(Sri Padmanabhateertharu and miracle to Sri SubudhendraTeertharu)

Date Dec 14, 2023


Dear Devotees : Namaskara.

| Sri MannMoolaRamastu Mannmathe Moolamahasamsthhaana Mantralaya Sri Rayaramathe||


Marking the 700th-year Aradhana of Sri Sri Padmanabhateertharu, the esteemed Swamiji, H.H. Sri SubudhendraTeertharu of Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt,  conducted the Purva and Madhya Aradhane at NavaBrindavana. The details of this grand event and the miraculous occurrence are eloquently described in Mantralaya (1068).


The famed island of Anegundi, situated near Hampi and globally recognized as Navabrindavana, holds the status of the most sacred and holy place. Acknowledging the profound significance of this sanctum, the Nine Yatis of Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, in the lineage of Sri Madhwacharya Parampara, have deliberately selected and aspired for this location, seeking everlasting peace and tranquility.

NavaVrindana is a sacred location where nine revered Madhwa Yatis reside in this serene and holy space. These divine Yatis bestow their blessings upon the world.

Sri Padmanabhateertharu
Sri Jayateertharu
Sri Kavindratertharu
Sri Vageeshteertharu
Sri Vysarajaru
Sri Ramateertharu
Sri Srinivasteertharu
Sri Sudheendrateertharu
Sri GovindaVodeyaru

The inaugural brindavana is a tribute to our esteemed Sri Padmanabhateertharu, who entered the ashrama directly under the guidance of Sri Acharya Madhwaru. Sri Padmanabhateertharu is distinguished as the first Ashrama Shishya of Acharya Madhwaru, the pioneering Advaita disciple converted by Acharya Madhwaru, the principal commentator on Acharya Madhwaru's Granthas, the trailblazer in disseminating the works of Acharya Madhwaru, and the first yati to have Brindavana.

We joyously commemorated the 700th-year Aradhana of Sri Sri Padmanabhateertharu. The revered Swamiji, H.H. Sri Subudhendra Teertha Swamiji of Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, conducted the Purva (first day) and Madhya (second day) Aradhana with profound devotion at the sacred Navabrindavana. The resonance of Vedic chants, hymns, and Hari Dasa songs filled the air, creating a divine ambiance. The enchanting melodies reached the ears of Goddess TungaBhadra, infusing the surroundings with a calming coolness. Swamiji H.H. Sri Subudhendra Teertharu's pooja seemed like a celestial celebration in Vaikunta.

In the morning, H.H. Sri Subudhendra Teertharu conducted the Nirmalya Visharjane and Panchamrutabhisheka ceremonies for Sri Padmanabhateerthara, followed by Mudra Dharane. Subsequently, a special Sri Moola Ramadevara Pooja and Maha Mangalarati were performed for Sri Padmanabha Teertharu. The auspicious occasion witnessed a large gathering of devotees who joined in the celebration. The Brindavana of Sri Padmanabha Teertharu was adorned with a vibrant green Pavilion and an array of colorful flowers. The evening of the first day featured numerous devotional and cultural festivities. H.H. Sri SubudhendraTeertharu delivered an enlightening discourse on the greatness of Sri Padmanabhateertharu.

It appears that all nine Yatis deliberately selected this sacred place for their yogic practices, Japa, and Tapas within the sacred confines of the Brindavana. The pure breeze and pristine waters of holy Anegundi not only prove to be invigorating but also calming. Memories of the Ramayana, Kishkindha, Vaali, and Sugreeva flash vividly in our minds. In ancient times, the revered Saptarshis resided on this sacred island, dedicating themselves to tapa and Japa for several centuries before ascending to heaven, Swarga, with their mortal bodies. The profound holiness and sanctity of this island led the esteemed Yatis of the Sri Acharya Madhwa Raghavendra Swamy mutt Parampara to seek it for their eternal peace and tranquility. Today, this island is renowned as NavaBrindavana, drawing devotees from every corner of the globe. The Nava Vrundavana, arranged in a circular form, comprises nine Brindavanas of the Yatis.

At the center of all the Brindavanas, we find the representation of Sri Hanuma­ Bheema­ Madhwaru, known as Praanadevaru, facing the Brindavanas. Maruti is a pleasing presence on this sacred land. Due to the residence of the nine sacred Yatis, it has become NavaBrindavana. Upon arriving in Anegundi, a visit to Sri Rayara Mutt is recommended to have darshana of the Mruttika Brindavana, where Sri Raghavendrateertharu spent days with Sri Sudheendrateertharu. The revered Gururayaru of Mantralaya had a fondness for Hampi and NavaBrindavana. The Archaks of Anegundi NavaBrindavana Rayara Mutt willingly guide visitors to NavaBrindavana, which can be reached by crossing the Tungabhadra River, with boating facilities available on the riverbank. The scenes during morning and evening boat rides, as well as at the sanctum, are breathtaking, with a vast rocky bed and Tungabhadra flowing on both sides with two distinct names for the sacred teerthas.

A miraculous event unfolded as H.H. Sri SubudhendraTeertharu embarked on a boat ride back to the opposite bank on Dec 11, 2023. With unwavering devotion, Swamiji prayed to Sri Padmanabhateertharu and Jayateertharu after completing the pooja, seated on the boat alongside Moola Rama Devaru. To everyone's astonishment, Swamiji and the passengers witnessed bulls suddenly appearing and swimming over the water. They approached the boat closely, seemingly expressing joy.As we are aware, Sri Jayateertharu was born as a bull in a previous life and used to listen to the teachings of Sri Madhwacharyaru. Now, the same Jayateertharu appeared in the form of a bull, approaching the boat to convey his happiness with the celebrations of his Guru Sri Padmanabhateertharu conducted by H.H. Sri SubudhendraTeertharu. This event was reminiscent of similar indications witnessed by Swamiji during previous poojas to Sri Jayateertharu and Sri Padmanabhateertharu in the same location.

Miracles unfold in this place when pure devotion resonates with the hearts of sacred Madhwa Yatis. We consider ourselves fortunate to witness the magnificent celebrations led by H.H. Sri SubudhendraTeertharu.

Let’s dig deep into why this entire Hami is so sacred in our next article and life story of Sri Padmanabhateertharu.

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.”