|| Hari Sarvothama Vayu Jivothama ||
|| Sri Sri Raghavendra 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”
Holy River Thamirabarani-Sri Vadiraja Tirtha Mahaprabhu- Part11
With Lord Shri Harih Vayu Gurugala anugraha after a long time I have started back writing this series on the great Saint, Sri Vadiraja Tirtha Mahan with my very limited knowledge. If you have missed reading series till 10th part you can go back here and read it completely, and please come back to this post.
Sri Vadiraja Tirtha Swamiji after having dharshan of Sri Ramar padham(Lord Ramas feet) makes visit to Tirunelveli and takes holy dip in the River Thamirabarani. His holiness says that, when the rain water touches the outer shell(Chippi in Tamil) it will automatically create precious Pearl in it, and such is the power of holy Water which is flowing in the river Tamirabarani. When a nonliving(Jada vasthu) is becoming Pearl why cant a living(Chetana Vasthu) attain the holy feet of Lord Shri HArih.
The tatparya is taking a holy dip in the river will bestow Mukthi to the deserving souls as this river creates bhakthi on Lord, and there is no doubt in that. With the bhakthi one has to meditate the lotus feet of Lord and karunakara will surely bless all of us. One has to remember that just taking a dip in the water will never give any mukthi, and one has to create bhakthi by doing so and should meditate sincerely. Sripadarajaru says, one has to create bhakthi,virakthi to attain Lords abode.
About Thamirabarani River:
Thamirabarani River is a perennial river that originates from the Agastyarkoodam peak of Pothigai hills of the Western Ghats, above Papanasam in the Ambasamudram taluk. It flows through Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts of the Tamil Nadu state of southern India into the Gulf of Mannar – Thanks Wiki
Sri Raghavendra Swamiji & Thamirabarani
As per Sri Raghavendra Vijayam – 7th Chapter, Sri Raghavendra Tirtha Mahaprabhu took a holy bath at the river Thamirabarani, and prayed Lord Shri Harih. His Holiness also bowed to Nine Lords(Vishnu), which the blog author believes it is nothing but Nava-Tirupathi(9 temples for Lord Shri Vishnu), which is on the banks of the same river at Tirunelveli.
Nava-Tirupathi is nothing but 9 Holy temples dedicated to Lord Shri Harih located on Tirunelveli- Tutucorin on the banks of river Thamirabarani. You can visit the official website of this temple and know more. Click here
Places to visit nearby the river:
- Moola brindhavana of Sri Sri Vibhudhendra Tirtha:
Sri Sri Vibhudhendra Tirtha (1435-1490) was the vidyaguru of Sri Sripadarajaru(who was guru of Sri Vyasarajaru).His holiness has been a great personality in the history of Sri Madhwa philosophy.The name of Sri Rayaru Mutt was before called as Sri Vibhudhendra Mutt.He was the 11th pontiff of Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt. His holiness attained brindhavana pravesha near the banks of river Tamraparni @Tirunelveli,Tamilnadu. Please click here to know more about his holiness.
- Sri Raghavendra Swamigala mrutika brindhavana:
Nanjangud Sri Ragavendra Swamy Mutt, Tirunelveli located near the Perennial River Thamirabarani. His Holiness 1008 Sri Suyatheendra Theertaru” and his Successor “His Holiness 1008 Sri Subudheendra Theertaru” did the Prathistaphana of Mutt. Please click here to know more
Let Sri Vadiraja Tirtha anthargatha Sri Hayavadhana bless all of us
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