(Hidden details about the revered idols worshiped in Mantralaya - Part2)
Date Nov 30, 2023
BackgroundDear Devotees : Namaskara.
| Sri MannMoolaRamastu Mannmathe Moolamahasamsthhaana Mantralaya Sri Rayaramathe||
|| OM SRI RAGHAVENDRAAYA NAMAHA||
SATYAMEVA JAYATI NA ANRUTA
The descriptions unveil hidden details about the revered idols worshiped in Mantralaya(1066) part 2.
the previous series, we delved into the sacred history surrounding the
crafting of the Sri Rama idol by Brahma. Sri Rama himself venerated
this idol, leading to its designation as Sri Moola Rama. This worship
tradition has traversed through various deities, sages, and ultimately
reached the Swamijis of Mantralaya Mutt. The present Swamiji, Sri
SubudhendraTeertharu, continues the tradition by performing the grand
Moola Rama Pooja.
Beyond Moola Rama, numerous sacred idols bear
profound devotional significance. Let's delve into the importance of
each of these revered symbols.
Following Sri Moola Rama Devaru,
the next significant idol is DigVijaya Rama Devaru, revered by Sri
Madhwacharyaru. What sets this idol apart is the presence of Dasha
Avataras (10 incarnations) intricately carved on both the feet and head
of Sri DigVijaya Rama Devaru. Additionally, a beautifully crafted
Sudarshana adornment is present at the head and feet of the idol. This
sacred idol has been worshipped with unwavering devotion, starting from
Sri Madhwacharyaru, passing through Jayateertharu, Sri
RaghavendraTeertharu, and continuing to the current pontiff, Sri
SubhudendraTeertharu, every day.
The third idol in this sacred
lineage is Sri JayaRama Devaru, revered by Sri Jayatheertharu, the Guru
of Sri Raghavendra Mutt. Sri Jayatheertharu diligently worshiped Sri
JayaRama Devaru daily with profound devotion. This tradition of
reverence has been meticulously passed down through generations,
remaining steadfast until the present day.
The fourth idol is
Santana GopalaKrishna, crafted and worshipped by Sri Raghavendra Swamy.
During a visit to Udupi, Sri Raghavendra Swamy experienced devotional
ecstasy upon seeing Lord Krishna. Meditating upon Lord Krishna, he had
a divine encounter, resulting in the composition of the Kannada song
"Indu Enege ni Govinda," a significant contribution to Hari Dasa
literature. While in Udupi, Sri Raghavendra Swamy wrote a detailed
explanation called "Prakasha Vyakhana" for Chandrika.
remarkable turn of events, Lord Krishna expressed a desire for Sri
Raghavendra Swamy to create a beautiful idol of GopalaKrishna.
Complying with the divine wish, Sri Raghavendra Swamy oversaw the
crafting of the GopalaKrishna idol, which he then placed before Lord
Sri Krishna. In return, Lord Krishna blessed Sri Raghavendra Swamy.
This same idol has been worshipped continuously from Sri Raghavendra
Swamy's time to the current pontiff, Sri SubhudenraTeertharu.
Santana GopalaKrishna holds immense power, and the Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt bestows devotees with three types of
placed at the feet of the idol. The Sarva Siddhi Yantra fulfills all
desires, the Santana Yantra is for those seeking to have children, and
the Bhiti Yantra aids devotees facing depression, fear, and negative
energy. The present pontiff, Sri SubhudenraTeertharu, harnesses the
power within Santana GopalaKrishna, ensuring that these Yantras
effectively assist devotees. Countless incidents bear witness to
devotees resolving problems, experiencing the joy of parenthood, and
overcoming negative energy by accepting these Yantras.
fifth idol is Sri Vyakhunta Vasu Devaru. Neela Devi, a goddess and
consort of the preserver deity Vishnu, alongside Sridevi and Bhudevi,
assumed the name Nagnajiti when Vishnu incarnated as Lord Krishna. Lord
Krishna, known for having eight wives, including Rukmini, Satyabhama,
Jambavati, Kalindi, Mitravrinda, Nagnajiti, Bhadra, and Lakshana.
Devi, one of Lord Krishna's eight wives, ardently worshipped Sri
Vyakhunta Vasu Devaru. This tradition of worship, passed down from the
divine realm to sages, continues to be revered to this day, under the
guidance of the current pontiff.
The sixth and final idol is Sri
VenuGopal Devaru, meticulously crafted by Sri SubhudendraTeertharu
during the Graduation ceremony of Chandrika Mangala. This divine idol
of Sri VenuGopal Devaru is characterized by four arms, created with
great care and reverence.
We are truly blessed to partake in the
extraordinary daily worship taking place at Mantralaya Sri Raghavendra
Mutt. This hallowed sanctuary serves as the abode for six divine
idols—Sri Moola Rama Devaru, DigVijaya Rama Devaru, Sri JayaRama
Devaru, Santana GopalaKrishna, Sri Vyakhunta Vasu Devaru, and Sri
VenuGopal Devaru—all of whom are revered and worshipped with unwavering
dedication by Sri SubhudendraTeertharu.
The atmosphere in
Mantralaya becomes charged with spiritual energy during these rituals.
As the pooja unfolds, the melodious resonance of Vedic chants fills the
air, creating a profound ambiance that permeates the entire
surroundings. This sacred symphony of ancient chants not only enhances
the spiritual experience but also spreads positive vibrations, creating
a divine atmosphere that is palpable to those present.
this worship even more remarkable is the belief that, during the pooja,
the divine entities—God, Goddess, Sages, and Swamijis—who once
worshipped these idols in ages past, are believed to be physically
present, actively participating in the ritual alongside Sri
SubhudendraTeertharu. This continuity of devotion, spanning across time
and generations, adds a layer of profound significance to the entire
The meticulous care with which Sri
SubhudendraTeertharu performs the pooja is a testament to the deep
reverence and devotion he holds for these divine manifestations. Each
gesture, each chant, and each offering is carried out with the utmost
sincerity, creating a spiritual experience that transcends the ordinary.
essence, witnessing this grand and magnanimous pooja at Mantralaya Sri
Raghavendra Mutt is not merely a visual spectacle but a deeply
spiritual journey, a connection to a timeless tradition that bridges
the celestial and earthly realms. It is an opportunity to be enveloped
in the divine energy that permeates the sacred space, an experience
that leaves a lasting imprint on the hearts and souls of those
fortunate enough to be present. Truly, it is a manifestation of the
divine in the earthly realm, an embodiment of devotion that transcends
time and space.
The devotion towards
Sri Raghavendrateertharu is the ultimate truth and is the most simple
and effective way to reach Sri Hari - "NAMBI KETTAVARILLAVO EE
GURUGALA"! “Those who have complete faith in this Guru will never be
|| BICHALI JAPADAKATTI SRI APPANACHARYA PRIYA MANTRALAYA
SRI RAGHAVENDRATEERTHA GURUBHYO NAMAHA||