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Nava Brindavana Part 1 – Sree Padmanaabha Theertharu
Sree Kaveendra Teertharu – 1392 -1398
The second Brindavana here is that of Kaveendra Theertha. He is believed to be the brother of Rajendra Theertha, the founder of Vyasaraja Matha. He was earlier known as Vasudeva Shastry.
The first bifurcation of the Madhwa or Dwaitha Matha or Peetha took place when Vidyadhiraja handed over the reigns to Kaveendra Theertha.
Vidhyadhiraja Theertha had appointed Rajendra Theertha as his successor. Vidhyadhiraja fell ill and he could not get in touch with Rajendra Theertha as he was away on Sanchara. He then appointed Kaveendra Theertha as the successor and passed away. When Rajendra Theertha came back he found what had happened and he travelled further south towards Mysore and founded the Vyasa Raja Matha.
Kaveendra Theertha was a great devotee of God. He attained his eternal peace on the ninth day of Chaitra Shuddha in Pramathi Samvatsara and was laid to rest beside the Brindavan of Padmanabhatheertha.
His Aradhane Thithi is Chaitra Krishna Tritiya (April-May)
वीद्रारूढ पदासक्तं राजेंद्रमुनिसेवितम् ।
श्रीकवींद्रमुनिम् वंदे भजतां चंद्रसन्निभम् ॥
ವೀಂದ್ರಾರೂಢಪದಾಸಕ್ತಂ ರಾಜೇಂದ್ರಮುನಿ ಸೇವಿತಮ್ |
ಶ್ರೀಕವೀಂದ್ರ ಮುನಿಂ ವಂದೇ ಭಜತಾಂ ಚಂದ್ರಸನ್ನಿಭಮ್ ||
Veendraroodhapadasaktham rajendramuni sevitham |
shreekaveendra munim vandhe bhajatham chandrasanhibham ||
- My Brother B.S. Ramesh
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