Bhikshaalaya Darshana-11

(Appanacharya a great soul)

Date : 30 Aug 2006

Background

The offerings of favourite dishes to Rayaru by Bhikshaalaya Sri Appanacharya  and the devotees faith regarding the rebirths of Sri Appanacharya are described here in the Series of Bhikshaalaya(11).

Meaning

Sri Appanacharya lived at the sanctum of JAPADAKATTE of Bhikshaalaya always in the remembrance and the realm of  great Guru Sri Raghavendrateertharu of Mantralaya. There we will see VARALU and RUBBUGUNDU - a hole in the stone of 3 inches diameter and a round stone to grind dal etc.  Our Rayaru was fond of dal chatni. Sri Appanacharya himself with interest and affection was grinding the dal chatni and used to offer to the naivedya of Moola Rama Devaru and Rayaru will accept that as prasad. Appanacharya continued the same to offer Hastodaka to the Ek Shila Brindavana of Rayaru with all devotion till his last breath. The taste of Mantralaya Rayaru was fully known to Appanacharya , the Hastodaka offering was accepted whole heartedly. Hastodaka means:

Yati Hastae Jalam Daddyaat Daddyaat
Sarvaswa Bhunjatae
Yatra Yati Bhunjatae
Haris Tatra Bhunjatae.

What all we offer to Yati with sankalpa and devotion, Yati will accept and eat. What Yati accepts Hari will accept and eat  gladly. So Hastodaka is really great. Bhikshaalaya  Appanarya followed this most sacred routine at the JAPADAKATTE till his last breath.

As already said each and every word of Sri Gurustotra have come like a spontaneous overflow by Appanacharyaru, knew the siddhi, knowledge, heart,vairaagya, affection and ability of  Rayaru. The main aim of Rayaru  is  to help, protect, uddhaara and the upliftment of the devotees. This message is fairly conveyed through GURUSTOTRA by Appanacharya.Actually Rayaru desired Appanacharya to be his successor and asked also, but Appanacharya refused to accept  owing to his desire of materialistic life and enjoyment. When Appanacharya desired this Mantralaya Rayaru granted the same, as a result of this Appanacharya was born in England-BHOGA BHOOMI-as Sir Thomas Munro. It is strongly believed by the satvikas and the devotees that Bichchale Appanacharya was born as Sir Thomas Munro in England, came to Mantralaya  regarding the office work ,to verify  the records of Mantralaya Matha. Kind Sri Gururaya gave Pratyaksha Darshana from the Brindavana, talked with him in English and detailed about the Mutt and Mantralaya. This interaction others could not understand but they saw Munro talking in front of Rayara Brindavana. How fortunate was Munro ! saw Rayaru with is own eyes and interacted. Verified the records and forwarded the ok report to the then british government. Received the Mantrakshatae from the archakas and asked the cook to mix them in his food for that day.  Soon Munro was upgraded from the Deputy commissioner rank to the Governor of Chennai (then Madras). This is all by the blessings of Rayaru.

As per the  desire of materialistic  the soul of Appanacharya was again born as the Deshpande of Karajagi.  Abundant wealth, property and fairly rich, a beautiful wife. Added to this he enjoyed the marital happiness with the other woman  and  always  spent the time there only.

Once Sri Gopala Dasaru and  Sri Vijaya Dasaru had been to Mantralaya for Rayara Darshana. Night Rayaru appeared in the dream and asked to go to Karajagi a great devotee and a friend of yours is fully drowned-immersed in the worldly life. So wake him up, lift him from that. As per the dream they went to Karajagi. Deshpandes wife warmly welcomed. Accepted the hospitality. After pooja, naivedya,hastodaka and mangalarati Deshpande came to the house riding a six feet white horse. He took bath and took meals with the DASAS. The wife told to Deshpande mildly in low voice that Dasas have arranged the Bhajan in the evening  and asked to attend. Generally he was not favouring such Bhajans and never attended. But this time he gladly accepted and attended the Bhajan well in time. As per the protocol the Bhajans began. The Dasas sang in one of the songs that conveyed : "what has happened in the past is past , now wake up, awake,arise and remember the past ." After hearing this song from the Aparoksha Gnyaani Dasaru-the incidents of previous Janmas including Appanacharya were all realised to this Karajagi Deshpande.  Karajagi Deshpande abandoned the worldly pleasures in life and became Dasa Karajagi Dasaru-  fell in the flow of the divine Bhakti of Sri Hari and Mantralaya Rayaru.

