Grand Ranga Pooja Deepotsava

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Dear Devotees,
We are pleased to advise you that in this auspicious month of Karthika Masa, we will be performing

*Maha Ranga Puje with Kathika Deepotsava* on Saturday, the 19th of November 2016, in the evening from 5 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. at *Leeds Hindu Mandir*, 36, Alexandre Road, Leeds, LS61RF.

Program details:
Ashtaka Seva,
Classical Dance
Music and Pravachana
Maha Prasada. (Traditional Udupi style food served on banana leaves)

All are most welcome to attend this devine program and seek the blessings of the Lord. However, you need to do the RSVP asap by clicking the link below, to confirm your attendance and participation (which will help us greatly in planning the arrangements for the event).

For more details / information regarding the Seva and Sponsorships (which will be offered on first come first basis), you may please contact either

Shri Narahari Joshi on (07894562145) or Dr. Akshay Dwarakanath on (07906357048) or our priests Santhosh Vadiraja Bhat at our Wembley mutt Shri Venkatakrushna Vrundavana on 07448504858 or 07447360500 or 02037744051

Also, please note devotees offering any Seva need to arrive at the venue before 5.00 p.m. latest, for performing the Sankalpa

Best Regards
Venkata Krushna Vrundavana, UK

Navaratri -Durga Homa and Durga Puja

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Navaratri with Venkatavrunda, we are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to participate in “Durga Puja with Durga Homa” with the guidance of our learned priests.

This navaratri every evening Sapthashithi(Chandi) Parayana will be performed at the mutt. Devotees interested in performing this social pooja may please contact the mutt.

Please confirm your participation in this link :

navaratri invite
Navaratri 2016 celebrations by venkatavrunda

Mahalaya Shradda 2016

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With the grace of Lord Shri Krishna
and Blessings from his holiness
Shri 1008 Shri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji
Venkata Krushna Vrundavana, UK

is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to offer “Pinda Pradaana – Shraadha” to your ancestors under the  guidelines from our learned priests during this year’s  Mahalaya Paksha.

As per our ancient scriptures, “Mahalaya Paksha” is the most auspicious time to please our ancestors.

By performing “Pinda Pradaana – Shraadha” to thank them for their contribution in our lives, seek their blessings and pray for peace and prosperity in our family.



Rigveda and Yajurveda Upaakarma 2016

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Dear Devotees,
Please note the details of the RigUpaakarma (On Wednesday, 17th August) and YajurUpaakarma (On Thursday, 18th August) program at Venkatakrushna Vrundavana as under:

  •  From morning 6.00 am to 6.30 am – Upaakarma Homa.

  • From 6.30 am to 7.30 am –  Nitya Upaakarma and nutana Yajnopaveetha Dharana Vidhi.All are most welcome to attend the above program but are requested to kindly confirm your attendance to Shri Santhosh Bhat on 07448504858 or  02037744051.

(1) You need to bring *Jala Paatre and Udharane* and all other items required for the Upaakarma will be provided by the Mutt
(2) You may also bring fruits and flowers for the offerings
(3) Breakfast will be provided after the Upaakarma on both days.
(4) Mutt address: 36, Station Grove, Wembley Central, HA0 4AL.
(5) You are most welcome to make any donations to the Mutt.
Venkatakrushna Vrundavana
Notes: If you cannot attend the Upaakarma at the time slot specified above due to unavoidable circumstances and need to  perform the ritual later (but before noon) either on 17th or 18th August, then please contact the priest who will consider your request however subject to availability of time due to other concurrent programs at the Mutt

Naga Panchami & Ashlesha Bali 2016

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Sunday, August 7th 2016

(Venue: BSNL Hall 128, East Lane, North Wembley, HA0 3NL)

With the Blessings of His Holiness Shri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji, we are pleased to invite you all to participate in the “Ashlesha Bali” on the auspicious day of Naaga Panchami, on Sunday, August 7th at 9:30am.

