Update: Pushya Nakshatra and Sunday – June 17th 2018

Sunday June 17th is Pushyaarka Yoga, so wanted to keep you all informed.

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 .

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/

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Kallur Shree Mahalakshmi Stotras for Success, Marriage and Child

I was sent this image in my WhatsApp group and asked to translate the Stotras in English. I give all credit to whoever prepared this brochure, just attaching here to benefit the visitors of this blog and translated and recorded the Stotras to help. Youtube link at the end.

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Sarva Karya Siddi Stotra:

Ananadathirtha Varade Danavaranya Pavake|

Gyanadayini Sarveshe Shreenivasesthume Manaha||

Shree Venkateshan Lakshmisham Anishtagnamabhistadam|

Chaturmukera tanayam Shreenivasam Bhaje Nisham||

Sloka for Marriage:

Katyayini Mahamaye Mahayoginyadhishwari|

Nandagopam Sutham Krishna Pathim Me kurute Namaha||

For bearing a Child Stotra:

Devakisuta Govinda Deva Deva Jagathpathe|

Dhehime Tanayam Krishna Twamaham Sharanam Gatha||

Do this seva starting on an auspicious day. Recite 21 times and do pradakshina namaskars to the picture of Goddess Koluuru Shree Mahalaskhmi. This Pooje has to be done for 48 days.

I have also recorded the Stotras and posted on youtube so you can get the accents properly.

 

God Listens to our Prayers

Thank you all a million times. The comments, emails and messages you all sent was heart touching. It was why I call all of you my extended family. The prayers, the concerns and wishes was truly humbling. I am truly truly blessed and I say this with so much humility.

My Mom who is a heart patient and has a pace maker, couldn’t see me in pain. That’s why they say” God couldn’t be everywhere and so he made Mothers”. Mom did Rayaru seva for three days even with her condition. Rayaru on third day i.e yesterday early morning blessed her with handful of Manthrakshate and Laddu. She was extremely positive that I would require no surgery and get well soon. My Sister did lot of pooje in my name. She was a rock and called me every single day and pump me up when I was sad, depressed, in pain and in tears many times.

I don’t even know what to say about my Husband and my Daughter. They have been going through very tough days seeing me in this phase. They are my rock, they are my support, and I am truly blessed to have them in my life.

All your comments, constant emails, prayers and positive energy definitely helped me. And Our beloved Rayaru heard your prayers. Yes, he heard your prayers. A million thanks to you all.

I had my Orthopedic Surgeon appointment yesterday. The ankle hasn’t healed, and the Surgeon has me on a cast for 4 weeks to see the progress. No walking, no cooking, no traveling, not sitting. Elevate the feet above the heart level always and just walk around for bathroom breaks. It was good and bad news. Because now I have to wait 4 more weeks to see the progress and if in case any surgery is required. The next appointment is on July 9th. Hopefully, the ankle will be fine and I will be put on an ankle boot.

It is a tough transition for me from a splint which was not that heavy to this cast until the knee. I had mastered hopping with one feet, and now with this heavy cast I am relearning everything again. But that’s life. I am going to work on days I feel better, and take days off when I am not feeling Ok. I am glad I have that flexibility at the company I work. I love my job which keeps me busy, engaged and not think about why this happened and how in a second it changed the course. Hoping to get well soon, and also work on the blog and post interesting things. I just need the energy.

Once again, Dear All THANKS A MILLION FOR YOUR CONSTANT SUPPORT. Thanks a million for your prayers. Thanks for being part of my pain. I have no words to thank you all. I will keep you all posted.

GOD DEFINITELY LISTENS TO OUR SINCERE PRAYERS.

Aadhika Masa Day Update – May 26th – 31st 2018

Man proposes god disposes is a phrase I use so very often. We make plans, carefully plan them, are so excited about, and God actually has made his own plan and executes them based on what he thinks he has already written in our fate.

My plans took a great hit last week. I posted that I won’t be writing for the next week, hoping I would enjoy my vacation, take a break, relax and continue with my busy schedule and also do some good work during this Aadhika Masa. However, God had already made his plans for me and my family, I just had no clue how he would completely change the course of my next 2 months.

Saturday night, May 26th we were out of state, and was unpacking our car in the parking lot. There was a big pot hole which I couldn’t see and was painted the same color as the parking lot. My left feet got stuck in the hole, ankle twisted and I feel on the ground. The ankle started swelling, and my Husband and daughter immediately decided to take me to Emergency care to a hospital. We reached the hospital at 11.30 PM Saturday night within 5 mins of the accident. They took X-Ray and found out I had broken my Ankle bone. They put a temporary cast, asked us to see an Orthopedic Surgeon within 7-14 days, and also said I may need surgery. We came back around 5.00 AM Sunday morning.

The past few days have been roller coaster, had to learn how to manage with 1 since there was no weight bearing on the left one, no walking, bed rest. Even using the bathroom was tough the first day. My family rented a wheel chair so it would be easy to move around, sitting has been challenging, anytime I put my feet down, it swells and changes color.

I was supposed to travel to San Francisco next two weeks, than India and a few other countries. All activities canceled. I have an appointment on Wednesday to see the progress, if surgery is needed and be put on a real cast. No idea about the recovery time, my Daughter says at least 6-8 weeks on cast.

I am still reciting Shree Krishna Stotra 33 times. And many other slokas just to distract myself and not be depressed. Some days are good, some tough.

Like I said earlier, Meera proposes, God disposed it according to his wish. Just hoping and praying to God, beloved Rayaru that I don’t have to undergo surgery. As my extended family I request you all to pray for me.