It is further believed that Appanacharya after Sir Thomas Munro and after Karajagi Deshpane-Karajagi Dasaru again born in Gautama Gotra Shaashtika Vamsha(Mantralaya Rayara Vamsha)  as Sri Supragnendracharya ,Sri Sujatyeendrateertharu made him as his successor and named as Sri Sushameendrateertharu that too in the sanctum of Bhikshaalaya Bichchale at the JAPADAKATTE.

When we look into all these incidents we come to a conclusion that a Great soul where ever and whenever  it may take birth it will exhibit its Greatness in all the births by the blessings of Sri Mantralaya Rayaru. With all these regards and notes remember Mantralaya Rayaru - Bichchale Appanacharya and CHANT GURUSTOTRA. The life of Sri Appanacharya is really Holy, Sacred, Worthy owing to the Constant and Firm Faith in Mantralaya Rayaru.... will be continued  in the next Mantralaya series
 

Poem

Japadakatteya Punya Parisaradalli
Bichchale Appanacharyaru
Rayara Antarangada Preeti 
Kalakaliya Smarisutta Allinaa Varalu
Rubbugundanu Nodi BaruvaBhakataru 
Nodi Kai Mugidu Nilluvaru.
Sri Raghavendrateertharu Manchaleyinda
Bichchalege Bandaaga Priya Shishya
Appanara Maneyalli Tangi
Aadaraatithyavanu Sweekaripa 
Paripaathavidditu Appanacharyara
Maneyalli Sri Moola Ramara Pooje
Naivedyakke Sakalavanu Anigolisi
Truptipaduva Appanacharyaru
NIJAVAAGI DHANYARU !
Rayaru Kadale Beleya Chatniya Mele
Balu Preeti Pancha Praana
Swataha Appanacharyare Neeralli 
Neneyisida Kadale Beleyanu
Varalalli Haaki Rubbugundininda
Chatniyanu Rubbi Taavae Naivedya Tatteyali
Sakala Parikara Panchabhakshava Badisi
 

Bhaktiyali Taruva Drushya
Smariasidare Sphurisuvadu Bhakti
Ukkuvadu Abhimaana !Guru Raghavendraru 
Mantralaya Mandiraraagi
Japadakatteya Paavanada  Hastodakake 
Nitya Chatniya Taave Rubbi Rayarige
Hastodaka Arpisuva Dinachari
Tappade Saagitu :
Hastodaka vene-
 

Yati Hastae Jalam Daddyaat
Daddyaat Sarvaswa Bhunjatae
Yatra Yati Bhunjatae
Haris Tatra Bhunjatae.
 

Adakaagi Yati Hastodakake
Beleyuntu Yekenalu Yatiyu Undaddannu
Sri Hariyu Sweekaripa  Aadaradi.
Rayar Abhiruchi Ruchi
Valavu Preetiyanu Managanda
Bichchale Priya Shishya
Meru Guruvina Gnyaana Bhakti Vairaagya
Siddhiya Aalavanarita Dheera Gambheera
Adakaagi Beleyuntu Appanara Rayara Stotrakke
GURUSTOTRAKKE
Dwaita Siddhantada Satva Saarada
Tirulu Stotradali Parimalava Beeruvau !
Bhaktaranu Sajjana Susheelaranu
Uddharipudae Sri Hariya Seve Yendarita
Manchale Rayaru Bhikshaalaya 
Appanacharyara Hirimeyanu
Vishwakke Saariharu.
 

