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Dwaita Philosophy
Tuesday, 11 December 2007
Dhanur MAsa Arambham
Topic: Dwaita Philosophy

Margashira Shukla.[Part-II from AshTamyam(17th Decr) to PoRNimyaam(24th Decr)
 Sri S A R V A J I T nama Samvatsara
 DakshNinaayane,
 Hemantha Rutu,
 Margashira Masa ,
 Shukla Paksha.
 (10th Decr to 24th Decr)
 
 
 17th December, Monday, ASHtAMYAM
 (ShraadhDha Tithi AshTamyaam)
 
 Tithi : AshTamyaam (22.34) IST
 Vaara : Indu vaasara
 Nakshatra : Poorva Bhadra (16.12)IST
 Yoga : Siddhi
 KaraNa : BhadrA
 
 Bheeemasena Jayanati
 Dhanur Masa Arambha:
 DHANUR MAASA
 Margashira Shukla AshTamyam (17th Dec2007 [Monday] to Pushya Shukla ShasTyaM 14th
 Jan 2008[Monday] is Dhanurmaas (Bhogi Habba Day)
 
 This entire month is equal to arunodaya (Sunrise) time to Devathas and it is considered auspicious. Sri Krishna says in the Vibhoothiyoga of the Gita that he lives in the Dhanurmaasa (Maasanam Margaseershah ) and therefore if any offering is made to Him during this month He will be immensely pleased. Early hours before the sunrise are the most sacred.
  
 It is called "Brahma Muhurtham". Devatha Pooja is to be completed before this time and special naivedya viz. Huggi (a preparation with rice and greengram dal) is offered.
 
 Dhanur Vyateepaata yoga falls on 27th December 2007 (ThursdaymMargashira KrishNa Chaturthyam ) the most effective day for daana in respectful reverence to one's own pitrus. Sri Kesava is the maasa niyamaka murthy and so if we chant with devotion His name while giving daana it will be effective and He will bestow His grace.
 
 (From:Sri Madhwacharya Seva Sangha NEWS LETTER-December 1,1997)
 
 
 DHANOOR MASA ARAMABHAM
 
 Dhanur Maasa's special Dharma ( in brief)
 
 UttarayaNa is Day for devathas and Dakshinaayana as Night.
 This night starts from Ashaada shukla Ekaadashi .
 
 Margashira Shukla Ekaadashi or Dhanur maasa Arambha is the time- AruNodhaya Kaala, being the last phase of the night for Devathas ;The Devathas performed Pooja and offered Huggi to Sri Hari at that time.Hence during the Dhanurmaasa period, God is worshipped in the early morning Sri Hari explains the significance of this masa to the Devatas.
 
 More details are available in Smruthi MuktaavaLi-
 
 Yatha Samkochya sat Karma
 Bhuktem alpa Dwadashi Dine|
 Thatha pratha DhanuR Mase
 Kruthva KaRmaRchayechacha MaaM||

 
 In this month, preference to be given to POOJA only and not Bhojana- therefore Pooja for Deva, Rushi, Pitru TaRpaNa, Vaishya Devaadi kaRma and feeding Brahmins to be done and he should take food in the PRATHAH KALA itself. Or punah pooja could be done and have food in the afternoon also - both type of sampradaaya are permitted, as per Loka Vyvahaara.Since Shree Krishna had said in the Geetha that his presence is more in the month MaRgashira. His pooja is to be completed before sunrise everyday with Mudgadanna[ HUGGI]{ good for body and mind}
 
 Best: 1 part rice: 2 parts Moong Dhal(Hesaru Bele= Paitham Parapu-Moong Dhaal);
 
 Better: 1 rice: 1 Moong Dhal
 Middle: 1 rice: 1/2 Moong dhal
 Bad: 1 rice: 1/4 Moong dhal.
 
 Hence the quantity of rice; Moong dhal should be as far as possible equal in proportion.
 
 To add ginger (Shunti, Curds, Jagerry.) as neivedyam so as to be blessed with His illimitable grace.
 
 Scriptures recommend Dhanur Masa Pooja for prosperity., longevity and above all to be born again and again as a Vaishnavite.
 
 Lakshmi sthotra is also recited since Devendra got back his kingdom by chanting the dwadhasha namaas of Sri Mahaalakshmi in this month.
 
 If any daana were given during this month especially on Vyateepatha day 27th Decr 2007,,to a worthy person, it would be most effective.
 
 Shree Devi Prathamam Naam
 Dwithiyam AmruthodBhava
 Thruthiyam KamalaaProkthaa
 Chathurtham lOkasumdari
 Pancamam viShNu pathneethi
 Shasthyam Shree vaishNa veethicha
 Sapthamamthu varaarOhaa
 Ashtamam HarivallaBhaa
 Navamam ShaamgaNi Prokthaa
 Dashamam deva devikaa
 Ekaadasham Mahaalaksmi
 Dwaadasham Lokasumdari

 
 Shree Padma Kamalaa Mukumdha mahishi
 Laksmi stree lOkeshwari
 
 Maa KshiraaBdhi suthaaravimdha
 jananee Vidhyaa SarOjaathmikaa
 
 Sarvaa AbheeShta Phala PradhEthi
 satataM naamani yO Dwaadasha
 Praathah shuDhDha taraa paTamti

 satataM sarvaan laBhate ShuBhaan
 
 Bhadhra lakshmi Sthavam nithyam
 puNyamEth Achyutha Bhaavaham
 Taulau smaatwaapi KaavEryaam
 Japa Shree Vriksha Sannidhau !!
 
