Sri Sri Vadiraja Tirtha Mahaprabhu-Part4

|| Hari Sarvothama Vayu Jivothama ||

|| Sri Vijayindra Tirtha Sri Vadiraja Tirtha Gurubyo Namaha ||

||Sri Raghavendra Tirtha Gurubyo Namaha||

Vyasaaya Bhavanaasaaya Srishaaya Gunarashaye | Hrdyaya Shudhavidhyaya Madhvayacha Namo Namaha

Namaskara to Lord Sri Veda vyasa(Sriman Narayana), husband of Mahalakshmi who is filled with infinite auspicious qualities. Namaskara to beautiful saint who has full of knowledge,who has all the lakshanas in full none other than Jagadguru Sri Madhvacharya — Sri Vadiraja Tirtha in his magnum opus work “Yukthi Mallika”

Idol of Lord Sri Hayagriva-nithya pooja done by Sri Vadirajaru

Ruju yogi Sri Vadiraja Tirtha (Picture Courtesy:udupishiroormutt)

Vadiraja Munipa Song by Sri Gopala Dasa-sung by Sri Vidhyabhusan

Namaskara all Satvik Jeevas,

In the earlier series on our hero Sri Vadiraja Tirtha, we had seen how Vairagyashali he was in his childhood.Before going to his post Sanyaashrama incidents further, let us see very important information on his Rujutva. Riju yogis come in 3rd position( along with Brahma and Vayu) according to the Taratamya concept of Jagadguru Sri Madhvacharya.Latu vamshajaha – iti laatavya,descendant of Latu(vishnu) is known as laatavya.

Just to remind you all,his holiness Sri Vadiraja Tirtha aradhane falls on Palguna Bahula Trithiyae(11-03-2012) and we would like to present this article to the lotus feet of Lord Sri Hayavadhana, through our beautiful saint Sri Vadiraja Tirtha Sripadangalavaru.

The author of this great article is Sri Pranav Kumar, who has come up with an excellent write up on rijutva of  Sri Vadiraja Mahaprabhu, by giving necessary proofs then and there,from various puranas/veda.This article resolves all questions on his rujutva and perfectly answers all the non-believers.Our humble author has taken this information from the manuscripts which is still available with Bhandarker Oriental Research Institute,Pune- the best and biggest reservoir of old spiritual books and mainly Manu scripts.

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Sri Vadirajaru – An Avatar of Sri Laatavya

From Vyoma Samhita:

Sanjarbhuraana sooktena laatavyo hi sureshwaraha
geeyate rujugaathosau vaadiraajo mahaan yathihi ||
 
The moola rupa of Laatavya is present outside Brahmaanda and is always meditating on Narayana.  The first rupa of laatavya is present in satya loka (abode of Brahma) with the same name. In satyaloka, he is acharya for devataas like Garuda,Shesha,Rudra,Indra etc.He has equal gyaana of Narayana when compared to Brahma and Vaayu.Garuda,Padma,Skanda,Vaaman,Brahmavaivarta puraans speak about the incarnation of Laatavya.
 
Proofs from various Puranas:

From Brahma Vaivarta Puraanam:

“Vyasa sevaarato nityam vaadiraajo Rujurryatihi Durvaadaan parimathyashu matpadam yaatumarhati sthaapayishyati Machaashtram tena Bhaveeddivaha”

Meaning: “Always in the service of Vedavyasa, Vaadirajateertha who is a Ruju Ganastha will defeat all incorrect philosophies and willreach my postion. He will establish the philosophy of maadhwa and will cause kshema to everyone.”
So says Brahma in Brahma Vaivarta Puraanam

From  Padma Puraanam:

“tam madhwam maarutam sarve parivaarataya sadaa samsevitum suraa bhoomavavateerna iti shrutam te tu tachhishyataamaapya tanmantam tu vyaghoshanam yeshu mukhyau vishnuteertha padmanaabhaakhya yoginau antakdehastatraaghyastamantam vartaishyati tatpoorvamasya vamshe tu rujustho hu sureshwaraha Vaadiraajo Yatirbhootwa Chaitadwistaaraishyati”

Meaning:”When Vayu ( maaruti) incarnates as Madhwa, all gods would incarnate in his lineage to protect the philosophy propunded by him. Main among them would be Vishnu teertha and padmanaabha teertha. Vishnuteertha would involve in penance without leaving his deha and would rejuvinate maadhwa mata. Rujudevata Sureshwara( Laatavya is referred as Sureshwara in Vedas ) will be born in his lineage and would spread the philosophy of maadhwa.”