 

Aadhika Masa Day 9 & 10 Update – May 24th 25th 2018

Day 9, i.e yesterday was most hectic. Just couldn’t sleep at all. Woke up at 3.00 AM, tossed and turned in bed, and finally decided to wake up at 5.00 AM since I had an early morning flight. Took shower, drew rangoli again on paper, recited Shree Krishna Stotra 33 times, and Shree Raghavedraya Namaha 33 times. Left to airport, and reached home quite late at night.

Today, Day 10 actually at home drew Rangoli. Since it was Ekadashi was able to spend a little more time at the Pooja room. Did recite Shree Krishna Stotra 33 times.

I will keep you posted hopefully maybe once a week at least. Thanks again to all of you for all the support. Your comments mean a lot to me, and many times I have had tears reading your amazing comments. Even though I don’t see the person who wrote the comments, I can read through and see the heartfelt message.

Thanks a million.

 

Aadhika Masa Day 6, 7 and 8 Update – May 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2018

Monday May 21st was a devastating day in my Sister’s family, we had an unthinkable tragedy and I came to know about it in the wee hours of 21st. I really had no idea even how to digest the same, and was just devastated. However, I took shower and did my duty of praying. Had really no energy or even mood to draw the rangoli, so just recited Krishna Stotra 33 times, Shree Krishna Namaha 33 times twice, and Shree Raghavedraya Namaha 33 times twice. Had my flight in the morning, so left for San Francisco.

Tuesday and Wednesday May 22nd and 23rd I had calmed down a little bit, but since I was in a hotel and no access to anything, drew the Rangoli on paper and recited Krishna Stotra 33 times. You can see the images of the Rangoli I drew and also a few others that I drew like the Shankha, Chakra, Gadha, Lakshmi Pada, and Tortoise.

And here is the one I drew today May 23rd.

Since I am flying back home tomorrow in the morning, it will just be reciting Shree Krishna Stotra 33 times. If time permits will try to draw the rangoli as well. Hope you all are doing some activities to make use of this Aadhika Masa.

Aadhika Masa Day 4 & 5 Update – 19th and 20th May 2018

Day 4 was hectic but very fulfilling. I drew 33 Ashta Dala Rangoli, recited Krishna Stotra 33 times, Shree Raghavendraya Namaha 33 times 3 times, and Shree Krishanaya Namaha 33 times 3 times. I also prepared 2 Gejje Vastras with 33 Gejjes for the Satsangha on 20th. The entire afternoon and evening was spent cleaning, preparing and shopping for Satsangha. I also brought 5 tiles for ladies to draw Ashta dana rangoli and prepared bagina of 33 almonds, 33 raisins, 33 Hoovu Bathi and 33 mangalaruthi bathi.

Day 5 was just an awesome and the most humbling day. To host satsanyha during Aadhika Masa and also on Pushya Nakshatara for someone who is an ardent devotee of Rayaru cannot be explained in words. Woke up early in the morning, took shower Recited 33 times Krishna Stotra and arranged for the pooje in our sun room.

It was an awesome day, a million thanks to my Husband who worked with me hand in hand, tirelessly, awesome because of my Sister and her family who could join, awesome coz my parents could join through WhatsApp, my daughter through FaceTime, and our Satsangha extended family who came for the satsangha, and blog throug which Vaishnavi and her husband could join.

In the beginning all ladies drew 33 astha dana rangoli. Images below. Suma my sister taught everyone how to draw the rangolis.

We started by Reciting Vishnu Satha Nama Stotra instead of Vishnu Sahasranama since we wanted to recite other stotras today. Later, 33 times all of us recited Krishna Stotra 33 times. Than Lakshmi Stotra, Shree Yanthrodharaka Stotra. We were 11 people. so we all recited Rayaru Stotra 3 times so it was 33 in count. We recited 108 Rayaru Ashotra, and we all recited 108 times Shree Raghavendraya Namaha. Than we recited the following devara namas:

  1. Nere Nambhide Madh Hrudayadolu on Lord Panduranga
  2. Istu Dina ee Vaikunta
  3. Keshava Nama on Lord Krishna
  4. Indu Yenage Govinda on Lord Krishna

Followed by Jaya Jaya Veeve Raghavendra, Rayaru Mangalashtaka, Naivedya , Aarathi, Tugire Rayara, Swami Lali, and Mangala song. Next, gaive Haldi Kumkum for all ladies, and last but not the least the much awaited lunch.

Here are some amazing pictures of the day, you can see rangolis and also 33 Gejje Vastra for Lord Venkateshwara and Lord Krishna.

 

My parents were able to join us through WhatsApp video and my daughter through FaceTime. It is amazing that we can share all these important events with our loved ones, and is also amazing to share with you all my extended family.

Food was just delicious. I prepared two kosambaris, beans palya, Saru, rice, Appi karadi Payasa which is favorite to our beloved Rayaru. My husband made Kadale bele chatni which is again another favorite for our Rayaru, my sister  Suma made bisibele bath, Ms. Rekha made pineapple Gojju, Ms. Rajani made potato playa and Ms. Vani brought amazing sweets. We also had Ms. Vaishanavi who commented on the blog and made it to our satsangha. It was awesome having all of them.

What a fruitful day, blessed to be able to host satsangha on such auspicious day and get the blessings of our Lord Krishna and our Beloved Rayaru. Day 6 starts a new week with travel to San Franciso, lets see how I will continue with my Krishna Stotras. Will keep you all posted.

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