Sri Krishnavadhootaru - 31
: Dec 30 2010
A detail summary of of the
greatest devotee of Mantralaya Rayaru Sri Krsihnavadhootaru is
described in Sri Krishnavadhootaru(31)
Owning to the
Punyakara Dhanurmasa today I wish to describe :
Krsihnavadhootaru a great devotee of Mantralaya Rayaru.
role of Bhikshaalaya Sri Appanacharyaru in awakening the
great soul, great Chetana - Sri Krishnavadhootaru.
Avataras of Sri Krishnavadhootaru
important incidents during the life time of Krishnavadhootaru and the
works of this great devotee.
Mantralaya Sri Raghavendrateertharu the kind and the most affectionate
saint is called in Kaliyuga as Kalpavruksha, Kamadhenu and Chintamani.
To perform the Seva of Sri Raghavendrateertharu many divine
personalities have taken birth. Among them the famous are Sri
Appanacharya of Bhikshaalaya and SriKrishnavadhoota of
Sondur, Distirct : Bellary,Karnataka.India. Both are on the sacred bank
of Tungabhadra, are the two eyes to the devotees of the world to get
Sri Guru Darshana,Mantralaya Rayara Darshana and Anugraha.
Bichchale Sri Appanacharyaru has PRESENTED: Sri
Raghavendra Guru Stotra And
Sondur Sri Krishnavadhootaru has PRESENTED
: Sri Raghavendra Tantra.
Both are the valued Stotras to obtain the Anugraha of Rayaru.
It is quite fascinating and interesting to note that these two great
devotees treated Sri Raghavendrateertharu as their father and they are
His beloved Sons. Fully attained the Anugraha of Rayaru. As
Krishnavadhootaru has written:
Lokae Pitror Yatha Putrae Tatopi Premaadhikaat
Maam Rakshati Gurustasmaat Sa Pitaaham Cha Tat Sutaha
A father loves his sons and always proud of
them.The sons too equally love his father.The entire hereditary
qualities, the whole assets including
wealth and Bhakti are imparted by the noble father to his able sons. In
the same way the affectionate Bhaktas Sri Appanacharyaru and
Krishnavadhootaru are blessed by our great Mantralaya Rayaru.They did
not born together at the same time. Krishnavadhootaru lived in the
middle and at the end of the 19th.century.It means Krishnavadhootaru
took Avatara after Sri Appanacharya.
At the same time right from Sri Prahlada Avatara these two divine Souls
Sri Appanacharyaru and Krishnavadhootaru have together taken
and finally Appanacharyaru of Bhikshaalaya and
Krishnavadhootaru of Sondur. Sri Krishnavadhootaru has made it clear in
Sri Raghavendra Tantra very beautifully that:
Appanacharya Krishnakhyou Tatraapi Dwija Roopataha
Samhata Prahatou Jaatou Tasya Priyou Sada
Sri Krishnavadhootaru was born in the year 1835 AD, Manmatha Naama
Samvastara Maagha Shuddha Dashami, the most auspicious day of
Rathasaptami to Venkataramanachar and Triveni Satvika Dampati in a
small village called Devanakere on the bank of the
Tungabhadra river near Harapanahalli. Today this village is
in the womb of the Sacred Tungabhadra dam. Just like several villages
this Devankere village is also drowned in the dam.
Venkataramanachar desired that his son must become a great scholar.
But owing to the poverty, the high ambitious father
Venkataramanachar gave his son when he was three months old to Sri
Halekoti Bheemasenacharya and Venkamma they adopted the Child and
continued the same name as Muddukrishnacharya that is Sri
Krishnavadhootaru. By seeing the very eyes of the child they were
impressed a lot. Bheemasenacharya was an eminent scholar and holding a
very high position in the palace of Ghorpadae in Sondur. Soon
Muddukrishnacharya became a great scholar at an early age. As per the
tradition of the society in those days Muddukrishnacharya was
married when he was too young.
But this marriage never became an obstacle to continue his studies.Due
to several selfish problems in the family Muddukrishna left the house.
