Bhikshaalaya Darshana - 1

(Sanctum of Bhikshaalaya )

Date : 28 Jun 2006

Background

The sanctum of Bhikshaalaya (Bichchale) of Sri Appanacharya, its abundant natures gift and the liking of the great pontiffs are described in Bhikshaalaya (1).

Meaning

I feel and think that it is my and sacred duty to describe Bhikshaalaya to our devotees in Mantralaya Series. The native place of Sri Appanacharya is famous, popular and wellknown for its sacred sanctum. Mother natures gift is ample.Tungabhadra river is flowing with force. Bhikshaalaya people pronounce as Bichchale for their convenience. Bhikshaalaya is situated in the district of Raichur, taluka of Raichur, Karnataka (India). It is between Mumbai- Chennai Railway line. After crossing the river Tungabhadra we will find Tungabhadra railway station now called Mantralayam Road. Before crossing the river Tungabhadra we will find Bhikshaalaya a little far about five kilometers from the Railway line. Mantralaya is fifteen kilometers from Mantralayam Road. Bhikshaalaya is on the bank of Tungabhadra with full of trees and green fields, crops nod their heads with joy under the kind affection of mother nature. Tungabhadra rivers flow has added enormous beauty and importance to Bhikshaalaya. Though Bhikshaalaya is a small village, owing to the stay of divine personalities, it has attained great importance.

Bhikshaalaya is very sacred that it has given birth to Sri Appanacharya a great devotee,full of knowledge,imagination, creativity,a great patriot and the follower of Sri Madacharya.Here there is a stone platform under the thick shadow of Vatavraksha, very adjacent to the river Tungabhadra. Devotees call this stone platform as JAPADA KATTE. The sanctity and the profound silence are quite pleasing to the divine personalities. Our Mulabagilu Sri Sripadarajaru simply gave his heart to the cool and comfort sanctum, stayed here for some days and spent in Japa-Tapa, Dhyaana-Aahneeka. Sri Sripadarajaru has done the pratishthhaapana of Sri UgraNarasimhaDevaru killing HiranyaKashyapu on his laps with the nails, thus denoted the arrival of Bhakta Prahlada Avataari Sri Raghavendrateertharu on this calm and quiet, cool and comfort bank of Tungabhadra. Sri Sripadarajaru did Paathha-Pravachana sitting on this JAPADA KATTE. How sacred and what an amount of Punya is there in Bhikshaalaya !.

The JAPADA KATTE as already said is very close to the river, under the immense thick cool shadow of Vatavraksha. Tungabhadra is flowing with force through several rocky stones of different sizes making different noise. The Tungabhadras flowing is the only companion to the residents of Bichchale. Satvikas feel and think that this sound is nothing but the Omkaara of Sri Harisarvottama and Vayujeevottama.Thus the JAPADA KATTE is famous and popular for its Sanctity and welcome the Sadhu-Santas-Rishi-Munis. Sri Vyasarajaru has done the Pratishthhaapana of PraanaDevaru in his own style using the charcoal for the sketch. Like this more than 732 PraanaDevaru are installed by Sri Vyasarajaru through out the bank of Tungabhadra only. It is quite heartening to note the unique way of propagation of VayuJeevottama Tatva by Sri Vyasarayaru. Sri Jitamitraru also spent some days on this JAPADA KATTE and has done the Pratishthhaapana of Shesha Devaru on the Shila very beautifully The total scene of Tungabhadra river is  encuraging, rejoicing ,rhythmic under the mother natures glorified greenery at the JAPADA KATTE.

The geographical features are quite soothing to the saints-satvikas and thus Bhikshaalaya has attained an important position by our great Sri Appanacharya and Mantralaya  Rayaru.The stay of Mulabagilu Sripadarajaru, Sri Vyasarajaru, Sri Jitamitraru, Sri Raghavendrateertharu and Sri Appanacharya have engraved Bhakti-Gnyaana-Vairaagya on the  rocks of Bhikshaalaya on the bank of Tungabhadra and sowed in the red soil of Bhikshaalaya. By road while going to Mantralaya at the left we find Panchamukhi that is Gaanadhaalu  Panchamukhi, at the right Bhikshaalaya enrouting Gille Sugur Camp and Yele Bichchale. Panchamukhi and Bhikshaalaya are to the left and right of Mantralaya very dear to our Sri Madacharya and welcome the devotees.The greatness of Bhikshaalaya will be continued  in the next Mantralaya Series
 

