Parampare

Information related to the Tattvavada philosophy of the great Sri Madhvacharya. This page is a work-in-progress.

Saints

  1. Sri Madhvacharya
  2. Sri Vadiraja Swamy
  3. Sri Raghavendra Swamy
  4. Sri Jayatirtha
  5. Sri Vyasatirtha
  6. Sri Sripadaraja
  7. Sri Padmanabha Tirtha

Mathas

  • List of Mathas following the tradition

Idols

  • Idols worshipped by Srimadacharya

Philosophy

Taratamya

  • The Taratamya or hierarchy amongst all beings

Sarvamoola Granthas – Translation

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Important Places

Rituals

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42 Responses to “Parampare”

  1. Praveen Says:

    Namaskara,
    Can anyone tell the details of daily activities that can be performed during Purdu(when a child bron in family)

    Regards,
    Praveen

    • padmanabharao Says:

      If a child is born, it is considered Jataashaucha. In such a case, Sandhyavandanam shall be done in silence. Devara pooje, has to be performed by one who does not have this. Other things are fine. You can visit a temple after 11 days. generally sagotras and parents of the child have it. it is not that difficultto follow.

  2. Praveen Says:

    Namaskara,
    Can anyone tell the details of daily activities(sandhya vandane, chanting stotras etc.) that can be performed during Purdu(when a child bron in family)

    Regards,
    Praveen

  3. SRINIVAS N. Says:

    Namaskara Shri Hariprasad,

    I am reposting my query sent a month back awaiting anxiously for details / clarifications. I guess it has been overlooked for want of time at your disposal.

    Thanks and regards

    N. Srinivas.

    Namaskara Shri Hariprasad,

    Many thanks for your wonderful clarifications / information.

    1. Please recommend a site where I can get a genuine and full knowledge of Garuda Purana.

    2. What are the immediate do ’s and don’ts in the event of a death of a family member at home before the rituals attached to cremation could commence?

    3. Why do you think GOD has not allowed the Jeevas to remember the past karmas as it unfortunately denies the chance for the jeevas to realise the cause of the miseries they undergo due to such karmas. The knowledge of the past karma can help the mankind to lead more saatvika life and also live a life without assumption.

    Awaiting your clarifications and blessings,

    With regards,

    N. Srinivas

    • Hariprasad Says:

      Namaskara, 1. I would suggest that you try for a book at Vedanta Book House, Bangalore. Internet sources may not be good for this Purana. If I figure out some site, will surely let you know.

      2. I am not too aware of the exact procedures for the first few days. A purohit should be able to tell you the details.

      3. If knowledge of the previous Janmas was available to all, what is the use of Janma/Punarjanma itself. The change of body would be a cosmetic change in itself and would serve no purpose. Also, I think the perfect balance between Karma and Phala is served beautifully by the lack of knowledge of previous Janmas. I do not think the “Yogyata” of the atma would undergo drastic changes even if such knowledge existed. Rajasic and Tamasic souls would still continue to linger in their spheres.

      Regards, Hari

      • SRINIVAS N. Says:

        Namaskara Shri Hariprasad,

        I am more confused now. From your reply, can we infer that a tamasic and rajasic jeeva is denied “moksha” forever? Assuming a saatvic jeeva is alone qualified to attempt to seek liberation, the knowledge of past karmas would certainly help such jeevas to overcome temptation and exhibit abundant caution in every action of his in his day-to-day life, as, the aberration in his earlier life entailed dire consequences which he/she alone had to singlehandedly go through.

        Under this background, I want to understand why God who is otherwise compassionate personified, preferred jeevas not to remember their past karmas. Such knowledge would be an opportunity to such jeevas to attempt more “saadanaas” to ulltimately seek liberation. It also ends the assumption of the concept of inheritance of “praraabdha karma”.

        It is understood that a person’s “jeeva yogyate” and “jeeva swaaroopa” is determined by his past deeds (good or bad). In the present birth, in the absence of any set rules to determine the boundaries of saatvika, rajasa, and tamasa, where do we place ourselves in the Gunas?

        Please enlightem me.

        Thanks and Regards,

        N. Srinivas

        • Hariprasad Says:

          Namaskara Srinivas,

          Yes, Tamasic souls are eventually condemned to eternal damnation and Rajasic souls always are in a cycle of birth and death (Samsara). Only Sattvic Jivas attain Moksha.

          The compassion of Paramatma is not to be understood as attachment towards any Jeevas. It is not out of bias or attachment that he handles the way he does (Sattvic and Tamasic Jivas). A crude example would be that of a farmer – the way he treats the crop he grows. Both good quality sprouts and spoilt ones are seen equally. But good quality sprouts are harvested and used well and spoilt ones are thrown away.

          It is His will and play that he allows the system of souls and their “yogyate” to function the way it does. The argument you have proposed about remembrance of previous Janmas can be extented in several ways. Being all powerful, can’t he directly grant Moksha to all sattvic Jivas? Why even put them through the cycle of Janmas?