A great scholar, a great Chetana,wherever he went, he was honoured by
his knowledge and merit and at the same time our Krishnavadhootaru
never kept quiet, went on gaining and increasing his knowledge -
literary values ¬≠ logic ¬≠ poetics ≠ Shastra ¬≠
Vedanta and Nyaaya Shastra. Thus Krishnavadhootaru became a
profound Scholar and a perfect Pandit. His Knowledge was regarded and
respected in the society by the Pandits.
In Trivendrum there was a competition.Within twenty four minutes Sri
Krishnavadhootaru very easily composed Hundred Sanskrit Shlokas through
his Ashu Kavitva. He was honoured with the title Ghatika Shata Kavi and
awarded the Golden Kantha, usually all use Steel Kantha (writing
instrument). Visited Kanchi, Arani, Tirupati, Tirmalai Hills Swami
SrinivasaDevaru and Kalahasti the Sacred Seats of learning.
Such an extraordinary, Scholarly Chetana caught in the nutshell of
Vidhi, in the hands of the wicked persons, the Durvidhi encircled
there, the life of Krishnavadhoota was perverted. Came into
contact with Malayali Mantrika learnt doing all
that Apabhramsha Vidya , Kuvidya, Vaamachaara against the
norms of normal life of Sadaachara of our great Sri Sri
Madacharya. When He was indulged in Such activities like Maata Mantra,
Bhoota, Betaala, Vasheekarana married Rukmini, She became the second
wife.Thus our Krishnavadhoota completely immersed
in the materialistic life.
Our Mantralaya Rayaru the kind, the pious and the divine Saint always
moulded the personalities of his devotees.As per the Prerana
of Mantralaya Rayaru, Bhikshaalaya Sri Appanacharya
appeared in dream of Krishnavadhoota and reminded Krishnavadhoota -
before he attained the Anugraha of Rayaru he was only
Muddukrishnacharya and became AVADHOOTA by the blessings of Rayaru and
Appanachary. Krishnavadhootru never cared for this dream. During this
period he returned to Sondur and became the Ashthaan
Vidwan of Sondur palace. Gorphade the
king honoured Muddukrishnacharya by Chhatra, Chaamara and Pallakki. Got
ample opportunity to exhibit his abundant knowledge and creative
capacity. He also wrote Champu PANDURANGA VILASA CHAMPU in Sanskrit.
Again Sri Bichchale Sri Appanacharyaru appeared in the dream of
Krishnavadhootru and said "look! You are born for a very noble cause,
Mantralaya Rayaru likes you very much. From today onwards Chant the Sri
Raghavendra Gurustotra composed by me" and inspired Krishnavadhootru to
perform the Seva of Rayaru. Bhikshaalaya Guru Sri Apanacharya also
advised the Mantropadesha of Sri Vyasa and Sri Krishna.
This dream changed the entire life of Krishnavadhootaru. Put an end to
Apabhramsha Vidya and Vamachaara. Found a metamorphosis change in his
life. By the blessings of Rayaru always remembering Mantralaya Rayaru ,
Krishnavadhootaru came to know about his previous Janmas and
immediately surrendered to the lotus feet of Mantralaya Sri
Raghavendrateertharu and Bhikshaalaya Sri Appanacharyaru. Bhikshaalaya
Sri Appanacharyaru a prime devotee of our Gurusarvabhoumaru, who has
attained the complete Anugraha of Rayaru and played a major role in
moulding the life of Muddukrishna. It is Sri
Appanacharyaru who has transformed Muddukrishnachaya to
Krishnavadhootaru. We are bent with gratitude to Sri Bichchale
Appanaryaru that he alone persuaded as per the will and wish
of our Mantralaya Divya Chetana Sri Raghavendrateertharu.
Krishnavadhoota‚€™s life was filled with fragrance of devotion towards
the Saint of Mantralaya. Became a beloved devotee of Rayaru. By Sri
Appanacharya Krishnavadhoota came very close to Rayaru. Owing to his
tremendous knowledge soon he became Aparokshagnyaani. In Sri
Raghavendra Tantra Krishnavadhootaru has mentioned:
Yaha Poorva Bodhaayaamaasa Swapne Maam Vimukham Guroho
Dwatrimasha Varsha Paryantam Durachara Ratam Sada
That for thirty two years Krishnavadhoota was in worldly life doing all
the acts and deeds against the Sadachara of our Sri Madacharya. In the
dream Appanacharya awakened him and lead on to the right path. Sri
Krishnavadhootaru has expressed his gratitude towards Bichchale
Appanacharya. Actually Appanacharyaru imparted the Mantralaya Rayara
Seva and Guru Deeksha.
