Ishavasya Upanishad – Transliteration

I have uploaded the transliteration of the Ishavasya Upanishad to the mantras page. Transliterations are available in Kannada, Devanagari and English.

Since I found the English transliteration using Baraha a little difficult to read, I have used Itranslator to do the english part. I hope readers find the English copies much more reader friendly.

Gita Mahaatmyam

Today is Gita Jayanti, the Shukla Ekadashi of Margashira month, when it is traditionally believed that Lord Krishna narrated the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna (and the rest of us). On this ocassion, I am uploading the transliteration of the Gita Mahaatmyam in Kannada, Devanagari and English scripts. These can also be downloaded from the mantras page under the “Srimad Bhagavadgita” section.

The Gita Mahaatmyam describes the greatness of the Bhagavadgita and is revealed by Lord Vishnu himself to Bhudevi. It is part of the Varaha Purana. Some salient points about the Gita mentioned in this stotra are as follows

  • One who indulges in regularly chanting the Gita is freed from the bondage of Karma and all his sins are washed away
  • The place where the Gita resides (as a book) and is regularly chanted is equal to a pilgrim place
  • Lord Krishna himself resides in the place where Gita is chanted regularly
  • Chanting the Gita daily results in salvation
  • If one has a problem chanting all the 18 chapters daily, one should attempt chanting as much as possible (9 chapters, 6, 3 or 1 chapter – or at the least a few shlokas). Each of these attempts has proportional, but still immense, benefits!
  • Even a big sinner can obtain Vaikunta if he develops interest in the Gita, understands it and chants it
  • One has to chant the Gita Mahaatmyam after one finishes reading the entire Gita

|| Sri Krishnaarpanamastu ||

Durga Stuti

I have uploaded the Durga Stuti from the Mahabharata in Kannada, Devanagari and English scripts on the mantras page.

Just before the Mahabharata war, Sri Krishna instructs Arjuna to pray to Lord Durga in order to ensure victory over the Kauravas, led by the mighty Bhishma. Arjuna does so and Lord Durga appears before him and grants him a boon that Pandavas will be victorious. This chanting of Arjuna is known as the Durga Stuti. This is another one of those hundreds of Stotras and Stutis which are part of the Mahabharata epic.

This Durga Stuti is to be chanted for overcoming disease, enemies and other obstacles.

Rushabha Sukta

A couple of days ago, I managed to upload the transliterated version of Rushabha Sukta. You can download the Kannada and Devanagari texts of the same from the mantras page.

Rushabha is the sukta that Lord Bhimasena chanted immediately after the slaying of Duryodhana. According to a beautiful article written by Sri Bannanje Govindacharya (in his book Pancha Suktagalu), Rushabha Sukta is also known as Sapatnaghna Sukta. The main rishi of the Sukta is Lord Bhimasena himself and the devata is Lord Narasimha.

In addition, I have also uploaded the Kannada, Devanagari and English texts of Sri Ramaa (Lakshmi) Stotra and the beautiful Grantha Malika Stotra. The Granta Malika Stotra is a beautiful composition by Sri Vyasaraja Swamy and highlights the 37 works of Sri Madhvacharya.

Madhva Jayanti

Tomorrow, along with Vijaya Dashami, is also the auspicious occasion of Sri Madhva Jayanti. It was on Vijaya Dashami day that Mukhya Prana took avatar as Sri Madhvacharya. He was born in Pajaka, close to Udupi in 1239 AD.

On this great occasion, I wish all readers of this blog a very happy Vijaya Dashami and Madhva Jayanti. I am uploading the Kannada and English transliteration of Madhva Nama, a Dasara Pada by Sri Sripadaraja Swamy. This is a very famous composition in simple Kannada and extols the virtues of Mukhya Prana and the three avatars of Hanuman, Bhimasena and Sri Madhva. In Madhva tradition, it is a practice for people who have not had Upanayana Samskara to chant the Madhva Nama instead of Vayu Stuti. It is believed to bring the same benefits to the devotees.

The documents can be downloaded from this link.

I have also uploaded the Kannada and Devanagari transliteration of the Narayana Sukta (along with intonation). You can download the same from the Suktas link.

|| Sri Krishnaarpanamastu ||

Sri Raghavendra Swamy

The three days of Shravana Krishna Paksha, starting from Pratipat till Tritiya, is celebrated as Sri Raghavendra Aradhana. It is on the second day of this three day period that Sri Swamiji entered his Brundavana at Mantralaya, thus ending his stay on earth. This year, the Aradhana falls on the 7th, 8th and 9th of August.

