ராதே கிருஷ்ணா 21-05-2014
Aradhya Daiva - digvijaya rAma
-Information about idols contributed by Sri Chandrashekar Raju
1. Shree Moola Rama Devaru: Brahma kararchita.
2. Shree Moola Sita Devi: Brahma Kararchita
3. Shree Digvijaya Rama Devaru: Shree Madhwacharya kararchita.
4. Shree Vamsha Ramadevaru: Shree Madhava Teertha worshipped and by Shree Madhwacharya karachita.
5. Shree Prasanna Vittala Devaru: Shree Akshobhyateertha worshipped and by Shree Madhwacharya karachita.
6. Vyasya Mustigalu: 4nos.Sakshat Vedacyasa Devaru gave it to Shree Madhwacharyaru.
7. Koorma Saligrama: Saligrama which floats in Milk.
8.Kamadhenu Lakshmi Narayana.
9. Dadhi vamana.
11. sudarshana- 3 nos
12Ubhaya pashcimadhenu-2 nos
13 chakrankita-5 nos
14 Abhisheka shanka
15. Akshya patre
16. Balamoori shanka
17. Rama tanki
18. Rama baana- 2 nos
19.Akshobya tirtha kararchita acharya madhwa vigraha
In total 28 bhagavat sannidhabopeta vigrahagalu.
PRESENT PITATHIPATHI - SRI SRI SATYATMA THIRTHARU
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Shri Uttaradi Matha (also Uttaradi Mutt or Uttaradi Math) (Kannada: ಶ್ರೀ ಉತ್ತರಾದಿಮಠ Devanāgarī: श्री उत्तरादिमठ) [ IAST: Śrī Uttarādi Maṭha] is a Dvaita maṭha (a monastic religious establishment) based in southern India and has great history. It is one of the original seats of Jagad-guru Śrī Madhvācārya and thus belongs to the Madhva sampradāya.
"The Supreme God also wanted to bless the souls with divine knowledge, by which they can attain salvation. For this purpose, the Supreme God — Śrī Nārāyaṇa Himself incarnated as Śrī Haṁsa and adorned the pontifical seat called the Haṁsa-Pīṭha.
The complete list of pontiffs (ācāryas) who had taken the seat of this Maṭha is as below: This list represents the authorized guru-paramparā (disciplic succession) of Śrī Uttarādi Maṭha till date (2010-2011 AD).
The list is numbered beginning from Śrī Madhvācārya
- Śrī Haṁsa (A name of The Supreme Person/Supreme Godhead, Śrī Nārāyaṇa or Śrī Hari; Paramātmā)
- Śrī Chaturmukha Brahmā
- Śrī Sanakādi
- Śrī Dūrvāsa
- Śrī Jñāna-nidhi Tīrtha
- Śrī Garuḍa-vāhana Tīrtha
- Śrī Kaivalya Tīrtha
- Śrī Jñāneśa Tīrtha
- Śrī Para Tīrtha
- Śrī Satya-prajña Tīrtha
- Śrī Prājña Tīrtha
- Śrī Acyuta-prekṣa Tīrtha
- Śrī Madhvācārya (Śrī Pūrṇaprajña Tīrtha or Śrīmad-Ānanda Tīrtha Bhagavat-pādācārya)
- Śrī Padmanābha Tīrtha-Navabrundavana,Hampi
- Śrī Nṛhari Tīrtha-Venkatapura,Hampi
- Śrī Mādhava Tīrtha-Mannuru
- Śrī Akṣobhya Tīrtha-Malakheda
- Śrī Jaya Tīrtha-Malakheda
- Śrī Vidyādhirāja Tīrtha
- Śrī Kavīndra Tīrtha-Navabrundavana,Hampi
- Śrī Vāgīśa Tīrtha-Navabrundavana,Hampi
- Śrī Rāmacandra Tīrtha-Yaragola
- Śrī Vidyā-nidhi Tīrtha-Yaragola
- Śrī Raghunātha Tīrtha-Malakheda
- Śrī Raghuvarya Tīrtha-Navabrundavana,Hampi
- Śrī Raghūttama Tīrtha-Tirukoilur
- Śrī Veda-vyāsa Tīrtha-Penugoda
- Śrī Vidyā-dhīśa Tīrtha-Ekachakranagara
- Śrī Veda-nidhi Tīrtha-Phandrapura
- Śrī Satya-vrata Tīrtha-Sangli
- Śrī Satya-nidhi Tīrtha-Kurnool
- Śrī Satya-nātha Tīrtha-Veeracholapuram
- Śrī Satyābhinava Tīrtha-Nacharkoil
- Śrī Satya-pūrṇa Tīrtha-Kolapur
- Śrī Satya-vijaya Tīrtha-Satyavijaya Nagar
- Śrī Satya-priya Tīrtha-Manamadurai
- Śrī Satya-bodha Tīrtha-Savanur
- Śrī Satya-sandha Tīrtha-Mahishi
- Śrī Satya-vara Tīrtha-Santebidanur
- Śrī Satya-dharma Tīrtha-Holehonnur
- Śrī Satya-saṅkalpa Tīrtha-Mysore
- Śrī Satya-santuṣṭa Tīrtha-Mysore
- Śrī Satya-parāyaṇa Tīrtha-Santebidanur
- Śrī Satya-kāma Tīrtha-Athakuru
- Śrī Satyeṣṭa Tīrtha-Athakuru
- Śrī Satya-parākrama Tīrtha-Chittapura
- Śrī Satya-vīra Tīrtha-Korlahalli
- Śrī Satya-dhīra Tīrtha-Athakuru
- Śrī Satya-jñāna Tīrtha-Rajamahendri
- Śrī Satya-dhyāna Tīrtha-Phandrapura
- Śrī Satya-prajña Tīrtha-Athakuru
- Śrī Satyābhijña Tīrtha-Ranebennnur
- Śrī Satya-pramoda Tīrtha-Tirukoilur
- Śrī Satyātma Tīrtha, the current presiding pontiff [3 November 1997 - till date] (Birth: 8 March 1973; Dīkṣā Accepted on: 24 April 1996; Place: Sannidhāna of Śrī Raghūttamma Tīrtha Bṛndāvana at Tirukoilur, Tamil Nadu; Pontiff: 3 November 1997)
|Madhwacharya - Background|
There is a serene and holy place called Pajaka near Udupi in Karnataka State of South India. The place is very picturesque and full of spiritual vibrations. A legend says that the place has been created by none other than Shri Parashurama, the 6th among the Dasavataras of Bhagavan Vishnu. It was called Pajaka because it always receives plenty of water by the grace of Sri Parashurama (pAjAt kaM yasya saH pAjakaH).
In the village Pajaka, there lived a pious Brahmin called Madhyageha Bhatta. Madhyageha Bhatta belonged to the Shivalli sect of Brahmins. The Shivalli or Shivabelli sect of Brahmins are mostly found around the Udupi area, Shivabelli being an old name for Udupi in connection with Shri Candramauleswara. Before the advent of Madhva some Shivalli Brahmins worshipped Lord Siva, but most had an affiliation with the Bhagavat sampradaya and had a leaning towards Vishnu. Most would worship the form of a Shivalinga, but would see Vishnu as his origin.
