IBHARAMAPURA APPA DARSHANA - 25

(concluding part of Ibharamapura Darshana)

Date : March 6 2008

Background

The concluding part of Ibharamapura Darshana and how Appa lead the life in accordance with the sadachara of Sri Madacharya and the  propagation of Sri Harisarvottama and Sri Vayujeevottama are described here

Meaning

Ibharamapuras Appa has always responded the call of his devotees and never became a defaulter. I will be coming means coming. Never missed. Always  kept up his words and promises. Once the kulkarni of Manvi came to Ibharamapura met Appa and requested to grace the Madhwanavami celebration at Manvi. Kulkarni requested so much that Appa could not refuse the invitation. Appa said yes. I will definitely be present there by 12 noon, under any circumstances and where ever I may be! With this kind assurance kulkarni happily went to his native Manvi.

Manvi is situated in dist:Raichur,Karnataka-India. Kulkarni made elaborate arrangements for the Madhwa Navami. Owing to the arrival of Appa a huge number devotees gathered in Manvi. Already Appa has agreed to Madhwa Navami to a different place. But even then agreed the invitation of Manvi.

On the day of Sri Madhwa Navami large number of devotees were eagerly awaiting the arrival of Appa. The usual programmes went on. pravachana, paraayana, Acharya Stotra Namavali,pooja, naivedya, hastodaka and mangalarati. When all these things were concluded it was 12:noon,but there were no symptoms of the arrival of Ibharamapuras Appa. Some were actually waiting at the outskirt of Manvi to welcome Appa. At that time kulkarni worried a lot. For Anna Santarpana all have come and only Appa had not come! Kulkarni immediately remembered the wordings of Appa, that at 12:noon, I will definitely be present where ever I am ! Thick fragrance of Sandal oil, kasturi and smell of scent and perfume covered the whole celebration. All were asking each other what is this! The fragrance came from the pooja room.Kulkarni entered the pooja room. Surprised to see a great serpent knodding the hood.Kulkarni gazed with devotion. Extremely felt happy to see the face of Appa on the hood of the serpent. Kulkarnis joy knew no bonds. He knew that Appa is attending some other function in a different far off place. But even then kept up the promise and had come and graced the function of Sri Madhwa Navami. Others rushed to the pooja room but the serpent already disappeared within no time. The huge gathering simply made the jayakara of Ibharamapura Appa and expressed their nobility,devotion and gratitude. Always attended the call of his devotees and Appa was always sannihita there. Here we are amazed to see the promptness of Appa. Showed the miracles to help the satvikas and upheld Sri Harisarvottama and Sri Vayujeevottama.

Lived on the sacred bank of Tungabhadra. Lead a meaningful life always helping the satvikas and proved the greatness of : Mantralaya Sri Gurusarvabhouma, Gaanadhaal Panchamukhi Sri Hanumanthadevaru,Sri Harisarvottama and Vayujeevottama. Appa lived upto eighty years.Aparokshagnyani came to know the end of his life. Spent two days in at the sanctum of Panchamukhi. Then Appa came to Mantralaya took the darshana of Kuladiva,Aradhya Daiva Sri Rayaru Sri Raghavendra Gurusarvabhoumas Divya Brindavana. As our Bichali Sri Appanacharya has said in Rayara Mangalashtaka:

RangottungaTarangaMangalakaraSriTungabhadraTata
PratyasthaDwijaPungavaalayalasanMantralayakhyapurae
NavyendropalaNeelaBhavyakaraSadbrindavanantargataha
SriMatSadguruRaghavendraYatiraatKuryatDhruvamMangalam

Appa came to know that this is the last darshana of Rayaru. Gazed the Brindavana with great devotion and expressed his gratefuless for the Anugraha of Mantralaya Rayaru. Ibharamapuras great acharya Sri Krishnacharya Krishnarya Appa left Mantralaya with a sankalpa that he has to obey the order of Sri Hari and his avatara had come to an end. Reached Ibharamapura visited all the loved places of Ibharamapura, attained complete ripeness and breathed his last breath on 1869 AD,Shravana shuddha trateeya.

Appas family people Vamshashtaru are still in Mantralaya. They daily visit Ibharamapura, their house, property and the sanctum of Appas Platform(Appas Katti).Only three miles from the sacred Mantralaya. We also find the Katti of Achchamma, the wife of Appa. After the completion of Appas Katti, Achchamma appeared in the dream of her Vamshashtaru and asked them to construct the Katti near the Appas Katti. As per the prerana of Appa Sri Yogi Narayanacharya daily engaged in the making of Appas statue, carevd with great devotion performing the parayana of Sri SuMadhwaVijaya. At the top of the Appas Idol he also carved a murty of Sri Gopalakrishna and also installed there. A close associate of Appa Sri Yogi Narayanacharya also had his Katti there near by. In Ibharamapura we can see today all these three in one place only. When we look the greatness of Appa We really feel happy and proud about the shloka of Sri Vyasarajaru:

TungambodhiTarangasyaVaatenaParishobhitae.

Appa had attained the complete Anugraha of Panchamukhi
Maruti and Mantralaya Rayaru.

Dear devotees we are grateful to Appa and bent with gratitude to the compliance of Sri Madacharya philosophy. Appas sarvaswa was blossomed by Mantralaya Rayaru. In the Mantralaya Series I now conclude the sacred series of Appa with gratitude. Devotees we have to visit Ibharamapura which is only three miles to Mantralaya and realise the Mahima of Mantralaya Rayaru and Appa.
 

