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Importance of Sandyavandana

Hare Srinivasa,

Sandyavandana and Gayatri Japa are mandatory and very very important for us and one must do everyday without fail. Here comes a 3 part series pravachana on Importance of Sandyavandana  by Vidwan Sri Krishna Raja Kuthpadi. Sri Kuthpadi is a young scholar par excellence and has graduated from Poornaprajna Vidyapeetha under the guidance of Shri Pejavar Swamiji. 



|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||

Samkshipta Devar Pooje Vidhana By Vid Mahuli Vidyasimhacharya Mumbai

Hare Srinivasa,

The auspicious new year Hemalambi samvatsara is on and we have the Panchanga with us and it is time to plan for the spiritual activities for the year. And here comes one very brief video on Samkshipta Devara Pooja by Vidwan Mahuli Vidyasimhacharya. Indeed this has come at the very right  time for us! In this short video(it runs only 14 mins), Achar has covered everything and shown us how to perform the MOST IMPORTANT Saligrama pooje. It is inspiring and I am sure one who sees this will definitely make a resolve to do the sacred Saligrama Pooje everyday without fail going forward. Our Namaskarams and Regards to Achar and many thanks to Divine India YouTube Channel for coming up with many informative Videos from time to time. 

|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||

Vaishaka Snana Starts on 11-Apr-17


Hare Srinivasa, 

11-Apr-17 marks the beginning of auspicious Vaishaka Snana. Vaishaka Snana starts from Chaitra Shudda Hunnime to Vaishaka Shudda Hunnime. Here is an opportunity to get rid of all sins and people who undertake baths in the tirthas at such holy times(early morning before sunrise) get immense benefits.

Vaishaka Snaana
Mantra for Vaishaka Snaana:

Vaishakam Sakalam MaasamMesha Sankramaney ravey |

Pratah Saniyamah Snaasyeh Preeyatham Madhusudhanaha ||

Madhuhanthuh Prasadena Brahmana Namanugrahath |
Nirvignamasthu Mey Punyam Vaishaka SnanaManvaham ||

Madhavey Meshagey Bhanow Murarey Madhusudhana |

Pratah Snanena Mey Nathaha Phalado Bhava Paapahan ||

Giving Udukumba Dhanam during month is advised.

|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||

Hemalambi Samvatsara – UPAKARMA Update

Hare Srinivasa,

The auspicious HEMALABI – the year our great Acharyaru Sriman Madhwacharyaru choose for his avatara, has just begun and the excitement is all around. The first festival of the year Sri Rama Navami is on 05th April. Let us make use of this sacred day to kick start our sadhane in the new year. As you know we have 2 Grahana events in this year and the first one – Chandra Grahana is on Aug 7th (Shravana masa Pournami day). On account of this there is a change in Upakarma dates in Hemalambi samvatsara.

Please note the Upakarma dates given below:

Rig Veda (Nuthana and Nithya Upakarma)    – 28-Jul-17(Fri)
Yajur Veda (Nuthana and Nithya Upakarma) – 06-Sep-17(Wed)

|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||

Ekadasi Days in HEMALAMBI Samvatsara

Hare Srinivasa!

We have the auspicious HEMALAMBI Samvatsara started and the Panchanga is in your hands. While many of you may be checking for our Gurugala Aradhana dates and other important days in the coming new year, please find the EKADASI Dates below. We have heard repeatedly in the Pravachanas, that how important the Ekadasi vrata is and it would not help if one does any other anushtana like Pooja, Homa, Parayana and not strictly adhering to Ekadasi anushtana. Let us all do the Ekadasi like our Gurugalu has asked us to do.  

Sri Vishnu

Hemalambi Samvatsara – Ekadasi Days


Ekadasi Dates


07,  22


06,  22


05,  20


04,  20


03,  18


02,  16


01,  16,   31


14,  30


14,  29

January- 2018

12,  28


11,  26



|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||

Pushyarka Yoga on 23-Oct-16 & 20-Nov-16

Hare Srinivasa,

Here comes a gentle reminder that coming Sunday(23rd October) is a special day to earn Sri Rayaru’s blessings. We have Pushyarka Yoga on this day as the Pushya Nakshatra is coming on Sunday. Also we have one more similar combination that is occurring next month on 20th November.

Pushya is a Sanskrit word, meaning “to nourish”. The ruler of Pushya is Saturn or Shani and its deity is Brihaspati or Jupiter, the Guru of wisdom. When the Pushya Nakshatra falls on Thursday or Sunday, astrologers and religious minded people consider it as favourable and call it Pushya Amrit Yoga. This day (Pushya Nakshatra) is an auspicious day to see, take blessings and remember your Guru or spiritual teacher. It is in this manner that Pushya has an auspicious link with spiritual and religious matters. 

We all know that one of the greatest devotees of Rayaru was Sri Appanacharya. He brought out the benefits of remembering Rayaru on such a day or on Pushya Nakshatra.

In his Raghavendra Stotra, Sri Appanacharya says, 

“Soma surya parogo cha pushyarkadhi samagame,

Yo anuthamam idham stotramashtothara satham japeth,

Bhootha praetha pisachadhi peeda thasya na jayathe”

What this means is that when there is a lunar or solar eclipse or during Pushya Star on Sunday, any person reciting the shlokas of Raghavendra Swamy or remembering him, will not have any kind of trouble. No ghost, devil or/and any evil will trouble a person who recites the Raghavendra Stotra 108 times or performs the japa 108 times.

So let us all make use of this auspicious day by getting together in front of Sri Rayara Mruthika Brindavana and chant the famous Sri Rayara Stotra as many times as possible and earn the blessings of Sri Hari Vayu Gurugalu.

|| Sri Krishnarpanamastu ||

Surya Shashti – 07Sep16

Hare Srinivasa,

The 6th day in the lunar month of Bhadrapada Masa (Shasti thithi) is known as Surya Shashti. This month it is observed on 07-Sep-16(Wednesday). It is highly meritorious to take bath early in the morning on this day, worship the Sun God and take Panchagavya (a mix of five items related to the sacred Cow). It is also advised to worship Lord Subramanya on this Shashti. This is supposed to give merits equivalent to Ashwamedha.

In Shashtras, it has been mentioned that that if a devotee performs the daily rituals to Sun God, the miseries of life vanishes and he/she attains good health, healthy mind and salvation. After Snaana and Surya Puja, Pancha Gavya praashana should be done to qualify for the Phala or the Punya of executing Ashwamedha Yagna. On this very day of Surya Shashti, darshan of Kumara Swami would bestow relief for Brahma Hatya too.




Mantra for Sun God worship:-

Japa Kusuma Samkaasham Kaashya-peyam Mahaa-dyutim |

Tamorim Sarva-papaghnam Pranatosmin Divakaram ||

Sun (Soorya-Ravi) I pray to the Sun, the day-maker, destroyer of all sins, the enemy of darkness, of great brilliance, the descendent of Kaashyapa, the one who shines like the japaa flower.

|| Sri Krishnarpanamastu ||