Mom Survives Building Collapse

This miracle happened many years back late in the 80’s. If you have read my many posts, you will know by now that my Parents are great devotees of Sree Raghavendra Swamy. All the Bhakthi, Belief and devotion I have is basically because of my Parents. My Mom used to do seva every year during summer for 7 days. My sister and I used to sit next to her and sing all the songs. I as a kid thought that Shree Raghavendra Swamy was one of my grandfathers. I still consider him the same. Grandparents are so attached to their grand kids right? And that’s how our beloved Rayaru is also attached to us.

Anyway, back to the miracle which happened to my Mom and everyone in our family. Mom was a lecturer or Professor you may call at SECAB Degree College in Bijapur. She used to teach History to Graduate Students. She completed her Post Graduation in History from Dharwad, Karnataka University.

This incident happened in August. It had been raining for almost a week in Bijapur. Mom had her first class at 7.35 AM and was teaching in her College. There was lot of construction going on in her college. There were just 4 girls in her class that day since it was raining. Mom started her class, and during that same time some cement and a few bricks fell from the roof of the classroom. Mom and the girls joked that they would all runaway if the building collapsed. As they were speaking and laughing, the roof collapsed and the door completely jammed. The girls and Mom couldn’t get out of the door, so Mom asked everyone of them to jump out of the window which they broke open.

Two of the girls escaped, the third girl was about to jump out of the window when the window collapsed and crushed her left hand completely. She was bleeding profusely and her hand was completely jammed.

Our Mom had another window to escape, and as she was about to jump out of the window the entire window and part of the ceiling collapsed on her head. Mom was bleeding profusely and lost consciousness. This was just the first class, and it was around 8.05 AM. The college staff went crazy and called ambulance. They called my Father who was working in Sainik School, Bijapur. Since this was an accident, Mom and the remaining two girls were taken to the Civil Hospital near Sainik School. A girl from Mom’s college came home, I opened the door and she had my Mom’s bag and slippers. As soon as I saw that, I knew something really bad had happened. She told me my Mom was in a terrible accident and in Civil Hospital and that we had to rush there immediately to see her.

My brother, sister and I rushed to the hospital. Our Dad was waiting there. Mom was not conscious. She was in the ICU for almost a week. We couldn’t talk to her. She kept screaming anytime she got her senses back. The only thing she remembered for weeks was the accident. My Sister and I were still in High School. So, my Father had to stay at night with my Mom in the Hospital. My Father who until now had never asked anything from God or our Beloved Rayaru said he prayed for my Mom. He asked God and Rayaru to save her for his three kids. I should mention that I have not seen one day in my entire life my Dad missing Sandhyavandana or not reciting Rayara Ashtotra.

Even after 3-4 weeks there was no change in Mom’s condition. In the meantime, our Mysore Ajji, Uncles and Aunts rushed to Bijapur seeing the news in the newspaper. Ajji took over taking care of Mom and all of us. When Mom was allowed to travel, Dad took her to NIHMANS in Bangalore where they performed a brain scan. They found out at that point that she had a hair line fracture. If the fracture was 1 mm to the left or right she would have been completely mad or in coma. The Neurosurgeon told our Father that Mom was really lucky.

Of course, there is no luck here. It was the ultimate devotion to our beloved Rayaru that both my parents had which saved her life. Mom struggled for almost a year with severe head ache. When she woke up, her eyes used to be blood red. Slowly and steadily with medication, lots of love from Dad, Ajji, relatives and her three kids and above all God’s grace Mom was her old self. She continued working in SECAB college until her retirement.

As I was chatting with my Mom today over the phone, we recollected this incident. Mom keeps telling me that I am a great devotee of Rayaru, and I reminded her that it is all in my gene because of her. We talked a lot about this incident, and that’s when I told her I am going to post about this incident in my blog. This is just a reminder that with our Bhakthi and devotion and sincere prayers, our Beloved Rayaru can change our fate. That’s why he is called ” Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu”. That’s why he remained back in earth to help his devotees.

Stay tuned for many more miracles….




