bhadrapada maasa · MADHWA

Bhadrapada maasa – Important days

Date Event
23/08/17 Dhanvanthri Jayanthi
24/08/17 Varaha jayanthi
Swarna gowri vratha
25/08/17 Ganesha chathurthi
26/08/17 Rushi panchami
30/08/17 Jyeshta gowri Pooja
02/09/17 Ekadashi

Ksheeravrata starts

03/09/17 Vamana jayanthi
05/09/17 Ananta chathurdashi
06/09/17 Yajurvedi nithya nuthana upakarma
Mahalaya starts
16/09/17 Ekadashi
19/09/17 Sarva pithru amavasya
bhadrapada maasa · ganesh chathurdhi · ganesha · MADHWA · sampradaaya haadu

Vigneshwara kathe

bhadrapada maasa suddha chowthi dinadalli
harushadindallu baruva Gana naathage mithreyarellaru
mutthinarathi etthi belagi – manadha
ishtaarthavanu bedi kolli jaya mangala nithya subha mangala||1||

mane maneyalli thattadhe kadubu undalikeyu
karada chekkuli melluva neetha
heengenutha haangenutha nalidhu baruva eetha
pruthviya mele siddhi vinayaka jaya mangala nithya subha mangala||2||

yeridhane thanna mushika vaahanavanna
keridhadi baruvaaga uruli biddhanu
Undalige urulalu sarpavanu haaki thanna hotteyanu
kattiddhu nodi chandranu nakkanu jaya mangala nithya subha mangala||3||

chandranaguvadhanu nodi kadu koba thaali
muridhu bisaadanu thanna thanthadali ondannu
nanna poojeya dina ninna nodidhavarige
apanindhaneyu barali endu sapisidhanu||4||

indraadi devaru devathegalellaru koodi
chandrana saapakke parihaarava bedalu tanna
poojeyannu maadi katheyannu keluvavarige baruva
apanindhane parihaara vaguvudhu endhanu||5||

bhadrapada maasa suddha chavuthi dinadalli
ganapathiya poojeyanu maadi katheya keluvarige
sarpabhooshanu apanindhanaya pariharisi
sakala ishtarthagalanu kottu salahuvanu||6||

siddhivinayakkana bhakthiyindhali poojisi
utthama syamanthaka rathnadha katheyannu
heli keluva janarige apakeerthiyanu pariharisi
olle keerthi vantharaagi maadisuvanu||7||

Jayamangalam sri siddhi vinayakanige
jayamangalam sambu kumaranige
jayamangalam gowri thanayanige
Shuba mangalam shanmuga sotharanige

 

 

 

bhadrapada maasa · bhagavatham · MADHWA

prostapadi bhagavata

Starting  from Bhadrapada Shukla Pratima to Pournima called as Proshtapadi, It is said in our madhwa philosophy to recite or listen to Bhagavata Purana.

  • Eka Sloki Bhagavatha:

Adau Devaki Deva Garbhajananam Gopigrihe
Vardhanam Mayaputhana Jeevithapaharanam Govardhanodaranam
Kamsachedana Kauravadihananam Kunthi Sutha Palanam
Ethadbhagavatham Puranakaditham Srikrishna Leelamritham

Discourses/Lectures:

Check the pravachana link in Mp3 format of Sri Vyasanakare Prabhanjanacharyaru:

Check the youtube link of Bhagavatha pravachana by Kallapura Pavamanachar:

 

 

bhadrapada maasa · bhagavatham · dasara padagalu · DEVOTIONAL · MADHWA

hanneradu skanda bhagavatha saaram

vadada eleya myale malagiralu sri hariyu markandeyagae magaa pralayavu thorisidhanu, laya chinthane galella arithu para thathvavu thilidhu namaskara maadidhanu raaya, sukachaaryaranna karisith dhyanakke kulithanu raaya, sukha parikshitthige eragidhaaraga

prathama skandadalli naradhara agyaanavana kundi devi stotra ,parikshith rajana uthpatthi saapa, sukacharyara sandharshanavannu helidharu

