Hampi Sri Yantroddhaara Swami
Part – 8
The sacred atmosphere of Anegundi – Navavrundavana is quite convenient and comfortable to the satvikas to perform Tapa ana Japa and also to attain Siddhi. It is very rare to find all the nine yatis Brindavana in one place on the bank of the Tungabhadra. They are on this holy island. These nine yatis resembled like nine ratna-NavaRatna., Navagruha and the Navavidha Bhakti as described in Bhaagavata. The thrilling, pleasing and solacing atmosphere parisara of Navavrundavana is nothing but the divine gift of Sri Hari and the divine natural contribution of Mother Nature. All are auspicious and punyakara. Sri Vyasarayaru – Sri Prahlada avatari Sri Vyasarayaru resided in Hampi for a long time. By the pratishthaapana of Yantroddhaaraka Sri Hanumanthadevaru proclaimed to the whole world the importance of Sri Harisarvottama and Vayujeevottama. Actually Sri Vyasarajaru though a pontiff, helped the society and always struggled for the welfare of the Manukula and guided the Vijayanagara Samraajya(empire).
Sri Vyasarayaru the guru of Sri Purandaradasaru and Sri Kanakadasaru enriched the Kannada literature by Padasa,keertanas and suladis. These two dasas have rendered the yeoman service to the literature, Society and to our holy Madhwa Siddhanta. We are proud and happy to know that the previous janma of Mantralaya Rayaru i.e.Sri Vyasarajaru – Sri Vyasarayaru was the author of:
Sri Vyarayaru liked and loved Anegundi island and attained the eternal peace the abode of Sri Hari at that holy island, Owing to the most famous yatis Sri Padmanabhateertharu, Sri Vyarayaru, Sri Sudheendrateertharu the guru of our Rayaru also resided at this Siddhi sanctum of Navavrundavana. Though Mantralaya Sri Raghavendrateertharu was born in Bhuvanagiri, spent most of the time in Kumbhakonam,Tanjore, travelled Hampi Yantroddhaaraka Sri Hanumanthadevaru of chakrateertha, Anegundi island eight brindavanas then, before the Brindavana of Sri Sudheendrateertharu. On the sacred bank of Tungabhadra along with his beloved Guru Sri Sudheendrateertharu. Sri Sudheendrateertharu detailed the whole divine importance of Anegundi island and also knew the sanctity of the Tungabhadra bank. All these things denote that Rayaru will settle in Mantralaya on the bank of Tungabhadra.
Ayushayam Sharadaha Shatam Shataayushi Vadirajarateertharu when visited Anegundi island, at that time there were only eight brindavanas. Sri Sudheendrateertha’s brindavana was not at that time.By visiting the sanctum Sri Vadirajaru uttered and is mentioned in the famous work TEERTHAPRABANDHA:
Yatra Bhaanti Gajaa Madhwa Radhhanta DharaneeDharaaha
That thes eight yatis brindavanas ar the Ashta Diggajas who have taken the full weight of this earth on their shoulder, owing to this Anegundi is always victorious,auspicious in all spheres. We are happy to know that this shloka is in TEERTHAPRABHANDA of our Punyavardhaka Sri Vadirajarateertharu.Sri Padmanabhateertharu and other yatis are described as the Diggajas of Madhwa Siddhanta.
Anegundi island right from the beginning of the yugas was very sacred and holy. i.e. in krutayuga Satyavruta was residing in this holy kshetra:
Yo Vaset Ek Raatram Vaa Sa Yaati Paramaam Gatim.
The river, mountain and the natural greenery has enhanced much more beauty and the holy divine instinct of this island of Anegundi, i.e Navavrundavana as we call today. Even the mountain by name Taaraparvata , the wife of Sri Bruhaspati performed Tapa on this mountain only, so it is popular as Taaraparvata the tall and the wide mountain which is in front of the Navavrundavana. When we cross this Taaraparvata we find the bones (Asthhi) of Vaali even after thousands of years widely scattered on the land about acres together. Satikas collect this Asthi and carry. The pieces of Asthhi are powdered and apply to the small children, so that they will be free from all fears and become bold and courageous. Actually Kapivarasa (monkeys) resided from yugas at Hampi and Anegundi.
is the place that gives abundant happiness and peace. We find the Saakaara and the Aakaara of
divine power and satisfaction.
Sa Gajagouhara Samgnitaa
Vadirajaru Yentu Brindavanagalu
Vruta Kshetram Aasanne Amrutadaayakam
Kruta Yugadi Idu Satyavruta Rajana Kshetravu
|| BICHALI JAPADAKATTI SRI APPANACHARYA PRIYA MANTRALAYA SRI RAGHAVENDRATEERTHA GURUBHYO NAMAHA ||
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