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Sravana Maasa Important days

Sravana maasa – Month of festivals:

Though dates are given, please check with Your local mutt(As dates may differ in few cases)

Date

Day

Festival

25 July 2017 Tuesday Mangala gowri
26 July 2017 Wednesday Naga chathurthi

Budha brahaspathi Pooja

27 July 2017 Thursday Naga Panchami(Rayar mutt)
28 July 2017 Friday Maasa mahalakshmi kalasa sthapana

Sampath Shukravara vrata

Sravana aidu sukravara haadu

Naga Panchami(Uttaradhi matha)

Rig vedi Nithya nudana upakarma

29 July 2017 Saturday Sravana shanivara
1 Aug 2017 Tuesday Mangala gowri
2 Aug 2017 Wednesday Budha brahaspathi Pooja
3 Aug 2017 Thursday Ekadashi

End of Shakavrata

Beginning of Dhathi vrata

4 Aug 2017 Friday Dwadashi

Vara Lakshmi vrata

Sampath Shukravara vrata

Sravana aidu sukravara haadu

5 Aug 2017 Saturday Sravana shanivara 
7 Aug 2017 Monday Raksha bandana

Chandra grahana

8 Aug 2017 Tuesday Mangala gowri
9 Aug 2017 Wednesday Budha brahaspathi Pooja

Sri Rayaru Madhyaaradhana

11 Aug 2017 Friday Sravana aidu sukravara haadu

Sampath Shukravara vrata

12 Aug 2017 Saturday Sravana shanivara
14 Aug 2017 Monday Krishna Janmashtami
15 Aug 2017 Tuesday Mangala gowri 
16 Aug 2017 Wednesday Budha brahaspathi Pooja
18 Aug 2017 Friday Ekadashi

Sravana aidu sukravara haadu

Sampath Shukravara vrata

19 Aug 2017 Saturday Dwadashi

Sravana shanivara

 

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Posted in FESTIVALS, jyeshta maasa, MADHWA

Mannenethina Amavasya

When?

This festival is celebrated on Jyeshta shukla Amavasya

Mannu means mud; Yethu means bullock. This festival is celebrated in Karnataka, and AP, and bullocks made of mud are worshiped by the farmers

How to celebrate?

People make two bulls out of Mud and Do pooja to the bulls with arshina, kumkuma, flowers and Do neivedhya of Karadakadubu , sweet dishes etc

In a way , this festival of bullock symbolizes the importance of bulls in Farming and It is like thanking the bullock for good harvest

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Our Swamiji performing Mannethina Amavasya
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Vatasavithri

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When?

Vatasavithri is celebrated on Jyeshta shukla pournima

Who should do this vrata?

This vrata is mainly observed by the married women for the longevity and prosperity of their husbands and they pray for a happy and peaceful married life

This sacred vrata is dedicated to Goddess Gauri and Sati Savitri

Story of Savitri and Satyavan

The story of Savitri and Satyavanis presented in the VanaParva of the epic Mahabharata.

Savitri was born to the king of Madra kingdom, Asvapati as a boon to this king, granted by the sun god Savitr. As she grew up into a fine young lady, her father told her to find her own husband.

She set out on a pilgrimage for this purpose, and came across Satyavan , who was the son of blind Dyumatsena, king of the Salwa Kingdom.

After losing his eye sight, he lived as a forest dweller in exile. Lord Narada did not approve of the choice as Satyavan was destined to die after an year and he told this to Savitri’s father, who also did not approve of the choice.

Since Savitri was determined to marry Satyavan, his father gave in. After her marriage, Savitri lived the life of a hermit and went to live in the forest with her husband and in-laws.

Exactly three days before the death of her husband Satyvan, she observed a rigorous fast and followed her husband into the forest after seeking permission from her father-in-law.

On the day Satyavan was destined to die, while he was cutting wood, he suddenly fell very weak and layed his head on Savitri’s lap and passed away.

