Archive for the ‘Sri Madhwacharya’ Category

Sri Madhwa Nama in Sanskrit

Links for Sri Madhwa Nama in Sanskrit are listed below:

1. www.sripadarajamutt.org

2. www.scribd.com

I have posted the lyrics for Sri Madhwa Nama here at my blog:

  1. Sri Madhwa Nama

I created a pdf file from the dvaita.org web site to help all of you read the same.  Attached below is the pdf in Kannada which will help you all print or save it on your computer.

And you can listen to the audio here:

ಒಂದು ಬಾರಿ ಸ್ಮರಣೆ ಸಾಲದೆ – Ondu Bari Smarane Salade Lyrics

shrimadhwacharyaru

Composer: Sri Vadirajaru

Contributed : Ms. Bhavana Damle

ಒಂದು ಬಾರಿ ಸ್ಮರಣೆ ಸಾಲದೆ ||ಪ.||
ಆನಂದತೀರ್ಥರ ಪೂರ್ಣಪ್ರಜ್ಞರ ಸರ್ವಜ್ಞರಾಯರ ಮಧ್ವರಾಯರ ||ಅ.ಪ.||

ಹಿಂದನೇಕ ಜನ್ಮಗಳಲಿ ನೊಂದು ಯೋನಿಗಳಲಿ ಬಂದು
ಇಂದಿರೇಶ ಹರಿಯ ಪಾದವ ಹೊಂದಬೇಕೆಂಬುವರಿಗೆ ||೧||

ಪ್ರಕೃತಿ ಬಂಧದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿಲುಕಿ ಸಕಲ ವಿಷಯಗಳಲಿ ನೊಂದು
ಅಕಳಂಕಚರಿತ ಹರಿಯ ಪಾದಭಾಕುತಿ ಬೇಕೆಂಬುವರಿಗೆ ||೨||

ಆರುಮಂದಿ ವೈರಿಗಳನು ಸೇರಲಿಸದಂತೆ ಜರಿದು
ಧೀರನಾಗಿ ಹರಿಯ ಪಾದವ ಸೇರಬೇಕೆ೦ಬುವರಿಗೆ ||೩||

ಘೋರ ಸಂಸಾರಾಂಬುಧಿಗೆ ಪರಮಜ್ಞಾನವೆಂಬ ಪಾದೆ
ಏರಿ ಮೆಲ್ಲನೆ ಹರಿಯ ಪಾದ ಸೇರಬೇಕೆಂಬುವರಿಗೆ ||೪||

ಹೀನಬುದ್ಧಿಯಿಂದ ಶ್ರೀ ಹಯವದನನ್ನ ಜರಿದು
ತಾನು ಬದುಕರಿಯದಿರಲು ತೋರಿ ಕೊಟ್ಟ ಮಧ್ವಮುನಿಯ ||೫||

oMdu bAri smaraNe sAlade ||pa.||
AnaMdatIrthara pUrNapraj~jara sarvaj~jarAyara madhvarAyara ||a.pa.||

hiMdanEka janmagaLali noMdu yOnigaLali baMdu
iMdirESa hariya pAdava hoMdabEkeMbuvarige ||1||

prakRuti baMdhadalli siluki sakala viShayagaLali noMdu
akaLaMkacarita hariya pAdaBAkuti bEkeMbuvarige ||2||

ArumaMdi vairigaLanu sEralisadaMte jaridu
dhIranAgi hariya pAdava sErabEke0buvarige ||3||

GOra saMsArAMbudhige paramaj~jAnaveMba pAde
Eri mellane hariya pAda sErabEkeMbuvarige ||4||

hInabuddhiyiMda SrI hayavadananna jaridu
tAnu badukariyadiralu tOri koTTa madhvamuniya ||5||

Another link shared by Ms. Bhavana.

Update: Madhvacharya’s Lineage “GURU CHARITE”

Madhvacharya’s Lineage  “GURU CHARITE”  is written by Dr. H.K Vedavyasacharya http://www.srsmutt.org. I was sent the pdf of this document by Mr. Shivprasad Dinkar.  Thanks so much for providing such a great document.

During my travel to India, I read this document several times. It has detailed information about all the great saints from our Acharaya Sri Madhvacharya, to our beloved Guru Sri Raghavendra Swamy and also other saints like Sri Vadeendra Thertharu, Sri Sushameendra Theertharu to the current Guru of Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt.

I had tears rolling my eyes while reading through the miracles of Sri Raghavendra Swamy, and also the places he visited.

This is a treasure document if you want to learn and know more about all the great saints/Gurus. The document also has songs and slokas, books written by these saints and the places they visited.

