|| BICHALI JAPADAKATTI SRI APPANACHARYA PRIYA
MANTRALAYA SRI RAGHAVENDRATEERTHA GURUBHYO NAMAHA ||
Devotees come to BICHALI - the place which is near and dear to Sri Rayaru and where Rayaru stayed for 13 years with Appanacharyaru
|| Rasa Rushihi Sri Appanacharyaha
Devata Sri Raghavendra Guruhu
Mae Ishtaarthha Siddhaye||
Rayara Parama Bhakta Bichali Japadakatti Sri Appanaryaru
When we take the Name of Mantralaya Sri Raghavendrateertha Gurusarvabhoumaru the Name of Bichali Japadakatti Sri Appanacharyaru automatically follows to the hearts of the devotees. The greatest and the dearest Devotee. When Sri Gururaya thought of Mantralaya sent a message to Diwan Venkanna that he is scheduled to visit Adoni from Kumbhakonam. The Nawab of Adoni and Diwan Venkannapanth warmly welcomed with great devotion and grandeur. Rayaru happily accepted the kind hospitality of the Nawab Siddi Masoodkhan. Sri Raghavendrateertharu performed the Pooja of Sri Moola Rama Devaru in the house of Diwan Venkanna. Large number of devotees witnessed this Pooja of Sri Moola RamaDevaru by Rayaru. The gratitude of Venkanna cannot be described in words. Rayaru asked Manchale as he has decided to reside there and enter Sashareera Brindavan as per the will and wish of Sri Hari. The Nawab was reluctant to handover Manchale as it was a barren land not fertile, only rocky bed on the bank of Tungabhadra. Rayaru said I want nly this village and nothing more. Rayaru knew the importance of that Siddhi place. So after a few days along with Venkanna Rayaru while coming to Mantralaya from Adoni, the Aparoksha Gnyani Rayaru came to know that, about a mile from Tungabhdara Station. (Now Mantralaya Road), there is Bichali and a great devotee, scholar, HariBhakta, Pratibhapurna is staying in Bichali. Also knew the importance of Japadakatti and the greatness of : Sri Vibudhendrateertharu, Sri Sripadarajaru, Sri Jitamitraru,Sri Vyasarajaru Sri Appanacharyaru’s open University at the Japadakatti.So came to Bichali.
Bichali was previously called as Bhikshalaya. Appanacharya a great scholar, though well off with three hundred acres of rich fertile land, his Shishyas grew in large number. Students from all parts of the country came to Bichali to learn and gain Knowledge under the able teaching and guidance of Appanacharya. So his income plan exceeded to feed the students. So asked the Shishyas to take rounds of Bhiksha in the village to all the houses. As per the Upanayana Upadesha it was a noble thing to ask Bhiksha not for lively hood, but for Vidya. It was a Sacred scene to others that all the Housewives were eagerly waiting to offer Bhiksha to the Students of Appanacharya before they were saying Om Bhavati Bhikshan Dehi.
All the respectable families regarded the students of Appanacharya. Though Bichali Japadakatti Appanacharya was a staunch follower of Madhwa Atreyasa Gotra - Rayara Mutt and Jahagirdar of twenty eight villages. Jahagirdar of twenty eight villages, with vast cultivation rich and fertile land in between Krishna and Tungabhadra, we can say DO AAB, never showed any greatness nor proud, lived like an ordinary man. This simplicity made him popular as a great teacher. A Guru for all the times. His Bichali Japadakatti on the sacred bank of Tungabhadra under the Ashwath Vruksha. The Gurukula of Sri Appanacharya was nothing but an open university amidst the abundant mother nature’s gift. His prayer, Mantra Siddhi, Kind concern and the thirst of Knowledge, obedience, pleasing disposition made Bichali Sri Appanacharya a Guru of the Japadakatti University. His modesty has further expanded in making rice baked without the help of fire. The washed rice in the sacred Tungabhadra water will be tied in a big cloth something like a jolige, and hangup to the branch of the Ashwath Vruksha, start teaching under the Shadow for two to three hours, after that Appanacharya praying Sri Annapurneshwari will do Prokshana . The rice was baked properly, ready for meals . As per our Sri SriMadacharya’s Sadaachara Pooja, Naivedya, Vaishwadeva, Hastodaka and then used to take his lunch as well as dinner along with his dear students. Appanacharya properly in the right way Sanmaarga.