Ashlisha Bali

Thousands of Devotees are performing this very special Pooja every day at Shri ‘Kukke Subramanya’ Temple in INDIA to get rid of ‘Naaga Dosha’ / “Sarpa Dosha”.

Ashlesha is the Vedic name of Naaga or Sarpa. Ashlesha Bali is also famously known as Naaga Bali is explained in Agama Granthas as a remedy for Naaga Dosha / Sarpa Dosha (which is sometimes indicated in the horoscope) and to please God Almighty Naaga-Antaryaami Sankarshana.

By performing this Seva sincerely, the devotees will not only find peace of mind, but also can get rid of the Naaga Dosha / Sarpa Dosha as well as remove any obstacles, obtain better job prospectus, good health, wealth, marriage, Santhaana Vridhi and abundant success in their life.

The Priest has to draw an attractive ‘Mandala’ of ‘Naaga’ including 72 squares and a ‘Padma’ and the exact signs of Naagas with colorful Rangoli Powder in a traditional manner. Along with Sankarshana Pooja, priest has to invoke the 8 Naaga Kulaadhipati’s and 72 Parivaara Naagas by chanting each name of Naaga Devata as described by Sri Vedavyasa in Mahaa Bhaarata.

Then the ‘Kalpokta Pooja’ will be performed in detail along with Panchamruta Abhisheka followed by ‘ Bali’. Bali means special Naivedya or offering to Naagas. While chanting specific ‘Matras’ the Bali of ‘Apoopa and Paayasa’ will be offered to each ‘Naaga Devata’ separately. Pooja mantras are from Rigveda and Yajurveda and some shlokas are from Mahaa Bharata and the Puranas.

You are welcome to take part in this special divine Pooja as a sponsor. Suggested donation towards the Seva Sponsorship is £25.

If you are not able to attend the program in person, you can also contact our Priest Santhosh Bhat (on 07448504858) with your name and other details. The Sankalpa will be performed in your name and the Prasada will be sent to you by post.


‘Ashlesha Bali’ Pooja will begin at 9:30am followed by Maha Prasada to all devotees at 12:00pm

Upaakarma in UK – 2016

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As per Uttaradi Mutt, Rigveda Upaakarma has to be observed on Aug 7th due to Simha Samkramana on Aug 17th. But it’s not applicable to UK as we have Simha Samkramana on Aug 16th itself.

So there are no issues for the Satvikaas living in the UK to observe Rigveda Upaakarma on Aug 17th.

What’s Upaakarma ?

Upaakarama is NOT just changing the YajnOpaveeta. That’s a pure ‘ Vaidika Prakriyaa’. Uplifting or Inspirational Kriyaa to upsurge our faith and enthusiasm on our daily AnushTaanaas and Vedic studies.

For nUtana Brahmacharis it’s an auspicious day of ‘Veda GrahaNa’- Obtaining the Vedas.

What is a good day to observe Upaakarma ?

Rigvedis – on the day of ‘Shravana Nakshatra’ in ShraavaNa / Simha Maasa. In case of Ekadashee, Dwadashee, SamkramaNa Doshaas, the alternate option is – ‘the day of Hasta Nakshatra’

Yajurvedis –Shraavana Poornima

Sama Vedis – Bhadrapada Tritiya with Hasta Nakshatra

Atharva – Shraavana Poornima

What are the procedures involved in Upaakarma ?

Below are the steps followed in Rigveda- Ashwalaayana tradition (Slight deference is there for Yajurveda, Sama and Atharva followers according to their ‘Sutras’)

  • Ganapati Pooja, Punyaaya Vaachana, Naandi
  • Vedavyaasa + Rishi Poojana
  • Utsarjana Homa
  • Brahma Yajna + Veda Utsarjana + Deva, Rishi, Achaarya, Pitru and Yama Tarpana.
  • Upaakarma Homa
  • Dhadhi Saktu Praashana
  • YajnOpaveeta Samskaara + Homa+ Daana + DhaaraNa
  • Brahma Yajna + Veda Grahana ( Upaakarma)

Punyaha Vachana – Vedic custom to purify our body mind and the premises to begin any Satkarma. And also seeking the permission from All Devatas, Rishis and Brahmanaas.