Then Lord Yama, the God of death himself came to claim Satyavan’s soul but Savitri refused to allow him to take her husband’s soul. As Yama carried Satyavan’s soul, Savitri followed him and when she was told to return back by the God of death, she offered words of wisdom. Lord Yama was impressed by the speech of savitri. He praised her for her choice of words and intelligence and offered to grant her three wishes.

She asked for the return of the eye sight of her father-in-law along with his kingdom. She also asked for hundred sons for her father-in-law, as the second wish and then hundred son for herself, as the third wish. Yama granted all the three wishes and the last wish created a dilemma as it could not materialize without giving back the life of her husband Finally, Lord Yama accepted defeat and returned Satyavan’s soul. This is how Savitri, with her wisdom and dedication brought her husband back to life.

The Importance of Banyan Tree

It is  believed that by performing all the rituals of the puja below this scared tree, all the desires of the devotees are fulfilled

On the purnima, in the month of Jyestha, the idols of Savitri-Satyava nand Yamraj riding a buffalo, made from god or mud, are brought by the devotees and these are then worshipped with the Banyan tree

How to celebrate?

  • Do Alankara to Parvati Parameshwara photo, Do samarpana of arisina, kumkuma, chandana, pushpa maala, gaja vastra
  •  sing devara nama, neivedya of mango and mangalarathi.
  • for mutthaidharu, distribute Thaamboola Dakshina, and mangoes

 

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Dhana Details(Month wise)

Maasa

Dhana &  Dharma

Chaithra maasa

Udukumba dana

Gowri triteeya – morada bhagina to suhasinis

Rama Navami & Chithra pournami – panaka, nevermore(butter milk) & kosambari to Brahmana mutthaidaru

Vaishaka maasa panaka, nevermore(butter milk) & kosambari to Brahmana mutthaidharu on all possible days

Askshaya truteeya: Sandals, bisinike(handheld fan), tender coconut water, umbrella, curd rice, sandalwood, cucumber etc

Prapadaana(Means making separate area for supplying water, butter milk to the public during hot summer days)

Udukumba dana

Panaka Pooja and palara pooja

Jyeshta Udukumba dana

Chappals, umbrella, tila, sandalwood, hand fan

Aashada Chappals, umbrella, salt, amla
Shravana Mangala gowi, varalakshmi habba

Sampath shukravara habba – moradha bhagina and udi thumbodhu

Naga chathurthi – brahmachari  – gopichandana, janivara, vilyadhaladike

Bhadrapada Payasa, Salt & Jaggery

Swana gowri vratha – moradha bhagina to husband’s sister and to one’s own mom or mutthaidharu

Rishi Panchami for 7 mutthaidharu, sowmangalya dravya, fruits, chiguli, thembittu should be given

Ashwija Gold, silver(Yatha sakthi)

One pumpkin, Milk, chappals

Saaligrama

Karthika Deepa, gopichandana, cow, amla, saaligrama, sankha, vegetables , vana bhojana
Margashira Bindige, Gopichandana
Dhanur Bedsheet, Shayya Dana for Dampatis for Sarvakshema: 2 Carpets, 2 pillows, 2 bedsheets), Huggi dana
Pousha Silver cup, coconut, vasthra dana, tila dana
Maagha Kushmanda, dhathri, Maradha bhagina(Suddha dwadasi), thila dana(Along with a copper cup), salagrama dana, annadhana
Phalguna Sesame seeds, milk, Godhana, vasthra dana
Adhika maasa

Godana, Apoopa dana, Deepa dana, Akhanda Deepa, Daily river bath, Fast on Ekadashi, Dharane,parane, Tamboola dana

 

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Vaishaka maasa

 

Maasa niyamaka Paksha Thithi Festival/event
Kamalalaya – Madhusudhana Shukla Tritiya Akshaya Trutiya

 

Sri parasurama jayanthi
Saptami Gangopatti, Bhagirathi Jayanthi
Navami Sita Jayanthi
Dasami Srinivasa kalyana
Trayodashi VedaVyasa Jayanti
Chaturdashi Narasimha Jayanti
Pournima Shri kurma Jayanthi
Vaishaka snana ends

