Posts Tagged ‘Meaning’

Madhvacharya for Youth Workshop – 30Jul17

Hare Srinivasa,

Here are the details on the next Pravachana in the Madhvacharya for Youth Workshop series by Dr. Vyasanakere Prabanjanacharya. This time we are blessed to have Sri Palimaru Swamiji who is observing Chaturmasya in Bangalore will attend and grace the devotees with his Anugraha Sandesha. Please pass on this message to others and let all benefit from the initiative of Sri Vyasamadhva Samshodhana Pratishtana.  


|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||


Anu Madhwa Vijaya – Shloka 3 & 4

Hare Srinivasa,

Here comes the Third and Fourth shlokas of Anu Madhwa Vijaya. These shlokas are on Sumadhwa Vijaya Chapter 2.

Shloka 3

aGYAnotsAdanArthaM suravaravachasA sUchito rUpyabhartrA

jAto madhyAlayAryAd.h gurumatitapaso vAsudevAbhidhAnaH |

godAtre moxadAtA rajatapatipadA sevako bhUtabhartrA

mAnyaH prANaH kulitthairapi nijasahajAtarpitaH prIyatAM me ||


Sri Narayana who saves the righteous, at the prayers of Indra & others caused a disabled person to climb the flag mast of the Anantheswara temple & declared that the all knowing preceptor, Mukhyaprana, would take birth soon to dispel ignorance & faulty knowledge. Thus, Sri Vayu was born as Vasudeva to Madhyageha Bhattas after their twelve years of penance to Sri Anantheswara at Rajathapeetapura (Udupi).

He was endowed with 32 lakhshanas (bodily qualities) that made him a Jagadguru. Even as an infant, Vasudeva caused a brahmin who gifted a cow for the supply of milk to child Vasudeva, to get Moksha with the concurrence of the Lord. As a crawling child, he pleased the lotus feet of the Lord of Rajatha peetapura i.e. Sri Anantheswara. When some people were going to Pajaka kshetra one night, a demon got into a person & said that the child Vasudeva would protect them from all evils; the demon further said that he was made powerless to kill people because of Vasudeva’s presence. When the mother was away, child Vasudeva was given boiled horse gram to eat unwittingly by his sister which on eating, did not upset the child!

May this great Vasudeva be pleased to shower his grace on us. This Shloka covers the first 47 shlokas of II Chapter of Madhwa Vijaya.

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Shloka 4

AnaMdaM maMdahAsAmR^itarasakalayA saMdadhAnaH prajAnAm

AsyendoH shobhamAnairapi kalavachanairbAlalIlAvilAsaiH |

gopuchChAlaM banAdyairvR^iShapati vihitApatpraNodI praNudyAd

aGYAnAdyApadaM me svayamiha bhagavAn.h vAsudevo.asudevaH ||


The child Vasudeva pleased not only his parents but others as well by his playful pranks & nectar dripping smiles from his moon-like face. He gave immense happiness to his kith & kin by his peregrination holding on to the tail of his father’s bullock. (This has an esoteric meaning which suggests that when taken to Dharma ultimate release from samsara is assured.) When a merchant prevented the father of Vasudeva from taking food because the later had not paid the cost of the bull supplied, Vasudeva gave the merchant, in return, tamarind seeds for the money & the merchant went away fully satisfied since they turned out to be gold coins later.

May Sri Vasudeva, the incarnation of Mukhyaprana who warded off the troubles of his father & satisfied the seller of the bull, be pleased & relieve us from the difficulties of samsara & lead us on to emancipation.

These two shlokas bring out the summary of the 2nd Chapter of Mahakavya Sri Sumadhwa Vijaya.

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CLICK HERE for previous shlokas.

Anu Madhwa Vijaya – Shloka 2

Hare Srinivasa,

Sri Madhwa Navami celebrations just got over and we saw the first Shloka of Sirmad Anu Madhwa Vijaya earlier.