Madhyageha, although a young man, had a wealth of understanding of the Vedas. He had the reputation of being a devotee scholar. His object was Parambrahman, the Supreme God Narayana.
After some time "Madhyageha Bhatta", as he became known because of his deep knowledge of the scriptures, was married to a pure and devout lover of Lord Vishnu by name Vedavati.
Madhyageha Bhatta was always very eager to hear the pastimes of the many incarnations of Lord Visnu, and render devotional service to the Deity of Anantasana in Udupi. Madhygeha spoke to his chaste wife about bringing into this world a pure son, one worthy of being called putra
One who saves his parents from hell is called Putra.
Madhyageha Bhatta and his wife decided to approach their Kula Deva (family Deity) Lord Narayana and make a vow. They then served Lord Ananrasana in Udupi for twelve years with pure minds and devotion, free from lust and greed. With their austerity they performed various austerities like the Payovrata etc, observing the same vows as Aditi and Kasyapa who were impelled by Lord Brahma to undergo this penance to obtain Lord Vamana as their son. At the end of this time they decided to perform the Garbhadana samskara, after taking the Lord's blessings.
|The Ganges - Two stories|
1. Purnaprajna asked Acyutapreksa if he could go to the Ganges to take sacred bath there. Acyutapreksa gave permission for his disciple to go and as he began to wish him a safe journey he realized that this meant that they would be separated for some time. Acyutapreksa immediately became distressed and almost in a state of transcendental panic he began praying earnestly to Lord Anantasana. Being compassionate on his surrendered devotee, Lord Anantasana again posed a person and spoke through him to Purnaprajna that, "On the third day from now, just to save you from leaving this place, the celestial Ganges River will come into our lake, so there is no need of you going. She will be here before you get there." Since that day, every twelve years the sacred Ganges comes to the lake by the grace of Lord Anantasana on Purnaprajna, the life and soul of Acyutapreksa.
2. Purnaprajna Tirtha, as is the etiquette, approached his sannyasa guru Acyutapreksa to take his permission to undergo a perilous tour on foot of the southern areas of India, where there were many learned pandits who followed the philosophies opposed to the personal form of the Lord. At this time Acyutapreksa would not give his consent to the young acarya, saying that for Purnaprajna to go alone was a very dangerous proposition. Just after this Purnaprajna suggested, "Then let me go for pilgrimage to the north to see Bhagirathi and bathe in the Ganges" but Acyutapreksa couldn't bear the separation. Even when Purnaprajna prostrated before the old ascetic, he would not give his permission, so Purnaprajna, with great intensity, prayed to the Lord to send a remedy. Suddenly a voice was heard from the sky declaring that Gangamayi would appear within three days at the temple sarova (lake) and would subsequently come every twelve years, At this time in the south west corner of the lake, there was seen to appear a clear white stream-like column of water gushing up from within the lake. Previously this lake was known as Ananta Tirtha, but ever since the Ganges appeared to please Purnaprajna, the lake has since been named and is now known as Madhva Sarova. (Both variations are much the same - the story of the Ganges appearing is in Madhva Vijaya 4.40-42)
|Sri Narahari Tirtha|
|| Shri Narahari Teertha Gurubhyonamha ||
Basic information on Shri Narahari Teerharu is available on the right pane.
Introduction to Shri 1008 Shri Narahari Teertharu :
॥ ससीतामूलरामार्चा कोशे गजपतेः स्थिता।
येनानीता नमस्तस्मै श्रीमन्नृहरिभिक्षवे॥
|| sasItAmUlarAmArchA koshe gajapateH sthitA |
yenAnItA namastasmai shrImannR^iharibhixave||
Shri Narahari Teertharu was the third in the line of Shri Madhwacharya and great scholar in Girvana Bhasha. With his scholarly knowledge he preached and publicised Bhagavatha Dharma not only through the vedic knowledge and also through Hari Kirthans which he composed. This has great impact on the society at that time for social change. Shri Narahari Teertharu was not only a great saint and also royal pontiff.
Shri Narahari Teertharu was presumably from Andhra or Orissa. There is no reliable information about his early life and career. A short praise of 13 Sragdharas called Narahariyati Stotra professes to give full details of his life. But this is legendary and late in date and hence unreliable for histocial purposes. Tradition has been persistent, however that he was, for sometime Minister in Kalinga. The Narahariyati Stotra and some other works also allude to his ministry which is said to have lasted twelve years. The fact of ministry is confirmed by the evidence of inscriptions from Srikurmam and Simhachalam temples.
The Narahariyati Stotra makes out that he went to Kalinga at the orders of his Guru, AnandaTeertharu, to procure the idols of Mularama and Sita (which had a legendary history behind them and) which happened then to be in the state treasury of Kalinga. An opportunity presented itself when the Kalinga King died. His ministers, in time honoured fashion, sent out the state-elephant to pick up and bring them a proper regent. By some stroke of luck, the choice of the elephant fell on Narahari and he was placed on the throne. After 12 years when the Prince came of age, he relinquished his office. The King, in gratitude, bade him choose any presents he would like and the monk asked for the idols, for which he had come there and got them. These he presented to Madhva.
The Matsya rules of Oddavadi became independent of the Gangas and were converted to Vaisnavism by Narahari Teertharu. Arjuna became Narasimha Vardhana, Annamaraja Gopalavardhana and Munjaditya Shrirangavardhana. Shri Narahari Teertharu was also responsible for the conversion of many princely and aristocratic families of Kalinga and Andhra regions to Madhva fold. The descedents of these families still flourish in the coastal Andhra and adjoining states.
Overview of his Literature
The earliest Dasa of whom we have definite information is Shri Narahari Teertharu. He has already been mentioned as one of the direct disciples of Madhva. Madhva himself is believed by some to have left a few songs in Kannada. This is however, doubtful; though there is no doubt that he set the ball rolling by his stirring pieces of devotional lyrics such as the Dvadasa-stotra and other compositions.
Coming to Shri Narahari Teertharus compositions only three songs of his has been discovered so far. They are 'yanthu marulade nanenthu' meaning - how deluded have I become how deluded.... Seond one is 'hariye idu sariye..' - meaning Hari is this proper and 'tiliko ninnologe neene..' meaning knowing within thyself. His ankita is "Narahari" or "Narahari Raghupathi".
Works by Shri Narahari Teertharu :
1) Commentary on Shrimad Ananda Teertharu's Geeta Bhaashya .
2) Commentaries on the ten Prakaranas .
3) YamakaBharata Tika .
He is known to have composed many, and to have started the tradition of composing devotional songs in Kannada to extol Tatvavaada, but only three of his songs survive:
1) Entu Marulade Nanentu
2) Hariye Idu Sariye
3) Tilako Ninnolage Nine
|Sri Raghuvarya Tirtha|
|| Shri Raghuvarya Teertha Gurubhyonamaha ||
|| Shree Gurubhyo Namaha ||
|| Harihi Om ||
महाप्रवाहिनी भीमा यस्य मार्गमदान्मुदा।
रघुवर्यो मुदं दद्यात्कामितार्थप्रदायकः॥
|| mahApravAhinI bhImA yasya mArgamadAnmudA .
raghuvaryo mudaM dadyAtkAmitArthapradAyakaH ||
Introduction to Shri 1008 Shri Raghuvarya Teertharu:Shri 1008 Shri Raghuvarya Teertharu took over the responsibility of the Uttaradi Matha and ruled the pontificate throne with great spiritual eminance.