To this day, Sri Swamiji continues to reside there, blessing countless devotees and granting their wishes. On this occasion, I am uploading the transliteration of Sri Raghavendra Stotra, the famous composition of Sri Appannacharya. In addition, I am also uploading the lyrics of the song “Tugire Rayara…”. These can also be downloaded from the mantras page.

In addition, I have written a small article on the life history of Sri Raghavendra Swamiji below. This article is mainly referenced out of the book “Sri Raghavendra Darshana” by Sri Vyasanakere Prabhanjanacharya. It also references the Wikipedia article on Swamiji. I hope the readers of this blog find this compilation interesting.

  • Sri Krishnacharya, who was the great grandfather of Sri Raghavendra Swamy in his Purvashrama (pre-sanyasa life), was the music teacher (of the Veena) of the great Sri Krishnadevaraya, the Vijayanagara Emperor.
  • Sri Raghavendra Swamy’s Purvashrama family was from the Gauthama Gotra
  • Sri Raghavendra Swamy’s Purvashrama name was Venkatanatha, so named because he was born after his parents offered a lot of prayers to Lord Venkatesha at Tirupathi. He was born in the year 1595 A.D
  • Sri Venkatanatha underwent the Upanayana ceremony when only 8 years old. Later, he went to Madurai to study all the Shastras under his brother-in-law Sri Lakshmi Narasimhacharya
  • Sri Venkatanatha was so proficient in playing the Veena, that he was known as Veena Venkata Bhatta!
  • Sri Venkatanatha was married to a lady called Saraswathi, after which both of them moved to Kumbhakonam so he could pursue his studies further
  • At Kumbhakonam, Sri Venkatanatha was accepted as a student by Sri Sudheendra Tirtha Swamiji
  • Along with philosophy and Shastras, Sri Venkatanatha mastered an unbelievable number of subjects including music, history, logic, grammar, Vedas, Vedanta, poetry, drama and others
  • Sri Venkatanatha was a very famous speaker even before accepting Sanyasa. His talks on Brahma Sutra Bhashyas, Logic and Mimamsa were very popular
  • Even before accepting Sanyasa, Sri Venkatanatha wrote a few works. The first such work was a commentary on the Anu Madhva Vijaya
  • Appreciating Sri Venkatanatha’s proficiency in Vyakarana, Sri Sudheendra Tirtha gave him the title of “Mahabhashya Venkatanathacharya” after he defeated some Mayavadis during a debate on Vyakarana at Kumbhakonam
  • Sri Venkatanatha always accompanied his Guru on his tours. Many scholars of opposite schools were defeated by him in Kumbhakonam, Tanjavur and other areas
  • Sri Venkatanatha had a son named Lakshmi Narayana
  • During his stay at Kumbhakonam, due to the intense focus on spiritual and religious pursuits, Sri Venkatanatha and his family had to put up with utter poverty – not that it deterred his focus
  • Sri Sudheendra Tirtha Swamiji had a vision in his dream that Sri Venkatanatha should take over the reigns of the Matha. Consequently, he asked Sri Venkatanatha to accept Sanyasa
  • Sri Venkatanatha, out of a sense of responsibility towards wife and family, showed some hesitation towards accepting Sanyasa.
  • Sri Venkatanatha very soon had a vision of Sri Bharati Devi who instructed him to accept Sanyasa
  • Sri Venkatanatha went back to Sri Sudheendra Tirtha Swamiji and consented to accepting Sanyasa
  • Sri Sudheendra Tirtha Swamiji conducted all the rituals and gave the Diksha to Sri Venkatanatha. He was given the name of “Sri Raghavendra Tirtha” upon accepting Sanyasa.
  • Saraswati, Sri Raghavendra Swami’s (now) former wife gave up her life unable to bear the separation from her husband. She became a Preta due to her prarabdha and approached Swamiji. By merely sprinkling some holy water on her, Sri Swamiji liberated her from her Pretatva. This was the first of many miracles performed by him
  • Sri Sudheendra Tirtha Swamiji, having handed over the “Peetha” to Sri Raghavendra Swamiji, soon left this abode. His brundavana was constructed under the supervision of Sri Raghavendra Swamiji himself at Anegunde near Hampi. This was the 9th brundavana there. The place is even today known as “Nava Brundavana” and is one of the holiest places for Madhvas.
  • Soon, Sri Yadavendra Tirtha, who was given Sanyasa by Sri Sudheendra Tirtha Swamiji many years earlier, came back to Tanjavur. Sri Raghavendra Swamiji offered him the idols and asked him to accept the Pitha. Sri Yadavendra Tirtha, sensing the greatness of Swamiji, refused to do so and returned to his Tirtha Yatre.