          Regards, Hari

        • padmanaabhrao Says:

          Prarabdha karma has to be enjoyed whether good or bad. Sanchita karma might be waived of by God and Guru’s grace. See Hatva shareerotha samasta doshan…. But Sukha Prarabdha, excess Punya of Sripadarajaru and Rayaru as Dhruva and Prahlada has to be spent by blessing Bhaktas, by grace of Sri Hari. Ref; Sriraghavendrah: Sakalpradaataa …..by Haripaada kanja nishevanaat labdha SAMASTA SAMPAT.. tHIS IS THE SIMPLE UNDERSTANDING OF kARMA BY US, THOUGH gAHANAA kARMANO GATI:

    • padmanabharao Says:

      When an elder in the house passes away, it is customary to listen to Garuda purana for at least 5 days. this a very solemn occasion when there will be mourning and nobody has time or mood for amusement. to keep our minds calm and quiet to think of life after Death, all these formalities are observed. There are 2 parts in Garuda purana, Brahma kanda, vaishnava thoughts as told by Sri Hari to his servent Garuda, and Preta kanda which tells about last rites and life after Death. These enlist the rites in detail from cremation till 13 days. Books available onGaruda purana have many printing errors and better in shch a case get this read by a Puranika than self reading.

  4. padmanabha rao Says:

    Dear Hariprasad
    Thank you for publishing my comments in your weblog. Some how I feel like stopping commenting on some things which might sound unpalatable to other Madhvas.

  5. krishna prasad Says:

    hare srinivasa
    this is one site, I regularly visit and take note of many useful information.
    It would be of help if you can give the text of TRISUPARNA Stotra..used for purifying the “ootada pankti”..namaskaragalu.. kaypee

  6. padmanabha rao Says:

    DEAR ALL MADHVAS
    I have question to post here. It is not very personal or abusive to any one. At the age of 8 I was personally insulted by the previous Swamiji of Mutt n flimsy reasons as I was the son of a disciple who was under temporary Bahishkara on some wrong informtion got by him by the local Mathadhipati at Mulbagal.
    When Svamiji asked me to recite what I have learnt, I had recited 3 sargas of Madhvavijaya, which I still or always adore. I know all the 16 sargas. When the Svamiji asked my Guru, who I was, he told him about my father, who was a scholar in Madhva Philosiphy & a Govt. employee. Then, sripadangalu thrusted a 50 ps coin on my hand and asked my classmate to recite the same. He bluttered some shlokas wrongly. Since he was a sreepada putra, he was give Rs 5/ which was very valuable for a kid in 1967.
    Since then, I have stopped visiting or any Mutt, but only visit Brindavanas of our great Gurus like Sripadarajaru.. Even at 58 I fail to forget this incident. Any Madhva can help me how I should get out of it?

    • Hariprasad Says:

      Namaskara Sri Padmanabha Rao,

      I have edited your previous comment and removed the name of the Mutt. I feel it can trigger unnecessary flame wars on this site, which I would like to avoid. I have retained all other text from your comment.

      I am not sure if posting this unfortunate incident’s details here will bring you any benefits. Perhaps some email forums or the Mutt’s own website would be better places. Still, I can certainly feel the pain you must be going through.

      Each of us go through pain in certain areas of our life, due to our prarabdha and HIS will.

      vandanAni,
      Hari

      • padmanaabha rao Says:

        I AM NOT INTERESTED TO RISE OR IGNITE ANY CONTROVERSY AMONG THE DISCIPLES OF ANY MUTT. BUT MY CONCERN IS HOW CAN WE CAN PREVAIL UPON OUR CHILDREN TO RESPECT YATIS OF MUTTS, WHEN THY ARE OF LITTLE OR NO USE FOR OUR ENLIGHTENMENT?
        MOST OF THE MUTTS HAVE BECOME FAMILY POSESSIONS WHO DOES NOT BOTHER TO HELP A FELLOW MADHVA IN TROUBLE OR GENUINE SPIRITUAL DOUBTS. THEY HAVE TO GET IT CLARIFIED WITH GRIHASTA SCHOLARS, SOME OF WHOM ARE AGAIN SPONSORE BY A MUTT.

  7. padmanabha rao Says:

    Dear Hari
    I thank you for publishing my past experience. As a Madhva of modern times, I do not want my fellow Madhvas should face a similar pain in their life. That was my intent & not otherwise. I also know that posting this will not receive any response from others as they categorise such things as Guruninda and so on…

  8. suresh Says:

    Is Chitrapur matha belonging to the Madhva tradition? There is a Chitrapur Matha that belongs to saraswat smarthas. Does the one you have mentioned a different one?
    Suresh

  9. padmaja kannan Says:

    Every information given is gems. would like to learn more about duality more. pranamas to madeachariya and the person behind the informations. Today I feel madwachariya gave me a agnya to read the information on this site.


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