ಕಡಗೋಲ ತಾರೆನ್ನ ಚಿನ್ನವೆ – kaDagOla Tarenna Chinnave Lyrics

Composer: Sri Purandaradasaru
Contributor: Ms.Bhavana Damle

ಕಡಗೋಲ ತಾರೆನ್ನ ಚಿನ್ನವೆ
ಮೊಸರೊಡೆದರೆ ಬೆಣ್ಣೆ ಬಾರದು ರನ್ನವೆ ||ಪ.||

ಅಣ್ಣನ ಒಡಗೊಂಡು ಬಾರಯ್ಯ ಸವಿ ಸವಿ
ಬೆಣ್ಣೆಯ ಮುದ್ದೆಯ ಮೆಲುವಿರಂತೆ
ಬಣ್ಣ ಸರವ ನಿನ್ನ ಕೊರಳಿಗೆ ಹಾಕುವೆ
ಚಿಣ್ಣರೊಡನೆ ಆಡಕಳುಹುವೆ ರಂಗ ||೧||

ಪುಟ್ಟ ಬೂಚಿಯ ತಂದು ನಿನ್ನಯ
ತೊಟ್ಟಿಲ ಕಾಲಿಗೆ ಕಟ್ಟಿಡುವೆ
ಬಟ್ಟಲು ತುಂಬಿದ ಸಕ್ಕರೆ ನಿನಗೀವೆ
ಕಟ್ಟಾಣಿ ಮುತ್ತಿನ ಕಣಿಯೇ ಬಾ ರಾಮ ||೨||

ಬಡವರ ಭಾಗ್ಯದ ನಿಧಿಯೇ ಗೋಕುಲದ
ಎನ್ನೊಡೆಯ ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಮಾಣಿಕವೇ
ಕೊಡು ಮುದ್ದು ಪುರಂದರವಿಠಲ ಕೃಷ್ಣಯ್ಯ ನೀ
ಪೆಂಗಡಲೊಳು ದುಡುಕು ಮಾಡುವರೇನೋ ರಂಗ ||೩||

kaDagOla tArenna chinnave
mosaroDedare beNNe bAradu rannave ||pa.||

aNNana oDagoMDu bArayya savi savi
beNNeya muddeya meluviraMte
baNNa sarava ninna koraLige hAkuve
chiNNaroDane ADakaLuhuve raMga ||1||

puTTa bUchiya taMdu ninnaya
toTTila kAlige kaTTiDuve
baTTalu tuMbida sakkare ninagIve
kaTTANi muttina kaNiyE bA rAma ||2||

baDavara bhAgyada nidhiyE gOkulada
ennoDeya makkaLa mANikavE
koDu muddu puraMdaraviThala kRuShNayya nI
peMgaDaloLu duDuku mADuvarEnO raMga ||3||

Audio link :

Bharatanatyam :

Another Miracle – Foot Pain which Disappeared

For those of you following this blog, many of you know that I had been suffering with severe foot pain the past 7 years. The pain started sometime in 2005. I underwent many treatments from Orthotics, Physical Therapy, CorticoSteroids, MRI, Nerve Conduction study, Bone scan. We spent thousands of dollars for medical in spite of having insurance. The pain was unbearable in my right foot. Once Orthopadeic surgeon treated me for Plantar Fasciitis. Another said there was a big gap between the bones and hence the pain. Long story short, nothing helped and I took strong pain killers for many years. I was suggested to undergo a major surgery which I was not willing.

My foot pain was a great cause of worry for my Parents and also my Mother-in-Law. Every time I called them, without fail they asked me about my foot pain. Everyone I knew personally, had seen me suffer. The one and only question everyone asked me when they saw me or talked to me was” Meera, how is your foot pain?”. I had suffered with this foot pain for so many years.  I constantly wore special shoes for 5 years even at home. Didn’t attend many functions for fear of not able to wear the shoes.

I wore this boot for the most part of 2007-2008 and 2009. With this boot in place, I traveled all over United States for work as well. Can you imagine seeing the image how uncomfortable it must have been?


The boots did help me travel and bear the pain. However, by evening I would have swelling and not able to do any work. My Husband and Daughter( who still was in Middle and later High School) did most of the household work in the night.

I wrote a couple posts in this blog about a few misdiagnosis as well. Read them here:

So, the pain continued, the treatments continued, money was spent like water, and the end result was a big zero.

Than came my visit to India in October 2009. I decided maybe I can find some good Doctors in Bangalore, and get an answer. So, went to India with bucket full of hope. I saw many Doctors (famous and the not so famous), each and everyone had a different suggestion. Again, spent money like crazy hoping to find a solution. Came back home empty handed and with great disappointment.

Around November 2009, as I was climbing upstairs to go to bed, my Daughter followed me. She sat with me next to my bed and asked how was my foot pain. I had enough by this time and just broke down. I said to her ” Why am I suffering so much? Why can’t any Doctor find a solution to my problem? I have had enough, if in the next few months Raghavendra Swamy doesn’t cure my foot pain, I am not going to pray.What is the benefit of waking up everyday, praying sincerely without asking anything? If he cannot cure my Foot pain which none of the Doctors have been able to do, what use is he? I went on and on. Tears flowing my eyes, I said this is it. I will continue praying to Raghavendra Swamy until his Birthday in 2010, I will give him enough time to cure my foot pain. I will recite his name 108 times everyday, and also his Stotra. However, if the foot pain remains as is, there will not be any more prayers.”

