Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sripadarajaru

ParentsSheshagiriyappa & Giriyamma
Birth PlaceAbboor
Birth NameLakshminarayana
Year  of Birth1406
Upanayana1411
Brahmopadesha presenceSri Svarnavarna Tirtharu
Ashrama GurugaluSri Svarnavarna Tirtharu
Sanyasa Sweekara1412 @ Sriranga
Ashrama NamaSri Lakshminarayana Tirtharu
Ashrama ShishyaruSri Hayagreeva Tirtharu
Vidya GurugaluSri Vibudendra Tirtharu
Upasya MoorthiGopinatha
AnkitaRangavittala(swapna labda), Gopinatha
Main ShishyaSri Vyasarajaru
Rangavittala anugrahaNear Bheema River
Madhwa Parampare8th after Acharya Madhwa
Grantha“Vagvajra” (one & only grantha available)
Brahmahatya dosha removalSalva Narasimha bhoopala in 1468 AD
AmshaDhruvarajaru
Daily Naivedya64 types bhakshya bhojya
“Sripadaraja” title receivedFrom Sri Raghunatha Tirtharu
Got Sripadaraja title atKarpara Narasimha kshetra
Vidyapeeta sthapaneAt Mulabagilu
VrundavanaMulabagilu – Narasimha Tirtha in 1504AD
Mruttika VrundavanaBangalore, Sriranga, etc
Important KruteesNarasimha Dandaka, Madhwanama, Venugeeta, Bhramarageeta, Ugaboga, Keertanaas, Suladees,
ContemporariesBrahmanya Tirtharu, Vyasarajaru, Vibudendraru, Vadirajaru, Purandaradasaru, Salva Narasimha Bhoopala, Somanatha Kavi, etc
Mutt’s Moola purusharuSri Padmanabha Tirtharu
Aradhana DayJyesta Shukla Chaturdashi
Ashwatta Narasimha pratisteAt Karpara Kshetra

ಶ್ರೀಪಾದರಾಜಗುರುಭ್ಯೋನಮ:
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ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀನಾರಾಯಣಮುನೀನ್ ವಂದೇ ವಿದ್ಯಾಗುರೂನ್ಮಮ ||
ಆಚಾರ್ಯ ಮಧ್ವರ ನೇರ ಶಿಷ್ಯರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಪದ್ಮನಾಭತೀರ್ಥರ ಪರಂಪರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ವಿರಾಜಮಾನರಾಗಿದ್ದ, ಆಚಾರ್ಯ ಮಧ್ವರ ನಂತರದ ೮ನೇ ಯತಿಗಳಾದ, ವ್ಯಾಸಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ದಾಸಸಾಹಿತ್ಯವೆರಡರಲ್ಲೂ ಕುಶಲರಾಗಿದ್ದ, ವ್ಯಾಸರಾಜರೆಂಬ ಅಮೂಲ್ಯ ವಜ್ರವನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದ, ಶ್ರೀ ಶ್ರೀಪಾದರಾಜರ ಆರಾಧನ ನಿಮಿತ್ತ ಲೇಖನ -
ಶೇಷಗಿರಿಯಪ್ಪ ಮತ್ತು ಗಿರಿಯಮ್ಮ ದಂಪತಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಅಬ್ಬೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ರಿ.ಶಕ. 1406ರಲ್ಲಿ “ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀನಾರಾಯಣ”ರೆಂಬ ನಾಮಧೇಯದಿಂದ ಜನಿಸಿ, 1411ರಲ್ಲಿ ಉಪನಯನಗೊಂಡು. 1412ರಲ್ಲಿ ಶ್ರೀರಂಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಶ್ರೀ ಸ್ವರ್ಣವರ್ಣತೀರ್ಥರ ಉತ್ತರಾಧಿಕಾರಿಯಾಗಿ ಸನ್ಯಾಸವನ್ನು ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸಿ, “ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀನಾರಾಯಣ ಮುನಿ” ಎಂಬ ಆಶ್ರಮನಾಮವನ್ನು ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸಿ, ನಂತರ, ಭಾಸ್ಕರಕ್ಷೇತ್ರವೆಂದು ಪ್ರಖ್ಯಾತವಾಗಿದ್ದ, ವಿಜಯನಗರದ ಅರಸರ ಎರಡನೇ ರಾಜಧಾನಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದ, ತಿರುಪತಿಯ ಪೂರ್ವದ ಬಾಗಿಲು ಎಂದು ಪ್ರಖ್ಯಾತವಾದ “ಮುಳಬಾಗಿಲು” ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ 154ರಲ್ಲಿ  ಜ್ಯೇಷ್ಟ ಶುಕ್ಲ ಚತುರ್ದಶಿಯಂದು ವೃಂದಾವನಸ್ಥರಾದರು.
Sri Sripadarajaru” “ಶ್ರೀಪಾದರಾಜರು”
श्रीपूर्णबोध कुलवार्धि सुधाकराय श्रीव्यासराज गुरवे यतिशेखराय |
श्रीरंगविट्ठल पदांबुज बंभराय श्रीपादराजगुरवेस्तु नमश्युभाय ॥
ज्ञानवैराग्य भक्त्यादि कल्याणगुणशालिन: ।
लक्ष्मीनारायणमुनीन्वंदे विद्यागुरून्मम ॥
तं वंदे नरसिंहतीर्थनिलयं श्रीव्यासराट् पूजितं ।
ध्यायंतं मनसा नृसिंहचरणम् श्रीपादराजं गुरुं ।

