Blog Turns 6 Years Old

I am so glad to let you all know that 6 years back, on September 22nd 2007 I started this blog. It was going to be a personal space where I could upload lyrics, pooja vidhana, and recipes. The main intent was that my Daughter would use it later in her life when she had a family of her own. :)

Initially, there were 100-150 visitors each day, and around 3000 visitors a month. Slowly, it changed as the posts went on increasing. In the past 3 years, on a regular day the blog has close to 4000 visitors, and on festivals around 10,000 visitors. On an average, around 80,000 –  100,000 a month. This is just amazing. The total views to-date is 3,525,719.

Now coming to comments. There are around 10,000 comments. Many leave comments here, and many of you write to me personally as well. I just can’t believe the love and affection so many have showed me during this 6 year journey of the blog. There are many good, bad and ugly comments. Good comments motivate me and make me spend more time on the blog. It is hard to find time, but your comments inspire me a lot. Bad comments make me think about the person who wrote them. Would they be willing to say the same thing to me if in case they meet me personally? I don’t think so. Social media makes it easy for people to disguise themselves and say bad things. I do publish these bad comments. However, when it comes to ugly comments, I just don’t even bother to publish them. There are too many bad elements in this world, and why bother about people who have so much negativity in them, right?

Than comes Contributors. Like you have seen over the past 6 years, there are many who contribute lyrics, videos, audios, PDF files, recipes. A big thanks to each and everyone who has contributed. Without your help and contribution, there wouldn’t be 722 posts. This blog wouldn’t have reached this height without your contribution.

Than there are those who come to me at temples, and other places and ask me if I am Meera. They congratulate me on the blog, and tell me how it has helped them on many occasions. Many many thanks to each and everyone of you who came to me and talked. It does make a huge difference.

Once again, thanks to everyone. Visitors, commenters, contributors, and silent readers.

I would like to thank my Husband Raghavendra and Daughter Sneha who are so proud of this blog, and help me in every step.

Last but not the least, I would like to thank the Lord Almighty without his blessings this blog wouldn’t be possible.

Thanks a MILLION TO EVERYONE WHO VISITS.

