(Diwan Venkanna's preparations for
the stay of Rayary in Mantralaya)
: 27 July 2006
Diwan Venkanna made elaborate preparations for the stay
of our Sri Raghavendrateertharu in Mantralaya. Frequent visit of Rayaru
Bichchale for Sri Appanacharya,Japadakatte and the miracle of Rayaru are
described in Bhikshaalaya(6).
Diwan Venkanna took keen interest in making
arrangements for the stay of Sri Raghavendra Gurusarvabhoumaru in Mantralaya.
He invited sadhus,sajjanas and the brahmins. Built the Village
Manchale(Mantralaya) on a much elevated place, that the overflow and spate of
Tungabhadra river should not harm,as there was no Tungabhadra dam during those
days.Sri Rayaru felt extremely happy in Mantralaya and desired to reside in
Yogamudra - in Brindavana in Mantralaya. Venkanna constructed the temple of Sri Tirumala Srinivasa Devaru - the Kula
Swami of our Rayaru and Rayaru made the Pratishthhaapana of Srinivasa Devaru in
Mantralaya. Kula Swami Sri Venkateshwara and Kula Devi Manchalemma
temples are the main attraction in Mantralaya to the devotees of Mantralaya
Rayaru lived in Mantralaya with satisfaction.Venkanna was visiting twice in a
week and looking after the Sri Matha and Rayaru. Whenever Rayaru thought
of Appanacharya, Rayaru was going to Bichchale frequently irrespective of
time and day. The Heart of Rayaru was always throbbing for Bichchale
Appanacharya.Similar was the state of heart and mind of Appanacharya.
Appanacharya insisted, requested Rayaru to sit on the SACRED JAPADAKATTE in
Bichchale and he used to squat on the feet of Rayaru with devotion and
obedience, surrendered completely. Their talk, interaction were so
affectionate ! Today we feel that how lucky is our Appanacharya
lived and stayed with Rayaru. Appanacharya has completely and fully
understood Rayaru as mentioned in Gurustotra: APAEKSHITA PRADAATAANYO
RAGHAVENDRAAN NA VIDYATAE - whatever we desire, ask, wish Rayaru will
fulfill.In this regard Rayaru is second to none. This is really true.
a fortnight we are celebrating the Aaradhana of 335th.year’s.
Even to this day the sentence of Sri Appanacharya’s
Gurustotra holds valid, that too in the United States of America. A
sober couple Sri Moka Nagarajarao and Kum.Sow. Raghamma of Raichur, very near
to Mantralaya lived in Santee,CA,on
the bank of Pacific Ocean. Great devotees of
Rayaru residing there always remember Rayaru daily pronouncing Mantralaya not
less than 20 times. Sri Moka Nagarajarao performs Rayara Ashtottara on every
Thursday. Owing to the oldage,poor health problem of Moka Nagarajarao
Sow.Raghamma wished for Muttaidae Bhaagya - she should expire before her
husband and should never get widowship (vaidhavya). With this
intention,desire,apaeksha Raghamma prayed Mantralaya Rayaru for Mukti-end of
her life, as all the daughters are settled and grand children are all fine.
the distance is about of 30,000 miles Rayaru listened the prayer of Raghamma.
Her devotional routine,character and always doing good to the others were all
noticed by Rayaru. Though she was healthy, suddenly she became sick and felt
the shortage of oxygen while breathing .Due to the advanced facilities in the
field of medical science lived, carried oxygen for a few months. Prayed Rayaru
to take her to his feet that too on Thursday. On that Thursday July 27th
Raghamma listened Sri Appanacharya’s Stotra Ashtottara by her
husband. As the day was going she went on becoming weak, pale looked at Rayara
Photo, smiled, saw all her people and asked to pour Ganga Jala in her mouth by
her relatives and said I am going towards the feet of Rayaru. Very
happily,calmly Raghamma breathed her last breath, On Thursday Shraavana Shukla
Dwiteeya in the Magha Nakshatra, when Mantralaya Rayara Aaradhana is only
a fortnight. She obtained Moksha-Sadgati-Muttaidae Bhaagya by Mantralaya Rayaru
as per her Desire:APAEKSHITAPRADAATAANYO RAGHAVENDRAAN NA VIDAYATAE
Diwan Venkannana Sakala
Sadhu Sajjana Vipra
Manchale Uura Nirmitiyannu
Reetiyali Yettaradi Kattiharu
Manchale Mantra Siddhiya
Tamma Kula Swami
Yogya Pooja Kainkarya
Devi Manchalemmana Gudi
Jeeva Nenesalu Saaguvaru
Gottina Kattaleya Kalachida
Antarangada Shishya Bhakta Premi
Yeradoo Kalugala Mandeyanu
Rayara Paada Kamalagalali
Mohaka Drushya !
Stotradali Heliharu :
Maha Saagarada Dadada
Nagarajarayaru Sow. Raghamma
Deseyinda Makkala Bali
Mantralaya Japa Nenapu !
Ibbarigae Rayaradae Chintanae !
Prati Guruvaara Tappadae
Aarogya Atyanta Naajuku
Rayaranu Nere Nambi
Mantralaya Rayaru Moovattu Saavira
Doorada Koogannu Moraeyannu
Saluvaagi Praana Vaayuvina
Adhikavayetu Aaga !
Rashtra Vaidya Savalattu
Ninna Paadada Balige
Andu Bhaktiyali Keli
Rayara Vaara Ande
Seralu Beku Yendu Bayasidalu
Rayara Bhaktara Nenesutta
Ganga Jalava Yellara Kaiyinda
Nagu Naguta Hoguvenu Yendu
Nakshatradali Guruvaara Shraavana
Dwiteeya Rayara Aaradhanege
Yerdau Vaara Viruvaaga
Vaakya Satya Nitya.