Dvithiya skandadalli virat murthy dhyana, narayanana avatharadha maalige, gatvanga raajana charithre helidharu

thriuthiya skandadalli brahmana srusti vistaara, svayambu manu charithre varahaavathara katha, deva huthi devi svayamvara vithura maithreya samvadha vannu helidharu

chathurtha skandadalli dakshana yagna helidharu, druva raajana charithre, yathu rajana vamsa,  puranjana upaakyaana helidharu

panchama skandadalli priya varada rajana charithre, rishabhaavadharadha magime, jadabarathana kathe, boogola gagoladha vishtharavannu helidharu

shashta skandadalli ajaamilana charithre helidaru, vruttasurana vatha, yekona panchasath maruthugala uthparrhi helidharu

Saptama skandadalli prahaladha rayana charithre, narasimha avathara, hiranyakasipu vadha, avana karala bagadhu koralolu vanamale haakidharu endhu helidharu

ashtama skandadalli gajendra moksh helidharu, kshiraapdhi marthisidha srungaaravannu helidharu, dhaithyarige kannu mucha heli devathegalige amrutha itthu daithyaranna samhaara maadida kathe macchavathara, koormaavathara, vaamanaavathara magaa mahimeyannu helidharu

navama skandadalli raajavamsa helidharu, ambarisha rajana charithre, parasu ramana charithre, sri ramaavathara mahaa mahime helidharu

dasama skandadalli sri krishnana charithre,raasa krite jala krite boothana kamsa jarachanda vadha vistharavannu helidharu

ekadasa skandadalli sri krishna uddavara samvaadha yaadhavara saapa, paandavaru parikshith raajage hasthinaavathi pura bittu parandhamakke theralidharu yandhu helidharu.

dvadasa skandadalli vedha vibhaagavu maadi  sarpa yaagatha mahime markandeyara charithra poorana helidharu

hanneradu skanda bagavatha vedavyasa devaru madiddhu  heli kelidhantha sajjanage sri mad ananda theertha munigala swami rakshisuva

bhadrapada maasa · MADHWA · vamana · vamana jayanthi

Vamana Jayanthi

Vamana Jayanthi : It is celebrated on Bhadrapada Shukla Dwadashi

  • Sri Vamana Avathara was fifth of  Dasavatharas of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu.
  • This avathara took place during Treta Yuga before Sri Parashurama Avathara
  • Lord Maha Vishnu took this avathara in order to suppress the arrogance and pride of Emperor Bali (Bali Chakravarthi) and to restore the glory, power and authority of Lord Indra over the Heaven who had lost his power and kingdom  to King Bali.
  • Lord in this avathara was known as Vamana because he was dwarf in form at the beginning.
  • He was known as Trivikrama because he is the one who has conquered the three worlds, Earth, Upper worlds and Nether worlds. He grew to a gigantic size while suppressing the King Bali and conquered the Universe with just three paces of his foot.
  • He was also referred as Upendra as he was known to be the younger brother of Indra.
  • We find all the three names Trivikrama, Vamana and Upendra while reciting 24 Kesava Namas.

Vamana avathara:

  • Lord Vamana was born as the son of Sage Kashyapa (Kashyapa Prajapathi) and his wife Aditi in accordance to the penance done by the couple and prayers of Indra and other Deities.
  • He was born on Bhadrapada Sukla Dwadasi day under the star constellation of Sravana Nakshatra. This day every year is celebrated as Vamana Jayanthi the day on which Lord Sri Vamana was born.
  • As soon as he was born He took no time in attaining the boyhood becoming a Vatu (Brahmachari). Lord Brahma himself initiated the Gayathri Manthra to Sri Vamana.
  • His attire was that of a typical Brahmin Brahmachari, wearing a Koupeena (Loin cloth), a sacred thread, holding a Chatthra (Umbrella) in one hand and Dhanda/Kamandalu (stick and water jug) in the other, his upper body covered with Deer skin, wearing a ring of Dharbha (Kusa grass) to his third finger.

Three steps:

Lord Vamana went to King Maha Bali and asks for three steps of land measured by his foot as charity. Initially Bali hesitated to donate just three paces of land . But later agreed, upon insisting by Lord Vamana and promised to give three paces of land as charity measured by Sri Vamana’s foot.

When Maha Bali completed the ritual process of donating the land, Lord Vamana assumed his form trivikrama, measured the entire Earth  by his first step.

With his second step He measured the entire upper worlds. When his foot reached the zenith it crossed the Sathya Loka where Lord Brahma stays. Seeing the foot of Lord Maha Vishnu, Lord Brahma offered abhishekam and washed the Lord’s foot and the water that fell from His foot sanctified the entire Universe.

When the entire Universe was conquered by just two paces of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu (Vamana) there was no space left in the Universe to keep Vamana’s third pace.

