Original Picture of Sri Raghavendra Swamigalu

My Uncle had given this picture of Shri Raghavendra Swamigalu to my Mother almost 30 years back. My Mom was ready to give me this picture, but since both my parents are great devotees of Rayaru I didn’t want to take the Photo. It seems someone had painted Rayaru while performing pooje to Moola Rama Devaru. The Photos we are normally used to seeing is completely different from the one we have down here. Amazing to see our Rayaru, and really imagine how he actually looked.

I took several pictures in my camera and attached below are two such pictures in which you will see how our beloved Rayaru was.You can see how old the picture is.

May Shri Raghavendra Swamy Bless us all.

Rayaru 1

Rayaru 2

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330 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tanuja Rao on October 27, 2009 at 2:22 am

    Hi Meera,

    Thanks a lot for sharing this great picture.

    Regards,
    Tanuja

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    • hey really am happy after seeing guru ragavendra pic……………….

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    • Posted by T.RAMASAMY on January 28, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      I AND MY WIFE ARE VERY VERY LIKE TO SRI RAGAVENDRA. I NEVER FORGET THE GOD GURU. GOD GIVE US HELPED IN MAY WAY MANY TIMES

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    • Posted by girija rani on November 20, 2012 at 4:01 am

      nenu telugu ammaini english kakunda telugulo ayana gurinchi chebithe bhaguntundi , ayana photo chusthe chala santoshanga undi chala thanks meera.

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      • Posted by meeraghu on November 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

        Girija,
        I don’t know Telugu. I am guessing you were happy seeing our beloved Rayaru’s picture.

      • Posted by Raghuraj on February 12, 2014 at 11:41 pm

        శ్రీ రాఘవేంద్ర స్వామి వారిని ఆరాధించడానికి భాష అవసరం లేదు. ఆయన సిద్ధాంతాన్ని పాటిస్తే అదే గొప్ప వరం. ఇది శ్రీ రాఘవేంద్ర స్వామి వారు పూజిస్తున్నపుడు ఒక భక్తుడు చేతితో గీసిన బొమ్మ అని వ్రాసి నారు. శ్రీ రాఘవేంద్రస్వామివారు అందరినీ ఆశీర్వదించ మని ప్రార్థన.

  2. Posted by meeraghu on October 27, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Most welcome, Tanuja.

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  3. Posted by K.SRINIVASU on October 27, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Hi Meera,

    So grateful to you for sharing such a valuable picture.

    Thanks & Regards,

    K.Srinivasu.

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  4. Posted by meeraghu on October 27, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Most welcome.

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    • Posted by Lakshmi on February 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      Dear Meera thanks for posting a rarepic..just for my curiosty,i wanted to ask when camera was invented???BTW..you know the eraof raghavendraswamy..i he was born???

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      • Posted by Gopal on August 2, 2012 at 6:05 am

        Hallow Madam, I think you did not read the message of Ms. Meera. It was not clicked. It was painted.

  5. Posted by Sathya on October 27, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Hi Meera,

    He looks very different in this picture. Whenever I think of Rayaru, only one face comes to my mind. I believe it is the same for every one. It is really difficult to imagine Rayaru’s face as something different than the familiar face that we are used to. But what is in the appearence, we want only his ashirwadagalu..

    Thank you so much for sharing this treasure….

    Sathya

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    • Posted by AJAY KRISHNAMURTHY on March 6, 2012 at 1:31 am

      Respected Sir/madam

      Good picture ever noticed in my life. I am a great devotee of Guru Raghavendra. Everyday in my Dhyana, i washes the Brindavana in my blood, which is the only service rendering to my Guru. Here onwards I try to attach this photo in my mind.

      Ajay Krishnamurthy, Mysore
      9900301038

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      • Posted by Gopal on August 2, 2012 at 6:08 am

        Dear Mr. Krishnamurthy, what you are doing is not correct. How can any one do abhishekha (wash in your language) to God or Guru or Vrundavana with blood ? You should do it with water, milk, tulasi, flowers etc.

  6. Posted by meeraghu on October 27, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Sathya,
    I agree with you. I always wanted to know and see how Rayaru looked like. He was there just like us on this earth a few hundred years ago. Even knowing the places he visited makes me feel so emotional. So, this picture brought back so many feelings in me.

    That’s the reason I shared it here on my blog as well.

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  7. Posted by Pramod on October 30, 2009 at 7:16 am

    Hi Meera..

    Thnx a ton for sharing dis pic.Its really awseome,i wanna c really face of rayaru ,ws searching fr dis year together.May Rayaru bless with all d things..
    Jai Sri Ram.

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  8. Posted by nageshmasoor on October 31, 2009 at 6:20 am

    Respected Sir/Madam

    This is a fantastic and interesting Photo of sri sri raghavendra Theertharu.

    Thanks for sharing this great and rare Photo of Sri Raghavendra Theertharu.

    Regards

    Nagesh Masoor

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  9. Posted by anantha on November 3, 2009 at 1:28 am

    thk u :)

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  10. Posted by Raghavendra.T on November 10, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Respected Sir / Madam,

    Thanks a Lot for sharing the photo of our Sri Raghavendra Gurusaarva Bhavama.

    ” Sri Moola Rama, Sri DigVijaya Ram, Sri Jaya Rama, Sri Santhaana Gopal Krishna & Sri Bhu Durga sametha Sri Vikuntta Vasudevara hagu Sri Guru Raayara ” aashirvada sadaa nima hagu nima kutumba da mela sada irali yendu prarthisuva.

    “Sri Hari Sarvothama VaauJeevothama”
    “Loka Samastha Sukino Bhavanthu”

    Regards,
    Raghavendra.T

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  11. Namaskara meera

    Photo seems to be intresting thanks for this old photo may gurugalu bless all of us

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  12. Posted by gopaln on November 20, 2009 at 8:47 am

    More thanks to you

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  13. Posted by meeraghu on November 20, 2009 at 8:49 am

    I am glad I was able to share the photo. Thanks for your comments.

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  14. Posted by hsrinivas on November 21, 2009 at 6:20 am

    HARE SREENIVASA!
    HARI SARVOTHAMA!! VAYOO JEVOTHAMA!!
    MOOLA RAMO VIJAYATHE!! GURURAJO VIJAYATHE!!
    OM SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA!

    Hi Meera,
    He is looking very different in this very picture. Whenever we think of Rayaru, only one face comes to our mind. I believe it should be the same to every one. we want only his ashirwadagalu..
    May ur prayer life be enriched.
    Thank you so much for sharing this treasure…
    Regards
    hsrinivas.

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  15. Posted by Raghavendra on November 21, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Hare Shrinivasa,

    Many Thanks for sharing the pictures of Sri Raghavendra SwamigaLu.

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  16. Posted by raghavendrachar on November 21, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Photo seems to be intresting thanks for this old photo may gurugalu bless all of us

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  17. This may not be true. There is only one pic that was painted during the time of Sir Thomas Munroe, when he described Guru Rayaru as he saw him. That picture is now some where in Coimbatore believed to be passed on through the family of sir thomas munroe.

    Rajaraman

    webmaster-www.gururaghavendra.org

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  18. This may not be true. There is only one pic that was painted during the time of Sir Thomas Munroe, when he described Guru Rayaru as he saw him. That picture is now some where in Coimbatore believed to be passed on through the family of sir thomas munroe.

    Rajaraman

    webmaster-www.gururaghavendra.org

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  19. Posted by Badri on November 22, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing this Pic.

    During my early days when I was around 6-7yrs, I remember clinging on to my grandfather. He was not looking good, he used to smell of ayurveda oil which he used to apply to his leg for some kind of allergy, he always had beard, white and very piercing kind, but still I liked to go to him and hug him all the time and be with him. I think its the kind of near-analloyed reciprocation which every kid gives, until they grow up old and start differentiating based on the material fallacies.

    I see our Rayaru as like that or more than that – The person is very Karunamaya, gyani, pure, and loving inspite of all the shortcomings that we have.

    I also remember, daily my grandfather used to invite 5 brahmanas and offer them theerthaprasada before he had theerthaprasada. The brahmanas – scholars, some were old-looking, fragile and could not walk straight. I used to imitate them and make others laugh, you know sometimes in a function all want you to do something or the other so that they can laugh. Now, I feel sorry i did that. I feel bad for trying to imitate their bodily discomforts and make the gathering laugh.

    But now when I hear about their panditya, their magnanamity, how they were driven by values, and abided what Hari/Srimadacharya has instructed them to do, then I am filled with a sense of deep respect for them and I begin to see them as personas, entities.

    Inspite of all these shortcomings, I am blessed by Rayaru and his devotees so many times to overcome life’s difficulties. I remember this song “Ninnolume inda Nikhila janaru bandu yanna mannisuvaray maharaya…… yanna punyagalinda ee pari onteno ninnade salaka sampattu”

    so, my suggestion is dont see at the pic and gauge a person. Or sometimes you might like a person before seeing him or just seeing a different physical form of his and later when you see him in his real physical form, there might be a difference in our respect to him, initially. But, it is good to know how he looked like in real life. I had that curiosity, and I thank you for sharing this real pic of his.

    Hari Sarvottamma
    Vayu Jeevottama

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  20. Posted by Nagaraju Haveri on November 22, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Narasimha Smaranegalu……

    These Photo’s are not Original Photographs of Sri Raghavendra Teertha Gurusarvabhowmaru. Nobody has not having Original Photographs.

    The Original Photo are in Tanjore Palace please be noted.