It is said that once during the course of his polemical tour, he came to a village called Manipur near the bank of Bhimarathi river, which was besieged by a mleccha king. His Holiness wanted to leave the place and go to the other side of the river Bhimarathi. He carried the puja box on his shoulders and reached the bank of the river. At once, the river Bhimarathi gave way to the Swamiji to reach the other side of the river. Swamiji crossed the river with his disciples safely. All the disciples were struck with wonder on observing swamiji's mystic power . This incident can be compared to the river Yamuna wich gave way to Vasudeva carrying his child Lord Shri Krishna to reach gokula.
Shri Raguvarya Teertharu travelled all over the country on foot like his guru. When he was in the northern tour, one day Shri Moola Rama appeared in a dream of Swamiji and announced that the god Niruti was going to be born in the village called "Swarnavadi" and that child should be brought up at the Matha who would succeed Shri Raghuvarya Teertharu in the pontificate throne of the Matha.
At the same time a Brahmin couple at Swarnavadi was yearning for a child being childless for a long time. One day god Niruti appeared in their dream and ordered that they should invite Shri Raguvarya Teertharu and receive the holy prasadam at the hands of swamiji and that a child would be born to them, that the child should be handed over to the Matha. The couple would also be blessed with other children and they would be happy thereafter in their family life.
Once in the course of his tour Swamiji visited Swaranavadi village in the Nizam Sate. The Zamindar of the village Shri Subba Batha and his wife Gangabai invited Shri Raghuvarya Teertharu for "Bhiksha" in their house but Swamiji refused their offer because they were childless. After repeated requests made by the couple, Shri Raguvarya Teertharu accepted to recieve their Bhiksha provided their first born male child is handed over to the Math. The blessed couple accepted do so. Accordingly Swamiji performed the pooja of Shri Moola rama and Seetha and received the Bhiksha in their house and gave Phala Mantrakshate to the couple.
Some time later, Smt. Gangabai, the wife of the Zamindar conceived. Shri Swamiji was informed accordingly. He returend to the village expecting the birth of the child. A big gold plate was sent to the Zamindar's house from the Matha with a direction to receive the child directly in the golden plate without allowing the child to touch the earth. Accordingly the child was received in the golden palte and brought to the Matha where the child was washed with the Abhishekha water.
The personality and the face of the child was beautiful like a moon. He was named after Shri Ramachandra by his Holiness and brought up at the Matha itself and was fed only with the Abhishekha milk of the Vyasa Kurma Saligram of the Matha.
When Shri Ramachandra became a boy of seven years he had his Upanayana performed at the Matha and the very next year he was ordained as a sannyasin and named as Shri Raghuttama Teertharu.
Shri Raghuvarya Thirtha's end came near. He appointed an eminent scholar to teach the young sanyasin. He entered Brindavana at Anegundi (Navabrindavana).
How to Visit Navabrindavana?
Navabrindavana is small island situated near Anegundi of Koppal District. Anegundi is 20 KM away from Gangavathi. From Anegundi one needs to cross River Tungabhadra by boat to reach Navabrindavana. Navabrindavana is situated in the river Tungabhadra.
Another way to approach Navabrindavana is Via Hampi. Hampi is 12 KM way from Hospet of Bellary District. In Hampi , again we have to cross river Tungabhadra to reach Navabrindavana.
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Post : Anegundi 583246
Taluk : Gangavati
District : Koppal
|| Shri Krishnarpanamastu ||
|Sri Raghuttama Tirtha|
|| Shri Raghuttama Teertha Gurubhyonamaha ||
|| Shri Gurubhyonamaha ||
|| Shri Hari Om ||
भावबोधकृतं सेवे रघुत्तममहागुरुम्।
|| bhAvabodhakR^itaM seve raghuttamamahAgurum .
yacChiShyashiShyashiShyAdyAH TippaNyAcAryasaMj~nitAH ||
Introduction to Shri 1008 Shri Raghuttama Teertharu:For the Madhva community there was an urgent need for a lighthouse to guide the rudderless boat in a stormy sea. The Lord decided that none other than a divine soul would be the right person who could act as a perfect guide to the sorrow stricken bhaktas.
By that time, Shri Raghunatha Teertharu of Uttaradi Math had attained the lotus feet of the Lord and his successor Shri Raghuvarya Teertharu had upon his mantle the problem of resurrecting the trouble stricken Madhvas. He was at crossroads when he contemplated the plight of the literature of Shri Madhvacharya and his followers. He came to the conclusion that the feet of Vayu Bhagavan was the apt place to seek refuge and hence ardently prayed to Shri Madhvacharya. His fervent prayers were answered and Shri Ananda Teertharu sprinkled Anandha on this great devotee by appearing in his dream and instructing him to go to Svarnavata where his purvashrama sister, Ganga Bai, was living with her husband Subba Bhatta. The couple was childless and Shri Madhvacharya ordered the saint to bless them with a child. He also assured that the child born to them would blossom in the garden of Madhva Philosophy and spread the fragrance to all the devout souls. After alleviating the sorrow of the saint, Shri Madhvacharya disappeared. In the morning Shri Raghuvarya Teertharu woke up rubbing his eyes in disbelief and tears poured from his eyes on the kindness of Shri Madhvacharya and also the fortune of having beholden him.
Once in the course of his tour Shri Raghuvarya Teertharu visited Swarnavata village in the Nizam State. The Zamindar of the village Shri Subba Bhatta and his wife Ganga Bai invited Shri Raghuvarya Teertharu for "Bhiksha" in their house but Swamiji refused their offer because they were childless. After repeated requests made by the couple, Shri Raguvarya Teertharu accepted to receive their Bhiksha provided their first born male child should be handed over to the Math. The blessed couple accepted to do so. Accordingly Swamiji performed the pooja of Shri Moola Rama and Seetha and received the Bhiksha in their house and gave Phala Mantrakshate to the couple.
Some time later, Smt. Ganga Bai, the wife of the Zamindar conceived. Shri Swamiji was informed accordingly. He returend to the village expecting the birth of the child. A big gold plate was sent to the Zamindar's house from the Matha with a direction to receive the child directly in the golden plate without allowing the child to touch the earth. Accordingly the child was received in the golden plate and brought to the Matha.
The personality and the face of the child was beautiful like a moon. He was named after Shri Ramachandra by his Holiness and brought up at the Math itself and was fed only with the Abhishekha milk of the Vyasa Kurma Saligram of the Math.
When Shri Ramchandra became a boy of seven years he had his Upanayanam at the Math and the very next year he was ordained as a sanyasin and named as Shri Raghuttama Teertharu.
