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Sringeri Shankara Mutt wallpapers design by RK Bellur

July 15, 2017

To the goddess and Jagadgurus who have blessed me with all good things.



ಪಾರ್ವತಿಯ ಒಂದು ಮುತ್ತಿನ ಕಥೆ

May 31, 2017

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A tribute to Smt.Parvathamma Rajkumar

ಪಾರ್ವತಿಯ ಒಂದು ಮುತ್ತಿನ ಕಥೆ
ರಚನೆ: ಬೆಳ್ಳೂರು ರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣ

ಪರ್ವತ ರಾಜನ ಮಗಳು ಆ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ
ಪರ್ವತದಷ್ತು ಎತ್ತರ ಬೆಳೆದ ನಮ್ಮ ರಾಜಣ್ಣನ ಮಡದಿ ಈ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ

ತ್ರಿದೇವಿಯ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಗೆ ಕಾರಣ ಸರಸ್ವತಿ-ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ-ಪಾರ್ವತಿ
ತ್ರಿಮೂರ್ತಿಯ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಗೆ ಕಾರಣ ಈ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ

ಸದಾಶಿವನಧ್ಯಾನದಲ್ಲೇ ಇರುವಳು ಆ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ
ಸದಾಶಿವನಗರದಲ್ಲೇ ನೆಲಸಿದ್ದು ಈ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ

ಕಣ್ಣಪ್ಪನ ಒಡೆಯನ ಮಡದಿ ಆ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ
ಕಣ್ಣಪ್ಪನ ಮಡದಿ ಈ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ

ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಅವಳು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಇವಳು
ಇಬ್ಬರೂ ತೋರಿದ್ದು ಸತಿ ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು

ದಕ್ಷನ ಮಗಳು ಸತಿ… ಅವಳೇ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ
ದಕ್ಷತೆಯಿಂದ ಕಾರ್ಯನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಿದಳು ಈ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ

ಆ ಪಾರ್ವತಿಯ ಮಗನೇ ಷಣ್ಮುಖ
ಈ ಪಾರ್ವತಿಯ ಮೊಮ್ಮಗನೇ ಷಣ್ಮುಖ

ಶಿವನಿಗೆ ಅಪ್ಪುಗೆ ನೀಡಿದನು ಆ ರಾಘವ
ಶಿವಣ್ಣನಿಗೆ ಅಪ್ಪುಗೆ ನೀಡಿದನು ಈ ರಾಘವ

ಗಿರಿ ಕನ್ಯೆ ಅಂದರೆ ಪಾರ್ವತಿಯಲ್ಲವೇ
ಗಿರಿ ಕನ್ಯೆ ಹೊರತಂದದ್ದು ಈ ಪಾರ್ವತಿಯಲ್ಲವೇ

ಆ ಪಾರ್ವತಿಯ ದೃಷ್ಟಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಶಂಕರ ಗುರು
ಈ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಸಿದ್ದು ಶಂಕರ ಗುರು

ಆ ಪಾರ್ವತಿಗೆ ಇಷ್ಟ ಪತಿಯ ಹಾವಿನ ಹೆಡೆ
ಈ ಪಾರ್ವತಿಗೆ ಇಷ್ಟ ಪತಿಯ ಹಾವಿನ ಹೆಡೆ

ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಹೂವಿನಿಂದ ದೊರಕಿತು ಅವಳಿಗೆ ಪತಿಯ ಮನ್ನಣೆ
ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಹೂವಿನಿಂದ ದೊರಕಿತು ಇವಳ ಮಗನಿಗೆ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರ ಮನ್ನಣೆ

ಆ ನಂಜುಂಡಿಯ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣ ಆ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ
ಈ ನಂಜುಂಡಿಯ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣ ಈ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ

