DEVOTIONAL · MADHWA · slokas · Uncategorized

Sloka to chant before travelling

This is the sloka to be chanted everyday before leaving home. This would protect you from all sort of robberies, dangers and accidents.

Yadavaryaru, (Previously a Jewelry owner) Later a renowned Madhwa mahaniyaru who wrote tippanis for Sri Jaya theerthara works. He was the brother and sishyaru of sri Vedesha Theertharu of Uttaradhi Mutt

Yadappa or Yadavaryaru was very rich. He was performing Gold business by going from one place to another by foot. Whenever he was leaving the home, he used to recite the following sloka:

Agratho Narasimhascha prushtatho Gopinandhana
ubhayo parshyoschaiva shasharau Rama Lakshmana

ಅಗ್ರತೋ ನಾರಸಿಂಹಶ್ಚ ಪೃಷ್ಠತೋ ಗೋಪೀನಂದನ:
ಉಭಯೊಹೋ ಪಾರ್ಶ್ವಯೋರಾಸ್ತಾಂ ಸಶರೌ ರಾಮ ಲಕ್ಶ್ಮಣೌ

Meaning:

Narasimha devaru in the front, Sri Krishna to our back side and Rama Lakshmana to our side well equipped with weapons will follow wherever we go. They will protect us wherever we go.

Once a set of thieves were planning to snatch the bag from Yadavaryaru. These thieves happened to observe always two soldiers  on horse back gurading yadavaryaru

The thieves knew that Yadavaryaru dont have horses as well as raiders. They were surprised. One day they approached Yadavaryaru in diguise and asked him who were the riders on horseback always guarding him

Yadavaryaru was shocked and replied that he dont have any body guards. The thieves told him that whenever they attempt to snatch the bag from yadavaryaru they saw two guards backing him. The thieves also told yadavaryaru,the moment he enters his home the guards disappear. They wanted to know the secret.

Yadavaryaru remembered the sloka and he recognized It is Rama and Lakshmana guarded him back. Yadavaryaru was ready to give away all his gold jewelries to thieves. But thieves understood the significance of Rama, Narasimha and Krishna, they surrendered and took an oath that they would never do robbery

 

 

 

 

dasara padagalu · MADHWA · Mahalakshmi · Sravana maasa · Uncategorized · Varalakshmi

Dasara padagalu on Mahalakshmi

Here is a  compilation of dasara padagalu on Goddess Mahalakshmi

Mahalakshmi pooja through Dasara padagalu

  1. Baare Nammani tanaka
  2. Bhagyada lakshmi baramma
  3. Marulu madi kondeyalle
  4. Sri Mahalakshmi alankarisi
  5. yenu dhanyalo
  6. paalise enna sri mahalakshmi
  7. baare venkataramani
  8. Baare bhaagyada nidhiye |
  9. Bandaalu namma manege
  10. Bandal node mandiradolu
  11. Nille nille kolhaapuradevi
  12. Aravindaalaye taaye
  13. Aarige vadhuvaade ambujaakshi
  14. Olide yaatakammaa lakumi
  15. Ramaa samudrana kumaari
  16. Shreemahaa lakumi deviye
  17. Inthavag hyaange manasote
  18. Hosakannu enage hacchalibeku
  19. Sundari rangana tandu tora
  20. Varava koda taayi varava
  21. Hoova kode taayi varava kode
  22. Arati belagire naariyaru bega
  23. Mangalaaruti tandu belagire
  24. Maarajanani lakshmi
  25. Amma lakumi devi
  26. Intha hennina
  27. Kaye durga ambruniye
  28. Mecchidhe yakamma lakumi
  29. Yenu mecchidhe ele henne 
  30. Karunadhi enna
  31. Kaye kaye sri hari
  32. Yelamma kolhapuri
  33. Hariya pattadha rani
  34. Chelveraratiya tandettire -Lakshmi arathi
  35. Keli pelamma nammamma
  36. Nadedhu baramma 
  37. Jaya kolhapura nilaye
  38. Venkatadhri nilayana
  39. Kaapadale sakalaapadharini
  40. Komale Ramaadeviye
  41. Kamalamukhiye kamalaalaye
  42. Kshira varidhi kannike marajanake
  43. Kolhapura nilaya sarasijalaya
  44. Veni madhavana torise jane triveni
  45. Jagapatiya toramma enage karunava
  46. Kaye karunambudhiye
  47. Nalidhu validhu baa gowri
  48. Arathiya hethamma
  49. Etthire navarathnadaruthi
  50. Arathi maduvevu lakshmi devige
  51. Kavala Thayi kavala amma