Panchagavya– Invoking and worshiping the Abhimaani Devataas in Gomutra, Gomaya, Milk, Curd and Ghee. Panchagavya Praashana is to get rid of all the Paapa-s and Deha Shudhi

Naandi – After the Upanayana / Gayatri Upadesha, the NUtana Brhamachari is allowed to perform the Sandhyavandana and Gayatri Japa. But he’s not authorized for the ‘Veda Adhyayana’. He has to continue the AnushTaanaas including Agnikaarya to obtain the Vedas until the of Upaakarma . ‘The Meaning of the word ‘Upaakarma’ is ‘Obtaining’. So this day is very important for him to obtain the Vedas. To seek permission and blessing from ancestors his parents have to perform the Naandi Poojana.

Vyasa + Rishi Pooja– To offer our gratitude to the Lord and all the Rishi-s for gracing us with right knowledge.

Homa , Brahma Yajna, Utsarjana and Tarpana – ‘Acharya’ has to perform the Homa and offer ‘Pradhaana Ahutis’ to Devataas with specific Mantras on behaf of all the ‘Shishyaas’. Then the ‘Brahma Yajna’ has to be done by everyone. Utsarjana means dispensation. We are requesting all the ‘Veda devataas’ to take leave from our Budhi to Obtain ( Upaakarma) them back with fresh mind and new spirit. As we cleanup and rearrange all the things at our home occasionally to feel fresh. We perform the ‘Tarpana’ to Devatas, Rishi, Acharyas and ancestors to submit our gratefulness for their immeasurable blessings in our lives. (all these Utsarjana procedures are not for Nutana Brahmacharis)

Upaakarma Homa , Dadhi Saktu Praashana, Upaveeta Acharya has to perform the Upakarma Homa and offer the Ahutis of ‘Dadhi Saktu’ a paste of rice flour and curd with Vedamantras. Remaining ‘ Dadhi Saktu’ has to be taken by all as ‘Vyasa Prasaada’ and to make this ‘Saadhana Shareera’ sacred. Then the ‘Samskaara’ to YajnOpaveeta – invoking the ‘Tantu’ Devatas. Upaveeta Daana to Acharya with Dakshina (‘any daana without Dakshina is not Satvika’ says Lord in Gita 17/13) Upaveeta Homa – YajnOpaveeta (without a knot) has to be offered to ‘Parmaatma’ through Agni by Acharya. Then the Dhaarana of YajnOpaveeta as per Acharya’s instructions.

Brahma Yajna, Upaakarma – Again all have to perform ‘Brahma Yajna’ and welcome (ObtainUpaakarma) Veda Abhimani Devataas back to our ‘Budhi’. KrishnaarpaNam.

~ Yogeendra Bhat

Shivarathri 2016 Celebrations

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Check out the photos of the event

Please do join this and share your photos

Shivaratri from the mutt was live telecasted!


ಶ್ರೀ ಶಿವಸ್ತುತಿಃ

ವೈಷ್ಣವ ಸಂಪ್ರದಾಯಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ರುದ್ರದೇವರ ಸ್ತುತಿ ಮಾಡಲ್ಪಟ್ಟ ಕೃತಿಗಳು ವಿರಳ, ಅವೆಲ್ಲವುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಇದು ಅರ್ಥ, ಶೈಲಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಅತಿವಿಶಿಷ್ಟ. ನಾರಾಯಣಪಂಡಿತರು ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಯಾತ್ರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಮೇಶ್ವರನ ದರ್ಶನಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋಗಿದ್ದರಂತೆ. ಗುಡಿಯ ಬಾಗಿಲು ಮುಚ್ಚಿರಲು ಅಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ನಿಂತು ದರ್ಶನಾರ್ತರಾಗಿ ಈ ಸ್ತುತಿಯನ್ನು ರಚಿಸಿದರು. ಅಷ್ಟರಲ್ಲಿ ಬಾಗಿಲು ತೆರೆದು ಶಿವದರ್ಶನ ದೊರೆಯಿತು. ಇದು ಈ ಸ್ತುತಿಯ ಹಿಂದಿರುವ ಐತಿಹ್ಯ. ಪ್ರತಿನಿತ್ಯ ಶಿವತತ್ತ್ವದ ಸ್ತುತಿ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿ, ಸಮಸ್ತ ಮಂಗಳಗಳು ಉಂಟಾಗಿ, ಅಮಂಗಲಗಳು ನಿವಾರಣೆಯಾಗಿ, ಜ್ಞಾನ-ಭಕ್ತಿ-ವೈರಾಗ್ಯ ಪ್ರಾಪ್ತಿಯಾಗುವುದು ಶತಸಿದ್ಧ.