When Rayaru came to Bichali and came to know the details and the sanctity of Japadakatti, the sacredness of the house of Appanacharya which was already sixty years of old attracted Rayaru very much. The very first meeting of these two great Stalwarts attracted each other affectionately was nothing but the boon of Sri Hari. Slowly their friendship grew thick and strong reached a point that they both cannot tolerate the separation of each other. The obedience, loyal behavior, honesty, selfless seva of Appanacharya was liked by Rayaru. Appanacharya himself was grinding Dal Chatni to Rayaru as Rayaru liked it very much. Rayaru performed the Pooja of Sri Moola RamaDevaru in the central Hall of Appanacharya and used to sleep and take rest there only. The Japadakatti discourses between each other and the bank of Tungabhdra rivers lullaby they both liked much. When Rayaru was sitting on the Japadakatti Appanacharya simply squatted at the sacred feet of Rayaru and talking nicely. What an amount of subject matter they had to talk and discuss. In Sanskrit there is a Subhaashita : Vaade Vaade Jaayatae Tatvabodhaha. By debate they used to find out the real truth. Appanacharya gave his heart, mind and body to Rayaru. Surprised to see the works of Rayaru not one but Fortyeight Granthas are there. Simplified the Sudha of Malkheda Sri Jayatheertharu by title Parimala. “Pratyaksharam Pratipadam Aneka Kooti Garbhita Pratinbhaati Sudha Thaapi Granthalpatvaayanochyatae”. Such are the works of Rayaru. Rayaru’s great creativity, divinity, Siddhi were all understood by Appanacharya. The magnificent style of Praataha Sankalpa Gadya of Rayaru was nothing but the Boon of Sri Hari Appanacharya became too close, associate, close associate. Appanacharya was massaging the sacred legs of Rayaru. Rayaru also knew the Knowledge, Ashukavitva, Spontaneous creative capacity of Appanacharya, above all his Bhakti, obedience made Rayaru to love Appanacharya more. One day while Appanacharya was doing the Seva of Rayaru that is while massaging the legs f Rayaru, asked Appanacharya to give up the habit of chewing Tobacco, Appanacharya said that he had become a slave of it. Actually Rayaru thought that Appanacharya is the able person and he has to give Yati Ashrama. But hearing this from Appanacharya Rayaru dropped the idea. Appanacharya was two years elder to Rayaru. The Snake bill in the house of Appanacharya was very dear to Rayaru. SheshaDevaru daily used to come and drink the milk poured in the silver Harivaana by Rayaru. Appanacharya’s house was a sanctum of divnity. So Rayaru lived there for years together. Sri Raghavendrateertharu pleased highly towards Appanacharya and gave twelve acres of land situated in Kaldakuntla, twelve kilometers from Mantralaya. Appanacharya flatly refused,as already he was owning abundant land. But Rayaru forced Appanacharya to accept, So he accepted the land of Kaldakuntla village. Bichali very near to Mantralaya. Though Mantralaya is in Andhra Pradesh, Bichali is in Karnataka.Raichur District , via Gunjalli. Only the river Tungabhadra is between Bichali and Manchali.