Mantralaya Mathake Munde
Neenae Uttaraadhikaariyaagu Yendu
Rayaru Appanara Kelalu
Bhoga Sampattige Jeeva Bayasuvadendu
Heliddu Hindashtae Vivarisidae.
Bhogavanu Baysidake Bhoga Bhoomiyale
Janana Sir Thomas Munro Huttanu Padedavaru 
Namma Appanacharyaru
Aagaloo Rayara Darshana !
Bellariya Collectoraraagi
Mathada Bhoomiya Vadetana
Tapasheelu Nodalu Manchalege Bandaaga
Rayarae Brindavanadali Nintu
Darushanavittu Aangla Bhaasheyale
Maatadi Vivarisddu Dangu Badiside Nijadi
Munro Bhaktiyali Tale Baagi Archakaru
Needida Mantrakshataeyanu
Aa Dinada Uotadali Berasalu Heli
Rayara Dayadinda Collector Adavaru
Madrasina Governor Aagi Hodaru !
 

Matte Padedaru Januma Karajagiya
Deshpande Manetanadi
Bhoomi Seeme Aasti Paasti Sampattu
Saakashtu ! Ratiya Holuva Madadi
Aadaroo Veshya Vadanaata
Hagaliru Avala Maneyali Vaasa !
Bhoga Bekenalu Gururaya Tathhaastu
Saakenipa Reetityali Karunisida Heraladi
Vandu Dina Sri Vijaya Dasaru Sri Gopala Dasaru
Mantralayake Rayara Darshanake Bandaaga
Helidaru Karajagiyali Nammobba Aatmeeya
Mai Maretu Deshpande Yaagi Irutiha
Yechcharisi Avanannu Yenalu
Dasaru Karajagiyanu Talupi
Deshpande Manege Hogi
Madadi Saadhwiya Aateethhya Sweekarisi
Pooje Naivedya Hastodaka Mangalaratiya
Samayakke Bantu Deshpande Savaari
 

Aaru Molada Bili Kudureya Nilidu
Banda Deshpande Snaana Pooraisi
Dasaraa Joteyalli Uotavanu Sweekarisi
Horatu Nintaru Matte Avala Manege
KUDUREYANERI
Sanje Dasara Bhajane Ide Barabeku
Yenalu Aayeetu Yendu
Tappade Bhajanege Bandaru Andu.
Taaratamyada Bhajane Saagutiddantaeye
Aadaddayeetu Innaadaroo Tiddiko Mundakke
Yenalu Deshpandeavarige Poorva Janmada
Smarane Yellavoo Untaagi
Saakinnu Gururaya Bhoga Saaku Yendu
Vairaagya Taledu Karajagiya Dasaraagi
Mantralaya Rayara Bhaktiyali Matte
VANDAADARU
Divya Chetana Dodda Chetana
Yellae Janma Taleyali !
Dodda Huddae Dodda Padaviyalae
MEREVUDU  NISCHITAVU !
 

Mundae Kaalaantaradi
Rayara Manetanadi Gautama Gotrada
Shaastika Vamshadali Sri Supragnendracharya
Rendu Janmavanu Taledu
Sri Sujayeendrateerthara Kaiyinda Yati
Ashrama Padedaru Sri Sushameendrateertharu Aagi
Adoo Illiyae Ee Bichchaaleyalliyae
Prastuta Peethadhipati Sri Sushameendrateertharu
Bichchale Appanacharyara Avataara Yendu
Bhaavuka Bhaktaru Nambiharu Balavaagi
Bikshaaleyalliyae Sri Sushameendrateertharu
Vidhi Vidhaanadi Ashrama Padeda Reeti 
Pushtiyanu Needuvadu
Dhanya Bichchale Appanacharyarae
Mantralaya Rayara Parama 
BHAKTARAE !