  • Sri Swamiji made Kumbhakonam his headquarters and continued to enrich Dvaita Vedanta. A lot of students were accepted and were directly learning under Swamiji.
  • The Tanjavur area was experiencing a terrible famine for over 12 years then. Not able to think of any solution, the local King approached Sri Raghavendra Swamiji. After patiently listening to the King, Sri Swamiji got some Yajnas conducted. Soon, the area witnessed good rains and the famine vanished. Once again, people wondered at the amazing Siddhi of Swamiji.
  • Happy at the resolution to the problem of famine, the King gave a precious necklace to Sri Swamiji. Sri Swamiji accepted it and put it into the fire of the Yajna. Surprised and shocked, the King considered it as an insult and told Swamiji of his discomfort. Sri Swamiji replied that the real reason behind the rains was Yajna Narayana and hence he offered the necklace to the fire. In order to console the King, Sri Swamiji put his hand into the fire and brought back the necklace. The King’s surprise knew no bounds!
  • Swamiji then undertook a tour of South India in order to spread the teachings of Sri Madhvacharya. This tour also provided a start to the writings of Swamiji. At Manishrunga, he wrote Pramana-Paddathi-Tippani, Vadavali-Tippani, Pramana-Lakshana-Tippani and others.
  • Swamiji then reached Rameshwaram. He clarified to all there that the Rameshwara idol was established by Lord Rama before he went to war with Ravana, and not later. He also explained to all that Lord Rama did not incur any “Brahma Hatya Dosha” for killing Ravana. The Supreme Paramatman is beyond all such possibilities. Further, Ravana was actually a Rakshasa and not a Brahmana as caste is determined by one’s mother and not father.
  • Swamiji later visited Kanyakumari and Ananthashayana (Thiruvananthapuram) and finally reached Madurai. There he was greatly honored by the King and scholars of Madurai. He also met his Purvashrama brother-in-law, under whom he had learnt the Shastras earlier.
  • At Madurai, a debate on Purva Mimamsa took place. Sri Raghavendra Swamiji displayed his mastery over Purva Mimamsa as well and won the debate. He also unveiled his work “Bhatta Sangraha”. This work was liked so much by the gathering there that they hosted it on top of an elephant and took it on a procession!
  • Swamiji later visited Srirangam. There, he wrote many works such as Ishavasyopanishanmantrarthasamgraha, based on the Upanishads. In these works, Swamiji explained the true meaning behind many of the mantras in the various Upanishads.
  • At every place he visited, Swamiji defeated numerous scholars in debates and strongly defended the philosophy of Sri Madhvacharya
  • Swamiji later visited Vishnu Mangala, Kukke Subramanya and reached Udupi. He stayed at Udupi for several days and wrote many important works such as Chandrika-Prakasha, Tantra-Dipika, Gita-Vivrutti and Nyaya-Muktavali
  • Swamiji then wrote a commentary on the Nyayasudha (by Sri Jayatirtha) called as “Parimala”
  • Once Sri Raghavendra Swamiji visited Bidarahalli. There, he met Srinivasacharya, one of the great Dvaita scholars. Profoundly impressed by the latter’s works, he gave him the title of “Tirtha” though Srinivasacharya was a Gruhastha. Since then, he is known as Bidarahalli Srinivasa Tirtha
  • Some of the other notable holy places which Swamiji visited included Pandarapura, Kolhapura, Bijapura, Godavari and Krishna basins, Malakheda, Tirupathi, Kanchi, Vruddhachala and Srimushna. Needless to add, he defeated a number of scholars of other schools at every place, convinced them to accept Srimadacharya’s philosophy and thus massively contributed to the growth of Dvaita Vedanta
  • Sri Raghavendra Swamiji desired to write Tippanis (works in the form of notes) on the 18 commentaries of Sri Jayatirtha. When he had finished 17 such works and was about to commence his work on the Rig Bhashya Tika, his (purvashrama) son Lakshmi Narayanacharya came to him with a Tippani on the very same work. Hence, Swamiji did not write his Tippani on the Rig Bhashya Tika. Instead, he wrote a work called “Rigartha Manjari” which was a collection of the meanings of the first 40 suktas of Rig Veda as given in various Bhashyas and Tikas
  • Sri Swamiji also wrote “Prata Sankalpa Gadya” and “Prameya Samgraha” which provided valuable information on the meanings of the various activities/rituals undertaken daily. He also wrote many other works on the epics such as “Sri Rama Charitra Manjari”, “Sri Krishna Charitra Manjari” and others
