|| Hari Sarvothama Vayu Jivothama ||
|| Sri Vijayindra Sri Sudeendra Sri Raghootama Sri Raghavendra Gurubyo Namaha||
About Sri Sri Raghottama Teertharu:
Preceptor: Sri Raghuvarya Tirtha,
Aradhane:Pushya Shuddha Ekadashi,
Poorvasharama Name:Sri Ramachandra
Sri Sri Raghottama Teertharu(1537-1595) was the 13th Pontiff of Sri Uttaradi Mutt. He had added flavour to Sri Madhva shastra by composing five bhavabhodas.
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My Experience to Thirukovilur(7/1/09):
On the auspicious day of “Lord Sri Narayana” i.,e Sri VaiKunta Ekadashi(7/1/09), I left chennai at around 7:00PM and embarked my journey to attend maDhya aradhanae at Thirukovilur, the place where one of the famous saints of Sri Madhwa parampara’s Moola brindhava exist. He is none other than the most powerful “Sri Raghotamma theertharu”. Sri Raghotamma theertharu has had been performing dozens and dozens of miracles each and every day, to those who keep divine faith & deep bhakthi on him.
I reached Thirukovilur at 10:30 pm (i.e, on Ekadashi dhina). I think the total crowd on that day would be around two thousand. The place was filled with divine music and devotional songs by famous singers around India (mostly from South India). They were singing devotional songs praising Sri Hari Vayu Gurugalu, I never thought I would hear those pleasant songs, and first of all, I never thought I would be present there to visit this holy place. Believe me, its nothing but Sri Hari echa(desire) that i should attend this aradhanae this year…
I made pradhashina namaskara to the great holy saint Sri Raghotamma theertharu. His brindhavna seem to be a huge one, which automatically induces bhakthi among us, it was such a marvellous sight. I sat near the bhajana place and was listening to songs till 12 am. Again with Sri Hari’s echa, I and my friend were allowed to cut fruits for Panchamirtha abhisekha, before that we took bath on the holy river and reached the place at 12:am on 8/1/09(Dwadashi dhina)
We cut fruits till 3 am and waited for Swamiglu to take mangalaarthi. At the right time, Sri Satyatma Tirtha Swamiji came and performed arthi and left for snana(bath). Again with Sri Hari’s echa, we were allowed inside the holy brindhava to keep the fruits which we cut for abhiseka. I thanked Sri Hari Vayu Gurugalu from inner bhakthi for allowing me inside for more than two hours,I am pretty sure that without their anugraha, it would not have been possible.
Sri Sathyatma Tirtha Swamiji did abhiseka in a splendid way. I could hear the chanting of Sri Sri Raghotamma theertharu nama from the four directions. I felt marvelous to be there at that place that too I was standing very near to Sri Raghotamma theertharu’s moola brindhavana.The time was around 6 AM and since I was on ekadashi fasting, i started to find place to have prasada of Sri Hari(dwadashi paranae). I waited till 6:30 am to finish the alankara of yatigalu and sat at a place comfortably. Later Sri Swamigalu’s naivedhya prasadha was served at 7:45 am and was lucky enough to have them.The food there was so delicious. Thanks to Srigalu for providing me Tirtha prasadha.
My journey to thirukovilur was superb this time and would love to visit the place each and every year aradhanae.
Jai Sri Raghotamma theertharu!
भावबोधकृतं सेवे रघुत्तममहागुरुम्। यच्छिष्यशिष्यशिष्याद्याः टिप्पण्याचार्यसंज्ञिताः॥
|| bhAvabodhakR^itaM seve raghuttamamahAgurum .yacChiShyashiShyashiShyAdyAH TippaNyAcAryasaMj~nitAH ||
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In the service of Sri Harih Vayu Gurugalu,
Venkatesh Rajendra Rao
~~ Sri Krishnaarpanamasthu ~~