ಶ್ರೀಪೂರ್ಣಬೋಧ ಕುಲವಾರ್ಧಿ ಸುಧಾಕರಾಯ ಶ್ರೀವ್ಯಾಸರಾಜ ಗುರವೇ ಯತಿಶೇಖರಾಯ |
ಶ್ರೀರಂಗವಿಟ್ಠಲ ಪದಾಂಬುಜ ಬಂಭರಾಯ ಶ್ರೀಪಾದರಾಜಗುರವೇಸ್ತು ನಮಶ್ಯುಭಾಯ ||
ತಂ ವಂದೇ ನರಸಿಂಹತೀರ್ಥನಿಲಯಂ ಶ್ರೀವ್ಯಾಸರಾಟ್ ಪೂಜಿತಂ |
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Mruttika Vrundavana @ Chennai Navavrundavana
  1. Sripadarajara Keertanegalu  – click

  2. Sripadaraja Pancharathnamaalika Stotra – click
  3. Sripadarajastakam by Srinidhi Tirtharu - click
  4. Sripadarajastakam by Vijayeendra Tirtharu - click
  5. “Bhramarageete” by Sripadarajaru – click

  6. Sripadarajaru – Life Story -  Kannada – click

  7. Sripadarajaru Life Story - English - click

  8. “Madhwanama” – Kannada Sanskrit Telugu Tamil – click

  9. “suLaadigaLu” “ಸುಳಾದಿಗಳು” – click

  10. “Ugabhogagalu” “ಉಗಾಭೋಗಗಳು” – click

  11. “Shripadaraja Stotra” By Vadirajaru – click

  12. “उगाभॊगगळु” (Ugabogas) – by Sripadarajaru – click

  13. kangalidyatako – ಕಂಗಳಿದ್ಯಾತಕೋ ಕಾವೇರಿ ರಂಗನ – click

  14. Srinidhi Tirtha’s Navapadya Suratnamala – click
  15. Sripadaraja Mutt Branches - click
Lakshminarayana Muni became Sripadarajaru – Once Sri Vibudendra Tirtharu, was staying in Koppara Narasimha kshetra, on a Chaturmasya.  He was doing Srimannyayasudha paata to Sri LakshminarayaNa Tirtharu.  Sri Raghunatha Tirtharu came there on tour and stayed there for some time.   Sri Lakshminarayana Tirtharu had the opportunity of presenting the anuvada of Srimanyaya sudha in front of Sri Raghunatha Tirtharu and his vidya guru Sri Vibudendra Tirtharu.  Overwhelmed with joy, Sri Raghunatha Tirtharu felt happy and praised Lakshminarayana Tirtharu and gave the title “Sripadaraja”, by saying, “we are sripaadaas, but you are Sripadaraja”,  in front of Sri Vibudendra Tirtharu, which Sri Vibudendra Tirtharu also accepted. That was the vidyaa pakshapatitva of Sri Raghunatha Tirtharu and Vibudendra Tirtharu.  The same title became the name of Lakshminarayana Tirtharu.   Even today, many people are not aware of the real name of Sripadarajaru.  Such is the blessings of great yathigalu like Sri Vibudendraru and Sri Raghunatha Tirtharu.
  