I continued my prayers and my medication. The day of Sree Raghavendra Swamy’s birthday came. And my Foot pain had vanished. The past two years I visited many places, 5 visits to India, several visits to clients here in the United States, and not even once have I complained about my foot pain. I can walk like anyone else, and run like anyone else.

Everyone who has met me is surprised with this sudden change. The foot pain just vanished and the one and only reason being the utmost devotion to our beloved Sree Raghavendra Swamy. That one day, I sincerely asked him to cure my pain, and in that pain threatened to not pray at all.  I felt there was one and only one person who could cure my pain and that was Sree Raghavendra Swamy.

Long story short, it was a miracle of our beloved Rayaru that the pain which troubled me for many many years was gone with no surgery and no medication. I don’t wear any shoes anymore, and don’t take any steroids or any other pain killers. I work, travel, clean the house, and do everything on my own now. No pain, nothing. Absolute miracle from our beloved Rayaru.


ಆಕಾಶದ ನೀಲಿಯಲ್ಲಿ – Aakashada neeliyalli (Bhavageethe)

Composer : Kannada Late G. S. Shivarudrappa

Contributor: Ms. Bhavana Damle

ಆಕಾಶದ ನೀಲಿಯಲ್ಲಿ
ಚಂದ್ರ ತಾರೆ ತೊಟ್ಟಿಲಲ್ಲಿ
ಬೆಳಕನಿಟ್ಟು ತೂಗಿದಾಕೆ
ನಿನಗೆ ಬೇರೆ ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಕೆ
ಸ್ತ್ರೀ ಎಂದರೆ ಅಷ್ಟೆ ಸಾಕೆ

ಹಸಿರ ಉಟ್ಟ ಬೆಟ್ಟಗಳಲಿ
ಮೊಲೆ ಹಾಲಿನ ಹೊಳೆಯ ಇಳಿಸಿ
ಬಯಲ ಹಸಿರ ನಗಿಸಿದಾಕೆ
ನಿನಗೆ ಬೇರೆ ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಕೆ
ಸ್ತ್ರೀ ಎಂದರೆ ಅಷ್ಟೆ ಸಾಕೆ

ಮರಗಿಡ ಹೂ ಮುಂಗುರುಳನು
ತಂಗಾಳಿಯ ಬೆರಳೂ ಸವರಿ
ಹಕ್ಕಿ ಗಿಲಕಿ ಹಿಡಿಸಿದಾಕೆ
ನಿನಗೆ ಬೇರೆ ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಕೆ
ಸ್ತ್ರೀ ಎಂದರೆ ಅಷ್ಟೆ ಸಾಕೆ

ಮನೆಮನೆಯಲಿ ದೀಪ ಮುಡಿಸಿ
ಹೊತ್ತು ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆ ಅನ್ನ ಉಣಿಸಿ
ತಂದೆ ಮಗುವ ತಬ್ಬಿದಾಕೆ
ನಿನಗೆ ಬೇರೆ ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಕೆ
ಸ್ತ್ರೀ ಎಂದರೆ ಅಷ್ಟೆ ಸಾಕೆ

And another song from the same composer.
One more song:

ಹೌದೇನೇ ಉಮಾ ಹೌದೇನೇ.
ಜನವೆನ್ನುವುದಿದು ನಿಜವೇನೇ ?-

ಮಸಣದ ಬೂದಿಯ ಮೈಗೆ ಬಳಿದು ಶಿವ
ಎಲ್ಲೆಲ್ಲೋ ತಿರುಗುವನಂತೆ !
ಹೊಟ್ಟೆ ಬಟ್ಟೆಗೂ ಗತಿಯಿಲ್ಲದರೊಲು
ಊರೂರಲು ತಿರಿದುಂಬುವನಂತೆ !
ನೀನು ಕೂಡ ಬಂಗಾರದ ಮೈಯಿಗೆ
ಆ ಬೂದಿಯನೇ ಬಳಿಯುವೆಯಂತೆ.

ನಿನ್ನ ತಾಯಿ ನಾನಾಗಿಹ ತಪ್ಪಿಗೆ
ಸಹಿಸಬೇಕೆ? ಅವಮಾನವನು?
ಮತ್ತೆ ನಿನ್ನ ಶಿವ ಕರೆಯಲು ಬರಲಿ
‘ಮನೆಯೊಳಿಲ್ಲ ಉಮೆ’- ಎನ್ನುವೆನು.