    Narasimha Smaranegalondige.,

    Nagaraju Haveri
    ( Pallavipriya )
    9901052578

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  21. Posted by S.S.kasi on November 22, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Hi
    Thanks a lot a very nice and rare photo.
    Kasi

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  22. Posted by Sheshagiri on November 23, 2009 at 1:44 am

    Namskara

    This is not the original picture. This picture is very recent as it has got the different tonal effects and the modern way of lighting and shading. This style is developed only 100 years back in India ( post Ravivarma period). Being an artist I can tell you that this is not the original,

    But I have seen 2 Pictures of Rayaru. 1 in Tanjore style and one in Mysore style of art. Which was produced by artist of royal court. Earlier Sri Sujayeendra tirtha swamigalu used to have copy of it in his room in a small size. It’s purely in Tanjore style and there are no tonal variations. I don’t have the pic in my collection. But I will try to get it and share it with you all.

    Regards
    Sheshagiri K M

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    • Posted by Mukesh on August 26, 2011 at 3:19 am

      Dear Sir,

      Request you to provide us the photo copy of Sri Guru Ragavendra Swamygalu, which you comment have seen in Tanjore.
      Request you to post it here.

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  23. Posted by meeraghu on November 23, 2009 at 8:37 am

    When I posted the picture, I knew there will be many who will comment and say that the picture is not the original one. I did not post this picture to debate whether it is original or not.

    I saw this as a kid, and had the same image of Rayaru every time I prayed. I posted here in my blog so that I can look at it whenever and wherever I am.

    Anyway, appreciate your comments. May Sri Rayaru bless you all.

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  24. Posted by VENKAT on November 24, 2009 at 7:34 am

    hare srinivasa

    by seeing origional photo of raayaru i cant exprees my feelings becouse i have no great words to admire and i think my self very lucky , my eyes got paavana “naa dhanya nadenindu guru rayara divya murtiya kandu”

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  25. Posted by guru on November 24, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks meeraji…Immeasurably great news…what a gr8 piece of info for Sadh janagalu…

    Guru

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  26. Posted by Vinod on November 29, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Thanks a lot for providing Sri Raghavendra Swami photo.

    Vinod

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  27. thank u very much madam

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  28. Posted by Hrushi on December 18, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Thank you and the lord bless you.

    Regards,
    Hrushi

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  29. Posted by Deepa on January 26, 2010 at 11:23 am

    hello meera,
    thank you so much for sharing such a treasure. my father is a sincere devotee of sree ragavendar. when i came across this photo i send it to him he was overwelmed with pleasure.
    thank you so much for giving us the oppurtunity to look the divine face.
    regard
    Deepa

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  30. Posted by Bhavya on February 15, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Hello Mdmd,

    Thanks for sharing such a incredible photo

    Bhavya

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  31. Posted by meeraghu on February 15, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Most welcome, Bhavya.

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  32. Posted by Raaghav Suresh on February 18, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Very Long time I am searching this photo. Very Very Thanks

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  33. Posted by nagaraju on February 18, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Hello Meara madam,

    “`—-

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  34. Posted by Anuradha on February 24, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Hi Meera,

    Thank you for sharing such a incredible photograph of Rayaru. God bless you.

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  35. Posted by Anuradha on February 24, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Hi Meera,

    Thank you for sharing such a incredible photograph of Rayaru. God bless you and your family

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  36. Posted by Anuradha on February 24, 2010 at 4:31 am

    Hi Meera,

    Thank you for the lovely photograph of RAYARU. God bless you.

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  37. Posted by Anuradha on February 24, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Hello Meera,

    Thank you very much for the incrdible photo of Rayaru. May God bless you.

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  38. Posted by sowmiyaa on March 2, 2010 at 2:52 am

    Hi,
    Thanks for sharings this interesting and awesome photo of Sri ragavendrar
    Thank you very much

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  39. Posted by Raghavendra Sriram Balakumar on March 2, 2010 at 3:19 am

    Hello Sister,

    I am very much surprised to see this pic, but i have a question regarding this pics please contact me sis, i like to contact you regarding the issue of this picture. waiting for your favourable reply.
    Thank you
    Regards
    RAGHAVENDRA SRIRAM BALAKUMAR

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  40. Posted by Shweta on March 4, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Hello Meera,
    Thank you so much for shearing such a precious photo of rayaru.
    tears jus started rolling of seeing the picture.

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  41. Posted by Dr.Nagabhushan on March 22, 2010 at 7:08 am

    hi to all,
    Even i have in pssession of this photo with me & I have seen this foto at Bichali place where Appannacharya the staunch deciple of Rayaru stayed near Manthralayam
    Indeed I have spoken to the great great grandson of Appannacharya when he visited Bichali in whose position this foto is.

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  42. Posted by Dr.Nagabhushan on March 22, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Even i have in possession of this photo with me & I have seen this foto at Bichali place where Appannacharya the staunch deciple of Rayaru stayed near Manthralayam
    Indeed I have spoken to the great great grandson of Appannacharya when he visited Bichali in whose possession this foto is.
    My only Q is where this was painted? is it at Appannacharya’s house at Bichali(Bikshalaya) or at Tanjore?

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    • Posted by meeraghu on March 23, 2010 at 10:09 am

      I really have no idea where the picture was taken.

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    • Posted by Murali Rao on December 21, 2010 at 7:48 am

      Even I am in possession of a copy of this photo of Sri Rayaru. It was given to me by Sri Appanacharya’s current vamshastaru in Bichali. According to him, this was done during one of Sri Rayaru’s visits to Sri Appanacharya’s home. Can’t comment on the authenticity of this. Anyways, as somebody else has pointed out, it is really immaterial how Sri Rayaru or any other similarly great souls looked like – we should surrender to them in reverence, with whatever image we have of Them in our minds.

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  43. Posted by SUDHI MD on March 25, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Thank a lot do share such photo in future …

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  44. Posted by H.G.Prasad on March 25, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Hai Every one,

    lets appreciate the efforts put in by some one to share the pics, lets not go into the root of the pic instead lets enjoy the pics.

    we all have been following raryaru in our own way & let the same not get diluted.

    Let rayaru’s bless all of us.

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  45. Posted by smitha on March 27, 2010 at 7:22 am

    wow thank u for sharing of this pics

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  46. Hi

    There is a navabrindhavan of rayaru’s ancestors in vellore. To my surprise, I noticed the above photo in the temple too with his signature and I felt that it would be a original one. the same thought was shared by you too. If you find time, u people can come to vellore to have a great visit.

    Om raghavendraya namaha.

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  47. Posted by meeraghu on March 28, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Thanks so much, Shantha for sharing this information. Amazing it is to know that this photo is in other places as well.

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  48. Posted by bhavana raikar on March 31, 2010 at 2:23 am

    M’am,
    It was an amazing feeling to see such a beautiful picture of Rayaru in the morning. May god bless you.
    PUJYAYA RAGHAVENDRAYA SATYA DHARMA RATHAYACHA, BHAJATAM KALPAVRUKSHAYA NAMATAM KAMADHENUVE.
    THANKYOU,
    BHAVANA

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  49. Posted by SURESSHKUMAR on March 31, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Thanks for the picture, he looked totally different from the current pictures we have.
    I love Guru Raghavendra so much tat I chant his name everyday.

    “You’re my father,you’re my mother,you’re my best friend,please protect us all”

    OM SREE RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA.

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  50. Hare Srinivasa

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  51. Posted by Vijayreddy on April 13, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I m vry happy to see original pics, indeed u have done vry gd job

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  52. hi meera,
    I am not able to express my feelings .I am soooooo very happy and thanks a lot for rayaru photo.
    GURU RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA

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  53. Posted by meeraghu on April 22, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Most welcome, Rama.

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  54. Posted by prasad on April 25, 2010 at 6:07 am

    pl send photos and other interesting articles of madhwa philosophy

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  55. Posted by SK on April 26, 2010 at 3:10 am

    ಮೀರಾ ಅವರೇ,

    ರಾಯರ ಛಾಯಾಚಿತ್ರಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಹೃದಯಪೂರ್ವಕ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.
    ರಾಯರ ಕೃಪಾಶೀರ್ವಾದ ಎಲ್ಲರ ಮೇಲೂ ಇರಲಿ.

    ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು

    ಎಸ್ಕೇ

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    • Posted by meeraghu on April 26, 2010 at 9:25 am

      ಎಸ್ಕೇ ಅವರೇ,
      ನೀವು ರಾಯರ ಚಿತ್ರ ನೋಡಿ ಅನಂದಿಸಿದಿರೆಂದು ಕೇಳಿ ಸಂತೋಷವಾಯಿತು.
      ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.
      ಮೀರಾ

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  56. Posted by R.Srikanth Reddy on April 28, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Thank you so much sir, to receive this image of lord Sri Rayaru.

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  57. Posted by gopal on April 29, 2010 at 7:24 am

    I am a true bakthan of Guru Sri Ragavendra swamy , getting many development for last 20 years . I started my careerer as Medical Rep with minimum salary, I started praying Guru Sri Ragavendra Swamy slowly getting development . Every thursday I used to went to Brindavan in Thanjavur. They gave mrithiga and other prasadas. Guru Sri Ragavendra swamy blessed me through promotion as Area Manager. After that I got transfered to Trichy there I worked for 5 years. 1996 myself and my collegues started marketting Pharma Company with only 5 products. thereafter slowly company gets better position . In 1998 I started medical Wholesale business goes reasonable well. 2002 I purchased House in trichy. my family leads smooth and happy life with 2 sons. my elder son studying MSW final year and second son studying 8th standard. A true believer of Guru Sri Ragavendra Swamy never fails. this is my story.

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  58. Posted by meeraghu on April 29, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing your story. Just awesome.