Poem

Mantralaya Saraniyali
Rayara Priya Shishya Aapta
Parama Bhakta Appanacharyara
Tavaroora Paavana Chitranavannu
Bhaktarige Parichayisi
Aa Uoora Siri Sampada
Bhikshaalya Hirimeyanu
Saranigala Saalinali Sakalarige
Binnavipae.
Mumbai Chennai Railu Margada
Madhyadali Tungabhadra Nadiyu
Rabhasadali Hariyutidae.
Nadiya Daatalu Railu Nildaana
Tungabhadra Station Eegina
Hesaru Mantralayam Road
.
Hadinaidu Kilometer Antaradi
Mantralaya Kshetravadu Bhaktaranu
Kai Maadi Kareyutidae
Nadiya Aacheya Dadadi Tungabhadra Station
Nadiya Eecheya Dadadi Bhikshaalya
Bichchale Yemba Graama
Maragidagalaa Sompinali
Yele Thota Pattiya Pachche 
Pairina Hasiru Kempaada Manninali
Chittaara Cheluvinali Gaalige
Taledoogi Nisarga Maateya
Mamateyali Nagutalive Santasadi
Uoraeno Chikkadu Tungabhadra Nadiya
Ramya Pravaahada Dadadi
Satvika Sajjana Vyaktigala
Vaasa Aavaasa Daivatvadaavaasa
Bichchale Hirimeyadu.
Vishwakke Saarutidae.
 

Mantralaya Rayara Sotra Rachaka
Bhakta Pratibhaapurna
Gnyaani Satvika Sadaachaara
Sri Madacharya Tatvagala
Anusarane Siddhiyanu Saadhisida
Sri Appanacharyaranu Padeda
Punya Bhoomi BHIKSHAALAYA
BICHCHALE
Mulabagilina Sri Sripadarajaru
Illi Bandu Tangi
Nadiya Dadadali Avaru
Shilaa Katteya Mele Dina Nitya
Kulitu Allina Vatavrakshada
Datta Neralige Manasotu
Dhyaana Aahneeka Japava
Maadi Ugra NarasimhaDevaranu
Tungabhadreya Dadadi
Pratishthhaapane Gaidu Ugra Roopadi
Swami Narasimha Devarau Hiranyakashyapuvina
Hotte Hiriyuva Drashya Nodidare
Bhakta Prahlada Avataari
Sri Raghavendraru Munde
Illinaa Parisaradi Nadedaadi
Kela Kaala Iruva Soochane Yella
Prakatisidaru Taavandu !
Paathha Pravachana Hitavachana
Aastikara Harasutta Sri Sripadarajara
Punyada Prabheyalli Paavana Gondide
Illinaa Katte JAPADA KATTE.
 

JAPADA KATTE Nadiya
Dandeya Mele Nadige Teeraa Hattihudu
Tungabhadreyu Illi Bhorgarevalu
Bande Haasu Bandegala
Tara Tarada Shilaa Padara Tumbi Tabbi
Ukki Soosi Harivaa Rabhasavadu
Omkaara Naadavu Nijadi.
Bichchale Janakella Nadiyu
Harivaa Saddu Jodaagi Joteyaagi
Naaniruve Nimagaagi Yendu
Yaavattu Helutta Abhayavanu
Saaruvadu.
Antu Nadiya Dandeya Melina Katte
Sadhu Santara Rishi Munigalanu
Sadaa Baramaadi Paavanatae
Padeyutta Hesaru Vaasiyu Ditadi.
Sri Vyasarajaru Illi Tammade Shailiyali
Chinheyali Shileya Mele Iddaliyinda
Praana Devara Rekha Chitrava
Bidisi Kettisi Pratishthhaapanegondu
Paavanavu Aagihudu.
Sri Jitamitraru Illi Kela Kaala Tangi
Pooja Kainkarya Paathha Sachchhastra
Pravachanadinda Bhikshaalaya
Sajjanara Mana Tanisi Illina
Tannaneya Parisarake Manasotu
Vatavrakshada Kelagina Katteyanu 
Baysida Mahaneeya Shesha Devaranu
Pratishthhaanegaidaru Illi JapadaKatteya
Sanihadali.
 

Japada Katteya Bali Nintu
Notavanu Chellidare Tungabhadreya
Mohaka Drashya Nisarga Maateya
Samruddha Siri YeradooBadiya 
Harahina Cheluvike Sooreyanu Gaidiha
Nadiya Paatra Manake
Hita Shantiya Needi
Bhavyateya Arivaagi
Ishtella Sobagannu Sadbhakta
Santa Avataara Purusharigaagi
Aa Deva Srustisida Yemba
Bhaavavadu Manadalli Mooduvadu.
Ideshtu Bhikshaalayada Bhougolika Drushya.
Mulabagilina Sri Sripadarajaru Sri Vyasarayaru
Sri Jitaamitraru Mantralayada Sri Raghavendrateertharu
Sri Appanacharyaru Yella Ee Bichchale
BHIKSHAALAYADALI Vaasavanu 
Maadiharu ! Preeti Oudaarya Bhaktiya
Sanketa Bichchale Parisaravu
Gillesugur Bali Ihudu
Mantralayadi Raichurige 
Hoguva Margadali Yedagadege
BIKSHAALAYA 
Balagadege PANCHAMUKHI
Mantralayada Akkapakka
Yellavoo Tungabhadra Nadiya
Dandeya Mele Saaruvavu
Sri Harisarvottama Vayujeevottama.