 Argya to be given to Vyathipaathi Devatha  in the form of Chakra Roopi Vishnu:
 
 Vyathipaatha Mahaasatwan
 SaRva Paapa PraNaashana|
 Sahasra Bhaaho Vishwaathmaan
 GrihaaNaRgyam Namosthuthe||

 
 Now turn to South Direction, Remembering the Pitrus,
 to give Argya:
 
 Vishnu priya Vyathipaatha
 PitruNaamnRuNapradha|
 PitruNaam mama Vaikuntam
 Prayachcha Bhghavan hare||
 
 Twatrasaadhena Me Bhakthi
 Rasve vamana paayini|
 Jnaana Vignaaana vairaagyam
 Prayachcha Bhaghavan mamaH||
-to Give ThaRpaNa
 
 18th December, Tuesday , NAVAMYAAM
 ( ShraadhDha Tithi Navamyaam)
 
 Tithi : Navamyaam (20.43 )IST
 Vaara : Bhauma vaasara
 Nakshatra : Uttara Badra (15.04)IST
 Yoga : Vyatipata
 KaraNa : BAlava
 
 KalpAdi
 
 i) Laksha Tulsi Archane to Sri Mukhya PraNa Devaru at Mantralaya
 
 ii) Sri VidyavallaBha T P D (Sosale) ( 1798-1812) 27th Pontiff of Sri Vyaaasaraja mutt
 
 The Vyaasaraya mutt established its nativity at sosale during his time only. The whole utensils used for Pooja were made of gold. His Brindavan is at sosale.
 (Dvaita Darshan page 47 )
 
 Dhyaana Sloka:
 
 Vidya Chandrikaayaayuktho
 Vidyaa pathi Karaabnjah|
 Vidyaa vallaBha theerthemdhuh
 Vidhyaam YachchathumenaGhaam||
 
 
 19th December, Wednesday, DASHAMYAAM
 (ShraadhDha Tithi Dashamyaam.)
 
 Tithi : Dashamyaam (18.38 )IST
 Vaara : Saumya vaasara
 Nakshatra : REvati (13.43)IST
 Yoga : Variyan/Parigha
 KaraNa : Taitila
 
 i) Sri ViBhudhendra T P D (Thirunelveli) (1435-1490)
 11th pontiff of Rayar Mutt.
 PooRvaashram name: Sri Raghunath Bhat
 
 Sri Ramachandra theertha gave ashram and sent him to preach Madhwa Philosophy. Sri Ramachandra Theertha was unwell. He sent word to Sri Vibhudendra theertha. The message did not reach the Junior swamiji. Hence he kept the box containing
 Sri Ramachandra Devaru beneath a tree and requested the chief and important officials of the Town to hand over to Sri Vibhudendra theertha, after a month- He entered Vrindavanam. Sri ViBhudendra theertha did not come within the stipulated time. The Chief, as well as the officials of the town, appointed Sri Vidhyanidhi as the next pontiff and handed over the Box to him.  He performed pooja of these idols and left for some place with these Pooja material.
 
 Sri ViBhudendra Theertha after his return started a New Mutt. It is called Rayar Mutt-
 
 He toured extensively. To Kashi and Uththara bharatha. He was guru to Sri Sripadharajar. “ViBhoothi Purusha” he blessed the raja of Vijayanagar. He was “ upaasaka “ of Sri Narasimha He performed seva at Ahobila. He got ShoDashabhaahu Narasimha devaru in the river. Even this ShoDashabhahu Narasimaha Devaru in Mantralaya Mutt. On Narasimha Jayanathi day ViShesha pooja being performed to this idol.
 
 He is the 11th Pontiff in the lineage of the Acharya. He was the previous incarnation of Sri VijayendraTheertha. He founded the Gnana Matha at Tirunelveli and won over all the rival schools. The Gnana Matha grew into the present day Sri Raghavendraswamy Mutt. He recognized Sri Ananatappa and gave Ashram to him
 His Brindhavana is at C N Agraharam in Tirunelveli on the banks of the river Tambrabarani. His successor was Sri Sri Jithamithra Theertha.
 
 ( Above Ref Courtesy: Gururajarao Madhavarao, President, sri Madhwacharya Seva Sangha, Chennai-78)
 ( Courtesy: Nithy Sudha, Uttaradhi Mutt Compund and from Haridasaru stutisida Manatralaya YativareNyaru.): (Dvaitha darshana Page 29)
 
 Dhyaana Sloka:
 
 Akeralam Thatha Sethumaa
 Gangam chaa Himaalayam|
 NeeraaKruthaAdwaithashaivam
 ViBhudhendra Guum Bhajeh ||
 Tirunalveli mereva shree Vibhudendrara
 CharaNa bhajiso niruta
 Hari koDe swapna alli shiri Ahobila teertadi
 Vara shoDashabaahu narahariya tanda.
 
 By Lakumeesha Narahari.
 
 ii) Sri Sathyanidhi T P D (-KuRnool Nivruththi Sangama) ( 1638-1660) 19th
 Pontiff of Sri Uttaradhi mutt-
 He has written many works- Though his great spiritual powers he brought back to life of Chalaari Acharya, who was bitten by a snake. Krishna dwaipaayana gave all his idols to him and after learning Chakraankitha started worshipping them-
 
 His Guru was Sri Sri Sathyavratha Theerttha. His works are a gloss on the Bhedojjivana and VayuBharati stotra. He entered the Brindhavana on the banks of the river Thungabadra near Karnool. At Tindivanam he initiated Sri Sathyanatha Theertha as his successor. (Ref @ Courtesy: Gururajarao Madhavarao, President, Sri Madhwacharya Seva Sangha, Chennai-78)
 
 Dhyaana Sloka:
 
 Anadhethya MahaaBhaashyam
 VyaaKhaayaatham YadhanugrahaTh|
 Vamdhe Tham viDhinaa
 Sathya NiDhim Sath Jnaana sidhdhaye ||

 
 
 || Shri Satyanidhi Teertha Gurubhyonamaha
 Introduction to Shri 1008 shri Satyanidhi Teertharu:
 DeekSha accepted:1638 (Bahudanya)
 Preceptor: Sri Satyavrata Theertaru
 Brindavan PravEsha:1660 (Sarvajit)
 PiTadipati: 21 years, 9 months, 4 days.
 Aradahana: Margashira Shudda Dwadashi
 Brindavan: Kurnool
 River: Krishna
 Poorvashram name: Kuojalagi Raghupatyacharya
 
 || Shri Gurubhyonamaha ||
 || Shri Hari Om ||
 || Anadhitya Mahabhashyam Vyakhyatam yadanugrahaat |
 Vandee Tam Vidhina Satyanidhiam Satjnyansiddhayee ||
 
 Shri Satyanidhi Teertharu took over the responsibility of Uttaradi Matha during the rear 1638 AD and ruled the pontificate throne with greate honour and remarkable distinction. He was formerly known as Kauligi Raghupathyacharya. After initiated to Vedantha Samrajya s,he took up the construction of Brindavana to his beloved guru at Sangli and performed Mahasamaradhana in a large scale and spent money to honor the pandits and Brahmins.
 In order to explain the significance of Madhva Vaishnavisam, the Dwaita philosophy Shri Satyanidhi Teertharu toured extensively and visited important religious centers in south India. Shri Satyanidhi Teertharu met Shri Raghavendra Teertharu in Kumbhakonam.
 
