(Miracle of Sri SushameendraTeertharu)

Date : Jan 4, 2024


Dear Devotees : Namaskara.

| Sri MannMoolaRamastu Mannmathe Moolamahasamsthhaana Mantralaya Sri Rayaramathe||


The teachings of Krishna, the TulaBhara miracle of Sri SushameendraTeertharu is described in Mantralaya (1071).


In Mantralaya(1070), we witnessed Lord Krishna's profound teachings, emphasizing that only love and devotion can triumph. This lesson unfolded through the Tula Bhara incident. Additionally, we observed how Mantralaya Rayaru Mutt is actively embodying Krishna's teachings by placing paramount importance on love and devotion to the Lord and Rayaru. The Mutt serves as a shining example of treating all devotees with equal respect and care.

In this article, I aim to elucidate the Tula Bhara incident that transpired during the tenure of Sri SushameendraTeertharu.

Sri Raghavendra Swamiji stands as the "Kamadhenu-Kalpavruksha" in Kaliyuga for a multitude of devotees seeking divine refuge. Rayaru liberates them from sins and fulfills their wishes. It can unequivocally be stated that only individuals with divine virtues and those blessed by Divinity can occupy the seat adorned by such a monumental saint throughout history. The highly revered Sri Sushameendratheertha belongs to this esteemed lineage. Sushameendratheertha was known as Suprajnendracharya, originating from the sacred lineage of Sri Gururaja of the 'Beegamudre' family of Gouthama Gothra in Shashtika Kula, renowned for their accomplishments in the realm of learning.

Sri Sushameendratheertha embodies the essence of a divinely ascetic soul. Swamiji's innocence and warmth can be likened to that of a child and the vastness of the sea. These exceptional qualities converge into a smile on his spiritually radiant face, providing devotees who kneel before him with nothing but the assurance of divine grace. Perhaps due to his piety and extraordinary humility, Swamiji has become most beloved to Sri Rayaru. Therefore, through Swamiji, that great saint performs miracles and undertakes noble deeds for the prosperity and welfare of humankind

One day, a humble devotee, extended the heartfelt invitation to the revered Swamiji Sri SushameendraTeertharu for a TulaBhara ceremony. With a benevolent smile, Sri SushameendraTeertharu accepted the invitation, sensing that this event would unfold as a beautiful chapter in the tapestry of divine experiences.
As the auspicious day dawned, the air was filled with anticipation. The TulaBhara venue was adorned with flowers and fragrant incense, creating an ambiance of spiritual tranquility. Sri SushameendraTeertharu, adorned in saffron, radiated a divine aura, symbolizing the embodiment of love and devotion.

The ceremony commenced as Sri SushameendraTeertharu gracefully took his place on one side of the ornate balance. Alongside him rested the sacred books of Sri Rayaru, containing the timeless wisdom and teachings of Lord Krishna and MadhwaCharyaru that had guided countless souls on their spiritual journeys. Nestled in a small box was Rayaru's Brindavana, a sacred divine presence.

The Devotee, eager to start TulaBhara, began placing currency coins one by one on the opposite side of the balance. With each coin, hoping that the offering exceeded the anticipated weight of Sri SushameendraTeertharu. To the amazement of the gathered devotees, the balance remained unmoved, as if enchanted by an invisible force.

A hushed silence fell over the crowd, and the devotee, now bewildered, sought solace in the gaze of Sri SushameendraTeertharu. The compassionate Swamiji, with eyes that held the depth of ancient wisdom, observed the devotee's perplexed expression. In that moment of profound connection, Sri SushameendraTeertharu decided to unfold a divine lesson.
With a gentle nod, Sri SushameendraTeertharu directed his disciples to chant the sacred mantra, "Om Sri Raghavendraya Namaha" and to place their hands on the other side of the balance. The disciples began chanting "Om Sri Raghavendraya Namaha" with devotion, their voices weaving a tapestry of divine vibrations. The devotee, now humbled and guided by the grace of Sri SushameendraTeertharu, joined in the celestial chorus.
As the melodious chants resonated through the sacred space, a miraculous transformation unfolded. The balance, once resistant, yielded to the power of devotion, lifting Sri SushameendraTeertharu gracefully. The atmosphere echoed with joyous exclamations, and the devotee, now overwhelmed with gratitude, witnessed the divine intervention that had transpired before his eyes.

Later, in a moment of reflection, Sri SushameendraTeertharu elucidated the profound lesson. Swamiji revealed that the true essence of the TulaBhara lay not merely in the material weight of the coins but in the immeasurable weight of genuine love and devotion towards Sri Rayaru. The sacred books of Sri RaghavendraTeertharu and the Brindavana represented the spiritual connection that transcended the physical realm, illustrating the timeless truth that pure love alone could balance the scales of devotion.

This enchanting tale of Tula Bhara became a cherished chapter in the spiritual legacy of Sri SushameendraTeertharu, echoing through the hearts of devotees as a testament to the transformative power of authentic devotion.

Mantralaya Sri Rayaru Mutt, steeped in devotion and humility, became an oasis where the devotees sought refuge, finding solace in the timeless teachings that only love and devotion could truly unite the human spirit with the divine. As the Sri Rayara Mutt continued to stand as a beacon of spiritual light, it carried forth the legacy of Krishna's teachings, inviting all seekers to immerse themselves in the boundless ocean of love and devotion towards the Lord and Sri Rayaru.

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.”