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 →

The purpose of creation

I was going through an extremely interesting article on the problem of evil according to Hindu view. In that article there is a section that explains two sutras of the Brahmasutras from an Advaitic and Vishistadvaitic point of view. The particular sutras I am referring to are part of the “na-prayojanatva-adhikaranam”. According to Sri Shankaracharya and Sri... Continue Reading →

Karma and Phala: The Dvaita Interpretation

The 47th shlōka of the second chapter of the Srimadbhagavadgīta is the famous shlōka where Sri Krishna instructs Arjuna on how to perform (and at the same time, how not to) perform karma. कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन | मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोsस्त्वकर्मणि || "You have the right only on the performance of karma, not on... Continue Reading →

Yoga: The Endeavour of Bhimasena

This post is in continuation of the series of posts highlighting the ten guNas that bhimasena displays in the mahabharata. The ten gunas have been explained by Sri Madhwacharya in his mahabharata tatparya nirnaya as follows भक्तिर्ज्ञानं सवैराग्यं प्रज्ञा मेधा धृतिः स्थिथिः | योगः प्राणो बलं चैव वृकोदरो इति स्मृतः || २-१४१ || Vrikodara is... Continue Reading →

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