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  59. Hi Meeraji,
    Hearty Thanks for putting the photos on web. It is really great and soothing. No one need have any doubt that Sadhguru would Bless the honest and faithful devotees with His abundant Grace. I have been trying to instal the image of PARAMA KAARUNYA MOORTHY, SADGURU in my heart since decades, but with little success. I know it is not that easy a task. Still I continue to strive and struggle for the same and I have the VERY FIRM belief that Sadguru SREE RAGHAVENDRARU would guide me ( and all Devotees who sincerely crave for SALVATION from BHAVA BANDHANA) always in my effort to attain HIS LOTUS FEET. I can only, pray “INDU ENAGE GOVINDA NINNAYA PAADARAVINDAVA THORO MUKUNDANE…..”. This composition of Sree Raghavendra Himself, is pregnant with meaning and quite a fitting PRAYER (for a REAL Bhaktha to sing repeatedly) for seeking the SAANNIDHYA of GOVINDA.

    I earnestly and with utmost humility pray Sadhguru Sri Raghavendra to shower his choicest blessings for the Happiness of all in the World and Good of all. “Sarve Janaah Sukhino Bhavaantu, Samastha Sanmangalaani Bhavanthu”.

    Bhakthi Poorvaka Guru Smaraneyondhige,
    Parthasarathy.

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  60. Posted by meeraghu on April 30, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Very well said. Thanks so much for your inspiring words.

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  61. Posted by Prasad Venkat on May 5, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Hello Meera,
    Thanks for your wonderful recipes. I might try your majjige huli this weekend. Have been trying to get it right and been failing so far. Is this picture of Rayaru , supposedly from a painting backed by any proof that it was the original ? Any ideas on where is the original painting ?

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    • Posted by meeraghu on May 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks for your comments.
      All the information about the picture has been shared in the blog entry, I have no other additional information.

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  62. Dear Meera,

    I appreciate your yeomen service to the community in your own way. When it comes to Guru Rayaru we must ensure we represent Guru Rayaru as he lived. I know Many of us consider Guru Rayaru more than God, though according to philosophy of Sri Madhacarya, our guru contradicts this notion. We must surrender purely to Guru Rayaru.

    Based on the research I did, I stated the facts to you and the devotees of Guru Raghavendra. It is immaterial how you see him in a painting , he is omni present and can take any form he wants to come and bless us all and that form cannot be painted as a picture.

    Please do not take this as criticisizing your post.

    Just to let you know about a miracle that happened yesterday:

    I was chanting Guru Stotra and driving on the freeway here in NJ and then one more car was driving on the other lane next to me and the driver was going to hit me as I was on his blind side, I honked and moved away to the next lane where there was no other car, I was shaken but safe, Ahmya Mahima Lokhe Raghavendro Mahayasha.He is omni present blessing all of us.

    My contention is that we must only represent true facts that are associated with Guru Rayaru and unfortunately there are only 2 sources to know the truth about Guru RAghavendra, the RAghavendra Vijaya and his decendants of Gauthama Gothra who know the true evenets, passed on through generations.

    In service of Hari, Vayu and Guru Rayaru

    Rajaram

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  63. Posted by meeraghu on May 5, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks for your comments. I very well understand the taratamya of our Madhwa philosophy. So, I didn’t take your comment as a criticism.

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  64. Posted by Jayanth on May 23, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Thanks for sharing the electronic version of the photo. Even I have this photo but not in good condition.

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  65. Posted by lavakumar on May 27, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Hi Meera,

    A few days before the old Ragavendra Swamy Photo adorned in my Pooja room was taken out as the frame was drenched in water and was giving way. I was looking for a replacement. I visited a few phtoshops in Bangalore. I could not find the Photo of Rayaru which I had in my mind. I just thought why not I search for it in the net. As God sent I found him in your Blog. You will be surprised, This is what I had in my mind really. I am taking a print out, frame it nicely and keep it in my Pooja room.

    Thank you vvery much Meera. God bless you,

    lavakumar.

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  66. Posted by nagaraju on May 27, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Namaskara,

    Please try to understand the meaning of the following Dhyana Shloka :

    Thaptha Kaanchana Sankaasham Akshamaala Kamandalum |

    — Sri Appannacharya., Direct disciple of Sri Raghavendra Teertharu.

    Please tell me, How is outlook of Sri Raghavendra Teertharu.

    Thanks & Regards

    Pallavinagraju
    ( Pallavipriya )
    Bengaluru

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  67. Posted by Sunanda on May 28, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Hi Meera.
    Thanks a lot for sending the old Picture of our Beloved Guru shree108 Raghavendra Thirtharu.
    This is a very old picture as u said. Right Because i remember the photo which was in my
    Grand fathers house. He use to celebrate Rayara Aaradhane for three days.This photo he
    use to keep for pooja along with Rayara brindavana and other things. Iwas a small girl at that
    time that is in 50s and 60s. I gone back to my memories as soon as i saw the photo.You are
    really doing very good things. May God bless you.You are also making so many people to
    know about our great Rayaru. My heart fills with emotions when ever i hear any thing about
    Rayaru..Iam a devotee of Rayaru from my child hood.Ireally thank My mother and my Grand
    parents.
    thanks a lot
    Sunanda

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on May 28, 2010 at 7:06 pm

      Most welcome, Sunanda. This photo has so many memories for me as well. Have grown up seeing this photo. Always feel Rayaru is sittting next to me and watching me.

      Reply

  68. Posted by Vishwas on June 11, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Happy to receive this Photo.

    Reply

  69. Posted by praveen on June 14, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Thanks a lot for sharing the original pic of my favourite guru Sri Raghavendra Swamy.

    god bless you and give every happiness in ur life.

    Regards,
    Praveen.

    Reply

  70. Posted by NARASIMHA MOURTHY on June 22, 2010 at 2:01 am

    Namaskaragalu,
    Thank you for sending such a precious photo. If you got other gurugalu please publish those photoes also. It is treasure for madhwas .

    Reply

  71. Posted by Dr.J.V.Balasubramanian on July 2, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Thanks for your valuable photo

    Reply

  72. Posted by Ramesh on July 3, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Thanks a lot for your valuable photo…

    Reply

  73. Posted by Anirudh on July 7, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Hare Sreenivasa

    I am looking for Sri Raghavendra Vijaya kannada version in PDF format. Can i get it somewhere?

    Thanks!

    Anirudh Bankapur

    Reply

  74. Posted by ratan on July 9, 2010 at 3:41 am

    Thank you for downloading the photograph/painting it shows your love and bhakti towards Rayaru

    Reply

  75. Hello ,

    Iam a very small devote of my lord !

    Good to see the true face of my lord :) thanks for sharing :)

    Regards,

    Ganesh

    Reply

  76. I am happy to see the original picture of Guru Ragavendrar and I thank for the picture given by the Donor.

    Reply

  77. I am a true Devotee of Guru Ragavendrar and One night he appeared in my sleep, and from that date on wards, I used to perform special pooja on every thursday, and I have been visiting Mantralayam every year. I got success in my life whenever I visit his place. I am very much happy to see this original picture of Guru Ragavendrar. Thanks.

    Reply

  78. I am a devotee of Guru Ragavendrar and I used to worship Ragavendrar every morning before I go to school. I am happy to see the original picture of Guru Ragavendrar. Thanks. I am 6th Standard student studying in SSKV School, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India.

    Reply

  79. Posted by NAVIN N SHETTY on August 5, 2010 at 1:05 am

    thanks for show the god. i am also a small devotie

    Reply

  80. Posted by U.Devananth on August 7, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Dear Sir,

    Thanks to present of lord. I am happy in your send in miracle images.

    Reply

  81. Posted by VINCENT on August 15, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Hi Meera,
    I am blessed to see this picture of Rayaru

    Reply

  82. Posted by Raghavendra on August 16, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Thank you for a wonderful pictures. Namma Rayaru….

    Reply

  83. Hello Meera,
    This is very rare photo of Sri Rayaru. Thanks for sharing this with all devotees of Sri Rayaru.

    Regards.
    Sunil Kumar Subnavis, Hyderabad

    Reply

  84. Posted by Nagashri Heggade on August 23, 2010 at 2:50 am

    1 suggestion meera…why dont u post miracles of Guru rayaru as a separate column…

    Many thanks for this post,
    Nagashri Heggade.

    Reply

  85. Posted by meeraghu on August 24, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Great idea, will do sometime, Nagashri.

    Reply

  86. Posted by maria on August 25, 2010 at 5:43 am

    om sai ram
    I would like to take this opportunity to wish you,
    many thank sfor this post.
    keep in touch,
    from maria,
    malaysia

    Reply

  87. Posted by Gayathri on August 26, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Hi,
    Thanks a lot for sharing such a wonderful picture with us.. plz post more (unknown)informations about raghavendra swamy..

    Regards,
    Gayathri

    Reply

  88. Posted by Bhoomasri on August 26, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Hi Meera

    Thanks for sharing this rare and wonderful picture of Sri Raghavendra Swamy. Today being Sri Raghavendra Aradhana, I’m so blessed to get a chance to see the real picture of Rayaru.

    Thanks a ton. May Rayaru bless you with all happiness in life.

    Reply

  89. Posted by vishwas nadig on August 26, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    ಮೀರಾ ಅವರೇ ,

    You made me transcend 339 years and have a glimpse of my most adorable.

    Irrespective of the controversy of the source/originality , the picture is of a “ಹರಿ -ವಾಯು -ಗುರು”.

    ಎಲ್ಲರಲ್ಲೂ ರಾಯರನ್ನು ಕಾಣುವ ಸಂವೇದನೆ ನಮ್ಮದಾಗಿರಬೇಕು.