 Shri Satyanidhi Teertharu initiated Sanyasa to Shri Sayanand Teertharu and Shri Gunanidhi Teertharu with an intention to propagate the Dwaitha Philosophy. There after Shri Swamiji marched with his disciples towards Krishna and river Tungabhadra Though no direct evidence is available on his works, corroborating with the source of later commentators,it is known that he has written "Vishnu Sahsranama Vyakhyana".Thus Shri Satyanidhi Teertharu ruled the Vendantha Samrajyafor a period of nearly 22 years with a remarkable distiction and his life as a saga of supreme spiritual achievements. Many prople found salvation with his guidance ans assistance. He entered the Brindavana on the tenth day of the fullmoon fortnight of the month of Margasheera in the year 1660 AD near the "Nivruthi Sangam " where the river Krisha and Tungabhadra join in the Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh.
 Due to the recent construction of the Shrisailam Hydro Electric Power Project, the Moola Brindava of Shri Satyanidhi Teertharu situated at Nivruthi SAngam affected Under submergency of dam water. Now the same has been rebuilt at Kurnool in the same architectural model as those in the Nivruthi Sangam Shri Satyapramoda Teertharu Swamiji of Shri Uttaradi Matha wanted to save the Moola Brindavana of Shri Satyanidhi Teertharu which was to be affected under dam wanter .
 
 
 Shri SAtyapramoda Teertharu Swamiji went to the spot with his disciples and offered the pooja near the Sannidhana of the Moola Brindavana for an hour and ordered the disciples to dismantte the Brindavana. The disciples when started to remove granite stone panels of Brindavana , they were surprised that they smelled the perfumes of Shri Gandha from the Moola Brindavana of Shri Satyanidhi Teertharu. It is very interesting to convey that the disciples and swamiji found a saligram, Japamala and Counch (Kamandala), the Kamandala was full of crystal clear water seemed to have been filled up on the same day. Shri Satyapramoda Teertharu Swami and the disciples who attended in the dismantling work wondered at the divine power of His Holiness . He was such a great mystic and had a large stone of penance . Then Shri Satyapramoda Teertharu swamy sprinkled the Kamandala water on the disciples.
 
 After completion of dismantling work the structure was carried to the Kurnool and restructured in the permises of the Uttaradi Matha in the same architectural model as at Nivruthi SAngam dring the year 1984.
 || Shri Krishnarpanamastu ||
 Courtesy: Sri Uttaradimath,Bangalore.
 
 
 20th December, Thursday , EKAADASHYAAM
 (ShraadhDha Tithi ShraadhDha Bhaava)
 
 Tithi : Ekaadashyaam(16.22)IST
 Vaara : Guru vaasara
 Nakshatra : Ashwini (12.10)IST
 Yoga : Shiva
 KaraNa : BhadrA
 
 “Mokshada” Ekadasi is a very special Ekadasi in two respect;
 i) today was the all auspicious day on which Lord Sri Krishna spoke the Srimad Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, at the place now known as Jyotisha tirtha.
 
 ii) Anyone who gifts a Bhagavad Gita away to a deserving person on this day is bestowed profuse blessings by the Sri Krishna Bhagavan.
 
 iii) VAIKUNTA EKADASHI ( MOKSHDHAA)
 
 In Kerala, they call it as "Guruvayoor Ekadashi"
 
 It is believed that the Gates to heaven open on this day-People fast completely this day-They break their fast the next day morning on the occasion of Mukkoti Dwaadashi.
 
 It is believed that 3 crores of waters join the Swami PushkaraNi at Thirumala on this day
 
 Iv ) Geetha Jayanthi- Geetha paaraayaNa
 
 18th October 1931 BC is the date on which (Shaalivaahana shaka Poorva 2009) Kurkshetra-RaNakshetra- the day when Lord krishna counselled Arjuna- the essence being Bagawad geetha.
 ( Courtesy: Hindu HabbagaLa Anatharanga- bahiranga by vidwan V N Bhatta 1988 Page 37.)
 
 v) GLORY of the GEETHA:
 The sacred day - Tha Bhagavad Geetha contains divine words emanating from the lips of God Himself-Its glory is infinite, unlimited- Sri Bhagawad Geetha though imparted to Arjuna by Sri Krishna is meant to the entire mankind, so it is divine in origin, purpose, import and composition.(Geethopadesha) - The Getha alone should be sung, heard, recited, studied, taught, pondered and assimilated properly and well. For the Geetha has emerged directly from the lotus-like lips of God VishNu Himself.
 
 
 The Bhagavad Gita has not only attained the status of Classics in literature but also accepted as the Pre-eminent scripture. The fact that it has attracted numerous commentaries by many saints exhibits that it is the philosophy of perennial nature. The word Gita itself would mean nectar. It is interesting to note that the cannons of interpretation of the Gita reflect the nine doctrines of the philosophy of Acharya Madhwa and conversely the nine doctrines of the Acharya find a striking support of the Gita. And this is reflected in the Dasaru Pada Hariae Mathave Hanumana Mathavu, Hanumana Mathave Haria Mathavu. The Baghavad Gita scores a point over the vedhas for the following reason. The vedhas praise the Lord Krishna and therefore the paramatma is superior to the vedhas. Gita being the essence of the vedhas is the word of the Lord and hence the conclusion
 
 Next we note, in Varahapurana, the great glories of Gita recitation and its merits.
 