  • Once when he was on a tour, Swamiji was invited to a house where Sri Rama Puja was being conducted. The son of the householder fell into a huge vessel full of water and died. To everyone’s surprise, Sri Swamiji arrived there, sprinkled some holy water after chanting the Mrutasanjeevini mantra and the small boy came back to life.
  • The people of those times were witness to numerous miracles performed by Sri Swamiji. Swamiji revived many people, cured severe diseases, brought rainfall to dry places, made an illiterate read and so on. The fame of Sri Swamiji spread far and wide
  • Once Sri Swamiji visited the Nawab of Adoni. Just to test Swamiji, the Nawab presented him a plate full of non-vegetarian food covered with a cloth. Sri Swamiji saw the plate once, meditated a bit, sprinkled some holy water on it and opened the plate. Lo and behold, the plate was full of fresh fruits! The Nawab surrendered to Swamiji and became a big of devotee of him
  • The Nawab of Adoni was very keen on offering something to Swamiji. Sri Swamiji was not interested in any material grants. Relenting to the repeated requests of the Nawab, Sri Swamiji instructed him to hand over the village of Manchale to the Matha. The Nawab was very surprised that Swamiji asked for a very barren and dry area.
  • Sri Swamiji later revealed the reason behind choosing Manchale village for his Matha. It was in the Manchale area that King Prahalada had performed his Yagnas back in the Kruta Yuga. Further, Lord Rama, along with Sita and Lakshmana had visited this place. Hence, it was an extremely sacred location.
  • Once Swamiji was giving a discourse. Suddenly, he turned towards the sky, folded his hands to do a Namaskara and resumed the discourse. His curious students requested him to reveal the reason behind the gesture. Sri Swamiji indicated that his dear friend Sri Krishna Dwaipayana Tirtha had passed away. He conversed with the departed soul who was enquiring when Sri Swamiji would end his stay on earth, to which Swamiji replied that he would do so 2 years, 2 months and 2 days later!
  • On a suitable day, Sri Raghavendra Swamiji gave Sanyasa deeksha to Sri Venkannacharya, who was the grandson of his (Purvashrama) brother. He named him Yogindra Tirtha and appointed him as the successor of the Matha
  • Sri Swamiji instructed that his Brundavana be prepared from stones obtained from a nearby village called Madavara. It was on this stone that Lord Rama and Sita had stepped while visiting this area. Accordingly, his followers prepared a Brundavana
  • On the auspicious day of Shravana Krishna Paksha Dvitiya in the year 1671 A.D, Sri Raghavendra Swamiji finished all his morning rituals, gave a discourse of Srimadacharya’s Bhashyas and gave a impressive speech on the philosophy of Srimadacharya. He also extolled his followers to lead life on the path of Dharma, always worshipping Vishnu, Lakshmi and Mukhyaprana. Then, he entered the Brundavana alive, sat down there and started meditating. As per his instructions, his followers waited for the Tulasi Mala in his hand to slip. Once that happened, the followers covered Swamiji with 1200 Lakshmi Narayana Saligramas got from Gandaki in Nepal. Later, the Brundavana was covered as per scriptural procedures
  • One of the foremost disciples of Sri Raghavendra Swamiji was Sri Appannacharya. Sri Appannacharya, upon hearing the news of Swamiji’s Brundavana entrance, rushed towards the Matha. Due to heavy overflow of the Tungabhadra river, he found it difficult to cross the river. He instantly started composing the (now famous) Raghavendra Stotra. When he reached the Brundavana, Swamiji was already being covered. Sri Appannacharya was immensely disasppointed. His stotra was only 7 syllables away from being complete but due to immense grief, he could not come up with the last phrase. At that time, he heard a voice from inside the Brundavana pronouncing the last phrase. Sri Swamiji himself completed the Stotra by saying “Sakshee HayaasyOtra hi”!
  • The village Manchale, over time, came to be known as Mantralaya. Even today, thousands of devotees visit Mantralaya every single day. Sri Raghavendra Swamy continues to bless all his devotees. Even today, there are tens of miracles that people experience daily. Only intense devotion to Vishnu and the philosophy of Srimadacharya is the criterion that pleases Sri Raghavendra Swamiji