    Moreover ,

    the words on the picture read

    ” ಮೂಲ ರಾಮೋ ವಿಜಯತೆ

    ಶ್ರೀ ವಿಜಯಿಂದ್ರ ಕರಾಭ್ಜೋಥ ಸುಧೀಂದ್ರ ವರ ಪುತ್ರಕಃ ”

    So it should be definitely a make of our rayaru if not painted then as commented by some of our e-ಭಕ್ತ -ವೃಂದ.

    ಅಪರೂಪದ ಈ ಚಿತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಹೃತ್ಪೂರ್ವಕ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು .

    ರಾಯರು ನಮೆಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಸನ್ಮಂಗಳವನ್ನುಂಟು ಮಾಡಲಿ ಎಂದು ಕೋರುತ್ತ

    ಇಂತಿ ,

    Vishwas Nadig

    New Delhi

    Reply

  90. Posted by P.C.SURESH on September 1, 2010 at 4:18 am

    hai, excellent. Hope plenty peoples would not have seen the picture. thanks for the same.

    regards/Pcs/Chn

    Reply

  91. Posted by meghana on September 9, 2010 at 12:17 am

    thanks for sharing the pictures…i am so glad to see guru rayaru’s real photo…thanks loads…you made my day…

    Reply

  92. Posted by thulasiraman on September 20, 2010 at 12:28 am

    dear madam,
    thanks alot for the picture of our ragavendra swamigal…
    really teras coming out wen seeing this pic ..
    thanks thanks thanks a lot lot lot more for sharing this picture…
    may guru ragavendra bless u ..

    Reply

  93. Resp Madam,
    many thanks , bcse original picture of sri Raghavendra swamiji, have seen today. many people can see it , which is rare.may God bless you.
    from; Shripad.Karane.
    Karane-Tutorials, opp-T V Tower,
    Haliyal-Road,
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    Reply

  94. Posted by R.Gopalakrishnan on October 14, 2010 at 7:06 am

    I am a follower of Shri.Raghavendra Swami.When I was in a terrible difficult position he only guided me.
    Since then there is his blessings r there, we now feel it.We r confident that he is with us.We went to Manthralayam and stayed there for 3 days, great darshan and feeling that from his jeeva samadhi he is blessing us.On returning to Bombay his chamathkar we felt.To our surprise a Dr. asked us to bring the medical file of our Daughter( usually I never carry),How he knows that it is with me.Seeing Dr.He agreed to treat her.Since then treatment is going on.Very same Dr.once told me that further he cannot continue.Now she is getting nice treatment and there is little improvement.Every day we pray to him to bless not only us but also all others also.We usually pray not for us, but for others.Om Shri Raghavendraya namaha.

    Reply

  95. Posted by Vivek on October 23, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Hi,
    First of all thanks for ur research done on getting the original pic of shri ragahavendra swamiji..
    Just out of curiosity that i’ m asking one question (not to test ur ability & faith, pl dont take it in other sense) Is it the real photo taken at that time or just an imagination of the originator that our swamiji used to look like this 350 + years old?.. pl answer me …

    Reply

  96. Posted by Raghav Rajagopalan on October 26, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Hi Meera,

    Thanks a lot for sharing such pricious photos of shri raghavendra swamigal. I am basically from an iyangar family and my grand ma,dad,mom and sister are very devotional. I shall share these photos with ma family. They shall bless you aswell along with guru raghavendra swamigal. I kindly request you to attach some more images if you have.. See there are many people across world who want to know about guruji. Write as much information as u know about guru swamigal.
    Let god shower his bless you and all!!!

    Regards,
    Raghav Rajagopalan

    Reply

  97. Posted by lava on October 27, 2010 at 10:06 am

    very good picture i will see the god how to look like

    Reply

  98. Posted by K.Jayashanker on November 3, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Dear Madam, I was excited to look at this original photo of Sri Ragahavendra Swamy.I took a print
    immediately. Thank you. May God Bless you . Regards – K.Jayashanker

    Reply

  99. Posted by partha on November 30, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Hello Meera’avare,
    Is there a photo of Srimadacharya available? I need one for my puja.
    Pls letme know. This picture of Rayaru is really great work.. its so mesmerising. THanks for this picture!

    Reply

  100. Posted by manju on December 3, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Thanks a Lot for sharing the photo of our Sri Raghavendra swami

    Reply

  101. Posted by raghavendra on December 4, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Kindly send me song “Maralu maadikondiyalle maya deviye “. i like this song but iam unable to get form websites

    Reply

  102. Posted by Muddu bhandary on December 4, 2010 at 11:35 am

    DEAR MADAM

    THANKS A LOT

    OM SHREE RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA

    Reply

  103. Posted by SRINIVASAN on December 6, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Dear Sister,

    Sri rayaru i have seen this photo,thanks to u and ur family

    Reply

  104. Posted by Kaushik on December 11, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    i dint find any other website more devoted to Rayaru

    Reply

  105. Posted by sreenath on December 12, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Thanks a lot for rare photo of rayaru, I pray rayaru “let ur wish fulfil” by sharing the same

    sreenath

    Reply

  106. Hi,

    Mam,
    This is really fantastic picture. SriRagavendra is my favourite God. Thanks to you for publish this photo.

    Reply

  107. Posted by jaya krishna on December 21, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Dear Meera,

    namaskara

    thanks for sharing this wonderful treasure.

    we feel blessed for seeing this photo and thanks once again
    for posting this monument.

    jaya

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on December 22, 2010 at 1:16 pm

      Seeing Rayaru in his true form does make a difference. I always wondered how Rayaru looked like, not that it matters, but it did make a huge difference to me seeing him.

      Reply

  108. Posted by k.venkatasubrmanian on December 25, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    seeing original swami sri ragavendra photo is blessing for me.

    Reply

  109. Posted by Mahesh Kumaar S S on December 28, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Thank You For Your Help To All Of People In This World…

    Reply

  110. Posted by ms kumar on December 31, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    thanks for showing me sri ragaveandhra swamys immage….i life long thank full to you…..ragaveandhrar bless you…..all the best

    Reply

  111. Posted by suman on January 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    dear meera,
    It is indeed the original picture of rayaru.I too have
    this in my possession.This picture or painting was done in Sri Appanacharya’s home in bichchale. I had gone there once. The place is awesome and the brindavana of sri rayaru is located in open air and at the banks of tungabhadra. The waters of the river here is always full throughout the year and doesnt dry up even in the summer season.It is said that even today even today sri rayaru and his beloved disciple Appanacharya do the sudhamangalapata here.The priest of the brindavana here once told me of a miracle relating to a person who had come to visit his friend’s home which was next to Sri Appanacharya’s home. It was during summer that the person had slept on the terrace of his friend’s house when during midnight he chanced to see someone moving along with a lamp. Just as he was pondering as to who could be at this hour when he saw the figure disappear in the brindavana of sri rayaru. Incidentally the brindavana area was visible from the terrace of his friend’s house.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on January 5, 2011 at 9:44 am

      Suman,
      Thanks so much for sharing this information. There are many people who have raised concern that this is not the original one. It is their opinion. I was told this was how Rayaru was, and it brought me a great joy seeing this picture.

      Thanks again. Miracles happen everyday around the world.

      Reply

  112. Posted by guru on January 5, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Hello

    The photos of raghavendra teertha sreepada are very very nice.I have a question on brundavana: as I know raghavendra teertha sreepada’s moola brundavana is at mantralaya and how are the other brundavana’s of raghavendra teertha sreepada made? Is that raghavendra teertha sreepada is virtualy present inthe other brundavanas or some content from moola brundavana is present at other brundavanas.Bur the power of attraction at the moola brundavana is 100 times more that other raghavendra teertha sreepada brundavans as I have experineced.

    Thanks in advance

    Guru

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on January 5, 2011 at 9:42 am

      All other brindavana are constructed using the Mrithike from the original one in Mantralaya. The Swamigalu will usually perform a special pooje, get the mrithike from Mantralaya, and this will form the foundation in other brindavanas.

      Reply

      • Posted by guru on January 5, 2011 at 11:15 am

        Hello

        I am sorry to disturb again,What exactly Mrithike mean?Is that teh holy clay available in the moola brundavana?

        Regards

        Guru

      • Posted by meeraghu on January 5, 2011 at 11:16 am

        Yes, it is. Mrithika’ or Mrithike means soil . And `Mrithike’ Brindavana means it is built from the soil brought from the Moola Brindavana from Mantralaya.

  113. Posted by chitra on January 12, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Namaskarams,

    Thanks a lot for sharing this photo. I am mad for raghavendra swamigal. I just want to know that what happened to raghavendra swamigal son ? If u no u can reply this doubt.

    regds.
    chitra

    Reply

  114. Posted by gurunath on January 29, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Thanks to all for sharing your thoughts and information on raghavendra swami

    Reply

  115. Posted by Sagar Ganu on February 15, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Thank you very much for sharing this picture with us. Do you know who painted this picture and do you have the signature of Rayaru?

    Reply

  116. Posted by Sagar Ganu on February 15, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Do you have the signature of Rayaru?

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on February 15, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      No.

      Reply

    • Posted by G.Ravikiran on April 11, 2011 at 5:23 am

      Hi,

      Yes I have signature of our guru Rayaru. We can see the signature of guru rayaru in any Raghavendra swami mutt.
      The signature is in sanskrit. Please do check in mutt and update.
      If not found, will send u the same by mail.

      Reply

  117. i think this is bogus

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on February 19, 2011 at 7:59 am

      just those 5 words in the comment you made shows your attitude. I can’t believe in this age and this century, people like you exist.

