(Greatness of Sri RaghavendrTeertharu and power his devotee Sri Vijaya Dasaru - 1)
: May 25, 2023
BackgroundDear Devotees : Namaskara.
| Sri MannMoolaRamastu Mannmathe Moolamahasamsthhaana Mantralaya Sri Rayaramathe||
|| OM SRI RAGHAVENDRAAYA NAMAHA||
SATYAMEVA JAYATI NA ANRUTA
understand greatness and power of Sri RaghavendrTeertharu, we need to
power of his devotee Sri Vijaya Dasaru is described in Mantralaya(1039).
saw the importance and greatness of Sri VadendraTeertharu in last
series. This time we are blessed to talk about another great devotee of
Sri RaghvendraSwamy, Sri Vijaya Dasaru. Sri Vijaya Dasaru was junior
contemporary to Sri VadendraTeertharu. . Sri Vijaya Dasaru treated Sri
VadendraTeertharu as his Guru. Sri VadendraTeertharu encouraged Hari
Daasa community through Sri Vijaya Dasaru. As we know that Sri
RaghvendraSwamy holds a highest position when it comes to nearness to
Sri Hari. For us to realize this, it is important to understand the
power of Sri Vijaya Dasaru and such a powerful soul like Sri Vijaya
Dasaru is devotee of Sri RaghavendraTeertharu.
Sage Bhrugu Muni
is the first life/Janma/avatara of Sri Vijaya Dasaru. Sage Bhrugu is
the reason for the avatara of Sri Venkateshwara. As we all know, Sage
Bhrugu was selected by Narada Muni to determine who is the supreme Lord
for whom the offerings of holy homa conducted by sages needs to be
offered ? Sage Bhrugu starts his journey in order to search the Supreme
Lord. He gets ignored by Bhrama Devaru for which Bhrama gets curse from
Sage Bhrugu that Bhrama idol won’t be worshiped in Bholoka. Later Sage
Bhrugu gets ignored by Lord Shiva for whom Sage Bhrugu curses that in
Bholoka his Linga will be worshiped. With lot of anger Sage Bhrugu came
to Vaikunta, there Lord Narayana ignores him too. With anger Sage
Bhrugu kicks the chest of Lord Narayana. Lord with a great smile takes
the feet of Sage Bhrugu and massages saying “ Holy Sage Bhrugu your
feet must hurt as my chest is hard. Let me massage your feet “. Lord
calms down Sage Bhrugu. Sage Bhrugu then realizes his mistake and begs
Lord to forgive him and decides that Lord Narayana is the supreme Lord.
So, Sage Bhrugu is the reason for the avatara of Sri Venkateshwara.
Owing to act of kicking of Sri Hari Sage Bhrugu took birth many births
in Bholoka and in every birth he got opportunity to serve Lord.
Treta Yuga in Ramayana times, Sri Vijaya Dasaru was born as Kapi known
as Sura Leela. Sura Leela did seva of Sri Ramachandra Devaru by helping
Rama in constructing the bridge.
In Dwapara Yuga during
Mahabharata times, Sri Vijaya Dasaru was born as Yadava called Nikampa.
Later part of Dwapara Yuga again born as hunter, suffered in forest for
food. This hunter once releases an arrow thinking Lord Krishna’s toe of
the feet as fruit. When he comes near, he sees the blood flow of Lord
Sri Krishna. Hunter asks to forgive him. Krishna with a smile replies
“I have planned this incident and there is no need to cry and fear, my
Krishna avatara needs to end and I selected you as the reason”.
Kaliguga Sri Vijaya Dasaru is born as calf in the house of Sri Purandar
Dasaru, later again born as son of Sri Purandar Dasaru, Madhwapati.
After that born as Dasappa as son of Srinivasapp and Kusama. Purnadara
Dasaru came in the dream and gave Tamburi to Dasappa when Dasappa woke
up, he saw Tamburi and he turned into Sri Vijaya Dasaru.
Vijaya Dasaru was an expert in Vedas, Upanishad and understood Madhwa
Shastra completely. Sri VadendraTeertharu encouraged Sri Vijaya Dasaru
for his works on Hari Dasa Sahitya. Sri Vijaya Dasaru wrote many songs
and suladi in Kannada which are the extracts of complex meaning of
Vedas, Upanishads and Madhwa Shastra, presented in a simple kannada
Subbannacharyaru was a Sudha Pandit and a
great scholar. But he never liked Sri Vijaya Dasaru. Subbannacharyaru
used to give less importance to Kannada Dasaru and used to think Sri
Vijaya Dasaru as ordinary Kannada song composer without having
knowledge of Sudha and Sanskrit. Once Subbannacharya arranged Sudha
Mangala event, he invited most of the people except Sri Vijaya Dasaru.
