Important Dates in Hemalambi Nama Samvatsara 2017-2018

Check the for exact dates of festivals in the country you live in.

Sri Hemalambinama Samvatsara Calendar

Pushyarka and Guru Pushya Yoga in Hemalambi Nama Samvatsara:

List of Festivals in Hemalambi Nama Samvatsara:

List of Ekadashis in Hemalambi Nama Samvatsara:

Jaya kolhapura nilaye – ಜಯ ಕೊಲ್ಹಾಪುರ ನಿಲಯೇ Lyrics

Over the past few weeks, around 8-10 of my Satsangha friends have started to learn Devaranamas. Miss. Padma asked me to teach songs, and many others decided they also want to learn and we started this online sessions on Wednesday’s and from this week on Tuesday’s in the night. The first song I taught was the song from none other than our beloved Rayaru “Indu Enage Govinda”. Last week, Miss Sasipriya requested to learn Jaya kolhapura nilaye – ಜಯ  ಕೊಲ್ಹಾಪುರ  ನಿಲಯೇ . Since I had not learnt this song, my Sister Suma said she knew and volunteered to teach us all this amazing song written by none other than Shri VyasaRajaru.

We found several web sites with lyrics in English, but none in Kannada. The book I have had the lyrics in Kannada, so I was able to scan and post it here. The tune is same as Sri. Vidyabhushan has sung on Youtube, the link which is provided. I have here the lyrics in English and the scanned copy of lyrics in Kananda.

Youtube Link:

jaya kolhApura nilaye bajadhiShTetaravilaye

tavapAdau hridikalaye ratna rachita valeye || pa||

jaya jaya sAgarajAte kuru karuNAmayibhIte

jagadambAbhidhyAte jIvati tavapote || 1||

jaya jaya sAgarasadanA jaya kAntyAjita madanA

jaya duShTAntaka kadanA kundamukularadanA ||2||

suraramaNI nutacharaNe sumanaH sankaTaharaNe

suswara ranjitaveeNe sundara nijakiraNe || 3||

bhajadindIvara somA bhava mukhyAmarakAmA

bhaya mUlAlivirAmA bhanjika munibhImA ||4||

kumkuma ranjitafAle kunjara bAndavalole

kaladhautAumalachaile krintakujanajAle ||5||

dhrita karuNArasapUre dhanadAnotsava dhIre

dhvanilavaninditakIre dhIredanujadAre ||6||

sura hrutpanjarakIrA sumagehArpita hArA

sundara kunjavihAra sura parivArA ||7||

vara kabarI dhrita kusume varakanakAdhikasuShume

vana nilayA dayabhIme vadana vijita some ||8||

madalaka bhAlasagamane madhu mathanAlasa nayane

mrudulolAlaka rachaNe madhura sarasagAne ||9||

vyAgrapurivaranilaye vyAsapadArpitahrudaye

kurukaruNAmahisadaye vividanigamageye ||10||

Attached is a screen shot from the book in which I have the lyrics. Click on the image for clear picture

Mantralaya Visit – April 2017

It was November 19th 2014 the last I had visited Mantralaya. I traveled to India for work end of March and April, and this time made it a point to go visit Mantralaya with my Parents during the weekend. I came back day before April 11th to USA. The temple as you can see has completely changed.

My parents and I got many sevas done to Rayaru, were able to see the Rathotsava, have lunch the next day. I was also able to do 108 namaskaras, and also had a visitor from the blog who recognized me and talked to me. I was unable to talk much since I was reciting the stotra, I feel really sorry for that.

Attached below are some pictures. It was just so awesome seeing our Beloved Rayaru, no amount of daily picture, or any other temple can provide the joy and satisfaction that standing in front of Rayaru in Mantralaya can bring. Immense joy and tears keep rolling as you see the brindavana standing tall and majestic in front of you.









Update: Sri Rama Navami – April 5th 2017




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 Wednesday April 5th 2017.

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:


Ugadi – Sri Hemalambi nama Samvatsara – March 29th 2017

The new year for all Hindus starts from March 29th 2017. This year it is Sri Hemalambi nama Samvatsara
Please check your local calendars for exact date.

Panchangas for Raghavendra Mutta is available online and posted in this blog as well.

Download Kannada Panchanga

Download English Panchanga

Our sincere thanks to the web site admins for both web sites for providing the links in Kannada and English.

During Ugadi, the leaves of neem also called Bevu ಬೇವು is mixed with jaggery called Bella ಬೆಲ್ಲ; and is distributed on the occasion. Neem, which is extremely bitter in taste( Kahi) , and jaggery which is sweet and delicious, signify the two different aspects of human life – joy and sorrow.

Authentic Madhwa Recipes page posted on the right hand side has several recipes you can prepare:

P.S: As always no food is prepared with onion or garlic.
You can find some amazingly good greetings in Kannada, at the following link

And here is the lyrics for the famous song by Shri Bendre, which we used to hear on major radio channels, Yuga Yugadi Kaledaru:

yuga yugAdi kaLedarU yugAdi maraLi barutide
hosa varushake hosa harushava hosatu hosatu tarutide

honge hUva tongalalli bhrungada sangIta kEli matte kELabarutide
bEvina kahi bALinalli hUvina nasugampu sUsi jIvakaLeya tarutide

varushakondu hosatu janma harushakondu hosatu neleyu akhila jIvajAtake
onde ondu janmadali onde bAlya onde haraya namagadashTE EtakO

niddegomme nitya maraNa edda sala navIna janana namage Eke

bAradOelE sanatkumAradEva elE sAhasi chiranjIva ninage lIle sEradO

yuga yugAdi kaLedarU yugAdi maraLi barutide
hosa varushake hosa harushava hosatu hosatu tarutide nammanashTe maretide

You can of course listen to a preview of this song sung by S.Janaki at the following links here:

Watch on Youtube here.

P.S: I am in Bangalore, India for work and was able to get the Uttaradi Mutta panchanga from 4th block complex.

Update : Shree Vyasa Raja Thirthara Aaradhane – March 16th 2017

Vyasa Theertha or Vyasa Raja, the Raj Guru of Vijatanagara Emperors is the earlier avatar of our beloved Raghavendra Swamy. Vyasa Raja was born sometime in 1460 in Bannur near Mysore and entered Brindavana in Nava Brindavana in Hampi in 1539.
Vyasa Rajaru has composed numerous songs, and was the guru of Sree Purandara Dasaru and Sree Kanaka Dasaru.
Vyasa Raja was entombed in the Brindavana in the middle of Nava Brindavan. The day was Saturday and the date March 8, 1539. He  was 90 years old or a little more at the time of leaving the mortal world.

A few pictures of Shree Vyasa Raja Thirthara Aaradhane from Nava Brindavana and Shimoga. You can see Shree Vyasa Raja Thirthara alankara as a King. So, beautiful. Thanks again to the webmasters for posting such wonderful pictures.


Update : Sree Vadiraja Aaradhane – Sunday March 15th 2017

Wednesday March 15th is our great gurugalu Sree Vadirajara Aaradhane. So, attached below are all the details required to get the blessings our Great Gurugalu Sree Vadirajaru.

Sree Vadirajara Brindavana in Sonda. Image courtesy:


Shri Vadiraja Thirtharu

Shri Vadiraja Thirtharu

Attached below is the prayer to say and get the blessing from Sree Vadirajaru

Tapo Vidya Virakthyadi

Sadgunuoughakaranaham !

Vadirajagurun vande

Hayagreeva dayasrayan !!

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