Shri Raghuttama Teertharu was one of the holiest saints of Shri Uttaradi Math who descended for the upliftment of the satvic souls. Shri Raghuttama Teertharu received his advanced studies in Nyaya Sudha and Vedantha from the Math pandit Adya Varadacharya as per the direction of the guru Shri Raghuvarya Teertharu. The pandit used to come to Math daily to teach the lessons on Shriman Nyaya Sudha. After some days, the pandit puffed up with pride and discontinued coming to the Math for taking classes. There was a Dalapathi in the village who patronised the pandit so much, incapable of understanding the greatness of Swamiji and began to respect both swamiji and pandit as equals. Inspite of such insults, Shri Raghuttama Teertharu very patiently, went to the house of pandit with humility to continue the studies.
On one occasion the Dalapathi invited Shri Raghuttama Teertharu and pandit for partaking food on Dwadashi day. Shri Raghuttama Teertharu went to Dalapthi house a little late due to his pooja and Ahnikam. Varadacharya and others had already commenced taking food without waiting for the arrival of Shri Raghuttama Teertharu. The lady of the house fell at the feet of Shri Raghuttama Teertharu and apologised. When Sri Raghuttama Tirtharu returned to Math he was very much sad at what has happened on that day. During the early hours of the next day, God himself appeared in the dream in the form of his guru Shri Raghuvarya Teertharu, and inscribed the symbolical letters on the tongue of Shri Raghuttama Teertharu and blessed him that he would be a master of all knowledge and learning and that he could commence teaching his disciples straight away. Further he was directed in his dream that he should abandon his too simple life and commence a life of pomp and status, having number of servants, establishment, professionals, elephants etc to make the Math strong and powerful center of religious and philosophical learning. The next day onwards at usual time of lectures, Shri Raghuttama Teertharu himself started to deliver impressive lectures on Nyaya Sudha in mellifluent voice which was sweeter than honey.
One day Shri Swamiji was expounding a portion of Nyaya sudha. That particular portion posed problems of understanding for pandit Varadacharya himself. On that day, pandit Varadacharya hid himself behind a wall and listened to Swamiji's excellent exposition which dispelled his doubts and gave him a grasp of that portion. He lay prostrated before Shri Raghuttama Teertharu and admitted his superiority in knowledge and paid respect to him. The most noble swami comforted the pandit and decreed that he should have first teertham in Uttaradi Math.
The great religious leader enjoyed the honors befitting a prominent Math such as the throne, crown, palanquin white umbrella, chamara, makarataorana, fan, daylight torch, flags and musical instruments.
Once Shri Raghuttama Teertharu was passing through a forest with his disciples. A gang of highwaymen attacked Shri Raghuttama Teertharu and his disciples. Swamiji went into mediation. Suddenly, the robbers ware enveloped in roary conflagration and surrendered to the saint. The noble swamy saved them. Many such extraordinary miracles happened in his regime.
Shri Raghuttama Teertharu desired to enter the Brindavana at Manampundi(Thirkoilur) on the banks of river South Pinakini (Penna) which is in Villupuram District of present Tamilnadu. This is said to be the holy place where Shri Galava Rishi once recided. This place is also known as "Pancha Krishnaranya Kshetra". Shri Samiji ordered a Zamindar of Tiruvanamalai in a dream to construct his Brindavana at a specified place. Shri Raghuttama Teertharu entered Brindavana in 1595 AD on the day of Vaikunta Ekadashi.
At present this place has become a holy seat of pilgrimage and a vast number of devotees belonging to all castes and creeds perform SEVA even today. Shri Raghuttama Teertharu is known to save all souls, all those devotees who had taken refuge in him. None of his devotees seem to have returned in disappointment.
|| Shri Krishnarpanamastu ||
Works of Shri Raghuttama Teertharu:
The Bhavabhodas of Sri Raghuttama Tirtharu have been written to bring out the nature and the hidden meanings of the works of Shri Madhvacharya And Sri Jayatirtha. We can compare the five Bhavabhodas to five fragrant flowers of the parijata tree of Madhva Shastra, each exulting exotic fragrance soothing the sathvik souls.
The five Bhava Bodhas written by him are:
1. Brihadaranya Bhavabhoda
2. Nyaya Vivarana Bhavabhoda
3. Gitabhashya Bhavabhoda (Prameya Dipika Bhavabhoda)
4. Vishnutatvanirnaya Bhavabhoda
5. Tattvaprakashika Bhavabhoda
He is also known to have authored two other works:
2. Nyayaratnasambanda Dipika
Works on Sri Raghuttama Tirtha:
Sri Raghuttama Tirtha Moola Brindavana, Manampoondi (Tirukoilur)
The Moola Brindavana of Shri Shri 1008 Shri Raghuttama Teertharu is located at Manampoondi near Tirukoilur. Sri Satyapramoda Tirthara moola brindavana is also located at this place.
Tirtha Prasada will be at 11:30 a.m every day.
Seva to Raghuttama Tirtharu:
It is well known that Sri Raghuttama Tirtha is a great healer. Thousands of devotees who throng to his Brindavana are standing proof of his divine power and a kind heart to bless his devotees. He has made dumb to speak, mad to be intelligent , childless to beget progeny The list goes on...
There is a tradition of performing Seva at the Brindavan of Sri Raghuttam Tirtha. Anyone can accept this seva diksha without any discrimination of age, gender etc. The only requirement is deep devotion and strong will to serve Shri Raghuttama Tirtharu to get his blessings.
For this the sevarthi should take vow for three days
The seva ends with a visit to Durga Devi in the Trivikarama Devasthana Premises at Tirukoilur. The devotees wishing to accept seva are kindly requested to contact the local Acharya for directions and sankalpa and obtain Mantrakshata from him, which are given after placing them on the Brindavana of Sri Raghuttama Tirtharu, as a token permission to start the seva diksha.
Manampoondi is a small village located located between Tiruvanamalai and Tirukoilur. Manampoondi is 36 K.ms away from Tiruvannamalai. It is at a distance of 2 Kms from Tirukoilur. Tirukoilur is 237 Kms from Bangalore.
Proceed towards Hosur. After Hosur take left at Krishnagiri and proceed towards Tiruvannamalai. After Tiruvannamalai proceed towards Tirukoilur. Keep left when road divides and proceed until you see a board of Sri Raghuttama Brindavanam to the left. Take left (at the intersection just before the River Pinakini bridge). The Brindavanam is located to the immediate right.
Busses running in the Bangalore - Villupuram route stop at Manampoondi on request. Sufficient bus facility is also available to Manmpoondi from Tiruvannamalai. You can either take a direct bus to Villupuram or go to Tiruvannamalai and then take another bus to Manampoondi.
KSRTC bus services from Bangalore leave at 10 p.m and 11 p.m. Advanced reservation facility is available in these buses. For return journey, reservation will be given starting from Villupuram. There are also some Tamil Nadu services plying in this route. The bus journey takes 6 hours. If you take the night services you will arrive at the Brindavanam by 5 a.m in the morning.