ಸ್ಫುಟಂ ಸ್ಫಟಿಕ-ಸಪ್ರಭಂ ಸ್ಫುಟಿತ-ಹಾಟಕ-ಶ್ರೀ-ಜಟಂ
ಶಶಾಂಕ-ದಲ-ಶೇಖರಂ ಕಪಿಲ-ಫುಲ್ಲ-ನೇತ್ರ-ತ್ರಯಮ್ |
ತರಕ್ಷು-ವರ-ಕೃತ್ತಿಮದ್ ಭುಜಗ-ಭೂಷಣಂ ಭೂತಿಮತ್
ಕದಾ ನು ಶಿತಿ-ಕಂಠ ತೇ ವಪುರವೇಕ್ಷತೇ ವೀಕ್ಷಣಮ್ || ೧ ||

ತ್ರಿ-ಲೋಚನ ವಿಲೋಚನೇ ಲಸತಿ ತೇ ಲಲಾಮಾಯಿತೇ
ಸ್ಮರೋ ನಿಯಮ-ಘಸ್ಮರೋ ನಿಯಮಿನಾಮಭೂದ್ ಭಸ್ಮಸಾತ್ |
ಸ್ವ-ಭಕ್ತಿ-ಲತಯಾ ವಶೀಕೃತವತೀ ಸತೀಯಂ ಸತೀ
ಸ್ವ-ಭಕ್ತ-ವಶಗೋ ಭವಾನಪಿ ವಶೀ ಪ್ರಸೀದ ಪ್ರಭೋ || ೨ ||

ಮಹೇಶ ಮಹಿತೋಽಸಿ ತತ್ಪುರುಷ ಪೂರುಷಾಗ್ರ್ಯೋ ಭವಾನ್
ಅಘೋರ ರಿಪು-ಘೋರ ತೇಽನವಮ ವಾಮ-ದೇವಾಂಜಲಿಃ |
ನಮಃ ಸಪದಿ-ಜಾತ ತೇ ತ್ವಮಿತಿ ಪಂಚ-ರೂಪೋಽ೦ಚಿತಃ
ಪ್ರಪಂಚಯ ಚ ಪಂಚ-ವೃನ್ಮಮ ಮನಸ್ತಮಸ್ತಾಡಯ || ೩ ||

ಪ್ರಯಷ್ಟೃಷು ನಿವಿಷ್ಟಮಿತ್ಯಜ ಭಜಾಮಿ ಮೂರ್ತ್ಯಷ್ಟಕಮ್ |
ಪ್ರಶಾಂತಮುತ ಭೀಷಣಂ ಭುವನ-ಮೋಹನಂ ಚೇತ್ಯಹೋ
ವಪೂಂಷಿ ಗುಣ-ಪುಂಷಿ ತೇಽಹಮಹಮಾತ್ಮನೋಽಹಂ-ಭಿದೇ || ೪ ||

ವಿಮುಕ್ತಿ-ಪರಮಾಧ್ವನಾಂ ತವ ಷಡಧ್ವನಾಮಾಸ್ಪದಂ
ಪದಂ ನಿಗಮ-ವೇದಿನೋ ಜಗತಿ ವಾಮದೇವಾದಯಃ |
ಕಥಂಚಿದುಪ-ಶಿಕ್ಷಿತಾ ಭಗವತೈವ ಸಂವಿದ್ರತೇ
ವಯಂ ತು ವಿರಳಾಂತರಾಃ ಕಥಮುಮೇಶ ತನ್ಮನ್ಮಹೇ || ೫ ||