ಅನೇಕ ದೇವಿಮಣಿಗಳು ಹೊರಹೊಮ್ಮಿದ್ದು ಆ ಪಾರ್ವತಿಯ ಕೃಪಾಕಟಾಕ್ಷದಿಂದ
ಅನೇಕ ನಟಿಮಣಿಗಳು ಹೊರಹೊಮ್ಮಿದ್ದು ಈ ಪಾರ್ವತಿಯ ಕೃಪಾಕಟಾಕ್ಷದಿಂದ

ಆ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ ಹುಟ್ಟಿದ್ದು ಹಿಮಾಲಯದಲ್ಲಿ
ಈ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ ಸಾಧಿಸಿದ್ದು ಹಿಮಾಲಯದಷ್ಟು

ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮವನ್ನು ಪೂಜಿಸಿದರೆ ಇರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ ಪುನರ್ಜನ್ಮ
ಸಾಲಿಗ್ರಾಮದಲ್ಲೇ ಹುಟ್ಟಿದರೆ ಇರುವುದೇ ಪುನರ್ಜನ್ಮ

ಜಗತ್ತನ್ನು ನಡೆಸುವಳು ಆ ಪಾರ್ವತಮ್ಮ
ಚಿತ್ರ ಜಗತ್ತನ್ನು ನಡೆಸಿದಳು ಈ ಪಾರ್ವತಮ್ಮ

ಜಗದೊಡೆಯ ಕಂಠೀರವನೊಡನೆ ಸ್ವರ್ಗ ಕಂಡಳು ಆ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ
ರಣಧೀರ ಕಂಠೀರವನೊಡನೆ ಇರಲು ಸ್ವರ್ಗ ಕಾಣಲು ಹೊರಟಳು ಈ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ

ಕ್ಷೀರಸಾಗರ (Ksheerasaagara)

September 16, 2016
ರಚನೆ: ರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣ ಬೆಳ್ಳೂರು
ಹೆಣ್ಣಿನ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಹಾಲಿನಂತೆ
ತನ್ನ ಮಗುವನ್ನು ಹಾಲುಣಿಸಿ ಸಲಹುವಳು ಗೋವಿನಂತೆ
ಹೆಣ್ಣಿನ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಹಾಲಿನಂತೆ
ಅವಳು ಪರಿಶುದ್ಧ ಕ್ಷೀರದಂತೆಹೆಣ್ಣಿನ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಹಾಲಿನಂತೆ
ನಕ್ಕರೆ, ಕೆನ್ನೆ ಬೆಣ್ಣೆಯ ಉಂಡೆಯಂತೆ

ಹೆಣ್ಣಿನ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಹಾಲಿನಂತೆ
ತಂಪೆರೆವಳು ನೀರು ಮಜ್ಜಿಗೆಯಂತೆ

ಹೆಣ್ಣಿನ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಹಾಲಿನಂತೆ
ಸಕ್ಕರೆ ಬೆರೆತ ಕೆನೆಯಂತೆ

ಹೆಣ್ಣಿನ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಹಾಲಿನಂತೆ
ಪ್ರೀತಿಸಿದರೆ ಘಮ ಘಮಿಸುವಳು ಬೆಣ್ಣೆ ಕಾಯಿಸಿದ ತುಪ್ಪದಂತೆ

ಹೆಣ್ಣಿನ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಹಾಲಿನಂತೆ
ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಹೊತ್ತು ಕಾಯಿಸಿದರೆ ಉಕ್ಕುತ್ತೆ

ಹೆಣ್ಣಿನ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಹಾಲಿನಂತೆ
ಹುಳಿ ಹಿಂಡಿದರೆ ಒಡೆಯುತ್ತೆ

ಹೆಣ್ಣಿನ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಹಾಲಿನಂತೆ
ಕರುಣಾಮೃತವನ್ನು ಹರಿಸುವಳು ನದಿಯಂತೆ

ಹೆಣ್ಣಿನ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಹಾಲಿನಂತೆ
ನೋಯಿಸಿದರೆ ಹುಳಿ ಮೊಸರಿನಂತೆ

