(Significance of Mantralaya and devotion towards Rayaru)

Date : June 29, 2023


Dear Devotees : Namaskara.

| Sri MannMoolaRamastu Mannmathe Moolamahasamsthhaana Mantralaya Sri Rayaramathe||

Significance of Mantralaya and devotion towards Rayaru is described in Mantralaya(1045).


Sri RaghavendraTeertharu, with the divine blessings of Sri Lord Narayana, graciously bestows his benevolence upon those who surrender and offer prayers. It is worth contemplating why Rayaru grants materialistic desires, such as worldly achievements, relationships, health, and other tangible aspirations, rather than focusing solely on non-materialistic and spiritual pursuits like meditation and the path to moksha. Some may question this approach and argue that Rayaru should exclusively offer blessings that elevate one's consciousness and lead to ultimate liberation.

However, it is essential to comprehend the boundless compassion and empathy that Rayaru embodies. Sri Krishanavadutaru beautifully described Rayaru's heart as softer than ghee, indicating the kindness of Rayaru. Rayaru, in his infinite wisdom, recognizes the intricate web of our life experiences, both past and present, and the karmic implications they entail.

To illustrate this, let us consider the analogy of a sick child seeking treatment. The doctor prescribes bitter medicines that are necessary for the child's recovery. Although the medicine is beneficial, it might be challenging for the child to willingly consume it due to its unpleasant taste. In this scenario, the loving and caring mother intervenes, understanding the necessity of the medicine and the child's reluctance to take it. She sweetens the medicine, making it more palatable for the child, thereby ensuring the child's well-being while also bringing a smile to their face.Similarly, we, as individuals, are afflicted by the consequences of our own actions and the burdens of negative karma accrued throughout our lifetimes. Just as a mother understands her child's aversion to bitter medicine, Rayaru, like a compassionate mother figure, recognizes our need for materialistic desires. By fulfilling these desires, Rayaru provides us with moments of joy and relief, much like sweetening the bitter medicine. During this phase of wish fulfillment, our devotion to the Lord intensifies, and we engage in selfless service (Seva), deepening our spiritual connection and accumulating positive karma.

Once our materialistic desires are fulfilled and our immediate needs are met, our focus naturally shifts to introspection and contemplation of our spiritual journey. With the burdens of worldly concerns alleviated, we are better able to reflect upon the purpose of our existence and our spiritual duties. Rayaru's benevolent guidance allows us to experience a transformational shift in consciousness. It is through this process that we begin to explore profound spiritual practices, such as meditation, and aspire to attain moksha—the ultimate liberation from the cycle of birth and death.Therefore, while Rayaru compassionately addresses our immediate worldly needs, his ultimate aim is to inspire us to reflect upon the deeper truths of life and guide us towards spiritual growth. By fulfilling our materialistic desires, Rayaru provides a pathway for us to discover our higher purpose, allowing us to gradually transcend the limitations of the material world and embark on a profound spiritual quest.

As per my father Sri Raghvendra Patwari, it is of utmost importance to chant the names of Mantralaya and Rayaru with every breath. But what makes Mantralaya so divinely significant? Its sacredness transcends the boundaries of time, spanning across the ages of Treta Yuga, Dwapara Yuga, and continuing into the present Kali Yuga.This hallowed place has been blessed by the presence and divine interventions of various deities and incarnations throughout history.

In the ancient Treta Yuga, Mantralaya witnessed the profound meditation and grand Yagnya performed by the great devotee Sri Prahalad Rajaru. His unwavering devotion and selfless acts of worship pleased Lord Narasimha and Goddess Durga, who graced him with their divine Darshan. The sanctity of Mantralaya was established through this divine intervention. Lord Narasimha and Goddess Durga presence affirmed the sanctity and holiness that permeated Mantralaya.

During that same Treta Yuga, at Mantralaya, Lord Sri Rama Chandra arrived and took respite. He spoke to Lakshmana, narrating the extraordinary devotion and Yagna performed by his devotee, Sri Prahalad Rajaru. The echoes of devotion and spiritual power reverberated throughout Mantralaya.