All credit of this document goes to the author Dr. H.K Vedavyasacharya and SRS MUTT. I am just providing the pdf to help people know about the great Gurus.

Below is the link to download the document.

Madhvacharya’s Lineage

Updated: Sri Madhwa Navami – Feb 8th 2014

February 8th 2014 Saturday is Madhwa Navami. It is the most important day for all Madhwa’s. For those of you residing in the DC area, Shiva Vishnu Temple is celebrating Madhwa Navami on Sunday February 9th 2014. You can check details on the temple web site also.

Prathamo Hanuman Nama Dwitheeyo Bheema Eva cha
Poornapragna Treetiyasthu Bhagavat Karya saadakaha

We all do know the famous sloka from Sri Madhwacharya:

vande vandyam sadaanandam vaasudevam niranjanam
indiraa pathimaadyaadi varadesha vara pradam

I can write detailed information about Sri Madhwacharya, but it would all be incomplete.

So, I have compiled useful links for those of you who are interested in knowing more and more about this great philosopher and our Guru.

1. Madvacharya
2. tatvavada.org
3. dviata.org
4. Madhva.org
5. Interesting links from dvaita.org
6. Sri Madwacharya’s works can be found here.

I have posted the lyrics for Sri Madhwa Nama and a pdf about Sri Madhvacharya’s lineage here at my blog:

  1. Sri Madhwa Nama
  2. Madhvacharya’s Lineage-GURU CHARITE

Shri Krishna Janmashtami/Krishna Jayanthi – August 28th 2013

ಕೃಷ್ನಯ ವಾಸುದೇವಾಯ
ದೇವಕಿ ನಂದ  ನಾಯಚ
ನಂದಗೋಪ  ಕುಮಾರಾಯ
ಶ್ರೀ  ಗೋವಿಂದಯ ನಮೋ  ನಮಃ

ಕೃಷ್ಣಯ ವಾಸುದೇವಾಯ  ಹರಯೇ  ಪರಮಾತ್ಮನೇ
ಪ್ರಣತ ಕ್ಲೇಶ  ನಾಶಾಯ  ಗೋವಿಂದಾಯ  ನಮೋ ನಮಃ

KRISHNAYA VASUDEVAYA
DEVAKI NANDA NAYACHA
NANDAGOPA KUMARAYA
SRI GOVINDAYA NAMO NAMAHA

KRISHNAYA VASUDEVAYA HARAYE PARAMAATMANE
PRANATHAH KLESHA NAASHAAYA GOVINDAAYA NAMONAMAHA

Last year Pictures:


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Pictures from 2009:

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Updates: Pooje at my residence on August 23rd 2008.

Preparation 1

Preparation 1

Closeup of Lord's idols

Closeup of Lord

Another look before pooje

Another look before pooje

After the Pooje

After the Pooje

After the Naivedya

After the Naivedya

Shri Krishnastami is celebrated on Wednesday August 28th 2013. Sri Krishnastami or Krishna Jayanthi marks the celebration of the birth of Lord Sri Krishna;the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Lord Sri Krishna was born on the ‘Rohini’ nakshatra on Ashtami; that’s why it is called Krishnastami. In karnataka it is also known as Gokulashtami and Janmashtami. The festival occurs between August and September in our English calendar.

According to our Hindu mythology, Krishna was born to destroy Mathura’s demon King Kamsa, brother of his virtuous mother, Devaki. A celestial voice told Kamsa that he would be killed by the eighth child of Devaki. Alarmed by the message, Kamsa imprisoned Devaki and her husband Vasudeva. Taking no chances, Kamsa went on killing Devaki’s children soon after birth. Lord Krishna was born as the eighth child of Vasudeva at midnight. But at Krishna’s birth, under divine instructions, Vasudeva left the prison unnoticed with the baby. He crossed the mighty river Yamuna which was in spate due to heavy rains. Without any difficulty, he walked across the river protected from rain by the mighty serpent Shesha, and reached Gokul. In Gokul, on the same midnight, a girl named Yogamaya had been born to Yasoda, wife of Nanda a herdsman. The babies were exchanged, and Vasudeva came back to prison with the girl. When Kamsa was told that his sister had given birth to a child, Kamsa attempted kill the child. But the baby who was Goddess Maya, flew off to the heaven, warning Kamsa that Krishna, who would kill him, had already been born and was alive. Eventually, Krishna killed Kamsa, and released his parents from the prison, and brought peace and happiness to the common people.