ಹೆಣ್ಣಿನ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಹಾಲಿನಂತೆ
ನೀಲಗಿರಿಯ ಹೆರಿಟೇಜನ್ನು ಶೋಧಿಸಿದರೆ ನಂದಿನಿ ಸಿಗುವಳಂತೆ

ಹೆಣ್ಣಿನ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಹಾಲಿನಂತೆ
ಆದ್ದರಿಂದಲೇ ಚಾಕ್ಲೇಟ್, ಐಸ್ ಕ್ರೀಮ್ಗಳಿಗೆ ಕರಗುವಳು

ಹೆಣ್ಣಿನ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಹಾಲಿನಂತೆ
ಆದ್ದರಿಂದಲೇ ಅವಳು ಹೆಪ್ಪ್ ಆಗುವಳು

‘Looking Hip’ is a slang term sometimes defined as fashionably current, and in the know.
ನಾವು ಅದನ್ನ ’ಹಿಪ್’ ಅಂತ ಬಳಸಿಲ್ಲ. ಮಾತಾಡಬೇಕಾದರೆ ’ಹೆಪ್’ ಅಂತಾನೇ ಹೇಳೋದು. (ಉದಾ: ಯೇನ್ ಹೆಪ್ಪಾಗಿದಾಳೆ ನೋಡು ಗುರು) ಈ ಹೆಪ್ನೆಸ್ಗೆ ಮೇಲಿನ ರಚನೆ ಅರ್ಪಣೆ.

Happy Mother’s Day

May 11, 2014



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You can smell the Johnson’s Baby ad today in TOI

January 29, 2014


Many homes today is filled with the aroma of Johnson’s baby powder since morning! You can smell the half page ad (TOI, Bangalore edition) which has the following copy:

Remember this smell? The smell of your little one when she was a little one. The smell of he oh-so-soft skin. The smell of innocence. The smell of sloppy wet kisses, cuddles, and long gazes. The smell that made you fall in love. The smell that made you a mother. The smell of every baby. The smell of Johnson’s baby.

Because only a smell so gentle can bring back memories that powerful.

Johnson’s baby. Power of gentle.

Related post:

Bru’s smelling ad in Sunday Times. Did you smell the paper yesterday?

I still remember

June 19, 2012

How much she cared for me
How much she loved me
How much she encouraged me
How much she teased me
I still remember.

The way she combed my hair
The way she applied powder to my face
The way she cooked my favourite dish
The way she held my hand while crossing the road
I still remember.

How much she took me everywhere
How much she sent me everywhere
How much she made me sing
How much she sang with me
I still remember.

The days we both went out to eat
The days we both sat in the balcony
The days we travelled in an autorickshaw
The days we both cried together
I still remember.

The way she prayed everyday
The way she popped pills everyday
The way she suffered silently everyday
The way she faced life boldly everyday
I still remember.

The excitement she showed when she saw an uninvited guest
The contentment she showed when she served others
The satisfaction she experienced after visiting a temple
The happiness she showed when someone remembered my father
I still remember.

The tears in her eyes
The smile on her face
The right palm covering her lips shyly
The soft voice
I still remember.

The generosity
The humility
The shyness
The broad-mindedness
I still remember.

The pain she underwent during the last three days of her life
The suffering she underwent during the last three days of her life
The agony she underwent during the last three days of her life
The loneliness she underwent during the last three days of her life
I still remember.
I still remember.
I still remember.


A post dedicated to my father

Blog Cartoon – 23

September 13, 2007

Cartoon: RK

Wish you all a very Happy Gowri-Ganesha festival (September 14 and 15).

Also visit the Cartoon page on RwB.


August 17, 2007

by Latha Vidyaranya

Congrats, RK, for that lovely article on the pleasures of fathering a young kid! It is very rare in these days of hectic work schedules that I hear a parent speaking in such exultation about the little achievements of the kid or the happy quiet moments of togetherness with the kid! Narayan is truly blessed!