In the epoch of Dwapara Yuga, when the valiant Arjuna engaged in the Ashwamedha Yaga, he found himself confronted by the formidable King Anushwala at Mantralaya. Lord Krishna, assuming the role of Arjuna's Sarathi (charioteer), witnessed the battles unfold. To Arjuna's astonishment, Anushwala defeated him repeatedly, seeming invincible. Weary and perplexed, Arjuna turned to Lord Krishna, seeking answers. With a gentle smile, the Lord explained that Anushwala had stationed his chariot at the very spot where Sri Prahalad Rajaru had performed the Yagna, infusing it with immense spiritual power. Even Lord Krishna himself was unable to overcome Anushwala's strength at that spot. Lord Krishna instructed Arjuna to make Anushwala move from that spot the next day, ensuring his victory. Following Lord Krishna's counsel, Arjuna compelled Anushwala to shift his chariot, leading to his defeat. Such is the magnificence, glory, and divine power that reside within Mantralaya.

In a divine act of providence, Sri Raghavendra Teertharu, guided by the eternal wisdom of the cosmos, chose the exact location where Sri Prahalad Rajaru had performed his magnificent Yagnya as the sacred site for his Brindavana.It was here, at this hallowed spot in Mantralaya, that the spiritual energies of Prahalad Rajaru's devout offerings had infused the very fabric of the land. Sri Raghavendra Teertharu recognized the profound sanctity and divine vibrations emanating from this sacred ground, drawing him irresistibly towards it.With the blessings of Sri Lord Narayana, Sri Raghavendra Teertharu embarked on his divine journey, serving as the bridge between the mortal realm and the realm of the divine. In his infinite compassion and spiritual grace, he embraced this chosen spot, establishing his Brindavana as a beacon of hope, devotion, and spiritual transformation.The convergence of these two great souls, Sri Prahalad Rajaru and Sri Raghavendra Teertharu, at the same sacred place is a testament to the interconnectedness of divinity across the ages. It symbolizes the continuity of devotion, the eternal flame of righteousness, and the indomitable power of selfless surrender.

The divine episodes of Treta Yuga and Dwapara Yuga are testaments to the unmatched significance of Mantralaya. It is a place where the energy of Sri Prahalad Rajaru's Yagnya and the universal positive divine energy converge, creating an extraordinary spiritual abode.

In the present age of Kali Yuga, Mantralaya continues to radiate its sacredness, drawing countless devotees who seek solace, spiritual growth, and the fulfillment of their deepest aspirations. By incorporating the chanting of "Mantralaya" and invoking the grace of Sri Raghavendra Swami and Rayaru in every breath, we establish an intimate connection with the divine energies of this sacred place. Immersed in the vibrations of Mantralaya, one can experience profound spiritual transformations and receive the abundant blessings of Sri Raghavendra Swami.

Thus, Mantralaya stands as a timeless testament to devotion, a sanctuary where the divine grace of Sri Raghavendra Swami and the presence of revered deities converge to bless and uplift all who tread upon its sacred soil. Devotees from far and wide, seeking solace and enlightenment, gather at the divine Brindavana of Sri Raghavendra Teertharu. The air is saturated with devotion, the echoes of prayers reverberating through the hearts of those who visit. The blessings bestowed by Sri Raghavendra Teertharu in this holiest of spots have the power to uplift and transform lives, illuminating the path towards spiritual awakening and liberation.As we stand before the Brindavana of Sri Raghavendra Teertharu, we are reminded of the divine lineage and the timeless legacy of devotion that continues to inspire and guide us. The place where the earthly and the divine intertwine, and where the sincere seeker finds solace, grace, and the eternal blessings of Sri Raghavendra Swami.