MADHWA · Mahalakshmi · Shobane · slokas · Uncategorized · Vadirajaru · Varalakshmi

Lakshmi Shobhane(Shobhana vennire!!!)

Once, Sri Vaadiraajaru during His desa sanchaara reached a village where the local landlord was conducting the wedding of his daughter. During the course of the marriage rituals an unexpected incident happened; suddenly the bridegroom died due to a snake bite. The Landlord knowing the arrival of Sri Vaadiraajaru in the town approached Him and prayed Him to retrieve his daughter’s Maangalya Bhaagya that was lost before her wedding itself.

source: Google

Sri Vaadiraajaru showed pity on the landlord and he immediately composed song in Kannada language ‘Sri Lakshmi Shobane’ comprising 112 verses describing Goddess Lakshmi’s marriage to Lord Sri Hari when she emerged out from Ksheera Saagara (ocean of milk) and this action of Sri Vaadiraajaru brought back the life of the bridegroom and the wedding took place. This song is composed by vadirajaru the way he dreamt of sri mahalakshmi everyday.

Indu svapnadalli kondadisikonda lakShmI-

kAMtana kaMdanenisuva

Shobana means mangala or auspiciousness. Goddess Lakshmi is Sarva Mangala; who is not only the Goddess of wealth but, She is all powerful who is also capable of blessing us with gooD health and life. That was the power in the lines of Sri Vaadiraajaru and Goddess Lakshmi was obliged to revive the bridegroom.

The powerful Lakshmi Shobana is highly meritorious and enhances the marriage prospects for the unmarried and bestow upon the unmarried girls the fortune of a good husband with long and happy married life. It is also believed to bring in peace, prosperity and auspiciousness at the home/place where it is recited and listened.

Madhuveya maneyalli ee pathana padidhare madhumakkalige mudavahudhu

Vadhugalige oleya bagya dhina dhinake hecchuvudhu | madhananayyana krupayendha

Recite this song everyday.

AyuShya bhaviShya dinadinake hechchAguvadu ni-

rAyAsadiMda sukhiparu ||

One who recites this everyday, their family is blesses with good health, life and lives happily.

Please find the attached links of lakshmi shobane.

lakshmi-shobane-kannada

lakshmi-shobhane-english

 

DEVOTIONAL · Kallur · MADHWA · Mahalakshmi · slokas · Uncategorized

Kallur Mahalakshmi!!!

Bhagyadha Lakshmi Baramma!!!1
Sukravaradha poojeya velege

Location:

Kallur(Manvi taluk) is a village, about 13 miles from Raichur. This place is referred as second kolhapur. The temple has statues of both Lord Venkateshwara and Mahalakshmi.The temple has a great significance as both Srinivsa and Lakshmi ( husband and wife) are situated together in this place.

Address and contact number:

Sri Mahalakshmi Temple,Sri Mahalakshmi Temple,Kalluru,Manvi Taluk,Raichur District,Karnataka PIN-584118)
Ph:08538-262001,09480218833

Story:

Srinivas acharya(Resident of Kallur), was a great devotee of Sri Kolhapur Mahalakshmi. Every year he visited Kolhapur during Navarathri time(8th day) and he offered Sandalwood(chandan) to Goddess Mahalaksmi. But due to his Age, He was not able to travel a long. He was so saddened as he was not able to visit Goddess as before. One day on his dreams, He got a strange dream. He heard the voice saying “I will come to see you in Navarathri”. Next day while srinivas acharya was performing his daily duties, He was recollecting the dream and was stunned on the words “I will come to see you in Navarathri”. Days passed by. Navarathri came. Srinivas acharya was grinding chandan.