In our Madhwa tradition, we are supposed to fast on this day, and late during the night; usually midnight we are supposed to give Arghya to Lord krishna. Here is the stotra to be said while giving Arghya to Lord Krishna. While giving the Arghya, hold a coin, a lemon and dried date in your right hand, and using a silver spoon offer 3 times milk and 3 times water to Lord krishna in a silver bowl, and keep repeating the below Stotra as well. Everyone in the household has to give Arghya to the Lord.

Argya Stotra

Arghya Stotra

Arghya Stotra from the Utharadi Matta Panchanga

Arghya Stotra from the Utharadi Matta Panchanga

Krishna Arghya

Jathaha Kamsavadarthaya Bhoobharotharanayacha|
Kouravanam Vinashaya Dhaityanam Nidhanaya Cha ||
Pandavanam Hitharthaya Dharamasamsthapanaya Cha|
GruhanaArghyam Maya Dhatham Devakya Sahitho Hare ||

Chandra Arghya

Kshirodharnava Sambhootha AthiGotraSamudhbhava |
GruhanaArghyam Maya Dhatham Rhohinya Sahitho Shashin ||

Another set from Prasanna.

Krishna Arghya mantra
jatah kamsavadharthay bhubharo harNayacha

kouravaNam vinashaya diatyanam nidhanaya cha
panDavanam hitarthaya dharma sansthapanay cha

grahaNaarghyam mya dattam devikya sahito hare||

chandra arghya
kshirodarNav sambhootham atrigotra samudbhavam
grahaNrghyam mya dattam rohiNya sahitah shashinah||

The food items performed are mostly sweet dishes, fried items and items with Avalakki. All these dishes are performed with extreme madi. If you are not able to do so, here are some useful tips:

1. The most important thing in any festival is the breaking of the coconut and offering it to god, so bring a coconut.

2. Keep also 5 fruits for offering to god, like Banana, Mango, Apple, Orange, Grapes, Plum, Pear and so on..

3. You can make the following dishes which have been mentioned here in the blog which need no cooking at all, add the seasonings after you do the Naivedaya to god.

4. If you don’t mind cooking on the gas stove, here are other recipes you can make as well

5. Bring lots of flowers which are again easily available; roses

6. Offer butter also to the Lord which again is available in all grocery stores.

7. Below are several links which has all the songs in praise of Lord Krishna posted in this blog.

8. Here are some links from dvaita.org as pdf files

9. We also place a silver cradle and keep the Ambegalu Krishna idol in the cradle and rock the cradle while singing the following song:

10. Recite Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya as many times as possible.

11. Little feet of Lord Krishna are drawn as well along with other rangolis.

11. Last but not the least, do as many namaskaras as you can and break the fast.

Once you finish the pooje, surrender yourself to the Almighty Lord by saying the following Stotra.

ಕಾಯೇನ  ವಾಚ ಮನಸೇನದ್ರಿಯಿರ್ವ
ಬುದ್ಧ್ಯತ್ಮನ  ವ  ಪ್ರಕೃತೆ  ಸ್ವಭಾವತ್
ಕರೋಮಿ  ಯದ್ಯಥ್   ಸಕಲಂ  ಪರಸ್ಮೈ
ಶ್ರೀಮಾನ್ ನಾರಾಯಣಯೇತಿ ಸಮರ್ಪಯಾಮಿ

KAYENA VACHA MANASENDRIYAIRVA
BUDDHYATMANA VA PRAKRITE SWABHAVATH
KAROMI YADYAD SAKALAM PARASMAI
SRIMAN NARAYANAYETI SAMARPAYAMI

May Lord Krishna Bless ALL

ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣರ್ಪನಮಸ್ತು

ಈತನೆ ಲೋಕಗುರು – Itane Lokaguru Lyrics

Sri Madhwacharya

Composed by – Sree Vadiraja Teertharu
Song on – Sree Hanuma, Bheema and Madhwacharya