Agnyaat Sri Gurustotrapyaettat Prabhruti Vishwasan
Gurustotrartha Maevaaham Pathan Gurumpoojayam
Krishnavadhootaru as said in the above Shloka started Chanting of
Gurustotra and the worship of Mantralaya Rayaru.
Devotees please note that how our Bichchale Sri
Appanacharya‚€™s Gurustotra is too Sacred and powerful. By
this act of Krishnavadhoota Rayaru was highly pleased and one day
Rayaru gave Divya Darshana in the dream.Blessed and described several
things to this great Devotee. Muddukrishnacharya left his house, wife,
wealth and all the relatives. Became a Viraagi,the feeling of Vairaagya
filled in his heart and veins. Started living in a
separate lonely place. He lived in the realm of Mantralaya and
Bhikshaalaya. Accepted and detailed the follies committed by him in his
early days in his writings. Thus it has made him to stand in the line
of Mahatmas today.
Described Sri Appanacharya as ‚€œSri Raghavendra Guruvanghri Samsakta
Dishanaagrani‚€�. In the dream guided the direction of
Guruseva. That made Krishnavadhootaru to acquire the
affection of Rayaru,and made it clear in Sri Raghavendra Tantra- A
Siddhi Grantha.Mantralaya Rayaru again appeared in the dream and said
first the devotees have to chant the Gurustotra of Bichchale
Appanacharya to get everything in life. Then do the Pathana of Sri
Raghavendra Tantra.Those who read and listen RaghavendraTantra Rayaru
will be highly pleased, and will get Veda and Shastras Knowledge and
Punya, and attain Siddhi-Gnyaana Siddhi-Sarva Siddhi :
Pathed Yadi Phalam Dadyaat Sadya Yeva Kalou Yugae.
Krishnavadhootaru also said that Bichcale Sri Appanacharya is to be
remembered always. We have to pronounce
Appanacharya Gurubhyo Namaha
Bhjikshaalaya Appanacharya Gurubhyo Namaha.
Jpaet Paschaat Appanarya Naam Mantram Jpaed Yatha
Appanaryaaya Namaha Ityashtaksharo Manuhu
For Quick Siddhi we have to remember Sri Appanacharyaru who has
completely understood Rayaru and always followed like a shadow of
Rayaru. For the sake of this only Rayaru sent Appanacharya away from
Mantralaya on Shraavana Krishna Paksha Dwiteeya, as he cannot tolerate
and see the separation of his beloved Guru that too
Dear Devotees it is very clear that for the sake of Sri Raghavendra
Tantra only Sri Krishnavadhootaru was born as Appanacharya was born for
the sake of Sri Raghavendra Stotra and Mangalashtaka. Rayaru is the
Father-Mother- Friend- Relative and Kind Magnanimous Donor of
Everything to his devotees. Rayaru is the King, Protector, Guru. So the
Devotee Krishnavadhootaru says I am your son, please take care of me
Tvam Mae Maata Tvam Pita Tvam Sakhaa Cha
Tvam Mae Bandhuhu Tvam Cha Daata Dayaluhu
Tvam Mae Raja Paalakastvam Guruscha
Putroham Tae Paahi Maam Raghavendra
Again Rayaru appeared in the dream of Krishnavadhootaru and
blessed a lot. In the most touching manner this devotee has
prayed to Rayaru : You are everything, without you there is no Gnyaana,
you are the Kind Chetana for my Uddhaara.
