Archive for February 13th, 2008

Shri Raghavendra Stotra or Shri Poornabhodha stotra lyrics

If you are a devotee of Shri Rayaru, there is no doubt you will know this song. Appanacharya as we all know, was the greatest disciple and also was very close to Sri Raghavendra Swami. At the time that Raghavendra Swami entered Brindavan, he was on the other side of the river Tungabhadra. Appanacharya wanted to be with his revered guru, but the river was flooding. He jumped into the Tungabhadra, singing Sri Poornabhodha stotra, realizing that if Raghavendra Swami could lead him across the ocean of samsara, a mere river could not hold him back. And he did cross the river safely, only to see that Raghavendra Swami had already entered Brindavan.

Appanacharya was in such a profound state of grief, that he could not finish the stotra he had started to compose-it was missing 7 aksharas. These final 7 aksharas came from inside the Brindavan. Not only did this show that Appanacharya’s Sri Poornabhodha had Raghavendra Swami’s approval, but it also showed that Raghavendra Swami was still with them. This was the first miracle he showed after entering Brindavan, and even today miracles happen to people who go to Mantralaya Brindavan to seek his blessings.

You can download the pdf of this great Stotra in Kannada, English and Sanskrit from the following links, copy and paste the links in your browser to open the pdf files. Thanks HariPrasad for posting the links.



3. Sanskrit

You can listen to these Stotras from Sri VidyaBhusan at the following links:

  3. Jaya Jaya Raghavendra

If you are interested in reading about Appanacharya, I found a useful link with pictures showing where he lived with Sri Rayaru. I also read in this site that Rayaru was fond of Dal Chatni( I am guessing it is Kadale Bele Chatni) & Appi Karada Payasa.

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