Yatigalu aradhana

Sno Paksha Tithi Name of yathi Mutt Place of brindavana
1 Shukla Pratipat Sri Sathyanadha thirtharu Uttaradhi mutt Veeracholapuram
2 Sri Vidhyanidhi thirtharu Sripadaraja mutt Odapalli,pallipalayam
3 Tritiya Sri Vidhyadhiraja thirtharu Vyasaraja mutt Jagannathapuri
4 Sri Vijayadhwaja thirtharu Kanva thirtha
5 Chathurthi Sri Vidhyapathi thirtharu Vyasaraja mutt Kumbakonam
6 Sri vidhyasrinivasa thirtharu Vyasaraja mutt Sosale
7 Shasti Sri Ramachandra thirtharu Uttaradhi mutt Yeragola
8 Dashami Sri sripathi thirtharu Sripadaraja mutt
9 Ekadashi Sri Vidhyanatha thirtharu Vyasaraja mutt Kumbakonam
10 Dwadashi Sri Suvrateendra thirtharu Rayar mutt Manthralaya
11 Pournima Sri Rajendra thirtharu Vyasaraja mutt Yeragola
12 Krishna Panchami Sri srinivasa thirtharu Vyasaraja mutt Anegundi, Nava brindavana
13 Saptami Sri Bhuvanendra thirtharu Rayar mutt Rajavalli
14 Navami Sri vidhyaRathnakara thirtharu Vyasaraja mutt Sosale
15 Ekadashi Sri BRahmanya thirtharu Vyasaraja mutt Abbur
16 Chathurthashi Sri Sugunanidhi thirtharu Sripadaraja mutt

Dasaru aradhane:

si no Paksha Thithi Dasaru
1 Shukla Dvithiya Venugopala dasaru
2 Ashtami Modalakalu sesha dasaru
3 Navami Shyamasundara dasaru

 

Posted in FESTIVALS, Ganga, gangopatti, MADHWA

Gangotpatti

The meaning of gangotpatti means the origin of Ganga Devi or incarnation. This festival is observed on the Vaisakha Sukla Saptami. It is said that all the sins are removed by worshipping Goddess Ganga Devi on that day.

We all know that Bhageeratha brought the river Ganga to the Earth from Deva Loka. The river on its way, flooded into the Ashrama of Janhu Maharishi.

He got angry and swallowed the river by doing aachamana. Bhageeratha in great distress, begged Maharishi to released the river.

The kind-hearted, Maharishi, released the river, through his right ear. He thought if he releases the river from his mouth, it would become ‘uchchishta’. . That day is celebrated as  Gangot-patti. from then river Ganga became ‘Janhavi’ — since she became the daughter of Janhu Maharishi.

On this day, Ganga Puja is celebrated in the house.

Perform shodasopachara Pooja to Kalasa along with Ganga thaali

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Akshaya Triteeya

For the last decade, Akshaya triteeya festival is getting more popular because of humongous advertisements made by Jewelleries these days in Television, FM, Newspaper and Social media

Akshaya tritheeya is the festival not just buying Gold, but doing lot of Punya karyaas on the auspicious day

When is Akshaya triteeya?

  • Akshaya triteeya is celebrated on Vaishakha Shukla Triteeya
  • IT is the most auspicious day for any subha kaarya
  • Any punya Kaarya(Homa, dhaana, tarpana, Japa) yields more phala and punya to an individual
  • It is believed that anything good done on this day lasts forever and forever.
  • On this day, The sun and moon, are both on their maximum of brightness and glory.
  • Every single minute on this day is considered auspicious or a ‘muhurta’

Significance of this day:

  • It is believed that the Sri  VedaVyasaru  started his epic composition Mahabharat on this day.
  • The poor brahmin Sudama visited his childhood friend Lord Krishna in Dwarka with a handful of  poha on this day.
  •  The Pandavas received the ‘Akshaya Pathram’ (bowl) from Lord Krishna (in the Mahabharata) on this day.