|| Sri Raghavendraya Namaha ||

Tulasi Stotra and other stotras

I have managed to transliterate a few stotras today.

  1. Tulasi Stotra
  2. Go Savitri Stotra
  3. Veda Sara (Hitopadesha)
  4. Kuru Stotra – by Sri Vadiraja Swamy

The transliteration is available in Kannada, Devanagari and English scripts. You can download the same from the Mantras page.

Yamaka Bharata

Yamaka Bharata is another of Sri Madhvacharya’s short works. It contains 81 shlokas in a variety of metres. The theme of the work is a concise narration of Sri Krishna’s story and the Mahabharata. In fact, this work is an excellent initiation to those who have not read the Mahabharata. It (correctly) projects Sri Krishna and Bhimasena as the heroes of the Bhaarata.

As the title suggests, this poem by Sri Madhva contains extensive use of Yamaka (rhymes).  In each half of a shloka, a particular word is used in one pada (quarter) that is repeated in the next pada. But, the meaning of the same word in different padas is different. For e.g.

krishna katheyam yamita sukhatirthanoditaanane yam yamita |

bhaktimataa parameshe sarvodrekaa sadaanutaapa rameshe ||

This composition of Sri Madhva is another example of his super-human talents. His skills in poetry are fully demonstrated here. Similarly, in the Dvadasha Stotras, one can see the musical genius of the Saint. It is a tribute to him that one of the stotras has actually made it into a movie as a song (albeit on his life!). In the Katha Lakshana, Sri Madhva displays his grasp of the field of debate and discussion. His works on philosophy are numerous and well known. In the Tantra Sara Sangraha, Sri Madhva reveals his innate knowledge of sculptures. His Jayanti Nirnaya offers a glimpse of his knowledge of astrology as well.

There is hardly any other saint who has displayed mastery over such a variety of subjects!

I have managed to transliterate the Yamaka Bharata into Kannada, Devanagari and English scripts. You can download the same from my Mantras page.

Lord Veda Vyasa

On account of Veda Vyasa Jayanthi, I am attempting to post a small article on Sri Veda Vyasa, the greatest of seers that our land has seen. I have also uploaded the Vyasa Stotram (Daridrya Hara Stotram) to the Mantras page.

Sri Vyasa was the Guru of Sri Madhvacharya and is an avatar of Vishnu. His life was just as amazing as the plethora of works he has given us. Sri Madhvacharya, in his magnum opus Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya, has written an entire chapter (9th) on Sri Vyasa.

The following article is a concise summary of the information contained in that chapter. Along with the original shlokas, I have used some of the commentary given by Sri Vyasanakere Prabhanjanacharya in his Kannada translation of the same.

