Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya: Chapter 32: Part 5

  • 161) Since he destroys Kali in this way, he is known as Kalki. ‘Kala’ means knowledge. ‘Ka’ means bliss. Since he possesses knowledge and bliss he is known as Kalki. He shall destroy all the Asuras in a single day.
  • 162) Destroying all those who are against Sri Hari and are engaged in Adharma, the horse-riding Kalki shall establish a bridge to Dharma and propagate knowledge and devotion to Sri Vishnu amongst his people.
  • 163) These and others are the endless activities, forms and noble qualities of Sri Hari. Being free from all defects at all times, he is known as Brahma and Ananta also by virtue of this.
  • 164) Being ordered by Sri Narayana at Badari, Anandatirtha Muni, possessing the name of Poornaprajna, composed this grantha. He is the student of Sri Vyasa, who alone is the lord of the world.
    • Note: Sri Madhwacharya visited Sri Veda Vyasa twice at Badari. During the first time, he offered the Brahmasutra Bhashya at the feet of Sri Vyasa who then ordered him to compose a Tatparya Nirnaya on the Bharata. Sri Madhwa composed this present work and offered it at Sri Vyasa’s feet during his second Yatra to Badari.
  • 165) Due to the grace of Sri Hari, he possesses complete knowledge of all the Vedas, Pancharatras, Upanishads, Itihasas, Puranas and all other Shastras.
  • 166) This work is deterministic of all Shastras. It is especially deterministic of the (Maha)Bharata. He composed this grantha in order to please Sri Hari, the progenitor and Guru of the world.
  • 167) There is no other decisive commentary on those Shastra vachanas which appear contradictory at the outset. For this very purpose, Sri Vyasa has composed the Brahma Sutras. However, many wrong commentaries have been written on it by others.
  • 168) The message of Sri Hari’s supremacy that is propagated by the Brahma Sutras was masked by the chief Asuras who started preaching non-difference between Jeeva and Ishwara. Therefore, he has composed Bhashya on it and has explained its purport.
  • 169) As per the orders of Sri Vyasa, he composed an excellent Bhashya (for the Sutras) and also composed separate Bhashyas for the Upanishads. He justified that all of them (Sutras and Upanishads) propagate the supremacy and uniqueness of Sri Hari.
  • 170) This grantha was composed by the third Avatara of Pavana (Vayu) in order to propagate the meaning of the excellent Bharata. The best of the scholars, who are devotees of Sri Hari’s feet, will study this and derive great joy.
  • 171) “truteeyamasya vrushabasya dohase. dashapramatim janayanta yoshanah. niryadeem budhnaanmahishasya varpasa. eeshanasah shavasaa kranta soorayah. yadeemanu pradivo madhwa aadhave. guhaasantam matarishvaa mathaayati”
    • Note: This the Balittha Sukta – Rig Veda 1/141. This Sukta reveals the three Avataras of Vayu – Hanuman, Bhima and Madhwacharya!
  • 172) Through these and other statements, all these have been established. These have occurred in the Puranas and Pancharatra too. All the tales narrated here incorporate the meanings of the Veda, Itihasa and other granthas.
  • 173) Therefore this is the King amongst all granthas. This is the instrument for all excellent Dharma and all other Purusharthas including Moksha. What else needs to be said about its other qualities! Sri Narayana shall be pleased with this.
    • Note: The study of Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya causes great pleasure to Sriman Narayana.
  • 174) The original form of Vayu has three divine forms – so say the Vedas. The original form of Vayu is verily that of strength. It is pervaded by knowledge. It resides in the heart of all Jeevas to sustain them. It is worthy of worship in all the worlds. The Avataras also possess similar knowledge and strength. The first form (of Hanuman) is the one that carries the words of Rama. The second form (of Bhima) destroys the army of the enemy (Kauravas). The third form is known by the name of Madhwa and the present work regarding Sri Keshava is composed by this very form.
  • 175) Sri Vishnu, who is complete with all auspicious attributes, and is free from all defects, is my most dear friend. May he, who is always affectionate towards me, be pleased even more!

|| End of chapter 32, known as ‘Pandava Swargarohanam’, from the Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya, composed by Srimadanandatirtha Bhagavatpada ||

|| Sri Raghavendra Tirtha Gurvantargata Sri Bharatiramana Mukhyapranantargata Sri Lakshmi Narayana Preeyataam ||

|| Sri Krishnarpanamastu ||


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