      Reply

      • sri
        i thank raghu for opportunity to sing the glory of rayaru.

        his comment made me to think deeply on reality, transcending the level of the maya, the bogusness of life

        not the photo, even rayaru in person , living also cannot truly depict his true stature, his true nature , the infinite power, knowledge, his adi madhyaanthara rahitha existence, for realization of it he only is an icon ,an avathar, teacher,,a moorthy,a way ,a blessing, an iota of the infinite wealth he actually is.
        i am sure raghu seriously will think on reality of rayaru and soon will come into his grace.
        the responses here are amazingly large, indicative of the living presence of rayaru in million hearts
        that is how poojyaaya raghavendraya…..

    • raghu
      can you show me a thing which is not bogus? tell me what is real in life?
      your body, limbs, face, what you sense, perceive about things around are real? no they are bogus. find out what the reality of all this and about you , who/what really you are.
      i am happy that you are feeling that picture is bogus. that is the firs step.
      look at your own photograph, it also is not real what you are.
      you talk to some one that someone also a bogus picture of what that some one really is .
      so take next step of sadhana to reach the real.
      may be rayaru will pardon you and shows you the right way.
      best of luck

      Reply

  118. Posted by Sriram Sanjeevi on February 21, 2011 at 5:32 am

    very different & powerful picture.. thank you for the post.

    Reply

  119. Posted by Raghavendra Chaitanyaq on February 21, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Dear Madam,

    I think today god blessed me by showing his Original PHOTOS.

    Thanks a lot to you also.

    Reply

  120. Posted by rohith on February 22, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Am really happy to know that so many people are interested in Spiritual things. We should understand the purpose of Sri Rayaru life. He thought us how to use this body in the service of the Supreme Lord. Without that how much ever u praise or like, of wat use will it be.He came here to teach us Bakthi.But today all these Acharyas have become just a figures and icons.

    Reply

  121. Posted by Kalley S Balasubramanya on March 4, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    GOD BLESS ME

    Reply

  122. Thanks Amma.I am happy to see the post as well as good comments of happiness of Gururajas devotees.
    Let All be blessed by Him!

    Reply

  123. rayaru my life and my family

    Reply

  124. Posted by Karthik on April 5, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Yallirigu Ugadi Habhada Shubhashayagalu…_/\_

    Meera avare, tumba dhanyavadagalu intha vishayana nammelarigu helidhake…

    Nanna hesaru Karthik Urs, nanu modala barige Mantralayake hogidhu e ugadi yalli (April 2011), edu nanna modalale Ugadi madevayada balika… Kutumba sametha hogidhe….

    Nimagella gothirabahudu adaru edannu nanu helake istapaduthene adarallu…. 2009nali obbaru “This is Not Original Photo” antha post madidhare, THIS IS ESPECIALLY TO THAT PERSON….

    Mantralayadinda, sumaru 15 km duradalli ondu jaga idhe… ade “Bichale” ille Appannacharyaru hagu Rayaru sumaru 13 varshagala kala jotheyagidhavaru, egalu saha Appannacharyara talemarinavaru alle idhare(dayavitu thidhi avara hesarina uccharane tappidhare)….

    Dayavitu nivu (Nagaraju Haveri {Pallavipriya} – 9901052578) omme alli beti kodi nantara photodara bagge vicharane madi…

    Innondu manavi… Rayaru Devasambhutaru, hagagi kelavarige nana rethiyalli darshana/kanisikondidhare…. adare Meera ravaru share madrio photo… edu swathaha Appanacharya avarige kanisikondidhu hagagi edu “NOT FOR ANY DEBATE”….

    BY THE WAY ONE QUESTION FOR YOU…. HAVE YOU SEEN INDIA FROM SPACE OR OTHER COUNTRY FROM SAPCE BY YOUR NAKED EYE… NO RIGHT… but still when asked to write India Map you will right somehow, though the shape will not matches exactly somehow rest of the people will accpet your diagram… like the same way…. please don’t comment to any saints/god’s photo “THIS IS NOT VALID” antha especially in this case Rayarige….

    Nanu nimmanu kadeganisuthilla, adare kanditha nange bejaraithu nevu e tara “NOT AN ORIGINAL PHOTO” andidake aste…

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    • Posted by meeraghu on April 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm

      Karthik,
      Thanks so much for sharing such wonderful news. I will visit Bichale this time when I visit India. I am planning on going to India in October, 2011. Hopefully, Rayaru will give me his darshana this time also.

      Reply

  125. Posted by sridhar on April 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    ennojanmala punyam

    Reply

  126. Posted by pavan on April 14, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I am devotee of Guru Raghavendra he is in my heart & soul.

    Reply

  127. Posted by satish on April 21, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    rayaru oledu madali

    Reply

  128. Posted by chinni on April 25, 2011 at 8:45 am

    i am not gettinga good job for past six months rayaru please help me to get a good job day by day my confidence level is going please help me.

    Reply

  129. Posted by p.v. krishna on May 12, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I HAVE BECOME A DISCIPLE OF RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY AFTER I HAVE READ RAGHAVENDRA CHARITHRA AND HAVE SEEN RAJNI’S MOVIE.FEELING VERY HAPPY TOHAVE SEEN THE ORIGINAL PHOTO OF RAYARU

    Reply

  130. Posted by veerareddy jonnala on May 12, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    very great!!!

    thankful to you till sun rises in west.

    Reply

  131. Posted by Sharadha Sanjeev on May 18, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Great!!!!!!!!!!Guru Raghavendra!Yati Raghavendra!

    Reply

  132. Posted by mp ambalavanan on June 10, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    thanks for a rare picture

    Reply

  133. Posted by Naveen Suriya on June 12, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Dear all,

    I am a great devotee of “SRI GURU RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY “. I have felt his presence in almost al works of my everyday life…..
    Kindly share the images and songs of SRI Raghavandra teertharu at suriyanaveen@gmail.com..

    Thanking You,

    naveen
    Bangalore

    Reply

  134. Posted by jawahar on June 12, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Thank U for this Picture of My Guru sir Raghavendra

    Reply

  135. Posted by Manju on June 15, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Thanks for provided the original photos of Kaliyaga Kaamdenu Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy

    Raayaru blesses to all forever

    Truly lucky we have support of Raayaru

    Please seen Mantralaya once in year it’s good for life

    Thanks
    Manju

    Reply

  136. Posted by Manju on June 15, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Hi……Meera Madam

    Thanks for provided the original photos of Kaliyaga Kaamdenu Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy

    Raayaru blesses to all forever

    Truly lucky we have support of Raayaru

    Please seen Mantralaya once in year it’s good for life

    Reply

  137. Posted by suja on June 16, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Hi meera mam ,
    thanks for u have given such a wonderful picture

    Reply

  138. Posted by s.manikanta on June 20, 2011 at 2:12 am

    it is a great feeling by seeing this photo.and it is uncomparable when it is compared with graphical photo

    Reply

  139. Posted by mamatha on July 15, 2011 at 2:25 am

    i was looking was searching for some devaranama lyrics & it is sheer coincidence that I saw your blog & Rayaru’s photos.truly feel blessed as yesterday being thursday I had given for panchamurtha abhisheka @ local Rayara mutta.thanks Meera

    Reply

  140. thx for sharing valuable photo

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  141. its very rare photos thank you so much

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  142. Posted by Anand on August 11, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Thank you :)

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  143. sri
    this sthuthi parampara is all times
    expressed some times
    unexpressed more times

    rayaru dwells all times
    expressed some times
    unexpressed more times

    Reply

  144. Posted by Prashanth Kumar HM on August 18, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Really thanks for Rayaru original pics…

    Reply

  145. Posted by Thiveya Padmanathan on August 22, 2011 at 5:29 am

    thnax a lot 4 ur kind heart 2 share with us this pics …..thnax om sri raghavendraya namaha

    Reply

  146. Posted by Ramya on September 2, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Dear madam, Thanks for sharing such a valuable pic. I belong to Madhwa brahmin community living in Chennai. I am in family way and my baby is due in 2 weeks. Can you please suggest me a sites for boy baby names of sri Rayaru

    Reply

  147. Posted by KARTHICK on September 11, 2011 at 1:08 am

    great work and we all blessed and got energetic after seeing the ragavendrar photos.

    Thanks
    Karthick.G

    Reply

  148. Posted by srinivasdas on September 20, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Hello all,
    Namaste, I am Srinivasdas from chennai. I happened to see this post today. Thanks for the blogger. With due respect to all comments here, I would like to add my comment here.
    1. Look at the date this pic was uploaded……… Posted October 26, 2009
    (Original Picture of Sri Raghavendra Swamigalu
    Posted October 26,2009 by meeraghu in Shri Raghavendra Swamy. 179 Comments)
    2. Meeraghu has mentioned that He/She has got this pic about 30 years back.
    (My Uncle had given this picture of Shri Raghavendra Swamigalu to my Mother
    almost 30 years back.) That means in around 1979.
    3. The sage in this pic looks like about 50-60 years of age. Even we consider him as
    79 yeas old sage, the pic would have taken by anywhere around 1950 to 1979.
    4. As i searched for the life history of Guru Raghavendra in wikipedia, He born in1559.
    (Birth and childhood
    The fall of the vijayanagar kingdom had an adverse effect on many scholars who depended on royal patronage. Most of them moved south with their families, finding refuge with southern kings and chieftains. One such scholar was Thimmanna Bhatta, grandson of Krishnabhatta, who had tutored King Krishnadevaraya in the veena. Thimmanna belonged to the gautama gOtra and was married to GopikAmba. Initially, this couple had 2 children – GururAja and VenkATamba. Later in 1595, by the grace of Lord Venkateshwara, a third son was born to this couple. They named him VenkaTanAtha (some books refer to him as Venkanna bhatta). )

    5. The first photography was taken in the year 1817 as per wikipedia info.
    (Early fixed images
    The first photograph was taken approximately 1817 by Nicéphore Niépce[7][8] using cameras of his own making; the photographs though were not permanent, and faded away. Later, in 1827, he made permanent images using a sliding wooden box camera made by Charles and Vincent Chevalier in Paris, France. He made his first permanent photograph in 1827 by coating a pewter plate with bitumen and exposing the plate to light.[9] The bitumen hardened where light struck. The unhardened areas were then dissolved away.)

