Date : 27 July 2006
arrival to Adoni.Diwan Venkanna’s hospitality,Sri Moola Rama Deva’s pooja and the
meeting of the two great stalwarts in Bichchale Sri Rayaru and Sri Appanacharya
are described in Mantralaya (134)-Bhikshaalaya(5).
Rayaru after the completion of the sacred yatras of Badari,Kasi, Rameshwara,Tirupati,Kolhapur,Pandharapur,Mannaaragudi etc. and the Pavitra Snaana (Sacred Bath) of all the sacred rivers and the Teerthaas for the second time, felt extremely happy in Kumbhakonam, called all the devotees and the satvikas of Kumbhakonam and blessed wholeheartedly and conveyed that he is leaving Kumbhakonam, they were shocked to hear this news from Rayaru. They felt unhappy that they will miss Rayaru. Amidst the tears of large devotees Rayaru left Kumbhakonam and proceeded to Adoni - the bank of the River Tungabhadra.
Venkanna was eagerly waiting to welcome warmly. Venkanna owing to his diwan
status arranged a grand procession of Mantralaya Rayaru upto his house. He
surrendered to Rayaru with devotion and emotion. Kind Rayaru magnified and
glorified his life and living of this great devotee Venkanna. Rayaru was the
Aaraadhya daiva of Venkanna.Venkanna gave a big announcement in the town of
The entire Adoni moved to the residence of Venkanna to witness the Pooja of Rayaru. The Nawab also came to Venkanna’s house with his family.By the Grace of Sri Hari Rayaru did a miracle on that day and marked a great turning point in the life of the Nawab. Amidst the huge gathering of the devotees the Nawab of Adoni enterd the hall of worship with a golden plate covered with silk cloth and placed before the pooja. Actually the Nawab has filled in the plate mutton and eggs which are nishiddha. Rayaru performed the pooja with profound devotion and joy. When Rayaru arrived at the phase of Naivedya Rayaru simply did the prokshana of water to that golden plate and asked to remove the silk cloth. The Nawab was perturbed and Venkanna was also afraid that what will happen? To the great surprise of all , the mutton and eggs were turned into fruits and flowers. The Nawab simply surrendered and requested Rayaru to excuse him for his great blunder. Repented a lot. The Nawab of Adoni became the devotee of Rayaru and said whatever you ask I am ready to offer ! Then Rayaru said ok! I will ask when the time comes.
Blessed the gathered devotees and the Diwan Venkanna.The joy of Venkanna cannot be described in words. Further he accompanied to the Yatra of Madhavaram,Manchale,Gaanadhaalu and Bichchale. When Rayaru visited Bhikshaalaya simply gave his heart to the sanctity and to the natural beauty. The river Tungabhadra while flowing forceful through rocks murmur. The surrounding trees and especially the JAPADAKATTE. The whole panorama of Bichchale made Rayaru to remember the by gone days of sanctity. Aparoksha Gnyaani Gururayarau became highly emotional and devotional. Praised the Routine of Sri Appanacharya.
Sri Appanacharya had heard about Rayaru .The meeting of these two great dynamic personalities in Bichchale was a record in the history. They both came close together. Soon grew intimacy, loved heart to heart. Sri Appanachary with great regard and respect asked Rayaru to sit on the JAPADAKATTE surrendered completely by saashtaanga namaskara. Sri Appanacharya at that moment only confirmed that Sri Raghavendrateertharu is his guru, aaraadhya daiva, well wisher, friend, philosopher, guide and sarvaswa for him. Today when we see Rayara Brindavana in Bichchale-Bhikshaalaya on the JAPADAKATTE on the bank of the sacred Tungabhadra, the same image, reminiscences fill our heart. Rayaru appreciated the knowledge, affection towards the students, concern about their lessons, their feeding, the Gurukula,Vatavraksha, the siddhi,shuddhi and sankalpa of Sri Appanacharya. The attachment was so much that they were reluctant to separate from each other. Sri Appanacharya became a close associate of Rayaru, very near and very dear. By the arrival of Rayaru Bhikshaalaya JAPADAKATTE and Appanacharya became the part and parcel of Sri Raghavendrateertharu.
Then Rayaru reminded Venkanna that the Nawab intends to offer something. So ask him to hand over Manchale and Rayaru said he wants Manchale only. Venkanna said why this barren rocky place which is not at all fertile and can have other place ?. Rayaru said to Venkanna that he wants only Manchale and will detail the importance of Manchale later.
per the will and wish of Rayaru Venkanna handed over the entire village
Manchale from the Nawab of Adoni to Rayaru, constructed the Matha - the today’s
existing Matha, made arrangements for the residence of brahmins, shrotriyas and
became kruta krutya,dhanya. Venkanna satisfied that he has acted in accordance
with the wordings of Rayaru. Venkanna really a great man and that was his punya
and the blessings of Mantralaya Rayaru. From that day onwards Sri
Raghavendrateertharu lived in Manchale-Mantralaya by the divine blessings of
Manchalemma. Manchalemma is Yellamma the KulaDevata of Sri Raghavendrateertharu
of Gautama Gotra. ... will be continued in the next Mantralaya series
Badari Kasi Rameshwara
Samaya Bandaaga Heluvenu
Indu JAPADAKATTEYA Rayara Divya
Guru Raghavendraru Diwan