ಈತನೆ ಲೋಕಗುರು ವೇದವಿಖ್ಯಾತ || ಪ ||

ಭೂತಳದಿ ಶ್ರೀರಾಮ ದೂತನೆಂಬಾತ || ಅಪ ||

ಅಂದು ಹನುಮಂತನಾಗಿ ಅಖಿಳ ದಿಕ್ಕೆಲ್ಲವನು

ಒಂದು ನಿಮಿಷದಲಿ ಪೋಗಿ ಉದಧಿ ಲಂಘಿಸಿದ

ಇಂದೀವರಾಕ್ಷಿಗೆ ವಂದಿಸಿ ಮುದ್ರಿಕೆಯನಿತ್ತು

ಬಂದು ರಾಮರ ಪಾದಕೆರಗಿ ನಿಂದಾತ || ೧ ||

ಅರ್ಜುನಗೆ ಅಣ್ಣನಾಗಿ ಅಂದು ದುರ್ಯೋಧನನ

ಲಜ್ಜೆಯನೆ ಕೆಡಿಸಿ ಶದ್ರಥಿಕರನು ಗೆಲಿದ

ಮೂಜಗವು ಮೆಚ್ಚಲು ಮುನ್ನ ಮಾಗಧನ ಸೀಳಿದ

ಸಜ್ಜನ ಪ್ರಿಯ ಭೀಮಸೇನ ನೆಂಬಾತ || ೨ ||

ಮೂರಾರು ಎರಡೊಂದು ಮೂಢಮತಗಳ ಜರಿದು

ಸಾರ ಮಧ್ವ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರವನು ಸಜ್ಜನರಿಗೆರೆದು

ಕೂರ್ಮ ಶ್ರೀಹಯವದನನ ಪೂರ್ಣ ಸೇವಕನಾದ

ಧೀರ ಮಧ್ವಾಚಾರ್ಯ ಲೋಕದೊಳು ಮೆರೆದ || ೩ ||

Itane lOkaguru vEdaviKyAta || pa ||
BUtaLadi SrIrAma dUtaneMbAta || apa ||

aMdu hanumaMtanAgi aKiLa dikkellavanu
oMdu nimiShadali pOgi udadhi laMGisida
iMdIvarAkShige vaMdisi mudrikeyanittu
baMdu rAmara pAdakeragi niMdAta || 1 ||

arjunage aNNanAgi aMdu duryOdhanana
lajjeyane keDisi Sadrathikaranu gelida
mUjagavu meccalu munna mAgadhana sILida
sajjana priya BImasEna neMbAta || 2 ||

mUrAru eraDoMdu mUDhamatagaLa jaridu
sAra madhva SAstravanu sajjanarigeredu
kUrma SrIhayavadanana pUrNa sEvakanAda
dhIra madhvAcArya lOkadoLu mereda || 3 ||

February 2013 – Important Dates

Here are some important dates in February 2013. Mark your calendars.

  • 6th – Ekadashi

  • 17th – Ratha Sapthami

  • 19th – Madhwa Navami

  • 21st – Ekadashi

  • 25th – Hunnime – Poornima

More details will be posted for each and every festival at least a week before.

Preenayamo Vasudevam (Dwadasha 8th Stotra) Lyrics

Each time I attend any VMS function here in the DC area, we sing Preenayamo Vasudevam  (Dwadasha 8th Stotra) . So, attached below are the links for the same in Kannada, Baraha English, and a youtube link sung by Sri. Vidyabhushana with sub titles.

ವಂದಿತಾಶೇಷವಂದ್ಯೋರುವೃಂದಾರಕಂ ಚಂದನಾಚಚಿತೋ ದಾರಪೀನಾಂಸಕಮ್ |

ಇಂದಿರಾಚಂಚಲಾಪಾಂಗನೀರಾಜಿತಂ ಮಂದರೋದ್ಧಾರಿ ವೃತ್ತೋದ್ಭುಜಾಭೋಗಿನಂ |

ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ ದೇವತಾಮಂಡಲಾ ಖಂಡಮಂಡನಂ ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ || ೧ ||

ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಸಂಹಾರಲೀಲಾವಿಲಾಸಾತತಂ ಪುಷ್ಟಷಾಡ್ಗುಣ್ಯ ಸದ್ವಿಗ್ರಹೋಲ್ಲಾಸಿನಮ್ |

ದುಷ್ಟ ನಿಷ್ಯೇಷಸಂಹಾರಕಮೋದ್ಯತಂ ಹೃಷ್ಟಪುಷ್ಟಾನುತಿಶಿಷ್ಟ ಪ್ರಜಾಸಂಶ್ರಯಂ |

ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ ದೇವತಾಮಂಡಲಾ ಖಂಡಮಂಡನಂ ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ || ೨ ||

ಉನ್ನತಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿತಾಶೇಷಸಂಸಾಧಕಂ ಸನ್ನತಾಲೌಕಿಕಾ ನಂದದ ಶ್ರೀಪದಮ್ |

ಭಿನ್ನಕರ್ಮಾಶಯಪ್ರಾಣಿಸಂಪ್ರೇರಕಂತನ್ನಕಿಂನೇತಿ ವಿದ್ವತ್ಸು ಮಿಮಾಂಸಿತಂ |

ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ ದೇವತಾಮಂಡಲಾ ಖಂಡಮಂಡನಂ ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ || ೩ ||