    It is hard to believe this pic is of Guru Raghavenra as there was no facility of camera to take any Photograph in the Great sage Raghavendra’s time, i.e. around 16th or in 17th century.
    Hope all Hindu sahridyas understand what i say.
    All that glitter is not gold. Belief is good. but Blind Belief?

    regards
    Srinivasdas.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on September 20, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      Mr, Srinivasdas. It pains me to read through your comment. If you had to look at wikipedia to know about our Gurugalu, you are so very much ignorant about our Madhwa Culture.

      So, please don’t come to my blog and comment here, I don’t need any suggestions from ignorant people like you.
      I have never been rude in replying to any comment, however when someone comes to my blog, which is like a sacred place to me, and comments on my beloved Rayaru, I will not tolerate the same.
      Don’t ever bother to comment in this blog or even look at this blog. It belongs to me, and people like you are not welcome here.

      Reply

    • Posted by Narasimha on October 12, 2011 at 11:28 pm

      Sri, Srinivasdas….. Hari ohm,,,,,, I am Narasimha Deshpande, Rayara daasa and Bhakta from Bangalore. I saw ur saying and all others sayings…. about the sri Rayara Photo, I saw this Photo first time when I visited Bichale grama, small Village near the Sri Mantralayam in the year 1995. The arachaka there said this photo was hand made portrait during the great time of sri Rayaru. and also he shown the Rayara belongings, in that the Grinding Stone which Sri Appanaachar great great devotee of Sri Rayaru used to offer the Gram nut Chatani. This Gram nut Chatni is realy very much liked by our Sri Rayaru. I just want divert here all of u that sri Rayaru is greater than the greatest of all Yatis to us, he has put almost 14 years in this Bichale grama and where he lived with the great devotee Sri Appanachar. and the concept of constructing the Mrithike Brindavana of sri Rayaru started on and advise of sri Rayaru to his all time devotee Appannachar. If Possible Pls. Visit the Bichale gram which is just 40 Kmt. from Mantralayam.on the other side of Tunga Nadi River.

      Once again today is Guruvaar and pls. Rayara neniyaramma..

      Jay Jay sri Raghvendra.

      Reply

  149. Posted by Ramesh on September 21, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Hi. Very Very thanks for real rayaru pictures

    Reply

  150. Posted by Y.A.GURURAJARAO Cell 8099057734 on September 26, 2011 at 4:17 am

    HARE SRINIVASA HARI SARVOTTAMA VAYU JEEVOTTAMA SRIMAN MOOLARAMO VIJAYATHE SRI GURURAJO VIJAYYATE I’M ONE OF MADHWAS, RAYARU MUTT, I WANT TO FRIEND SHIP WITH OUR MADHWA SANGHA I’M A PUROHITH, I &OUR MEMBERS WILL MAKE SOME CHARITABLE PROGRAMMES AND PRAVACHANAMS KINDLY REQUIRING ALL ARE MADHWAS PARTICIPATE INTHAT PROGRAMMES

    Reply

  151. Posted by paruvathy morgan on September 27, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Swami ragavendra has help me alot.

    Reply

  152. Posted by Logesh on November 20, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Thank you so much meera for sharing this picture.

    -Logesh

    Reply

  153. Posted by keerthivasan on November 29, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Thanks for uploading the Sri Guru Raghavendra original picture… I am keerthi vasan from chennai… i am a devotee of sri Raghavendra swami…

    Reply

  154. 15 years back
    I ran out of my school and I planned to go to bangalore for working (Ran from house) during that time I did’t had even a single rupee in my pocket to eat anything, I was standing at the Shimoga railway station to catch the train to Bangalore. I was too hungry, i drank water from tap to fill but soon i went to toilet i was again feeling hungry. during that time i prayed guru raghavendra to help me. the train came (from bangalore and was the returning train to bangalore in late night) and was at platform I have seen a monk with saffron dress calling me to help him to get down from train, I took his hand and helped him to get down and sit on the passenger bench at the station. soon my eye captured a bag of mandakki/puri and bella left behind the monks seat. I asked him whether i can take that? he said ” Take it some shop owner gave me that on Aayudha pooja- eat it”. I still remember the way i ate it, i strongly believe that that was Guru raghavendra, still today i often go to mantralayam, since last three months i take some of my friends to manthralayam every months ( planned to visit continuous five months)

    Gururaaya Nammappa namo namaha

    i consider rayaru as my best friend ever.

    Santosh

    Reply

  155. Posted by parimalam K on December 9, 2011 at 1:12 am

    A very good timings to see this. Always raghavendra swamigal gives special occasion to all his devotees.

    Reply

  156. Posted by moorthi on December 23, 2011 at 7:35 am

    HARI SARVOTAMA
    VAYU JEEVOTAMA
    OM SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA

    Thanks for the postings, kindly post such photos and articles.

    moorthy

    Reply

  157. Posted by Darshan on December 25, 2011 at 3:38 am

    i am so happy by seeing original photos of Guru Ragavendra.
    thank so much for posted this photos.

    Reply

  158. Posted by Pramod Karkera on January 6, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Dear,
    Thanks a million,
    This picture is like a dream come true.
    I was watching Rayaru’s TV serial and imagining if i could go back to the times of his generation. Wished if i could be with him, talk to him and also live with him.
    To tell you the truth, i also wished if i could really see him.
    And this picture has nearly made it happen.
    Thank you very much once again.
    Will surely share this picture with others….
    Bye and GOD bless you……pramodk

    Reply

  159. I am very happy to say that I have received this photograph

    Reply

  160. Posted by G. pavan on January 17, 2012 at 5:46 am

    Hi meera
    It was realy amazing to see swamigalu in the pic.
    Thanks a lot

    Reply

  161. Posted by shiva on January 18, 2012 at 5:28 am

    iam not saying thanks to u.why mean it is ur duty to share with guru raghava bakthas
    ur too lucky.madam

    Reply

  162. Posted by anand kashyap on January 20, 2012 at 5:59 am

    nice thing what you have done, Meera Very good

    Reply

  163. I an very much greatful to u

    Reply

  164. Posted by DEEPIKA on January 27, 2012 at 4:48 am

    YES,I TOO LIKE RAGHAVENDRA VERY MUCH. MY FAMILY ALSO LIKE RAGHAVENDRA.REALLY THE PICTURE WAS VERY EXCELLENT.

    Reply

  165. Posted by gururaja.j.r on January 28, 2012 at 4:34 am

    thax for sharing the original picture of rayaru.

    Reply

  166. Posted by gururaja.j.r on January 28, 2012 at 4:35 am

    can u please scan and upload a clear photo, so that i can get a clear print.

    Reply

  167. Excellent photo. Thanks for giving me a chance to view it. May Rayaru bless each & everebody and fulfil their wishes when they view this photo.

    With regards

    Shripad

    Reply

  168. Posted by Suresh on February 2, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Always – Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy

    Reply

  169. Posted by vijuay kumar on February 3, 2012 at 12:24 am

    thanks for this price less image

    Reply

  170. Posted by It's very nice pic on February 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    thank you sharing for it

    Reply

  171. Posted by siva on February 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Thanks Meera, it is really good one, which is most valuable picture.

    Reply

  172. Posted by Praveen on February 20, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Thank you very much..
    I was very much interested to see the original photograph of Shree Raghavendra swamy.

    Thanks a lot.
    Praveen

    Reply

  173. Posted by Manoj SR on February 20, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Madam,

    Thanks for showing my Guru to me.

    Reply

  174. Madam,

    OM SRI GURU RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA
    Guru Raghavendra Teertharu is Eternal.
    KINDLY POST THE IMAGES OF RAYARA PADUKEGALU.

    Manoj SR
    BEL, Bangalore

    Reply

  175. Posted by mani on February 29, 2012 at 2:17 am

    hi mam this mani from salem i very glad to see this picture of guru ragavendra after seeing this i have been forget mr. rajanikanth update i thought like rajani only sri guru will be thr but am sorry he is enterly differnt mam please send some more picture of ragavendra am mad of sri guru so please send any picture of ragavendrea this is my mail id maniarun762@gmail.com and am also in face book u can conntact in that also maniarun is my profile mam

    Reply

  176. Posted by anand s joshi on March 2, 2012 at 1:57 am

    thanks a lot for giving such a wonderful photoes of Sri Guru Raghvendra theertharu.May God bless your family.
    -Anand S Joshi
    K.G.I.D Office,
    Koppal

    Reply

  177. Posted by Arun Narahari on March 3, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Hi –
    Thanks a lot for the picture of Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy.

    I always visualize the picture of Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy sitting in ‘Srihari dhyan’ at Mantralaya and offering his blessings to all of us at all times.

    Reply

  178. Posted by guruprasad on March 19, 2012 at 3:30 am

    hi meera,

    thanks a lot for sharing the picture. by seeing the photo it reminded to me that i had seen a similar photo in my grand mothers house in mysore. . one day sagarakatte swami came to my grandmothers house and asked her to give that photo of rayaru as it is very special and she obliged . think that photo is in sagarakatte mutt

    thanks once again for sharing this holy photo of rayaru

    Reply

  179. Posted by V.V.Ramadoss on March 19, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Thank you for sharing the original painting of Sri Raghavendra Swami with us. May He bless us all in these days of hardships.