The  smooth grinding stone was hard at places. he did not pay too much attention but continued the grinding process to collect more chandan. Further  he noticed that the roughness was becoming more and more. He took the chandan in a bowl and cleaned the stone. To his surprise He saw  smiling face of goddess mahalaxmi was looking at him. The carved form of Goddess has actually caused roughness. Tears of joy filled his eyes. Kallur then attained the status of Karveerpura(Kolhapur). Goddess Mahalakshmi resides there. An year latter Venkateshwara swamy idol was found and installed along with Mahalakshmi 

The pure bhakthi and dedication of Sri Srinivasa acharya brought mahalakshmi to his place. Miracles were happened,  is happening and will happen!!! Jai sri Lakshmi Mathe!!!

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Sloka:

ಆನಂದತೀರ್ಥ ವರದೇ ದಾನವಾರಣ್ಯ ಪಾವಕೇ |
ಜ್ಞಾನದಾಯಿನಿ ಸರ್ವೇಶೇ ಶ್ರಿನಿವಾಸೇಸ್ತು ಮೇ ಮನಃ |
ಶ್ರೀ ವೆಂಕಟೇಶಂ ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀಶಂ ಅನಿಷ್ಟಘ್ನಂ ಅಭೀಷ್ಟದಂ |
ಚತುರ್ಮುಖೇರ ತನಯಂ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸಂ ಭಜೇ ನಿಶಂ |

Anandha Theertha Varade, Dhanavaranya Pavake,
Gnanadayini Sarveshe, Srinivastume Manaha;
Sri Venkatesham Lakshmisham Anistagnam Abhistadam,
Chaturmukhera Tanayam Srinivasam Bhajenisham

Rakshise kallura puravase

DEVOTIONAL · FESTIVALS · Garuda panchami · MADHWA · Naga chathurthi · sravaana maasa · Uncategorized

Naga chathurdhi & Garuda panchami

ಅನಂತಂ ವಾಸುಕಿಂ ಶೇಷಂ ಪದ್ಮಕಂಬಲಕೌ ತಥಾ |
ತಥಾ ಕಾರ್ಕೋಟಕಂ ನಾಗಂ ಭುಜಂಗಶ್ವತರೌ ತಥಾ ||

ಧೃತರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಂ ಶಂಖಪಾಲಂ ಕಾಲೀಯಂ ತಕ್ಷಕಂ ತಥಾ |
ಪಿಂಗಲಂ ಚ ಮಹಾನಾಗಂ ಸಪತ್ನೀಕಾನ್ ಪ್ರಪೂಜಯೇತ್ ||

anantam vaasukim shESham padmakambalakou tathaa |
tathaa kaarkOTakam naagam bhujamgashvatarou tathaa ||

dhRutaraaShTram shanKapaalam kaalIyam takShakam tathaa |
pingalam cha mahaanaagam sapatnIkaan prapoojayEt ||

Click the links:

  1. Naaga panchami haadu
  2. Naga chathurthi rangoli

Naga chathurthi falls on Sravana Maasa Sukhla paksha chathurdhi followed by Garuda panchami the next day. This pooja has to be performed by men and women. This is a very important pooja for ladies. for the welfare of children, Mothers has to perform this pooja.

Ladies should take head bath with milk ghee instead of oil bath.

One who performs Naga chathurthi will not have the fear of snakes(As per sashthras). This pooja has to be performed with utmost Madi. As always Men has to perform saalagrama pooja and they have to keep the naagaru separately in a plate.

