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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sri Raghavendra Aradhana 2018

Hari Sarvothama :Vayu Jeevothama
~  the tharaka mantra for Madhwas - essence of  Dvaita saatra

Today 26th Aug 2018 is Yajur Upakarma – here is a photo of Sri Parthasarathi Perumal – concluding day of Pavithrothsavam – and you could see Sri Raghavendra Mutt too. Hinduism is unique and more than 1000 years ago, existed three Acharyars who profounded Vedanta philosophy.  For us, their philosophies are the founding principles.  There is the ‘Advaita philosophy’ of Sri Sankaracharya; the ‘Vishishtadvaita’ philosophy of Sri Ramanujacharya and the ‘Dvaita’ philosophy of Sri Madhvaacharya.

There is fair sprinkling population of Madhwas in Triplicane – i.e., those who follow the ideals propagated by Sri Madhvacharya. Understand that the writings of Sri Madhvacharya comprises of thirty-seven works, collectively called Sarva-moola Grantha. As we have Guru parampara Acharyas in Sri Vaishnavism, the hierarchy in Madhvas starts with Sri Maha Vishnu himself, Pirattiyar Lakshmi Devi, and then has Brahma, Saraswati, Garuda, Anjaneya… heard from a friend that they have Karmaja Devatas which includes Sri Prahladarajar. Prahlada as we know is famed for his blemishless devotion to Sri Maha Vishnu, despite attempts by his father Hiranyakashipu, to turn him to the contrary. He is accorded special importance as being the reason for the Narasimha avatâr. The puranic instance of Sri Prahlada makes us understand that God is everywhere.

Miles away, is the town of  Mantralayam in Kurnool district, lying  on the banks of the Tungabhadra river and is known for the holy Vrindavana of Sri Raghavendra Swami.  Sri Raghavendra Swami is reverred to have lived on this earth between 1595 – 1671.  His knowledge, the way of life and the numerous miracles performed have led him being  worshipped specially.   After Sri Prahlada and Sri Vyasaraya, Madhwas rever Sri Raghavendrar in holy esteem.    The ‘Aaradhana Uthsavam’ for Sri Raghavendrar starts from tomorrow  .. .. and here are some photos taken at the Mutt at Triplicane.
Sri Lakshmi Aradhana 
~view sannathi - there is Narasimha & Anjaneya too.

Sri Venkata Natha as he was known, learnt and acquired mastery over Vedas, Sastra, puranas and was totally religiously inclined in service of God. Upon taking Sanyasa, he came to be known as ‘Raghavendra Swami’; on a very auspicious day, the saint  Sri Raghavendra Thirtha, entered the samadhi in the Brindavan, alive. The event was marked by great festivity. Understand that as ordered by the Swami, 700 saligrams  were kept in the Brindavanam and to-date are being worshipped alongside the image of Sri Anjaneya.

Sri Raghavendra Swami is hailed as an avatara of Sri Prahladarajar,  and he chose his Brindavan at Mantralaya on the banks of the Tungabhadra.  Devotees worship him in form of  Brindavans installed in many places and one such is at Triplicane. Sri Raghavendra Swamy  starts tomorrow at Thiruvallikkeni and many other places.

Hari Sarvothama! Vayu Jeevothama!
Sri Moola Ramo Vijayathe ..
With reverence – S. Sampathkumar
26th Aug 2018.

This mutt at Triplicane (opp to National Boys School)  was built in the early 1970s and lot of rich and famous visit this temple…………. Could recollect  having seen Rajnikant coming on a Priya scooter and in later days on a Fiat car………. Rajnikant’s 100th  film was on Raghavendrar and the cut out used in the film was lying in this mutt for long.

Sri Srinivasar
Prahaladar and Sri Raghavendrar below
Sri Srinivasar

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