ಕಠೋರಿತ-ಕುಠಾರಯಾ ಲಲಿತ-ಶೂಲಯಾ ಬಾಹಯಾ
ರಣಡ್ಡಮರಯಾ ಸ್ಫುರದ್ಧರಿಣಯಾ ಸ-ಖಟ್ವಾಂಗಯಾ |
ಚತುರ್ದಶ ಜಗಂತಿ ತೇ ಜಯ-ಜಯೇತ್ಯಯುರ್ವಿಸ್ಮಯಮ್ || ೬ ||

ಪುರು-ತ್ರಿಪುರ-ರಂಧನಂ ವಿವಿಧ-ದೈತ್ಯ-ವಿಧ್ವಂಸನಂ
ಪರಾಕ್ರಮ-ಪರಂಪರಾ ಅಪಿ ಪರಾ ನ ತೇ ವಿಸ್ಮಯಃ |
ಜ್ವಲಜ್ಜ್ವಲನ-ಹೇಲಯಾ ಶಲಭಿತಂ ಹಿ ಲೋಕ-ತ್ರಯಮ್ || ೭ ||

ಸಹಸ್ರ-ನಯನೋ ಗುಹಃ ಸಹ-ಸಹಸ್ರ-ರಶ್ಮಿರ್ವಿಧುಃ
ಬೃಹಸ್ಪತಿರುತಾತ್ಪತಿಃ ಸ-ಸುರ-ಸಿದ್ಧ-ವಿದ್ಯಾಧರಾಃ |
ಭವತ್-ಪದ-ಪರಾಯಣಾಃ ಶ್ರಿಯಮಿಮಾಮಗುಃ ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿನಾಂ
ಭವಾನ್ ಸುರ-ತರುರ್ದೃಶಂ ದಿಶ ಶಿವಾಂ ಶಿವಾ-ವಲ್ಲಭ || ೮ ||

ತವ ಪ್ರಿಯ-ತಮಾದತಿ-ಪ್ರಿಯ-ತಮಂ ಸದೈವಾಂತರಂ
ಪಯಸ್ಯುಪಹಿತಂ ಘೃತಂ ಸ್ವಯಮಿವ ಶ್ರಿಯೋ ವಲ್ಲಭಮ್ |
ವಿಭಿದ್ಯ ಲಘು-ಬುದ್ಧಯಃ ಸ್ವ-ಪರ-ಪಕ್ಷ-ಲಕ್ಷಾಯಿತಂ
ಪಠಂತಿ ಹಿ ಲುಠಂತಿ ತೇ ಶಠ-ಹೃದಃ ಶುಚಾ ಶುಂಠಿತಾಃ || ೯ ||

ವಿಲಾಸ-ನಿಲಯಶ್ಚಿತಾ ತವ ಶಿರಸ್ತತಿರ್ಮಾಲಿಕಾ
ಕಪಾಲಮಪಿ ತೇ ಕರೇ ತ್ವಮಶಿವೋಽಸ್ಯನಂತರ್ಧಿಯಾಮ್ |
ತಥಾಽಪಿ ಭವತಃ ಪದಂ ಶಿವ-ಶಿವೇತ್ಯದೋ ಜಲ್ಪತಾಂ
ಅಕಿಂಚನ ನ ಕಿಂಚನ ವ್ರಜಿನಮಸ್ತ್ಯಭಸ್ಮೀಭವತ್ || ೧೦ ||