For Sudha Mangala final day big event Subbannacharya arranged for
special sweet for lunch. On that day ,cook appointed for the event
didn’t show up. Sri Vijaya Dasaru came to know that cook has not
turned up. Kind Vijaya Dasaru thought that entire lunch event will turn
into disappointed and decided to go to event and cook for all.
Vijaya Dasaru cooked food for all. After completing the cooking,
Sri Vijaya Dasaru, went to listen to the pravachana of Subbannachar.
When Subbannachar spotted Vijayadasaru, he got angry and with ego
he teased Vijaya Dasaru in front of every one saying “ You are just a
Kannada Dasa who doesn’t understand Srimannyaya Sudha and has zero
knowledge, yet many ignorant people are following you”. Vijaya Dasaru
felt very sad and prayed Lord Sri Hari. Subbannacharya resumed his
Sudha after teasing Vijaya Dasaru. Sri Vijaya Dasaru came to stage and
called a water man who was serving the water there. Water man had a
huge stammering problem and never spoke any sentence without
stammering. Sri Vijaya Dasaru prayed Lord Sri Hari and kept his hands
on water man. Soon the water man started Sudha Pravachana in Sanskrit
where Subbannacharya left. Sri Vijaya Dasaru removed his hands and
water man was not able to pronounce a word. Sri Vijaya Dasaru again
placed his hands , water man started Sudha Pravachana. Subbannacharya
astonished to see this. He realized the power of Sri Vijaya Dasaru.
Subbannacharya realized the ego that he had and begged for forgiveness
to Sri Vijaya Dasaru. Subbannacharya requested Sri Vijaya Dasaru to
accept him as disciple (shishya). Sri Vijaya Dasaru asked his
shishya Venugopala Dasaru to give the pen name (Ankitha nama) to
Subbannachar. Venugopala Dasaru gave “Vyasavittala” as the pen name for
Subbannachar. Sri Vyasavittala Dasru wrote powerful “Vijayarayara
kavacha - smarisi badukiro, divya charanakeragiro…” which we all recite
every day. Sri Vyasavittala Dasru did great contribution to Hari Daasa
Sahitya. This incident reminds us the power of Sri Vijaya Dasaru, his
closeness with Sri Hari and how to be humble in spite of having super
Once Sri Vijaya Dasaru and his as disciple (shishya)
Sri Venugopala Dasaru was passing by a town. Near to that town there
was a marriage ceremony was going on. Unfortunately, a venomous snake
came near the groom and bit him. With the poison groom died on the
spot. His Parents saw Sri Vijaya Dasaru and Gopala Dasaru passing by.
Then begged for their son’s life. Sri Sri Venugopala Dasaru came
forward, closed eyes, did mediation for a minute and told parents he
cannot save their son. Then Sri Vijaya Dasaru came forward and asked
why not? Prayed Sri Harai and saved the life of the groom. Everyone
chanted Vijaya Raya Gurubhyo Namaha. Sri Vijaya Dasaru and Gopala
Dasaru continued their journey from that place. Sri Gopala Dasaru asked
Sri Vijaya Dasaru , ”Gururgale how did he save the life of groom as
when I meditated I went back 3 Janmas/life of the groom, didn’t find
any good Karma/Punya that can I use to save him”. Sri Vijaya Dasaru
replied “Gopalaa I went back 7 Janmas/life back of the groom, in the
previous 7th Janmas he did some good Karma/Punya that I used and saved
him”. Sri Venugopala Dasaru did namaskara to Guru Sri Vijaya Dasaru as
he had the ability to go back 7 Janmas/life. This is another incident
to show the super powers of Sri Vijaya Dasaru
In next Series we
will see the few more incidents of Sri Vijaya Dasaru to realize his
super powers. Then his devotion towards Rayaru. Sri Vijaya Dasaru
being so powerful, says I am a devotee of Sri RaghavendraTeertharu and
describes Rayaru in many ways as Kalpavruksha and Kamedhenu then we
cannot even imagine the power of Sri RaghavendraTeertharu and his
closeness with Sri Hari. We will see that in next series
The devotion towards Sri Raghavendrateertharu is
the ultimate truth and is the most simple and effective way to reach to
Sri Hari - "NAMBI KETTAVARILLAVO EE GURUGALA"!
|| BICHALI JAPADAKATTI SRI APPANACHARYA PRIYA MANTRALAYA
SRI RAGHAVENDRATEERTHA GURUBHYO NAMAHA||