When Lord Vamana asked Maha Bali the space to keep his third pace, all the pride and vanity of Maha Bali had vanished and he had no hesitation in surrendering before the Supreme Lord.

Having realised the Supreme Reality, Bali readily offered his own head to keep the Lord’s third step. Lord Vamana immediately placed his third pace (his foot) on the head of Bali and sent him to pathaala loka

Thus the ahankara (egoism) of Maha Bali was suppressed and Indra was restored with his kingdom.

Significance of vamana avathara in Vishnu sahasra nama:

Upendro vamanah pramshuh amogha shuchi roorjitah |
Ateendra sangrahah sargo dhrutatma niyamo yamah || Sloka – 17

Ajo maharhah svadhavyo jita-mitrah pramo-danah |
Anando nandano nandah satya-dharma trivi-kramah || Sloka – 56

Check the links:

vamana charithre/vamana huttu

Dhadhi vamana sloka

 

 

ananta chathurdasi · ananta vrata · ashtothram · bhadrapada maasa · MADHWA · POOJA

Ananta Chathurdashi/Ananta vrata

Ananta vrata suladhi

  • This vratha is performed every year on the 14th day (Chaturdasi) of sukla paksha in Bhadrapada Masam.
  • In this vratha, Lord Sri Maha Vishnu is worshipped in the form of Anantha with shodasa upachaara pooja.
  • Seven # Dharbha  are tied together representing Lord Anantha with seven hoods.
  • Goddess Yamuna Devi is also worshipped along with Lord Anantha on this day.
  • Two kalasas are prepared for this vrata, one for yamuna and one for ananta. Perform yamuna pooja followed by ananta pooja.
  • It is believed that Lord Sri Krishna had narrated the significance of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Vratha to Dharmaraja. On the advice and direction of Lord Sri Krishna, Dharmaraja had performed this Vratha during their stay in forests.
  • It is said that details of Anantha Padmanabha Vratha Kalpa are mentioned in Bhavishyottara Purana.
  • It is believed and said that those who perform this austerity as per the norms with total devotion and sincerity will be blessed with  Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha
  • The word ‘Ananta’ means endless and devotees believe that Lord Narayana will clear all the difficulties in one’s life, if the Ananta Vrata is observed with utmost devotion.

Significance of ananta padmanabha in vishnu sahasra naama:

Kamadevah kamapalah kami kantah krutagamah
Anirdeshya-vapur vishnur viro ananto dhananjayah

Ananto huta-bhug bhokta sukhado naikajo-grajah
Anirvinnah sadamarshi lokadhishthana-madbhutah

Ananta-rupo ananta-shri jitamanyur bhayapahah
Chaturashro gabhiratma vidisho vyadisho dishah

Namostvananthaya Sahasramuurthaye!
SahasraPaadaakshi Sirorubaahave!
Sahasranaamne Purushaya Saswathe!
SahasraKoti Yugadhaarine Namah!!

Shaantaakaaram Bhujaga-Shayanam Padmanaabham Suresham
Vishvaadhaaram Gagana-Sadrisham Meghavarnam Shubha-angam
Lakshmi-Kaantam Kamala-Nayanam Yogibhir-dhyana-gamyam
Vande Vishnum Bhava-Bhaya-Haram Sarva-Lokaika-Natham

Significance of number 14 in this vrata:

  • It is performed on the 14th day in the Lunar Calendar.
  • This vratha is performed for 14 years before it is ended with Udyapana.
  • Lord Ananta is worshipped with 14 varieties of flowers, fruits and dishes.
  • A special sweet dish made with wheat flour and jaggery(atiras) is prepared in 28 # and half of it is given as prasada to a Brahmin after Nivedana to Lord Anantha.
  • Worshipping Lord Anantha with a red coloured silk thread having 14 knots known as Thora.

Thora (Sacred Thread)

  • On completion of the pooja this Thora is tied to the shoulder or wrist of the Grihastha. It is believed to act as a protection (Raksha) to the one who wears it.
  • It is retained till next year and replaced with a new one at the time of Sri Anantha Padmanabha vratha.
  • Both men and women participate in this vratha.