प्रणमत्कामधेनुं च भजत्सुरतरूपमम्।
Sri Sri Raghuthamma Swamy Moola Brindavana,
Manmpoondi (Tirukoilur) - 605759,
Phone : 04153 - 24690
|Sri Vidyadhisha Tirtha|
|| Shri Vidyadhisha Teertha Gurubhyonamaha ||
|| Shri Gurubhyonamaha ||
|| Shri Hari Om ||
वाक्यार्थचन्द्रिकाकारान् विद्याधीशगुरून् भजे॥
|| shrImadsudhAdbhutAmbodhivikrIDanavicaxaNAn .
vAkyArthachandrikAkArAn vidyAdhIshagurUn bhaje ||
Introduction to Shri 1008 Shri Vidyadhisha Teertharu:BACKGROUND
On the bank of river Godavari there is a small town called Punyastambhapura or Punatambe. It is in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. In this town lived a pious brahmin by name Pandurangi Ananda Bhattaraka. Initially he was not a learned man though he belonged to a learned family. He propitiated Goddess Mahalakshmi at Kolhapur for twelve years. Goddess Mahalakshmi appeared in his dream and told him that she would appear before him in the form of a serpent next morning and he should hold her. Accordingly she appeared before him when he was meditating upon the Goddess standing before her. The serpent moved round the image of Goddess Mahalakshmi thrice. Anandabhattaraka remembered the dream and tried to take the serpent by hand as it was entering into a nearby hole. He could touch tip of the serpent once by his ten fingers and once again by one. Thus he secured learning, wealth, and noble progeny for eleven generations with the blessings of Goddess Mahalakshmi. He then proceeded to Varanasi to study shaastra-s. He became a great scholar and returned to his native place Punyastambhapura. Sri Anandabhattaraka was blessed with a son called Narasimhacharya who later accepted sanyasa and became famous as Vidyadheesha Tirtharu.
NARASIMHACHARYA'S EARLY CAREER
Narasimhacharya studied the shaastra-s under his father. He became a great scholar in Nyaya, Mimamsa, Vyakarana and Vedanta when he was just sixteen years old. He started teaching these shastras at Trivikrama temple in Punyastambhapura. He defeated Sivapandita and Visvapandita in a debate in Vyakarana Shastra. Similarly he defeated Golinga pandita in Nyaya and Tanabhatta in Srautasutras. There was a Muslim invasion of Punyastambhapura. Narasimhacharya had to leave that town with his family and disciples. He went to Nasika Tryambaka and lived there for two years. Later Dattapandita the son of Naganatha invited him to Sangamner and Paithan. This Naganatha Dattapandita was a subedar at Paithan under Shahaji the father of Shivaji. He later became the subedar of Bangalore.
From Paithan Narasimhacharya went to Pandharpur. There was an old Matha at Pandharpur established by Shri Padmanabha Teertharu. Shri Madhvacharya had visited this Matha. Narasimhacharya renovated this Matha. Here one Narasapandita was defeated in a debate by Narasimhacharya. This Narasapandita went to Bijapur and was given shelter by one Lingojipandita. This Lingojipandita was a member of the team that went to meet the Moghal Emperor on behalf of Adilshah of Bijapur. Narasimhacharya was also invited to Bijapur by one Lakshmanapandita. Here Narasapandita once again debated with Narasimhacharya and was defeated.
NARASIMHACHARYA WAS GIVEN SANYASA AND NAMED AS VIDYAADHEESHA TEERTHARU
At this time, Shri Vedavyasa Teertharu of Uttaradi Matha was camping at Mannur on the bank of the river Bhima. He asked Narasimhacharya to meet him. He gave him sanyaasa, made him his successor for the piitha, and named him Shri Vidyaadheesha Teertharu. With the blessings of his Guru, Shri Vidyadheesha Teertharu undertook a tour. He went to Sangli on the bank of the river Krishna for his first chaturmasya. Then he went to Karavirapura or Kolhapur. He toured Karhad area consisting of the present Satara and Sangli districts in Maharashtra. He returned to Penugonda to meet his guru Shri Vedavyasa Teertharu.
Then he was invited by Shri Chamarajendra of Shrirangapattana. This ruler was suffering from food allergy. Shri Vidyaadheesha Teertharu cured his allergy by sprinkling Teertha (sanctified water) over his food. Pleased at this, Chamaraja donated three villages to him. Shri Vidyadheesha established Mukhyaprana image in a village called Chandaguru and also Shrirangapattana in the premises of Uttaradi Matha. He toured the whole of South India. After visiting Rameshwaram he went to Udupi. From Udupi he went to Ikkeri and defeated Rangojibhatta in a philosophical debate. The event of this debate is recorded by Kondabhatta in his work Vaiyakaranabhushanasara in the closing verses. There is a small manuscript named Rangojibhattaparajaya giving details of this debate. Then he returned to Penugonda. At this time Shri Vedavyasa Teertharu entered vrindaavana. Shri Vidyaadheesha performed his guru's aradhana in a fitting manner. He distributed five thousand gold coins as dakshina to the pandits assembled on the occasion.
SHRI VIDYAADHEESHA'S TOUR OF SOUTH INDIA AND GODAVARI PRADAKSHINA
Shri Vidyaadhiisha Teertharu once again visited Udupi and performed his chaturmasya. During this stay he composed a commentary, viz., Vakyarthachandrika on the first five adhikaraNa-s of Nyaaya-sudha. Then, he proceeded to conduct a pradakshina of the river Godavari. He started the pradakshina from Nasikatrayambaka where the river originates. From this place he proceeded along the bank of the river with hundred pandits, visited Bhadrachala, Konasima, and Antarvedi. From there he took the round of the seven streams of Godavari and started his return journey. He went to Dharmapuri on the way and finally returned to Nasikatrayambaka.
Then he proceeded to Chola country again. On his way he visited Tirumala and offered his services to Lord Venkateswara. He visited Kalahasti and reached Shrirangam. He performed his Guru's ArAdhana at Shrirangam in a grand manner. Tirumala Nayak, the chieftain of Trichanapally came and paid his respects to Shri Vidyaadheesha Teertharu and provided all the supplies for the ArAdhana. Then he went to Tanjavur and was honoured by Raghunatha Nayaka. Further, he went to Kumbhakonam. He met Shri Sudhindra Teertharu who was camping at Kumbhakonam. The two honoured each other. Then he proceeded to Madurai and finally reached Rameswaram. From Rameswaram he returned to Dharmapuri on the bank of river Godavari. This was an important center of Uttaradhimatha in those days. Shri Vasudevayati Purnabodhacharya, etc., prominent disciples of that town, welcomed him. He performed his chAturmAsya at Dharmapuri. Shri Yadavarya, his purvasram younger brother Keshavacharya (Gururaja), Shrimushnam Anandacharya, Rotti Venkatabhatta, Dharmasuri and several other distinguished scholars used to sit at the feet of Shri VidyadhiishaTeertharu and study Shri Nyayasudha. During his stay at Dharmapuri two Advaita Scholars, Ramabhadrashramin and Kamadeva were engaged in philosophical debate and were defeated.
