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Shree Madhwa Navami Celebrations in USA

Hope you all had a chance to attend and perform the pooje to our Guru Shree Madhwacharyaru. We visited the SBAT temple on Saturday, and attended the pooje there. Below are some pictures from the temple, and pooje pictures from my home done today.

Pooje to Lord Bhaktha Anjaneya.

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Madhwa Navami :

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Rayara Brindavana.

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Today pooje at my home:

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Updated: Sri Madhwa Navami – Feb 5th 2017

This year Madhwa Navami is on Sunday February 5th 2017.  It is the most important day for all Madhwa’s. For those of you residing in the DC area, SBAT is celebrating Madhwa Navami on Saturday February 4th 2017. SSVT is celebrating it on Sunday February 5th.

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.
7. All Posts on Our Gurugalu

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

Rayaru and Srimushnam

Being a part of the Rayara satsangha group has brought so much joy and so much information about our Beloved Rayaru. Mr. Rajaraman Nagarajan sends us Moola Brindavana pictures everyday without fail. We also get to see pictures of other deities which devotees share. One such picture which Mr. Rajaraman Nagarajan shared this week was about the place Rayaru lived in Srimushnam, and I remembered my Brother had written a detailed article about the same. And this was the right forum for me to tie together the picture and the article. All credit for the picture and article goes to Mr. Rajaraman Nagarajan and my Brother Ramesh. I pray to our beloved Rayaru to shower his choicest blessings on both of them.

Article Credit : My Brother Ramesh

Image Credit: Mr. Rajaraman Nagarajan

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Raghavendra Swamy is by far one of the most popular Madhwa saints. He is also perhaps the most well-known Madhwa seer but also the world over.

Over the years, there has been growing interest in Raghavendra Swamy his works, life and times and the many mathas or temples dedicated to Raghavendra Swamy. Almost every aspect of the life and times of Raghavendra Swamy has been so well documented that there is very little left of him that we do not know.

Yet, Rayaru is such a magnanimous person and the depth of his knowledge and  philosophy is so deep that we get the facts about the seer of Mantralaya and each passing day seems to bring in a new facet of his personality.

Though there is growing interest about Rayaru, there are still many things that are yet to become popular. One such aspect is the places where Rayaru spent time. Though we are all familiar with Bhuvanagiri, where he was born: Bichale where he spent thirteen years in the house of  his close devotee Appanacharya and Mantralaya where he entered Brindavana in 1671, there are many other places which are not as popular among visitors and pilgrims as these three places.

One such place is Srimushnam, one of the ten most holy Vaishnava shrines in the world. If Ayodhya is known as the birth place of Lord Rama and Mathura is associated with Krishna, Srimushnam is the revered Varaha Kshetra or the abode of Lord Vishnu or Hari.

Apart from being home to the Varaha Swamy temple, Srimushnam has another distinction which many are not aware of. It is here that Raghavendra Swamy is supposed to have spent close to twelve years.

A staunch Madhwa, Raghavendra worshipped the Varaha diety here and stayed in a house. This was much before he entered Bichale in Karnataka sometime in 1658.

Rayaru was born in Bhuvanagiri which is just a few kilometers from Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu. Srimushnam too is near Chidambaram and Rayaru spent much of his formative years in the Mudarai- Kumbakonam-Thanjavur, Srirangam-Srimushnam belt for several years.

If he learnt Vedas, Shastras and other religious texts at Madurai, he took Deekshe at Thanjavur, joined the Sri Matha of Vijendra Theerta at Kumbakonam and spent years meditating at Srimushnam and worshipping Hari.

Rayaru stayed for years at a house in Srimushnam and this house can still be seen. The Nanjangud Mantralaya Matha, or the Sri Raghavenmdra Matha, took over the house in 2010 and constructed a temple dedicated to Raghavendra Swamy here.

The Nanjangud Raghavendra Swamy Matha is the official matha of Raghavendra Swamy and its name stems from the holy city of Nanjangud near Mysore which  has a Rayaru temple where there is an exquisite idol of Raghavendra Swamy. Since many seers of the Matha spent time here, the samshtahan came to be called as Nanjangud Mantralaya Matha.

The then seer of the Raghavendra Swamy Matha, Sushameendra Theertha, had wanted to develop a Raghavendra Swamy Matha at Srimushnam so that devotees and pilgrims can get accommodation and Theertha Prasada. He wanted to provide overnight accommodation to people.

He also wanted to renovate the house where Rayaru had lived.

His successor, Suyateendra Teertha Swamy, brought this idea into action. On November 24, 2010, he performed the Pratishtapana of Sri Rayaru and Sri Mukhyaprana in the premises of the old Rayara Mane or the home of Rayaru.

Incidentally, the stone for constructing the Brindavana was taken from the same segment in Madhavara, where the stone for the Moola Brindavana at Mantralaya was brought. It was Rayaru himself who had asked Dewan Venkanna to construct his Brindavana from the rock at Madhavara, which is near Mantralaya.

This makes the Brindavana of Raghavendra Swamy at Srimushnam the only other Brindavana apart from Mantralaya to be sculpted from the same stone.

Today, the house of Rayaru in Srimushnam has been transformed into a temple of Rayaru. The Mantralaya Matha maintains the home and matha and provides several facilities for pilgrims and devotees.

Another interesting fact about Srimushnam  for Madhwas is that Madhwacharya spent time during a Chaturmasa here and he gave some excellent discourses on Vishnu Purana, Bhagavath Geetha and other topics.

Srimushnam is today one of the foremost pilgrim centres for Vaishnavas. It is among the few places where we can see Varaha with his consort Bhoo Devi. It is also the place sanctified by Madhwacharya and Raghavendra Swamy.

This is also the place where Vyasa Raja or Vyasa Theertha and his guru, Sripadaraja, spent time as did Raghuttoma Theerta of Tirukoilur.

Incidentally, the Nanjangud Mantralaya matha has drawn up ambitious plans to develop the matha into a center of learning. It wants to expand the matha activities further so as to spread the Dwaitha tenet. It also plans to start a VedicSchool and a research center.

As of now, the newly established Matha  provides transit accommodation, Teertha Prasada (lunch) and other basic amenities for pilgrims.

For more details contact Nanjangud Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha
No 1, North Car Street,
Srimushnam

608703
District: Cuddalore.

Tamil Nadu
Ph: 09486568218

Madhwa Navami Celebrations

Amazing pictures of Madhwa Navami Celebrations at Mantralaya and Bangalore 5th Block Rayara Mutta.

Please take a look.

 

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

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