 If half of the Gita is recited (9 chapters) one gets the benefit of Godana.
 
 If one third of the Gita is recited (6 chapters) the benefit of Somayaga phala is obtained.
 
 Recitation of one sixth of the Gita (3 Chapters) results in Gangasnana phala.
 
 If two chapters are read daily , one enjoys the benefit of spending one kalpa years in Indraloka
 
 If one chapter is read daily one can derive the phala of spending many years in the Rudraloka
 
 If one half or one fourth of a chapter is read ,one gets the benefit of spending many years happily in Suryaloka.
 
 If a minimum of 10,7,5,3,2 or even with half of a sloka recitation one gets the benefit of happily spending ten crore years in the Chandraloka.
 
 In the last days who ever hears the Gita recitation or dicusses the meaning of the Gita certainly attain moksha.
 
 At the time of performing ceremonies to the ancestors, due to the recitation of the Gita, hell will be averted for them.
 
 So let us chant the Gita everyday and earn the blessings of the Sarvothama Hari.
 (Courtesy : Gururajan Madhava Rao, President, Sri Madhwacharya seva Sangha,Chennai-78)
 
 vi) Guruvayur Ekadashi: In Guruvaayur, thousands of devotees go through out the day to have the Darshan of Lord Sri Krishna. The music virtuoso late Chambai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar has constructed a Hall inside the temple wherein, music concerts by various musicians are arranged like Thayagaraja Aradhana celebrations, the whole day, singing in praise of Lord Sri Krishna,
 in different languages..
 
 vii) Sri Sathynaatha T P D (Veera ChoLapura)
 (1660-1673)
 
 20th pontiff of Sri Uttaradhi Mutt.
 A prolific writer who wrote Karma Nirnaya Tippani- Abhinavaamrutha, Abhinava Chandrika.
 Though his great spiritual powers he brought back to life a dead child who was bitten by a snake. Moola Brindavan is at VeeraCholapuram.
 
 
 #He visited Benaras when the Hindus were in distress at the hands of Mughal Emperors. He visited Gaya and won over Gayapalas who had been converted to Madhwa fold by his predecessor Sri Sri Vidyadeesha Theertha . His works are prefixed with the word abhinava. His successor was also given the name Sri Sri Sathyaabhinava Theertha. His Brindhavana is at Veeracholapuram near Tirukoilur. He entered the Brindhavan on Gita Jayanthi day.
 
 (Ref;#Courtesy: Gururajarao Madhavarao, President, Sri Madhwacharya Seva Sangha, Chennai-78)
 
 Dhyaana Sloka:
 Sathyanaatha Guruh Paathu
 YoDhiro Nava Chandrikaam|
 Navaamrutha gadhaa theeRtha
 Thamdavaa nivya chiklupath||

 
 
 Shri Satyanatha Teertha Gurubhyonamaha ||
 Introduction to Shri 1008 Shri Satyanatha Teertharu :
 
 Diksha Accepted o1660 Sarvajitu
 Preceptor Shri Satyanidhi Teertharu
 Brindavana Pravesha 1673 Pramathi
 Brindavan: Veeracholapurama
 Pithadhipati13 Year , 1 Days.
 Aradhane Margashira shuddha Ekada
 River: Pinakini
 Dist: Villipuram
 State: Tamil Nadu
 Poorvashram name: raghunatha Acharya.
 ||Satyanathaguruhupaatu Yoodhiroo Navachndrikaam |
 Navamrutagadateerthatandavanivyachi Klrupat ||

 
 || Shri Gurubhyonamaha ||
 || Shri Hari Om ||
 Shri Satyanatha Teertharu as a real representative of the Madhva Darshana who flourished during the year 1660 to 1673 AD popularised the cult of Bhakti and rendere notable srevice to the cause of Madhva Vaishanvaism. Shri Satyanatha Teertharu ,before ordinatio as a sanyasi was known as Shri Narashimacharya his . His Father's Name was Shri Krishtacharya , his Mother's Name was Rukmini Bai. Previously he was ordained as an ordinary ascitic long before inthe hands of the pontif of the Uttardi Math and was known by two names as Shri Vidhyanatha Teertharu and Shri Raghunatha Teertharu repectively. Soon after installation on monarch of the Vendantha Samrajya , he was caleed as Satyanatha Teertharu. Shri Satyanatha Teertharu
 Sweamiji touring places, propagating Dwaita Philosophy, reached Thanjavru, when he met Shri Laxminarayana Teertharu of Shri vyasaraya Math.Shri Swamiji travelled all over India and propogated Dwaitha Vedantha and Bhagavatha Dharma, througout his life, Bringing the mesage of Bhakti and Bhagavtha Dharma to the suffering humanity.
 
 Thus Shri Satyanatha Teertharu enjoyed a eventful pontificate throne of Shri Uttaradi Matha for 13 years and finally reched Veeracholapuram on the bank or river Pinakini. Because of his failing health and with his vision he could know that the time has come to renunciate from this world and to handover the reigns of the Matha to his successor Shri Satyabhinava Teertharu and sent word for him. It is to highlight at this Juncture the "Tapas Shakthi" of the Sain and Guru Bhakthi.
 
 1). On an earlier occasion , during the performance of the Mahasamaradhana of his Parama Guru , a noted disciple Shri Chalari Narasimahacharya was bitten by a vnumous cobra. the Swamiji with his Mantrasidhi and spiritual Prowess, brought him back to life warding off the evil.
 