ಶ್ರೀ ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಉಪಾಸ್ಮಹೇ ನಿತ್ಯಂ – Shree Satyanarayanam Upasmahe Nityam Lyrics

Composer: Sri Muttusvamy Dikshit

Contributor: Ms. Bhavana Damle
Sri Satyanarayana Pooje

ಶ್ರೀ ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಉಪಾಸ್ಮಹೇ ನಿತ್ಯಂ
ಸತ್ಯಜ್ಞಾನಾನಂದಮಯಂ ಸರ್ವಂ ವಿಷ್ಣುಮಯಂ ||ಪ.||

ವಾಸವಾದಿ ಪೂಜಿತಂ ವರ ಮುನಿಜನ ಭಾವಿತಂ
ದಾಸಜನ ಪರಿಪಾಲಿತಂ ಭಾಸಮಾನ ಬದರೀಸ್ಥಿತಮ್ ||ಅ.ಪ.||

ವೈಶ್ಯ ಜಾತಿ ಕಾರಣಂ ವಟು ವೇಷ ಧಾರಿಣಂ
ಕಲಿಯುಗ ಪ್ರಸನ್ನಂ ವಸು ಪ್ರದಾನ ನಿಪುಣಂ |
ಮತ್ಸ್ಯ ಕೂರ್ಮ ವರಾಹಾದಿ ದಶಾವತಾರ ಪ್ರಭಾವಂ
ಶಂಖ ಚಕ್ರಾಬ್ಜ ಹಸ್ತಂ ಗುರುಗುಹನುತ ಪ್ರಸಿದ್ಧಂ ||

shree satyanArAyaNaM upAsmahE nityaM
satyaj~jAnAnaMdamayaM sarvaM viShNumayaM ||pa.||

vAsavAdi pUjitaM vara munijana bhAvitaM
dAsajana paripAlitaM bhAsamAna badarIsthitam ||||

vaishya jAti kAraNaM vaTu vESha dhAriNaM
kaliyuga prasannaM vasu pradAna nipuNaM |
matsya kUrma varAhAdi dashAvatAra prabhAvaM
shaMkha cakrAbja hastaM guruguhanuta prasiddhaM ||

Cabbage Pudi Palya

Stay tuned for several posts the next few days. After hectic travel the past 3 weeks, I have taken several days off from work. I needed this break really bad. Hope you will enjoy each and every post.

I had posted the recipe for Cabbage Palya sometime in 2012. It is quick, simple and can be done in minutes. The recipe for the same is posted here.

This second version of Cabbage Pudi Palya is also an amazing dish, and can be done in minutes. Anytime you wish not to use Coconut for health reasons, this Cabbage Pudi Palya comes to the rescue. You can serve this with Chapathi, Jolada Rotti, or simple plain rice also.


This Cabbage Pudi Palya requires the use of ವಾಂಗಿಭಾತ್ ಪುಡಿ – ಪಲ್ಯದ ಪುಡಿ – Vangibath Powder. The recipe for ವಾಂಗಿಭಾತ್ ಪುಡಿ – ಪಲ್ಯದ ಪುಡಿ – Vangibath Powder can be found here:


  1. 1 finely chopped cabbage
  2. 3 tsp ವಾಂಗಿಭಾತ್ ಪುಡಿ – ಪಲ್ಯದ ಪುಡಿ – Vangibath Powder
  3. finely chopped coriander leaves
  4. 1/2 tsp haldi or turmeric, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp jeera, 5-6 curry leaves
  5. 2 tsp oil
  6. pinch of hing or Aasafotedia
  7. salt to taste
  8. Jaggery to taste


  1. In a microwave bowl, cook the cabbage.
  2. Next, in a pan, add the oil. When the oil is hot enough add the mustard seeds and jeera. When it starts spluttering all over your stove, add the haldi, hing and curry leaves.
  3. Next, add the cabbage, salt, ವಾಂಗಿಭಾತ್ ಪುಡಿ – ಪಲ್ಯದ ಪುಡಿ – Vangibath Powder.
  4. Fry for a few minutes until all of them get mixed well.
  5. Add jaggery to taste.
  6. Finally, add the finely chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with rice, chapathi or jolada roti. I had to make two vegetables since my Daughter Sneha doesn’t like Cabbage. So, Potato, capsicum palya for her. :)


Abburu Pictures

Mr. Sudheendra Khedkar  visited Abburu to see Shri Brahmanya Theerthara Vrindavan.  He wanted to share few photos of the same and also the Shri Brahmanya Theerthar Gururgja Pancha Rathna Malika Stothra for our blog viewers.

I have visited Abburu with my family and my Parents during our 2007 visit to India.

To learn more about Shri Brahmanya Theertharu please visit:

Attached below are the pictures from Abburu which is in Channapatna, Karnataka.




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