Date : Jan 30 2008
The Miracles Ibharamapura's Appa by the Anugraha of Sri Hari Vayu and Sri Gururaghavendra and the kind concern of Appa to the devotees of the world and how the satvikas are benefitted are described here
Ibharamapura's Krishnarya, a great devotee of Mantralaya Rayaru had the divine power of extraordinary understanding the things of Siddhi - Aparokshagnyana cannot be described in words. The satvikas are simply amazed and astonished to see all this. Even the way of analysis and judge are praised by all. Appa's actions and deeds were all in co ordination and compilance of the wordings of Sri Krishna - Sri Hari's Geetopadesha. Once Appa was engaged in the pooja of Pandava poojita Sri Panchamukhi Maruti, at that time a rich woman came and offered a golden bangle (kadaga) to Maruti. It was thick, heavy and glittering. All those gathered for the pooja praised and said that the rich woman's heart is also rich. What a great magnanimity she is having towards our Maruti. Appa did not utter even a single word. Simply performed the pooja. After the pooja said the purity of her heart speaks in this offering.
Then Appa asked his shishyas to take the kadaga to the goldsmith to verify the purity. The goldsmith was simply surprised to know that it was not of gold but of iron, only the coating is of gold. All were surprised to the knowledge of Appa. As soon as the rich woman offered that bangle to Maruti, Appa did not feel happy. Immediately came to know the cheating mentality of the rich woman.
Dear devotees let us share one more Miracle. Whenever and wherever Appa is residing means we have to understand that Appa is showering good things to them and going to bless them. Once Appa was on sanchara. Always Appa was going on horse along with the Panchamukhi idol, things for Pooja,Naivedya and Hastodaka. A very faithful and honest associate Sri Yogi Narayanacharya always accompanied Appa and did the highest and the maximum seva to Appa. Wherever Appa found good water source used to halt and then proceed. This time Appa stayed in the garden of a Shaanubhoga, after the holy bath, engaged in Aahneeka - Japa -Pooja. When Yogi said the food is ready, Appa offered Naivedya,Vaishvadeva and Hastodaka, then took the food. After food Appa was sitting under a tree in the garden, Shaanubhog came and did shira saashtaanga namaskara. Appa said I know that your son is not well, so please take this food prasada feed him. Shaanubhoga told that his son is suffering from a peculiar disease, what ever he eats that will be vomited by him. With tears Shaanubhog told that his son had become too lean, thin and completely bed ridden. No stamina even to stand on his legs. Appa said I fully know all these health problems. Simply you feed this prasada he will be free from that disease by the Anugraha of Sri Panchamukhi and Mantralaya Rayaru. Shaanubhog went home asked his son to eat that. He ate completely. He did not vomit anything. Started eating by pronouncing the name of Appa. Vomiting stopped fully, the food was digesting properly.
Shaanubhog family completely surrendered with bhakti to Appa. Shaanubhog came to offer thousand rupees to Appa with gratitude. Appa said let this be with you, I will accept later from your son's hand only and left that place .Here Appa liberally blessed Jeeva Daana to the son of Shaanubhog. After a longtime the great Ibharamapura's Chetana Appa came to the place of Shaanubhog, Shaanubhog was no more. His son was quite healthy, well to do and looking after the house. When Appa came he simply surrendered with gratitude and took the blessings of Appa. Shaanubhog's son offered Ten Thousand Rupees in a plate with devotion to Appa, Appa accepted that and went to Ibharamapura.
As a measure of safety and security Appa kept that ten thousand rupees in the proper bag and kept it in the underground dungeon,(in kannada we say as Hageyavu, our ancestors were preserving wheat, jawar etc .to safe guard). After some years the son of Ibharamapura's Appa Ahobalacharya - Obalacharya was passing through financial crisis. At that time Appa was no more. He simply came one night in his son's dream and explained him, where he has kept money. He can take and use that money. We are surprised to see the concern of Appa to his vamshastharu as well as to the world devotees.
We are really achieved benefit a lot by Ibharamapura's Appa. Appa's ability,capability,divinity,aparokshagnyana attained by the noble
service of Hari Sarvottama - Vayujeevottama and the punya of Sudha paarayana
and parimala paarayana. The total sum of all thses things were only to upheld
Harisarvottama - Vayujeevottama - the greatness
of Panchamukhi Praanadevaru and Mantralaya Rayaru. The sacred and the holy
message of Mantralaya Rayaru is spread by Appa through Panchamukhi -Pandava
poojita Panchamukhi.Just as our Sri VyasaRajaru has installed 732 idols of
Maruti where ever he went. Most of them were on the sacred bank of Tungabhadra.
It is quite clear that the sacred chetanas liked the bank of Tungabhadra and
loved Tungabhadra which is equal to the Sarayu
Today the world devotees who so ever go to Mantralaya are visiting compulsorily Bichali,Gaanadhhalu and Ibharamapura and make the yatra meaningful.
Bichali Sri Appanacharya has
rightly said in Gurustotra:
Mantralaya Rayara Parama Bhakta
Bhakta Shishyaru Yella