 2). When the call came from the Lord on Margasira Sukla Panchami to renunciate the present life , the Mahasamaradhana of his Parama Guru just five days away. With the feeling that he would be failing in his duties ,if he is to leave at juncture , the saint with the Blessings of the Lord and his "Taponigraha" could hold his life for 5 more days, by performing the Poojas to Moola Rama and Sita and celebrated the Mahasamaradhana of his Guru,in a grand manner and handed over the Vedantha Samrajya to Shri Satyaabhinava Teertharu and entered the Brindavana in the year 1673 AD near the bank of the river South Pinakini near Veeracholapuram on Margashira Sudha Ekadasi.
 
 || Shri Krishnarpnamstu ||
 Work by shri Satyanatha Teertharu :
 Abhinava Grantha's
 1] Abhinava Chandrika
 2] Abhinavaamrutha
 3] Abhinava Tandava
 4] Abhinava Gada
 Parashu Grantha's
 1] Mayavada Khandana
 2] Mithyanada Khandana
 3] Upaadhi Khandana
 4] Nyaya Sudha Parashu
 Vijayamala
 Karmanirnaya Tippani
 Courtesy: Sri Uttaradi Math,Bangalore.
 
 
 Courtesy: From: "JVSIMHAN" <
 Brief note on Sri Sathyanatha Teertha.Date:
 Fri, 17 Dec 1999 18:23:09 -0800
 SRI SRI SATHYANATHA THIRTHA
 The Aradhana of this great saint falls on Margha-Sirsha Suddha Dasami,Dwadashi and Trayodasi. The very thought of the great Mahatma Sri Sri Sathyanatha Guru at veera-cholapuram makes us free from evils and brings divine grace. If a guru is remembered ,adored and worshiped even 300 years, that itself is a proof that he must be a god's messenger-divine avatar.This great guru spending his long years in Tamilnadu , entered Brindhavan 326 years ago on Gita jayanthi day on the banks of Dakshina pinakini. He is Known as " ABINAVA CHANDHRIKACHARAYA" also. " Abianava Chandhrika " was one of his 4 great works.
 
 PANCHA ABINAVAS
 1. Abhinava - Chandrika
 2.Abhinava - Amruta
 3. Abhinava Tarka - Thandava
 4. Abhinava -Gada
 5 Sathaya Abhinava Teertha
 ( The name he gave to his successor)
 The Guru Sri Sathayanatha has been often throwing ample indication that he continues to be present even today in the Brindavana hearing and answering the prayers of the devout
 Sevarthis.yathkrupa lesha
 mathrena praptha
 vaikunta nirvruthaha |
 sathayanatha gurun vandhe
 pithrun taan sarvesho mama ||
 
 I owe my everything to my Guru the spiritual father Sri Sathyanatha who is so great that he would get me a place in Vaikunta. Namasakaragalu, J.V Acharya “
 
 21st December, Friday ,DWAADASHYAAM
 MUKKOTI DWAADASHI
 (ShraadhDha Tithi Ekaadashi+Dwaadashi+Trayodashi)
 Tithi : Dwaadashyam (14.01 )IST
 Vaara : Bharga vaasara
 Nakshatra : BharaNi (10.31)IST
 Yoga : Siddha
 KaraNa : Balava
 
 a) PaaraNe-
 Some call this Dwaadashi as Kaishika Dwaadashi.
 
 b) Hanumad Vrata.- According to Kalpa, this vrata is normally observed now in the north-They perform pampa Pooja first-
 Later they perform Hanuman pooja-
 
 It is just like AnathapadmanaBha vratha.
 
 In Anantha Vratha,
 a)we perform Yamuna Pooja.
 b)14 knots- red colour thread is worshiped and worn,
 
 whereas here,
 a) they perform Pampa Pooja
 b) it is with 13 knots- yellow colour thread is worshipped and worn.
 
 c) Sri Bheemasena Jayanti.
 Courtesy: :From: "Krishna K" <
 kadirik at hotmail.com
 Subject: Bhagavad Gita, 2.23Date:
 Mon, 04 Dec 2000 11:09:04 +0530
 shrI lakshmI hayagrIvAya namaH
 shrI madAnandatIrtha bhagavatpAdAchArya gurubhyo namaH

 
 Greetings to everybody on the occasion of Bheema jayanti.
 bhImasena samo nAsti
 senayorubhayorapi
 pANDitye cha paTutve cha
 shUratve cha bale.api cha ||
 
 Source: Bhagavad Gita, According to Sri Madhvacharya's commentaries,translated into English by Sri S.Subba Rau.
 Please refer to
 nainaM Chindanti shastrANi nainaM dahati pAvakaH |
 na chainaM kledayantyApo na shoShayati mArutaH ||

 
 Weapons do not cut him, fire does not burn him, waters do not wet him, wind does not dry him (him - who is the indweller of the body) Do not wet him: do not soften the substance so as to pulled into pieces.
 
 The use of the present tense in the above statement might still leave a doubt that though the jIva cannot be injured at the present, he might be at some future. So it is necessary to affirm of the jIva such a nature as is impossible to be affected by any causes at any time, for which purpose the following statement is made. 24.
 achChedyo.ayamadAhyo.ayaM akledyo.ashoShya eva cha |
 nityaH sarvagataH sthANuH achalo.ayaM sanAtanaH ||

 He is uncleavable, he is incombustible, neither be wetted nor dried at all;he is eternal, all-pervading, stable, unmoved and (connected) with the sound.
 shrI madhveshArpaNam,  Krishna”
 
 22nd December, Saturday, TRAYODASHYAAM
 (ShraadhDha Tithi Chatudarshyam)
 Tithi : Trayodashyaam (11.41) )IST
 Vaara : Stira vaasara
 Nakshatra : KrittikA (08.52)IST
 Yoga : Sadhya
 KaraNa : Taitiila
 
 i) PradOsha
 
 ii) Ananaga Trayodashi
 iii) Shree Lakshmi vallabha TPD( ODapaLLI)
 1768-1795
 
 2nd Pontiff in the line of Sri Vallabhateertharu
 contemporary of Shri Vidyanidhi Teertharu
 1772 - 1795
 
 Dhyaana SLOka:
 
 Srikaanta teertha Mauneeschyai
 Bhoo VaikunTe yadaaditaM
 MaTaabhi vrudhdhi DeekshaaptaM
 Lakshmi Vallabha MahaM Bhaje!!