Find Ashtothra link: Ananta chathurdashi Ashtothra namavali

Dora granthi pooja
1)krishnaya namah Prathama granthim Poojayaami
2)vishnave namah Dwitheeya granthim Poojayaami
3)jishnave namah Thruteeya granthim Poojayaami
4) kalaya namah Chaturtha granthim Poojayaami
5) bramhane namah Panchama granthim poojayaami
6) bhaskaraya namah shashta granthim poojayaami
7) sheshaya namah Saptama granthim poojayaami
8)somaya namah ashtma granthim poojayaami
9) eshwaraya namah Navama granthim poojayaami
10) vishwatmane namah Dashama granthim poojayaami
11) mahakalaya namah ekadasha granthim poojayaami
12)srishtisthityaantakarinye namah Dwdasha granthim poojayaami
13) achyutaya namah trayodasha granthim poojayaami
14) anantapadmanabhaya namah Chaturdarsha granthim poojayaami

Ananatha chaturdarshi Dhora grahana Mantra:
Samsaara gaharaguhaasu sukham vivarthum
Vaam Chamthi Ye Kuru kulodhbhava Shudhdha sathwaah||

Sampoojya cha thribhuvanesham Ananatha Devam
Bhadnamthi dakshina kare vara dhhorakam the||

Story:

(Source:http://www.divyashaligram.com/articles/ananth_chaturdashi.html#.V84F5oYrLIU)

There once lived a brahmin called Sumanta born in Vasishtha Gotra and had married Brighu’s daughter Dheeksha. They had a charming daughter called Susheela. When Susheela was a young girl, she lost her mother. Her father married a woman called Karkashe who was hard hearted and quarrelsome. She made the life of Susheela miserable. In spite of these difficulties at home, Susheela grew to be a fine lady ready to be married. When Sumanta was worried over her marriage, there came to his house looking for a bride, a rishi called Kaundinya. Sumanta gives his daughter to Kaundinya rishi in marriage. With his wife being uncooperative, he could give to his son in law as a marriage gift, a little of fried wheat flour.

Kaundinya accompanied by his wife Susheela left the place and reached the bank of a river during their travel. That day being Bhadrapada shukla Chaturdashi many brahmins and their wives who were wearing red dress, were worshiping Ananta Padmanabha. Curious Susheela approaches these ladies and asks them for details of the vrata. They say that the vrata is called Anantha vrata and the fruits are infinite (anantha); when Susheela showed interest in performing the vrata, they tell her in detail as follows:

The vrata is to be performed on Bhadrapada shukla Chaturdashi. Having taken bath and wearing a clean dress, decorate the altar with devotion. Keep a kalasha on the south of the altar in which you invite the Lord. Keep seven darbhas tied to each other to represent Ananta. Keep a red thread with 14 knots on the altar. Worship the Lord with 14 variety of flowers and 14 variety of leaves. The prasad for this vrata is Atiras. Make 28 of them and serve them to brahmanas. Those attending should be given food and respect. Do this vrata for 14 years each year replacing the thread that was worn in the earlier year. On the 15th year do the udyapana (conclusion with donation of gifts to brahmanas).

Having listened to the narration with attention, faith and devotion, Susheela performed the puja with those gathered there, distributed half of the fried wheat flour to brahmanas, wore the red thread and with the thoughts of Ananta Padmanabha accompanied her husband to his ashram. Because of the power of Anantha vrata, Kaundinya’s ashram acquired beauty and wealth. All his relatives were eagerly waiting to do the Anantha vrata. Susheela had acquired an aura of brilliance.

One day Kaundinya sees the red thread on Susheela’s hand and asks for an explanation. In spite of her telling him the truth, in a fit of anger and jealousy, Kaundinya forcibly removes the thread and throws it in the fire. Susheela picks up the half burnt thread and immerses it in milk. This behavior proved very dear to Kaundinya; pretty soon all his wealth was lost; his relatives deserted him; his cattle died and he now knew that this was on account of his rudeness to Ananta Padmanabha swami in the form of the red thread.

Kaundinya leaves his house in search of Anantha Padmanabha. Like a demented person he enters the jungle. After some days he falls down. The Lord in His infinite compassion comes there in the form of an old brahman, revives him and takes him to a palace where he shows him his four armed form along with Mahalakshmi. Kaundinya praises the Lord in many stotras. The Lord pleased, gives him three boons viz., removal of poverty, ability to follow dharma, mukti saubhagya.

Kaundinya returned home and did the puja with shraddha and bhakti. He lived a life of wealth and happiness. In the bygone days, sages like Agastya, kings like Janaka, Sagara, Dilipa, and Harishchandra have performed this vrata.