Paapeenaam Agraganyoham Dayaloonaam Tvamagraneehi
Tvaam Vina Na Hi Gnyaanenyam Mamaadya Uddhaara
Dear devotees we are really surprised to know that Sri
Krishnavadhootaru has written fifty books. Among them some are lost and
several manuscripts have vanished. Even today a few manuscripts are
still available and I request to our Raja S.Pavamanachar, the architect
of the Adhyatma Kendra in Mantralaya and the Grand Son of our
Sri Sujayeendrateertharu to acquire them preserve and publish. With all
this we find today that there are seventeen works of Sri
Krishnavadhootaru are available today and are published. Among all
these Sri Raghavendra Tantra is the Superb and
the most Valued to all of us.
Sri Krishnavadhootaru attained the Power of Shaapa and Anugraha by
Rayaru. But he never used, or made a show. Still in the normal way
whatever he used to say to others, they became true to the Devotees.
Once a Devotee Resident of Mantralaya Prayed to Rayaru
to fulfill his desire and he will feed one lakh Brahmins.
Rayaru soon fulfilled the desire of that Devotee. Then the Devotee
thought it is beyond his Capacity to feed one lakh
Brahmins, again Prayed to Rayaru. Rayaru appeared in his dream and said
that tomorrow in the afternoon a Brahmin will come to your house for
meals. Feed him. That is equal to the feeding of one lakh Brahmins.The
next morning the Devotee made all the preparations along with
PanchaBhaksha Paramaana, though it was 1pm, no body came to his house.
Again he came to Mutt stood before Rayara Brindavana Praying that no
body has turned up so far.Krishnavadhootaru was standing near
by and said to him, that I will be to your
house and have meals there only. The Devotees joy knew no
bonds. This incident happened in Mantralaya.We Devotees are surprised
to see the ability of Krishnavadhootaru.Thus Rayaru showed to the whole
world that he is equal to one lakh Brahmins.
All these things prove that Sri Krishnavadhootaru has attained the
Anugraha of Mantralaya Rayaru. Bhikshaalaya Sri Appanacharyaru
and Sondur Sri Krishnavadhootaru can be
described as the two Eyes of Knowledge of the Devotees of Mantralaya
Vairaagya Shiromani Krishnavadhootaru reached Hampi. At the Sanctum of
Chakrateertha Sri Yantroddhaaraka Sri Prana Devaru installed
by Sri Vyasarayaru did Tapasya, then near the Chakrateertha at the
Shambhunatha Cave Krishnavadhootaru performed Tapasya for Eight Years
by Yoga Siddhi to attain the Anugraha of Mantralaya Rayaru. He wanted
to become a Sanyasi. But Rayaru did not agree for
that and said You are Avadhoota Gnyaani Devotee Yogi. This much is
sufficient. After the Anugraha of Rayaru left Pampa
Kshetra and stayed in Adoni near Mantralaya opened a Sanskrit School
and allowed to learn all. Irrespective of
caste and creed. As he was the follower of Rayaru. He is in
the hearts of the Devotees. Mantralaya Rayaru became too dear and near
for his honest Confession Repentance
Thus Muddukrishnacharya became Sri Krishnavadhootaru. Mantralaya Rayaru
is the architect of his life.
The great work Sri Raghavendra Tantra is as important as our
Bhikshaalaya Sri Appanacharya‚€™s Sri Gurustotra and Mangalashtaka.
Dear Devotees, the Holy and the Sacred Personalities have shined on the
bank the Sacred Tungabhadra which is equal to the Sarayu river of
Ayodhya. While concluding I would like to quote the
Mangalashtaka of Bichcale Sri Appanacharya:
Sri Raghavendrateertharu is like a bee to the lotus feet of Sri
Rama,Rayaru is a prominent figure in the family of Sri Madacharya
Parampara. The sober followers and devotees are like the stars and
Rayaru is like the Moon. Rayaru is Kalpavruksha to his crores and
crores of his devotees,always worshipping Sri Hari in fond
rememberance.To the evil deeds papas and darkness Rayaru is like the
Sun Such a fine Guru Sri Raghavendra Yati Sarvabhouma always Bless and
Sri MadRama Padaaravinda Madhupaha Sri Madhwa
Sachchishoyduganodupaha Shrita Jagat Geervaana
Atyartham ManaskrutaAchyuta Japaha
Sri Mat Sadguru Raghavendra Yatiraat Kuryaat Dhruvam