 
 
 23rd December, Sunday ,CHATUDARSHYAAM
 (ShraadhDha Tithi PoorNimyaam)
 Tithi : Chathurdarshyam(09.24 ).IST
 Vaara : Ravi vaasara
 Nakshatra : RohiNi (07.16)/MrigashirA (29.18)IST
 Yoga : Shubha
 KaraNa : VaNija
 
 i) PrathyaavarohaNa –Datta Jayanti,
 ii) From LAVAnA Danam “SuroopatA”
 
 24th December, Monday ,POORnIMYAM
 (ShraadhDha Tithi Pratipathyam)
 Tithi : PoorNimyaam (07.17 )
 Pratipathyam (29.24).IST
 Vaara : Indu vaasara
 Nakshatra : ArdrA (28.29) IST
 Yoga : Shukla
 KaraNa : Bava
 
 i) Hostila HunniMe- Phalapoojee HuNNime. . PoorNimasisheTi-
 
 15th Day in Margashira shukla paksha. In order to invite DEVATAS, ladies perform “ Hosatila Pooja” [called Hosthilu-Threshold- Daily all sumanagalis perform this pooja] In Janapada language in Karnataka they say “ Hosatila DaaTuvudaroLagaage, Hottu MuLuguttade”. It contains something connected with the Sun and “DakshiNaayan” In this Margashira Maasa, the day would be for 11 hrs only Next Month would be SankramaNa Maasa.
 We could remember Shri Krishna”s words “Maasaanaam MaargashiShORsmi”
 
 
 v) In Adoni Sri Manga raaya RathOtsava.
 
 vi) Datta Jayanthi ( vide. Rayara /Uttaradhi Mutt panchangam)
 
 According to Geethaa charya “MaasaanaaM MargashirSHOsmi”, the Margashira Maasa is considered as highly auspicious.
 
 We are aware that it is an unique classic ( Jnaana nidhi) in having Bagavad geeth. So also the Trimurthi swaroopa of Dattatreya having one body, three heads, six hands and this “kalapane” is considered as a rare thing. Sri Guru
 charithre desribes Datta Vaibhava.Dattatreya is a bachelor. The great Sadhakas, warriors,and Mahaa Bhakths
 -Like Parashuraama, Alarka, Prahlada, Yama, Karthaveerya are disciples of dattatreya who gotjnaanapodEsha from him.
 ( Courtesy: Hindu HabbagaLa Anatharanga- bahiranga by vidwan V N Bhatta 1988 page 45.)
 Story of Anasuya-Atri MahaRshi and Sri Hari,
 
 Vi a) MaNNur Kshetra ChennakEshOtsatava
 
 vii) Sri SuguNendra T P.D. (Chittor- Girimpet)
 (1872-1884)-
 31st Pontiff of Sri Rrayar Mutt.
 
 Poorvashram name VenkataramaNacharya.
 
 He was the son of Sri Sujnaanendra teertha in his poorvashram.He helped the public during famine time in Andhra . Sri Guru SuguNendra teerthara padakamala
 Baagi namisuve satata sadguNave karuNisali
 By Lakumeesha is a famous composition on him.
 
 A great scholar. Once a famine came during his time and he performed Upavasa and later did Annadana and was responsible for saving the people at that time. Preformed Sri Ramadevarapooja for 12 years and gave ashram to Sri
 Supragnendrathirtha.
 
 Dhyaana Sloka:
 
 SudharmendraKarabjotham
 SuvidvanmaNiraajithaM|
 Su Mrushtaanna pradaathaaraM
 Sugunemdra Gurum Bhaje||
 
 
 viii) *Sri Lakhmidhara T P D [1324-1334]
 
 First disciple of Sri padmanaaBha Theertharu
 
 Sri Lakshmidhara Theertharu
 Brief History of Sri Lakshmidhara TheerthaSri Lakshmidhara Theertha Sri Padmanabha Theertha appointed Sri Lakshmidhara Theertha as his successor. He worshipped the deities of Sri Gopinatha, Sri prasanna Rama.Sri Prasanna Rama and Saligrma Sri Gopinatha given to him by Sri Padmanabha Theertha. Sri
 Lakshmidhara Theertha stayed in the Ashram for more than 10 years. Later, he left the ashram and traveled extensively in North India and preached the teachings of Sri Madananda Theertha. He also helped many kings in performing their duties and maintaining law and order in their kingdoms. He selected
 
 Sri Sankarsha Theertha and made him his successor in 1334 and he was immortalized in Brindavan.
 
 [Courtesy: Sripadaraja Mutt.org.]
 
 Dhyaana Sloka:
 
 GovarDhanaDharam Dhevam
 Gopinaatham ManOharam
 Dhyaayamtham sathatham
 Naumi Lakshmidhara YatheeShwaram!!
 
 PadmanaaBha karaabjyoothapadm
 Esha Prathimaarpakam
 Nyaaya Dheepaavali Bhaamtham
 LakshmiDhara yathim Bhaje!!

 
 vii) Uttaradhimate Sahasra shankabhishekha:
 
 The Uttaradhi Mutt Swamiji performs Sahasra Shanka Kshiraabhisheka to all the Samsthana's DevarugaLu.
 
 At Mothampalli Khsetra Sri Bheemasena Devara Rathottava,
 For Panchamukhi Sri Mukhya PraNa Devaru-Laksha Tulasi Archane samapti
 
 ix) Sri Vidyaa Prasanna T. P.D. (Sosale)
 
 37th pontiff in the Sri Vyasarayar mutt, (1940-1969)
 
 Poorvashra Name Narasimhachaarya. He was a noted Vakil in the Mysore City.
 He was the son of Poorvashram Sri Vidhya Rathnakara Theertharu., he was a poet, dramatist and wrote many kannada plays.
 
 ( Dvaita darshana_ Page21-22)
 
 He was a great Vidwamsa and poet, composed hundreds of devaranama, under the ankita, "Prasanna" Looked after Samsthana, worshipped Venugopala Devaru for 29 years and gave ashram to Sri Vidya Payonidhi thirtha.
 