 Here comes the second shloka of Anu Madhwa Vijaya. This shloka is also on Sumadhwa Vijaya Chapter 1.

Shloka 2

bhImo.abhUdyo.anabhedyashchakitaripukRitApatpraNodI salIlaM

raxodhnaH prAptakRiShNo makhakRidutavane, duShTahA kIchakadhnaH |

hatvA duryodhanAdIn.h svapadamadhigato yadviShaH krodhataMtrA

          bhUtvA bhUmau kushAstraM vyadhiShata maNimatpUrvakAH pAtu       so.asmAn.h ||


This sloka has reference to the birth of Sri Bheemasena who is another one of Vayu’s avatharas.

When he was 10 months old, he slipped from the hands of his mother, Kunthi in a mountainous terrain. The mountain which he fell broke into one hundred parts – and it came to be known as Satasringa — without the slightest injury to the baby. Such was his body even when he was a child. To get rid of Bheema, Duryodhana & other cousins made vain attempts to kill him; gave poisoned food, set venomous snakes to bite & threw him into the Ganga bound by ropes. But Bheemasena every time emerged victorious. At the instance of Sri Vedavyasa, Bheemasena took Draupadi as his wife. He performed Rajasuya yaga killing Jarasandha & other demons. While in exile, he killed Kichaka along with other 105 upakichakas. In the famous Kurushetra battle, he killed Duryodhana & his brothers & regained his kingdom & retired to his celestial abode with his brothers & Draupadi.

Let Bheemasena who killed demons be pleased to protect us from being misled by the blasphernous sastras written by this tribe to avenge their defeat at the hands of Bheemasena.

These first and second shlokas bring out the summary of the I Chapter of Sri Sumadhwa Vijaya.

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Anu Madhwa Vijaya – Shloka 1

Hare Srinivasa,

Today is Sri Madhwa Navami. What an auspicious and sacred day for us!! Madhwa Navami is celebrated on Magha Shukla Navami. It is on this day when our Vishwa Guru Shriman Madwacharyaru disappeared from our human vision from Sri Anantheswara Swamy temple in Udupi while taking the paata on Aiteraya Upanishad to his shishyas, when overjoyed devathas showered flowers on him. Acharyaru has chosen this day to leave for upper badari to be with Shri Vedavyasaru. This day is celebrated by Madhwas everywhere and Madhwa Vijaya parayana is done on this day by the devotees. Those who seek spiritual progress and liberation from bondage must necessarily read the works of Acharya Madhva. On this day we must compulsorily read his works or listen to His glories and the glory of His works. Shri Narayana Panditacharyaru who has given this maha kavya Sumadhwa Vijaya has also written an abridged version of this biography of Acharyaru in just 32 shlokas for our benefit, in a grantha called Anu Madhwa Vijaya. This has the gist of all the 16 chapters of Madhwa Vijaya. Let us have a look at these shlokas one by one. Before we go, here is the very first shloka of Madhwa Vijaya…

kAntAya kalyANaguNaikadhAmne

navadyunAthapratimaprabhAya |


shrIprANanAthAya namaskaromi ||

My prostrations to the resplendent Lord Narayana, the prime abode of every auspicious attribute, the efficient cause of all existence, the master of (Goddess) Mahalaxmi & Mukhyaprana & similar in splendour to the early rising sun.

This abridged form is also called as Prameya Navamalika. It is easy to recite at the time of pooja and get the same benefit of reading the bigger work. Every composition is arrestingly brief and many events are compressed into two or three words.

Here comes the first shloka of Anu Madhwa Vijaya. This shloka is on Sumadhwa Vijaya Chapter 1.

