|| Hari Sarvothama Vayu Jivothama ||
|| Sri Raghavendra Gurubyo Namaha ||
|| Sri Sankarshana Wodeya Yatindra Guruvae Namaha ||
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.
Venkatesh Rajendra Rao