  • Sri Maha Vishnu was prayed upon by the Gods, led by Brahma, to take avatar on Earth in order to counter the menace of Kali. The effect of Kali was to spread ignorance and false knowledge. Since Kali is the most powerful amongst the Daityas, the Gods requested the Supreme Paramatman to help them overcome his effects. Sri Vishnu obliged them and appeared on earth as Sri Veda Vyasa.
  • Sage Vasishta is the son of Lord Brahma. The daughter of Sage Kardama, Arundhati is the wife of Vasishta. They had 100 sons amongst whom Shakti was the eldest. Due to Sage Vasista’s confrontation with Vishwamitra, all the 100 sons were destroyed. At that time Adrushyanti, the wife of Shakti was pregnant. The child thus born was Sage Parashara.
  • Sage Parashara performed a lot of penance wishing that Vishnu be born as his son. Hence Vishnu obliged him by appearing to be born to him as Veda Vyasa.
  • Once an eagle was asked to transport the semen of King Vasu to his wife. The eagle dropped the same in the Yamuna river by mistake. The semen was consumed by a fish which was actually an Apsara by the name of Adrika. Adrika was the wife of a Vasu by name Ama. The fish was caught by some fishermen who realized that the fish was actually carrying and therefore took care of it (instead of killing it).
  • The fish delivered twins. The fishermen took the children to the King. The King, recognizing them as his own children, kept the male child and asked the fisherman to keep the girl child with him.
  • The girl child thus raised by the leader of the fishermen was Satyavati.
  • Vishnu, appeased with Sage Parashara’s penance, blessed him saying he would be “born” to him through Satyavati. Consequently, Sage Parashara approached Satyavati when she was transporting him across the Yamuna river.
  • Sri Maha Vishnu did not undergo the pain of birth. Being the Supreme Personality, he appeared to take birth. To think that the Lord undergoes the same troubles during birth as other mortals is sin.
  • Sage Veda Vyasa immediately underwent the Upanayana ceremony. He also made Sage Parashara fully aware of who he actually was. He also blessed his parents that he would appear before them whenever the desired to see him.
  • Sage Veda Vyasa then went to Mount Meru. He composed other Shastras and the Brahma Sutras. Brahma, Rudra, other devatas and seers heard all these Shastras for Veda Vyasa himself.
  • Sri Veda Vyasa then composed the great epic Mahabharata. This work serves as an analogy for all the Shastras. Mahabharata helps in digesting the essence of the Vedas. All the Gods and seers heard this from Sri Veda Vyasa himself.
  • Thereafter, Kali, who was residing in the form of ignorance in the minds of the Gods was vanquished when the Gods listened to the knowledge imparted by Sri Veda Vyasa.
  • Even after this, Kali continued to reside in humans and Daityas. To help them overcome the influence of Kali, Sri Veda Vyasa composed the Srimadbhagavatha Purana.
  • The influence of time led to the reduction in the average lifespan of humans as also their intelligence and their work ethics. In order to bless them to overcome these deficiencies, Sri Veda Vyasa classified the Vedas into four and also composed the Puranas that praised Lord Vishnu.
  • Once when Sri Veda Vyasa was traveling, he came across an insect. Sri Vyasa instructed the insect to give up the body and become a King. The insect refused to do so. So Sri Vyasa made the insect a King in the same form. The insect was a great devotee of Vishnu in its previous life. The insect was born as a pious brahmin in the next life and then obtained salvation.
  • Lord Shiva was desirous of being born as the son of Vyasa. So he performed a great penance. As a result, Shiva was born as Sage Shuka to Vyasa. Lord Vayu also entered the body of Sage Shuka. Sri Vyasa imparted all the knowledge of the Vedas, Puranas and Mahabharata to Sage Shuka.
  • Similarly Lord Shesha entered the body of Sage Paila. Garuda entered the body of Sage Sumantu. Lord Brahma entered Vaishampayana and Indra entered Jaimini. Sri Veda Vyasa made Paila responsible for the spreading of Rig Veda, Vaishampayana for Yajur Veda, Jaimini for Sama Veda and Sumantu for Atharva Veda. In addition, Surya was also made a propagator for Yajur Veda.
  • Vaishampayana was also given the responsibility of spreading the Mahabharata epic. Sage Shuka was made responsible for teaching the Mahabharata amongst Gandharvas and Sage Narada to do the same amongst Devatas.
  • Sage Vyasa then had a child named Romaharshana. Sage Romaharshana was given the responsibility of the Mahabharata, Puranas, Maha Ramayana and the Pancharatras. Lord Kama entered Sage Romaharshana to assist in this work.
  • Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatkumara and Sanatana were given the responsibility of Dhyana Yoga Shastra while Bhrigu and other sages were given the responsibility of the Karma Yoga Shastras. Sage Vyasa instructed Sage Jaimini to compose the Karma Mimamsa Shastra.
  • Sage Vyasa himself has composed the Vaishnava, Shaiva and the Braahma Puranas.
  • Thus, having imparted a lot of knowledge in this world, Sage Vyasa continues to reside in the Mount Meru and Uttara Badari region, being always served by Brahma and other Gods.

||  Sri Krishnaarpanamastu ||

Jayanti Nirnaya, Anu Bhashya and Yati Pranava Kalpa

I have added the Kannada, Devanagari and English transliterations of Srimadacharya’s “Jayanti Nirnaya”, “Anu Bhashya” and “Yati Pranava Kalpa”  to the Mantras page. Check under “Sarvamoola Granthas”.

Jayanti Nirnaya is a small composition by Sri Madhvacharya where he gives directions on how to determine the right day/time for celebrating Sri Krishna Jayanti. Details on how to celebrate the festival are also given. This is a short but very useful composition.

Anu Bhashya is a short work which is like a concise summary of Srimadacharya’s Brahma Sutra related granthas.

Yati Pranava Kalpa is a work on the methodology in intiating a person into Sanyasa. It also has details on the discipline to be followed by Sanyasis and the various kinds of Japas and rituals they need to perform. It also talks about the philosophical tenets that they need to adhere to and propagate.

P.S: I have also uploaded the english text of Sadachara Smruti and the Devanagiri+English text of Kanduka Stuti at the same location.

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