ತ್ವಮೇವ ಕಿಲ ಕಾಮ-ಧಕ್ ಸಕಲ-ಕಾಮಮಾ-ಪೂರಯನ್
ಅಪಿ ತ್ರಿ-ನಯನಃ ಸದಾ ವಹಸಿ ಚಾತ್ರಿ-ನೇತ್ರೋದ್ಭವಮ್ |
ವಿಷಂ ವಿಷ-ಧರಾನ್ ದಧತ್ ಪಿಬಸಿ ತೇನ ಚಾಽನಂದವಾನ್
ವಿರುದ್ಧ-ಚರಿತೋಚಿತಾ ಜಗದಧೀಶ ತೇ ಭಿಕ್ಷುತಾ || ೧೧ ||

ನಮಃ ಶಿವ-ಶಿವಾಶಿವಾಶಿವ ಶಿವಾರ್ಧ ಕೃಂತಾಶಿವಂ
ನಮೋ ಹರ ಹರಾಽಹರಾ-ಹರಹರಾಂತರೀಂ ಮೇ ದೃಶಮ್ |
ನಮೋ ಭವ ಭವಾಭವ ಪ್ರಭವ ಭೂತಯೇ ಸಂಪದಾಂ
ನಮೋ ಮೃಢ ನಮೋ-ನಮೋ ನಮ ಉಮೇಶ ತುಭ್ಯಂ ನಮಃ || ೧೨ ||

ಸತಾಂ ಶ್ರವಣ-ಪದ್ಧತಿಂ ಸರತು ಸನ್ನತೋಕ್ತೇತ್ಯಸೌ
ಶಿವಸ್ಯ ಕರುಣಾಂಕುರಾತ್ ಪ್ರತಿ-ಕೃತಾತ್ ಸದಾ ಸೋದಿತಾ |
ಇತಿ ಪ್ರಥಿತ-ಮಾನಸೋ ವ್ಯಧಿತ ನಾಮ ನಾರಾಯಣಃ
ಶಿವ-ಸ್ತುತಿಮಿಮಾಂ ಶಿವಾಂ ಲಿಕುಚ-ಸೂರಿ-ಸೂನುಃ ಸುಧೀಃ || ೧೩ ||

|| ಇತಿ ಶ್ರೀನಾರಾಯಣಪಂಡಿತಾಚಾರ್ಯವಿರಚಿತಾ ಶಿವಸ್ತುತಿಃ ಸಮಾಪ್ತಾ ||

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Vayu Stuti Punascharane Maha Yagya – 7th Feb 2016

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As part of Shri Madhwa Navami celebrations, It is planned to perform the “Homa / Hawana” on Sunday, the 7th of February 2016, at the BSNL (Brahmin Society of North London) hall, from 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. followed by Maha Prasadam (traditional lunch on Banana Leaves).
All are cordially invited, however those of you wish to perform / participate in this “Punya Kaarya” (Noble event), please confirm your attendance to Shri Avinash Bhat along with the number of guests attending on your behalf latest by 31st January 2016. (which will help us in planning the catering arrangements)
Phone number – +44(0)-203-774-4051 / (0)7448504858

Venue Address:

BSNL community centre hall,

128, East Lane, North Wembley,

HA0 3NL (Free Parking available at site)

Nearest tube station: North Wembley on the Bakerloo line


Navagraha Sahita Shri Lakshmee Hrudaya Mantra Yaaga

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With the Grace of Lord Shri Krishna and blessings of His Holiness 1008 Shri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji, Venkata Krishna Vrundavana, UK is pleased to perform Navagraha Sahita Shri Lakshmee Hrudaya Mantra Yaaga :

The “Shree Lakshmee Hrudaya Mantra” is from Artharva Rahasya (Upanishat of Atharva Veda). ‘Navagraha’ Mantras are from Rig Veda.

Our ancient scriptures say that participating in this powerful Yaaga one will receive overall prosperity through:

  • Peace, happiness and good family life.
  • Success, Health, and Wealth
  • Getting rid of Debts and Financial Difficulties
  • Protecting you from enemies, fears, obstacles and challenges

As stated in Bhagavad Geeta,

The righteous who partake the remains of the sacrifice are feed from all sins. The very process of worshiping Almighty, meditating upon Him and offering special oblations to Him with devotion through divine Agni (the sacrificial fire) in authentic way, is called as ‘Yaaga.