I agree that parenting is the toughest job on earth. It seldom gets its due share of acknowledgement, and generally goes unsung. It is the most difficult job, where you get hands-on training on the spot, on the real platform always! No prior rehearsals are possible and no ‘undo’ or ‘delete’ options are available if the errors are committed. Though there are thousands of parenting manuals available in the market, all suggestions given are at the most guidelines only and not the absolute truths. That is because no two kids or two parents or two families are similar. Each one is unique with their own amusing characteristics that one man’s Visha (poison) can become another’s Amrutha (nectar) in this matter.

And don’t we all agree that we start realizing and appreciating our parents’ efforts only when we become a parent ourselves!?

And how soon the birds are ready to fly out of the nest! And then starts our lamentation of how I could have spent that time with my kid and how I should not have done this or that and how I could be a totally different parent if only I am given one more chance now to parent my little kid all over again! 

So all you young parents, come on, slow down with your other “more important businesses of life”, grab this chance of spending good time with your kids helping him or her to evolve into a beautiful human being tomorrow. Be there for him or her when he or she needs you the most. If not physically possible, at least be there ALWAYS with your kid EMOTIONALLY. Say it in words how much you love him/her, say that you always trust and respect his/her views, you are always there for them both in their achievements and more importantly in their failures too! 

I am reminded of a child’s words to its parents:

“Papa and Mama, Love me most when I deserve it the least for it is then that I need it most”.

(Latha Vidyaranya is a Special Educator and Counsellor and has founded ‘Empower Counselling Centre’ in Malleswaram, Bangalore.)

Celebrating Differences in Life

June 18, 2007

by Latha Vidyaranya

While reading an old post here, the very title A son need not be like his father made me wonder why we are all so bent upon finding the parent in the child always. Why do we expect the son to be like father and the daughter to be like mother?! Why do we not allow the son to be the son himself and daughter to be the daughter herself?? At one point we all say ‘variety is the spice of life’ and at other times we do not want to see variety but expect everybody to conform to certain ‘standards’ that society has defined. Anybody not conforming to these standards are shunned and not accepted easily. Instead, if we find variations why not we celebrate the differences?

Perhaps this is due to the fact that we all desire immortality in some way or the other. If a doctor’s son/daughter becomes a doctor, the father feels a pride in perpetuating his profession through his son/daughter thus preserving himself through his profession to posterity, amounting to a degree of immortality. He is going to outlive himself through his child! Same may be the reason why people hanker after constructing houses or hoarding jewellery. When their children live in those houses after them, they would still continue to live through those houses or when the daughter wears a mother’s jewellery, mother’s memories are kept intact thus immortalizing the person!

When this is the state we are in, we can imagine how difficult it is to de-identify oneself from this body-mind-intellect complex – as directed in our spiritual texts, Ashtavakra being one of them. When people are scared of retiring from a job because of losing so many of their identities in the form of power, designation, their earnings, their name and fame, can ordinary mortal be expected to drop his/her identity from body, from mind and from their highly placed intellect?! It requires guts to pursue the path of spirituality. That’s why it is said in our Upanishads – “cowards can not attain aatma” or “naayamaatmaa balahiinena labhyah”.

The line Adi Sankara in his ‘Viveka Choodamani’ says that “the body should be shunned as one would a disgusting object”, reminded me of a funny observation that I had made recently. In Malleshwaram, there is a Sringeri Shankaramutt where we were taught the tenets of advaita philosophy that constantly used to remind us, “you are not your body” and so on. And as we finished our classes and used to come out of the compound, we used to encounter a jarring display board of a body fitness and beautifying clinic right opposite the mutt that used to entice people by telling them “you are your body. Beautify it”! What a paradox!