    Vedurumudi Venkata Ramadoss

    Reply

  180. Posted by R.Sudhakar on March 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I have gone through this site it is good inthe mean time i have seen a advt of some snapdeal.com which gives add of some non-veg food, this should not have bemm shown in tjis site pl do the needful R.Sudhakar shivamoga Mob9448255846

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on March 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      There is nothing I can do. Google and wordpress add advertisements. I have no control over that.

      Reply

  181. Posted by Prashanth on March 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Thanks Meera Madam for the pictures.
    These are certainly difficult times- with the rate of change of technology and degradation of moral values, it is easy to get confounded on what’s right and what’s wrong. May Rayaru be the light and show us the way and bless us more than ever to stay on the right path. May his karune be upon us all.

    Reply

  182. thanks a lot for sharing original photo of holy sri raghavendra swmiyavaru

    Reply

  183. Posted by Shrikant on March 29, 2012 at 8:06 am

    This photo is excellent.Shri Raghavendra bless all of us.

    Reply

  184. Posted by Thejasvi on March 29, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Thanks uploading the reall photo i like sri guru raghavendra swamy very much i am big devote of sri guru

    Reply

  185. Posted by Shrikant on March 30, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Can anyone tell me how to post the pictures here. I have some rare pictures to share.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on March 30, 2012 at 11:36 am

      Shrikant,
      I have sent an email, please send the pictures there. I will post it.

      Reply

      • Posted by Shrikant on May 2, 2012 at 7:52 am

        It’s not allowing to paste the pictures in the site you have mentioned.
        Please assist.

  186. Posted by Shrikant on March 30, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Please revert on how to place the pictues here!

    Reply

  187. Posted by parimala on March 31, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    hi meera,
    Just thanks in words would be too little, but stil i thank you from the bottom of my heart. if anymore pics like this pls do share my mom is a great devote of gurugalu, she would be very very happy. pls.

    parimala

    Reply

  188. Posted by AMULYA.A.A on April 12, 2012 at 2:05 am

    Hello Madam ,
    It is unbelievable , The Real Picture of Guru Ragavendra is with us. Thank u very much.

    Reply

  189. Posted by Manju on April 14, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Thank u very much, for given a original photo of Sri Guru Raghavendar Swamy

    Reply

  190. Thanks for sharing original shri raghavendra swami photo.lot of thanks….

    Reply

  191. Posted by Narahari on April 20, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Mantralaya is the heaven on this earth, If i pay visit to mantralaya, I feel Rayaru presence over there, We all should proud to be devotees of Sri Rayaru & we should preach rayaru teachings to other religions also, So that peace will be restored on this planet. more importantly pakisthanis & North Koreans should read Rayara Charithra & sri Rayaru divine love

    Reply

  192. Posted by vidya on April 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks a lot for sharinh this pics…

    Reply

  193. Posted by Vishwas.P on April 21, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Thank u very much!!!!!!!

    Reply

  194. wow.. superb.. thanks a lot for sharing

    Reply

  195. Posted by raghavendra on April 26, 2012 at 3:39 am

    thanks a lot for sharing………

    Reply

  196. Posted by Raghu on May 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you for the Photo. Raghu

    Reply

  197. Posted by Shakuntala on May 11, 2012 at 1:43 am

    thanks a lot for sharing lord RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY’S photo…..
    thanks a lot lot lot lot lot………………..

    Reply

  198. maanyare ondu aparoopada chitravannu prakatisi ellarannu santoshagolisiddiri. nimage olleyadu aagali. naanoo moola rayara kuritu yaavaagaloo yochane maaduttale iruttene. dhanyavaadagalu endu-‘chiranjeevi’ (hindina saha sampaadaka ‘taranga,tushara,udayavani mattu karmaveera-kastoori’)

    Reply

  199. Posted by ravindra on May 28, 2012 at 9:09 am

    thanx for sharing shree guru raghavendra swami photo. tanx for showing god

    Reply

  200. Posted by DeviVararasad on May 30, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Hari sarvottama…
    vaayu jivottama…

    Reply

  201. Posted by VIJAYBHASKAR on June 1, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I NEVER EXPET THAT I WILL SEEE GOD IMAGES IAM VERY HAPPY

    Reply

  202. Posted by shreyas1 on June 11, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Dear Meera,

    Really its a great thing which you have presented to us. Thanks a lot for sharing Sri. Rayaru’s photo with all. I once again Wishing you all the success in your life.

    May the May the Almighty shower His blessings on you and your family.

    Hema Murthy

    Reply

  203. Posted by ganeshnayeka on June 18, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Naku RAGAVENDRA SWAMY ante estam and bakti, chala saarlu matralayam village lo ragavendra swamy ni darsinchukunnanu kuda. e roju raghavendra swamy yokka paatha photoes chusinanduku naku chala anandam ga undi. swami vaari photos chuyinchina meera gariki manaspurtiga krutagnatalu cheppukuntunnanu.(TELUGU)
    GANESH

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on June 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      I don’t know or understand Telugu. Somehow was able to understand that you were happy to see the picture of Raghavendra Swamy. I am glad you liked it.

      Reply

  204. Posted by padmakumar on June 21, 2012 at 7:30 am

    its really good , thanks u so much

    Reply

  205. Posted by Srinivasan on June 27, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    its miracle i’m very happy

    Reply

  206. Posted by murali on June 28, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    thanks for posting this photo

    Reply

  207. i like RAGHAVENDRASWAMY alot,he is really a living GOD.if we ask anything he will give not only that HE WILL APPEAR INFRONT of you and give us.only through PERFECT HEART.I always Worship RAGHAVENDRASWAMI,
    EVERYONE do some good thing on the name of RAGHAVENDRASWAMI,then GOD will
    be happy with us

    Reply

  208. For some reason, I am unable to view either of the two images. I have tried looking at it from 3 different browsers and 2 different computers no luck!!

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on July 8, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      That is weird. It is just an image, it has nothing to do with any browser as far as I know. Try another computer.

      Reply

  209. Posted by Nagesh on August 4, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Hello Madam,

    Even i am not able to view the picture. If u don’t mind can u pls pls send this picture to my email id nagesh_hrao@yahoo.co.in or nrao44@gmail.com

    Pls do the needful
    thanks
    Nagesh.H

    Reply

  210. i am very glad to see this picture.. thanks for the person who published here for the goodness of the world.. let sri ragavendra save and protect us all in our life..

    Reply

  211. Posted by R Vidyasagar on August 15, 2012 at 10:42 am

    We are really happy to see the picture of guru rayaru snap and we are thankful that who has uploaded this snap.
    Thank you
    Sagar.

    Reply

  212. Posted by sahana on September 6, 2012 at 6:51 am

    tahnks for sharing this wonderful pics of Rayaru… my favourite god… really nvr expected him in this form… vry amazing… thnks once again

    Reply

  213. I love guru sri raghavendra…i believe he takes care of my soul…and i saw his picture that time i felt a long peace of my mind..its a living picture and swamy sri guru raghavendra also lived with us…oh sri sathguru raghavendraya namaha…

    Reply

  214. Posted by BRUNDA SHIVU on September 28, 2012 at 7:43 am

    namasthe meera madam rayaru nimma moolaka namage dharshna kodthaidhare nanu punyavanthe

    brunda

    Reply

  215. Posted by anilkumar on September 28, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    thank u for giving me rayaru photo

    Reply

  216. Posted by mohanapriya on October 29, 2012 at 11:30 am

    dear madam im sooo much thank full to u ena thavam saithano intha piravi avar kodutha ithil avarai nengal enaku kamithatharku meega meeka nandri

    Reply

  217. Posted by Mani on November 8, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Here mohanpriya here says, i am not sure, what penance i did that for my jhanma in this world
    that has been blessed by this great saint and thanks a lot to you for showing me his picture.

    From my side, thanks a lot too. I wish one day, when i come to india will go to Mantralayam to take his blessings at his jeeva samadhi. He was undoubtedly a living god and still is in millions and millions of hearts.

    Reply

  218. Posted by V.shankar on November 8, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I believe raghavendra and i hope guru gives my mathi back

    Reply

  219. Posted by guruswamy on November 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Dear Meera Madam, Thank you for giving such a wonderful foto of rayaru…
    Rayaru always great
    thank you so much

    Guru
    mysore

    Reply

  220. Posted by nandhu on November 23, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Respected Meera madam, iam a whole hearted believer and whole hearted devotee of shri shri raghavendra swamigalu… thanks for your uploading of such a great photos…

    thanks

    nandhu
    Tamilnadu

    Reply

  221. Posted by Aravind on November 29, 2012 at 2:17 am

    om Raghavendraya namaha
    The great guru the Jagadguru

    Reply

  222. Posted by srinivasa murthy on November 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    i think this is good collection of rayaru i am very happy to in to day morning

    Reply

  223. Posted by Menakaraj on January 5, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Every life movement in sucess…guruva saranam:)

    Reply

  224. Posted by kiran on February 4, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Thanks madam. i’m very happy after seeing this pic

    Reply

  225. Posted by Satish on February 19, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Thanks Meera, please post more pictures of our Rayaru if you have.

    Reply

  226. Posted by aarthi on February 21, 2013 at 11:45 am

    thanks a lot for showing me the great guru shri ragavendrar swamy’s thiru vuruva photo.its unbelivable for me to see the great saint.its one of his blessins to me by you.thanks a lot.

    Reply

  227. Posted by Chandrasekaran on February 22, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Thanks everyone for sharing this wonderful pitcure, greatful to see Sri Raghavendrar Swamy real image.