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Abishekam for a Set of Silver Naagaras at our home

Perform Panchamrutha abhisheka , coconut water, pure water abishekam and later wipe it dry with a clean cloth. Then put the janivaara, gandha akshadha, Gaja wasthra(dipped with turmeric instead of kumkum). Then do Archana, dupam, deepam

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A Glimpse of Pooja items and Neivedhyam

Neivedhyam:

chiguli, thembittu, arulu, milk, curd, mango, coconut.

finally perform arati. the water in the plate should be mixed with turmeric instead of kumkum.

Prarthana Manthra

Vasuki Thakashakas saiva kaaliyo manipathraka
iravatho dhrutha rashtra: karka kodaka dhananjayov
yedhe abayam prayas santhi praaninaam praana jeevanam

If possible go to a near by temple where you can find Naagaras installed under trees or pambu putthu, Do Milk Abhiseka, arathi and pradakshina Namaskara.

Performing Naagara pooja at House entrance:

Draw two nagaras at the side walls of the main door. Out of that one nagara should be small. Perform pooja. Also draw two nagaras in the similar way on the floor near the main door. Perform pooja as well. Similar way draw nagaras on the mane in pooja room and do the pooja.

Food restrictions on chathurthi

Ladies should not eat food on the day of naga chathurthi. If needed can do palaharam. Try to avoid food during night or take some mild ahaara. few people follow the palahara without salt. Few items that can be consumed as palahaara are rava kesari, upputtu, avalakki, Mosaru avalakki, payasa etc. Do not consume milk in the night.

Under any circumstances if you are not able to perform pooja during sraavana maasa, You must do Naga chathurthi after deepavali amavasya

Garuda Panchami

this Panchami is called as Naga panchami or Garuda panchami. Few people worship Naga idol with Garuda idol. Few people perform pooja for Nagaru. Instead of turmeric dipped gajavasthras and aarthi water, use Kumkum as usual. Instead of raw sesame seed chiguli, use roasted sesame seeds. No need of doing fasting on this day.

Anna thammana habba: For the long lasting life, health of brothers, sisters has to pray on Naga panchami day. Sisters should also pray for the love and affection of brothers, and to live with out anger and enemity. Sisters has to offer soil from Termatite mount(Putthu) and naga panchami prasada to their brothers. As an exchange brothers will honor their sisters with gifts.

DEVOTIONAL · MADHWA · slokas · Ugabogha · Uncategorized · Vijaya dasaru

Ugabogha: Abatthu parihara Ugabogha

This is written by Sri Vijaya dasaru to protect Gopala dasaru from dacoits on his way to udupi.

There was the time, It was not safe to travel from Adoni to Udupi because there were lot of dacoits and thieves on that route. This ugabhoga was composed to remove obstacles from Gopala dasaru travel on his way to udupi.

This sloka protects one from all sort of diseases and bad conditions of their life. This Ugabogha can  be chanted daily for getting rid of all dangers in life.

ಒಂದು ಕೈಯಲಿ ಖಡ್ಗ ಒಂದು ಕೈಯಲಿ ಹಲಿಗೆ
ಅಂದವಾಗಿ ಪಿಡಿದುಕೊಂಡು ದಿವಾರಾತ್ರಿಯಲಿ
ಬಂದು ಬದಿಯಲಿ ನಿತ್ಯ ಬಾರಾಸನಾಗಿ ನಿಂದು
ಹಿಂದು ಮುಂದುಪದ್ರವವಾಗದಂತೆ
ಇಂದಿರೆರಮಣ ಕಾಯುತ್ತಲಿರೆ ಎನಗಾವ
ಬಂಧಕಗಳು ಇಲ್ಲ ಧನ್ಯ ಧನ್ಯ
ಕಂದರ್ಪನಯ್ಯಾ ಸಿರಿ ವಿಜಯ ವಿಠ್ಠಲರಾಯ
ದೇವ ಆಪತ್ತು ಬರಲೀಯ ನೋಡಿ ||

