Mantralaya Rayaru prior to become
the pontiff was called as Venkatanathabhatta.The way in which he lived
with contentment, satisfaction and devotion are highly appreciable.
It remembers :
EESHAAVAASYAMIDAM SARVAM YAT KIM CHA JAGATYAM JAGAT
TAENA TYAKTAENA BHUNJEETHHAA MAA GRADHAHA KASYASMID
The whole thing in life is the gift of God-one should accept, act and peacefully lead the daily routine with contentment.
Right from the day the mind started
of knowing things venkatabhatta(Mantralaya Rayaru) always balanced the
ideas in life and lived like a STHHITAPRAGNA,continued like a flowing river(Jeeva
Nadi) through out his life. At this juncture we remember the reply of Prahlada
when Sri Narasimhadevaru asked Prahlada to ask for a BOON!
simply fill in our hearts the satisfactory mentality of Venkatabhatta(GURURAYA). When problems, miseries appeared in chains, he was never upset and altered. Did the Pooja-Worship of Sri Hari.Adhyayana Adhya[pana continued, never asked Sri Hari to give anything for himself.
Even in the utter poverty he was contented with the Sentence of Eeshaavaasyamidam Sarvam.Always pondered thoughts in the readings of Sri Madacharya and the worship of Sri Hari. Once Venkatabhatta went to a house where some function was going to be held. Seeing him the purohit of that house asked to extract srigandha i.e. sandal, gave a sandal wood piece and Saanekallu to rub the wood, get the Srigandha. Started rubbing and rubbing, lot of Srigandha was collected. During that long period Sri Venkatabhatta completed the Paaraayana of all the Mantras.Sitting there, taking rest for a while Chanting Agni Sukta. At that time the purohit said loudly, harshly extract some more as this will be insufficient. Again started rubbing and completed the work. The purohit distributed the srigandha to all.After applying they all felt and complained that they were feeling the burning sensation. Then asked the purohit what is this?Then the purohit returned the whole srigandha to our Mantralaya Rayaru(Venkatanathabhatta).Then Chanted Varuna Sukta and Venkatanatha distributed the srigandha to all.It was quite cool and soothing. All came to the Mantra Siddhi. From that day onwards the Kind Gururaya stopped going to such functions. Felt too sad that the Chanting Mantra of Agni Sukta caused pain to the Brahmins.
Here we understand that
Rayaru never uttered even a single word to the purohit nor he became angry.
On the contrary Rayaru was pity towards the pain suffered by the Brahmins.
Such a great Swami-Santa-Mahanta-Sadhu-Pontiff and Guru is our Mantralaya
Rraghavendrateertharu,who loved Sri Hari in all the circumstances and never
prayed for anything to himself. With this life style Aparoksha Gnyaani
Mantralaya Rayaru is fully Blessed by Sri Hari,Sri Madhwacharya,Sri Vadirajateertharu,Sri
are lucky to have all this in our Mantralaya Rayaru.It is our Punya to live in the shelter of Mantralaya lead the life with strong faith and belief.NAMBI KETTAVARILLAVO EE GURGALA.
Yae Kae Cho Bhayaadataha
Gaavoha Jagneerae Tasmaat
Purusha Suktada Hattaneya Shlokada
Vyakkhae Mantralaya Rayaru
Ee Reeti Varniparu:
Purushaninda Yagnanaamaka Purusha
Sri Hari Vishnu Yagna Saadhana
Kudure Vasadu Hallu Haesaragatte
Kattegalu Hasu Aadu Kurigalanu
Shristishida Shree Hariye Swatantra
Yelladakoo Karana Yembudake
Mantradali ?asmat?Yemba Vaakyakke
Sphuta Vaaguvadilla Deva-Devottamana
Hirime Garimeyanu Saarutide
Namma ?URUSHA SUKTA?/div>
Rayara Varnane Yeshtondu Samarpaka !
Mantaralaya Rayaru Poorvashramadali
Andu Venkatanath Bhattaru
Aagi Jeevanava Santriptiyali
Kanda Bageyannu Smarisidare
?eshavasya Midam Sarvam
Yat Kim Cha Jagatyam Jagat?/div>
?ena Tyaktena Bhunjeethaha
Maagrudhaha Kasyaswid Dhanam?/div>
Idara Artha Apaara
Swami Dayapaalisida Yella
Kadu Badatanadali Dinavu
Aa Dinadi Venkata Bhattaru