    Reply

  228. THE ONLY SACRED THING IS SRI RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY JI , ALL MY FAMILY MEMBERS ARE DEVOTEES OF SRI RAYARU. THANX FOR SHARING SUCH A GREAT PICTURE

    S. NAGARAJ
    MYPOL

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  229. Posted by manikandan s on May 3, 2013 at 12:32 am

    I AM SEEING A VERY HAPPY ABOUT REAL PHOTO OF RAGAVENDRESWAMIJI ,I AM FROM CUDDALORE HE IS BORN IN OUR DISTRICT PUVANAGIRI ONLY ,I WILL BE PROUD

    Reply

  230. Posted by Shobha on May 25, 2013 at 5:27 am

    Thank u So much Meera Mada…. because stil now i never seen real photo of SHREE GURU RAGHAVENRA SWAMI real photo i am realy thankful to you…..thanks for your uploading of such a great photos…

    Reply

  231. Posted by karthik on May 29, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Hi All,

    We are really happy to see the picture of guru rayaru snap and we are thankful that who has uploaded this snap.

    thanks.

    Reply

  232. Posted by nagalakshmi on May 29, 2013 at 2:54 am

    Thank u madam, for giving us this life time gift of Sri Raghavendra Swamy, i will take the printout and place it in my pooja room….thank you

    Reply

  233. Posted by anitha on May 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Hi meera i feel very happy to see rayaru’s real pic, nange en maathadbeku antha gothaakthaa illa.. I was searching ur blog for some rangolis and suddenly seen this..I believe that rayaru only instructed me to see this blog now.. Thank u so much.. Let god bless all his devotees..

    Reply

  234. Where Did ur uncle find these pics. How did they get it.. ??

    Reply

  235. Thanks Meera madam, Special photo of Rayaru, just now saw. Suitable time should come for anything.Thanks again

    Reply

  236. Posted by VINOD on June 30, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I can’t believe this is original guru raghavendra Swamy – I am very happy to see this snap thanks to every buddy

    vinod
    (N.V.TAX SOLUTIONS)
    (KARNATAKA)

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  237. Posted by ravi on July 16, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Hi Ma’m

    I’m really very Exiting Seeing real Image of My Lord Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamigalu,
    Thanks A Ton For Sharing this Photo.

    Regards
    Ravi

    Reply

  238. Posted by Yadagiri Peddi on July 21, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Hi Madam,

    Thank you so much for sharing this photo.

    Thanks,
    Yadagiri Peddi

    Reply

  239. Posted by mano on August 1, 2013 at 4:00 am

    its really nice thk u so much

    Reply

  240. Posted by Vasanth on August 6, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Hi Madam,
    Thank you so much for sharing this photo.

    Thanks & Regards
    Vasanth

    Reply

  241. Hi Ma’m

    I’m really very Exiting Seeing real Image of My Lord Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamigalu,
    Thanks A Ton For Sharing this Photo.

    Regards

    PRASHANTHA CB

    Reply

  242. Posted by Arigela.Ram charan on August 21, 2013 at 7:02 am

    thank u meera. It is so great to see sree guru raghavendra swamy picture

    Reply

  243. Posted by Arigela.Ram charan on August 21, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Thank you for showing us the real photo of Sri Guru Raghavendra swamy.

    Reply

  244. Poojyaya Ragavendraya sathya tharma rahdhayagar Pajatham Kalpparashyaya Namatham kaama thenave…

    Reply

  245. Posted by Kumar on August 29, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Namaskara Yellarigu.

    Thank you so much for sharing this Meera Avare. Though I am not having proper vedic background, by His grace, I have been reading BhagavadGita and also surrendered to the Supreme and always think about Him and great sages like Sri Rayaru and try to understand the Dvaitha siddhantha. I tend to deeply think about the great Souls and Gurus and think about how they lived, how they were so full of Jnana, how their daily life was etc. This picture has really made me mesmerised. I showed it with my wife who also stood watching the pic for few minutes without blinking. I know happy she might have been. Same with my mother. Please pardon me if I have written something wrong out of my ignorance.

    Thanks a million !!

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  246. Posted by life moorthy on September 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    my life guru

    Reply

  247. OM SRI RAGHAVANDRAYA NAMAHA

    Reply

  248. Posted by divya on September 26, 2013 at 3:11 am

    nan rayarali kelkotini adare swalpa nantara nan bhakati yella auara male hogi nan chihkavalindagalu devara vigraha nodidare kalu anta bhavistini yeshte kashta bandru adarali jeeva ide anta anistila nin ond saari rayarana torsrtira

    Reply

    • Posted by asha rani on November 5, 2013 at 4:13 am

      my heart is full of rayaru and my eyes is filled of rayara face am lucky to be born and be his devotee i love rayaru he is every thing for me i cant live without praying him and i have one wish that how much ever janma i born also i should be devotee of rayaru .

      Reply

  249. Posted by srikanth on November 16, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Namaskra Madam.
    thank for your hospitality by sharing SriGuruRayara PHOTO I HAVE WENT THROUGH MANY APPRECIATION &AS WELL AS LITTLE DIS OPINION AMONG THIS PHOTO but any way live all that i have a word to tell devotees if u have faith u enjoy or else live it the faith we have upon our sriguru original photo which you have uploded on this rayaru site is marvelous once again i like to thank u may lord sriguru bless us all.

    Reply

  250. Posted by naveen on November 19, 2013 at 10:07 am

    i am happy raghavendra swamy real photos

    Reply

  251. Posted by Sreenivasa Rao n g on November 24, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Hare Sreenivasa

    karedalli baruva, karedante baruva,kara dalli baruva..

    Like this we can go on writing on Rayaru. To-day-Sunday 24th July. As per programme i should first have to Rayara Brindavana. Just passed thro Office and
    opened mail. Surprisingly Mantralaya Visit…..glanced….no…noo went thro, saw thro..
    something I could not believe or imagine. Think of him, there he is. At 10-30 was my time at brindavan.. but at that hour I am at office. But, Rayaru from Mantralaya thro PC gave me darshana, mangalaarathi, Sri venkateswara darsana… what not..
    Indu sudina…bhagyada dina…janma dhanya vAyitu…

    Daivam mAnusha rOOpena…Rayara darsan bhAgya thro the kindness of Smt.Meera avaru. Nimmege thumba thumba Dhanya -vadagalu

    with Best wishes
    Sreenivasa Rao ng. Coimbatore TN

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  252. thanks a lot for showing real rayaru……………

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  253. Posted by Shubha K. Sagar on December 18, 2013 at 7:20 am

    dear madam meera,
    I saw the picture of guru raghavendra sarvabhuma on your blog and also the comments attached. I really appreciate your sincere effort of putting the rare picture in your possession. I felt that some people who have raised the question about the authenticity of the picture had a different image of srigalu in their mind (which most of us have, its natural. we are seeing those images since decades; its hard to break believes!). therefore please don t get annoyed. please continue your services to devotees. some 5-6 years back I was not a believer of god, saints etc., I was very proud of my scientific temperament and logic. of late I had to go through a lot of problems in my life and in fact just to ‘test’ one day I thought let me start ‘believing god'( as in science we “assume” to hypothesize something, and it starts with an assumption only, most of the times) and I wanted my ‘god’ to be somebody like me, a human being who has experienced all the ups and downs of life. incidentally I went through a small book on guru sarvabhwma and I felt let me ‘try’ this ‘god’ because he is just like us. initially I used to find it very difficult dedicate my believes to something to which I never believed in. I did’ nt give up. soon after I started praying guru sarvabhawma all the messed up things in my life started getting cleared. today even though I have certain issues pending in my life I have such a belief in guru sarvabhwma that I strongly believe his blessings. the moment I sit and close my eyes I see brindavana in front of my eyes. it happens to me everyday what ever may be my emotional status of that day. this has caused real wonders in my life. There are many things in this world which can not be explained logically. (of course! gurugalu has answers for everything. he is genius and everybody has to agree with it !) OM SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA.

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  254. Namaskara Meera avare,

    I have a similar picture on a book that my aunt gave me “Raghavendra Swamigalu”. I have attached a picture I took of the cover.

    [IMG]http://i39.tinypic.com/25585kl.jpg[/IMG] or http://i39.tinypic.com/25585kl.jpg

    Thank you!

    regards
    Krishna

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  255. Posted by kum on January 9, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I read an interesting article about Raghavendra swami here…

    http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/fr/2002/10/18/stories/2002101801350500.htm

    Blog : Global vegan fare

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  256. lord guru rayaru give anything to anybody those who believe in satya, dharma

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  257. Posted by kavitha on March 7, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Meera,

    Really such an unforgettable gift you have given for us , really Rayarannu nodi kannu thumbi banthu , i am really happy , thanks a lot.

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  258. Posted by Krishna on March 8, 2014 at 4:05 am

    GuruRaja

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  259. Posted by Sowbhagya on April 15, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I am so……………..happy I cont expressed my happy ness. Thanks mreraji

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  260. Posted by manasa b.r on June 10, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Thande Thayi Bandu Balaga yall Sri Guru Raghavendra re , om pujyaya Raghavendraya Sathy Dharma Rathayacha, Bhajatham Kalpavrukshaya,
    Namatham Kamadeave,

    Thank you, very som much , madam namma jivanadha badalavanegu guru raghavendra sahakarave mattu ashirvadave sakshni.

    Thank you very so much madam i am see the pictures of guru rayarugalu.

    Manasa B.R.

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  261. Posted by Madhwacharya B Mundgod on June 26, 2014 at 7:27 am

    I am so happy to see the photos of Sri Raghavendra Swamiji, that i am not getting the words to express my feelings. Thank you very much for making hundreds to see the photos of sri swamiji.

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  262. Posted by krishna on June 27, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I am so happy to see the picture how ever does any body know what happend to gurus son Sri Lakshmi narayana charya and hid genaration.are they still alive

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  263. Posted by yachcharesh on July 1, 2014 at 11:32 am

    i am happy

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