Poem

Bhaktavatsala Namma Mantralaya 
Rayara Bhakta Ibharamapurada Appa Bhaktaru
Karedalli Hogiharu Smarisidala
Sthaladalli Sannihitaru Appa 
Kamadhenu Kalpavrukshadolu 
Bhaktaru Bedidanu Needi Porediharu
Vamme Manviya Kulkarni
Appanavaranu Uoralli Jaruguva
Sri Madhwa Navami Utsavake Baralebekendu
Dainyadali Bedidaru. Appa Vappidaru
Aacharisi Utsava Sambhramadi
Naa Yellae Irali Madhyahna Hanneradu
Ganteya Hottige Sariyaagi Nimmalli Baruve
Yendu Vachanavanu Needidaru
Adare Ibharamapura Chetanara Aa Dinada
Karyakrama Berondu Doorada Uoralli
Niyojanrgondittu! Aadaroo Appa Vappidaru
Itta Bhaktaru Manviyali Madhwa Navamiya
Utsavake Janastomave Seritu Apana Saluvaagi
Yella Karyakrama Pravachana Paraayana
Pooje Acharya Stotra Naamavali Naivedya
Hastodaka Mangalarati Yellavoo Poorna gole
Appanavara Sulivae Illa!
 

Kulakarni Hou Haarida!
Anna Santarpanege Yelli Tadavaaguvado Yendu
Appa Helida Maatu Nenapayetu Kulkarnige
Madhyanha Hanneradu Gantege Yellae Irali
Tappade Baruve!
Aaga Ekaeki Ghammenuva Parimala
Datta Suvaasaneyu Devara Maneyinda Soosi Bantu
Kulakarni Nodalu Devara Jaguliya Mele Ghata Sarpa
Hede Bichchi Nodutide. Kulakani Kai Mugiyae
Hedeyalli Kanditu Appanavara Hasanmukha
Santasadi Saashtaangaveragidanu
Sarvaroo Nodalu Baralu Sarpa Maaya Vayetu Alle
Appa Aadida Maatige Yendoo Tappilla
Vaak Shuddhi Siddhi
Berondu Uorina Karyadali Nirataradaroo
Maatu Ulisida Dheera Harisarvottama
Vayujeevottama Baladi Sannihitaraagi Bhaktaranu
Harasida Ibharamapurada Appa Mahimegala
Toriharu Kevala Bhaktaranu Uddharisalu!
 

Paavana Tungabhadra Dadada Appa
Badukinuddakoo Satvikate Bhaktiya Meredu
Tumbu Jeevanadalli Harisarvottama
Vayujeevottama Saaravanu Vishwakke
Prakatisida Mantralaya Rayara Bhakta Appa
Yatiyalladiddaroo Yatiginta Migilaada
Sadachara Shishtacharadali Hariyolume
Padeda Divyatma Santa Siddhi Purusha
Aparokshagnyani Appage Avasaanada Arivayetu!
Panchamukhi Prannadevara Parisaradi Bhaktiyali
Dhyanavanu Pooraisi Appa Mantralayake Bandu
Aradhya Diva Mantralaya Rayara 
Divya Brindavana Darushana Maadidaru
Bahu Hottu Tadeka Chittadali Rayaranu 
Dittisi Nodidaru Ide Koneya Darshanavayetu
Yeno Sankalpavagaidu Marali Bandaru
Tamma Preetiya Ibharamapurake!
Tottu Kalachida Hanninolu Paripakva Sthiti Padeda
Appa Sri Hariya Bayakeyanaritu 1869 Neya Isavi
Shraavana Shukla Trateeya Panchabhootatmaka
Dehava Tyajisi Avatara Samaptiyanu Golisidarandu
 

Appanavara Manetanadavaru Mantralayadali
Vaasavaagiharu Dina Nitya Ibharamapurada 
Appana Kattege Mane Hola 
Nodalu Hoguvaru Ibharamapura 
Kevala Mooru Mailu Bhaktaru Mantralayadi
Appanakattege Hoguvaru Pakkadale Madadi
Achchammanavara Katte Manetanadavara
Kansali Bandu Taane Kattisikondalu Katte
Alli Punya Dampatigalu Sannihitaru!
Appanavara Preraneya Merege Yogi Narayancharya
Appanavara Katteya Mele Appanavara Murtiyanu 
Taane Bhaktiyali Madiyalli Dinavoo
SuMadhwaVijya Paaraayana Maadutta Kettiharu
Appanavara Taleya Bhaagadali Sri Gopalakrishnana
Mutriyanu Maddiharu Appa Illi Yaavattu Sannihita
Mahimegalu Eegaloo Jarugutive
Appa Achchamma Yogi Narayanacharya 
Ee Moovara Katte Vandege Iddu
Bhaktaranu Kareyutidae!
 

TungambodhiTarangasyaVaatenasParishobhitae
Yemba Sri Vyasarajara Maatina Satya
Eegaloo Torutidae Katteyali
Rayara Bhaktaru Sri Madacharya Sampannava
Tori Vishwakke Upakaari Yemba Maatanu Appa
Toriharu Santasadi! Dhanya Ibharamapura
Sri Krishnacharya Krishnarya Appa
Trikaala Smaraneeya Nimma Nenbapali
Mantralaya Kampinali Jeevanavu Araluvadu 
Mantralaya Saraniyali Mantralaya
Sri Gurusarvabhoumara Parama Bhakta Aapta
Ibharamapurada Appanavara Paavana
Saranige Mangalava Haaduvenu