What is akshaya means?

Akshaya means that which is eternal, continuous, imperishable. Good deeds done on this day are blessed forever.

How to celebrate?

  • Do early morning snana with sankalpa
  • Perform japa
  • Perform saligrama pooja(for men) , Lakshmi pooja, Tulasi pooja, Gowri pooja(For women)
  • Perform Pitru tarpana(If applicable)
  • Do Dhana, Dharma
  • Do parayana(Vayu stuthi, sumadhwa vijaya, Manyu suktha etc for men), Lakshmi shobhane, Sudhama haadu, Harikathamruta saara for women etc )

Gandha Lepana:

You can find almost in  all the temples, Main deities are decorated with sandalwood(Special alankara on akshaya tritheeya day)

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Chaithra Maasa – Important days

Festivals 

Maasa niyamaka Paksha Thithi Festival/event
Padmini – Vishnu Shukla Pratipat Ugadi
Tritiya Shri matsya jayanthi /
Gowri Triteeya 
Navami Rama Navami
Purnima Hanuman Jayanti
Vaishaka snana begins
Krishna Chathurdashi Shri varaha jayanthi

Yatigalu Aradhana

Sl.no Paksha Tithi Name of yathi Mutt Place of brindavana
 1.  

Shukla

 Prathama Sri Purushottama tirtharu Vyasaraja mutt  Abbur
 2.  Dwitiya

 

Sri Sathyapragna tirtharu  Uttaradhi mutt   Athkoor
 3. Sri Vedavyasa tirtharu  Sripadaraja mutt  Pengonda
 4. Panchami Sri Vidhyavijaya thirtharu
 5. Ashtami Sri Sathyadhyana tirtharu  Uttaradhi mutt  Pandarapur
 6.  Navami Sri Kavimdra tirtharu  Rayar mutt  Navabrindavana
 7. Sri Pragnanidhi tirtharu  Sripadaraja mutt  Mulbagilu
 8.  Trayodashi Sri Sathyapriya tirtharu   Uttaradhi mutt  Mana madurai
 9.  Purnima/

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Sri Sathya vratha tirtharu  Sripadaraja mutt  Srirangam
 10. Sri Munindra tirtharu  Rayar mutt  Srirangam
Bahula Dwitiya Sri Sushameendra thirtharu Rayar mutt Manthralaya
 11. Tritiya Sri Vagisha tirtharu  Rayar mutt  Nava brindavana
 12.  

Ekadashi

Sri Subhudendra tirtharu  Rayar mutt  Nanjanagud
 13. Sri Sathyavijaya tirtharu  Uttaradhi mutt  Sathya vijaya Nagar
Trayodasi  Sri Vidhyasridhara tirtharu Vyasaraja mutt  Srirangam

 

Sl.no Paksha Tithi Name of Dasaru
 1. Shukla  Navami Sri Muddu Mohana dasaru

Dasaru Aradhana:

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Yugadhi/Ugadhi

What is Yugadhi?

Adi means beginning. Yuga+Adi (Yugadi) means starting of the yuga.
Kali Yuga started on Chaitra Shuddha Pratama.

It is the very first festival in chaithra maasa(Chaithra suddha pratama). It is the New year for us. It is a day to celebrate / welcome new year with family and friends with Hari dhyana

How to  celebrate(in common)?

  1. Put Kemmannu – Rangoli in front of the house
  2. Do alankara for door with mango leaves thorana
  3. Abhyanga (oil bath) sloka to chant while doing enne sashthra for oil bath
  4. Saligrama Puja
  5. Thulasi Puja
  6.  Panchanga Puja and Panchanga Sravana
  7.  Naivedya of the mixture of neem tender leaves (or flower) with (Bella) jaggery and taking this mixture
  8. Naivedya of Maasa Dharma items:- Paanaka, Buttermilk, Kosambari etc
  9. wearing new clothes(Optional,if possible )
  10. Namaskara to parents, elders
  11. Give Tamboola Dakshina to Veda – Brahmanas
  12. Have Food(Habbada adige) with family and relatives
  13. Darshan of the Lord in temple in the evening.