ವಿಪ್ರಮುಖ್ಯೈಃ ಸದಾವೇದವಾದೋನ್ಮುಖೈಃ ಸುಪ್ರತಾಪೈಃ ಕ್ಷೀತಿಶೇಶ್ವರೈಶ್ಚಾರ್ಚಿತಂ |

ಅಪ್ರತರ್ಕ್ಯೋರುಸಂವಿದ್ಗುಣಂ ನಿರ್ಮಲಂ ಸಪ್ರಕಾಶಾಜರಾನಂದ ರೂಪಂಪರಂ |

ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ ದೇವತಾಮಂಡಲಾ ಖಂಡಮಂಡನಂ ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ || ೪ ||

ಅತ್ಯಯೋ ಯಸ್ಯಕೇನಾಪಿನಕ್ವಾಪಿಹಿಪ್ರತ್ಯತೋ ಯದ್ಗುಣೇಷೂತ್ತಮಾನಾಂಪರಃ |

ಸತ್ಯಸಂಕಲ್ಪ ಏಕೋ ವರೋಣ್ಯೋ ವಶೀ ಮತ್ಯನೂನೈಃ ಸದಾ ವೇದವಾದೋದಿತಃ |

ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ ದೇವತಾಮಂಡಲಾ ಖಂಡಮಂಡನಂ ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ || ೫ ||

ಪಶ್ಯತಾಂ ದುಃಖಸಂತಾನನಿರ್ಮೂಲನಂ ದೃಶ್ಯತಾಂ ದೃಶ್ಯತಾಮಿತ್ಯ ಜೇಶಾಚಿ(ರ್ಥಿ)ತಮ್ |

ನಶ್ಯತಾಂ ದೂರಗಂ ಸರ್ವದಾಪ್ಯಾತ್ಮಗಂ ಪಶ್ಯತಾಂ ಸ್ವೇಚ್ಚಯಾ ಸಜ್ಜನೇಷ್ವಾಗತಂ |

ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ ದೇವತಾಮಂಡಲಾ ಖಂಡಮಂಡನಂ ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ || ೬ ||

ಅಗ್ರಜಂ ಯಃ ಸಸರ್ಜಾಜಮಗ್ರ್ಯಾಕೃತಿಂ ವಿಗ್ರಹೋಯಸ್ಯ ಸರ್ವೇಗುಣಾ ಏವ ಹಿ |

ಉಗ್ರ ಆದ್ಯೋಽಪಿ ಯಸ್ಯಾತ್ಮಜಾಗ್ರ್ಯಾತ್ಮಜಃ ಸದ್ಗೃಹೀತಃ ಸದಾಯಃ ಪರಂದೈವತಮ್ |

ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ ದೇವತಾಮಂಡಲಾ ಖಂಡಮಂಡನಂ ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ || ೭ ||

ಅಚ್ಯುತೋ ಯೋ ಗುಣೈರ್ನಿತ್ಯಮೇವಾಖಿಲೈಃ ಪ್ರಚ್ಯುತೋಽಶೇಷ ದೋಷೈಃ ಸದಾಪೂರ್ತಿತ |

ಉಚ್ಯತೇ ಸವವೇದೋರು ವಾದೈರಜಃ ಸ್ವಜಿತೋ(ಚ್ಯತೇ) ಬ್ರಹ್ಮರುದ್ರೇಂದ್ರ ಪೂವೈಸ್ಸದಾ |

ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ ದೇವತಾಮಂಡಲಾ ಖಂಡಮಂಡನಂ ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ || ೮ ||

ಧಾರ್ಯತೇ ಯೇನವಿಶ್ವಂ ಸದಾಜಾದಿಕಂ ವಾರ್ಯತೇಶೇಷದುಃಖಂ ನಿಜಧ್ಯಾಯಿನಾಂ |

ಪಾರ್ಯತೇ ಸರ್ವಮನ್ಯೈರ್ನಯತ್ಪಾರ್ಯತೇ ಕಾರ್ಯತೇ ಚಾಖಿಲಂ ಸರ್ವಭೂತೈಃ ಸದಾ |

ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ ದೇವತಾಮಂಡಲಾ ಖಂಡಮಂಡನಂ ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ || ೯ ||