One can get a doubt that , in the above sloka of Padma Puraana, the word “Sureshwara” is used for Vaadirajaru.Explanation for this is as below

Sattattwa Vachanam

Manyurindro manuhu somo bhaavi-madhwaha sureshwaraha
laatavyo vaadiraajosau kuvidangashrutho shrutaha

Meaning — “Manyu , Indra , manu , Soma , Bhaavi Madhwa , sureshwara are all names of Laatavya who is Vaadiraja Teertharu and who is Kuvidanga Shruta”

Explanation —
1.MAnyu , Manu , Soma are names of laatavya
2.He is also called Indra as he is a Ruju and heads the devatas.Also he is going to occupy the Indra padavi by the name of Rochaka just like Vayu did.
3.Since he is laatavya , he is Bhaavi Madhwa.
4.A mantra called “kuvidanga namasa” in Rig veda , gives this information about laatavya. so he is called “Kuvidanga Shruta” ie mentioned in kuvidanga or praised by Kuvidanga.

From Vaamana Puraanam:

Aparoksha Visheshana samyutam brahmapoorvakaaha
kalkyantaa Rujawaha proktaa Praarabdhaphala bhoghinaha

BrahmaNo na avataarosti shatamadhye Paraajhaya
vaayu maaraabhya kalkyantaa jani-mantrotra Bhaarate

hanumd-bheema-madhwaakhya-roopo vaayurbhavishyati
swayamvarasamudhyoge rukminee-patra maadaraat

krushnaayaadaad gruheetvayo hyantaha puragato dwijaha
sarvaaddastadaivaayam Rujur-laatavya naamakaha

vaayu-sthaana samaaroha yogyoyam yatiroopavaan
aakaalpam braahmaNaha Krushnaprasaadasyaikabhaajanam

krushnaarchako yatirbhootvaa Vaadiraajo vadishyati
Shri Ruknineeshavijayam kalau KrushNaprasaadabhaak

Meaning:Except Brahma, all rujus will be born in Bharata to protect dharma.Vayu protects in the form of Hanuma ,Bheema ,MAdhwa. In his lineage comes the avatar of laatavya who was messenger of rukminee in his previous birth. It is he, who would incarnate as Vaadiraja yathi and compose rukmineesha Vijaya.

From Skanda Puraanam

Laatavyasya rujostasya kluptam pratiyugeyuge
vaayo: praveshaparyantamatra stithvaatha gachati

idam shareeram sampraapya laatavyo vaayutaamiyaat
tataha kaalaantare sopi vaadiraajo bhavishyati

Laatavya would incarnate in every yuga just like vayu does. He enters and leaves a body , along with vayu.This very laatavya would incarnate as Sri Vadiraja in future.

From the above ie Padma( satva purana) ,Vamana ( rajo purana) and Skanda ( tamasika purana) , pramanas have been provided regarding Rujutwa of Vaadirajaru.

Apart from these Shri Sudheendra Teertharu , Guru of Shri Raghavendra Swamy has written a stotra on Vaadirajaru where he affirms that he is guru of all gurus and devatas and is a Ruju. Sri Satyadharma Teertharu of Uttaradi Mutt has also written a stotra on Vaadirajaru where he says Rajaru is “ASAMA SAMA” ie who is equal to asama. “ASAMA”is a wordwhich i referred for Vayu.

Sanjarbhuraana Sookta of Rigveda also establishes the avatara of laatavya as Vaadirajaru just like balitha sookta refers to avatar of Vayu as Maadhwacharya.

Gurudevaarpanam astu

Vaadiraja Gurubhyonnamaha

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O beautiful saint Sri Vadiraja Swamin,please stay with us always and bless!

[To be contd…]

Disclaimer:I sincerely pray Sri Vadirajaru antharkatha Lord Sri Hayavadhana to apologize,in case of any mistakes found.

Related articles:

  • Sri Sri Vadiraja Tirtha Mahaprabhu-Part1:Click here
  • Sri Sri Vadiraja Tirtha Mahaprabhu-Part2:Click here
  • Sri Sri Vadiraja Tirtha Mahaprabhu-Part3:Click here

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2 thoughts on “Sri Sri Vadiraja Tirtha Mahaprabhu-Part4

  1. Very nice to see the rujutva pramana’s on sri rajaru. Can u also post some details on the samatva pooja of rajaru with prana devaru. Pranav Kumar – is he the one who lives in Spore now.

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