Ondu kaiyali kadga
Ondu kaiyali halige
Andavagi pididukondu divaratriyali
Bandu badiyali nitya barasanagi nindu
Hindu mundupadravavagadante
Indireramana kayuttalire enagava
Bandhakagalu illa dhanya dhanya
Kandarpanayya siri vijaya viththalaraya
Deva Apattu baraliya nodi ||

karthaveeryarjuna · MADHWA · slokas · Uncategorized

Sloka for finding lost objects

At times, We tend to forget important objects/keys/items where we kept actually(misplaced). This has happened to me most of the times with keys or some documents. Trust me I recovered all my misplaced items.

Sloka:

kartaviryarjuno nama raja bahusahasravan |
tasya smaraNamAtrENa  gatam nashtam sa labhyate ||

ಕಾರ್ತವೀರ್ಯಾರ್ಜುನೋ ನಾಮ ರಾಜಾ ಬಾಹುಸಹಸ್ರವಾನ್ ।
ತಸ್ಯ ಸ್ಮರಣಮಾತ್ರೇಣ ಗತಂ ನಷ್ಟಂ ಚ ಲಭ್ಯತೇ ॥

|| कार्तवीर्यार्जुनोनाम राजा बाहू सहस्त्रवान् |
तस्य नामस्मरणमात्रेण गतं नष्टं च लभ्यते ||

Meaning:

Salutations to Karthaveeryarjuna,
The king who has several hands,
Just my remembering him,
The loss which occurred would be restored .

ASHADA MAASA · BEEMANA AMAVASYA · DEVOTIONAL · FESTIVALS · GANDANE POOJA · MADHWA · Uncategorized

Bheemana Amavasya (Deepasthamba Pooja)

click the link for sampradaaya haadu:

Dhivasi gowri haadu/Bheemana amavasya haadu(Kannada)

Useful links:

Who Should Perform?

This pooja is performed by Unmarried girls and Married ladies. After Marriage, This pooja should be performed by Ladies for 9 years. This pooja will protect Pathi(husband), brothers and male members of the family from all dangers and long lasting healthy life .

Gendana Puja is a puja to Parvati-Parameswara for the well-being of the husband. For unmarried girls, it is a prayer to Devi to grant an ideal husband.

When to Perform?

This pooja is performed on Ashaada Maasa Amavasya

Procedure

Collect all the required pooja items listed below:

  • Make idols of shiva and parvathy in Mud. It should resemble like Jaggery as shown in the below pic. (A pair of mud kalikamba lamps representing Shiva and Parvati or picture of Shiva and Parvati or Silver lamps).

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This is how kalikamba should be made

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Source: Google Image(A Pair of Kalikambas made by a devotee)
  • Thembittu lamps or traditional lamps
  • Yellow thread(for Mangalya of Parvathi devi)
  • Turmeric root(for Mangalya of Parvathi devi)
  • Flowers
  • Betel leaves
  • Betul nuts
  • Mango(Only fruit permitted during saaka vrata)
  • Flowers
  • Sacred thread

Puja To Dora With Nine Knots
Parvati Devi protects us in nine ways, with her nine Roopas. Take a white thread and smear it with wet-Arishina-Pudi  first. Then make it a thread with nine knots. Each knot  represents one Roopa of Devi. Tie little flower/Pushpa at the center of the thread. It is Dora, to be tied to the girl’s right-wrist after puja