When the time of Brindavana Pravesha Rayaru came to know, first Rayaru dismantled the snake bill which was in the house of Appanna. After him people will afraid of Snake. This snake was none but SheshaDevaru. Prayed a lot before dismantling the snake bill Hearing the Prayer Shesha became a Shila Roopa. Rayaru did the Pratishthaapana of SheshaDevaru at the back yard where the snakebill was there. Devotees we can see today. Dismantling of the snake bill made Appanacharya to suspicion, why Rayaru is Dismantling. After that one day Rayaru asked Appanacharya to go for Madhwa Sanchara owing to the Chaturmaasa. When so many are there! Why Rayaru is asking me to go he could not understand. But Obeyed the verdict of Rayaru and went. After his going Rayaru called Venkanna and announced the day of Brindavana Pravesha on Shraavana Bahula Dwiteeya. In the presence of Appanacharya the Brindavana Pravesha was highly difficult Rayaru knew. He cannot see and tolerate. He knew the Ability of Rayaru and had that much of affect on and liberty that he should have simply brought him outside holding his hand. So Rayaru Purposely sent Appanacharya away from Mantralaya.After sending his dearest devotee, asked Diwan Venkanna to anounce the News of Brindavana Pravesha. Spread like a wild fire, Hearing this shocking news rushed to Bichali and started crossing Tungabhadra from Japadakatti to reach Mantralaya, as he was on the other side of the river. Remembering his Guru, Crying and weeping Went on saying Gurustotra by Ashukavitva, as Appanacharya Knew Rayaru Completely .But by the time Appanacharya reached Mantralaya the last slab was placed and he cannot see his Dear Rayaru. After this he cannot pronounce any thing more.
YoBhaktya Guru Raghavendra Charana Dwandam SmaranYahaPathet
Stotram Divya Midam Sada Nahibhavetassya Asukham Kinchana
Rayaru completed Saying SAAKSHIHAYASTOTRAHI.Sitting in the Brindavana only. Such a great personality is our Bichali Appanacharyaru. In Bichali the Tungabhadra river’s soothing sound I feel Sri Harisarvottama Vayjeevottama and Bichali Sri Appanacharya Priya Mantralaya Sri Raghavendrateertha Gurubhyo Namaha. The Holy Madhwarayara Gundu and Sannyasikatti where Rayaru used to sit meditate and ponder the rich philosophy of Sri Anandateertharu and chat with Bichali Sri Appanacharya are in the sacred flow of Tungabhadra like an island today and mark the glory of the past. Though Rayaru is in Brindavana in Mantralaya, even today at the holy Bichali Japadakatti, the house of Sri Appanacharya many devotees have witnessed the Sanchaara of Gururaya in Jyoti Roopa. We are grateful and proud to have all this rich heritage and divine legacy. Japadakatti Ek Shila Brindavana is too adjacent to the river, Tungamma is allowing the devotees to take the holy dip. The immense silence and the profound calmness is welcoming the world devotees without any prachaara. The Sober, Satvika Sajjana Vamshashtharu of Sri Appanacharya are describing in detail and advocat ng the Siddhi of Sri Sripadarajaru, Sri Vyasarayaru, Sri Jitamitrateertharu and our Sri Raghavendrateertharu. Bichali Japadakatti Siddhi Kshetra ¬ Saadhana of the greatest Devotee Sri Appanacharya a great devotee of Rayaru. To propitiate Rayaru, to gain the Anugraha of Rayaru, we have to the chant and perform the pathana of Gurustotra of Appanacharya.It is most essential. Our Sondur Sri Krishnavadhootaru and Ibharamapura’s Sri Krishnacharya ¬ Appa have shined by this Gurustotra:
Appanacharya Gurustotram Sarveshta Saadhakam
By Gurustotra Pathana our life will be complete with all the requirements and desires will be fulfilled. Gurustotra is Sarvswa to the world devotees today. To attain the Affection Anugraha of Mantralaya Sri Raghavendrateertharu Appanacharya’s Gurustotra is the main source to all of us. Amidst the tens and thousands of names of devotees that crowd the list of devotees the name of Bichali Appanacharya will always shine like the Dhruva Nakshatra. A Stotra and Mangalashtaka, Dandaka, Kavacha are the valuable contributions of Bichali Appanacharyaru. We are highly grateful to Bichali Appanacharyaru chanting this Quick Siddhi MahaMantra QSM we acquire desired things in life by Mantralaya Rayaru.
|| BICHALI JAPADAKATTI SRI APPANACHARYA PRIYA
MANTRALAYA SRI RAGHAVENDRATEERTHA GURUBHYO NAMAHA ||
( Chanting this Quick Siddhi Mantra we acquire desired things in life)
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