Sreenivasa Stotra by Sree Vyasarajaru

Nethra darshnam with Tulasi

Composer : Sree Vyasarajaru

ಶ್ರೀ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸಸ್ತೋತ್ರಮ್

ಪ್ರಾತಃ ಸ್ಮರಾಮಿ ರಮಯಾ ಸಹ ವೇಂಕಟೇಶಂ

ಮಂದಸ್ಮಿತಂ ಮುಖಸರೋರುಹಕಾಂತಿರಮ್ಯಮ್ |

ಮಾಣಿಕ್ಯಕಾಂತಿವಿಲಸನ್ಮುಕುಟೋರ್ಧ್ವಪುಂಡ್ರಂ

ಪದ್ಮಾಕ್ಷಲಕ್ಷಮಣಿಕುಂಡಲಮಂಡಿತಾಂಗಮ್ || ೧ ||

ಪ್ರಾತರ್ಭಜಾಮಿ ಕರರಮ್ಯಸುಶಂಖಚಕ್ರಂ

ಭಕ್ತಾಭಯಪ್ರದಕಟಿಸ್ಥಲದತ್ತಪಾಣಿಮ್ |

ಶ್ರೀವತ್ಸಕೌಸ್ತುಭಲಸನ್ಮಣಿಕಾಂಚನಾಢ್ಯಂ

ಪೀತಾಂಬರಂ ಮದನಕೋಟಿಸುಮೋಹನಾಂಗಮ್ || ೨ ||

ಪ್ರಾತರ್ನಮಾಮಿ ಪರಮಾತ್ಮಪದಾರವಿಂದ-

ಮಾನಂದಸಾಂದ್ರನಿಲಯಂ ಮಣಿನೂಪುರಾಢ್ಯಮ್ |

ಏತತ್ ಸಮಸ್ತಜಗತಾಮಿತಿ ದರ್ಶಯಂತಂ

ವೈಕುಂಠಮತ್ರ ಭಜತಾಂ ಕರಪಲ್ಲವೇನ || ೩ ||

ವ್ಯಾಸರಾಜಯತಿಪ್ರೋಕ್ತಂ ಶ್ಲೋಕತ್ರಯಮಿದಂ ಶುಭಮ್ |

ಪ್ರಾತಃಕಾಲೇ ಪಠೇದ್ಯಸ್ತು ಪಾಪೇಭ್ಯೋ ಮುಚ್ಯತೇ ನರಃ ||

|| ಇತಿ ಶ್ರೀವ್ಯಾಸರಾಜಶ್ರೀಚರಣವಿರಚಿತಂ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸಸ್ತೋತ್ರಮ್ ||

SrI SrInivAsastOtram

prAtaH smarAmi ramayA saha vEMkaTESaM
maMdasmitaM muKasarOruhakAMtiramyam |
mANikyakAMtivilasanmukuTOrdhvapuMDraM
padmAkShalakShamaNikuMDalamaMDitAMgam || 1 ||

prAtarBajAmi kararamyasuSaMKachakraM
BaktABayapradakaTisthaladattapANim |
SrIvatsakaustuBalasanmaNikAMchanADhyaM
pItAMbaraM madanakOTisumOhanAMgam || 2 ||

prAtarnamAmi paramAtmapadAraviMda-
mAnaMdasAMdranilayaM maNinUpurADhyam |
Etat samastajagatAmiti darSayaMtaM
vaikuMThamatra BajatAM karapallavEna || 3 ||

vyAsarAjayatiprOktaM SlOkatrayamidaM SuBam |
prAtaHkAlE paThEdyastu pApEByO muchyatE naraH ||
|| iti SrIvyAsarAjaSrIcharaNavirachitaM SrInivAsastOtram ||

Great Rangoli Artist Late Sri B.P. Bayiri

Ms. Bhavana Damle has shared this article to be posted on the blog. Ms. Bhavana writes:

Rangoli is an integral part of our culture. No puja or festival is done without Rangoli. Actually our day starts with a cup of coffee as well as a Rangoli in front of home. There are many rangoli artists around us. Here, I would like to mention a great Rangoli artist Late Sri B.P. Bayiri. I remember my childhood days where I was waiting for the Kannada newspaper and magazines for his Rangoli designs. For a brief introduction of this artist you can go to this link – http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/people/pioneers/bayiri.htm

You can buy the books online. The cost is also very less . –https://sapnaonline.com/shop/Author/bp-bairi
There is one more blog where we can see variety of rangoli. – http://kolangal.kamalascorner.com/

Thanks, Bhavana for the article.

Nandana Kanda Sundaranga Lyrics

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For the upcoming Dasara festival, I will be posting several lyrics, songs and useful information. Attached below is one such song composed by Harappanahalli Bhimavva (bhImEsha-krishna).

ನಂದನ ಕಂದ ಸುಂದರ ಕೋಮಲಾಂಗ

ಚಂದ್ರ ವದನ ಮುಚುಕುಂದ ವರದಗೆ

ಮಂಗಳಂ ಮಂಗಳಂ || ೧ ||

ಮುದ್ದು ಮುಖದಲಿ ತಿದ್ದಿಟ್ಟ ತ್ರಿನಾಮವ

ಹದ್ದುವಾಹನ ಕದ್ರಿ ಸುತ ಫಣಿ ಶಯನಗೆ

ಮಂಗಳಂ ಮಂಗಳಂ || ೨ ||

ಶ್ರೀಶ ಭೀಮೇಶ ಕೃಷ್ಣನೆ ವೆಂಕಟೇಶ

ಸಾಸಿರ ನಾಮದೊಡೆಯ ಶ್ರೀ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸಗೆ

ಮಂಗಳಂ ಮಂಗಳಂ || ೩ ||

naMdana kaMda suMdara kOmalAMga
caMdra vadana muchukuMda varadage
maMgaLaM maMgaLaM || 1 ||

muddu muKadali tiddiTTa trinaamava
hadduvaahana kadri suta phaNi Sayanage
maMgaLaM maMgaLaM || 2 ||

SrISa bhImESa kRuShNane veMkaTESa
sAsira nAmadoDeya Sree Sreenivaasage
maMgaLaM maMgaLaM || 3 ||

P.S: I don’t have the audio right now, but will post the link as soon as I find one.