 He was a good Badminton player in his PooRvashram days. The Compiler’s father used to play with him.
 
 He has written many kannada dramas of which "Jihya Chaapalya OR ChAmannana Chiroti "is a humorous play staged at many places.
 ' Hoo Beke Hoo ParimaLadha, Parama purusha namma KrishNana thotadha ' is a popular keeRthana, sung in raaga Shanmukhapriya..
 
 He was an advocate in the premonastic period. He was born at Tekkalur near Coimbatore and practiced as an advocate at Dharapuram. He has composed a number of Devarunamas notable among which is the one on Namagiri Amma of Namakkal.When Sri Vidya payonidhi teertha was at Mantralayam, The Mantralam swamiji asked him why he was there as his services were required at Sosale.
 [The Mantralayam swamiji could predict his sanyashram and did not disclose to him as such.]
 
 Sri Vidyapyonidhi Theertha was his successor.
 
 (Ref ^ Courtesy: Gururajarao Madhavarao, President, Sri Madhwacharya Seva Sangha, Chennai-78)
 
 Dhyaana Sloka:
 
 Srimad Vidya Prasannabdim
 GuruM Vande NirantharaM|
 Sri krishna CharaNaamBhoja
 yugaLa saktha MaanasaaN||
 
 Srimad Krishna PadhaamVBhoja
 Maanasam Kavi Pungavam|
 Sri Mad Vidya PrasannaaBdhm
 Gurum Vandhe Niramtharam ||

 
 iii) Sri Raghunatha Thirthara P.D. (Malakheda)
 
 12th pontiff of Sri Uttaradhi Mutt.(1444-1502)
 
 A great "vairagya shiromaNi", used to carry the Gods on his back and travel on foot only.
 
 He was the great saint who bestowed the title Sripadaraja on Sri Lakshmi Narayana Muni of Sripadaraja Mutt. Gave Darshan to Sripadarajaru on his way to Vaikunta. He threw a # flower on Sripadaraja during the ”Vysanaga time”.
 
 Sri Raghunatha Thirtha beckoned with his * fingers the period (2 yrs, 2months and Shuklapaksha) after which Sripadaraja would enter Vrindavanam.
 
 A Vrindavanam type platform has been made at the spot where the flower had fallen and even now at the mutt after Devatarchane, Devara Thirtha, Tulasi, Pushpa, angara are offered to that spot. A respect for the great saint.
 
 Dhyaana SLOKA:
 
 Raghunatha GuruM Noumi
 Vidyanidhi karodbhavaM
 KoormoVaruNaGangechayasya
 PratyakshatamgataH|
 
 
 #Srimadhyatheesha Raghunatha Gurorvirmaanaath|
 PushpeswamoodneeRpathathi
 Prasameekshya Choktwa
 Sampreri Thoru Raghunatha Munishwaraya
 Sripada Guruvestu NamaH Shubhaya|
 
 >From Sripadarajashtaka.
 
 * Vikhyatha Vignana TapaH Prabhavo|
 Ghachchan Vimanena Padam MurareH||
 Sripadarajaaya bhuBhutsithaRtha|
 Machashpa Samkhyem Amguli
 Samgna YaasaH||

 
 (From Sathyanidhi vilasa)
 
 || Shri Raghunatha Teertha Gurubhyonamha ||
 Introduction to Shri 1008 Shri Raghunatha Teertharu :
 Diksha Peeta accepted: 1444 Raktaakshi
 Preceptor: Sri Vidyanidhi Theertharu
 Brindavana PravEsha: 1502 ShrAvari
 Aradhana : Marghashira Krishna Prathipada.
 Brindavana: Malkheda.
 River, Kagini
 Dist: Gulbarga
 State, Karnataka
 Poorvashram Name: VishNu Shastry.
 
 ||Raghunathaguro Naumi Vidyanidhikarodbhavam |
 Kurmovarunagange Cha Yasya Pratyakshatam Gataha ||
 || Shri Gurubhyonamaha ||
 || Shri Hari Om ||

 
 Shree Raghunatha Teertharu was eleventh great scholar and saint of Shri Uttaradi Matha who received the patronage of Shri Krishanadevaraya of the Vijayanagar. This was an eventful epoch in the history of the Matha , when several incident revealing the highest status of Shri Uttaradi Matha occurred . The outstanding personality of Sti Raghunatha Teertharu among the Vaishanava pontiffs of the school of Madhvacharya heraled a glorious renaissance in the religiou history of the Vijaya Nagar empire and also constitute an important landmark in the histroy of Dwaitha vendantha. He was a contemporary of Shri Vidhudendra Teertharu and Shri Lakshminarayana Teertharu alias Shripadaraju, Shri Vyasrayaru And Shri Purandara Das. He was like an emperor in the spiritual realm of unlimited prowess.Shri Raghunatha Teertharu, the immediate disciple and successor Shri Vidyanidhi Teertharu,
 Who was ordained to Vendantha Samrajya at Yaragola flourished between 1444 and 1502 AD.
 
 He was formally known as Vishnu Shastry. He was an embodiment of vyragya and travelled all over India on foot by carrying his samsthana deities on his shoulders. He toured extensively and had to meet the challenges of the rival sects and defeated them in sastric disputations and strengthened the cause of Madhva Vaishnavism.
 
 He had under his tutorial turlage as many as twenty-eight monks who were called Shripadas.
 
 This was the most illustrious period of the Uttardi Matha. RE-emphasising the divine message of Shri Madhavacharya the exponent of the Dwaitha Philosophy. Shri Raghunatha Teertharu exhorted the devotees to love Shri Hari and live happily mainly because Shri Hari, Who is Almighty, is the only highest lord. There is none similar to him who is the highest. the entire world and its exstence are under the control of Shri Hari.
 
 Shri Raghunatha Teertharu was the leading figure in the social and religious revolution of the times. His magnetic influence spread to all classes of people, By severe penance and high learning His Holiness developed mystical power and became honored everywhere by all classes of people including the great saints who lived during his regime. The story goes that once in a village on the bank of the Krisha River, a lady whose husband was hopelessly ill, desired to die along with her husband. At that time she heard the greatness of Shri Swamiji who is having extraordinary spiritual power and divine vision and who is touring in the surrounding places.
 