Step by step Procedure

  1. In cases of failing to do Kalikambas,pooja must be done at least with the picture of shiva parvathy.
  2. Out of 2 Kalikambas, treat one of them as Parvathy and tie the Mangalya to it
  3. Make 9 knots in a 9 layered thread and keep ready in the pooja mantap
  4. clean the pooja place and keep the mane ready
  5. Fill a plate with rice and place the kalikambas on it
  6. Place the sacred thread near the kalikambas
  7. Perform Ganapathy pooja and pray for doing pooja without any obstacles
  8. Do Pooja to Lord Shiva and parvathy as usual by offering Kumkum, turmeric, Gajavasthras,flowers etc
  9. Perform Arati
  10. Do the urutani(See the Notes)
  11. Then tie the thread to her right had by the elder most person in your family
  12. offer the Prasadam to Lord shiva and parvathy
  13. Take Arathi with 9 Thambeetu deepa(See notes for Thambeetu preparation). In case of not able to prepare thambettu deepa, alternatively perform with 9 mud lamps or 9 wick deepa
  14. Read the story of bheemana Amavasya
  15. Perform poonar pooja(Pooja by applying haldi kumkum need to be done after the completion of the pooja) immediately
  16. Then get the blessings from elders
  17. Distribute Vilathale adike with blouse bit, dakshine, fruits and flowers to sumangali ladies and get their blessings

Neivedhyam:

  1. ven pongal using toor dal
  2. 9 karadakadubu or somasi
  3. chiguli
  4. thembittu
  5. Kosamalli
  6. Chittranna made from pepper (Saaka vrata)
  7. Curd rice
  8. Mango fruit
  9. Payasam(Whatever permitted in saaka vrata)

Amidst of those busy life and changing environment, atleast one has to prepare 9 somasi or karadakadubu and should offer to Lord Shiva and Parvathy

Story:

This is a Vratha available in Skanda Purana

Once there lived a king whose son(the Prince) dead prematurely. The King was getting his son married in a grand manner. Still he decides to get dead son married by announcing rewards for those who come forward to give their daughter to this dead son.

A poor Brahmin comes forward to marry his daughter to the dead prince. The wedding was celebrated . That was a Amavasya Day. After the marriage celebration was over, the dead prince’s body was brought near Bhageerathi River for final rites. As the people were preparing the pyre, thunder and lightening strikes along with heavy rains.  The people panicked and ran back to their homes leaving the dead body and the innocent girl there itself.

The girl remembered that it was the day of Jyothirbheemeshwari vrata, which her mother made her perform without fail every year.  She took bath in the river and molded two lamps and rolled out fiber of a plant to form the wick for the lamps.  She poured water into the lamps and did bhandara with Mud as there was no rice/wheat .

Shiva & Parvathi were the silent spectators for all her activities and were pleased with her devotion and blessed her.

She finished her pooja with whatever is available at that place.

As she finished her pooja Rudradevaru and Parvathi Deviyaru appeared before her.  Lord Shiva broke the mud balls / bandara and asked her to ask for a boon.  She requested them to bring her husband back to life, which was granted.  The people next day were happy and surprised to see the prince alive and they took the two back in a procession and they lived happily ever after.

Thus the Vratha became more popular after this incident.

Next day:

Dissolve the Kalikambas in water or Place the kalikambas in Tulsi pot

*Notes:

Urutaani

  • The girl who performed the pooja should sit on a mat facing the east. She is given the  betel leaves, betel nuts and fruits. 
  • While she hold it with both her hands,urutani is done.The lady who does urutani, applies haldi to her cheeks, hands and legs.
  •  With the paste made from haldi & Chunna(Limestone,) the red coloured paste is applied as mehandi design on her legs.

Tambeetu

Ingredients:

  • rice flour –  1 cup
  • Jaggery – 1/2 cup
  • Ghee and milk – as needed

Steps

  1. Fry the rice flour until the raw smell leaves
  2. Heat jaggery in a pan with little amount of water
  3. add Flour to it
  4. using Ghee and Milk round the balls and make it as small cups
  5. fill those cups with the ghee and put the wick and your thambittu deepa is ready

Karida Kadubu

follow the recipe in this link: http://www.chefandherkitchen.com/2012/07/karida-kadubu-fried-modak-kari-kudumulu.html

Avoid using coconut, cardamom as it is not allowed in Saaka vratha

|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||