Aradhane of Sri Sankarshana Wodeyaru

|| Hari Sarvothama Vayu Jivothama ||

|| Sri Raghavendra Gurubyo Namaha ||

|| Sri Sankarshana Wodeya Yatindra Guruvae Namaha ||

Sri Sankarshana Wodeyaru

Polur Sri Sri Sankarshana Wodeyaru

Madhya aradhane of Sri Sankarshana Wodeyaru(1810-1862) will be celebrated on 29-11-2011 at his Moola brindhavana,Karapoondi,Near Polur,Tiruvannamalai District.

Poorvashrama name of his holiness was Sri Tammanna Nayak.At his young age, he did sastra pata from Sri Bheema Varaha Acharya.During his yatra to Udupi shetra,Sri Tammanna studied Sarvamoola grantha of Jagadguru Madhvacharya from Sri Visvapriya Tirtha of Sode Mutt.At the age of 32,Sri Tammanna was given Sanyasa by Sri Sathyaparayana Tirtharu and renamed as Sri Sankarshana Wodeyar.

Sri Sankarshana Wodeyaru was the first saint to write Sanskrit commentary on Harikatha amritha saaraa(called as Kannada Sudha written by great Sri Jagannatha Dasaru) and its the most extensive teeka.He had taken avatara specially to write a tika on the Harikathaamritha saaraa. His holiness had Sri Sanjeevi Rao as his shishya.

Interestingly his holiness had also written many dasarapadhagalus, few are given below:

i) Kollala Noodhutha baro Kamshamardhane Krishna… Sankarshana Vittalane (Kalyani raga)  ii)Sruthi Smrithi kalindha thoodhisalarenu ninna karivaradha Kalinga mardhana Sri Krishna(Bandhuvarali Raga) iii)Bharathi Ramana Dhayamado ni dhayamado ni krupayindha nodo… 

After Sri Sankarshana Wodeyaru attained brindhavana in the year 1862,gave dharsan as Rudraamsha to his sincere bhaktha “Sri Venkataramana Acharya”.After having dharsan of his gurugalu he decided to compose Sri Sankarshana Kavacha,Kalpatharu Stotra,Mangalastaka Navaratnamallika &Mangalastaka on praise of his holiness.

1.Sri Sankarshana Kavacha-consists of 14 slokas
“Nam nasathasya katha Peeda neha muthra sookisavai tharayen Mantravath yantram savandhya puthrina bhavedh”
Meaning:Those who chant the divine name of Sri Sankarshana Tirtha will be surely blessed and will always stay happy.Those who chant this Kavacha will be blessed with beautiful baby. 
2.Kalpatharu Stotra–consists of 3 slokas
“Sankarshanam Sacharanam Varenyam Anavilath manamanindra leelam…” I praise my guru Sri Sankarshana, His holiness destroys all our sins, studied veda/sastra to such a great extent. His holiness always do japa of Lord’s name.
Apart from above, Sankarshana Navaratna mallika(10 slokas) & Sri Mangalastaka(9 slokas) were other precious work composed by his devotee Sri Venkataramana Acharya.
My sincere thanks goes to my relative&well wisher Sri.N.L.Thirumal Rao(Secretary of Sri Sankarshana Wodeyaru Moola brindhavana Seva samithi,Polur) for giving me this valuable information from the book(“Sri Sankarshana Vijaya in Tamil”) of his father Late N.S. Lakshmana Rao
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Let this great saint bless all of us with Gyana/Bhakthi/Vairagya,

Dhanyavadhagalu,

Venkatesh Rajendra Rao

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7 thoughts on “Aradhane of Sri Sankarshana Wodeyaru

  1. Hare Srinivasa

    Namaskara

    1) I Have sent a M.O for Rs. 1000/- from Mumbai ( Around 3rd week of November) to Sri Thirumala Rao in seva of Sri Sri Wodeyar Swamiji. Please convey that this should be used to perform pooja on the Aradhane day of Sri swamiji every year. I will send across the gotra and nakshatra.

    2) Can you please mail the full text of Sri Sankarshana Wodeyar Kavacha in devanagri script.
    Thank you

  2. SRI N L TIRUMAL RAO PASSED AWAY IN KATPADI AFTER A BRIEF ILLNES. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE. THE USUAL ACTIVITIES WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF THE SAMITHI.

    • namaskara,
      i will do when i get some gap, in the mean time please purchase the book “Sankarshana Vijayam” and get benefited.

      hare Srinivasaa

  3. this year aradhane of sri sri sankarshana wodeyaru moola brindavana at karapoondi village take place on nov 2014 , 26 27 28.madhya aradhana on 27 11 2014. on all the three days theertha prasadha will be offered .

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