Guru Gunasthavana- Part15

|| Hari Sarvothama Vayu Jivothama ||

|| Om Sri Vijayendra Sri Sudeendra Sri Raghavendra Gurubyo Namaha ||

Sri Raghavendra Swamy @ Mantralaya

I am happy to bring this 15th part of  Gurugunasthavana with the blessings of my Parents, my Guru Dr.B.Basker Rao & Sri Harih Vayu Gurugalu!!

The below article is the courtesy of my Guru Dr.B.Basker Rao, who is also called as Upanyasa Chakravarthy. My sincere thanks to him for presenting such a nice article on our Mantralaya Mahaprabhu.

The 339th aradhane mahotsava of our Mantralaya mahaprabhu falls on 25,26(Madhya),27 of August-2010.  Let us pray the lotus feet of our Guruji by reading this grantha and thereby get his blessings.

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Guru Gunasthavana (Part 15) -By Dr. B. Basker


Namaskara to all Haribhakthaas,

nanatantraprasangatribhuvanaviditodarasarasvato pi
pratnanekaprabandhapravacanaracanvittatatatkausalo pi |
sasvad vyakhyatagitakrtirapi vibudhanugrahaikagracitto
gitatatparyatikavivaranamakarodadbhutam raghavendrah ||27

In this verse the greatness of the gloss on Nyaaya deepika (a commentary on the teeka of the geetha taatparya of Srimadaacharyaru by Sri Teekakridpaadaru) is brought to limelight by Sri Vadindraru.

The saint opines that the work was composed by Sri Rayaru purely out of his benign attitutde towards the scholars .

laksminarayanaryastava tanayamanih satsu sarvesu dhanyo
yasmaddagbhasyatika tanutaravivrteranjasa tatkrtayah |
premna vidvatsu bhuyah pracayamabhilasan raghavendra vratindra
pravocastvam pratitavrata nicayamrcameva bhasyanurodhat ||28

Srimadaachaaryaru composed a wonderful work on the first forty sooktas of the Rig Veda known as Rig bhaashya. It is considered to be a pioneering work of its kind.It contains various nuances of the rig veda and had been commented upon by the great teekacharyaru.  One day Lakshminarayanacharya ,the poorvaashrama son of the saint had presented a work on the same and His Holiness was extremely pleased by the work.
(Lakshmi naaryanaaya tava tanaya mani satsu sarveshu dhanya…)

The saint wanted that work to be hailed by all at the same time he had also decided to comment upon all the important teekas. So His Holiness decided to compose a work which is popularly known as Rigaartha manjari.


Sri Raghavendra’s Special articles from our blog:

  • Sri Sri Vyasarajaru Aradhana Mahotsava article:Click here
  • Sri Vyasaraya Teertharu & Sri Vadiraja Teertharu at Tirumala: Click here
  • Life History of Guru Sri Raghavendra Swamy:Click here
  • Sri Raghavendra Stotra in a PDF:Click here
  • Parimalacharya: Click here
  • Greatness of Sri Raghavendra Swami Stotra:Click here
  • Song-Raghavendra guru pAvanakaya by Sri Vijayadasaru:Click here


Yours in the service of Sri Harih,

Venkatesh Rajendra Rao

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~Sri Krshnaarpamasthu~


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