Culture

Kodial Shri Venkataramana Temple – Jeernodhara – Photos by Manju N.

The entire Saraswat world is keenly awaiting the reopening of the divine Shri Venkataramana Temple at Mangalore. The temple underwent renovation with volunteers from our community giving their physical best over and above the monetary contributions. While we are at the heels of the temple reopening, here is a sneak peak at some beautiful snaps taken by Manju Neereshwallya.

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GSB Ganapati Aarti Videos- by Sudhir Shenai, Mumbai

As the Ganesh festival reaches its crescendo, with Ananth Chaturdashi at its heels, Sudhir Shenai renders a unique seva for all of us. For our benefit, he has recorded and shared the Aarti’s of three of the most visited GSB Ganapati’s in Mumbai – GSB Seva Mandal, GSB Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav – Wadala, and GSB Sabha Kurla Chembur Ghatkopar.

Restoring Moodabidri Temple – Are you a part of it?

The temple of Shri Venkataramana and Shri Hanuman at Moodubidri is a part of our Saraswat heritage in South Canara. The temple is currently undergoing renovation and solicits your participation towards one of the key duties of preserving our culture. Read more about how you can be a part of this divine project.

Haridwar Chaturmas of Shrimad Sudhindra Teertha Swamiji

The divine moments of Haridwar, further sanctified by the occasion of Chaturmas of Shrimad Sudhindra Tirtha Swamiji of Kashi Math Sansthan, is brought out alive through the photographs by Manju Neereshwallya. View the slideshow of the photographs right here

Ramesh-maam presents – Seeta Kalyana in Konkani (All new series)

Payyanur Ramesh Pai Maam’s contribution to Radio Idli, and his popularity with the online lovers of Konkani is not new. He has showered his wishes and generosity on us by featuring a monthly contribution of some of the relics of Konkani and Saraswat Culture. In the inaugural episode, Ramesh Pai-maam shares with us one of the most loved lullaby’s in konkani – Seethakalyana, along with an informative article on the same, with lyrics in Devanagari, Kannada and Malayalam script

Bhajan Dedicated to Shrimat Shivananda Saraswati Swamiji, Kavale Mutt.

RSB Konkani Bhajan Dedicated to Shrimat Shivananda Saraswati Swami Gaudapadacharya, Shri Saunsthan Gaudapadacharya Mutt, Kavale, Ponda, Goa., during Shri Swamiji’s Mokkam in Bengalooru from 26th Feb 2010 to 1st March 2010 at Dwarakanath Bhawan, Basavanagudi, Bengalooru. Bhajan Written by: Shri Arvind Nayak Composed by Shri Kishore Bhagawat Singers : Shri Kishore Bhagawat, Shrimati Sujata Nayak, […]

Karkala Teru – 2010 – by Swaroopa Shenoy

The famous Karkala Teru (annual chariot festival) is brought alive by Swaroopa Shenoy as she continues her divine duty and generosity for the second time around. Swaroopa, a technology professional from Bangalore, shares her photographic talents and love for Saraswat festivals with us through this wonderful coverage of the festival. She presents here a photo-slideshow of the same.

A Unique Kodial Teru experience in 25 minutes – Directorial Debut by Sithesh

“A beautiful walkthrough of the Kodial Teru, with the ambience of the festival, and its people, at the center” is how i would describe the directorial debut of a young Art Director of our Samaaj – Sithesh Govind. The 25 minute video walkthrough of the great festival, with some great visual effects and editing, has been recently blessed and released by Shrimad Sudhindra Teertha Swamiji of Shri KashiMath Sansthan. We provide you here a 3 minute glimpse into the video, and an opportunity to place a CD request from the man himself — Sithesh Govind.. Check the article for more details and the video

Mulki Rama Navami Teru – Photo Tour by Prathvish Bhat

Be blessed through this photo tour of the famous and utmost holy, Shri Rama Navami Teru (Rathotsava – Chariot Festival) of Mulki Shri Venkataramana Temple. Prathvish Bhat, son of Vaidik Shri LaksmiNarayan Bhat-maam, brings us this great opportunity to revisit the festival from wherever we are, through this beautifully captured Photo-slideshow. May God bless him with the choicest blessings, while we are blessed seeing these delightful photographs.