First sloka of great “Harikathaamrithasaara”

|| Hari Sarvothama Vayu Jivothama ||

|| Sri Vadiraja Sri Vijayindra Tirtha Gurubyo Namaha ||

|| Sri Raghootama Sri Raghavendra Gurubyo Namaha ||

|| Sri Vijayadasa Gurubyo Namaha ||

Charama sloka:

JalasheshtaNIbhaakaaraMJagadeesha Padaashrayam
Jagatheethala VikhyaataMJagannatha GuruM Baje ||

Aradhane of Sri Jagannath Dasaru

Sri Jagannath Dasaru is considered one of the notable Haridasa who was born at a native of Manvi town in the Raichur district, Karnataka.He has composed nearly 10,000 songs, they are lucid, melodious and musical. The encyclopedia of Madhwa philosophy is called Sri Harikathamrutha Saara which was written by this greatest Dasaru. Aradhane of this great Haridasaru is celebrated tomorrow 24/09/2012. 

Brief Details:

Period: 1727 to 1809

Avatara: Sahlaada the brother of Prahlada, Salya in Dwapara yuga 

Initial Name: Sri Srinivasacharyaru

Parents : Sri Narasappa & Smt Lakshmakka

Gurugalu: had studied under Varadendra Thirtharu of SRS Matha, Sri Vijayadasaru, Sri Gopaladasaru

Ankita: Jaganatha Vittala

Place: Manvi Taluk,Raichur District,Karnataka.

Sri Vijayadaasaru, an aproksha Gyanin directed Sri Jagannatha Dasaru to Sri Gopaala Daasaru who would be his swaroopa guru. Sri Gopala daasaru gave him Haridaasa Deekshe and directed him to Pandarapur and kept ankitha as Jaganatha Vitthala. Sri Gopala daasaru also donated 40 years as ayurdhana to Sri Jaganatha dasaru who later wrote a great work by the name Harikathaamrithasaara

The Harikathaamritha saara known as the Kannada sudha had been written by the great Jagannaatha Daasaru who was none other that Sahlaada the brother of Prahlada and born as Salya in the Dwapara yuga and again as Sri Jagannatha Daasaru in the Kali Yuga. The name as it denotes means the juice of the myraid glories of Sri Harih. But this has an inner meaning which exhilerates all of us.

Sri – Mahalakshmi
Harih – the Lord who expunges all the sins.
Katah – the sristha, stiti, laya, karanah aspects of the Lord
Amrita – another name for Sri Vaayuh
Saaraaa – mukyaamsha of the above.

There are 32 chapters and they are listed below, 

  1. Mangalacharana Sandhi
  2. Karuna Sandhi
  3. Vyapthi Sandhi
  4. Bhojanarasavibhaga Sandhi
  5. Vibhuthi Sandhi
  6. Panchamahayajnya Sandhi
  7. Panchatanmathra Sandhi
  8. Mathruka Sandhi
  9. Udattanudatta Sandhi
  10. Sarvaprathika Sandhi
  11. Sthavara Jangama Sandhi
  12. Nadiprakarana Sandhi
  13. Namasmarana Sandhi
  14. Pithrugana Sandhi
  15. Shvasa Sandhi
  16. Dattaswathanthrya Sandhi
  17. Swagathaswathanthrya Sandhi
  18. Sarvaswathanthrya Sandhi
  19. Karmavimochana Sandhi
  20. Gunatarathamya Sandhi
  21. Bruhatharathamya Sandhi
  22. Sakaladurithanivarana Sandhi
  23. Aparokshatarathamya Sandhi
  24. Bimbhopasana Sandhi
  25. Arohanatarathamya Sandhi
  26. Anukramanikavarohanatarathamya Sandhi
  27. Anutarathamya Sandhi
  28. Sri Vigneshwara Sthotra Sandhi
  29. Deva Daithyatarathamya Sandhi
  30. Daithyatarathamya Sandhi
  31. Naivedhyaprakarana Sandhi
  32. Kakshataratamya Sandhi

First sloka from Mangalacharana Sandhi

sriramanikarakamala pujita charucharana saroja brahma samira vani phanindra vImdra bhavemdra mukha vinuta
nIrajabhavamdodaya sthiti karaNane kaivalya dAyaka narasiMhane namipe karunipudhemage mamgaLava

Dasaru starts his beautful work by submitting namaskara to Lord Sri Narasimha.O Lord, you have beautiful padas which are prayed by Sri Lakshmi. O Lord, you are being prayed by Chaturmukha Brahma,Vayu devaru,Bharathi devi,Sesa,Garudra,Rudra and other devatas. O Lord, you are the cause of creation,destruction,protection of this entire Universe.You also give moksha to deserving Satvik souls. Please protect us always.

First saint to write commentary on Harikathaamrithasaara:

Sri Sankarshana Wodeyaru was the first saint to write Sanskrit commentary onHarikatha 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. Click here to know more about this great saint.

Get more information about Harikathaamrithasaara

  1. Listen to upanyasa on Sri Harikathaamrithasaara by Sri Sri 1008 Sri Suvidyendra Tirtha Swamiji from here
  2. Listen this wonderful rendition of Sri Harikathaamrithasaara from the beautiful voice of 
  • Sri Vidyabhushana from here
  • Sri Ananth Kulkarni from here
  • Know more from Aarshavani: Click here

Let this brilliant and beautiful dasaru bless all of us with Gyana/Bhakthi/Vairagya,

—In the service of Sri Hari Vayu Gurugalu,

Dhanyavadha,

Venkatesh Rajendra Rao.

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-May the great teacher,Sri VyasaTirtha,be our guide&protector,to grant all our desires.

|| Sri Krishnaarpanamasthu||

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