NEEM TENDER LEAVES (or FLOWER) with JAGGERY (Bella)

In a small vessel, take a handful of with neem flower, tender neem leaves and a little bit of jaggery, Mix them well with a silver uddarani or spoon or hand and keep it ready for naivedya.

Sloka to chant while consuming Bevu bella :

ಶತಾಯುರ್ವಜ್ರದೇಹಾಯ ಸರ್ವಸಂಪತ್ಕರಾಯ ಚ |
ಸರ್ವಾರಿಷ್ಟವಿನಾಶಾಯ ನಿಂಬಕದಳಭಕ್ಷಣಮ್ |

shataayurvajradEhaaya sarvasampatkaraaya cha |
sarvaariShTavinaashaaya nimbakadaLabhakShaNam |

Meaning:

With the bevu-bella, Our body will be healthy and strong as a Diamond and it is sarvaarista naashaka.  It raises our health.

Another significance of bevu bella is related like Our life is made up of Sorrows and happiness. It shows the different facets of life: Sweet and bitter experiences in life.

Panchanga sravana:

It is auspicious to know about the life span of Chaturmukha Brahma Deva and also know the Thithi, Vaara, Nakshatra, Yoga and Karana everyday

LIFE SPAN OF CHATURMUKHA BRAHMA DEVA

This is a little complex math. But once you understand manvantara, kalpa etc it is easy to understand what is one day in Chathurmukha brahma cycle?

Swasti Sri, Chaturmukha Brahma Deva was born from the Naabhi Kamala of Maha Vishnu and has 100 years of life span.
He has completed the first 50 years. Now the first day of the 51st year is running
Krita Yuga + Treta Yuga + Dwapara Yuga + Kali Yuga = one Maha Yuga
71 Maha Yugas = one Manvantara
14 Manvantaras = one Kalpa(This is the day time for Brahma Deva)
Similarly one night is equal to another 14 Manvantaras (one Kalpa).
So, 28 Manvantaras (two Kalpas) constitue a single day
Like this 360 days =  one year for Brahma Deva
And like that, Life span of Chathurmukha brahma is  years

In the first day morning, in Swetha Varaha Kalpla, 6 Manvantaras are completed. In the 7th (Vai-vas-vatha) Manvantara, 27 Maha Yugas are completed. In the 28th Maha Yuga, Krita, Treta, Dwapara Yugas have goen. In 4 lakhs 32 thousand years of Kali Yuga, 5,000 years are also completed. We are now at the beginning of the first quarter of Kali Yuga (Kali Yuge Prathama Pade – in sanskrit).


  • On Yugadi day, Panchanga Sravana either in the morning or evening.
  • If Panchanga is not available, do pooja to this book and then read out the contents of the first few pages to everyone in the house.
  • Keep the Panchanga in a Peeta. Arisina, Kumkuma to Panchanga.
  • Do Dhyaana of Navagraha Devata, antargata Mukhya Praana, antargata Sri Lakshmi Narasimha, Dhyaana of your Kula Deva Swami, Aavaahana, Mantrakshata, Pushpa Samarpana, Mangalarathi to Panchanga.

Why Panchanga sravana

At the beginning of the year, if we get advance information on the likely events in that whole year, it would be helpful to prepare ourselves to adhere to those austerities. In this way, Panchanga Sravana helps us to get peace and prosperity in life.

Panchanga Sravana is Mangala-kara for everyone. It removes the ill-effects of bad dreams, brings Punya of Ganga Snana, yields the Punya of Go-daana, increase the life span, beget of good, Satwik Children and wealtH

In case, if you are not able to make it up for panchanga sravana in the temple, atleast try to read first few pages of panchanga @ home itself