I always desired to go to Mantralaya and my heart is always throbbing for the Darshana of Sri Gurusarvabhoumaru.This was fulfilled on June15th.06,Thursday, Shravana Nakshatra-the Nakshatra of Lord Srinivasa of Tirumala, a very auspicious day.My joy knew no bonds. Guruvaara is Rayara Vaara. So as to stay on the whole thursday day and night, started Mantralaya yatra on Wednesday morning. By evening we reached Mantralaya, stayed in the Sarvagna Mandira of Sri Matha. Immediately after the bath we rushed to darshana of Manchalemma-GraamaDevata-Avataara of devi Yellamma, very sacred and powerful. She had given the shelter to Rayaru in Mantralaya.Rayaru has said that who so ever comes here,first they will have to take the darshana of Manchalemma first and after words Rayaru, Rayaru made the protocol like this.So we had devi darshana first and offered the saree that evening for thursday with devotion and prayed.
I have no words to describe regarding anugraha and affection of Rayaru towards me ! A sober,sarvika of Mantralaya Rayara family man (Vamshasthharu) took me to Rayaru as near as possible and facilitated me to have divya darshana. My two eyes gazed, transfixed and saw the entire surrounding of the Brindavana, Brindavana Mandira,my inward eyes and heart recorded the whole sanctity of Rayaru.Mantralaya Rayaru never said that he is a superman, never used the punya of Sri Hari for his sake,lived in the Brindavana with yoga siddhi. Abundant never ending punya Rayaru is distributing magnanimously to the devotees. Such a great, noble, sacred personality is our Mantralaya Rayaru. Remembering all this my eyes became wet. Mantralaya Rayaru never asked anything for himself to Sri Hari. Thus Rayaru is distributing the day and night the Punya of Himalayan height and grandeur to the devotees. Seeing all this our Bhikshaalaya Appanacharya has called Rayaru as Kalpavraksha and Kamadhenu in Gurustotra. I am simply thrilled with emotion and devotion.
Now there are two elephants in Mantralaya for the Seva of Sri Raghavendra Gurusarvabhouma. Gajavaahana, silver and gold chariot seva the elephants will be the first and front in the utsava for seva with satisfaction.During the Maha Mangalarati the devotees pray whole heartedly pronouncing their wishes and desires without caring others. They forget for a while. Owing to the sankashta chathurthhi by dint of our punya of our elders and Rayaru we had the chance to take our meals in the night in Sri Matha.So far we never had this opportunity. That is the Prasada-Mahaprasada, Anugraha of Sri Mantralaya Rayaru.
On thursday morning we had again divya darshana of Sri Gururayaru. Sri Sushameendrateertharu guided and completed the poojas-Kanakabhisheka of utsavarayaru. Later we are lucky enough to to perform the paada pooja of Sri Sushameendraru and got the Tapta Mudraa dhaarana,phala mantrakshate and sheshavastra. The Moola Rama devara pooja by our swamiji was superb.To witness all this one should have punya. After hastodaka in Sri Matha we left for Bhikshaalaya and Panchamukhi immediately.
We are highly fortunate to have the darshana of Bhikshaalaya Rayara Brindavana on Thursday . When we reached Bichchale the Sun was slowly setting in the west. The Japada Katte (bearing Rayara Brindavana) is very close to the river Tungabhadra. We have to go down a little to the river. Beautiful panorama of natural beauty with trees and greenery every where. Sri Padarajaru has done the Pratishthhaapana (installation) of Sri Ugra Narasimha devaru. Sri Vyasarajaru did the Pratishthaapana (installation) of Sri Praana Devaru designed by himself. Sri Jitamitru has made here the Pratishthhaapana of Shesha.Full of sacredness and sanctity in Bichchale,mother nature’s abundant gift glorified the place by leaps and bounds. There are more than seven hundreds of Naga Shilaas there, we can find every where. The Sheshas-Serpents are the watch and guard to this sanctum.
The forceful flow of Tungabhadra river
is murmuring- we feel Harisarvottama Vayujeevottama. The whole Sanctity
and the affection and devotion of Sri Appanacharyaru made Mantralaya Rayaru
to visit Bhikshaalaya frequently. I have given my heart and mind to Bhikshaalaya
,feel in this life one must see Bichchale without fail. I wish to share
with the devotees the greatness of Bhikshaalaya
- Raghvendra Patwari
Date : 22 Jun 2006
Yendu Midiyuva Hrudayada
Bayakeyadu Idea Tingalu
Guruvaara Shravana Nakshatrada
Nanna Santasake Paarave Illa !
Guruvaara Rayara Vaara
Andu Raatri Mantralayadali Tangi
Paavanatae Premadali Rayara
Sannidhiyaliralu Bayasi Horate
Sanjeyolu Mantralayavanu Talupi
Sri Mathada Sarvagna Mandiradali
Vaasavaadevu Andu !
Tvaritadali Snaanavanu Mugisi
Sri Mathadi Jaruguva
Sri Guru RaghavendraraSakala
Utsavagalanu Noduva Tavakadali
Sarvagna Mandiradinda Naavella
Horatevu Modalu Manachalemmana
Gudige Sri Devi Yellammanavataara
Jaagrutada Devi Validu Namma
Rayarige Mantralayadali Tanna Madilali
Deviya Darushana Marudina Devige
Seereyanu Udisalu Madadi Tanda Seere
Sanjeye Atyanta Bhaktiyali Arpaneya
Mantralaya Rayara Karune