SHRI VIDYAADHEESHA'S NORTH INDIAN TOUR
Then he decided to tour North India and visit Badarikshetra. He entrusted the worship of Shri Mula Rama to his disciple and successor Shri Vedanidhi Teertharu and proceeded towards Prayaga. After taking a bath at the Triveni confluence and worshipping Veni Madhava he went to Varanasi. He discoursed on Dvaita philosophy at Varanasi in the assembly of great scholars. The well-known Advaita scholar Brahmendra Saraswathi who was then residing in Varanasi was disturbed by this programme. However, a confrontation was avoided and Shri Vidyaadhiisha Teertharu proceeded to Gaya. The `gayAvADa-s demanded high fees for piNDadAna from the disciples of Uttaradi Matha. They were Tantrikas and were proud of their position. Shri Vidyadhiisha showed his miraculous power to them by making the ancient Vatavriksha, which had gone dry for some time, grow anew by TeertharuprokshaNa. They were wonderstruck and received Maadhvadiiksha from Shri Vidyadhiisha. They follow Dwaita faith even now. He got a building for Uttaradi Matha built in the premises of Vishnupada temple. He established a Mukhyaprana image at the Uttaradi Matha. Uttaradi Matha here has the privilege of offering puuja & naivedya to Vishnupada everyday even today.
From Gaya he proceeded to Ayodhya, Mathura, Vrindavana, Kurukshetra and finally reached Badarikshetra. He worshipped Lord Narayana with great devotion. Returning from Badari he reached Ekachakranagara (Capital of Virataaraja during Dvapara yuga) situated in the valley between Yamuna and Ganga. He informed his disciples that he proposed to enter Vrindavana. A Vrindavana was prepared on the banks of river Ganga and he entered the same with Yogic power in the presence of his disciples. His disciples brought the images of the deities worshipped by him to Dharmapuri and handed them over to his successor Shri Vedaninidhi Teertharu. Shri VedaninidhiTeertharu worshipped the deities keeping them by the side of Shri Mula Ramadeva Pratima that was already given to him. Thus, Shri Vidyaadhiisha Teertharu added a great chapter to the history of Shri Uttaradi Matha and Dvaita sampradaya.
An image of Shri Vidyaadhiisha Teertharu was prepared when he was at Prayaga at the request of one Narasappa, a great devotee of Shri Vidyaadhiisha. This Narasappa later took sanyasa from Shri Vidyaadhiisha and became Narasimhayati. He brought this image to Dharmapuri. It was there for about a century. This Narasimhayati has written Khandhartha-s for the Upanishads. Later Pandurangi Balayyacharya brought the image to Masuru in Dharwad District which was then the head-quarters of Pandurangi family. After another century Pandurangi Huchchacharya of Tumminakatti brought it to Ranibennur. A Matha was established there and ArAdhana is being performed every year. Thus, now Ranibennur is the head-quarters of Pandurangi family though three are only two or three families left over now.
Works of Shri Vidyadhisha Teertharu
Vyakyartha Chandrika: A commentary on Shriman Nyayasudha for first five adhikarana-s.
Vishnutattvanirnayatippani: A commentary on Shrimad Achaarya's VTVN (not available)Pramanalakshanatippani: A commentary on Shrimad Achaarya's Pramnaa-lakshana (not available)
Kathalakshanatippani: A commentary on Shrimad Achaarya's KathAlakshaNa (not available)
Talavakopanishidkhandartham: A commentary on TaLavakAropanishhad (not available)
Ekadashinirnaya: An independent work on how to determine ekadashi
Janmashhtaminirnaya: An independent work on how to determine kR^ishhNa jayanti (janmAshhTami)
Vishnupajnchakanirnaya: An independent work on how to determine days for vishNupanchaka vrata
Tithitrayanirnaya: An independent work on how to determine tithi
Omkaravada: An exposition on the word OM
|| Shri Krishanarpanamastu ||
|Sri Satyaparakrama Tirtha|
|| Shri Satyaparakrama Teertha Gurubhyonamaha ||
|| Shri Gurubhyonamaha ||
नाशयेत् हृदयध्वान्तं सत्पराक्रमकौस्तुभः ।।
|| Shri Harihi Om ||
Introduction to Shri 1008 Shri Satyaparakrama Teertharu:
Shri Satyaparakrama Teertharu was ordained as monk and succeeded to the pontificate in 1841. After being initiated to Vedantha Samrajya, he took up the construction of Brindavana in Athkur to his beloved guru Shri Satyeshta Teertharu and performed Mahasamaradhana. His Purvasahrama Name was Sri Vykar Srinivasacharya.
Shri Swamiji visited several places including Dharwad, Pune, Bagalkot for propagation of Madhva philosophy. He composed stotra of Shri Satyavrata Tirtharu & also authored a work called Prameyamala. Shri Satyaparakrama Teertharu ordained Shri Bhodacharya and named him as SHRI SATYAVEERA Teertharu to the pontificial throne of Shri Uttaradi Matha. He entered Brindavana in Chittapur on the bank of river Krishna on 1879 Pramathi Nama Samvatsara Ashvina Shuddha Ashtami.
|Sri Satyaveera Tirtha|
|| Shri Satyaveera Teertha Gurubhyonamah ||
|| Shri Gurubhyonamaha ||
|| Shri Harihi Om ||
Introduction to Shri 1008 Shri Satyaveera Teertharu:
Shri Satyaveera Teertha's Purvaashrama name was Bhodaramacharya . He belonged to Korlahalli Family. Three Pontiffs who came from Korlahalli Famliy were at the seat of the Uttaradi Math for 50 Years . They Are, 1) Shri Satyaveera Teertharu, 2) Shri Satyadheera Teertharu, 3) Shri Satyadhyana Teertharu.
Shri Satyaveera Teertharu was ordained as monk and succeeded to the pontificate in 1879. After being initiated to Vedantha Samrajya , he took up the construction of Brindavana in Chittapur to his beloved guru Shri Satyaparakramar Teertharu and performed Mahasamaradhana.
Shri Satyaveera Teertharu ordained Shri Jayacharya and named him as SHRI SATYADHEERA Teertharu to the pontificate throne of Shri Uttaradi Matha and entered Brindavana in Korlahalli on the banks of river Tungabhadra on 1886 Kartika Shudda Dwadashi.
Works by Shri Satyaveera Teertharu:
1] Commentary on Tatvaprakashika
2] Commentary on Taptachakrabhushana
3] Matigar Garvanirmapana
|Sri Satyadheera Tirtha|
|| Shri Satyadheera Teertha Gurubhyonamah ||
|| Shri Gurubhyonamaha ||
|| Shri Harihi Om ||
Introduction to Shri 1008 Shri Satyadheera Teertharu:
Shri Satyadheera Teertharu was pontiff of the Shri Uttaradi Matha during the period from 1886 to 1906. His Purvasahrama Name was Shri Jayacharya. After being initiated to Vedantha Samrajya, he took up the construction of Brindavana in Korlahalli to his beloved guru Shri Satyaveera Teertharu and performed Mahasamaradhana.
Shri Satyadheera Teertharu visited Bangalore, Hyderabad ,Rameshawara , Kashi forr propagation of Dwaitha Siddhantha.
