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Sri Rama Charitra Manjari

Hare Srinivasa,

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Today is auspicious Sri Rama Navami. This is the first habba we celebrate every year after Yugadi. Our great Sri Rayaru has condensed the holy grantha Srimad Ramayana in just 11 verses and  composed Sri Rama Charitra Manjari and given it  for us. On this sacred day, let us all chant this stotra and get the benefit of reciting Srimad Ramayana and get the blessings of Sri Rama Devaru.



Here are the links for Stotra text:   Sanskrit   |   English

|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||



Sri Yantroddharaka Parayana Yajna

Hare Srinivasa,

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Sri Sri Vidyashreesha Theertha Swamiji, Sri Vyasaraja Mutt has made a sankalpa of doing Dasa Laksha(10  Lakhs) avruthi Parayana of Sri Yanthroddharaka Hanumath Stotra by the great Madhwa Saint Sri Sri Vyasarajaru.

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Swamiji invites all sajjanas to join this noble  and sacred initiative and start doing Parayana everyday from their homes for lokakshema. Devotees can register online here.

Please find the brochures in the below links:

  Kannada  |  Tamil

|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||


Sri Madhwa Vijaya – ADYANTA SHLOKAS

Hare Srinivasa,

Madhwa Vijaya Mahakavya is very very important grantha to us next only to Hari Vayustuthi. Unlike other followers, we have one and only Madhwa Vijaya written by Sri Narayana Panditacharyaru whose father Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya has given us the great Vayaustuthi. It is said that all devatas recite Madhwa Vijaya every day even now. Sri V Prabhanjanachar equates this grantha with other shastra granthas as this talk about someone who has given us Sarvamoola!!

I have heard in pravachana about this noteworthy incident wherein a conversation happens between one Swamiji and a Vidhyarti. In the course of their talk, Swamiji poses a question to the student “What grantha are you doing adhyayana now ?” You know what happened…. the student excused himself and ran to the nearby well, made snaana and rushed back to Swamiji and said ” Madhwa Vijaya “. Even for uttering the name of the grantha, he became madi and replied. Then imagine how much reverence our elders have given to this grantha and can you imagine the benefits of chanting this grantha regularly. It is also said that one who does parayana of SMV regularly will certainly get the grace of Sri Acharya Madhwaru and will become eligible and get opportunity to study Sarvamoola grantha.

We have seen there are several parayana teams existing as part of different Madhwa Sanghas across cities, which are doing regular parayana of Sumadhwa Vijaya. I am thankful and proud to be part of Yati Thraya Parayana Samiti affiliated to Sri Raghavendra Swamy Brindavanam Trust, Nanganallur. Also I have seen many pundits who have made it a habit of reciting one Sarga of Madhwa Vijaya every day. There is another practice as well and for those who are not able to recite the entire 1008 shlokas, it is said that by reciting the first and the last Shloka of each sarga, one would get thee same merit of reading the entire Madhwa Vijaya. This method is popularly known as ‘Adyanta Shloka parayana’

My friend and YTPS Member Sri Ananthapadmanabhan has created and shared the attached Madhwa Vijaya Adyanta Shloka in Tamil. He has shared in the larger interest of our community so that those interested can download this pdf and use it for daily parayana. Many thanks to Sri Ananth!!

SMV Adyanta Shlokas

Madhwa Vijaya Audio Links:

Introduction to Sumadhwa Vijaya by Sri V Prabhanjanachar



|| Sri Krishnarpanamastu ||

Sri Raghavendra Ashtaka – Sri Suvidyendra Teertharu

Hare Srinivasa,

His Holiness Abhinava Shuka Muni Sri Suvidyendra Teertharu undoubtedly considered one among the shining stars of Madhwa Philosohpy. Recently he has composed the below given interesting and easy to learn Stotra on Sri Rayaru. Shri Shripadara adhbhutha pandithya in Shrimadh Acharyara shastra, Shri Shripadaru is not only an expert/authority in Shri Vyasa Sahithya, but also in Shri Hari dasa sahithya. The scholarship of Shri Shripadaru is unmatched. 

Shri Shripadaru has unparalled pravachana chaturya, especially discourses  on Shrimadh Bhagavatha grantha. Shrimadh Harikathamruthasara, other Shri vyasa/dasa sahithya gramthas and takes the audience to ecstasy of Hari bhakthi. For the current generation sadh VaishNavas, Shri Shripadaru is one the best Shri parama hamsaru who gives suktha parihara for all the samshayas (shastra sandeha).



Shri Shripadaru has delivered more than 1008 Shrimadh Bhagavatha sapthaahas till now. Words cannot explain the bliss experienced listening to the wonderful Shrimadh Bhagavatha pravachana of Shri ShripAdaru. I was fortunate to attend his Saptaaha program last year during the Adhika Masa in Srirangam SRS Mutt. He gave pravachana during morning and evening every day for 7 days and every one returned home with a sense of fulfillment for having been able to spend the first seven days of the holy and sacred Adhika masa in such a way.


Please find the text of Sri Raghavendra Ashtaka composed by Shripadaru in Sanskrit, English and Tamil below.




||  Shri Krishnaarpanamastu ||

Guru Raghavendra Stotra

Hare Srinivasa!

Om Sri Raghavendraya Namaha!

I have uploaded the audio of the great Sri Raghavendra Stotra written by Shri Appanacharya which is recited every day in almost every madhwa home by Rayaru devotees.