ಸವಪಾಪಾನಿ ಯತ್ಸಂಸ್ಮೃತೇಃ ಸಂಕ್ಷಯಸರ್ವದಾ ಯಾಂತಿಭಕ್ತ್ಯಾವಿಶುದ್ಧಾತ್ಮನಾಂ |

ಶರ್ವಗುರ್ವಾದಿಗೀರ್ವಾಣ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾನದಃ ಕುರ್ವತೇ ಕರ್ಮ ಯತ್ಪ್ರೀತಯೆ ಸಜ್ಜನಾಃ |

ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ ದೇವತಾಮಂಡಲಾ ಖಂಡಮಂಡನಂ ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ || ೧೦ ||

ಅಕ್ಷಯಂ ಕರ್ಮಯಸ್ಮಿನ್ ಪರೇಸ್ವರ್ಪಿತಂಽಪ್ರಕ್ಷ ಯಂ ಯಾಂತಿ ದುಃಖಾನಿಃಯನ್ನಾಮತ |

ಅಕ್ಷರೋಯೋಽಜರಃ ಸರ್ವದೈವಾಮೃತಃ ಕುಕ್ಷಿಗಂ ಯಸ್ಯ ವಿಶ್ವಂ ಸದಾಜಾದಕಮ್ |

ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ ದೇವತಾಮಂಡಲಾ ಖಂಡಮಂಡನಂ ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ || ೧೧ ||

ನಂದಿತೀರ್ಥೋರುಸನ್ನಾಮಿನೋ ನಂದಿನಃ ಸಂದಧಾನಾಃ ಸದಾನಂದದೇವೇ ಮತಿಮ್ |

ಮಂದಹಾಸಾರುಣಾಪಾಂಗ ದತ್ತೋನ್ನತಿಂ ನ(ವಂ)ದಿತಾ ಶೇಷದೇವಾದಿ ವೃಂದಂ ಸದಾ |

ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ ದೇವತಾಮಂಡಲಾ ಖಂಡಮಂಡನಂ ಪ್ರೀಣಯಾಮೋ ವಾಸುದೇವಂ || ೧೨ ||

ಇತಿ ಶ್ರೀಮದಾನಂದತೀರ್ಥಭಗವತ್ಪಾದಾಚಾರ್ಯ ವಿರಚಿತಂ

ದ್ವಾದಶಸ್ತೋತ್ರೇಷು ಅಷ್ಟಮಸ್ತೋತ್ರಂ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣಂ

vaMditAshEShavaMdyOruvRuMdArakaM chaMdanAchaRchitO dArapInAMsakam |
iMdirAchaMchalApAMganIrAjitaM maMdarOddhAri vRuttOdbhujAbhOginaM |
prINayAmO vAsudEvaM dEvatAmaMDalA khaMDamaMDanaM prINayAmO vAsudEvaM || 1 ||

sRuShTisaMhAralIlAvilAsAtataM puShTaShADguNya sadvigrahOllAsinam |
duShTa niShyEShasaMhArakaRmOdyataM hRuShTapuShTAnu(tishiShTa prajAsaMshrayaM |
prINayAmO vAsudEvaM dEvatAmaMDalA khaMDamaMDanaM prINayAmO vAsudEvaM || 2 ||

unnataprArthitAshEShasaMsAdhakaM sannatAloukikA naMdada shrIpadam |
bhinnakarmAshayaprANisaMprErakaMtannakiMnEti vidvatsu mimAMsitaM |
prINayAmO vAsudEvaM dEvatAmaMDalA khaMDamaMDanaM prINayAmO vAsudEvaM || 3 ||

vipramukhyaiH sadAvEdavAdOnmukhaiH supratApaiH kShItishEshvaraiSchArchitaM |
apratarkyOrusaMvidguNaM nirmalaM saprakAshAjarAnaMda rUpaMparaM |
prINayAmO vAsudEvaM dEvatAmaMDalA khaMDamaMDanaM prINayAmO vAsudEvaM || 4 ||

atyayO yasyakEnApinakvApihipratyatO yadguNEShUttamaanaaMparaH |
satyasaMkalpa EkO varONyO vashI matyanUnaiH sadA vEdavAdOditaH |
prINayAmO vAsudEvaM dEvatAmaMDalA khaMDamaMDanaM prINayAmO vAsudEvaM || 5 ||

pashyatAM duHkhasaMtAnanirmUlanaM dRushyatAM dRushyatAmitya jEshARchi(rthi)tam |
nashyatAM dUragaM sarvadApyAtmagaM pashyatAM svEcchayA sajjanEShvAgataM |
prINayAmO vAsudEvaM dEvatAmaMDalA khaMDamaMDanaM prINayAmO vAsudEvaM || 6 ||

