||Hari Sarvothama Vayu Jivothama||
||Sri Sri Vijayindra Tirtharigae Namo Namaha||
भक्तानां मानसांबोजभानवे कामधेनवे ।
नमतां कल्पतरवे जयीन्द्रगुरवे नमः ॥
bhaktAnAM mAnasAm bhoja bhAnave kAmadhenave |
namatAM kalpatarave vijayIndra gurave namaha ||
Meaning: Sri Vijayindra Tirtha is like the Sun for the devotees who take refuge in him. His holiness is like divine cow Kamadhenu. His holiness is like divine Kalpavrksha.For such a great saint our sastanga namaskara is submitted.
Words from his shishya Sri Sudhindra Tirtha: “Sri Vijayindra Tirtha has no defects,he was a complete pandit in Vedanta,Sastras.He was shining with all victores.Oh foolish opponent!When defeating Sri Swamiji is an impossible venture,how can you think to win over such a great saint?”
Brief details about Sri Vijayindra Tirtha:
- Poovashrama name::Sri Vittalacharya
- Ashrama name::Sri Vishnu teertha
- Second Ashrama namaha::Sri Vijayindra teertha
- Ankitha::Vijayeendra Rama
- Asrama Grugalu::Sri Vyasarajaru
- Vidhya Gurugalu::Sri Vyasarajaru
- Danda badalavane::Sri Surendra teertha
- Shishyaru/Uttaradhikare::Sri Sudhindra teertha (“Gurugalu of Sri Raghavendra Swamin”)
- Punya teethi::Jesta bahula Trayodashi
- Samasthana period::1575-1614
The Aradhane of great saint Sri Vijayindra Tirtha is celebrated all over our Bharatha desha especially at his moola brindhavana which is situated at punya sthala ‘Kumbakonam’.This year his aradhane is celebrated on 28,29(Madhya)&30 of June month.The below article is taken from various sources(my guru’s write up on Gurugunastavana,dvaita.org&from the book of Sri T.S.R)
Sri Vijayîndra Tîrtha was a `sarva-tantra-swatantra’, a master of the sixty-four arts, a winsome and magnetic personality,and the author of over a hundred works (104 are attributed to him). Born by the grace of Sri Vyaasa Tiirtha in 1517, Sri Vijayiindra Tiirtha got his education from Sri Vyaasa Tiirtha. The saint was then gifted by Sri Vyaasa Tiirtha to Sri Surendra Tiirtha, ruled the throne of Srimad Acharya, served his guru Sri Surendra Tiirtha, showed many great miracles, won many scholars which proved that he was undoubtedly victorious(Ajeya).
Sri Vadindra Tirtha extols Sri Swamiji in his work called Gurugunastavana in the 8th sloka(see below),which has been published in our blog as series.
The below is the courtesy of guru Sri Dr.Bhasker Rao(taken from our Gurugunastavana series)
dhootaaraati prabandah sfutaviditachatuh shashti vidyaavisheshah |
soyam nah srisurendravrativaratanayodvaitashaivaasahishnoh
pushnaatu sri jayeendraadrastribhuvanaviditah saratantrasvatantrah || 8
The poet proceeds to offer obeisances to the Chatushashtih Kalaa Purna, Sri Vijayeendraru. Sri Vijayeendra tirtha who has to his credit one hundred and four wonderful books which are effective in opposing other shastras and establishing Tatvavada, who is a master of the sixty four arts like music, crafts, dance, idol making and the like, who staunchly opposed the Saiva and Advaita religions, who suceeded to the pontificate after Sri Surendra tirtha, who is a sarva tantra svatanra (do not need external help to know other sidhantaas) and famous in the three worlds, may be pleased to take care of us.
It is said that the Saint used to carve within half an hour a Udupi Krishna idol and present it to some lucky devotee. The Saint had written 104 works superseding Appayya Diskhitar who had written 103 works. Here the ashrama guru of the Saint, Sri Surendra tirtha who was known for his penance and Bhoo pradakshina is very much honoured.
The verse is decorated by Roopalankaara while describing the Chaaturyaa of Sri Vijayeendra tirtha and the metre is Sraghdara metre.
The below Sloka 8 of Gurugunastavana meaning is extracted from the book”Life and Works of Sri Vijayindra Mahaprabhu” by humble author Sri T.S.Raghavendran
1. Capacity or Capability or Intelligence is the very form of Sri Vijayindra Tirtha Swamiji
2.Sri Swamiji has written 104 works of very valuable order like precious ratnas
3.Sri Swamiji dismantled and destroyed all the works of his enemies.
4.Sri Swamiji was very proficient and had known all the 64 arts.
5.Such glorious Swamiji was the son of Sri Surendra Tirtha,the foremost among the saints.
6.Sri Swamiji can never tolerate opposition doctrines since they are all opposed to Vedic truths.
7.Sri Swamiji is having all the glories in the three worlds.
8.Not depending on others in all sastras, is the calibre of Sri Swamiji.
9.Sri Swamiji with all glories shall protect us always.
Some of the 104 works by Sri Vijayîndra Tîrtha
- brahmasUtrabhAshhyaTIkATippaNi tattvamaNimANikyapeTikA
- brahmasUtranyAya saN^graha
- shrutitAtparya kaumudI
- tAtparyachandrikAvyAkhyA – nyAyamAlA
- rAmAnujamatarItyAsUtrArtha [shArIrikamImAMsA]
- tattvodyotaTIkAvyAkhyAna – gUDhabhAvaprakAsha
- nyAyasudhATippaNi -bindu
- –71 dashopanishhad.hbhAshhyaTIkATippaNi
72. shrI nR^isiMha stutiH
“pApavimochana stotram.h” was composed by Shri VijayindratIrtha.
This is also known as “duritApahAra stotram.h”.
This is a very good example to show that the contents of the Mangalacharana shloka-s and/or this kind of stotra-s [such as
“I commit multitude of sins every yAma(duration of three hours”)] do not apply to the great yati-s, who compose these and as such these should not be used to assess their svarUpa-s. They are applicable to common people like us for whose sake they compose these. The same guideline should be used when discussing sensitive issues of such kind.
Download pApavimochana stotram.h from below,
“Om Namo Vijayindraya ithyastakshara mantrathaha jathyathe bhavyathe vaapi yene’shtaartha siddhayae” -the one who does japa of 8 letters mantra”Om Sri Vijayindraaya”, that person will obtain all benefits and will be ever happy
—taken from Sri Vijayindra Gurustotram
Related artices about Sri Vijayindra Tirtha:
- Life history of Sri Vijayindra Tirtha from srsmutt.org site: Click here
- Know more about Sri Vijayindra Tirtha from dvaita.org site: Click here
Let this great mahan bless us with Gyana/Bhakthi/Vairagya
Jai Sri Sri Vijayindra Tirtharigae!!
Yours in the service of Sri Harih Vayu Gurugalu,