Mantralaya Mahan Sri Raghavendra Swamigalu

As you all know, Rayaru sitting in the Brindavana has listened the Gurustotra fully by his dear disciple, and completed the stotra by saying SAAKSHI HAYASTOTRAHI from the brindavana. At that time Rayaru was Chanting Hayagreeva Mantra, said Hayagreeva Roopi Sri Hari is the witness for all this what has been told in the Gurustotra. Like Trivikrama Pandithacharya’s Vayustuthi getting the stamp of approval from none other than our Jagadguru Shrimadhacharyaru, Rayaru has approved this great stotra. And the merits of chanting this stotra, the phala-shruti that is part of the stotra says it all and what can we add to that!

Please listen to Sri Guru Rayara Stotra in the attached YouTube link. 


If you need the Text of this Shloka, please click here.  

||  Sri Krishnaarpanamastu ||







I have launched on an initiative to start creating posts on our great stotras and mantras like Hari Vayustuthi, Madhwa Vijaya and so on.. You may wonder what is there new to write on these, when enough has been said and written and lots of things are already there in web. Yes, I agree and my only humble intention is to try and collect as much links as possible (through self-research and valuable inputs from all of you) and provide them together in one page. Such that tomorrow when someone is trying for more information on any of these, it would help to get all the relevant details and links in one place. With the blessings of Hari Vayu Gurugalu and active support from you, let us see how far we can take this.

Sri Madhwacharya

To being with, the first in the series will focus on the maha kavya the Madhwa Vijaya. This is also popularly known as Sumadhwa Vijaya. Like Hari Vayustuthi, this is very important and sacred stotra for Madhwas. I have heard in many pravachanas that one who chant this great Madhwa Vijaya daily would definitely get the blessings of Acharyaru and would in turn get the opportunity to learn and know Sarva Moola Grantha of Sriman Madhwacharya, this is for sure. Elders advise that atleast one sarga of Madhwa Vijaya is to be recited daily if not the entire stuff.



 Sri Narayana Pandithacharya
No of Chapters
 16 Sargas
No of Shlokas
 This is a Maha Kavya

Madhwa Vijaya or “The story of the victory of Madhwa” is a biography of the great Dvaita philosopher Sri Madhwacharya. It is authored by Sri Narayana Panditacharya, who was the son of Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya, one of the direct disciples of Madhwacharya. Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya was a famous advaita exponent of his time and converted himself to the Madhwa faith after having a debate with Sri Madhwacharya Himself for 7–8 days. He is also the author of the famous “Vayustuthi” which is recited by all devote Madhvas, daily, till date. You are all well aware of the dramatic moment of his life, on what he saw and how he came up with the 41 shlokas of Vayustuthi and Acharyaru Himself giving the stamp of approval and it became Hari Vayustuthi.

Madhwa Vijaya is a Sanskrit work and is composed of 16 sargas comprising 1008 shlokas. It starts with a description of the first two avatars of Vayu, namely Hanuman and Bhima. It then proceeds to describe the life of Sri Madhwa, who is the third avatar. Madhwa Vijaya contains detailed descriptions of various incidents of Sri Madhwa’s life and is the only authentic source of information about Madhwacharya that exists. Sri Narayana Panditacharya was a contemporary of Sri Madhwa which greatly adds to the authenticity of the work. The work contains many personal and intimate details of Sri Madhwacharya’s daily routine. All our great yatis have revered and celebrated this Madhwa Vijaya.

Madhwa Vijaya is a Maha Kavya and its style meets all the requirements of a Maha Kavya of Sanskrit Literature. MadhwaVijaya has several commentaries written on it which greatly helps the understanding of the Maha Kavya. Sri Narayana Panditacarya himself has written a commentary on his Maha Kavya MadhwaVijaya. This commentary is called Bhava Prakashika. This is a very useful commentary because the poet himself gives tha Kannada and Tulu names of several persons who are a part of Sri Madhwacharya’s Biography and the places which Sri Madvacarya has visited. In the Kavya these names are Sanskritised.

Namaste Pranesha… – The penultimate shloka from Shri Madhwa Vijaya (16-57) where Shri Narayana PanditAcharyaru describes Shri Vayu Devara moola roopa as well as 3 avatharagalu. Please click here to listen to this shloka.

    Namaste pranesa pranatavibhavayavanimagah
    namah svamin ramapriyatama hanuman guruguna |
    namastubhyam bhima prabalatama krsnesta bhagavan
    namah srimanmadhva pradisa sudrsam no jaya jaya     || 16-57 ||

Here are some of the links related to this great kavya.



  • Madhwa Vijaya stotra text in Sanskrit: Click here
  • Madhwa Vijaya stotra text in English: Click here
  • Madhwa Vijaya – Gist in English: Click here
  • SMV – English Meaning Shloka by Shloka: Click here
  • Sumadhwa Vijaya – English Translation: Click here
  • Audio

  • Madhwa Vijaya by TSR: Click here
  • [ includes a brief talk on intro and important shlokas in each sarga followed by parayana of entire sarga ]

  • Madhwa Vijaya – Intro by Sri Bannanje Govindacharya: Click here
  • SMV pravachana by Prabhanjanachar: Click here
  • SMV parayana by Vidyabhusana: Click here
  • SMV parayana by Bhimasenacharya DPart1    Part2   Part3   Part4
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