agrajaM yaH sasarjAjamagryAkRutiM vigrahOyasya sarvEguNA Eva hi |
ugra AdyO&pi yasyAtmajAgryAtmajaH sadgRuhItaH sadAyaH paraMdaivatam |
prINayAmO vAsudEvaM dEvatAmaMDalA khaMDamaMDanaM prINayAmO vAsudEvaM || 7 ||

achyutO yO guNairnityamEvAkhilaiH prachyutO&shESha dOShaiH sadApUrtita |
uchyatE saRvavEdOru vAdairajaH svaRjitO(RchyatE) brahmarudrEMdra pURvaissadA |
prINayAmO vAsudEvaM dEvatAmaMDalA khaMDamaMDanaM prINayAmO vAsudEvaM || 8 ||

dhAryatE yEnavishvaM sadAjAdikaM vAryatEshEShaduHkhaM nijadhyAyinAM |
pAryatE sarvamanyairnayatpAryatE kAryatE chAkhilaM sarvabhUtaiH sadA |
prINayAmO vAsudEvaM dEvatAmaMDalA khaMDamaMDanaM prINayAmO vAsudEvaM || 9 ||

saRvapApAni yatsaMsmRutEH saMkShayasarvadA yAMtibhaktyAvishuddhAtmanAM |
sharvagurvAdigIrvANa saMsthAnadaH kurvatE karma yatprItaye sajjanAH |
prINayAmO vAsudEvaM dEvatAmaMDalA khaMDamaMDanaM prINayAmO vAsudEvaM || 10 ||

akShayaM karmayasmin parEsvarpitaM&prakSha yaM yAMti duHkhAniHyannAmata |
akSharOyO&jaraH sarvadaivAmRutaH kukShigaM yasya vishvaM sadAjAdakam |
prINayAmO vAsudEvaM dEvatAmaMDalA khaMDamaMDanaM prINayAmO vAsudEvaM || 11 ||

naMditIrthOrusannAminO naMdinaH saMdadhAnAH sadAnaMdadEvE matim |
maMdahAsAruNApAMga dattOnnatiM na(vaM)ditA shEShadEvAdi vRuMdaM sadA |
prINayAmO vAsudEvaM dEvatAmaMDalA khaMDamaMDanaM prINayAmO vAsudEvaM || 12 ||

iti shrImadAnaMdatIrthaBagavatpAdAchArya virachitaM
dvAdashastOtrEShu aShTamastOtraM saMpUrNaM

Chakrabja Mandala – ಚಕ್ರಾಬ್ಜ ಮಂಡಲ

Our Guru Sree Madhvacharya has explained in his Tantrasara that “ಪೂಜ್ಯಶ್ಚ್ಹ ಭಾಗವನ್ ನಿತ್ಯಂ ಚಕ್ರಾಬ್ಜಾ ಮಂಡಲೇ”. In English “Poojyascha Bhagavan
nityam chakraabjamandale”.  Worshiping the Almighty Lord with  Chakrabja Mandala – ಚಕ್ರಾಬ್ಜ ಮಂಡಲ as a pedestal or peetha is very rewarding.

So, what is the meaning of Chakrabja Mandala – ಚಕ್ರಾಬ್ಜ ಮಂಡಲ?

  • Chakra means wheel
  • Abja means Lotus in Sanskrit and
  • Mandala is the frame work

I had learnt to draw this when I came to the US several years back from my Brother-in-law Balaji’s ( my sister Suma’s husband) grandmother who was here in the US.

However, due to several reasons this rangoli had completely skipped my mind and I forgot drawing this. During the Shravana Masa, my Little Niece Shwetha, you all know her right? The one who drew our beloved Raghavendra Swamigalu had drawn this for Sree Anantha Padmanabha Vrata. My Sister showed it to me when I visited her house for the festival.

You can see the picture Shwetha has drawn in the picture below, I have a red/yellow arrow pointing to the same. There are two, one exactly below the table, and the other can’t be seen since the God is on top of the rangoli.

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I came back home and started searching the drawing online, to find none. Accidentally I opened the “ಸಾಧನ ದೀಪಿಕಾ  or Sadhana Deepika” book I had, and there it was the Rangoli. It is customary to draw this while performing pooje, and than place the Lord or any God you are performing pooje on top of this rangoli.

I will post a step by step instruction on how to draw this Chakrabja Mandala – ಚಕ್ರಾಬ್ಜ ಮಂಡಲ soon. For the time being attached below are images of the same.

1. This image is from my “ಸಾಧನ ದೀಪಿಕಾ  or Sadhana Deepika” book.

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2. This image is from SBAT temple. Details of the temple can be found here. Scroll down in the page, and you will see several images.  http://sbat.org/Poojas_Homas.html.