Raghunatha Tirtharu & Sripadarajaru – Once Sri Raghunatha Tirtharu on his way to Dwaraka met Sri Sripadarajaru in one village. The king of that place invited the yatidwayaru for paada pooja. Sripadarajaru told the king to do the bhiksha first to Sri Raghunatha Tirtharu, but the king was reluctant to do so. He wanted to do it to Sripadarajaru. So, Sripadarajaru also refused his paadapooja and both the yatees went off that house. Immediately that house got fire and was burning with the agni jwaala. Repenting for his durahankara, the king fell on the paadakamala of the yatigalu for excusing his deeds. Then the Yatidwayaru accepted the paadapooja and ordered the king to do the prokshane of the paadOdaka on the house. The king did like that and got his abheeshtasiddhi.
On the day of his exit from the bhooloka, Sri Raghunatha Tirtharu, was travelling in a beautiful vimaana to devaloka. Sri Raghunatha Tirtharu threw devaloka flowers on Sripadarajaru from the vimaana (aeroplane). Sripadarajaru was doing sarvamoola paata to his shishyaas. Immediately, Sripadarajaru took that flower and had a touch of that flower on his eyes and kept it over his head. Unknown about what had happened, the disciples asked as to what had happened, then Sripadarajaru told them that Sri Raghunatha Tirtharu has departed from this bhooloka and he had thrown that flower on him. This can be seen from the shloka by Sri Nidhi Tirtha Virachita Sripaadaraja stotra :
shrImadyashIsha raGunaathamunErvimaanaat |
puShTEsvamUrdhnipatatiprasamIkShachOktvaa |
saMprEritOru raGunaathamunIshvaraama |
shrIpaadaraaja guruvEstu nama: shubhaaya |
ಶ್ರೀಮದ್ಯಶೀಶ ರಘುನಾಥಮುನೇರ್ವಿಮಾನಾತ್ |
ಪುಷ್ಟೇಸ್ವಮೂರ್ಧ್ನಿಪತತಿಪ್ರಸಮೀಕ್ಷಚೋಕ್ತ್ವಾ |
ಸಂಪ್ರೇರಿತೋರು ರಘುನಾಥಮುನೀಶ್ವರಾಮ |
ಶ್ರೀಪಾದರಾಜ ಗುರುವೇಸ್ತು ನಮ: ಶುಭಾಯ |
Got “Rangavittala” ankita in dream – Once Sri Vyasarajaru got blessings in a dream and was asked to visit Pandarapura.  As such, Sri Vyasarajaru, Sri Brahmanya Tirtharu, and Sripadarajaru all went to Pandarapura to have the darshana of Lord Vittala.   There Vittala came in the dream of Sripadarajaru and told that one Pandava King had earthed a box containing god idols, near Bheemarathi Pushpavati Sangama kshetra.  Next day morning, Sripadarajaru got digged that place, where he found the box containing two samputaas, one which had Rukmini Satyabhama sahita Rangavittala idol which was worshipped by Jambavathi.   Till then, he was doing the keerthane with ankita “Gopinatha”,  Now as he is blessed with the Rangavittala, he started thekrutees with Rangavittala ankita itself.
Brahmahatya Dosha parihara - In 1468 Brahmahatya nivarane for Sri Salva Narasimha Bhoopaala, when he got killed some Brahmanas who were archakas in Tirupathi Temple.  He did the removal of Brahmahatya dosha through Shankodaka prokshane for several days. Similarly he removed the Brahmahatya dosha of a brahmana through Shankodaka prokshane.
Rathnaabhisheka – Vijayanagar king Sri Salva Narasimha Bhoopala made Sripadarajaru as Rajaguru and did the Rathnabhisheka in 1468 AD.
Ganga pratyaksha – When he planned to go for Gangasnaana, Srihari told that Ganga itself is coming within four days in one of the corners of Nrusimha Theertha, and Ganga actually came. Sreepadarajaru did the pooja of Gangadevi with “Marada Bagina” which she accepted.
Mrustanna Bhojana in forest – Once some miscreant disciples tyring to test Sripadarajaru, as to how he can do the 64 bhakshya naivedya in a forest, took him to a forest area on their way.   There was nothing available for preparation of naivedya to Gopinatha devaru, as it was a dense forest.   Every day he used to do naivedya of 64 bhakshya, but on this day there was nothing for preparation. Then all of a sudden a Vaishya came, blessed and guided by Srihari in his dream to deliver Pooja Items and Bhojana grocessories, came there with a cart fuil of dhanya. Sreepadarajaru got the food cooked in quick time and did the naivedya in the forest also with Srihari Anugraha.   Here also he did the samarpana of 64 bhakshya bhojya naivedya to Gopinatha devaru.
Sukha Prarabdha - He used to wear golden, diamond ornaments alongwith Gopichandana, Mudra, which a sanyasi must never wear. As he had some sukha prarabdha, he was wearing, as a token of samarpanabhava to Srihari.

He did the Prathistapane of Ashwatha Narasimha Devaru in Karpara Kshetra, and place used to be called as “Karpara Nrusimha Kshetra”.

He alongwith Brahmanya Tirtharu, Sri Vyasarajaru did the pratistapane of  Mukyapranadevaru, and Seetha sametha Ramachandra devaru at Brahmanya pura.
MULABAGILU - This in National highway from Bangalore to Tirupathi. It is called as Moodana Bagilu or Eastern Road for Vijayanagar Dynasty. There are so many temples in and near Mulabagilu. There is Arjuna Prathistita Mukhyaprana Devaru. Narasimha Theertha, where Sripadarajaru got the udbhava of Gangadevi. There is Someshwara Temple. There is Sripadaraja Vrundavana and Mruthika Vrundavana of Padmanabha Thirtharu.   It is the place where Vidyaranya was defeated by Akshobhya Tirtharu.

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