Shri Satyadheera Teertharu ordained Shri Kinhal Jayacharya and named him as SHRI SATYAJNANA Teertharu to the pontificate throne of Shri Uttaradi Matha and entered the Brindavana in Atkur on 1906 , Parabhava Jeshtha Krishana Navami ,on the bank of river Krishna.
|| Shri Krishnarpanamastu ||
|Sri Satyabhijna Tirtha|
॥ वेङ्कटेशाद्रिमारभ्य सेतुं तोताद्रिपूर्वकान्।
गत्वा दिग्विजयी पातु सत्याभिज्ञगुरूत्तमः॥
|| ve~NkaTeshAdrimArabhya setuM totAdripUrvakAn |
gatvA digvijayI pAtu satyAbhij~na gurUttamaH ||
Shri Satyabhijna Teertharu was the pontiff of the Shri Uttaradi Mutt during the period from 14/4/1945 to 2/2/1948. His purvasahrama name was Shri Katti Venkannacharya. Shri Satyabhijna Teertharu was ordained as monk and succeeded to the pontificate in 14/4/1945.
Shri Satyabhijna Teertharu learned Nyaya, Vedanta from Shri Satyaprajna Teertharu. Shri Satyabhijna Teertharu toured South India for propagation of Shri Madhwa Siddhantha. Shri Swamiji also visited Tirupati and had darshan of Lord Venkateshwara. He was received with full temple honours into the sanctum sanctorium.
In Ranebennur on 1948 Shri Satybhijna Teertharu ordained Shri Guttal Guracharya to the pontificate throne of Shri Uttaradi Math and named him Sri Satyapramoda Tirtha. He entered Brindavana at Ranebennur on 2/2/1948 Sarvajit, Pushya Krishna Ashtami.
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|Sri Satyapramoda Tirtha|
Jagadguru Shri 1008 Shri Satya Pramoda Teertharu (from 1948-1997) adorned this glorious peetha and did pooja for 50 years without a single day's interruption. Inspite of his fragile frame even at the age of 80 his agility, enthusiasm and memory power put to shame even young men in their twenties. His qualities and desire to reach all the disciples (bhaktas) beyond one's physical limits often surprised one and all. Such "Yuga Purushas" are born once in a century.
॥ सत्याभिज्ञकराब्जोत्थान् पञ्चाशद्वर्षपूजकान्।
सत्यप्रमोदतीर्थार्यान् नौमि न्यायसुधारतान्॥
|| satyAbhij~nakarAbjotthAn pa~nchAshadvarShapUjakAn |
satyapramodatIrthAryAn naumi nyAyasudhAratAn ||
INDIA (BHARATA DESHA) has been the birth place for many religions & philosophies for ages viz., Jainism, Budhisim, Sikhism, Veeraashaivam etc. More importantly it is not only the birth place but also center for "SANATANA HINDU DHARMA" from which sprouted these new & recent religions. The three major Hindu philosophies are Advaita Siddhanta as propagated by Shankaracharya, Vishista Adavita as propagated by Ramanujacharya and the Dvaita Philosophy as propagated by Shri Madhwacharya. The Uttaradi Matha propagating Dwaita Sidhanta has been in existence from the time immemorial. The seat of Uttaradi Matha starting from "HANSANAMAKA PARAMATMA" has been passed on to the four faced BRAHMA then to DURVASARU etc, in disciplic succession. Uttaradi Matha is also the abode of glorious idols of "Moola Rama Devaru, Digvijaya Rama Devaru & Moola Sita Devaru etc" .
After these idols were worshipped by 'Devatas', in due course they were handed over to the great emperors of SURYA VANSHA who worshipped them till they finally reached the hands of Madhwacharya. After Madhvacharya, great saints like Padmanabha Tirtha, Jaya Teertharu, Raghunatha Teertharu, Raghottama Teertharu, Satya bodha Teertharu, Satya Gnana Teertharu, Satyadhyana Teertharu etc adroned this premier peetha of Vedic Samrajya. Jagadguru Shri 1008 Shri Satya Pramoda Teertharu (from 1948-1997) adorned this glorious peetha and did pooja for the last 50 years without a single day's interruption. Inspite of his fragile frame even at the age of 80 his agility, enthusiasm and memory power put to shame even young men in their twenties. His qualities and desire to reach all the disciples (bhaktas) beyond one's physical limits often surprised one and all. Such "Yuga Purushas" are born once in a century. Words do not convey in real terms his greatness in true perspective. Lacking any better medium, we take recourse to the words to the best of our capacity.
Shri Satya Pramoda Teertharu was born to Rangacharya Guttal (One of the celebrated and famous families of sanskrit pundits) hailing from the village Guttal in Dharwad district of Karnataka in the year 1918. Rangacharya Guttal was famous for his scholarship in Vedic philosophy and also for his hospitality, bhakti and vairagya. Our jagadguru was named as 'GURU RAJA'. It was truly an appropriate name as he was to become 'Guru' to all the Madhwas. From childhood he learnt sanskrit, Vedic scriptures, Madhva Shastra etc., under his great father and later in the famous sanskrit institutions in Mysore and Madras (Chennai). His briliance & scholarship was appreciated by the great scholars of those days. His profound knowledge in 'Tarka Shastra' earned him the title of "Tarka Shiromani" in the examination conducted in 1940 in Chennai (Madras). He entered "Grahasta Ashrama" in the year 1941. He was blessed with a daughter and a son.
It was during this period that the great Shri 1008 Shri Satyabhigna Teertharu of Uttaradi Math after his south Indian Digvijaya (Visiting the holy places & blessing the disciples) arrived in Ranebennur (in Karnataka). In view of his failing health it was in the year 1948 (Sarvajithanama Samvatsara Pushya Vadya Ashtami) he crowned Guru Rajacharya as head of Uttaradi Matha and called him as Satya Pramoda Tirtha. He took sanyasa at a very young age, hardly seven years after he entered Grihastha Ashram (married life).
After ascending the throne of Uttaradi Mutt at this young age, he dedicated himself entirely in the propagation of Madhva Sidhanta by touring the length & breadth of the country. He is the first pontiff who visited Orissa after Narahari Teertharu.
Inspite of his scholarship and brilliance as usual initially there were some pundits of those days who were less responsive and tried to create difficulties for the new Guru. But the Peetha 'Sannidhana' and 'Mahatmya' the greatness and sanctity of the Peetha & the 'anugraha' of the great gurus (blessings of his gurus) was so overwhelming that all of them failed in their pursuit to embarrass him and in due course they prostrated themselves before him begging his pardon and accepted him as Jagadguru unequivocally.
He is the 41st pontiff in Uttaradi Matha after Madhwacharya. Further, besides him there are only four other Gurus who had the rare privilege of doing Pooja of Rama Devaru for more than 50 years. In his illustrious reign of fifty years there is hardly any place worth the name (where Madhwa community lived) he missed visiting and blessing them by way of patha, pravachana, pooja, Ramadevara darshana, Tirtha, Prasad etc. It can be mentioned that any 'Bhakta' who had his darshan once never missed realising his magnetic attraction, his brilliance, compassion and scholarship etc. Time and space does not permit to list and describe all his achievements. Suffice to make a mention of the few.
In the 'vidwat sabha' held at pune (One of the premiere centers of Madhwa Community) 19 institutions and hundreds of pundits honoured him for the brilliant manner and style of his analysis of the 'Sudha' and other great 'Madhva Shastra Granthas'. In Benaras (which is the home for vedic scholars from time immemorial to the present day) such great Advaita scholars like Hare Rama Shukla, Vamcharan Bhattacharya and (later even great Anant Krishna Shastry etc) after hearing his exposition of Madhva Sidhanta for more than one month were so impressed by his scholarship that they honoured him by taking out his procession on elephant and declared that he is truly the "Abhinava Satyadhyana Teertharu".
