Posts Tagged ‘Acharyaru’

Ekadashi – Vichaara and Aachaara

Hare Srinivasa,

“Neither thousands of Ashwamedha sacrifices nor hundreds of Vajapeya sacrifices are equivalent to even one sixteenth the merits of fasting on an Ekadashi”

………….Acharya Madhwaru on Ekadasi in Sri Krishnamrutha Maharnava

Today is the most auspicious Ekadasi dina. This vratha is the holiest and very important among all vrathas and a MUST DO for all between 8 and 80 years. The central theme of Ekadasi fast is to feel a profound mystical experience in which the soul feels the nearness of God by various ritual acts.

Sri Madhwacharyaru in his work ‘Krishnamrutha Maharnava’ established beyond doubt that only after the practice of such a Vratha that our other activities bear fruit. One needs to keep in mind that no matter how many oppathu you do and all homa, pooja and parayana will be in vain, if one doesn’t follow Ekadasi anushtana as said by our Acharyaru.

Please click on the below link to read the contents from the booklet on Ekadasi Vratha published by K K Nagar Sri Madhwacharya Seva Sangha.

## Ekadasi Anushtana

|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||

Sri Krishnamrutha Maharnava Pravachana by Sri Praveenachar

Haraye Namaha,

Sri Krishnamrutha Maharnava






Pravachana

By

Sri Praveenachar, Triplicane


Venue


Parimala Mantapa

Yathi Thraya Sannidhana

Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt
16, 10th Street,
NANGANALLUR,

CHENNAI 600 061
Ph: 22671575

Date 10-Oct to 12-Oct-12
Time 06.30 PM

All are Welcome for the pravachana. Achar has been giving pravachana on this grantha and covered many shlokas already. The coming pravachana will be on the shlokas(around 60+) by our Acharyaru on the most auspicious vratha, the Ekadasi Vratha and that too it is going to happen on the sacred days in the month, Dashami, Ekadasi and Dwadasi. So the best time to listen and follow to what our great guru has said on this MUST DO Ekadasi vratha. Don’t miss this opportunity.

|| Sri Krishnarpanamastu ||

Nine Gems in Bhagavad Gita

Hare Srinivasa,

In the earlier post on Gita, we had a look at the Gita Mahatmyam. Here are some Quotable Quotes from great scholars on the Gita:

  • It is the quint essence of Mahabharatha.
  • Its enduring value is not only for Indians but for all mankind.
  • The Gita is not a mere revered book of the Hindus, but is also a book of Universal Wisdom. The Gita is the most beautiful and perhaps the only true philosphical song existing in any known language of the world. It must be the most profound and sublime thing to be found in the whole world. Certainly, the entire mankind should ever be grateful to the Lord for having given this most holy, sacred, rational, logical, unique and extrardinary scripture namely, the Bhagavad Gita.

In this post the focus in on the 15th Adhyaya of Gita, namely the Purushothama Yoga. Since the supreme Lord is above Kshara and Akshara, He is known as Purushothama. The fifteenth chapter sings the glories of the Paramatma, and illustrates all the nine tenets that form the backbone of Madhwa Siddhanta. Sri Madhwa Siddhanta is in tune with the song of Geetacharya. So madhwa Siddhanta is Krishna Siddhanta, Madhwa matha is Krishna matha. The five slokas of Purana Purushothama Yoga, 15th Adhyaya (shlokas 16 – 20)forms the heart of Bhagavad Gita. The entire vedantic philosophy, the result of the benefit are condensed in these 5 slokas.

If one recites these five slokas, he would get punya, as though he has recited the 20 slokas of that Adhyaya, as though in turn having recited the 700 verses of Bhagavad Gita, as though in turn having recited 1,00,000 Granthas of Mahabharatha.

These five slokas only tell about the “Nine Gems” of Dvaita School, which is shown here in a brief way.

Please find below the text from the 15th Chapter.

Please click below to listen to these sacred slokas:

These slokas cover the entire Vedanta in a Nut shell. The Nine Gems of Dvaita Sastra are conained in these slokas.

1) Hari is Supreme –

In the verse 18, it is stated that Paramatma is far superior to Chaturmukha Brahma and others, who have thier bodies subject to destruction. He is far above and Uttama to Lakshmi who never had perishable body.

2) World is Real –

In the verse 17, it is aid that he enters into the three worlds. If the worlds are false, how can He enter inside.

3) Hari is Supreme –

(i) Difference between Jadas: In the verse 17, it was stated as three worlds and so there is difference between Jadas.

(ii) Difference between Jada and Jiva :     In the verse 17, since Sri Krishna states that He has entered inside the worlds,

there is difference between Chetana and Jada.

(iii) Difference between Jiva and Iswara: In the verse 17, it was stated that Uttama person is a different one. In the

verse 18, it was stated that Sri Krishna has surpassed Mahalakshmi and other Devatas.

(iv) Difference between Jivas: In the verse 16, it was stated that Chetanas are of two kinds.

(vi) Difference between Jiva and Jada: In the verse 16, it was Chetanas – Jivas who have perishable bodies and not

having such bodies.

4)  Groups of Jivas are obedient servants of Sri Hari –

In the verse 17, it was stated tthe He supports all and nourishes them also.

5)  Gradation between Jivas are there  –

In the verse 16, there who have perishable bodies are inferior and such do not have such bodies are superior.

6)  Mukti is the enjoymenet of one’s innate bliss-

In the verse 20, krutakatyasya is stated which means Mukta.

7)  Pure devotion without any blemish is the Sadhana for Moksha –

In the verse 19, it is stated that Sri Krishna says, sarvabhavena bharata.

(8)  Three Anu-Pramanas – Jnana Sadhanas –

In the verse 16, emow by this pratyaksha is proved – perception

In the verse 17, He protects the three worlds, by this by inference. It can be done that He is the most supreme.

In the verse 18, vede loke cha – in the Apoursheya and Authorship Granthas – by these Agamas are metioned.

9)  Hari can be known only by Agamas –

In the verse 19, Sri Krishna says that the devotee who knows like this, has known all sastras. So Agamas are covered and God can be known by Agamas only.

Hence these five slokas are very important and contain the essence of Vedanta Sastras.

Courtesy and Thanks :  Sri T S Ragavendran, CBE (TSR)

MADHWA VIJAYA

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.

Stotra

MADHWA VIJAYA

Author
 Sri Narayana Pandithacharya
No of Chapters
 16 Sargas
No of Shlokas
 1008
Remarks/Notes
 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.

________________________________________________________________________________________

Texts

  • 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
  • ___________________________________________________________________________________________