New Lyrics Page on Lord Srinivasa

With Dasara- Navarathri fast approaching, I decided to create a new page for the lyrics of our Lord Sreenivasa, Srinivasa or Venkateshwara as he is called. As I kept adding to the lyrics which had been posted since 2007, the count went up to 23. A one stop place for all lyrics during the festival. Amazing isn’t it?

Many have audio as well. Listen to the songs and get the blessings of our Lord.

The page is on the right hand side as shown in this image.

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Anatha Padmanabha Vrata-2013 Pictures

Several amazing pictures of Anatha Padmanabha Vrata-2013 celebrated in Mantralaya and other places. It was amazing to see these pictures. And as always, wanted to share with all of you.

I am really amazed how regularly (almost everyday) the webmasters at http://www.raghavendramutt.org/  update the web site.

Ambiga Naa Ninna ಅಂಬಿಗಾ ನಾ ನಿನ್ನ ನಂಬಿದೇ Lyrics

Composer : Sree Purandara Dasaru

ಅಂಬಿಗಾ ನಾ ನಿನ್ನ ನಂಬಿದೇ
ಜಗದಂಬರಮಣ ನಿನ್ನ ನಂಬಿದೇ

ತುಂಬಿದ ಹರಿಗೋಲಂಬಿಗ ಅದ ಕೊಂಬತ್ತು ಛಿದ್ರವು ಅಂಬಿಗಾ
ಸಂಭ್ರಮದಿಂ ನೊಡಂಬಿಗ ಅದರಿಂಬು ನೊಡೀ ನಡೆಸಂಬಿಗಾ  || 1 ||

ಹೊಳೆಯ ಭರವ ನೊಡಂಬಿಗಾ ಅದಕೆ ಸೆಳವು ಘನವೈಯ್ಯ ಅಂಬಿಗಾ
ಸುಳಿಯೊಳು ಮುಳುಗಿದೆ ಅಂಬಿಗ ಎನ್ನ ಸೆಳೆದುಕೊಂಡೊಯ್ಯೊ ನೀನಂಬಿಗ || 2 ||

ಆರು ತೆರೆಯ ನೋಡಂಬಿಗ ಅದು ಮೀರಿ ಬರುತಲಿದೆ ಅಂಬಿಗ
ಯಾರಿಂದಲಾಗದು ಅಂಬಿಗ ಅದ ನಿವಾರಿಸಿ ದಾಟಿಸೊ ಅಂಬಿಗ || 3 ||

ಸತ್ಯವೆಂಬುದೆ ಹುಟ್ಟಂಬಿಗ ಸದಾ ಭಕ್ತಿಯೆಂಬುದೆ ಪಥವಂಬಿಗಾ
ನಿತ್ಯ ಮುರುತಿ ಪುರಂದರ ವಿಟ್ಠಲ ನಮ್ಮಾ ಮುಕ್ತಿಮಂಟಪಕೊಯ್ಯೊ ಅಂಬಿಗ || 4 ||

aMbigA nA ninna naMbidE

jagadaMba ramaNa ninna naMbidE

tuMbida harigOlaMbiga ada koMbattu Chidravu aMbigA

saMbhramadiM noDaMbiga adariMbu noDI naDesaMbigA || 1 ||

hoLeya bharava noDaMbigA adake seLavu ghanavaiyya aMbigA

suLiyoLu muLugide aMbiga enna seLedukoMDoyyo nInaMbiga || 2 ||

aaru tereya nODaMbiga adu mIri barutalide aMbiga

yAriMdalAgadu aMbiga ada nivArisi dATiso aMbiga || 3 ||

satyaveMbude huTTaMbiga sadA bhaktiyeMbude pathavaMbigA

nitya muruti puraMdara viTThala nammaa muktimaMTapakoyyo aMbiga || 4 ||

Listen to the song here in MusicIndiaOnline.

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