flowers and kadale. Prepare the thambittu and do the aarathi.

P.S:Kumkum is applied to Nagappa on Panchami. The gejjevastra is prepared by applying Kumkum. No deep fired items as well.

It is also customary to draw images of Nagappa on the front door, hosthilu and also near the place you worship using rice paste. Haldi, kumkum, gejje vastra and flowers are applied to these as well.

Lord Krishna was playing ball with his friends, when suddenly the ball got entangled in the high branch of a tree. Krishna volunteered to climb the tree and fetch the ball. But below the tree the river Yamuna was flowing in full glory, in which the snake Kalinga was living. Nobody dared to go near that place. Lord Krishna ignoring the warnings of his friends jumps into the water. The dangerous ‘Kalinga” serpent comes up. But Krishna was ready and jumping on the snake’s head, starts dancing on its head. Kalinga realizes the strength of Lord Krishna and pleads with Krishna: “Please, do not kill me.” Krishna takes sympathy on Kalinga and after taking a promise that henceforth he would not harm anybody, he let the snake go free into the river again. Hence, Nag Panchami is also commemorated as a day of victory of Lord Krishna over Kalinga the legendary snake.

What to eat during Nagara Chauthi?

So, here are the items you can prepare during this day, when you are not supposed to fry anything.

What to eat during Nagara Panchami? No frying on this day as well. And no dish made out of Vermicelli or Shavige.

To prepare Thambittu follow this procedure:

P.S: Nagara Panchami Haadu/Song is posted here

Updated : Bhimana Amavase or Gandana pooje – August 2nd 2016

Bhimana Amavase or Gandana pooje, is an important pooje performed by unmarried women and newly married women for 9 years after their marriage. It is performed on the new moon day or amavase in the month of Aashada masa. This year it is on August 2nd 2016 Tuesday

This pooje is also called Bheemeshwarana pooje. This pooje is dedicated to God Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Mud models of Shiva and Parvathi in the form of a cone with a flat base are made, kept in the sun to dry and decorated with white dots made out of limestone paste, or sometimes with akki hittu(rice flour) mixed with milk. A thread immersed in turmeric paste, a flower and sometimes turmeric root are tied around the model for Parvathi. After the pooje, usually either the girls Mom or Mother-in-Law ties this thread to the girls wrists.

Those who have brothers, later in the evening worship the hosthilu or threshold of their house. They call it “Bhandara vadiyodu“. The girls brother brakes the bhandara and gives money to his sister.

The story for Bhimana Amavase goes like this:

In a city there was a king called Vajrabahu. He had one and only son called Vijayashekara, who dies suddenly while still young. The king and queen decide to perform his marriage; even though he is dead. But, who would marry a corpse, right? No one comes forward to marry him. A Brahmin couple, named Madhava and his wife Sushila have five daughters and nine sons. They are extremely poor and they decide to marry one of their daughters in marriage to the dead prince; in return they would get lot of money and can use it to feed their family.

This girl is left with her dead husband and than she prays to God Shiva and Goddess Parvathi with great devotion. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi ask her to perform this pooje; since she is in the forest and doesn’t have any money she uses clay or mud and performs the pooje. The dead prince comes back to life. The king, queen and everyone is now happy to see their son come back to life.

Now that you know why and how to do the pooje, tell the significance of this story to your daughter, perform the pooje, tie the thread across her wrist and bless her with all your heart.

Happy Gandana Pooje.

Here below is the step by step procedure to perform Diwasi Gowri pooje as per the book I have now:

1. Clean the place where you are going to perform the pooja, put an elaborate rangoli (ರಂಗವಲ್ಲಿ). Find links to various rangoli (ರಂಗವಲ್ಲಿ) here:

2. Place a wooden plank called Mane(ಮಣೆ).
3. On this Mane, place a silver plate and within the plate, keep the idols of Diwasi Gowri and Managal Gowri( if you are performing Managal Gowri).
4. Also keep 1 dry cocnout (Kobbari Battalu ಕೊಬ್ಬರಿ ಬಟ್ಟಲು) as it is called in Kannada, 10 betel nut (adike ಅಡಿಕೆ), 10 betel leaves (villedele ವಿಳೇದೆಲೆ), 10 rounds of thread ದಾರ.
5. Now, worship the gowri and offer her 10 Kucchida Kadabu (ಕುಚ್ಚಿದ ಕಡಬು).
6. Next, tie 10 knots on the thread immersed in turmeric paste, a flower and sometimes turmeric root. For married ladies, 10 knots and unmarried girls 5 knots, and 5 rounds of thread.
7. Put this on the Gowri idol.
8. Perform Aarthi to Gowri. Offer your prayers, and do namaskaras.
8. Once, you finish all the pooja, usually either the girls Mom or Mother-in-Law ties this thread to the girls wrists or can also put it around her neck.

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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