Shloka 1

shrIshaprItyai prajAtaH sumahita mahimA shrIhanUmAnnideshAt.h

rAmasyolla~NghitAbdhiH saharirathagataH setunA piShTaduShTaH |

bhUbhR^innIrAvaNAriM puragamurudayaM pUjayitvA sasItaM

pashyan.h kiMpUruShe taM satatamapi mahAn.h prANamukhyo.avatAnmAM ||


Sri Narayana Pandithacharya begins his work with the incarnation of Sri Vayu as Sri Hanuman, the foremost among all devotees in order to please Sri Narayana and Sri Mahalakshmi and for our emancipation. At the behest of Sri Rama, Hanuman lept over the sea and delivered Sri Rama’s signet ring to Sri Sita. He set fire to Lanka and killed many Raakshasas; lept back to Sri Rama and presented the chUdamani to him with Sri Sita’s message.

Later on, Sri Rama with Hanuman & other vanaras built a cause way over the sea & entered Lanka. Sri Hanuman showed his strength to Ravana by striking at Ravana’s chest with his fist. Sri Hanuman sportively brought Gandhamadana mountain twice, once to relieve the distress of Sri Laxmana, and second time to enliven the monkeys lying unconscious on the battlefield. Sri Rama after slaying Ravana returned with Sita to Ayodhya where Sri Rama was.

May Sri Hanuman, the foremost among pranas, who, by nature, is devoted to Sri Rama and earned His plentiful grace and who is now worshipping Sri Rama continuously by being in Kimpurusha Khanda, full of kindness be pleased to protect us.

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CLICK HERE for previous shlokas.

Srimad Anu Madhwa Vijaya by Madhwacharya Seva Sangha, Chennai-78

Also for the benefit of new readers of this blog, I am including the links below for the related posts on Madhwa Vijaya so far in this site.

Vayu Jeevothama – Meaning

Hare Srinivasa!

I have a good news for you. I am not writing this post and you all can have a sigh of relief!! Well, this is going to be the first guest post in this blog. And I am pleased and it is a privilege to host the post written by one who is well known to most of you. This post on Vayu Jeevothama is by Sri Visvesa Sriram and he is the son of Tamil Tathva Vaada editor Smt Saraswathy Sripathy.

Our thanks and regards are due to Sriram and looking forward to more such contribution from him in the larger interest.


Hari Sarvothama and Vayu Jeevothama these are the tharaka mantras for any Madhva. The essence of our Dvaita saatra lies in these words.

Meaning of Vayu Jeevothama:

In simple terms it means

Vayu    Jeevothama                  =                    Mukhya praana is the Supreme among jivas.

Hanuma Bheema Madhwa

To look in a detail manner lets first get to know few basics.

The whole living beings (Chethans) in this universe can be divided as “Eesha” and “Jiva”


  • Eesha means one who is Lord (master) of all.
  • Lord Narayana and Lakshmi Falls in this category.


  • One who enjoys happiness and suffers the ills of life, who is eligible for bondage and release is called as Jiva.
  • Jiva is also an permanent entity like Narayana.
  • Starting from Brahma devaru to Kali all fall into this category.
  • Our Vayu devaru is supreme among the jeevas

Why Vayu Jeevothama:

There are many facts and reasons to say Vayu as jeevothama. Iam trying to quote few among them.

  1. Swaroopa yogyatha of Vayu is very high compared to other Jivas. He is know as “Riju”
  2. No one equals Vayu in qualities like Bhakthi, Gnana, Vairaagya  (Among jivas)
  3. There is no kali prevesha for vayu deva. (This is same for all Parashukla thrayaru)
  4. He does not do any activities against the will of Lord
  5. He is the first among Ekaanta Bhaktas. (Bhaktas donot ask anything from Lord for their seva are called Ekaanta Bhaktas. They don’t even ask Moksha from God.)
  6. When all the Tathvaabhimani devatas in our body leaves a person is able to survive. But when Vayu devaru leaves the human body then the person cannot survive. The mere existence of all Jivas is dependent on Vayu devaru.
  7. Even though he is having Linga deha (bondage) it does not have any effect on Vayu devaru.

(All the qualities given here also applies to Brahma devaru. As Vayu and Brahma are equal in Yogyatha)

Please click here to listen pravachana on this topic by Sri Malagi Ramachar.