With utmost devotion and profound reverence, I offer my heartfelt salutations to the divine and supremely compassionate Sri Raghavendra Guru. It is Sri Yogendra Theertharu who beautifully expressed this sentiment in the words, " || ಶ್ರೀರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಗುರವೇ ನಮೋತ್ಯಂತದಯಾಳವೇ. Sri Raghavendra Gurave Namotyantadayalave." The deep meaning of this is - Oh Sri Raghavendra Guru, you are the epitome of boundless mercy and immeasurable grace. Your divine presence envelopes our hearts with an overwhelming outpouring of love and devotion. Within the sanctuary of your compassionate embrace, all our worries and troubles dissolve, giving way to a deep sense of serenity and inner peace.Your benevolent gaze showers us with countless blessings, gently guiding us through the trials and tribulations of life, while illuminating the path towards spiritual awakening. Like precious gems of wisdom, your teachings ignite the flame of knowledge within us, dispelling the darkness of ignorance that veils our understanding.You are the guiding light, leading us towards righteousness and uplifting our souls with your profound wisdom. Your selfless dedication to humanity serves as an eternal inspiration, urging us to extend our hands in compassionate service to others.In your divine presence, we find solace, strength, and unwavering support. Your grace flows like a tranquil river, nourishing our souls and bestowing upon us the abundant blessings of the divine. Your love knows no boundaries, extending its compassionate embrace to all who seek solace and guidance.Oh Sri Raghavendra Guru, your boundless compassion transcends time and space. Through your loving presence, we are uplifted and transformed, empowered to navigate the challenges of life and find solace in the eternal truth that resides within us.With folded hands and a heart filled with humility, I bow down before you, Sri Raghavendra Guru, seeking your divine blessings and guidance on this sacred journey of life. May your divine grace envelop us, protect us, and lead us towards the ultimate realization of our true nature.

My father Sri Raghvendra Patwari wrote in his previous series that I would like attach the exact copy here

Yasya Yasyaasti Durdaiva Moola Nirnaashana Arhataa
Tasya Tasyeva Tantresmin Aasthhasteetya Braveet Guruhu

Devotees who believe completely with unalterable faith and devotion and are confident that Sri Raghavendrateertha Gurusarvabhoumaru is capable of vanishing the ill fate/Durdaiva/Durvidhi, only such devotees will acquire the complete Anugraha of our Mantralaya Yatiraat and only they are eligible to perform the paaraayana of the siddhi Granthha Sri Raghavendra Tantra .Rayaru will never leave his devotees under any circumstances. To rewrite and wipe off the Durdaiva and Durvidhi in Kannada we say 'Hane Bareha' It is only possible to Sri Hari, Sri Hari is Sarva Tantra Swatantra Sarva Shakta Sarva Vyaapi. Anu Renu Truna Kaashthha Paripurna. Sri Raghavendra Yatiraat is very dear and near to Sri Hari. Sri Hari always listens to the wordings of Rayaru and fulfills without fail, whatever may be the demand and the desire. For the sake of this noble task our Gururayaru is engaged in the long and the continuous Japa of Sri Hari in Mantralaya below the Moola Brindavana. Those devotees who remember Rayaru always in all walks of life have attained satisfaction in worldly life and in Religious life. The greatest Devotees have made it clear in detail in  Gurustotra Mangalashtaka and RaghavendraTantra.

In the sacred Brindavana, Sri Raghavendra Swamy sits, his living presence blessing his devoted followers. Despite having the choice to go to Vaikunta, the divine realm, when Narasimha Devaru invited him, Sri Prahalad Rajaru politely declined the offer. Instead, he humbly asked the Lord to allow him to stay on Earth and assist people on their spiritual journey towards Sri Hari. In this powerful moment, Sri Prahalad Rajaru exemplified his deep commitment to serving humanity. By graciously turning down the allure of Vaikunta, Sri Prahalad embraced the noble purpose of guiding and supporting individuals, helping them find their way to Sri Hari's divine presence.Sri Raghavendra Swamy's decision showcased the profound connection between heavenly realms and our earthly existence. By choosing to remain amidst the challenges of human life, Sri Raghavendra Swamy embarked on a sacred mission to alleviate suffering and lead people towards the radiant love and wisdom of Sri Hari.
In this selfless act of devotion, Sri Raghavendra Swamy is a luminous bright sun, emanating boundless compassion and carrying the sacred teachings and blessings of Sri Hari to innumerable souls. Rayaru's humble presence continues to ignite inspiration, offering solace, guidance, and the extraordinary potential for spiritual transformation through unwavering devotion. As powerful symbols of enlightenment, Sri Raghavendra Swamy is guiding us along the path towards awakening, fostering a deep and profound connection with the divine essence of Sri Hari.

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"!