(Sri Raghavendra Swamy 352nd Aradhana Special part 2)

Date Sep 7, 2023


Dear Devotees : Namaskara.

| Sri MannMoolaRamastu Mannmathe Moolamahasamsthhaana Mantralaya Sri Rayaramathe||

Sri Raghavendra Swamy 352nd Aradhana Special part 2 is described in Mantralaya(1054) .


In the last series we saw how Sri RaghavendraTeertharu is blessing world devotees by sitting alive in Mantralaya by the blessings of Sri Hari.

Rayaru is renowned as the Kalpa Vruksha and Kamadhenu. For those who offer their prayers to Sri RaghavendraTeertharu, Rayaru has consistently granted their wishes, with numerous miraculous occurrences as proof to this day.

There are a few significant details that we should acknowledge regarding Sri RaghavendraTeertharu's Brindavana. As you may be aware, the location of Rayaru's Brindavana holds great power, as it was the site where Sri Prahalad conducted numerous Yagnayas, and the Lord appeared there on multiple occasions. It's worth noting that the stone Brindavana itself is the very stone upon which Sri Rama once paused to rest.

As per Lord Narayana's promise to Rayaru, Lord manifests in four distinct forms within the vicinity. Positioned on the front side of Rayaru's Brindavana, Lord Sri Narashima Devaru vigilantly resides, safeguarding against obstacles. Progressing clockwise, on Rayaru's right side, Lord Sri Rama is present, granting success and fulfilling desires. On the opposite side, at the back, Lord Sri Krishna graciously resides, bestowing all auspicious occasions like weddings and other events. Furthermore, on the remaining side , Rayaru's left side, the venerable Sage Sri Vedavyasaru imparts knowledge and wisdom.

The sight of Lord Sri Narashima, Sri Rama, Sri Krishna, and Vedavyasaru residing contentedly within Rayara Brindavana is truly remarkable. Alongside them, the entire divine family and esteemed sages such as MadhwaCharyaru, Jayateertharu, and countless others find their abode in this sacred place.

Below is the incident which marks the presence of Lord Sri Hari in four forms

During the time of Sri SushameendraTeertharu, there was a knowledgeable scholar, Sudha Pandit. He had a puzzling question on his mind and had come to seek answers as he had debated for a few days. Sudha Pandit stood near the left side of Sri Rayaru's shrine, deep in thought.

While Sudha Pandit was lost in contemplation, Sri SushameendraTeertharu began to perform the Pradakshina around Sri Rayaru's Brindavana. What Sudha Pandit didn't realize was that Sri SushameendraTeertharu had noticed his dilemma.When Sri SushameendraTeertharu reached the left side of Sri Rayaru's Brindavana, SushameendraTeertharu paused and turned to Sudha Pandit. With a calm and knowing expression, said, "Read SudhaParimala, page number..."
Sudha Pandit was utterly surprised because he hadn't spoken a word about his question. Yet, it seemed as if the SushameendraTeertharu had somehow understood what was bothering him. With great respect, Sudha Pandit read the passage as instructed by SushameendraTeertharu.

This was a mysterious connection between the spiritual and the devoted. Unknown to everyone, Lord Sri Vedavyasaru, the revered sage dwelling in that sacred place, had guided Sri SushameendraTeertharu to address the questions that had been troubling Sudha Pandit.
In this beautiful blend of faith and wisdom, Sudha Pandit's unspoken plea found its answer. It demonstrated the profound and magical ways in which the enlightened souls of Mantralaya bridged the gap between the earthly and the divine, providing solace to those seeking guidance.

My father, Sri Raghvendra Patwari, used to recount a profound incident that illustrates the living presence of Sri Rayaru within his Brindavana. Once, Sri Vijaya Dasaru, filled with unwavering devotion, desired to offer Hastodaka to Sri Rayaru in Mantralaya. Standing in close proximity to the Brindavana, Dasaru awaited this auspicious moment. The cook, responsible for preparing the offering, brought the Hastodaka, but Sri Vijaya Dasaru requested him to wait.

Dasaru patiently waited for an extended period before finally presenting the Hastodaka to Sri RaghavendraTeertharu. Later, after the midday meal, the cook approached Dasaru and inquired, "Dasa Gurugale, why did you make me wait for so long?" Sri Vijaya Dasaru responded with profound insight, explaining that within the Brindavana, Sri Rayaru was engaged in the worship of Moola Rama Devaru (the primary deity), and only after this sacred ritual had been completed did he offer the Hastodaka. This incident exemplifies the living presence and divine activities of Sri Rayaru within his sacred abode.In the presence of Sri Rayara Brindavana, Vijaya Dasaru experienced an overwhelming and divine surge of positive energy. As Dasaru stood before the Brindavana, something extraordinary unfolded. Instead of merely seeing the stone structure, he beheld the divine manifestations of Sri Rama, Sri Narahari (Lord Narasimha), Sri Krishna, and Vedavyasaru, accompanied by their entire celestial families.In this sacred vision, Dasaru witnessed Sri Hanuman, Bhima, and Madhwa Rayaru devoutly worshiping the Lords. He saw Brahma and Shiva, along with their divine entourages, present and reverent. Near them, Dasaru observed Jayateertharu immersed in the recitation of Niya Sudha, the sacred hymn.Overwhelmed with devotional ecstasy, tears of joy welled up in Sri Vijaya Dasaru's eyes, as he basked in the divine splendor of this extraordinary sight.

We express our deepest gratitude to Lord Narayana for blessing us with the presence of Sri Rayaru. Sri Rayaru, in his boundless compassion, generously shares the wealth of his accumulated Punya Karma with ordinary souls like us, guiding us on the path of righteousness and spiritual growth

The devotion towards Sri Raghavendrateertharu is the ultimate truth and is the most simple and effective way to reach Sri Hari  - "NAMBI KETTAVARILLAVO EE GURUGALA"! “Those who have complete faith in this Guru will never be disappointed.”