Madhwa-avatara is mantra siddha

अस्याविष्कर्तुकामं कलिमलकलुषेSस्मिन् जने ज्ञानमार्गम् |वन्द्यं चन्द्रेन्द्ररुद्र द्युमणिफणिवयोनायकाद्यैरिहाद्य ||मध्वाख्यं मन्त्रसिद्धं किमुत कृतवतो मारुतस्यावतारं |पातारं पारमेष्ट्यं पदमपविपदः प्राप्तुरापन्नपुंसाम् || 4 || In the fourth shloka of the Sri Hari Vayu Stuti, Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya continues to describe the great qualities and capabilities of Sri Vayudeva. We should recall that, at the end of the third shloka, the... Continue Reading →

Sri Vayudeva’s glory is beyond words

जन्माधिव्याध्युपाधि प्रतिहतिविरहप्रापकाणां गुणानामग्र्याणामर्पकाणां चिरमुदितचिदानन्दसंदोहदानाम् |एतेषामेष दोषप्रमुषितमनसां द्वेषिणां दूषकाणांदैत्याणामार्तिमन्धेतमसि विदधतां संस्तवे नास्मि शक्तः || 3 || In the first two shlokas of the Sri Hari Vayu Stuti, Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya declares that he bows to the dust emanating from the feet of Sri Vayu, and that even the best of the Devatas bow fervently to those... Continue Reading →

The Subservience of Devatas to Vayudeva

उत्कण्ठाकुण्ठकोलाहलजवविदिताजस्रसेवानुवृद्धप्राज्ञात्मज्ञानधूतान्धतमससुमनोमौलिरत्नावलीनाम् |भक्त्युद्रेकावगाढ प्रघटनसघटात्कार संघृष्यमाणप्रान्तप्राघ्यन्घ्रि पीठोत्थित कनकरजः पिञ्जरारञ्जिताशाः || In the first shloka of the Hari Vayu Stuti, we have seen how Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya brings out the devotion of Sri Vayudeva towards Sri Hari and how Bharatidevi is possessed by great affection towards Vayu. Having thus explained the hierarchy of Sri Hari and Vayu (and... Continue Reading →

Srimadacharya’s Nakhastuti – Shloka 2

लक्ष्मीकान्त समन्ततो विकलयन् नैवेशितुस्ते समंपश्यामुत्तमवस्तु दूरतरतोSपास्तं रसो योsष्टमः |यद्रोषोत्करदक्षनेत्रकुटिलप्रान्थोत्थिताग्निस्फुरत्खद्योतोपम विश्फुलिङ्गभसिता ब्रह्मेश शक्रोत्कराः || In the previous post we had looked at the first shloka of Srimadacharya's Nakhastuti. Let us look at the second shloka of the stuti in this post. Sri Madhwacharya, after having described the dexterity with which Narasimha's nails rip apart enemies and... Continue Reading →

Srimadacharya’s Nakhastuti – Shloka1

पान्त्वस्मान् पुरुहूतवैरिबलवन्मातङ्गमाद्यद्घटाकुम्भोच्छाद्रिविपाटनाधिकपटुप्रत्येकवज्रायिताः |श्रीमत्कण्ठीरवास्य प्रततसुनखरा दारितारातिदूरप्रध्वस्तध्वान्तशान्त प्रविततमनसा भाविता भूरिभागैः || 1 || When Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya composed the Vayu Stuti and offered it at the lotus feet of Srimadanandatirtha Bhagavatpada, Srimadacharya gave his approval in a special way. While appreciating the composition, he insisted that a prayer that extols the greatness of Sri Mahavishnu must act... Continue Reading →

Vayustuti Mangalacharana

Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya begins his Hari Vayu Stuti with an excellent prayer to Srimadanandatirtha Bhagavatpadacharya. Not only does this first shloka offer a salutation to Sri Madhwacharya, who is the focus of the entire stuti, but it also offers an explanation to the greatness of Sri Mahavishnu and Sri Mukhyaprana (whose avatara Sri Madhwacharya is).... Continue Reading →

The Secret to Vayu Kataksha

It is the desire and goal of every sadhaka to please his/her Guru and obtain their blessings. For those in the path of sanatana dharma, it is well known that the way to Moksha is through the grace of Guru! As dasaru has said so aptly: "guruvina gulaamanaaguva tanaka doreyadanna mukuti" "until one surrenders completely... Continue Reading →

Nellitheertha – A Dharmika Kshetra

Author: N.V.Sripathi Bhat, Bengaluru Ph: 9900265060 Email: nvsbhat@gmail.com INTRODUCTION The coastal belt of Karnataka, the Dakshina Kannada & Udupi Districts are full of famous temples & pilgrimage centres. While there are number of famous temples like Dharmasthala, Subramanya, Udupi, Kateel, Kadri etc. there are also many historical temples which are having subdued existence and Shree... Continue Reading →

Bhima’s Purnahuti: Duryodhana Vadha

It was the second half of the 18th day of the great war. Only Duryodhana, Ashwathama, Krupacharya and Krutavarma remained on the Kaurava side. Duryodhana had fled the battlefield and had hidden in the Dwaipayana sarovara. Duryodhana had undertaken "Jalastambhana" inside the pond and was performing japa of a few mantras which were given to... Continue Reading →

Gayatri Devatas: The 24 Rupas of Sri Hari

The following attempt is to capture whatever has been beautifully explained by Sri Bannanje Govindacharya in one of his Kannada pravachanas. It is well accepted that the famous Brahma Gayatri mantra has 24 aksharas in them. But upon splitting the words in the mantra into their aksharas, we find the following: 1 तत् 2 स... Continue Reading →

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