The sentence, “There is only a thin dividing line between the attitude of escapism and acceptance” made me wonder how so many of us take the easy route of saying that something is “my karma and hence I have to bear it”, instead of putting sincere effort to alleviate the difficult situation! Whenever we feel lazy to put in the “purusha prayatna”, we simply attribute the negative result to our fate and keep quiet! And there is always a big debate going on about the supremacy of “Fate versus Free Will”. Here once again I am reminded of the words full of wisdom from our Poojya Swamiji Sri Sri Chandrashekhara Bharathi, the 34th Pontiff of Sringeri Shankaramutt, Sringeri. He once said that Fate is nothing but the outcome of the free will that we ourselves had once exercised earlier. Hence to overcome the Fate, we just have to exercise our free will once again now with an intensified force. He gives a beautiful analogy of our trying to pull out a hard hit nail from the wall. When the nail does not come out inspite of our trying repeatedly, we just drop our effort saying that it is my fate and accept the failure. Instead of giving up our effort, if only I can remember that it was I who had driven the nail inside the wall with many a hard hits, then I will realize that it now requires from me much more intensified effort to pull the nail out of the wall. I am bound to succeed!

Similar to the words in Ashtavakra Geetha, in Viveka Choodamani also Sri Shankaracharya says “Mana Eeva Kaaranah Manushyaanaam Bandha Mokshayoh”. It is our mind which either makes us bound or makes us free. I have realized the truth of this sentence all the more now that I am in the profession of Psychological Counselling. Most of the problems that our clients come up with are self-created or self-contributed. But we seldom realize the truth of it, because we find it so easy to shift the blame on someone else for all our problems. Once we shift the blame, we falsely believe that we can shirk from the responsibility of setting the problem right! And as counsellors, it falls upon us to help them develop an insight into their problems thus helping them to discover a new perspective to the whole issue. And once acceptance dawns we find it so much easier to pave the way to resolve the issue.

Also read:
Happy Father’s Day

(Latha Vidyaranya is a Special Educator and Counsellor and has founded ‘Empower Counselling Centre’ in Malleswaram, Bangalore.)

Postpartum Depression

May 17, 2007

I received this comment from Mrs. Latha Vidyaranya in response to the post titled “Happy Mother’s Day“.

Since I know quite a few of my friends are on the family way, thought of sharing the comment as an independent post.

As a Psychological Counsellor, I would like to mention a psychological trauma that many new mothers find themselves in. It is called “Postpartum depression”. Let me explain.

A woman, as soon as she becomes pregnant, is flooded with congratulatory messages from all her near and dear ones. And everybody glorifies pregnancy and the motherhood that is to follow. The pregnant woman also starts taking pride in the fact that she is going to bring out a new life on to this earth and all her creative instincts would get fulfilled!

After nine months of looking forward to the bundle of joy, the D-day comes and the bundle of joy arrives on the scene to the celebration of one and all. But sometimes, the whole experience is so overwhelming, both emotionally and also physically, that some new mothers sometimes fall into a depression! It is the surging hormones and sometimes the imbalance of the chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters) caused by the stressful situation (remember that any life changing event – positive or negative, can cause stress to humans) that lead a new mother into this kind of an unwelcome position. The stress increases all the more because she is unable to experience the euphoria that all new mothers are expected to feel! She does not feel like holding the child, she may refuse to breast feed the baby, she may even think of harming the self or the baby and the whole behaviour of the new mother becomes a big puzzle to the family members. They are at a loss to understand this…

Usually the gynecs who attend to the new mother and the pediatricians who check up the health of the new born are all aware of this psychological disturbance and they can very well handle such cases. She would require some anti depressants and most of all the understanding and support of her near and dear ones, specially the new father. He too requires utmost support as the whole event has turned into an anti climax! But the positive news is that she can come out of the depression very soon if suitable treatment in the form of medicine and counseling is given to her.

Sorry folks, if I have shocked all of you. But I thought this is a nice forum to bring in some awareness about certain psychological aspects as and when a connected article arises in the blog.

(Latha Vidyaranya is a Special Educator and Counsellor and has founded ‘Empower Counselling Centre’ in Malleswaram, Bangalore.)