Similarly at other places also his processions on elephant and/or car was taken out and was also honoured by submitting 'Sanmana Patras' . These 'Sanmanapatras' alone will run in to volumes. Like Satyadhyana Teertharu many great 'yatigalu' (sanyasis), Peethadhi Patis came to learn shastras under his guidance. Notable among them are Kudali Mutt Ram Dhyan Teertharu, Raghu Pramati Teertharu and Raghu Priya Teertharu. They are many who took 'Sanyasa Ashram' through his benevolence and pay their obeisances to this day.
In the year 1985 Shri 1008 Shri Satya Pramoda Teertharu sat for Chaturmasya at Sode (Karnataka). During this occasion, he delivered discource on the 'Yukti Mallika' (an important work written by the great Vadiraja Teertharu whose 'Vrindavan' is at sode).
It is no exaggeration to say that to maintain high traditions of Uttaradi Matha like 'madi'(sanctity), vairagya, vrata, niyamas and the sampradayas etc. it needs great spiritual power, unlimited patience, physical endurance. In his 50 years of Vedic reign besides every day Japa, Tapa, Sudha patha, Pravachana, he did 'VISHNU PANCHAKA VRATA' five times, and did 'KASHTA MOUNA VRATA' at Mahishi & Yaragola. Under his grest guidance hundreds of scholars (Pundits) who could teach 'Sudha' (Sudha Patha) were trained by him. They in turn are running 'GURU KULAS' (Sanskrit schools of Vedic Philosophy) propagating the Madhva Shastra & imparting basic knowledge of sanskrit to young ones & Shastra Shravana to the disciples (Grahastas) and 'Stree Dharma' to ladies etc.
During his reign many great infrastructure projects were under taken. Many math buildings which were in dilapidated condition were remodeled, expanded and renovated. Important institutions which were renovated are the Uttaradi Matha at Hyderabad, Bangalore, Tirukoilur, Hospet, Malakhed, etc. He did pratisthapana of several new math buildings and mrittika brindavanams of earlier 'Gurus' and other great saints at various places. Most important among them are at Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Warangal etc.
It was during his period that great many exquisite gold, silver, & diamond ornaments and vessels for pooja were made and offered to Rama devaru, which can be seen during daily pooja and on special pooja days like 'Rama Navami', Bali Pratipada, etc.
Every year 'Vidwat Sabhas' at the time of 'Maha Samaradhana' and ' Chaturmasya', were organised and conducted under his guidance. Besides, he also chaired many important 'Gnana Satras' and 'Sabhas'. During his period lakhs & lakhs of followers of Uttaradi Math had darshana, Tapta Mudradharana,Tirtha Prasada, etc.
In the later part of his reign his divine spiritual powers attained such great heights that many shishyas who had problems of health, who desired wealth, who desired grooms/brides for their children, issueless couples desirous of children, people possessed with spirits, people seeking promotions, etc. prostrateed at his feet seeking his guidance and grace. Many miracles did happen. These incidents will run into volumes. Hopefully in due course a compendium will be brought out bringing out these and such other miracles by his disciples. He could speak eloquently and address large gathering in Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, kannada & Marathi, though he did not have formal education in these languages.
His compassion for the poor and lowly ones was such that even though he was very tired he would hardly refuse to visit them inspite of his failing health. His mind boggling memory would excel any of the super computers of the modern day. Even after decades he could recall the names if the shishyas he met once. He could remember hundreds of telephone numbers of his disciples. There were any number of occasions when he could guide correctly the driver & others along the route to reach the destination not frequently visited . It was one of the great quality of our Guru that pundits, laymen, young & old, learned and not so learned all were dear to him. No pundits ever went empty handed. Each was honoured according to his status. Every shishya felt that Swamiji had special affection for him. This feeling of all the Shishyas can be compared to the feelings of each Gopika who felt that Lord Krishna loved her most.
In great & large society like ours there are a few misled & misguided souls who have always a twisted perception of the actions of even great 'Gurus' It can only be mentioned that it is their fate and destiny and they get what they deserve. We can only pray for their deliverance from their ignorance and misconception. Such ones existed at all times. Many who would have a doubt of a particular action taken at a particular time would later realize the greatness of his heart and correctness of his action and felt humbled and ashamed at the doubts he entertained earlier.
Thus after an illustrious reign of 50 years the great and the noble Jagadguru Shri 1008 Shri Satya Pramoda Tirthaaru attained 'Hari Pada Sannidhi' (Left for heavenly abode) at Tirikoilur (Tamilnadu) on 3-11-1997 besides the Vrindavan Of Shri Raghottam Teertharu (one of the greatest gurus of Our Math). As if he knew all the future events he ordained Sanyas Ashram to Sarvagnachar and named him as 'Satyatma Tirtha' on 24-4-1996 at Tirukoilur (Tamil Nadu) where the Vrindavan of Shri Raghottama Teertharu exists. It is very pertinent to mention here that among the 41 Gurus of Uttaradi Mutt, Raghottama Teertharu is the only Guru (exception Shri Aanand Tirtha Shripada) who took sanyas as brahmachari & rest of the Gurus were 'Grahastashramis' as per the traditions of the Mutt. After him Shri Satyatma Teertharu is the next Guru, who had adorned the peetha of Uttaraddi Mutt after taking Sanyas as a brahmachari and thus his reign started from 3-11-1997. He is the 42nd Guru in the Uttaradi Mutt starting from Shri Ananda Tirtha Shri pada.
This is but a very brief portrayal of the achievements in chronological order of our Guru who was a 'Yuga Purusha' in real sense. Even on the last day of his 'Avatara' on this planet he did patha and pooja. Truly such Yuga Purushas are born once in a century. Fortunate are the souls who had the opportunity to have his darshana and blessings. These are the souls who know deep in their hearts what they achieved through his grace. We are very fortunate indeed to have him as our Guru.
Work by Shri Satyapramoda Teertharu : 1) Shriman Nyayasudhamandanam. 2) Yuktimallika Vyakhyana. 3) Vaishnava Sidhantarjavam. 4) Shri Vijayendra Vijaya Vaibhavam. 5) Bhagavataha Nirdoshattva Lakshanaha. 6) Vayustuti Mandanam.
Manamppondi is 36 KM away from Tiruvannamalai and 2 KM before Tirukoilur, on Tiruvannamalai - Tirukoilur highway. Tirukoilur is 237 KM away from Bangalore. Shri Shri 1008 Shri Raghuttama Teertharu & Shri Shri 1008 Shri Satyapramoda Teertharu Brindavans are situated in Manmpoondi. Sufficient bus facilities (KSRTC & TNSRTC) are available to Manmpoondi from Bangalore. Bangalore - Villupuram busses stop at Manampoondi on request.
Sri Pt. Ananda Tirthachar Chimmalgi
Sri Sri Raghuthamma Swamy Moola Brindavana,
Manmpoondi (Tirukoailure) - 605759,
Dist : Villupuram,
Phone : 04153 - 24690