Posts Tagged ‘Vratha’

Chaturmasya : Dwidala Vratha – 01Oct to 30Oct17

Hare Srinivasa, 

We are in the auspicious Navaratri parva kala and festivities are on everywhere. The most important day for us the Vijaya Dashami / Madhwa Jayanthi is just 2 days away. This day also marks the completion of Ksheera Vratha and from 01st October, the last of the four vrathas the Dwidala Vratha starts. This Vratha needs to be observed from Ashwayuja (Ashvija) Shukla Ekasashi to Karthika Shudda Dashami.


Ksheera Vratha Samarpana Mantra:

upaayanamidaM dEva vrutasaMpUrti hEtave |

kShIraMtu dvijavaryaaya sahiraNyaM dadaamyahaM ||

Sankalpa Mantra – Dwidala Vratha:

        kaartikE dvidaLaM dhaanyaM varjayiShyE sadaa harE|

imaM kariShyE niyamaM nirviGnaM kuru kEshava ||

During this period, one should avoid DvidaLaas and bahu-bIja vegetables.

DvidaLa refers to any seed or vegetable which when broken or fried splits into two halves. Examples of such items are All Dalls, green peas.

Bahu-bIja refers to any fruit or vegetable that contains multiple seeds and is covered by an external skin. Examples of such items are apples, grapes, pomegranate, cucumber and so on.

Vegetables & others permitted –

a) Banana and banana products like balekai, Baledindu, Bale Flower, etc.

b) White Dantu soppu, Agase Soppu, Karimevu, Doddipatre soppu, etc.

c) Genasu, Suvarna Gadde, Saamegadde, Coconut, ginger

d) Potato, Milk, Curds, Butter.

|| Sri Krishnarpanamastu ||

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Indira Ekadashi Significance

Hare Srinivasa,

Today is the most auspicious Ekadasi dina. This vratha is the holiest and very important among all vrathas and a MUST DO for all between 8 and 80 years. Please listen to a brief sandesha on Indira Ekadasi Mahatme by Sri L Krishnacharya. 

|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||

Sri Ananta Padmanabha Vrata – 05Sep17

Hare Srinivasa,

05 Anantha Vratha

The fourteenth day of Bhadrapada Shukla is the day of worshipping Lord Vishnu in form of Sri Ananta Padmanabha. It is also known as Ananta Chaturdashee. The significance of this holy day is explained by Dr. N. Vadirajacharya in this discourse.   

|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||

Parivartini Ekadashi Significance

Hare Srinivasa,

Today is the most auspicious Ekadasi dina. This vratha is the holiest and very important among all vrathas and a MUST DO for all between 8 and 80 years. Please listen to a brief sandesha on Parivartini Ekadasi Mahatme by Sri L Krishnacharya. 

|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||

Chaturmasya : Dadhi Vratha – 03Aug to 01Sep17

Hare Srinivasa,

We are in the auspicious Chaturmasa parva kala and about to complete the first month, Shakavratha. The Second month in the Chaturmasa is known as the Dadhi Vratha. This Vratha needs to be observed from Shravana Shudda Ekadashi to Bhadrapada Shudda Dashami


Sankalpa Mantra:

upaayanamidaM dEva vRutasaMpUrti hEtave |

dvijavaryaaya daasyEhaM sahiraNyam GanaM dadhi ||

During this Dadhivratha period, curds should not be used in any form or manner while preparing naivedya. However, buttermilk, a derivative of curds, is allowed.

|| Sri Krishnaarpanamastu ||

Ekadasi Mahatmya – Sri Sri Satyatma Theertha Swamiji

Hare Srinivasa,

Today is the most auspicious Ekadasi dina. This vratha is the holiest and very important among all vrathas and a MUST DO for all between 8 and 80 years. Please listen to a brief sandesha on mahatmya of Ekadasi Upavasa by Sri Satyatma Theertha Swamiji.

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|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||

Yogini Ekadasi – 20Jun17

Hare Srinivasa,

“Neither thousands of Ashwamedha sacrifices nor hundreds of Vajapeya sacrifices are equivalent to even one sixteenth the merits of fasting on an Ekadashi”

………….Acharya Madhwaru on Ekadasi in Sri Krishnamrutha Maharnava

Today is the most auspicious Ekadasi dina. This vratha is the holiest and very important among all vrathas and a MUST DO for all between 8 and 80 years. This day is called Yogini Ekadasi. Please click on the below link to learn more about the significance of Yogini Ekadasi from Padma Purana.  

Yogini Ekadasi Mahatwa – Padma Purana

|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||