 She immediately rushed to the place where Shri Swamiji was touring and had the darshana of His Holiness blessed her to have eight children.
 With the divine blessings of the Swamiji her dying husband fully recovered and she had eight children by him.
 
 He was a great Aparoksha Gnani.
 
 In the process of his regular tour, once he came to Koppara in the Karnataka, a place of worship of Lord Narashima swamy. There he wanted to stay for some time, There Shri Vibudendra Teertharu met Shri Ragunatha Teertharu and presented his pupil. Shri Laxminarayana Teertharu in order to obtain recognition by the highly learned Swamiji.
 
 Shri Vibhudendra Teertharu ordered his student to submit an exposition of the first Adhikarana of Shriman Nyaya Sudha. Shri Swamiji was pleased at exposition ol Shri Laxminarayana Teertharu, a renowned pontiff of Shri Mulabagil Matha, and bestowed on him the title of ShriPADARAJA.,
 
 
 That day onwards the said title accorded by the great pontiff occupying the supreme seat became famous as Mulabagal Shripadaraja Matha.
 
 A traditional account goes that, once when Shri Raghunatha Teertharu visited Tirumal, Shripadaraja Teertharu met His Holiness.On this occasion Shripadaraja Teertharu presented an idol of Shri Gopinatha Murthy to Shri Raghunatha Teertharu and Shri Raghunatha Teertharu offered worship to it along with Shri Moola Rama and returned the same to the Shri Shripadaraja for his daily worship along with a pearl necklace for Shri Gopinatha idol.
 
 Both Swamiji's travelled together on foot for some time till the Shri Vyasaraja Teertharu, a disciple of Shri Shripadaraja Teertharu joined them.
 
 These great sages lived together and travelled on foot, each realizing their individual worth and status of their respective seats.Thereafter Shri Raghunatha Teertharu turned towards "Nivritti SAngama"., where His holiness spent for some time. When Swamiji grew very old, he ordained Shri Raghuvarya Teertharu on the pontifical throne of the Shri Uttaradi Matha and made him as his assistant.
 
 He visited Navabrindavana on a rock in the river Tungabhadra. Shri Raghunatha Teertharu worshipped the samsthana idols with the help of Shri Raghuvarya Teertharu on a fine rock near Anegundi in the midst of Tungabhadra. At the time of Nirmalya Visarjana, one of the five Vyasa
 mushties fell in the river.
 
 All efforts were made to recover the Vyasa mushti but it was not recovered, He fasted for seven days. On seventh day night Lord Vedavyas comforted in a dream saying that many stones in the form of tortoise will come up in the water and that form of tortoise which will revolve while pouring milk on it is the Vyasa mushti which fell into the water. Accordingly, the next morning many Kurma shaped stones were floating in the river and out them Shri Raghunatha Teertharu took the one which revolved round and round, while performing the Kshiraabhisheka,
 
 Thus he restored the lost Vysa mushti, that is the Kurma
 Saligram for which Abhishekam with milk is being done even today in the Matha.
 
 This strange movements of the tortoise were witnessed by Shri Vyasarayaru, Shri Purandara Dasru, Shri Raghuvarya Teertharu , and the king of Vijaya nagar Shri Krishana Devarya. They were struck with wonder that he was such a
 mystic pontiff of the Matha.
 
 On this occasion Shri Krishana DEvarya honoured his Holiness Shri Raghunatha Teertharu his Tapassiddhi.
 Shri Purandara Dasa Composed the pooja of Shri Raghunatha Teertharu ,How devoted was Shri Raghunatha Teertharu toward god,how great a mystic of unfailing penance swamiji was , how fortunate , the swamiji was in his devoted worship of Shrimad Acharya's devatarcharana containing the 28 sacred Murthi's in the following verses .
 
 Madhvarayara Devatarchaneyu (Pallavi)
 
 Prasiddha Raghunatharu Pujisuva Sobaga (anupallavi)
 The Pooja box of Shrimad Acharya, containing 28 articles of Murthi's being possessed and is adored by saint of Shri Uttaradi Matha in succession till this day.
 
 Thus Shri Raghunatha Teertharu stands as the most ruling guru of all vaishanava in particular and of all satwic adhikari in general. He enjoyed a long and eventful pontifficate throne of Shri Uttaradi Matha for 59 years and entered the Brindavana in the year 1502 AD near the Brindavan of his beloved guru Shri JayaTeertharu at Malkhed Gulbarga Dist, Karnataka.Shri Venkkanachar Pujar,
 Shri Jayateertha Brindavana, Malkhed, Sedam Taluk,
 Gulbarga Dist-585 317 (Karnataka).
 Ph : 08441-680343.
 
 Courtesy: Sri Uttaradi Math, Bangalore.
 
 || Shri Digvijaya Rama Vijayate ||
 || Shri Krishanarpanamstu ||

 How to visit Malkhed.
 Malkhed :
 Malkhed comes under Gulbarga District.It is 40 kms away from Gulbarga. There are sufficient bus facilities to Malkhed from Gulbarga. It is situated in between Gulbarga and Sedam, 12 kms away from Sedam. The Hampi Express from Bangalore which goes to Nanded stops at Malkhed Road
 Railway station. It normally reaches at 11 am. From the Station, Auto rikshas are available which takes straight to the Mutt at 11.45 am . The Mutt authorities wait for the pilgrims till 12.30pm and then alone peform Neivedya.
 The Ham[pi express from Nanded returns at 5 pm at Malkhed and one could take this train for his return journey also.
 
 Sri Rangachar is the chief priest and good in astrology.
 
 Sri Tirupati Doss is in this holy shrine for the past 25 years. He performs the AshTTothara. He has the Ankita “ Harsha VitThala” He also does harikatha at various places.His phone number, [as taken down by me from Malkheda office]is 91-(08441)- 280343.
 
 Sri KrishNaaRpaNa Masthu


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