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Aradhane of Madhava Theertha on October 16

Madhava Theertharu is the third of the four direct disciples of  Acharya- Madhwacharya (the others being Padmanabha Theertha, Narahari Theertha and Akshoba Theertha). His Punya Dheena falls on October 16.

Madhava Theertha took over as the head of the Madhwa matha or Madhwa Samasthana after Narahari Theertha and he is believed to have ruled over the Dwaitha pontificate from 1333 to 1349.

He is supposed to be an avatar of Garuda. Scholars believe that his Brindavana was initially at Hampi but subsequently shifted to Mannur on the banks of river Bheema in Afzalpur taluk of Gulbarga district. Mannur today is a small village 65 kms from Gulbarga and there are buses to this place from Afzalpur  (29 kms) and Gulbarga . Bangalore is almost 510 kms away.

The Paduke he wore are still there in Mannur. Apart from his brindavana, Mannur is home to brindavanas of several other Madhwa saints such as Vedesha Theertha. Two Madhwa saints-Yadavaryaru and Govinda Odeyaru spent time here.

Earlier known as Vishnu Shastri, Madhava Theertha is believed to have written commentaries on the four Vedas-Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharvana Veda. He is also said to be the author of Parashara Madhava Vijaya, a study on parasharasmruti but nothing much of this book is known. It is presumably lost forever.

Not many know that the credit for starting a Madhwa mathas-the Majjigehalli Matha (near Tambihalli in Mulabagal, Kolar) – goes to Madhava Theertha.

Madhava Theertha anointed one of his disciples, Madurai Theertha, to look after the Majjigehalli matha and gave him the idols of Veera Rama to worship. This was one of the many idols that Madhwacharya had personally worshipped.

He also gave ashrama to Akshobya Theertha amd asked him to take care of the Dwaitha matha.

There is a story told about Madhava Theertha when he was worshipping the idol of Lord Krishna in Udupi. The idol was installed by Madhwacharya and after him, it was worshipped by Padmanabha Theertha and Narahari Theerta.

During the course of the pooja to Lord Krishna, Madhava Theertha got up suddenly prostrated himself and then sat down with folded hands. After some time, he held out his hands and drank some water which was put in his hand.

Later, Madhava Theertha told the assembled gathering, which looked dumbfounded, that he had seen Madhwacharya come to the idol and perform Pooje. “I took theertha from the Acharya”, he said.

A surprising aspect is that Sri Jaya Theertha (Teekachar whose brindavana is at Malked in Gulbarga) has written about several saints, including his gurugalu-Akshobya Theertha. He has written about Padmanabha Theertha and Narahari Theertha and of course Madhwacharya but there is no mention of Madhava Theerta.

Mannur also has a beautiful idol of Chenna Keshava which was supposedly consecrated by Dhruva.The temple is more than 1,000 years old. In earlier times, Mannur was known as Manipuri and it was a prosperous city of the Chalukyas during the reign of Vikramaditya (a successor to the Chalukya throne after Pulakeshi ). Chalukyan accounts state that Mannur was an important centre imparting education. Centuries ago, Mannur’s Agara was famous for imparting education in Vyakarna, astrology, tarka, Vedanta, nyaya and other subjects to students.

In 2006, the Bheema had submerged the Brindavana under its waters and also the Vedesha Theertha Vidyapeetha. Check out the ancient Yellamama and Jain Temple here. Spend time at the Uttaradhi Matha.  .

Please do not confuse this saint by another Madhwa saint of the same name. In 1766, the then Peetadhipathi of  Shirror Math (this was one of the eight or asta maths set up by Madhwacharya to look after the Krishna temple in Udupi), Lakshmi Manohara Theertha, set up the Kanva Matha at Hunasehole in Surapur taluk of Gulbarga district under Venkateshacharya who later came to be called Madhava Theertha.

This matha was set up to exclusively cater to the needs of those who followed Shukla Yajur Veda. The brindavana of Madhava Theertha (Kanva Matha) is at Buddhini, which is off the Maski-Lingsugur state highway (No 19) road in Raichur district. The brindavana was built in 1810.

If you have time, visit Malkhed where you can have darshana of Brindavana of Alkshiba Theertha, Jaya Theertha and Raghunatha Theertha (a contemporary of Vyasa Theertha and head of the Uttaradi Matha) and Yeregol where the brindavana of Ramachandra Theertha and Vidyanidhi Theertha are located. Look for the cave in Yeregol where Jaya Theertha wrote most of his classics.

 Author: B.S.Ramesh

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