Sri Madhva Navami – 2012

Tomorrow, the 1st of February, Magha Shuddha Navami, is Madhva Navami. It was on this day that Sri Madhvacharya left Udupi for Badarikashrama where he is still serving the lotus feet of Lord Veda Vyasa.

On this occasion, I am uploading a small collection of shlokas extolling Sri Madhvacharya. You can read it in Kannada, English and Devanagari scripts.

Sri Purandara Dasa Aradhana 2012

On the auspicious occasion of Sri Purandara Dasa Aradhana (Pushya Bahula Amavasya – 23 January 2012), I am uploading five compositions of the greatest ever Haridasa, in Kannada and English scripts.

  1. Jagadoddharana (in English)
  2. Hariya Neneyada Nara Janmaveke (in English)
  3. Dasana Madiko Enna (in English)
  4. Anjikinyatakayya (in English)
  5. Pillangoviya Chelva Krishnana (in English)

Yermal – Temples of Tulu Nadu

Yermal is a village located between Padubidri and Uchila on the Udupi – Mangalore highway in Udupi District of Karnataka. It has an ancient and beautiful Sri Janardana Temple. According to the temple authorities, the main idol of Sri Janardana is supposed to have been obtained from the lotus hands of Sri Madhvacharya!

The temple also has the idols of Mahaganapati and Vaaraahi Gangapati. The Vaaraahi Ganapati idol was discovered by the temple people while on a mission on Vaaraahi.

Sri Janardana

Sri Janardana

Mahaganapati

Mahaganapati

 

Vaarahi Ganapati

Vaarahi Ganapati

The temple is in an extremely healthy condition and has been renovated regularly. Lots of spiritual activities, such as Rashi Puja, Nagamandala and others are regularly conducted in the temple.

The annual festival of the temple is held for a month during the Vrischika Masa. During this time, Bali Utsava is held during the second fortnight.

Garbha Gudi

Garbha Gudi

 

Tirtha Mantapa

Tirtha Mantapa

There are pancha bhutas that are being worshipped in the temple, including Rakteshwari and Dhoomavathy. There is a “Naga Bana” also in the temple premises where numerous naga kallu (stones) have been placed by the devotees. It is a very sacred Naga Bana.

Bhuta Sthana

Bhuta Sthana

Naga Bana

Naga Bana

The address of the temple is

Sri Janardana Temple, Yermal Village, Near Padubidri, Mangalore Udupi Highway, Udupi District, Karnataka – 574119

Temple entrance

Temple entrance

More photos of the temple can be seen here.